Firm’s Experience and Credentials

BUDUȘAN & ASOCIAȚII ‘s leading legal team assists and represents companies and individuals in state regulatory, criminal investigations and court trials. Our team is comprised of attorneys cumulating over 100 years of professional experience in various areas of litigation, including as judges and prosecutors.

We regularly handle cases before courts at all levels, including the High Court of Cassation and Justice and the Constitutional Court, as well as before the elite prosecution divisions within the Prosecution Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ), namely The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and Directorate for Investigation of Infringements of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT). We also acted as local counsel in proceedings at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). In addition, our proposed team is regularly involved in cases pertaining to various regulatory bodies, such as the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and its Romanian counterpart, the National Anti-Fraud Department (DLAF); the Agency for National Fiscal Administration (ANAF); the Competition Council; the Romanian Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Intelligence Unit (ONPCSB); the Personal Data Protection Authority (ANSPDCP).

Our professionals represented major financial institutions and global corporations, as well as their boards of directors and senior executives, in a broad range of the most complex and typically high profile white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, both nationally and internationally. BUDUȘAN & ASOCIAȚII has handled governmental investigations focusing, among others, on fraud and corruption, criminal tax evasion, securities fraud, accounting fraud and criminal antitrust.

We have assisted international investment funds; suppliers of industrial equipment; oil companies; pharmaceuticals and public services companies; international infrastructure companies; international management consultancy companies; food industry companies, banks, and insurance companies; telecommunication companies; and construction companies.

Our attorneys regularly provide legal services in high-profile business crime and corruption related cases. Our litigation team handles cases pertaining to offences in and related to the business environment (e.g. embezzlement, fraud, abuse of position, professional misconduct, banking fraud, share market manipulation, insurance fraud, public procurement fraud, fraudulent bankruptcy, fraud against the financial interests of the European Union, tax evasion, environmental offences and copyright infringements.)

BUDUȘAN & ASOCIAȚII also assisted victims of crime, in particular, in the finance industry, where we represented leading Romanian, as well as Romanian affiliates of major international banks, in complex, internal and external, fraud, embezzlement, fraudulent bankruptcy and money laundering cases.

BUDUȘAN & ASOCIAȚII provided representation to both victims and perpetrators in civil actions filed against offenders and other responsible parties, in major industry fields such as oil and gas, real estate, stock markets, food industry, logistics, IT etc., and has a solid practice and professional insight into such procedures, as well as in related matters, such as freezing and confiscation orders.

In cross-border legal matters, our law firm also acted as local counterpart of several leading international law firms. At the same time, our law firm provided representation in mutual legal assistance procedures, e.g., in Switzerland, USA and UK. BUDUȘAN & ASOCIAȚII also has a rich and complex ECHR practice, having obtained on numerous occasions recognition of client’s fundamental rights from the highest European court of law.