Mr Stelian Garofil > Dragne & Asociatii SCA > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Dragne & Asociatii SCA
6 Matei Millo Street
Millo Offices, 2nd Floor, 1st District
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Work Department

Litigation and arbitration


Stelian Garofil is co-head of the firm and he specializes in commercial law, bankruptcy, white collar criminal defence, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation matters. He has assisted clients in some of the most important acquisitions and privatization deals on the Romanian market, gaining a lot of experience in negotiating such transactions.

He is an experienced litigator and he has represented corporations and individuals in criminal investigations and in related civil trails.

His recent experience includes all sort of corporate and commercial aspects related to investment arbitration (ICSID). He has advised clients in relation to Competition Council investigations, antitrust matters, unfair competition and patent and trademark issues.


Starting with 2015, Stelian Garofil is a member of the Discipline Committee of the Bucharest Bar. He holds a law degree from the “Nicolae Titulescu” University Law School, Bucharest (2000), and he is a member of the Bucharest Bar (2001).



Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Banking and finance

Dragne & Asociatii SCA has an excellent reputation for major banking and finance disputes, where it represents some of the country’s largest banks and financial institutions. The firm is praised for its ability to ‘always come up with effective solutions and remarkable strategies’. Away from the contentious side, the firm also offers stellar advice on regulatory and consumer credit matters. Name partner Ion Dragne is singled out by one client as ‘an outstanding figure in the litigation, consumer and banking law fields‘. Other key contacts include practice head Stelian Garofil, and senior practitioners Delia BosmanAndreia Dumitrescu, Daniel Cirstea and Ioana Oprea.

Romania > Dispute resolution

Dragne & Asociatii SCA fields a leading dispute resolution team packed with a deep bench of litigators who ‘master the procedural matters exceptionally’. The group is noted for its interdisciplinary collaboration, both internally and with international lawyers on cross-border disputes. The firm handles the full range of commercial, administrative and criminal matters, and is also well versed in international arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Other areas of strength include IP and public procurement-related claims, as well as dispute avoidance in the form of compliance and risk management. Key individuals include Ion Dragne, who has a notable track record in investment treaty disputes, and fellow managing partner Stelian Garofil, who is highly experienced in insolvency litigation. Delia Bosman, Andreia Dumitrescu, Ioana Oprea and Daniel Cirstea are also recommended, as is senior associate Bogdan Iordache.

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency

Dragne & Asociatii SCA is a top choice for some of Romania’s largest insolvencies and restructurings. The firm is instructed by a broad range of corporate debtors, creditors, banks and financial institutions, as well as public authorities. Dispute resolution is a core area of expertise for the firm, so clients are well catered for in related court proceedings and contentious debt recovery matters. Daniel Cirstea is regularly involved in major enforcement proceedings and often represents administrators and liquidators. Managing partner Stelian Garofil acts on behalf of domestic and international clients, including shareholders, while Andreia Dumitrescu has strong credentials for cross-border matters.