Catalin Predoiu
Cătălin Marian Predoiu is a Romania
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n lawyer. He has been the Minister of Justice of Romania since 29 February 2008.

Cătălin Predoiu graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Bucharest
University of Bucharest
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 in 1991. In 1994 he completed a training program in commercial law at the Caen
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 Bar in France
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. Between 1994 and 2007 he taught commercial law
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 as a lecturer at University of Bucharest. Predoiu published several articles and studies about commercial law and has received a prize from the Romanian Academy
Romanian Academy
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 as a co-author of a law treatise.

Predoiu is an associate lawyer at the ZRP law partnership since 2005. He is a commercial and corporate governance lawyer, having a Ph.D.
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 degree in commercial banks. Since 2003 he is a member of the Council of Bucharest
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 Bar Association
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His term as Minister of Justice was extended in the new Emil Boc
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 Cabinet (since 22 December 2008), composed of Social Democratic Party and Democratic Liberal Party
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 (PDL) members. This brought criticism from his party, the National Liberal Party, which led to Predoiu's self-suspension. He argued that he accepted this new nomination only to continue his work at the ministry. He was the only independent minister in the first Boc Cabinet
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. In the second Boc cabinet, he was one of three independent ministers of that government (together with Mihail Dumitru and Theodor Baconschi) and the only member of the Tăriceanu cabinet still in office. In December 2009, he was reappointed Minister of Justice, and became the only independent minister, after Dumitru was replaced and Baconschi became a member of PDL.
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