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Celebrating 4 years of SIMION & BACIU

June 2023

We are happy to share that SIMION & BACIU celebrated its 4th anniversary!

Milestones of our journey so far include:

  • increasing our initial team of lawyers and consultants 4-fold, to date
  • boosting the initial business operations services team to include professionals covering administrative and HR, business development and marketing, knowledge management, billing and collection
  • two figure yearly growth (%) of our portfolio of clients and an impressive returning rate as concerns existing clients
  • continuous increase of our activity in the area of practice that represent key fields of activity: Intellectual Property, Gambling and Gambling law, Consumer Protection & Advertising and Data Privacy; strengthening the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Disputes Resolution practices, as complementary areas of focus for the firm
  • winner of the much-coveted Romanian Firm of the Year award by Managing IP, for the second consecutive year (2022 and 2021) and being again shortlisted in 2023
  • winner of the Trademark Firm of the Year, at the Global IP Awards (IAM Patent 1000 and WTR 1000) in 2023
  • distinction of excellence for the activity in Intellectual Property offered by Universul Juridic at the Lawyers’ Gala (2023)
  • winner of the Firm in Gambling Law award, at the Romanian Legal Awards gala (2022)
  • winner of the distinction of “Most dynamic and involved law firm operating in the field of gambling”, at the Gambling Professionals ReUnion Awards Gala organized by Casino Inside (2019, 2021 and 2022).
  • shortlisted for the Corporate services supplier category, at the highly reputable EGR B2B Awards Gala, as the only Romanian firm participating in this awards program (2022, 2023)
  • the only firm included in TIER 1 for TMT: Gambling by the highly reputable British publication Legal 500 in Romania
  • Managing Partners Cosmina Maria Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu being the first Romanian lawyers included in the Global Market Leaders Legal Rankings by Chambers and Partners for Gaming & Gambling Law
  • one of only two firms included in TIER 1 for Intellectual Property (Romania) by Legal 500
  • ranked TIER 1 and acknowledged as a Top Tier Firm for Trademark contentious and Trademark prosecution and Recommended for Copyright and other related rights by IP Stars/Managing IP
  • ranked GOLD and received top honours for Enforcement and litigation and Prosecution and strategy in the WTR1000s rankings
  • ranked in the Intellectual Property & TMT section of the Chambers and Partners analysis for Romania
  • Cosmina Maria Simion, Managing Partner is the first Romanian lawyer nominated for the Best Regulatory Lawyer at the VIXIO Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Awards 2022
  • Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner is the first and only Romanian professional included in the highly selected Top 250 Women in IP by Managing IP, having been listed in 2023 for the 7th time in a row
  • the firm or members of its team having been substantially involved in the activity of highly reputable third-party professional organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham), Concordia, IMGL, INTA, Marques or ECTA, with noteworthy current appointments including:
    • Cosmina Maria Simion acting as the First Vice President of IMGL, the first Romanian lawyer in such an honouring position
    • Ana-Maria Baciu acting as Deputy Chair of the Trademark Task force of AmCham
    • Andreea Bende acting as a member of the Designs Committee within ECTA, currently involved in the Committee’s task forces following the upcoming Design Reform legislation in the European Union
  • joining EmpowerHER by signing the Declaration of Support for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a joint initiative of the U.S. Commercial Service Europe and AmCham EU
  • organizing the first edition of the Moot Court Competition in Intellectual Property as part of its partnership with ELSA Bucharest (local unit of the European Law Students Association – ELSA)
  • … and many more

An integrated and synergistic team, where each of us contributes with their distinctive personality traits, represents a principle that characterizes the culture of SIMION & BACIU. In this spirit, on our 4th anniversary, we have symbolically recreated one of the elements that describes us as a whole – the SIMION & BACIU logo.

This was our way of reiterating our commitment to the values that define us: Authenticity, Integrality, Fairness, Partnership and Respect. 

On our anniversary, too, we say a heartfelt Thank you allteam members, clients, business partners and friends – for your trust and continuous support!

Happy birthday, SIMION & BACIU!

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