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Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu

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Corporate / M&A and Energy


Ramona heads the corporate / M&A and energy teams. She is recommended by legal directories such as Chambers for her M&A experience: ”[Ramona is] an accomplished practitioner, praised for her very good commercial understanding. She is receptive, supportive and always delivers on time.”, and Legal500 for her energy expertise: ”[Ramona] is very sharp”.

Ramona specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on the energy and natural resources sector, in Central and Eastern Europe. She dealt with numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions acting on all sides and gained in-depth experience in mergers, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and private equity transactions, as well as regulatory matters.

Recent relevant experience includes advising some of the world largest oil & gas companies in relation to petroleum agreements, including concessions, joint operating agreements, farm-in and farm-out agreements, services agreements, licensing and other regulatory requirements for their operations in Romania, advising a world leading utility on the acquisition of several wind farms, photovoltaic plants and biomass projects in Romania, advising a world leading energy group on electricity regulatory and commercial issues, advising a leading regional bank on energy related matters in connection with granting of financing for construction of renewable projects in Romania.

Prior to founding Volciuc-Ionescu, Ramona headed the energy team of an international law firm in Bucharest, worked for a leading Austrian law firm in Bucharest and Vienna, and for Lehman Brothers in London.


Member of the Bucharest Bar.


• Warwick Business School, UK. Degree: Master of Business Administration (Global Energy MBA)
• University of London, Queen Mary School of Law, London, UK. Degree: LL.M, International Finance
• University of Bucharest, School of Law, Bucharest, Romania. Degree: LL.B
• George Washington University, Washington, USA. Degree: Summer School


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Volciuc-Ionescu is ‘up-to-date with the latest industry trends’. Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu, who is ‘a tough negotiator and knows how to get the deal done’, advised a US technology corporation on the internal restructuring process of its global subsidiaries.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Volciuc-Ionescu’s ‘advice is of the best quality, on time and to the point’. The ‘quick, hardworking and practical’ team has strength in upstream oil and gas matters, energy regulation and power generation mandates. Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu is ‘willing to go the extra mile for her clients’; she is advising a prominent Chinese hydropower producer on the selection procedure for investors for the Tarnița - Lăpuștești pumped storage hydropower project.

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