Specializing in Competition & State Aid, Aviation & Air Travel, Labour & Employment, Immigration, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Dispute Resolution, and Corporate & Commercial
Cretu CA is a law firm with a particular focus on competition & State aid, aviation & air travel, labour & employment, immigration, restructuring & bankruptcy, dispute resolution, and corporate & commercial matters.
Our attorneys are highly appreciated for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across legal fields and their outstanding commercial awareness. Our commitment starts with great legal results, but does not end there.
Whether we are connecting clients to new business opportunities, collaborating on strategies to push through their obstacles, or trading ideas for maximizing value, our clients’ business objectives are what set our agenda.
COMPETITION & STATE AID
We advise on complex competition matters, including violations of sanctioned restrictive practices and assisting those affected by anti-competitive conduct to recover losses before national and EU courts.
Also, our attorneys are part of a select group with in-depth expertise in State aid regulations, where we advise clients on sensitive State aid investigations, and represent them before national and EU courts.
LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
Cretu CA provides companies with tailored advice on the regulatory framework, employment contracts, personnel policies and procedures, personnel decisions, disciplinary actions and employment terminations.
We also deal with non-compete and restrictive covenant litigation, salary and hour claims, discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, or union-avoidance, strikes, injunctions, and other traditional labour matters.
We offer a full-service litigation practice, from compliance counselling to mediation, motion practice, trial, and appeal, or settlement negotiation, capable of meeting clients’ business and legal objectives, no matter what they may be.
The firm’s litigation excellence extends even beyond the courtroom. Our first-class arbitration practice assists and represents clients in complex, large-value, and high-profile commercial and investment-based disputes in any arbitration centre.
Cretu CA advises and represents businesses, organizations, and foreign individuals seeking jobs in Romania on a wide range of immigration matters.
We work with our clients to address the visa and work authorizations needed for non-EU personnel, including professionals, managers and executives, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students.
AVIATION & AIR TRAVEL
Our experience ranges from serving as outside counsel to airlines in employment and union-related cases in courts across Romania, to successfully defending airlines and airport operators in competition and State aid litigation.
Also, in between, we successfully defended airlines and passengers in litigation arising from flight delays/cancellations, and participated in restructuring debt obligations for airlines, both in and outside of bankruptcy.
RESTRUCTURING & BANKRUPTCY
Our restructuring team provides innovative and practical solutions to troubled companies, boards and management, creditors, creditors’ committees, and asset acquirers regarding distressed acquisitions and sales.
Cretu CA also has broad trial experience with the often-complex issues that arise in contentious insolvencies, reorganizations, bankruptcies and liquidation proceedings.
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL
Cretu CA focuses on the business objectives of its clients to provide the legal experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions, as well as provide practical counsel on clients' day-to-day operations.
Also, we deal with criminal, regulatory, and other mission-related investigations. Our attorneys have significant experience with the Romanian governmental authorities with whom our clients interact.
We are committed to partnering with our clients to develop innovative billing arrangements. The best and most effective arrangements require input from the client, the open sharing of information, and a clear understanding of, and alignment with, the client’s business objectives.
With the goal of reducing and controlling the clients’ legal spend, we use various approaches to ensure our pricing arrangements are accurate, competitive and tailored, including Fixed Fee Arrangements for entire portfolio, matter, phase or task, Shared Risk Arrangements such as holdbacks with success fee, Blended Rates and Hybrid Fee Arrangements.
Alex advises clients on competition & State aid, aviation & air travel, labour & employment, immigration, restructuring & bankruptcy, corporate & commercial, and dispute resolution matters. He has significant litigation experience.
Alex graduated from the Police Academy Law School, and is a member of the Bucharest Bar. He also holds a Master's degree from the Bucharest University Law School.