Mrs Ana-Maria Baciu > Simion & Baciu Law Firm > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Gaming & Gambling, Consumer Protection and Advertising, Life Sciences, Technology & Media


Managing Partner


Ana-Maria is a regulatory and intellectual property lawyer, assisting clients in various industries, including retail, FMCG, gambling, IT, e-commerce and life-sciences, for more than 20 years

Ana-Maria is advising clients on the full spectrum of intellectual property aspects, both contentious and advisory work, as well as registration/ filing/prosecution strategies and anti-counterfeiting work, or domain name disputes

In the gaming field, Ana-Maria has been advising industry stakeholders, operators, suppliers, as well as industry relevant associations, on the whole range of regulatory and operational gaming aspects, to include representation in front of the National Gambling Office.

Known on the market as a representative presence in task forces, events, in front of public authorities such as the Consumer Protection Authority, discussing consumer protection issues for businesses directly facing consumers and trade associations, Ana-Maria is the Deputy Chair of the AmCham Trade Legislation Task Force for the 2020-2022 mandate.


Romanian (native), English (fluent)


  • Bucharest Bar
  • Romanian National Chamber of Industrial Property Attorneys
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) (former Member of the Anticounterfeiting and Parallel Imports Committees)
  • International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), General Member


  • University of Bucharest Law School, LLB
  • Licensed European Trademark and Design Attorney

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > TMT: gambling law

(Leading individuals)

Ana-Maria BaciuSimion & Baciu Law Firm

‘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‘.

Romania > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Ana-Maria BaciuSimion & Baciu Law Firm

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.