Dr Cristina Alexe, FCIArb
ACEADVISOR Attorneys at Law
Acting as international arbitrator under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and DIS Rules (DIS)
Acting as arbitrator under the Rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.
?Arbitrator listed with Court of Arbitration of AHK Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) List of Arbitration Practitioners, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) List of Foreign Arbitrators and Georgian Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC)
Partner with over 22 years of experience in legal matters focusing on International Arbitration, advising on matters of international law, contract law, cross border jurisdiction and assisting clients in arbitration proceedings in front of Romanian and international courts of arbitration under various rules of arbitration (ICC, VIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and CICA CCIR) involving complex litigation related to commercial law (commercial contracts, international transactions, privatizations, joint ventures, project finance, construction etc.).
Strong knowledge in various fields of law, such as M&A/Privatization, Real Estate, Project Finance, Banking & Finance and Corporate/Commercial.
Academic with the University of Bucharest Faculty of Law -Lecturer at the International Arbitration LLM (since 2013), and previously taught on civil procedure law (1998–2000).
Editor in chief of the Romanian Arbitration Journal, a Kluwer Arbitration publication.
Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
She graduated the ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central and Eastern Europe, a unique two year basis advanced level training designed for professionals interested in pursuing a career as an international arbitrator, held under the auspices of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and ICC International Court of Arbitration.
PhD in civil procedure awarded by the University of Bucharest Faculty of Law with the highest distinction, summa cum laude (2008: “The Civil Trial Judge Between an Active Role and Arbitrariness. Comparative Studies.”).
„The Civil Trial Judge Between an Active Role and Arbitrariness”, vol. I and vol. II, CH Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, 2008; (in Romanian, original title: “Judecatorul în procesul civil, între rol activ si arbitrar”).
Co-author „The Binding Character of Arbitral Awards”, coord. By D. M. Sandru si Andrei Savescu, Universitaria Publishing House, Bucharest, 2012; (in Romanian, original title “Forta juridica a hotarârilor arbitrale”).
“National Court Procedures and Arbitral Proceedings - Cross Polination. Certain de lege ferenda Proposals”, Dr Cristina Alexe, FCIArb, Dr Andrea Anamaria Chi?, Dr Liviu Zidaru, Revista Româna de Arbitraj (Romanian Arbitration Journal) no. 4/2021.
International Arbitration in the Real World: A How-To Guide to the Delos Rules, a DELOS Dispute Resolution conference together with Thomas Granier, 24 November 2021
6 February 2020: RAA- CEA Conference on Arbitration and Corruption with “Corruption in arbitral institutions. The Romanian Example” (https://arbitration.ru/en/events/conference/raa-cea-conference-arbitration-and-corruption/index.php with material available on site)
“Latest Amendment to New Civil Procedure Code Cures Unclear Setting Aside Provision”, Global Developments Section in ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin Issue no. 1 of 2018.
„Interpreting one version of a pathological arbitration clause under the ICC Rules”, Revista Româna de Arbitraj (Romanian Arbitration Journal) no. 3/2016.
„From Autonomy to Delocalisation in international commercial arbitration – the French experience and the Romanian echo” co-author together with F. Nitu (In Romanian, original title: ”De la autonomia clauzei arbitrale la doctrina delocalizarii – experienta franceza si efectele ei în spatiul românesc”, Revista Româna de Arbitraj (Romanian Arbitration Journal) no. 3/2014; (in Romanian).
„Impact of the New Civil Procedure Code”, 4 April 2013, Finantistii.ro (in Romanian).
„Revision proposals for the Council Regulation (EC) no. 44/2001 concerning arbitration”, co-author together with C. Dontu, Revista Româna de Arbitraj (Romanian Arbitration Journal) no. 3/2012; (in Romanian).
Contributor for the “The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index” Reports on Romania since 2012 until 2017.
Contributor for „Arbitrating and Mediating Disputes in Bucharest, Romania - Survey of the Investing Across Borders Project 2012”, World Bank Group (The World Bank, International Finance Corporation and World Bank Group Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency), 2011 and 2009 Editions.
„The Need to Protect the Romanian Judge from Obstruction of Justice”, Pandectele Române no. 3/2007; (in Romanian, original title: “Nevoia protejarii judecatorului român fata de obstructionarea justitiei”).
Co-author for „Premerger Coordination: The Emerging Law of Gun Jumping and Information Exchange” de W.J. Vigdor, 2006.
„Communications Handbook 2005”, co-author together with F. Nitu, Country Q&A - Romania, seria Cross-Border Handbooks, Practical Law, March 2005.
„The Active Role of the Judge and the Risk of Procedural Rights Abuse in Romanian Civil Procedure - Part I - The Legal Order and The Role of the Judge”, Pandectele Române no. 2/2005; (in Romanian, original title: “Rolul activ al judecatorului si riscul abuzului de drept în procesul civil român Partea I - Ordinea juridica si rolul judecatorului actual.”).
„The Active Role of the Judge and the Risk of Procedural Rights Abuse in Romanian Civil Procedure - Part II - The Active Role of the Romanian Judge Today.”, Pandectele Române no. 3/2005; (in Romanian, original title: “Rolul activ al judecatorului si riscul abuzului de drept în procesul civil român actual- Partea a II-a - Rolul activ al judecatorului român contemporan.”).
„The Liability of Judges - a Guarantee for Independence of Justice”, Pandectele Române no. 1/2004; (in Romanian, original title: „Raspunderea judecatorilor, garantie a independentei justitiei”).
„New Obligations Set for Traders”, „Banii Nostri”, Media On Publisher, June 2003; (in Romanian, original title: „Noi obligatii pentru comercianti”).
“Digest of Commercial Laws of the World: Romania (Digest & Forms)”, Oceana Publications, Inc., New York, 2002 and 1999 Editions.
„International Insurance Law”, co-author with C. Baiculescu, Centre for International Legal Studies, Oceana Publications Inc., February 2001.
“Purchasing Law in Romania”, World Markets Research Centre, 2000.
ICC Institute of World Business Law; International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) (2017); Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) (2017); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2016); LCIA European Users’ Council (2013); Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies; Bucharest Bar/Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (1999).
Listed five (5) years in a row as recognized practitioner by GAR/ Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders – Partners.
Accolades - 2021: ” Peers and clients say "Ms Alexe is a hardworking and bright advocate" "Very effective and thorough when acting both as counsel and arbitrator" "She is a well-regarded arbitration practitioner in Romania" "I strongly recommend for her valuable experience in both arbitration and substantial law".
2019: "Cristina Alexe is “a super smart and diligent practitioner” who wins praise from international peers, one of whom notes, “She is the most hard-working lawyer I have ever seen.”
2018: "Cristina Alexe is regarded by peers as the first and greatest choice in Romania for complex commercial disputes."