Firm Profile > Ijdelea Mihailescu > Bucharest, Romania

Ijdelea Mihailescu
Park Avenue Offices 4A
Maresal C. Prezan Blvd. (entry from 95 E. Porumbaru St.), 1st District
Bucharest
Romania

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Ijdelea Mihailescu is a boutique firm with an increasingly strong reputation for advising on major regulatory issues and infrastructure projects. The firm is especially active in Black Sea oil and gas projects, offering an impressive full service, from initial procurement issues through to later stage contentious matters. The lawyers also have good expertise in mining, renewables and energy trading issues. Founding partners Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea and Anca Mihailescu are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea; Anca Mihailescu

Testimonials

‘Very hands on and execution focused.’

‘Their advice always brought tremendous value to our operations and deals. They know the industry intimately and are very familiar with cross-border matters. What we especially value is that the advice they give is always very business-oriented and judicious.’

‘The entire billing process is swift, transparent and most important, it reflects the already agreed discussion. Their staff is very welcoming and ready to help with any questions or logistical matter our office might have.’

‘Oana Ijdelea is exceptionally smart and gives impeccable advice. Anca Mihailescu is well-read and very hard-working.’

Key clients

Black Sea Oil & Gas

East West Petroleum

Onon Partners

Renovatio Group

Petro Ventures

Galane Gold Ltd

Gas Plus International and Gas Plus Dacia

Ijdelea Mihăilescu is an independent law firm, focusing on Energy and Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions, Environmental Law, Regulatory and Compliance and Real Estate and Construction.

We provide far more than plain legal assistance. Our clients rely on us for both execution and advice and we take pride in first-class implementation and project management.

The firm was established in 2017 by bringing together the expertise of Oana Ijdelea as a solo practitioner and Anca Mihăilescu’s experience gathered while working for major international and local law firms. Throughout their careers, spanning over 15 years, the two partners were involved in virtually all major and ground-breaking energy and natural resources projects carried out in Romania over the last decade.

We work on a daily basis with local and central authorities at all levels of administrative hierarchy for the execution of the assignments entrusted by our clients. We also routinely team-up with international law firms in cross-border transactions, covering a wide range of industries.

A particular strength of our team is the expertise in relation to the drafting and enactment process of the primary and secondary legislation in unregulated areas (e.g., the Offshore Law, the BRUA Law, the Open Season Regulation), transposition of EU Directives in national legislation (e.g., the Offshore Safety Directive, the new EIA Directive) as well as amending and updating existing legislation (e.g., the Electricity and Gas Law, the Petroleum Law, the Construction Law, the Urban Planning Law).

As of January 2019, Ijdelea Mihailescu is the exclusive Romanian member of TAGLaw, a worldwide alliance of independent law firms with more than 160 member firms based in over 90 countries. Its 10,000+ lawyers work out of 380 offices to provide a full range of legal services to clients all over the world. TAGLaw is a division of TAGAlliances. For more information please see: www.tagalliances.com

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy & Natural Resources Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea oijdelea@ijdelea.ro +40 721 936 235
Energy & Natural Resources Anca-Maria Mihailescu amihailescu@ijdelea.ro +40 729 448 386
Mergers & Acquisitions Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea oijdelea@ijdelea.ro +40 721 936 235
Mergers & Acquisitions Anca-Maria Mihailescu amihailescu@ijdelea.ro +40 729 448 386
Environmental Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea oijdelea@ijdelea.ro +40 721 936 235
Regulatory & Compliance Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea oijdelea@ijdelea.ro +40 721 936 235
Regulatory & Compliance Siranus Hahamian shahamian@ijdelea.ro +40 742 019 061
Competition & EU Law Anca-Maria Mihailescu amihailescu@ijdelea.ro +40 729 448 386
Competition & EU Law Vlad Cordea vcordea@ijdelea.ro +40 746 364 075
Privacy & Data Protection Ioana Criste icriste@ijdelea.ro +40 751 333 117
Real Estate & Construction Siranus Hahamian shahamian@ijdelea.ro +40 742 019 061
Project Finance/Asset Management Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea oijdelea@ijdelea.ro +40 721 936 235
Corporate Vlad Cordea vcordea@ijdelea.ro +40 746 364 075
Employment Catalina Serban cserban@ijdelea.ro +40 768 568 765
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Oana Ijdelea, Founding Partner

Ijdelea Mihailescu is a boutique firm with an increasingly strong reputation for advising on major regulatory issues and infrastructure projects. The firm is especially active in Black Sea oil and gas projects, offering an impressive full service, from initial procurement issues through to later stage contentious matters. The lawyers also have good expertise in mining, renewables and energy trading issues.

What has been your greatest achievement, in a professional and personal capability?

On a professional level, the hard-working team put together over the years at Ijdelea Mihăilescu is one of my greatest achievements. Our team of highly motivated and very bright lawyers has succeeded to tackle with ease complex deals and to deliver quality work and first of their kind accomplishments in a competitive legal market.

From a personal perspective, my greatest achievement is having reached the point of balance between work time and family time, without sparing on quality either way.

What do you do differently from your peers in the industry?

The overall ability to be fit-for-purpose in our client’s projects, providing sound, precise and pragmatic advice and in the same time successfully implementing such advice and delivering the expected results are particular strengths of our firm. In our work, we focus on understanding the technicalities of each assignment and on rendering sensible solutions in straightforward language and manner. I strongly believe that robust and solution-offering legal advice is what actually helps our clients in their decision-making process.

Additionally, we are multidisciplinary and yet complementary team of lawyers driven by dedication, inclusion, teamwork and cooperation, all of these leading to top quality cross practice legal advice.

On another level, we are continuously involved in the process of drafting of primary and secondary legislation in unregulated areas, transposition of EU Directives as well as amending and updating existing legislation.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Enjoy the ride, my little one! You have embarked on a great journey. As for all young and enthusiastic people, advancing in your career one step at the time learning patience and its meaning will be hardest but it will reveal a different dimension of the world once you understand it. Eventually, all good things will happen at the right time!

Can you give me a practical example of how the firm helped a client add value to the business?

Our involvement in the execution of the provided advice has always been a value adding factor to the projects and transactions handled by us. Building on the ability to understand the technical mandatory requirements, challenges and limitations, we were particularly successful in designing a tailored and fit-for-purpose roadmap for first-to-market investments among which we mention: the first fully private onshore gas production facility, one of the first wind farms and the first new offshore gas production project.

Within your sector, what do you think will be the biggest challenge for clients over the next 12 months?

Readjustment and resilience seem to be the 2021 key works. History teaches us that irrespective of the difficulties, the world moves forward. The ability to adjust on the long term to the new businesses models implemented by clients, like the work-from-home regime and to timely deliver the same quality of work will separate the victorious from the rest. The not-so-bad news is that the root cause of the fundamental swifts brought by 2020 affected all of us in a like-wise manner and therefore change (in any direction) will come to pass in the same way.

ROMANIA

Ijdelea Mihăilescu is an independent law firm, focusing on Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory and Compliance, Real Estate and Construction. The firm was established in 2017 and has quickly expanded the team by recruiting talented lawyers from some of the most reputed Romanian law firms. In addition, the firm has successfully integrated in many international organizations. Most notably, since 2019, Ijdelea Mihăilescu is the exclusive member for Romania of TAGLaw.

We assist domestic and international companies, private equity firms and venture-backed companies on various corporate and commercial matters, public and private transactions, spin-offs, acquisitions and divestitures of venture-backed and other private companies, private equity transactions, joint ventures, cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, post-merger integration and restructuring in a wide range of industries such as retail, energy, infrastructure, mining, agri-food and real estate, hospitality and leisure, telecommunications, and technology.

Ijdelea Mihăilescu’s approach to Mergers & Acquisitions combines our corporate expertise with our deep understanding of the clients’ industries and our commercial approach. This combination enables us to always be fit for purpose, helping clients structure their transactions most advantageous, mindful of time demands and with a view towards meeting their legal and business objectives.

Practice head(s):

Oana Ijdelea; Anca Mihăilescu