Madalin is a senior partner of the firm and heads the White-Collar & Business Crime Litigation practice, the focus of his activity being the legal defence of corporate and private clients in relation to criminal investigations and litigations in which they are involved.
Starting 2006 Madalin practices extensively and quasi-exclusively in high-level white-collar criminal cases, having successfully proven his first-class professional expertise in some of the most difficult, top-level and media-scrutinised criminal investigations and trials, with prejudices or financial impact of up to 1 billion EUR. He was also the Romanian lead-member of the international teams of attorneys involved in several well-known international investigations performed by the DOJ and the SFO in relation to corrupt or money laundering practices of certain corporations from the pharma or financial fields.
Throughout his already impressive career, Madalin counselled, assisted and represented renowned global, international or Romanian corporate clients, as well as key figure businessmen or executives from industries such as oil & gas, banking & finance, pharma & medical, IT & telecom, heavy industry or consumer goods. Moreover and equally remarkable, he lead the criminal defence teams for high-profile politicians and public figures (prime-ministers, ministers, presidential councillors, PM's, MEP's, business tycoons, etc.) involved in a wide range of cases in front of the criminal investigation authorities or the courts of law, in relation to the specialised investigative bodies such as the National Anticorruption Directorate or at the highest levels of jurisdiction. He defends cases having as object mainly corruption, financial and fiscal frauds, embezzlements of public/EU funds, money laundering, abuse of office, etc.
Furthermore, based on his top-notch practical experience in criminal litigation, Madalin is also extremely involved in business crime consultancy and counselling projects, especially in matters of business ethics & integrity, serving as a specialised consultant in internal investigations and corporate affairs matters, providing expert opinion and business-oriented practical solutions to companies and their boards of directors in cases of mismanagement or internal misconducts and frauds.
Considering his extensive experience, knowledge and know-how in Criminal Law, Madalin is known in the field as one of the highest skilled and most successful Romanian practitioners in white-collar crime, having built a solid reputation as a leading criminal law attorney, acknowledged and recognized through top-tier rankings and exclusive collaborations by global legal publishers such as Legal 500 or Chambers & Partners.
Due to his practical and business-focused approach, Madalin is a valued lecturer and speaker on criminal law topics, having also published numerous specialised articles, in national and international legal publications, on different relevant topics in the criminal domain, especially in the areas of corruption, economic and money laundering crimes.
Prior to deciding to set up his own business crime practice in early 2017, which developed into the current Enache Pirtea & Associates, Madalin set up and ran for 4 years a highly-reputed criminal law department of a leading Bucharest law firm and, before that, he was a partner for 3 years in a specialised criminal law firm, in which he directly managed the business crime cases of another top-level law firm.