Ioana Banu, Partner

Ioana Banu

  • Corporate/M&A
  • Contracts/Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Data Protection
  • Litigation

Highly astute advisor and trial attorney with over 12 years expertise in business law, Ioana takes charge of projects and cases involving high-value clients and high-stress negotiations and settlements. Known as a fierce negotiator, Ioana represents her clients with unprecedented passion inside and outside of courtrooms.

Education and Biography

TRAINING

Member of the Bucharest Bar Association (2013). Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.), Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest (2010). Law courses at the Academy of European Law.

APPROACH

Providing the solid legal foundation needed for businesses to thrive. Where problems arise, identifying the real issues at stake and delivering pragmatic and commercially oriented advice that considers potential legislative changes that may impact investments.

SPECIALISMS

With more than 12 years of experience, Ioana deals with all work relating to the breakdown of business law and the intricacies of complex commercial, civil and employment cases.

LANGUAGES

Romanian, English, French, German (basic), Spanish (basic)

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALSIoana has won yet another court case on our behalf. I can’t tell you how excited we are and what it means to us to have such exceptional representation here in Romania. Not handled correctly, this case would have been a huge blow to our company. Ioana told me she would win it, and she came through.

We are a California based company and having been in business for 20 years and employing counsel throughout the United States and several other countries, I can say it would be nice if we could have this exceptionally high level of representation in our other offices.

Ioana’s services are exceptional, and I would highly recommend her and BBW LAW team to anyone interested in a successful outcome! Thank you again for all the hard work and intelligence that goes into winning for us.
SEAN O'NEIL.

CEO at idrive, Inc.

Education and Biography

TRAINING

Member of the Bucharest Bar Association (2013). Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.), Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest (2010). Law courses at the Academy of European Law.

APPROACH

Providing the solid legal foundation needed for businesses to thrive. Where problems arise, identifying the real issues at stake and delivering pragmatic and commercially oriented advice that considers potential legislative changes that may impact investments.

SPECIALISMS

With more than 12 years of experience, Ioana deals with all work relating to the breakdown of business law and the intricacies of complex commercial, civil and employment cases.

LANGUAGES

Romanian, English, French, German (basic), Spanish (basic)

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALSIoana has won yet another court case on our behalf. I can’t tell you how excited we are and what it means to us to have such exceptional representation here in Romania. Not handled correctly, this case would have been a huge blow to our company. Ioana told me she would win it, and she came through.

We are a California based company and having been in business for 20 years and employing counsel throughout the United States and several other countries, I can say it would be nice if we could have this exceptionally high level of representation in our other offices.

Ioana’s services are exceptional, and I would highly recommend her and BBW LAW team to anyone interested in a successful outcome! Thank you again for all the hard work and intelligence that goes into winning for us.
Sean J. O’Neil
Chief Executive Officer
Idrive, Inc.

Some Highlights

COVID-19 DAMAGES
Successful representation before the courts of law of employers and employees in disputes concerning dismissals during Covid-19 pandemic, salary rights and bonuses, moral damages and discrimination issues
ALTERNATIVE BLOCKCHAIN
Advising a US entity developing novel distributed ledger technologies alternative to blockchain on implementing their presence in Romania and all further corporate operations
REAL ESTATE / CORPORATE / M&A
Advising a New York investor on all legal aspects related to the acquisition via a corporate restructuring followed by a share deal of a real estate entity owning an historical monument in Romania; corporate, real estate and regulatory due diligence investigations and preparation of transaction documents
DATA PROTECTION
Advising a major developer of fleet safety cameras using facial recognition and artificial intelligence technology, CCTV and GPS tracking on all GDPR matters related to the processing of personal data on a large scale
OUT-OF-COURT SETTLEMENT
Successful negotiation of two mutual termination agreements with an 18 and 10 salaries exit-package for two employees of a top global commercial real estate services company
WORK ACCIDENT
Advising a top Romanian construction company on the minimization of impact following a fatal accident at work, including as regards compensation of the victim’s family, potential fines and criminal associated risks
CORPORATE / M&A
Advising an American investment fund on all legal aspects related to the acquisition via a share deal of a real estate entity owning various real estate in Romania; due diligence investigations and preparation of transaction documents
EMPLOYMENT LAW
Successfully advised a major oil and gas company throughout an extended negotiation process held with the most important oil trade union demanding significant collective rights for employees. Assisted the client at all negotiation meetings which resulted in the avoidance of a strike and the conclusion of the first collective bargaining agreement at company level
DATA PROTECTION
Advising a Canadian email hosting provider on all aspects related to the processing of personal data of users in the EU; drafting data processing agreements; security, privacy and cookie policies.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Successful representation before the courts of law of patients and medical professionals for the recovery of material and moral damages resulting from medical malpractice
DISMISSAL DURING TRIAL PERIOD
Successful representation in Court of a former employee in a highly visible position following his dismissal during trial period which occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic
STOCK OPTIONS PLAN
Advising the shareholders of an US entity developing novel distributed ledger technologies alternative to blockchain on the setting up and implementation of a stock options plan available to its Romanian staff

Practice Areas

Corporate<strong> / M&A</strong>

Corporate / M&A

Use the right corporate strategy for establishing, developing and growing your business.
Employment <strong>Law</strong>

Employment Law

Bring to the table win-win survival strategies to ensure proactive work. At the end of the day, going forward.
Medical <strong>Malpractice</strong>

Medical Malpractice

Choose the experts in both in and out-of-court settlements in sensitive health-related disputes.
Real <strong>Estate</strong>

Real Estate

Assess the target, strategize your transaction for the best outcome and put in place solid contracts.
Data <strong>Protection</strong>

Data Protection

Ensure you unlock full benefits of your data in a GDPR compliant manner with the help of our experts.
Litigation

Litigation

Get representation from first-rate trial attorneys. Our every step strategized to build your victory.