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Iulian Patrascanu

Managing Partner, Founder


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In July 2007, Iulian founded Fine Law | Patrascanu and Associates, with a strategic focus on Regulatory & Compliance. Fine Law’s drive is to be simply the best, setting the standard in building compliance programs in Romania.

Iulian has over 20 years experience advising local and multinational companies in Employment & Labour, Merger & Acquisition and Competition Council matters. Throughout his practice, Iulian was counsel to clients such as Ericsson, Unilever, Wipro Ltd, American Express Bank, Citibank, Romtelecom, Hewlett Packard, Impress France, British Telecom, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Dubai Ports International, LG, Pfizer, Bucharest Stock Exchange, C&A.

Iulian regularly advises large multinational companies in all areas of merger & acquisition, including advice in merger plans, transactional documentation, extensive due diligence (pre and post transactions) and labour and employment, including Management exits for Top Management individuals; collective bargaining agreements (drafting, negotiations, interpretation and implementation); employee benefit agreements (including drafting and implementation of stock-option plans); collective dismissals, internal employment policies and procedures, labor relations due diligence, labour and employment law trainings and employment dispute resolution.

Iulian conducts compliance programs in relation to labour and personnel policies. He is the author of the first compliance program in human resources and labour law, which he coordinates within Fine Law.

Iulian participated as a speaker to labour law conferences and he is the author of articles on specific labour law topics, published in labour law journals and magazines in Romania.

Prior Experience

Nov 2001 - Dec 2005

Senior Manager
Ernst & Young Romania
Bucharest

Jun 1999 - Nov 2001

Senior Legal Consultant
Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC
Bucharest

Nov 1997 - Jun 1999

Legal Consultant
Taylor Joynson Garrett
Bucharest

Dec 1996 - Nov 1997

Principal Legal Adviser
Bucharest Stock Exchange
Bucharest

Aug 1994 - Dec 1996

Legal Adviser
Fininvest SA
Bucharest

Latest News

2017 Annual Review Labour & Employment

We're happy to announce our next event - 2017 Annual Review Labour & Employment, a knowledge sharing event dedicated to the latest significant changes to tax and social security legislation, taking place at Caro Hotel Bucharest, on February 15, 2018.

Tax exemption for IT employees [Infographic]

The Official Gazette of Romania, Part I, no.52 dated 18 January 2018 published the Order No.1168/492/3024/3337 (”Order 1168”). The regulation will enter into force on 1 February 2018, revoking at the same time the Order 409/4020/737/703/2017 regarding the classification as activity of software creation.

Government emergency ordinances No. 79/2017 and 82/2017 - DOs & DON’Ts

On November 2017, the Government adopted two legislative acts which generated lots of confusion and controversies within the companies, respectively Government Emergency Ordinance no. 79/2017 to amend the Fiscal Code (hereinafter “GEO no. 79/2017”) and Government Emergency Ordinance 82/2017 to amend and supplement some legislative acts (hereinafter “GEO no. 82/2017”).

ABSL HR Roundtable on Legislative Changes

On November 28, 2017, Iulian Patrascanu was invited to the ABSL HR Roundtable on Legislative Changes, an event organized by ABSL (The Association of Business Service Leaders in Romania - https://www.absl.ro/), to express his opinion about the latest legislative changes.

The obligation to initiate negotiation of collective labor contracts and addenda to collective labor contracts for the implementation of GEO 79 / 2017

We inform you that on November 16, 2017, the Official Gazette no. 902, Part I, has published the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 82 amending and supplementing certain regulations (“GEO 82”).

Legal Tools for Talent Retention: “Don’t lie to me and if you do, just go away” Employee’s Background Screening

It is a fact that nowadays most of employers perform pre-screening of candidates’ background, in the attempt to find and select the best talent possible for an open position. The most frequent questions we usually receive from clients are related to the extent of pre-screening activities, but last week we received by far one of the most sensitive requests, which is summarised below.

Legal Tools for Talent Retention - The Fidelity Clause

In the war for talent and fierce attrition, ensuring continuity of certain positions goes from “nice to have” to “must have”. In this light, Fine Law opens a series of articles designed to help the companies operating in outsourcing to hire and retain in a smartest manner than the existing paradigm model. 

Iulian Patrascanu, speaker of the ABSL Annual Conference 2017

We proudly announce that our Senior Partner, Iulian Patrascanu (https://www.absl.ro/iulian-patrascanu), will be among speakers of the Growth and mobility of Romanian emerging businesses Panel Discussions of the ABSL Annual Conference 2017 - Shifting Perspectives. Envisioning the New World, which will take place on 14th November 2017, at Radisson Blu, in Bucharest (https://www.absl.ro/events/annual-conferences/annual-conference-2017).

Iulian Patrascanu will hold a lecture about Business Ethics to the students of the Master in Business Services, organized by the Academy of Economic Studies

Iulian Patrascanu, Senior Partner within Fine Law | Patrascanu and Associates, will hold a lecture about Business Ethics to the students of the Master in Business Services program, organized Academy of Economic Studies, in collaboration with ABSL (The Association of Business Service Leaders in Romania). This is part of his long term commitment to create and promote a compliance culture in Romania.

Fine Law hosted the Law Firm Network Regional Meeting in Bucharest – 14-17 September 2017

In September 2017, Fine Law had the great pleasure to host for the first time a Law Firm Network Regional Meeting in the heart of Bucharest, at the prestigious Radisson Blu Hotel.