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BGI Romania

Balms Romania & Asociatii

BGI Romania

Balms & Asociatii is a full service Romanian law firm and one of the international offices of the Spanish Group Balms Abogados. It is also part and founding member of Balms Group International, BGI, a network of independent law firms present in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.

We offer a comprehensive, tailor-made service of the highest quality that distinguishes our firm. With over 20 years of experience in the law field, comprehensive service, personalized treatment, thorough analysis of all matters and the specialization and continuous training of our partners and professionals are the pillars on which the work of Balms & Asociatii is based, striving for excellence and the absolute satisfaction of our clients.

Balms & Asociatii offers a wide-range of quality legal services, custom-made to fulfil the expectations and needs of each of our clients in all spheres of Private and Public Law. Our advantage over other law firms in Romania is the possession of know-how and our links between the local reality and the international community. The members of our staff have deep roots into Romanian culture, its traditions and people. They always consider the best juridical solution according to the plans and objectives of the client.

The collaboration among international and Romanian lawyers enables us to efficiently combine knowledge of the local reality with the know-how of professionals throughout the offices that make up the network of Balms Group.

Areas of expertise
  • Litigation
  • General Corporate and Company Law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Criminal Law
  • Banking and finance
  • Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition law
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment Law and immigration
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Public procurement
  • Taxation
Our team
Juan Luis Balmaseda de Ahumada y Díez

Juan Luis Balmaseda de Ahumada y Díez
Senior Partner

Law Degree, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Master in Tax Law, I.E.E., Madrid. Master in International Law, University of Berkely, USA. Master in European Community Law, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Planning Law Course from the Málaga Bar Association. Founding Partner of Balms Abogados. Founding Partner of Balms Group International (BGI). Founder, Honorary President and Vice President of Fundación Balms para la Infancia. Honorary Member of the Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bulgaria. Specialized in Foreign Investments, International Law, Civil Law, Urban and Community Law. Languages: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

Julio Aguado Arrabé

Julio Aguado Arrabé
Senior Partner

Law Degree, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid. Administrative Law Degree, Facultad de Derecho, Málaga. Planning Law Degree from the Bar Association of Malaga. Specialized in Company law, Mortgage Law and Litigation. Founding Partner of Balms Abogados. Founder of Balms Group International (BGI). Languages: Spanish, English and French.

Katja Blackmer

Katja Blackmer
Partner / Lawyer

Dr. Iur. Katharina Blackmer. Doctorate in Law, University of Vienna, Austria; Austrian jurist and licensed lawyer in Spain; Practicing in Spain since 1994. Dr. Katharina Blackmer has vast experience in Private International Law and European Law. Due to her international training and the number of languages she speaks, she is dedicated to legally representing and advising international clients, both individuals and businesses, amongst those a highly reputable multinational pharmaceutical Asian company The area of expertise has a particular focus on property law, corporate law ( merger and restructuring of national and international companies), inheritance law, intellectual property (art law) in connection with national and international tax law. As a partner of Balms Abogados since 2000, she works closely with all the law firms of Balms Group International (BGI), the first association of independent law firms. Dr. Katharina Blackmer also has hold several seminars organized by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Madrid. After completing her secondary education in Vienna, Munich, and St. Gallen, she studied Law at the University of Vienna and later studied at the University of Alcalá de Henares and the University of Madrid, receiving a master in Spanish Law for Foreigners, amongst others. She speaks English, Spanish and German fluently.

Óscar Gómez Monasterio

Óscar Gómez Monasterio
Partner / Lawyer

Law Degree by the University of Seville and a Master's degree in Corporate Law by ICADE, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. He began his professional career as a lawyer at GARRIGUES, in the Labour Law Department. In 2002 he joined the firm BALMS ABOGADOS, where he is currently Partner and the Director of the Litigation Law Department. During his professional career, he has specialised in Administrative Law and Urban Planning Law, having advised both, companies and Public Administrations. This experience has allowed him to participate as an advisor in important urban and real estate projects, as well as in hotel projects. Due to his extensive training in Labour Law, he has also provided advisory services to large companies in this area, both in the litigation field and in collective disputes and collective bargaining. He is also currently a lecturer at the Alliance Manchester Business School in England, where he teaches "Negotiation Skills" within the Global MBA study programme. Languages: Spanish and English.

Jorge Martín Losa

Jorge Martín Losa
Partner / Lawyer

Law Degree, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Master in Business Law. Master in Labor Law , Escuela Jurídica Federico de Castro (Centro Universitario Villanueva adscrito a la UCM). Legal Practice Course at the School Federico de Castro (Centro Universitario Villanueva attached to the UCM). Business Law Course (PW Coopers). Languages : Spanish and English.

Dragos Visan

Dragos Visan
Managing Partner

Dragos Visan is the Managing Partner of Balms & Asociatii Romania. He is specialized in corporate law, competition and M&A and is also involved in the development and implementation of the legal framework and have succeeded to resolve disputes of any nature faced by the clients. Also he has a wide experience in banking area, Dragos served as coordinator of the corporate department of a prestigious bank in Romania. In addition, he has gained a wide reputation by concluding major transactions on real estate market and has been handling a wide variety of complexed transactions covering legal and regulatory issues in purchase and sale, concession, property insurance, public works, property development and investment. He is a member of the National Union of Bars in Romania and also an active member of the Romanian Association for the Study of Comparative Law and Private International Law. He speaks English fluently.

Location

Bucharest-Romania

Balms Romania & Asociatii
BGI Romania
office@balms.ro
www.balmsabogados.com

Tel. +40 21 2321018
Fax +40 21 2321018
14 Oltarului Street
2nd District
Bucharest
Romania

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