Mihnea Novac is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, as well as a graduate of the master’s program “Criminal and Forensic Sciences”, Faculty of Law, “Babeş-Balyai” University of Cluj-Napoca.
Mihnea Novac concentrates his practice mainly in the field of criminal law, as well as business criminal law or European criminal law, while also specializing in the field of constitutional law, human rights, the proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights and the procedures regarding extraditions or execution of European arrest warrants.
His professional activity concerned files that had as object both common law offences contained in the Criminal Code, as well as offences provided by other special laws, such as Law no. 78/2000 regarding the acts of corruption and those assimilated to them, Law no. 143/2000 on combating trafficking and illicit drug use, Law no. 241/2005 for the prevention and combating of tax evasion, Law no. 656/2002 for the prevention and sanctioning of money laundering etc.
Mihnea Novac has successfully represented numerous clients, individuals and legal entities operating both in the private environment – transport companies, businessmen with local and national activity, associations aimed at promoting actions in the public interest, banking officials – as well as various public authorities, magistrates, lawyers, police and gendarmerie officers, doctors, state secretaries, mayors, county council presidents, as well as other high ranking public officials or members of the high clergy.
Has obtained notable solutions for:
- An important railway company in Romania whose employees have been accused for multiple crimes in the field with damages of approx. 30 million lei and which were mostly removed;
- A nationally known businessman, who was acquitted by the High Court of Cassation and Justice for economic crimes with a damage of 15 million lei;
- A director from a national company who was acquitted for the accusation of taking a bribe;
- Public officials, magistrates, businessmen, etc. in cases of corruption or those that have targeted economic or work-related crimes and which ended with decisions not to send to trial.
His professional activity also includes teaching seminars as associate teacher within the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Law, in the disciplines of “Constitutional Law. Institutions and procedures” and “Constitutional Law. Rights and freedoms.”
Mihnea Novac speaks English and German.