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Horia Draghici


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP S.C.P.
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165 Calea Floreasca
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014459 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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