Neil McGregor is the Managing Partner of McGregor & Partners SCA, the law firm in Romania and Bulgaria which is associated with the international firm Stephenson Harwood. He is a British commercial solicitor who has worked in Romania and its neighbouring countries since 1996. He is a member of the Bucharest Bar and is also a registered foreign lawyer in Bulgaria.
Although he deals with high-value dispute resolution work, Neil prefers to help clients avoid disputes and misunderstandings from arising if at all possible. In this, he has extensive experience of advising on and negotiating inward investment and joint ventures between foreign and Romanian entities in many sectors of business and industry. He specialises in banking and corporate finance, projects and merger, acquisition and disposals work, being listed in the Legal 500 as a recommended individual for corporate / M&A work. He has also been listed as “highly recommended” by Global Counsel 3000 for his work in energy matters.
Transactions which Neil has dealt with in recent years include numerous renewable energy projects, the establishment of a network of logistics and distribution centres, the acquisition of a diversified industrial holding company with operations throughout the region, the acquisition of the leading Romanian courier company and various companies in the transport industry, in addition to the delivery of new vessels by Romanian shipyards.
Neil also deals with regulation, compliance and corporate governance matters, including anti-bribery & corruption work and the investigation of corporate fraud. He led the legal team dealing with the accreditation of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce by the UK government. He was elected a director of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and is an experienced speaker at conferences and trade events. He has also been the company secretary of a private railway company in the UK for more than 20 years and has extensive experience of corporate governance and in the railway sector.