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Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA represents a diverse mix of clients operating within the energy sphere, including major suppliers, developers, investors and lenders. The practice has a deep bench of ‘very well prepared, talented, committed and prompt lawyers‘ with expertise across the renewables and traditional power sectors, as well as oil and gas. Recently the firm has been involved in several significant acquisitions and divestments of renewable assets and companies. The team also has a good track record on the development and ongoing operation of energy assets. Key partners include the ‘very hardworkingMonica Iancu and managing partner Lucian BondocBogdan Bunrău  also has good experience of the mining sector.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Monica Iancu; Cosmin Stavaru; Bogdan Bunrau


‘Very well prepared, talented, committed and prompt lawyers. Always able to deliver well and on time, familiar with sophisticated competitive processes and complex transaction structures. Real team players, working very well with the financial and tax consultants in the transaction. Impressive performance in various long negotiation sessions. We would select Bondoc again for any transaction related project in Romania.’

‘The most important fact is that they have a 360 degrees approach, coming up with a lot of relevant angles to look from at the matter in discussion.’

‘The engagement was led by partners Lucian Bondoc mainly on M&A and competition matters and Monica Iancu on M&A and energy matters. Very hardworking, able to find pragmatic legal solutions to business needs and to master impressive amount of legal issues.’

‘What makes them different is the fact that they get involved at very detailed level, they become part of our team and they put them selves in our shoes.’

Key clients



















Work highlights

  • Advised STEAG on its sale of a renewable energy company with a 108 MW renewable production capacity to Hidroelectrica.
  • Advising Clariant on the development and operation of a biomass fired combined heat and power plant aimed at delivering electricity and steam to a full-scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant.
  • Advising Restart Energy on several commercial and transactional matters including acquisitions towards its target of building a 500MW renewable portfolio by 2025.

Romania > Banking and finance Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has established extremely good credentials in transactional and regulatory banking and finance matters, where it regularly represents borrowers and lenders. The team is popular with clients who commend its ‘in-depth expertise on financial products‘ and its ‘deep analysis combined with clear practical guidance‘. The ‘experienced, proactive, accessibleSimona Petrisor leads the well regarded team, which includes the ‘very goodDiana Ispas  , who is praised for ‘her full support even for the projects with short deadlines’. The practice has a good track record on cross-border transactions, and has strong experience in restructurings, and more niche areas such as aviation and agribusiness financings.

Practice head(s):

Simona Petrișor

Other key lawyers:

Diana Ispas


‘During my collaboration with the team of the Banking and finance practice at Bondoc si Asociatii I appreciated the in-depth expertise on financial products and especially on the aspects of cross-border multi-layered lending transactions. Based on my experience with other Romanian law firms in this specific field, I can say that in this respect, Bondoc si Asociatii team can be considered as best in class among Romanian law outfits.’

‘I have worked on several engagements with Simona Petrisor and Diana Ispas and I appreciate their pragmatism and client oriented approach.’

‘They provided deep legal analysis, 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.’

‘Deep analysis combined with clear practical guidance.’

‘Romanian law firm adhering to international standards. Simona Petrisor – experienced lawyer, proactive, accessible.’

‘Bondoc si Asociatii has a great team that is well prepared and very professional, that brings useful information in the decision making process. We really appreciated their competent advice and the case studies prepared in details. Our collaboration with Diana Ispas is very good and we received every time her full support even for the projects with short deadlines.’

Key clients

Air Lease Corporation


Altor Fund


Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

CMU Regina Maria

Commerzbank Finance & Covered Bond

Deutsche Bank

Raiffeisen Leasing IFN S.A.

Fondul Proprietatea S. A

Franklin Templeton Investments Management Limited

Mid Europa Partners

Generali Group / Generali CEE Holding B.V.

Restart Energy One

Stabilus GmbH


UniCredit Bank

Johnson & Johnson

Profi Rom Food

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Societe Generale

PPF Group

Privat Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisted PPF with respect to the €1.15 billion financing of the acquisition of Central European Media Enterprises, which operates television stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia, including Pro TV.
  • Assisted the syndicate of banks, including UniCredit Bank, in connection with the refinancing of one of the biggest pharmacy chains in CEE.
  • Advised CommerzBank Finance & Covered Bond S.A., as agent and security agent in relation to the Romanian law security interest in the proposed acquisition financing of a major label manufacturer.

Romania > Capital markets Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a good mix of experience in transactional and regulatory debt and equity capital markets issues. The firm advises several major clients in the asset management sector on day-to-day and regulatory matters, including support on authorisations. This extends to alternative financing models including crowdfunding and cryptocurrency platforms. In addition to more traditional debt capital markets work, the firm also has experience of new products including convertible green bonds. Practice head Simona Petrisor has nearly 20 years’ experience in the market. Corporate partner Diana Ispas  also has a strong presence in this area.

Practice head(s):

Simona Petrisor


‘The approach to client engagements is pragmatic and focused on the value brought to the client through concise advice. This is very rare on the Romanian law market.’

‘Both Simona Petrisor and Diana Ispas have excellent technical capabilities, show great flexibility in managing the assignments and they are very pragmatic in their approach to services provided.’

‘The most important fact is that they have a 360 degrees approach, coming up with a lot of relevant angles to look from at the matter in discussion.’

‘What makes them different is the fact that they get involved at very detailed level, they become part of our team and they put themselves in our shoes.’

‘We have been working with them for over 5 years now and we are happy to entrust them with our projects involving particularly complex capital markets regulatory expertise ( abuse regulations and shareholders rights), including in case when we wanted to develop new innovative products for the local capital markets, on some sensitive corporate matters, involving quick turnaround and also on some key corporate governance projects that we want to further develop. They are efficient and proactive, keeping good communication with our team and mindful of all the specifics of a particular project.’

Key clients

Franklin Templeton International Services S.à r.l.

Fondul Proprietatea SA

Restart Energy One

The Bucharest Stock Exchange

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Oltchim SA

Mid Europa Partners

Anchorage Capital

COMMERZBANK Finance & Covered Bond

Work highlights

  • Advising Fondul Proprietatea on its authorization as alternative investment fund, following new regulations on the licensing requirements for investment funds.
  • Assisted Franklin Templeton in connection with the group restructuring required as a result Brexit, including business transfers and regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Assisting the issuer, Raiffeisen Bank International in relation to a €25,000,000,000 Debt Issuance Programme.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has an experienced corporate practice with extremely good credentials for complex cross-border transactions. The team is praised for its client-centred approach and willingness to ‘get involved at a very detailed level, they become part of our team and they put themselves in our shoes‘. The firm represents clients from across all industries and is particularly noted for its expertise in more heavily regulated sectors such as energy and pharmaceuticals. The ‘discreet and effective‘ managing partner Lucian Bondoc is ‘a real fighter for his clients interest‘, while partner Monica Iancu is singled out for her ‘deep energy expertise‘. The firm is also notable for its lengthy track record of working with White & Case LLP.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc

Other key lawyers:

Mihaela Bondoc; Bogdan Bunrau; Monica Iancu; Cosmin Stavaru


‘Discreet and effective. Lucian is a real fighter for his clients interest. Monica Iancu has deep energy expertise.’

‘Our experience is that they are second to none in the market. Excellent knowledge, experience and client service sense. A true legal mall, with very balanced and very strong practices. Leading in the market in my view. One of the very few large law firms with more women partners than man. You really feel like they care. They manage each year tens of projects, as far as I know and we have worked with them for many years with plenty of successes.’

‘Very strong knowledge about the local pharmaceutical market: legal precedents in commercial trading between private and private to public institutions, GDPR, labor law and contracting practices, industry codes of conduct, particularities of the competition law, public acquisitions law and local practices. Diverse team, from gender and age perspective, empowered and highly confident.Using various digital channels and content to keep the client engaged and informed.’

‘Well assigned according to their expertise, willing to understand customers needs and tailor their input accordingly, fast reaction time, clear recommendations, pleasant to work with. Raluca Voinescu, Diana Savu, Lucian Bondoc.’

‘The most important fact is that they have a 360 degrees approach, coming up with a lot of relevant angles to look from at the matter in discussion. What makes them different is the fact that they get involved at a very detailed level, they become part of our team and they put themselves in our shoes.’

Key clients



Dante International (eMag)

ENGIE Romania

Eviva Energy

Fondul Proprietatea

Franklin Templeton

NOD Network

Pronetis Romania

Restart Energy

Sanofi Group



Sykes Enterprises

Tapbury Management

Tecar Family


Work highlights

  • Advised PPF Group on all Romanian aspects of the $2.1 billion acquisition of the media group Central European Media Enterprises (CME), which included the Romanian TV station – PRO TV.
  • Advised STEAG, one of the largest energy producers in Germany, in the sale of its participation in the 108 MW Crucea Wind Farm SA, as well as its stake in STEAG Energie Romania.
  • Assisted the Irish renewables investor and developer, Tapbury Management, on the acquisition of a Romanian company, Wind Power SRL, including two 60 MW wind projects, from the Romanian energy company, KDF Energy.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a ‘very professional and devoted‘ litigation team with expertise across a broad range of specialised areas. In addition to tax and regulatory disputes, the firm also has good experience in public procurement, data protection, medical malpractice, insolvency, construction and energy related disputes. The firm’s collaboration with White & Case LLP also makes it an attractive option for complex cross-border matters. Practice head Viorel Dinu has worked for over 20 years on litigation and arbitration matters, and alongside managing partner Lucian Bondoc, is praised for his ‘clear and outstanding‘ experience. Partner Mihaela Bondoc also represents clients in tax and employment claims.

Practice head(s):

Viorel Dinu

Other key lawyers:


‘Very professional and devoted team, working with promptness and always available when needed. I like their ability to deal with specialized areas, such as medical law, in litigation, criminal cases and disciplinary investigations. Also, the team is able to handle very sensitive and extended areas, as I successfully involved them in a variety of legal procedures. The combined expertise of the litigation team and of their colleagues from other firm departments make it a very big plus for the good outcomes.’

‘In litigation, I am working, on a daily basis with Lucian Bondoc, Viorel Dinu and Razvan Agarici. They are all easy to work with people, who deeply understand the intricacies of my legal concerns and always have an answer and an action ready to take. I really like their ability to go through the legal land and their experience is clear and outstanding. Highly recommended team.’

‘Provide 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.’

Work highlights

  • Representing Tractebel Engineering, part of Engie global group, in a dispute concerning a public works contract with the Romanian national electricity grid operator, Transelectrica.
  • Represented Distrigaz Sud Retele, the gas distribution arm of Engie Romania, in a dispute with the former developer of the gas distribution grid in the city of Constanta.
  • Represented Glaxosmithkline Romania in a dispute with the Romanian tax authorities concerning clawback taxes following an inspection in 2017.

Romania > Employment Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has an experienced team that offers the full suite of employment advice. The firm has good experience of contentious proceedings and handling sensitive issues such as company reorganisations and collective dismissals. Clients also appreciate the quality of the non-contentious side of the practice, which includes merger support, collective agreements, compliance and the provision of workshops. The ‘extremely professional‘ practice head Mihaela Bondoc has over 20 years’ experience advising on employment matters. Strong support is also provided by the highly-rated associate Daniela Gladunea, who is commended for her ‘client orientation and pragmatic approach‘.

Practice head(s):

Mihaela Bondoc

Other key lawyers:


‘Bondoc si Asociatii’s employment team has excellent capabilities, offering sound, pragmatic and innovative advice on a wide-ranging matters. The lawyers who make up Bondoc si Asociatii’s team are also very hard-working and handle sensitive cases with care.’

‘The extremely professional and well versed partner Mihaela Bondoc leads the team. Daniela Gladunea is efficient, reliable and also instills confidence.’

‘We especially appreciated the thoroughness in their work, the solution-oriented approach, the personalized and warm communication, their immense patience when facing logistical challenges.’

‘I appreciate their professionalism and knowledge. Always there for the client, even during the pandemic, they stayed closed to us and help us with advice on how to different options that we wanted to explore for the employment relationships with our employees. They organized as well workshops on employment matter for their clients, which I personally found very valuable.’

‘I recommend with all confidence the lawyer Daniela Gladunea. She has responsiveness, analytical skills, good research skills, speaking skills, and listening skills. Looks at any situation and analyzes it from all points of view.’

‘I work with Daniela Gladunea, on labour-related topics. I really like her customer orientation and pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

Profi Rom Food


Merck Sharp & Dohme Romania

Nolato Romania

Dynata Romania

Clubul Fermierilor Romani pentru Agricultura Performanta

Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG)



Work highlights

  • Advised the energy producer STEAG GmbH, on the employment aspects of the sale of its participation in two companies, including the strategy and implementation of transaction bonuses and dismissal compensation to employees.
  • Advised the multinational industrial group Nolato Romania on the full range of employment matters including  Covid-19 related issues and related health and safety measures mandatory for employers during the state of alert declared in Romania.
  • Regular advice to Merck Sharp & Dohme Romania on the full range of employment issues.

Romania > PPP and procurement Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a strong track record for contentious and non-contentious public procurement advice. The firm assists clients with all stages of the process including tenders, project development and implementation, and related employment, regulatory, competition and litigation issues. The team is well connected with major clients in key industries, including life sciences, health care, construction, transportation, utilities and power. Clients also benefit from the firm’s association with White & Case LLP and its impressive projects pedigree. Practice head Simona Petrisor has nearly 20 years’ experience in the market. Partner Viorel Dinu is one of the main contacts for related contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Simona Petrisor

Key clients


ENGIE Romania

MBS Group

Procter & Gamble

Sanofi Pasteur

Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Romania


Clariant Produkte (Deutschland)

Societe Generale London Branch

Merck, Sharp & Dohme Romania (MSD)

WSP Engineering

B Braun

Restart Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised MBS Group, a major local construction company, in relation to several public procurement contract disputes with different contracting authorities, as well as its participation in numerous public procurement awards for construction contracts.  
  • Representing Kolin Insaat, a major Turkish construction company, in a €1.2 billion public procurement dispute concerning the award of a Romanian motorway construction project subsidized with EU funds.
  • Representing Tractebel Engineering, a subsidiary of Engie, in a  dispute concerning a public works contract with the Romanian national electricity grid operator, Transelectrica.

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a strong reputation for creditor side mandates on major restructurings and insolvencies. This encompasses advice to trade creditors including the energy company Engie, as well as lenders, such as Raiffeisen Bank which it is assisting with several significant refinancings. An aptitude for debtor side work is demonstrated by its representation of Oltchim in a €335 million EU state aid dispute with significant implications for its insolvency process. Simona Petrisor is highly experienced in court-based and out-of-court restructurings. Managing partner Lucian Bondoc, banking partner Diana Ispas  , and on the disputes side, managing counsel Ioana Katona, also have active practices.

Practice head(s):

Viorel Dinu; Simona Petrisor

Other key lawyers:

Lucian Bondoc; Diana Ispas

Key clients











Work highlights

  • Assisting Oltchim – a company currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings – in its challenge, before the General Court of the European Union of the European Commission, against a decision to recover over €300 million in alleged illegal state aid.
  • Advised Air Lease Corporation as a creditor on various negotiations linked to a composition plan for the Romanian airline operator, BlueAir.
  • Representing Engie Romania and Distrigaz Sud Retele, who were exposed to the insolvency of state-owned ELCEN and related bankruptcy of RADET, the company managing the thermal energy system of Bucharest.

Romania > TMT Tier 2

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA offers a wide-ranging practice with strong experience of the IT, media, and life sciences sectors. In addition to advising advising high-profile media, IT and internet service providers on corporate, regulatory, IP and data privacy issues, the firm has a good track record of representing end-users from across a broad spectrum of industries. This includes advice to clients in the energy sector on the implementation of high-end IT and software programs, as demonstrated by the firm’s advice to Restart Energy. Key partners include Monica Iancu, who is highly regarded for corporate and regulatory matters, and managing partner Lucian Bondoc.

Practice head(s):

Monica Iancu; Lucian Bondoc

Key clients




BFS Molecular (currently part of the CareDX group)




DANTE INTERNATIONAL (owner of EMAG, largest online retailer in Romania and CEE)








FINEXPERT – BOSCOLO (member of Crowe Global)


INTERVET ROMANIA (member of MSD Group)











Work highlights

  • Advised Restart (one of the largest Romanian independent electricity and natural gas suppliers) in connection with e-electricity related matters including various IT issues linked to the implementation and operation of a decentralized energy platform that rewards green energy certificates to consumers of renewable energy.
  • Advising one of the largest social platforms on all Romanian law matters concerning its activity in Romania.
  • Advises PPF in connection with all regulatory issues concerning its acquisition of CME media group, one of the largest broadcasters in the country, in a €1.2. billion transaction covering several European jurisdictions.

Romania > EU and competition Tier 3

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a versatile EU and competition practice that can handle the full array of contentious and non-contentious issues. Merger clearance filings have featured prominently on the agenda in the past year, and the firm has an impressive track record for advising on local issues linked to high-value cross-border acquisitions. This is matched by the firm’s strong contentious credentials, both in Romania and when challenging decisions at an EU level, as demonstrated by its defence of Oltchim on a state aid related claim. Managing partner Lucian Bondoc and partner Raluca Voinescu  are the two main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Raluca Voinescu

Key clients


Clubul Fermierilor Romani (Romanian Farmers’ association)

Dante International SA (eMag)

Distrigaz Retele Sud (part of Engie group)

Engie Romania SA

Fresenius Medical Care Romania

Merck, Sharp & Dohme


Sanofi SA


Tecar Family

Work highlights

  • Advising A&M Capital Advisors Europe on the antitrust issues linked to its acquisition of Pet Network International’s Romanian subsidiaries.
  • Assisting Adler Pelzer as local counsel on the successful merger filing with the Romanian Competition Council for the client’s acquisition of Faurecia’s acoustics and soft trims division in Europe.
  • Assisting Oltchim, together with White & Case LLP, in challenging the EU Commission’s ruling that Oltchim has benefited in the past from over €330 million in illegal state aid.

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has an active and well-integrated commercial real estate team that works closely with other key departments including energy, corporate, finance and litigation. Lead partners include ‘the very experienced and very business orientedMihaela Bondoc and Cosmin Stavaru who share nearly 40 years in the market. Their team is praised for its ‘excellent knowledge, experience and client service‘ and for being ‘very strong in regulatory’. As well as investment funds and development and construction companies, the firm represents an impressive range of corporate owners and tenants operating in the retail, energy, agricultural, logistics and manufacturing sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mihaela Bondoc; Cosmin Stavaru


‘Excellent knowledge, experience and client service sense. Large team. They cover all types of real estate work (which is not frequent in Romania), including large logistics. Very strong in regulatory as well. Also, the finance experience help them manage very well real estate projects involving bank financing.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc and Cosmin Stavaru are very experienced (Mihaela is also a trained valuator) and very business oriented. Ionut Stircu and Matei Vilcov are very experienced. Excellent team.’

‘Very prompt and knowledgeable . They cover many types of real estate work, including industrial, natural resources related also. Very strong in regulatory as well.’

‘The most important fact is that they have a 360 degrees approach, coming up with a lot of relevant angles to look from at the matter in discussion.’

‘What makes them different is the fact that they get involved at very detailed level, they become part of our team and they put them selves in our shoes.’

Work highlights

  • Assisting the chemicals group Clariant on several real estate issues including urban planning, construction law and land acquisitions.
  • Real estate due diligence to the investment fund PPF Group in connection with its acquisition of a global media group and Romanian subsidiary.
  • Assisting Restart Energy on its acquisition of a 45MW photovoltaic plant.

Romania > White-collar crime Tier 3

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has an active practice which regularly assists clients with internal audits and investigations, as well as compliance training. The team also represents clients on administrative and criminal proceedings and related civil claims. Managing partner Lucian Bondoc has strong experience of advising on criminal and administrative investigations. He jointly leads the team with litigation and arbitration partner Viorel Dinu, who regularly advises on white-collar crime proceedings, and represents clients before the relevant courts and criminal investigation bodies.

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
Corporate/ M&A/ Competition/ Banking & Finance/ Pharma/ Energy and Natural Resources/ Lucian 312 248 400
Corporate/ M&A/ Real Estate/ Employment Mihaela 312 248 400
Banking & Finance/ Environment & Regulatory/ Capital Markets Simona Petriș 40 312 248 400
Litigation & Arbitration Viorel 40 312 248 400
Energy & Natural Resources/ Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions Monica 40 312 248 400
Banking & Finance/ Capital Markets/ Corporate Diana 312 248 400
Commercial/ Capital Markets/ Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions Bogdan Bunră 312 248 400
Healthcare/Pharma & Medical Services/ Competition Raluca 312 248 400
Real Estate/ Commercial/ Mergers and Acquisitions/ Regulatory/ Energy Cosmin Stă 312 248 400
Mihaela Bondoc photo Mihaela BondocMihaela Bondoc is a Partner with over 22 years of experience in…
Lucian Bondoc photo Lucian BondocLucian Bondoc is the Managing Partner of Bondoc si Asociatii SCA leading…
Bogdan Bunrău photo Bogdan BunrăuBogdan Bunrău is a Partner with a broad corporate and commercial business…
Viorel Dinu photo Viorel DinuViorel Dinu has more than 22 years of practice in litigation and…
Monica Iancu photo Monica IancuMonica Iancu is a Partner with wealth of experience in the energy…
Diana Ispas photo Diana IspasDiana Ispas has over 16 years of professional experience as Romanian counsel,…
Simona Petrișor photo Simona PetrișorSimona Petrisor is a Partner qualified in the areas of banking &…
Cosmin Stăvaru photo Cosmin StăvaruCosmin Stavaru has over 16 years of experience in dealing with complex…
Raluca Voinescu photo Raluca VoinescuRaluca Voinescu is a Partner with main practice areas mergers and acquisitions,…
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