Loredana Van de WAART


The Legal Practice of Companies and Investments, International Development Law Institute, Rome, Italy (2004)
International internship at the Paris Bar (2003)
US Legal Methods – Introduction in American Law, Institute for US Law Washington DC, USA (2001)
Faculty of Law –University of Bucharest (2000)


Bucharest (2000)



Loredana Van de WAART



Loredana Van de WAART, Partner at the GRUIA DUFAUT Law Office, has extensive professional training in international law and an experience of over 19 years of practice in complex corporate acquisitions, as well as in other collateral fields (real estate law, competition law, corporate and arbitration). Loredana Van de WAART has coordinated several teams of specialized lawyers in order to successfully accomplish this type of complex transactions.

Moreover, Mrs Van de WAART has successfully assisted and represented many international companies in public procurement procedures and in administrative proceedings relating thereto, in various fields (infrastructure, milk control, civil constructions, water purification plants, delivery of different products etc.).

Loredana van de WAART is a frequent speaker at conferences on contracts and contractual guarantees, taxation, insolvency proceedings and other legal matters of general interest.

Expertise +

• Coordinator of the team assisting and advising one of the most important oil companies during the acquisition of a Romanian producer of lubricant and petroleum products;

• Coordinator of the team assisting and advising one of the largest companies in railway constructions and installations, as well as during the acquisition of several companies from the Romanian State, through privatization procedures;

• Coordinator of the team assisting and advising one of the largest international companies in malt production during the acquisition of the land for the construction of a factory, as well as during the performance of the construction agreement for the abovementioned factory;

• Coordinator of the team assisting and advising an important international company specialized in clothing retail during the development of its store network in Romania, providing assistance during the acquisition/lease of buildings, as well as during the execution, performance and termination of lease agreements;

• Coordinator of the team assisting and advising several international companies in the oil, sugar and railway construction sectors during the economic concentration notification procedures with the Competition Council. Ms Van de WAART provided consultancy services to several enterprises during the development of their distribution network, on matters related to competition law and the corresponding notifications to the Competition Council; Coordinator of the team assisting a foreign company during an investigation carried out by the Competition Council.

• Coordinator of the team assisting and representing a French company during an arbitration procedure organized by The International Court of Arbitration in the litigation between the French company and the ancient shareholders of the acquired company;

• Coordinator of the team assisting and advising several investors in the development of wind farms in Romania; she has advised several investors in their attempt to purchase solar parks and micro-hydroelectric power plants;

• Coordinator of the team assisting and advising an important international company in road and bridge construction sector during its attempt to conclude a public-private partnership.
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Areas of intervention

Large retail
Utilities (public services)

Areas of expertise

Company Law / Commercial Law
Tax and Financial Law
Real Estate Law
Competition and Distribution Law
Administrative procedures / Mediation / Commercial Arbitration
Energy and Natural Resources
PPP and Public Procurement
European Law