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Over his legal career spanning more than 25 years, Stefan Botezatu has provided legal assistance on Energy law, Competition law, Tech and Digital and Dispute Resolution matters to high-profile clients active in various business sectors in Europe, US and Asia.
Stefan is a renowned expert in regulatory matters covering electricity and gas trading, supply, distribution and production, ancillary services including e-mobility and development of infrastructure for electric vehicles as well as energy efficiency solutions. Stefan is also recognised for his work in competition cases in the energy and retail sectors.
He is extremely knowledgeable in corporate matters involving intricate restructurings schemes and business transfer, having advised in some of the largest transactions in the market.
He coordinates the white-collar crimes and sensitive investigations practice, having been involved in a series of niche investigations and criminal trials, including forgery, fraud, corruption, embezzlement, illegal disclosure of confidential data or illegal transfer of computer data, crime groups organized and aspects of cybercrime.
He dealt with important energy ICC arbitration files against State owned entities and litigates frequently against the National Energy Regulatory Authority on tariffs and other regulatory matters.
”I believe we made a good decision reaching out to act Botezatu Estrade Partners. They know how VC model works, so they were able to anticipate our needs and explain smoothly to third parties why some points were important to us. It made the drafting and negotiating of transaction documents more efficient – and this is exactly what investors seek in a law firm!Mathias Flattin, Partner at Axeleo Capital
”The decision to choose ACT Legal as our legal partner was primarily based on their impeccable track record in high-profile transactions and on the experience that I have had with them during previous deals. They proved to be agile, innovative, and result-oriented – all these qualities were essential for negotiating the terms of the ProductLead investment. For that, our full appreciation goes to the excellent team that included Managing Partner Stefan Botezatu and Managing Associate Andrei Hancu.Liviu Muntean, Co-Founder and Partner of Founders Bridge
”Ştefan Botezatu of act Botezatu Estrade Partners is well respected for his proficiency in energy projects and concessions agreements. Market commentators highlight his experience and close relationships with his clients.Chambers and Partner, Band 2, Energy, 2021
”Ştefan Botezatu of act Botezatu Estrade Partners is praised by market commentators for his pragmatic approach and his "good reputation in the market as an energy person." He is particularly active on regulatory matters and concession agreements. An interviewee reports: "He is one of the lawyers with the most amount of experience in the electricity sector."Chambers and Partners, Band 2, Energy & Natural Resources, 2020
”Ştefan Botezatu , founding partner of Botezatu și Asociatii SCA, receives praise for his "pragmatic approach and deep, sector-specific knowledge." He is noted for his experience and knowledge in the energy sector and downstream gas distribution. He is also active on litigation and arbitration matters.Chambers and Partners, Band 2, Energy & Natural Resources, 2019
”Ştefan Botezatu heads the practice at Botezatu și Asociatii SCA. Clients enthuse: "He has strong expertise in energy regulatory matters and we see him as a strategic asset for our team. He is an excellent closer and forward thinker."Chambers and Partners, Band 1, Energy & Natural Resources, 2018
”Ştefan Botezatu of the recently formed Botezatu și Asociatii SCA is praised by interviewees as "highly skilled and qualified”. He is noted as an expert in the energy market and sources recognise his ability to handle substantial transactions for some of the market's key clients.Chambers and Partners, Band 1, Energy & Natural Resources, 2017
”Ştefan Botezatu recently left Kinstellar to form Botezatu şi Asociaţii SCA. He is appreciated for his competition, energy and dispute resolution experience, enabling him to advise on a variety of competition matters for his clientsChambers and Partners, 2016
”According to sources, Ştefan Botezatu is a "sharp, knowledgeable, pragmatic and efficient lawyer," who is well known for his work in competition cases concerning the energy sector.Chambers and Partners, Competition, 2016
”Ştefan Botezatu recently left Kinstellar to form Botezatu şi Asociatii SCA, and he enters this year's rankings following increased prominence in the Romanian M&A market. Clients appreciate him for his "uncompromising integrity, dedication and commitment”.Chambers and Partners, Corporate M&A, 2015