Adriana Crai
Managing Partner

Adriana Crai is name and managing partner at PBC Attorneys at Law, and one of the rare legal professionals with in-depth expertise in both dispute resolution and legal consultancy, having 20 years of experience on the Romanian market.

With an integrative method and a diverse portfolio of clients, she has an excellent track record of successful projects and court cases won on a wide range of legal matters

She embeds the litigation and arbitration experience in solving the complex matters of corporate M&A, real estate, tax, and public procurement areas. As a result, clients have a solid legal foundation to protect and develop their business. Her experience in negotiations and transactions is - as well - embedded in her approach to court cases and arbitration proceedings. Adriana Crai has recovered millions of Euros for her clients during her career as a legal consultant and litigator.

Notorious companies in retail, real estate and constructions, infrastructure and transportation, energy, distribution, waste management, agriculture, and healthcare industries are part of Mrs. Crai’s portfolio, clients appreciating her ability to find innovative solutions and new perspectives in highly complex cases, as well as her upfront evaluation of all the risks and opportunities.

Adriana Crai has a vast litigation experience, representing clients before the Romanian courts at all levels of judicial proceedings and in various practices such as civil, commercial, labour, or administrative, including the High Court of Cassation and Justice and the Constitutional Court of Romania. With more than 600 complex litigation cases and arbitration proceedings throughout her career, she is a highly experienced civil and commercial litigator, including corporate and administrative litigation, property restitutions and public procurement, tax disputes, industrial and intellectual property litigation. As well, she assisted an important number of real estate developers and constructors in complex administrative and tax disputes related to office buildings and shopping centres, residential, logistic and industrial related projects.

In business law, Adriana Crai is recognized as a corporate M&A lawyer able to offer strategic insight and multifaceted advice in significant projects - from domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions to joint ventures and corporate restructurings, being specialized in due diligence, drafting, structuring and negotiating transactions. Clients routinely consult her on the corporate deals also in anticipation of litigation.

In the areas of real estate and retail, she represents clients in multidimensional projects and advises in private sales and acquisitions, complex lease and concession agreements, construction contracts -- including FIDIC-based agreements, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in real estate area, urbanism and town planning, and in general corporate matters. During her career, she was engaged in some of the most significant transactions in the retail field, carrying out the whole transactional process since the due diligence, sale or purchase of the properties and projects, until the final retail scope with negotiating and signing the lease agreements for many commercial platforms.