Our Firm

For the past two decades, we have been involved in the development of the business law practice in Romania. Today, we employ in each engagement enthusiasm, creativity, practical thinking and genuine commitment to serving the legal and tax needs of our clients.

History: NNDKP is independently recognized as one of the promoters of business law in Romania, with observers mentioning that it is “steeped in history” (IFLR 1000). Bringing together some of the highest profile lawyers and tax consultants in Romania, our firm remains year-after-year, over the past decade, the best ranked law firm in Romania by independent observers.

People: Our team offers the combination of professional competence, industry knowledge and commercial business sense, all of utmost importance when guiding clients to succeed in their business challenges, be those transactions, day-to-day activities or legal disputes.
 

Expertise

Clients benefit from our extensive expertise built on our lawyers’ & consultants’ work during the past 25 years in a vast range of areas of practice impacting domestic and international business.

With myriads of businesses pleading for innovative solutions across areas of practice to help them turn strategic or operational challenges into opportunities, we are well aware of the fact that the ability to quickly adapt our offering to the new market conditions is of the essence. Thus, we constantly adjust our skills and resources to offer clients legal and tax advice that helps them pursue business opportunities in Romania, while managing the challenges they might face.

We focus our practice in banking, finance & capital markets, consumer protection, competition & state aid, corporate & commercial/M&A, data protection, disputes, employment, energy & natural resources, environment, IP, IT&C, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, PPP & infrastructure, public procurement, real estate, restructuring & insolvency and tax and are well equipped to provide insightful expert advice in various industry sectors.

True to our commitment to constantly enhance the added value provided to our clients, NNDKP was the first domestic law firm to accompany its legal services offering with niche expertise such as (i) intellectual property, where we deliver the in-depth IP knowledge more commonly associated with boutique IP firms, through NNDKP IP, the largest specialized IP practice associated to a law firm active in Romania, which includes both lawyers and trademark, patent and design attorneys; and (ii) tax, through NNDKP Tax Advisory Services, a specialized set-up offering a synergetic blend of highly experienced professionals consisting of specialized economists, certified tax advisors and tax lawyers, that provides advice and sophisticated analysis on a wide range of complex tax issues. Since 2016, we enhanced our expertise in the field of transfer pricing, through our strategic alliance with TPS, the main independent tax consultant in transfer pricing in Romania.

Labour & Employment

Organizational HR diagnosis

Evaluating and understanding the fundamentals of any organization, such as its culture or the vision on how to take the business to the next level, are vital for a responsible and reliable organization diagnosis. By experience, we are well aware of the fact that we need to look at the full picture - the strategy of the business - and not at the employment and labour law aspects, exclusively. We perform such extensive HR due diligence analyses on the existing employment and labour matters, as well as the company HR tools. Once we complete such an evaluation, we have the proper tools to identify solutions and alternatives for structuring and managing the human resources for a business. 

Training

We advocate for valuable training courses delivered to our clients aimed at bringing a better understanding on how to adapt legal requirements to a given business so as to facilitate an enhanced command of the means for enforcing the company’s employment law policies and protecting it from liability. We go beyond the legal reasoning and make a difference in our training approach - adding our experience in dealing with the challenging human nature when resolving employee conflict. Therefore, legal insights, which also anticipate employee reaction and provide solutions to avoid tensions that could disrupt work and hamper productivity, are delivered to our clients.

Individual employment relations

We make no confusion between simple and simplistic: to us, each employee is unique, and we are confident that managing a work relationship often requires a customized strategy, including from a legal & tax point of view. To help our clients prevent as much as possible later disagreements that may degenerate in business impacting issues, we assist on individual matters that arise at various stages of employment, including customized assistance for executive employment agreements, staff training, workplace policies, executing, amending, suspending, and terminating employment contracts, discrimination and harassment claims at the work place, disciplinary proceedings.

Compensation and benefits

Businesses turn to us for assistance with the design and roll-out of comprehensive but well-reasoned compensation and benefit plans. We help connect all necessary dots to generate a practical structure that supports an equitable process with direct and indirect rewards and benefits, including share incentive and bonus programs, employee trusts, cash and other incentive plans and share scheme aspects of transactions.

Industrial relations and collective bargaining

The status of the contemporary labor market forces companies to adjust the manner in which they perceive and treat industrial relationships and adjacent procedures. To adapt their views on these aspects, companies will need to act as sponsors for the advancement of collective bargaining trends that promote employment security or social protection.

With their commercial interest in mind, we guide our clients through all aspects of their relationships with unions, including: on collective bargaining negotiations, drafting and negotiating the collective labor agreements, interpretation and implementation of collective labor agreements, settlement and conciliation of conflicts over collective negotiations in order to avoid strikes, guidance in case of strikes, compliance with requirements for information sharing and consulting representatives of the trade unions and employees’ representatives, election of the members of the special negotiation body to represent the employees in the procedure of setting up the European Works Council or other procedures of employees’ involvement in the affairs of a Societas Europea.

Restructuring operations, outsourcing, transfer of undertakings

In conjunction with our Corporate / M&A teams, we advise our clients on various labor matters deriving from complex corporate restructuring such as mergers, acquisitions and outsourcings. Our goal in each such complex project is to deliver advice and support that helps our clients to achieve their business objectives, while also minimizing their legal risks.

Dispute resolution

We are well aware of the fact that the management of work force raises sensitive issues generated by the human nature, and that the legal framework comes to limit subjective actions and decision on both sides, employee and employer.

When situations side-slip, we are highly-experienced in settling disputes before they are brought to court, resulting in successful and cost-effective resolutions for clients. If situations escalade further, we are well equipped to take a case before specialized courts. We act as an integrated team, together with our Dispute resolution colleagues, bringing forth a mix of skills and resources balanced to the caliber of the case at hand, with no underestimation of a situation and its potential impact on the business and the reputation of our client.

Our Employment Practice is coordinated by Partner Luminița Dima.

More details on our expertise in employment and labour law can be found here: 
http://www.nndkp.ro/expertise/legal_counseling/areas/industry_areas/employment

Our People

Luminita Dima

Luminita Dima

Partner

Office:
Bucharest
Languages:
Romanian
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English

Luminița Dima is independently recognized as one of the most reputed specialists in Romania in this area of practice, 'an authority on employment' (Chambers & Partners). Acknowledged as a Leading individual, she has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners since 2009.

A Romanian law qualified lawyer, she has over 19 years of professional experience with particular focus on negotiation and enforcement of collective labor agreements, internal employment policies and procedures, organization of working time, workforce restructuring, transfer of employees procedures, occupational health and safety, labor relations due diligence, labour and employment law training courses or employment dispute resolution.

Head of NNDKP's Employment Practice since 2009, and a Partner of the firm since 2011, Ms. Dima is a member of the International Society of Labor and Social Security Law and of the Center for Social Comparative Law, University of Bucharest Law School.

Holder of a PhD in Employment Law since 2008, Ms. Dima also has a reputed teaching career as Associate professor at the University of Bucharest Faculty of Law. She is a member of the Bucharest Bar.

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Ius Laboris

Ius Laboris, is a global Alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms that provides companies employing an international workforce with first-class legal advice and support on all human resources issues.

We are passionate about all aspects of human resources law. From Mobility to Discrimination, and from Restructuring to Pensions, our local experts around the world provide deep market knowledge, wherever they are based.

We understand the challenges of managing an international workforce because that is our single focus. With more than 1,400 employment lawyers in 160 cities, we always bring a genuinely cross-border perspective.

Ius Laboris firms have a distinctive global way of thinking, and with our trained team of project managers on hand to coordinate our offering around the world, we deliver a seamless integrated service to suit your requirements, wherever you need us.

Ours is a passionate, entrepreneurial and collaborative global community. Our culture of friendship and specialisation enables us to navigate all aspects of employing a workforce across borders with ease.

Finally, and most importantly, we are all committed to excellence. With more ranked HR lawyers than our nearest rival (source Chambers Global Guide 2015), in more jurisdictions (source Legal 500, July 2015), Ius Laboris brings together more leading law firms than any other HR legal services organisation. That’s something we’re extremely proud of.