Teodor Hnatec has left Mitel & Partners to co-found a new firm with Partner Ioana Hnatec: Hnatec Attorneys at Law.
Teodor Hnatec spent the past four and a half years at Mitel & Partner, making Partner in January 2020. Before that he spent two years at Vilau⎜Associates, four years at Vilau & Mitel, and one year as Partner at Enescu, Ene & Associates.
Ioana Hnatec started her career in-house with Strabag in 2007. In December 2011 she joined the Flavia Teodosiu Law Office, and in March 2012 she left to put out her shingle as a solo practitioner. In September 2012 she started practicing with Baker Tilly Romania Legal Services, where she stayed for three years, making Partner in February 2014. In October 2015 she joined Moore Stephens Tomosoiu, where she stayed until co-founding Hnatec Attorneys at Law this past November.
Teodor Hnatec notes that the current Covid-19 crisis provided a little extra incentive to launch his own firm, but says that ultimately his decision was "just the sheer feeling that it's time to move on and do something of my own, the way I want it, through the lens of ten years in a strong Romanian law firm." He says the firm expects to add a third partner soon.