Simona is the managing partner of the firm and heads the White-Collar & Business Crime Consultancy practice, coordinating lawyers and projects mainly in compliance and regulatory in connection to criminal law but also to other areas such as labour, commercial and civil law. She is a highly regarded business law practitioner, with 15 years of intensive professional activity in the intelligence and legal fields, having proven her strong technical knowledge and consistent business-oriented approach throughout a wide array of complex matters.
Simona is recognized for her straight-forward and innovative legal approach, as well as for her business-integrated advice. Based on her extensive experience, knowledge and know-how in criminal law investigations and litigations, as well as in risk management cases, she has forwarded her practice in the last years by conducting several major projects in compliance and internal investigations. Due to her very professional expert opinion and legal advice in complex or sensitive corporate matters, Simona has become a reputed counsellor for companies confronted with internal disorders or mismanagement situations.
She has extensive expertise in dealing with important multinational companies coming from several major industrial areas such as IT, e-commerce, telecommunications, banking, heavy industry, real estate, civil & industrial constructions and pharma, being also highly experienced in working with governmental and European institutions on matters regarding national security, economic strategies, strategic planning and risk management.
Simona is also notable for her activity within several landmark Romanian business associations, well-known for their importance and for the legal initiatives in support of entrepreneurship, as well as for participating as keynote speaker in many conferences and seminars on business management from a legal perspective. Furthermore, she is an author of various national and international legal articles, sections and guides on anticorruption, anti-money laundering and business crime in Romania, being also an active member of the Association for the Prevention and Combating of Fraud (APCF), which joins the legal and compliance directors of the top financial institutions in Romania.
Her absolute dedication to the legal field, as well as her professionalism and strategic thinking and planning, have been the reasons for receiving numerous prizes as a business and criminal lawyer, being acknowledged by Legal500 or Chambers & Partners as a top tier white-collar crime specialist, as well as receiving numerous awards and prizes at national level.
Before deciding to set up her own business crime and business law practice in 2016, which later developed into the current Enache Pirtea & Associates, Simona set up and ran the criminal law department of a well-known Bucharest law firm for more than 2 years and, prior to that, she was member of a specialised criminal law firm.