Professionals with a diverse yet complementary mix of experience

We built our venture on the premise that clients are best served by highly flexible professionals with diverse backgrounds and broad transactional experience.

Our integrative business model attracts a pool of talented and multi-functional team of professionals to analyze complex and sensitive issues and deliver the most suitable results to every assignment.

Luiza Catalinescu

Associate

Expertise

Luiza is part of the corporate and commercial, M&A, real estate and construction, asset management and project finance practices of Ijdelea & Associates, handling client work on the entire array of transactional work, including acquisitions and disposal of real estate, commercial leasing and property management, investment and development of real estate projects, real estate finance, corporate acquisition and sale transactions, related financing issues and structuring of complex transactions. She is also involved in the energy and natural resources practice group law issues.

Ioana Chiriță

Associate

Ioana Chiriță

Associate

Expertise

Ioana is part of the Ijdelea & Associates’ team handling a wide range of legal work and representation services in IP & Patent, employment, general corporate and administrative and public law matters. In particular, she built her expertise in IP Law, with a specific focus on trademarks, by being involved in essential projects spanning IPR & also by running in-depth research on both corporate & litigation cases. Ioana is also contributing to the energy and natural resources practice group of the firm.  

Siranuș Hahamian

Partner

Expertise

Siranuș has significant expertise in corporate and M&A domestic and cross-border investment and project finance, with a particular focus on real estate and construction matters. She has a large track record of having successfully assisted credit institutions, global corporations, and some of the largest companies present in Romania in connection with joint ventures, domestic and cross-border reorganizations, divestments, share & asset deals, securing debt, equity, and complex project financing, post-acquisition and post-financing restructuring matters and security structures for the development of in country projects. Siranuș is highly skilled in the carry-out of due diligence exercises and the drafting of due diligence reports and transaction substantiating documents.  

Also, Siranuș has in-depth knowledge of the banking and finance area, negotiation of various types of credit facilities and RBLs, related security package and enforcement matters.

Her regular work also covers FIDIC based contracts.

Accolades

“Siranus Hahamian is very good.” (Legal500, 2022)

Emilian Ijdelea

In memoriam

Emilian Ijdelea

In memoriam

Expertise

With over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and 27 years in inward investment promotion, Emilian is one of top advisers in these sectors assisting clients on complex energy and natural resources matters. Emilian contributed to several privatizations and energy projects, successfully closing deals for reputed firms and private investors. He drafted, together with other specialists, the first relevant piece of legislation on foreign investment, investment in petroleum exploration and production, and private sector development in Romania. He was also involved in the promotion of significant amendments to the initial draft of the Petroleum Law prepared by the Romanian Government which aimed at aligning the Romanian legislation with the international practice. Emilian is the drafter of Model Petroleum Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement in Romania, a significant part of which is still used today by the National Agency for Mineral Resources.
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Oana Ijdelea

Managing Partner

Oana Ijdelea

Managing Partner

Expertise

With over 16 years of experience as a business lawyer, Oana is one of the most experienced practitioners in energy & natural resources and related regulatory matters and in mergers & acquisitions of Romania. In particular, she is renowned for successfully handling some of the most challenging and complex regulatory and compliance development projects and for her substantial contribution to the drafting of legislation regulating a broad range of industries and areas.

Oana routinely advises clients on the most difficult and strategic matters involving C-Suite decision making and is recognized by clients and peers for the successful execution and implementation of the provided advice. She also advises on all aspects of ESG requirements and related law.

Oana has gained broad expertise assisting clients on an array of green and brown field projects and advising foreign and local investors, supporting them from planning throughout the entire operational business and undertaking complex issues related to business development and investment in Romania.

Accolades

“Oana is truly a lawyer at the top of her game. She is an incredibly astute and learned lawyer with a great sense of business and incredible dedication to her clients.” (Legal500, 2022)

“Oana Ijdelea is exceptionally smart and gives impeccable advice”  (Legal500, 2021)

“Ijdelea is ‘unique, she understands the technicalities and translates them in legal language’ and ‘her advice can be applied and renders the expected results’” (Legal500, 2020)

“Ijdelea is recommended for her ‘great industry knowledge’ and ability to find ‘practical and proactive solutions’” (Legal500, 2019)

Alexandra Laza

Managing Associate

Alexandra Laza

Managing Associate

Expertise

Alexandra Ciambur-Laza is a well-versed dispute resolution lawyer with over 9 years of experience in civil, commercial, real estate and contentious-administrative litigation as well as employment law disputes and TUPE cases. She successfully assisted clients in complex cases, forced execution and debt recovery measures.

Alexandra also acts in the arbitration, corporate and commercial law and IP & Patent teams of Ijdelea & Associates, providing tailored advice on potential dispute resolution strategies and related preventive measures.

Victor Mitcov

Associate

Victor Mitcov

Associate

Expertise

Victor’s work focuses on corporate and commercial matters, administrative and public law issues and related dispute resolution thereto. He is highly competent in conducting intricate research work and legal assessments on extremely sensitive matters. In addition, his expertise covers data privacy matters and IP & patent issues.

Ancuța Pop

Partner

Ancuța Pop

Partner

Expertise

Ancuța is an experienced and persuasive litigator backed by over 12 years of practice-area expertise spanning civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, complex administrative and public law and employment disputes as well as real estate and construction matters. When advising clients, she first seeks to understand the businesses in order to tailor an effective and clear-cut strategy and an optimum defense as the litigation process evolves, keeping her focus on each step of the litigation process and without losing sight of the end result.

Ancuța’s impressive client record includes leading domestic and global companies active in various industries ranging from retail, energy and telecom to banks and the steel industry.

Notably, Ancuța holds a Certificate in Transnational Law from the University of Geneva.

Alexandru Popescu

Senior Associate

Alexandru Popescu

Senior Associate

Expertise

Alexandru’s work focuses on energy and natural resources and the entire spectrum of regulatory, compliance and licensing matters as well as ESG policies and compliance. A remarkably talented lawyer, Alexandru contributed to successful first-to-market permitting, regulatory and licensing procedures.

He also supports the firm’s corporate and commercial team, and his practice addresses sensitive environmental law issues. Also, Alexandru holds significant expertise covering the entire spectrum of transactional work, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and minority investments, contract negotiations, distressed assets and insolvency and insurance.

Accolades

“Alexandru Popescu is very good.” (Legal500, 2022)           

Cătălina Șerban

Associate

Expertise

Catalina acquired solid and extensive experience in all relevant corporate and M&A matters, routinely handling a diverse spectrum of corporate governance and ethics matters, shareholders and management structures and transactional work. She also provides support to the firm’s competition and EU law practices and, more recently her work also includes ESG related matters. In addition, Catalina also assists clients on employment matters ranging from hiring and dismissal procedures to compensation and benefits, immigration matters, local and cross-border secondment, and collective bargaining agreements as well as data protection issues.

Andreea Tudor

Associate

Andreea Tudor

Associate

Expertise

Andreea is a bright and spirited lawyer, advising clients on a broad spectrum of legal aspects concerning corporate, commercial and M&A matters as well competition and EU law related issues. Her work routinely covers all types of corporate transaction, best -practice and corporate governance matters, shares and business transfers, asset deals, joint venture deals, side commercial agreements, corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, dissolution and liquidation operations as well as complex share capital increases. In addition, Andrea’s practice revolves around real estate and construction and energy and natural resources licensing and regulatory matters.

Lorena Vasvari

Senior Associate

Lorena Vasvari

Senior Associate

Expertise

Lorena is a remarkably talented and driven lawyer. She is part of the corporate and commercial and M&A practices of Ijdelea & Associates. She also provides valuable support to the regulatory and compliance and real estate & construction law practices of the firm, having gained valuable experience on her practice areas of focus of both domestic and international dimension by assisting well-known local and international clients, private investment funds, strategic companies and institutional investors. Lorena’s consultancy practice is backed by her arbitration expertise, having been involved in numerous international arbitration cases under the rules of major arbitral institutions in complex cases pertaining to the energy and natural resources industries and the construction and infrastructure sector.

Serenela Chivu

Finance Manager

Serenela Chivu

Finance Manager

Alexandra Văleanu

Office Assistant

Alexandra Văleanu

Office Assistant

Larisa Stanciu

Office Manager

Larisa Stanciu

Office Manager

Andreea Vieru

Administrative Manager

Andreea Vieru

Administrative Manager

Accolades

The firm gives excellent legal advice. They calibrate the efforts as needed and also recognize what matters for the business and prioritize that. As far as fees are concerned, they properly estimate the amount of the work and this is very helpful for budgeting.Legal500, 2022

Their performance goes beyond expectations.” Legal500, 2022

“They are also very meticulous and analyse all facets of the problem, always thinking ahead and never leave loose-ends, very approachable and always abreast with the most recent local and international developments.”  Legal500, 2022

“Very results orientated, and execution focused in addition to offering legal advice.” Legal500, 2022

Their advice always brought tremendous value to our operations and deals” Legal500, 2021

“The entire billing process is swift, transparent and most important, it reflects the already agreed discussion.” Legal500, 2021

”They are an extremely hard-working and professional team.”
Legal500, 2020

”Although not a big firm they handle admirably and with ease large deals covering a multitude of issues and disciplines”
Legal500, 2020

“The lawyers are nice, easy to communicate with and get involved all the way in the business.” Legal500, 2020