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Isabela Delia Popa

Senior Counsel
Phone: +40 746 226 813

Labour law practice is one of the most representative practice areas that Isabela has been involved in. Isabela has built her career based on the firm belief that legal service excellence is based on the passion to practice business law at the highest standards, on the involvement in complex and sophisticated projects, as well as on the importance of advocacy in terms of understanding the business environment. Isabela holds PhD in Labour Law from the University of Bucharest, with an outstanding track-record in negotiating employment contracts for key personnel/top management/cross border employment, advising on dismissals and collective lay-offs and closing of production units, collective labour bargaining agreements, internal regulations, negotiating and drafting various special employment clauses aimed to protect the employer, appointment of employees’ representatives/negotiations with trade unions, implementing labour law legislative amendments, handling labour law litigations derived from dismissals and/or collective lay-offs, moral harassment claims, salary claims, reorganisation/company restructuring/transfer of undertakings.

  • Labour and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Antidiscrimination
  • Legal compliance
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Corporate governance
  • Regulatory
  • Data protection
  • Consumer protection

Bar Admissions • Affiliations & Memberships

  • Bucharest Bar Association
  • National Institute for the Training and Improvement of Lawyers (INPPA)


  • University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iași – Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Laws
  • University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iași – Faculty of Law – LL.M. in Business Law
  • “George Washington” University – Faculty of Law  – U.S Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S Law programme
  • University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law – LL.M. in Labour Law
  • University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law – PhD in Labour Law

At a glance:

  • over 15 years in business law consulting, out of which 9 years in senior management
  • in lead with various projects concerning labour and employment matters and litigations, with a focus on reaching business-oriented solutions
  • highly experienced in dealing with labour and employment issues faced by multinationals that are in strategic partnerships in Romania

Contributor expert to various EU-funded projects: Project TRIIAL – TRust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of judges and arbitrators safeguarding the rule of Law under the EU Charter (JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2018); Project  INTERLEX – Advisory and Training system for Internet-related Private International Law; Project  E-NACT – e-Learning National Active Charter Training (JUST-AG-2016/JUST-AG-2016-04); Project JUST ACCESS (SMIS code 113139); Project ACTIONES – Active Charter Training through Interaction of National ExperienceS

Contributor expert (special rapporteur for Romania) to the project “Study on enforcements authorities’ powers in the application of Regulation 2006/2004/EC on Consumer Protection cooperation” (JUST/2014/CONS/PR/0131)

Current lecturer with the National Institute for the Training and Improvement of Lawyers (INPPA)

Former lecturer with the Faculty of Law of the Bucharest University

Former lecturer with the Faculty of Administration of The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)

Personal counsellor to the Ministry of Labour (2016)