practices

The team is highly skilled in defending  senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions, as well as large international and domestic companies, in a wide range of matters involving accounting, financial, securities, and tax fraud, in addition to bribery, antitrust or money laundry cases.

We also handle compliance risks and sensitive investigation matters , given that white-collar crime cases often open internal corporate investigations or generate compliance defense issues.

white-collar crime & criminal defense

On a daily basis, the team at Mareș & Mareș can be found before the prosecutors of DIICOT (Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism) and DNA (National Anticorruption Directorate), as well as before the Romanian courts (tribunals, Court of Appeal or the High Court of Cassation and Justice).

representative matters

Assisting and representing the vice-president of a large rail-firm in a high-profile cross-border criminal case investigated by DIICOT, related to tax fraud, money laundering, and other financial crimes.

Assisting and representing the vice-president of a large rail-firm in a high-profile cross-border criminal case investigated by DIICOT, related to tax fraud, money laundering, and other financial crimes.

Assisting a Romanian businessman, in a complex white-collar criminal file  investigated by DNA, related to acquisitions done by a company, involving money laundering, tax fraud, and abuse of office.

Assisting the former Deputy General State Attorney, the head of the Military Prosecutor Office, in a criminal file related to crimes against humanity in the miners’ riot of 13-15 June 1990.

Assisting a senior executive who had been accused by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) of influence peddling, financial operations such as commercial operations incompatible with his current position, bribe taking, using direct or indirect insider information, and allowing the access of unauthorized persons to such information, money laundering, and abusive investigation.

Assisting two American citizens, former business partners at one firm, in a well-known criminal file, with respect to allegations of money laundering, tax fraud, embezzlement, capital market manipulation, and abuse of office.

Representing a famous Israeli businessman in an appeal related to his conviction for money laundering, in a long and heavily-publicized business crime case related to a corporate privatization.

criminal compliance

We understand how important is for many clients to void litigation or regulatory scrutiny and this is why  we frequently and comprehensively support their compliance functions. If a client is not yet facing a crisis situation and wants to keep this so, then we assist in developing policies, programs and controls that meet and exceed the latest standards set by legislators and regulators.

representative matters

Assisting one of the largest French utilities/construction companies is a preventative due-diligence of white-collar crime risks involved in its activities and relations with third parties.

internal investigations

We have a solid reputation for successfully  defending individuals and companies against allegations of white collar crime or corporate misconduct. Our practice comprises highly skilled and experienced negotiators that have assisted corporations in resolving matters, often as part of a national or regional settlement strategy. Our enforcement work has included defense against allegations of regulatory, criminal, quasi-criminal, and civil fraud offences in securities, tax, competition, financial services, and environmental law.

representative matters

Overseeing an internal investigation concerning cases of bribery at one of the largest international automotive parts manufacturers in the world.

Assisting a Romanian businessman, in a complex white-collar criminal file investigated by DNA, regarding procurement, involving accusations of money laundering, tax fraud and abuse of office

Assisting one of the largest pharmaceutical companies, in the National Anticorruption Directorate’s (DNA) investigation on deals between Romanian doctors and a drug company for cancer drug prescriptions.

Assisting the Romanian subsidiary of one of the world-largest producers of rice, in a criminal investigation by the DNA for alleged embezzlement of a public tender for the concession of a large plot of land.

Assisting the owners and directors of one of the largest Romanian infrastructure companies, in a major DIICOT investigation.

extradition

Mareș & Mareș extradition lawyers are very familiarized with  the various types of defense available to challenge extradition requests. Our team is in touch with a network of trusted criminal lawyers around the world who can advise on issues arising in the requesting state. An essential part of an effective defense strategy to any extradition request is working with local lawyers in the requesting state who can provide invaluable knowledge about their criminal justice system which may support a defense against extradition in court.

representative matters

Assisting a major London law firm in an extradition case related to a Romanian businessman convicted in absentia for tax fraud, by giving an expert opinion in front of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, regarding criminal procedure issues applicable to the retrial.

Assisting a London law firm with respect to an extradition procedure that had raised the topic  of a new European Arrest Warrant, issued for the same offence as a previous one, and challenging the re-arrest procedure.

Assisting a London barrister in relation to the extradition case of a Romanian citizen who had raised Art. 3 ECHR as a bar to his extradition.

Representing a famous Israeli businessman in an appeal related to his conviction for money laundering, in a long and heavily-publicized business crime case related to a privatization, as well as in his extradition from Israel that was requested by Romania.

Assisting and legally representing a Moldavian businessman in relation to criminal matters in Romania and the extradition procedure brought against him by the Moldavian authorities.

civil litigation & dispute resolution

Mareș & Mareș has a solid dispute resolution department made up of a team of experienced litigators with outstanding reputations. We are known for representing domestic and international investors at all levels of the local judicial system, from the lower courts to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, as well as in special proceedings before the Constitutional Court. Our lawyers are appreciated by clients for their in-depth know-how  in international and  domestic courts of arbitration with various arbitration procedural rules – such as the ICC – and for having dealt with complex substantive law issues in specific litigation circumstances.

Mareș & Mareș has comprehensive expertise in litigation, handling dispute resolution cases in the most varied fields, ranging from real estate to banking and finance, insurance law, energy law, capital markets, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor law or IP law.

representative matters

Advising and representing a company in two high stake international arbitration cases in relation to two major projects: (i) the first case, for the rehabilitation of a waste-water treatment plant, with an overall value of EUR 10,000,000, and (ii) for the rehabilitation of a drinking-water treatment plant with an overall value of EUR 11,000,000.

Assisting and representing a large construction company from Spain in various litigation and arbitration cases with an overall value of EUR 500,000,000 related to major infrastructure projects.

Assisting and representing a company throughout the claims submitted against an administrative deed of the Romanian fiscal authorities that were considering the non-deductible amount of around EUR 3,500,000.

Advising and representing a firm in challenges and complaints filed before the Romanian courts regarding the termination of a water-embankment with an overall value of EUR 100,000,000.