Employment Law

Individual Employment Agreements

  • drafting and amending individual employment agreements;
  • drafting the necessary documentation related to the termination of individual employment agreements;
  • legal advice and assistance on concluding settlement agreements for both regular employees and top management;
  • legal advice and assistance in negotiation of the “termination package” for employees having management positions.

General Employment Related Matters

  • drafting special clauses in individual employment agreements, including but not limited to: non-competition clause, confidentiality clause, mobility clause, etc. ;
  • legal advice on prohibitions to terminate employment agreement;
  • delivering practical solutions to day-to-day employment issues re: wages and bonus payment, overtime, etc.

Internal Regulations

  • drafting and amending / reviewing of the Internal Regulations and the internal procedures applicable at the employer’s level

Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • drafting Collective Bargaining Agreements;
  • assisting clients in negotiation and execution of Collective Bargaining Agreements, as well as in the settlement of several disputes arising therefore;
  • advising clients on dealing with the Trade Unions or with the employees’ representatives for collective negotiations, strikes, maternity and parental leave issues, working hours and discrimination.

Individual and Collective Lay-Offs

  • advising on drafting termination of employment legal documents and on performing legal stages of lay-off procedures;
  • assisting management in negotiations with unions on lay-off conditions;
  • performing legal analysis regarding lay-off procedure.

Business Restructuring Programs

  • design, drafting and implementation of restructuring / transfer programs;
  • legal advice to clients on restructuring transaction further to mergers and acquisitions procedures, reorganisation of business;
  • assisting the management in the enforcement of the restructuring programs with a view to maintaining compliance with the company’s collective bargaining agreement;
  • drafting the Secondment Agreement of the seconded employees in case of externalization of specific services;
  • legal advice and assistance with regard to the rights of the taken-over staff in case of transfer of business and drafting the Transfer of Business Agreements.

Due Diligence

  • drafting due diligence reports with a focus on employment law issues

Expatriates’ Labor Regime

  • assistance on expatriates employment regulations and requirements, including staying / working permits and visas necessary to foreign individuals for working in Romania;
  • completion of formalities necessary for expatriates to work in Romania.

Mediation of labor disputes

  • assisting parties in order to mediate the disputes.

Social Security Law

  • counseling employers on social charges / pension arrangements / social security entitlements during maternity and temporary work incapacity;
  • regulatory and compliance services

Employment Litigation

  • assisting and representing clients’ interests in pre-litigation negotiation and litigation in connection with complaints under the collective bargaining agreements and individual employment agreements

Contact our special team

Cosmin Stefanescu


Elena Ichimescu

Managing Associate, Head of Employment

Radu Nicolescu

Managing Associate