Ghertescu Rogac | Law Firm was formed in 2020 as a result of joining two independent practices: the Law Office of Alexei Ghertescu and the Law Office of Andrei Rogac.
Alexei Ghertescu is a Moldovan lawyer with more than 16 years of professional experience.
His previous experience combines the work for one of the biggest law firms and in-house counselling at a trading company in Moldova. For more than 3 years he worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Moldova focusing on projects in the area of justice system reform.
Alexei Ghertescu has significant experience in litigation and business law consultancy. His main areas of specialization are intellectual property, IT and telecommunications, competition law, pharmaceutical law. He also has substantial experience in general commercial practice, contracts, construction, transport law, tax law, etc.
Besides his work as a practicing lawyer, Alexei Ghertescu has previous experience of teaching competition law at the Free International University of Moldova (Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova).
Alexei is certified by the Moldovan national IP agency (AGEPI) as a counsel in intellectual property.
He is fluent in 3 languages: English, Romanian and Russian.
Andrei Rogac, qualified lawyer in Moldovan since 2011. For several years Andrei was a university lecturer at Moldova State University conducting seminars on contract and property law. For two years he served as a member of the Advisory Council under the Supreme Court of Justice of Moldova where he advised on private law issues.
Later, he continued his professional studies in the UK: in 2017 he received an LLM degree in European Law at Queen Mary University of London and then later he obtained MA in EU Public Procurement from King’s College London.
During his studies in the UK Andrei received several awards for his academic achievements, including “Best dissertation” awarded by King’s College London and “European Law Prize” offered by Queen Mary University of London for best marks on the LLM.
For several years he worked as a head of the legal department and corporate lawyer for companies in the aviation industry in Moldova. Later he became a legal consultant for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in several Technical Cooperation projects focusing predominantly on issues related to public procurement. Andrei has worked in TC public procurement projects in Ukraine, Georgia and Jordan.
Clients regard him as a valuable legal resource in public procurement and competition law. Andrei blogs from time to time on competition and procurement issues on his personal blog https://lawseconomics.com/.
His main areas of specialisation are competition law, public procurements, and contract law.
He is fluent in 3 languages: English, Romanian and Russian and conversational in French.
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We provide comprehensive legal support in diverse areas of business in Moldova to local and international clients and help them handle their legal matters and deal with challenges they face in Moldova.
We are committed to provide the best legal services to our clients and support them in achieving their goals.
Moldova is a very specific place for living and doing business. Despite all the challenges we and our clients may face, we aim at providing services according to the highest professional standards. In our activity we combine the knowledge of law and relevant professional experience with the understanding of the local context. We have significant experience of working both with small and medium clients as well as with large companies present in Moldova. And we strive to ensure the same level of service to all of them.
In our work we follow a number of key principles around which all our activities are centred:
Integrity is the basis for everything we do. We strictly follow professional rules of conduct for lawyers and abide by the legal provisions that regulate our activity. We do not accept any illegal or unethical practices in order to achieve the objectives and goals that we or our clients pursue. We respect the rule of law and try to actively promote it in our daily activities and operations.
Reputation based on values
We believe that the reputation is based not only on the knowledge and skills, but also on adherence to certain values and honesty in relations with people. We treat others with respect and fairness, be it our clients or any other person, including our opponents. This rule applies not only to our professional activities, but also to everything we do in our personal capacity.
Focus on the results based on honesty and transparency
When we provide legal advice, represent our clients in courts and public authorities, or help them in other circumstances, we focus on getting the results sought by the client and achieving the set goals. We do not do our work just for the sake of doing it, but actually try to help our clients pursue their objectives and achieve the results they want.
At the same time, we will always provide an honest opinion on the client’s problem or question, giving an objective account of facts and their legal assessment. Speaking truth to the client, however unpleasant it may be, is the key to open and trustful relations. We would never accept hiding something or presenting a situation in a different light (from what we believe it actually is) in order to obtain a contract or a case.
As legal counsels we cannot guarantee to the client the result of judicial proceedings in court or other procedure dealings (in most of cases that would simply be illegal). But we will provide all the available information, give full description and analysis of the situation, propose possible options, in order for the client to make the right decision and choose the path to pursue.
Focus on innovations
We embrace innovations and new technology. Fast technological advancements of the recent times put under threat of redundancy many occupations and professions. The legal profession is no exception. The ability to adapt to new trends, apply new tools and methods will be essential for successful development of the legal practice. We watch closely all the latest developments in legal profession and in industries that our clients operate in, and seek opportunities to integrate them in our work in order to provide better service, to develop new solutions and find ways to work more effectively in the conditions of the 21st century.
Constant learning and professional development
Everyday we try to become better than we were yesterday. We dedicate a significant amount of time, effort and resources to constant learning and professional improvement: following latest legal developments, developing new and honing the existing skills. This continuous learning approach is built into our internal processes and represents part of our working culture.