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Members of the SIMION & BACIU team awarded for their professional performances in key areas of practice for the firm

The accolades that we receive at both firm and individual level are part of our evolution. As they are based on feedback from clients, peers, and industry observers, they serve as a guiding frame for our next steps.

The Top Lawyers Gala, organized by FinMedia and Piata Financiara magazine in July 2022, offered us new reasons for celebration, thanks to the individual awards received by four of our colleagues.

Congratulations to:

  • Ana-Maria Baciu: Top Lawyer in the field of Retail & Consumer Products
  • Cosmina Maria Simion: Top Lawyer in TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications)
  • Andreea Bende: Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property/IP
  • Andrei Cosma: Top Lawyer in Gaming & Gambling

for these distinctions that reflect, as the organizers highlighted, the excellent professional performances of our colleagues during the past 12 months.

At the Gala, SIMION & BACIU was represented by Ana-Maria Corugă și Petruș Partene, who conveyed messages on behalf of their colleagues.

Further details about the Top Lawyers Gala 2022 and the awarded firms and lawyers are available here (in Romanian only).

In 2022, to date, SIMION & BACIU:

  • Won for the second time in a raw the Romanian Firm of the Year award by Managing IP
  • Won the Firm in Gambling Law award at the Romanian Legal Awards Gala
  • Was shortlisted at the EGR B2B Awards Gala for the Corporate services supplier and Services rising star categories, as the only Romanian firm participating in this awards programme
  • Is the only Romanian law firm included in TIER 1 (the higher distinction) for TMT: Gambling Law by Legal 500 (Legalease) and is one of the two firms included in TIER 1 for Intellectual Property, by the same publication; also, the firm made its debut in the Chambers and Partners rankings for the Intellectual property and TMT section.
  • Is ranked TIER 1 and acknowledged as “Top Tier Firm” in the Trademark contentious and Trademark prosecution sections of the IP Stars rankings

At individual level, selected recent accolades include:

  • Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu are the first and only Romanian lawyers included in the Global Market Leaders in Gaming and Gambling Law by Chambers and Partners
  • Moreover, the two are the only lawyers acknowledged for gaming law in Romania by Who’s Who Legal (WWL)
  • Also, they are the only Romanian lawyers recognized as Leading Individuals in TMT: Gambling Law by Legal 500 (Legalease). Andrei Cosma is included as a Rising Star in the same rankings, profiling SIMION & BACIU as the law firm in Romania with the largest number of lawyers included in these rankings
  • Ana-Maria Baciu was included in the highly selected Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP list; also, she and Andreea Bende were recognized as IP Stars (trademarks) by the same awards programme
  • Also, she is acknowledged as a Leading Individual in Intellectual Property by Legal 500, while Andreea Bende is named a Next Generation Partner in the same practice by the guide
  • Moreover, Ana-Maria Baciu is included in Band 1 for Intellectual Property by Chambers & Partners, and Andreea Bended is recognized as a Up and Coming professional by the same guide

We are honoured by this string of distinctions, and by the trust and support received from our clients, colleagues and peers, to whom we thank!

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