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TEAM

This is our core team of Attorneys at Law, working together and integrated with our network and Of Counsel.
STOIAN-PREDOIU ATTORNEYS

TEAM

We formed a real team, because we share the same vision of the law practice

Dr. Catalin Predoiu, ESQ. Founding Partner
Dr. Catalin Predoiu, ESQ. | Founding Partner

Dr. Cătălin Predoiu started   in 1991 as barrister but after several years of practice he decided to focus on corporate law.  In 2007  he was ranked as ”leading attorney” in its field  in Romania by the international catalogues ”Chambers”, ”Chambers Global”, and ”Legal 500”. Starting with 1995 he launched, built, and developed alongside his partners two of the most successfully practices on the Romanian market – “Racoți – Predoiu Law Firm” (1995 – 2006) and “Zamfirescu Racoți Predoiu Law Firm” (2007) –  in which he acted as managing partner. Prior to his public career as Minister of Justice (2008 – 2012), he developed an academic career as commercial law lecturer at the Law School of the University of Bucharest (1994 – 2007). In 2003 he received the title of “doctor in law” summa cum laudae with a thesis in the field of applicable law in banking companies. He published substantial paperwork on commercial contracts and commercial companies. Notably, he received the award ”Rene Cassin” from the  European Court of Justice  (1991), the  ”I. L. Georgescu” Award  from the Romanian Jurists Union (2001), and the ”Simion Bărnuțiu” Award  from the Romanian Academy (2003).

Dr. Predoiu counsels and assists Stoian – Predoiu’ s clients with legal opinions and legal advice on various corporate projects and civil litigation cases, by structuring and drafting complex contracts and corporate documents. He also supports clients with strategic planning, drafts regulations, and provides counseling on public advocacy.  He acquired superior  negotiation skills and complex experience during his private and public careers, which manifest  in closing sophisticated deals for its clients, solving amiable divergences between parties, and in providing effective representation vis – a – vis  any third parties, including national and  international public authorities.

Lorena Stoian, ESQ. Founding Partner
Lorena Stoian, ESQ. | Founding Partner

Lorena Stoian is a practitioner with over 19 years of experience in the field of the law. Lorena Stoian has expertise in civil, commercial, administrative, fiscal, labor law and aviation law litigations at all levels of jurisdiction.

Throughout her career, she represented clients in over 5000 litigation cases. Currently she runs the litigation practice of Stoian – Predoiu and coordinates the national network of 88 senior attorneys who act as permanent collaborators. 

Dr. Catalin Predoiu, ESQ. | Founding Partner

Dr. Cătălin Predoiu started   in 1991 as barrister but after several years of practice he decided to focus on corporate law.  In 2007  he was ranked as ”leading attorney” in its field  in Romania by the international catalogues ”Chambers”, ”Chambers Global”, and ”Legal 500”. Starting with 1995 he launched, built, and developed alongside his partners two of the most successfully practices on the Romanian market – “Racoți – Predoiu Law Firm” (1995 – 2006) and “Zamfirescu Racoți Predoiu Law Firm” (2007) –  in which he acted as managing partner. Prior to his public career as Minister of Justice (2008 – 2012), he developed an academic career as commercial law lecturer at the Law School of the University of Bucharest (1994 – 2007). In 2003 he received the title of “doctor in law” summa cum laudae with a thesis in the field of applicable law in banking companies. He published substantial paperwork on commercial contracts and commercial companies. Notably, he received the award ”Rene Cassin” from the  European Court of Justice  (1991), the  ”I. L. Georgescu” Award  from the Romanian Jurists Union (2001), and the ”Simion Bărnuțiu” Award  from the Romanian Academy (2003).

Dr. Predoiu counsels and assists Stoian – Predoiu’ s clients with legal opinions and legal advice on various corporate projects and civil litigation cases, by structuring and drafting complex contracts and corporate documents. He also supports clients with strategic planning, drafts regulations, and provides counseling on public advocacy.  He acquired superior  negotiation skills and complex experience during his private and public careers, which manifest  in closing sophisticated deals for its clients, solving amiable divergences between parties, and in providing effective representation vis – a – vis  any third parties, including national and  international public authorities.

Dr. Petronel Dobrica Senior Associate
Dr. Petronel Dobrica | Senior Associate

Dr. Petronel Dobrică counsels and represents clients in real estate transactions, tax issues, administrative procedures, as well as in criminal commercial and criminal cases. Dr. Dobrică has extensive experience in property deeds due diligence, real estate sales, purchase agreements,  and construction agreements, as well as in compliance procedures for building permits, additional types of permits, and authorizations for real estate project implementation.

With a particular experience in private transactions and in fiscal public affairs (as former advisor of the President of the National Tax Agency), Dr. Dobrică advises and represents clients in fiscal and tax cases. Dr. Dobrică has a dual professional qualification, as attorney at law and sociologist specialized in criminal delinquency.

During his public career as under state secretary at the Minister of Justice for Prison Administration he gained competency in criminal law and criminal psychology.   He also supported, assisted, and represented clients in criminal commercial and criminal cases, including passive extradition cases.

Elena Davidescu Managing Associate
Elena Davidescu | Managing Associate

Elena Davidescu has notable experience in civil and commercial litigation. She specializes in banking litigation, insolvency, labor and administrative litigation. She has also a solid experience in counseling clients in structuring, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts, complex issues of labor law, and administrative law.

Cosmin Dobroiu Senior Associate
Cosmin Dobroiu | Senior Associate

Cosmin Dobroiu counsels and represents clients in litigation concerning contractual abusive clauses and criminal law, as well as in banking and bankruptcy. He has also a substantial experience in drafting real estate sale and purchase agreements, management agreements, and shareholders agreements.

Andreea Topala Senior Associate
Andreea Topala | Senior Associate

Andreea Topală has substantial expertise in insolvency procedures. She is also competent in banking law and law enforcement procedures. Andreea Topală counsels and represents clients in various administrative procedures for administrative compliance and contentious procedures. 

Alexandru Cretu, LLM Senior Associate
Alexandru Cretu, LLM | Senior Associate

With an LLM in European Law and an extensive experience in commercial arbitration, gained in the international arbitration department of an international firm based in Dubai, Alexandru Crețu counsels and represents clients in his areas of expertise such as arbitration, litigation, and European Law. He has significant experience   in banking and insolvency, labor, and contracts law.

Cristina Stefan Of counsel, Fiscal Consultant
Cristina Stefan | Of counsel, Fiscal Consultant

Cristina Ștefan is one of the most experienced professionals in fiscal and tax law issues in Romania, an expert accountant, member of the Licensed Experts, Accountants and Authorized Accountants, fiscal consultant, member of the Chamber of Fiscal Consultants, financial auditor, and member of the Chamber of Financial Auditors.

Cristina Ștefan has also experience in public office, as former manager of the State Agency for Fiscal Inspection of Bucharest City and Ilfov County. Her in-depth expertise in fiscal and tax law ensures solid and effective solutions to complex and sophisticated cases.

Marius Manoiu Of counsel, Financial and M&A Consultant
Marius Manoiu | Of counsel, Financial and M&A Consultant

Marius Mănoiu has over 23 years of experience in financial consulting and management (of which 13 years with multinational corporations) and has successfully closed more than 70 M&A transactions and corporate finance projects, with an aggregate value of ca. 4 billion EUR. 

He specializes in key areas such as communications & technology, energy and utilities, pharma and healthcare services, as well as in consumer goods. He advised 20 “Forbes 100” corporations. Among the services that he provided are sell-side and capital raising advisory, screening investment opportunities and buy-side advisory, business exit planning, restructuring and valuation services, project finance, trade finance, and acquisition finance.

Viky Manaila Of Counsel, Electronic Identity and Digital Signatures
Viky Manaila | Of Counsel, Electronic Identity and Digital Signatures

Viky Manailă is an international expert in the fields of electronic signatures, digital identity, and digitization processes. She has successfully promoted the use of electronic signatures and electronic business processes throughout Europe and USA. She serves as advisor and technical expert at the European Commission for instituting Regulation 910/2014 (eIDAS) on electronic identity security and the design and roll-out of European, cross-nation e-procurement platforms and operations. She implemented within the business model and the technical structure of Certification Authorities the European Telecommunications and Standards Institute (ETSI) important standards for authentication, encryption, signing, time stamping, archiving, and audit ability.

Viky Manailă has profound knowledge of regulations, technologies and policies in digitization and digital identities for EU and USA. She acted for over 10 years in the US and global biopharmaceutical industry by providing consulting and solutions. She has been involved recently in the high level working group  European Commission –  US Government with the goal of aligning (policy and operational) trust identity, digital signatures, and cross-recognition.  Her specialties are eIDAS, information security, secure software development, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Bridge Certification Authorities, public key enablement, security policy, security assessment, and digitization processes.

Riccardo Genghin Of Counsel, Digital Trust Services and PKI
Riccardo Genghin | Of Counsel, Digital Trust Services and PKI

Mr. Riccardo Genghini is a renowned international specialist in the field of electronic signature standards. He developed technologies for the certification of digital data, transactions, and identities. He is the Chairman of the Electronic Signatures Coordination Group, which coordinates the electronic signatures standardization activities of CEN and ETSI, the organizations that develop a rationalized framework for electronic signatures at the EU level. He currently manages and coordinates the technical bodies of each of these organizations. He is also a Public Notary in Milan and founder of Studio Notary Genghini, one of the Europe’s most technologically advanced legal offices working with digital agreements and deeds. Mr. Genghini is a Professor of Comparative Commercial Law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. 


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