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E:   amala@mararu.com

T:   +4 031 421 5150

F:   +4 031 420 8754


Education


SOCIETATE CIVILA DE AVOCATI

LL.B. magna cum laude law diploma - juridical sciences specialization from the Law Faculty of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Academy, 1999


Postgraduate diploma in criminal sciences and scientific research from the Law Faculty of the Bucharest University, 2002


MBA in Business Communication from the British Academy of Business and Communication, 2006


Professional Affiliations

Est. 2004

The Bucharest Bar, 2000

The International Bar Association, 2004

The General Confederation of Romanian Industrialists, 2004

The Social Dialogue Committee - Justice Ministry, 2004

The International Corporate Lawyers Association, 2005 (founder)


Author Of

(legal and political studies and thesis)


  1. Procedural Exceptions, a Science of Defense, 2000

  2. Repartition of common goods between spouses, 2000

  3. The Migration of the New Entities and Values, 2001

  4. The Permanent Historical Need of Real Warranties, 2002

  5. Rehabilitation in the Criminal Law, 2002

  6. Suspension of Ruling Execution in the Criminal Procedure Law, 2002

  7. Legislative Competences of the European Union, 2006


Languages


English

French

Romanian


Recommendations


Amala Mararu is a recommended professional by the Legal 500 in three practice areas: Dispute Resolution, IT, Telecoms & Media and PPP & Procurement.


His Excellency, Richard W. Carlson,

U.S. Ambassador (Ret.),

Vice Chairman - Foundation for the Defense of Democracies,

Director General - Voice of America (1986-1991)

Washington, DC, USA


"Amala M.M. Mararu is a smart, likable and experienced lawyer, with extensive connections both in Romania and abroad. I would recommend her firm."


Source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amalamararu

 
 

Partner

Securities, Insurance, Commercial Litigation, White Collar Crime, Criminal Litigation

Mrs. Amala Mararu is the law firm’s Managing Partner. She works with clients on issues of strategic counsel, crisis management and public relations matters, and regularly represents clients in front of various public authorities including courts of justice. Her practice encompasses a broad range of general corporate, commercial, insurance, labor, NGOs, commercial and criminal litigation matters, both domestically and cross-border.

Amala Mararu’s clients have included Nike Inc., in conjunction with McKenna Long & Aldrige LLP, Brussels, Belgium, on sportware, sport and electronic apparel consumer products and product marketing, labeling and safety issues, Convinus GmbH, Zürich, Switzerland on legal advice on social contributions, mother company to subsidiary financing, capital returns, personnel incentives, board of directors wages and compensations, special benefits and profit repatriation for a major Swiss print media corporation, one of Romania’s biggest media groups and, on an ongoing basis, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland on a number of representation and assistance matters concerning incorporation, administrative, commercial, financial and employment. Since 2004, Mrs. Mararu assists and represents on an ongoing basis Ericsson Telecommunications Romania, on corporate, labor, contract and representation in front of various public authorities, and since 2010, CSC Computer Sciences s.r.o. Czech Republic on contract matters.

Mrs. Mararu had counseled and successfully represented various major clients in Romanian first or appeal courts up to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, such as in a series of over 80 commercial, administrative, tax, and criminal court cases concerning an industrial and property dispute over Archim SA Arad, a major Romanian chemical and fertilizers plant, the Financial Investments Company “SIF Transilvania” SA (SIF3 on the BVB, the Romanian Stock Exchange), in Romania’s biggest securities market series of trial cases involving over 7M shareholders and over 17M Euro share capital increase issue against shareholder’s complaint, Cocor S.A., Frigotecnica  Industriale Chiavenna s.p.a. in debt collection issues, Ovidiu Tender, one of Romania's wealthiest businessmen, UGIR-1903 (the General Confederation of the Romanian Industrialists), the biggest employers confederation in Romania signing 9 of the 14 Collective Labor Agreements at national level, in numerous administrative, labor, contract, insolvency, NGO formation and administration, accounting and taxation matters, as well as trial cases.

As member of the Social Dialogue Committee with the Justice Ministry and Labor Ministry, Mrs. Mararu had actively participated in the drafting of and the debates over the Romanian Labor Code and the Insolvency Law, some of Romania’s most debated pieces of organic legislation during the 2003 and 2004 legislative reforms.

Mrs. Mararu’s other recent transactions include representing:

  1. BayFront Capital Partners and Roman Copper Corp. on the acquisition of Cupru Min SA Abrud, the state-owned operator of Rosia Poieni world-class copper deposit with evaluated reserves of 900 million tones (60% of Romania’s copper reserves) and a current commercial value of around Eur 5.7 billion;

  2. Ericsson Telecommunications Romania, in connection with the appointment of the new Country Manager, the takeover of the commutation/switch and electrical supply departments of Romania’s biggest landline telecomm operator, Romtelecom SA, implicating a personnel transfer of 400 employees and hundreds of business locations throughout Romania, and the share transfer from Ericsson Holding International BV, Holland to LM Ericsson AB Sweden;

  3. Frigotecnica Industriale Chiavenna s.p.a. in an insolvency trial against Farmer Logistics Romania;

  4. Betclick Ltd., London, on gaming and betting matters concerning the launch of its online platform in Romanian language;

  5. Legal counsel, assistance, and representation in front of AVAS, the State Assets Agency, in connection with the annulment of a tender notice and correspondent state title against her client, involving an industrial park as collateral, valued 800,000 Euro;

  6. Dispute resolution over some industrial parts finalized with a 2 million Euro settlement;

  7. Dispute resolution over 1,4 million Euro financing and further investment for industrial technologies and production process lines for Skiadopoulos Bros. Church Supplies;

  8. Complex court case won against Azomures SA, the biggest Romanian producer of chemical fertilizers, in connection with a technology transfer followed by acquisition, 4,000 pages documentation, case valued at 220,000 Euro;

Mrs. Mararu was born in Fagaras, Romania. She received a LL.B. magna cum laude in general practice of law in 1999, a postgraduate diploma in criminal sciences from the Law Faculty of the Bucharest University in 2002, and a  MBA in business communication from the British Academy of Business and Communication in 2006. She is one of the two founders of Mararu & Mararu in February 2004.

Mrs. Mararu may be reached by phone at +4 031 421 51501or by email at amala@mararu.com.

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