The Bucharest office of CEE / SEE law firm Wolf Theiss announces the internal promotions of two senior lawyers to Counsels within the Corporate / M&A and Energy & Projects teams. Adina Aurel and Mihai Coadă were promoted to the Counsel position within the Wolf Theiss team in Bucharest.
Adina Aurel is member of the Wolf Theiss Energy & Projects team in the Bucharest office. With over 18 years of experience in the legal field, Adina has been engaged in important M&A transactions in the energy field as well as real estate projects. Her diverse legal background allows her to assist clients through all stages of a transaction: from the development of projects, regulatory considerations, day to day advice for operational companies, and preparing the business for sale or performing due diligence to negotiating the purchase agreement, coordinating the closing and integrating the operations of the resulting business. She has extensive experience in the renewable energy industry in Romania due to her position as Legal Director of a Romanian renewable energy association prior to joining Wolf Theiss, but also on electricity and gas trading activities, natural resources and environment in Romania. Adina holds a Bachelor of Law and International Relations from the “Nicolae Titulescu” University of Bucharest and she is member of the Bucharest Bar since 2003.
Some of Adina’s recent projects include assisting: ENERCON, in selling an operational 34.5 MW wind park; Ingka Investments in purchasing seven companies operating wind energy capacities with an installed power of 171MW; Jade Power Trust, a Canadian renewable energy company, in selling the renewable energy project portfolio in Romania for EUR 71 million; a large European group in purchasing renewable energy projects with a total installed capacity of 100MW; a large electricity supply company in supporting its activity on the market; large electricity producers on the market in exploring new possibilities of generation capacities based on new technologies.
Mihai Coadă is member of the Corporate / M&A team of the Bucharest office. He has over 10 years' experience as a lawyer, representing a wide range of clients, such as private equity firms, strategic investors and entrepreneurs on significant M&A transactions in Romania (both on the sell side and on the buy side). Mihai has assisted clients in implementing numerous corporate changes, including group restructurings and reorganizations. He has also advised clients on various financial regulatory matters such as legal requirements for providing financial services in CEE post-Brexit and cross-border financial services under MiFID II. Mihai was previously a Managing Associate at a leading regional law firm and holds a Bachelor of Law from the Bucharest University School of Law. Mihai is member of the Bucharest Bar since 2012.
Mihai was a key contributor to the success of the following recent transactions: Dr.Max Group's acquisition of the pharma retail and wholesale operations of Gedeon Richter in Romania; Sunman Group's acquisition of the Romanian retailer leader in toys and games Noriel; the sale of Dacia Plant's majority stake to Ceres Pharma.
"The promotion of Adina and Mihai to Counsel positions is in recognition of their outstanding professional contribution to the development of the Bucharest office as we consolidate our position as a leading law firm on the Romanian market. They are both extraordinarily passionate about their work and have received stellar feedback from clients for their legal knowledge as well as their commercial understanding of sophisticated transactional aspects", declared Bryan W. Jardine, Managing Partner Wolf Theiss Bucharest office.
"I am proud, and I warmly congratulate Adina and Mihai, two dedicated and talented lawyers of Wolf Theiss' Bucharest office, on their well-deserved promotions. We are happy to see that Wolf Theiss keeps its promise to recognize outstanding individual performance and promotes our professionals as they advance in their careers, looking forward to many more promotions in our office", added Ileana Glodeanu, Partner and Head of the Corporate / M&A practice at the Wolf Theiss Bucharest office.