Roman Ivanov and Sergiu Bivol have been promoted to Partner at Vernon⎮David in Moldova.
Sergiu Bivol joined Vernon⎮David in 2008 and was the first lawyer hired by the firm in Moldova. He specializes in commercial and corporate law, dispute resolution, international arbitration, and real estate transactions, with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial disputes, including representing the interests of clients against the Republic of Moldova. According to Vernon David, "over the last few years, he has acted as a team leader on several projects in various fields, including telecommunications, media, television, sports, agriculture, plant protection, pharmaceuticals, steel production, banking and infrastructure." The firm reports that he "will continue to ensure the administrative management of the Moldovan office, as well as the coordination of the practice of the Department of Corporate and Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and the Litigation Department in Moldova.
Roman Ivanov studied at Universitatea di Stat din Moldova. Prior to joining Vernon⎮David in 2009, he worked as a Deputy Head of Legal Service in the Moldovan Ministry of Justice and official translator at UNDP Moldova. According to Vernon David, Ivanov "specializes in banking and financial law, the field of regulation and compliance, as well as that of intellectual property. In recent years, he has worked for a large number of banks and financial institutions, including expansion projects implemented by various international banking groups, as well as the acquisition of credit portfolios and financial assets. In addition, he assisted creditors and debtors in their financial transactions, having essential experience in working with stock exchange transactions, trade finance and securitization. Ivanov will continue to coordinate the Banking and Financial Law department, the field of Regulation and Compliance, as well as Intellectual Property in Moldova."
"It's a great pleasure to announce the promotions of Sergiu and Roman to the position of Partner," said Vernon⎮David Managing Partner Charles Vernon. "They have been with us since the beginning of our Moldovan office and have contributed enormously to its success and development. They are exceptional lawyers, exceptional colleagues and good friends."