Valentin Voinescu

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Practice areas


Valentin Voinescu’s broad experience includes acting as lead Romanian counsel on a diverse range of projects, including finance transactions (with a total value exceeding 4 billion EUR in the past 5 years), restructuring and insolvency matters, as well as milestone regulatory projects implemented by various financial institutions in the market.

His practice focuses on:

  • acquisition finance
  • bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
  • project finance and real estate finance
  • debt restructuring, workout, insolvency and enforcement strategies
  • banking and finance regulatory matters

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • assistance in obtaining a 400 million EUR sovereign guaranteed financing to a major player in the automotive industry for a major investment in Romania
  • lead Romanian counsel for the lenders in connection with a club type syndicated facility in the amount of 190 million EUR extended by three major Romanian banks to a major group of companies in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as a milestone 100 million EUR factoring solution by two of the banks to one of the members of the group
  • negotiation and amendment, on behalf of a major real estate group, of the credit and security documentation for a loan portfolio of more than 300 million EUR
  • lead counsel to a major Romanian bank, with respect to restructuring a 170 million EUR financing to a number of companies, operating in various industries, including energy and pharmaceuticals
  • lead counsel to a major Romanian bank, with respect to restructuring a 50 million EUR financing to a number of agribusiness companies
  • assistance to a local administrative body in relation to the largest ever municipal bond issue in Romania, amounting to 500 million EUR
  • lead Romanian counsel to a major international bank, on the cross-border merger between its Romanian subsidiary and the main headquarters
  • assistance to a leading Romanian real estate investor in connection with the acquisition and financing of two strategic developments in Bucharest
  • lead counsel and coordinator for four major Romanian banks, for the implementation of the New Civil Code and the New Civil Procedure Code, including complex training, analysis of the changes, and major changes in finance documentation
  • assistance to the lenders in relation to all Romanian matters in connection with the senior and mezzanine arrangements for an up to 800 million EUR financing of an important group operating in the medical industry


Included in international rankings since 2013; most recently:

  • Highly Regarded,  Banking and Finance (IFLR 1000, 2023)
  • Next Generation Partner, Banking and Finance (Legal 500, 2023)
  • Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency (Legal 500, 2023)
  • Ranked, Banking and Finance (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
  • Ranked, Banking and Finance (Chambers and Partners, 2022)
  • Next Generation Partner, Banking and Finance (Legal 500, 2022)
  • Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency (Legal 500, 2022)
  • Highly Regarded, Banking and Finance (IFLR 1000, 2022)

“Positive approach. Analytical person.
(IFLR, 2023)

“Very well prepared, deep knowledge of the market.
(IFLR, 2023)

Valentin Voinescu is “always able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.”
(Legal 500, 2023)

“He works in finance and restructuring. He definitely knows his stuff.”
(Chambers and Partners, 2023)

“Great negotiation skills, highly experienced professional, provided great support during the deal.”
(Legal 500, 2022)

Valentin provides “strong business acumen and a desire to conclude the transaction.”
(Chambers and Partners, 2021)

A client describes Voinescu as “very effective, results-oriented and impeccable on the commercial side,” adding that he “showed deep knowledge of the matters.”
(Chambers and Partners, 2020)

Valentin Voinescu “is client oriented, seeks middle ground and conducts discussion easily and efficiently.”
(IFLR 1000, 2020)


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Vienna University Executive Academy, MBA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Notable Contributions

  • speaker at “CEE Finance and Capital Markets Workshops 2022” (2022)
  • speaker at the “Business Challenge: SME & Entrepreneurship” event, organized by Business Mark (2021)
  • speaker at the 2021 East European Summit, organized by TMA Europe (2021)
  • Doing Business in Romania” (The Legal 500, 2021) (author)
  • contributor to NNDKP – COVID-19 Legal & Tax Resource Center
  • speaker at the Mirsanu Dealmakers Summit, organized by (2020)
  • speaker at the event “New Developments & Restructuring CSEE”, organized by DDC Financial (2019)
  • speaker at the TMA Get Together, organized by TMA Romania (2019)
  • speaker at the workshop “Corporate Debt Financing for Romanian Entrepreneurs”, organized by Cornerstone Communications (2018)
  • speaker at FinTech Forum, organized by FinMedia and Piata Financiara (2018)
  • speaker at the “Debt in European Emerging Markets 2018” conference, organized by WJ Global Group (2018)
  • speaker at the “TMA Europe East European Conference”, organized by TMA Europe (2018)
  • speaker at the “Global Distressed Investments Forum”, organized by WJ Global Group (London, 2017)
  • speaker at the “Debt & Restructuring CEE and SEE Forum”, organized by WJ Global Group (2017)
  • trainer at the “Guarantee letters: theoretical and practical matters” workshop for a major Romanian bank (2014)
  • trainer at the “Factoring -general legal issues” workshop for a major Romanian bank (2013)
  • trainer at the “The New Civil Procedure Code: Enforcement of security” workshop for two major Romanian banks (2013)
  • Embracing change”, IFLR Project Finance 2011 (International Financial Law Review, 2011)
  • trainer at the “The New Civil Code: Fundamental changes and recommendations for credit institutions” workshop for two major Romanian banks (2011)
  • Debt to equity conversion in the Romanian banking sector” (Lawyers Network, 2010)