The law firm KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociatii SPARL has announced that Alexandru Mocanescu has been appointed as a new Partner and Head of the Real Estate and ESG Practices, starting from October 2021. At the same time, two internal promotions have taken place in key fields – Calin Dragoman becomes senior managing associate in the Litigation team and Dragos Iamandoiu in the Corporate and M&A team - reflecting the sustained consolidation of the firm in these critical areas.
Alexandru Mocanescu has worked for more than 12 years in prestigious law firms, coordinating work in numerous practice areas, such as competition law, litigation, energy and real estate – which became his true calling. He is a lawyer with dual competencies; He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, and he also followed a full-time MBA program at HEC Paris, specializing in strategy and finance. He continued his studies at the London School of Economics, from which he obtained a Certificate of Economy and Real Estate Finance. His focus will be on the Real Estate and ESG practices.
With a track record of successful projects, Alex joins a team of five partners, who work together to coordinate KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociatii’s main practice areas and to promote growth.
Laura Toncescu, Managing Partner of KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociatii adds: "With Alexandru we have gained an extremely competent colleague who is highly regarded by clients. Alex brings significant skills and experience to our practice group, especially in the areas of Real Estate and Construction & Planning, as well as in ESG projects. His appointment reflects the continuously growing demand for consultancy in these areas and, at the same time, demonstrates our strategic approach in developing our skills and our resolve to provide clients with innovative, complete and efficient solutions.”
Alexandru Mocanescu, comments on his appointment: “I am honored to accept this Partner position at KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociati. KPMG Legal is a highly dynamic law firm, enjoying access to the extensive global resources of KPMG, including a digital hub that develops digital solutions which are “tailor-made” for clients. These resources, together with a highly trained professional team, which is innovation-oriented and with strong people-skills, create an extraordinary competitive advantage. Joining KPMG Legal will give me the opportunity to provide clients, in addition to my experience and dedication, with a series of innovative ways to optimize and digitalize legal solutions. Thus, we will be able to cut or even eliminate costs associated with repetitive legal labor and we will focus together on the legal services that truly deliver value to clients”.
Vlad Peligrad, Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, KPMG Legal - Toncescu și Asociații, comments: "We are glad to have taken on board another experienced colleague in Alex Mocanescu, whose personality and expertise fits perfectly with us. We have observed his successes over time and it became clear that our values and vision for the future were very much aligned. I am glad that Alex is joining in a period of significant growth for our firm and in the context of a very good professional year”.
In terms of the internal promotions, Dragos Iamandoiu, who is part of the Corporate and M&A team, and Calin Dragoman, from the Dispute Resolution practice, have been appointed as Senior Managing Associates with effect from 1 October. Their new positions will enable them to enhance their roles in the key areas they focus on, and in which they have already made a strong positive impression on our clients.
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