Irina Albu

Senior Associate
+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas



  • environmental issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • environmental and other permitting matters
  • waste management
  • hazardous substances
  • protected natural areas
  • environmental liability, including for historic pollution
  • sanitary, veterinary and food safety matters
  • compliance matters, including in case of polluting incidents and authorities’ controls
  • environmental related litigation

Data Protection and Privacy

  • GDPR gap analysis and audits
  • data protection issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • e-privacy matters, including social networking sites, cookies consent rules and commercial communications
  • processing and data transfer formalities

Representative Cases and Transactions


  • advice to an oil and gas exploration and production company in connection with the environmental and regulatory matters related to the acquisition of several petroleum concessions blocks from the largest Romanian oil & gas player
  • assistance to a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of automotive safety-critical components and systems on the environmental and other regulatory matters in the due diligence process corresponding to the acquisition of the Romanian entities of a large group manufacturing automotive parts
  • assistance to the Romanian subsidiary of a large retailer on environmental, sanitary veterinary, food safety and other regulatory matters arising in the company’s daily activity, as well as in relation to challenges against certain measures imposed by the competent authorities
  • advice to a large Austrian real estate investment firm with respect to the environmental contamination revealed on the construction site of a significant class A office project developed by its Romanian subsidiary, with implications in the preliminary investigation and main recommendations for managing the soil contamination
  • advice to a large Romanian oil & gas player regarding the historical pollution in relation to a Romanian refinery and various environmental matters related to the privatization agreement

Data Protection and Privacy

  • advice to a major gas company in relation to an audit to assess compliance with the requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • assistance to a large financial institution and its subsidiaries with conducting an audit of the processing operations within the group to assess compliance with GDPR requirements, drafting an audit report with the findings, preparing an action plan with recommended measures to be implemented by the group to ensure compliance and assisting with the implementation thereof
  • assistance to a large Israeli hospitality organization in connection with the data protection and other regulatory matters envisaged in the due diligence process corresponding to the acquisition of a hotel in Bucharest
  • advice to a global firm specializing in agricultural products and environmental protection agents in the course of assessment and implementation of various privacy measures and data processing formalities through its Romanian subsidiary


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • University of Bucharest Law School, Master Degree in Business Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • speaker the “Compliance with GDPR” workshop, organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Navigation and Agriculture Constanta (2018)
  • speaker at the “GDPR 2018 Conference – How should lawyers implement GDPR?”, organized by the Bucharest, Calarasi, Giurgiu, Ialomita, Ilfov and Teleorman Bars, University of Bucharest Law School and Editura Universul Juridic (2018)