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CMS Continues to Grow in Romania – Regulatory Expert Cristina Popescu Joins the Team

Date: 09/16/2015

CMS, a ‘Top 10’ global law firm, today announces that Cristina Popescu has joined the Bucharest office to focus on regulatory and compliance work, and in particular in heavily regulated industry sectors such as Insurance, Technology and Communications, and Lifesciences.

Gabriel Sidere, Managing Partner of CMS in Romania, comments: "We are delighted that Cristina Popescu has returned to CMS. Cristina is a senior regulatory lawyer with extensive experience in heavily regulated areas such as insurance/reinsurance, procurement, telecommunications, data protection and intellectual property. At CMS, we pride ourselves in understanding our clients’ businesses and being able to offer them first-class advice, from both a legal/regulatory perspective and also a practical one. Cristina bolsters an already very strong and industry-focussed group, bringing additional experience, pragmatism and in-depth knowledge of some of our key industries to the table. This development helps us even better assist our global clients navigate the increasingly complex regulatory landscape in Romania.”


Cristina Popescu joins CMS from Eversheds' associated office in Romania, where she was a Partner. "I am very pleased to return to CMS where I began my career as an Associate. CMS is widely recognised by its clients and the market for its industry sector approach and that was very attractive to me as I focus my practice on a few key highly regulated industries. To better understand and assist clients, CMS trains and works together by industry sector, hires sector specialist with in-house experience to lead industry working groups, and offers invaluable sector insight through immersing its lawyers in the industries its clients are operating in. This really sets them apart,” comments Popescu who has a broad transactional and advisory background working primarily on regulatory, compliance and commercial contract work in Romania.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Cristina Popescu

Cristina Popescu specialises in regulatory and compliance work in Romania. She has a broad transactional and advisory background working with multinational companies across a wide range of industry sectors – with a particular focus on regulated industries such as Insurance, Technology and Communications, and Lifesciences – on a variety of regulatory, compliance and commercial contract work in Romania. Her practice includes data protection and intellectual property, anti-bribery and corruption, employment and public procurement, as well as general commercial and contract advice. Prior to joining CMS, Cristina was a Partner at Eversheds Lina & Guia.

About CMS

Founded in 1999, CMS is a full-service top 10 international law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2013 Global 100). With 59 offices in 33 countries across the world, employing over 3,000 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30. Revenues totalled EUR 934 million in 2014.

CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas, including Corporate, Energy, Funds, Lifesciences, TMC, Tax, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.

For more information, please visit www.cmslegal.com.

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Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca, Cologne, Dubai, Duesseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kyiv, Leipzig, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montenegro, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sarajevo, Seville, Shanghai, Sofia, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tirana, Utrecht, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich.

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