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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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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...
In­ter­im meas­ures in Ro­mania
1. Ap­plic­able Law 1.1.1 On 15 Feb­ru­ary 2013 a New Civil Pro­ced­ure Code (NCPC) entered in­to force in Ro­mania, re­pla­cing the former civil pro­ced­ure code, which had reg­u­lated civil leg­al re­la­tion­ships for...
Weath­er busi­ness in Ro­mania. A fore­cast of op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges
Fast and pre­cise weath­er in­form­a­tion is in big de­mand, es­pe­cially among weath­er-sens­it­ive in­dus­tries such as trans­port­a­tion, ag­ri­cul­ture, en­ergy as well as util­it­ies, travel, con­struc­tion, sports and...
The CEE guide to crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity of cor­por­ate en­tit­ies
The concept of cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity has de­veloped and per­meated in­to the leg­al re­gimes of coun­tries around the world, wheth­er as a res­ult of their ob­lig­a­tions to im­ple­ment the OECD’s 1997 con­ven­tion...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The new world of work in Ro­mania
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and the meas­ures put in place in re­sponse in coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Ro­mania – have com­pelled both em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to ad­opt a new vis­ion for work. Count­less com­pan­ies and gov­ern­ment agen­cies have sus­tained them­selves dur­ing the crisis by hav­ing em­ploy­ees con­duct their work from home.Now, a year after the be­gin­ning of the pan­dem­ic, many of these meas­ures, such as home-of­fice re­mote work, have proven so ef­fect­ive they are be­ing con­sidered for the post-COV­ID-19 fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This page – based on the 17 Novem­ber 2020 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Ro­mania and hos­ted by em­ploy­ment law­yers Hor­ia Dragh­ici and Rux­an­dra Georges­cu with CMS Ro­mania – presents how tele­work and home-of­fice work have im­pacted the Mone­g­asque work­place, and ex­plores the chal­lenges that these forms of em­ploy­ment pose for work­ers and com­pan­ies, both now and in the years to come. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
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...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in Ro­mania
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? Yes. Force ma­jeure is ex­pressly defined in Art­icle 1351 of the Ro­mani­an Civil Code. 2. If so, what is the text of the force ma­jeure clause...
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...