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Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Work +40 21 204 8890
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Bucharest, Cluj Napoca


The firm

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is one of the leading law firms in Romania and in its region, both in terms of the high-quality services it provides to its clients and the magnitude of the projects the firm has been involved in during recent years. The firm boasts a talented team of more than 110 lawyers in its Bucharest office. It also operates a secondary office in Cluj-Napoca (one of the most important cities in Romania), and has excellent national coverage based on correspondent law offices in major cities, including Iasi, Timisoara, Constanta etc. The firm employs a multidisciplinary approach to the legal practice including dedicated specialised divisions. Its specialised network of professionals in insolvency (TZA Insolventa S.P.R.L.), certified tax advisors (Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax S.R.L.), certified intellectual property counsellors (Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii IP S.R.L.) provide comprehensive services to effectively meet clients’ needs. In addition, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii have set up foreign desks – China desk, Israel desk, Moldovan desk – to address the growing needs of foreign investors looking to enter the Romanian market.

The firm’s client portfolio includes international corporations, financial institutions, as well as ‘Fortune 500’ category companies. It also works with local public authorities and bodies.

In addition, in a highly innovative move for the Romanian market, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax team entered into a formal cooperation agreement with Andersen Global in March 2019. This is the first collaboration agreement in Romania, and continues Andersen Global’s expansion in Eastern Europe. “Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is one of the highest quality law firms in Romania, with an outstanding team and best-in-class service. They are Tier One in Chambers in almost all categories and we can see why the firm has grown so significantly since they launched in 2005,” said Mark Vorsatz, Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen Tax LLC CEO. “We’re proud to bring them into the Andersen Global family.” Andersen Global is an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has more than 4,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 133 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii undertakes a strong commitment to applying quality management principles, regarding information security, having obtained certifications in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standards. In addition, the firm has been pursuing a broad range of social responsibility activities throughout the years, with its initiatives mainly focusing on the following areas: education, culture, sports and charity. Several of the firm’s CSR and pro bono programs address the needs of the younger generations while engaging with the wider community of experts in various disciplines, including mathematics, physics and informatics, as well as architecture, medicine etc. From educational programmes designed for law school students, to programmes addressing the special needs of exceptional children, such as maths geniuses, we demonstrate our conviction that education is invaluable to individuals and societies. In addition, in line with Tuca Zbârcea and Asociatii’s ambition to nurture future generations by encouraging, supporting and promoting talent, the firm has deployed a range of initiatives aimed at establishing higher standards in arts/culture and sports.

Areas of practice

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii provide legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: aviation and aerospace; banking and finance; capital markets and securities; competition; corporate and commercial; criminal law and corporate crime; data protection; electronic communications and IT; employment; energy and natural resources; environmental law and permitting; gambling; healthcare and medical services; insolvency and liquidation; insurance and private pensions; intellectual property; litigation and arbitration; media and advertising; mergers, acquisitions and privatisation; oil and gas; pharmaceutical law; PPP, PFI and concessions; real estate; regulatory legal services; shipping and transport; and tax.

  • Managing Partner
  • Florentin Tuca,
  • Gabriel Zbârcea,
  • Deputy Managing Partner
  • Stefan Damian,
  • Number of lawyers: 110
  • Breakdown of work %
  • A leading telecom company – advising on the Romanian legal aspects of a cross-border transaction involving the acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in several European countries, including Romania.: €18.4 billion
  • Advising a pharmaceutical company on the Romanian legal aspects of a cross-border divestment of its European generics business to Advent International: €1.9 billion
  • A well-known supplier for the aerospace industry – assistance in acquiring Fokker Technologies Group B.V, from Arle Capital: €706 million
  • One of the most successful companies operating in the distribution and marketing of FMCG – assistance for acquiring Europharm Distributie, a Romanian medicine distribution company from the British pharma group GSK: 
  • America’s most successful fast food chains – assistance in relation to various corporate and commercial issues arising out from its operations in Romania, including advice on the sale of its Romanian subsidiary to Premier Capital: 
  • A Chinese company – advising on its bid for the construction of two reactors (Units 1 and 2) at the Romanian nuclear power plant in Cernavoda subject to investments: €7.2 billion
  • An electricity producer from the Czech Republic – assistance in connection with all its operations in Romania, including advice on energy matters – regulatory issues, the legal regime of the ownership right over the assets in the electricity sector, conce: 
  • A French hypermarket operator – assistance as sole legal advisor on all its operations in Romania and in the expansion if its retail sale network, including M&A, real estate, corporate, competition, labour, litigation, regulatory issues: 
  • Advising a consortium of international investors on a transaction regarding a NPL portfolio of ALPHA BANK Romania S.A. and ALPHA BANK A.E.: €360 million
  • Assisting a leading commercial bank, as mandated lead arranger, and a club of three other banks, in relation to a credit facility made available to MedLife, one of the leading providers of medical services on the Romanian market: €66 million
  • Advising the technical operator of the Romanian national gas transmission infrastructure system in relation to a financing granted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with a view to developing the regional gas pipeline between Romania,: €60 million
  • Legal assistance and representation services in relation to an ICSID arbitration, seated in Washington/ICSID, initiated by the clients against the Romanian State on the basis of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Romania : $4.4 billion
  • Advising an agribusiness fund based in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on the acquisition of a project company holding the farming rights for approximately 57,000 ha located in Romania. This is the most extensive area of agricultural land to be obtained within one transa: €200 million
  • Assistance and representation to a French company in court proceedings regarding various public acquisition contracts: €1.83 billion
  • Legal assistance and representation services provided to a legal entity of national interest, the only Romanian football authority acknowledged by international bodies – FIFA and UEFA, before the courts of law in complex civil disputes: €250 million
  • Advising the subsidiary of Transgaz, the Romanian national gas transporter on the full acquisition of S.E. Vestmoldtransgaz, operator of the natural gas supply network in the Republic of Moldova: 
  • Assisting a leading local bank in acquiring a minority shareholding in Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) from SIF Oltenia: €140 million
  • A packaged meats manufacturer – assistance as regards the sale of a 100 percent stake to Smithfield Foods Inc.: 
  • One of the fastest growing gambling operator in Romania – assistance on various gambling regulatory aspects as well as on corporate, IP and insolvency laws matters relevant in the context of the client’s process to expand their operations in Romania throu: 
  • A Czech pharmacy chain – assistance with respect to the acquisition of Fastpharm SRL, Iezer Farm SRL, Panpharma Med SRL and York Farm SRL chains: 
  • An American company – assistance in a cross-border acquisition transaction involving the Power and Grid businesses of Alstom: €12.3 billion
  • A consortium of international financial institutions – assistance in relation to a number of high-profile acquisitions in the financial services sector, including the largest acquisition of a corporate non-performing loan package: €1.2 billion

  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • INTA
  • Multilaw
  • ECTA
  • European Employment Lawyers Association

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