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Violeta Saranciuc



Bucharest Bar | 2011


English, German, Romanian, Russian

Practice Focus

Violeta is specialized in international arbitration and litigation, as well as in competition disputes.

She has gained extensive experience in complex international arbitration disputes conducted in accordance with the rules of the major arbitral institutions across a wide range of industry sectors and variety of projects, such as construction and engineering, plant manufacturing, turn-key projects , FIDIC-based projects, large-scale privatization matters and other disputes in relation to share sales, real-estate sector etc. Violeta’s experience in international arbitration also includes representing and advising clients in ad-hoc proceedings and in investment arbitration.

In court, Violeta primarily pleads in arbitration-related proceedings, real estate and construction cases, competition litigations, disputes involving state aid issues and general administrative contentious.

Violeta holds a master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Bucharest. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and holds the Arbitration Practitioner (ArbP) diploma from the Swiss Arbitration Academy.

She is co-founder and co-chair of YRAP – Young Romanian Arbitration Practitioners, a VIAC Ambassador for Romania and a member of the Executive Committee of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative.

Violeta has impressive experience representing Romanian clients in domestic and international commercial arbitration.

(WWL Arbitration, Future Leaders ǀ 2021)

She is a very focused and well-organised practitioner.

(WWL Arbitration, Future Leaders ǀ 2021)

She always demonstrates strong commitment to client needs and a great understanding of international law.

(WWL Arbitration, Future Leaders ǀ 2021)

She is a very talented counsellor – her legal advice is consistently reliable.

(WWL Arbitration, Future Leaders ǀ 2021)

GAR has reported that she is a rising star in arbitration, according to client reviews.

(WWL Arbitration, Future Leaders ǀ 2021)

Managing associate Violeta Saranciuc is a resourceful problem solver with great case management skills. She is a rising star in arbitration.

(Legal 500 EMEA | 2020)

Her input has been fundamental at every stage of the dispute. She provided critical advice on local regulations, assisted our technical team in defending and asserting claims, managed the preparations for the arbitration proceedings and is now acting as counsel in the arbitration proceedings. She has demonstrated skill in managing complex matters at the highest level.

(Legal 500 EMEA | 2022)

She is outstanding when dealing with the numerous procedural issues that can arise during arbitration hearings.

(WWL Arbitration, Future Leaders – Non-Partners ǀ 2023)

Violeta does an excellent job examining witnesses and experts.

(WWL Arbitration, Future Leaders – Non-Partners ǀ 2023)

  • International Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Competition Disputes
  • Administrative-Contentious

Recommended practitioner (Future Leader) in International Arbitration
(Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders in Arbitration, Non-Partners | since 2021)
Rising Star in Dispute Resolution
(The Legal 500 EMEA | 2023)

  • BA in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 2011
  • LL.M in Business Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 2012
  • National Institute for the Training and Improvement of Lawyers | 2013
  • Cologne Academy on International Commercial Arbitration | 2015
  • Swiss Arbitration Academy | 2017-2018
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Diploma in Arbitration | 2017
  • National Association of Romanian Bars
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

“Arbitral Practice on Liquidated Damages in Construction Contracts: Focus on Romania” in Construction Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe
Wolters Kluwer | 2020
“Eyes on Romania as it enacts a Law approving the termination of all Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties”
Young ICCA Blog | 2017
“The Law Approving the Termination of the intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties: Premises, Status Quo and Perspectives”
Universul Juridic Magazine no. 3 | 2017
“A Survey regarding the Approach of the Romanian Courts to the Notion of Public Policy in the Context of Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and in Proceedings for Setting Aside Arbitral Awards”
Romanian Arbitration Magazine | 2017
“The Law approving the end of the validity of the bilateral intra-EU investment treaties: premises, status quo and perspectives”
Universul Juridic Magazine, pg.59-66 | 2017
“Arbitral Proceedings in Romania”, “Arbitration in Romania”
Lexology | 2015 – 2017
Country Report – Romania: Arbitrability under the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
International Bar Association | 2016
Country Report – Romania: Public policy as defined under Romanian Law in the context of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and in proceedings for setting aside arbitral awards, International Bar Association, Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards – study on public policy
International Bar Association | 2015
“New Arbitration Rules of the Bucharest Court of International Commercial Arbitration, Practical Law Thomson Reuters”
Multijurisdictional Guide | 2014 / 2015
“The absolute nullity of the arbitration agreement concluded without the authentication of the notary – an extravagance of the NCPC”
Romanian Arbitration Magazine | 2014

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