Valentin Trofin holds a Bachelor Law Degree (1998) and a Master Degree in International Commercial Arbitration (2014), both from Law School of University of Bucharest. He also holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2014). Valentin Trofin is a PhD candidate at Doctoral Law School of Titu Maiorescu University.
Valentin Trofin was admitted to the Bucharest Bas Association (1999), The National Association of Authorized Romanian Valuers (2003) and to Romanian National Union of the Insolvency Practitioners (2010). Also, he is member of International Bar Association, Society of Construction Law (UK), Romanian Society of Construction Law and founding member and Treasurer of Bucharest Arbitration Network.
Valentin Trofin is experienced in corporate transactions and project financing with a focus on construction, real estate development and both commercial & investment arbitration. His continuing legal education includes various participations at trainings, seminars and conferences related both, with FIDIC contracts, including the YPMTP 2012 and with international commercial arbitration.
Mr. Trofin regularly represents companies, both domestic and international, in cross-border transactions, especially in Turkey, Russian Federation, North Africa and Republic of Moldova.
- He acted as a co-counsel in an acquisition of shares in major telecommunication company having a value in excess of USD 20 million;
- He acted as co-counsel in an sale of a real estate company with a value exceeding Euro 40 million
- He acted as leading counsel in a sale of business in retail industry with a value exceeding Euro 9 million;
- He acted as leading counsel for a developer in planning, building and selling a shopping center in Bucharest where the final sale transaction exceeded USD 25 million;
- He acted as leading counsel for different contractors and subcontractors performing building works in almost all office and shopping centers in Bucharest;
- He acted as co-counsel in an international dispute in pre-arbitration phase relating to a claim raised under a construction contract performed in Libia;
- He acted as leading counsel for a developer in planning, project financing, building and selling a landmark residential complex in Bucharest where the final sale transactions exceeded Euro 70 million
- He acted as leading counsel for a client in relation with a claim in connection with a construction contract where the dispute shall be determined under ICC Rules; the claim was settled just before notice for arbitration to be dispatched;
- Currently is acting as co-counsel in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Rules