Cristina joined Filip & Company immediately after her bar admission, back in October 2013. During her career, she gained extensive expertise in both legal consultancy and dispute resolution, including international arbitration.
Cristina’s main specialization is employment law, field in which Cristina holds a master’s degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, and in which she is now undertaking her PhD studies, the main research theme being “The effects of transfers of undertakings, units or parts thereof on the employment relationships (critical analysis of the national and European legislation and jurisprudence)”. In the academic field, Cristina is also conducting seminars on Labour Law for the students in the fourth year at the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest.
In the consultancy area, Cristina is assisting clients active in various industries (e.g., energy, IT/ tech, banking and financial sector, FMCG pharma, electronics/ appliances, cosmetics producers/ distributor, retail), some of the core and recurrent topics in her activity covering: major restructurings projects, assistance with the employment side in M&A transactions, TUPE restrictions, collective negotiations, collective litigations with unions, requalification of civil contracts with contractors, individual negotiations for termination cases or managing sensitive situations with top management.
In the litigation field, Cristina coordinated cases that reached notorious successes for our clients, privately or publicly owned, saving hundreds of millions of EUR for the companies represented in court. In addition to the employment litigation, Cristina manages fiscal and administrative proceedings, commercial cases (including disputes among shareholders or arising out of SPAs) or civil files (e.g. urbanism related issues).
Highlights of her activity include assisting:
- one of the largest telecom operators on the Romanian market in an international arbitration seated in Vienna under the VIAC Rules, in a dispute concerning a claim for indemnity regarding certain matters related to the sale of its subsidiary in the Czech Republic;
- a major provider in the energy field in a series of labour litigations initiated by the trade union (in the name of over 3,000 employees) in relation to the application of the compensation scheme regulated by the collective bargaining agreement (the stake of these litigations is around EUR 100 million);
- a world leading business consultancy firm in a complex litigation opened by a former senior partner, involving the requalification of that relationship as an employment relation and direct accusations against other members of the firm.