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Stelian Garofil

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Dragne & Asociatii SCA

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Corporate & Commercial, M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency, Enforcement Litigation & Arbitration, Intellectual property, Competition & Antitrust


Managing Partner. Stelian Garofil specializes in corporate and commercial law, M&A and bankruptcy matters. He has assisted clients in some of the most important acquisitions and privatization deals on the Romanian market, gaining a lot of experience in negotiating such transactions. He is an experienced litigator, with a particular emphasis on commercial, bankruptcy and white-collar crime. He has represented corporations and individuals in criminal investigations and in related civil trails. His recent experience includes all sort of corporate and commercial aspects related to investment arbitration (ICSID). He has advised clients in relation to Competition Council investigations, antitrust matters, unfair competition and patent and trademark issues.


Qualified 2001, Stelian was Associate in a local law firm (2002-2010). He joined Dragne & Asociatii as a Partner in 2010 and Ʈn 2014 became Managing Partner.


He speaks English.


Bucharest Bar (2001). Starting with 2015, Stelian Garofil is a member of the Discipline Committee of the Bucharest Bar.


He holds a law degree from the ā€œNicolae Titulescuā€ University Law School, Bucharest (2000).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Dragne & AsociaÅ£ii SCA acts on a wide spectrum of transactions including restructuring and refinancing. Stelian Garofil is recommended for debt restructuring while Andreia Oana Dumitrescu and Daniel Cirstea are respectively strong in the enforcement of loan arrangements and project finance. Clients include commercial and investment banks as well as variousĀ  non-financial institutions.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Dragne & AsociaÅ£ii SCA handles a broad range of proceedings including commercial disputes, administrative law, criminal law, enforcement, public procurement and arbitration. The six-partner team is headed by Ion Dragne and is currently assisting Deutsche Bahn Cargo Romania in relation to an alleged breach of obligations arising from a rail freight transport agreement. In another highlight, the team successfully represented a company engaged in the wholesale and retail of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics in a series of disputes regarding the misconduct of several healthcare authorities. Stelian Garofil is an expert in corporate recovery and commercial litigation andĀ Ioana Oprea and Andreia Oana Dumitrescu have respective expertise in large-scale construction projects and privatisation disputes.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Dragne & AsociaÅ£ii SCAĀ handles debt recovery, bankruptcy and liquidation matters, representing a client base consisting of banks and financial institutions in addition to corporate debtors and creditors. Joint practice headsĀ Stelian Garofil, Andreia DumitrescuĀ and Daniel CirsteaĀ are the names to note. Cirstea formed part of a team representing a Greek bank's London branch in insolvency proceedings against several debtors; Dumitrescu acted for creditor Sind Tour Trading in several insolvency proceedings.

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