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Albota Law Firm

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Albota Law Firm is a leading commercial real estate boutique with ‘one of the most prolific and efficient teams‘ operating in Romania. The 'brilliant' practice is led by 'exceptional' Oana Albotă with a ‘pragmatic, problem-solving approach‘. Clients include major domestic and international developers and investors, which the firm assists with a broad range of commercial and residential projects and acquisitions across multiple asset classes, including office, retail,  and industrial. The firm’s flexibility extends to a broad range of areas of work, including support on construction disputes, leaseholder renegotiations and refinancings. Albotă is backed by an experienced team of associates including Diana Badea, Bogdan Roscaniuc and Andreea Ciobanu.

Practice head(s):

Oana Albotă


‘Albota Law Firm has been knowledgeable, responsive and most helpful.’

‘During the period of time that we have worked with Albota Law Firm, they demonstrated brilliant qualities in the field of law, readiness to speedily complete every issue which was raised and eagerness to assist with their profound knowledge.’

‘Albota Law Firm has currently one of the most prolific and efficient teams acting in the real estate market. We are pleased to benefit from their professional services and support within our complex developments. They have proven strong detailed knowledge on the business practice and legal implications, being able to forecast and provide in time advice on the complete project development starting from the first land acquisition due diligence up to the project commissioning and sale transaction. They are continuously connected with the latest legislation and technology required in their field of practice, thus being an efficient collaborator with immediate reactions to any requirement raised within the project evolution.’

‘Oana Albotă is a strong leader ensuring the efficiency of her team. She has proven a prompt reaction and support, with an impressive knowledge of the real estate business.’

‘Very strong team that can assist you in any legal matter or aspect related to real estate and beyond. They have been our most trusted advisor for the last couple of years.’

‘They are very professional and responded to all my questions and gave recommendations. They helped us create different models of contracts that suit our needs.’

‘They are a very dedicated team. Their main focus is to help you to close the deal, not to break it. They have very high knowledge of Romanian real estate and construction laws.’

‘We worked with Oana Albotă. She is an exceptional lawyer – we appreciate her pragmatic, problem-solving approach, her personal involvement into our legal matters and the great coordination of our legal matters. We also work very well with Diana Badea, who is very prompt and keen to assist, always delivering high quality services.’

Key clients


S Group Holding/ Green Gate Development

White Star Real Estate / Liberty Technology Park/ Liberty Residential

Conarg Group

London Partners/Belvedere Residences UTR 3

CTP Romania/ CTPInvest/ H.E.E. Mercury (Proprietati)

Nepi/Nre Sibiu Shopping City

Shikun Binui/ Point Development

Skv Properties

Tiab / Vinci Energies

Optim Project Management

Zone Development

First Property

Strategic Ventures

Mentech Instal


Cargill Agricultura

Toluna Romania

RC Europe

Tetris Design & Build Romania

Ox2/ Ox2 Ab Stockholm – Sucursala Bucuresti

Work highlights

  • Assisting Atenor with the the sale of the Hermes Business Campus by means of a share transfer within NGY Propertiers Investment, the special purpose vehicle which developed the project.
  • Assisting Atenor with the sale of Dacia One by means of a share transfer within Victoriei 174 Business Development, the special purpose vehicle which developed the project.
  • Advised Atenor on the development and sale of the project UpSite Bucharest, the client’s first residential project in Bucharest.

The firm: Albota Law Firm is a boutique law firm set up in May 2014. The firm was founded by Oana Albota. Before this, Oana co-ordinated, as a partner, the real estate practice of PeliFilip, which she joined from NNDKP.

The main area of practice of the law firm is real estate and construction. It has the capabilities to assist clients in all the areas connected to a real estate project: financing, real estate permitting and regulatory, corporate commercial, litigation and arbitration.

Clients choose the firm because they appreciate the clarity of its advice, its focus on results, and the efficiency of its service and its fast reaction time, all at a very fair price.

The small size of the firm is a huge advantage as it eliminates formalism, it ensures the thorough involvement of a specialised partner in every project at the law firm, the close co-ordination of the team of lawyers and it guarantees a proper cost control.

The quality of the legal services derives from the firm’s market knowledge and excellent legal know-how.

During the last 15 years the firm’s lawyers have been involved in transactions standing as landmarks for the real estate market in Romania and in significant international construction arbitrations.

Areas of practice: The firm specialises in construction and real estate.

It is experienced in all construction sectors and in the engineering industry. It is particularly specialised in FIDIC contracts and FIDIC adjudication.

Its expertise in the real estate area includes the structuring of transactions from acquisition of real estate properties in Romania up to the exit point, planning, development, leasing and financing of real estate projects, land use, private-public partnership in real estate projects, agricultural, forestry, energy and infrastructure projects, and regulatory matters.

It offers banking and finance services, advising borrowers, funds and investors from the point of term sheet and structuring stage, through closing, trenching and securitisation, administration and restructuring.

With a solid understanding of the Romanian law and an impressive experience in corporate and commercial, it assists clients, from the very first steps of the incorporation of a company until the exit, with the company’s day-to-day business, providing all legal advice required to help them stay in full compliance with Romanian rules and regulations.

It offers clients comprehensive advice at every stage of a conflict, in all forms of dispute resolution including: litigation, arbitration, mediation, conciliation and adjudication. It provides services covering assistance in complex commercial disputes before law courts and assistance in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate and construction Oana Albota
Real estate and construction Andreea-Stefania Ciobanu
Banking and financing Oana Albota
Banking and financing Andreea-Stefania Ciobanu
Corporate and commercial Oana Albota
Corporate and commercial Andreea-Stefania Ciobanu
Dispute resolution Oana Albota
Number of lawyers : 7


Albotă Law Firm assisted Atenor, a Belgian-based urban real estate developer company listed on the Euronext Brussels market, with respect to the sale of Dacia One Project to Paval Holding, the owner of the Romanian DIY retail business “Dedeman”.