One Move Ahead

Alina Tugearu



Bucharest Bar | 2005


English, French, Romanian

Practice Focus

Alina Tugearu, Partner and coordinator of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice, specializes in civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on international arbitration and administrative/contentious disputes.

She has solid experience in trying arbitration cases before national and international arbitral panels in arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA, VIAC, the Court of International Commercial Arbitration (Bucharest) and under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules in ad hoc arbitration, in complex projects involving construction disputes, including matters regarding FIDIC contracts, post privatisation-related disputes and energy-related disputes.

Alina holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Sorbonne University and is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.

Clients praise Alina Tugearu as a very good litigator.

(Chambers and Partners | 2019)

Alina Tugearu is an “impressive litigator with a hands-on approach, and care for the impact of the disputes on the client’s business,” the source adding that she is “very hard-working and astute in implementing the chosen strategy.”

(Chambers and Partners | 2018)

Clients state that she is an excellent litigator and a hard-working individual.

(Chambers and Partners | 2017)

She advises on a broad range of disputes, including construction, insurance and employment. She also assisted Philip Morris with two termination of employment disputes against former employees.

(Chambers and Partners | 2016)

Alina Tugearu is described by clients as a “well-prepared lawyer” with “very good advocacy skills”.

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2020)

Alina Tugearu possesses a fine-grained understanding of international litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

(IAM Patent 1000 ǀ 2020)

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contentious-Administrative
  • Labor Disputes
  • Construction & Infrastructure Disputes

Leading Individual in Intellectual Property
(The Legal 500 EMEA | since 2021)
Ranked in Dispute Resolution
(Chambers and Partners, Chambers Europe | since 2016)
Ranked Silver in Trademark Litigation
(WTR 1000 | since 2021)
Recommended in IP Litigation and Transactions
(IAM Patent 1000 | since 2020)

  • BA in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 2004
  • Maîtrise en Droit, Collége Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Européenes de Bucharest, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne | 2004
  • LL.M in Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 2005
  • National Association of Romanian Bars
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London

Global Practice Guide Litigation, Romania Chapter
Chambers & Partners | 2018 – 2021
Global Practice Guide International Arbitration, Romania Chapter
Chambers & Partners | 2018 – 2020
Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards, Romania Chapter
Global Arbitration Review, GAR Insights | 2020
Construction Arbitration, Romania Chapter
Global Arbitration Review, GAR Know-How Series | 2019 – 2020
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Global Legal Group | 2017 – 2018
The International Arbitration Country Comparative Guide
The Legal 500 | 2017, 2018, 2020

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