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Valentin Trofin

Managing Partner Trofin & Asociati

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Jurisdictions
  • Romania

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  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
Address
70 Blvd. Ferdinand I 3rd Floor, 2nd. District
Bucharest 021393 Romania

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Biography

Valentin Trofin holds a Bachelor Law Degree (1998) and a Master Degree in International Commercial Arbitration (2014), both from Law School of University of Bucharest. He also holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2014). Valentin Trofin is a PhD candidate at Doctoral Law School of Titu Maiorescu University.

Valentin Trofin was admitted to the Bucharest Bas Association (1999), The National Association of Authorized Romanian Valuers (2003) and to Romanian National Union of the Insolvency Practitioners (2010). Also, he is member of International Bar Association,  Society of Construction Law (UK), Romanian Society of Construction Law and founding member and Treasurer of Bucharest Arbitration Network.

Valentin Trofin is experienced in corporate transactions and project financing with a focus on construction, real estate development and both commercial & investment arbitration. His continuing legal education includes various participations at trainings, seminars and conferences related both, with FIDIC contracts, including the YPMTP 2012 and with international commercial arbitration.

Mr. Trofin regularly represents companies, both domestic and international, in cross-border transactions, especially in Turkey, Russian Federation, North Africa and Republic of Moldova.

Key appointments:

  • He acted as a co-counsel in an acquisition of shares in major telecommunication company having a value in excess of USD 20 million;
  • He acted as co-counsel in an sale of a real estate company with a value exceeding Euro 40 million
  • He acted as leading counsel in a sale of business in retail industry with a value exceeding Euro 9 million;
  • He acted as leading counsel for a developer in planning, building and selling a shopping center in Bucharest where the final sale transaction exceeded USD 25 million;
  • He acted as leading counsel for different contractors and subcontractors performing building works in almost all office and shopping centers in Bucharest;
  • He acted as co-counsel in an international dispute in pre-arbitration phase relating to a claim raised under a construction contract performed in Libia;
  • He acted as leading counsel for a developer in planning, project financing, building and selling a landmark residential complex in Bucharest where the final sale transactions exceeded Euro 70 million
  • He acted as leading counsel for a client in relation with a claim in connection with a construction contract where the dispute shall be determined under ICC Rules; the claim was settled just before notice for arbitration to be dispatched;
  • Currently is acting as co-counsel in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Rules

Firm Description

History
Valentin Trofin is founder of the company. He was admitted in Bucharest Bar Association on May 1st, 1999 and he started his legal career in one of the biggest law practices of that time in Bucharest. There he was especially involved in corporate matters, including capital markets regulatory issues, merging and acquisition and privatization and post privatization issues.

In 2001 Valentin Trofin decided to start his own practice and founded his Law Office were another 2 exceptionally young lawyers were handling the Office’s practice. In the following year Iulia Trofin joins the practice as a fulltime lawyer.

In 2003 Valentin Trofin and Iulia Trofin decided to set up a professional law firm having both of them as founders. In March 2003 Trofin si AsociaĊ£ii SCA was set up having two partners and 3 associate lawyers. The main area of expertise at that time was corporate issues, mergers and acquisition, construction agreements & disputes, real estate and litigation.

Due to the fact that in construction industry many disputes occurs, the litigation and arbitration practice increased every year in 2006 the firm decided to merge its practice, with Iordache si Asociatii which at that time was owned and managed by and exceptionally litigator professional, Eugen Iordache. Mr. Eugen Iordache was the leader of litigation practice team until 2013 when he decided to start a boutique law firm specialized in criminal law and litigation, in general.

In 2007 Iulia Trofin was admitted to National Union of Notary Public from Romania and she had to withdraw from her position of partner of the Firm, starting a new career as Notary Public.

In august 2011 the numbers of partners increased by promoting Roxana Cazacu as partner after 3 years working within the Firm.

In summer of 2016 Mr. Alexander S. Popa join our team. Specialist in copyright and IP issue, Data protection, pharma and nanotechnology patents and IT&C, Mr. Alexander Popa is a well known lawyer in this field of activity.

Our Values
Our passion for law is allowing us to provide excellent tailor made solutions for your business. From day to day business advice to complex multijurisdictional transactions or multiparty international dispute resolution our team will deliver excellent legal services. All the issues submitted to us will be treated with due care and solved in a cost efficient manner all the times.

Knowledge is our foundation

All our team members have a solid academic background which enable us to provide excellent services to all our clients. Our team members are graduates from renowned Romanian Universities and hold diplomas from first class international legal educational institutions. Nevertheless, the continuous legal education of our team members is allowing us to constantly improve our skills and expand our expertise in all practice areas.

Our impressive in house library containing outstanding text books and peer review journals, both from domestic and international jurisdictions and access to different national and international database is creating a professional environment around all our team members.

Transforming legal knowledge to business solutions

The use of different patterns to similar issues may save time and may be cost efficient for day to day legal needs as long as such standard forms are well understood. Where a complex issue arise only a value added legal service may transform the complex issues that your organization submitted to us into a business solution.

The art of doing so consist in a blend of solid knowledge of the law & practice combined with an in-depth understanding of the business itself, a correct assessment of the facts and the risks involved, trust plus an excellent communication with client’s decision making bodies. On top of this, understanding and managing technical details is giving us an extra strength in creating tailor-made solutions to client’s issues.

Planning

On the back of every successful business is an excellent planning. Also, when we start solving an issue we are planning carefully all our steps that we shall make to a successful completion. Assessing carefully all the stakeholders, facts and risks we can deliver the best strategy to follow for a successful resolution of the issue no matter if it is contentious or not. A good strategy and a good control of means of implementing it enable us to render almost every time a successful project.

Negotiations

We do have excellent negotiation skills. The art of negotiating is mixt of technics, experience and personal skills in adapting to all the situations in order to deliver the final convincing argument. Our negotiations skills are often required by our clients both, in concluding a transaction and in a settling a dispute.

Unbiased assessment

We always commit for an unbiased and a fair determination of the issues before acting on it. By this way we are achieving a great rate of success of our projects.

Cost Efficiency

Every project has a time shall be delivered within a time frame. We commit ourselves to minimize the time frame of each project and by doing this to save costs. Careful planning and controlling of each stage of the process allows us to be cost efficient buy saving time.

Results orientated

Although we are under a duty of diligence we are committing ourselves for success