Practice Areas
  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade
  • Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatization
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Insurance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Infrastructure, PPP & Public Procurement
  • Regulatory & Compliance

Admitted to the Paris bar in 2016

Education

Paris Bar School (EFB), Certificate of Lawyer’s Professional Skill (CAPA)

University Titu Maiorescu of Bucharest, PhD in International Economic Law

University Transilvania of Brasov, Postgraduate Diploma in International Public Law and European Union Law

University Transilvania of Brasov, Law Degree

University Transilvania of Brasov, Philology Degree

Anamaria Toma-Bianov is Avocat à la Cour and member of Paris Bar Association. Anamaria assists and represents corporate clients before international jurisdictions, including European Court of Human Rights, Court of Justice of European Union, investment treaty-based arbitral tribunals, international commercial arbitral tribunals. Anamaria also assists and advises corporate clients on international transactions, mergers and aquisitions, corporate reorganization as well as on complex regulatory compliance matters, including chemicals, competition, consumer protection, data protection and privacy, product liability & product safety, public procurement.

Selected relevant experience

Representing a Baltic state in an ad-hoc investor-state arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules, with claims arising out the alleged mistreatment of the claimant relating to the takeover of a Baltic bank and its subsequent division into two successor institutions.

Representing a corporate client in an international commercial arbitration under ICC Rules, with claims arising out the termination of an exclusive distribution agreement for medical devices.

Assisting a corporate client in the acquisition of a company’s line of business on the industrial gases market.

Advising and assisting a global corporate client in industrial gases sector in a public procurement procedure.

Advising and representing a corporate client on competition issues in food chain industry.

Advising and assisting a corporate client in chemical industry on the approval procedure of the in situ generated active substances under Biocidal Products Regulation.

Publications

The Twisted Tale of the Compatibility of an ISDS Clause Established by an Intra-EU BIT with the EU Law: A Scrutiny of the Advocate General Wathelet’s Opinion in Achmea Case, International Law Review, No.2, 2017

ICSID Arbitral Tribunals and the Direct Referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mealey’s International Arbitration Report, October 2016

Electrabel v Hungary or the Deconstruction of a Fragmentation. Case Study on the Settlement of Intra-EU Disputes through Arbitration between an Investor and a Contracting Party to the Energy Charter Treaty, Romanian Business Law Review, No.8, 2016

Private Enforcement of Competition Rules in European Union. The Damages Actions before the National Courts and Arbitral Tribunals, Editura Universitara, 2016

Forum Shopping Revisited: Still a Possible Scenario in Cross-Border Cartel Damages Actions, Romanian Business Law Review, No.5, 2015

Under Umbrella Pricing or about Judicial Activism and the Ubiquity of Damages, Romanian Business Law Review, No.10, 2014

Judgement of the Court of Justice in Case Daiichi Sankyo and Sanofi Aventis - A Reconsideration of the Doctrine of the Mixed Agreements of the World Trade Organization, Romanian Review of European Law, No.4, 2014

Health Protection - An Interpretative Principle for WTO Dispute Resolution Body, Romanian Business Law Review, No.7, 2013

The International Labour Organization and the Global Economic Governance. The Interference of Core Labour Standards with WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Romanian Labour Law Review, No.7, 2013

European Union’s Struggle for Gaining Food Safety Regulatory Autonomy under World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Mechanism in D. C. Fabrice, J. Pinheiro Faro, P. R. Ulhoa (eds.), Direito das Futuras Gerações, Cognorama, Brasil, 2013