Ramona heads the corporate / M&A and energy teams. She is recommended by legal directories such as Chambers for her M&A experience: ”[Ramona is] an accomplished practitioner, praised for her very good commercial understanding. She is receptive, supportive and always delivers on time.”, and Legal500 for her energy expertise: ”[Ramona] is very sharp”.
Ramona specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on the energy and natural resources sector, in Central and Eastern Europe. She dealt with numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions acting on all sides and gained in-depth experience in mergers, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and private equity transactions, as well as regulatory matters.
Recent relevant experience includes advising some of the world largest oil&gas companies in relation to petroleum agreements, including concessions, joint operating agreements, farm-in and farm-out agreements, services agreements, licensing and other regulatory requirements for their operations in Romania, advising a world leading utility on the acquisition of several wind farms, photovoltaic
plants and biomass projects in Romania, advising a world leading energy group on electricity regulatory and commercial issues, advising a leading regional bank on energy related matters in connection with granting of financing for construction of renewable projects in Romania.
Prior to founding Volciuc-Ionescu, Ramona headed the energy team of an international law firm in Bucharest, worked for a leading Austrian law firm in Bucharest and Vienna, and for Lehman Brothers in London.
Ramona is a regular contributor to legal magazines regarding energy and M&A topic and frequently provides insights as a speaker at international conferences and seminars.