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Chambers and Partners Acknowledges Cosmina Maria Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu as Global Market Leaders in Gaming and Gambling

February 2024

Chambers and Partners, a highly regarded publication that ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions worldwide, has released the 2024 edition of its global rankings.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu are the only Romanian lawyers recognized as top professionals in the field of Gaming and Gambling by the reputable publication. The two lawyers receive outstanding as highly ranked among the world’s leading lawyers active in this field and are acknowledged as part of a selected group of only 57 lawyers.

The evaluation is based on thorough and independent research of the legal community, with independent observes cited by the analysis mentioning that:

Cosmina Maria is “a fantastic professional with a wide knowledge in gambling matters and proficiency in providing advice in English and explaining the Romanian legislation.

Ana-Maria is recognized for “the extent of her knowledge (that) is truly remarkable.”

These accolades represent a strong motivation for SIMION & BACIU’s team to relentlessly deepen its already hard-to-match capabilities and its client-centric approach that independent observers have continuously applauded.

At the heart of our award-winning Gaming & Gambling Regulatory practice lies a commitment to fostering an outstanding level of client service and a focus to staying ahead of the game. Our team of lawyers passionately advocates for clarity in regulations, given our unwavering believe that compliance is paramount for all industry stakeholders. By championing transparency and ethical conduct, we strive to ensure the industry’s regulatory-aligned growth.

During the past 12 months, in the gaming and gambling field, SIMION & BACIU is acknowledged as:

  • the only Romanian law firm currently included in TIER 1 (the highest distinction) for TMT: Gambling Law by Legal 500
  • winner of the Best Law Firm active in Gaming Law in Romania award at the Casino Inside Gala in 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • winner of the Firm in Gambling Law award at the Romanian Legal Awards Gala 2022
  • shortlisted at the EGR B2B Awards Gala 2022 and 2023 for the Corporate services supplier category, as the only Romanian firm participating in this awards programme
  • shortlisted at the VIXIO Gambling Compliance Regulatory Awards 2023 for the Best Regulatory Firm of the Year, as the first Romanian firm to be considered for this much-coveted distinction and so much more…

At individual level, Cosmina and Ana-Maria are:

  • the first and the only Romanian lawyers recognized as Global Market Leaders in Gaming and Gambling Law by Chambers and Partners
  • acknowledged as Leading Individuals by the Legal 500 rankings, and are currently the only Romanian lawyers to be given such a recognition
  • the only Romanian lawyers acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal in sports and gaming law

More details about the methodology used by Chambers and Partners as well as the results of the results of its 2024 Global guide are available HERE.

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