Crenguța LEAUAManaging Partner, Leaua & Asociatii
Crenguta Leaua is a Vice- President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration ( since 2015), after having been a member of the Court (2012 – 2015) and of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, as well as of the task forces on decisions as to costs and criminal law and arbitration. She is a past vice-president of the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration (2008-2012).
Experienced arbitrator, in over 100 cases, Crenguta is acting frequently in arbitrations under the ICC rules, being also a listed as arbitrator by various institutions in Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Poland, Slovenia, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, as well as on the WIPO list of neutrals for intellectual property disputes.
Crenguta is a founding partner of “Leaua & Asociatii” Law firm in Bucharest, Romania (a GAR top 100 law firm). She regularly acts as counsel in commercial arbitral proceedings under the ICSID rules as well as in commercial arbitration (ICC and other arbitral institution or under UNCITRAL rules).
Crenguta holds a Ph.D. in Law from Bucharest University and has completed an executive education program at Harvard University. She is currently an associate Professor at the Bucharest University Faculty of Law, teaching International Comparative Arbitration and Construction Arbitration and an Associate Professor of Business Law and EU Law at the Bucharest University of Economics. She was also a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in New York and invited for lectures on specific topics by professors or arbitration associations at Science Po (Paris, 2015), Georgetown University (Washington, 2016) and Columbia University (New York, 2017), American University (Washington, 2017). She is author of numerous publications on arbitration and a frequent speaker in arbitration conferences.
She is fluent in Romanian, English and French, has a good command of Italian and basic knowledge of German.