“Cooperation with you and MPR team is a true blessing because you are the best!”

Source: Legal counsel of global technology company (2020)

“(…) congratulations with regards to the strategy [provided], which I find perfect!”

Source: CEO of a Swiss state-of-the-art scanning systems manufacturer (2020)

“I congratulate you for your professionalism.”

Source: Managing Partner with a major Insolvency House (2019)

“You did really a great job. The organization, the structure and the speed was perfect.”

Source: Director of a major German transport company (2019)

I was very impressed with you and your team

Source: Partner with a reputed UK based law firm

My thanks to everyone for a job most excellently done

Source: Partner with a reputed UK based law firm

I look forward to working with you all again very soon

Source: Partner with a reputed UK based law firm

The Lawyer European Awards 2018

Source: European Law Firm of the Year – Highly Commended

Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Source: Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

“Impressive use of technology, and a solid international client base”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2018

“Well presented strategy”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2018

“They are all excellent lawyers”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They provide quality and business friendly input”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“Their knowledge and services are excellent”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They live up to the expectations”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They have an excellent reputation in the healthcare field”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“Highly attuned to the complex local legislative framework”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They are cost efficient and very professional”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“I could not be more pleased with the manner in which you have handled the matter”

Source: CFO of a specialized equipment supplier

“A trustful, reliable and very competent law firm”

Source: GC of a global automotive supplier

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Good financial performance and growth, focus on the core market”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Takes part in noteworthy CSR initiatives”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Recognised internationally for the great quality of its services”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“A true Romanian success story”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Professionals of high standards.”

Source: Director of an important oil & gas company

“I had made the same request from over 20 law firms in the past 15 years and your law firm made the most comprehensive and best analysis, in a timely fashion and very well written.”

Source: Partner with a U.S. based law firm

“A reliable team providing a high standard of work.”

Source: Chambers and Partners

“This team is pragmatic and dedicated, and successfully represents our interests.”

Source: Chambers and Partners

“They are quick, thorough and pro-business, very determined, innovative and friendly.”

Source: IFLR 1000

“This is a go-to firm for M&A deals.”

Source: IFLR 1000

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Flavia Ștefura

Managing Associate

A qualified EU lawyer with experience of over ten years as private practice counsel in leading law firms, Flavia leads our IP team and is equally involved in our technology, antitrust & FDI, life sciences and commercial contracts work. She has a strong penchant towards technology, being involved in high-stake projects such as legal advocacy regarding various pieces of technology legislation, IT and IP legal due diligence, antitrust assessments, copyright and trade mark infringement, etc. Flavia has been highly praised by clients as having a good understanding of their needs. She is also frequently solicited to contribute to reputed international legal publications on topics pertaining to her expertise.

Flavia holds a double Bachelor of Laws diploma from Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne University, France, and Bucharest University, Romania, as well as a Master of Laws in European Intellectual Property Law from Stockholm University, Sweden. She is a certified counsellor in intellectual property law – specialization trademarks and has also been appointed to the Romanian Film Commission, where along with other experts she oversees the procedure for granting of State aid to film productions related to Romania.

Language fluency

  • Romanian, English and French

Education

  • LL.M in European Intellectual Property Law, Stockholm University, Sweden (2022);
  • Advanced Course of Copyright and Related Rights, World Intellectual Property Organization (2019);
  • LL.B, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest (2011);
  • LL.B, Paris I Pantheon–Sorbonne University (2010).

Memberships

  • Bucharest Bar Association (Admitted 2012)

Highlights of Flavia’s credentials throughout her practice include legal advice and representation to:

  • The largest services provider for complex piping systems in Southeast Europe, in connection with a litigation involving alleged copyright infringement;
  • The Romanian subsidiary of an American multinational technology corporation, in relation to cloud services’ acquisition, from intellectual property perspective, pertaining to the Governmental Cloud legislation;
  • A U.S.-based subsidiary of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, to assess the national electronic communication framework and other legislation regarding cybersecurity, IP, data protection and ePrivacy aspects;
  • A major company, as buyer in an important cross-border M&A transaction, by drafting a thorough due diligence report including IP-related transfer issues (transfer of IP rights from employees to the company, as part of a group of companies);
  • An American telecommunications software company that develops and supplies cloud-native software to the communications service provider market, regarding the authorization process of 5G technology and equipment;
  • A large primary metallic magnesium producer, on the deal structure and drafting the corporate and technology transfer agreements in view of EU deployment;
  • The Romanian franchisee of a top European car rental company, in connection with an investigation conducted by the Competition Council;
  • One of the world´s leading system developers and suppliers of exhaust technology, in connection with the competition aspects of the termination of an exclusivity supplier agreement;
  • A major Romanian investment group, in the acquisition of 50% share capital in six distinct companies active in the energy sector (photovoltaic projects), regarding IP and corporate aspects;
  • An important player in the energy sector, assisting with the IP and commercial aspects during the acquisition of a football team;

More highlights

Awards & Recognition

  • Appointed to the Romanian Film Committee, overseeing the procedure for granting of State aid to film productions (2024);
  • Intellectual property Award of Excellence, received at Finmedia’s Top Lawyers’ Gala (2021).

Client Feedback

  • "Thank you, […] MPR Partners team for your efforts and the excellent results, which we credit you for." - Source: Head of Research & Development Center of a major exhaust technology corporation;
  • "...thank you for your update. It is always magnific and pleasant work like that. (...) the docs seem flawlessly drafted and elaborated" - Source: In house counsel with a major renewable energy company;
  • "(...) thank you ever so much, as we wouldn’t have been here without your help." - Source: Legal manager of one of the most important IT&C integrators;
  • "Many thanks for this! Very much appreciate the cooperation – seems you understand well what we are trying to do." - Source: Deputy General Counsel European Legal Department of a global technology company.

Publications

  • Medicines advertising in Romania, article, co-author, September 2023;
  • Going digital - Romania's Government cloud secondary legislation in place, article, co-author, April 2023;
  • Romania: Financing Cinematography, article author, published in CEE Legal Matters Magazine, January 2023;
  • TMT 2022, Romania Chapter, Law and Practice, Chambers and Partners, co-author, February 2022;
  • Protecting trade secrets amid rapid recruitment, author, article published in Lawyer Monthly, November 2021;
  • Data Protection & Privacy 2022, Romania Chapter, Lexology - Getting The Deal Through, chapter, co-author, August 2021;
  • Enacting telemedicine in Romania, article published in CEE Legal Matters Magazine, August 2021;
  • Chanel v Crepslocker’s Potential Impact on British Trademark Case-law, article published in Lawyer Monthly, July 2021;
  • Chanel v. Crepslocker – does exhaustion apply?, article, author, published in World IP Review, May 2021;
  • Chanel crossing: Where’s the dividing line between luxury item and commodity product?, article, author, published in Edward Fennell’s Legal Diary, June 2021;

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