Friday, 17 February 2023

Chambers and Partners, one of the most reputable publications dedicated to the legal community, has released the 2023 edition of its global rankings.

For the 2nd consecutive year, Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partners of SIMION & BACIU continue to be the only Romanian lawyers recognized as top professionals in the field of Gaming and Gambling by Chambers and Partners Global. Thus, the two highly regarded lawyers have maintained their outstanding position among the world’s leading lawyers active in this field, as part of a global highly selected cohort comprised of only 54 lawyers.


According to the narrative of the guide, independent observes cited by the analysis mentioned that:

Cosmina Mariais amazing. She is very responsive and very nice to work with.” Highly representative for the way Cosmina manages the client-attorney relationships is that, according to the market sources, “she understands what clients want and need.”

Ana-Maria is “technically excellent across the board and a savvy industry operator.” Commentators summarize in a nutshell their views on Ana-Maria’s professional conduct and status in this market: “she is a go-to person in the Romanian market.”

These accolades presented by Chambers and Partners at the onset of 2023 represent a strong motivation for SIMION & BACIU’s team to relentlessly roll out on the Romanian business law market its client-centric approach doubled by its hard-to-match technical capabilities, an approach that has continuously been applauded by independent observers.

SIMION & BACIU’s clients benefit from the skills, knowledge and dedication of an award-winning Gaming & Gambling Regulatory practice that is focused on being ahead of the game, including by joining international reputed gambling professional associations and providing an outstanding level of client service, also by teaming up with international law firms specialized in betting and gambling.

In the gaming and gambling field, in response to what we see as our professional modus vivendi,
SIMION & BACIU is acknowledged at national and international level as:

  • the winner of the Best Law Firm active in Gaming Law in Romania at the2022 Casino Inside Gala
  • the winner of the Firm in Gambling Law award at the 2022 Romanian Legal Awards Gala
  • shortlisted at the EGR B2B Awards Gala 2022 for the Corporate services supplier and Services rising star categories, as the only Romanian firm participating in this awards programme
  • the only Romanian law firm currently included in TIER 1 (the highest distinction) for TMT: Gambling Law by Legal 500

At individual level, Cosmina and Ana-Maria are:

  • the first and only Romanian lawyers included in the Global Market Leaders in Gaming and Gambling by Chambers and Partners
  • acknowledged as Leading Individuals by the Legal 500 rankings, and are currently the only Romanian lawyers to be given such a recognition
  • the only Romanian lawyers acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal in gaming law, and included for the second consecutive year in its Other Leading Practitioners (EMEA) list

More details about the methodology used by Chambers and Partners as well as the results of the results of its 2023 Global guide are available here:



A law firm that proposes a different approach, SIMION & BACIU quickly became a reference on the Romanian market, with a strong propensity toward offering legal services with regulatory content.

We are a team of over 25 professionals that provides a tailored relationship model to clients and business partners. We operate based on a consulting-litigation matrix structure, with main areas of practice including Intellectual Property, Consumer Protection & Advertising, Gambling regulatory, Technology & Media, Personal Data Protection and Privacy, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Pharmaceutical/Medical regulatory and Disputes Resolution.

SIMION & BACIU and members of its team are active in third-party professional organizations such as IMGL (International Masters of Gaming Law), INTA (International Trademark Association) and AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in Romania), thus, being permanently connected to the evolution and trends of the Romanian and international business and legal environment.

Members of our team are independently acknowledged by reputable international directories including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Managing IP, Who’sWhoLegal and WTR 1000.

Our growing reputation is reconfirmed by international and domestic awards, including:

  • Recognition as a Top Firm by the European Legal500, since the establishment of our firm, in 2019
  • Recognition as a leading firm by Chambers and Partners, one of the most prestigeous publication evaluating the activity of law firms across over 200 jurisdictions
  • Law Firm of the Year in Romania distinction awarded by Managing IP (2021, 2022)
  • Recognition as a Top Firm by IP STARS (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Trademark Firm of the Year in Romania at the Global IP Awards (2022)



Author: Editor

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