Raluca Nastase E-mail vCard

Bar affiliation

Bucharest Bar (admitted 2006)

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Insolvency & Restructuring
Litigation

Raluca joined Biriş Goran as a Partner in 2006, and currently heads the Real Estate Practice and the Insolvency practice.

In the real estate field, few lawyers on the Romanian market have as much experience as Raluca. Before joining Biris Goran, she was chief operating officer of CEFIN, a leading logistics developer in Romania, and previously was four years chief legal counsel to the Avrig 35 Group, where she supervised tens of projects including landmark projects such as the Charles de Gaulle office project, the Canadian Embassy, and others. In this capacity, and in her representation of Biris Goran clients, she has been involved in all real estate matters from A to Z: acquisitions, title investigations, title disputes, construction matters, industrial and office leases, zoning, etc. It is no stretch to say that her experience is unparalled, and specializes in finding true quick solutions to problems deemed unworkable by other lawyers.

As part of her insolvency practice, she acts as trustee-in-bankruptcy/liquidator (administrator judiciar) in a number of high-profile cases involving companies in the real estate, pharmaceutical, and transportation fields involving in total hundreds of millions of EUR. As part of her mandate, she successfully presides over often-contentious creditor meetings and prepares potential reorganization plans. She is just as able to advise the firm’s clients in insolvency procedures, often acting to protect the interests of creditors.

Outside the office, Raluca enjoys reading and Mediterranean cuisine.

Qualifications

Licensed insolvency practitioner

Recent Experience

• Assisted PineBribdge Investments, a global asset manager in the financial and corporate structuring of some real estate companies, transaction which involved financing and refinancing coordination and negotiations.
• Assisted Global Vision Property Management, Romanian property management company, in the acquisition during a public auction of a piece of land of approximately 93 hectares in Constanța, from three companies in insolvency in simplified form.
• Assisted Predeal Investiții, Romanian real estate developer, in the purchase of a 50,000 sqm land in North of Bucharest.

Legal Guides

• The 2018 edition of Chambers Europe notes that Raluca "offers extensive experience in a range of real estate mandates, particularly real estate litigation, acquisitions and insolvency. She often advises institutional investors and high net worth individuals."
• The 2017 edition of Chambers Europe notes "Raluca Nastase's contentious experience in real estate encompasses title disputes and investigations as well as construction matters.”
• The 2016 edition of Chambers Europe notes that "Clients were impressed with Raluca's "ability to find creative solutions to complex matters, and understand the need for fast solutions under challenging conditions."

Career

• Chief Operating Officer, Cefin Real Estate (2005 – 2006)
• Chief Legal Counsel, Avrig 35 Group (2001 – 2005)
• Legal Counsel with Iacob si Asociatii (2000 - 2001)
• Legal Counsel with Cobuz si Asociatii (1999 - 2000)
• Legal Counsel with the Ministry of Finance, Legal Department (1998 -1999)

Education

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (Law Degree, 1998)