Mrs Cristina Popescu > CMS > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial and Regulatory, Competition, PPP, Employment, Data Protection


Senior Counsel, Head of CEE Insurance Practice Group


Cristina Popescu is Senior Counsel in the CMS Bucharest team specialising in regulatory and compliance work in Romania. She has a broad transactional and advisory background working with multinational companies across a wide range of industry sectors – with a particular focus on regulated industries such as Insurance, Technology and Communications, and Lifesciences – on a variety of regulatory, compliance and commercial contract work in Romania.

Her practice includes data protection and intellectual property, anti-bribery and corruption, employment and public procurement, as well as general commercial and contract advice. Cristina regularly works on cross-jurisdictional matters (including compliance programmes and training) with CMS lawyers across CEE, Europe and beyond.

Cristina is a member of the CMS pan-European Insurance Industry Sector Working Group and a registered trademarks attorney with Romanian Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM).


Romanian, English


Bucharest Bar Association


2004 – B.A., Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, Bucharest

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Cristina PopescuCMS

CMS has had a strong presence in the market for some time. The departure of recent managing partner and disputes expert, Gabriel Sidere, has been offset somewhat by arrivals elsewhere, such as senior counsel and white collar crime expert, Mihai Jiganie-Serban from Serban & Asociatii, who provides expertise in areas such as fraud and compliance. The versatile commercial disputes team that is led by Horia Draghici. Clients also rate the firm’s strong team of counsel and associates, including Cristina PopescuAndrei Cristescu  and Tatiana Casapciuc.

Romania > EU and competition

CMS‘s team of competition lawyers is particularly active on the merger clearance side, a regular flow of which comes from the firm’s strong corporate practice. The firm’s regional network also ensures a smooth process in cross-border transactions. The group is also experienced in advising on investigations and challenging fines. Corporate partner Horea Popescu heads the practice, with help from senior counsel and regulatory and compliance specialist, Cristina Popescu.

Romania > Employment

CMS represents an impressive mix of global household names and key domestic employers. The group works closely with the M&A team to provide critical employment support on major transactions. The practice also offers bespoke contentious and non-contentious advice across the full range of matters, including pensions and benefits. Multinational clients also gain from the firm’s strong regional presence, where it offers good employment expertise on cross-border and EU issues. Disputes partner Horia Draghici leads the team, with support from senior counsel Cristina Popescu and associate Ruxandra Georgescu.