McGuireWoods, top American strategic business advisor in Romania, celebrated recently six years of excellent service provided to its clients, according to a press release. “Having recently been elected Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania, I am privileged to take on a more complex responsibility and, together with my team, to identify new investment opportunities for Romania”, said Nadia Crisan (photo),
Managing Director of McGuireWoods Consulting Romania, at the celebration of the company’s sixth anniversary. To further emphasize the role of McGuireWoods in the Ford investment in Romania, Lyle Watters, Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President Finance and Strategic Planning of Ford of Europe, stated: “Ford’s relationship with McGuireWoods goes back almost 7 years, to the time when we considered establishing a manufacturing presence in Romania. We had decided to bid for the Craiova facility, which, at that time, was jointly owned by Daewoo and the Romanian Government. The challenge for us was how to make the whole acquisition process work, especially in a privatization environment which was new to Romania, and in an equally new political environment, as Romania had just joined the European Union. McGuireWoods and its Managing Director, Nadia Crisan, skillfully and diplomatically steered us through difficult and sometimes turbulent times, but with a successful outcome in the end. We are now firmly established in Romania, happy to be here and we continue to rely on the advice of McGuireWoods.
”The event benefited of the great presence of Duane Butcher – US Chargé d’affaires ad interim, Dennis Treacy – Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Smithfield Foods, Lyle Watters – Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President Finance and Strategic Planning of Ford of Europe, Lewis Franklin Payne – President of McGuireWoods LLC, former US congressman, Frank Atkinson – Chairman of McGuireWoods LLC, senior executives representing the firm’s clients, senior central and local governmental officials, members of the diplomatic community and the international financial institutions.