about us


Located in Moldova and specialising in corporate law, M&A, energy, contracts and cyberlaw


MELNIC | BERCU Legal Advisors is a dynamic and innovative corporate law firm based in Moldova. Our firm’s philosophy is centered around our commitment to providing top-tier legal services that cater to the unique needs of each client.


Our experienced team, led by Dumitru Melnic, bring a wealth of expertise and practical experience to our firm. Dumitru is an expert in energy law and corporate governance, having advised on high profile disputes and worked as a legal and strategic advisor for one of the world’s leading energy companies. Vlad has assisted in numerous complex M&A transactions and has in-depth knowledge of data protection, contracts, and cyberlaw.


At MELNIC | BERCU Legal Advisors, we understand that each business is unique and requires a tailored approach. That’s why we collaborate with notable practitioners from various legal areas such as litigation and arbitration, insolvency, labor law, public procurement, and competition law, to ensure that our clients receive comprehensive and effective legal solutions.


Our firm specializes in a broad range of corporate legal areas, including energy law, M&A transactions, finance, contract law, data protection, and cyberlaw. We are dedicated to providing practical and effective solutions that enable our clients to succeed in their respective markets.


If you are looking for a reliable and innovative legal partner to help your business thrive, look no further than MELNIC | BERCU Legal Advisors. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist your business in achieving its goals.



Dumitru Melnic

Managing Partner

With over a decade of experience in the legal and energy sectors, Dumitru brings a wealth of expertise to our team. As the Founder and Managing Partner of MELNIC | BERCU Legal Advisors, he has led complex legal matters for a range of clients. In addition, he serves as an Arbitrator for the Commercial Arbitration Court in Chișinău and provides legal counsel to the Board of Directors of a leading energy company in Moldova.

Dumitru received his Bachelor’s degree in Law from the State University of Moldova and later earned a Master’s degree in Civil Procedures. He is currently a Doctoral candidate at the same university. He is fluent in English and has a strong command of French.

At MELNIC | BERCU Legal Advisors, Dumitru will lead our team in providing expert legal counsel on corporate and energy matter. His experience in both the legal and business sectors allows him to approach legal challenges with a comprehensive perspective and provide strategic guidance to our clients.

Vlad Bercu

Partner | Attorney at Law

With a strong professional background in corporate law, data protection and cyberlaw, Vlad brings a wealth of expertise to our team.

Vlad is a co-founder and coordinator of the highly respected legal platform, juridicemoldova.md, and serves as an Associate Professor of Civil Law at the State University of Moldova. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Law at the same university.

Vlad’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the State University of Moldova and a Master’s degree in Judicial Procedures from the Nicolae Titulescu University in Bucharest. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Off Counsel Team

Ion Crețu

Insolvency and Real Estate

Ion is a highly esteemed insolvency practitioner in Moldova and has a strong academic background, he has been a Senior Lecturer in Civil Law at the Faculty of Law, Moldova State University since 1998.

He has also been a Civil Law Trainer at the National Institute of Justice from 2009 to 2013.

In addition to his teaching career, Ion is an experienced arbitrator, serving on the International Commercial Arbitration Court with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova, the International Commercial Arbitration Court with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vilnius, and the Sports Arbitration Court with the FMF.

As a dedicated professional, Ion is a member of the Licensing Commission for the bar exam.

Sergiu Covali

Arbitration & FIDIC

Serghei is passionate about dispute resolution in the business field, especially cross border disputes and international arbitration.

Serghei has litigated for a series of clients from the USA, Italy, Romania, the UK, and other countries. His advocacy stile, be it written or oral, is a good combination of common law and civil law abilities. He has represented clients in complex disputes before various international arbitration tribunals. Serghei assisted clients (through US qualified lawyers) before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Serghei is one of the very few professionals in Moldova, who feels comfortable in representing clients as a lead counsel in international arbitration (be it under ICC, SCC, LCIA or UNCITRAL arbitration rules). He is regularly teaching courses on international commercial arbitration at the local Bar.

Dr. Andrei Săvescu

Off Counsel Romania

Andrei Savescu is a distinguished legal practitioner in Romania with extensive legal experience spanning various fields. Andrei has expertise in criminal law, civil and commercial litigation, contracts and negotiations, intellectual property, labor disputes, international capital market operations, online platforms and stores, data protection, privacy, compliance, and arbitration.

He has been an arbitrator with the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania since 2009 and a super-arbitrator since 2014. Andrei holds numerous positions in legal organizations, including Managing Partner at SĂVESCU & ASOCIAȚII, Coordinator of JURIDICE.ro, a founding member of the Association for Technology and Internet, and President of the Society of Legal Sciences. He is also an associated researcher at the “Acad. Andrei Rădulescu” Institute of Legal Research of the Romanian Academy and an honorary member of the National Union of Labor Legislation Experts.

As an accomplished legal scholar, Andrei has directed and coordinated various legal publications, authored numerous articles, and spoken at a wide array of conferences, debates, and workshops. In addition to his legal practice, he has a strong academic background, having served as a lecturer at several universities, including the Romanian-American University, West University, and Titu Maiorescu University. Andrei is also a trainer at the National Institute for Lawyers’ Training and Development (INPPA).