IFLR1000 2013 Edition: “The firm is strong in litigation and was selected to represent the state of the Republic of Moldova in a €50 million ICSID litigation case brought by a French citizen. This is the first case that Moldova faces before ICSID.
With regard to Nielsen’s acquisition of MEMRB businesses, Igor Odobescu and Carolina Parcalab advised the clients on the corporate restructuring of the Moldovan subsidiaries. The restructuring spanned over 20 jurisdictions and involved legal and taxation issues alongside the requisite coordination and clearances with local authorities. Additionally, the firm represented Bemol in one of the biggest cases on cartel agreements in Moldovan history. The case involved most of the Moldovan petroleum products traders and the firm was able to refute all the alleged infringements brought by the Competition Authority.”