One Move Ahead

Ioana Racoți

Senior Partner


Bucharest Bar | 1993


English, French, Romanian

Practice Focus

Ioana is a leading corporate finance lawyer, assisting financial institutions and borrowers in complex loan transactions, syndicated facilities, creation and perfection of guarantees and securities, project finance.

She frequently advises on banking regulatory matters, lending procedures, and structured finance products and is active in other fields of banking law, such as M&A and restructuring. Ioana also specializes in all aspects of corporate law, competition and capital markets, including transactions on the capital market, public offerings, company listing and de-listing, private placements.

Additionally, Ioana has developed an extensive practice in energy and natural resources, being highly sought after as an advisor for intricate projects regarding the oil & gas industry and energy sector, by granting legal assistance pertaining to investment strategy, regulatory issues and contract law.

She is Co-Coordinator of the Banking & Finance department and coordinator of the Capital Markets and Energy & Natural Resources practices.

Communication, availability and involvement in finding efficient solutions. We appreciate her professional relationship and desire to do what is needed to have a successful transaction and keep the client happy.

(Chambers and Partners | 2017)

Ioana Racoti “has great business sense and adds value”.

(Legal 500 | 2017)

Ioana Racoti has a broad corporate practice, with notable prowess on the financial and capital markets aspects of the firm’s transactions. Sources highlight her “striking analytical skills and deep business understanding.”

(Chambers and Partners | 2016)

Ioana Racoti is described as a “knowledgeable and creative lawyer” who is broadly active in the banking and finance sphere. She has recently been involved with the financing, refinancing and renegotiation of several long-term investment facilities.

(Chambers and Partners | 2016)

Ioana Racoti is a thorough, creative and knowledgeable lawyer, with broad expertise across many banking and finance issues. She impresses clients with her knowledge of the local environment, and her sense of detail.

(Chambers and Partners | 2015)

Ioana Racoti is a meticulous professional, very dedicated to her profession and to her clients.

(Legal 500 | 2020)

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Competition

Included in international rankings since 2007 :

Ranked in Banking & Finance
(Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 EMEA)
Ranked in Corporate / M&A
(Chambers and Partners)
Ranked in Energy & Natural Resources
(Chambers and Partners)
Recognized in Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Natural Resources Law
(Best Lawyers ǀ since 2010)
Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Bucharest
(Best Lawyers ǀ 2018-19)

  • BA in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 1993
  • The National Association of Romanian Bars
  • International Bar Association
  • National Union of Romanian Insolvency Practitioners

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