Costin joined our SAA team as Counsel in the TMT and Data Privacy departments, adding innovative perspective to our firm.
With more than 17 years of experience, Costin specialises in tech law and compliance work, particularly in data protection and cybersecurity. His professional background also includes banking and finance, financial services regulatory and compliance and corporate and M&A.
Before joining SAA, Costin led the data protection department of one of the first international law firms on the Romanian market. Prior to that, he was a member of the banking and finance groups at several prestigious international law firms in Bucharest.
Costin regularly assists clients on all aspects of data protection and cybersecurity compliance and risk mitigation, ranging from gap assessment reviews and advice on implementation actions to complex risk and impact assessments, security incidents or data sharing structures. He also advises clients on Tech projects on matters such as IT contracts, use of trust services, remote identification, or regulatory matters. Building on his banking regulatory background, Costin has a focus on compliance and tech law work in the financial services area.
His extensive experience includes assisting both local and international clients in various industries such as energy, banking, retail, FMCG.
Costin has been a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2005.
Romanian – English - French
2020 - Certified trainer (Ministry of Labour)
2005 – Master’s in Law (LL.M./ D.E.A.)
Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV
2004 – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Faculty of Law, Bucharest University
2004 - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne, Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain