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Valentin Voinescu


+40 31 225 33 67

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 5 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


  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Leading Individual in Banking and Finance
  • Recommended by Legal 500 for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Rated by IFLR 1000 as a Leading Lawyer in Banking and Finance

Valentin Voinescu is applauded for his ‘good understanding of the market, professional approach and flexibility.’
(Chambers and Partners, 2017)

Valentin Voinescu has a growing presence in the Romanian banking and finance market. […] Interviewees appreciate him as “a lawyer who understands the commercial side of a transaction.”
(Chambers and Partners, 2016)

The reputation of rising star Valentin Voinescu continues to grow in Romania, thanks to his activity across numerous recent structured finance and project finance instructions.
(Chambers and Partners, 2015)

Valentin Voinescu is described as “an absolute pleasure to work with” and has particular expertise in financial transactions and debt restructuring. Sources appreciate his proactiveness and “excellent legal and commercial advice.”
(Chambers and Partners, 2014)

“We see a real benefit in his solutions. We really trust him” says a client.
(Chambers and Partners, 2013)


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • speaker at the workshop “Corporate Debt Financing for Romanian Entrepreneurs”, organized by Cornerstone Communications (October 2018)
  • speaker at FinTech Forum, organized by FinMedia and Piata Financiara (May 2018)
  • speaker at the “Debt in European Emerging Markets 2018” conference, organized by WJ Global Group (February 2018)
  • speaker at the “TMA Europe East European Conference”, organized by TMA Europe (February 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)