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February 2023

Chambers and Partners, one of the most reputable publications dedicated to the legal community, has released the 2023 edition of its global rankings.

For the 2nd consecutive year, Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partners of SIMION & BACIU continue to be the only Romanian lawyers recognized as top professionals in the field of Gaming and Gambling by Chambers and Partners Global. Thus, the two highly regarded lawyers, listed in Band 3, have maintained their outstanding position among the world’s leading lawyers active in this field, as part of a global highly selected cohort comprised of only 54 lawyers.

According to the narrative of the guide, independent observes cited by the analysis mentioned that:

Cosmina Mariais amazing. She is very responsive and very nice to work with.” Highly representative for the way Cosmina manages the client-attorney relationships is that, according to the market sources, “she understands what clients want and need.”

Ana-Maria is “technically excellent across the board and a savvy industry operator.” Commentators summarize in a nutshell their views on Ana-Maria’s professional conduct and status in this market: “she is a go-to person in the Romanian market.”

These accolades presented by Chambers and Partners at the onset of 2023 represent a strong motivation for SIMION & BACIU’s team to relentlessly roll out on the Romanian business law market its client-centric approach doubled by its hard-to-match technical capabilities, an approach that has continuously been applauded by independent observers.

SIMION & BACIU’s clients benefit from the skills, knowledge and dedication of an award-winning Gaming & Gambling Regulatory practice that is focused on being ahead of the game, including by joining international reputed gambling professional associations and providing an outstanding level of client service, also by teaming up with international law firms specialized in betting and gambling.

In the gaming and gambling field, in response to what we see as our professional modus vivendi,
SIMION & BACIU is acknowledged at national and international level as:

  • the winner of the Best Law Firm active in Gaming Law in Romania at the2022 Casino Inside Gala
  • the winner of the Firm in Gambling Law award at the 2022 Romanian Legal Awards Gala
  • shortlisted at the EGR B2B Awards Gala 2022 for the Corporate services supplier and Services rising star categories, as the only Romanian firm participating in this awards programme
  • the only Romanian law firm currently included in TIER 1 (the highest distinction) for TMT: Gambling Law by Legal 500

At individual level, Cosmina and Ana-Maria are:

  • the first and only Romanian lawyers included in the Global Market Leaders in Gaming and Gambling 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 gaming law, and included for the third consecutive year in its Other Leading Practitioners (EMEA) list

More details about the methodology used by Chambers and Partners as well as the results of its 2023 Global guide are available HERE.

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