Daniel Badea is the Managing Partner of Clifford Chance Badea, the local office of one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms.  Daniel began his international career working for the local office of an international law firm while still studying at the Faculty of Law of the Bucharest University. He continued practicing business law both in Bucharest and in London and in 2002 he established the legal practice that currently operates as a registered office of Clifford Chance, the only fully integrated local office of a leading global law firm in Romania.

The law firm coordinated by Daniel Badea offers full range of legal services and is constantly involved in complex transactions and flagship projects, earning numerous local and international awards, including Law Firm of the Year in Romania in 2020 from IFLR Europe Awards.

With more than 22 years of market leading experience, Daniel is recognized as an eminent practitioner, praised for his exceptional business acumen and strategic understanding of the markets. He has advised major international financial institutions, investment banks and leading corporate enterprises and has been involved in numerous ground breaking banking, capital markets, PPP/project finance transactions and in some of the most complex white collar/strategic risk management cases in Romania.

Daniel is a Board member of the Aspen Institute Romania and is regularly invited as speaker at national and international events covering opportunities and challenges for the business environment. He is also involved in programmes that support communities to widen access to justice, finance and education, including as member of the Board of Save the Children Romania and of the Romanian Education Trust in London.