Short history of the firm
Valentin Trofin is the founder of the company. He was admitted in Bucharest Bar Association on May 1st, 1999 and he started his legal career in one of the biggest law practices of that time in Bucharest. There he was especially involved in corporate matters, including capital markets regulatory issues, merging and acquisition and privatization and post privatization issues.
Valentin Trofin founded his Law Office
Valentin Trofin decided to start his own practice and founded his Law Office where another 2 exceptionally young lawyers were handling the Office’s practice. In the following year Iulia Trofin joins the practice as a fulltime lawyer.
Valentin Trofin and Iulia Trofin decided to set up a professional law firm having both as founders. Trofin & Asociatii was founded as a boutique law firm specialized in construction industry and corporate law.
New Partners and Associates
Trofin si Asociaţii SCA was set up having two partners and 3 associate lawyers. The main area of expertise at that time was corporate issues, mergers and acquisition, construction agreements & disputes, real estate and litigation.
Since then, Trofin & Associates had been involved in more than 50 construction or real estate development projects with values ranging from Euro 10 million to Euro 70 million.
The firm become well known for its professionalism and leading voice in construction projects and real estate development. Since then, their practice increased, being now experienced in mergers and acquisition, intellectual property, employment law, real estate development, insurance claims, banking & finance, public procurement, international commercial or investment arbitration and domestic litigation.
The firm was involved in many cross-border transactions especially in Turkey, Russian Federation, North Africa and Republic of Moldova. The firm have a great experience in dispute resolution including international commercial arbitration being involved in more than 30 cases of domestic or international arbitration.
One of the partners withdrew
Iulia Trofin was admitted to National Union of Notary Public from Romania and she had to withdraw from her position of partner of the Firm, starting a new career as Notary Public.
Every year firm’s dispute resolution practice is involved, in average, in representing the clients in more than 70 litigation and arbitration cases, with a peak in 2009 – 2012 when they were involved in more than 200 litigation and arbitration cases each year.
Oana Cuciureanu join the team
Oana joined our team in 2013 as a senior associate. Currently, she coordinates the litigation department of our law firm. Her experience relates to FIDIC agreements and other construction agreements, being specialised in negotiations and pre-court matters.
Alexander S. Popa join the team
Specialist in copyright and IP issue, Data protection, pharma and nanotechnology patents and IT&C, Mr. Alexander Popa is a well-known lawyer in this field of activity.
Romanian Government appointed them, as co-counsel, to represent Romania in an investment arbitration in a dispute of hundreds of millions of Euros under the rules of ICSID Washington D.C. (U.S.A).
Oana Cuciureanu became Partner
She has been involved in important and complex construction cases, having as their subject important and foreign elements, in front of the highest Romanian courts.