Mr Gelu Titus Maravela > MPR Partners > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

MPR Partners

Work Department

Energy & Natural resources, Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatizations, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Taxation, Dispute resolution


Gelu is Founding Partner at MPR Partners. Throughout his practice, Gelu has been lead counsel in a large number of sizeable projects and has worked for an outstanding number of high profile corporations doing business in Romania as well as for many public authorities, being praised for his results-driven, business-oriented approach, negotiation skills and multi-angled strategic thinking, which have paid striking results in some of the most sensitive and/or sub-leveraged matters. Aside from his general corporate and commercial practice, Gelu holds a wide-ranging expertise in mergers & acquisitions, having been involved in some of the largest deals closed in Romania, including privatizations and all forms of private dealings in the field. Gelu’s corporate and M&A practice is neatly supported by his solid insight of capital markets regulations and know-how acquired through a large number of projects unfolded on the capital markets and the day-to-day assistance of publicly held companies. He also has extensive experience in pharmaceuticals and healthcare matters, having worked for an impressive portfolio of international clients including 9 of the top 12 medicine and medical devices manufacturers worldwide. In addition, he holds in-depth knowledge of oil & gas and natural resources matters, having advised clients on a large number of regulatory and business specific issues.


With over 20 years of experience, out of which 9 years as equity partner of a top tier Romanian law firm where he headed the firm’s Pharma & Healthcare practice and co-headed the firm’s PPP & public procurement practice, Gelu is one of the top lawyers in Romania. Gelu has been a judge with one of the Bucharest courts, associate lawyer with London’s Magic Circle firms and equity partner with another reputed Romanian law firm.


Romanian, English, French


Bucharest Bar Association


LL.M, Warwick University, UK (2000) High Institute for Magistrates, Bucharest (1996) LL.B, Bucharest University Law School (1995)

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Tax

MPR Partners has a solid reputation for advising on day-to-day tax compliance matters and disputes with the authorities. The firm is also strong on the transactional side, often advising on international tax structures for high profile corporate transactions. The practice is led by highly experienced tax consultant Felix Tapai, while founding partner Gelu Maravela is also very well regarded.

Romania > Dispute resolution

MPR Partners has a multi-disciplinary disputes practice that is especially experienced in international arbitration and investment treaty disputes. The lawyers also regularly represent clients on domestic civil and administrative disputes. Gelu Maravela, Alina Popescu and Alexandra  Rîmbu are the main contacts.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

MPR Partners handles a solid mix of day-to-day commercial and corporate governance and also has capacity to handle major cross-border M&A deals. The team has good expertise across sectors including pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing and healthcare. Gelu Maravela, Alina Popescu and Dana Rădulescu are the main contacts.