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Edgar Jakab

Senior Associate

+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas


• administrative and environmental litigation
• tax and commercial litigation
• consumer protection disputes
• enforcement proceedings

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • defending a local public authority before the High Court of Cassation and Justice in connection to a claim of approximately EUR 18.2 million
  • defending a real estate developer in connection to a damage claim raised by a public authority in connection with the development of an industrial park
  • handling all stages of litigation in connection to consumer protection and enforcement proceedings on behalf of the largest retail bank in Romania
  • successful representation of an American supply chain solutions company in connection to the annulment of several fiscal-administrative decisions issued by the National Tax Authority regarding VAT, of approximately EUR 2.5 million
  • successful representation of a major company acting in the oil&gas field in connection to the second appeal against first court’s decision in favor of trade union members in relation to salary claims
  • successful representation of a global full-range supplier of solid wood and wood-based material in an environmental litigation initiated by a private organization for environmental protection over the construction of a new OSB manufacturing line with a capacity of 300,000 sq.m. in Radauti
  • assistance to an American company operating in the harbor loading/unloading and storage of grains industry in connection to the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award of USD  7 million against a Romanian insolvent company


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Hamburg University, Master Degree in European Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • “E-RES in Romania. Legal Framework and Market Development” (Doing Business, October 2008)
  • “Considerations on the application of art. 14 para. 2 Companies Act” (Romanian Review of Private Law, no. 6/2007)
  • “Municipal Bonds in Romania – the future looks bright” (Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, February 2007)
  • “Amendments to the Romanian Pension System” (Chamber of Commerce of Switzerland and Romania, 2006)
  • “The sale of a foreign asset” (Pandectele Romane, no. 1/2005)