Adina Chilim-Dumitriu

Leaders in Law endorses Adina Chilim-Dumitriu as our exclusively recommended expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Adina please use the contact information provided above.

Co-head of the firm’s Public Procurement and PPP practice together with Adriana Gaspar and of the Corporate/M&A practice together with Gabriela Cacerea, Ruxandra Bologa and Adriana Gaspar, and Head of the Telecommunications and Media practice, Adina Chilim-Dumitriu is particularly experienced in the sectors requiring technical knowledge and abilities – public procurement, telecommunications and energy.

With over 23 years of experience at NNDKP, she is renowned for handling large mergers and acquisitions deals; has assisted various clients in respect of their participation to public procurement procedures, borrowers and lenders in connection with complex financing transactions and has developed particular expertise in the gas field, as well as in cross-border energy projects.

Her expertise covers:

  • public procurement both in relation to consultancy in public procurement projects – from analysis of award documentation requirements to assistance in drafting the offers, as well as regards challenges in front of the National Council for Settlement of Public Procurement Contracts (CNSC) and the competent courts of appeal)
  • privatizations
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • media and telecommunications law
  • energy (with particular expertise in natural gas projects, including trans-border energy projects)
  • contract negotiations
  • business transfers and outsourcing
  • project finance

Industry Focus


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Certificate of international legal practice “Strategic Directions for International Practice”, New York City Bar Association
  • 8th School of Project Finance, Euromoney Legal Training, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK

Firm Description:

NNKDP has always been committed to outstanding legal and tax services and exceptional client relationship management. Guided by these principles, we learned along the years that geographical boundaries are no longer the limits of our interactions with clients. Thus, we joined forces with peers who share the same vision and approach when it comes to offering the most suitable legal and tax support to our clients’ business interests, anywhere these may arise.

Thanks to our firm’s reputation in this profession and to our standing in the domestic legal market, NNDKP is the exclusive member firm in Romania of:

  • Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of premier independent law firms
  • World Services Group – the world’s largest multidisciplinary network of professional services firms
  • SEE Legal – the largest provider of legal services through the Southeastern Europe region

Testimonial to our global mindset, our affiliations are an integral part of NNDKP’s constant efforts to ensure for our clients access to:

  • genuine client-centric approach
  • capabilities across jurisdictions of interest
  • expert advice from first class lawyers worldwide


Marina Dumitrescu

Leaders in Law endorses Marina Dumitrescu as our exclusively recommended Entertainment Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Marina please use the contact information provided above.

Marina’s activity is focused on finding solutions for any situation a company deals with during its day-to-day business, being the legal ally to go to in matters of corporate, business, mergers and acquisitions and real estate.

She has graduated the Bucharest Law School and Business Management at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She has been practicing law since 2011, when she became a member of the Bucharest Bar. Marina is also initiated in common law, taking a course in contract law with Harvard University. She acquired international experience during the collaboration with a law firm headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, providing services throughout the Balkan area.

Her passion for teaching others has made her a certified trainer, conducting workshops and seminars mainly for clients.

Broad experience in business law specialized in providing legal advice in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Law, Real Estate and GDPR, at national and international level. Creative, solution-oriented, flexible, organized, with proven communication and analytical skills and able to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines. Determined and passionate about challenging projects, always willing to go that extra mile and meet the client’s needs.

Firm Description:

Nicolescu Dumitrescu Ilie & Asociații (NDI) is a dynamic law firm established in 2018 by Andrei Nicolescu, Bogdan Ilie and Marina Dumitrescu and formerly known as Andrew ID. Presently, NDI benefits from the contribution of a total number of 10 attorneys highly specialized in various business-related law areas.
We practice Business Law within NewLaw philosophy. NewLaw is a fresh approach to the practice of law that means business understanding, flexible pricing and profound communication. We are in the business of law to add value to other businesses, simply put.

At present, NDI is a Romanian law firm specialized in business law in the broadest sense, covering most major commercial and industrial activities on the Romanian market, namely: corporate affairs, competition, real estate, energy, public procurement and construction, employment, sports’ law and fiscal and white collar crime. Also in the core business focus, NDI assists its clients in litigation and bankruptcy, including arbitrator and mediator services.

The merged team has been representing international and domestic clients and global corporations in many significant Romanian projects, while also serving many small and medium-sized establishments. NDI selects its clients carefully and strives to ensure them the best benefit of its experience and know how.

Our pledge is to offer meaningful legal services with business acumen, reasonably priced.


Bogdan Panaitescu

Leaders in Law endorses Bogdan Panaitescu as our exclusively recommended Sports Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Bogdan please use the contact information provided above.

Bogdan Panaitescu has significant experience in litigation and is frequently involved in dispute settlement procedures. He regularly assists clients from various business sectors such as banking, pharmaceutical, construction, automotive industry, insurance, sport, media, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing & industry, services, retail & consumer goods, public authorities. Bogdan has also assisted individuals with claims lodged before the European Court of Human Rights.

Bogdan is praised by his clients for his relaxed approach and his business oriented mindset that provides clear and helpful advice, both in dispute settlement procedures, as well as in consultancy work.

Besides his extensive practice, Bogdan is very close to the academic environment and has built a network of collaborators in major university cities throughout Romania, thus combining hands-on experience with current legal doctrine orientation and the experience of renowned academics.

Bogdan is a GAFTA member since 2014..

Firm Description:

In today’s challenging business sector S.C.A. NEGOIȚĂ, IANCU & PANAITESCU is committed to  delivering excellent legal work that will help clients fulfil their goals. We enjoy recognition for our trademark approach that starts with realistic evaluations and turns practical advice into efficient legal strategies.

We have a wealth of experience in dispute resolution and we regularly advise clients in most business sectors. Our base includes a wide range of domestic and foreign clients, both private and public which allows for us to consider all aspects of any transaction.

We are only associated with highly recognized individuals and through such network of collaborators we offer integrated legal services throughout the country, following the founding partners’ guiding principles: Professionalism, Integrity and Loyalty towards the Client.


Charles Vernon

Leaders in Law endorses Charles Vernon as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Charles please use the contact information provided above.

Charles specializes in mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and corporate finance.  He has extensive experience in M&A matters and during the last several years has completed billions of dollars in such transactions in Eastern Europe.  He has represented major oil companies, retail firms, port operators, hotel and telecommunication companies in relation to a series of mergers and divestiture projects including acquisitions, project financings, competition matters, privatizations, concession agreements, deal structuring, litigation, and post-acquisition operations and activities.

Charles has also advised a variety of borrowers and banks in lending transactions including syndications and bonds.  He has represented some of world’s largest banks and financial institutions in lending and investing matters in Romania, Slovakia and the Middle East.

A Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), Charles has worked on numerous compliance matters as well as on fraud and employee malfeasance cases, including investigations of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and matters before the Romanian anti-corruption authority (the DNA).  He regularly advises companies and investors on corporate best practices and the “do’s and don’ts” of good corporate governance and behavior.

Education & Certifications

  • J.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • M.A. (Honours), St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Accounting (non-degree professional studies), University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I)


  • 1991 (Virginia)
  • 2008 (Register Foreign Lawyer, Bucharest Bar)

Firm Description:

Vernon | David is a boutique law firm specializing in complex commercial transactions and disputes, regulatory matters and compliance issues. We provide high-end bespoke legal advice to a wide array of domestic and international clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies and foreign governments.  Currently, we have offices in Bucharest, Romania and in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Our law firm is structured to provide comprehensive, high-quality legal services to serve the domestic and international needs of our clients drawing on the combined resources and varied expertise of our lawyers.  Our goal is to accomplish the client’s objectives in a succinct and efficient manner.

The law firm has worked on some of the largest deals and transactions in Romanian history, including advising TMK with its acquisition of Resita Steel (currently the largest steel producer in Romania), assisting Iulius Mall with the Palas Mall (one of the Romania’s largest retail centers) as well as representing Xannat (former Anglo-American group company and Romania’s largest aggregates mining company) with its management buy-out.

Our Chisinau-based team of American and Moldovan attorneys works closely with our Bucharest office in advising clients on a range of investment-related matters, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate issues, labor matters, tax, IP, environmental regulations and general commercial transactions.  We also have a dynamic commercial litigation practice.

As active members of the local and foreign business community, we have been involved in a variety of business and legislative initiatives, including drafting the leasing laws of Moldova and taking a leading role in the reform of the Moldovan labor legislation.  In addition, members of our firm act on various local boards and charities, including being board members of the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Business Association (EBA).

Vernon│David today has 5 partners (Charles Vernon, Daniela David, Maria Nica, Corina Tiganas and Diana Neagu) and over 25 associates and staff in both Bucharest and Chisinau.

Our Vision

Honesty, integrity, hard work.  Many say it, few live it.

We are a boutique law firm that provides our clients with close one-on-one attention, in a collaborative and business-focused setting.  This allows us to offer highly skilled representation on a broad range of legal topics.  To deliver high quality cost effective services, we place a premium on common sense, creativity and experience.

We bring enthusiasm, passion, innovation, entrepreneurial zeal, and commitment to advancing the interest of our clients.  We are results oriented and goal focused.  Honesty, integrity and hard work are core values; not just a line on a website.

We will strive to maintain a firm culture that reflects our shared, and sometimes colorful, personalities and styles.  Our goal is to create a collegial environment in which our team members can flourish and enjoy the practice of law, while managing our clients’ matters in an efficient, caring and proactive manner.  We believe that the client’s success is our success.

We want to continue to enhance our image as informal, collegial, hardworking and principled lawyers.

Our Evolution

With over 19 years on the Romanian market, Vernon | David has grown to be become a leading international commercial law firm with offices in Bucharest, Romania and Chisinau, Moldova.

Originally established to be the associated law firm of Ernst & Young, the firm became independent in 2004.  Daniela David, a founding partner of the firm in 2001, was joined by Charles Vernon (an American lawyer working in Romania since 1997) in 2008 to form Vernon | David.

Although active in Moldova since 2001, Vernon | David opened a full-fledged office in Chisinau in 2009.  Since then, we have become one of Moldova’s leading commercial law firms, and in 2010 we had the honor to be recognized in the Legal 500 directory as one of Moldova’s 1st tier law practices.

Our logo suggests our strong values.  With a Scottish legacy by his mother, Charles learned from his childhood the legend of the family’s crest, a lion holding a sword with the words “fide et fortitudine” (Latin for “faith and fortitude”).  The story inspired the logo of the company as well as the firm’s ideals:  honesty, integrity and hard work.


Mrs. Amala Mararu

Leaders in Law endorses Mrs. Amala Mararu as our exclusively recommended White-Collar Crime Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Amala please use the contact information provided above.

Mrs. Amala Mararu is the law firm’s Managing Partner. She works with clients on issues of strategic counsel, crisis management and public relations matters, and regularly represents clients in front of various public authorities including courts of justice. Her practice encompasses a broad range of general corporate, commercial, insurance, labor, NGOs, commercial and criminal litigation matters, both domestically and cross-border.

Amala Mararu’s clients have included Nike Inc., in conjunction with McKenna Long & Aldrige LLP, Brussels, Belgium, on sportware, sport and electronic apparel consumer products and product marketing, labeling and safety issues, Convinus GmbH, Zürich, Switzerland on legal advice on social contributions, mother company to subsidiary financing, capital returns, personnel incentives, board of directors wages and compensations, special benefits and profit repatriation for a major Swiss print media corporation, one of Romania’s biggest media groups and, on an ongoing basis, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland on a number of representation and assistance matters concerning incorporation, administrative, commercial, financial and employment. Since 2004, Mrs. Mararu assists and represents on an ongoing basis Ericsson Telecommunications Romania, on corporate, labor, contract and representation in front of various public authorities, and since 2010, CSC Computer Sciences s.r.o. Czech Republic on contract matters.

Mrs. Mararu had counseled and successfully represented various major clients in Romanian first or appeal courts up to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, such as in a series of over 80 commercial, administrative, tax, and criminal court cases concerning an industrial and property dispute over Archim SA Arad, a major Romanian chemical and fertilizers plant, the Financial Investments Company “SIF Transilvania” SA (SIF3 on the BVB, the Romanian Stock Exchange), in Romania’s biggest securities market series of trial cases involving over 7M shareholders and over 17M Euro share capital increase issue against shareholder’s complaint, Cocor S.A., Frigotecnica  Industriale Chiavenna s.p.a. in debt collection issues, Ovidiu Tender, one of Romania’s wealthiest businessmen, UGIR-1903 (the General Confederation of the Romanian Industrialists), the biggest employers confederation in Romania signing 9 of the 14 Collective Labor Agreements at national level, in numerous administrative, labor, contract, insolvency, NGO formation and administration, accounting and taxation matters, as well as trial cases.

As member of the Social Dialogue Committee with the Justice Ministry and Labor Ministry, Mrs. Mararu had actively participated in the drafting of and the debates over the Romanian Labor Code and the Insolvency Law, some of Romania’s most debated pieces of organic legislation during the 2003 and 2004 legislative reforms.

Practice Areas

  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Litigation

Mrs. Mararu’s other recent transactions include representing:

  • BayFront Capital Partners and Roman Copper Corp. on the acquisition of Cupru Min SA Abrud, the state-owned operator of Rosia Poieni world-class copper deposit with evaluated reserves of 900 million tones (60% of Romania’s copper reserves) and a current commercial value of around Eur 5.7 billion;
  • Ericsson Telecommunications Romania, in connection with the appointment of the new Country Manager, the takeover of the commutation/switch and electrical supply departments of Romania’s biggest landline telecomm operator, Romtelecom SA, implicating a personnel transfer of 400 employees and hundreds of business locations throughout Romania, and the share transfer from Ericsson Holding International BV, Holland to LM Ericsson AB Sweden;
  • Frigotecnica Industriale Chiavenna s.p.a. in an insolvency trial against Farmer Logistics Romania;
  • Betclick Ltd., London, on gaming and betting matters concerning the launch of its online platform in Romanian language;
  • Legal counsel, assistance, and representation in front of AVAS, the State Assets Agency, in connection with the annulment of a tender notice and correspondent state title against her client, involving an industrial park as collateral, valued 800,000 Euro;
  • Dispute resolution over some industrial parts finalized with a 2 million Euro settlement;
  • Dispute resolution over 1,4 million Euro financing and further investment for industrial technologies and production process lines for Skiadopoulos Bros. Church Supplies;
  • Complex court case won against Azomures SA, the biggest Romanian producer of chemical fertilizers, in connection with a technology transfer followed by acquisition, 4,000 pages documentation, case valued at 220,000 Euro;

Mrs. Mararu was born in Fagaras, Romania. She received a LL.B. magna cum laude in general practice of law in 1999, a postgraduate diploma in criminal sciences from the Law Faculty of the Bucharest University in 2002, and a  MBA in business communication from the British Academy of Business and Communication in 2006. She is one of the two founders of Mararu & Mararu in February 2004.

Firm Description:

Mararu & Mararu SCA is a premier Romanian boutique law firmspecialising in cross-industry and cross-practice digital and technology law, from IT&C to finance technology, marketing technology, e-commerce, distributed ledger technology (DLT) & blockchain, industrial property & patents, intellectual property, cybercrime, aerospace, and to computer and data science, with a long-standing legal practice in corporate and M&A, litigation, energy and natural resources, public private partnership and procurement, international private & public law, NGOs and white collar crime.   

For 20 years, Mararu & Mararu’s English-speaking lawyers in Bucharest have dedicated themselves to a quality and successful legal practice, continuous legal training and legal risk management for Fortune 500, start-ups and multinational private or public corporations, working at the forefront of technological, industrial, financial, social and regulatory changes, bringing value, clarity and opportunity to its clients in an ethical, adaptive, integrated, clear, and sound legal manner, with affordability and efficiency.

The lawyers at Mararu & Mararu have dedicated themselves to detailed and personalised service, committing wholeheartedly to their clients’ needs and education, and preferring each to handle a few clients well rather than many with mediocrity, its expertise and ethics quickly giving the firm, one of the oldest law firms in Romania, a reputation for long-term client commitment that foregoes short-term profit if necessary.

Mararu & Mararu practicing attorneys are High Court of Cassation and Justice qualified, being licensed to appear before all Romanian courts.  


Radu Catalin Pavel

Leaders in Law endorses Radu Paval as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Radu please use the contact information provided above.

Radu Catalin Pavel is the Managing Partner and Founder of Pavel, Margarit & Associates Romanian Law Firm.

Within more than 13 years of sophisticated and diverse business practice, Radu gained an extensive expertise especially in M&A, Corporate and Commercial field, assisting and providing world-class legal services to the firm’s top clients.
Radu enhanced his knowledge and experience through working with major international and local clients. After graduating university, he started his own practice, working in Real estate, Insolvency and Corporate Commercial and M&A. His integrity, determination, and result-oriented approach, has driven him as the founder and Managing Partner of the law firm. He has grown his business practice through recommendations, his clients following him through the years. The practice grew steadily alongside a young and dedicated team of professionals.
Being a PhDc in public law, an author of numerous legal books, scientific legal articles and studies, internationally recognized by the most prestigious legal guides and publications in the world, Radu serves his clients with high dedication and commitment.

Radu is recognized as Leading Lawyer by Legal500 in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 edition. He is also the only attorney recommended for Romania on Dispute Resolution area of practice, by Global Law Experts directory from London, UK.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 has ranked Radu as Leading Lawyer in Romania, in Restructuring and Insolvency, Real Estate and Banking Practice Areas, in the Financial and Corporate 2017, 2018 and 2019 Guide.


  • English, Italian, French


  • Bucharest Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Romanian Forensic Association (ACR)
  • Romanian Association of Penal Sciences (ASRP)


  • Master’s Degree in Law and PHD candidate in Law
  • Member of the Bucharest Bar in Romania, since 2005
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Insolvency practitioner (2018-present)
  • Associate teacher in the Law School of Spiru Haret University (2011-2012)
  • Author of numerous books and scientific articles in the Administrative & Public Law field

Firm Description:

Who we are

  • We are specialized business lawyers committed to deliver excellence
  • We are young and ambitious professionals eager to make a difference

What we do

  • We serve our clients’ business interests worldwide
  • We engage in challenging legal issues in diversified industries
  • We provide high-end legal services on a vast range of complex projects

How we do it

  • We understand our clients’ needs and industries and the dynamics of the legal field
  • We identify problems and propose viable legal solutions
  • We combine thorough knowledge with a business oriented approach
  • We use experienced professionals and are passionate about recruiting talent
  • We build solid and long-term relationships with our clients and colleagues
  • We have positive interactions in a team and with clients

Why we do it

  • We are passionate about the legal profession
  • We are enthusiastic about meaningful work and interesting projects
  • We want to achieve challenging goals and successful results
  • We are motivated by generous compensations
  • We enjoy working and learning alongside exceptional people


Nicholas S. Hammond

Nicholas is a highly experienced English speaking commercial lawyer based in Romania having practised both in the City of London and Romania. He was the first English solicitor to come to Romania in 1990. His practise covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law including company formations and corporate restructuring, joint ventures and inward investment. He has advised clients in such fields as aviation, insurance, banking, retail, agriculture, project finance as well as venture capital investments. He advises on real estate matters as well as leasing and Romanian intellectual property matters.

He has experience in many areas of law including aviation, natural resources, finance and insurance, intellectual property and employment as well as counselling companies entering the Romanian market.

He has spoken on a number of webinars. Currently he writes a blog on Romanian law as well as doing business in Romania.



Hammond Partnership is a Romanian full service commercial law firm based in Bucharest: with a team of lawyers with decades of experience, making sure you get the Romanian legal advice you need.

Although the Firm can trace its history from 1990 when Nicholas Hammond opened the first law firm in Romania after the Revolution of 1989 the legal scene had changed very much from those early days.  The partner therefore looked for something that was different. They wanted a new type of law firm that would answer the needs of their clients in the new evolving business and social world of Romanian and the CEE.

Having discussed the position with existing and potential clients it became clear that the clients were looking for a new type of law firm.  One where the partners and the lawyers took an actual interest not only in legal problems of the clients but also understood the client’s business and the client’s requirements. We would go that little bit further and understand the client’s business.  If the clients do not feel you are interested in them then they will soon find another legal advisor.

It was felt that the words “knowledge, expertise, reliability” were a start to express the type of new law firm that was being created.  As our clients tend to be foreign investors who are investing in Romania or companies that have a large foreign investment element the it was important that the local knowledge tailored to their requirements be made available.  With partners who focus on Romania from both the common law and civil law background, we are uniquely placed to provide the legal advice necessary.


The Firm is a full service commercial firm as well as supplying legal advice to individuals as required. Our lawyers have experience in M&A and all types of commercial transactions and law.  We advise on restructuring of major investments in the exploration field and construction industry. Our lawyers also advise on joint ventures both local and those with international partners.

We deal with all types of general commercial agreements ranging from purchase agreements and franchise documentation to complex corporate restructuring.  We are experienced in dealing with copyright and IP issues as well technological matters.

Our expertise in financial matters allows us to advise clients on banking and financial structuring including financial leasing. We are experienced in dealing with bank negotiations in respect of loans and their restructuring. We advise insurance companies on the requirements and compliance with Romanian and EU law.

Our litigation team is particularly experienced in dealing not only with internal litigation but in deals with cross border litigation as well as arbitration matters both Romania and international arbitration. We advise on employment issues including individual employment contracts as well as in respect of hiring as well as advising when it is necessary for a client to reduce its work force.

Real estate of all levels dealing from purchase or sale of apartments to sale and purchase of large tracts of land including licensing is also a strong point for our teams.  We have also dealt with cases in the oil and gas industry as well as transportation and aviation matters.

The Firm also provides taxation advice in respect of structuring well as the impact EU legislation.


The Firm deals both with local and international matters. Most of the clients who consult with us have an international connection or element to their business.

We are aware of this and through our network of contacts built up over many years including our membership as exclusive member of Globalaw in Romania; we can assist our clients in resolving problems in other jurisdictions. When a client contacts with an issue that needs foreign expertise, we refer the client to the lawyer or law firm that we feel is most suited to their needs and requirements.

As we have no formal arrangements with any law firm in any jurisdiction this means that we can find the right law firm for the client both in terms of expertise but also, financially. This is important for not only is success important but also a satisfied client is important to us.

Clients who we have assisted by referring them to other law firms have been more than happy with the referral.


Alexandru Badet

Leaders in Law endorses Alexandru Badet as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Romania. If you wish to get in touch with Alexandru please use the contact information provided above.

Alexandru Badet has extensive knowledge and legal skills in the area of corporate and commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. He has a broad experience in drafting and reviewing corporate bylaws, shareholders agreements, sale and purchase agreements, services agreements, distribution agreements, lease agreements, employment agreements and escrow agreements.

Alexandru Badet advises clients on regulatory issues, bid and tender preparation, negotiation of transaction documentation and sale-purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions finance, post-acquisition transition and integration.

Specialties: corporate law, real estate, project finance and tendering, commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, aviation and shipping, EU funding, internet & computers, EU and international law.

Badet Alexandru Attorneys at Law:

Badet Law is a Romanian business law firm based in Bucharest, founded in 2013 by Alexandru Badet, a leading lawyer with a solid track record as Senior Associate and Partner with international and local law firms.

We deliver expert legal advice in a pragmatic, responsive and cost-effective way via our dedicated practice areas. Our main areas of expertise are Corporate and Commercial, M&A, Employment, Banking and Finance, Litigation & Arbitration and Real Estate and Construction. We also provide valuable legal advice and assistance to clients operating in the aviation and shipping sectors and the energy and renewables industry.

Our clients are Romanian companies of all sizes, foreign companies and their subsidiaries located in Romania, as well as Romanian and foreign individuals.

We build our practice on a strong set of values that guide us in all that we do and that enable us to achieve the highest standards in all our actions: an excellent quality of service, a passionate and fresh approach to any matter and  client happiness.

Our firm’s  focus is on our clients and their businesses and we apply our expertise to help achieve their objectives.  We invest time in building lasting relationships and a good understanding of our clients’ affairs in order to know what matters and our advice can be relevant, effective and appropriate.

Our clients tell us that our professionalism, ability to tackle complex problems and strong emphasis on communication are the reasons why they work with us. We are proud of our creative and fresh approach and aim to continue investing in improving our service.


Simona Chirică


University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, Bucharest/Romania (Ph.D. 2009)
Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich/Germany (Summer Training in German and European Law 2005)
Nicolae Titulescu University, Faculty of Law, Bucharest/Romania (Master’s degree in Business Law 2005, Lic. iur. 2004)
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz/Germany (Summer Training in International Private Law 2003)

teaching positions

Academy of Economic Studies, Assistant, Bucharest/Romania (since 2004)
Several seminars and lectures on Romanian Private Law (ARS, WIFI Vienna, Business Circle)

working experience

National Law Firm, Attorney at Law, Bucharest/Romania (2004-07)


Bucharest Bar


Romanian, German, English


Our main ambition is your commercial success and satisfaction as our client. We know that ready-made answers or legal nitpicking are not an option for our clients. We provide flexible, creative, and personally-tailored solutions – always on the highest level of corporate law on both the national and international level.

Legal issues are often very complex. At schoenherr, we ensure that they don’t become perplexing as well. Clear and effective communication is a hallmark of our dialogue with clients. Also within schoenherr, it is one of the highest priorities of our corporate culture.

Schoenherr was one of the first international law firms to move into the dynamically developing CEE market. Today, schoenherr is among the largest law firms in this region and has an outstanding reputation.