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Horia Draghici


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP S.C.P.
11-15, Tipografilor Street
B3-B4, 4th Floor
District 1
013714 Bucharest
Languages Romanian, English

Horia Draghici is a partner in CMS Bucharest's Dispute Resolution Team.

With over 11 years’ experience, Horia has a great deal of experience in commercial litigation for both multinational clients and significant domestic companies in Romania, including experience with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Horia has a natural ability to understand and explain cases in detail and inspire high levels of confidence in clients. His practice deals extensively with commercial litigation and arbitration, insolvency matters, disputes with public authorities and international investments disputes. Horia is qualified to plead before all national courts (including the High Court of Romania) and is a skilled negotiator, familiar with several alternative dispute resolution techniques.

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  • 2003 – Law School, University of Bucharest, Bucharest 
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21 April 2021
Ro­mania ex­pec­ted to pass laws reg­u­lat­ing re­mote work
With the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic mak­ing work-from-home the new “nor­mal” with­in most com­pan­ies, the Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment is ex­pec­ted to ad­opt two draft la­bour-sec­tor or­din­ance and amend le­gis­la­tion, which...
06 April 2021
Ro­mania re­in­forces short-time work dur­ing pan­dem­ic
Ro­mania has ap­proved the Kur­z­arbeit Law (No. 58/2021), which re­in­forces the terms and con­di­tions of the ex­ist­ing short-time work scheme (known as “Kur­z­arbeit” in Ger­many) to help com­pan­ies cope with...
01 April 2021
Ro­mania to re­strict third coun­try-bid­ders and products for pub­lic con­tracts
Ro­mania is in the pro­cess of ban­ning cer­tain non-EU and non-EEA coun­tries from par­ti­cip­at­ing in pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures in Ro­mania. After a Memor­andum out­lining this ban was first ap­proved by the...
16 March 2021
Ro­mania sells BIT­COIN and ETH­EREUM in pub­lic auc­tion for the first time
In late 2020, the Ro­mani­an Na­tion­al Agency for the Man­age­ment of Seized As­sets (ANA­BI) con­duc­ted two pub­lic auc­tions of seized BIT­COIN (BTC) and ETH­EREUM (ETH). The sale of the seized BTC and ETH was...
11 February 2021
Ro­mania pub­lishes guidelines on changes to pub­lic pro­cure­ment and sec­tor­al...
In an at­tempt to bring clar­ity and a pre­dict­able frame­work for con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies im­ple­ment­ing changes to pub­lic pro­cure­ment and sec­tor­al con­tracts, Ro­mani­a's na­tion­al au­thor­ity for pub­lic pro­cure­ment...
26 January 2021
Class ac­tions in Ro­mania
See the Over­view of the Rep­res­ent­at­ive Ac­tions Dir­ect­ive >> 1. Do you have a spe­cif­ic pro­ced­ure or pro­ced­ures for bring­ing “opt-in” class ac­tions?  If so, please out­line such pro­ced­ure(s) and...
14 December 2020
Di­git­al health apps and telemedi­cine in Ro­mania
Di­git­al Health Apps/Soft­ware 1. How is the soft­ware with­in di­git­al health apps clas­si­fied in your jur­is­dic­tion, and what reg­u­la­tion(s) ap­ply? 1.1 Is it con­sidered a “med­ic­al device” or a “product”...
23 November 2020
AI Strategies in Ro­mania
1. Are there any gov­ern­ment­al ini­ti­at­ives in your jur­is­dic­tion aimed at in­tro­du­cing leg­al reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for AI? If so, please list them. Yes. The Ro­mani­an Gov­ern­ment (mainly the Min­istry of Com­mu­nic­a­tions...
01 September 2020
Re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law in Ro­mania
1. What is the primary le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing in­solv­ency and re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings in your jur­is­dic­tion? In Ro­mania, the primary le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing in­solv­ency and re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings is...
19 June 2020
Ro­mani­an busi­nesses in­creas­ingly turn to in­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions
When es­tab­lish­ing the gen­er­al leg­al frame­work for a com­pany's in­vest­ig­a­tion pro­ced­ures, man­agers must con­sider the fol­low­ing gen­er­al prin­ciples: data pri­vacy, con­fid­en­ti­al­ity, anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion and...
02 June 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in Ro­mania
In Ro­mania, the gen­er­al leg­al pro­vi­sions on ar­bit­ra­tion are in­cluded in a spe­cial chapter of the Civil Pro­ced­ure Code and have a pro­nounced in­ter­na­tion­al char­ac­ter, be­ing aligned with the rules of the...
21 May 2020
Autonom­ous vehicles law and reg­u­la­tion in Ro­mania
1. Is the test­ing of AVs (SAE Levels 3-5) per­mit­ted on pub­lic roads in your jur­is­dic­tion? Ro­mania does not have a ded­ic­ated leg­al frame­work for the test­ing of AVs on pub­lic roads, the grant­ing of AV...