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Bianca Vasilache


Bianca Vasilache is an associate in the International Arbitration practice, with experience in international investment treaty and commercial arbitration. Bianca advises on general commercial disputes and complex infrastructure, engineering and energy disputes. She has particular experience in Africa and South-East Asia. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced in the International Arbitration team of a Magic Circle firm.


Representative matters


An oil & gas major on its defence of hundreds of local court proceedings in South-East Asia in relation to employee and contractor rights, its potential commercial arbitration claims under production sharing contracts and contractor agreements, its potential investment-treaty claims under different BITs, its stakeholder engagement strategy, its internal policies in relation to employees and contractors, and its case management processes.

A Middle Eastern oil & gas company on the enforceability of the commercial framework created under a production sharing contract governed by English law and several related agreements.

A heavy equipment supplier and contractor in relation to a highly complex construction arbitration arising out of two fossil fuel construction megaprojects in Africa. The law of the country of the projects applies.

Pro bono

A communication to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights for the International Service for Human Rights.

An exceptional case funding matter for Together with Migrant Children.

Romanian-to-English translations for an investigation of the US Department of Justice.

Individuals in their benefits appeals before the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal.*

Published Work

  • "The Yukos saga: Making sense of the English rules on stay of enforcement and security," Jus Mundi Blog, 29 June 2021



Solicitor - England and Wales


BPP Law School LPC and LL.M. Commercial Legal Practice

King College London LL.B.


English, Romanian
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.