20 agile, innovative, result oriented
and flexible lawyers, all sourced from
top international and Romanian law firms, now under one name:
TheCounsel

Name is new. Team is not

Founded in 2016 by Stefan Botezatu (formerly Partner with international law firm Gide and CEE law firm Kinstellar) and Laura Estrade (formerly Associate with Gide and Counsel with Kinstellar).

20 lawyers, all sourced from top international and local law firms (Allen&Overy, Clifford Chance, Gide, Kinstellar, Schoenherr, Wolf Theiss, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii), with an impressive track record of achievements acquired over time in high profile transactions and complex disputes conducted in a wide array of practice areas and sharing the same values and culture, now part of an agile, bold and flexible legal advisor: TheCounsel.

How are we different

  • We bring together local intelligence and international expertise. We deliver swiftly using simple and clear management friendly language at international standards.
  • Some of our senior team members have been General Counsel in international groups. This offers us a unique insight into your true needs and expectations from outside counsel.
  • Our advice is pragmatic and innovative.
  • Beyond simply identifying existing risks we are able to forecast sector specific threats and challenges that our clients may face.
  • Our in-depth knowledge of our clients businesses, as well as the understanding of the sector peculiarities and local market challenges, make us a valuable partner for developing successful investment projects and handling complex disputes.