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Gelu Titus Maravela

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MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman

Work Department

Energy & Natural resources, Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatizations, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare


Gelu is Founding Partner at Maravela & Asociații. Throughout his practice, Gelu has been lead counsel in a large number of sizeable projects and has worked for an outstanding number of high profile corporations doing business in Romania as well as for many public authorities, being praised for his results-driven, business-oriented approach, negotiation skills and multi-angled strategic thinking, which have paid striking results in some of the most sensitive and/or sub-leveraged matters. Aside from his general corporate and commercial practice, Gelu holds a wide-ranging expertise in mergers & acquisitions, having been involved in some of the largest deals closed in Romania, including privatizations and all forms of private dealings in the field. Gelu’s corporate and M&A practice is neatly supported by his solid insight of capital markets regulations and know-how acquired through a large number of projects unfolded on the capital markets and the day-to-day assistance of publicly held companies. He also has extensive experience in pharmaceuticals and healthcare matters, having worked for an impressive portfolio of international clients including 9 of the top 12 medicine and medical devices manufacturers worldwide. In addition, he holds in-depth knowledge of oil & gas and natural resources matters, having advised clients on a large number of regulatory and business specific issues.


With over 20 years of experience, out of which 9 years as equity partner of a top tier Romanian law firm where he headed the firm’s Pharma & Healthcare practice and co-headed the firm’s PPP & public procurement practice, Gelu is one of the top lawyers in Romania. Gelu has been a judge with one of the Bucharest courts, associate lawyer with London’s Magic Circle firms and equity partner with another reputed Romanian law firm.


Romanian, English, French


Bucharest Bar Association


LL.M, Warwick University, UK (2000) High Institute for Magistrates, Bucharest (1996) LL.B, Bucharest University Law School (1995)


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘highly recommended’ team at MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Romanpossesses a wealth of knowledge’ and provides ‘prompt and to-the-point, valuable advice’. Gelu Titus Maravela and Alina Popescu are the names to note and are praised as ‘great leaders’ who ensure ‘any assignment is smoothly completed in due time with excellent results’. Recent work highlights include advising Betty Ice on its sale to Unilever and assisting Chimcomplex with its acquisition of chemical producer Oltchim. Sectors of expertise include real estate, energy and natural resources as well as pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman's team is ‘highly devoted to solving its clients' legal issues with dedication and excellence’. Ioan Roman, who jointly heads the practice with Gelu Titus Maravela, is currently representing Project Developer in several disputes concerning a public acquisition contract. The team covers the full spectrum of disputes including commercial and investment arbitration, insolvency proceedings, tax litigation and fraud.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman’s ‘client-oriented’ and ‘business-focused’ team is noted for its ‘proactive attitude and availability’. Recently promoted partner Dana Rădulescu heads the practice jointly with Gelu Titus Maravela. The duo assisted Chimcomplex with its acquisition of insolvent Oltchim's core business assets.

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Within: Tax

Felix Tapai and Gelu Titus Maravela lead the team at MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman. The group covers the entire spectrum of tax-related instructions including compliance, litigation and advisory work. Tapai advised Betty Ice on the tax considerations of its sale to Unilever.

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