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"Sebastian Guţiu has excellent knowledge in real estate transactions and litigation and arbitration areas."

Chambers Europe
Sebastian Guțiu is the managing partner of Schoenherr și Asociații SCA. He has been the main driver behind the development of Schoenherr's dispute resolution practice in Romania, where he heads the firm's dispute resolution team. Sebastian is a recognised arbitration lawyer, advising on international investment arbitration, ICC arbitration, VIAC arbitration, and domestic arbitration cases. He has assisted corporate entities and investors in four of the investment arbitration cases ever filed against Romania before ICSID, referring to claims in the energy (electricity, renewable energy) and consumer goods sectors. He is currently advising on two such claims filed in front of ICSID under ECT/BIT, including one where he assists a pool of over 40 distinct investors impacted by Romania's cutting down its renewable energy support scheme. His experience in handling complex cases also covers project management (including by the use of tailored legal tech solutions) and liaising with litigation/ arbitration financing entities on attracting case funding. Sebastian's client portfolio includes multinational and domestic companies active in various industries, such as energy (oil & gas, electricity, renewables), financial services, consumer goods, manufacturing, real estate and constructions, IT&C.

legal areas & industries

arbitration | dispute management | international law | litigation | compliance & internal investigations | crisis response | wcc & criminal defence | real estate law | real estate & construction

admitted to the bar

1999, Romania

with schoenherr since



University of Graz, Graz/Austria (Mag. iur. 2001)
University of Timişoara, Faculty of Law, Timişoara/Romania (Lic. iur. 1999)
Harvard Executive Education


Romanian Bar


Romanian, German, English, French

Sebastian Guţiu

Office Managing Partner

Office Managing Partner

Schoenherr Romania
Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA
Blvd. Dacia Nr. 30
RO-010413 Bucharest
T: +40 21 319 67 90
F: +40 21 319 67 91

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