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Reff & Asociates announces new real estate practice head

Reff & Associates, the law firm representing Deloitte Legal in Romania, announces that Irina Dimitriu, associate partner, is taking over the role of head of the real estate practice as Irina Dimitriu joins NEPI as legal director.

In her new leadership role, Irina will be closely supported by Irina Dimitriu, founding partner with a significant involvement in the firm’s real estate practice.

“I am deeply grateful to Robert for his remarkable contribution to the firm’s real estate practice and to the firm’s practice in general during his eight years of activity performed at the highest standards. Robert is an exceptional lawyer and has always proved an outstanding team member who has my admiration and the entire team’s appreciation. I would like to wish him lots of success in the important role he undertakes at NEPI, whom Reff & Associates has the privilege to have assisted during its decade of existence. I am confident that he will fulfill this responsibility with distinction,” said Alexandru Reff.

Robert is a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience and prior to joining Reff & Associates he has served as legal director for a large Irish property investment and development company. Prior to that, he was a senior associate in the real estate practice of a leading Romanian law firm. Robert has been involved in landmark real estate mergers and acquisitions and has assisted clients in a wide range of real estate projects – retail, office, logistic and residential.

Irina Dimitriu has a vast experience of over 12 years in acquisition, financing and development of high-profile real estate projects. Her key areas of expertise include transaction structuring, energy & infrastructure developments, construction (including drafting FIDIC agreements and claims assessment), urbanism and permitting, as well as coordinating due diligence teams. Legal 500 directory quotes client feedback about Irina as being a „smart solution-finder”.

“Irina is one of the best known and appreciated real estate lawyers with a strong experience in advising some of the largest players on the market. She is a lawyer passionate about the profession and the real estate industry, with technical skills, management skills and remarkable interpersonal qualities. Since joining the team a year and a half ago, she already had a strong impact on the team and connected very well with the rest of our practice in Romania and to our international practice,” added Reff.

Irina Dimitriu is recognised by prestigious international legal directories and this year the firm’s real estate practice which „clients appreciate for its expertise, pragmatism and deal-oriented approach,” was ranked in tier 1. This year the firm also received the „Law Firm of the Year” award during the CIJ Gala.

Wth a team of 66 lawyers, Irina Dimitriu has become one of the top ten law firms in Romania and one of the most dynamic which has registered a sustained double-digit growth in its ten years of existence. Every year the dedicated team at Reff & Associates advises clients in projects worth over one billion euro in aggregate.

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