Mr Mihai Mares > Mares & Mares > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Mares & Mares

Work Department

White Collar Crime / Criminal Law


Managing Partner


Highly regarded by clients and peers alike as one of the brightest white collar crime attorneys, Mihai specializes exclusively on criminal defense for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large international and domestic companies, in a wide range of matters involving money laundering, fraud, bribery and other forms of corporate misconduct. Described by The Legal 500 as “an energetic legal brain” and named one of the top white-collar crime lawyers in Romania, he is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in disputes.

With a Ph.D. in criminal procedure from the Romanian Academy’s Legal Institute, Mihai regularly publishes articles and studies on criminal law and criminal procedure and participates in international and national conferences related to these fields.

Prior to founding Mareș & Mareș, Mihai was Garrigues’ managing partner in Romania, after having collaborated with a reputed independent Romanian law firm


English, Spanish


Bucharest Bar Association
International Bar Association – Business Crime Committee
European Criminal Bar Association
European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers
Romanian Association of Criminal Sciences
Romanian Forensic Association


B.A. – University of Bucharest Law School; Ph.D. – Criminal Procedure – Institute of Legal Studies, Romanian Academy.

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Mihai Mares  – Mares & Mares

Mares & Mares is often a ‘top choice‘ for major white-collar crime matters due to its reputation as ‘one of the leading specialist firms in Bucharest‘. The firm is noted for its strength in depth, and provides ‘an excellent range of capability from partners through to senior associates and associates‘. Recently, the firm has been involved in multiple antibribery and corruption claims involving issues linked to money laundering, tax evasion and insider dealing. Founding partner Mihai Mares is ‘a star of the Bucharest criminal bar‘ whose ‘strong advocacy skills are combined with excellent technical knowledge‘. Other key individuals include former prosecutor and of counsel Alexandra Sinc, associate Traian Badescu, and Valentina Dorin.