Cristian Eftimie

Cristian Eftimie


Cristian is our partner and leads the commercial disputes & arbitration practice. With over 20 years of experience, before joining us, Cristian held positions with leading Romanian and international law firms.

Since early on in his career, Cristian has accumulated extensive transactional experience, having been involved in local and international transactions across a wide range of industries including Energy, Rail Freight Transports, and Pharmaceutical sector.

His area of expertise includes cross-border dispute resolution and arbitration for international clients and businesses in sectors including international rail transports, energy trading, marketing, and retail business.

Some of his recent work include assisting European leaders in railcars hire and rail logistics companies regarding dispute resolution related to recovery of rolling stock assets and claims related to wagon hire contracts in Romania and abroad.

More recently, Cristian had successfully assisted SME marketing agency in complex arbitration case against global tobacco manufacturer in dispute related to one-to-one / DTC marketing contracts.

Relevant recent and past experience includes:

Advising a major regional energy group in connection with the acquisition of a Romanian HVAC services company.

Acting for a global private equity fund in connection with the sale of shares held in one of the largest Romanian waste management companies

Advising a global pharmaceutical player on a €147.5m acquisition of leading European generic pharmaceutical group specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of oncology products.

Acting for a global investment banking and securities firm in connection with a share acquisition in one of the largest TV cable operator in Romania.

Advising a Japan-based global manufacturer of automotive spare parts in connection with the acquisition of a large European automotive spare parts manufacturer including its Romanian subsidiary.