Radu Catana

Radu Catană

Personal data
Date and place of birth: April 25, 1974, Cluj-Napoca
Civil status: Married, two childrenContact information
+40264442926
rcatana@law.ubbcluj.roEducation and professional developmentStudies
2002: Ph.D in Commercial and Banking Law – summa cum laudae, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
1996-1997: Master in Company Law (Diplôme d’études approfondies – D.E.A.), Université de Paris XII Val-de-Marne, France
1992-1996: Bachelor (Licence) in Law, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Research, fellowships (gotten through open competition)
Fulbright Senior Award – University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall, School of Law, Center for Law, Business & Economy (2011);
Grant Director, „Vision. Adaptability. Performance in law graduate studies” AM-POSDRU (2014-1015) ;
Grant Director – Internship program Ab ACADEMIA ad ADVOCATUM, AM-POSDRU (2012-1013) ;
Grant Director (Young researchers teams), PN-II-RU-TE-2011-3-1058 -Legal approach to improving corporate governance. Meeting the challenges of the recent economic and financial global crisis, CNCS-UEFISCDI (2011-2014);
Post doctoral research fellowship – Max Planck Institute for Private International Law and International Comparative Law, Hamburg (2008);
Grant Director (IDEAS), CNCSIS 493 IDEI2007- Dynamics of Romanian joint venture company law as a consequence of adopting the principles of corporate governance. Towards a new balance between ownership, management and control, CNCSIS/UEFISCU, PNCDI II (2007-2010);
Member of the research team, grant CNCSIS2442 (IDEAS) 2008 – Peculiarities and complementarity in European Private Law. Laws and jurisdictions conflicts and European legislative integration (2008-2011);
Member of the research team, grant Agence Universitaire Francophone – Regional Francophone Institutute for Strategic Studies (IFRES) – Central and East Europe – „State of law and Civil society” (2008);
Scholar of French Republic Government (1996-1997) aiming at getting the Master diploma in Company Law (Diplôme d’études approfondies), Université de Paris XII Val de Marne

Other relevant professional developments and research internships abroad
2005: Comparative Business Law, Institut de Droit du Travail, Aix en Provence, France
2002: Comparative Company Law, University of Cambridge, UK
2001: European Company Law, Universite d’Aix – Marseille II, France
2001: Company Law, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
1999: Comparative Business Law, Université de Paris II Pantheon-Assas, France

Professional Experience

Teaching
2013-present: Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
2008-2013: Associate Professor
2003-2007: Lecturer
2000-2002: Assistant Professor
1997-1999: Junior Assistent Professor
2009-2012: Visiting Professor, Karl Franzens Universität, Graz, Austria

Positions in the University’s management
2012-2016: Vice Rector, Babeș-Bolyai University
2006-2012: General Chansellor, Babeş-Bolyai University
2004-2006: Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Babeş-Bolyai University
2009-present: Statutory General Secretary, UNIVERSITARIA consortium
General Secretary, Chaire Senghor de la Francophonie, Babeş-Bolyai University

Other professional experiences
1997-present: Attorney at Law, Cluj Bar

Other activities and involvements in the academic and research community
Initiator and coordinator of Graduate program (in English) „International and comparative business law” from 2014, Faculty of Law, Babeş-Bolyai University
Founder and Director of the Center for Company law and Corporate Governance (from 2010)
Member of the Board of Directors, European Center For Comparative Commercial and Company Law, Cracow, paneuropean organization for scientific cooperation of teaching staff, researchers and practitioners in Business and Company Law
Member of the Editorial Board of the international field reviews:
The European Lawyer (edited by Central and Eastern European Universities Network – CEEUN, la Novi Sad, Serbia)
The Law Quarterly for the Commercial, Insolvency and Capital Market Law (edited by C.H. Beck, Cracow, Poland)
Member of the Editorial Board of two leading Romanian Law Reviews
– Pandectele Române (editura Wolters Kluwer)
– Revista Română de Dreptul Afacerilor (editura Wolters Kluwer)
National reporter for European Company Law, Ed. Wolters Kluwer, Netherlands (monthly, professional review)
Member of the permanent commission of Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Certified assessor, AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie)
Assessor, Fulbright Romania
Expert, CNCIS (2008-2010)
Expert, ICSID (International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes), World Bank, Washington DC (2009)

Relevant international speaches in Company Law
Université Sidi Mohamed Fes, Maroc (2015)
Tilburg University, Netherlanden (2014)
University of Hawaii, Hawaii, SUA (2011)
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazilia (2011)
Regent University, Virginia, SUA (2009)
Max Plank Intitute, Hamburg, Germany (2009)
Chongquing University, China (2006)

Keynote speaker in international&national conferences in the field of Business, Company and Banking Law

Foreign languages
Franch (experimented user)
English (experimented user)

Selective publications

Books (author or co-author)
Radu N. Catana, Drept comercial in powerpoint, Universul juridic, Bucuresti, 2013
Coord. R. Bufan, R. N. Catana, Lucian Bercea, Dreptul comercial la confluenta a doua coduri, Editura Universul Juridic, 2013
Radu N. Catana, The reform of corporate governance of state-owned enterprises in Romania, Universul juridic, București, 2012
Radu N. Catana, Dreptul societăților comerciale. Probleme actuale ale societăților pe acțiuni. Democrația acționarială, Editura Sfera Juridică, ClujNapoca, 2007
Radu N. Catana, Dreptul asigurărilor. Reglementarea activităţii de asigurare. Teoria generală a contractului de asigurare, Editura Sfera Juridică, Cluj-Napoca, 2007
Radu N. Catana, Rolul justiţiei în funcţionarea societăţilor comerciale, LuminaLex, Bucureşti, 2003

Selected studies (author/ main co-author) published in international publishing houses
Radu N. Catana, Executive directors’ contracts and remuneration in Romanian Company and Capital Market Law, in Executive Directors’ remuneration in Comparative Corporate Perspective, ed. Ch. Van der Elst, Wolters Kluwer, Alphen, The Nederlands, 2015
Radu N. Catana, La modernisation du droit roumain des societies dans le paysage de la concurrence reglementaire en Europe, in La simplification du droit des societies privées dans les états membres de l’Union Européenne, eds. E-J. Navez, Y. de Cordt, Bruylant-LGDJ, Bruxelles, 2015
Radu N. Catana, Naturalization of European and American Legal Concepts in Romanian Corporate Law, in Öffnung und Wandel – Die internationale Dimension des Rechts II, ed. Lexis Nexis, Viena, 2011;
Radu N. Catana, Propos sur la dépendence du droit des affaires de quelques valeures spécifiques a la culture de la société roumaine, in Droit et culture, ed. Bruylant, Bruxelles / LB2V, Paris, 2010
Radu N. Catana, Romanian Company Law – Recent Evolution, between Autonomous Developments and Legal Transplants, in Private Law in Eastern Europe. Autonomous Developments or Legal Transplants, Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, ed. Mohr Siebeck Gmbh Tübbingen, 2010
Radu N. Catana, Le contrat de société. Rapport roumain (2005), Travaux de l’Association Henri Capitant, SLC, Paris, 2007

Selective articles published in Romanian reviwes (author and main co-author)
Catană, R.N, Contractul de furnizare / Contractul de report, in Noul Cod Civil – studii si comentarii, vol. III, partea a II-a, coord. M. Uliescu, Universul Juridic, Bucuresti, 2015
Ponta A, Catană R. N., The business judgment rule and its reception in European countries, The Macrotheme Review, 4(7), p. 125-144 (http://macrotheme.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/12MR47Po.34735941.pdf), 2015
Catană, R.N, Despre efectivitatea reformei guvernantei corporative a intreprinderilor publice prin O.U.G. nr. 109/2011 – Bine-ai venit amagire! Mai stai, mai dureaza un pic, Revista Română de Drept Privat nr. 4/2012
R. N. Catana, Prolegomene la noul regim juridic al întreprinderilor publice: guvernanța corporativă în reglementarea OUG nr.109/2011, In honorem Radu I. Motica, 20 de ani de învățământ juridic la Timișoara, Universul Juridic, București, 2012
Catană, R.N, Shortcomings of The Recent Reform of State-Owned Enterprises‟ Corporate Governance in Romania, Curentul Juridic, 51, 118-129 (https://ideas.repec.org/a/pmu/cjurid/v51y2012p118-129.html), 2012
Catană, R.N, Reforma guvernanței întreprinderilor publice sub aspectul protecției acționarilor și transparenței, în temeiul Ordonanței de Urgență nr.109/2011, Revista Română de Dreptul Afacerilor nr.8/2012 (coautor, Vlad Verdeș)
Catană, R.N, Principiile de guvernanță și structura administrației întreprinderilor de stat în urma OUG nr.109/2011 privind guvernanța corporativă a întreprinderilor publice, Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai, seria Iurisprudentia, nr.3/2012 (coautor, Adrian Popa)
Catană, R.N, Rudimentul legii educației naționale, Pandectele Române nr.4/2011
Catană, R.N, Report from Romania, European Company Law, 8, Issue 1, pp. 37–40 (coautor, Călin Pop), 2011
Catană, R.N, Recent developments in Romanian Company Law – Procedural Celerity and Creditor Protection. Report from Romania, European Company Law Journal, 8, Issue 1, 2011
Catană, R.N, Guvernanța corporativă în sectorul bancar din România, Studia Universitatis Babeș Bolyai. Seria Jurisprudentia, 2010
Catană, R.N, Particularități ale eficienței instituției răspunderii civile a administratorilor și directorilor societăților comerciale, în contextul globalizării dreptului societar, Revista Română de Drept al Afacerilor, vol. 9, 2010
Catană, R.N, Legal Transplants in Romanian Corporate Law: Seeking for Success, Studia Universitatis Babeș Bolyai. Seria Negotia, p. 35-54, 2009
Catană, R.N, Dreptul afacerilor, provocat de criza financiară, Pandectele Române, 2008
Catană, R.N, Răspunderea băncilor față de terți, pentru credite imprudente acordate clienților, Pandectele Române, supliment, 2008
Catană, R.N, Shareholder democracy and decison making in Romanian Company Law,Law quarterly for the commercial, insolvency and capital market law, no.1/2008, C.H. Beck, Cracow, Poland
Catană, R.N, Report from Romania (2007), Effective Reform of Romanian Company Law and Possible Future Perspective, European Company Law Journal, vol. 4, issue 6, 2007, p. 270-274
Catană, R.N, Limitele principiului indemnitar în asigurări, Revista Română de Drept al Afacerilor, p. 20-39, 2007
Catană, R.N, Manifestarea și consecințele exercitării abuzive a prerogativelor asociaților sau acționarilor societățilo rcomerciale, RevistaRomână de Drept al Afacerilor, supliment, 2007
Catană, R.N, Regimul juridic al obligației de plată a primelor de asigurare, Pandectele Române nr. 4/ 2007
Catană, R.N, Considerații de drept comparat asupra unora dintre actele juridice încheiate în perioada suspectă de debitorul aflat în procedura insolvenței, Pandectele Române, vol. 4, 2006
Catană, R.N, Obligația de diligență și prudență a administratorilor în contextul reformei dreptului societăților comerciale, Pandectele Române, nr.3/2006
Catană, R.N, Fundamentul şi condiţiile controlului judiciar al exercitării abuzive a dreptului de vot în cadrul societăţilor comerciale, Revista Română de Drept al Afacerilor nr.6/2006
Catană, R.N, Abuzul de majoritate în dreptul societăţilor comerciale, Revista de Drept Comercial nr.6/2002
Catană, R.N, Retragerea asociaţilor din societăţile comerciale, Revista de Drept Comercial nr.2/2002
Catană, R.N, Expertiza judiciară de gestiune, Studia UBB Jurisprudentia nr. 1/2002
Catană, R.N, Excluderea asociaţilor din societăţile comerciale, Studia UBB Jurisprudentia nr. 2/2001
Catană, R.N, Convenţiile de vot : una dintre incertitudinile dreptului român al societăţilor comerciale, Studia UBB Jurisprudentia nr. 2/2000
Catană, R.N, Admisibilitatea acţiunii în dizolvarea societăţii comerciale pentru neînţelegeri grave între asociaţi, Revista de Drept Comercial nr.2/1998
Catană, R.N, Study on the law applicable to crowdfunding – country report from Romania, Revue internationale des services financiers / International Journal for Financial Services (RISF), No.4/2016, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2016
Catană, R.N, Restructurarea întreprinderii. Instrumentele dreptului societar și ale dreptului insolvenței, Ed. Universul Juridic, Bucureşti, 2015, editor coordonator