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Cosmin Vasile

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Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners

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Dispute Resolution / Arbitration / Intellectual Property / Private International Law / Public Procurement


Cosmin Vasile, Ph.D, is an exceptional legal strategist and negotiator, providing clients with consultancy and representation services in international arbitration and litigation. He has served as counsel in complex international arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Vienna International Arbitration Center, the Court of International Commercial Arbitration (Bucharest) and under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules in ad-hoc arbitration, being one of the most experienced experts on the Romanian market. During the last five years, Cosmin has been acting as main counsel in more than 25 international arbitration proceedings involving a wide range of construction disputes deriving mainly from the execution of FIDIC works’ contracts (involving infrastructure contracts having as object the construction and rehabilitation of national roads, motorways and railways, the rehabilitation of the water and sewage systems, the construction of a new landfill with sorting and composting unit and rehabilitation of the existing landfills and dumping sites, etc.), but also other commercial contracts’ related disputes in areas including energy, privatization and post-privatization, shipping. Cosmin also provides clients with consulting services and representation in civil and commercial litigation, intellectual property, administrative and procurement, and debt collection. He frequently advises clients with respect to pre-litigation matters, having gained experience in the resolution of disputes before litigation, mainly mediation. As to Cosmin’s relevant academic credentials, he has been awarded the Diploma in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a fellow member of this institute (2012). He has a Ph.D. in Law, with the thesis „The applicable Law in the ad-hoc Commercial Arbitration", from University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (2011). Cosmin Vasile is Managing Partner of ZRP and Head of the Arbitration Department.


Legal working experience: 14 years 2001 - 2006 Senior Associate of Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu & Associates 2007 - present Partner of Zamfirescu Racoţi & Partners Attorneys at Law April 2011 – present The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, Arbitrator




Membership of Professional Associations: • Bucharest Bar (since 2001) • National Association of the Romanian Bars • International Bar Association • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London • Young International Arbitration Group, Court of International Arbitration, London • International Council for Commercial Arbitration


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International arbitrator (2012) • University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, Ph. D. in international commercial arbitration (2011) • University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, post-graduate studies in private law (2004) • University of Bucharest, Psychology School, psychology and pedagogy studies (2003) • National School of Political and Administrative Studies (LL.M. in Public Law, 2002) • University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (B.A. in Law, 2001).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Zamfirescu Racoţi & Partners stands out for its ‘strategic vision, determination and dedication’. In 2016 Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu successfully defended Irina Cristescu in high-profile litigation pertaining to alleged international child abduction. The ‘very analyticalCosmin Vasile is a notable practitioner. Valentin Cocean joined from Drakopoulos Law Firm.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Zamfirescu Racoţi & Partners has the ‘capacity to obtain the best possible result’ in trade mark, patent and copyright litigation. Alina Tugearu is ‘a redoubtable and persuasive litigator’. Cosmin Vasile has ‘remarkable strategic vision’.

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