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Senior associates

Learn more about the senior associates team at Reff & Associates.

Codruț Chiriac

Senior Associate

Codrut is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 5 years. He serves clients primarily in Dispute Resolution practice.

With more than 5 years of professional experience, he covers domestic commercial litigation and arbitration, helping clients resolve disputes across a range of sectors such taxation, public administration, civil matters and issues relating to the enforcement and recognition of judgments.

His expertise also includes offering legal advice in transactional and litigation matters and drafting different court claims and legal opinions with respect to various fields of law.

Codrut holds a Bachelor’s Degree, University of Bucharest Law School (2011) and an LL.M diploma in Business Law (2012).

He is a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2011. His second language is English.

Areas of practice: Litigation

Anastasia Constantin

Senior Associate

Anastasia is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 2 years. She serves clients primarily in the Litigation practice.

With more than 4 years of professional experience, she provides legal assistance and representation to clients in front of the Romanian authorities and courts of justice in various tax and administrative litigations against the national authorities in relation to the annulment of tax deeds imposing additional VAT or Corporate Income Tax, as well as in various litigations against the local authorities for the annulment of local building taxes.

She has also been involved in various litigation proceedings against the Competition Council, as well as in administrative and litigation proceedings related to European Union funds.

Anastasia has graduated from the Faculty of Law - Bucharest University in 2012 and has also attended the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Franco-Romanian College for European Studies. She is a member of the Bucharest Bar since January 2013.

Areas of practice: Litigation

Diana Ghintuială

Senior Associate

Diana is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 3 years. She serves clients primarily in Real Estate and M&A practices.

With more than 5 years of professional experience, she is skilled in drafting due diligence reports and title check procedures in various projects (factories, logistic / industrial facilities, hypermarkets and commercial galleries, hotels, agricultural lands), both sellers and buyers oriented.

Diana has also provided assistance to clients in a wide range of real estate projects - property acquisitions (both share and asset deals), real estate development projects, lease of retail and office space, construction contracts (including FIDIC oriented), establishment of superficies and easement rights, arrangements of co-ownership and neighboring rights, etc.

Diana has graduated from the Faculty of Law - Bucharest University in 2011 and is a member of the Bucharest Bar since January 2012.

Areas of practice: Real Estate

Ionuț Iablonschi

Senior Associate

Ionut is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last year. He serves clients primarily in Litigation practice.

With more than 8 years of professional experience in litigation and arbitration, he represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries in various substantive areas of practice, such as taxation, public administration and public procurement.

Ionut is an attorney at law, member of the Bucharest Bar since 2009. He has a degree in Law with Law School, University “A. I. Cuza”, Iasi.

Areas of practice: Litigation

Gabriela Ilie

Senior Associate

Gabriela is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 2 years. She serves clients mainly in employment practice.

With more than 10 years of professional experience, she assisted in numerous complex employment matters such as transfer of employees in the context of transfer of undertakings, cross-border assignments, determining the law applicable to employment agreement with foreign component, claims for discrimination at the workplace, organizing the working schedule of employees, dismissal procedures, work through temporary work agents. She also assists with respect to day-to-day employment issues such as execution of individual employment agreements, negotiations for mutual termination, non-compete clauses etc.

Qualifications - Member of Bucharest Bar since 2007.

Areas of practice: Employment, Insolvency, Competition

Alina Marilena Mecheș

Senior Associate

Alina is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and serves clients primarily in M&A and corporate and commercial law practices.

With more than 10 years of professional experience, she provides assistance with respect to various corporate and commercial maters, including reorganization operations, general corporate assistance, transactions assistance, drafting legal opinions and memoranda on aspects related to corporate law, advice for settling and implementing corporate structures.

Areas of practice: Corporate, Comercial & M&A

Maria Nițulescu

Senior Associate

Maria is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and serves clients primarily in real estate and M&A practices.

With more than 4 years of professional experience, she grants assistance to both seller and purchaser side in view of real estate transactions, for the acquisition or sale of commercial centers or logistic projects, during the due diligence process, as well as the performance and implementation of the transaction. Additionally, her experience includes leasing of commercial premises, office space and warehouse location.

Areas of practice: Real Estate

Alexandra Pop

Senior Associate

Alexandra is Senior Associate in Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 4 and half years. She serves clients primarily in Financial Projects industry.

With more than 4 years of professional experience, she is involved in various financing projects and transfer of portfolios comprising both performing and non-performing loans.

Furthermore, Alexandra has been assisting clients in various projects of regulatory compliance and consumer protection. Her background also includes experience in other areas such as general corporate and capital markets.

Alexandra is a member of the Bucharest Bar and the National Association of Romanian Bars since January 2013 and she has a Business Law Master's Degree from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (Romania).

Areas of practice: Banking & Finance

Raluca-Oana Rusu

Senior Associate

Raluca is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for more than a year. She serves clients primarily in the Dispute Resolution practice.

With more than 6 years of professional experience, Raluca provides legal assistance and representation in complex commercial and civil disputes, as well as in an important portfolio of administrative and tax claims.

Raluca’s experience includes representing multinational companies, financial institutions, national and international investors and entrepreneurs both in court and arbitration proceedings, with a special focus on civil and corporate disputes. Her experience also includes offering legal advice in transactional and litigation matters and drafting different court claims, legal opinions and memorandums with respect to various fields of law.

Raluca is a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2011.

Raluca completed a double education in Romanian and European Law and holds two Degrees in Law, one from the University of Bucharest and one from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Européennes. Raluca also holds a LLM in EU policies, from Montesquieu Bordeaux IV University and a LLM in International and European Business Law, from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Européennes.

Areas of practice: Litigation

Ioana Stanciu

Senior Associate

Ioana is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 4 years, starting immediately after graduating the Law Faculty and becoming a member of the Bucharest Bar. She serves clients primarily in M&A, corporate and commercial law practices.

Ioana is mainly involved in complex transactions and group restructuring processes - starting with the initiation of the operations until their effective implementation, but also in corporate and commercial projects.

Areas of practice: Corporate, Commercial & M&A

Andreea Stoica

Senior Associate

Andreea is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and serves clients primarily in financial services industry.
With more than 4 years of professional experience, she is involved in various syndicated financing projects and restructuring arrangements as well as transfer of portfolios of non-performing loans deals.

Furthermore, Andreea has provided assistance to clients in relation to regulatory compliance and consumer protection matters. Her background also includes experience in other areas such as capital markets, general commercial, public procurement and employment.

Areas of practice: Banking & Finance

Andreea Cezara Szakacs

Senior Associate

Cezara is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the legal team for the last 2 years. She serves clients primarily in corporate law and M&A practices.

With more than 11 years of professional experience, she is specialized in transaction assistance, advising domestic and international clients from various industries, on a range of local and international transactions.

Cezara gathered valuable expertise in preparing and negotiating sale purchase agreements of shares, assets and business, shareholders agreements. She is also involved in preparing and negotiating security and finance documentation for granting secured syndicated loans and refinancing of local companies or international groups of companies. Her expertise also covers acquisitions and development of real estate projects.

She assisted clients in all the phases of the transactions and the due diligence process, and advised large companies and banks with respect to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and various commercial operations and commercial agreements.

She provides day-to-day advice on corporate documents and assistance on the implementation of set-up of companies in Romania, mergers, spin-off, dissolutions, debt to equity swaps, share capital increases, or other group reorganizations and corporate changes, as well as drafting advice in connection with such operations.

She graduated the Law Faculty – University of Bucharest in 2005 and she is a member of the Bucharest Bar since January 2006.

Areas of practice: Corporate, Commercial & M&A

Andreea Șerban

Senior Associate

Andreea is Senior Associate with Reff & Associates and has been part of the team since 2011. She assisted clients primarily in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices.

With more than 6 years of professional experience, she specializes in banking and finance law, with a particular focus on debt and claims trading. She has advised parties from all sides of the industry on the secondary market trading of loans, in deals having a face value aggregating over EUR 2 billion and on an array of matters relating to the purchase and sale of distressed assets. She worked on various M&A deals in banking, leasing and insurance fields.

She also acted as legal counsel to a number of listed entities, on ongoing corporate, regulatory and securities compliance matters. In the capital markets field she was part of the team dealing with one of the most relevant cases concerning matters of market manipulation and insider dealing ruled on the merits in a Romanian court of law.

Qualifications and education

  • Attorney at law, member of Bucharest Bar since 2011 
  • Faculty of Law, Bucharest University (graduated with the highest academic rank in her class)

Areas of practice: Banking & Finance