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Set-up & Team

Founded in 2016 by Stefan Botezatu (formerly Partner with international law firm Gide and CEE law firm Kinstellar) and Laura Estrade (formerly Associate with Gide and Counsel with Kinstellar).

A team of agile, innovative, result oriented and flexible lawyers, all sourced from top international and local law firms (Allen&Overy, Clifford Chance, Gide, Kinstellar, Schoenherr, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii), with an impressive track record of achievements acquired over time in high profile transactions and complex disputes conducted in a wide array of practice areas and sharing the same values and culture, now part of an agile, bold and flexible legal advisor: act Botezatu Estrade Partners.

Starting January 1st 2020  the firm joined act legal, a strong alliance with 16 offices in continental Europe’s most important markets, benefiting of the experience and market knowledge of over 425 professionals.

Most act legal offices have been formed as spin-offs from international law firms. Therefore, act has the relevant performance profile of an international law firm with the efficient structures of a mid-size law firm.

act legal stands for high quality, fair pricing, efficient bespoke processes and strong partner involvement, all of which makes act legal an attractive alternative to major international law firms.

act legal acts as a one-stop shop, offering cross-border regional full-service legal support to companies and investors that intend to do business in or already have a footprint in continental Europe.

Preactice areas

Energy, Competition, Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation & Arbitration, Real Estate & Construction, White Collar Crime, Tech+Digital, Employment, Banking, Finance & Financial Services.


The Firm acts as a true extension of client’s teams. Business relationships with many of the Firm’s clients date back to more than 13-20 years. Entrepreneurship, integrity and innovation are cornerstone values of the Firm.


Integrity, Agile Forward Thinking, Client Centric, Pragmatic Approach, Innovation.