Mihai is one of the founders and the managing partner of Mares & Mares. Prior to this position, he was the managing partner in Romania of the international law firm, Garrigues and of counsel, of the Romanian law firm, Musat & Asociatii.
His practice focuses exclusively on criminal defence for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large international and domestic companies, in a wide range of matters involving accounting, financial, securities and tax fraud; bribery, antitrust and environmental violations.
In addition, he advises clients in internal investigations and audits involving money laundering, fraud and other corporate misconduct.
In international criminal law, Mihai acts in international corruption, freezing of assets, multi-jurisdictional investigations and extradition.
Holding a PhD in criminal procedure issued by the Legal Institute of the Romanian Academy, he is described by The Legal 500 (2009) as “an energetic legal brain”. Mihai is recognised for the depth of his experience in white-collar criminal defence, by various directories such as Global Legal Experts.
He publishes articles and studies related to criminal law and criminal procedure law on a regular basis and participates in different international and national conferences related to white-collar crime matters. Mihai is member of European Criminal Bar Association and of the International Bar Association (business crime section).