Sergiu Cotruta


Sergiu Cotruta graduated from Moldova State University (MSU) in 2010. He holds a Master Degree in Civil Law.

Sergiu Cotruta has been a member of  ”Tanase & Partenerii” since 2013, specialising in criminal law, particularly in defending clients accused of financial crimes or bribery. He developed an impressive practice of striking out contravention sanctions that were applied in an abusive manner by the national control authorities. Sergiu Cotruta offers legal advice to carriers in front of the customs authority. He is a licensed attorney and has been the member of the Moldovan Bar Association since 2013.

Areas of practice:

Criminal law

Contravention law

Customs law

Transport & insurance

Consumer law

Spoken languages: Romanian, Russian & English


Areas of practice:

Human rights (ECHR)

Offers legal assistance for the entirety of the process of bringing a claim in the European Court of Human Rights, from drafting the application to making oral submissions at the Court’s hearing

Migration and asylum

We offer legal advice and assistance for obtaining and extension of visas and obtaining temporary or full-time residency in the Republic of Moldova

Criminal law and corporate criminal law

In cases where prevention is no longer possible, our lawyers will assist you through consultancy and court representations at the prosecution stage and at trial

Public acquisitions

We offer legal assistance and consultancy in regard to participating to public biddings