Ana Diculescu Sova

Ana Diculescu-Șova

Senior Partner

+40 31 225 33 52

Practice areas


Ana Diculescu-Sova heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice and has an impressive career, with over 50,000 representations before national and international courts and arbitration panels. Her expertise covers:

  • complex litigation and international arbitration
  • creditors’ rights in bankruptcy proceedings
  • real estate proceedings under special property laws
  • intellectual property disputes
  • contracts and commercial litigation
  • administrative and fiscal litigation
  • privatization proceeding
  • insurance disputes
  • enforcement proceedings and precautionary measures
  • individual and collective labor disputes

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • challenge on behalf of a major local insurance company of a state authority decision to lift administration rights
  • creditor’s intervention on behalf of Romania’s largest oil and gas maintenance company, to recover an important debt and maintain a controlling position in the creditors’ assembly and the creditors’ committee
  • representation of a real estate developer in the insolvency of its debtor, who initiated the process fraudulently in order to prevent the enforcement of the creditors’ rights over their secured assets rights
  • corporate disputes on behalf a large Romanian investment fund, concerning  the shareholders’ agreement and general assembly meetings related to the administration of the company
  • privatization dispute on behalf of a Canadian company, related to the contract award to a state-owned copper mining company
  • title litigation on behalf of a real estate developer concerning 47,000 sq.m. of land in Bucharest
  • administrative litigation, on behalf of a British real estate services firm, to obtain a building permit for a major business office in Bucharest
  • successful defense of a major Romanian bank in a collective consumer protection action brought by the bank’s debtors
  • representation of a major bank in a complex litigation involving real estate and banking law, with respect to a breach of contractual obligations undertaken by a real estate debtor under two contracts, a sale-purchase agreement, and a term loan agreement
  • successful commercial litigation on behalf of a major foreign steel producer arising from an international sale-purchase agreement concluded by a former communist state enterprise


Included in international rankings since 2007; most recently:

  • Eminent Practitioner, Dispute Resolution (Chambers and Partners, 2019)
  • Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency (Chambers and Partners, 2016)
  • Included in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame
  • Leading Individual, Dispute Resolution (Legal 500, 2019)
  • Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency (Legal 500, 2019)

One source remarks “Diculescu-Şova always speaks really well in court,” adding that “every pleading is like a law lesson.”
(Chambers and Partners, 2019)

Peers regard senior partner Ana Diculescu-Şova as a long-standing and prominent dispute resolution lawyer.
(Chambers and Partners, 2017)

Ana Diculescu-Sova maintains her reputation as a leading figure in Romanian dispute resolution and is described as “a guru of her generation” by market commentators.
(Chambers and Partners, 2016)

Sources describe her as “one of the top litigators in the country, with a degree of experience that is unparalleled in the market”.
(Chambers and Partners, 2015)


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Scholar at the Paris Bar
  • University of Bucharest Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in Private Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar
  • National Association of Romanian Bars
  • International Union of Lawyers