Ioana Grigoriu

Senior Managing Associate
+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas


  • transaction structuring, negotiating and drafting sale-purchase agreements in real estate transactions
  • analysis of real estate matters in public offerings
  • real estate aspects of transactions in agribusiness sector
  • due diligence in real estate transactions
  • permitting matters in infrastructure, energy, mining, wind and photovoltaic projects
  • projects entailing sale and acquisition of large agricultural and forestry lands, as well as distressed real estate assets out of insolvency

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • assistance with the admission of a large real estate investment company to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, and IPO to raise funds for the acquisition of a Romanian real estate portfolio, including third party pipeline projects, valued at 300 million EUR
  • extensive due diligence on the real estate assets held by eight Romanian subsidiaries of the world leader in building materials and a major player in cement, aggregates and concrete businesses in connection with the disposal of assets in a transaction estimated at 6.5 billion EUR
  • due diligence investigations and assistance with the development of the business strategy for a major telecommunications operator in connection with the real estate holdings of more than 1,500 properties throughout Romania
  • advice to one of the world’s largest oil & gas companies regarding farming-in into the deep offshore portion of a Black Sea concession agreement
  • advice in connection with the acquisition out of insolvency of a large distressed commercial center, as well as of leisure and residential units, located in strategic parts of Bucharest and of Romania
  • legal assistance to the local branches specialized in agribusiness of a regional private equity group in relation to the acquisition of 100 hectares of land and additional target properties around the country, as well as in relation to the acquisition strategy of over hundreds of hectares of land located around the country
  • advice to a global farming company in relation to the acquisition of more than 6,000 hectares of forestry lands
  • advice to a worldwide investment fund in relation to the acquisition of three Romanian farms and of a corporate vehicle specialized in agricultural management, valued over 40 million EUR (one of the major Romanian transactions from 2013)
  • potential investment by a major Chinese investor in two photovoltaic projects with a capacity of 50 MW, one ranging 7 MW and the other ranging 46 MW (the largest photovoltaic project in Romania)


Included in international rankings since 2020; most recently:

  • Rising Star, Real Estate and Construction (Legal 500, 2023)
  • Rising Star, Real Estate and Construction (Legal 500, 2022)

“Ioana Grigoriu is the lawyer of choice for handling complex assignments that require strong organising skills besides the technical know-how.”
(Legal 500, 2020)


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • University of Bucharest Law School, Master Degree in Private Civil Law

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • Speaker at the Real Estate & Construction Forum, organized by Business Mark (2022)
  • “Legal enactment on Land Planning, Urbanism and Construction Code – Development tool or stress factor for investors?” (Lexology, 2019)
  • Investments in forestry land – solutions vs. challenges” (Wall Street, 2012)
  • A new contractual approach of commercial contracts” (Business Construct, 2012)