One Move Ahead

Elena Iacob



Bucharest Bar | 2002


English, French, Romanian

Practice Focus

Elena Iacob is Co-Coordinator of the Banking & Finance department and heads the Competition and Public Procurement practices.

Elena has extensive experience in banking and finance, capital markets and competition. She has assisted numerous banks and non-banking financial institutions in statutory and regulatory matters, drafting and reviewing standard documentation for financial products and services, analysis of guarantees, assisting in secured and unsecured loan transactions, syndicated facilities, creation and perfection of guarantees and securities. She has been involved in complex transactions ranging from project finance, restructuring, assignment of portfolios, mergers, acquisitions and regulatory projects.

Elena successfully coordinated the project for the European Investment Bank regarding the transposition of the new EC Procurement Directives and Remedy Directives into Romanian legislation, and acts for clients in all matters of public procurement law.

Prior to her joining Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners she headed the legal department of a top ten Romanian bank, member of an international banking group. During the pre-accession period, she acted as in-house lawyer for a competition authority responsible with the transposition of EU competition rules in Romanian legislation.

The reliable and creative Elena Iacob advises Piraeus Bank on the purchase and sale of office and industrial buildings and undeveloped plots.

(Legal 500 | 2017)

Practice head Elena Iacob recently made partner leads a very good team.

(Legal 500 | 2017)

  • Banking & Finance
  • Public Procurement
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition
  • Corporate & Commercial

Mentioned in international rankings since 2017 :

  • Editorial in Real Estate and Construction (Legal 500 EMEA)
  • Editorial in Public Procurement (Legal 500 EMEA)
  • BA in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 1996
  • Post-graduate Studies in Business Law and International Cooperation, Franco-Romanian Institute of Business Law and International Cooperation Nicolae Titulescu – Henri Capitant | 1998
  • BA in Economics, Faculty of International Business Relationships, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest | 2003
  • National Association of Romanian Bars
  • The European Association of Banking and Financial Law Romania (founding member).

Public Procurement Conference, speaker, The Competition Council in cooperation with AMCHAM
Bucharest | 2018
Topic: Competition in public procurement. Practical aspects
Banking Law Conference (ed. 7), speaker, The National Bank of Romania in cooperation with The Faculty of Law, University of Timisoara
Timisoara | 2018
Topic: Alternative to banking
Loan Market Association Conference, speaker, The Loan Market Association in cooperation with Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners
Bucharest | 2017
Topic: Syndicated lending in Romania
Banking Law Conference, speaker, The National Bank of Romania in cooperation with the Faculty of Law, University of Timisoara Conference
Timisoara | 2017
Topic: Banking law
Debate on Public Procurement, speaker, The Judicial Science Society
Bucharest | 2019
Topic: Contracts exempted from the application of classical and sectoral public procurement procedures
Debate on Business Contracts, speaker, The Judicial Science Society
Bucharest | 2017
Topic: Injury in business contracts
Debate on Sectoral Investigations, speaker, The Judicial Science Society
Bucharest | 2017
Topic: Guess who’s coming to dinner? Sectoral investigations
Public Procurement Conference, speaker, The Competition Council in cooperation with AMCHAM
Bucharest | 2017
Topic: Competition in public procurement. Game rules for consortium

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