Firm Profile > DLA Piper Dinu SCA > Bucharest, Romania

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

Employment Tier 1

DLA Piper Dinu SCA's team 'has an excellent blend of legal knowledge with business acumen'. The team is led by Monica Georgiadis, who has 'an unparalleled knowledge of employment law'. Counsel Andra Trantea and Elena Preotescu are other key names. The team works closely with other departments and offices in the firm's wider network, and advises clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious issues, from collective bargaining agreements through to restructurings and restrictive covenants.


‘The results are well thought through but aimed at practical implementation in the company. This team supports several countries across EMEA and they are able to work with all cultures in same manner. Communication within DLA across EMEA is also taken care of very well.’

‘The practice has an excellent blend of legal knowledge with business acumen that stands out from other law firms. ‘

‘The team is very responsive. They ask clarifying questions and provide the advice in a quick turnaround time frame. They are pleasant and professional.’

‘Elena Preotescu is a great manager, involved and focused on your interest.’

‘Andra Trantea is a very senior professional with a significant experience. She is very willing to explain to customers so they thoroughly understand the problem and the consequences/risks.’

Monica Georgiadis has an unparalleled knowledge of employment law.’

Key clients

Adobe Systems

The Associated Press






Viavi Solutions

Wipro Technologies

Wizz Air

Dispute resolution Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a versatile practice where lawyers have a strong grounding in major cross-border commercial disputes, as well as major administrative and employment cases. The team, which is led by the highly experienced Radu Bălaș, has been involved in several high-profile disputes in the online gambling, fintech, energy, and pharmaceutical industries.


‘A very competent and results-oriented team, available and able to explain in detail the issues to understand the risks and best approach for the business.’

Key clients

Citadela Project S.A.

Hillside (bet365 group)

Wizz Air

AstraZeneca UK Limited and AstraZeneca AB

WHG (International) Limited

Reckitt Benckiser

Softelligence SRL

Fintech OS

Grawe Asigurări

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a versatile practice jointly led by managing partner Marian Dinu and the highly rated Paula Corban-Pelin. The team acts for a mix of energy companies and investors on a wide range of regulatory, infrastructure and corporate issues. Recently, the team has been involved in several significant solar power projects.


The lawyers understand the business very well, and are business-minded and dynamic, always focused on finding a solution during a transaction or a project.

Paula Corban-Pelin is a brilliant and passionate lawyer with an impressive legal knowledge and a focused commercial approach. She understands the business and she is quick to see the big picture and anticipate potential risks and offers highly efficient, punctual advice but very comprehensive.

Key clients

CDI Oilfield Services

Freepoint Commodities Europe

Global Green Energy

Neue Energien Auslandsbeteiligungsgesellschaft

PNE Wind Romania Energy

Synergy Energy Holdings

Real estate and construction Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is a popular choice for high-end developers and investors active in Romania's commercial real estate market. The firm regularly advises on major acquisitions, developments, financings, and also corporate structures and joint ventures used to enable deals and projects. The team also has a strong track record on the litigation side, as well as related regulatory environmental and planning issues. Alin Buftea is backed by a team of highly experienced individuals, including up-and-coming partner Florin Tineghe.


‘The approach is what makes this firm stand out. You have the feeling that they are working only for you, like an in-house lawyer. They will be there for you, if needed, on weekends, late evenings and even white-nights.’

‘Alin Buftea is a great and unconventional thinker when it came to deal with specific litigation-related issues in Romania.’

‘Marian Dinu is the most trustworthy and reliable partner I met, fully dedicated to your project.’

‘Florin Tineghe is probably the most experienced and reliable lawyer in real estate, gives me confidence that everything is alright when I put the money down in a real estate transaction.’

Key clients

PPF Real Estate

Rimo Holding

Atrium Properties

Prime Kapital Development

Opus Land Development

Colosseum Mall



SDL Language Weaver

Landmark Smart Rentals

Wipro Technologies

Grawe Romania Asigurare

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Tax Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA fields a versatile tax practice that works closely with other teams throughout the firm. Practice head Tudor Nedelea has strong experience acting for clients from a range of heavily regulated sectors, including pharmaceutical, energy, food and beverages, and gambling. The firm's international network makes it a popular choice for cross-border taxation issues. Tax litigation also features high on the agenda, with lawyers also advising on related white-collar criminal law issues. Tax director Ionela Florescu is also noted.


‘They are very committed to providing the best support.’

Key clients

WIPRO Technologies SRL

OLX Services SRL

Greentech SRL

Prada SpA

Stericycle Romania

Early Game Advisors SRL/ Early Game Partners

ICON Films

Petro-Techna International


Atrium Properties

TMT Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is an increasingly popular destination for technology start-ups and venture capital firms seeking legal advice. The firm has good experience advising clients in the AI, e-commerce, software development, fintech and telecoms sectors. This includes guidance on M&A, seed funding, regulatory and compliance, and related IP, tax and employment issues. Ana-Maria Andronic is the key name.


‘DLA Piper’s unique approach combines a very agile and skilled team with a serious know-how regarding all the legal aspects. That’s because they have a lot of expertise in areas such as Intellectual Property, due diligence procedures, Patents and company set-up. Also our communication with DLA Piper’s team is quite straightforward and focused on solving the problems.’

‘Ana Maria Andronic is extremely responsive and is fast in providing an answer, is proactive and very practical and client-oriented.’

Key clients

Early Game Partners

TMF Group

Knowledge Investment Group


DCS Fast Link

Fintech OS

Icon Films

Tokinomo Marketing

Wipro Technologies

Viavi Solutions

Adobe Systems

TMT: gambling law Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is recommended for its regulatory and licensing work, but in recent years it has been the contentious space where Radu Balas's practice has really stood out. This has included major disputes against the authorities for online gambling companies, as well as their customers. Managing associate Daniela Călin also has plenty of experience in this area.

Key clients

Hillside (Sports)

Hillside (Gaming) (bet365 Group)

William Hill Group

Scientific Games Group

Genius Sports Group

Inspired Gaming Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is noted for its commercial expertise across several industries, including life sciences, technology, agribusiness, energy, financial services, retail and consumer goods. The team is highly experienced in major cross-border deals and is singled out for its understanding of the private equity and venture capital space. Marian Dinu leads the team, which also includes the well-regarded Cristina Bucur.


‘Very high-quality legal practice, balancing strong legal skills with a commercial outlook, in a complex environment. Very strong on complex commercial and corporate matters.’

‘DLA Piper Bucharest is one of the very few law firms on the local market with experience in venture capital.’

‘They are always there whenever we need them. Their reactions are timely, competent, their advice is sound, their attitude is positive. They are our trusted partners. I recommend them to all our business partners.’

‘Cristina Bucur is an excellent lawyer, highly-responsive, with great attention to detail. A pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Bank Leumi Israel

Desleeclama Solutions

Rabo Investments

Centrade U.S.A.

Asmodee Group


Early Game Partners BV;  Early Game Advisors

Fintech OS


RideSafe Technology

Abris CEE

TMF Management

Medijobs Platform

Top Level Hosting

Dante International

EU and competition Tier 3

Livia Zamfiropol (Constantinescu) leads the well regarded team at DLA Piper Dinu SCA, which also includes Alina Lacatus. The group has been involved in several high-profile investigations into the telecoms and automotive sectors, and is also noted for its strong expertise in the life sciences industry.


‘They are open for co-operation, proactive lawyers, easy to contact and conduct the issues well, which gives comfort to the in-house lawyer.’

‘Alina Lacatus is very professional, active and has an out-of-the box way of thinking’.

Key clients

Reckitt Benckiser

Romanian ASsociation of the Self-Care Industry (RASCI)

Adobe Systems

Association of Dacia, Renault and Nissan Concessionaires (ACODAREN)

Intellectual property Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA's IP practice provides valuable support to the firm's wider technology and corporate group. The firm is especially active in the technology sphere where it acts for start-ups and investors on the full range of IP issues. Counsel and practice head Ana-Maria Andronic 'has extensive experience in the field'.


‘Ana-Maria Andronic has extensive experience in the field and I absolutely trust the advice I’ve received from her. The communication has always been very clear and efficient. Finally, I found the quality of the work to be at really high standards.

‘They are very proactive and they absolutely are committed to making sure everything was properly considered and taken care of.’

Key clients

Early Game Partners

TMF Group

Knowledge Investment Group


DCS Fast Link

Fintech OS

Icon Films

Tokinomo Marketing

PPP and procurement Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has extensive expertise across a range of industries, and is particularly strong on procurement projects in the defence sector. Recently the firm has also acted for pharmaceuticals and telecoms clients on major tenders. Corporate and competition head Livia Zamfiropol (Constantinescu) jointly leads the team with Paula Corban-Pelin.

Banking and finance Tier 4

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a growing reputation for advising lenders on mid-size loans, including several to borrowers in the Romanian real estate market. The firm also provides strong corporate and regulatory advice to several banking clients. The team also has a niche in film finance. Marian Dinu's team includes well-regarded senior associate Andreea Badea.


‘A strong team with a lot of experience.’

‘DLA Piper lawyers are careful about the details and go into the clients’ shoes. In general, the lawyers we worked with are from the finance and banking area, they previously worked in this specific area, and know the industry very well.’

‘I have been impressed by Andreea Badea’s dedication, supportive and positive attitude, good communication, she is always ready to deliver trust, results, and performance.’

Key clients

Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.

Green Group

Unicredit Bank Austria

Icon Films

Raiffeisen Bank International

Hypo Noe Landesbank fur Niederosterreich und Wien

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank


Origin Enterprises 

The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

Since November 2018, DLA Piper’s office in Burcharest, Romania, supports clients with a strong team of 50 internationally trained Romanian lawyers and tax experts.

Areas of practice

Corporate/M&A and private equity: the firm is a trusted adviser on all types of deals, including private or public share transactions or asset sales; various joint ventures and strategic alliances; private equity; privatisations; reorganisations; and restructurings.

Dispute resolution: the firm’s litigators combine dispute resolution skills with industry and local knowledge to provide seamless representation in administrative and regulatory disputes, antitrust litigation, commercial litigation, environmental, IP, tax and employment disputes.

Employment: the firm is particularly skilled in advising on sensitive issues such as disciplinary dismissals, collective lay-off procedures and strikes, as well as reviewing internal regulations, policies and collective labour bargaining agreements, and providing specialist input in employment litigation.

Energy, oil and gas: the firm’s work includes advising with respect to the acquisition, development and financing of renewable or traditional energy projects and of energy infrastructure; trading of electricity, green certificate or natural gas; power purchase agreements; and disputes arising from transactions with energy. It also specialises in oil and gas along the entire value chain, with particular emphasis on farm-outs and JOAs; environmental issues; and other types of permitting, as well as litigation.

EU and competition: the firm’s lawyers are recognised for their significant experience in representing clients before the Romanian Competition Council in merger control proceedings and antitrust matters. The firm is also devising compliance programmes and advising on pricing policy analysis for companies, as well as assisting clients during state aid procedures.

Finance and projects: the firm has been involved in many of the largest, most high-profile and ‘first of their kind’ financings, acquisitions and disposals, having been involved in large projects in infrastructure, ports, PFI/PPP, transportation, energy, electricity and nuclear, renewables, telecoms and technology, water and rail.

Financial services: the firm’s lawyers are experienced in advising banks, financial groups, insurance companies and global investors on regulatory issues specific to this sector; collective investment scheme arrangements, and data protection, as well as on contentious matters.

Governance and compliance: the firm’s lawyers have the local knowledge and industry experience to guide clients in all aspects of designing, implementing and managing compliance programs, assessing and mitigating risk, remediating compliance issues and running internal investigations.

Intellectual property and technology: the practice covers protection of various IP rights with an emphasis on the technology market sector, as well as advertising law, personal data protection, sports rights and gambling.

Real estate: the firm has built strong competencies covering real estate acquisitions and disposals, construction, financing, land use, planning and development, and leasing and is especially skilled in orchestrating complex, long-term projects.

Tax: the firm advises clients on corporate and personal income tax and value-added tax, as well as international tax matters. The practice includes planning effective holding structures and performing tax reviews aimed at identifying potential tax exposures, as well as implementing various exit strategies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Cristian Vlaicu
Commercial Marian Dinu
Commercial Livia Zamfiropol
Corporate and M&A Marian Dinu
Dispute resolution Radu Balas
Dispute resolution Alexandru Arjoca
Employment Monica Georgiadis
Energy, oil and gas Marian Dinu
Energy, oil and gas Paula Corban-Pelin
EU and competition Livia Zamfiropol
Governance and compliance Marian Dinu
Infrastructure and project finance Alin Buftea
Intellectual property and technology Ana-Maria Andronic
Life sciences Livia Zamfiropol
Life sciences Tudor Nedelea
Public law Marian Dinu
Public law Alin Buftea
Real estate Alin Buftea
Restructuring and insolvency Radu Balas
Tax Tudor Nedelea
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Ana-Maria Andronic  photo Mrs Ana-Maria Andronic
Ms Cristina Bucur  photo Ms Cristina Bucur
Mrs Paula Corban-Pelin  photo Mrs Paula Corban-Pelin
Mrs Ionela Florescu  photo Mrs Ionela Florescu
Ms Monica Georgiadis photo Ms Monica Georgiadis
Mr Tudor Nedelea  photo Mr Tudor Nedelea
Mrs Andra Trantea  photo Mrs Andra Trantea
Number of lawyers : 4,000
at this office : 50 (tax consultants included)
Other offices : Multiple offices throughout:
Other offices : Australia
Other offices : Belgium
Other offices : Canada
Other offices : China
Other offices : Saudi Arabia
Other offices : Germany
Other offices : Italy
Other offices : New Zealand
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Other offices : UK
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Other offices : Seoul
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Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.

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