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Public private partnership and procurement
Musat & Asociatii is advising Enel SPA on a €4bn project initiated by the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Finance to build two reactors at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The group also continues to advise the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business and Hidroelectrica, the state-owned energy producer, on the development and construction of the €1.3bn Tarnita-Lapustesti hydropower plant. Mona Musat and Gelu-Titus Maravela co-head the group.
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised a consortium including FCC Construcción and Alpine Bau on its participation in four public tenders before the Romanian National Railways Company relating to the development of railway infrastructure. Other mandates included assisting Bechtel with renegotiating its contracts with the state regarding the development of a 400km motorway between Brasov and Bors. Adriana Ioana Gaspar and Adina Chilim-Dumitriu jointly lead the practice.
Popovici Nitu & Asociatii’s team is ‘one of the most experienced and skilful’ in procurement matters. Recent mandates include representing Bulgarian company Assarel Medet in its participation in the privatisation of copper mining company Cupru Min. It also advised the Romanian National Company for Roads and Motorways on the redevelopment of a road, and continues to advise Hidroconstructia on various matters. Anca Irena Tudorie is ‘highly responsive and has great skill’.
RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP) is strong in PFI matters. It acted for key client EBRD on the €20m financing of the development of the city of Arad’s tram infrastructure. It also advised Spielo International on procurement legislation concerning the gaming industry. Victor Pădurari heads the practice.
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii’s team consists of ‘smart lawyers, who are extremely attentive to the details and have a reassuring, can-do attitude’. In 2012, the group acted for the Romanian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the National Company of Motorways and National Roads on the €2bn concession contract for the Bucharest ring road. It also continues to advise CEZ on its various public procurement procedures and disputes relating to tenders. Şerban Pâslaru is the key partner.
Biris Goran SCPA advised Wirom Gas on its tender before the Romanian Ministry of Economics and Commerce for the 49-year concession contract for natural gas distribution in southern Romania. Other clients include VAMED AG and Tecsa Meccanismi. Paula Dicu is recommended.
CMS provides public procurement advice to the IFC, and assisted a multinational manufacturer with public procurement procedures. Managing partner Gabriel Sidere now heads the team following Todd Robinson’s elevation to senior international partner.
Clifford Chance Badea advised the IFC and the government of Moldova on the implementation of the first two PPPs in the healthcare sector in Moldova. It also assisted Van Oord with its participation, in association with Societatea de Construcţii în Transporturi Bucureşti SA, in a public procurement tender concerning coastal protection works in Romania. Daniel Badea, Nadia Badea and Perry Zizzi are the main partners.
Gide Loyrette Nouel has advised clients such as Expert Petroleum, BCR and Raiffeisen Bank on public procurement procedures in the energy sector.
Peli Filip represented Cobra Group in several public procurement bids for contracts relating to water distribution and sewage networks. Other clients include BelRom Real Estate, K&S Developments and RBS Romania. Francisc Peli heads the team.
Boutique firm Vass Lawyers specialises in public procurement law, and has ‘profound theoretical and practical expertise’. The team advised a leading oil company on its tender for a €260m utilities services contract. It also handles procurement disputes. Managing partner Iulia Vass is ‘an excellent and reliable lawyer’.
Voicu & Filipescu SCA represented an investment bank in its tender for a multi-annual investment programme for a thermal rehabilitation housing project run by a local municipality. The team also provides procurement advice to Accenture, General Electric Medical Systems and Romelectro. Daniel Costea and Marta Popa head the practice.
bpv Grigorescu Stefánicá’s team provides public procurement advice to clients such as Romprest, Porr Construct and EvoBus. It also handled a number of contentious matters relating to public tenders. Anca Albulescu is the key lawyer.
Bostina & Associates’ experience includes having acted on the National Arena Stadium and the Basarab flyover. Mihai Marian and Catalin Giscan heads the team.
Bulboaca & Asociatii is advising Imtech Industry International on the development of a co-generation power plant and agreements with the local municipality. It also advised Eurocape New Energy on procurement matters. Cosmin Stavaru is the key partner.
In 2012, Buzescu Ca’s team head Peter Buzescu advised Amromco on its contract of association with Romgaz, as well as on the assignment of 19 petroleum exploration concession agreements with the National Agency for Mineral Resources.
Adrian Roseti’s team at Drakopoulos Law Firm advised infrastructure company inAccess on a €270m PPP project relating to the supply of power to homes in Giurgiu County.
Mararu & Mararu advises clients such as Ericsson Telecommunications and SCS Computer Sciences Corporation on public tenders.
McGregor & Partners S.C.A.’s energy practice handles the construction and commissioning of infrastructure projects such as electrical substations. Neil McGregor is the main partner.
Pachiu & Associates advised a leading oil and gas company on its bid for E&P projects, and is acting on the refinancing of a large project to install an underground fibre optics telecoms network. Managing partner Laurentiu Pachiu is the key contact.