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SIMION & BACIU Managing Partners are the only Romanian lawyers acknowledged as Leading Individuals for Gaming by WWL 2022

Who’s Who Legal recently released the results for the 2022 edition of its research that covers sports and gaming: Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu continue to be the only Romanian lawyers acknowledged by the legal marketplace analysis of the publication in the gaming area.

SIMION & BACIU Managing Partners are included for the second consecutive year in the Other Leading Practitioners (EMEA) list published by Who’s Who Legal which reflects the outcome of an evaluation across 134 jurisdictions, worldwide. Cosmina and Ana-Maria remain the only Romanian lawyers included in this independent review dedicated to the law firms and to the practitioners active in the sports and gaming law area of practice.

Our Managing Partners receive honoring accolades from clients and peers:

  • Ana-Maria is appreciated as a lawyer who offers “very accurate advice that is business-oriented” and ensures “knowledge, style and flair” in her approach.
  • Cosmina earns impressive recommendations for her work in the gaming sector, thanks to her “detailed responses with a quick turnaround” and “reliable, strong advice”.

These accolades continue the string of recognitions received both at individual and firm level in the area of gaming and gambling law along the years, with the past 12 month being no exception. During 2022, we have had the opportunity to showcase our expertise, which, thanks to the feedback received from market commentators, clients and colleagues, and resulted in SIMION & BACIU being:

  • the only Romanian law firm currently included in TIER 1 (the highest distinction) for TMT: Gambling Law by Legal 500
  • the winner of the Firm in Gambling Law award at the Romanian Legal Awards Gala 2022
  • 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

At individual level, 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
  • acknowledged as Leading Individuals by the Legal 500 rankings, and are currently the only Romanian lawyers to be given such a recognition

Highly notable is that Cosmina has been shortlisted as a finalist for the category Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year at the VIXIO Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Awards 2022 (GRAs). She is the first Romanian lawyer to achieve such an exceptional performance and is one of the only seven professionals in the world selected as finalists for the 2022 award.

Complementing the accolades received by our team members, Andrei Cosma, Managing Associate was awarded Top Lawyer in Gambling Law at the 2022 Lawyers Gala organized by FinMedia, and is recognized as a Rising Star by the Legal 500.

The full list of practitioners and firms acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal for gaming, reflecting all the jurisdictions included in this research, is available HERE.

Who’s Who Legal is published by Law Business Research Limited. More details on the publication and the methodology it employs are available HERE.

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