Catalin Dinu


+40 21 307 1681

Catalin Dinu

+40 21 307 1681


Catalin Dinu is a Counsel in the Bucharest office specialising in real estate and renewable energy projects. He has more than 10 years of experience and leads several headline transactions for the Romanian office.

Catalin regularly leads teams of lawyers and directly assists international and domestic clients on due diligence, property and real estate M&A transactions, land development (permitting and construction), and asset management (leases, property management etc.). He has extensive experience across many asset classes, including industrial, retail, office, and agricultural. 

With a solid real estate background, Catalin has worked extensively and become one of the experts in the office in renewable energy projects, which are now commonplace in Romania. He regularly coordinates and assists high-profile energy companies on securing project land, development (permitting) of wind and solar farms, sale and purchase of renewables projects, co-developments and project management.  

Catalin Dinu is not only a gifted practitioner with extensive legal expertise, but also a thoughtful person who knows when to ask the right questions. He diligently considers multiple perspectives before suggesting an approach and this meticulousness does not compromise his ability to provide prompt responses and timely support.

Catalin Dinu is an outstanding lawyer with great business-oriented skills. He is extremely engaged in providing in-depth analyses that respond to clients’ needs.

Legal 500, 2024 & 2023


Real Estate

  • S IMMO AG, a leading Vienna-listed real estate investor and developer, on the acquisition of EXPO Business Park, a three-building office complex in Bucharest, Romania, from Portland Trust, and previously on the acquisition of two office buildings in the CAMPUS Complex (Campus 6.2 and Campus 6.3), from Skanska. Both transactions targeted class A buildings, being amongst the largest transactions in their respective years in Romania
  • CROMWELL PROPERTY GROUP, a global real estate investor and manager, on the sale of A1 Bucharest Park to CTP, a CEE logistics developer and owner
  • INDOTEK on asset management matters for two office buildings in Bucharest and a shopping centre in Targu Mures
  • INTER CARS on a lease agreement for new to be built-to-suit warehouse, with more than 32,000 sqm tailored to automotive parts and waste products, complex shelfing and storage system with multi-mezzanine
  • ONE OF THE LARGEST RETAIL FOOTWEAR COMPANIES IN CEE on retail lease agreements throughout Romania
  • AN INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE PARTS PRODUCER for the lease and development of a new production plant for a premium car manufacturer

Energy and Natural Resources

  • EUROPEAN ENERGY, A LEADING DANISH MULTINATIONAL COMPANY FOCUSING ON GREEN ENERGY PROJECTS on the development and acquisition of multiple solar and wind projects in Romania, with a total planned capacity of more than 1,500 MW
  • ENERY ELEMENT GMBH, A LEADING AUSTRIAN COMPANY ACTIVE IN THE DEVELOPMENT, STRUCTURING AND CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN CEE on vendor due diligence, permitting structuring and land securitization for 5 solar projects under development in Romania
  • JANTZEN RENEWABLES APS, a Danish developer, on vendor due diligence with respect to its transaction with OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in Southeast Europe, for the sale of the Helios 1 photovoltaic cluster in Romania with more than 700 MW planned capacity – one of the largest renewable energy transactions in Romania in 2023


  • 2012 – 2013: University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Law, LL.M in Private Law
  • 2008 – 2012: Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Law


  • Romanian Union of Lawyers
  • Bucharest Bar Association


Romanian, English


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