Roman Ivanov > Vernon | David > Chisinau, Moldova > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking & Finance; M&A.




Roman Ivanov specializes in Banking and Finance, Regulatory and IP/IT matters.  Over the last few years he has worked for a variety of banks and financial institutions, including advising on several bank acquisition and expansion projects for Moldova’s leading international banking groups as well as the acquisition of financial assets and credit portfolios.  In addition, he has advised numerous lenders and borrowers with regard to financing matters, including significant work in commodities, trade finance and securitization (with deal values exceeding well over EUR 500 million).  Roman’s work was recently recognized in the Legal 500 law directory, stating Roman is “very professional, responsible and dedicated to his work. We highly recommend him.

Prior to coming to Vernon | David, Roman worked for the Moldovan Ministry of Justice’s Foreclosure and Enforcement Department where he was involved in drafting and revising substantive and procedural national legislation on the subject of debt recovery and collections (working in both Russian and Romanian). In this role, he played a major part in the drafting of a number of pieces of legislation and internal government regulations with regard to enforcement procedures. 

Roman’s commercial work includes advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, general contracting matters (like distribution and agency agreements) as well as on intellectual property issues.   

In addition, Roman served as a local consultant helping implement UNICEF’s Program for the Protection of Children in collaboration with the Moldova Ministry of Justice.   In this role, he drafted a number of legislative proposals and implementing regulations concerning the detention of and probation for juvenile offenders.


English, Romanian, Russian.


Moldovan Bar


  • LL.M., Moldova Academy for Public Administration
  • LL.B., Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldova

Lawyer Rankings

Moldova > Leading firms

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.