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Andra Trantea LLM

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Chambers Europe 2022

Andra Trantea is a highly knowledgeable employment lawyer, with 15 years of experience in advising domestic and international employers on any transactional and non-transactional employment and cross-practice matters, as well as a core member of the DLA Piper team ever since set-up in Romania, back in 2008.Building on her original background as a Finance & Projects/ transactional lawyer, with her performance being acknowledged by both Chambers Europe and Legal 500 directories, and diversely involved in advising clients in sectors such as Technology and FinTech, Industrials, Life Sciences and Media, Sport & Entertainment, Andra is committed to continuing to drive our Romanian Employment practice sensationally forward.

Andra Trantea's employment expertise consists of advising on complex day-to-day employment matters (including flexible work arrangements, on-call, unlimited holiday schemes), disciplinary and investigation cases, collective agreements and negotiations with staff representative bodies, restructuring of workforce via both individual and collective reorganization lay-offs, employment disputes disputes, but also complex transactional employment matters, such as complex outsourcing and rebadging programs, mergers and acquisitions impact on employment, cutting-edge transfers of undertakings – in the recently developed context of acqui-hire deals.Andra has also developed niche specialized skills and a strong focus on intellectual property and data privacy in employment context, employee talent protection and retention in business transformation and flexible working context and, more recently, whistleblower protection arrangements/ policies.

As a firm believer in staying by the side of our communities, Andra is also actively involved in pro-bono work and ensured intake by our firm of an important local pro-bono client – MAGIC, the association of notorious philanthropists and ultimately truly wholehearted and gifted people committed to bring some light onto the lives of children fighting oncologic diseases.

Professional QualificationsAvocat registered with the Baroul Bucureşti


  • Acting as go-to trusted advisor of a multinational conglomerate operating several prominent areas of business (including aerospace and performance materials and technology) for virtually all its complex employment matters, including employment litigation and industrial relations.
  • Advising a large FinTech company on specific employment and cross-practice projects, such as labour related analysis, updating employment documentation and measures for flexible-working, as well as employee litigation.
  • Advising the leading global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions, on virtually all Romanian employment legal aspects, successfully hand-holding its Romanian journey ever since set-up and fully relying on our team’s matured expertise in the Technology sector, combined with our vast experience and breadth of practice areas (in particular, Tax and Intellectual Property).
  • Acting as trusted advisor for one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges on virtually all relevant Romanian employment law matters, ever since set-up of its Romanian operations and ranging from individual employment terms and conditions, to implementation of complex internal policies, including flexible work arrangements.
  • Acting as long-time trusted advisor of a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company on employment matters, based on our extensive Technology sector knowledge and our deep understanding of their business-process-outsourcing model.
  • Advising one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies and with notable operations in Romania on employment sensitive work, as well as day-to-day matters, ranging from general implementation of employer internal policies to complex cross-border projects, factoring in our Life Sciences insight and exceptional synergies with our practices and DLA Piper offices.
  • Advising a key global pharmaceutical company, originally positioning itself as a leader in a new industry-specific model of Growth Pharma and with medical aesthetics and eye care as focus areas, on complex employment law matters, including transformative acquisitions impact on employment relationships – continuing to boost our Life Sciences sector knowledge.
  • Advising a fully owned Romanian company, prominently active in the Media, Sport & Entertainment sector and operating one of the key news web-sites in Romania – on significant employment matters, ranging from straightforward employment compliance matters (including working time arrangement), to more sensitive employment issues, including employment litigation.
  • Advising a global mass media and entertainment company on various employment matters, including complex advice on employment exit and regulatory matters related to benefits.
  • Advising a leading US news agency on various employment day-to-day matters triggered in the context of its Romanian operations, as well as complex advice on employment litigation.
  • Romanian
  • English
  • French-Romanian Law College of European Studies of Bucharest, University Paris I, Pantheon, Sorbonne, Master in International and European Business Law, 2007
  • University of Bucharest, LL.B, 2006
  • French-Romanian Law College of European Studies of Bucharest, University Paris I, Pantheon, Sorbonne, LL.B., 2006


  • Next Generation Partner – Legal 500, 2020
  • Up-and-Coming – Chambers and Partners, 2020

Prior Experience

  • May 2018 - to date: DLA Piper Romania, Counsel
  • May 2015 - April 2018: DLA Piper Romania, Senior Associate
  • May 2013 - April 2015: DLA Piper Romania, Managing Associate
  • November 2008 - April 2013: DLA Piper Bucharest, Associate
  • January 2007 - November 2008: Local law firm, Attorney-at-Law
  • July - September 2005: Local law firm, Summer Student
  • October - November 2004: Local law firm (with strong French component), Trainee Student
  • September 2004: Council of State – Paris, France, Legal Intern
  • April 2004: Correspondent law firm of international consultancy company), Trainee Student

Additional Information

March 2005: Representative of the Faculty of Law University of Bucharest’s team at the “Rene Cassin” Human Rights Contest, organised by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Bucharest Bar and the Romanian Union of Lawyers