Crenguta Leaua has acted as counsel in commercial arbitral proceedings under the rules of the ICSID, ICC, WIPO, VIAC and of the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. She has also acted as counsel in ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL rules or various national laws.
Crenguta is a member of the ICC Court, as a representative of Romania, as well as a member of the ICC commission on arbitration, as a representative of the Romanian national committee. She is a member of the ICC task force on decisions as to costs, and was a member of ICC task force on criminal law and arbitration. She has acted as a member of the IBA subcommittee on conflict of interests in arbitration. She is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration, and has also been the vice president of this court (2008–2012). She is also a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Vienna International Arbitration Center, of the Bulgarian, Polish and Slovenian courts of arbitration attached to the chambers of commerce of these countries and of the WIPO list of neutrals for intellectual property disputes. She was appointed as arbitrator in cases under the rule of the Danish Institute of Arbitration and in ad hoc arbitrations.
She has written numerous publications and made numerous presentations in conferences on international commercial arbitration, including “Arbitration of Foreign Investments Disputes and Romania” (2006), “The Right to a Fair Trial in International Commercial Arbitration – Introductive Considerations” (2007), “Arbitration in Romania” (2007), “The Appointing Authority in International Commercial Arbitration” (2008), “The Party Autonomy in the Appointment of Arbitrators” (2011), “The impact of the new Romanian Civil Code on the application of NewYork Convention (1958) in Romania” (2012) and “The un-constitutionality exception and arbitration” (2013). She has also authored or co-authored several books: Quality – norms and regulations (2003), Commercial companies: special proceedings, (2008, second edition in 2009) (a reference book on Romanian intra-corporate litigation, and Business law: General notions of private law (2012).
Crenguta graduated from the faculty of legal and administrative sciences, University Lucian Blaga, Sibiu, the law faculty of Ecological University, Bucharest, and she received her licence from the law school of the University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania. She holds a PhD, magna cum laude, in corporate litigation from Bucharest. Currently, she is an associate professor in business law at the Bucharest University of Economics and a visiting professor of international comparative arbitration and construction arbitration in the LLM programme of International Arbitration of the Bucharest University Faculty of Law.
She is fluent in Romanian, English and French, has a good command of Italian and basic knowledge of German.
WWL says: Crenguta Leaua regularly acts as counsel or arbitrator in international commercial arbitration and impresses respondents with her “professionalism and diligence”.
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