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Romania : Banking, finance and capital markets
Within Banking, finance and capital markets, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a second tier firm,
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has ‘one of the best teams in town, and combines technical ability with a commercial approach’. It recently advised Saipol SAS on two financing facilities totalling €70m, which comprised €40m from a syndicate of banks, and €30m from the EBRD. It also acted for a syndicate comprising BRD Groupe Société Générale, ING Romania and La Caixa Romania on the provision of a €42m financing to Transelectrica. Capital markets transactions included advising Oltchim on a €250m debt-to-equity swap. Deputy managing partner Stefan Damian co-heads both practices, alongside the ‘excellent, professional and friendly’ Mihai Dudoiu on the banking side and Silvana Ivan on the capital markets side.
Romania : Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a first tier firm,
‘A clear leader in corporate work’, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii combines ‘great efficiency and dedication, and has earned a well-deserved place in the top echelon of its profession’. The team recently advised Erste Bank on its €600m acquisition of minority stakes in BCR. Other clients include Carrefour and E-Jobs. Managing partners Gabriel Zbârcea and Florentin Tuca and deputy managing partner Stefan Damian are the key figures.
Romania : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a first tier firm,
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii’s ‘passionate and committed’ five-partner dispute resolution team adopts ‘a fresh and dynamic approach’, and its expertise spans domestic and international commercial litigation or arbitration. It represented Alstom Group in challenging the award of €360m-worth of public procurement contracts, and acted for ČEZ in commercial disputes valued at €30m. It also defended River Invest against an €18m arbitration claim concerning its decision to terminate a development contract. Robert Rosu and Ioana Hrisafi are ‘commercially minded and results-oriented’.
Romania : Energy and natural resources
Within Energy and natural resources, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a first tier firm,
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii’s team is praised for ‘going beyond the pure legal issues’. The team is an adviser to CEZ, which it is currently representing on the second phase of a 600MW wind farm project. It also represents Energy Holding on various corporate and regulatory matters, and is acting for Gabriel Resources on a €4bn gold mining project. Irina Moinescu is ‘very responsive and rigorous’, and, on the contentious side, Ioana Gelepu and Sorin Vladescu are recommended.
Romania : IT, telecoms and media
Within IT, telecoms and media, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a first tier firm,
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii provides ‘an excellent service’ to clients including Cosmote Romania, for which it recently acted in a public consultation regarding the regulatory framework applicable to mobile virtual operators. It also represented Vodafone in its bid for usage rights relating to various radio frequencies. Other clients include Ericsson Telecommunications, PokerStars and Cinema City. Vlad Cercel and Şerban Pâslaru are the key lawyers.
Romania : Public private partnership and procurement
Within Public private partnership and procurement, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a first tier firm,
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.
Romania : Real estate and construction
Within Real estate and construction, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a second tier firm,
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour on various joint venture developments with NEPI, including the €65m Ploiesti Shopping City and a €60m retail project in Brasov. It is also advising Grupo Azvi as part of a consortium on the construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge. The team is jointly headed by Dan Borberly and Razvan Mircea, who is ‘a very talented lawyer’.
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- Banking, finance and capital markets : Banking, finance and capital markets
- Corporate and M&A : Corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- Energy and natural resources : Energy and natural resources
- IT, telecoms and media : IT, telecoms and media
- Public private partnership and procurement : Public private partnership and procurement
- Real estate and construction : Real estate and construction