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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Banking and finance Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has a deep bench of highly experienced finance lawyers led by the extremely well-regarded Alina Radu. She is supported by several big names in the firm, including co-managing partner Manuela Nestor and project finance and restructuring expert Valentin Voinescu. The team is equally comfortable advising borrowers and lenders on corporate, real estate and project financing. It is also regularly called upon to assist with the local aspects of major cross-border financings.

Practice head(s):

Alina Radu


‘The firm has an efficient and well prepared banking and finance team – they provide good value to our projects.’

‘The team has a very good knowledge of the market. Members of the team work very well together and complete each other’s actions. They are very well prepared lawyers, with great negotiation skills and are strategic thinkers.’

‘Alina Radu is always available to solve any legal issues and her coordination helped the bank to move forward with difficult projects.’

Key clients

Banca Comerciala Romana

Raiffeisen Bank


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is a top destination for some of the market's largest and most complex transactions. This includes cross-border advice on group company business transfers, restructurings and M&A, as well as day-to-day commercial issues, where it is trusted by some of the country's largest companies. Key names in the team, which is 'composed of excellent professionals', include senior partner Adriana Ioana Gaspar, Gabriela Cacerea, Ruxandra Bologa and Adina Chilim-DumitriuRazvan Vlad and Corina Dumitru are other well-regarded practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Cacerea; Ruxandra Bologa; Adina Chilim-Dumitriu; Adriana Ioana Gaspar


‘The team is first of all composed of excellent professionals. But what makes the team unique is the blend of: the possibility to quickly understand the specific needs of the customer and adapt on the go, to work with the pace of the client, to make complicated legal matters understandable, to be practical and foresee the next steps.’

Key clients

ADM (Archer Daniels Midland)

Continental AG


Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

Nedelus and Cipca families

Cummins Generator Technologies Limited


Key Safety Systems Inc.




OMV Petrom


Pet Star Holding


Norofert Group

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's disputes team forms a core part of its overall offering, and the team has strong litigation experience. Senior partner Ana Diculescu-Sova leads the practice and alongside Sorina Olaru has strong expertise in international arbitration. Other experienced litigators include Emil Bivolaru, who is noted for his contentious administrative and tax law expertise; Radu Damaschin, who regularly handles public procurement disputes; Peggy Suica-Neagu; and up-and-coming partner Valeriu Mina.

Practice head(s):

Ana Diculescu-Sova


‘The dispute resolution team is specialized in all areas of dispute resolution in Romania. Their unrivalled experience on litigation related to permitting was very valuable for us.’

‘Sorina Olaru is sharp minded, always careful with all details of a case. Sorina is a very strong leader who has the ability to handle complex matters, with her in charge of our litigation we always had the comfort we are in good hands’.

Key clients

BRD – Groupe Societe Generale

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)

Wizzair KFT Hungary

ENGIE Romania SA

Souther Harvest/Multiagra SRL

Raiffeisen bank

Romastru Trading

Search Corporation


FCC Construccion

Porr Construct


Philips Lightning

Fri-El Green Power


Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has a highly focused team with strong specialisms in renewable energy, power, mining, and upstream and downstream oil and gas. Recent work includes several high-profile litigations, including a major dispute in the mining sector. On the non-contentious side, the group regularly handles M&A, privatisations, greenfield and brownfield developments, and licensing and permit issues. Gabriela Cacerea is experienced in power, renewables and downstream natural gas, Adina Chilim-Dumitriu also covers downstream natural gas, while the highly rated Ruxandra Bologa advises on renewables, mining, and all aspects of the oil and gas industry.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Cacerea; Ruxandra Bologa; Adina Chilim-Dumitriu


‘On natural resources, the firm has a well-respected and experienced team.’

‘Ruxandra Bologa was always able to provide us with the highest level of professional advice on aspects related to the natural resources sector’.

Key clients





KMG International

Deva Gold

Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd.

OMV Petrom SA



EU and competition Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's experienced team not only provides strong merger clearance support to its M&A practice, it is also extremely active on the investigations front. In recent work, the team has acted for several clients in successfully challenging fines imposed by the competition authorities. Georgeta Dinu's department is also well versed in state aid matters and day-to-day compliance advice.

Practice head(s):

Georgeta Dinu


‘They are well trained professionals who constantly update their legal knowledge. Georgeta Dinu knows not only to solve professional problems, but also knows how to organize the relationship with us as a client.’

Key clients



Ellster Rometrics

Globalworth Real Estate Investments

Vitol Bitumen Investments

Mega Image

Bouygues Energies & Services

Auchan Romania

PPP and procurement Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen fields a highly diverse practice, with strong experience in procurement proceedings in the healthcare, social infrastructure, energy and transportation sectors. The firm acts for several major pharmaceuticals, engineering and construction companies on the bidding and implementation stages of projects, as well as handling the related disputes. Adina Chilim-Dumitriu and senior partner Adriana Gaspar jointly lead the group and have substantial expertise in the procurement arena.

Practice head(s):

Adina Chilim-Dumitriu; Adriana Gaspar


‘Diverse and competent, the firm is a well established authority in legal matters in Romania and probably the most prestigious go-to firm when you need professional advice credible for the external stakeholder. Due to its size and experience, the team is able to cover a variety of cross-disciplinary topics, which is especially valuable in complex projects.’

‘Adina Chilum-Dumitriu is an excellent example of extreme competence in her area of expertise coupled with client focus and service. I have worked with her on numerous projects and she has always met my expectations, seconded by an equally competent and dedicated team.’

Key clients

FCC Construccion

Aldesa Construcciones

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies


Suez International

Impresa Pizzarotti

Porr Construct

Kapsch Carriercom

Hochtief Solutions

Iridex Grup Salubrizare

SECOL Societa Edile Costruzioni e Lavori

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's strong team is led by Ioana Niculeasa. The group has been involved in several benchmark deals over the past year, including major site acquisitions, sales and developments in the office, residential, retail, hospitality, industrial and logistics sectors. Investors, developers and construction companies regularly instruct the firm in contentious issues, where litigator Vlad Tanase is a key name. Other key lawyers include Lavinia Ioniță-Rasmussen and managing associate Ioana Grigoriu.

Practice head(s):

Ioana Niculeasa


‘The level of professionalism and dedication is the highest I have encountered on the Romanian real estate market.’

‘The firm has sufficient depth to handle any legal issue, an experienced and stable line up of partners, and a long and distinguished history in the market.’

‘Vlad Tanase  was an excellent advisor and litigator during our court cases.’

‘Lavinia Ioniță-Rasmussen is most probably the ideal partner to have on the job. With an extensive real estate background and experience in the Romanian market, she manages to deliver high quality work, clever solutions and clear legal structures.’

‘Ioana Grigoriu is the lawyer of choice for handling complex assignments that require strong organising skills besides the technical know-how.’

Key clients

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited


Bluehouse Capital

AFI Europe


ICAMAP Advisory

Strabag Real Estate

Impact Developer & Contractor

Anholt Group

Ana Tower Offices


Portland Trust

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has a strong multidisciplinary team that handles major financial restructurings and insolvencies. The firm approaches the market from two angles, with banking partners Alina Radu and Valentin Voinescu handling the non-contentious side, and disputes partners Emil Bivolaru and Sorina Olaru regularly representing clients before the courts. Up and coming partners such as Marius Ezer are also active on the disputes front. The highly rated team is regularly instructed by creditors, debtors and administrators.

Practice head(s):

Manuela Nestor; Ana Diculescu-Sova

Key clients


ADM International

Aurea International, Lord Travel, Lord Amsterdam Paris

Sierra Quadrant


Veneto Banca

Private Insurer NV

Cosmo Ventures

Edison Trading

Energheia Group

Tax Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's domestic and international clients benefit from an extremely deep bench of tax lawyers and consultants, including four partners. On the advisory side, the team provides strong transactional support and has recently been involved in several significant group restructurings. The contentious side is also busy, often acting for clients in tax and VAT audits and any related challenges in the courts. Alina Timofti and Marius Ionescu are major players in the market, and their team includes Lucian Barbu and Silviu Badescu.

Practice head(s):

Alina Timofti; Narius Ionescu

TMT Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has a top-notch standalone TMT practice, which acts for some of the largest telecoms companies in the market. Advice covers a wide range of areas including regulatory, litigation, transactional, and assistance with obtaining relevant authorisations. The team also has a good standing the technology market, where it is well equipped to handle major outsourcing and procurement projects. Adina Chilim-Dumitriu has an excellent reputation.

Practice head(s):

Adina Chilim-Dumitriu

Key clients

Orange Romania

British Telecom


NBC Universal


Employment Tier 2

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen represents a wide range of major domestic and international employers. The standalone team has been advised on several major restructurings, employee transfers, internal policy renewals, disciplinary hearings, as well as M&A support. Gabriela Dinu and Roxana Abrasu co-head the team.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Dinu; Roxana Abrasu


‘The firm covers the whole spectrum of challenges issued by employment relations. It is a team with extensive experience combined with a customized and creative, smart approach.’

‘Above all, the human interaction has been stellar. Gabriela Dinu and her team provide high quality advice, and understand the limitations of the current employment law (particularly how skewed it is towards the employee) and how this can hinder certain development opportunities for companies such as ours who come with ideas from abroad.’

‘Roxana Abrasu, Ionut Stancu, Andreea Serban, Gabriela Dinu (Bucharest team), Delia Baroianu, Eva Forika (the team in Timisoara) – they all share the same professional integrity, smart approach, easy understanding of our business, practical solutions that we can rely on, strong work ethics, reliable, availability. We very much value their assistance, both as an individual and as a team.’

TMT: gambling law Tier 2

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's former practice heads Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu left to form their own firm, Simion & Baciu Law Firm. However, associate Alina Tace (formerly Dumitru) has a strong focus on this area, and the firm continues to provide regulatory and tax advice to existing clients.

Capital markets Tier 3

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has an experienced team of lawyers with a good history advising on a debt and equity capital markets transactions. Recently, the practice was involved in several significant deals in the equity space, and its lawyers are well versed in ancillary areas such as corporate governance and employee equity incentive plans. Manuela Nestor leads the team, and is supported by banking head Alina Radu and corporate head Adriana Gaspar.

Practice head(s):

Manuela Nestor


‘Extremely professional, good communication intra-team, no overlapping, no outsiders. The team leader is closely involved and available. They inspire confidence, professionalism and commitment.’

Intellectual property Tier 3

At Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, senior associate Alina Tace leads the team, which handles contentious and non-contentious matters in the IP space. Former joint heads Ana-Maria Baciu and Cosmina Simion left to establish IP boutique Simion & Baciu Law Firm.

Practice head(s):

Alina Tace

Key clients


Pro TV


Philip Morris

Bilka Steel

Borusan Mannesmann

Steak N Shake

Nala Cosmetics

Diverta Group

The firm: Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) is one of the largest, most reputed law firms in Romania, providing integrated legal, tax advisory services and intellectual property counselling through its specialised entities.

Areas of practice
Corporate/M&A: the firm handles all levels of complex transactions, including assistance with transaction structuring and risk mitigation strategies.

Banking and finance: the team assists clients in banking operations, assets, corporate and project finance transactions, restructuring of financing facilities.

Dispute resolution: NNDKP assists clients in complex litigations, administrative proceedings, domestic and international arbitrations.

Energy: NNDKP assists in the privatisation and acquisition of energy companies, financing of energy projects and development and distribution of natural resources.

Real estate: NNDKP’s advice covers all areas of real estate transactions, including greenfield investments, construction agreements, financing and related securities.

Competition: NNDKP assists clients on all competition matters, including competition investigations and litigation, compliance in day-to-day business, mergers and state aid.

Taxation: NNDKP’s tax lawyers and consultants advise clients on various fiscal matters, covering direct and indirect taxation, transfer pricing, double taxation and tax disputes.

Intellectual property: NNDKP assists clients in patent and trade mark matters as well as the acquisition, protection, use, licensing and sale of technology.

Infrastructure and PPP: NNDKP advises on major projects in infrastructure design, financing, construction, rehabilitation, operation and maintenance.

Public procurement: NNDKP interprets and resolves legal questions on behalf of the firm’s clients on both major projects and day-to-day procurement issues.

Capital markets: the firm handles significant financing transactions, including revolving and term loans, trade finance, issuance of debt instruments, derivative transactions and public offerings.

Employment: the firm provides advice on all employment matters, including collective or individual labour contracts, conflicts of rights, occupational health and safety, internal regulations and policies.

Environment: NNDKP assists clients with respect to all environmental aspects of implementing projects in Romania, including drafting relevant contractual provisions.

Data protection: NNDKP advises clients on all data protection matters with respect to business transfers, projects and mergers, database sharing, marketing or employment activities.

Pharmaceuticals and healthcare: NNDKP advises on regulatory approvals, importations, packaging and labelling, marketing authorisations, as well as corporate and operational structures.

Consumer protection: NNDKP advises on all consumer protection matters, including labelling, product liability and recall, warranties, distance contracts, promotional activities.

Gaming: the firm provides a full range of legal services for companies operating or involved in the gambling sector (including joint ventures with state monopoly).

Immigration: NNDKP assists corporate clients in connection with the relocation of foreign personnel to Romania.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Adriana Gaspar
Corporate/M&A Adina Chilim-Dumitriu
Corporate/M&A Gabriela Cacerea
Corporate/M&A Ruxandra Bologa
Banking and finance Manuela Nestor
Banking and finance Alina Radu
Banking and finance Valentin Voinescu
Dispute resolution Ana Diculescu-Sova
Energy Gabriela Cacerea
Energy Ruxandra Bologa
Energy Adina Chilim-Dumitriu
Real estate Ioana Niculeasa
Competition and state aid Georgeta Dinu
Taxation Alina Timofti
Taxation Marius Ionescu
Intellectual property Alina Tace
Infrastructure and PPP Adriana Gaspar
Public procurement Adina Chilim-Dumitriu
Capital markets Manuela Nestor
Employment Gabriela Dinu
Employment Roxana Abrasu
Environment, data protection Roxana Ionescu
Gaming, consumer protection Alina Tace
Immigration Alexandru Lupu
Number of lawyers : 144 (including partners)
The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Lex Mundi
World Services Group
Contacts : Ion Nestor (
Contacts : Manuela Nestor (
Other offices : Brasov
Other offices : Cluj-Napoca
Other offices : Timisoara