NNDKP announced the 2021 class of promotions.

 - 1 lawyer enters NNDKP Partnership

 - 1 lawyer is promoted to the Managing Associate position and 3 lawyers are named Senior Associates

 - 9 practice areas of NNDKP (consultancy and litigation) and regional offices Timișoara and Cluj-Napoca where promotions were made

 - a total of 30 lawyers advance in their roles within NNDKP

Roxana Abrasu (Employment & Labour) was promoted to Partner. Roxana is also Head of the Employment & Labour practice of the firm.

Stefan Ionescu (Banking & Finance) was promoted to Managing Associate.

Mihai Fifoiu, Emanuel Flechea
and Vladimir Plugărescu  (Corporate/M&A, Energy and Natural Resources) were promoted to Senior Associate.


Roxana Abrașu, Partner, Head of Employment & Labor Law practice

Roxana has over 13 years of professional experience in employment and labor law and has been part of the NNDKP team since 2010.

She has extensive knowledge and experience assisting both private
Romanian and foreign clients on the full range of employment matters,
either in the context of major projects or during regular business

Roxana provides expert advice in relation to individual and
collective labour relationships, being called to implement HR strategy,
anticipate legal issues and reduce legal risks in the context of
enforcement of business strategies.

Her work includes advising and coordinating the implementation of
internal rules,  individual and collective dismissal processes due to
redesign or downsize of activity, all range of termination of
employment, implementing local transfer of businesses and transnational
ones, conducting collective negotiations, dealing with discrimination
and harassment claims, implementation of restrictive covenants clauses
(employees’ non-competition, post-employment non-solicitation and
confidentiality obligations), preparing the strategy and back-up
documentation in employment claims.

Ștefan Ionescu, Managing Associate

Ștefan has over 10 years of experience in
transactional and consultancy work for financial institutions as well as
 investors and large corporates.

He has worked intensively in local and international financing and
debt restructuring deals (with a combined value exceeding €2.5bn) and
has also been consistently involved in regulatory matters in the banking
 and capital markets sector.

Ștefan is specialized in syndicated finance transactions (investment
grade, leveraged financing and real estate financing) and is known for
deal driven and constructive solutions in complex negotiations. His
recent industry focus includes real estate, agribusiness and FMCG.

Ștefan is also qualified as an English lawyer and is recommended by reputed international publications such as Chambers & Partners and is included in their ”Rising star” category.

He holds two Master’s degrees, in banking and finance law, obtained
in Paris at the Paris 1 Panthéon -Sorbonne University, and in European
business law from the French-Romanian College of European Studies.

Mihai Fifoiu, Senior Associate

Mihai has over seven years of professional experience in the legal field.

His expertise covers various aspects of corporate and commercial law,
 with focus on mergers and acquisitions. Mihai provides legal assistance
 during due diligence analysis and transaction structuring, including
drafting, reviewing and amending various contracts and corporate

Also, his expertise includes energy and natural resources related aspects.

He holds a Master Degree in Business Law from the University of Bucharest Law School.

Emanuel Flechea, Senior Associate

Emanuel has six years of professional experience in energy and corporate/M&A matters.

He advises clients from diverse industries in relation to energy law, energy efficiency, renewable energy projects, oil & gas resources industry and other complex regulatory matters.

Emanuel contributes to numerous M&A transactions across industry
sectors, and assists clients in relation to due diligence reviews,
drafting and negotiation of relevant contracts. Also, he is involved in
projects regarding distressed assets and insolvency procedures. He
provides legal assistance to companies in relation to insurance and
private pensions aspects, too.

Emanuel has a Master Degree in Business Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest.

Vladimir Plugărescu, Senior Associate

Vladimir has seven years of professional experience in energy and corporate/M&A matters.

His expertise covers corporate and commercial law matters, including
mergers and acquisitions, sale and exit strategies, corporate
reorganization and various industry specific contracts.

Also, Vladimir provides legal assistance on the energy law related
aspects, renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, as well as other
regulatory matters pertaining to the energy and oil & gas resources
industry sectors.

Vladimir holds a Master Degree in Business Law from the Tilburg University, The Netherlands.