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Leading Law Firm in Intellectual Property and TMT Gambling Law by Legal 500

April 2024

SIMION & BACIU has been recognized as a TIER 1 firm in Intellectual Property and TMT: Gambling law in Romania by the reputable British publication Legal 500 in the 2024 EMEA edition of its research.

This is the firth consecutive year when Legal 500 acknowledges SIMION & BACIU for its deep commitment to exceptional client service, with the market feedback included in the 2024’s edition write-up mentioning that ”this is a very versatile, agile and modern law company.”

In Intellectual Property, the firm consolidates its position as one of the only two business law firms active in Romania to be acknowledged as TIER 1, with independent sources mentioning that “the team is very engaged and innovative, reliable and quick”, while providing “extremely reactive and pragmatic business-focused advice”. The core driver of the practice – excellence in client service – is recognized by independent sources with the editorial quoting that the team “is very pleasant, friendly, approachable, committed, innovative and reliable. Any potential client should know that they can find the proper answer, 100% correct, in this company.’”

In TMT: Gambling Law, the team holds firmly its position as the only law firm to be included in the highest position of the rankings (TIER 1) covering the Romanian legal market, as “experts in Romanian gambling regulation. They are proactive, professional and a pleasure to work with. The team always make themselves available at relatively short notice should we need”. The combination of knowledge and humanity is reconfirmed by observes who detail that the team has ‘excellent people skills, extremely reliable”, being considered “the only firm known for true experience in the betting and gaming sector.”

At individual level, SIMION & BACIU team members receive similarly remarkable accolades:

  • Ana-Maria Baciu is ranked Leading Individual in both Intellectual Property and TMT: Gambling Law, considered to be “most reliable persons, with a deep sense of reality and urgency. Her exceptional adaptability skills serve as an example for many professionals in her field of activity”. Also, independent sources acknowledge that she “has also always taken into account the greater good when coming up with a solution. She is always calm, confident and true to herself”.
  • Cosmina Maria Simion is ranked Leading Individual in TMT: Gambling Law and is a Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property, singled out by clients as “professional” in her field, and valuing both her own “time and the time of clients. You won’t be led around in circles, as is often the case with other firms, but will be given specific answers and advice on the issue of interest.”
  • Andreea Bende is the only Next Generation Partner for Intellectual Property, and is recognized as “an excellent practitioner. Andreea’s advice is commercial timely and succinct and she always provides strategies and solutions that are in line with the client’s aims.”
  • Alina Tace is recognized as a Rising Star in both Intellectual Property and TMT: Gambling Law. The Legal 500 editorial point out that she is “a highly knowledgeable lawyer in gaming matters, is a very big plus to the Simion & Baciu team”.
  • Zsófia Judit Halmágyi is again recognized as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property, noted as one of the other key contacts that provide support to practice heads.
  • Andrei Cosma is reconfirmed by his inclusion in the editorial as Recommended Lawyer in TMT: Gambling Law.
  • Ileana Nicolescu debuted in the Legal 500 editorial as a Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property, where she is acknowledged as “a key contact for litigation matters.”

Legal500 by Legalease is a leader in the provision of legal market information. According to the editors, the research offers a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically; experience and depth of teams; specialisms and ancillary services; and, importantly, opinions of law firms’ clients, with over 300,000 clients globally contacted to obtain feedback – each year.

More details about the methodology used by Legal 500 as well as the results of the 2024 research covering the EMEA markets are available HERE.

A details presentation of the impressive testimonials and market reactions received by SIMION & BACIU is available HERE.

More details on our Intellectual Property practice are available HERE.

More details on our Gaming and Gambling Regulatory practice are available HERE.

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