Iustinian Captariu > Kinstellar > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Competition and State-Aid, Infrastructure & Projects, M&A, Life Sciences


Iustinian Captariu is a Partner and the head of the local Energy & Natural Resources and Competition & State-Aid Practices. He focuses on energy & natural resources, environment and regulatory (including pharma regulatory), competition & state aid, infrastructure & projects, M&A, and joint ventures. He has an experience of over 14 years in advising clients on all aspects of energy law, including energy M&A, joint-ventures, reorganisations, licensing and regulatory matters, long term contracts, trading related issues and also public procurement procedures involving energy companies. He has significant experience acting for large companies in relation to the whole spectrum of competition law matters including cartels, dawn raids, abuse of dominant position, merger notifications, State aid etc. 


Iustinian Captariu joined Kinstellar in 2009 as Associate, was appointed Counsel in 2016 and Partner in 2017.


Iustinian Captariu is fluent in English, and native in Romanian.


Iustin is a Member of the Romanian Union of Lawyers and of the Bucharest Bar Association.


Iustin graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, LL.B. in 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Iustinian CaptariuKinstellar

Kinstellar has a well-regarded, hands-on practice, with good experience of high-value corporate transactions, asset purchases, infrastructure projects and regulatory issues. The firm’s recent advice to Dacian Petroleum regarding its oil fields acquisitions from OMV Petrom demonstrates the team’s strong standing in the market. The practice is equally active in the power sector, both on the renewables and nuclear front. The firm is regularly referred work by major international firms, and its regional presence gives it a strong edge on cross-border mandates. Practice head Iustinian Captariu has a good reputation in the market.

Romania > PPP and procurement

Kinstellar has good experience of advising international investors and sponsors on their Romanian projects. The team has a noteworthy track record in conventional and renewable power projects and transport infrastructure concessions and developments. Other areas of experience include technology and healthcare. Clients receive support from start to finish, including contentious assistance in challenges and disputes. Iustinian Captariu and Remus Codreanu are the primary contacts.