Ana Diculescu Sova

Ana Diculescu-Șova

Senior Partner

ana.diculescu@nndkp.ro

+40 31 225 33 52

Practice areas

Expertise

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

Accolades

Included in international rankings since 2007; most recently:

  • Eminent Practitioner, Dispute Resolution (Chambers and Partners, 2020)
  • 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 client describes her as the “best litigation lawyer in Romania.” 
(Chambers and Partners, 2020)

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)

Education

  • 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