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Cosmin Cretu

Cosmin Cretu


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP S.C.P.
11-15, Tipografilor Street
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District 1
013714 Bucharest
Languages Romanian, English

Cosmin Cretu is an Associate in the CMS Bucharest team, specialising in criminal law, regulatory and compliance. Cosmin has broad experience in criminal defence of companies, as well as senior executives facing various white-collar crime allegations. He has been advising multinational companies operating in the Energy, IT, Life Sciences, Construction & Infrastructure, Automotive, Banking and Insurance industries facing allegations of tax evasion, money laundering and corruption with claimed damages exceeding EUR 500 million. Cosmin has been conducting internal investigations and he regularly assists clients before prosecuting authorities and courts of law in various criminal law disputes.

Cosmin also focuses on a wide range of compliance and regulatory matters relevant to the Gambling, Life Sciences and TMT industries. Prior to joining our office, Cosmin was a Senior Associate in a top tier law firm specialized in white-collar crime.

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  • 2016 – LL.B., Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest
  • 2011 – M.Sc. (Econ.), Athenaeum University, Bucharest
  • 2010 – B.Sc. (Econ.), Athenaeum University, Bucharest
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  • Member of the Bucharest Bar Association.
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09 December 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to vac­cine com­pens­a­tion re­gimes in the CEE
Vac­cine com­pens­a­tion re­gimes in them­selves are com­plex and con­stantly chan­ging. Couple this with a glob­al pan­dem­ic and you have an un­cer­tain and hard to nav­ig­ate pic­ture. Many phar­ma­ceut­ic­al com­pan­ies...
24 November 2020
Ro­mania per­man­ently reg­u­lates telemedi­cine
On 19 Novem­ber 2020, Ro­mania en­acted Gov­ern­ment Emer­gency Or­din­ance no. 196/2020 amend­ing Law 95/2006 on the health­care re­form, which in­tro­duces a gen­er­al leg­al frame­work for the prac­tice of telemedi­cine...
05 November 2020
Wider scope in Ro­mania for ex­ten­ded con­fis­ca­tion of goods in force be­gins...
On the 2 Novem­ber 2020, the Pres­id­ent of Ro­mania pro­mul­gated Law No. 228/2020, which ex­pands the scope of the ex­ten­ded con­fis­ca­tion of goods reg­u­lated by the Ro­mani­an crim­in­al codes. Law 228 trans­poses...
02 July 2020
Ro­mani­an il­leg­al log­ging leads to spe­cial­ised pro­sec­u­tion of­fice for en­vir­on­ment­al...
On 16 June 2020, the Ro­mani­an Sen­ate ad­op­ted Draft Law no. 121/2020 for the or­gan­isa­tion and op­er­a­tion of the Dir­ect­or­ate for In­vest­ig­at­ing En­vir­on­ment­al Crimes (DIIM). The spon­sors of this Draft Law...
19 June 2020
Ro­mania is­sues health reg­u­la­tions as land-based gambling and sports bet­ting...
On 16 June 2020, the Min­istry of Health is­sued Or­der no. 1088/2020, which man­dates spe­cif­ic meas­ures for land-based gambling and sports bet­ting op­er­at­ors to pre­vent the spread of COV­ID-19 in their fa­cil­it­ies...
16 June 2020
Reg­u­lat­ory chal­lenges for land-based gambling and sports bet­ting op­er­at­ors...
On 11 June 2020, as part of new meas­ures to ease re­stric­tions put in place in re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ro­mani­an Prime Min­is­ter Ludovic Orb­an an­nounced that land-based gambling activ­it­ies in...
16 June 2020
Ro­mani­a's Cluj-Na­po­ca to de­vel­op largest AI re­search centre in East­ern...
Ac­cord­ing to sev­er­al re­cent me­dia re­ports, the Tech­nic­al Uni­versity of Cluj-Na­po­ca (UTCN) is in line to re­ceive a grant of RON 80 mil­lion (EUR 16.7 mil­lion) in European fund­ing to es­tab­lish the In­sti­tute...
19 May 2020
Ro­mania ap­proves changes to health­care claw-back tax
On 18 May 2020, Law 53/2020 for fin­an­cing cer­tain ex­penses in the health­care sec­tor entered in­to force, which in­cluded re­du­cing the "claw-back tax" to 15% for do­mest­ic drug man­u­fac­tur­ers (both gen­er­ic...
15 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 cor­por­ate crime & reg­u­lat­ory is­sues
The COV­ID-19 lock­down will not last forever. Op­er­at­ing both dur­ing and bey­ond the lock­down could throw up nov­el and un­ex­pec­ted cor­por­ate crime and li­ab­il­ity risks for busi­nesses. Re­sum­ing or in­creas­ing...