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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

Ms. Iancu has over fourteen years of experience in international arbitration. She has acted as arbitrator (presiding, party-appointed, sole arbitrator, emergency 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 (CEPANI, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAI, Polish Chamber of Commerce, Swiss Arbitration Centre, UNCITRAL, VIAC). 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. Ms. Iancu is also a lecturer at the University of Bucharest’s International Arbitration LL.M., teaching Comparative International Commercial Arbitration.

Ms. Iancu is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICCA and the CEPANI. She was a member of the ICC Working Group on Leveraging Technology for Fair, Effective and Efficient International Arbitration Proceedings. Ms. Iancu is a founder and Vice-Chair of the Board of ArbCEE (the Arbitration Association for Central and Eastern Europe), an ICC YAAF representative for Europe, a co-founder of the Young Romanian Arbitration Practitioners and of the ARBinBRIEF initiative. 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, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the Future Leaders in the arbitration community, with peers describing her as “one of the rising stars of the new generation of arbitrators”, “a brilliantly talented attorney with deep knowledge of international commercial and investment treaty arbitration”, “sharp under pressure and very skilled at managing with complex matters” and a “super-prepared and very clear lawyer”.

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 (bilingual), French (fluent) and Romanian (native).