Irina Vasile (Gârlașu)

+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas



  • environmental issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • environmental and other permitting matters
  • waste management
  • 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
  • GDPR and DPO training
  • processing employees’ data, including data sharing within the group for benefits programs and whistleblowing schemes
  • e-privacy matters, including commercial communications
  • cyber-security requirements
  • data sharing in mergers and acquisitions projects
  • regulatory compliance, including in connection with disciplinary procedures
  • data subject rights
  • processing and data transfer formalities
  • controls by the data protection authorities

Representative Cases and Transactions


  • assistance to one of the most important mining companies in Romania in a lawsuit filed against it by several Romanian NGOs in relation to the annulment of a decision upon which a revised environmental approval was issued
  • assistance to a global full-range supplier of solid wood and wood-based material in implementing the EU-mandated due diligence system required for operators who place timber and timber products on the market
  • day-to-day assistance in relation to environmental and sanitary veterinary matters for a large German retailer
  • advice to a private equity firm specialized in food and agribusiness investments in the intention of buying a group of ten Romanian companies activating in the agricultural field, by assessing the targets’ compliance with environmental requirements as part of the due diligence process
  • advice to a distributor of pharmaceutical products on the implementation of radio frequency identification in the pharmaceutical industry
  • assistance to a Finnish IT and telecom company in connection with electrical and electronic waste management

Data Protection and Privacy

  • 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
  • advice to a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage on privacy and confidentiality obligations
  • assistance to a gaming company in relation to the data protection wording to be included in its labor-related documents
  • advice to a leading global bank on the transfer of personal data outside of Romania and on archiving matters related to the liquidation of its Romanian branch
  • advice to one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates with the submission of two notifications with the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • “The law and practice of video monitoring” (Data Guidance, February 2015) (co-author)