Bogdan Vetrici-Șoimu

Contact information
42, Icoanei Str., Bucharest 2, Romania

Professional Profile
Senior litigator, experienced in conducting complex cases in Romania and involved in several international
cases. Equipped with extended practical expertise across industries and practices, having worked with
multinational clients, as well as with important domestic companies. Member of the Bucharest Bar since
2000, qualified to plead before all national courts (including the High Court of Romania).

Areas of Expertise
Litigations • Arbitration • Employment • Infrastructure • Real Estate • Post M&A • Corporate • Insurance • Intellectual Property • Public Acquisitions • Discrimination • Tax • Audio-visual

Strategic view • Analytical approach • Consistently working towards improving efficiency • Persuasive,
creative, with solid communication skills • Rapid adjustment to new places, businesses and cultures •
Demonstrated success in coordinating teams and working in a dynamic business environment • Decisive,
focusing on results, as well as on motivating people • Promoting team spirit

Professional History
2019 – present: Private practice, Bucharest
2007 – 2019: Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP SCP, Bucharest
2002 – 2007: Private practice, Bucharest
2000 – 2002: Junior Lawyer, SPA Enache & Enache Law Office, Bucharest
Generali: member of the Board of Directors
Ardaf: member of the Board of Directors
Pro bono activity: delivering interactive sessions on issues such as: gender equality and data protection

Professional Experience(detailed)
• conducting the cases (most often): defining the defending strategies, managing the team members,
meeting and reporting to the clients, attending sessions, drafting documentation and supervising work
• Company reorganizations
• Termination of employment
• Negotiating collective agreements
• Collective dismissals
• Challenging strikes
• Harassment (sexual, psychological, ethnical, on
promotions criteria or internal regulations
Real Estate
• Restitution claims
• Building industrial / private purpose buildings
• Splits / mergers of plots
• Encumbrances
• Shareholders disputes
• Challenges re GSM resolutions
• Transfer / encumbrance / enforce actions re
• Claims against managers
• Claims for early termination of managers
• Executive-related matters
Intellectual Property
• “Cease and desist” related matters
• TM annulment claims
• Registrations
• Counterfeit actions
• Defending industrial models
• Participating in various investigations run by
the National Council for Combating
Discrimination re alleged discrimination on a
wide range of criteria (e.g. sex, ethnic,
language, carrier path)
• participating in various matters re challenging
the tax offices’ findings in a wide range of
industries (e.g. Oil & Gas, FIS, audio-video,
regular commercial)
• Building railways
• Building highways and roads
• Building electric plants & connectivity to
the grid
Post M&A
• Various issues related to the way an M&A
process is enforced
Insurance and Reinsurance
• Defending claims for indemnity
• Assessing measures to mitigate the
(re)insurer’s exposure (e.g. in body injuries
files, car damages)
• Marine (re)insurance
• Performance / advance restitution
• Regress
• Claims handling
Public Acquisition
• Preparing, challenging and defending
tender documentations
• Preparing the actions / defense before the
National Council of Settling the Challenges
and the courts
• Disputes related the to the enforcement of
procurement contracts
Family Law
• Inheritances
• International divorces
• International child abduction
• Alimony
• Challenging the sanctions given by the
National Audio-visual Council
• Defending in a parallel investigation run by
the Romanian Press Club
• TV advertisement and its compliance
• Licensing and language broadcasting

• involved in various arbitration procedures, both by local and international arbitral courts of law (such
• attended several ad hoc arbitrations
• part of the team that managed the arbitration, but also in charge with the annulment claims and final
appeals following such arbitration procedures
Alternative Dispute Resolution
• involved in mediation procedures (in both commercial and civil-related disputes)
• participating in and organizing conciliation and negotiation meetings in order for the parties to try to
settle their disputes out-of-the-court
Cross-Sector Capabilities
• managing a team of up to 5 people per each litigation, organizing their activity in order to accomplish
the desired outcome
• training junior lawyers, motivating and coaching them
• forecasting the appropriate budgets for each litigation, in line with the litigation strategy, and
negotiating the respective budgets with the clients
• ensuring that the human and financial resources are correctly allocated, according to the budget, whilst
paying attention to the cost-effectiveness factor
Business development:
• focusing on cross-sector activities and networking with various practice leaders
• successfully creating and consolidating positive relationships

Education and Professional Development
1998 – 2003: University of Bucharest, Political and Administrative Studies
1996 – 2000: Romanian American University, Law School
1999: James Madison University (USA) – remotely: Business Administration
Training courses: Building Effective Networks, CEE Business Development, CEE Senior Best Practice, CEE
Senior Best Profit, Developing a Coaching Approach, Emailogic, Fee Negotiation Skills, Sustaining Peak
Performance; Sector inductions for: Energy, FIS Insurance, Hotels & Leisure, Private Equity, Consumer

Language Skills
Romanian – native
English – fluent (business/legal)