Oana Ijdelea



“Ijdelea is ‘unique, she understands the technicalities and translates them in legal language’ and ‘her advice can be applied and renders the expected results’” (Legal500, 2020)

“Ijdelea is recommended for her ‘great industry knowledge’ and ability to find ‘practical and proactive solutions’” (Legal500, 2019)


Oana is renowned for successfully handling some of the most challenging and complex regulatory and compliance projects and for her substantial contribution to the drafting of legislation regulating a broad range of industries and areas. She routinely advises clients on the most challenging and strategic matters involving C-Suite decision making and is recognized by clients and peers for the successful execution and implementation of the provided advice.

Oana has gained broad expertise assisting clients on an array of green and brown field projects and advising foreign and local investors, supporting them from planning throughout the entire operational business and undertaking complex issues related to business development and investment in Romania.

Her core practice includes energy and natural resources, real estate and construction, and environmental and regulatory.

A graduate of Nicolae Titulescu Law School, Oana has been the managing partner of Ijdelea Law Firm prior to establishing Ijdelea Mihăilescu.

Representative Transactions

Providing legal support to Black Sea Oil &  Gas SRL, an offshore venture of Carlyle International Energy Partners and EBRD, on all corporate, labor, real estate, regulatory ESIA and financing matters, as well as on public and governmental affairs, in connection with the carry-out of Midia Gas Development Project, a natural gas development project with an initial estimated investment of 400 million US Dollars.

Continuing Black Sea Oil &  Gas SRL in front of the Government and relevant Ministries (as active members in the work groups established at Government level) for the purposes of (i) providing comments to the most significant amendments of the energy related legislation and (ii) drafting legislative proposals in order to regulate certain grey areas of the Romanian legislation on matters such as regulatory, environmental and rights over real estate property.

Assisting a European private equity fund in relation to the acquisition of a copper and copper oxide business from a former state owned company currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.

Assisting a large European group, in relation to the acquisition of various agricultural lands in Romania.

Assisting the largest Romanian provider of services to telecom companies in relation to various matters such as the drafting and negotiation of their lease agreement as well as customer agreements.

Assisting the second-largest fitness center operator in Romania in connection with the transfer of its operations to a major health and fitness company.

Assisting Stratum Energy Romania LLC with the diversification of its portfolio of companies and the restructuring of Stratum’s group of companies and its operations in Romania, including the creating of securities in relation to a credit facility of up to 75 million USD.

Assisting an UK based energy company with the transfer of its participation in a petroleum production Romanian company.

Assisting Petro Ventures Europe BV, the titleholder of two offshore petroleum blocks, with the restructuring of its Romanian operations and the transfer of the participation under the petroleum concession agreement to its Romanian subsidiary.

Assisting a major Middle East group in connection with the reorganization of its operations carried out by various local companies active in road transport, shipping, real estate and  hotel businesses.