Founded in 1990, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (“NNDKP”) is independently recognized as a promoter of business law in Romania and a preeminent full-service provider that distinguishes itself through a thorough understanding of the industry particulars in a domestic and international context and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.
During the past two decades, NNDKP emerged as one of Romania’s largest and most respected business legal services providers to corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and entrepreneurs. Complementary, NNDKP was the first Romanian law firm to propose IP services, commonly associated with boutique firms, through NNDKP IP; and built-in legal & tax solutions through NNDKP Tax Advisory Services, acknowledged as one of the most reputed independent tax consultancy firms on the Romanian market.
NNDKP further boosted its response to market challenges by forming strategic alliances with local non-legal advisers, allowing the firm to find new and innovative ways to serve its clients. Thus, in 2016 the firm joined forces with Transfer Pricing Services, the leading independent transfer pricing advisor in CEE, and in 2018 they partnered with Cornerstone Communications, the first CEE-focused investors relations company and Concilium Consulting, a financial services advisory firm for private companies and the public sector.
Today, NNDKP brings together some of the most knowledgeable, talented and dedicated lawyers and tax advisors active in Romania, with proven results that reflect an authentic mix of first class capabilities, industry insights, courtroom experience and practical business sense. The provision of services at the highest level of quality (in all types of operational aspects, not only in terms of legal and tax services) has represented a core value for NNDKP since establishment.
Currently, 33 partners coordinate a team of over 120 lawyers & counselors (including tax and IP) that focus their practice on (in alphabetical order): Banking and finance, Capital markets, Competition and State aid, Consumer protection and Advertising, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Data protection, Dispute resolution, Employment, Energy and Natural resources, Environment, EU law, Gaming, Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and healthcare, Public procurement and PPP, Real estate and construction, Tax, Telecommunications and Media.
Complementary, the firm adds to their offering an insightful knowledge of specific aspects impacting industry sectors like (in alphabetical order): agribusiness, automotive, defence, financial sector, hospitality, travel & leisure, industrial and manufacturing, infrastructure and transport, retail and consumer goods, technology.
NNDKP operates through four offices across Romania, with its headquarters in Bucharest and presence in Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca and Brasov cities.
NNDKP has been top-ranked in virtually all practice areas ever since the very first research conducted on Romania by the reputed international guides Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
NNDKP is proud to have been recognized as the “Law firm of the Year in Romania” by Chambers Europe for four times during the nine years since this distinction started being awarded to Romanian law firms (2009, 2012, 2013, 2017).
Furthermore, NNDKP IP was awarded “Romanian IP firm of the year” between 2014 and 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property, being the most awarded IP firm on the local market.
NNDKP is acknowledged as “a genuine domestic powerhouse with lawyers who are truly passionate about the legal profession.” (Chambers & Partners, 2018)
“NNDKP is able to cover large volumes of work in a short time frame and handle multiple interdisciplinary tasks at a time. The lawyers understand our needs and our business and provide targeted legal assistance and responses, focusing on what is key for the client, but maintaining attention to detail.” (Chambers & Partners, 2017)
“Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is one of the marquee names in Romania and this is reflected by the domestic firm’s presence in the top tier of all our rankings.” (IFLR1000, 2016)
“Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is ‘very proactive and creates innovative solutions’; it has ‘a strong knowledge of regulatory issues and a client-friendly approach’.” (The Legal 500, 2016)
“It is always a pleasure to work with them; they are a team of very professional lawyers, trying to see all the aspects of the legal issue, very thorough analysts, good communicators, available to discuss different opinions and answer all the demands of the client.” (IFLR1000, 2015)