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Firms To Watch: Energy and natural resources

Anca Mihailescu established Mihailescu Legal in September 2022 after departing Noerr, co-heading the energy team with Georgiana Evi.
The Reff & Associates SCA energy and environment team is headed by Georgiana Singurel, handling a range of regulatory and transactional matters.

Energy and natural resources in Romania

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

The energy and natural resources practice at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen ‘delivers excellent services efficiently‘, handling a variety of matters in the sector including M&A, privatisations, the structuring and development of greenfield and brownfield projects, and regulatory matters. Praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the energy industry‘, the team is experienced in conventional electricity, renewable energy, and oil & gas work. Gabriela Cacerea, particularly experienced in the transition to clean energy and decarbonisation, co-leads the team with Ruxandra Bologa, whom clients recognise for her ‘refined knowledge of energy legislations’. Mirela Preda is recommended for onshore and offshore natural gas and oil projects.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Cacerea; Ruxandra Bologa

Other key lawyers:

Mirela Preda; Mihai Fifoiu


‘NNDKP have in-depth knowledge of the energy industry in Romania.’

‘Mihai Fifoiu and Gabriela Cacerea have provided excellent service.’

‘I really appreciate the excellent expertise of the Team and the professionalism of the individuals’

‘Ruxandra Bologa is a real leader of her team. Her expertise in all aspects related to natural resources is amazing .’

‘The NNDKP’s team is involved in complex oil and gas projects where they have to face constantly new demands of the business.’

‘NNDKP delivers excellent services efficiently and in a way that’s practical in order for a project to achieve completion.’

‘Ruxandra Bologa has a sharp mind and she has the ability to reason at a very sophisticated level with the intricacies of the complex oil and gas projects.’

‘Excellent legal services in terms of client relationship, responsiveness and soundness of legal advice.’

Key clients

OMV Petrom S.A.




Deva Gold

ExxonMobil Development Company

Alternus Energy





Work highlights

  • Assisted OMV Petrom SA in connection with the first deep offshore petroleum project in Romania.
  • Providing continuous assistance to Emergy in the wind parks permitting and development process.
  • Advised PepsiCo on the acquisition of a minority shareholding in Carpathian Springs (Aqua Carpatica) and its US and UK subsidiaries.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Praised for its ‘spectacular‘ energy and natural resources offering, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is ‘extremely knowledgeable about the applicable local and EU regulations in this field‘, advising on the full range of operational, transactional, and developmental matters in the market across electricity, renewables, nuclear, oil & gas and natural resources. Its international reach involves handling cross-border matters in the US and across the CEE region. Sorin Vladescu ‘stands out as an effective energy lawyer‘, pairing energy expertise with corporate experience. Vladescu co-leads the team with oil and gas disputes specialist Cornel Popa, and Ciprian Dragomir. The ‘exceptionalNisa Jecu focuses on the electricity, combined heat and power, and gas sectors.

Practice head(s):

Sorin Vladescu; Cornel Popa; Ciprian Dragomir

Other key lawyers:

Nisa Jecu


‘Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has one of the best energy teams on the market. The lawyers are highly professional, open and attentive to the clients’ needs.’

‘The team is highly specialised in different areas and they work in a very good collaboration so that the end result is of a high quality.’

‘This team has all the ingredients to offer top-class legal services in energy. They are value-building partners for our business, demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise to address even the most complex work assignments.’

‘Sorin Vladescu stands out as an effective energy lawyer. He is one of the most strategic thinkers and planners that I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Thanks to his extensive legal expertise, he has a quick understanding of the central legal issues at hand and can adopt a solution-focused approach to problem-solving.’

‘Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii’s expertise in energy law and other regulations in the field of natural resources (mining, oil and gas etc) is spectacular!  I am grateful to have found such a team at Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii law firm.’

‘No doubt, Sorin Vladescu is terrific from both a legal and technical perspective. He is highly qualified and well-equipped to handle all sorts of legal issues.’

‘Nisa Jecu is confident and trustworthy; her engagement and communication levels are exceptional.’

Key clients

CEZ Romania

E-infra Group

Electrica SA

OMV Group / Petrom

Tesla Group/ Tesla Energy Storage


MOL Romania Petroleum Products S.R.L.

Monsson Operation SRL

Marubeni Corporation


Socar Petroleum SA

Work highlights

  • Provided legal assistance to Electrica SA and its group companies on a wide range of energy related matters deriving from client’s operations on the local market.
  • Provided legal assistance to an important oil and gas company regarding envisaged investments in the renewable energy market, including advice on energy and regulatory matters and construction/infrastructure.
  • Advising a company producing heating and electric power by mean of high efficiency cogeneration – on various energy regulatory, public procurement law issues.

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

The energy and natural resources team at Bondoc si Asociatii SCA provides ‘creative solutions to very sensitive energy law issues’ for clients including power suppliers, financial institutions, private equity firms, and project developers. It specialises in large-scale transactions covering renewables, nuclear, and other energy transition technologies as well as oil and gas and mining. regulatory advice and construction expertise are further strengths. Lucian Bondoc co-leads the team alongside energy regulation expert Monica IancuCosmin Stăvaru - whose practice focuses on energy-related M&A - and natural resources specialist Bogdan Bunrău.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Monica Iancu; Cosmin Stavaru; Bogdan Bunrau


‘B&A has continued to assist us on numerous matters in many areas. In energy, we had several complex matters with them. Very knowledgeable, hardworking and pragmatic. ’

‘Bondoc si Asociatii has a big, complex and capable team in this field of law because they improve continuously their knowledge. They are dedicated to their clients and develop a close relationship.’

‘The team is very quick to pick up issues; they provide creative solutions to very sensitive energy law issues. They have a key understanding of the energy markets which are subject to a complex regulatory framework that sometimes requires hard decisions from market participants.’

‘Monica Iancu is very responsive and gives practical advice; she has excellent general expertise combined with specialist energy knowledge. Cosmin Stavaru displays an excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment and a forward-looking and commercially-oriented mindset.

‘What sets them apart is their keen focus on tailoring legal solutions to each client’s unique needs. Their strengths lie in their ability to provide comprehensive legal services across various practice areas.’

‘Monica Iancu’s remarkable understanding of the commercial side of the business, coupled with her ability to grasp intricate business logic, sets her apart.’

‘Very good knowledge of the industry and practice, very good assessment and interpretation skills related to the constant legislative changes in the energy field. Very friendly and close interaction, always oriented and adapted to the needs of the client. ’

‘Cosmin Stavaru has deep knowledge of the industry and the capacity to explain very specialised legal provisions and structures to the non-professionals in the field.’

Key clients

Astropoint Ltd

ASRA WSE Engineering

BorgWarner Romania

CEP Renewables

Clariant Produkte

Claritas Investments

Clean Capital Energy

Distrigaz Sud Retele

Ecoenergia IMMO

Engie Romania

Eviva Energy (Martifer Renewables)

Electrica Furnizare (one of the largest energy suppliers in Romania)

Imwind Elements GmbH

Leading Edge Materials Corp.

NEPI Rockcastle

Restart Energy (one of the largest independent energy suppliers in the country, renewable producer and EPC contractor for renewables)


Tapbury Management

Tembo Capital Mining GP III Ltd


Verbund Romania

WIND Power srl

Windkraft Simonsfeld GmbH

Windspace A/S

Work highlights

  • Advising Restart Energy on a substantial number of matters and projects.
  • Advising ENGIE on a broad array of regulatory matters in connection with raising energy prices, multiple investigations by regulatory authorities related to consumer practices and observance of the energy regulatory framework.
  • Advising CLARIANT on aspects concerning the building and operation of a biomass-fired combined heat & power plant.


CMS‘ energy, projects and construction team stands out for its ‘tremendous experience coupled with a very good understanding of the legal and regulatory regime‘, with experience across the sector in power, energy transactions, nuclear, oil and gas, infrastructure and mining. It has particular strength regarding regulatory matters, a focus on infrastructure-related energy matters, and extensive experience in nuclear energy matters. Varinia Radu, noted for her ‘stellar reputation on the market’, advises on both domestic and international matters. Ramona Dulamea specialises in industry-specific contracts and transactional structuring advice.

Practice head(s):

Varinia Radu

Other key lawyers:

Ramona Dulamea


‘Very good theoretical and practical knowledge, experience in the industry and good skills, overall a very competent team, always available to assist and find solutions.’

‘Varinia Radu stands out with technical and social skills, being always prompt and proactive, effectively managing very performing team.’

‘The team has tremendous experience coupled with a very good understanding of the legal and regulatory regime. They also understand technical aspects and have good commercial acumen.’

‘The team is very well-trained, with lawyers trained abroad and gaining international experience, which brings a wealth of solutions and sophistication in the way CMS delivers its advice.’

‘Varinia Radu is the head of the team and she is leading the work for us. She has been personally very involved and always available to provide timely and fit-for-purpose advice. She has been instrumental in providing strategic advice for our matter as well as innovative solutions for a complicated regulatory and commercial case we are facing.’

‘Varinia Radu is a brilliant lawyer and a pleasure to work with. She also has a stellar reputation on the market with an impressive background which makes her probably the best energy lawyer in Romania right now. ’

Key clients


Enel Green Power Romania SRL

European Energy Romania Development LS.R.L.

LSG Group

Voltalia SA

WPD Offshore Solutions GmbH

Volkswind Gmbh

ECONERGY – Portland Trust Renewables 1 S.R.L.

Canadian Solar Netherlands Coöperatief U.A.

Low Carbon Investment Management Limited/ LC Danube BV


Aquila Capital Real Assets Investment Verwaltungsgesellschaft

Entek Elektrik

Candu Energy Inc

Fluor, Candu Energy Inc, and Sargent & Lundy

Shell Energy Europe Limited



Nala Renewables



The ‘highly skilled and experienced‘ energy and infrastructure team at Dentons combines strength across infrastructure, oil & gas and project financing. It is noted for particular strength in the renewables sector. Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu heads the team and is praised for his ‘knowledge of the sector’ and 'commercial approach'. He has standout experience in nuclear projects. Oana Voda is particularly recommended for project matters, Elena Vlasceanu specialises in regulatory and compliance matters in the energy field.

Practice head(s):

Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu

Other key lawyers:

Oana Voda; Elena Vlasceanu


‘It is always a pleasure to find Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu on the other side of an energy transaction. He is extremely knowledgeable about the sector and I find him open to discussion to find the best commercial solution for both clients in getting the deal done.’

‘Elena Vlasceanu is very well-prepared and knowledgeable about the sector and takes a similar commercial approach.’

‘Overall, highly skilled and experienced and good cooperation between them.’

‘High level of expertise and fast response.’

‘The Dentons Romania Teams was really capable, available and competent for the job requested.’

Key clients







Raiffeisen Bank

Filip & Company

The energy and natural resources team at Filip & Company has an ‘unparalleled blend of legal acumen and industry-specific expertise’ and works in collaboration with the firm’s real estate, M&A, finance, dispute resolution and competition teams to support clients across conventional and renewable energy mandates, including nuclear projects. Alina Stancu Bîrsan, team head, is noted for her ‘profound understanding of the energy sector, particularly in the realm of M&A transactions‘. Founding partner Cristina Filip has longstanding expertise in the energy sector, and remains ‘deeply involved in client relationships’.

Practice head(s):

Alina Stancu Bîrsan

Other key lawyers:

Alexandru Birsan; Cristina Filip


‘Filip and Co is among the top legal firms in Romania with extensive experience in energy projects, real Estate and M&A. The team has excellent knowledge of the Romanian legal framework and the market. ’

‘Alina Birsan has a deep knowledge of both the law and the market conditions and can explain complex concepts in the most simple and articulate manner. Furthermore, she has always been a trusted and reliable partner even working under extreme time pressure.’

‘Filip & Co distinguishes itself through an unparalleled blend of legal acumen and industry-specific expertise, particularly in complex corporate matters. The firm’s team is not only technically proficient but also exceptionally agile, adapting to the ever-evolving legal landscape.’

‘Potential clients will find the firm’s strengths in strategic thinking and meticulous execution to be invaluable assets.’

‘Filip & Co consistently delivers results that exceed expectations, thanks to their commitment to excellence and a client-centric approach. Their track record of successful outcomes speaks volumes about their capabilities, making them a top-tier choice for any discerning client.’

‘Cristina Filip’s leadership style is a blend of strategic vision and hands-on involvement, ensuring that the firm stays ahead of industry trends while maintaining a high standard of client service.’

‘Alina Stancu Birsan brings to the table a profound understanding of the energy sector, particularly in the realm of M&A transactions.’

‘Alexandru Birsan’s meticulous attention to detail is invaluable in simplifying complex transactions in M&A and capital markets, thereby making them more manageable and understandable for clients.’

Key clients


RWE Supply & Trading

Tiriac Group


Next Energy Partners S.R.L.

E-Power Holding S.A.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Continental Wind Partners

Eximprod Group

BayWa r.e.


Fondul Proprietatea

Synergy Construct S.R.L.

Promateris S.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Fondul Proprietatea in the sale of its minority shareholdings in several companies associated with the Enel group in the context of Enel’s sale of its business in Romania.
  • Frequently representing Hidroelectrica in various disputes.
  • Assisting Next Energy Partners with several disputes against major market players arising out of power sale-purchase agreements (including EFET format contracts).


‘A go-to advisor in all things energy and natural resources related in Romania‘, Kinstellar‘s energy and natural resources team spans the nuclear, renewables and oil and gas sectors with expertise in regulatory, acquisitions, day-to-day advisory, and dispute resolution matters. It works with a range of international clients across Europe as well as regional projects within Romania; a key focus of the team is EU energy law and environmental issues. Team head Iustinian Captariu ‘provides excellent client service and commercial knowledge’, supported by energy-specialist Cătălin Graure, who has notable experience in regulatory investigations in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Iustinian Captariu

Other key lawyers:

Cătălin Graure; Dana Sârbu


‘Real professionals in the renewable energy field, they are very client-oriented. We appreciate their transparency.’

‘What sets them apart from competitors is their unwavering commitment to excellence and their ability to tailor solutions to meet each client’s unique needs. They have consistently demonstrated exceptional legal acumen, and a deep understanding of client objectives.’

‘The firm has an outstanding renewables practice. It really is top of the market in Romania and the team led by partner Iustinian Captariu really shines! They are knowledgeable of the sector and industry, have insight of the market, are very capable and they deliver.’

‘Partner Iustinian Captariu leads the energy team at Kinstellar. He really is an exceptional lawyer. Very knowledgeable, hands-on, efficient and a trusted advisor for our business. The team as well is truly outstanding and they are a go-to advisor in all things energy and natural resources related in Romania!’

‘We have worked together with Iustinian Captariu, Cătălin Graure and Dana Sarbu and their expertise and professionalism have stood out. They have consistently been available to address our and our common client’s concerns and answer any questions we had’

‘The team is responsive, and is experienced in the sector, being able to provide guidance to the client.’

‘Iustinian Captariu provides excellent client service and commercial knowledge. Cătălin Graure has great project management skills and attention to detail.’

Key clients

Ontario Power Generation

Canadian Nuclear Partners


DXT Commodities S.A.

Ezpada AG

MET Group

European Energy

Enery Element GmbH

Big Shopping Centres

SFC Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advised Danish developer Jantzen Renewables ApS on its transaction with OMV Petrom for the purchase of the Helios 1 photovoltaic cluster in Romania.
  • Continued advising Ontario Power Generation and its Romanian subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners, on all aspects regarding the client’s participation in the refurbishment of Cernavodă Reactor 1 operated by nuclear energy producer Nuclearelectrica.
  • Advised DXT Commodities on Romanian energy trading and regulatory matters, including gas transportation aspects and requirements to obtaining and maintaining a gas supply license.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii‘s energy and natural resources team handles regulatory, M&A, disputes and competition matters across the energy sector, with particular strength in nuclear projects. Disputes with regulatory bodies are an area in which the team has notable experience, bringing together the firm’s litigation and compliance teams. Florian Nițu and Vlad Neacșu co-head the team. Nitu offers particular strength in renewables projects, while Neacşu, who also heads the firm’s employment practice, has broad experience across the energy sector. Ciprian Donțu is a key contact for energy sector disputes.

Practice head(s):

Florian Nitu; Vlad Neacşu

Other key lawyers:

Ciprian Dontu

Key clients

Enel Group

Hidroconstructia & Hidroelectrica

Electricite de France (EDF)

Schlumberger Logelco

Property Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Management


Ansaldo Nucleare

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited



Axpo Group


Work highlights

  • Assisted Fondul Proprietatea in all litigation initiated against the Romanian State’s and ANRE’s decisions to re-establish the regulated market for the energy supplied to household consumers.
  • Assisted Axpo Solutions AG on the conclusion of a long-term financial power purchase agreement (PPA) for an onshore windfarm with Macquarie.
  • Represented Enel Romania in several disputes against the National Energy Regulatory Authority aiming at cancelling the legal tariffs set by the authority.

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA

Harnessing the firm’s wider M&A and corporate capabilities, the RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA energy team has standout experience advising on energy-sector transactions. Its focus is on the development of electricity distribution and renewables projects, alongside regulatory and reporting requirements. A recent area of growth for the team is in providing regulatory assistance for the development of greenfield projects. Victor Pădurari, team co-head, has a notable track record acting for international financial institutions in their project financing matters; co-head Mihai Ristici delivers ‘creative solutions’ to crossover M&A matters.

Practice head(s):

Victor Padurari; Mihai Ristici

Other key lawyers:

Bogdan Cordos; Vlad Stamatescu; Roxana Ionescu


‘Mihai Ristici is great at identifying solutions to client needs and always delivers creative solutions even in tense moments.’

‘Bogdan Cordos has great insights in terms of the industries we were looking into (energy, real estate), very practical approach, excellent knowledge and strong experience of the energy market. He is also very fast at getting advice across to the client’

‘Vlad Stamatescu is thorough and knowledgeable, but also practical on deals, great project management and understanding of our business context. Also very effective under the pressure of tight deadlines. We always had quality interactions with him which makes Vlad fun to work with.’

‘Roxana Ionescu has very deep knowledge of the M&A and competition industry.’

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Uniper Global Commodities


CEZ Romania

Engie Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Uniper Global Commodities on the regulatory requirements of trading natural gas on the Romanian market, reporting obligations, gas export and transit and general advice about the regulatory framework of the Romanian gas market.
  • Advising and representing Electrica in court proceedings in the first “facilitator-victim” case in the whole EU to date in which the client was fined for allegedly facilitating a cartel between its meter suppliers.

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA‘s ‘deep knowledge of the renewable energy sector’ supports clients across the market - including oil & gas, electricity utilities, nuclear power producers, and renewables - with their transactional, regulatory, financing and development matters. This wide range of experience converges in assisting traditional energy companies with their move towards green energy sources and e-mobility. ‘Well-versed in energy-specific issues‘, Monica Cojocaru heads the energy practice, with particular strength working with strategic investors across the CEE region. Markus Piuk is equipped to assist energy sector clients with corporate mandates.

Practice head(s):

Monica Cojocaru

Other key lawyers:

Markus Piuk; Madalina Mitan; Vlad Cordea


‘Long experience in the energy field, international presence, proactive and self-motivated people, having a constructive approach to solve the problems, close to the needs of their customers’

‘Schoenherr is no doubt a force in energy-related legal advice. We have seen them “in action” in a cross-border innovative matter recently and they have done wonders. They have a strong energy team in Romania and CEE and work seamlessly together in cross-border projects.’

‘Partner Monica Cojocaru is at ease in advising on energy matters, including novel topics for the regional market, such as cross-border PPAs. Vlad Cordea has been long advising on energy legal matters. He efficiently comes up with creative legal solutions even in innovative matters. ’

‘D The team has deep knowledge of the renewable energy sector.’

‘Monica Cojocaru is well versed in energy-specific issues.’

‘Madalina Mitan’s expertise in real estate is very valuable for the renewable energy sector, where securing the land plots is an important part. Very resourceful in challenging situations related to the real estate part of the transactions, always oriented to find solutions, not to only describe the problems.’

‘The legal team, particularly the lead partner, Monica Cojocaru, possesses a large proven expertise in energy sector having in-depth knowledge of the industry’s regulatory framework, market trends, and emerging issues.’

Key clients


Greenvolt – Energias Renováveis

MET Group

OMV Petrom

Nofar Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised OMV Petrom on the acquisition of several solar photovoltaic parks under development, with planned installed power of approx. 710 MW from Jantzen Renewables.
  • Advised Enery on the EUR 71m acquisition of a Romanian renewable energy multi-technology (wind, solar and hydropower) portfolio with 81 MWP installed capacity from Jade Power Trust, as well as on the related financing.
  • Advising MET Group on the acquisition of a solar photovoltaic project under development in Southern Romania, with a planned installed capacity of 52 MWp.

act | Botezatu Estrade Partners

The energy and natural resources team at act | Botezatu Estrade Partners ‘operates as a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for the energy law practice area and the industry sector as a whole‘. Working in collaboration with the firm’s corporate, competition and dispute resolution departments, the team specialises in work in the power and gas sectors. Matters span trading, PPAs, distribution, supply, and upstream power generation including from renewable energy sources. Regulatory expert Stefan Botezatu leads the team and is descibed as ‘a benchmark in the Romanian energy sector‘.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Botezatu

Other key lawyers:

Laura Estrade


‘The team is extremely proactive – their advice is not only about emphasising risks, but about finding solutions. They think beyond the actual mandate, are quick to understand the issue at hand while delivering sound and practical advice.’

‘The team operates as a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for the energy law practice area and the industry sector as a whole. Their in-depth understanding of industry mechanisms, coupled with their involvement in our most significant mandates, sets them apart.’

‘Stefan Botezatu is clearly a benchmark in the Romanian energy sector. Stefan stands out for his unparalleled experience in the sector, extensive knowledge, and strong business acumen. ’

Key clients

Delgaz Grid

E.ON Energie Romania

E.ON SE (E.ON Germany)

E.ON Romania


Tinmar Energy

Eco Euro Doors (part of ROCA Industry group)

Work highlights

  • Advised E.ON Energie Romania and Delgaz Grid challenging regulated tariffs and related matters.
  • Advised E.ON Romania in the context of REPower Europe and the targeted measures to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy sources taken European-wide.

Clifford Chance Badea

Clifford Chance Badea‘s project and energy team is praised for its ‘great knowledge and market perspective‘. It combines M&A, financing, litigation, regulatory and project finance expertise to support a number of high-profile renewable energy clients. Practice co-heads Nadia Badea and Loredana Ralea are geared to handle strategic M&A work in the energy sector. Fellow co-head Daniel Badea's strategic insight is a boon for energy clients. Andreea Sisman completes the leadership team and, along with Madalina Rachieru-Postolache, is a key contact for financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Badea; Daniel Badea; Andreea Sisman; Loredana Ralea

Other key lawyers:

Madalina Rachieru-Postalache


‘A strong team, with great knowledge and market perspective.’

‘Andreea Sisman is very efficient and adaptable to the type of project and type of client. ’

‘The firm delivered outstanding results, going above and beyond in accommodating complex circumstances, under tight deadlines and bringing innovative solutions to otherwise difficult matters.’

‘I had the pleasure of working with Madalina Rachieru-Postalache and Daniel Badea, and it was an exceptional experience. The professionalism and knowledge are truly remarkable. From start to finish, they have demonstrated deep knowledge of the market and industry and dedication that exceeds expectations.’

Key clients


Rezolv Energy

Enel Group

Banca Comerciala Romana / Erste Group Bank AG

Enel Green Power Romania

OMV Petrom

MET Group

Work highlights

  • Provided assistance to Enel Group on the sale of all participations in its group subsidiaries in Romania to the Greek company Public Power Corporation S.A. (“PPC”).
  • Advised Actis in relation to its JV with Low Carbon for the development of two renewable energy projects in Romania with an estimated installed capacity of around 1,000 MW.

D&B David si Baias SCA

Lauded for its team members’ ‘excellent professional expertise‘, D&B David si Baias SCA‘s energy and natural resources group assists clients within the oil & gas sector. The unit has experience obtaining concession licences and rights for exploration and production, in addition to longstanding experience in the renewables sector. Managing partner Sorin David co-leads the team with energy specialist Laurentiu Pachiu, PricewaterhouseCooper-D&B integrated deals team member Anda Rojanschi and the ‘excellent’ Delia Pachiu, who is recommended for complex regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Laurentiu Pachiu; Delia Pachiu; Anda Rojanschi; Sorin David

Other key lawyers:

Raluca Mustăciosu


‘Raluca Mustaciosu is the best lawyer I’ve ever had the chance to work with, she has a very long expertise in the field of real estate and energy, she is passionate about these fields and speaks from her heart about it. Besides being an excellent professional she is a nice human being, very empathetic and always close to her clients.’

‘D&B shows excellent professional expertise, with mix teams of lawyers specialised in a vast area of fields that manage to cover even the most complex projects/topics. They are good with keeping deadlines and anticipating client needs.’

‘Sorin David is by far one of the brightest legal minds in Romania, a pioneer in competition law. It is a pleasure to work with him and continue to learn from him.’

‘Laurentiu Pachiu is a very pragmatic lawyer, offers quickly solutions including when there are difficult legal issues to be tackled.’

‘Delia Pachiu is an excellent lawyer. She has extensive knowledge in many areas of law, expertise built over the years working in a challenging regulatory environment in the energy field. ’

Key clients

OMV Petrom


Westwind Energy


KMG Rompetrol

Hyperion Renewables

PPC Renewables

Eolian Project

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA fields an ‘excellent team with a deep understanding of the local market and practical experience‘, combining the firm’s wider transactional, regulatory, real estate and tax expertise to support clients across the energy sector with a particular emphasis on renewables. Marian Dinu, country managing partner, co-heads the team with ‘starPaula Corban-Pelin: the former is particularly skilled in M&A in the enrgy sector while the latter focuses on project finance in the nuclear field.

Practice head(s):

Marian Dinu; Paula Corban-Pelin

Other key lawyers:

Bogdan Buta; Georgiana Stan; Oana Duţu-Buzura; Teodor Săbău


‘DLA Piper has an excellent team with a deep understanding of the local market and practical experience, which provides high-level professional support under quick turnaround times. ’

‘Paula Corban-Pelin, Bogdan Buta and Georgiana Stan are all professionals with in-depth knowledge, dedication and quick understanding. A pleasure to work with.’

‘We have been very active in the local renewables market, with various projects in different development stages and each of them posing certain legal challenges. We were able to overcome these challenges only with the assistance of our trusted advisors from DLA Piper.’

‘Their holistic drive means that they are always up-to-date with market trends and the reports they release regularly bring a consistent contribution to the energy ecosystem. I couldn’t ask for more robust legal advice.’

‘The star of DLA Piper’s Energy team is Paula Corban-Pelin, recently promoted to partner, a thoroughly deserved recognition.’

‘Customer-oriented team with a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy industry.’

‘Paula Corban-Pelin has excellent business acumen and sector knowledge.’

‘Highly skilled with friendly approach’

Key clients


The Phoenix Group

Met Romania Energy S.A.

Ox2 A.B.

Pne A.G. / Pne Ro Pv Holding

Engie Romania S.A.


Pne Wind Romania Holding

Boaz Peled / Energy Assets Investment

P3 Logistik Parks

Urleasca Wind Farm

Braila Wind Farm

Freepoint Commodities Europe LLP

Energi Danmark A/S

Work highlights

  • Acted for The Phoenix Insurance group in relation to a EUR 150 million equity financing round for the development of photovoltaic projects in Romania and Poland.
  • Advised PNE in connection with the development and sale of 5 solar projects to TotalEnergies Renewables SAS.
  • Advised Engie on the conclusion of a long term power purchase agreement to offtake the power produced by 5 operational solar parks.

Ijdelea & Associates

Energy and natural resources boutique Ijdelea & Associates is made up of ‘responsive specialists with experience and expertise in their fields‘, experienced acting in first-to-market mandates in the field. Notably, the team has advised on the high-profile Midia Gas Development project. Oana Ijdelea heads the team, an ‘astonishing practitioner‘, praised as ‘the first choice for everyone who wants to make an Energy project come to fruition‘. ‘Excellent strategistAncuta Pop is recommended, alongside Luiza Catalinescu.

Practice head(s):

Oana Ijdelea

Other key lawyers:

Ancuta Pop; Siranus Hahamian; Luiza Catalinescu


‘Oana Ijdelea is the founder of this law firm, which should be the first choice for everyone who wants to make an Energy project come to fruition.’

‘Responsive specialists with experience and expertise in their fields cooperating well together in order to provide legal assistance for a wide range of legal issues. Good understanding of companies/clients needs allowing to find shared solutions. Wide knowledge of legal matters related to the energy sector with a particular focus on the hydrocarbon whole value chain.’

‘There isn’t anyone I would go to for Romanian law support on an oil and gas or other energy sector matter than Oana Ijdelea. She is knowledgeable as to the law, well connected and informed as to commercial and regulatory dynamics, and incredibly hard working and tenacious.’

‘An excellent team, fully dedicated and focused to serve the Client’s interests and overcome any obstacles. We have recently met them in a transaction where they proved an impressive level of involvement and creativity in solving each issue that has occurred. They are always very efficient and prompt.’

‘My collaboration with Oana Ijdelea has been exceptional – she is a positive thinker, an excellent legal expert in the energy field, with a solution-oriented mindset. I was quite impressed about the prompt and pragmatic approach she always takes and her focus upon getting things done.’

‘Siranus Hahamian is a smart and has a very integrated approach. She is diligent, responds quickly and thoroughly and is composed when things are under pressure. Siranus is always a pleasure to work with.’

‘Ancuta Pop is an excellent strategist and an impressive litigator with tremendous experience. Ancuta has remarkable analysis capacity and masters excellently the dispute, no matter how difficult or challenging the other parties are.’

‘Oana Ijdelea is an astonishing practitioner. Oana has infinite knowledge, she is exceptionally strong from a technical perspective, her anticipative ability is amazing and she manifests wonderful people skills. Out of the younger lawyers in the firm Luiza Catalinescu is noteworthy for being very thorough and with an extremely strong commercial awareness.’

Key clients

Black Sea Oil & Gas (owned by Carlyle International Energy Partners and EBRD)

Renovatio Group

Electrocentrale Borzesti (part of the Renovatio Group)

Petro Ventures (owned by Abbotswood)

Gas Plus Dacia (part of the Gas Plus Group)

Green Genius (part of the Modus Group)

Raffles Energy

Solveo Energies

Svea Solar

Nano Energies

Mazarine Energy


Eiffel Investment Group

Heliopolis Ro

Aukera Energy



Solar Lightyear (part of the Catena/Fildas Group)

Work highlights

  • Advising Black Sea Oil & Gas on its offshore oil & gas operations and offshore wind development in Romania.
  • Advising Eiffel Investment Group on its joint-venture with RPower on the development of a portfolio of 1 GW solar energy projects in Romania.
  • Advising Green Genius on development of a portfolio of 500 MW solar energy projects in Romania.

Musat & Asociatii

The energy and natural resources team at Musat & Asociatii advises across the entire energy-related spectrum, including on energy trading, generation, distribution, transmission & supply licensing, alongside emissions trading and renewable energy matters. In the oil and gas sector, the team is experienced in upstream and downstream projects. The unit’s mining expertise includes both restructuring in the state-owned mining sector and new investments in the mining field. Iulian Popescu and Razvan Stoicescu co-lead the team. Andrei Ormenean is praised by clients for his ‘innovative approaches to legal challenges’. 

Practice head(s):

Iulian Popescu; Răzvan Stoicescu

Other key lawyers:

Andrei Ormenean


‘Collaboration and people.’

‘Razvan Stoicescu is very opened mind, very professional and very inventive.’

‘The strength of the Energy and natural resources team is reflected in its efficiency, its experience and the capability to deliver complete legal advise, focusing on the client’s goal and committed to finding a wide range of solutions available to the client’s needs.’

‘Andrei Ormenean, acting in his role as Partner, is a strategic thinker and has proved resilience, determination and innovative approaches to legal challenges in this dynamic, constantly changing legal field.’

Key clients

Transenergo COM S.A.


Work highlights

  • Assisted and represented Transenergo COM S.A. in three complex international arbitrations before the German Arbitration Institute and the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.
  • Assisting Hidroelectrica in connection with a complex arbitration dispute arising in connection with a complex infrastructure project of national importance regarding the rehabilitation of one of the largest hydropower plants in Romania.


Praised for its ‘up-to-date knowledge of the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape in Romania‘, the energy and natural resources team at Volciuc-Ionescu advises local and international corporates on greenfield and brownfield projects in the energy sector, including forward-looking work in the renewables market. Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu, a ‘go-to person for all energy related advice in Romania‘, provides comprehensive support relating to oil and gas, electricity lines, and mining. Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu provides project financing expertise; Diana Tudor is also recommended. The team has both M&A and advisory capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu

Other key lawyers:

Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu; Diana Tudor


‘Volciuc-Ionescu is a boutique law firm that has up-to-date knowledge of the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape in Romania. On several sometimes crucial occasions, Ramona Volciuc has proven herself to be a highly qualified lawyer.’

‘Ramona Volciuc is highly skilled in her field as proven by the quality guidance that we received from her on various occasions.’

‘The team is very strong in the energy sector. My business is involved in the renewable energy sector and I have full confidence in the regulatory advice that they provide. They are aware of changes in the energy sector and the practical implications for developers of power projects and this is very valuable.’

‘Ramona Volciuc leads the team and is a real expert in the sector. She is my go-to person for all energy-related advice in Romania. She is assisted by a very competent team, but I would single out Diana Tudor for her responsiveness and her professional manner.’

‘ A major strength is client management.’

Key clients

Societe Generale

Schmid Industrieholding

Prospex Oil & Gas plc

OMV Gas Marketing & Trading




Banca Comerciala Romana S.A.



Work highlights

  • Advising EDPR on various transactions in the renewable sector, regulatory matters and day-to-day operations.
  • Advising Lumina Renewables on a pipeline of renewable energy projects, from securing title to land, permitting and commercial aspects, to sale of projects.
  • Advising Mytilineos on the sale of operational renewable projects.

Wolf Theiss

The ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ energy and natural resources team at Wolf Theiss provides an integrated service across the CEE region, with longstanding experience of the sector and a number of specialist practitioners. It advises across the entire lifecycle of large-scale energy projects, with expertise in the relevant political, legislative and regulatory factors. Renewable energy is a particular focus for the team, with a sub-group in the area co-ordinated by practice head Bryan Jardine. Ileana Glodeanu is also recommended in this area.

Practice head(s):

Bryan Jardine

Other key lawyers:

Ileana Glodeanu; Cornelia Postelnicu; Adina Aurel


‘The team is very experienced in cross-border transactions and they combine very well, also having a very collaborative approach with other advisors involved in the deal.’

‘Bryan Jardine is a very well-connected person with local entrepreneurs and business leaders. He is a good negotiator and always gets the best for his clients.’

‘Cornelia Postelnicu is well prepared and available on short notice. She is very pragmatic and always tries to find a simple and straightforward solution to complicated legal issues.’

‘Adina Aurel’s knowledge of the sector is impressive and she provides very practical and high-quality advice on all matters related to the transaction.’

‘Iulia Cumparatu is a very hardworking lawyer who always provides quick and reliable advice.’

‘The energy & natural resources team of Wolf Theiss Romania is very experienced and knowledgeable of the energy sector and applicable legal framework. They have the capacity and are extremely qualified to assist with and manage energy projects of all sizes and from all areas of energy.’

‘Adina Aurel is a very experienced advisor, an expert among her peers, with a very thorough and practical approach. She can be relied on to identify creative solutions to virtually all issues while at the same time ensuring strict compliance with the legal requirements.’

‘Bryan Jardine offers a great perspective with an international / American mindset adapted just enough to the realities of the local Romanian market. ’

Key clients

Jade Power Trust

DTEK Renewables International BV

Enery Development GmbH

ERG Group

Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Jade Power Trust on the sale of its portfolio of six renewable energy projects to Enery Power Holding.
  • Advising DTEK Renewables International on due diligence work, competition matters, foreign direct investments, drafting & negotiating the SPA and articles of association.
  • Advising Nuclearelectrica regarding the implementation of SMR technology in Romania, including on the applicable legal framework to a project company investing in this technology, and on the procedure for selecting an investor.

Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL

Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL‘s energy and natural resources team works as part of the Ernst & Young Global network, ‘leveraging its extensive knowledge, technical resources, and team dedication’ to assist a range of traditional and renewable energy clients. It is described as being ‘particularly experienced in terms of state aid notifications and requirements‘. Andrei Ștefanovici leads the team, alongside co-ordinating the firm’s PPP and public procurement team.

Practice head(s):

Andrei Stefanovici


‘What sets apart Băncilă, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL’s Energy & Natural Resources practice is the extensive expertise and attention to every facet of a project facet.

‘Throughout the project, the BDA team showed dedication, tackled complex legal issues effectively, and provided valuable advice on critical matters. Their professionalism, which matched our corporate values, made our collaboration efficient and productive.’

‘Leveraging its extensive knowledge, technical resources, and team dedication, BDA adopted a comprehensive approach to relevant legal matters. This approach provided a thorough grasp of all legal aspects, preempting any potential issues.’

‘Andrei Stefanovici’s legal advisory services have played a pivotal role in our ventures within the Romanian energy sector. His expertise ranges from providing a clear overview of the Romanian energy market to possessing a deep understanding of the technical intricacies involved in our projects.’

‘The team provided excellent local legal support to our nuclear energy project in Romania, particularly experienced in terms of state aid notifications and requirements.’

‘We have worked with Andrei Stefanovici and his team on this project. The interactions were excellent and efficient.’

‘The team is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

European Investment Bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

SN Nuclearelectrica S.A.

Societatea Energetica Electrica SA

Tesla 50Hz S.R.L.

HS Timber Group

Warehouses de Pauw Romania SRL

CNTEE Transelectrica S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising European Investment Bank and Ministry of Investment and European Projects on implementing the state aid schemes financed from the Just Transition Fund.
  • Advised HS Timber Production Group in relation to the design and implementation of its reorganization process with a focus on the optimization of costs and improved performances.
  • Advised Tesla 50Hz S.R.L. with drafting PPA templates based on the Romanian legislative framework for the power supply activity.

Biris Goran SPARL

The energy and sustainability team at Biris Goran SPARL is praised for its ‘deep knowledge of energy laws and regulation‘, and places particular emphasis on industrial consumers and their regulatory needs. The team is also noted for its crossover tax and oil & gas expertise. Practice head Dana Dunel Stancu focuses on electricity matters and renewable sources, alongside expertise in dispute resolution and particular experience in arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

Dana Dunel-Stancu

Other key lawyers:

Gabriel Biriș


‘Very serious and professional approach for all subjects needed. Nice to work with all of them and I warmly recommend them. ’

‘Very friendly and professional team and with a very deep knowledge of the law. Gabriel Biris is a very good lawyer. I highly recommend that law firm.’

‘ The team has deep knowledge of energy laws and regulations. Top fiscal advisers.’

‘I commend the practice for its flexibility in thinking and client-oriented approach.’

Key clients

Monsson Group


Monsson Alma SRL

Andritz Hydro

Rimon Group

Bioenergy Suceava

CT Park

RAPAC Energy

Electraplan Solar


Work highlights

  • Assisted Monsson Group in the sale of a 1,044-megawatt solar plant in Arad County to Rezolv Energy, on the transaction side of this unique project due to its magnitude.
  • Assisting Donalam, a Romanian steel processing company belonging to an important steel products manufacturing group based in Europe.
  • Acting as main consultant for Monsson Alma, in matters concerning the development of three photovoltaic projects and six wind farm projects, located throughout Romania, owned by ENEL Green Power Romania SRL.

Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL

Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL‘s energy and natural resources team places an emphasis on cross-border work and has experience working with clients across Europe, the US, and the Middle East. Team head Peter Buzescu is particularly active in the oil and gas sector, also an area of strength for Adrian Tomescu, while Corina Papuzu has notable experience advising international electricity producers on their Romanian trading activities.

Practice head(s):

Peter Buzescu

Other key lawyers:

Adrian Tomescu; Corina Papuzu

Key clients

Petrol d.d. Ljubljana

Central European Drilling

World Fuel Services

EDF Trading

SEFE Marketing & Trading

Production Solutions International

Viking Oilfield Services

Work highlights

  • Advised Petrol d.d. on the obligations of electricity trader license holders regarding the contribution to the energy transition fund as well as the registration for the filing of the relevant monthly declarations.
  • Advised EDF Trading on the obligations of holders of electricity trader licenses which do not carry out activities in Romania in relation to the contribution to the energy transition fund.
  • Advised Central European Drilling on the implications of the closing of a payment in instalments procedure with regard to the export of a rig.

Leroy si Asociatii

‘Top quality local knowledge, great client skills and excellent legal skills‘ characterise Leroy si Asociatii‘s project development team, which focuses on energy sector work. It combines strength in both traditional power and renewable energy forms, and often works with international clients. ‘Outstanding partner’ Andreea Toma  co-leads the team with Bruno Leroy, who offers ‘a unique mix of business understanding and law skills.’

Practice head(s):

Bruno Leroy; Andreea Toma

Other key lawyers:

Mihnea Ratiu


‘Bruno Leroy has a unique mix of business understanding and law skills.’

‘Andreea Toma is a very competent lawyer, versatile and dedicated to clients.’

‘The team is proactive and provides accurate advice.’

‘We have collaborated with Leroy si Asociatii for a long time. We assess their work as high-quality, professional and focused to meet requirements and deadlines.’ 

‘ The tea has top-quality local knowledge, great client skills and excellent legal skills.’

‘Andreea Toma is an outstanding partner; Mihnea Ratiu is a very capable associate.’

‘Bruno Leroy and his team are always available and they provide high-quality advice.’

Key clients








Work highlights

  • Advising Engie Group on the expansion of its green power generation facilities in Romania through green field projects and brown field projects (asset deals and share deals).
  • Advising EFET on various issues including the issuing of an industry legal opinion concerning the enforceability of close-out netting provisions of the EFET General Agreement Concerning the Delivery and Acceptance of Electricity.

MPR Partners

MPR Partners‘ energy and natural resources team advises clients both domestic and international, drawing on the firm’s real estate, dispute resolution, technology and finance expertise. The team has notable experience in greenfield and brownfield project development, including natural resources infrastructure. Founding partner Gelu Maravela heads the practice, with particular expertise advising public authorities and crossover experience in tax, corporate and M&A, and healthcare matters.

Practice head(s):

Gelu Maravela

Key clients

AMV Beta

Greenvolt Energieas Group (V-ridium)

Romania (through the Ministry of Finance)

Work highlights

  • Representing the Ministry of Public Finance, Romania, in connection with various matters arising out of a high-profile green energy-related project.
  • Retained by the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance in a major arbitration file concerning the Green Certificates support scheme.
  • Retained by the V-Ridium, part of Enegieas Group in connection with the potential acquisition of a solar photovoltaic park, with a 45 MW capacity located in Giurgiu County.

Popescu & Asociatii

Popescu & Asociatii fields an energy and natural resources team of ‘top lawyers’ providing ‘spectacular solutions’ for clients’ needs. ‘Extraordinary lawyerLoredana Popescu  co-leads the team, combining banking & finance, corporate, M&A, and real estate experience with energy sector expertise. Co-head Dana Bivol is noted for her experience in environmental law and is the key contact for disputes.

Practice head(s):

Loredana Popescu; Dana Bivol

Other key lawyers:

Mirela Cazacu


‘With Popescu & Asociatii’s team I have collaborated in many energy-related projects that were innovative at the national level and for which, even in such circumstances, the team proposed a number of spectacular solutions.’

‘The team is undoubtedly visible in relevant projects, and they are strong opponents due to their deep knowledge of the Romanian legal framework and regulations. The team can draw together on all relevant areas that prevail in the Energy & Natural Resources sectors.’

‘Popescu & Asociatii lawyers have gathered substantial knowledge of the Romanian regulatory framework as they have constantly advised on privatization, corporate reorganizations, and private transactions in the energy industry, as well as on the legislative changes necessary for the liberalization of the energy markets.’

‘They have a team made up of top lawyers on the market, Popescu & Asociatii is seen on the market as one of the strongest  firms, a company you want to work with and in which you put all your trust. ’

‘Loredana Popescu has significant experience and covers a multitude of aspects which are so necessary in the field of law. This overview of several areas of practice gives her the advantage of being an extraordinary lawyer, on whom you can rely regardless of the context.’

‘The service is excellent and of great quality. The firm stands out for its teamwork and the exchange of knowledge across different areas, which enriches the work and makes for favourable results. The team is professional and has both national and international exposure.’

‘Loredana Popescu has a lot of experience in the area, offering great management of the transactions and always meets expectations, being commended by all our legal team members for her negotiation skills and general business advice.’

Key clients

Maramures County

Allsys Energy

Important Kazakh and Turkish investors

Mytilineos Holding

Enel Group

Electrica Furnizare

Engie Group


Premier Energy

Sometra SA

Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests

San Colombano Costruzioni S.p.A

Eco Sud

Grand Smithy International

Work highlights

  • Advised Maramures County in the process of development the airport’s infrastructure which belongs to Baia Mare International Airport.
  • Assisting and representing in the establishment activities of two companies performing domestic and international oil transport and transport of food and non-food goods.
  • Advised Mytilineos Holding in respect of obtaining the environmental permits for implementing one of the most complex projects for greening of the waste deposit.