Doru is our managing partner of our firm and a distinguished figure of the business law environment in Romania, well known and with an excellent reputation in matters concerning competition, intellectual property and energy.
As a competition lawyer, Doru has advised companies from a large spectrum of industries on a broad range of matters, from mergers and other competition sensitive arrangements between undertakings, to cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases, as well as state aid applications, exemptions and inquiries. In this area of his practice, Doru has represented clients before the EU Commission in Brussels, as well as before a wide variety of national competition authorities of various EU Member States, including the Romanian Consiliul Concurentei.
As an IP advocate, Doru has contributed to various IT related patent applications during his work as general counsel for a technology company in Silicon Valley, California. He is also representing various collection agencies throughout Europe in actions for collection of authorship rights. Together with his team of lawyers in Bucharest, he is conducting general IP work which includes patent verifications, applications, drafting of specific operative documents, representation in disputes before regulators and courts.
As an energy lawyer, Doru is leading the representation of one of the biggest electricity distribution and supply operators in Europe, in all matters concerning interaction with regulators, trade unions, consumers associations, energy exchanges and courts, our firm having under administration thousands of cases in which this client is a party.
Under Doru's management and leadership, in the recent years our firm has advised and represented companies in the US, Romania, Bulgaria, Austria and India on multiple international and national investment, contract, financing, taxation and regulatory issues, including aspects relating to off-set agreements, payment instruments enforcement in various jurisdictions, international transport and storage of goods, debt restructuring, product liability, competition, public procurement, and litigation related thereto.
Doru has taken postgraduate courses in intellectual property at Kings College of London and has an LL.M in competition law and economics from the Brussels School of Competition.
Doru is licenced to practice in California, US (member of the State Bar of California since 2008) and in Romania (member of the Bar of Bucharest since 1994).