Firm Profile > Dentons > Bucharest, Romania

The Mark, Calea Grivitei nr. 84-98
010735 Bucharest

Banking and finance Tier 2

Dentons' growing team enjoys a good reputation in the market, and the arrival of Simona Marin and Simon Dayes as well as Maria Tomescu from CMS is definitely a coup. Lender clients include a broad range of domestic and international banks that leverage off the firm's impressive regional network. The team is especially experienced in real estate and corporate finance, where it also acts for borrowers on major mandates. Perry Zizzi leads the team with support from Magdalena Raducanu.

Practice head(s):

Perry Zizzi


‘Magdalena Raducanu is an absolutely fabulous professional with a great personality’.

‘Maria Tomescu is an excellent financing lawyer’.

Key clients

Banca Comercială Română

Raiffeisen Bank SA

Erste Group AG

P3 Logistic Parks

International Investment Bank

Credit Suisse

Wanxiang America Corporation

Euro Wag Group

BRD – Groupe Société Générale S.A

Komerční Banka, a. s.

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The highly rated Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu leads the team at Dentons. The practice is fully integrated within the firm's market-leading global energy group, making it a popular choice for multinational oil and gas and renewables clients. The team's expertise encompasses regulatory, transactional and infrastructure matters, including negotiations with public authorities and state bodies.

Practice head(s):

Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu


‘A team of professionals that can provide practical, client tailored solutions. They are commercially oriented and are not providing only academic solutions that cannot be practically applied. The team is dedicated and is putting in a lot of work to keep the client happy, even if the allocated budget is exceeded, which not many lawyers do.’

‘They are looking for practical solutions and don’t hesitate to help even when asked to undertake work that was exceeding the original mandate. In our electricity production sector, it is really important to have the support of a flexible team, that is not refusing work because not pre-agreed.’

‘Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu is recognized for his industry knowledge. He is proactive, always taking the time and interest to understand our business and priorities. He explains his advice well and has been always of help. He has, on numerous occasions, gone the extra mile to find the best practical solutions to all matters presented.’

Key clients

ENGIE Europe

ENEL Energie Muntenia


Romanian Wind Energy Association


EnergoBit Cluj

C&R Mineral Recycling

Monsson Group

CEE Equity Partners

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Dentons' team acts for lenders, developers and major tenants on a wide range of issues, including leases, developments and acquisitions. Practice head Bogdan Papandopol handles contentious and non-contentious matters, while managing partner Perry Zizzi is highly experienced in real estate investment, financing and cross-border transactions with a corporate structure.

Practice head(s):

Bogdan Papandopol


‘The team is formed of young professionals, always up to date with the latest legal regulations and news, very knowledgeable, efficient and prompt in answering any request.’

‘Bogdan Papandopol has a really extensive experience in real estate legal matters, which is enhanced by his experience as a litigator. He can easily and rapidly handle complex matters, with a high volume of data and implications, having a deep understanding of the business objectives.’ 

Key clients

White Star




Banca Comercială Română (BCR)

P3 Logistic Parks

GLL Real Estate Partners

Europa Capital



Amadeo Clavarino

Metro Cash & Carry

CEE Equity Partners

Althafen Real Estate GmbH



KC Agro

Orbis S.A.


Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Dentons is a key name for major cross-border insolvency work, where it regularly represents both debtors and creditors. Tiberiu Csaki leads the team and has strong experience advising on directors' liabilities, while Bogdan Papandopol has over 17 years of experience in insolvency litigation. The team also works closely with colleagues in the banking, corporate and tax groups, as well as offices in the wider international network.

Practice head(s):

Tiberiu Csaki


‘Dentons’ restructuring and insolvency practice has great and well prepared lawyers and specialists that can interact and find the most effective ways of solving the legal matters and projects in this area. The team works excellently together and all the professionals have great skills, determination and passion for the legal work.’

‘Tiberiu Csaki is an excellent and highly experienced lawyer with great knowledge and deep attachment to the client matter and extensive and remarkable skills in complementary fields.’

Key clients



Prosegur Alarmas

Unirea Shopping Center


Poledil Srl

FP Marine Limited

Kerala Expert Srl

KI Debtservice Srl

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Dentons' Bucharest office forms an increasingly important cog in the firm's broader regional offering. The team, led by new practice head Cristina Daianu, works closely with other parts of the network on major international transactions. As the firm invests more heavily into Romania, the group is also becoming an increasingly popular destination for standalone domestic corporate work.

Practice head(s):

Cristina Daianu


‘Dentons delivers high quality and timely legal advice. They have excellent expertise and knowledge of the market as well as of the relevant legal framework.’

Key clients


CEE Equity Partners


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts



Metro AG

Fondul Proprietatea

FMC Corporation



Dispute resolution Tier 3

Dentons has been very active in major administrative litigation, often with a competition or tax element. The team, which is led by the experienced litigator and arbitration lawyer, Tiberiu Csaki has also handled several high-profile employment, construction, banking and real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tiberiu Csaki

Key clients



Unirea Shopping Center

Avatar Security



Shanghai Sensheng Assets Management Center

Rizhao Jinfukang International Trade CO LTD

The Nova Group B.V.

Rostok Wreck Removal Consortium – Muller Maritime

Tomis Team (part of CEZ Group)

Employment Tier 3

At Dentons, litigation head Tiberiu Csaki regularly counsels and represents domestic and international employers from across a range of industries on their labour litigation needs.

Practice head(s):

Tiberiu Csaki

EU and competition Tier 3

Dentons has good experience advising on the full range of matters, including restrictive practices, merger control, investigations, audits and training. Raul Mihu's well-regarded team acts for clients from several highly regulated sectors, including healthcare, life sciences, financial services and energy.

Practice head(s):

Raul Mihu


‘They exceeded our expectations with their in-depth understanding of both the legal framework and the inner functioning of the markets (domestic, intra-EU and international), by their up-to-date knowledge of the actors involved, by the accurate, timely and judicious advice they gave us, as well as by their initiative to train our own personnel on the best practices in this sensitive area.’

‘Raul Mihu’s advice is always prompt, succinctly worded and strictly to the point, thoroughly based both in law and in practice, offering exhaustive pros and cons for every point of choice and suggesting strategies and tactics in approaching the matter at hand.’

Key clients


Bittnet Systems


Dual Man

The firm: Dentons is one of the oldest international law firms in Romania, being present on the local market for 20 years. The team in Bucharest regularly advises a wide range of clients, from emerging and mid-size companies to multinationals, across a large variety of industry sectors.

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which they live and work.

Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size.

Areas of practice: Dentons’ lawyers and professionals provide services in the following practice disciplines and industry sectors:

Banking and finance: Dentons covers every aspect of banking and capital markets transactions in the world’s leading financial centres. Dentons helps clients access and invest new sources of capital, develop and use financial products, structure financing transactions, comply with regulations, respond to investigations and resolve disputes.

Competition and antitrust: Dentons provides legal advice and judicial assistance in all aspects of national and EU competition law, consumer law, state aid, tender procedures and regulatory issues. Clients receive tailored, industry-focused advice on complex litigation, investigations by competition authorities, merger control, competition compliance, or commercial arrangements.

Corporate and M&A: Dentons provides clients with comprehensive legal advice on public and private M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance, private equity, disposals, corporate restructurings, and general commercial, antitrust and corporate governance issues.

Energy: with one of the world’s leading energy practices, Dentons guides clients on strategy, market entry, transactions, political and regulatory issues and dispute resolution. Its clients include oil majors, independents, distributors, power generators and utilities, financial institutions, public entities and large customers, new energy and old.

Litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration: Dentons’ highly reputable litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are particularly well known for helping clients resolve disputes in energy, construction and engineering, banking, restructuring and insolvency, life sciences and retail. The team is also highly experienced in EU trade disputes, investigations and international arbitration.

Real estate: Dentons’ real estate practice is the largest in the world. It advises real estate owners, investors and lenders on some of the most complex development, acquisition, disposition, debt and equity transactions in today’s market.

Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy: Dentons’ teams formulate strategies for trustees, bondholders, investors, traders, debtors, creditors and creditor committees around the world as they pursue claims for clients through negotiation and litigation.

Tax: with experience in worldwide jurisdictions, Dentons provides comprehensive tax advice to individuals, private companies, multinationals and other entities on tax planning, compliance, M&A structuring tax-advantaged investing, transfer pricing, disputes with tax authorities and more.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Tiberiu Csaki
Banking and finance Perry Zizzi
Competition and antitrust Raul Mihu
Corporate and M&A Cristina Daianu
Employment and labour Tiberiu Csaki
Energy Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu
Corporate, integrity and compliance Raul Mihu
Infrastructure and PPP Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu
Life sciences and healthcare Raul Mihu
Litigation and dispute resolution Tiberiu Csaki
Real estate Bogdan Papandopol
Real estate Perry Zizzi
Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy Tiberiu Csaki
Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy Bogdan Papandopol
Banking and finance Simona Marin
Banking and finance Simon Dayes
Capital markets Loredana Chitu
Number of lawyers : 10,500+
at this office : 27
70+ languages including:
Other offices : Dentons now has 150+ offices in over 60 countries