Ana-Maria is a highly-experienced lawyer with an impressive practice in employment law, built in 23 years of activity. She is specialised in all areas of labour and employee benefits, including restructuring plans, voluntary retirement schemes, transfer of employees, employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, collective negotiations and consultations, termination of employment agreements for top-management and executive positions, secondment, relocation and outsourcing, disciplinary and professional unfitness procedures, employee benefits, discrimination, privacy and data protection. Ana-Maria’s expertise includes employment litigations related to termination of employment agreement, unfair dismissal, various salary rights, disciplinary and poor performance actions, discrimination and harassment claims.
She is a versed business lawyer in corporate, business change and restructuring/insolvency matters, being particularly skilled in business takeovers and exits, corporate reorganization, complex restructuring projects, corporate liability, shareholding and share capital issues, spin-off and joint-ventures.
Her considerable experience includes advisory work as leading lawyer in high-profile real estate projects, complex acquisitions and sales of real estate, including through SPV, being involved in all stages of the transactions, from due diligence process and negotiation of transaction documentation to post-acquisition matters.
Ana-Maria also provides legal advice in connection with a wide range of various commercial contracts, including copyright agreements.
Ana-Maria has been nominated since 2010 by Chambers Europe and since 2015 by Legal 500 among the top practitioners of the Employment practice in Romania.
Ana-Maria has been nominated between 2012-2017 by Chambers Europe among the top practitioners of the Restructuring & Insolvency practice in Romania.
Ana-Maria Plăcintescu is “a very experienced lawyer who understands our issues and needs and offers clear and understandable advice that is focused on finding solutions,” a client enthuses. She has recent experience advising on COVID-19-related matters, as well as dismissals, employment disputes, and health and safety matters. (Chambers Europe, 2022)
Ana-Maria Plăcintescu regularly advises Romanian and international clients on collective bargaining and dismissals. She also assists with employee relocation-related issues. One impressed client praises her responsiveness and describes her as a „business-oriented” lawyer, who „always finds practical solutions to our issues.” (Chambers Europe, 2020)
Clients remark that Ana-Maria Plăcintescu “has extensive experience in employment,” and praise her dedication, noting that she is “always eager to address any concerns we might have.” (Chambers Europe, 2019)
A prominent practitioner in the market, Ana-Maria Plăcintescu represents clients in a wide range of labour law issues, such as staff secondment and relocation, trade union and collective issues, and employee privacy and data protection. Clients say: „She has vast experience of employment law and offers solid advice. She easily understands the complexities of the legal problems she is requested to handle.” (Chambers Europe, 2017)
Ana-Maria Plăcintescu is highly appreciated for her knowledge and experience of a wide variety of labour issues. She impressed sources by being „proactive and having a good understanding of the client needs”. She has expertise in contentious and non-contentious issues, recently assisting [x] with several complex disciplinary investigations in relation to infringements perpetrated by its employees. (Chambers Europe, 2016)
Ana-Maria Plăcintescu boasts extensive experience of advising national and international clients on insolvency procedures and complex restructuring projects. She offers notable expertise in the corporate and employment elements of restructuring cases. (Chambers Europe, 2016)