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Cristina Bancu

From a Professional View:

Cristina Bancu joined Popa & Associates in 2008 and gathered remarkable expertise in assisting clients throughout all the steps of reorganization and insolvency, including pre-insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy and liquidation, asset recovery and/or negotiations with debtors and creditors. In addition, Cristina manages complex litigation in government enforcement practice, securities fraud, criminal tax matters and fraud investigation. Her practice focuses mainly on White Collar defense and related complex civil litigation. Therefore, she was involved as a litigator in the team of defense counsels of former Prime Minister, Vlad Filat. Also, her area of expertise covers commercial litigation, administrative litigation as well as disputes relating to complex public procurements, investigations and due diligences.

During her career as a litigator, she represented a vast portfolio of domestic and international companies in various industries – financial/banking, pharma, media or retail – before courts of law in Moldova.


  • PhD, Legal entities in the international civil proceedings, 2010 – to date
  • LL.M. in International and European Law, State University of Moldova, Chisinau, 2008
  • Law degree, State University of Moldova, Chisinau, 2007


  • Partner, ”Popa & Asociații”, 2015 – to date
  • Lecturer at the State University of Moldova, 2007 – to date
  • Associate, BAA ”Popa & Asociații”, Chisinau, 2011 – 2015
  • Jurisconsult, BAA ”Popa & Associates”, 2008 – 2010


  • Lawyer, Moldovan Bar Association, 2011
  • Member of the League of Human Rights in Moldova, 2008 – to date


  • Reflections concerning the place and the role of civil process with a foreign element in the legal system of the Republic of Moldova, International Scientific Conference Interaction of National law with International law: challenges and solutions, Chisinau, 2014
  • The determination of judicial jurisdiction in private international law, Chisinau, 2013
  • PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE’S ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, Co-author, Published in: Moldovan Magazine of International law and International relations, nr. 3, Chisinau, 2009
  • Foreign legal entity access to justice in private international law, International Conference, Chisinau, 2009


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