Managing partner

Mihai Mareș, managing partner and founder of Mareș & Mareș Law Firm, is highly regarded as one of the brightest white-collar crime attorneys in Romania.

With over two decades of experience in economic criminal cases, he has earned the reputation of a „go-to lawyer” for white-collar crime-related offenses and is recognized as a renowned name in the field of criminal law.

Mihai specializes in criminal defense for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions, and large international and domestic companies, with a remarkable track record of handling corruption and economic offenses at both national and cross-border levels, representing clients across various sectors.

He has successfully crafted defense strategies and advocated in numerous highly-publicized cases involving money laundering, fraud, bribery, and other forms of corporate misconduct, representing major industrial groups and companies across various sectors, as well as individuals, before all courts in Romania in cases investigated by DIICOT (The Agency for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism) , DNA (Anti-Corruption Agency), and ANI (National Integrity Agency). Under his leadership, Mareș & Mareș has become the leading white-collar crime team in Romania, providing legal counsel to clients facing complex criminal matters.

Described by The Legal500 as “an energetic legal brain” and named one of the top White-Collar Crime lawyers in Romania, he is recommended as a Leading Lawyer in disputes.

”Mihai Mares is an expert in his field, he invest a lot of time and effort in understanding the client.” 

”Mihai Mares is our main choice for criminal matters. He is a star of the Bar, being extremely meticulous and has great oral skills, while dealing with a variety of cross-border matters related to the Romanian jurisdiction.” 

”Mihai Mares runs the best white-collar crime team in Romania and is a star of the criminal Bar.”

With a Ph.D. in criminal procedure from the Romanian Academy’s Legal Institute, Mihai regularly publishes articles and studies on criminal law and criminal procedure and participates in national and international conferences.

Mihai Mareș is a guest professor in the Master’s program in Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, State University of Moldova (USM), as part of the partnership established with this institution; during the academic year 2022-2023, Mihai Mareș was a lector (associated teacher) at the Law Faculty – University Alexandru Ioan Cuza (Iași) where he taught within the Master Program, the courses of „European Criminal Law „and “Witness and Victim Protection in Crimes”. He is a founding member of ARDPA (Romanian Association of Business Criminal Law).