Viorel Dinu > Bondoc si Asociatii SCA > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Work Department

Litigation; Arbitration; Commercial; Insolvency


Viorel Dinu has more than 22 years of practice in litigation and arbitration. He is one of the few Romanian litigators having benefitted from US legal training and has significant experience in corporate, commercial and civil disputes; he provided advice and support in drafting dispute resolution clauses in cross-border commercial agreements or in other major transactional matters.


Romanian; English; French


Bucharest Bar Association; New York State Bar


LLB, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 1997

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 2002

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > PPP and procurement

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA draws from a strong cross-practice talent pool to give contractors and project sponsors the full breadth of public procurement expertise; this ranges from assistance with early tender and contractual negotiations, to advice on related employment, competition, corporate, environmental and litigation issues. The firm has established an impressive following among major international healthcare companies, including Merck, Sharp & Dohme, which it has assisted with numerous related tenders and contracts. The transport, energy and IT sectors are other areas of expertise. Practice head Simona Petrisor typically leads on the non-contentious side, with litigator Viorel Dinu one of the main contacts on the contentious front.

Romania > Dispute resolution

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA fields a team of ‘dedicated individuals who showi great understanding of the situation and of the client’s position‘. The firm has a strong multidisciplinary offering which represents domestic and international clients across a wide range of areas. The lawyers have especially good experience of regulated sectors, including life sciences, energy, tax, public procurement and data protection, and is also regularly involved in real estate, insolvency and shareholder claims. Viorel Dinu leads the well regarded team, which also benefits from managing partner Lucian Bondoc‘s broad expertise. Mihaela Bondoc is noted for her focus on tax and employment disputes. Ioana Katona completes the roster of key senior names.

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.