Iulia is founding Managing Partner of VASS Lawyers and is acknowledged as one of the Romanian leading experts in public procurement and public-private partnerships. Prior to setting up VASS Lawyers, Iulia was head of the Public Procurement Department of a highly respected law firm in Bucharest. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Bucharest Law School and a Master’s degree in International Relations – Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration. Iulia is currently undertaking an LLM in Public Procurement Law and Policy at the University of Nottingham (2013-2015) and is an associate member of the Procurement Law Academic Network.
Iulia successfully coordinated complex public procurement and PPP projects in the utilities sector, infrastructure, real estate, constructions, mass-media, constructions, energy and natural resources, IT, defence, food or environment, advising economic operators as well as contracting authorities in the intricate process of organizing and/or participating to award procedures or the setting up of PPPs.
Iulia has also an extensive experience in representing clients before the National Council for Solving Disputes and the competent courts in public procurement litigations. Furthermore, she is specialized in commercial contracts, one of her major projects involving the block purchase of fixed assets within the patrimony of a Romanian company in bankruptcy by the largest manufacturer of seamless steel pipes and tubes in India (a 6.210.000 EUR transaction). Last but not least, Iulia counseled national and multinational companies specialized in infrastructure, seamless steel manufacturing or technology in relation to various employment aspects.
In the last eight years, Iulia has written and spoken widely on public procurement and public-private partnerships, having an extensive publishing activity and also being a constant presence at national and international conferences in the field.