Head of Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Practice, DLA Piper, Bucharest Office
Ana-Maria Andronic heads the Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Practice of DLA Piper’s Bucharest office. She is an accomplished attorney and former Romanian judge. She has dual legal qualifications in the United States and Romania. She is licensed to practice in Bucharest, Romania and in New York, USA.
Her practice includes both routine and complex IT related transactions, and she covers the entire lifecycle and range of issues confronting IT operators and investors, with an emphasis on angel and venture capital investments, Internet privacy matters, copyright and trademark related matters and all related corporate/ M&A/ labor issues. She has been retained by the World Bank as consultant to a comprehensive assessment of the entire Romanian intellectual property legal framework with emphasis on the technology transfer and options to create spin-offs and technology hubs to foster local and international investments in the relevant market sector.
A strong contributor to the Romanian entrepreneurial business environment, Ana-Maria co-founded Venture Connect (www.ventureconect.ro), a bi-annual event that brings together top investors in the region with Romanian entrepreneurs in the technology sector in search for funding for their businesses. In five years, Venture Connect has become a milestone for local entrepreneurial initiatives and an investment hub in Eastern Europe, facilitating investments and paving the way to investment for over 400 entrepreneurial teams.
“A robust choice for IT, Internet and media issues, and recently active in industrial property and copyright matters. Notable practitioners: Department head Ana-Maria Andronic is noted for her expertise in copyright and trade mark matters related to IT, particularly internet privacy. She is described as a “very good adviser who is responsible for the growth of the firm in IP,” and is praised for her client service and tailored advice.” Chambers and Partners 2014