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Anca Elena Ion

Anca Elena Ion


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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP S.C.P.
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013714 Bucharest
Languages Romanian, English

Anca Elena Ion is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Department at CMS Bucharest office, focusing on corporate criminal law and compliance. Anca has experience in criminal defence of companies as well as senior executives facing bribery and corruption allegations. She also has experience advising multinational companies across the industry sectors of Life Sciences, Energy, Technology and Communications on for high-risk and very sensitive cases. Anca regularly advises clients on criminal investigations and has been involved in conducting internal investigations, drafting criminal defence strategies, analysing criminal cases and assessing prosecutorial investigations.

Her practice includes corporate investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, fraud, dispute resolution, data protection, as well as general commercial and contract advice. Anca works on cross-jurisdictional matters with CMS lawyers across CEE, Europe and beyond, including US lawyers and clients. Prior to joining our office, Anca was an intern at the Romanian Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cessation and Justice assisting prosecutors in conducting criminal investigations and attaining insides of the other side of a criminal defence.

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Relevant experience

  • A top 20 global pharma group on an ongoing criminal investigation launched by the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) into the corrupt practices of an alleged organised criminal group connected to medications required for organ transplantation.
  • One of the world's largest IT solutions companies in a highly confidential National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) investigation of abuse of office on a EUR 100m project.
  • One of the world’s leading providers of oil and gas technology on a complex criminal and tax litigation matter related to allegations of tax fraud and noncompliance.
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  • 2015 – LL.M. Criminal Sciences, Law School, Bucharest University, Bucharest
  • 2014 – LL.B., Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest
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  • Bucharest Bar Association
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