CHISINAU, 23 July 2019. Vernon David is pleased to announce that Sergiu Bivol, well-known Moldovan lawyer has been appointed Managing Attorney for their Moldova office.
Sergiu Bivol joined the firm in 2008 and was the first attorney that Vernon David hired in the Republic of Moldova. He has played an indispensable role in helping to build Vernon David into the leading international law firm that it is today.
“It is with great honour and pleasure that the partners of Vernon David announce today the appointment of Sergiu to be our new Managing Attorney in Moldova. He has been with us since the very beginning of our office here and has contributed immensely to our success and growth.” says Charles Vernon, Managing Partner of Vernon David. “He is an excellent lawyer and a wonderful colleague, and we are delighted to have him as part of our team” says Diana Neagu, Partner in Vernon David.
Sergiu Bivol is one of the key lawyers in the Chisinau office, specializing in commercial and corporate law as well as real estate transactions, with a special focus on commercial agreements, M&A matters and high-end real estate projects. In addition, Sergiu has significant experience in litigation and arbitration matters. Over the last few years he has acted as a local team leader on numerous projects in a variety of industries, including telecom, media, television, sport, agriculture, seeds and crop protection, pharmaceuticals, steel production, banks and infrastructure. From start-up to acquisition to post-acquisition work, Sergiu has advised on all facets of commercial and corporate law.
“It is my honour and privilege to accept this position of Managing Attorney of Vernon David Moldovan office. I’m fully committed to build upon the success of the post and to enhance our capacity in the region. Now, it is more important than ever to respond flexibly to market conditions, and I am fully prepared for this challenge”, states Sergiu Bivol.
“I have been working with Vernon David law firm since they first established their office in Moldova and have worked with Sergiu Bivol on a number of projects. He is a top professional. This is a great step forward for both Sergiu and Vernon David”, says John Maxemchuk, former COO, Purcari, the first President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (2006-2012).
Sergiu Bivol has over 16 years’ experience in jurisprudence, of which 11 years as member of the Vernon David team in Chisinau. He is individually recognized as one of the top lawyers in the country in national and all major international legal directories (Legal 500, Chambers Legal and ILFR 1000).
“As a foreign investor in Moldova, we’ve been fortunate to be have had Sergiu’s legal expertise on our side, and his advice and foresight have proved to be crucial in helping us navigate the complex local regulatory landscape. His diligent work, reliability, and business intuition puts him in a class by himself, and I would not hesitate to recommend him as one of the best lawyers in the country”, added George Teodorescu, Regional Director, Mixbook.
In addition, Sergiu is leading the litigation department of the Moldovan office, with significant experience in dispute resolution and arbitration matters.
“We’ve worked with Sergiu Bivol on a number of complex matters, ranging from international litigation to regulatory and corporate issues. As a former corporate attorney myself I have a good idea of what I want in an outside counsel, and Sergiu’s assistance has been essential in helping us develop and expand our brand in Moldova”, says Bogdan Plesuvescu, President, Victoriabank.
Sergiu Bivol is also, member of Chisinau International Court of Commercial Arbitration Steering Committee (since 2018).