Radu Balas

DLA Piper
Gaming Counsel, Head of Litigation & Regulatory

Radu heads the Litigation & Regulatory group and co-heads our Gambling practice of DLA Piper in Bucharest. The gambling practice was ranked as leading practice in the first edition of Legal 500 in which Romania was nominated. Radu is highly appreciated and recommended by the clients, especially for his business-oriented approach and is referred to by the 2016 Edition of Chambers and Partners as a "a good litigator, with commercial understanding" and by the 2015 edition as a "very proactive" lawyer who "doesn't hesitate to ask questions" and who is "very fact-oriented". His extensive knowledge and involvement in major dispute resolution projects have been recognized by the Client Choice Awards 2014, Radu being nominated the exclusive winner of the Litigation category for Romania.

Radu's expertise in the gambling area includes contentious matters such as handling complex litigation proceedings in courts of law against the Romanian authorities, representation of clients in relation with the Romanian regulator as well as providing legal advise on gambling regulatory matters. Recently, Radu has provided assistance to leading European operators of online gambling as well as to major international gaming service providers.


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