Diana Ispas > Bondoc si Asociatii SCA > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Insurance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Insurance


Diana Ispas has over 16 years of professional experience as Romanian counsel, focusing on banking, finance and capital markets, financial services (insurance, payment services, pension funds), public & private M&A, corporate and corporate governance. Prior to joining Bondoc și Asociatii team, Diana was part of the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Department of a first-tier Romanian law firm.


Romanian; English; French


Bucharest Bar Association


LLB, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 2004

LLM, DEA International Economic Law, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, 2005

Maitrise in European law, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Diana IspasBondoc si Asociatii SCA

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA is noted for its ‘strong knowledge of finance law, both domestic and international‘ and is ‘highly capable in regulatory matters for the financial services industry in Romania‘. On the transactional side, the team has a good track record in high-value restructurings and refinancings, and also handles a healthy number of significant acquisition financings. Other areas of expertise include aviation finance and energy-related project financings. The firm is popular with foreign investors who appreciate the team’s ‘great international experience‘. At the helm is ‘smart, helpful and constructive‘ practice head Simona Petrișor, who is commended for both her transactional and regulatory credentials. Diana Ispas is another key contact.

Romania > Capital markets

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA has a multi-faceted practice which handles a balanced mix of transactional and regulatory capital markets issues. The firm’s versatility extends to debt and equity issuances, with the firm regularly advising high-profile public and private sector issuers, while also assisting underwriters with prominent bond listings. Advice to investment funds is another area of strength, and the team is regularly instructed by Franklin Templeton Investments to assist with regulatory matters and authorisations. Convertible bonds, green bonds and cryptocurrency-related projects have also featured on the firm’s roster recently. Simona Petrisor leads the team, with corporate expert Diana Ispas also taking an active role.

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA brings a ‘holistic approach and attention to detail‘ to its restructuring and insolvency work. Clients include major lenders, trade creditors and some big-ticket debtors, with the firm heavily involved in several longstanding workouts in key Romanian industries. The large-scale nature of some of the firm’s mandates often leads to cross-border and EU-level advice on issues such as state aid. Viorel Dinu, managing partner Lucian Bondoc and recently promoted partner Ioana Katona make up the core team. Banking experts Simona Petrisor and Diana Ispas are also active in this space.

Comparative Guides

Romania: Mergers & Acquisitions April 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations applicable in Romania.