Oana Ijdelea

Managing Partner

Core Practice Areas:

  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Environmental
  • ESG, Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Finance
  • Regulatory & Compliance


  • Romanian
  • English
  • Italian
  • French


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.


“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)