With over 17 years of experience as a business lawyer, Oana is one of the most experienced energy & natural resources and M&A practitioners in Romania. She is renowned for successfully steering some of the largest and most complex projects in the country, often in the most highly-regulated sectors, where compliance with the law and applicable regulations is most critical, most closely-monitored, and most strictly enforced, from initiation to completion, and for her significant contributions to the drafting of Romanian legislation regulating a broad range of industries. She also advises on all aspects of ESG requirements and related law.
Oana routinely advises clients on complicated and strategic matters involving C-suite decision making and is recognized by clients and peers alike for the quality and practicality of her advice.
Leading Individual, Energy and Natural Resources Legal500, 2023
“Oana Ijdelea has one of the finest and most complex legal minds you can come across on everything related to the energy industry.” Legal500, 2023
“Oana is truly a lawyer at the top of her game. She is an incredibly astute and learned lawyer with a great sense of business and incredible dedication to her clients.” Legal500, 2022
“Oana Ijdelea is exceptionally smart and gives impeccable advice.” Legal500, 2021
“Ijdelea is ‘unique, she understands the technicalities and translates them in legal language’ and ‘her advice can be applied and renders the expected results’.” Legal500, 2020
“Ijdelea is recommended for her ‘great industry knowledge’ and ability to find ‘practical and proactive solutions’.” Legal500, 2019
Ijdelea & Associates is an independent law firm, focusing on energy and natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, environmental law, regulatory and compliance, real estate and construction and dispute resolution.
We provide far more than plain legal assistance. Our clients rely on us for both execution and advice and we take pride in first-class implementation and project management.
Our team works on a daily basis with local and central authorities at all levels of administrative hierarchy for the execution of the assignments entrusted by our clients. We also routinely team-up with international law firms in cross-border transactions, covering a wide range of industries.
A particular strength of our team is the expertise in relation to the drafting and enactment process of the primary and secondary legislation in unregulated areas (eg Offshore Law, BRUA Law, the Open Season Regulation), transposition of EU directives in national legislation (eg the Offshore Safety Directive, the new EIA Directive) as well as amending and updating existing legislation (eg the Electricity and Gas Law, the Petroleum Law, the Construction Law, the Urban Planning Law).