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

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

“I congratulate you for your professionalism.”

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

I was very impressed with you and your team

Source: Partner of a reputed UK based law firm

My thanks to everyone for a job most excellently done

Source: Partner of a reputed UK based law firm

I look forward to working with you all again very soon

Source: Partner of a reputed UK based law firm

“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

The Lawyer European Awards 2018

Source: European Law Firm of the Year – Highly Commended

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

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

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

Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

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

“Takes part in noteworthy CSR initiatives”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

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

“Recognised internationally for the great quality of its services”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

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

“A true Romanian success story”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

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

“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 of a U.S. based law firm

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

“Professionals of high standards.”

Source: Director of an important oil & gas company

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

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

Source: Chambers and Partners

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

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

Source: Chambers and Partners

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

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

Source: IFLR 1000

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

“This is a go-to firm for M&A deals.”

Source: IFLR 1000

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

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Sergiu Drăgoianu

Of counsel

Sergiu Drăgoianu focuses his practice on criminal law, in areas such as white-collar crimes, intellectual and industrial property or IT crimes, corruption cases (bribery, traffic of influence, abuse of power/position), economic crimes (money laundering, embezzlement, internal frauds) etc. Sergiu represents clients before the Romanian courts and all relevant authorities in the field of criminal law. He provides legal assistance and advises clients with regard to the trial strategy and extrajudicial procedures, as well as criminal investigations, irrespective of the relevant judicial body carrying out the same (e.g. the judiciary police, regular or specialized prosecutor’s offices, such as the Department for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism and the National Anticorruption Department, etc.).

Language fluency

  • Romanian, English, French

Education

  • LL.M in Judicial Career, Nicolae Titulescu University, Faculty of Law (2013);
  • LL.B, Romanian – American University, Faculty of Law (2012).

Memberships

  • Bucharest Bar Association (Admitted 2013)

Publications

  • Anti-Corruption Survey, cross-jurisdictional guide, Romania chapter, IBLC & MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman, November 2017;
  • Various issues of Emergency Legal Kit for Business and Legal Prompts, specialized business law publications and legal update bulletins, edited by MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Roman;
  • Slaying Corruption – Or How Romania is Fighting Its Biggest Enemy , article published in CEE Legal Matters Magazine, September 2017;
  • Trainings and protection audits for clients, article published on BizLawyer, November 2016;
  • Cyber security: necessary protection measures, article published on BizLawyer, August 2015;
  • Privacy rights and the confidentiality governing the client-lawyer relationship, article published on BizLawyer, July 2015.

Highlights of Sergiu’s credentials throughout his practice include legal advice and representation to:

  • A private individual, with cross border support in an international extradition procedure involving numerous Criminal Authorities from various jurisdictions;
  • A leading healthcare services provider services provider, in a complex file that included more than 30 companies and 60 individuals, including top management members of the National Health Insurance Organization in Romania, for alleged social health insurance fraud, wrongful usage of funds, corruption, position abuse, forgery etc.;
  • A former in-house counsel in a company, suspected to be part of a larger criminal organization committing forgery, embezzlement and fraud;
  • A private individual, with regards to alleged tax evasion and buying of influence allegations;
  • A major financial services provider for the automotive industry, in several criminal cases following the identification of an organized crime group that committed several fraudulent acts including forgery, fraud and other criminal offences. We furthermore represent our Client as victim in various files involving forged payment documents, thefts, etc.;
  • A major European discount supermarket in a complex criminal law portfolio (numerous distinct mandates), in connection to theft and fraud on the premises, vandalism and related criminal charges against the perpetrators;
  • An important European provider of services for piping systems, in an embezzlement and forgery file, part of a complex fraud scheme, organized by two of its employees, that allegedly had accomplices;
  • Different subsidiaries of international banks, with regard to allegations of money laundering and also in connection with different criminal offenses committed by the employees against the bank;
  • The representatives of a local authority, in a high-profile corruption case;
  • A private individual, in a cross-border tax evasion file with a total value exceeding EUR 12.000.000;
  • A reputed foreign fashion company, regarding a fraudulent transport of goods (missing cargo) in connection with the criminal activities of a trans-border group;
  • An important local company, in relation with a high-profile corruption and tax evasion case regarding public tenders, with a multimillion EUR value;
  • An international construction company, in front of the criminal investigation authorities in connection with allegations of fraud in a public tender, causing a prejudice of EUR multimillion;
  • The representative of an international financial group, in order to investigate cyber-crimes, resulting in a prejudice exceeding EUR 2.000.000;
  • A Romanian consultant, investigated and trialled in a case of fraud against the State and the European Union and forgery of documents, in order to obtain EUR 600.000;
  • A global automobile manufacturer, in connection with various criminal complaints against its fraudulent clients.

 

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