Firm Profile > Bondoc si Asociatii SCA > Bucharest, Romania

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Romania > Banking and finance Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a highly-experienced team offering a wide range of expertise. Acquisition and real estate finance feature high on the agenda, and the firm is regularly involved in major refinancing deals, distressed debt sales, and transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, and agribusiness sectors. Several banks, payments companies and fintech businesses also rely on the firm for regulatory issues. Simona Petrisor leads the team, which also includes the highly active Diana Ispas.

Practice head(s):

Simona Petrișor

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has strong background in banking and finance, they quickly support  the need for information and posses analytical thinking for commercial points.’

‘During the COVID situation, the firm were very close to the clients and they pointed out some essential information to sustain our activity of what can be asked to our financial providers.’

‘Simona Petrisor is very hard working and a well respected professional in this industry. She has a strong expertise on matters of acquisition finance and project finance. I know she is very experienced also on regulatory matters, her attention to detail being of great value. ‘

Key clients

Altor Fund



BRD Groupe Societe Generale

CMU Regina Maria

Commerzbank group

Deutsche Bank

Dante International / eMAG

European Commission (DG FISMA)

Fondul Proprietatea S. A

Franklin Templeton Investments Management Limited

JD Norman Industries Inc.

Mid Europa Partners

Generali Group / Generali CEE Holding B.V.

Oney Bank / Auchan Holding


VTB Bank

Anchorage Capital

UniCredit Bank

Kredyt Inkaso

Air Lease Corporation

Johnson & Johnson

Profi Rom Food

Raiffeisen Bank International AG


Societe Generale

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

PPF Group

Privat Bank

Romania > Capital markets Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA's well regarded team handles a healthy mix of transactional and regulatory work. Debt and equity capital market listings, including many with an international flavour, feature prominently on the agenda. On the regulatory front, the firm often advises fund managers on related issues, including authorisations and restructurings, and assisted the Bucharest Stock Exchange on a complex market abuse analysis. Lucian Bondoc and Simona Petrisor jointly lead the team, with strong support from Diana Ispas. Associate Alexandru Achim  is also singled out for praise.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Simona Petrisor

Other key lawyers:


‘The capital markets practice is very robust on a very broad range of regulatory matters, being always very attentive to details without losing the big picture. They have a very commercial approach in their advice. They have a strong experience and knowledge of equity transactional matters, including private placements of shares.’

‘This team is particularly strong in helping with developing interpretations of new regulations and advancing new ideas. They are usually very fast in understanding the client’s concerns and recommending the best solution to address such concerns. They have a holistic approach which helps on a broad range of regulatory and transactional issues.’

‘Simona Petrisor is very dedicated to her work and very hands-on. She has a very good technical knowledge with a good mix of business awareness. She is very responsive and always willing to go the extra mile on the files she is handling. Diana Ispas is very committed and well respected. The associate Alexandru Achim is also a good fit to the team.’

Key clients

Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited UK (“FTIML”)

Fondul Proprietatea SA

The Bucharest Stock Exchange

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Oltchim SA

Anchorage Capital Group LLC

Mid Europa Partners

Netcity Telecom/ Direct One

Kredyt Inkaso


The Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR)

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA is popular with clients and can often be found advising on high profile domestic and cross-border transactions. Recently the firm has been involved in several significant deals in the energy, waste management, banking, chemicals and healthcare sectors. The firm has a strong following in the private equity market and has advised on several distressed asset investments. Practice head Lucian Bondoc is a lead player in the market, and partners such as Mihaela Bondoc, Bogdan Bunrau, Monica Iancu and Cosmin Stavaru are all singled out for praise by clients.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc


‘Deep legal analysis, dedicated, focus on obtaining good results, good understanding of the business impact of the matters analyzed and appropriate adaptation of the legal opinion to respond to business needs and minimize any negative impact.’

‘They are one of the very few law firms in the market that can really assist professionally on complex projects and that is very good in all complementary areas of law. Very solid experience. Business oriented. Hard working. Holistic approach. Understand very well e-commerce. ‘

‘The corporate practice is diverse and versatile and one of the strongest in the market. They offer an unmatched value for money and are very knowledgeable in every aspect that is relevant in the corporate life, especially regulatory and all sort of commercial issues.’

‘Cosmin Stavaru  is very responsive and gives very helpful advice, with a particular care for details. He is looking to an issue from all possible angles and proposes pragmatic, tailored solutions for each situation.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc is a knowledgeable lawyer, always on-time with deliverables, and has a very good understanding of the business environment.’

‘Lucian Bondoc (excellent – I believe the best in the market) and Bogdan Bunrau (very professional and prompt).’

‘Monica Iancu, finds the best legal solutions and is willing to accommodate our needs.’

Key clients






Astra Rails (largest wagons producer in the country)



Dante International (eMAG) (largest online retailer in Romania and CEE)

Delphi Corporation and its Romanian subsidiaries

Domeniile Prince Matei

ENGIE Romania SA



EVIVA Energy

Fondul Proprietatea (the largest holding in Romania)

Franklin Templeton

Fresenius (largest dialysis company in the country)

GlaxoSmithKline SRL


Johnson Controls INC.

Johnson & Johnson

Leading Edge Materials Corp.



Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)

Mid Europa (one of the largest PE funds active in CEE)


Nod Network Romania SRL

OLTCHIM SA (largest chemical company in Romania)

Oney Bank / Oney Finances


PPF Group

Procter & Gamble

Profi Retail

Pronetis Romania SRL

Raiffeisen Bank SA

Restart Energy

Romastru Trading

Sanofi Group (including also Zentiva)

Sarica Niculitel Group

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a versatile disputes team which is noted for its expertise across a wide range of areas. Recently the firm was involved in several major public procurement claims and shareholder disputes, and it has good experience in regulated areas such as employment, tax, life sciences, data privacy and agriculture. Practice head Viorel Dinu has over 20 years experience representing clients in civil and administrative disputes. Managing partner Lucian Bondoc and Mihaela Bondoc also have good experience in this area. Clients also rate managing counsel Ioana Katona.

Practice head(s):

Viorel Dinu


‘Deep legal analysis, dedicated, focus on obtaining good results, good understanding of the business impact of the matters analyzed and appropriate adaptation of the legal opinion to respond to business needs and minimize any negative impact.’

‘They have a solid, senior multidisciplinary team. They have a lot of experience in fighting public authorities.  They have very good professionals who work well together, as well as with other departments that need to be involved and promote pragmatic approaches. Are not afraid of late hours and interventions in weekends if needed. Attentive to detail. The core senior team of relevance for this area with whom we have interacted includes partners Viorel Dinu and Lucian Bondoc and Managing Counsel Ioana Katona.’

‘Bondoc si Asociatii SCA’s dispute resolution team has experience, understands the client well and has a simple and efficient way of working with the client. In terms of billing and collaboration they are one of the best in the sense that the client receives a high quality expertise at a reasonable cost and this is very important for internal Legal departments during budget constraints times. Lucian Bondoc is a pluri-disciplinary lawyer who coordinates the activity of the law firm in an efficient manner.’

Key clients

ENGIE Romania

Dante International (eMag – Romania’s largest online retailer)

Rosenbauer AG



Merck Sharp & Dohme

Sanofi Aventis

Profi Rom Food (Mid Europa Partners)

MBS Group

Amaru Trade/Agrinvest

Registry of Urbanists of Romania

Mr. Tecar

Novo Nordisk

Romania > Employment Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA provides comprehensive employment support to its domestic and international clients. The past year has inevitably been dominated by COVID-19 related issues, but the firm also advised on several significant group reorganisations and collective agreements. Other areas of expertise include outsourcing, corporate support, senior management settlements, employee misconduct issues and dismissal procedures. The experienced practice head Mihaela Bondoc is highly recommended by clients, who also rate managing associate Daniela Gladunea.

Practice head(s):

Mihaela Bondoc

Other key lawyers:


‘One of the very few law firms in the market that can really assist professionally on complex projects and that is very good in all complementary areas of law. Very solid experience. Business oriented. Hard working. Holistic approach. Understand very well our activities and have a lot of experience in the healthcare sector.’

‘The employment team provided specific advice on a variety of complex corporate and employment law matters. Moreover, the team regularly sends to us commercial and employment law updates that we consider very useful and help our business stay up to date.’

‘The employment team is very well informed, has excellent expertise and is responsive.’

‘We value the practice’s highest-quality services, flexible and transparent billing, and the fact that our specific is well understood. They always ensure that we are kept up to date with changes in the law and the impact of such changes on our activity.’

‘Very good professionals, promote pragmatic approaches. Attentive to detail and nuances. They have a very solid team. The core team of relevance for this area as far as the regular interactions with us are concerned includes partner Mihaela Bondoc and Managing Associate Daniela Gladunea. Partner Mihaela Bondoc is extremely professional, very experienced and solutions-oriented. Daniela Gladunea has very good technical knowledge, and is also very helpful and pragmatic. All very, very good.’

Key clients


Astra Rail Industries S.A

Clariant Products S.R. L

Delphi Diesel Systems Romania S.R. L

Eurosun Mining/Samax Romania S.R. L

Fresenius Medical Care Romania S.R. L

Merck Sharp & Dohme Romania S.R. L

Nolato Romania S.R. L

Pronetis S.R. L

Profi Rom Food S.R. L

RKB Shared Services Centre S.R. L

Dante International/Emag

Dynata Romania S.R.L


Urgent Curier S.R.L


Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA is popular with a wide range of domestic and international clients, and is especially recommended for its expertise in the renewables energy sector. Among the partners, Cosmin Stavaru is singled out for high praise by clients, who appreciate the team's strong support on transactional, infrastructure and regulatory issues. The disputes side of the practice is also strong. Key individuals include Lucian BondocMonica Iancu and Bogdan Bunrau.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Monica Iancu; Cosmin Stavaru; Bogdan Bunrau


‘Within complex matters as the ones arising from business operations within the renewable energy sector in Romania, it is of utmost importance to take care with the detail, and due command of the legislation and business requirements, and on that the law firm is extremely strong.’

‘This practice proves to be very helpful and the information that in-house peers provided was always accurate and exhaustive. Their availibility is among their main strengths compared to other big firms which do not always find the time to answer immediate requests. Another strong point is their good knowledge in the field of renewable energy in their country as well as their expertise on the operational level and this is the main reason why we keep on requesting their assistance whenever needed.’

‘Bondoc si Asociatii are a unique blend of quality legal assistance and a deep understanding of the business environment.’

‘I clearly highlight Cosmin Stavaru as one of the most experienced lawyers in Romania in the renewables energy domain, bringing always substantial value added to our projects and securing properly our position as client.’

‘Monica Bondoc is a knowledgeable lawyer, always on-time with deliverables, and a very good understanding of the business environment.’

Key clients

ENGIE Romania

Distrigaz Sud Retele


Clariant Produkte GmbH

Restart Energy

Euro Sun Mining Inc.

Samax Romania

Leading edge materials corp.

Eviva Energy (Martifer Renewables)

Delphi Corporation


Tapbury Management

ImWind Elements GmbH

Windkraft Simonsfeld GmbH


Astropoint Ltd

Romania > PPP and procurement Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA's comprehensive service is capable of guiding clients through every stage of the public procurement journey. The team has a good reputation in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, which were particularly busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department is also strong on major energy and natural resources projects, as well as infrastructure projects in the utilities and transport sectors. Simona Petrisor leads the well regarded team which benefits from cross-practice support from the litigation, competition and commercial law departments. The firm's cooperation with White & Case LLP helps on cross-border mandates.

Practice head(s):

Simona Petrisor


‘They have a solid, senior multidisciplinary team. They have top experience in the healthcare sector. In terms of collaboration, what we appreciate most is their effort for holistic approach and attention to detail.’

Key clients


ENGIE Romania SA (former GDF Suez Energy Romania SA)

Netcity Telecom

MBS Group

Procter & Gamble

Sanofi Pasteur

Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Romania SRL


Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH

Egis Pharmaceuticals

Societe Generale London Branch

Euro Sun Mining

Delphi France SAS

Leading Edge Materials Corp.

Merck, Sharp & Dohme Romania (MSD)

WSP Engineering


Romania > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA is no stranger to complex restructurings and insolvency proceedings, offering clients a strong arsenal of contentious and non-contentious expertise. The corporate team often handles group reorganisations and distressed asset sales, and the firm as a whole has good experience of heavily-regulated sectors such as pharmaceuticals, aviation, energy and utilities. Viorel Dinu is the main partner contact for related litigation proceedings, while Simona Petrisor is particularly adept at the restructuring and finance side. Lucian Bondoc and Diana Ispas also provide related non-contentious advice.

Practice head(s):

Viorel Dinu; Simona Petrisor

Other key lawyers:


‘Excellent team, very professional, with adaptability, flexibility, and in depth knowledge.’

‘The team has a high sense of following trough the matters, effectively monitoring the evolution of each file and case, being dedicated to the case and treating all cases seriously, looking at all angles and providing thorough legal advice in all situations.’

‘The team is very skilled and with a hands-on approach, whilst Simona Petrisor has a wealth of knowledge in insolvency field. Her team is very well prepared and they are all excellent lawyers and provide us with great service.’

‘Lucian Bondoc is, arguably, the best business lawyer today in Romania. The partners, including Mihaela Bondoc and Viorel Dinu are excellent lawyers very committed to their clients.’

Key clients

ENGIE Romania SA

Air Lease Corporation

Tapbury Management

Johnson & Johnson

Novo Nordisk Pharma


Yapi Kredi ve Bankasi as (Yapi Bank)

Procter & Gamble

Distrigaz Sud Retele SRL

JD Norman Brasov

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Raiffeisen Bank Romania

Romania > TMT Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA covers the full range of client needs in this industry. Clients operating outside of the sector, particularly those operating in heavily regulated industries such as life sciences, energy and financial services, regularly use the firm for  IT procurement, data protection and cyber fraud issues. The group also has a good track record representing technology, telecoms and internet-based service providers on the full range of commercial, regulatory and litigation issues. The versatile Monica Iancu comes highly recommended, while managing partner Lucian Bondoc also brings a wide range of relevant experience for contract negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Monica Iancu; Lucian Bondoc


‘The TMT practice of Bondoc & Asociatii is very knowledgeable and their expertise in data privacy is premium. They are quick to deliver and thorough in their advice.’

‘Very pro-business approach, reacting quickly, with a thorough legal analysis behind. The lawyers understand our business and are able to integrate this into their advice. They are always very prompt, flexible and reliable.’

‘The team has very good knowledge of the law and an understanding of the clients’ needs. The lawyers are experienced, know the market, give sophisticated advice and have resources to advise on the most complex issues that may occur. The partner, Monica Iancu, finds the best legal solutions and is willing to accommodate our needs. Also, Andra Gheorghe, is a good professional who is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Lucian Bondoc and Monica Iancu have exceptional knowledge and dedication, a transparent and collaborative approach with just the right touch of discretion and appropriate communication skills.’

‘Cosmin Stavaru (partner) and Andra Turtoi (senior associate) are thorough, very knowledgeable and particularly responsive. The whole team delivers excellent advice overall.’

Key clients



DANTE INTERNATIONAL SA (owner of EMAG retail online platform)












PROFI ROM FOOD (owned by Mid Europa Partners)





Romania > EU and competition Tier 3

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a strong EU and competition offering, navigating clients through the full range of issues. These include preventive measures and training, merger clearance advice, support on investigations and industry-wide enquiries, as well as challenging decisions before the courts. Clients come from across a range of industries, though the firm is especially strong in areas such as retail and pharmaceuticals. The firm's close links to White & Case LLP's Brussels office also adds value on the EU side. Lucian Bondoc and Raluca Voinescu are the main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Raluca Voinescu


‘They have a lot of experience and they are also very strong in IT&C and commercial law and understand our business. They are our go-to law firm for some time now. Large team with diverse backgrounds. Very professional/prompt.’

‘Lucian Bondoc is very, very good, with a holistic and pragmatic approach. Managing Associate Andreea Lungu is experienced and fast responding.’

Key clients

Advanz Pharma

Clubul Fermierilor Romani (Romanian Farmers’ Club)

Dante International SA (e- MAG) – largest online retailer in Romania



Fresenius Medical Care Romania SRL

Johnson & Johnson Romania SRL (Janssen Group)

PPF Fund

Merck, Sharp & Dohme

Netcity Telecom/Direct One SA

Oltchim SA (largest chemical company in Romania)

Pfizer Romania SRL


Sanofi SA



Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA acts for various domestic and international developers, leaseholders and investors. This includes strong contentious and non-contentious support on acquisitions, financings, development projects, and operations. The multi-disciplinary team works closely with other departments, such as the corporate side for structuring acquisitions. The firm's relationship with White & Case LLP also makes it popular for cross-border matters. Lead partners Mihaela Bondoc and Cosmin Stavaru are especially active on the transactional front.

Practice head(s):

Mihaela Bondoc; Cosmin Stavaru


‘The team is very experienced and efficient. They know how to push a transaction further and solve issues.’

‘They have a very solid, senior multidisciplinary team with experience in all types of real estate projects.’

‘Cosmin Stavaru is an impressive lawyer with a wide expertise in real estate and a very solid transactional background. His prompt advice is commercially oriented and highly reliable.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc is sophisticated and creative in finding solutions to our problems, and fast in solving our queries.’

Key clients

AFI Europe


Akso Fund

Aptiv Technology and Services & Solutions SRL

ATS Energy


Clubul Fermierilor

Delphi Diesel Systems Romania



Eviva Energy

Fresenius Medical Care

IMA Partners




Merck Sharp Dohme

PPF Group

P3 Parks

Restart Energy One

Samax/Euro Sun Mining


Sanofi Group

Sarica Niculitel

Sympatia Fiancie

Tapbury Management

Town of Novaci


Romania > White-collar crime Tier 3

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA is a solid choice for advice on internal audits and investigations, and regularly assists major corporates with compliance and training exercises. The team has a good litigation arm and assists clients on civil fraud claims and related administrative and tax proceedings. Managing partner Lucian Bondoc is highly experienced in sensitive litigation and criminal and administrative investigations. Disputes partner Viorel Dinu is also very active in this area.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Viorel Dinu

About us: Bondoc si Asociatii SCA is a top Romanian business law firm, with extensive experience in domestic and international complex legal matters.

Our team includes a mix of highly experienced lawyers with in-depth knowledge of the Romanian market and of the specific regulatory and economic local environment. The majority of our team members have also been educated in Western jurisdictions.

With practical experience that reaches beyond our national borders, our lawyers have specialized in providing integrated advice on virtually every aspect of the legal work associated with complex cross-border transactions, as well as domestic projects.

Key Information:

  • 9 partners
  • 40 lawyers, most of whom have also studied abroad
  • Covering the full range of legal services
  • Having worked on many of the largest and most complex projects in the Romanian market in the past three years
  • One of the very few Romanian law firms growing in the market
  • Highly recommended  by international directories in 11 areas of law.

We offer:

  • Integrity
  • A Client-oriented approach
  • Top quality services, including in highly regulated sectors
  • A size allowing for the coverage of several large projects at the same time
  • Very strong experience in both domestic and international complex projects, including in highly regulated sectors
  • A holistic approach
Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/ M&A/ Competition/ Banking & Finance/ Pharma/ Energy and Natural Resources/ Lucian Bondoc +40 312 248 400
Corporate/ M&A/ Real Estate/ Employment Mihaela Bondoc +40 312 248 400
Banking & Finance/ Environment & Regulatory/ Capital Markets Simona Petrișor + 40 312 248 400
Litigation & Arbitration Viorel Dinu + 40 312 248 400
Energy & Natural Resources/ Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions Monica Iancu + 40 312 248 400
Banking & Finance/ Capital Markets/ Corporate Diana Ispas +40 312 248 400
Commercial/ Capital Markets/ Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions Bogdan Bunrău +40 312 248 400
Healthcare/Pharma & Medical Services/ Competition Raluca Voinescu +40 312 248 400
Real Estate/ Commercial/ Mergers and Acquisitions/ Regulatory/ Energy Cosmin Stăvaru +40 312 248 400
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mihaela Bondoc photo Mihaela Bondoc Mihaela Bondoc is a Partner with over 22 years of experience in…
 Lucian Bondoc photo Lucian Bondoc Lucian Bondoc is the Managing Partner of Bondoc si Asociatii SCA leading…
 Bogdan Bunrău  photo Bogdan Bunrău Bogdan Bunrău is a Partner with a broad corporate and commercial business…
 Viorel Dinu photo Viorel Dinu Viorel Dinu has more than 22 years of practice in litigation and…
 Monica Iancu photo Monica Iancu Monica Iancu is a Partner with wealth of experience in the energy…
 Diana Ispas  photo Diana Ispas Diana Ispas has over 16 years of professional experience as Romanian counsel,…
 Simona Petrișor  photo Simona Petrișor Simona Petrisor is a Partner qualified in the areas of banking &…
 Cosmin Stăvaru  photo Cosmin Stăvaru Cosmin Stavaru has over 16 years of experience in dealing with complex…
 Raluca Voinescu  photo Raluca Voinescu Raluca Voinescu is a Partner with main practice areas mergers and acquisitions,…
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