Introducing… Romanian lawyer Alexandru Buzamet
I am Alexandru Buzamet, a 30 years old lawyer from Romania. I was born in 1986 in Bucharest, a few years from what would determine and mark the reborn of democracy and capitalism in Romania, the 1989 Revolution. Since then, Romania has evolved in all aspects of society, building a new economy based on capital and newly trained professionals.
After graduating in 2009 from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, I followed the Master program in Business Law, covering Insolvency procedures, corporate law, commercial arbitration, civil and commercial guarantees and commercial contracts. I graduated in 2010 with a thesis on “The suspension of judicial and extrajudicial claims against the debtor as a result of the commencement of the insolvency proceedings”. I then continued my studies at the Romanian National Institute for Training and Improvement of Lawyers, during the two years of practicing as a trainee lawyer.
During my second year of studies, I started working as an intern with Salans-Moore & associates (now Dentons), and during the three years that followed I gained much practical knowledge and experience of the activities and practices in a multinational law firm. My next role was with Vilau & Mitel law office, where, working as a trainee lawyer, I worked both as a consultant and a litigator in the banking and finance department of the Practice. Before joining Bierens international office in Amsterdam, I worked with Fortunescu & Gavat, continuing my activities in the field of banking and finance law.
Outside work, I enjoy playing tennis and, more recently, squash. I find Amsterdam a great city to live in, with a rich cultural heritage and a splendid architecture. Therefore I very much enjoy, when I can, to spend a nice weekend day strolling through the old city and visiting museums.
As an overview of the recent developments in Romania, I would like to mention that on the 1st of January 2007 Romania joined the European Union, becoming the 27th Member State of the European Union. Romania’s accession to the European Union marked the beginning of a new era, consisting of a fast economic growth and increasing investments in all sectors of economy. With a dense and modern transportation infrastructure, consisting in 198,817 km of highway, 61 airports and a large Shipyard in Cosntanta, the largest shipyard in Romania and one of the largest in Europe, having a market share of 20% in the Black Sea, Romania is a very attractive market.
In order to meet the needs of a modern economy, Romania’s old Civil Code (from 1864) was replaced on the 1st of October 2011, followed by the replacement of the old Civil Procedure Code on the 15th of February 2013. The new codes are designed to offer more protection to creditors and to make enforcement proceedings less time-consuming and more efficient.
Should you want any further information on Romanian law, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Bierens Amsterdam office. I look forward to a successful working relationship in the future, insuring justice for the creditor.