Melinda Hannelore Galu, LL.M

melinda.galu@galu-partners.ro

Education

Melinda graduated from the Law Faculty of the West University Timisoara („Universitatea de Vest Timisoara”) in 2001 and the master studies of the same Faculty in business law in 2005. Melinda has studied international and european law at the Law Faculty of the University Augsburg, Germany in 1998-1999. Starting with 2004, Melinda is authorised translator for German and since 2013 she is also a licenced mediator.

Publications

Melinda is author of a large number of articles published in German and English in periodicals like DeBizz, Avocați de Top, Reporter Economic and The Diplomat. Furthermore, Melinda is co-author of the book „Cartea de Contracte – Modele. Comentarii. Explicații“ („Contracts Book – Models. Commments. Explanations”) published with the publishing house C.H. Beck, Bucharest, in 2007.

Languages: Romanian, German, English, Hungarian.


Experience

Melinda is founding partner of the law office and a renowned consultant. She started to practice law in 2002 and has specialised in legal business advice within local and international law firms. For ten years Melinda activated as a lawyer at Noerr, a german law firm in Bucharest, whereas these years were dedicated to a sustained consultancy activity for romanian and foreign investors, in major projects in the field of commerce, industry and information technology. Melinda has assisted clients in major share-deals or asset-deals, starting with drafting of due diligence reports, drafting and negotiating contracts and up to checking the potential legal issues arising in such transactions from the perspective of competition, labour or administrative law (including, but without limitation obtaining authorisations, permits and other relevant approvals).
Melinda has also been involved in a large scale of real estate investments, by offering legal advice to important investors in the process of aquisition, development and financing of office buildings. A particular component of her experience is the wide range of legal advice offered within the expansion process of important retail companies in Romania. This activity brought her a thorough experience in the field of real estate, construction law and environmental law.
All these have led to her formation as a lawyer with national and international experience, with respect to her involvement in structuring cross-border projects, but also regarding integration in multi disciplinary working groups.
As a confirmation of her professional skills, Melinda has been selected as Legal Manager for an important IT-company (over 400 employees). From this position she coordinated the activity of the legal department with respect to: structuring of contracts in the field of information technology (sale agreements of software products, cloud services, IT-outsourcing, services of hybrid archiving, franchise contracts and cooperation agreements with international partners for sale of integrated services: SPLA, SaaS, IaaS etc.), regsitration and protection of the intelectual property rights, labour law, corporate law.
Her main areas of practice are: business law, mergers & aquisitions, real estate, construction law, environmental law, civil law, labour law, IT&Communicatio&Media Law, intelectual property and data protection.

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