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Lexium PLLC - Attorneys in Tampa & Miami, FL

Professional Experience

Daniel has worked in various European Union (EU) jurisdictions since 1997, focusing on cross-border/M&A transactions, inward and outward investments and international commercial transactions. He has assisted numerous U.S. and EU-based multinationals, investment funds, founders/entrepreneurs, high-net worth individuals and business angel investors. His transactional experience has also been enriched having served as general counsel and partner of a leading EU-based regional investment banking boutique. Daniel also has substantial arbitration experience, including International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) disputes, is an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is the current Secretary General of the newly-established Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC).

Daniel has been an active member of the Florida (USA) Bar since 1997, and is a Board Certified Specialist in International Law. He has been registered as a foreign lawyer in EU jurisdictions since 2000, and is currently a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) International Contracts Committee.

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law (Gainesville, FL), Juris Doctor (December 1996)
  • University of Florida College of Journalism (Gainesville, FL), Bachelor of Science (May 1993), Business Outside Concentration
  • Institute of International and Comparative Law - Paris, France (U. of San Diego and U. de Paris I, June 1995 - August 1995)

Languages Spoken

  • Fluency in English and Romanian

Membership Affiliations

  • Member: The Florida Bar / Board Certified in International Law / International Law Section
  • Foreign Lawyer: The Bucharest (EU) Bar
  • Secretary General, Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC)
  • American Bar Association (ABA) International Contracts Committee

Representative Matters

Transactional

  • Lead counsel to Tiger Global Management with respect to its investment in Neogen and its investment in and exit from eJobs Group, which investments included the negotiation and execution of complex share sale-purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreement and registration rights agreements
  • Lead counsel to Publicis Groupe with respect to acquisitions of Romanian operations of leading world-wide media planner & buyer/communications services provider (Zenith)
  • Lead counsel to Romcarbon on multi-jurisdictional corporate governance project pertaining to the Green Group and assistance with joint venture involving the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Global Finance
  • Legal advisor to the Monsson Group with respect to sale of wind farm project to leading German power generation company (with overall acquisition price and investment value exceeding EUR 80 million)
  • Lead counsel to private investors and management team in buyout of News Outdoor Romania, a leading outdoor advertising company, a cross-border deal involving the Netherlands, Romania & Russia
  • Lead local attorney in pre-IPO restructuring of PwC Consulting (Central and East European Entity) as part of global restructuring of PwC Consulting for pending public offer in U.S. and subsequent acquisition by IBM
  • Lead attorney in greenfield investment involving construction of corn-processing facility in EU jurisdiction by U.S.-based corporation
  • Lead attorney in acquisition of Hungarian pharmaceutical research institute by IVAX (U.S.-based) pharmaceutical manufacturer

Arbitration

  • Lead attorney in ICSID arbitration procedure (Gavazzi v. Romania) representing the Romanian State, with claimed damages exceeding USD 50 million
  • Lead attorney in ICC arbitration procedure (Porr v. CFR) representing CFR, with claimed damages exceeding USD 80 million
  • Arbitrator in various Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) arbitration procedures
  • Part of legal team involved in ICC arbitration procedure relating to shareholders' dispute between leading German and French energy companies

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