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Gladei & Partners, Roger Gladei, Chisinau, MOLDOVA

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Roger Gladei

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Gladei & Partners

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Corporate and commercial, cross-border finance, M&A, capital markets, energy, PPP, infrastructure, real estate, construction, ICT, healthcare, litigation and arbitration, insolvency.


Managing Partner, leading and coordinating the advisory work in the firm.


23 years of legal experience; first as in-house lawyer and Vice-president (reputable Moldovan bank), then as independent counsel. Licensed attortney-at-law (avocat), member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham) and President of the AmCham International Arbitration Court (CACIC). Advised and assisted foreign and international clients (including major IFIs and other developing partners active in Moldova) in international and local commercial and legal reform projects. Particularly praised as banking and finance, corporate and capital markets expert. Visiting professor to the National Institute of Justice, training judges and future judges.


Romanian, English, Russian


Moldovan Bar Association


MBA (Grenoble Graduate School of Business, 2010), finance (Moldovan Academy of Economic Science, 2005), law (Moldovan State University, 1999), history (Moldovan State University, 1994).


Hiking, biking, jogging


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The 'reliable and trustworthy' Gladei & Partners works primarily for international financial institutions and banks. The firm combines 'deep practical knowledge of the local legal system with vast experience of dealing with international companies and issues'. It has particular experience in advising on large-scale bank acquisitions, cross-border financing and debt restructuring projects, as well as increasing activity in data protection issues. The 'well-respected market champion' Roger Gladei leads the firm’s corporate and commercial practice and can call on the expertise of litigation and arbitration specialist Vitalie Ciofu. The team advised Glass Container Company on borrowing €13m to finance the modernisation of a glass factory, and assisted Kaufland with real estate acquisition and development matters relating to its expansion in Moldova. Other key clients include Siemens, Zurich Insurance and The World Bank. Senior associate Aelita Orhei left for and senior associate Viorica Bejan is now with the National Bank of Moldova.

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