Monica Cojocaru is a partner at Schoenherr Romania, specializing in corporate/M&A, energy, infrastructure and regulatory. She is an experienced transactional lawyer, acting both on the buy side, as well as on the sell side in headline M&A deals on the Romanian and regional market in various sectors such as energy, insurance, manufacturing, FMCG, real estate, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. She provides expert advice on all phases of M&A transactions, including the coordination of extensive due diligence, transaction structuring, transaction documents negotiation and drafting/reviewing, signing and post-signing assistance, up to transaction closing. Monica has gained an excellent reputation in Romania and the CEE region as a specialized energy lawyer, assisting a strong portfolio of clients active on the energy market (oil & gas, electricity, renewables) in all phases of their investments in Romania, including M&A deals, project development and financing, regulatory, plant operation. Monica is a member of the Bucharest Bar and holds a degree in law from the University of Bucharest and an MBA from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. She is fluent in Romanian, English and French.
Creditors and investors assess the level of a company's net assets when deciding whether to grant a loan to or invest in that company. Further, the Companies Law requires companies to maintain a certain level of net assets. However, an increasing number of companies on the Romanian market are struggling with low net assets to total asset ratios. Luckily, such companies can redress their situation through a share capital increase, which is a straightforward procedure.