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Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

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Bucharest, Cluj Napoca

Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa

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Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

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Real Estate; Corporate and Commercial; Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions.


Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, having built up a strong legal career in real estate, corporate/M&A, as well as taxation. Further to his expertise in real estate matters, he combines tax and corporate law skills offering multidisciplinary strategies and solution in relation to a broad spectrum of property matters. He has been directly involved in many of the most important projects taking place in Romania, including acquisitions and disposal of real estate, investment and development real estate projects, and real estate finance.

Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa regularly offers planning advice on investments to major institutional investors, as well as international companies from a variety of industries, such as retail, consumer goods, steel, energy, telecommunications, oil and gas, pharma.

In addition to his role as one of the coordinators of the firm’s real estate practice group, he co-heads the firm’s specialised tax division, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax SRL.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.


Partner, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii (from 2005 to present), Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii (2005), Senior Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii (from 2003 to 2004), Managing Partner, Testa, David & Associates, part of Ernst & Young Law Alliance (from 2000 to 2003).


English; French; Italian.


Bucharest Bar Association; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Titu Maiorescu University (LL.B., 1996). Fellow RICS - FRICS (2013).


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii's client roster includes real estate developers, institutional and energy-sector investors, construction and infrastructure companies, public authorities and retailers. It assisted Speedwell with the acquisition of two plots of land, totalling 12,000sqm and 50,000sqm respectively. In another highlight, it carried out the due diligence on 500 locations in Romania on behalf of Vodafone in view of its acquisition of Liberty Global. Razvan Gheorghiu-TestaDan Borbely, Amalia Dumitru and Dragos Apostol are the names to note.

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Within: Tax

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii fields a team of ‘highly specialised professionals’ who ‘provide the full range of legal and tax services, showing an integrated approach’. Transactional tax is a cornerstone of the practice; it advised Carrefour Romania on the tax implications of its takeover of IT application platform Bringo. Key client Deutsche Bank instructed the team in relation to tax issues pertaining to the client’s activities on the financial services market, most notably its acquisition of an NPL portfolio from Alpha Bank. Alexandru Cristea and Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa jointly head the team.

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