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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 praised as a ‘go-to firm for sophisticated work or complex multi-jurisdictional transactions’. The practice handles the full range of M&A transactions with particular expertise in the energy, mining, technology, healthcare and pharmaceutical, financial services, automotive and manufacturing industries. Recent highlights include advising on an acquisition in the energy industry, a purchase that marks the client's Romanian market entry. The practice, headed by Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu, is ‘very approachable and responsive, easy work with and prompt’.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

The client roster at Volciuc-Ionescu features notable names such as Mercuria and Prospex Oil & Gas. The latter received advice on its acquisition of a petroleum block in Romania from Raffles Energy. In a further highlight, practice head Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu assisted Montana Energy with a range of renewables acquisitions. The team is active across the oil and gas, electricity, renewables and mining industries.

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