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Iuliana Iancu

Iuliana Iancu

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Partner - Admitted in Bucharest and registered in Brussels

iuliana.iancu@hvdb.com T: +32 (0)2 290 39 00 F: +32 (0)2 290 39 39

Iuliana Iancu has over ten years of experience in international arbitration. She has acted as arbitrator, counsel and tribunal secretary. Her experience includes several dozen high-stakes, high-value and complex international commercial and investment arbitrations, both ad hoc and under a variety of arbitration rules (ICC, CEPANI, ICSID, UNCITRAL, NAI). These spanned various industry sectors, such as banking, telecommunications, insurance, energy, infrastructure, information technology, construction, mining, distribution, luxury and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Iancu’s arbitration experience includes disputes involving both States and private parties, as well as various procedural and substantive laws. Some of her recent work includes acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings concerning the wrongful termination of a distribution agreement governed by Belgian law; acting as sole arbitrator in a dispute concerning a cultural event in an Eastern European State; acting as sole arbitrator in a dispute concerning a license agreement for the exploitation of various intellectual property rights.

Ms. Iancu is also a lecturer at the University of Bucharest’s International Arbitration LL.M., teaching Comparative International Commercial Arbitration.

Ms. Iancu is an active member of the international arbitration community. She is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICCA and the CEPANI. She is a member of the ICC Working Group on Leveraging Technology for Fair, Effective and Efficient International Arbitration Proceedings.

In September 2021, Ms. Iancu was elected as ICC YAF representative for Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania and Bulgaria. In 2021, she co-founded the Young Romanian Arbitration Practitioners, an initiative intended to develop and support the community of Romanian arbitration practitioners from Romania and abroad, as well as the ARBinBRIEF initiative, a practical video guide featuring conversations between female arbitrators on arbitration procedure and practice. Ms. Iancu cooperates with multiple other international arbitration groups (Young ICCA, Young ITA, Arbitral Women, AIJA, CEPANI40) through various diversity initiatives and mentoring programs. Ms. Iancu is also a founding member of the Romanian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club and the Vice President of the Belgian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club.

Ms. Iancu has been praised by Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2021 as one of the Future Leaders in the arbitration community.

Ms. Iancu holds an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School (2012, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). She is admitted to practice in Bucharest and is registered with the Brussels Bar. She speaks English, French and Romanian.