Bruno Leroy

Romania

Leroy și Asociații
Strada Maior Gh. Șontu nr. 10-12,
sector 1, București
011448 – Romania

Tel: +40 21 223 03 10
Fax: +40 31 824 27 00

Email: bruno.leroy@leroylaw.ro
Web: www.leroylaw.ro

Bruno Leroy specialises in real estate, foreign investment, M&A, energy and natural resources, privatisations and public procurement. He has developed a particular expertise in advising major industrial groups and services companies and have been involved in the large scale projects in Romania during the last 17 years.

He has advised on headline real estate transactions on the Romanian market. He has extensive experience in real estate transactions in all sectors (offices, shopping malls, land, hotels, industrial and logistic parks) and has acquired in-depth knowledge of real estate acquisitions, commercial lease agreements and co-ownership regulations in Romania.

Our Real Estate lawyers are constantly involved in important real estate acquisition, development and construction projects, including high profile real estate financings on the Romanian market. As a leading practice within the firm, they have advised investors, developers, contractors or financial institutions, and combine valuable expertise with a sound knowledge of the relevant legal framework and closely cooperate with corporate, banking & finance and litigation lawyers of the firm in order to provide clients with integrated and comprehensive legal services.

Our main areas of expertise are:

Acquisitions

Members of the Real Estate team regularly assist investors in real estate acquisitions in Romania relating to various types of projects, from agricultural and forestry lands to intra-muros lands and buildings. Our lawyers carry out due diligence on the targeted real estates and are involved in drafting and negotiating the acquisition documents.

Property Development and Construction

Our Real Estate team has developed a strong expertise in property development and construction. We advise on the legal feasibility of development projects, carry out complex due diligence, and provide specific legal advice on regulatory issues, urban planning, and environmental protection procedures. In addition, we advise on the various authorisations, approvals and permits necessary for the construction and development of real estate projects. Our lawyers have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating property development and construction agreements, including FIDIC-based construction and consultancy agreements.

Leases & Co-ownership

Our team regularly assists clients with drafting and negotiating pre-lease and lease agreements for commercial or industrial premises as well as co-ownership rules for complex projects, including shopping centres or retail parks.

Real Estate Finance

The team has extensive experience in assisting clients on complex real estate finance transactions, particularly those involving the construction of office buildings and retail centres. We advise on structuring the transactions and the security package and on drafting and negotiating loan and security documents.

With 16 years of unparalleled experience on the Romanian market, Leroy și Asociații is one of the country’s leading independent law firms. Originally set up as the local office of Gide Loyrette Nouel, the team at Leroy și Asociații has gained national and international recognition due to its contribution on some of the most significant investments and transactions in Romania.

Our Work

From the very beginning, Leroy și Asociații has had an important impact on the Romanian legal advisory market as our teams worked efficiently on ground-breaking transactions across multiple practice areas, notably in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Real Estate and Projects & Infrastructure. Having advised on several major privatisations, we subsequently successfully structured high-profile acquisitions, and were instructed to act on the first Romanian law governed syndicated credit facility, the largest real estate financing in Romania, as well as on the first motorway concession project in the country.

Leroy și Asociații has strong expertise advising on high-profile transactions, we have established practices in all areas of business law (competition, regulatory, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property), assisting clients on their day-to-day business by taking a cross-disciplinary approach and having a thorough understanding of their legal and commercial needs.

Our extensive and diversified portfolio of international and national clients includes leading corporations, credit institutions, international financial institutions, investment funds, small and medium sized enterprises and state-owned companies. In addition, our expertise has enabled us to advise international associations on various legal matters, and the Romanian Government on legislative projects in highly regulated sectors.

Our Lawyers

With in-depth legal knowledge and excellent practical skills, our lawyers deliver a high-standard, business-oriented advice across a wide range of disciplines. Furthermore, our lawyers’ multiple specialisations enhance the quality of our services in several industries and help us deliver customised response to each of our clients’ particular needs and objectives.

Additionally, we work closely with reputable international law firms on cross-border transactions and are able to deliver integrated legal advice at all times and on any transaction.

“Leroy si Asociatii acts on the construction of industrial and commercial units, the sale and acquisition of agriculture and forestry land, and frequently negotiates real estate lease agreements. Bruno Leroy heads the team.”
The Legal 500, 2015