Cristiana Chelu-Prodescu

Senior Associate
+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas


  • employment law disputes
  • commercial and consumer protection disputes
  • public procurement disputes
  • construction disputes
  • administrative disputes

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • assisting one of the biggest European construction companies that serves as the general contractor for the Romanian pillar of the European project ELI (The Extreme Light Infrastructure) in the case filed by the beneficiary of the project (valued at 130 million EUR )
  • representing a company that owns forests in Finland, Estonia and Romania (whose main fields of activity are timber sale and management services for other private forest owners) in a dispute over the lawfulness of the restitution title for the land. (valued at approximately 2 million EUR)
  • assisting a Spanish construction company, specialized in both civil engineering and building, in arbitration proceedings against the Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads for compensation and damages arising from the termination of the construction contract
  • representing employees of a public institution in over 60 employment cases related to returning the financial bonuses declared unlawful by the Romanian Court of Accounts
  • assisting two companies in the wood industry in various litigation regarding biomass certificates


  • Recommended, Dispute Resolution (Legal 500, 2021)

“a prominent and bright lawyer who has been successful when giving legal advice in complex issues in Romanian jurisdiction.” 
(Legal 500, 2021)


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • University of Bucharest Law School, Master Degree in Labor, Employment and Industrial Relations Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • contributor to NNDKP – COVID-19 Legal & Tax Resource Center
  • speaker at the seminar “Theoretical and practical issues regarding competence in arbitration, the action for annulment and exequatur”, organized by NNDKP (2019)
  • Practical benchmarks regarding the recognition and enforcement in Romania of court and arbitral judgments rendered in foreign jurisdictions” (NNDKP, 2017) (co-author)