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The firm

Since its formation in 2002, Sora & Asociatii has established itself as a full-service commercial legal provider with offices in Bucharest, the capital city and the most important industrial and financial centre of Romania.

However, Sora & Asociatii Law Firm also has a strong legal network in all historical regions of Romania, having outsourced offices in other major cities such as Timisoara, Cluj, Iasi, Brasov and Constanta.

Sora & Asociatii Law Firm has vast experience in many fields due to the various client domains of activity. As a result, its professionals develop strategies that work because they know and understand the many facets of the Romanian business environment as viewed from a broader international point of view.

Apart from its commitment to personalised client service and the firm’s reputation for delivering innovative and practical solutions, it delivers outstanding value to its clients, building strong relationships, and promoting a positive, progressive and creative working environment.

Areas of practice

Dispute resolution: the firm is focused on arbitration or litigation disputes related to the construction area. It has successfully taken cases from the initial claim phase, in front of the Dispute Adjudication Board (in cases under FIDIC 1999 regulations), all throughout the negotiation phase, also representing its clients in arbitration cases in front of arbitral tribunals from Paris (ICC), Vienna (VIAC) or Bucharest (CICA) or in front of Romanian courts.

Currently, the firm is creating a practice also on the new version of FIDIC contracts - second edition 2017.

The firm is currently involved in several multi-million arbitration disputes between contractors and designers or between public authorities and contractors, situations which require complex knowledge of both fields: construction and arbitration.

Sora & Asociatii is successfully fighting for its clients’ rights in disputes against the Romanian National Company of Road Infrastructure Management (Compania Nationala de Administrare a Infrastructurii Rutiere S.A.- C.N.A.I.R.).

Apart from heading the law firm, the managing partner of the law firm, Mr. Radu Sora, has also acted as a Romanian arbitrator at The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.

Starting 2014, Mr. Radu Sora is also listed on the practitioner list of arbitrators from Vienna International Arbitral Centre.

PPP and procurement: expert legal advice covers all stages of a public tender, from the initial structuring phase, including legislative and regulatory issues, the development of the procedure, up to the point of contract negotiations as well as contract performance issues.

It provides legal assistance for both public authorities (eg preparing tender books and offers, drafting works, services and PPP contracts) and private operators and investors (drafting applications and bids, obtaining clarifications during tender procedures, administrative and judicial claims).

However, the firm’s main activity is to represent its clients’ interests in front of the National Council for Solving Complaints from the Public Procurement area (Romanian: Consiliul National pentru Solutionarea Contestatiilor – CNSC).

Its leading lawyers, Aniela Sora, Andrei Bodescu and Alina Diana Ion, have obtained, through hard work and dedication, a significant number of expert qualifications in the field of PPP and procurement.

It has been especially successful in challenging public authorities’ decisions in important cases concerning areas such as construction, medical equipment supply, IT and education, but it also has vast experience in almost all other fields of public procurement from Romania.


  • Other offices

  • Brasov

  • Cluj

  • Constanta

  • Iasi

  • Timisoara

  • Number of lawyers: 14
  • at this office: 8
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
  • Global Law Experts (GLE)

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