Adrian Sandru


Mobile: +40 748 163 590
Direct line: +40 21 260 78 55

Adrian is Senior Associate in our White Collar Crimes Defense team and one of the best up-and-coming criminal lawyers in Romania.

Focused on the future and aware of the accelerated evolution of society, he concentrated his research on issues incident to criminal procedure law that are novel in Romania, such as international judicial cooperation, the transfer of electronic evidence or the new institution of the European Prosecutor’s Office. He has recently launched his book entitled European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Regulations. Controversies. Explanations.

Adrian has acquired a wealth of experience representing individuals and legal entities in the most complex economic and financial files of the last years, collaborating with the most prestigious law firms in the field of business criminal law in Romania.

Bar Admissions • Affiliations & Memberships

  • Bucharest Bar Association
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association for Preventing and Combating Fraud


  • PhD researcher, Criminal Procedure Law School of Advanced Studies of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest 2019 – present
  • Criminal Sciences, Master University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law 2017 – 2018
  • Legal Sciences, Bachelor University „Babeș-Bolyai” Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Law 2013 – 2017


  • Romanian
  • English


  • Monthly contributor to the column “Practica judecătorească rezumată și comentată” in one of the most prestigious legal publication in Romania, Revista Dreptul
  • The first Romanian lawyer to speak at an ECBA event outside Romania (more details here)
  • Awarded “Rising Star in White Collar Crimes Matters” by Revista Română de Drept penal al afacerilor (2019)
  • Awarded with “Dreptul” Journal Award for Scientific Research in the Field of Law by Law Review Romania (2020)
  • External expert for Eurojust in EuroMed Justice Programme
  • Expert that represented Romania for the Council of Europe in NA-FAMED (“Needs assessment – Falsified Medical Products”)
  • Member of the working group set up at ECBA level, in charge of preparing certain materials for the exchange of know-how between criminal law lawyers in the Member States, which will be a useful tool in ensuring effective defences in EPPO proceedings
  • He has published numerous articles in specialized magazines and constantly participates in national and international conferences.
Law on whistleblowing adopted by the Romanian Parliament. What does the final shape look like? Posted in: In the Press - The law on whistleblowing is perhaps one of the transpositions in the local legislation of a European Directive that brings us closer to a culture of "compliance" but one who… ...
Whistleblowing. New legal obligations imposed on companies to ensure a healthy business environment Posted in: In the Press - Transparency International recently stated that in 2020, there is no justification on leaving the whistleblowers unprotected[1]. The message was addressed to both the authorities and the business environment. A whistleblower is a person who… ...
Who should worry about the European Public Prosecutor’s Office? Posted in: In the Press - Context In just a few months the European Public Prosecutor's Office will be operational - the official date is November 2020. This new institution of the European Union has the… ...
Digitization of the criminal process and the right to a fair trial Posted in: In the Press - Context As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the activity of the courts has been severely affected. During this period, the digitization of justice is under intense discussion, as being… ...
The measure of preventive detention in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic Posted in: COVID-19 - Current framework The pandemic of the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide has changed the entire ecosystem of the society and severely affected the professional activity and personal life of each person. All… ...
Measures regarding the criminal proceedings regulated by the state of emergency decree Posted in: COVID-19 - The state of emergency initially instituted in Romania until 14 April has been extended for an additional 30 days as of 15 April 2020. Some additional measures have also been… ...
Is there a risk for companies to be exposed to criminal investigations for non-complying with the measures implemented by the authorities? Posted in: In the Press - Context Following the accelerated spread of COVID-19, the President of Romania declared the state of emergency for a period of 30 days as of 16 March 2020. According to the… ...