Irina Danut

Senior Associate

Irina specializes in litigation, arbitration and civil law.  As a senior member of the firm’s litigation department, she has worked on a variety of litigation and arbitration cases for various industries, including steel mills, mining operators, retail stores, telecom companies and banks.

Irina also has experience in telecommunication issues and was seconded as counsel to Ericsson Romania.  On assignment, she worked on a variety of legal issues, including drafting and negotiating contracts and assisting with regulatory matters.

Recent experience includes:

  • assisted one of Romania’s largest mining operations with several disputes against the Romanian public authorities (cases are valued in the Euro 10’s of millions);
  • advised a Romanian iron powder producer (part of a large US group) with a complex disputed against the environmental authorities;
  • managed and directed a series of cases for Romania’s second largest steel producer (number of cases close to 100);
  • advised Romania’s largest brewers in several commercial litigations (value in the 10’s of millions);
  • assisted a Romanian gold mining operation in a complex equipment and property dispute;
  • assisted a leading Romanian bank with its labour litigation; and
  • advising the Romanian public authority in relation to implementing and executing major expropriation projects in Romania in support of highway road construction.


  • LL.B., Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest


  • 2003


  • Vernon │ David – 2006 to present
  • Lizeta Minea Law Office – 2004 to 2006

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