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Sofia Cozac

Counsel

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.

 

LANGUAGES

Romanian - English - German

 

EDUCATION

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

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Association of Romanian Bars;
  • Dolj Court of Commercial Arbitration (Arbitrator, President);
  • The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (Arbitrator);
  • The Iasi Court of Arbitration (Arbitrator);
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Romanian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Arbitrator);
  • Vienna International Arbitration Center, Austria (Arbitrator);
  • Arbitral Women International Organization;
  • RAI Arbitrators – Rasing Arbitrators’ Initiative.
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