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News from Members Promotions in the Simion & Baciu team: Ana-Maria Corugă and Cristiana Prodescu were promoted as Managing Associate

Promotions in the Simion & Baciu team: Ana-Maria Corugă and Cristiana Prodescu were promoted as Managing Associate

by Simion & Baciu Law Firm January 11, 2022

Website simionbaciu.ro

Starting with January 1, 2022 Ana-Maria Corugă and Cristiana Prodescu were promoted as Managing Associates within Simion & Baciu.

Ana-Maria Corugă has been part of the Simion & Baciu team since its inception in 2019. From the position of Senior Associate, Ana-Maria was from the very beginning an essential part of the Simion & Baciu project and contributed significantly to the law firm's activity.

An extremely important member of our team, Ana-Maria has made a major contribution to the development of Consumer Protection & Advertising, Data Privacy & Personal Data Processing, as well as Life Sciences practices, being recognized as a reputable lawyer and a leading specialist in these areas.

Cristiana Prodescu joined Simion & Baciu in 2021 and was, since the beginning of our collaboration, an important member of the Litigation department of Simion & Baciu, having an essential contribution to the development of our dispute resolution practice.

A complex lawyer, who impeccably combines the activity of assistance and representation of clients before the courts of law or arbitration forums with the advice provided to clients in the pre-contentious phase, Cristiana is appreciated by clients for her technical knowledge but also for her deep understanding of the aspects on which her legal services are necessary.

With an accelerated professional evolution, the ability to coordinate complex projects and a special bent towards understanding the industries in which the clients they assist operate, both Ana-Maria and Cristiana are important members of the Simion & Baciu team, and their promotion as Managing Associates is the natural step in a legal career that is already very promising.

About Ana-Maria Corugă: Ana-Maria is a lawyer within the Bucharest Bar since 2015, having a vast experience in the fields that fall within her expertise, such as consumer protection and advertising, intellectual property, medical and pharmaceutical law, personal data protection.

Prior to the set-up of Simion & Baciu, Ana-Maria was a key member of the practice of intellectual property, consumer protection & pharma of one of the most important law firms in Romania, coordinated at that time by the founding partners of Simion&Baciu.

Ana-Maria is assisting her clients in relation to commercial and contractual legal matters, as well as with respect to highly regulated issues, the client portfolio including major operators in the retail, FMCG, automotive or tobacco products.

Ana-Maria is actively and constantly involved in the activity carried within the working groups and task forces of various industry associations where Simion&Baciu is a member.

About Cristiana Prodescu: Cristiana has been a lawyer since December 2013, having significant experience in the field of litigation since entering the profession. Before joining Simion & Baciu, Cristiana was part of the litigation department of one of the most important local law firms, but also of a major multinational law firm of Austrian origin, with offices in more than 10 countries in Europe.

Cristiana assists her clients in a wide range of issues involving both advice (with a focus on pre-litigation advice and out-of-court settlements) and representation in contentious disputes (representation of clients before courts, including arbitration courts and other jurisdictional bodies).

The acquired portfolio includes assistance and representation of major international and domestic companies in various types of litigation (commercial, intellectual property, employment, in the sphere of consumer protection and of public procurement) and in arbitration proceedings. She has been actively involved in conducting risk management due diligence, regulatory compliance, as well as in several foreclosure proceedings and insolvency/ restructuring projects.

In the field of labor law, Cristiana assists clients in relation to contentious issues, but also on a wide range of consultancy issues related to the staff employed, from with the drafting of individual employment contracts and internal regulations, to providing of support in the day-to-day activity in the field of labor law issues for our clients.

Cristiana is a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 in 2021: "a remarkable and intelligent lawyer who enjoys success when providing legal assistance in complex matters within the romanian jurisdiction".

About Simion&Baciu: Simion & Baciu has been founded in mid-2019 by Cosmina Maria Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu.

Simion & Baciu brings together a team of 14 lawyers and intellectual property counselors, united by the passion for law and the desire to deliver the most useful results for clients.

Our services cover a wide range of practices including intellectual property, gambling, consumer protection and advertising, technology and media, data protection, corporate and M&A law, life sciences, litigation etc.

With over 20 years of experience, our team offers a new and efficient perspective, oriented to the business needs of the clients and their success. We want to redefine consulting services, to offer fast and efficient solutions and to evolve together with our clients.

Simion & Baciu team members are recognized worldwide by specialized guides (Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property, WTR 1000).

Following the promotion of Ana-Maria Corugă and Cristiana Prodescu, Simion & Baciu team consists now of three partners, three Managing Associate, seven Associates, one Of Counsel lawyer, all supported by an administrative department consisting of one Admin & IT Director, one Operations Director and one Office Assistant.

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