Mon | 26.02.2018
Meet Loredana Van de Waart, Partner, Gruia Dufaut Law Office
Loredana Van de WAART has over 17 years of experience in business law, namely in M&A, commercial and corporate law, real estate, competition law, public procurement and PPPs. Head of the Law Office’s Consultancy Department, she coordinated several teams of specialized lawyers in order to successfully accomplish complex transactions. She has successfully assisted and represented many international companies in public procurement procedures and in administrative proceedings relating thereto, in various fields (infrastructure, telecom, milk control, civil constructions, water treatment plants, delivery of various products etc.).
Loredana Van de WAART has an extensive international education background, holding a law degree from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law. She attended US Legal Methods – Introduction to US Law, Institute for US Law in Washington, DC, International Development Law Organization Development Lawyers Course (DLC-20E) in Rome, the Training School of the Paris Bar Association, as well as other short-term courses on international contracts and European competition and public procurement law, organized by the European Law Academy.
She is also a frequent speaker at conferences on M&A, PPPs and public procurement, foreign investments, contracts and contractual guarantees.
The Netherlands-Romanian Chamber of Commerce’s mission to improve the quality of the economic environment and partnerships inspires to me to become an active member of the Board. As Partner at the GRUIA DUFAUT Law Office, present on the Romanian business market since 1991, I have assisted many foreign companies investing in Romania to understand the Romanian legal framework providing them to with business-oriented legal advice and high levels of reactivity and professionalism. GRUIA DUFAUT Law Office serves multinational and medium-sized companies, mainly foreign companies investing in Romania, assisting them through the entire setting up or take-over process, as well as in all the stages in the life of a company in Romania.
My experience in providing legal assistance to foreign companies (including Dutch) investing in Romania can represent an asset in the development of the NRCC activity by providing an exhaustive vision on Romanian legislation, its impact on business, as well as legal ideas and solutions for the NRCC members’ projects.
Last, but not least, my ties to the Netherlands are also strengthened by my family relations (I am married to a Dutch citizen and we have two children), which helped me acquire a profound knowledge of the Dutch culture, values and attitudes.
- To contribute to NRCC’s mission to improve the business environment and advocate it before the Romanian authorities. In my view, NRCC must continue to promote the interests of the local Dutch business environment, promote Dutch best business practices in order to boost Dutch model in economic, tax, development, innovation and education policies.
- To make sure that each member has the chance to benefit from one of the best professional, networking, educational and business opportunities.