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Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu

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Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

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Dispute Resolution / Arbitration / Restructuring & Insolvency / Intellectual Property / Corporate & Commercial


Senior Partner and founder of ZRVP, Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu is Head of the Dispute Resolution department. Călin is a leading Romanian expert in litigation and arbitration, acting as counsel for major clients in important domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, being praised for his experience in banking, finance, insolvency, liquidation, and bankruptcy-related contentious matters.  

As to his relevant experience, he has been an arbitrator in an impressive number of national and international arbitration proceedings, which places him along the most experienced arbitration experts in Romania. Also, he has participated in the elaboration of the major law projects, as the laws on banks privatization, the banking law and the bankruptcy procedure for banking companies. 

Călin legally assists and represents clients in front of the courts of law (including the Courts of Appeal and the High Court of Annulment and Justice), the Constitutional Court, the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other international arbitral courts. 

He is Honorary President of the National Union of Romanian Bars as well as Head of the Romanian Delegation before CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe). 


Date of admission to the bar: 1976 Legal working experience: 43 years 1976 - 1995 Individual legal practitioner 1995 - 2006 Senior Partner and Founding Member of Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu & Associates 2006 - present Senior Partner and Founder of Zamfirescu Racoţi Vasile & Partners Attorneys at Law Countries of Work Experience: • Romania • United Kingdom • France • Italy • United States of America • Austria • Croatia • Greece • Belgium. 1999 - present Court of International Commercial Arbitration, Arbitrator, Bucharest, Romania


English, French.


Membership of Professional Associations: • Bucharest Bar, Member (since 1976), Honorary Member (since 2002) • National Association of the Romanian Bars, President (1999 - 2007), Honorary President (2007 - Present), Honorary Member (since 2007) • Romanian Lawyers' Association, Vice President (1994 - 1999), President of the Central Discipline Committee (1992 - 1999) • Court of International Commercial Arbitration, Bucharest, Romania, Arbitrator (since 1999) • INSOL Europe (member since 1999) • CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe), Head of the Romanian Delegation (since 1999) • International Bar Association (member since 1998) • Balkan Lawyers Association, President (2005 - 2007) • Association of Liberal Professions


University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (post-graduate course in civil and commercial law, 1984 - 1986) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (B.A. in Law – Magna cum laudae, 1976).


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu - Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

Within: Dispute resolution

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu, Stan Tirnoveanu and Cosmin Vasile jointly head the practice at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners. Vasile successfully defended the National Agency for Mineral Resources in a claim brought by Chevron relating to the termination of three shale gas concessions. Proceedings also included a counterclaim of $73m, which was successful in favour of the client. It also assisted Uzuc Romania with bringing a successful claim for damages for defect liability against India-based Prakash Steelage. Areas of expertise include corporate and commercial litigation and international arbitration.

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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

Dănuț-Ioan Bugnariu heads the team at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners following his recent arrival from his own private practice. Among other areas, he has expertise advising on corruption, money laundering, organised crime and fraud matters. Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu and Doru Cosmin Ursu are the other names to note and defended Berg Sistem Gas in a criminal trail arising from an explosion that caused fatalities, severe injuries and destruction to buildings. The Court of Appeal dismissed the criminal charges against the client. Antoniu Obancia departed to join Rubin, Meyer, Doru & Trandafir.

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