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Daniela David

Lawyer, Romania


Dana is a founding partner of Vernon | David and the head of the firm’s litigation department.  She has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation.  An active arbitrator, she is also a licensed mediator.

Dana is also one of Romania’s leading labour litigation lawyers and has significant experience in complex employment disputes, including advising on senior management misconduct, “sensitive” investigations, compliance issues and termination cases. 

She has represented a wide variety of clients in various industries including steel mills, quarry operators and other industrial companies in their complex environmental and regulatory litigation as well as oil companies, banks, retailers, beverage manufactures in their commercial and labour disputes.  Dana was represented the national phone company in one of Romania’s largest competition cases.

A graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Bucharest, Dana also has an M.A. in Business Law from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris. 

Vernon | David Expertise

Vernon│David is a boutique law firm specializing in complex commercial transactions, regulatory matters, and compliance issues.  The firm offers high-end bespoke legal advice to a wide array of domestic and international clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies and foreign governments.   Our firm has offices in Bucharest, Romania and in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

From our work on the largest real estate financing in Romanian history to helping start-up companies with their initial legal needs, we are a leading commercial and transactional law firm with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, financings, employment, regulatory and compliance matters.  Our clients include many of Romania’s largest and best-known enterprises and financial institutions. 

Since our foundation in 2001, Vernon | David and its lawyers have been mentioned and ranked in all of the major international guides and reference services, including Chambers and Partners Global and Europe, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer.  We have also received numerous awards and accolades, including being declared “Energy Law Firm of the Year” (2012) by Romania’s leading financial newspaper, Ziarul Financiar.  As one ranking stated, “this impressive commercial outfit makes waves for its alternative pitch and extensive client roster, as well as its “prompt and responsive” lawyers who “not only identify problems but provide pragmatic solutions” (Chambers and Partners).