Gabriela Dinu

Managing Associate
+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas


  • individual employment agreements
  • negotiation and enforcement of collective labor agreements
  • internal employment policies and procedures
  • individual and collective dismissals
  • disciplinary investigation procedures
  • professional unfitness investigations
  • non-competition, post-employment non-solicitation, and confidentiality obligations
  • organization of working time
  • transfer of employees procedures
  • occupational health and safety
  • labor relations due diligence
  • workers transnational secondment
  • immigration
  • employment dispute resolution

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • assistance to a leading IT worldwide company in relation to the implementation of a process of collective redundancies and rethinking of the business on the Romanian market affecting a number of over 200 employees
  • advice to a major Romanian insurance and re-insurance company in connection with the restructuring of the branch network, rethinking the organizational and functional structures within the company (i.e., collective redundancies of over 70 employees, information and consultation process of employees, discussions with trade unions, etc.)
  • advice to an international retailer operating in Romania over 150 hypermarkets and supermarkets in relation to various employment matters (e.g., collective negotiations, transfer of undertaking procedures, etc.)
  • advice to an international online gambling company in relation to several employment matters (i.e., preparing negotiations and amending services contract with IT services providers; avoiding the risks of re-qualification of relationships between the company and IT services providers’ employees as dependent relationship under the labour law; drafting and implementing internal policies related to organization and work discipline; terminating employment relationships due to professional unfitness and for disciplinary reasons)
  • assistance to a large international company active in the production and marketing of products, equipment and technology in multiple areas of business (i.e., health care, energy, electronics, office equipment, medical equipment, oil and gas, etc.) in relation to terminating the employment relationship of employees in management or key positions
  • assistance to several Romanian banking companies with various labour issues including restructuring, disciplinary lay-offs and lay-offs for professional unfitness, relocations of employees, temporary use of labour force, etc.
  • assistance to a Chinese company operating in the nuclear energy field in connection with a project launched by a Romanian company for setting up a Project Company with the aim to develop, build and operate Units 3 and 4 of Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant; the legal assistance consisted in, among others, carrying out a broad analysis of the legislation relevant for the personnel working in the nuclear energy field, including immigration aspects
  • undertaking a due diligence for a state-owned company acting in the energy field in relation to the privatization of 6 of its services and maintenance affiliates (i.e., preparing a complex legal audit on the 6 affiliates with regard to the implications of the privatization process from a labour perspective)
  • assistance to an international beer producer (member of an important Danish Group) with the implementation of collective dismissals as a consequence of the insolvency procedure
  • assistance to a dialysis company established in the United States with a cross-border due diligence exercise over a target dialysis business located in Romania, Portugal and Poland involving significant employment matters

Selected credentials listed above include work prior to joining NNDKP.


Included in international rankings since 2020; most recently:

  • Next Generation Partner, Employment (Legal 500, 2023)
  • Ranked, Employment (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
  • Ranked, Employment (Chambers and Partners, 2022)
  • Next Generation Partner, Employment (Legal 500, 2022)

“Gabriela Dinu does an impressive job in helping us focus on the key aspects to get practical solutions to complex legal matters.”
(Legal 500, 2022)

Gabriela Dinu is “business-oriented” and she is “very good at making the work for in-house lawyers easier”.
(Chambers and Partners, 2022)

“Gabriela Dinu stand out with her friendly and calm approach, always taking the time to explain things using a plain language instead of quoting the letter of the law.”
(Legal 500, 2021)


  • “Nicolae Titulescu” Law School, Law Degree

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • contributor to NNDKP – COVID-19 Legal & Tax Resource Center
  • speaker at the webinar “Restrictive clauses in individual employment contracts. Telework. A practical overview”, part of the Employment SpotON series organized by NNDKP (2021)
  • speaker at the event “Working Romania”, organized by Business Review (2019)
  • “News on Employment Law for 2019 – three types of minimum wage and the restrictions on the activity of day laborers” (Legal Marketing, 2019)
  • speaker at the conference “Operational HR Cluj-Napoca”, organized by Business Mark (2018)