Varinia Radu

Varinia Radu


Legal / Counseling


Varinia Radu is a Partner at CMS and Head of Oil & Gas in CEE. Based in Bucharest, Varinia has over 12 years’ experience and her practice focuses on the oil & gas, electricity and mineral resources sectors. She advises an impressive roster of clients on a wide range of issues relating to the Energy sector, including licensing, trading, privatisations, public acquisitions, turn key projects for energy production facilities for conventional and renewable energy, joint-ventures, petroleum concessions, development of mature oil and gas assets in Romania, farm-out agreements, M&A and financing transactions. Varinia has advised on some of the largest oil & gas deals in Romania (and the wider CEE/Black Sea region) in recent years, and was also involved in the drafting of a number of important legislative initiatives in the Energy sector in Romania.

Professional History

Prior to joining CMS, Varinia was Managing Partner of RVR Energy, a boutique energy law firm in Romania, which she founded in 2004. Varinia has been a member of the Bucharest Bar Association since 2002. She is also a member of other industry associations such as the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Balkan and Black Sea Petroleum Association, SIPG, etc. and represents key professional associations in the industry.

About CMS Cameron McKenna

CMS is a full-service top 10 global law firm, based on the number of lawyers, with over 3000 legal advisers working from 58 offices in 32 countries across the world. CMS doesn’t just participate in the energy industry, it has been shaping it for over 25 years – from working on the largest and most complex oil & gas deals in the sector worldwide and being among the first legal advisers to advise on power projects in Europe, to establishing a single electricity market in Northern Ireland/Ireland and working on renewable energy projects throughout Europe. A recognised market leader in the sector, CMS has a dedicated team of oil & gas lawyers, working all over the world on all aspects of oil and gas matters and projects, from production, processing, refining, trading, storage, transmission, distribution and right through to the point of sale.