Anthony V. Raftopol

Anthony V. Raftopol

Attorney at Law



Anthony V. Raftopol focuses on structuring cross-border transactions for the benefit of clients based primarily within the EU and the Americas that are looking to invest in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.  Anthony's clients are engaged in a wide variety of sectors, including transportation infrastructure, power generation, oil & gas, agriculture, real estate, leisure properties and consumer products.  He is also a business owner and consultant, and regularly utilizes his on-the-ground knowledge of the local markets and their deal pipelines to secure business opportunities and lobby local decision-makers on behalf of his clients.


Areas of Concentration

His core practice competencies include:

  • joint venture arrangements;
  • private and public procurement matters;
  • upstream and midstream oil & gas agreements;
  • real estate development and operation;
  • product sales and service agreements involving foreign suppliers;
  • licensing and product development arrangements;
  • secured financings; 
  • on- and off-shore corporate structuring; and, 
  • local tax and employment law issues.


Bar Admission

  • Certified in New York State since 1995; 
  • Certified in Bucharest, Romania since 2005 (currently inactive)



  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Northwestern University, B.S., 1991
  • United Nations International School, New York, N.Y., 1987 


Professional Activities & Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Bar Association of the City of New York
  • International Bar Association (IBA)



English, French, Romanian, Italian, Spanish and (some) Dutch 

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