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Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

4-8 SOSEAUA NICOLAE TITULESCU, AMERICA HOUSE, WEST WING, 8F, SECTOR 1, 011141 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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Work +40 21 204 8890
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Fax +40 21 204 8899
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www.tuca.ro
Bucharest, Cluj Napoca

Romania

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s workload includes NPL transactions, project financing and loan restructuring. Mihai Dudoiu assisted IFC with purchasing a €597m NPL portfolio from Eurobank. Ștefan Damian heads the practice.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s strengths include equity and bond offerings. Silvana Ivan is ‘very energetic and efficient’. Ștefan Damian heads the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s team has ‘a high level of involvement’ in a broad range of commercial and corporate matters. Ștefan Damian assisted KMGI with the sale of a 51% stake to China Energy Company. Cristian Radu is ‘an excellent adviser’; he advised Fortuna Romania on the €85m acquisition of Hattrick. Cătălin Băiculescu, who has ‘profound industry knowledge’, led the team handling Direct One’s €36m takeover of Netcity.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s practice houses ‘real fighters for their clients’. Robert Roșu (‘a well-rounded litigator’) represented Raiffeisen Bank in loan restructuring litigation. The ‘assertive yet diplomaticIoana Hrisafi-Josan acts for Swietelsky in a public procurement dispute. Cornel Popa and Levana Zigmund have expertise in arbitration mandates.

Leading individuals

Robert Roşu - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s Raluca Vasilache assisted Direct One with the competition compliance aspects of its takeover of Netcity. Managing associate Andreea Oprișan is also recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s ‘deep expertise’ includes litigation, restructurings and collective dismissals. Şerban Pâslaru, who has ‘a thorough’ approach, represents Ericsson in negotiations surrounding a collective bargaining agreement. Managing associate Mihai Anghel is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Mihai Anghel - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s ‘extremely proactive’ team is noted for its expertise in electricity, mining, renewables and oil and gas matters, with a focus on high-value investment mandates. The group is assisting China General Nuclear Power Group with its contribution of two reactors to the Cernavodă nuclear power station, while Sorin Vlădescu advises the EBRD on implementing energy performance contracts in the Romanian public sector worth over $4.3m. Cornel Popa is a name to note.

Leading individuals

Sorin Vlădescu - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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Gambling law
Gambling law - ranked: tier 2

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is well known for advising clients on regulatory and licensing mandates. Cristian Radu is ‘industry savvy’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is ‘extremely helpful and fantastically well prepared’. Practice head Ciprian Dragomir is ‘a true expert’; he is assisting tobacco company Philip Morris with prosecuting the smuggling of counterfeit goods. Managing associate Bogdan Halcu is highly regarded.

Next generation lawyers

Bogdan Halcu - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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PPP and procurement
PPP and procurement - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii has seen an uptick in mandates involving infrastructure and construction. Şerban Pâslaru is advising China Road and Bridge Corporation on the bidding procedure for constructing a €451m suspension bridge over the Danube in Brăila, and together with Vlad Cercel is assisting the Municipality of Galați with the award procedure for a project to build a tunnel underneath the Danube.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s ‘highly experienced’ team has ‘a wide knowledge of the industry’ and handles contentious and non-contentious real estate mandates. Practice co-head Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa is ‘very knowledgeable and can read a room like no one else’; he assisted cornerstone client Carrefour with its 10-year lease from WDP of a logistics facility for its online retail business. Fellow practice head Dan Borbely’s workload includes large-scale development projects. Managing associate Amalia Dumitru is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Amalia Dumitru - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii has expertise across the whole spectrum of insolvency matters, with an established track record in real estate insolvencies. Ciprian Dragomir and Dorin Petcu act as official receivers of Greek real estate developer Raptis Kavouras. Robert Roșu assists Carpatair and its chief executive with insolvency proceedings.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii provides ‘thorough, clear and comprehensive’ advice on a broad array of mandates, including broadcasting, telecoms and software development. The group assisted Vodafone Romania with authorisation and regulatory procedures regarding its planned launch of over-the-top services before the National Audiovisual Council. Cătălin Băiculescu and Vlad Cercel are noted for their ‘profound industry knowledge’.

Leading individuals

Cătălin Băiculescu - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Next generation lawyers

Vlad Cercel - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s team ‘adapts to new situations’ and has ‘excellent background knowledge’. The ‘always on pointAlexandru Cristea advised Alcatel Lucent Romania on the tax aspects of the envisaged closing of Datatim, which held shares in Alcatel.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s expertise includes assisting defendants and claimants in alleged embezzlement, money laundering and fraud cases. The team is representing Philip Morris International in anti-smuggling cases. Robert Roșu and Ioana Hrisafi-Josan are the names to note.

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