About us

Key Contacts

Alexandru Reff

Partner
areff@reff-associates.ro
+40 (21) 2075 248

Alex is co-managing partner of Reff & Associates and serves clients primarily in the M&A and Real Estate practices.

With almost 20 years of professional experience, he has coordinated multidisciplinary teams of lawyers and consultants in some of the largest, most complex transactions in Romania and a few other countries in the region.

Alex assists local entrepreneurs and foreign investors in structuring and restructuring their investment in Romania, in acquisitions and divestment of businesses in multiple industries and in joint-ventures.

He advises in relation to various legal issues, which are consequential for businesses, on managing risk and enhancing efficiency. With a solid background in tax and an understanding of business dynamics, he brings a pragmatic, multifaceted approach to legal advice.

He is constantly involved in real estate projects during the entire cycle of a real estate development or acquisition. Over the years, he has played a leading role in the successful completion of real estate projects with an aggregate value of over EUR 1 billion, of which five have received the “transaction of the year in real estate” award from the business media.

Andrei Burz-Pînzaru

Partner
aburzpinzaru@reff-associates.ro
+40 (21) 2075 205

Andrei is co-managing partner of Reff & Associates and has almost 20 years multidisciplinary advisory experience in Banking, Capital Markets, M&A, Corporate Governance. He is Global Leader of the Banking & Securities industry group in Deloitte Legal network and Leader of Deloitte Legal practices in Central Europe. Andrei is recommended by IFLR 1000 (2015, 2016 and 2017) as a Leading Financial and Corporate Lawyer in Romania. Prior to becoming a lawyer he was for several years a licensed securities broker and advisor on capital markets, banking and M&A transactions.

Banking experience: Worked on loan and security documentation in bilateral/ syndicated loans, LMBOs, debt restructuring & loan workouts, NPL deals and advised on several securitization structures.

Capital Markets experience: Advised on local / cross-border stock option plans, securities/rights offerings, pre-IPO preparation, insider dealing and market manipulation cases.

M&A: Assisted in M&A deals in various industries with a particular focus on financial services industry where he assisted in relation to acquisition of banks, non-banking financial institutions and insurance companies.

Corporate Governance expertise: Assisted entities operating in regulated/non-regulated industries on various legal risk management aspects (including compliance and corporate governance matters, legal risk management tools - prevention and compliance programs, etc.)

Andreea Artenie

Partner
aartenie@reff-associates.ro
+40 (21) 207 54 35

Andreea is a Partner with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 2 years. She serves clients primarily in Litigation practice, being the head of it.

With more than 15 years of experience in administrative and tax litigation practice, she coordinates a large number of administrative litigations against national authorities and particularly tax litigation against the tax authorities. The high rate of success recommends Andreea as one of the renowned specialists in fiscal procedural law.

As well, Andreea and her team have a vast experience in commercial litigations, competition related litigations and national commercial arbitration. The team under Andreea’s supervision offers advice and representation before national courts for an important portfolio of administrative and tax litigations, commercial litigations, competition related litigations, employment litigations, enforcement procedures and before arbitration panels in national arbitration. The extensive areas of practice in which Andreea’s expertise is recognized indicate her thorough understanding, as specialist, in matters of law and business reality.

Andreea is a member of Bucharest Bar Association.

Florentina Munteanu

Partner
fmunteanu@reff-associates.ro
+40 (21) 2075 275

Florentina is a Partner with Reff & Associates and serves clients primarily in Competition Law, Insolvency Law and Employment Law practices. With more than 14 years of experience as a lawyer, she coordinates the respective three practices of Reff & Associates. Florentina is also a frequent speaker at seminars.

Competition law experience: She has assisted a large category of clients in dealing with competition law compliance matters, including by way of implementing competition law compliance programs. She is representing clients in procedures in front of the Romanian Competition Council, including during investigations of the authority, clearance procedures regarding mergers and unfair competition complaints.

Insolvency law experience: Florentina is highly experienced in insolvency matters, assisting clients on debtor’s or creditor’s side in a large scale of insolvency related matters, from recovery of debts during insolvency procedure to structuring and implementation of acquisition of distressed assets.

Employment law experience: As head of Employment Law service line Florentina serves a significant number of clients on day-to-day employment matters as well as on more sensitive and complex aspects like transfer of employees in the context of transfer of undertakings, stock options plans or non-discrimination matters.

Georgiana Singurel

Partner
gsingurel@reff-associates.ro
+40 (21) 2075 286

Georgiana is a Partner with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 15 years. She serves clients primarily in Public Sector and M&A practices.

With 18 years of experience as lawyer, Georgiana is specialized in Public Sector and M&A projects, including group reorganizations processes, commercial transactions, joint-ventures and in public procurement and concessions matters.

Georgiana coordinated numerous M&A projects on buy-side and sell-side, in various industries and fields such as pharma, retail and consumer business and manufacturing, from the initial structuring phase, going into the due diligence and then preparation, negotiation and execution of contractual documentation. She advises a large variety of international clients on all legal matters pertaining to their business in Romania, including corporate transaction, acquisitions and divestments;

Georgiana is leading the legal team of Reff & Associates specialized on public procurement and concessions projects. Since 2007 she has been continuously involved as a trainer and legal expert in various projects for strengthening the administrative capacities of authorities for implementing PPP and concession projects in Romania. Georgiana is a contributor to the drafting of a PPP Toolkit and a PPP Manual, transposed in the secondary legislation regarding the concessions of public works and services.

Irina Dimitriu

Associate Partner

idimitriu@reff-associates.ro

Irina is an Associate Partner with Reff & Associates and Head of the Real Estate practice. Before joining Reff & Associates in 2016, she worked for 11 years with another leading law firm in Romania, advising local and international reputed real estate investors and developers and having been involved in some of the most complex and large real estate projects in the country.  

With over 12 years of experience in real estate law, she provides tailored and pragmatic legal advice based on her in-depth knowledge of the industry.

She is highly experienced in acquisition, financing and development of high-profile real estate projects. Her key areas of expertise include transaction structuring and implementation, energy & infrastructure developments, construction (including drafting FIDIC agreements and claims assessment), urbanism and permitting, as well as coordinating due diligence teams.

Legal 500 directory quotes client feedback about Irina as being „smart solution-finder”.

Irina is a Member of the Bucharest Bar since 2006.

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