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Violeta Saranciuc

“Next generation industries fast growing in CEE, but also the traditional ones facing challenges from post-pandemic supply issues and instability in the region, want modern, flexible and efficient dispute resolution methods. The international arbitration community should now, more than ever, actively listen to users’ views to understand their changing needs and promote procedures that are meaningful to them. I believe VIAC CAN is an initiative with immense potential to guide this process in the CEE region by bringing together an international community of practitioners and users around VIAC as a leading arbitral institution. I look forward to joining forces with VIAC in this mission.”

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Violeta Saranciuc is managing associate in the Dispute Resolution department of Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners, where she specialises in international arbitration and international dispute resolution.

She has eleven years of experience representing private parties, state bodies and state-owned companies before international arbitral tribunals under various rules, including VIAC, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, as well as the Romanian CICACCIR rules. Violeta has acted as counsel in some of the most high-profile arbitration cases involving Romanian parties and regularly represents international clients in arbitrations seated in various jurisdictions. Her counsel work includes construction and infrastructure disputes, shareholder and privatisation disputes, energy disputes, agribusiness disputes, international sales and general contractual matters, as well as investment protection matters. She also represents clients in arbitration-related court proceedings and is experienced in complex commercial and competition litigations.

For her work in international arbitration, Violeta has been recognised as Future Leader in the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Global Guide several years in a row and recommended by clients in the Legal 500 and GAR 100 legal directories.

Violeta is co-founder and co-chair of YRAP – Young Romanian Arbitration Practitioners, the first Romanian under-40 initiative, and an active member of the Romanian international arbitration community. She constantly engages in programmes and projects aimed at promoting the young generation of arbitration practitioners. She holds a master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Bucharest and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Violeta fluently speaks Romanian, Russian and English and has good knowledge of German.

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