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Romania > Banking and finance Tier 3

Volciuc-Ionescu fields a team with established strength in advising on prominent cross-border finance matters, often acting as Romanian legal counsel to clients. Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu is the managing partner of the firm and heads up the banking and finance practice, drawing on 20 years of experience to assist with a wide range of project finance work; energy finance matters are a key area of instruction. Senior associate Diana Tudor is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu

Other key lawyers:


‘Outstanding law form for banking & finance in Romania.’

‘Exceptional legal knowledge and network, quick turnarounds, and efficiency; no overcomplicating things but observing the client’s interests.’

Key clients

Banca Comerciala Romana

Bank of China

Banca Transilvania

Deutsche Bank


J&T Banka

Societe Generale

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of German banks on the refinancing of German group PMG.
  • Advised IFC on issuing a high-value financing in the retail sector in Romania.
  • Advised Banca Transilvania on a financing to Roca Investments for the acquisition of Dial SRL.

Romania > Capital markets Tier 3

Volciuc-Ionescu's capital markets practice has a solid track record in representing major multilateral lenders and investors, and is equally adept at handling Romanian and international mandates. Managing partner Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu heads up the practice, and is well versed in assisting with both equity and debt capital markets matters. He is ably supported by senior associate Diana Tudor, a rising star in the Romanian capital markets space.

Practice head(s):

Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)

Work highlights

  • Advised IFC on a range of investments in various bonds.
  • Advised a Romanian blue chip company on a covered bonds matter.
  • Advised a listed blue-chip company on an employee-stock option plan.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Volciuc-Ionescu's practice has a solid track record in acting for clients in the energy, tech, automotive, construction and pharmaceutical sectors, and has been kept especially busy handling a high volume of M&A deals and private equity transactions. Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu leads the team, bringing over 20 years of experience in advising on M&A transactions taking place in Central Europe and Eastern Europe. Managing partner Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu is another highly regarded name for transactional work. Ana Sandu is an up-and-coming practitioner, with particular expertise in advising on healthcare, construction, chemicals and technology sector transactions. Ada Butnaru is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu


‘Very responsive and commercial in approach.’

‘I have really enjoyed working with lead partner Ramona Volciuc. Very sensible and calm under pressure. I have a lot of faith in the advice that she provides.’

Key clients

Schmid Industrieholding Group

Mytilineos Group

Varroc Group

Energia de Portugal Group

Delivery Hero Group

Electrica Group

Xperi Group

Montana Energy

Lumina Renewables

Western Union

Work highlights

  • Advised Austrotherm on its acquisition of Opal Technologies.
  • Advised the management of New Business Dimensions (NBD) and a new investor on the acquisition of all shares in NBD.
  • Acted for ALS on the acquisition of Centru de Mediu si Sanatate.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Praised for its ‘up-to-date knowledge of the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape in Romania‘, the energy and natural resources team at Volciuc-Ionescu advises local and international corporates on greenfield and brownfield projects in the energy sector, including forward-looking work in the renewables market. Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu, a ‘go-to person for all energy related advice in Romania‘, provides comprehensive support relating to oil and gas, electricity lines, and mining. Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu provides project financing expertise; Diana Tudor is also recommended. The team has both M&A and advisory capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu

Other key lawyers:


‘Volciuc-Ionescu is a boutique law firm that has up-to-date knowledge of the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape in Romania. On several sometimes crucial occasions, Ramona Volciuc has proven herself to be a highly qualified lawyer.’

‘Ramona Volciuc is highly skilled in her field as proven by the quality guidance that we received from her on various occasions.’

‘The team is very strong in the energy sector. My business is involved in the renewable energy sector and I have full confidence in the regulatory advice that they provide. They are aware of changes in the energy sector and the practical implications for developers of power projects and this is very valuable.’

‘Ramona Volciuc leads the team and is a real expert in the sector. She is my go-to person for all energy-related advice in Romania. She is assisted by a very competent team, but I would single out Diana Tudor for her responsiveness and her professional manner.’

‘ A major strength is client management.’

Key clients

Societe Generale

Schmid Industrieholding

Prospex Oil & Gas plc

OMV Gas Marketing & Trading




Banca Comerciala Romana S.A.



Work highlights

  • Advising EDPR on various transactions in the renewable sector, regulatory matters and day-to-day operations.
  • Advising Lumina Renewables on a pipeline of renewable energy projects, from securing title to land, permitting and commercial aspects, to sale of projects.
  • Advising Mytilineos on the sale of operational renewable projects.

The firm: Founded as a spin-off of several teams of lawyers of an international law firm, Volciuc-Ionescu is a leading independent Romanian law firm that strives for excellence and guarantees fast and flexible specialised services with a high level of quality and efficiency in all legal matters we work on.

The firm’s main objectives are to build long-term working relationships with clients (traditionally, financial institutions, global corporations and local champions from key sectors of Romania) and to offer high quality and effectiveness, by focusing on understanding clients’ needs, sharing relevant expertise, international exposure and commercial awareness, providing customised and innovative services, ensuring partner involvement and delivering efficiency and predictability of costs.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: Our banking and finance practice covers both lenders and borrowers in all types of financings, such as green finance, corporate finance, project finance, acquisition finance, derivatives, structured products, sovereign finance, equity and regulatory bank capital finance and securitization.

Capital markets: Our expertise ranges from the simple (plain vanilla) bond issue to green bonds and structured equity products and we offer a full range of equity and debt capital markets services.  

Corporate M&A: Our Corporate and M&A lawyers advise on large and complex transactions, and have been involved in many of the market’s headline-making M&A deals, bringing together vast international experience and excellent local knowledge.

Energy and natural resources: Our market leading energy team covers the full spectrum of energy work, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, regulatory, project development, construction, operation and maintenance, competition and general commercial and corporate advice.

FDI and Competition: FDI and competition practice has comprehensive experience in advising clients in FDI and merger control filings as well as in the full spectrum of EU and Romanian matters.

Projects and Infrastructure: We regularly assist developers, investors, government and public entities, sponsors, contractors and lenders throughout the life cycle of major projects

Real estate: We assist developers, investors, financiers and other key stakeholders to structure, acquire, develop, finance and implement large scale projects and manage their investments.

Restructuring and insolvency: Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers advise all stakeholders in restructuring and insolvency cases – secured and unsecured creditors, multinational companies and insolvency practitioners.

Sustainability and ESG: Our ESG team is advising clients on the evolving landscape of sustainability, regulatory compliance, and responsible business practices.

Technology and data: Our technology team has deep knowledge of transactions, trends and legal issues typical in the technology sector.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu
Capital Markets Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu
Corporate and M&A Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu
Energy and Natural Resources Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu
FDI and Competition Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu
Projects and Infrastructure Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu
Real Estate Diana Tudor
Restructuring and Insolvency Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu
Sustainability and ESG Ada Butnaru
Technology and Data Ana Sandu
Photo Name Position Profile
Ada Butnaru photo Mrs Ada Butnaru Ada is a member of Volciuc-Ionescu’s Corporate/M&A team, with a strong focus…
Ana Sandu photo Mrs Ana Sandu Ana is a Partner at Volciuc-Ionescu. Her practice covers a wide range…
Diana Tudor photo Mrs Diana Tudor Diana is a Partner at Volciuc-Ionescu, with a particular focus on real…
Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu photo Mrs Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu Ramona heads the corporate / M&A and energy teams. She is recommended…
Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu photo Mr Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu Sabin is the managing partner of Volciuc-Ionescu. Chambers highly recommends Sabin for…