TIER 2: Within IT, telecoms and media, D&B David si Baias SCA is a second tier firm, “Sorin David heads a team of six lawyers at D&B David si Baias, which has expertise in technology issues. The firm assisted Orange Participations with the sensitive acquisition of shares in a retailer of telecom products and services, as well as working with Orange Telecom in changing the legal framework under which the company cooperates with GSM retail companies. Clients comment on the firm’s ‘professional approach’.“(2010)


TIER 3: “The corporate team at D&B David si Baias is praised for its ‘good overall understanding of the M&A process’ as well as ‘high levels of responsiveness and organisation’. Two partners and 11 associates have expertise in the retail sector, as well as in corporate activity in which employment matters are at stake. The firm assisted Mega Image with its acquisition of four stores from the Romanian company Mialan Comimpex, located in Bucharest. Valued at €5m, the firm also assisted the client in notifying the Competition Council of the deal. On the restructuring side, the practice provided legal advice and assistance for the merger of five Romanian entities in the Michelin group with the purpose of optimising the management of its Romanian operations. Managing partner Sorin David is ‘a real expert on Romanian law’.”(2010)


TIER 3: Within Dispute resolution, D&B David si Baias is a third tier firm, “Dan Dascalu heads the dispute resolution team at D&B David si Baias which has particular strength in tax litigation within a broad offering. Clients are impressed by the way the firm provides ‘suitable solutions to very difficult and delicate issues’. The firm represented real estate developer Avrig 35 on various issues, including claims against the Land Registry, with an aggregate value of €20m. The practice is also acting for the Romanian Red Cross on the recovery of property donated at the beginning of the 20th Century by the royal family and confiscated by the Communist Regime. The value of the disputes amounts to €10m.” (2010)


TIER 3: Within Energy and natural resources, D&B David si Baias is a third tier firm, “Anda Rojanschi heads the energy team at D&B David si Baias. Clients describe the firm as ‘very professional’. The practice assisted a major investment banking subsidiary with obtaining an energy license to distribute wholesale on the local market.” (2010)


TIER 4: Within Banking, finance and capital markets, tier 4 “Clients are impressed with the ‘very good technical knowledge’ of D&B David si Baias and say the banking and finance team is ‘street smart’. Laura Toncescu heads the practice. The firm assisted TBI Leasing IFN in the transfer abroad of a portfolio of defaulting lease agreements worth €3m, identifying the most suitable solutions for the transfer of the leasing portfolio and in the preparation of specific contractual documentation.” (2010)


TIER 4: “Commercial leases are an important part of the real estate practice at D&B David si Baias where the team is headed by managing partner Sorin David. On the construction side, the firm has worked with the Irish developer Mivan on large retail projects.” (2010)