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Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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Bucharest, Cluj Napoca

Catalin Baiculescu

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Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

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Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatisation, Telecom, IT & Media, Banking & Finance, Shipping, Aviation & Transport


Cătălin Băiculescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. He has advised on many high-profile mergers & acquisitions and Romanian privatisations, and is recognised as an expert in the due diligence process, the negotiation of assets and share-purchase agreements, as well as post-acquisition restructuring matters. His expertise in the banking and finance area includes advising on banking regulatory legal issues and compliance, syndicated loans, project finance transactions, and bank restructuring and privatisation. Cătălin has also assisted international aircraft owners and financing banks in connection with aircraft lease agreements and mortgage agreements signed with local airlines. Furthermore, he is a skilled and resourceful lawyer in electronic communications & IT, where he has advised on licensing issues, telecom service agreements, software development agreements, data privacy and outsourcing agreements. His expertise includes the area of entertainment and media, providing legal assistance services to broadcasters and production companies on commercial contracts relating to television shows, betting and gaming, advertising agreements and regulatory issues.


Partner, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (from 2013 to present); Deputy Managing Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii (2008 to 2013); Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii (2001 to 2007); Senior Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii (from 1998 to 2000).


English, French and Romanian.


Bucharest and Romanian Bar Associations; Honorary Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria.


University of Bucharest (Law, 1997).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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Cătălin Băiculescu - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Within: TMT

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’.

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    Disputes in Romania are settled in court in the vast majority of cases, under procedures regulated mainly by the new Civil Procedure Code (CPC). The CPC entered into force on 15 February 2013, has carried out a systemic and extensive overhaul of the Romanian dispute resolution model. With a specific focus on acceleration of trial proceedings, the new regulation has reformed both the schedule and the content of proceedings taking place in various phases of the lawsuit, while attempting to clarify many of the controversies raised by interpretable provisions in the former regulation.
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