The Doron Tikotzky Kantor Gutman Cederboum Romania Branch Office is located in the heart of Bucharest, and promotes private businesses with interests in Romania, also handling Real Estate Investments, Transactions, Romanian Judiciary and litigation in Romania, legal opinions, Passports, Restitution of confiscated/nationalized land and more.
The Romania Branch Office consists of Romanian lawyers and provides services in English, Romanian, Hebrew, Italian, and French.
The team advises and assists individuals and business clients alike, with total dedication and discretion.
Adv. Gabriela Marinescu
Adv. Gabriela Marinescu is the manager of Doron Tikotzky Kantor Gutman Cederboum‘s Romanian Branch and the head of Real Estate and Consultancy Department within the office.
She has been a lawyer since 2006, having extensive experience in litigation and legal consultancy, specializing in Real Estate, Mergers, Insurance Law, Banking Law, Labor and Family Law. Throughout her career, Adv. Marinescu handled a large number of Real Estate transactions, offering the clients consultancy regarding the development of residential projects, starting from the legal analysis of the location, drawing up the sale and purchase agreement, and ending with the developer’s contracts with suppliers. Adv. Marinescu also handled a number of litigations, writing in the Criminal Law area and against Public Institutions.
Within the Doron Tikotzky Kantor Gutman Cederboum Romania Branch Office Adv. Marinescu deals with Real Estate projects – i.e. Real Estate legal due diligence, Commercial and Civil transactions, representation of clients in negotiation with different Romanian banks. Also, Adv. Marinescu is involved in Romanian citizenship issues, representing clients who wish to re-acquire Romanian citizenship in front of public institutions.
Adv. Marinescu graduated from the Nicolae Titulescu Law School in 2006, and in 2009 she graduated with an MBA in Business Law.
She speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, and naturally Romanian.
Adv. Anamaria Andreea Hardan
Adv. Andreea Hardan heads the Litigation Department and also runs the Citizenship Department.
She has been a lawyer since 2003, having great experience in litigations of all kind, specializing in Criminal, Civil, Commercial, Labor and Family litigation, and Copyright litigation. Throughout her career, Adv. Hardan successfully managed litigations within the area of claiming back ownership rights, company litigation, debt recovery, family law and Labor Law litigation, as well as a number of criminal petitions and litigations.
Within the Doron Tikotzky Kantor Gutman Cederboum Romania Branch Office Mrs. Hardan also runs the Citizenship department, guiding clients throughout the process of obtaining a Romanian passport. In the same department Mrs. Hardan also deals with obtaining visas for foreign citizens.
Adv. Hardan graduated the from Ecological University Law School in 2003, and in 2007 graduated with an MBA in Criminal Law.
She is fluent in English, French, Italian, and Romanian
Mr. Motea Alexandru is a legal advisor, and within the Doron Tikotzky Kantor Gutman Cederboum Romania Branch Office deals with Citizenship issues, incorporation of companies and other procedural aspects. During his career, Mr. Motea successfully represented clients in front of the Trade Register, managing to offer the best solutions for incorporation of companies, changes of administrator or addresses, share transfers and all other procedure to be taken in front of Trade Register.
Also, Mr. Motea represents clients in front of Public Institutions and Authorities throughout the process of obtaining a Romanian passports or visas.
Mr. Alexandru Motea graduated from Dimtrie Cantermir Law School in 2010, and in 2012 he graduated with an MBA in Business Law.
He is fluent in English and Romanian
A major part of the work revolves around Transactions, inter alia, major commercial and residential projects, infrastructure projects, communication enterprises, and more.
The Romania Branch Office maintains extensive activities in other countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, including:
- Bulgaria – High Tech Security industry and Infrastructure deals
- Poland and Hungary – Real Estate
- Georgia – Enterprises in Real Estate
- Managing legal battles before Romanian law courts throughout Romania
- Preparing legal contracts in Romanian, English, and Hebrew
- Establishment of Romanian companies
- Conflict management in courts
- Submission of financial claims and defending against these kind of lawsuits
- Dealing with Romanian banks
- Debt collection
- Handling conflicts
- Managing negotiations
- Strategic business planning
Romanian Citizenship/Work Permits and Employee Visas in Romania
- Examining qualification for citizenship
- Handling of documents and proof of Romanian connection
- Handling and representation before the Romanian Authorities up until obtaining citizenship and Romanian Passport.
- The Firm operates towards the issuing of work permits, visas, etc. to non-residents, wishing to come to Romania for work, weddings, etc.
Restitution of Confiscated/Nationalized Land
The Romania Branch Office offers assistance to entrepreneurs, businesses, real estate purchasers, and others, who wish to maximize tax benefits available under Romanian Law, International Law, and other incentives, to which they are entitled. They are interested in maximizing the output of their investment in Romania in a numerous ways, for example:
- Setting up a Romanian company
- Ownership by a Cypriot company
- International platforms to be administered from Romania and/or from another appropriate country
- Providing guidelines to ensure transparency and compliance with the laws in Romania, and in general.
Real Estate Transactions in Romania
- Representation in the purchase of apartments, buildings and plots throughout Romania
- Examining ownership and trustworthiness of acquired assets
- Locating and acquiring properties in Romania
- Offering appropriate tax advice
- Accompanying acquisitions
- Accompanying purchasing groups
- Providing assistance in obtaining financing for acquisition of land and for executing construction projects through the various contracting stages necessary for Project planning
- Obtaining permits for establishment and contracting with contractors
- Executing companies
- Legal handling of selling apartments and/or commercial space
Romania Has Vast Real Estate Opportunities
Transactions are aimed at the sale or purchase of lands. This is seen not only in the Real Estate domain but also elsewhere. From the development of a residential project to agriculture businesses, everything begins with the acquisition of Real Estate (land).
Many Real Estate projects that entail ownership rights, can generate a number of problems if not dealt with correctly.
Most Real Estate investors need to keep in mind, that once the project enters the stage of ownership rights verification for respective assets, this needs to be done very carefully. These verifications should deal with:
- The history of ownership over the respective asset.
- Its current status (at time of purchase).
- Verification should be performed by a specialist with legal knowledge.
In parallel to the ownership rights verification, the investor should use the services of an architect to check if the respective asset is suitable for the planned project. The services of an authorized surveyor (measurements expert) is also required to check whether or not the actual size of the asset is the same as the one mentioned in documents related to the ownership.
There are multiple ways in which a person (investor) may acquire the ownership over Real Estate. Most recommended, especially for investments are:
- The Sale and Purchase Agreement – concluded between the investor as Buyer and the owner of the asset as Seller. In this case the Sale and Purchase Agreement should be authenticated in front of a Notary (according to Romanian law, the ownership transfer of a land is valid only if performed in authentic form).
In case the owner of the asset is a company, it is possible for the investor to acquire shares of the respective company.
Foreign citizens cannot hold ownership over lands in the territory of Romania. This is yet another aspect that should be taken into consideration. In this case, the foreign citizen who wishes to acquire ownership over lands, has the possibility to incorporate a Romanian limited liability company, and to buy the land through the respective company. It has to be specified that the interdiction of holding ownership by foreign citizens, operates only for the lands and not for other types of Real Estate (i.e. apartments). Therefore, a foreign citizen cannot hold ownership of a land, but only on what that is built on it.
In case the Real Estate project involves building apartments or other types of dwellings, once ownership of the land has been acquired, the investor should approach the competent authorities in order to perform all necessary steps for obtaining a building permit.
Doron Tikotzky Kantor Gutman Cederboum (S.C. Doron Tikotzky Consulting S.R.L.) is a consultancy company with specialists who assist clients through all the above stages, and conclude the process with a successful transaction.
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