Lexters

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The collaborative approach fostered by our firm’s culture extends across disciplines and regions. As a result, our clients experience the advantages of our unwavering dedication, cohesiveness, and superior work quality on a local and international scale. With Lexters, you can expect exceptional results and a commitment to excellence in all our endeavors.
Lexters is not just any law firm, we put together a remarkable team of lawyers who possess the necessary talent, experience, and creativity to effectively address the legal and business challenges our clients face today and in the future. We aim to combine a cutting-edge corporate practice with an innovative approach to business law, ensuring mutual benefits for both areas. Furthermore, we are committed to have our law firm firmly grounded in principles of equity, integrity, and justice. Lexters is unique as it is both dedicated to contemporary innovation while respecting the traditional values.

MISSION

Our mission is centered around providing unparalleled client service, advocacy, and advice. We operate as a modern and progressive firm, while upholding timeless values. Our commitment runs deep, as demonstrated by our dedicated partners, extensive industry experience, and strategic methodologies. These elements collectively contribute to our ability to exercise sound commercial judgment in every matter that is entrusted to us. Leveraging the strength of our culture and organizational structure, we ensure that each client receives the utmost quality and benefit from genuine collaboration.

OUR TEAM

Alexandru Stanescu
Partner
Emmanuel 
Sordet
Partner
Irina
 Vasile
Partner
Tudor 
Velea
Partner
Lavinia 
Tomescu
Managing associate
Alexandru Dragomir
Senior Associate
Cristina-Iuliana Albu
Senior Associate
Mihai-Cristian Huială
Associate
Cristina
 Paloș
Office manager

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Romanian, English

Cristina
 Paloș

As the Lexters office manager, Cristina is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the firm and ensuring the smooth functioning of all administrative and operational aspects of the office. With 6 years of experience in office management, Cristina has developed a keen eye for detail and is committed to providing the highest level of service to clients.
Education
Romanian, English, French

Mihai-Cristian Huială

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Mihai is a young promising legal professional with expertise in dispute resolution, corporate law, legal technology, and competition matters. With a keen understanding of both the corporate environment and startup ecosystems, Mihai possesses a unique perspective that drives growth and innovation for their clients. Through his practical experience and meticulous approach, Mihai delivers effective legal solutions tailored to meet the dynamic needs of businesses. Known for fostering solid partnerships, Mihai believes that trust and progress are the foundations of driving your business forward.
His areas of practice cover:
Education
Romanian, English, French

Cristina-Iuliana Albu

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Cristina is proficiently advising in all aspects of Intellectual Property matters, from filing and monitoring trademark applications, to assisting in the field of invention patents. Cristina has a wide-ranging expertise that covers corporate law and Mergers and Acquisitions and is well-equipped to navigate a comprehensive array of business domains. In addition to her extensive involvement in various consulting projects, Cristina has demonstrated her versatility by actively participating in litigation cases concerning trademark counterfeiting and the unauthorized utilization of know-how within the franchising sector.
Her areas of practice cover:
Education
Romanian, English

Alexandru Dragomir

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Alexandru is an experienced litigator who consolidated his theoretical and practical background in a wide range of dispute resolution matters that include first-of-a-kind court rulings. He is acknowledged by clients for his know-how in areas such as franchising, intellectual property, unfair competition, technology products and services, bankruptcy, restructuring and enforcement proceedings. His extensive knowledge in accounting & computer science proved to be an edge in complex tech matters. Alexandru acts as data protection officer for large private companies and state institutions.
His areas of practice cover:
Education
Romanian, English, French, Spanish

Lavinia Tomescu

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Lavinia Tomescu is an experienced lawyer with a solid understanding of a wide range of commercial legal matters. Before joining Lexters she worked for a significant time for some of the major law firms established in Romania.

Her practice has been focused for the last years on corporate governance and real estate matters, with a deepened understanding of the agricultural land acquisitions and development sector. For the most part of her legal career though, Lavinia Tomesccu has been closely involved in M&A projects in a large variety of industries and advised also natural entities, but mostly foreign owned companies with their acquisitions in Romania in various fields of business.

She also has significant experience in employment related matters, negotiating, contract drafting and intellectual property, advising various clients, such as telecommunication companies, building materials manufacturer, construction companies on day-to day legal aspects, as well as public bids and regulatory matters.

She provided close assistance (corporate, commercial, employment, consumers’ protection and distribution related matters) for an infant nutritional brand part of a multinational food-products corporation in developing its business in Romania.
HIGHLIGHTS
Education
English and French

Emmanuel Sordet

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Frame 108 Upon graduating from Université de Paris I Sorbonne and Université de Paris II Assas in law and economics, Emmanuel started his career as a lawyer in charge of the Defence and Multimedia divisions of the Lagardère Group in Paris. In 1999, Emmanuel was appointed Secretary General of Internet activities and, in particular, of Club Internet. In 2000, Emmanuel successfully sold Club Internet to T-Online, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, where he was retained as a legal and regulatory supervisor. In 2006, Emmanuel joined Denton Wilde Sapte and quickly was named partner in charge of the Telecom Media Technology practice. Emmanuel, together with his team, joined Granrut (a French leading firm) in 2010. In 2013, Emmanuel was reappointed by Deutsche Telekom to act as the Corporate Secretary of its fixed-line, Internet and mobile subsidiaries: Romtelecom and Cosmote in Romania (renamed Telekom Romania and Telekom Romania Mobile) and to implement a new business approach in an extremely competitive market. At the end of 2016, Emmanuel successfully resumed his legal activities in France and in 2019 participated at the creation of SLV Legal to offer his clients his knowledge of the Romanian market and the specificities of its economic environment, particularly in the industrial and telecommunications fields. Emmanuel works for clients in industry and services (telecommunications, energy, automotive, luxury, agriculture) more specifically in the fields of M&A, competition and distribution, with a strong operational approach resulting from his long career as companies’ manager. Given his background as both a successful entrepreneur and highly skilled attorney, Emmanuel is keenly aware of clients’ expectations, whether clients are small, medium or large companies. His critical legal thinking paired with his business acumen, allows Emmanuel to find creative solutions that are adapted to the client’s needs, business environment and strategic vision.
Education
English, French, Italian, Spanish

Alexandru Stanescu

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Alexandru worked and studied in a wide span of legal areas including banking, capital markets, EU consumer protection, financial instruments and cross-border commercial arbitration. Alexandru graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest. He worked with RTPR-Allen Overy on banking regulations early in his career. He then pursued a tri-lingual MBA from Deusto University, Spain and an LLM. Alexandru was a visiting lawyer in the London office of Baker Botts, covering arbitration and corporate matters. Prior to that, Alexandru worked for the World Bank in Trade and Competitiveness, covering competition law and policy, insolvency, enforcing contracts for doing business. He clerked for the European Court of Justice and European Investment Bank. Alexandru was a Fulbright scholar and Wien Corporate Responsibility Fellow at Columbia Law School where he obtained the Masters Degree in Law. In 2019, Alexandru was admitted to the New York State bar. Alexandru is a frequent speaker at conferences relating to international arbitration.
His areas of practice cover:
Education
Romanian, English, German and French

Irina Vasile

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Irina is heading the intellectual property and franchising practice and she is the co-head of the mergers and acquisitions and data privacy practice at Lexters. Irina’s extensive experience in these fields has allowed her to represent a wide range of clients, from startups to corporations, in complex and high-stakes transactions. Her practice covers matters such as IT, IP, franchising, trademark and patent protection, commercial licensing of intellectual property, media, healthcare, consumer protection and regulatory issues.

She is a strategic advisor for companies for their most important litigations, including complex disputes related to franchising, trademark, patent, trade secret, unfair competition, shareholders disputes and other technology-related claims. Prior to founding the boutique law firm in 2018, Irina spent 9 years of her career practicing as a successful attorney at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații.
Her areas of practice cover:
Education
Romanian, English and French

Tudor Velea

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Tudor’s practice focuses on advising banks and private investment funds (both sponsor and buyer side), co-investment funds and some of the private equity industry’s leading sponsors of buyout, growth capital, media and telecommunications, international private equity, U.S. and non-U.S. private investment funds. Tudor received his DEA cum laude from Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1999 and his J. D. from Columbia University School of Law in New York in 2002, where he was the Managing Editor for the Columbia Journal of European Law. He was admitted to the bar in New York in 2002 and the Bucharest bar in 2008. Tudor has significant experience in emerging markets fund formation, including assisting emerging market-based sponsors in accessing international markets. Tudor has more than 15 years of practice focused on Venture Capital, Private Equity, M&A, Project Finance and Real Estate.
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Education