Valeriu Mina

+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas


Valeriu has over 17 years of professional experience in dispute resolution and arbitration matters, representing an important number of clients in complex commercial disputes such as those arising in connection with the administrative contractual relations governed by FIDIC rules, as well as in public procurement related litigation. Valeriu has also experience in civil disputes related to the challenging of public and private property rights, insolvency proceedings, labor and intellectual property litigation.

His practice focuses on:

  • litigation
  • arbitration
  • pre-litigation disputes
  • complex commercial disputes
  • privatization related litigation
  • civil and criminal matters
  • enforcement proceedings
  • insolvency and recoverable of receivables
  • labor litigation

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • successful representation of the world leader in building materials and a major player in cement, aggregates and concrete businesses during the first criminal proceedings in Romania where a legal company has been introduced as defendant in relation to an offense concerning health and safety at work
  • successful representation of the world leader in building materials and a major player in cement, aggregates and concrete businesses during a dispute favorably awarded by the Supreme Court, considering the annulment of a government decision regulating the National Allocation Plan of greenhouse certificates for 2007 and 2008-2012, which regulates the distribution of the such certificates among the three largest companies in the cement industry
  • successful representation of the world leader in building materials and a major player in cement, aggregates and concrete businesses in a commercial arbitration pending with the Court of International Commercial Arbitration in relation to a commercial claim filled by one of the client’s transport operators for cancellation of the transport contract based on price considerations
  • representation of a global multinational consumer goods company in four commercial litigations filed by one of the client’s distributors for unfair competition
  • labor, commercial, and related criminal cases on behalf of the largest American construction and civil engineering company, related to the construction of the Transilvania Motorway
  • arbitration before the Romanian International Court of Arbitration on behalf of an Israeli construction company against a large Romanian dam construction company which claimed several million EUR from the two mother companies from Israel in relation to the performance of two public acquisition contracts
  • representation of multinational companies and local entrepreneurs in various industries in court procedures for the recovery of receivables from other entities (the leading Romanian producer of small diameter seamless steel pipes, one of the largest American financial services and communications companies, a Danish waste management company, a local IT firm, an important telecom player, a Danish frozen foods producer, a local print house)
  • litigation on behalf of several major commercial banks related to loan contracts involving consumer protection aspects and implementation of European directives on loan agreements
  • representation of a leading worldwide energy company in relation to several insolvency and bankruptcy procedures in order to recover receivables and current debts due after the procedure was started
  • assistance to a local sports bets agency in various procedures and litigation related to its gambling activity


Included in international rankings since 2019; most recently:

  • Next Generation Partner, Dispute Resolution (Legal 500, 2023)
  • Next Generation Partner, Dispute Resolution (Legal 500, 2022)

“Valeriu Mina is a very pragmatic lawyer, with the ability to handle highly complex disputes. He always provides insightful advice, which is very well researched and accurate. He is clear in his approach and masters all the details of a case. Also, he is very responsive and committed to deeply understanding our needs.”
(Legal 500, 2023)

Valeriu Mina is “an upcoming leader in the construction arbitration field”. 
(Legal 500, 2022)

a ‘very competent and skilful lawyer’
(Legal 500, 2019)


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Nicolae Titulescu University Law School, Master Degree in Business Law
  • Academy of American and International Law, Degree in U.S. law and International Business Transactions

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • contributor to NNDKP – COVID-19 Legal & Tax Resource Center
  • “Risk allocation in Red and Yellow FIDIC form of contracts” (Lexology, 2018) (co-author)
  • “Promotional campaigns and deceptive trade practices” (Capital, 2014)
  • “Legal Advisor – Models of contracts and forms of legal procedure” (Rentrop & Straton, 2009)