Mr Sabin Volciuc-Ionescu > Volciuc-Ionescu > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Finance, Capital Markets and Projects


Sabin is the managing partner of Volciuc-Ionescu. Chambers highly recommends Sabin for ”tailoring advice so that it can be used in a business context”, while Legal500 praises him for being ”very professional, quick-thinking, and intelligent”.

His practice covers a wide range of banking and finance work and capital markets and M&A transactions. Sabin advised on a number of headline transactions in Romania, assisting both domestic and international clients, either financial institutions or corporates.

He is focused on financial services, infrastructure and energy sectors and has extensive experience in project finance, sovereign financing, structured finance, corporate, asset and acquisition finance, as well as in M&A and capital markets (including Eurobonds, RON denominated bonds and GDRs).


Sabin has written numerous papers on developments in law relating to private international laws, capital markets, securitisation and leasing. He regularly provides insights as a speaker at international conferences and seminars.




Member of the Bucharest Bar.

Member of the Romanian Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)


WU Executive Academy, Vienna, Austria. Degree: Banking MBA
Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Degree: LL.M
Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania. Degree: M.Sc. in Audit
Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania. Degree: B.Sc. in Accounting
Stanford University, California, USA. Degree: Undergraduate – International Economics
Law School, Bucharest, Romania. Degree: LL.B

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Energy and natural resources

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.

Romania > Capital markets

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.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Romania > Banking and finance

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.