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Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Names New Coordinator of the Business Crime Practice

Bucharest, February 9th, 2018 - Associate Professor Mirela Gorunescu, Ph.D., is the new coordinator of the Business Crime practice of Zamfirescu Racoți & Partners Attorneys at Law. After more than 20 years of teaching in higher education and consistent case law and practice as a lawyer, Mirela Gorunescu has joined the team of attorneys earlier this year.

Her track record recommends her for assisting and representing clients in complex business crime related cases at all stages of the criminal trial, mainly in those dealing with economic-financial crimes, abuse of office and corruption, as well as criminal acts in the competence of the specialized structures of the Prosecutor's Office (DIICOT, DNA).

"We are proud to have in our department such valuable colleagues and I am convinced that she will successfully continue the work of our former colleague Antoniu Obancia, who has coordinated this department until the end of 2017. Mirela is such a passionate professional, with rich theoretical and practical experience that will help her fulfill with great distinction her new responsibilities and build a stronger team, already recognized both at local and international level, "said Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu, senior partner of ZRP.

Mirela Gorunescu is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law "Nicolae Titulescu" in Bucharest. She authored and co-authored over 20 works and monographs, as well as numerous specialized articles. Among these we mention: Business Crime, White Collar Guide and A Dictionary of Criminal Law. She was involved in research projects in the field of criminal law, among which we mention the one regarding the positioning of the Romanian Criminal Trial between Legality and Celerity. She also participated as an expert in the Project of Unification of the Criminal Law Practice, carried out by the National Institute of Magistracy and the Superior Council of Magistracy.

The new structure of the Business Crime department no longer includes Antoniu Obancia, the extensive collaboration with the former coordinator of the practice being ceased at the beginning of the year. "We have mutually agreed the termination of our collaboration, and now, that our professional paths split, we realize more than ever what a fantastic journey we had together. Antoniu mastered hundreds of criminal law cases and litigations, each of them being both challenges and successes, "added Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu.

Let us be reminded that, in June 2017, associate professor Valerian Cioclei, the reputable specialist in criminal law, joined our Bussines Crime Department, as “partner of counsel".