Professor Lucian Mihai is an Of Counsel of RTPR in association with Allen & Overy LLP.
He specialises in intellectual property and litigation area, including arbitration, having represented a number of high-profile foreign clients doing business in Romania.
Dr. Lucian Mihai has over 30 years of experience as professor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, where he holds classes on civil law and intellectual property law. Professor Lucian Mihai is a former chairman of the Commission for drafting the New Civil Code and the Law for its Enactment, former President of the Romanian Constitutional Court (the highest legal position in Romania), member of the Venice Commission, as well as General Secretary of the Chamber of Deputies.
Professor Lucian Mihai is listed as arbitrator of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration, attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1993, the Romanian Copyright Office since 1998 and LCIA since 2011. He has taken part in numerous international cases as counsel, arbitrator or expert-witness. Professor Lucian Mihai acted also as ad-hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights.
For more than 18 years Professor Lucian Mihai has been the „Honorary Legal Adviser” to the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Bucharest.
In the 2012 edition of „Chambers Europe”, Professor Lucian Mihai is described as “probably the most experienced guy in the Romanian IP sector”. Over the past decade he was constantly ranked in „Band 1” as a leading individual in the fields of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution by „Chambers Europe” and „Legal 500”.