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RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP), Prof Lucian Mihai, Bucharest, ROMANIA

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Prof Lucian Mihai

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RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP)

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Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Intellectual Property.


Of Counsel.


Professor Lucian Mihai is an Of Counsel of RTPR in association with Allen & Overy LLP. He specialises in intellectual property and litigation area, including arbitration, having represented a number of high-profile foreign clients doing business in Romania. Dr. Lucian Mihai has over 35 years of experience as professor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, where he holds classes on civil law and intellectual property law. Professor Lucian Mihai is a former chairman of the Commission for drafting the New Civil Code and the Law for its Enactment, former President of the Romanian Constitutional Court (the highest legal position in Romania), former member of the Venice Commission (two mandates), as well as former Secretary General of the Chamber of Deputies. Professor Lucian Mihai is listed as arbitrator of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration, attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1993 and of, the Arbitration Panel of the Romanian Copyright Office since 1998. He has taken part in numerous international cases as counsel, arbitrator or expert-witness. Professor Lucian Mihai acted also as ad-hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights. For more than 20 years Professor Lucian Mihai has been the "Honorary Legal Adviser" to the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Bucharest.


Professor Lucian Mihai is fluent in English.


Professor Lucian Mihai is a qualified Romanian lawyer, registered with the Bucharest Bar since 1990. He is also a member of the National Union of Romanian Bar Associations. He is a founding member of the Romanian Fulbright Alumni Association (and acted as its first president between 1996-1998). Professor Mihai is a member of the Academic Council of his School of Law and a member of the Senate of the University of Bucharest.


Professor Dr. Lucian Mihai graduated from the University of Bucharest, Law Faculty in 1976. He holds a PhD in Law with the highest honour (“summa cum laude”) with the Bucharest University Law School. Professor Lucian Mihai is also the first Romanian lawyer who was awarded as a Fulbright Fellow.


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RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP) is noted for representing Hollywood studios such as Walt Disney, Warner Bros and Twentieth Century Fox in a claim against internet service providers intended to block pirate movie websites. Elsewhere, the team had success in the High Court of Cassation and Justice, representing Midtown Retail in real-estate litigation arising from a restitution claim on a plot of land now housing a supermarket. Valentin Berea and Prof Lucian Mihai head the practice, which is experienced in handling antitrust, administrative and real estate litigation in addition to domestic and international arbitration. Răzvan Nănescu left the firm to establish Nănescu.

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