Labour and Employment

Magda Volonciu & Associates is a Romanian labor and employment law firm founded in 2004, with offices in the country's capital and on the Black Sea coast.

The firm offers premium specialized labor and employment consultancy, assistance and representation and has an excellent reputation on the internal and international market. MVA is acknowledged as the best law firm specialized in labor law and industrial relations in Romania, due to the professionalism, seriousness, devotion and team spirit that characterize its members.
The firm’s expertise extends to all aspects of labor & employment law, such as collective negotiations, drafting collective labor agreements, internal regulations and specific policies, implementing disciplinary and professional unsuitability procedures, specific procedures related to hiring and termination of employment, providing advice and representation during the business negotiations or with social partners, dealing with employee grievances related to mobbing and discrimination, compensation and benefits, business restructuring, transfer of undertakings, organization and operation of employers’ associations, procedures for the constitution of European Work Councils, as well as other labor and employment related aspects.

Magda Volonciu & Associates represents an impressive range of national and international clients, providing assistance and representation in front of all types of courts in the country, as well as in front of the Constitutional Court, labor authorities and other specialized institutions.

Placing great emphasis on developing outstanding relations with its clients, the firm offers them smart solutions, protecting their interests and keeping them informed at all times on the legal developments in the labor field, through its e-services and direct communication.


Magda Volonciu & Associates has a consistent presence on the international market as well, providing legal assistance to numerous companies worldwide and working closely with corporate, legal, human resources departments and corporate executives across a variety of sectors and industries to address the strategic and tactical issues.
The firm is highly recognized by worldwide renowned publishing companies in legal industry (Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers) and has been ranked years in a row as a leader on the Romanian market, offering assistance, consultancy and representation services to the most important multinational companies, to public institutions and employers’ associations. Our attorneys are also actively involved in international organizations, such as EELA - European Employment Lawyers Association, IBA - International Bar Association, the Society for Labor and Social Security Law.


In 2013 “Magda Volonciu and Associates” Law firm has joined L&E Global, the international alliance of employment law firms. L&E Global was founded in 2010 as an “alliance” of premier boutique law firms specialized in labor and employment law, comprising renowned law firms from all over the world. The firms of the alliance are continuously collaborating on various international projects, providing counsel to employers on all aspects regarding the individual and collective labor relations, industrial relations, collective negotiations and managing work related disputes.


Top Ranked


Magda Volonciu

For many years now, the professional coordinator and founder of the firm, PhD professor, att. Magda Volonciu, has been annually nominated by worldwide renowned publishing and ranking companies, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, as the most influent lawyer in labor law in Romania, being considered a key player and an imposing figure in this field and praised by clients for her vast experience and for her ability to offer the best advise. Currently, according to the ranking established by Chambers & Partners, Mrs. Volonciu is the only employment attorney to be occupying the first position at national level, the publication mentioning that the clients describe her as “amazing at this”.


Maria Dobre

Mrs. Maria Dobre, one of the founding partners of the firm, was repeatedly placed in the top of the national employment lawyers, in the rankings established by the same publications, being recognized as a skillful litigator and appreciated for her negotiator abilities, as well as for her strong expertise in collective dismissals and especially in insolvency-related dismissals.

Corina Radu

Partner within the firm, Corina is ranked by the same publications in the top of the national employment lawyers, being appreciated for her expertise in collective employment disputes, restructuring, transfer of undertakings and strong litigation skills. She is praised for her ability to make clients feel confident and secure and to identify the most sensitive issues in each case, clients noting that she is bold and inventive, always trying to find a straightforward and safe step to take.