Agenda27 February 202015:00 - 19:30


15:00 – 15:30 – Registration and welcome coffee

15:30 – 16:15 – What is the Romanian Financial Intelligence Unit considering in case of an investigation? – KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Daniel Marius Staicu, President – Head of Financial Intelligence Unit Romania

16:15 – 17:00 – How must a company act in case of an AML raid? – Rohan Schaap, Director of Investigations at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

17:00 – 17:30 – Coffee break

17:30 – 18:15 – Intricate AML issues that companies currently deal with, and how to settle them – Johannes Wirtz LL.M., Senior Lawyer Bird & Bird Frankfurt

18:15 – 19:00 – Company AML & compliance challenges and related solutions under the new Romanian legislation – Alina Radu, Partner, Head of NNDKP’s Banking and Finance Practice

19:00 – 19:30 – Final round of Q & A

MODERATOR: Ana-Maria Baciu, Partner Simion & Baciu

The event is in English.

Daniel Marius StaicuPresident - Head of Financial Intelligence Unit Romania


Mr. Daniel Marius Staicu is the President of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Romania. In this capacity, he coordinates operational, strategical and risk assessment activities, the application of the anti-money laundering and combating of financing of terrorism legislation and of the international sanctions rules and the transposition of the European norms into the Romanian legislation. Previously, Mr. Staicu worked for more than 20 years in the police fraud investigation departments, where he was involved in both management and operational structures.

Mr. Staicu has a Law degree and other post-graduate degrees. He is also a certified trainer in various domains, evaluator of professional competencies and an evaluator with European Council – Moneyval Committee. In the latter capacity, he assesses the conformity of the anti-money laundering and combating of financing of terrorism systems in the member states with the relevant international standards and recommendations.

Rohan SchaapDirector, Investigations, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


Rohan Schaap is the Director of Investigations at the European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD), and is responsible for managing allegations of fraud and corruption on the EBRD programme as well as allegations of staff misconduct.

Before joining EBRD in 2010, he worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where he assisted with the establishment of UNDP’s investigation and compliance function.

Rohan Schaap’s career has also included working as a war crime investigator with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and as a corporate regulator with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Mr. Schaap has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Johannes Wirtz LL.M.Senior Lawyer Bird & Bird Frankfurt


As a senior associate in Bird & Bird Banking & Finance Practice Group in Frankfurt, Johannes Wirtz advises national and international clients on banking regulatory issues and finance law.

His daily work is focused on regulatory issues regarding credit institutions, financial services institutions, payment service providers, e-money institutions and investment funds (managers) as well as the interdependence of regulation and digitalisation. This involves giving advice to fintech, insurtech and regtech companies as well as their investors on various matters from regulation through investment structures to ownership control. He works on licensing, registrations and alternative structures avoiding regulation, as well as on anti-money laundering laws, including the connection with anonymous products.

Among the clients he worked for, as part of the Bird & Bird team, is Mastercard. He advised on the German Anti-Money Laundering legislation and provided ongoing advice on all matters of German and European banking supervision law as well as on the supervision of payment services.

Johannes Wirtz advised Oslo-listed Infront ASA, the leading market data and trading solution provider in the Nordics, on its acquisition of the German vwd Group, a leading Europe-wide provider of information and IT solutions for the investment industry, including banking regulatory assessment of the target and coordination of the ownership control procedure with BaFin.

He also advised Wirecard on the launch of a new banking product, which combines a bank account with a mobile app solution and a debit card; the product sets new standards in regard to merging electronic payment services, mobility and safety.

Johannes Wirtz has completed legal studies at the University of Bonn and the second state examination in Cologne.

He is the holder of a Degree of Master of Laws with a specialisation in Banking and Finance Law in a postgraduate programme at the University of London under the academic direction of Queen Mary University of London and University College London.

Source: Bird & Bird website

Alina RaduPartner, NNDKP


Ms. Alina Radu heads NNDKP Banking and Finance practice and has developed her expertise during more than 23 years of practical experience in a wide range of projects, including complex mergers and acquisitions projects in the banking sector, financing transactions, sales/acquisitions and development of real estate projects, as well as assistance on corporate matters, contracts and a large number of projects requiring thorough knowledge of regulatory matters in the financial services field.

Ms. Alina Radu has assisted clients in landmark deals on the Romanian market, advising companies in relation to multi-jurisdictional or domestic financing and refinancing facilities, shaping complex security structures and addressing key financing aspects in various borrower default or insolvency scenarios.

Her practice focuses on: banking, corporate finance, acquisition finance, project finance, real estate, corporate mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector, the launch of new banking products and other financial services, restructuring and insolvency, financing on the debt markets, financing of public authorities, insurance.

Source: NNDKP website

Ana-Maria Baciu Partner, Simion & Baciu


Ms. Ana-Maria Baciu is a regulatory and intellectual property lawyer, assisting clients in various industries, including retail, gambling, IT, e-commerce and life-sciences, for more than 20 years. Before setting up Simion & Baciu, Ms. Ana-Maria Baciu has been heading the intellectual property practice, as well as co-heading the gambling, consumer and advertising practices for more than 8 years, at one of the oldest and largest law firm in Romania .

Licensed as a European trademark and design attorney, Ms. Ana-Maria Baciu is advising clients on the full spectrum of intellectual property aspects, both contentious and litigious.

Ms. Ana-Maria Baciu is ranked as Leading Individual by Chambers and Partners and Leading Individual in Intellectual Property and Recommended in the Gaming Area by Legal 500. She is also included in Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, and ranked as Leading Trademark Professional and Patent Practitioner by WTR 1000 (Gold Band), and respectively by IAM Patent 1000.
Clients say she gets “straight to the point and is always very well prepared in her domain”.
(Chambers and Partners, 2018)

Source: Simion & Baciu website


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