Recognition by International Directories

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2014:

“Oana Albotă has a unique combination of qualities: extremely intelligent, with excellent knowledge of law, she is strong, sharp, but very kind at the same time”.

The Legal 500 2015:

“Albota Law Firm, founded by former Peli Filip practice head Oana Albota in May 2014, acts for clients such as Atenor Group, Conarg Group and SKV Properties. The five-strong team advised Czech developer Green Gate Development on the leasing of 31,000sqm of office space.“

The Legal 500 2016:

‘Highly sophisticated’ real estate boutique Albota Law Firm has ‘top know-how in complex real estate transactions. Oana Albota is ‘an extremely dedicated professional who is always there to help with a valuable knowledge base’. She advised SKV Properties on the development of 124 apartments”

The Legal 500 2017:

“Albota Law Firm handles construction matters and significant transactions. Leasing highlights included advising Atenor Group on letting office space to Mondelēz and other tenants. The firm also advised Kiz and Heitman on the sale of Euro 11m of retail space. Oana Albota heads the team.”

The Legal 500 2018

Albotă Law Firm is well known for handling lease agreements, construction projects and transactional matters. Highlights included assisting K&S Electric Power Point with selling Electroputere Parc to Braila Winds Concept via a business transfer agreement. Oana Albota is ‘very experienced and level headed’.”

The Legal 500 2019

“Albotă Law Firm is praised for its ‘expertise regarding leasing contracts, acquisition of new sites, dispute resolution and real estate development’. The real estate and construction boutique is headed by Oana Albota, who is ‘one of the most prominent business lawyers in the practice area of real estate’. She advised Atenor Group on the Dacia One project development, consisting of a 12,500sqm class A office building in Calea Victoriei.”

The Legal 500 2020

Albota Law Firm is a highly rated real estate law boutique with a strong track record handling complex, high-value acquisitions and disposals, and development projects. Transactions often have a cross-border and corporate element. Clients include major developers and investors. Name partner Oana Albotă is very involved in all aspects of the transaction, with extensive practical experience.

The firm has an excellent understanding of  real estate and construction and particularly with the application of the FIDIC contract.”

“The team has a great capability of working together with the client, in depth knowledge of sensitive interpretations of law and contract and extensive knowledge of case studies.”

“One of the impressive strengths is the willingness and success of understanding technical aspects which are normally outside lawyers’ understanding.”

“Oana Albotă is very involved in all aspects of transaction, with extensive practical experience.”


The Chambers Europe 2015:

“Oana Albotă of Albota Law Firm previously led the real estate practice at PeliFilip, and draws praise for her “good knowledge and understanding of the real estate and construction legislation.” She has experience of advising numerous real estate developers, providing assistance with acquisition and leasing matters, including recently advising Atenor on the leasing of a building to various blue-chip tenants. Clients appreciate Albota’s “organisation, promptness and vast experience,” adding: “She has a good sense of how to navigate negotiations, and makes sure everything is done in a reasonable period of time.”

The Chambers Europe 2016:

“Department head Oana Albota has a wide-ranging property practice, which includes assisting clients with the purchase and disposal of real estate, including land acquisitions and exit transactions, and advising on construction agreements. She has notable expertise in FIDIC matters, including associated dispute resolution. According to clients, she is “always punctual, detailed in her explanations and proactive in her attitude.“

“The team provides a structured overview of the legal possibilities, and everything is always done on time”

The Chambers Europe 2017:

“Oana co-ordinates flawlessly. The quality I appreciate most is her drive and approach, and her focus on key problems first.“

The Chambers Europe 2018

” Albotă Law Firm  is a reliable partner with particular strength in understanding our business needs, and reacts quickly to particular situations.”

“They replied promptly to our requests. The communication was excellent from the beginning and we had all the support needed in the process.”

Oana Albota is widely reputed for her construction expertise and often advises clients on the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements. Her skills in negotiation are appreciated by clients, who say that she “was exceptional in handling tough procedural negotiations.” One client notes her “commercial awareness, technical knowledge, and good explanations and communication.”

The Chambers Europe 2019

What the team is known for Domestic boutique firm focusing on real estate and construction. Represents contractors and investors in contentious cases and acts on real estate transactions, due diligence and permitting matters. Regularly handles projects involving commercial, residential and public buildings. Also assists companies with lease and swap agreements.

Strengths Sources praise the team’s “excellent understanding of the construction business,” as well as its “excellent time for responses to any request.”

Another source notes: “The team is very pragmatic and solution-oriented,” adding: “They mitigate red flags quickly and appropriately.”

Work highlights Assisted Atenor with the development of an office building.

Notable practitioners

Department head Oana Albota is recognised for her extensive construction expertise and frequently handles negotiations within real estate acquisitions. Sources praise her dedication and expertise, with one client adding: “She has a deep knowledge and understanding of the legal process and is good at the nuances of permitting and construction agreements,” and also praising Albota’s “commercial awareness.”

The Chambers Europe 2020

What the team is known for Domestic boutique focusing on real estate and construction. Acts for developers on the acquisition of land that is earmarked for residential projects, and assists with the negotiation of related title insurance policies. Advises on the negotiation of commercial lease agreements.

Strengths “It is a very diligent team and they are always on time with the advice,” says one client.

“What I appreciate most is the degree of involvement of the partner,” states another interviewee, adding: “Every matter is treated with a high degree of attention.”

Work highlights Assisted London Partners with its acquisition of a land plot and related permits for the next stage of the Belvedere Residences residential development in Bucharest.

Notable practitioners

Oana Albota is “highly organised and knowledgeable,” according to clients. She advises on a wide range of real estate issues, including cross-border transactions and development projects. “She is personally involved in the work, so our communication with the firm is excellent,” reports one interviewee.