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Alexander Turcan, Managing Partner


Vice-President (Prodecan) of the Chisinau Bar, elected on 30 Sep 2020.

Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Spain in the Republic of Moldova, appointed in Feb 2019.

CHAMBERS GLOBAL - 'Eminent Practitioner' rank

Legal 500 - Hall of Fame

Chambers Global (Feb 2020): "Alexander Turcan remains a leading figure, with interviewees describing him as "one of the finest lawyers in Moldova." He advises international investors and clients on inbound transactions, and also assists with strategic matters."

Chambers Global (Feb 2021): "Alexander Turcan maintains a strong reputation in Moldova, where he is known for his expertise in M&A, financing and tax matters. He is a frequent choice for international clients. One impressed client describes Alexander as a highly experienced lawyer and a strategic thinker, offering efficient support during negotiations, as well as perfect coordination and execution of the entire transaction."

Alexander Turcan founded the firm in 1999. Alexander’s practice focuses primarily on the areas of corporate and commercial, banking and finance, telecommunications, energy, real estate, tax and non-profit law, as well as dispute management. He is recognized as the leading lawyer for business and investment in Moldova by clients, peers and international market researchers (Chambers Global/Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer?, Who’s Who Legal in M&A, etc.). The legal team managed by Alexander is described by researchers as "clearly the best" firm in Moldova, "a clear leader in the Moldovan market", and"leading law practice in the country". Alexander has been involved in some of the most complex projects in Moldova, acting as legal advisor for international finance organizations, foreign governmental agencies, transnational corporations, regional investors in such sectors as energy, telecommunication, banking and finance, food processing, retail and distribution, as well as the traditional Moldovan wine and brandy industry. Alexander Turcan is also involved in the development of Moldovan legislation and is an active member of the country’s business community.

Since 2011 Alexander is co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors of the European Business Association in Moldova ( Since 2015 Alexander is Member of the Board of Directors of the East Europe Foundation ( Alexander’s past community leadership positions include: member of the Board of Directors (2006-2012) of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (; member of the Board (2010-2015) of the non-profit CIS Competition Support Association; member of the Board of the Moldovan Bar (2011-2015); representative of the Moldovan Bar (2013-2015; 2016-present) at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (

Trained in PMI Project Management.

Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Romanian.




Recent Publications:

  • Co-author of the Handbook on Professional Liability for Advocates, developed by the Moldovan Bar Association of Moldova, 2013.
  • Contributor to the first Guide for Moldovan Trainee Lawyers, developed by the Moldovan Bar Associations  and the Young Lawyers Association of Moldova.