Marcel Ciocîrlan
Counsel

Having in-depth expertise and experience in dispute resolution and business law, and a series of business and economics certificate programs within the most prestigious universities around the world, Marcel Ciocirlan has been a long-time collaborator at PBC Attorneys at Law.

His main focus is on advising clients in major projects within the corporate, commercial and M&A practice, as well as in labour, intellectual and industrial property public procurement, public regulation and real estate.

In Corporate M&A area, Marcel Ciocirlan was involved in complex consultancy projects, including a major transaction between an international company that markets and distributes top-level medical supplies and a local company, as well as a strategic exit of a local shareholder from the international ownership of a famous fashion manufacturing and retail company. In the real estate area, he advised a leading international real estate investment and development group in relation with the acquisition of a large plot of land in the North of Bucharest, providing due diligence for the high-value transaction.

He covers various intellectual property matters, including legal consultancy on trademarks and IP litigation - obtaining national and European recognition in the field. He recently advised an independent media retail group in relation with a copywriting, trademarks and publishing rights project.

Having expertise in data protection and GDPR compliance, Marcel Ciocirlan provides legal advice on data protection and privacy laws and practice, being engaged in all phases of the process from audit to strategic and practical legal advice, drafting and supplying GDPR documentation. Among his projects, he advised a large national company activating in the personnel leasing and sales services on data protection compliance.

In the litigation and arbitration area, he was involved as adviser in a wide range of matters in various practices, recently advising in arbitration proceedings for the termination of a FIDIC contract with 8-figures value.

With a great passion for knowledge and interest in the latest trends and developments in technology and economics, Mr. Ciocarlan has attended numerous certificate programmes organized by prestigious universities such as: MIT / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford Law School, University of London, Universite de Geneve, University of Michigan, his educational and professional background including also prestigious legal institutions in Romania.