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CMS
One Tower 165 Calea Floreasca
12th–14th floors, District 1
014459 Bucharest
Romania

Romania > Banking and finance Tier 1

CMS is ‘one of the first choices for banking and finance work‘ and a regular favourite for banks seeking experienced support on complex cross-border transactions. The firm has extremely good regional credentials and a strong track record across a range of related areas, including regulatory, fintech, and structured, real estate, film and project finance. Highly experienced practice head Ana Radnev  is ‘an excellent lawyer, very responsive and dedicated and duly attentive to the client’s needs’. The team also includes the equally well regarded Cristina Reichmann, who leads the capital markets and structured finance side of the practice. Senior counsel Alina Tihan is ‘extremely helpful and dedicated'.

Practice head(s):

Ana Radnev; Cristina Reichmann

Testimonials

‘CMS is undoubtedly one of the best law firms in Romania. I am happy to provide feedback on this firm and to recommend them as one of the first choices for banking and finance work. They have experience, they have resources, they have initiative and most important they have the right attitude. They are dedicated to their clients and they make everything possible to find the best solution available for the client. They are experts in their field.’

‘I would like to mention Ana Radnev and Alina Tihan as the key contacts. Both are highly-skilled finance lawyers with an impressive experience in the banking sector. Ana is the the head of CMS’ Finance team in Romania, an excellent lawyer, very responsive and dedicated and duly attentive to the client’s needs. Alina was extremely helpful, dedicated and available 24/7. Her advice is straight to the point.’

‘The team is very experienced and very well organised. I especially appreciated the timely delivery of the required work and flexibility on the fees. Ana Radnev, the banking and finance partner, is very responsive despite her heavy work-load. She is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Good cooperation, thorough work, they understand customer’s needs.’

 

 

 

Key clients

Erste Group Bank

Banca Comerciala Romana

UniCredit

ING Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

Banca Transilvania

Alpha Bank

OTP Bank

EBRD

European Fund for Southeast Europe

Hidroelectrica

AFI

National Bank of Greece

City Insurance

Rabobank

Agricover

Work highlights

  • Advised ING Bank Romania on the extension and modification of a bilateral €100m loan granted to a company within the NEPI Rockcastle Group, with the addition of certain Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) components.
  • Advised Hidroelectrica on a RON 1.25 billion green financing in Romania – one of the largest of its kind.
  • Advised the bank syndicate led by BRD – Groupe Société Générale and Garanti BBVA Romania on a €120 million sustainability-related loan to a company in the NEPI Rockcastle, NE Property BV Group.

Romania > Capital markets Tier 1

CMS has ‘one of the most knowledgeable teams in the capital markets space in Romania‘. The firm is commended for its ability to handle a wide range of clients, including major banks, corporate issuers, funds and asset managers. The team stands out for its experience on high-end cross-border debt and equity listings, as well as related regulatory matters. Its lawyers regularly take the lead role on transactions throughout central and eastern Europe. This is largely down to the reputation of practice head Cristina Reichmann, a ‘very professional and experienced capital markets lawyer' who is 'very pleasant and easy-going to collaborate with. She receives strong support from experienced senior associate Adina Nanescu.

Practice head(s):

Cristina Reichmann

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘One of the most knowledgeable teams in the capital markets space in Romania. Very professional lawyers working on multiple engagements together.’

‘Cristina Reichmann has been instrumental in getting us across the finish line in our most recent DCM transaction. Very professional and experienced capital markets lawyer. Very pleasant and easy-going to collaborate with. Looking forward to many more such interactions. Solid reputation in the market as well for many, many years.’

 

Key clients

Advent International Corporation

Raiffeisen Bank S.A.

European Fund for Southeast Europe

Work highlights

  • Assisted the majority selling shareholder of TMK Artrom in a major secondary public offering with cross-border elements (including English, US, German, Italian and Russian law).
  • Assisted Zentiva, the Romanian subsidiary of Zentiva Group (part of Advent International Corporation group), in relation to launching and conducting a mandatory takeover of shares still owned by shareholders other than Zentiva Group.
  • Advised the lead investors in the MREL bond issued by BCR, in the context of a cross-border transaction within Erste Group. This was the first MREL bond issued in Romania.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

CMS has an extremely experienced corporate practice in Bucharest. The practice, and its clients, benefit from being part of a ‘large, international organisation with consistent quality across all geographies‘. This feeds into a strong track record on cross-border transactions. Clients also commend the good cross-practice integration, including seamless crossover with ancillary disciplines such as competition, finance, energy and real estate. The firm’s recent deal list includes major corporate real estate and energy asset acquisitions, as well as disposals of non-performing loan portfolios. The ‘discreet and effectivemanaging partner Horea Popescu leads the team. Partner Rodica Manea and counsel Mircea Moraru  are also prominent team members.

Practice head(s):

Horea Popescu

Other key lawyers:

Rodica Manea; Mircea Moraru

Testimonials

‘Large, international organisation with consistent quality across all geographies. Good collaboration/teaming between countries.’

‘High availability, quick responses, reliable.’

‘CMS assisted us and gave legal advice on an M&A process. All stages of the process were conducted with efficiency and by a very well complementary team of lawyers, having an important role in the success of the project.’

‘All lawyers on various issues (real estate, competition council, corporate finance, M&A) were very efficient in identifying and solving all the matters, having an important role in organizing different streams of work and collaborating with our financial, technical, commercial and fiscal advisors as well.

‘They are involved in many M&A / financing situations having a good understanding of the local market. Among the more commercially / business minded legal advisors with limited risk.’

‘Horea Popescu – discreet and effective’.

Key clients

AFI Europe

Hidroelectrica

National Bank of Greece (NBG)

Bitdefender

OCP Group

Wagner AG

Computacenter

Work highlights

  • Advised AFI Europe on its approximate €300m share acquisition of six companies owning four Class A office projects in Romania from NEPI Rockcastle.
  • Advised National Bank of Greece (NBG) on the disposal of a Romanian non-performing and sub-performing loan (NPL) portfolio with a total gross book value of c. €174 million (€102 million of allocated collateral value) to Bain Capital Credit.
  • Advised Hidroelectrica, the Romanian majority state-owned hydro power producer, on the acquisition of an operational 108 MW wind farm located in Constanta county from STEAG group, one of the largest generators of electricity in Germany.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

CMS offers energy and natural resources clients a comprehensive service. The lawyers have strong regulatory expertise across the full range of product types, from renewable and traditional power, through to mining, oil and gas and utilities. This includes advice on related infrastructure projects, M&A, financings and real estate, as well as the necessary licensing and authorisation issues that arise in such heavily-regulated industries. This is backed by the firm’s international office network, including market-leading lawyers in London, which maintains its high reputation within the industry for energy and infrastructure. Romanian practice head Varinia Radu is a leading figure in the market with over 20 years’ experience.

Practice head(s):

Varinia Radu

Key clients

DWS Alternatives Global Limited

Valorem SAS

Gunvor International B.V.

Solarpro Holding AD

Petosolar SRL (part of Contour Global)

EDP Renovaveis

E.ON Energie Romania

EBRD

Mazarine Energy Romania

Gas Plus Dacia

SC PEWETE EVO EUROPE SRL

Iberdrola

BP Lightsource

Repsol (Spain)

Fora Oil and Gas and Alpha Oil and Gas (part of Pico Petroleum/Cheiron Group Egypt)

ADX Energy (Australia)

Low Carbon Investment Management Limited

Masterchem Oil Ltd (Malta)

Solar Access

JetFly Hub

Work highlights

  • Assisted the EBRD on the development and implementation of Contracts for Difference, designed to encourage priority investments in low-carbon generation technologies that are needed in the Romanian energy sector, to hit 2030 EU targets.
  • Advising Mazarine Energy Romania on a range of issues including licensing of its gas and power production, and ongoing post business transfer support in energy related compliance matters.
  • Assisting the oilfield services company PEWETE EVO Europe on various public procurement bids and contracts.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 2

CMS offers its clients a ‘highly professional‘ blend of international and domestic expertise. The firm’s global network is a major asset in cross-border disputes including international arbitrations. This is coupled with an experienced Bucharest-based team that ‘knows Romanian court practice very well and works very well without needing a lot of guidance‘. The team is also well versed in regulatory and criminal litigation, with senior counsel Mihai Jiganie-Serban particularly experienced on the white-collar crime side. Practice head Horia Draghici is a ‘highly skilled and business oriented lawyer with a human touch’. Clients are also quick to praise the firm’s deep bench of experienced associates.

Practice head(s):

Horia Draghici

Other key lawyers:

Mihai Jiganie-Serban; Cristina Popescu; Andrei Cristescu

Testimonials

‘Highly professional and notable widespread geographic footprint. Down to earth and focused on speaking the client’s language. Attentive at Chinese walls.’

‘Horia Draghici – highly skilled and business oriented lawyer, very good organization and planning of the team focusing on business needs, and overall a lawyer with a human touch. Anna Morogai – very good in meeting client’s expectations. Alexandra Voinia – very good, quick learner of business needs, very promising professional. Tatiana Casapciuc – very good, attentive and focused on client’s needs’

‘The team is perfectly aligned together, they share information as needed during our discussions, calls, meetings. We had never any issue with deadline, everything was perfectly aligned and communicated in advance for final approval. Very flexible team.’

‘They are very committed, flexible, hard working, get full understanding of not only legal but business point of view.’

‘Very efficient handling of a variety of court cases. The team is very experienced in litigation matters, especially knows Romanian court practices very well and works very well without needing a lot of guidance.’

‘Horia Draghici (partner) and Andrei Cristescu (senior associate) are both very experienced litigators. They provide excellent, hands-on advice in litigation matters and handle cases very efficiently.’

‘The team is well organized and provides with focused and practical legal advice, outlining a good degree of collaboration and useful insights into local legal knowledge.’

‘Horia Draghici – CMS Bucharest Dispute Resolution Partner: well organized and very practical attorney, deeply dedicated to client needs.’

Romania > Employment Tier 2

CMS is a good source of domestic and regional support on the full range of contentious and advisory employment matters. The firm represents an impressive group of international clients who highly rate the ‘very personable, trustworthy and credible‘ team. Recent mandates have included employment advice on Romanian business launches, collective bargaining negotiations and the dismissal of senior executives. Key members of the team include highly experienced disputes partner Horia Draghici who has a good track record on contentious matters. On the advisory side, senior counsel Cristina Popescu and her team are of ‘amazing, practical and efficient support on employment legal matters‘.

Practice head(s):

Horia Draghici; Cristina Popescu; Ruxandra Georgescu

Testimonials

‘Hugely knowledgeable about Romanian employment law, outsourcing and previous precedents.’

‘Brilliant pragmatism, thinking of new ways to support the complex situation we found ourselves in. Very personable, trustworthy and credible.’

‘Cristina Popescu (CMS Romania) and her local team have been of amazing, practical and efficient support on employment legal matters. If you are looking for someone to support you in a country that you do not know, Cristina is of a great support’

 

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 2

CMS has ‘excellent knowledge of local laws, but also of international contractual standards‘. The team’s expertise covers all regulatory, transactional and contentious aspects of major development projects and real estate acquisitions and divestments, including related corporate structures.  Clients include investment funds, corporate owners and tenants, operating in the retail, office, industrial, hospitality, agricultural and logistics sectors. The firm also has a strong emphasis on the energy and power industries and has been involved in a growing number of renewables transactions. Practice head Roxana Fratilastands out, with very good negotiation skills, technical knowledge and is also proactive in proposing solutions‘.

Practice head(s):

Roxana Fratila

Other key lawyers:

Alexandru Dumitrescu

Testimonials

‘Having close to you, well prepared staff who understand well technological, legal, construction and financial aspects, is a real advantage. It was really useful during one of our construction contracts negotiation to find the appropriate solution in order to move froward with our customer by adapting the construction legal aspects with financial and tax advising.’

‘Very good knowledge of construction legal aspects, well prepared in relation with our company specifics and services. Roxana Fratila knows all details about our company, understands the behaviors of the management team and knows the company culture, which creates real slickness between us and creates confidence. Moreover, the answers and solution are faster.’

‘Excellent knowledge of local laws, but also of international contractual standards.’

‘In particular Roxana Fratila stands out, with very good negotiation skills, technical knowledge and is also proactive in proposing solutions. Quick and easy to interact with.’

‘The project we had together was pretty small and we moved very fast into having the deliverables ready. Everything was very smooth, the subject was well understood by the legal firm.’

‘I appreciate the opening and the fast delivery time.’

Key clients

AFI Europe

One United

DP World

AGI Hera (Alpha Group Investment)

Cordia Homes

Alpla Germany

Honeywell

BV McCANN-Erickson SRL

Work highlights

  • Advised AFI Europe on the acquisition of shares in six companies owning eight office buildings in Romania, from NEPI Rockcastle.
  • Assisting DP World in the negotiation of a comprehensive package of documentation with the Belgium developer ILD, for the development of an intermodal park in Central-Western Romania.
  • Advising a syndicate of banks comprising Banca Comerciala Română, BRD Group Société Générale and Erste Bank in relation to the €78m real estate financing of one of the largest premium office developments this year, One Cotroceni Park.

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

CMS has an experienced insolvency and restructuring practice that approaches the market from several different angles. Banking partners Ana Radnev  and Cristina Reichmann regularly assist lenders and other creditors on financial restructurings and refinancings, as well as the disposal of non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios. Corporate partner Rodica Manea is also active on the restructuring side, including company reorganisations. Disputes partner Horia Draghici is the main contact for insolvency-related disputes and related court proceedings. Clients benefit from the firm’s impressive international network, particularly on cross-border mandates. Recently the firm assisted National Bank of Greece on its sale of NPLs to Bain Capital Credit.

Practice head(s):

Ana Radnev; Rodica Manea; Horia Draghici

Key clients

National Bank of Greece (NBG)

Romania > Tax Tier 2

CMS has a good track record for strategic and day-to-day tax advice. The firm represents several major international and domestic companies on direct and indirect tax issues, including advice on structuring M&A deals and company reorganisations. The firm’s international network makes it a compelling choice for cross-border tax issues. The team also defends clients on audits and litigations, and has been involved in several challenges to the authorities, including a major VAT-related appeal. Practice head Roxana Popel has over 18 years’ market experience and previously worked at one of the Big Four. Recently promoted tax director Andrei Tercu also has good credentials.

Practice head(s):

Roxana Popel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Proper expertise in merger activities’

‘Available any time and prepared with right answers’

‘Roxana is known as one of the most experienced tax advisors in Romania, with a broad experience in Romanian and international corporate taxation, M&A aspects and tax optimisation solutions. She is also known as being specialised in the FMCG sector. We have worked together in past on various projects and currently we are frequently consulting on various tax matters. It was always a pleasure to work with her. She is the tax advisor I would use with confidence, knowing she is a very reliable persons, looking always to find solution even to very complicated tax issues. I would definitely recommend Roxana to clients looking for tax advice in Romania in an international context.’

Key clients

AFI Europe N.V.

CCC

Genagricola

Accor

ZTE Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising the real estate investor AFI Europe on tax issues linked to its strategic acquisition of office projects in Romania.
  • Advising the real estate investor AFI Holdco on tax issues linked to six intra-group mergers following the acquisition of six office-owning entities from NEPI Rockcastle.

Romania > TMT Tier 2

CMS is praised for its ‘consistent quality across all geographies‘ and its ‘reliable, quick, responsiveservice. Clients included major global names operating in the IT, media and telecoms sectors, and the firm assists on a broad range of high end corporate, regulatory and procurement mandates.  In addition to the firm’s strong cross-border offering, start-up clients also benefit from its equIP legal support programme, which offers a discounted service and aims to assist companies grow internationally. Managing partner Horea Popescu leads the team, which also includes experienced counsel Cristina Popescu and Mircea Moraru .

Practice head(s):

Horea Popescu

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Popescu; Mircea Moraru

Testimonials

‘International organisation with consistent quality across all geographies. Good teaming/collaboration across countries.’

‘Reliable, quick, responsive.’

Key clients

Romanian Business Consult (RBC)

Gemalto

Neurolaboratories Limited

TypingDNA

Alten

Finqware

Tech Data Advanced Solutions

Tech Data Distribution Sro Praga – Sucursala Bucuresti

Work highlights

  • Advising Neurolaboratories Limited, an Artificial Intelligence software start-up company registered in the CMS equIP programme, with respect to day-to-day legal issues.
  • Advised Finqware, a financial API aggregation platform which is a member of the CMS equIP programme, with respect to day-to-day legal issues.
  • Advised Alten group in restructuring its Romanian operations.

Romania > White-collar crime Tier 2

CMS has made a strong push into white collar crime and is commended for its ‘passion for criminal law and the 24/7 availability‘. The practice is led by senior counsel Mihai Jiganie-Serban, who stands out for ‘his deep technical knowledge, very large practical experience and most of all, very pragmatic and holistic approach to a client‘. Having arrived in early 2020, he is now establishing the firm as one of the rare international practices to have genuine white-collar crime capabilities. In addition to compliance advice and training, risk management, and internal investigations, the team’s expertise extends to criminal litigations and investigations. Cosmin Cretu is considered ‘a really rising star in this field‘. Corporate partner Horia Draghici is also active in this space.

Practice head(s):

Mihai Jiganie-Serban

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

 ‘First of all I would underline the passion for criminal law and the 24/7 availability. Also the capacity to manage multidisciplinary tasks e.g. criminal law plus taxation. A strong team full of energy.’

‘I have experience of working with many white-collar crime attorneys over the years. Mihai Jiganie-Serban really stands out as an excellent professional. In particular, I would like to complement his deep technical knowledge, very large practical experience and most of all, very pragmatic and holistic approach to a client such as the company I represent. Any white-collar crime issues are extremely sensitive by their very nature, and having full trust in your attorney is a must. Mihai has earned this trust from the very beginning. I would also mention that on the Romanian market he is one of really few professionals, who understands the way multinational organizations work and easily adapts the approach and solutions to the specifics of the client (which is by the way a rare feature even among top WCC professionals in Romanian market, who frequently do not even speak English). Mihai’s speed of response and 24/7 availability is also something you do not see much in the market. So, I highly recommend him to any client. And this recommendation refers not only to the situation of a problem that already arose, but he is also great in preventive measures, training, educating his clients even when no incidents happen. E.g. We really appreciated a very pragmatic and practical WCC training course Mihai offered (again not something criminal lawyers in Romania are known for). It helped a lot to understand the criminal law system and real-life exposure for a firm like ours (and its staff).’

‘Mihai Jiganie-Serban and Cosmin Cretu are well-known among criminal law practitioners in Romania. Mihai is an astonishing lawyer who knows how to coordinate great teams, always choosing the best strategies, being known for his creative thinking and attention to legal detail. Cosmin is a magnificent young lawyer, who is always innovative, spending the extra effort to understand the particularities of the situation and finding the best legal ways for defending his clients. I worked with Mihai and Cosmin in several high-profile criminal cases and admired their overall approach.’

‘Very professional approach. High level of expertise. Very good networking. A pleasure to work with the team.’

‘Horia Draghici: exceptional analytical skills. Mihai Jiganie-Serban: excellent expertise; very good case communication; constant accessibility.’

‘Jiganie Mihai – very proactive, business oriented, always finding good solutions for his clients.’

‘The individuals that we have worked with, Mihai Jiganie-Serban and Cosmin Cretu are very qualified people, with very good theoretical knowledge of the Romanian law and practical skills. In a nutshell, we can say that we recommend them for their unique expertise regarding complex white-collar cases.’

‘The law firm covers all essential areas of economic law that a company needs and is also active worldwide through its network.’

Work highlights

  • Defending a global IT company in court against its links to alleged abuse of office claims in relation to a public tender.
  • Assisting a major US IT company in several criminal investigations concerning cyber crimes against the company.
  • Defending a European construction and infrastructure company against tax fraud and money laundering claims in relation to the implementation of a railway rehabilitation project in Romania.

Romania > EU and competition Tier 3

CMS has a ‘very skilled, hands-on team with an in-depth knowledge of Romanian and EU Competition law‘. The practice is especially active on the merger clearance side. The Bucharest team forms a core part of the wider regional offering and is noted for its involvement in several high profile cross-border acquisitions and joint venture agreements. Practice head Horea Popescu also regularly assists clients with regulatory compliance, and  contentious issues such as dawn raids and investigations. Disputes partner Horia Draghici and senior associate Laura Capata also have ‘an impressive knowledge of both EU and Romanian competition law’.

Practice head(s):

Horea Popescu

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Popescu

Testimonials

‘Very skilled, hands-on team with an in-depth knowledge of Romanian and EU Competition law. Delivers in time and with high quality.’

‘Horia Draghici (Partner) and Laura Capata (Associate) are both very capable lawyers who are able to provide accurate assessments even in very short timeframes. They have an impressive knowledge of both EU and Romanian competition law.’

 

Key clients

OCP Group

PPF

Hidroelectrica

Work highlights

  • Assisting OCP on a merger filing linked to its 50-50 joint-venture with the Al Dahra Group in the Romanian market. This included assisting OCP and Al Dahra with a multi-jurisdictional merger control assessment and processes in other jurisdictions including Ukraine, Poland, and Morocco.
  • Advising Hidroelectrica on various competition law issues, including merger clearance and exchange of information.
  • Representing PPF on competition issues linked to its joint acquisition, with Sabanci, of Temsa.

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 3

CMS handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious patent, trade mark and copyright matters. The firm’s geographical footprint also gives its clients access to strong support on cross-border and regional IP strategies. The practice regularly handles trade mark registration and enforcement proceedings, and also has a good track record on IP licensing negotiations. Clients come from across the TMT, life sciences and consumer goods sectors, and the team regularly coordinates multijurisdictional matters from the Bucharest office. Senior associate Valentina Parvu  leads the team, and disputes partner Horia Draghici also has good experience of IP litigations.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Parvu

Key clients

Radio Max Romania

Neurolaboratories Limited

TypingDNA

Tech Data Advanced Solutions

Tech Data Distribution Sro Praga – Sucursala Bucuresti

Romanian Business Consult

August Storck

Work highlights

  • Assisted Radio Max, part of Rewe Group, in relation to co-ordinating its European obligations to pay copyright royalties to the relevant collective management organizations.
  • Advising Tech Data Advanced Solutions SRL, one of the Romanian arms of Tech Data, a multinational distribution company specializing in IT products and services, with respect to their copyright royalty payment obligations.
  • Assisting August Storck, a food company, in filing a successful opposition before the Romanian State Office for Patents and Trademarks (OSIM) against an alleged infringer.

Romania > PPP and procurement Tier 3

CMS has a leading energy practice and this expertise extends to industry-related procurements and projects. This includes advice on corporate, finance, regulatory and litigation matters. The firm’s impressive global network also makes it a popular choice among major international clients. The team’s credentials with the private sector is balanced out with regular advice to Romania’s Ministry of Energy and large multilaterals organisations such as the EBRD. Energy and projects head Varinia Radu is a ‘go-to partner‘ and her team is praised for its ‘good communication, inventiveness,’ and ‘looking for different approaches favorable to the client‘.

Practice head(s):

Varinia Radu

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Popescu

Testimonials

‘Strong team in a challenging market.’

‘Varinia Radu the go-to partner.’

‘Well embedded in Romanian economy, very responsive.’

‘Very good knowledge of economy and financial standing of other companies.’

‘Good professionals, attentive to the client’s needs, flexible in terms of cooperation.’

‘Good communication, inventiveness, looking for different approaches favorable to the client.’

 

Key clients

Solarpro Holding

Romanian Government, Minister of Energy

Mazarine Energy Romania

SC PEWETE EVO EUROPE

Iberdrola

NIS Petrol

Repsol

Fora Oil and Gas, and Alpha Oil and Gas

ADX Energy

GE Renewables Energy

Amber Infrastructure

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

CMS is an integrated, multi-jurisdictional organisation of law firms that offers full-service legal and tax advice. With more than 70 offices in over 40 countries across the world and more than 4,800 lawyers, CMS has long-standing expertise both in advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead in its chosen markets.

The CMS member firms provide a wide range of expertise across 19 practice areas and sectors, including Corporate/M&A, Energy & Climate Change, Funds, Life Sciences & Healthcare, TMC, Tax, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.

CMS has been active in Romania for over 20 years, with an office here since 1999. The Bucharest office is the largest international law firm in Romania and offers a full range of legal and tax services. The team of on-the-ground experts includes Romanian and international lawyers who have worked on some of the most ground-breaking deals and projects in Romania to date.

CMS Romania team has broad experience across a wide variety of industry sectors, including life sciences, consumer products, technology, media and communications, energy, and financial institutions and services. CMS offers the specialist expertise, local knowledge and commercial insight the clients require to successfully navigate the legal and business landscape. CMS is able to handle local, national and multi-jurisdictional projects, no matter how complex.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate M&A Horea Popescuhorea.popescu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3824
TMT Horea Popescuhorea.popescu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3824
Competition Horea Popescuhorea.popescu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3824
Corporate M&A Rodica Manearodica.manea@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3852
Dispute Resolution Horia Draghicihoria.draghici@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3834
Restructuring and Insolvency Rodica Manearodica.manea@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3852
Commercial and Regulatory Cristina Popescucristina.popescu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3811
PPP and Procurement Cristina Popescucristina.popescu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3811
Insurance Cristina Popescucristina.popescu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3811
Energy, Projects, Construction Varinia Raduvarinia.radu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3870
White Collar Crime Mihai Jiganie-Serbanmihai.jiganie-serban@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3821
Finance Ana Radnevana.radnev@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3862
Finance Cristina Reichmanncristina.reichmann@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3866
Capital Markets Cristina Reichmanncristina.reichmann@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3866
Restructuring and Insolvency Ana Radnevana.radnev@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3862
Restructuring and Insolvency Horia Draghicihoria.draghici@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3834
Real Estate and Construction Roxana Fratilaroxana.fratila@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3839
Tax Roxana Popelroxana.popel@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3881
Intellectual Property Valentina Parvuvalentina.parvu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3825
Corporate M&A Mircea Morarumircea.moraru@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3849
Employment Cristina Popescucristina.popescu@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3811
Corporate M&A Claudia Nagyclaudia.nagy@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3948
Banking & Finance Alina Tihanalina.tihan@cms-cmno.com+40 21 407 3897
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Horia Draghici photoMr Horia DraghiciPartner
Roxana Fratila photoMrs Roxana FratilaPartner, Head of Real Estate and Construction in Romania 
Mihai Jiganie-Serban photoMr Mihai Jiganie-SerbanSenior Counsel, Head of Criminal Defense Practice CMS Romania
Rodica Manea photoMrs Rodica ManeaPartner
Mircea Moraru photoMr Mircea MoraruCounsel
Valentina Parvu photoMrs Valentina ParvuSenior Associate
Roxana Popel photoMrs Roxana PopelTax Director, Head of Tax in Romania
Cristina Popescu photoMrs Cristina PopescuSenior Counsel, Head of CEE Insurance Practice Group
Horea Popescu photoMr Horea PopescuManaging Partner, Head of CEE Corporate M&A, Head of Corpoate M&A in…
Ana Radnev photoMrs Ana RadnevPartner, Head of Finance
Varinia Radu photoMrs Varinia RaduPartner, Head of Energy, Projects and Environment Romania, CEE Deputy Head of…
Cristina Reichmann photoMrs Cristina ReichmannPartner, Head of FIS, Capital Markets and Structured Finance practice in Romania
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