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 lead 360 degrees, multi-angled assessments and strategies brings added value to the most intricate transactions and disputes. She has thus garnered outstanding feedback from major corporate clients and international law firms.

Alina has been repeatedly praised by The Legal 500 for her work in competition and corporate, commercial, M&A projects as well as in dispute resolution matters. She has been a finalist of the European Managing Partner of the Year category at the Lawyer European Awards 2021, has been twice bestowed Lexology’s Client Choice Award for Competition (2020, 2021) and has been recognized in Best Lawyers International as a leading lawyer in corporate and arbitration matters.

She has been a qualified lawyer since 2004 and is a member of the International and Competition Sections of the New York State Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International League for Competition Law and the Bucharest Bar. She holds an LL.M in European Union Law from the Montesquieu Bordeaux IV University, France, a SEC in Advanced Competition Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PGDip in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London. Alina has successfully completed the Artificial Intelligence Programme developed by Said Business School, at the University of Oxford.

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.

Throughout his practice, Gelu has been lead counsel in a large number of high value projects and has worked for an outstanding number of high profile corporations doing business in Romania as well as for many public authorities, being praised for his results-driven, business-oriented approach, negotiation skills and multi-angled strategic thinking, which have paid striking results in some of the most sensitive and/or sub-leveraged matters. Aside from his general corporate and commercial practice, Gelu holds a wide ranging expertise in mergers & acquisitions, having been involved in some of the largest deals closed in Romania, including privatizations and all forms of private dealings in the field. He equally holds extensive expertise in 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.

Cristina Crețu - Partner

Cristina Crețu - Partner

Cristina is a partner in our London office and head of our data privacy practice group. As former senior member of the legal teams of major telecom companies and of an EU national telecom regulator, Cristina possesses vast experience regarding the telecom and technology industries. She equally has widely acknowledged data privacy acumen, having acted as DPO for a EU branch of one of the largest telecom companies, formerly part of Liberty Global group. She is part of the European Data Protection Board ”Support Pool of Experts” List and she has been bestowed Lexology’s Client Choice Award for her Data Protection expertise for two years in a row (2022 and 2023).  She is also Deputy Chair of AmCham Romania’s Data Protection Task Force and a member of the Board of Directors of the British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce. Her solid background in the in-house departments of major corporations helped her gain valuable experience and skills in dealing with corporate clients, in which capacity she provides advisory services in data privacy along with technology and telecom relevant industry practices, as well as specialized advocacy and business strategy in TMT regulatory matters.

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