Firm Profile > Vernon | David > Chisinau, Moldova

Vernon | David
49 Alexandru cel Bun street, 3rd floor

Leading firms Tier 1

Vernon | David works on major domestic financings and M&A transactions, as well as representing clients in complex litigation cases. The firm benefits from its combination of local and foreign-qualified lawyers, and has notable US expertise. Diana Neagu leads the team in Moldova, specialising in financing, M&A, environmental and labour law, acting for major banks in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe. Roman Ivanov was recently promoted to partner, and heads up the banking and finance practice. Recently promoted partner Sergiu Bivol is another key name, with significant experience in litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Diana Neagu; Sergiu Bivol; Roman Ivanov


‘We have been working with Vernon | David Law Firm, both in Romania and the Republic of Moldova for more than 5 years. We are using their team for our M&A deals, corporate and regulatory, since we believe that they are one of the best in the region in these areas.’

‘We find Diana Neagu and Roman Ivanov extremely useful, proactive and client oriented.  Roman and Diana are always on top of all the issues, having an answer even before we put them a question.’

‘We usually cooperate with high professional firms and Vernon | David is not an exception. The partners and associates from Vernon | David we are working with make a great imprecision with their accuracy; they always meet project deadlines and very cooperative.’

‘I am really impressed with the work of Sergiu Bivol and Roman Ivanov. Both are exceptional professionals, strongly committed to the projects they lead and always meet deadlines. It is a pleasure working with them.’

‘Strong team, easy to work with.’

‘Readiness to help any time.’

‘Vernon | David enjoys a good reputation on the legal services market in Republic of Moldova, has a broad experience in the banking and commercial field.’

Key clients

Eximbank Intesa San Paolo


Banca Transilvania

Danish Renewables

Iute Credit

Alfa Bank



Victoria Bank

Credit Bureau

Alison Hayes

CSM Uniform

PA&CO International

Best4U Group

SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance

Euro Finans AB


Moor Stephens

Horizon Capital Fund

Moldovan National Olympic Committee

NordWest Capital Asset Management

Pa&Co International

Biroul de Credit





Moldovan National Olympic Committee

Sun Communications

Vernon | David is a boutique law firm specializing in complex commercial transactions and disputes, regulatory matters and compliance issues. We provide high-end bespoke legal advice to a wide array of domestic and international clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies and foreign governments.  Currently, we have offices in Bucharest, Romania and in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Our law firm is structured to provide comprehensive, high-quality legal services to serve the domestic and international needs of our clients drawing on the combined resources and varied expertise of our lawyers.  Our goal is to accomplish the client’s objectives in a succinct and efficient manner.

The law firm has worked on some of the largest deals and transactions in Romanian history, including advising TMK with its acquisition of Resita Steel (currently the largest steel producer in Romania), assisting Iulius Mall with the Palas Mall (one of the Romania’s largest retail centers) as well as representing Xannat (former Anglo-American group company and Romania’s largest aggregates mining company) with its management buy-out.

Our Chisinau-based team of American and Moldovan attorneys works closely with our Bucharest office in advising clients on a range of investment-related matters, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate issues, labor matters, tax, IP, environmental regulations and general commercial transactions.  We also have a dynamic commercial litigation practice.

As active members of the local and foreign business community, we have been involved in a variety of business and legislative initiatives, including drafting the leasing laws of Moldova and taking a leading role in the reform of the Moldovan labor legislation.  In addition, members of our firm act on various local boards and charities, including being board members of the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Business Association (EBA).

Vernon│David today has seven partners (Charles Vernon, Daniela David, Maria Nica, Corina Tiganas, Diana Neagu Sergiu Bivol and Roman Ivanov) and over 25 associates and staff in both Bucharest and Chisinau.

Practice areas: Since its establishment in 2001, Vernon | David has grown rapidly to become a highly-specialized law firm with a wide variety of experience and skills. Recognized for their legal innovation and pragmatic advice, our team has the knowledge, diligence and ambitious to get the job done.  Practice include:

  • Agriculture
  • Banking and finance
  • Compliance, fraud and white-collar-crime
  • Corporate and commercial Law
  • Data, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Disputes, litigation and arbitration
  • Employment and labor law
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Food, beverages and retail
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax audits and litigation
Department Name Email Telephone
M&A; Banking & Finance; Compliance, Fraud & White Collar Crime Charles Vernon, Managing Partner +40-21-311-5654
Banking & Finance; Employment & Labour Law Diana Neagu, Partner +373(0)22-26-09-22
Corporate & Commercial Law; Disputes, Litigation & Arbitration; Real Estate & Construction Sergiu Bivol, Partner +373(0)22-26-09-22
Banking & Finance; Corporate & Commercial Law; M&A; Food, Beverages & Retail Roman Ivanov, Partner +373(0)22-26-09-22
Employment & Labour Law Eduard Gurin, Associate +373(0)22-26-09-22
Disputes, Litigation & Arbitration Ion Capățînă, Associate +373(0)22-26-09-22
Photo Name Position Profile
 Sergiu Bivol  photo Sergiu Bivol PARTNER
 Ion Capatina  photo Ion Capatina Associate
 Eduard Gurin  photo Eduard Gurin Associate
 Roman Ivanov  photo Roman Ivanov PARTNER
 Diana Neagu  photo Diana Neagu PARTNER
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