Mrs Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu > Volciuc-Ionescu > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A and Energy


Ramona heads the corporate / M&A and energy teams. She is recommended by legal directories such as Chambers for her M&A experience: ”[Ramona is] an accomplished practitioner, praised for her very good commercial understanding. She is receptive, supportive and always delivers on time.”, and Legal500 for her energy expertise: ”[Ramona] is very sharp”.

Ramona specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on the energy and natural resources sector, in Central and Eastern Europe. She dealt with numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions acting on all sides and gained in-depth experience in mergers, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and private equity transactions, as well as regulatory matters.

Recent relevant experience includes advising some of the world largest oil&gas companies in relation to petroleum agreements, including concessions, joint operating agreements, farm-in and farm-out agreements, services agreements, licensing and other regulatory requirements for their operations in Romania, advising a world leading utility on the acquisition of several wind farms, photovoltaic
plants and biomass projects in Romania, advising a world leading energy group on electricity regulatory and commercial issues, advising a leading regional bank on energy related matters in connection with granting of financing for construction of renewable projects in Romania.

Prior to founding Volciuc-Ionescu, Ramona headed the energy team of an international law firm in Bucharest, worked for a leading Austrian law firm in Bucharest and Vienna, and for Lehman Brothers in London.


Ramona is a regular contributor to legal magazines regarding energy and M&A topic and frequently provides insights as a speaker at international conferences and seminars.




Member of the Bucharest Bar.


Warwick Business School, UK. Degree: Master of Business Administration (Global Energy MBA)
University of London, Queen Mary School of Law, London, UK. Degree: LL.M, International Finance
University of Bucharest, School of Law, Bucharest, Romania. Degree: LL.B
George Washington University, Washington, USA. Degree: Summer School

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu  Volciuc-Ionescu

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 > 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.