Sofia joined SAA as a Counsel in the Arbitration Group. She has an experience of over 14 years in the field of national and international arbitration, with a focus on construction arbitration and ICSID arbitration. She is also specialized in ICC and VIAC arbitration proceedings, and acts as arbitrator in arbitration cases before the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, being also the President of the Dolj Court of Arbitration.
She regularly advises and assists clients on matters related to construction disputes, including FIDIC contracts, post-privatization related disputes, and administrative contentious claims.
Sofia has a tight connection with the academic life, being a PhD student in the field of arbitration and also a Willem C. Vis Moot trainer.
Sofia speaks fluently both English and German languages and has been constantly involved in mixed teams of lawyers and experts in the projects she was part of.
She has represented renowned clients on the Romanian market – both national state companies, as well as foreign investors. Two of the most relevant cases she has worked on are EDF v. Romania ICSID Case and Micula II v. Romania ICSID Case.
Romanian - English - German
2020 - PhD Student in International Commercial Arbitration
Faculty of Law, Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest
2013 - Master in International Commercial Arbitration (LL.M.)
Queen Mary University of London
2007 - BA in Economics
Faculty of Business Administration in German Language, Academy for Economic Studies, Bucharest
2006 - Post-Graduate Diploma in European Law
Post-Graduate Diploma in European Law
2005 - BA in Law
Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest
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