This year, at the General Meeting of TEN that took place on the 25th of May in Florence – Italy, the presidency of the organization was handed over, by the unanimous vote of all members, to Luiza Budusan – Partner Lawyer of the Romanian office – Budusan & Associates.
The presidency of TEN was handed over to Luiza Budusan by Adolfo Martos Gross – Partner Lawyer of the Spanish office of TEN.
Adolfo has been the Chairman of TEN’s Board since 2013. For him, TEN is “a friendly organization that gives us many kind of benefits. (….) I like TEN because it is a good opportunity to see how all systems work, it is also a network by means of which we share clients and knowledge.” Under Adolfo’s presidency and in the accomplishment of his 5-year plan, TEN has gained 5 new members from 5 different European countries, he structured the organization by establishing 3 Committees, while the cooperation between members increased visibly also by sharing knowledge in terms of general interest both for the members and for their clients.
Luiza is an attorney and member of the Cluj Bar from 1997. She is also one of the 15 counselors of the Bar, a position she has been holding since 2006. In her capacity of Managing Partner of the Law Firm Budusan & Associates, she manages the business and coordinates a team of 20 dedicated lawyers.
Her areas of expertise: legal advice & assistance in commercial law, debt recovery, bankruptcy and related disputes, negotiating business transactions and administrative law.
Her law firm is member of TEN since 2008 and because of her constant involvement in the organization and her belief that TEN can grow and be more than a marketing tool for its members, she has received a vote of confidence from her fellow colleagues and has therefore become the first women President in the history of TEN.
“It’s really important for us in order, not only to get to know each other better because we already know, but we have more members coming every year, for example this year we have two new colleagues from Croatia and Lithuania, so they get to know us, but also because we make every year – at our AGM – evaluation of our cooperation; not all but most of the offices cooperate with each other.” – Luiza Budusan.
After the election, TEN’s Board also includes Mr. Dirk Grotstollen – Managing Partner of the German office (NJP Grotstollen), who will continue to hold the position of Treasurer of TEN, and Mr. Michael Schlichter – Managing Partner of the Danish office (Virtus Advokater), who will hold the position of Secretary of the Board.
Thank you Adolfo and good luck Luiza!