Apr 14, 2010
McGuireWoods Romania Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary
The reception took place at the Hilton Athene Palace in Bucharest and had strong participation from top officials from central and local government, diplomatic and business community, NGOs and key partners of the firm.
Nadia Crisan, the managing director of McGuireWoods Romania stated:
“The three years we’ve offered consulting services in Romania has been a fantastic journey for our team as some of the largest foreign investors entrusted us in setting up or extending their operations in Romania. Our team has built a solid partnership with the central and local authorities as well as the diplomatic community. As a result of our efforts, after three years of working together as partners, we managed to increase the level of foreign investment in Romania, supporting the creation of new jobs and bringing the investors closer to the local communities. I’m grateful to each and everyone who has made our efforts possible.
In recognition of solid partnership between McGuireWoods and Ford Motor Company, John Fleming, Chairman and CEO, Ford of Europe attended the anniversary reception and shared with the audience a few thoughts on this strategic relationship between Ford and McGuireWoods Romania. Mr. Fleming mentioned the essential role that McGuireWoods played in advising Ford Motor Company on the acquisition of the manufacturing plant located in Craiova. Mr. Fleming also announced that in recognition of the excellent results delivered by McGuireWoods, Ford Motor Company has recently invited Managing Director Nadia Crisan to join the Board of Directors of Ford Romania.
The president of McGuireWoods Consulting, former Congressman L.F. Payne, also attended the three-year anniversary reception and spoke to the guests.
“While the future of our operation in Romania presented a significant challenge when we began three years ago, today I can declare that McGuireWoods Romania is a true success with clients from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Romania,” said Payne.
The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest through the voice of Deputy Chief of Mission, Mrs. Jeri Guthrie-Corn, also highlighted the partnership between the U.S. Government and McGuireWoods Romania. The ambassadors of top foreign investors in Romania also attended the anniversary event.
During the reception, Managing Director Crisan announced new a number of senior consultants who recently joined the team:
Gabriel Iosif – Senior Advisor – Energy, Medical/Pharmaceutical, Emerging Markets
Honorius Circa – Senior Manager Government Relations – Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Emerging Markets
Mircea Ilie – Senior Manager Government Relations – State Aid and Competition, Banking, Investment Banking and Capital Markets
Filip Carlea – Senior Advisor – Renewable Energy, Environmental Protection
McGuireWoods is an American-based firm headquartered in Virginia that provides both legal and consulting services. McGuireWoods established its legal practice more than 150 years ago. Today, the company has 19 offices, both in the United States as well as in Europe. The firm is involved in all aspects of practice, with particular strengths in corporate finance, real estate and land use, public finance, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, product liability, and energy matters.
Meanwhile, the public affairs division, McGuireWoods Consulting, was founded in 1998, to address the government relations, public relations and business expansion needs of a wide range of our law firm clients, and other companies and organizations.
McGuireWoods opened its Bucharest office in 2007 at the request of Ford Motor Company and Smithfield Foods, to support the investments that the two American companies have planned for Romania. Today, McGuireWoods’ portfolio has grown significantly and the firm is currently assisting various North American, European, Asian and Romanian clients in key fields such as automotive, energy (oil and gas and “green” resources), infrastructure, state aid and competition, pharma and medical services.
McGuireWoods’ office in Bucharest offers consulting services focused on National Governmental Affairs, Local Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs, Communications and Media Relations as well as Business Development.