Skilled lawyer, acting for clients in various sectors

Ciprian Frandes

Managing Partner

Ciprian is the managing partner of LEGAL NEEDS.

Ciprian graduated the Law School of the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and holds a Master’s degree in law. He is a qualified lawyer, member of the Bucharest Bar.

His main areas of practice are corporate and M&A, venture capital, insurance and commercial law.

A lawyer with a pragmatic approach, Ciprian advised local and international clients from technology, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, financial, energy, agribusiness, healthcare, and other sectors on various regulatory, commercial, corporate, transactional, and restructuring matters. Ciprian also provided transactional assistance to venture capital funds, crowdfunding platforms and start-ups.

Key Projects

Advised a leading oil and gas company in relation to an intra-group acquisition

Advised a European leader in protection equipment for motorbike and outdoor manufacturer of moto and ski helmets in the acquisition of the leading Romanian company in this sector

Advised shareholders of a Romanian mobile games developer, in the sale of the majority of shares to another player of the sector

Advised a world leading provider of back-bone connectivity, in a transaction valued at approx. EUR 900 million, involving lawyers from 34 countries

Advised a leading Norwegian aluminum group in the divestment of its Romanian extrusion plant to another major player of the sector

Advised an Israeli bank with respect to the sale of its Romanian subsidiary to a bank owned by a U.S. investment firm

Advised a multinational accounting, tax, HR, and payroll services provider, in relation to the sale of its subsidiary to one of the leading software development companies in the region

Advised a Dutch VC fund in relation to its investments in various technology start-ups incorporated in Romania

Advised the world’s largest producer of bricks and number one on the clay roof tile market in relation to the acquisition of a leading Romanian clay roof tile manufacturer

Advised one of the most dynamic players on the on-demand software services market in Romania, in relation to the sale of a minority stake to a leading Romanian ecommerce platform

Advised a Belgian developer of shopping centers on the sale of land in Ramnicu Valcea, to another major player of the sector in a transaction valued around EUR 10 million

Advised a leading agribusiness on the group restructuring and sale of companies to a leading Moldovan agribusiness

Advising insurance companies on matters relating to cross-border insurance distribution and claims made by policyholders

Providing on-going legal advice to various insurance brokers and insurance brokers associations

Providing on-going legal advice to a company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (AERO market)