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Oana Dutu-Buzura


Oana specializes in mergers & acquisitions, with particular focus on sectors, such as Consumer Goods, Food and Retail, Technology, Life Sciences, Energy and Natural Resources. She has been involved in various complex M&A deals acting on all sides and gained experience in both domestic and cross-border transactions. She is able to adapt to the needs of each business and is recognized for her enthusiastic and creative approach. Oana is appreciated by the most sophisticated clients for her thorough understanding of the sectors, her grasp of transactions’ details and her tireless efforts to get the deal done.

Oana is a key member of DLA Piper’s Private Equity practice. She has established herself as a confident transaction manager, making sure that deals go from signing to completion smoothly and efficiently. Private equity clients really value her work ethic, patience, attention to detail and commercial acumen. She has great charisma and builds rapport with the other side during negotiations, which is key to get deals done.

Oana is a core member of our International Corporate Reorganizations practice group, having been involved in a myriad of ICR projects. She leads and coordinates the ICR projects involving Romania and is fundamental in delivering those projects in a seamless and orderly manner.

Professional QualificationsAvocat registered with the Baroul Bucureşti


  • Advised one of the most important private equity funds in Central Europe on three subsequent acquisitions (2019, 2021, 2022) of leading distributors of dental consumables and equipment as part of the client’s vision to build a portfolio of leading companies within the fast-growing dental supplies market in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Advised the largest integrated recycling group in South-Eastern Europe, controlled by a private equity fund, to acquire a 100% stake in a leading industrial waste management player in Romania.
  • Advised a global leader in communication, marketing and digital business transformation, to acquire one of the fastest-growing and largest independent software engineering companies in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Part of a global cross-practice team advising an US multinational conglomerate on a series of international corporate reorganisations, in total involving 100+ jurisdictions, leading all Romanian projects.
  • Advised one of the world's largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear in a complex M&A, marking the client’s entry on the Romanian market.
  • Advised a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, on the acquisition of targets in Germany and Romania as part of a significant strategic digital and IT partnership.
  • Advised one of the most important luxury fashion houses in the acquisition of a Romanian company operating a luxury products manufacturing facility.
  • Advised the largest oil and gas producer in South-Eastern Europe in relation to the envisaged transfer of participating interests in several petroleum concession agreements in Romania.
  • Romanian
  • English
  • French
  • University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, LL.B.,Summa Cum Laude, 2007
  • University Paris I, French-Romanian College of European Studies, Master I, 2007
  • University Paris I, French-Romanian College of European Studies, LL.B., 2006


According to IFRL 2017, “Oana is a very efficient and proactive lawyer who always provided the requested documents on time and a very detailed analysis of every possible risk in the acquisition process.”


Oana is a co-author of "Private mergers and acquisitions in Romania: overview," Practical Law, 2016

Prior Experience

  • May 2019 - to date: DLA Piper Bucharest, Counsel
  • May 2016 - April 2019: DLA Piper Bucharest, Senior Associate
  • December 2013 - April 2016: DLA Piper Bucharest, Managing Associate
  • May 2010 - November 2013: DLA Piper Bucharest, Associate
  • November 2008 - April 2010: DLA Piper Bucharest, Junior Associate
  • January 2008 - November 2008: International Law Firm, Junior Associate
  • July 2006 - September 2006: International Law Firm, Trainee student

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Bucharest Bar and the National Union of Romanian Bars
  • Member of the International Bar Association