Andra Surariu E-mail vCard

Bar affiliation

Bucharest Bar (admitted 2009)

Practice Areas

Litigation
Insolvency
Labor

Andra joined Biriş Goran in early 2010 and has played a versatile litigator role in tax, civil and various commercial disputes as well as in contentious insolvency and bankruptcy files. As a senior associate, she has over 7 years experience in a wealth of litigation matters. Her practice focuses on tax litigation, with a particular emphasis on representing companies in a sensitive and innovative field like obtaining damages from the state authorities for late reimbursement of VAT. Andra's litigation practice also involves debt recovery, as well as contractual disputes.

On the insolvency front, her practice focuses on representing creditors in maximizing their recovery, and also assisting firm-licensed insolvency practitioners on various matters.
The files described above involve clients in a wide range of industries, including wine production, nutrition, energy and natural resources, chemicals, banking, and wood-processing. She has also been involved in white collar crime matters, including assisting multinational companies achieve remedial action against rogue employees.

Before joining Biriş Goran, Andra worked as a junior lawyer with a regional law firm, where she was involved in various corporate, commercial, competition and labor matters.
Outside the office, Andra enjoys travelling and spending time with her daughter.

Recent Experience

• Successfully represented in court a well known international nutrition company in order to obtain damages from the tax authorities for late reimbursement of VAT;

• Successfully advised Aversa Manufacturing SRL in the dispute with the Authority for State Assets Management (A.A.A.S.) regarding the alleged unlawfulness of the adjudication of Aversa S.A. assets within the auction held on 11th of September 2013;

• Representing a leading wine producer in a wide range of taxation disputes with the local tax authorities;

• Representing a well-known bank in a labour law arbitration file with a former managing director requesting damages for alleged unlawful termination of the management agreement;

• Assisting a major multinational company in the fabrics industry in remedial action against rogue local employees charged with embezzlement and related white collar crime, including related labor litigation; work also included debt recovery from implicated commercial partners;

• Representing major international real estate developers in various matters, including harassment lawsuits and contractual disputes with third parties;

• Assistance on various insolvency and unfair competition matters.

Career

• Associate, Biris Goran SPARL (January 2010 - January 2016)
• Stagiaire, bpv Grigorescu (February 2009 – January 2010)
• Paralegal, bpv Grigorescu (October 2008 – February 2009)

Education

• University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (Master’s Degree in Business Law, 2009)
• University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (Law Degree, 2008)