Mihai Mares


Mihai is one of the founders and the Managing Partner of Mares / Danilescu / Mares in association with Dan Lupascu.

Prior to this position, he was the Managing Partner in Romania for the international law firm, Garrigues and of counsel to the Romanian law firm, Musat & Asociatii.

His practice focuses exclusively on criminal defence for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large international and domestic companies. His practice covers a wide range of matters involving accounting, financial, securities and tax fraud; bribery, antitrust and environmental violations.

In addition to this he advises clients in internal investigations and audits involving money laundering, fraud and similar corporate misconduct. In international criminal law, Mihai acts in international corruption, the freezing of assets, multi-jurisdictional investigations, and in extradition.

As a PhD Candidate in criminal procedures from the Legal Institute of the Romanian Academy and described by Legal 500 as “an energetic legal brain”, Mihai is recognized for the depth of his experience in white collar criminal defence by various directories such as Global Legal Experts.

“Internationally oriented firm’ Mares / Danilescu / Mares in association with Dan Lupascu is ‘very professional, experienced, efficient and creative’. Mihai Mares, ‘one of the top white-collar crime lawyers in Romania’, has ‘in-depth knowledge and experience in business crime trials”. – The Legal 500 (2016)

Mihai publishes articles and studies related to criminal law and criminal procedure law on a regular basis and participates in different international and national conferences related to white-collar criminal matters.


Mihai Mares

(+4) 031 43 78 324
(+4) 031 43 78 327



  • The Bucharest Bar
  • The Romanian Bar Association
  • 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


  • B.A. - Bucharest University,
    Law School, 2000
  • PhD Candidate in Criminal Procedure - Institute of Legal Studies, Romanian Academy