Oana Ijdelea and Anca Mihailescu are joining forces to launch a new full-service law firm in Bucharest — Ijdelea Mihailescu, Attorneys & Advisors — with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, M&A, environmental law, and real estate & construction.
Prior to the foundation of the new firm, Ijdelea worked as a solo practitioner, while Mihailescu joins from Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, where she was a senior associate. Before joining NNDKP in 2011 she was a junior associate with DLA Piper for two years and with Linklaters for five months.
Ijdelea commented: "We have a complementary mix of expertise, added to the fact that a handful of demanding clients already entrusted us their projects. Clients come to us for execution, not only for advice. This motivates us to further deliver the best and the quickest possible results in a business climate with growth potential but facing globalized and local challenges."
The new firm claims its current clients include "a major offshore oil & gas company, a private equity fund, an international player in the telecommunication industry, and several sophisticated players in fields such as mining, real estate and construction and agribusiness, with ongoing projects totaling approximately EUR 900 million."
Ijdelea Mihailescu's team consists of ten professionals including Ijdelea and Mihailescu as Partners, four lawyers, and several business and tax consultants. According to Mihailescu, "in terms of the firm’s development, we are considering a realistic team increase of up to five lawyers by the end of next year, as a result of an estimated 30% increase in client portfolio."