Former CMS Partners Simon Dayes and Simona Marin have joined Dentons in Bucharest.
According to Dentons, “each of the new partners has more than 15 years of experience advising financial institutions and project sponsors in cross-border finance transactions in CEE and beyond, and will combine English law advice and transaction management skills with Dentons’ worldwide local law capabilities.”
Dayes focuses on project finance, structured trade finance, and restructuring, as well as corporate and real estate finance. Prior to joining Dentons he was a Partner for over 13 years at CMS.
Marin focuses on project finance in the real estate sector. She holds a JD from the George Washington University Law School. Prior to joining Dentons she spent over 13 years with CMS – over five as Partner. Until recently she was Head of Banking & Finance at CMS (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 28, 2019). Last summer she was featured in a CEE Legal Matters interview about her career.
“The appointment of two of the most experienced Banking and Finance partners in the region marks a new era for us," stated Dentons Bucharest Managing Partner Perry Zizzi, "and is a crucial building block of what we call ‘Dentons Romania 2.0’: our strategy to attract market-leading talent in strategic practice areas to meet growing client demand. By the end of 2020, we fully expect to stand at 60 lawyers and be one of the largest international law firms in Romania, advising clients locally, in CEE and beyond.”"
“The addition of Simon and Simona to our well respected international Banking and Finance team, combined with other recent hires in Romania, clearly positions Dentons as the leading practice on the Romanian and CEE markets, and will add to our market leadership in the region,” commented Mateusz Toczyski, Europe Head of Banking and Finance at Dentons. “We have further plans to develop over the coming year.”