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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

Learning & Development Roundtable – Outsourcing Today – 15 June 2017

Iulian Patrascanu will be among the speakers to the event “Learning & Development Roundtable”, to be organized by Outsourcing Today: http://www.outsourcing-today.ro/, on 15 June 2017.

Workshop: Let's Talk HR Legal Compliance!

Fine Law had the great pleasure to host the monthly workshop „Let’s Talk HR Legal Compliance!”, addressing current sensitive challenges of a HR department, on tangible cases, specifically: Discrimination in labour relations and Employment Offer versus Individual Employment Contract. The workshop was conducted in a free speech debate form, by Iulian Patrascanu, our Managing Partner, who encouraged the dialogue during the entire event. The purpose of our workshops is to provide practical...

HR Legal Assistance for BPO

Assisting a multinational business process outsourcing company (BPO) in relation to various day-to-day employment aspects regarding: organization of working time, breach of confidentiality and non-compete clause by employees, annual leave scheduling and prescription of right, advising and conducting a large number of disciplinary investigations, drafting policy on employees’ professional assessment.

Secondment Program

Assisting the shared services centre of Top 3 international logistic company with respect to various employment matters concerning secondment arrangements, our work included establishing a strategy, drafting procedure and supporting documentation, training of HR practitioners in relation to the project.

Conducting Group HR Reorganization

Successfully assisting a multinational electronics company with Group reorganization at European level. Our work included participation to task force of the project, drafting and amending the reorganization plan at the Group level, drafting and implementation of the Group reorganization plan concerning Romanian operations, including, but limited to drafting required documentation and direct involvement in employment termination of the affected personnel.

Full Employment Due Diligence

Providing labour law advice to a top company acting in education field. Our work included full comprehensive due diligence on all employment aspects; implementation of recommended remedies derived from the due diligence report, which included: redrafting the template of labour contract, drafting missing job descriptions and redrafting existing job descriptions, drafting the organizational chart, drafting internal rules, drafting procedures related to misconduct and non-performance...

Governmental Investigation and Pre-Litigation

Legal representation of a major capital market institution with regard to an alleged breach of the Romanian Labour Code, pertaining to reorganization followed by jobs cancellation.

Day-to-Day Employment Matters (Fashion Retail)

Assisting a major European fashion retailer with respect to various employment matters, including: assistance and representation before Local Labour Office (“ITM”) in several investigations made by the above mentioned; advising and assisting the client with regards with the measures imposed by ITM; redrafting the internal rules and compliance check of the Group policy with Romanian legislation; drafting procedure and related documentation to address employee non-performance; in-house training...

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Assisting a top European fashion retailer in two cases related to discrimination and harassment. Our work included analysing the cases and mitigation of it. In addition, we advised on legal requirements that an employer must meet to avoid liability and incidents of discrimination and harassment, and we provided discrimination training to avoid workplace harassment.

HR Legal Compliance (Software Industry)

Advising an USA software developer for pharmaceutical trials, in various labour law related matters, such as: harmonizing local internal rules with the parent company employee handbook, drafting template individual labour contract, review of job descriptions and redrafting for the purpose to comply with law requirements, advising on working hours structure.