Firm Profile > Mares & Mares > Bucharest, Romania

Mares & Mares

White-collar crime Tier 1

Mares & Mares has established an excellent reputation for high-stakes domestic and cross-border white-collar crime cases. The firm is regularly used by major corporates and individuals, and has achieved considerable success defending clients in recent years. The practice covers the full spectrum of criminal law issues, including money laundering, bribery, corruption, corporate fraud and insider dealing claims. The team has an especially strong following in the investment fund community, for which it also provides strong compliance support. Mihai Mareş is a leading figure in the market, and the practice recently recruited several experienced associates, including Otilia Ghenici.

Practice head(s):

Mihai Mares

Other key lawyers:

Otilia Ghenici


‘Mares & Mares law firm came up with the most professional and efficient solutions which suits our needs and gave our cases all the time and attention that were needed to be successful in court. They were an invaluable resource when it came to protecting our interests.’

‘Strong reputation in business crime and corruption cases at the highest level.’

‘Mihai Mares is one of the leading Romanian lawyers in cross border criminal cases. ’

‘Mihai Mares is an expert in his field, he invest a lot of time and effort in understanding the client’

‘Mares & Mares is an elite white-collar crime practice in Romania. Mihai Mares is our main choice for criminal matters. He is a star of the Bar, being extremely meticulous and has great oral skills, while dealing with a variety of cross-border matters related to the Romanian jurisdiction’

‘Mihai Mares runs the best white-collar crime team in Romania and is a star of the criminal Bar. Cristian Mares is highly recommended for issues related to asset tracing, capital market manipulation and fraudulent insolvency.’

Key clients

SIF 1 Banat Crisana

SIF 4 Muntenia

Dac Air SA


Key Ways Group

tesa SE

Abbotswood Sal (holding)

Naguma Medical

SkyLight Residence

Tobago Properties

Mareș & Mareș is a leading criminal law firm specialized in white-collar crime, with a secondary focus on civil litigation. The firm provides outstanding services to a diverse client portfolio, including multinational and local companies, senior management, high-profile politicians, entrepreneurs, both in Romania and abroad. We cover all areas of criminal law connected with anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, bankruptcy, embezzlement, tax fraud, organized crime groups and investigations, as well as the subsequent related areas of civil litigation and asset recovery.

The lawyers at Mareș & Mareș are highly skilled in a wide range of criminal law matters, especially white-collar crime, including multi-jurisdictional criminal and financial regulatory investigations, fraud, bribery and corruption, cartels and competition law, tax, sanctions, as well as (preventative) arrests and confiscation. Moreover, our unparalleled expertise in related civil litigation matters enables us to advise companies and individuals on the most complex and sensitive cases that arise in an increasingly regulated international business arena.

In order to keep updated with the latest trends in business law and white-collar crime globally and thus add value to our services, we joined several high-profile associations:

  • The ROXIN Alliance (member of the World Bank’s Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development)
  • The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
  • The American Bar Association
  • The European Criminal Bar Association (European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers)
  • The International Bar Association (Business Crime Committee)

Established in 2006, Mareș & Mareș has evolved constantly, becoming a market leader in the field of white-collar crime and having formed a new generation of talented lawyers in this area.

Department Name Email Telephone
White-collar crime Mihai Mares (+4) 0314 378 324
Photo Name Position Profile
 Cristian Mareș  photo Cristian Mareș Founding Partner
Mr Mihai Mares  photo Mr Mihai Mares Managing Partner
Number of lawyers : 15