Gabriel Sidere is the managing partner of the CMS office in Bucharest and head of its litigation department. He regularly advises multinational corporations, officers and directors in regulatory, investigative and trial matters. His areas of expertise include white-collar crime and securities enforcement – including anti-corruption investigations, fiscal fraud investigations, compliance counselling and complex business litigation. Gabriel has handled cases in securities regulatory inquiries (market manipulation, insider trading etc.), DNA (Romania’s anti-corruption agency) and DIICOT (Romania’s organised crime and terrorism investigation agency) investigations.
Gabriel’s litigation practice includes representation of clients in complex business litigation and international arbitrations matters. These representations include strategic advice on investment related disputes, as well as helping clients manage responses to government inquiries and representing clients in high-level negotiations.
For many years, Gabriel has assisted public listed companies to conduct investigations into allegations of wrongdoing. These investigations have been in a wide variety of industries including energy, financial services, healthcare and infrastructure.
Gabriel is recognised by Chambers Global as one of the leading experts in international commercial arbitration and business litigation in Romania. He is well known for ‘his vigorous and energetic advocacy’ and for his ‘effective and efficient resolution of disputes in their early stages’.