Diana Istov

Senior Associate

+40 21 307 1649

Diana Istov

Senior Associate
+40 21 307 1649


Diana Istov is a Senior Associate in the Bucharest office focusing on real estate, construction and planning, with active involvement in the energy and natural resources sector.

She has been active both on the transactional as well as development sides, including work across all asset classes (office, logistics, retail and residential).

Diana's expertise covers due diligence analysis and preparation of related reports, assistance on title and permitting issues, negotiation of lease, sale and purchase agreements as well as drafting of other specific documentation (superficies or easement documents). She has also assisted real estate players on the day-to-day matters concerning management of their investments on the local market.

Diana has recently been involved in renewable energy projects planned for the local market, with the mandates involving significant real estate aspects. 



  • INDOTEK on asset management matters for two office buildings in Bucharest and a shopping centre in Targu Mures
  • MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES ACTIVE IN THE RETAIL FIELD on the acquisition of several properties for the purpose of development of hypermarkets in Romania*
  • A TOP GERMAN COMPANY on the negotiation of various lease agreements for both industrial and office premises*
  • A CONFIDENTIAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY on the acquisition of land for the development of a greenfield plant (investment via state-aid scheme)*


  • CONFIDENTIAL EPC SERVICE PROVIDER FOCUSING ON THE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF RES PROJECTS on a number of renewable energy investments (both photovoltaic, as well as wind farm projects)
  • 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
  • A STATE-CONTROLLED ENERGY HOLDING COMPANY on a regulatory study for developing solar photovoltaic plants and offshore & onshore wind farms in Romania

*experience prior to joining Kinstellar


    • 2013 – 2014: University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Law, Master of Law (Judicial Career)
    • 2009 – 2013: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Law


    • Romanian Union of Lawyers
    • Bucharest Bar Association


    Romanian, English