mihai mareș, ph. d.

managing partner

Mihai is the founder and the Managing Partner of Mareș & Mareș. Highly regarded by clients and peers alike as one of the brightest white collar crime attorneys, he specializes exclusively on criminal defense for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large international and domestic companies, in a wide range of matters involving money laundering, fraud, bribery and other forms of corporate misconduct. Described by The Legal 500 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 international and national conferences related to these fields.

Prior to founding Mares&Mares, Mihai  was Garrigues’ managing partner in Romania, afer having collaborated with a reputed independent Romanian law firm.

  • Mihai is a member of several relevant national and international bodies, among which: The International Bar Association – Business Crime Committee
  • The European Criminal Bar Association
  • The European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers
  • The Romanian Association of Criminal Sciences
  • The Romanian Forensic Association

Here are a few significant milestones in Mihai’s career, whose profile has appeared in some of the most prestigious business and legal publications in Romania and abroad:

Read Mihai Mares’ interview in CEE Legal Matters

Read Mihai Mares’ portrait in Law Society Gazette

Read Mihai Mares’ interview in Business Magazin

Watch Mihai Mares’ video interview on Juridice.ro

Read Mihai Mares’ presentation on the white collar crime concept in Universul Juridic

Read Mihai Mares’ interview in Bizlawyer

Read Mihai Mares’ portrait in Romania Libera

Mihai Mares – cel mai bun avocat penalist din Romania
Avocat Mares
Mihai Mares – cel mai bun avocat penalist din Romania

Mihai is the founder and the Managing Partner of Mareș & Mareș. Highly regarded by clients and peers alike as one of the brightest white collar crime attorneys, he specializes exclusively on criminal defense for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large international and domestic companies, in a wide range of matters involving money laundering, fraud, bribery and other forms of corporate misconduct. Described by The Legal 500 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.

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 international and national conferences related to these fields.

Prior to founding Mares&Mares, Mihai  was Garrigues’ managing partner in Romania, afer having collaborated with a reputed independent Romanian law firm.

  • Mihai is a member of several relevant national and international bodies, among which: The International Bar Association – Business Crime Committee
  • The European Criminal Bar Association
  • The European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers
  • The Romanian Association of Criminal Sciences
  • The Romanian Forensic Association

Here are a few significant milestones in Mihai’s career, whose profile has appeared in some of the most prestigious business and legal publications in Romania and abroad:

Read Mihai Mares’ interview in CEE Legal Matters

Read Mihai Mares’ portrait in Law Society Gazette

Read Mihai Mares’ interview in Business Magazin

Watch Mihai Mares’ video interview on Juridice.ro

Read Mihai Mares’ presentation on the white collar crime concept in Universul Juridic

Read Mihai Mares’ interview in Bizlawyer

Read Mihai Mares’ portrait in Romania Libera