Marian Dinu



Contact
Email: marian.dinu@dlapiper.com
Tel.: +40 372 155 881, +40 (0) 728 997 794
Fax: +40 372 155 810
https://www.dlapiper.com/en/romania/people/d/dinu-marian/

About
Marian Dinu is one of Romania’s most experienced and prominent corporate lawyer, recognized as such by the legal directories, the business community and his peers.

Marian’s key areas of practice are mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt offerings and competition/antitrust. With a career spanning more than two decades, he was instrumental in major M&A and capital markets transactions, including the privatizations of a large local energy player. He regularly acts for clients in various sectors such as Energy, Financial Services, Tech, Media, as well as for PE clients.

Prior Experience
October 2008 – Present: DLA Piper Romania, Country Managing Partner
October 2007 – September 2008: London based international law firm, Counsel
January 2005 – September 2007: Petrom S.A., General Counsel
May 2003 – December 2004: London based international law firm, Managing Associate
May 2001 – April 2003: London based international law firm, Associate
January 1999 – April 2001: London based international law firm, Associate
May 1998 – September 1998: Chicago based international law firm, Foreign Associate
October 1996 – December 1997: Romanian law firm, Attorney at Law

Recognitions
Ranked Eminent Practitioner Corporate/M&A by Chambers and Partners, 2020
Mention Corporate M&A, Banking & Finance, Energy by Legal 500, 2020
Chambers Europe legal directory describes Marian as “an outstanding lawyer, technically remarkable and commercially-orientated”, stating as well that he is “very efficient, with a good understanding of business” and “a truly remarkable leader” who is able to “manage a project by using his experience to provide good solutions”. Marian is “highly sought after by companies in the IT, telecommunications, energy and healthcare sectors”.

Marian’s corporate experience is recognized by the legal directories, the business community and his peers. Chambers and Partners 2014 and 2015 editions rank Marian in Tier 1 in the Corporate M&A category, stating that he „knows what an international client needs and what an international transaction requires.” (Chambers and Partners, 2014).

The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners 2013 editions stated that Marian „has long-standing experience in the energy sector, and is a top choice for corporate and M&A work in that area”.

Marian is described as a „fine lawyer with a good reputation” and „a man we can trust in a deal. He is creative and we are comfortable with him” (Chambers and Partners, 2012).

Education
– Vienna University of Economics, Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2008
– Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Honours, 1998
– University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, Romania, LL.B., 1996

Memberships
Member of the New York State Bar
Member of the Bucharest Bar
Member of the National Union of Romanian Bars