KPMG Legal Romania has merged with the Fernbach & Partners law firm.
As a result, Cristiana Fernbach joined the KPMG Legal Romanian management team as coordinating partner of the Technology, IP, and Privacy practice.
According to KPMG Legal Romania, the two firms' merger represents "a strategic move to create the leading Technology law practice in Romania.”
Fernbach & Partners was established earlier this year (as reported by CEE Legal Matter on March 5, 2019). Since then, according to a KPMG press release, it "already established a strong footprint in the local startup ecosystem by advising startups on their legal issues and financing rounds."
Head of KPMG Legal Romania Laura Toncescu commented: “As part of our global expansion strategy, we are constantly pursuing the most talented and promising lawyers, who have proven professional excellence, business development and management skills. In less than a year since she established her own law firm, Cristiana has done an impressive job in creating a solid business with international recognition in the most dynamic and least explored practice of our profession.”