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Simion & Baciu Law Firm
AFI Lakeview Building
301-311 Barbu Vacarescu Street, 7th floor
Bucharest 020276
Romania

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 1

Full-service firm Simion & Baciu Law Firm fields a specialist IP department that covers all matters in the area. Day-to-day prosecution and advisory work, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters, and collective management of copyright are all routinely handled, and the firm also works closely with its transactional team and litigators to support clients in complex due diligence and IP litigation. ‘Excellent practitionerAndreea Bende and co-founding partners Ana-Maria Baciu and Cosmina Maria Simion jointly lead the department and are all highly regarded, well-known figures in the Romanian market. Senior associate Ileana Nicolescu is a key contact for litigation matters, while Zsofia-Judit Halmagyi and March 2023 hire Alina Tace provide further support to the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Ana-Maria Baciu; Cosmina Maria Simion; Andreea Bende

Testimonials

‘This is a very versatile, agile and modern law company. The team is very engaged and innovative, reliable and quick. The strengths are the management team and expanded team of lawyers that master their fields of practice. Without having access to inner details, they act like a big, happy family. They provide their services almost in no time and at the highest quality standards. Their team is very pleasant, friendly, approachable, committed, innovative and reliable. Any potential client should know that they can find the proper answer, 100% correct, in this company.’

‘I work closely with Ana-Maria Baciu, and she is one of the best professionals I know, most reliable persons, with a deep sense of reality and urgency. Her exceptional adaptability skills serve as an example for many professionals in her field of activity. Ana-Maria proved to be very flexible and an excellent mediator, moderator in case of divergent points of view. Her very clear and concise manner of expressing technical views on subject matters, make peers acknowledge her as an inspirational professional. Beyond undisputable expertise, Ana-Maria has also always taken into account the greater good when coming up with a solution. She is always calm, confident and true to herself.’

‘Our contact is Andreea Bende who is an excellent practitioner. Andreea’s advice is commercial timely and succinct and she always provides strategies and solutions that are in line with the client’s aims.’

‘Top rate team with significant expertise in all aspects of IP. Extremely reactive and pragmatic business-focused advice.’

‘Ana-Maria Baciu: Extremely competent IP attorney with extensive experience that provides complete but concise advice that is pragmatic and strategic.’

‘The team impresses with its exceptional responsiveness and agility and comprises highly skilled and experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of IP law. Clients can expect prompt and efficient service without compromising quality.’

‘Andreea Bende stands out for her blend of proficiency, personal attention, and dedication to meeting clients’ unique needs promptly. Andreea is delivering top-tier services.’

‘The team from Simion Baciu law firm has excellent legal knowledge, analyses each case in detail and provides practical solutions. The promptness and professionalism with which they respond to requests is remarkable.’

Key clients

Asociatia Suporter Club UTA

Fiterman Pharma

Dohany KFT

Biotronik AG

Bitdefender IPR Management Ltd.

Pro TV SRL

Nooka Space Limited

Philip Morris International

Viva Wallet/Viva Payments

TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and |TEVA Pharmaceuticals SRL

Softnews

Work highlights

  • Assisting the UTA football club supporter’s association with safeguarding its rights over the UTA trade mark and official logo.

Romania > TMT: gambling law Tier 1

‘Experts in Romanian gambling regulation‘, boutique firm Simion & Baciu Law Firm leverages its partners’ extensive experience in the gambling sector to deal with the entire spectrum of licensing, compliance, enforcement, and business operations. Its experience with the Romanian National Gambling Office makes the team well-placed to handle regulatory matters. Clients include online and land-based betting and gaming companies, gaming software and platform providers, and payment service providers both domestic and global. Co-managing partners Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu are ‘proactive and across developments before they happen‘, with notable expertise in compliance matters and gambling legislation respectively. Alina Tace joined the team in March 2023 from Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, and is ‘highly knowledgeable lawyer in gaming matters‘.

Practice head(s):

Cosmina Maria Simion; Ana-Maria Baciu

Other key lawyers:

Alina Tace; Andrei Cosma

Testimonials

‘Ana-Maria Baciu is unbelievably swift in responding to any requests, no matter how complex, and has a very strong industry knowledge.’

‘The addition of Alina Tace to the team, a highly knowledgeable lawyer in gaming matters, is a very big plus to the Simion & Baciu team.’

‘The team at Simion & Baciu are experts in Romanian gambling regulation. They are proactive, professional and a pleasure to work with. The team always make themselves available at relatively short notice should we need. ’

‘The team has a high professional standard, equity, commitment. Professional opinions are formulated on the basis of deep, detailed, serious, assumed analysis by a team of professional lawyers.’

‘Excellent people skills, extremely reliable as compared with other firms in the region in our experience, and the only firm known for true experience in the betting and gaming sector.’

‘Stand out partners are Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu. They are pragmatic, down-to-earth, and overall just a pleasure to deal with. They are proactive and across developments before they happen, just what you want from quality local counsel.’

‘We have never regretted turning to them. Licensing is a laborious process that requires a whole range of necessary skills and experience – from procedural and legal, to understanding the technological aspects of the business. No matter what question we came up with – we always received comprehensive information and qualified assistance.’

‘Cosmina Simion and Alina Tace are professionals in their field. They value both their own time and the time of clients. You won’t be led around in circles, as is often the case with other firms, but will be given specific answers and advice on the issue of interest.’

Key clients

Flutter Entertainment/Betfair

Entain/Sportingbet

888

Maxbet Group

Playtech

Microgaming (Prima Networks)

Play Online Solutions

Worldpay

Digitain

Balkanix

Betsson

GLI Europe BV

Inspired Entertainment

Bragg Gaming

Work highlights

  • Providing advice to 888 in connection with all day-to-day regulatory and legal matters concerning its operations on the Romanian market.
  • Providing assistance to Maxbet in relation to all regulatory, intellectual property, tax, consumer protection or marketing & advertising matters which are relevant for the online operations conducted in Romania.
  • Providing assistance to Balkanix in relation to regulatory and legal matter concerning its local operations.

A law firm with an independently acclaimed approach to legal services and client service, SIMION & BACIU is an intellectual powerhouse providing the best combination of legal advice, business savvy and humanness that quickly became a reference on the Romanian business law market.

SIMION & BACIU unites a team of seasoned attorneys and counselors, with the drive and passion to deliver the best and most helpful results for its clients. We act as business partners to international and domestic companies engaging our services in areas of practice and regulated industries pivotal to our firm’s sustainable growth and to the advancement of the business community we are active in.

We provide assistance in relation to intricate and multi-layered projects concerning intellectual property, gaming and gambling regulatory, consumer protection and advertising, data privacy and personal data protection, technology and media, corporate/M&A and dispute resolution.

We operate based on a consulting-litigation matrix structure, with activity across a variety of industry sectors and focus on retail, FMCG, gaming and gambling, technology, media and entertainment, life sciences and many more.

A team of over 25 professionals that provides a tailored relationship model to clients and business partners, we add concrete value through our services, as our clients enjoy a substantial advantage: regardless the complexity of a project, it is very likely that our team has already delt with similar situations, being equally prepared to solve untapped problems, too.

SIMION & BACIU and members of its team are active in third-party professional organizations such as INTA (International Trademark Association), MARQUES (European brand owners association), ECTA (European Communities Trademark Association), AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in Romania) and Concordia (Employers Organization) thus, being permanently connected to the evolution and trends of the Romanian and international business and legal environment.

SIMION & BACIU SCA

AFI Lakeview Building, 301-311 Barbu Vacarescu street, 7th floor

Bucharest 020276, Romania

Email: office@simionbaciu.ro
Telephone: +40-31 437 80 13

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Cosmina Maria Simion cosmina.simion@simionbaciu.ro +40-31 437 80 13
Managing Partner Ana-Maria Baciu ana-maria.baciu@simionbaciu.ro +40-31 437 80 13
Photo Name Position Profile
Ana-Maria Baciu photo Mrs Ana-Maria Baciu Managing Partner
Andreea Bende photo Mrs Andreea Bende Partner
Diana Chitea photo Ms Diana Chitea Managing Associate
Andrei Cosma photo Mr Andrei Cosma Managing Associate
Corina Roman photo Mrs Corina Roman Managing Associate
Cosmina Maria Simion photo Mrs Cosmina Maria Simion Managing Partner
Alina Tace photo Mrs Alina Tace Managing Associate
Irina Valeanu photo Mrs Irina Valeanu Managing Associate
Romanian (native)
English (fluent)
French
Spanish
Italian
Hungarian
Bucharest Bar
AmCham Romania (American Chamber of Commerce in Romania)
INTA (International Trademark Association)
MARQUES (Association of European Trade Mark Owners)
ECTA (European Communities Trademark Association)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TMT: GAMBLING LAW

A law firm with an independently acclaimed approach to regulatory focused legal matters and client service, SIMION & BACIU is an intellectual powerhouse providing the best combination of legal advice, business savvy and humanness that quickly became a reference on the Romanian business law market. 

SIMION & BACIU unites a team of seasoned attorneys and counselors, with the drive and passion to deliver the most relevant results for its clients. We act as business partners to international and domestic companies in relation to intricate and muti-layered projects concerning intellectual property, gaming and gambling regulatory, consumer protection and advertising, technology and media, data privacy and personal data protection, corporate/M&A and dispute resolution.  

We operate based on a consulting-litigation matrix structure, with activity across a variety of industry sectors and a focus on retail, FMCG, gaming and gambling, technology, media and entertainment, life sciences and many more. 

A team of over 25 professionals that provides a tailored relationship model to clients and business partners, we add concrete value through our services. To enhance this approach, SIMION & BACIU and members of its team are active in third-party professional organizations such as AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in Romania), Concordia (Employers Organization), IMGL (International Masters of Gaming Law), INTA (International Trademark Association), ECTA (European Communities Trademark Association) and MARQUES (Association of European Trade Mark Owners), thus, being permanently connected to the evolution and trends of the Romanian and international business and legal environment.