CONTACTS

Phone: +373 22 27 93 23
Fax: +373 22 27 93 37
cmartin@138.197.191.153

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate / M&A
Insolvency
Competition
Employment Law
Contracts
Not-for-profit Organizations

EDUCATION

PhD in Leasing, Moldovan State University (2007)

LL.M in Securities, Moldovan State University (2000)

Diploma in Law, Moldovan State University (1998).

Cristina Martin is a founding partner of ACI Partners and engages primarily in complex international transactions. Cristina has advised many international clients in relation to opening and managing their businesses in Moldova. She extensively assists clients on such matters as incorporation, legal structuring and arrangement of mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and restructuring. Cristina is involved in significant foreign investment projects and corporate acquisitions, advising clients on commercial contracts.

Cristina’s recent experience involves advising during the reorganization of a major media operator, including deal structuring and competition clearance of the transaction; assisting with the share purchase in a multinational IT company including deal structuring and legal support up to closing and post-closing activities; legal support for a big multinational soft drink group merger.

Cristina is also actively involved in legal reform initiatives of the Moldovan Government. In particular, she consulted on drafting Moldovan laws and regulations, with a special contribution to mortgage and leasing operations reforms in Moldova. Cristina is an active contributor to World Bank, IFC, EBRD researches related to the Moldovan regulatory, doing business and judiciary reforms.

Membership:
Member of the Moldovan Bar
Member of the Auditing Licensing Committee of the Moldovan Ministry of Finance
Arbitrator of the International Arbitration Court of the Moldovan Trade and Industry Chamber

Professional Background:
ACI Partners, Partner – 2006-present
Ernst & Young Moldova, Senior Lawyer – 2001-2006
Moldovan State University, lecturer in corporate and competition law – 1998-present.

Expertise Sectors:

  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Government & Public Policy
  • Media & Telecommunications

Languages:
Romanian, Russian, English