Romania: BEATRICE ONICA – JARKA & ASOCIAȚII
BEATRICE ONICA – JARKA & ASOCIAȚII has been the new name of ”Cunescu, Balaciu & Asociatii”, since beginning of November 2020, following the departure from the law firm of two partners, In January 2021, while celebrating 25 years since the establishment under Romanian law of our law firm, we have welcomed three new partners: ALEXANDRA OLOGU, DANIEL STIGER and CRISTIANA GHEORGHE, extending our expertise at level of excellency in banking, finance, public procurement, gambling, data protection and insolvency & restructuring.. The overall team consists of 15 enthusiastic and yet experienced lawyers and legal staff. While 2020 was a difficult year from many perspectives, BEATRICE ONICA – JARKA & ASOCIAȚII was successful in providing legal guidance and assistance to our clients in surfing through the dark prospects of pandemics. We gathered several successes of our team as follows:
BEATRICE ONICA-JARKA & ASOCIAȚII has successfully assisted and represented the Romanian State in an important transnational dispute procedure initiated by the heirs of the previous owner of a film distribution company which has been confiscated under communists’ regime. This case involved Romania as a defendant and a claim of 2 billions $. The seized jurisdiction, US courts have dismissed in full in the end the plaintiffs’ claims.
Beatrice Onica-Jarka & Asociații teamed up with a reputable American law firm and the services delivered have covered preparing the case strategy, as well as assisting and representing the Romanian authorities in all phases of the procedure. The project has been coordinated by the partners Beatrice Onica-Jarka and Alexandra Ologu.
BEATRICE ONICA-JARKA & ASOCIAȚII has successfully advised Port Bazinul Nou – Galați , an important port owner and operator in obtaining a non reimbursable financing from the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme and in signing the finance agreement with the Romanian authorities for the construction of Multimodal Transport Platform. The value of the financing is approx. 19 mil. Eur. The project has been coordinated by the partner Beatrice Onica – Jarka who has teamed up with partners Daniel Stiger and senior associate Larisa Niteanu.
BEATRICE ONICA-JARKA & ASOCIAȚII has legally advised Integrisoft , an important provider of digitalization solutions in developing one of the most interesting online platform for public services AVANSIS which is used by a growing number of Romanian municipalities in their efforts for a smart living in Romania. The project was coordinated by Beatrice Onica – Jarka, who teamed up with senior associate Lavinia Lungu.
Partner Cristiana Gheorghe obtained a successful ruling before the Bucharest Court in data protection in which the court granted the annulment of the National Agency for Data Protection sanctioning decision of our client Hora Credit IFN for not implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data in accordance with GDPR principles. This is one of the very few rulings favorable in this newly and complex field, which represents a trend setting for the courts practice.