Laura Toncescu is an Attorney at Law with more than 15 years experience and an European Studies Specialist. She combines a thorough knowledge of Romanian and European law with extensive experience in working in complex, multidisciplinary and ground-breaking projects. Her specializations are Financial Services, M&A, and Corporate Commercial. Laura has been involved as project manager or expert in numerous landmark and noteworthy projects for the Romanian market as: the first authorization of a joint-venture as a controlling shareholder in a Romanian bank, the first authorization of an investment fund as a controlling shareholder in a Romanian bank (after Romania’ s accession to the EU), the first e-money license in the telecom industry, the first program for bonds issuance authorized under EU Regulation, the first supra-national issuance of RON denominated bonds by an international financial institution, etc. In the last years, she has been involved in various M&A projects in the financial services market, involving transfers of shares, portfolios transfers or business restructuring and she has provided advice to her clients on a vast array of matters. Laura has been awarded a number of prizes and is highly recommended in the financial sector by some of the most prestigious domestic and international publications (Chambers Europe, Chambers & Partners, PLC Which Lawyer etc.). Her interests outside the office include literature, theatre, music and dance, which she shares with her two daughters.