Ioana is a partner at Jeantet and specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration. Ioana is acting both as counsel and arbitrator (she was the first Romanian national to have been appointed as arbitrator on an ICSID tribunal).
Ioana has particular expertise in the CEE region and is also heading the Budapest office as well as the firm’s operations in neighbouring jurisdictions (Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic). Ioana is Romanian, is admitted to the Paris and Madrid bars and is registered as European lawyer in the Budapest bar.
Since 2020, Ioana is also a member of the Paris Arbitration Week Organising Committee. She is a founding member of the Romanian chapter of the Club Espanol de Arbitraje (CEA). Her PhD was published by Oxford University Press with the title « The Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard in International Foreign Investment Law » and is a reference in the field of international arbitration. A second edition is planned for 2023.
After more than a decade of ballet, Ioana is now an avid jogger and cross-fit fan, always starting the day in sports shoes before changing to high hills.