European Law Firm of the Year – Highly Commended

Source: The Lawyer European Awards 2018

"I had made the same request from over 20 law firms in the past 15 years and your law firm made the most comprehensive and best analysis, in a timely fashion and very well written."

Source: Equity Partner with leading U.S. law firm

“Cooperation with you and MPR team is a true blessing because you are the best!”

Source: Regional legal counsel with global technology company

"I was very impressed with you and your team. My thanks to everyone for a job most excellently done."

Source: Partner with London office of large international law firm

"This is a go-to firm for M&A deals."

Source: IFLR 1000

“Impressive use of technology, and a solid international client base”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2018

"You did really a great job. The organization, the structure and the speed was perfect."

Source: Director with German transport & logistics group

"They are all excellent lawyers"

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

"They provide quality and business friendly input"

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

"Their knowledge and services are excellent"

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

"They have an excellent reputation in the healthcare field"

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

"They are cost efficient and very professional"

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

"A trustful, reliable and very competent law firm"

Source: GC of a global automotive supplier

"Recognised internationally for the great quality of its services"

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

"They are quick, thorough and pro-business, very determined, innovative and friendly."

Source: IFLR 1000

The Lawyer European Awards 2018

Source: Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Our senior management

Alina Popescu - Founding Partner

Alina Popescu - Founding Partner

Alina is an internationally commended lawyer with extensive expertise in legal management, M&A, competition law, technology and commercial & corporate projects, as well as in regulatory and international arbitration matters.

Alina's diverse expertise, her ability to coordinate cross-border projects and capacity to draw up and lead 365 degrees, multi-angled assessments and strategies brings added value to the most intricate transactions and disputes.

She is a member of the International and Competition Sections of the New York Bar, the International Bar Association, the International League for Competition Law and the Bucharest Bar.

Alina has been repeatedly praised by The Legal 500 for her work in corporate, commercial and M&A projects as well as in dispute resolution matters. She has been bestowed by Lexology’s Client Choice Award for Competition in 2020 and has been recognised by Best Lawyers International as a leading lawyer in corporate and arbitration matters.

She has been a qualified lawyer since 2004, holds an LL.M in European Union Law from the Montesquieu Bordeaux IV University, France, a SEC in Advanced Competition Law, obtained in 2021 from London School of Economics and Political Science and PGDip Economics for Competition Law, obtained in 2021 from King’s College London.

Gelu Maravela - Founding Partner

Gelu Maravela - Founding Partner

Gelu has over 20 years' experience in leading legal teams in cross-border mandates. Amongst others, he has previously acted as an attorney at a Magic Circle law firm in London, as a judge with a national court in one of EU’s member states and as an equity partner with a leading independent European law firm, where he coordinated several practice groups and one of the firm’s international offices.

Gelu has extensive expertise in M&A, insolvency, tax, white-collar crime and PPP and public procurement, as well as a niche expertise in life sciences and energy matters.

He has been constantly recognised by both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 for his work in M&A, PPP and energy projects. He is a recipient of Lexology’s Client Choice Awards for M&A projects and has been named Best Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers International in the areas of project finance & development and energy law.

He has been a qualified lawyer since 1997 and holds an LL.M. from Warwick University, UK.

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