Sergiu leads the firm’s practice on Criminal law. Even though he devotes a significant part of his practice to white collar criminal defence, human rights, criminal compliance, and internal investigations, during his years of practice no area of criminal law has remained unexplored.
Due to his practical and business-oriented approach, Sergiu is a valued adviser on Criminal law as he acts on a continuous basis as Of counsel to an internationally recommended and award winning Romanian law firm.
He represents corporations and individuals before the Romanian courts and all relevant authorities in the field of criminal law. He provides legal assistance and advises clients with regard to the trial strategy and extrajudicial procedures, as well as criminal investigations, irrespective of the relevant judicial body carrying out the same (e.g. the judiciary police, regular or specialized prosecutor’s offices, such as the Department for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism and the National Anticorruption Department, etc.).
Sergiu is particularly skilled in helping companies to deal with issues arising from the criminal behaviour of their own staff, including members of management and supervisory boards. Committed to defending his clients’ interests, he is able to provide comprehensive advice and representation in the most complex and sensitive of cases.
Sergiu is an extremely articulate, careful, thoughtful, and pragmatic lawyer. He does not hesitate to dig into the legal merits of issues, always being attentive to potential weaknesses in the case and how best to address them. Sergiu is a rare combination of intellectual depth and pragmatism.
National Institute of Training Lawyers, Bucharest, Romania (2015)
Master of Laws in Judicial Career, (LLM) University Titu Maiorescu, Faculty of Law (2013)
Law School Courses, (LLB) Romanian-American University, Faculty of Law (2012)
Bucharest Bar Association (2013)
A private individual, with cross border support in an international extradition procedure involving numerous Criminal Authorities from various jurisdictions;
A leading healthcare services provider services provider, in a complex file that included more than 30 companies and 60 individuals, including top management members of the National Health Insurance Organization in Romania, for alleged social health insurance fraud, wrongful usage of funds, corruption, position abuse, forgery etc.;
A former in-house counsel in a company, suspected to be part of a larger criminal organization committing forgery, embezzlement and fraud;
A private individual, with regards to alleged tax evasion and buying of influence allegations;
A major financial services provider for the automotive industry, in several criminal cases following the identification of an organized crime group that committed several fraudulent acts including forgery, fraud and other criminal offences. We furthermore represent our Client as victim in various files involving forged payment documents, thefts, etc.;
A major European discount supermarket in a complex criminal law portfolio (numerous distinct mandates), in connection to theft and fraud on the premises, vandalism and related criminal charges against the perpetrators;
An important European provider of services for piping systems, in an embezzlement and forgery file, part of a complex fraud scheme, organized by two of its employees, that allegedly had accomplices;
Different subsidiaries of international banks, with regard to allegations of money laundering and also in connection with different criminal offenses committed by the employees against the bank;
The representatives of a local authority, in a high-profile corruption case;
A private individual, in a cross-border tax evasion file with a total value exceeding EUR 12.000.000;
A reputed foreign fashion company, regarding a fraudulent transport of goods (missing cargo) in connection with the criminal activities of a trans-border group;
An important local company, in relation with a high-profile corruption and tax evasion case regarding public tenders, with a multimillion EUR value;
An international construction company, in front of the criminal investigation authorities in connection with allegations of fraud in a public tender, causing a prejudice of EUR multimillion;
The representative of an international financial group, in order to investigate cyber-crimes, resulting in a prejudice exceeding EUR 2.000.000;
A Romanian consultant, investigated and trialled in a case of fraud against the State and the European Union and forgery of documents, in order to obtain EUR 600.000;
A global automobile manufacturer, in connection with various criminal complaints against its fraudulent clients.