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January 24, 2022

Partner Cristina Daianu appointed Head of VentureTech practice in Dentons Romania

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announces it has promoted Partner Cristina Daianu as Head of its VentureTech practice in Bucharest. While being part of the firm’s Global Emerging Growth and Venture Technology Group, she has advised and worked closely over the years with business accelerators/incubators, start-up founders and venture capital investors.

“As the tech industry sees a fast-track evolution in the new era, our focus needs to be placed on redefining the intersection between people and technology. The time is now. Establishing a dedicated VentureTech practice in Bucharest under the leadership of experienced partner Cristina Daianu will allow clients to have a local strategic legal advisor experienced in this terrain, while at the same to tap into Dentons’ unparalleled international resources and expertise for startups and emerging growth companies,” stated Perry Zizzi, Managing Partner in Dentons’ Bucharest office.

Cristina Daianu is a Partner with more than 15 years of experience in technology and venture capital, as well as corporate and M&A. A recognized leader in her field, Cristina focuses on representing emerging growth technology companies in a broad array of venture capital, private equity, securities and strategic transactions. Over the years, Cristina has worked for and developed strong abilities in dealing with German investors and she is Vice-president of the Arbitral Tribunal of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce. She is also a frequent speaker in various venture tech and start-up events.

“It is always a joy working with entrepreneurs and getting inspired by their ideas, creativity and quick decision-making process. It is also exciting to advise tech companies throughout their lifecycle – from ideation to start-up and maturity, and all the way until a successful exit or IPO. Romanian tech startup scene has been booming recently as evidenced by the number of ventures, new accelerators, capital raising rounds and total funding amounts. I am therefore grateful to be able to lead the future-looking VentureTech practice in Romania and be an active contributor to the thriving local tech ecosystem,” added Cristina Daianu, Partner and Head of VentureTech practice in Bucharest.

With global reach from offices in key technology markets around the world, including Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, London, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing, Dentons offers a unique perspective on evolving industry trends and emerging market opportunities.

Dentons’ legal team in Bucharest, under the leadership of Managing Partner Perry Zizzi, provides its clients with a results-oriented approach and efficient legal solutions. In over two decades of activity in Romania, the firm has advised on cornerstone deals for domestic and international clients across multiple sectors. Key practice areas include Private Equity, VentureTech, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Corporate, Employment, Energy and Infrastructure, Competition and Litigation.

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