Ms Ioana Cercel > D&B David si Baias SCA > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

D&B David si Baias SCA
Ana Tower
1A Poligrafiei Blvd, 21/1 floor
RO-013704, Bucharest, 1

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Ioana Cercel joined D&B in 2011 and is part of the litigation department, being specialized in commercial, administrative and competition litigation, as well as employment law. Since 2020 she is a managing associate in the litigation and employment law team.

During her time at D&B, Ioana gained extensive experience in competition litigation. Her career highlights include being part of the team that assisted Eni Romania and Lukoil Romania in  challenging the decision of the Competition Council which imposed the highest fines in the history of the authority to several companies acting on the fuel market for a supposed cartel, having obtained a reduction of the fines received by the two companies by approximately 20%.

Her experience in administrative litigation includes being part of the team that obtained the cancellation of a closed ammunition procurement procedure organized by derogation from the public procurement law, with an estimated value of approximately 2.5 million euros, as well as representing an important electronics retailer in successfully challenging the sanctions imposed by the tax authorities and the National Council for Audiovisual which had led to the interdiction to use its commercial slogan.

Ioana has also specialized in employment law, coordinating complex projects, including restructurings and dismissals of employees from the clients’ top management. 


October 2015 – Present – Managing Associate, D&B David si Baias

November 2011 – September 2015 – Associate, D&B David si Baias

January 2011 – November 2011 – Lawyer, Iliescu Mirela Law Office, Bucharest

January 2010 – December 2010 – Junior Lawyer, Bobi – Campian Ion Law Office, Bucharest

September 2008 – December 2009 – Junior Lawyer, bpv Grigorescu Stefanica, Bucharest


Romanian, English, French


Member of the Bucharest Bar since 2009


French-Romanian Law College for European Studies

June 2009- October 2010- Master `s Degree in Business Law, University of Bucharest

2004 – 2008 – Bachelor in Law, Law School, University of Bucharest


Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Employment

D&B David si Baias SCA has a solid team led by partner Dan Dascălu, who divides his time between tax and employment law. The practice also contains several specialised associates who come highly recommended by clients, including Ioana Cercel. The practice is especially strong on the employment aspects of complex restructuring projects and business transfers. More recently it has been active on the litigation front and advised clients on COVID-19 related issues.