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Ovidiu Buduşan is the key name at BUDUȘAN, ALBU & ASOCIAȚII. The firm is well known for its criminal defence practice, handling fraud, money laundering and embezzlement cases, among other areas.

Mareş / Danilescu / Mareş in association with Dan Lupaşcu CA’s ‘in-depth knowledge of criminal law’ includes criminal defence, extradition, anti-corruption and transnational fraud matters. Mihai Mareş is ‘a fantastic criminal lawyer’; he and Dan Lupaşcu are representing a former head of the Military Prosecutor’s Office in a criminal case instigated by the ECHR concerning crimes against humanity pertaining to the June 1990 Mineriad in Bucharest.

Muşat & Asociaţii handles a broad range of criminal law matters. Gheorghe Buta, Octavian Popescu and Liviu Togan are the key names. The trio are representing Leoni and its Romanian affiliate in an investigation into a €39.5m transnational informatics fraud. Mădălin Enache moved to ENACHE | CDA in April 2017.

Şerban & Asociatii represents defendants in tax evasion, corruption, fraud and money laundering matters. Practice head Adrian Pichler and Mihai Jiganie-Serban are notable practitioners.

Recent work for CMS’ ‘communicative and dynamic’ team includes representing defendants in anti-corruption and tax evasion cases within the technology, pharmaceutical and construction industries. Managing partner Gabriel Sidere ‘stands out for his incredible strategic thinking’.

Kinstellar’s ‘very skilled’ team has ‘analytical insights into anti-money laundering and anti-corruption law’. The ‘talented and responsive’ Bogdan Bibicu co-leads the team with newly promoted partner Remus Codreanu.

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii acts on the defence side for tax evasion, fraud and health and safety matters. Clients include Hochtief Solutions. Alexandru Ambrozie is the key name.

Schoenherr şi Asociaţii SCA’s team’s workload is dominated by defence work in tax evasion, asset freezing and anti-corruption matters. Managing partner Sebastian Gutiu and Adriana Radu are notable practitioners.

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s expertise includes assisting defendants and claimants in alleged embezzlement, money laundering and fraud cases. The team is representing Philip Morris International in anti-smuggling cases. Robert Roșu and Ioana Hrisafi-Josan are the names to note.

[Bondoc & Asociatii SCA in alliance with White & Case 18716] is noted for its expertise in handling white-collar mandates relating to the pharmaceutical industry. Lucian Bondoc leads the team; managing associate Gabriel Voinescu is also recommended.

Clifford Chance Badea is well known for advising multinational corporations accused of fraud, corruption, tax evasion and money laundering offences. Daniel Badea and senior associate Bianca Alecu are the main names. Counsels Vlad Peligrad and Simona Neagu also act on key matters.

Vernon | David’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team handles a broad range of white-collar defence matters. Charles Vernon, who has ‘great strategic vision’, is representing Black Cube’s employees against the National Anticorruption Directorate. Practice head Daniela David has ‘a thoughtful and focused approach to her work’.

Zamfirescu Racoţi & Partners’ Antoniu Obancia defends individuals and corporations accused of corruption, industrial safety breaches, money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement.

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