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Gelu Titus Maravela

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Maravela & Asociatii

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


Currently, Gelu is Managing 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

Maravela & Asociaţii’s team provides ‘advice of great quality’. Gelu Maravela is ‘a prominent business lawyer and a great team leader’. Alina Popescu has ‘wide knowledge and experience’.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Maravela & Asociaţii provides ‘prompt, comprehensive and valuable information’ on a broad spread of real estate matters. Recent highlights include assisting Eberspächer with the €32m greenfield development of an automotive parts manufacturing plant. Gelu Maravela is the practice head.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Maravela & Asociaţii’s ‘insolvency-related know-how is an advantage for any client’. The team assists Chimcomplex with acquiring assets worth €300m from the insolvent Oltchim. Gelu Maravela (‘a very good strategist’); Dana Rădulescu (‘very knowledgeable’); and Mirela Metea (‘talented and insightful’) are key names.

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