act legal Romania: Distinctly Different

Unique in the Energy Legal Sector

The Energy Law practice area is the bedrock of our firm, with the founders Stefan Botezatu and Laura Estrade having acted in some of the largest M&A deals in the energy sector in the last 17 years. The quality of our work shows in our statute as trusted legal advisers of one of the world's largest electricity and gas companies. We pride ourselves in being a very agile, knowledgeable, supportive, and prompt partner for our clients in providing advice on energy matters.

  • In the course of their experience, our lawyers have worked in a wide array energy matters, such as concessions, distribution and supply agreements, tariffs, licenses, regulatory aspects, stakeholders’ relationships and post-privatisation monitoring.
  • Our areas of expertise in the energy sector encompass both energy and gas sectors from upstream (generation) to distribution and supply as well as oil & gas matters.
  • We are the only Romanian Law Firm advising on a pan-European project financed by the EU for building the first European network of charging stations for electric vehicles.
  • We are frequently involved in drafting regulation and laws in the energy sector in Romania – we have been involved in drafting all major pieces of legislation in the energy sector since 2004.
  • We are able to predict the trends in the energy sector in Romania, our advice goes therefore beyond simple legal advice.
  • We assist energy suppliers in relation to the development of new niche energy efficiency products (from concept phase, through regulatory compliance and post go-live monitoring).
  • Considering the new energy market reality at EU level, brought by the EU provisions, we put care into providing our clients in the energy sector with the best practices so as to correctly apply both the EU regulations (Directive No. 2019/944 & Regulation No. 2019/943) and the legislation issued by the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority.
  • In the context of the natural gas market liberalization in Romania after 1st of July 2020 and the numerous amendments brought by the Romanian Parliament and the Romanian Government to electricity and natural gas Law no. 123/2012, we have stood by our clients in navigating the legal hurdles brought by the lack of legislative transparency and uncertainty in the latest amendments to the law and we have assisted our clients in ensuring a smooth gas market liberalization process in order to benefit the final natural gas consumers.

Key contacts

Ștefan Botezatu

Managing Partner
act legal Romania Botezatu Estrade Partners Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40 756 049 286

Laura Estrade

act legal Romania Botezatu Estrade Partners Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40 745 625 882

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