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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 investigations and related templates, organizing elections for employees representatives and drafting procedure and regulation for employees’ representatives activity, and assisting the client in drafting and negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement.

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 to store managers, addressing misconduct and non-performance of an employee.

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.

Data Protection Compliance

Advising an USA software developer in data protection matters with regards to company’s personnel.

Risk Management & Compliance on Labour & Employment

Advising an international software developer with regards to a mechanism of collaboration between the company and several Romanian software programmers and drafting related contracts.

HR Compliance

Assisting the Romanian subsidiary of an USA software developer in a limited compliance program.  Our work included drafting internal rules, reviewing group policies to align it with Romanian legislation, drafting template of labour agreement, structuring of working program for each function of the company, advising on performance bonus methodology.  

BPO Expansion (August, 2015)

Advising a multinational BPO company in relation to the real estate issues related to its expansion plans in Lithuania.    

Conciliation Process (April, 2015)

Successfully assisting a major electronics retailer in relation to a difficult top management exit, by carrying out extended negotiations and drafting the required documentation for a termination of the individual labor agreement by mutual consent of the parties.  

Employment Litigation (April, 2015)

Assisting a multinational business process outsourcing company (BPO) on a number of employment litigations for the recovery of debts from its employees.  The company has won and/or successfully settled all the cases without exception.  

Competition Guide ( February, 2015)

Preparing a Competition Guide for an international association representing the business services in the area of SSC, BPO, ITO and R&D, advising in a wide array of complex competition matters, with the purpose of compliance with the requirements of Romanian and EU competition legislation.  

TUPE in BPO Industry (November, 2014)

Assisting a multinational business process outsourcing company (BPO) in relation to employment aspects regarding TUPE deriving from an outsourcing process, by analyzing the employees’ files and drafting the documents as necessary for the transfer of the employees. At the end of the outsourcing contract, we have provided legal advice on the reverse TUPE.  

Commercial Matters (September, 2015)

Providing  legal advice regarding commercial agreements and business practices, domestic or international alike, including drafting  sales, development, license, distribution, supply, leasing, lease agreements, contractual joint-ventures and partnerships.  

Data Protection (September, 2015)

Providing legal assistance in data protection matters for a multinational business process outsourcing company (BPO), which included: drafting the company’s internal data protection rules and representing the client before the Data Protection Authority, advising on various matters, including in respect of compliance with specific data protection requirements applicable to the core business, marketing or employment activities.  

Group Partnership Agreement (April, 2015)

Representing an international bakery consultancy group with regard to a partnership agreement with a global vertically integrated producer, marketer and distributor of fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks and desserts in the Middle East and Africa, on the development of a health and wellness bakery concept. Our assistance consisted in the analysis of the potential legal risks and drafting and reviewing transaction documentation.

Incorporation of a Business Association (January, 2013)

Assisting an international organization representing the business services sector in the area of SSC, BPO, ITO and R&D in connection with its incorporation process in Romania and its registration with the Ministry of Justice. Our services have included drafting the corporate documentation and fulfilling the formalities in front of the Romanian authorities, as well as providing legal assistance on day-today corporate matters.  

Capital Increase Operations (August, 2014)

Assisting a company in the Real Estate industry in successive capital increase operations. Our assistance included drafting the resolutions and other required documentation and fulfilling the formalities for the registration to Trade Registry.  

Green Energy Projects (June, 2014)

Advising a green energy company in relation to the potential acquisition of various photo-voltaic park projects with aggregate capacity exceeding 100 MW, including in conducting a pre-acquisition due diligence and drafting the agreements.  

Top Management Exit (February, 2014)

Successfully representing an important Romanian bank in the exit process of some of their top managers, as a result of a reorganization plan. We drafted the relevant set of documents and carried out direct negotiations with the envisaged employees based on a mandate, but without the involvement of the banks’ representatives.   As a result of the negotiations, no claims were filed by the redundant managers.  

HR Handbook (October, 2013)

Reviewing the handbook and other HR rules of a major multinational company, including assistance on employees’ representative election and drafting and negotiating the collective bargaining agreement.  

Bio-mass Cogeneration Plant (October, 2013)

Advising an UK company in the green energy field in relation to the development of a biomass co-generation plant, mainly with respect to the authorizations, contracts with the suppliers and providing regulatory advice on the various matters. Our legal advice also included assistance in relation to the EU funds granted by the Ministry of Economy for the development of such project.  

Store Managers Training (June, 2013)

Providing training sessions on HR related duties of the store managers in order to provide them with practical skills and tools for various multinational companies.  

Fashion Retailer - Compliance Program (April, 2013)

Running a full compliance program, identifying and implementing remedies and improvements for a major international fashion retailer.  

Restructuring Plan (March, 2013)

Advising the Stock Exchange on an internal reorganization procedure envisaging the redundancy of one third of the total number of employees and successfully assisting in relation to a difficult top management exit, by carrying out extended negotiations.  

Immigration Assistance (March, 2013)

Assisting and successfully representing an IT company in front of Romanian Office for Immigration with respect to a number of three applications for work-permit for secondment purposes.  

Corporate Governance (March, 2013)

Providing legal assistance to a renewable energy company from UK in various matters related to corporate governance, including set-up, shareholders agreements, registration with the Trade Registry of various corporate changes (capital increase, change of headquarters etc).   

Reorganization Process (January, 2013)

Providing legal advice and successfully assisting a major German Do-It-Yourself retailer in Romania in drafting all the related documentation and implementing a major reorganization process, which made redundant over 75 employees, without any claims from the employees.  The company’s risks and related costs were thus downsized to 0.  

Compliance Program (January, 2013)

Carrying out a full compliance program for the purpose of identifying existing and potential risks and threats, but also opportunities for the enhancement of efficiency and improvement of the business operations for a major German Do-It-Yourself retailer in Romania.

Distressed Asset Acquisition (July, 2014)

We assisted a global bakery consultancy group in connection with the acquisition of an approximately EUR 2 million bread line from a Romanian company in insolvency. Our services have included the preparation and review of the purchase offers, assistance in negotiations, assessment of legal risks, drafting and reviewing sale-purchase documentation, including corporate approvals in various jurisdictions.

Management Buy-Out (November, 2014)

Fine Law represented the management of an online advertising company in a management buy-out transaction. Our assistance included assessing the viability of management's business strategy and appraising the potential risks, drafting the documentation, negotiations, advising on the shareholding structure following the transaction and by-laws changes.

VAT Refund (September, 2013)

We successfully represented a global waste management company before Romanian Tax Authority (ANAF) in connection with more consecutive VAT refund applications amounting to more than EUR 800.000. Whilst in two cases we proficiently recovered the VAT by applicable procedures, in one case the VAT was recovered in court and in other case the Tax Authority discharged its own negative initial decision to refuse VAT refund and admitted to proceed to the reassessment of the documents and the reissuance of a new decision. The representation included advising on the legally required form of the supporting documents, managing the relationships with the suppliers in such purpose, drafting the claims and representation before the court and the relevant tax authority.  

Transfer of undertaking (TUPE) (November, 2014)

Fine Law advised in all matters a reputed business process outsourcing provider in connection with the transfer of undertaking (TUPE) in Romania to another major company of the same market, as part of an industrial restructuring plan involving two very well known business outsourcing beneficiaries which are serviced by the transferor and by the transferee.

Project Finance UK Bank (November, 2014)

We have assisted a UK bank in connection with the granting of a 6 Million Euro secured loan for investment and working capital purposes to a Romanian borrower, in conducting a due diligence exercise, drafting, amending and negotiation of the transactional documents and issuing a legal opinion certifying the transaction. 

A major Romanian pharmaceutical company

Assisted the client with respect to the merger of its local companies;

Britain’s leading telecommunication company

Advised on the client’s legal structure and on other general corporate matters;

Large Italian energy company

Assisted the client with the implementation of its human resource policies including developing a method for organizing and managing secondment agreements and arrangements as well as advising on other labor matters;

World leading producer of household products

Advised on the development and implementation of a large restructuring project which included the closing of production facilities and related collective dismissals; assisted with all aspects of the project including drafting of documentation, negotiating with the trade unions and relevant authorities and filing the relevant notifications;

Large Greek oil company

Represented the client in the pre-acquisition phase (due diligence and regulatory matters) of the purchase of gas stations;

Medical services provider

Represented the client before the Ministry of Health and the Constanta City Hall for the concession and lease of two plots of land for the building and operation of two radiological diagnosis and dialysis facilities in a $15 million investment as well as assisting with the negotiations and drafting of the concession and lease agreements;

Market leading ice-cream producer

Assisted the client in relation to a large collective dismissal, the restructuring of the client’s operations as well as representing the client before the courts in a series of cases and claims;

World leading financial group

Advice in connection with a world-wide employee stock option plan;

World Bank project

Performed legal diagnostic reviews on Romanian companies proposed for privatization during the PSAL II Privatization Program;

Greek hotel operator

Advised on the acquisition of a large hotel in central Bucharest, including drafting of relevant documentation;

Greek development company

Drafted and negotiated two concession agreements with the local Bucharest authorities in relation to several plots of land for the development of a commercial and residential complex in central Bucharest;

Aircraft company business expansion

Representing a reputable aircraft company in raising EUR 5, 5 million financing, including but not limited to drafting the entire legal documentation for accessing the financing required for business expansion.

Investments advisment

Advised a water meter manufacturer in the process of seeking investments, including assistance with data room preparation, divestiture assessment, negotiation and drafting of documentation, due diligence assessment, and minority shareholders communication and management.

Human resources policies

Assisted a worldwide business processing outsourcing company with the implementation of its human resource policies including developing a method for organizing and managing secondment agreements and arrangements as well as advising on other labour matters such as collective bargaining agreement.

Acquisition private health-care company

Representing a strategically investor in the acquisition process of a private health care company, performing extensive due diligence, drafting the transactional documentation and assistance in negotiations.

Food industry merger

Assisted a milk producer in the acquisition of a company (food industry); managed and coordinated all aspects of the transaction, including the performance of due diligence reviews.

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