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 17 years of experience as a business lawyer, Oana is one of the most experienced energy & natural resources and M&A practitioners in Romania. She is renowned for successfully steering some of the largest and most complex projects in the country, often in the most highly-regulated sectors, where compliance with the law and applicable regulations is most critical, most closely-monitored, and most strictly enforced, from initiation to completion, and for her significant contributions to the drafting of Romanian legislation regulating a broad range of industries. She also advises on all aspects of ESG requirements and related law.

Oana routinely advises clients on complicated and strategic matters involving C-suite decision making and is recognized by clients and peers alike for the quality and practicality of her advice.

Oana has assisted clients with an array of green and brown field projects and has advised many foreign and local investors on matters related to their business in Romania, assisting them both on day-to-day corporate matters and on complex issues related to business development and investment.

Due to her exceptional legal and advocacy expertise, Oana has been the Chairman of the General Legislation Subject Matter Experts Group of The Romanian Black Sea Titleholders Association (RBSTA) since 2012 and until RBSTA’s dissolution in 2021 and has been acting since early 2022 as Chairman of the Offshore Committee of The Oil & Gas Employers Association (FPPG). 

In June 2023, Oana has been elected as Member of the Council of The Association of Romanian Bars (UNBR) for a mandate of 4 years.


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Leading Individual, Energy and Natural Resources  Legal500, 2023

“Oana Ijdelea has one of the finest and most complex legal minds you can come across on everything related to the energy industry.”   Legal500, 2023

“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