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Kinstellar Promotes Three to Partner in Romania and Hungary

Kinstellar Promotes Three to Partner in Romania and Hungary

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Kinstellar has promotions Iustinian Captariu and Remus Codreanu in Bucharest and Akos Nagy in Budapest to Partner.

According to Kinstellar, "Iustinian Captariu has over ten years of experience advising clients on competition, energy, joint ventures, and other transactional work. He focuses on all aspects of competition law and related areas including abuse of dominant position, cartels, merger control, joint ventures, dawn raids, and unfair competition, as well as on energy transactions and other energy matters. [He] is currently leading the firm’s Competition and Energy practices in Romania."

Remus Codreanu, according to Kinstellar, "has over 13 years of broad and in-depth experience advising and representing Romanian and international companies active in various sectors, including IT, energy, retail, life sciences, construction, automotive, forestry & agriculture, and chemicals, His expertise spans several practice areas, including dispute resolution, white-collar crime, employment law, administrative law (including public procurement), intellectual property, insolvency, and media law. Over the years, Remus has advised and represented important local and international clients in contentious matters, including litigation & arbitration matters, before all levels of courts and other local and international jurisdictional bodies, including Romanian prosecution offices and related criminal courts."

Before joining Kinstellar as an Associate in 2010, Codreanu worked as an independent litigation lawyer and as Head of the Legal Department of Romanian Public Television. Remus graduated from the Faculty of Law at Bucharest University. 

Finally, according to Kinstellar, Akos Nagy "focuses primarily on corporate and M&A transactions and has more than 12 years of significant, broad-based experience advising on asset and share deals, mergers, MBOs, joint venture investments, minority and majority investments, and corporate restructurings. Moreover, since 2014, AAkos has played a key role in the firm’s Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations and White Collar Crime practices, working on complex and highly sensitive matters, and bringing consistent and valuable contributions to the know-how development of these practices. Sensitive commercial matters have become one of Ákos’ focus points, in addition to servicing his existing corporate clientele and advising on M&A transactions, with an emphasis on strategic investors active in the automotive, industrial, and pharma sectors."

Nagy has been with Kinstellar since its inception in 2008 and previously with its Budapest team (then as Linklaters) since 2004, when he started his career. He graduated from the University of Debrecen and holds a degree in European law studies from Leiden University. He completed advanced postgraduate education in the field of information communication at Janus Pannonius University, Pécs (Hungary). Ákos also spent six months at Linklaters’ London office on secondment in 2008 in the Corporate Department working on M&A and capital market matters.

Kinstellar also announced that Romanian lawyer Zsuzsa Csiki and Ukrainian lawyer Olena Kuchynska were promoted to Counsel.

Jason Mogg, Kinstellar Managing Partner, commented that: ‘’We are fortunate to have Akos, Iustin, Remus, Olena, and Zsuzsa as part of our team. These promotions are in recognition of their importance to our firm and its future and to their commitment to delivering exceptional value to our clients. On behalf of the Partners and the entire firm, I warmly congratulate them! We look forward to their leadership and continuing contributions to the firm.’’

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