Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Boutique firm Oglinda & Partners focuses on handling international arbitration and disputes in the construction sector. Eugen Sarbu is the key name.
At Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law, the firm's offering in dispute resolution has grown following the arrivals of Luiza Ionescu-Donoiu and Ivona Cristea in 2023.

Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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For over 30 years, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) has guided both domestic and international companies through the intricacies of the Romanian legal landscape, being recognized as a promoter of business law on the local market. NNDKP offers integrated legal and tax services at international standards across all legal areas relevant for businesses and …

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Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

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Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is a leading Romanian independent law firm. Established in 1995, as one of the first incorporated partnerships, the firm brings together strong local resources, with exceptional credentials, outstanding records and distinguished careers in law, business and academia.

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Filip & Company

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Filip & Company is one of the leading law firms in Romania providing top quality assistance in all relevant areas of law for businesses operating in Romania or considering Romania.

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Dispute resolution in Romania

Dragne & Asociatii SCA

Dragne & Asociatii SCA's dispute resolution practice is a strong choice for handling a broad spectrum of contentious work in the Romanian legal market. The team is regularly instructed by major foreign and domestic clients, with a solid track record in acting for banks in high-value litigation and representing companies in international arbitration, to name a couple of areas of expertise. The department houses a group of experts in alternative dispute resolution, however the practitioners are well versed in appearing in contentious cases before all court levels. Tax, IP, commercial and civil disputes are included in the team's workload. Managing partner Ion Dragne is a highly regarded practitioner, and Stelian Garofil is sought after for advising on contentious commercial matters, shareholder disputes and insolvency disputes. Andreia Oana Dumitrescu has an excellent reputation for handling commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration. Commercial and tax litigator Ioana Oprea and Delia Boșman, who brings experience in tax and administrative disputes, are also key names.

Practice head(s):

Ion Dragne; Stelian Garofil; Delia Bosman; Andreia Oana Dumitrescu; Daniel Cirstea; Ioana Oprea; Zoe Lungu; Gabriel Paraschiv; Ana-Maria Filip; Bogdan Toma


Key clients

Amerocap LLC


Banca Transilvania SA


First Bank SA


Fundatia Caritatea


European Drinks SA


Mol Romania Petroleum Product SRL


ICM SpA


Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Full-service firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has a strong offering in dispute resolution. The team garners praise for providing 'tailored solutions and outstanding strategies' in relation to a broad range of work. Ana Diculescu-Sova, who heads up the practice, is very highly regarded for her expertise in handling complex litigation. The group's workload includes high-profile class actions and longrunning, complex arbitration cases. Other key practitioners include Sorina Olaru, who has an excellent track record in assisting with arbitration; Valeriu Mina, who specialises in FIDIC-related disputes; and Emil Bivolaru and Marius Ezer.

Practice head(s):

Ana Diculescu-Sova


Other key lawyers:

Sorina Olaru; Emil Bivolaru; Valeriu Mina; Marius Ezer; Daniela Gramaticescu; Ioana Cioclei; Daniela Savin; Alexandru Lacureanu


Testimonials

‘The level of professionalism and the strong and well-known expertise on the market in dealing with complex high-stakes litigation matters are the main pillars of the dispute resolution practice within NNDKP. At every step of our collaboration, they provided great support and came up with tailored solutions and outstanding strategies that reassured us that our interests are protected. We feel extremely confident to know that our legal needs are in the right hands.’

‘Emil Bivolaru has been our partner for so many years now. He is one of the best litigators I have ever worked with in Romania, with more than two decades of experience. We really appreciate him for his strategic thinking and commitment to always achieving the best results. He offers valuable legal insights, and I am always impressed by his practical approach in every matter I bring to the table. I have great confidence in his work.’

‘Daniela Gramaticescu and Alexandru Lacureanu are very inventive and very professional.’

‘ NNDKP`s dispute resolution team is undoubtedly one of the strongest on the Romanian market, with impressive knowledge and expertise, particularly in the field of real estate and construction. They have all the necessary assets to handle any type of arbitration or litigation work. Throughout our collaboration, they have provided outstanding services, with both strategic and out-of-the-box solutions, perfectly tailored to our needs. The team`s core strengths which make them stand out on the market include – flexibility, cohesion, promptness, and the ability to handle complex matters. For us, these qualities strengthen our confidence that we have the most reliable partner for the challenges we encounter.’

‘The team offers exceptional expertise in contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters. What makes them stand out is their excellent strategic thinking wrapped up in a down-to-earth approach. They understand the client’s business and can work out innovative solutions tailored to the client’s unique needs. We are happy to have them on our side.’

‘The size and deep specialization of their litigation team is what makes them stand out. They are a highly skilled and experienced group of litigators, who can accurately point out the strengths and weaknesses of a case and build effective legal strategies. They offer not only excellent legal skills and in-depth knowledge of the law, but also commercial awareness, being attuned to our business needs. I am confident that they can handle any legal challenge that comes their way.’

‘Valeriu Mina is an exceptional litigator, with a vast experience in arbitration cases. He has been extremely valuable in our arbitration disputes as he brings extensive technical expertise to a case. He is very meticulous in his work, results-oriented, explains matters in a clear and concise manner and provides well thought-out advice. He is also easy to work with and very committed to our cases.’

‘The dispute resolution team at NNDKP is nothing short of impressive. From junior to senior positions, they are extremely diligent and very well prepared. Their strength lies in the size of their team and the firm grasp of the law. They are very professional in everything they do, experts at breaking down complex legal issues and putting together the most effective strategies. I am very satisfied with their legal work and the level of service has always been very high. They always go the extra mile to meet our needs.’

Key clients

Euroins PLC and Euroins Romania Asigurare-Reasigurare SA


Carmeuse Holding SRL


Agricola


Alro SA Slatina


Lagardere


Elcen


Porr


Wizz Air


VCE Viena


Enel Distribution


REC Immpuls Luxemburger Team


Schlumberger


Engie


Work highlights


  • Representing Euroins Romania Asigurare-Reasigurare and its major shareholder Euroins in litigation concerning a decision issued by the State Authority for Financial Supervision (ASF).
  • Advising a real estate developer in Romania and Eastern Europe on a potential €100m damages claim against the Romanian State.
  • Advising ELCEN Constanta on a damages claim brought against Constanta City Hall and Constanta municipality.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Dispute resolution is a key focus for Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii, which is widely recognised for its extensive expertise in contentious matters. The team's workload includes corporate and regulatory disputes, commercial claims, and contentious real estate and construction matters, however the group is equally adept at handling alternative dispute resolution and arbitration cases. Ciprian Donțu has an excellent track record in acting for multinational companies, financial institutions and individuals. Ilinca Ștefănescu-Goangă's workload includes civil and commercial disputes, and contentious real estate, tax, competition, public procurement and shipping cases. Florian Nițu leads the international arbitration group. At managing associate level, Bianca Chiurtu is brings experience in handling tax and administrative disputes, while Camelia Patrascu focuses on real estate infrastructure matters.

Practice head(s):

Ciprian Dontu; Ilinca Stefanescu-Goanga; Florian Nitu; Raluca Petrescu


Other key lawyers:

Bianca Chiurtu; Camelia Patrascu; Catinca Mihalcea; Alexandru Stan


Key clients

Fondul Proprietatea/ Franklin Templeton


Enel


Auchan Romania


Ameropa


AXPO


Passavant


PORR


Deutsche Leasing


Tereos


Iridex


Swietelsky Baugesellschaft


Enterprise Services Romania SRL (Hewlett Packard Group)


Clara Petroleum Ltd


Strabag AG


Fund Managers Association (AAF)


Work highlights


  • Representing Strabag in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a road project.
  • Represented Auchan Romania before the Bucharest Court of Appeal concerning the annulment of a multimillion dollar tax obligation imposed by the tax authorities.

STOICA & ASOCIATTI

The ‘excellent‘ disputes team at STOICA & Asociatii – Attorneys at Law has a solid track record in representing major multinational companies, domestic entities and public bodies in contentious matters in Romania. The group has seen an increase in contentious telecoms work, as well as in environmental issues, often involving tax aspects. The practice is jointly led by arbitration expert Cristiana Stoica and Valeriu Stoica, who has extensive expertise in handling civil and commercial litigation. Rareş Răducanu focuses on administrative and competition law litigation, and Andreea Stoica and Bogdan Popescu bring experience advising on IP disputes. Managing partner Dragoș Bogdan and senior partner Cătălina Dicu are highly regarded practitioners in the arena. Managing associate Mihai Stănescu is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Valeriu Stoica; Cristiana Stoica


Other key lawyers:

Dragoş Bogdan; Rareş Răducanu; Andreea Stoica; Bogdan Popescu; Mihai Stănescu


Testimonials

‘ Andreea Stoica and Alin Oprea from Stoica & Asociatii stand out compared to other lawyers with whom we have collaborated before, through the preparation and intuition to find the most solid legal arguments to support our claims or cases.’

‘The team of Stoica & Asociatii – Attorneys at Law has a diversity in many law areas and practices, being able to provide legal assistance and dispute resolution solutions. They are always available for complex tasks and provide comprehensive opinions for our needs. In our opinion, Stoica & Asociatii has attorneys at law specialized in domains such as: constructions, corporate governance, capital markets, civil and fiscal law, that make us confident that the outcome of our disputes shall be in our advantage.’

‘During our collaboration with Stoica & Asociatii – Attorneys at Law, we had the pleasure and opportunity to collaborate with the following: Valeriu Stoica, Cristiana Stoica, Bogdan Popescu, and Dragos Bogdan. They had always demonstrated high level of professionalism and dedication to our causes.’

‘Devoted to their work. Great listeners.’

‘We’ve worked with Stoica & Associates mainly in tax and administrative disputes, where their expertise and extensive experience contributed significantly to positive results in the court.’

‘The preparation and support of Stoica & Asociatii in litigation makes us appreciate that the chances of winning are quite high.’

‘Mihai Stanescu and Dragos Bogdan form an excellent team and are a great interface between the client and their extended team. Their advice is well argued and documented, analyzing matters from all possible angles. ’

Key clients

Lightman Management S.R.L.


Teva Pharmaceuticals S.R.L.


Metroul S.A.


Roche Romania S.R.L.


Tioss Commerce S.R.L.


Girexim Universal S.A.


Reliantco Investments LTD


Banca Română de Dezvoltare – Groupe Societe Generale S.A. (BRD GSG S.A.)


UTI Group S.A.


Ariston Thermo Romania S.R.L.


Work highlights


  • Representing Lightman Management in a claim brought against an insolvent debtor.
  • Assisting Roche Romania with litigation concerning claims for damages brought by one of its distributors.
  • Representing Girexim Universal in a dispute arising from a public tender procedure.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is home to ‘a robust team of dispute resolution attorneys‘ which is regularly instructed in a number of the most high-profile, complex cases in Romania. The group predominantly acts for private sector clients, however the department is equally strong in assisting public authorities and government officials with disputes. Senior partner Robert Rosu has an established reputation in the dispute resolution arena. Cornel Popa brings more than 26 years of experience in handling commercial and investment arbitration and mediation, and Ionut Serban specialises in sports law arbitration. Ioana Hrisafi and Christina Vladescu are also key senior contacts. Managing associate Mihaela Maxim is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Robert Rosu; Ioana Hrisafi; Cornel Popa; Levana Zigmund; Ionut Serban; Christina Vladescu; Dan Cristea; Oana Gavril; Catalina Mihailescu; Alina Ungureanu; Anca Puscasu


Other key lawyers:

Mihaela Maxim; Dana Busini; Irina Raileanu


Testimonials

‘Our company has been working with Tuca Zbarcea and Asociatii for at least 13 years, primarily in litigation and arbitration cases. The firm has a robust team of dispute resolution attorneys, probably the largest team in Romania. They acted for us on several cases arising from multiple areas of law: fiscal, insolvency, labour etc as well as on different arbitration cases. I would describe them as being professional, committed, excellent strategists with both written and oral skills, focused on obtaining the desired outcome and willingness to constantly improve and develop.’

‘For arbitration, I highly recommend Cornel Popa. Cornel is very experienced, he really sees the bigger picture and acts accordingly. His advice is thorough, efficient and well documented. He exhibits excellent arbitration management skills and great practical judgement.’

‘I recommend Ionut Serban and Catalina Mihailescu for litigation. Ionut Serban is a knowledgeable litigator, outstanding at defending our interests. He is an accomplished attorney with a refined approach to client representation. He is a confident presence in court, professional and courteous. Catalina Mihailescu is an efficient, accessible and highly involved lawyer, she is one of the firm’s main partners dealing with insolvency cases. Her analyses are very precise and constructive, she has deep knowledge of the insolvency law and also a high level of commercial insight.’

‘This is a highly regarded team, they are well known in the market for their expertise and the superior results they obtain for their clients. We worked with this team in connection with multiple cases, from forced execution cases, to commercial litigation and even arbitration files. They also assisted us in several public procurement cases. Lawyers are very level-headed. solution-oriented and very responsive.’

‘Robert Rosu is a gifted dispute resolution lawyer who performs outstandingly in court.’

‘Ioana Hrisafi stands out as a 100% committed litigation lawyer whose prior expertise as a judge really makes a difference when it comes to presenting the best possible arguments in the courtroom. She is persuasive and to the point.’

‘From our direct experience, the dispute resolution practice stands out in the wide variety of legal services that Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has provided to our company over the years. An excellent, but still affordable value-added service would sum it up.’

‘Oana Gavril is an exceptional professional, committed to providing a high-quality service, intuitive and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Amethyst Radiotherapy Limited


Amromco Energy


Bekaert Slatina SRL


BMC Truck & Bus


BRD Groupe Société Générale


Carrefour Romania


CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd


DAF Trucks NV


Eco Anvelope S.A.


Electroputere VFU Pașcani SA


Energy Financing Team Switzerland AG (“EFT”)


Euroins


Faist Mekatronic


Faist Metalworking


Gabriel Resources LTD (Canada) and Gabriel Resources (Jersey) Ltd


Generali Romania Asigurare-Reasigurare SA


Michelin Romania


Pharmafarm SA


Retim Ecologic Service


Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bursa Romana de Marfuri)


Romanian Tennis Federation (RTF)


Romairport SRL (Italy)


The Art Museum of Constanta


Tiriac Group


Vodafone Romania


Webuild S.p.A.WTE Wassertechnik GmbH


Zoppas Industries Romania


Work highlights


  • Acting for Webuild in various disputes.
  • Representing the Romanian Commodities Exchange before the European Court of Justice in challenging a State monopoly on the national licensing of for-trade energy platforms.
  • Acting for BMC Truck & Bus in public procurement litigation.

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

A go-to law firm when it comes to dispute resolution’, Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has an excellent reputation for handling the full gamut of contentious matters. The ‘outstanding‘ team regularly represents corporate and financial sector entities in litigation, and is equally strong in acting for private clients and government and state-owned companies. Domestic and international arbitration is another key driver of work for the group. Senior partner and firm founder Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is a doyen in the dispute resolution space, and Cosmin Vasile is highly regarded for handling international arbitration proceedings. Alina Tugearu is well versed in advising on international arbitration and administrative disputes, and Cosmin Cojocaru brings expertise in construction litigation. Monica Strimbei and Violeta Saranciuc are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu; Stan Tirnoveanu; Cosmin Vasile; Alina Tugearu; Monica Strimbei; Andrei Dumitrescu; Ovidiu Serban; Cosmin Cojocaru


Other key lawyers:

Violeta Saranciuc


Testimonials

‘The team is business oriented, very hands on, strategic visionaries, results oriented. Comforting to have such excellent team by our side. Plus always available and passionate about their work.’

‘Cosmin Vasile is the strategist and he has such amazing vision and is able to plan the perfect strategy to get the result. Ovidiu Serban is also a good lawyer, knows exactly how to pin point the essential in his pleadings and he does a great job.’

‘The arbitration team is outstanding. Our collaboration has been easy and efficient, because the team is flexible and responsive and the team members at all levels are individually strong performers.’

‘Cosmin Vasile has confirmed his strong reputation in the field of international arbitration, demonstrating pragmatic and commercially sound judgement.’

‘I appreciate Violeta Saranciuc’s full commitment to our case, proactiveness and excellent performance in writing and at the hearings.’

‘Cosmin Cojocaru has excellent abilities of analysis, synthesis and transmission of information, particularly in cases that imply substantial amount of evidence.’

‘Commercially astute, excellent strategy advice, solid knowledge and great advocacy skills. ZRVP team is a go-to law firm when it comes to dispute resolution in Romania. Dedication to the client is a plus.’

‘Cosmin Vasile is an excellent manager who seems to know how to form a great team. His strategy advice makes the difference. Alina Tugearu’s passion and dedication, doubled by solid knowledge and advocacy skill make us choose the firm for complex and sensitive matters.’

Key clients

OMV Petrom


Alum/Vimetco


Romgaz


Immofinanz


Asigurarea Romaneasca – Asirom Vienna Insurance Group


Romprest


Raiffeisen Bank


GÜLERMAK Ağır Sanayi İnşaat ve Taahhüt A.Ş.


Kronospan


Aktor Greece


Work highlights


  • Represented Romgaz in contractual litigation relating to the Iernut Thermal Power Plant project.
  • Represented Romprest Service Company in multiple disputes.
  • Represented OMV Aktiengesellschaft in an ICC dispute against the Ministry of Environment for the recovery of environmental costs of circa $60m stemming from the privatisation of SNP Petrom.

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

The dispute resolution practice at Bondoc si Asociatii SCA acts as longstanding counsel to clients on a range of matters, including administrative disputes and environmental litigation. The group is also well known for handling disputes before European courts. Viorel Dinu is a highly regarded litigator in the practice, and corporate expert Lucian Bondoc is active on related contentious matters. Mihaela Bondoc fields expertise in tax and employment disputes. Ioana Katona has particular strength in advising on tax and administrative law cases. The quartet of partners co-head the practice. Răzvan Agarici and Mihai Vlăsceanu are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Bondoc; Viorel Dinu; Mihaela Bondoc; Ioana Katona


Other key lawyers:

Răzvan Agarici; Mihai Vlăsceanu; Alexandru Golu; Anca Radu


Testimonials

‘Viorel Dinu and Ioana Katona have a pro-business approach.’

‘Professionals in the sector.’

‘Viorel Dinu is reliable, always ready to assist, and quick in responding.’

‘Bondoc și Asociații SCA’s team of lawyers comprises a mix of highly experienced professionals with profound knowledge of the Romanian market and its specific regulatory and economic landscape. This unique blend of expertise has been instrumental in successfully addressing the multifaceted challenges we have encountered.’

‘What sets Bondoc și Asociații SCA apart is not only their legal expertise but also their dedication to client service. They consistently exhibited professionalism, responsiveness, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. Their ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a clear and understandable manner was highly appreciated by our team.’

‘I wholeheartedly recommend Bondoc și Asociații SCA as a legal partner. Their exceptional legal capabilities, industry knowledge, and unwavering commitment to their clients make them a valuable asset for any organization. I have every confidence in their ability to continue delivering outstanding legal services and contributing positively to their clients’ success.’

Key clients

ENGIE Romania


Radio Free Europe


RESTART ENERGY


AMARU TRADE (Agrinvest Group)


TOWN OF NOVACI


TBI Money IFN S.A.


ASRA WSE Energy


NCH Capital (Romanian holdings)


GLAXOSMITHKLINE


AJ Walter Aviation


ELECTROPUTERE (Al Rahji group)


ELECTRICA FURNIZARE


BALCKE-DURR – ENERGY SOLUTIONS S.p.a. (Mutares investment fund)


Work highlights


  • Represented the client in a challenge against a refusal to register a right to use of land.
  • Acting for Radio Free Europe in a high profile dispute with a former Romanian Ministry of Justice regarding an article on the client’s website.

Clifford Chance Badea

Clifford Chance Badea's Bucharest-based team is frequently instructed in major cross-border disputes with prominent Romanian law aspects. Financial services, energy, real estate and construction, telecoms, and pharmaceuticals are key sector strengths for the group. Simona Neagu heads up the practice, and is lauded as 'a real expert in the field of litigation and dispute resolution.' Managing partner Daniel Badea is well regarded for his expertise in litigation. Sabina Crangasu is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Simona Neagu


Other key lawyers:

Daniel Badea; Sabina Crangasu


Testimonials

‘We have worked intensely in the past years with the Clifford Chance Badea team, relying on their expertise and skills for corporate, contracts, competition, employment. I would recommend each of them to any business in our industry and not only having the confidence that they are great professionals, and the result of the work will achieve and even exceed the expectations of their client.’

‘We have deep admiration and respect for Simona Neagu, a real expert in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. She is not only an exceptional lawyer, but also a model of professionalism and competence in this field. Her considerable experience and knowledge of litigation and dispute resolution is truly impressive. Another aspect that distinguishes Simona Neagu is her approach oriented towards the peaceful resolution of disputes. More than that, she is known for her deep dedication to clients. She is always willing to listen carefully to their needs and concerns and to provide well-founded legal advice oriented towards obtaining the best possible results.’

‘Simona Neagu is a go-to lawyer with a wealth of experience and a commercial approach to any legal matters.’

‘Sabina Crangasu is a rising star in the litigation team who is always happy to go the extra mile to find solutions.’

‘I consider that they display a high quality of services, professionalism, readiness in finding the optimal solutions.’

‘Strong relationship with the client, inclined to listen to any proposal, working with professionalism.’

Key clients

Nokia Corporation


CSL Behring


Orange Romania


SwedBank


eMag


Unicredit Bank


Banque Cramer


WWTAI AIROPCO II


BRD – Groupe Société Générale


Tekfen Construction


Strabag


Asirom – Vienna Insurance Group


Azvi


Sonae Sierra


AEW Europe Sàrl Group


Impact Developer


Work highlights


  • Successfully represented Orange Romania in an antitrust lawsuit and obtained the annulment of a €14m fine issued by the Romanian competition authority.
  • Represented Nokia in administrative litigation against the Romanian Government in relation to the latter’s refusal to grant Nokia a licence for supplying technology for 5G networks.

CMS

CMS' Bucharest office handles a steady workflow of disputes for major global companies drawn from a number of key Romanian industries. The team is well known for representing clients before all court levels in the jurisdiction, and is equally strong in handling arbitration. Practice head Horia Draghici focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, tax and employment disputes. Cristina Popescu is well versed in regulatory matters. Anna Morogai and Andrei Cristescu are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Horia Draghici


Other key lawyers:

Cristina Popescu; Anna Morogai; Andrei Cristescu; Tatiana Casapciuc


Testimonials

‘Good team able to handle complex litigation cases.’

‘Horia Draghici is able to assist clients in complex litigation cases pending before Romanian courts.’

Timely, accurate advice.’

‘Our overall impression and experience working with CMS is that they are both highly experienced and knowledgeable on a large variety of complex matters.’

‘Horia Draghici is a result-oriented advisor.’

‘Anna Morogai has in-depth knowledge of EU and international disputes.’

‘The team is well coordinated and proactive.’

Filip & Company

The dispute resolution practice at Filip & Company has an excellent track record in handling a range of contentious matters and complex international arbitration cases. The team is well known for representing a number of clients from major Romanian industries. Cătălin Alexandru 'stands out for his intelligence and tenacity'; he co-heads the department with George Trantea, who excels in tax, public procurement, regulatory and commercial law disputes, and Cristina Tudoran, who made partner in January 2023. Liliana Dranca is well versed in administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Cătălin Alexandru; George Trantea; Cristina Tudoran


Other key lawyers:

Răzvan Ionescu; Liliana Dranca; Irina Suatean; Adrian Cristea; Alin Grapă


Testimonials

‘Filip & Company’s dispute resolution practice is unique through the prism of lawyers that are very involved and passionate about every case they handle.’

‘What sets Filip & Company’s dispute resolution practice apart is their unwavering commitment to excellence and their deep understanding of the complexities surrounding dispute resolution. They approach each case with a combination of legal acumen and a keen strategic mindset, ensuring that they provide tailored solutions that truly meet their clients’ needs.’

‘Filip & Company dispute resolution practice stands out for dedication, intelligence and rigor.’

‘Cătălin Alexandru heads the dispute resolution department of Filip & Company. He stands out for his intelligence and tenacity, interest in details and technical aspects and, very important to us, the knowledge of the insurance field.’

‘Adrian Cristea stands out for his intelligence and vast experience in litigation (especially administrative disputes). He support us, always, in a prompt manner, being receptive to take all possible steps to obtain a favorable court decision.’

‘Catalin Alexandru and Irina Suatean showed great organizational skills, a pragmatic approach and top legal advice. The case was multi-jurisdictional and highly complex on so many levels. They navigated the client through all adversities while keeping their cool and finding a fast and successful solution to all problems.’

‘What I really appreciated about the Filip team was the deep involvement they had in the aspects for which I requested their legal assistance. At the same time, what made the collaboration with them complete was the relationship. I did not feel the classic rigidity of a large law firm, to feel that you are only talking to some specialists. Here I felt that I was talking to specialists who, beyond their professional skills, can be humane and open to a close relationship.’

‘Excellent knowledge of Romanian law and ability to apply it to international disputes in practice.’

Key clients

The Supervisory Financial Authority


COCA COLA HBC ROMANIA


ING Bank N.V. – Bucharest Branch


Kinetics Technology Spa


Dataware Consulting


Kandia


City Insurance


Bergenbier (Molson Coors Group)


Bleu Pharma


Ministry of Finance


Omniasig


Bricostore (Kingfisher Group)


KONE Ascensorul SA


Zentiva Group (several entities: Zentiva International AS Hlohovec Sucursala Bucuresti; Zentiva SA and Solacium Pharma


Asirom


Bayer


Color Smart Distribution


Next Energy Partners


RCS&RDS


Bristol Logistics


PANDORA JEWELLERY ROMANIA S.R.L.


BT Transilvania Leasing (member of Banca Transilvania group)


Hidroelectrica


FM Logistics


Watermota


Araderbio


PepsiCo


ADN Group


Farmavet


Pasteur Filiala Filipesti


One United Properties


BLITZ Group


Delfingen Transilvania


Prodplast S.A.


VP Brands International S.A.


Romanian-American Foundation


Super Slam Limited


Electrica S.A. and Electrica Serv S.A.


Citibank Plc Dublin


British American Tobacco Trading Romania


Strauss Romania


Medusa Hotel International S.R.L.


Arctic


Comtel Focus S.A.


Work highlights


  • Representing the Romanian Ministry of Finance in ICSID arbitration proceedings concerning the acquisition and operation of the RAFO Rafinery.

Kinstellar

Remus Codreanu leads the Bucharest-based dispute resolution practice at Kinstellar, which has a solid track record in handling high-profile disputes across a wide range of sectors. The client base includes  major domestic and international companies. Codreanu brings 20 years of experience in advising on complex litigation and arbitration cases; he is ably supported by managing associates Vlad Simion and Andrei Covaliu.

Practice head(s):

Remus Codreanu


Other key lawyers:

Vlad Simion; Andrei Covaliu; Raluca Constantin


Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge and orientation within the local legal system of Romania as well as great implementation of international part throughout the case resolution procedure.

‘Services are tailored to client’s needs. Professional and time-efficient services.’

‘We appreciate their confidence, legal experience and knowledge.’

‘The Kinstellar team, led by Remus Codreanu, were fantastic co-counsel. They expertly guided us through the local legal issues and were constantly thinking of creative ways to serve our client. They provided stellar service to us and our client.’

‘Remus Codreanu and his team worked tirelessly to achieve the results we needed. They had complete knowledge of the court rules and procedures. What I appreciated most was that they were always thinking about the client and how to come up with successful arguments. They weren’t typical local counsel. They were invested and worked with us seamlessly.’

‘Excellent working relationship!’

Key clients

Inteva Products


Nitrogénművek


FBR Forest One SA


Maersk Logistic & Services Romania SRL


PayPoint Services SRL


Blue Projects


HCL Technologies Romania


V.Ships Romania


Litostroj Power d.o.o.


Work highlights


  • Representing a Romanian businessman in a number of ongoing civil, insolvency and criminal cases.
  • Advising Inteva Products on a cross-border contractual dispute with two suppliers relating to breach of contractual clauses and defective products.
  • Representing Nitrogénművek in an ongoing cross-border civil case against a Romanian agricultural company.

Popescu & Asociatii

Dispute resolution is a core area of strength for Popescu & Asociatii, and the practice has extensive expertise in handling both litigation and arbitration. Gheorghe Buta is a very highly regarded dispute resolution practitioner in Romania, with an excellent track record in handling high-profile commercial disputes. Octavian Popescu is well versed in advising on corporate disputes, banking and finance litigation, and white- collar crime cases. Dana Bivol heads up the practice with Popescu and Buta. Litigator Andreea Mihalache is a name to note, as is Constantin Branzan.

Practice head(s):

Octavian Popescu; Gheorghe Buta; Dana Bivol


Other key lawyers:

Andreea Mihalache; Constantin Branzan; Stefan-Catalin Baiculescu


Testimonials

‘Popescu & Asociatii attorneys currently have all my firm needs covered in terms of legal advice: pragmatic and customised advice, a great value for money, outstanding skills in handling complex matters and they are invincible in court. The litigation and tax teams is the best you can get, they are highly skilled and experienced, have the resources to deal with big cases and are always able to react promptly.’

‘They are responsible, the work is done on time, and they are both approachable and friendly, and their responsible services and trustworthiness are worth a great deal to us. They are my preferred law firm for all the legal matters and have my praise for spending their turnaround time on legal documents, as well as for their ability to provide a variety of solutions for complicated matters.’

‘The main contact is Octavian Popescu. He is very well known on the Romanian market for his strong personality and ability to find best solutions for best outcomes. Always coming with alternatives and ways for us to succeed, with strong arguments not only in front of the judges but also in every negotiation he is involved, in front of the management board or counterpart. For us, Octavian is the best you can get on the Romanian legal market, both in consultancy and litigation/arbitration.’

‘They are amazing lawyers, with great capabilities in a lot of practice areas, not only in dispute resolution, where I can find them incredible focused on winning or to get a very good outcome for us, as a client. Lately, we have faced many legal intricacies and got to them for advice to overcome the problems or for solutions.’

‘They are the best amongst the lawyers with whom we have been working with so far. They are very sharp and they quickly catch on to every issue that we bring forward to them. They have a solid and united team. Their team includes very skilled professionals such as university professors and high value litigants.’

‘I have known the team from Popescu & Asociatii for a long time and I really appreciate their evolution. We have collaborated in multiple projects during the course of years, both as lawyers and arbitrators. I had the chance to notice first hand their professional journey in arbitration in the last years and I am pleased to confirm that they prove the same outstanding performance as their renowned and rewarded litigation practice. I feel extremely comfortable to stand together by the same side every often as we encounter the occasion as they always are ready with the most relevant and appropriate arguments.’

‘They possess this super power ability to manage sizable projects with a high level of complexity and sophistication. The most relevant aspect is though that they are extremely creative and the vast majority of the positive solutions we had were achieved due to their cleverness.’

Key clients

Transport Urban Sinaia


Engie Romania


Rodelta Pumps International B.V


Hidro Salt B92


Financial Group Banca Transilvania


PROCEMA


ELAROM EXIM


Orion Auto Invest


Grand Smithy Works International


Maramures County


European Drinks & Food Group


Enel Group


Revolut LTD


Romanian Academy


ING Bank Romania


Eco Sud


Mega Image


Mytilineos Holding


Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests


CYEB


Rotary Constructii


Work highlights


  • Advising Transport Urban Sinaia and the Sinaia Local Council on contentious matters arising from a company reorganisation issue.

Berechet Rusu Hirit

Boutique firm Berechet Rusu Hirit specialises in dispute resolution, and has recognised expertise in medical malpractice and public procurement claims. The team has also been kept busy advising on disputes in the energy and real estate sectors. Mădălina Berechet and Valentin Hiriț co-head the practice; Berechet has an excellent track record in handling civil and administrative litigation, and Hirit's workload includes administrative litigation, corporate disputes, and contentious IP work.

Practice head(s):

Mădălina Berechet; Valentin Hiriț


Testimonials

‘Excellent mobilization of the team when the client is in need, with a good knowledge of the industry. Good and dedicated professionals.’

‘Valentin Hirit is an outstanding researcher and solution provider of the legal problem at hand, with good knowledge of our industry. Always happy and comfortable when he is handling our legal files.’

‘The base of legal knowledge. Taking a short period of time for analyzing the situation. React quick if needed. Making the necessary research if needed. Giving good advice.’

‘Partner direct involvement and detailed knowledge of the industry issue at hand. Madalina Berechet is a dedicated and with strong principles.’

‘Dedication to the client’s needs.’

‘With an experienced team of partners and a continuous exploration for legal innovation that stems from the profound knowledge of the legal profession, BRH will impress clients in dispute resolution cases by the fresh and accurate views of the situations they encounter. On several occasions when the case seemed almost lost, BRH’s lawyers didn’t give up and found original solutions that, by the end, led us to success.’

‘Madalina Berechet is an experienced and well regarded litigator, with an excellent track record that is achieved by a unique combination of deep legal knowledge and restless seeking of the approach that maximizes winning chances even in the toughest situations. Client communication is always great: timely, accurate and empathic.’

Key clients

Nexte Renewable


4 P Renewables


Industrial Energy


Stradal SA


Monsson Group


Adrem Engineering


DECA


BCI Automatica Industriala


AG Steel Building & Cladding


Karoly Borbely


Marvin Nicodemus


Mutu Ayan Valentin


Work highlights


  • Advised a victim of the Colectiv nightclub fire on a compensation claim.
  • Representing Nexte Renewable and 4P Renewables in disputes concerning the building of power stations.

Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL

IP, competition and insurance disputes have been prominent in Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL‘s recent workload, and the team has also been kept busy advising on state aid cases. The practice is led by Adrian Tomescu, who has acted as lead counsel for Wizz Air, Finastra and L’Oreal in recent matters. He is supported by Peter Buzescu, who is particularly adept in cross-border litigation; senior associate Corina Papuzu, who is active in IP and employment litigation; and Alex Cretu, who handles insolvency and tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Tomescu


Other key lawyers:

Peter Buzescu; Corina Papuzu


Key clients

Wizz Air


L’Oreal


Finastra


Rieker


Marsh


FKP Sojuzplodoimport


Medochemie


ARKIA ISRAELI AIRLINES


Viking Oilfield Services


Dentons

The ‘organised, creative and forward-thinking‘ dispute resolution team in Dentons' Bucharest office is led by Tiberiu Csaki, who brings over three decades of experience in handling domestic and international litigation and arbitration matters. Alexandra Radulescu is sought after for handling contentious mandates for clients in highly regulated sectors. Further names to note include Andrei Orbesteanu and Adrian Hodis.

Practice head(s):

Tiberiu Csaki


Other key lawyers:

Alexandra Radulescu; Andrei Orbesteanu; Adrian Hodis


Testimonials

‘The team is responsive and fully engaged in the task at hand when representing our company’s interest. They are organised, creative and forward thinking in their strategic approach to defending high cost, high exposure matters.’

‘Tiberiu Csaki who coordinated the team and Andrei Orbesteanu were calm, collected, demonstrated excellent communication and organizational skills. They were willing to put in the long hours to get the job done while always maintaining a positive attitude. The team was very collaborative and made excellent use of technology in communicating with our legal team.’

‘Pragmatic, solution oriented approach. Efficient.’

Key clients

Auchan


HongKong Johnson Technology Co., Limited


Ritchie Bros


MPR Partners

MPR Partners' sizeable dispute resolution department stands out for its strong track record in acting for state authorities, as well as representing multinationals in group litigation. ICSID arbitrations and high-value contractual disputes have been prominent in the group's recent workload. The practice is jointly led by Alexandra Rîmbu and Gelu Maravela, with Dana Rădulescu a name to note for contentious insolvencies. Alina Popescu is well versed in handling disputes relating to projects and investments.

Practice head(s):

Alexandra Rîmbu; Gelu Maravela


Other key lawyers:

Dana Rădulescu; Alina Popescu; Anca Băițan; Ioana Ivașcu


Testimonials

‘The team lead by Gelu Maravela is excellent, always has a solution and is really cooperative.’

‘Gelu Maravela is a brilliant lawyer, business-minded, quick, responsive and accessible.’

‘We recommend Alexandra Rimbu and Ioana Ivascu.’

Key clients

Farmacia Omnia


Victoria Municipality


CTE Trailers


Romania Ministry of Public Finance


Getica


Bacău Municipality


Air France


KLM


Hospice Casa Speranței


Cellphone Group Impex


Work highlights


  • Representing Romania’s Ministry of Public Finance in an arbitration case.

Musat & Asociatii

Musat & Asociatii is home to 'one of the strongest dispute resolution teams on the Romanian market', with 'the ability to handle complex and sophisticated disputes'. The group acts for an established client base of domestic entities and international companies with operations in Romania, and is well versed in assisting with high-value arbitration cases. Paul Buta specialises in IP, competition, civil, and commercial litigation, and senior partner Gheorghe Musat is a highly regarded practitioner in the space. Razvan Stoicescu, the 'very dedicated and experienced litigator' Angela Porumb, and Andra Mihalache, who is well versed in acting for clients in highly regulated sectors, are key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Gheorghe Muşat; Paul Buta; Angela Porumb; Andra Mihalache; Iuliana Iacob; Razvan Stoicescu; Iulian Popescu


Other key lawyers:

Ana Maria Burada


Testimonials

‘Musat & Asociatii is the firm we trust with the most delicate and risky issues for which we require legal assistance. They are especially able to handle complex and sophisticated matters. Their team is multi-disciplinary, they can approach a problem from many different angles, and they always manage to see the entire picture. The solutions that they provide always show that they understand the sector we operate in, our plans for the future and the risks all along the way. We fully recommend the Musat lawyers as they are very knowledgeable, very well organized and efficient from all points of view.’

‘The Musat & Asociatii lawyers are highly skilled professionals, with a proven track record of success in litigations. Their expertise, dedication, pragmatism and full focus makes them the perfect choice to handle complex and sophisticated mandates. They are proactive, time efficient and their solutions are always based on solid research and arguments. Paul Buta is a versatile, highly-skilled lawyer, with valuable experience in litigation.’

‘Iuliana Iacob is very reliable.’

‘Musat & Asociatii has one of the strongest dispute resolution teams on the Romanian market. Their litigators are highly experienced and have the ability to handle complex and sophisticated disputes and litigation, before the administrative authorities and the competent courts. We trust them to handle high-stakes litigation, due to their deep knowledge of the law, outstanding attention to details and exceptional skills in national and international litigation and arbitration.’

‘Their strong and experienced dispute resolution team fully understands the challenges of our business sector and provides strategic advice and practical solutions.’

‘Angela Porumb – very dedicated and experienced litigator.’

‘The ability of Musat & Asociatii to solve complex and sophisticated matters is what makes them stand out from the crowd. Their lawyers are very experienced and highly skilled. They are very responsive and manage to provide business-oriented solutions. Their impeccable service level is greatly appreciated by our management team, as it supports us in reaching our commercial objectives.’

Key clients

Kmg International NV


Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV


BCR Banca pentru Locuințe


The Ministry Of Finance And Public Officials


Hidroelectrica


Leoni AG


Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)


Banca Transilvania


Alpha Bank


First Bank


Transenergo COM


Anadolu Automobil Rom


Work highlights


  • Acting for KMG International and its affiliated companies in €1.6bn civil liabilities and commercial claims.
  • Acting for Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding before the Romanian Courts in a claim concerning the cancellation of a €1.2bn military public procurement acquisition of military ships.
  • Assisting Hidroelectrica with an arbitration.

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA's dispute resolution practice stands out as 'particularly strong in antitrust, IP, tax and regulatory litigation'. The group has a solid track record in acting for multinational companies in a range of contentious work, and is often instructed to act as Romanian legal counsel on cross-border mandates. Valentin Berea leads the department, and is an experienced litigator and arbitrator, with a particular focus on competition and IP matters. Alexandru Stanoiu specialises in tax disputes, and Ana Popa is well versed in handling commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Valentin Berea


Other key lawyers:

Lucian Mihai; Alexandru Stanoiu; Ana Popa; Andrada Rusan


Testimonials

‘Valentin Berea is an excellent litigator.’

‘Dispute resolution team lawyers are very professional, open and available to provide support.’

‘I would like to recommend Alexandru Stanoiu. He is very professional and serious.’

‘We value greatly the RTPR team as our trusted, longstanding legal advisor. They are definitely trailblazers in competition litigation: always open to innovation in a given case, pursuing any legal avenue, juggling with multiple motions at a time on both merits and procedure, they can be trusted to fight a legal battle as their own.’

‘Talented senior associate Andrada Rusan has an impressive mix of skill and drive – she can be trusted to explore every inch of a case, creatively capitalise every substantive or procedural argument, and litigate a case with tenacity and conviction.’

‘The team is particularly strong in antitrust, IP, tax and regulatory litigation. What makes them special is that the lawyers in the team are well versed both in terms of substantive law and procedural aspects – as opposed to most firms where the substantive analysis of the case is done by a different team and not by the litigators actually presenting the case in court. At RTPR litigation is intertwined with the other practices (IP, antitrust etc.) which means that their litigators master the details of the case better than at other firms.’

‘Valentin Berea is great in the court room, but also a skilled negotiator, so he is also best placed to assist in complicated settlements.’

‘Alexandru Stanoiu is an excellent tax and insolvency litigator, with great results and extremely nice to work with. Andrada Rusan is a talented associate on the rise, always thorough and responsive.’

Key clients

CEZ Vanzare SA


Groupama


Scania


Asirom (VIG Group)


Electrica


Lidl


Silcotub (Tenaris Group)


Ursus Breweries


Henkel Gmbh


Horphag Research


Sumiriko AVS Romania


Work highlights


  • Represented Groupama Insurance in a series of antitrust litigations against the competition authority.
  • Represented Sumiriko AVS Romania in tax litigation regarding the reimbursement of VAT.

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA

The dispute resolution team at Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA handles a balanced workload of cross-border and domestic cases. The firm has a strong track record in handling high-stakes litigation, as well as international and domestic arbitration proceedings. The group is also adept at handling white-collar criminal cases and insolvency disputes. The ‘excellent' Sebastian Gutiu has ‘in-depth knowledge of the market', and co-heads the practice with Iustin Armașu. Nora Olah is well versed in handling real estate disputes, and Andrea Gál focuses on insurance litigation.

Practice head(s):

Sebastian Guțiu; Iustin Armașu


Other key lawyers:

Nora Olah; Andrea Gál


Testimonials

‘I have collaborated with the lawyers from Schoenherr and Associates in several litigations, where they sought the support of my law firm either for jointly defending a client’s interests or for consultancy in specific areas. I would describe their approach as very direct in their relationship with us, and I appreciated the fact that they sought our assistance in areas where they might have less expertise. Sebastian Guţiu struck me as a very competent coordinator, who clearly and precisely set the objectives for the lawyers in the litigations we worked on together.’

‘Sebastian Gutiu- very open to communication, empathic, in-depth knowledge of the market and an excellent lawyer.’

‘The litigation team was always available and all their members were up to date with every proceeding – if a particular person was unavailable at some point, other team members were also aware of the proceedings and I could discuss any topics with them.’

‘Iustin Armasu was the partner that I have worked with. He is a great listener, amazing at thinking outside the box and offering and entertaining various options and strategies, assessing arguments for each and every one. He is also very straightforward and honest about the chances of every proceeding, providing in-depth information about every case/file. The deliverables they offered were always well-written and backed up by facts and relevant data.’

‘Very good team with a 360 degrees view on all angles of a case. Always coherent, well-prepared and business wise.’

‘Andrea Gal – hard working, always reliable and very competent partner in all the litigation we have had together.’

‘Schoenherr Romania has a sound dispute resolution team, specialized in business law matters. They are very active in litigation as well as arbitration cases that involve a high degree of sophistication. Their internationality blends in efficiently with their local market knowledge in delivering creative solutions to intricate matters.’

‘Sebastian Gutiu is one of the best Romanian dispute resolution lawyers. He has been developing Schoenherr’s dispute resolution practice. He is actively involved in the firm’s major cases, focusing on large-scale litigation and international arbitration matters.’

Key clients

Fin.Doc


KELAG


Solek Holdings


Work highlights


  • Acting for Kelag Austria and Kelag International in an ongoing administrative litigation case worth €46m.

VASS Lawyers

VASS Lawyers' dispute resolution practice is best known for its 'strong handle on public procurement disputes'. The team has also been kept busy assisting with administrative litigation, contractual disputes and contentious employment matters. Firm founder and managing partner Iulia Vass has extensive expertise in advising on contentious public procurement matters; she co-heads the practice with Alexandra Mititelu.

Practice head(s):

Iulia Vass; Alexandra Mititelu


Testimonials

‘Vass and Asociatii is a firm that we have worked with for a long time. They have been very professional and help us in all the inquires and problems that we have faced over time. The lawyers from Vass and Asociatii have been dedicated and found very good solutions for our problems and questions.’

‘Iulia Vass and Alexandra Mititelu are the lawyers that we have worked during the past years. They are always looking out for our best interests and having in mind always to offer us the best solution.’

‘We appreciate very much the dispute practice of Vass Lawyers. Vass Lawyers has a mature and knowledgeable team with excellent client service.’

‘Iulia Vass has a multifaceted practice with a strong handle on public procurement disputes. Alexandra Mititelu has always been able to find solutions for any and all situations we’ve faced.’

‘We have an excellent collaboration with the law firm Vass Lawyers. We recommend this company to anyone in resolving disputes, especially in the field of public procurement. The Vass Lawyers firm has experience and knows a lot of issues that can be used in solving cases.’

‘The great professionalism of Vass Lawyers is worth being given as an example to many others. Our company has been working with the law firm since 2010, and we have never been disappointed by the legal services provided by the team. They always present us the reality as it is, without giving us false hopes on our success chances in the courts of law.’

Work highlights


  • Represented a dairy producer in a series of disputes stemming from the implementation of a framework agreement for the supply of food in schools.
  • Advised two construction companies on disputes arising from the collapse of two bridges under construction due to extreme weather conditions in Vrancea county.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss' Bucharest-based dispute resolution team has seen an increase in investment and international commercial arbitration cases, and continues to handle a steady workflow of commercial disputes in the Romanian market. Ligia Popescu, who heads up the practice, advises multinational companies and investment funds on complex, cross-border commercial and investment arbitration matters, as well as assisting clients from a broad range of industries with litigation; she is ably supported by Andreea Zvâc.

Practice head(s):

Ligia Popescu


Other key lawyers:

Andreea Zvâc


Key clients

Republic of Moldova


Thoreb Group of Companies


Commerzbank


Al-Arrab Contracting


International Automotive Components (IAC)


Junik


Oracle Romania


Land Power


Ascendis Health


Rehau Polymer


Work highlights


  • Representing the Republic of Moldova in an ICSID case regarding the operation of a gas production and distribution facility.

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has a strong presence in domestic dispute resolution cases, most notably in the technology sector. The practice is led by Daniel Ștefănică, who has established expertise in advising on both litigation and arbitration. Raluca Marcu is a key name to note for administrative and tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Stefanica


Other key lawyers:

Raluca Marcu


Testimonials

‘bpv Grigorescu Stefanica’s dispute resolution practice reaches beyond mere successful litigation, ideally complementing their advisory practice. They understand and adapt their litigation strategies to achieve outcomes that are as practical and cost-effective as possible.’

‘Daniel Ştefănică heads the dispute resolution practice and has a wealth of experience in private domestic and international litigation and arbitration, including ICC and ICSID arbitration. Daniel has experience in advising power companies, owners, developers and off-takers on investment and operations in power-generation capacities, power grids, renewable energy projects and emissions-trading-scheme transactions. His expertise extends to the public sector, advising both private sector and state-owned institutions on public procurement of work and goods, concessions and PPPs, utilities, and system assets.’

‘Raluca Marcu is a very organized and innovative lawyer and has a wealth of experience in taxation and administrative disputes, in public procurement and in civil law, having successfully assisted local and international companies in disputes before courts of law and arbitration tribunals.’

Key clients

CARGUS SRL


Vest Construct SRL


RPCG SPOLKA Z ORGANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA SPOLKA KOMANDYTOWA


GENPACT ROMANIA SRL


Humangest Group SRL


DIRECT ONE/ELECTROGRUP


COMPANIA MUNICIPALA PARKING BUCURESTI S.A.


PCL Inc.


TRATON SE, MAN TRUCK&BUS SE, MAN TRUCK&BUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH


BUCHAREST MAYORALTY`S GENERAL COUNCIL (BMGC)


THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BUCHAREST


THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF BUCHAREST


ERZSEBET NOVAK


PRO TV SRL


Work highlights


  • Assisting Vest Construct with a contractual dispute.

D&B David si Baias SCA

D&B David si Baias SCA‘s dispute resolution team has a strong track record in advising on contentious tax and administrative law matters, and is equally adept at handling contractual disputes. Dan Dascălu is a highly regarded practitioner in the space, with expertise in handing tax and administrative law disputes; he co-heads the practice with managing partner Sorin David, tax litigation expert Mihail Boian and litigator Ana-Maria Iordache.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Dan Dascalu; Ana-Maria Iordache; Mihail Boian


Other key lawyers:

Mihaela Ragea


Testimonials

‘Resourceful and skilled- great attention to detail.’

‘Mihaela Ragea has in-depth knowledge of the case to be presented in court.’

‘Ana-Maria Iordache – a trusted partner for her clients.’

‘The team proved to be prompt, available and highly flexible in terms of reacting to the constant challenges we were facing, identifying and simplifying the complex matters at stake, in accordance with our needs and expectations. The solutions received were consistent and creative, the support provided was at a very high level of professionalism, both from a technical, but also from a strategic perspective.’

‘Dan Dascalu and Mihail Boian were involved in our assistance, Dan being the leader of the D&B team with whom we closely collaborated. Dan is a well known and excellent professional adviser, his technical input being broad, highly precise and grounded. His litigation experience and professional knowledge were once again highly appreciated and helped us to have a clear picture of the matters at stake, the risks and the options available, this being really useful for us to deal with the some of the important challenges we faced this year. Mihail was also very active and responsive in offering support for the projects being performed.

‘They are very well trained specialists, with a successful track record. They have a proactive way of collaboration always bringing alternative strategies that gave us the comfort that our risks are well mitigated. Each initiative is carefully planned, documented and explained.’

‘Dan Dascalu – Client orientation, business acumen, sharp thinking.’

Leroy si Asociatii

Leroy si Asociatii's dispute resolution team is perhaps best known for assisting public entities with administrative litigation. Practice head Vincentiu Constantin brings experience in advising on a broad range of contentious work. Bruno Leroy and Luminita Busuricu are also key practitioners to note.

Practice head(s):

Vincentiu Constantin


Other key lawyers:

Bruno Leroy; Luminiţa Buşuricu


Testimonials

‘Very professional, real business law partners.’

‘Bruno Leroy has excellent knowledge of the Romanian market and all of the litigation team are quite prompt and responsive.’

Key clients

Expert Petroleum


Albalact S.A.


Engie Romania S.A.


Naval Group


Suez International SAS


TIAB Romania


Vitalia Group (Romania)


ETI European Food Industries S.A.


AIC Land Development S.A.


Noerr

Noerr‘s disputes practice in Bucharest stands out for its expertise in commercial and administrative law cases, white-collar criminal matters, and tax litigation. The group regularly represents multinational companies and prominent regional investors in contentious work. Alexandru Ene-Dragan heads up the practice, in which counsel Raluca Botea is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Ene-Dragan


Other key lawyers:

Raluca Botea


Key clients

Samsung Electronics


SIAD Romania


Universal Alloy Corporation Europe


msg systems


Riso Scotti Danubio


Stada Group


Harman International Industries


Grawe Romania Asigurare


Work highlights


  • Representing an international automotive company in a contract liability dispute.
  • Advising a global agricultural machinery manufacturer on litigation pertaining to the annulment of a decision issued by the Romanian Competition Council.

Reff & Associates SCA

The dispute resolution practice at Reff & Associates SCA has a solid track record in handling tax litigation, as well as real estate and construction disputes, competition litigation and contentious regulatory matters. Practice head Mihnea Galgoţiu-Săraru and Ana Galgoţiu-Săraru are the key names.

Practice head(s):

Mihnea Galgoțiu-Săraru


Other key lawyers:

Ana Galgoțiu-Săraru


Testimonials

‘Young, professional team, willing to learn about new businesses, new legal situations, friendly and have good communication skills.’

‘All the members of the dispute resolution team are very good professionals regardless of whether you work with a partner or with a junior. They have the ability to give very prompt responses in urgent matters and they have the ability to mobilize at short notice.’

‘They are very open, have a vast experience, they seek to find original solutions and from the client’s perspective.’

‘On dispute resolution we have the pleasure to work with Ana Galgotiu Sararu and Mihnea Galgotiu Sararu. I can declare that they were extremely involved in the cases managed, and the results were good. During the collaboration, they showed total availability, submitted research work and proposed new solutions, a fact that increased the chances of success.’

‘The team has a very strong knowledge and experience and understand the core business.’

‘The team delivers what it is expected or above expectations. The deadlines set are met on a regular basis. The team members are easy to be approached. The people involved in providing the professional services demonstrate strong technical knowledge and relevant prior experience. Moreover they demonstrate appropriate knowledge about the particularities of our group.’

‘Mihnea Galgotiu-Sararu: always available for discussions, very good client relationship, sound knowledge on legal matters, reliable when providing fee estimates, relevant experience demonstrated when providing assistance on assessing risks.’

‘Reff & Associates SCA dispute resolution team consistently delivers top-tier service. Their dedication to ensure open communication and collaborative solutions results in a less stressful and more efficient resolution process. Their ability to adapt and navigate unforeseen challenges showcases their expertise, they are a highly skilled, commercially-focused and results-oriented dispute resolution team.’

Key clients

Damen Holding BV


Tinmar Energy S.A.


Vastint Romania


AFI Europe Romania


BCR and BCR BpL


Catena


Enel Group


Ikea Romania SA


Banca Transilvania


Speedwell Group


Alexandrion Grup Romania


Nepi Rockcastle Group PLC


Berlin Chemie A. Menarini


Deutsche Leasing România IFN SA


Lidl Discount SRL


Prime Kapital Group


Caterpillar Financial Services Poland Sp. Z.o.o.


Gránit Polus


LikeIt


Transport Urban Sinaia SRL


B2Kapital Portfolio Management SRL/Ultimo Portfolio Investment (Luxembourg) SA


Arcade Group/Estrada Management


Mulberry Group (Take Project SRL and MTInv Holding BV)


adidas Romania SRL


Frasinul SRL


Anil Mantra Group of Companies


Chemfor Balkan SRL


Independent Oil Tools


Emergy Stribog


Studium Green SRL


Auchan Romania SA


Fepra International


Ingka Investments


Allianso Park Management SRL


Vernon | David

Vernon | David's disputes team has a strong track record for representing clients in the agriculture, construction and natural resources sectors. Daniela David is a highly regarded litigator, with particular expertise in contentious labour law matters. She co-heads the group with Irina Parvulescu, who specialises in commercial litigation and contentious insolvency, civil and administrative law cases.

Practice head(s):

Daniela David; Irina Parvulescu


Other key lawyers:

Simona Rosca


Testimonials

‘ The team of Vernon|David is handling our most complex litigations, part of them related to contentious administrative and real estate. We appreciate their complex legal knowledge and very complex and inventive approaches. They have a very good understanding of the business.

‘Daniela David is a highly appreciated professional. We have been working a lot with Irina Parvulescu, another partner, who is coordinating all our court cases. She is fast, very focused and very good at handling a lot of complex issues in parallel.

‘Vernon David is a traditional consultant of the company for about three years. During that period of time, the lawyers have been involved in several projects, providing consultancy on a variety of legal matters. The experience of the lawyers on dispute resolution cases was demonstrated especially in labour law litigations, some of them being still in progress.’

‘Daniela David is a very open, involved and professional lawyer, her expertise being demonstrated every time the company asked for her support. Daniela demonstrated good theoretical knowledge and also, a good insight on the practical aspects of every legal matter. Her advice was well appreciated by the company and its representatives.’

‘Results oriented team of professionals.’

‘Our company and Vernon|David work together for a long time now (20 years). They provide us with high quality legal services for all our major legal issues/disputes. We appreciate their quick responses to our legal issues, their approach of the legal matters and the fact that they know and understand our business (which is key from our point of view). The team of the law firm is very united and work very well to provide us with great legal advice.’

‘Daniela David is one of the best lawyers on the Romanian market, in my opinion. She is well known in our company for her professionalism, innovative legal solution to our major legal issues and for being very responsive. We really appreciate her legal work and we consider her as being one of our team.’

‘Irina Parvulescu is very easy to work with and very responsive, having a great approach of the legal disputes. She is representing our company in several court cases against the state authorities with success. Most of the cases are unique on the Romanian practice with high complexity on the legal and technical part.’

Key clients

Artrom Steel Tubes


Raycap


Spearhead


Banca Transilvania


SBR


Intesa San Paolo


Abengoa


Lakeside Food Group


Tectonics


Ideea Bank


Arro Group International


Beatrice Onica- Jarka & Asociații

Beatrice Onica- Jarka & Asociații's practice has recognised expertise in handling both litigation and arbitration. The team regularly appears in cases before all court levels in Romania, and is also adept at handling cases before the European Court of Justice. Beatrice Onica-Jarka heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Beatrice Onica-Jarka


Testimonials

‘What makes the approach of the law firm Beatrice Onica-Jarka & Asociații unique is the wide range of services and solutions in the treated case, transparency in invoicing and the detailing of the services provided, the high-quality professionalism, the involvement and dedication of the lawyers within the company.’

‘The lawyers of the firm are specialized in various fields, they are involved, devoted to the case and always available.’

KPMG Legal - Toncescu & Partners SPRL

Under the leadership of Vlad Peligrad, KPMG Legal - Toncescu & Partners SPRL's dispute resolution practice has a solid track record in handling tax litigation and contentious insolvency matters, and has also been kept busy advising on contractual disputes. The team has seen an increase in work from clients in the construction sector. Peligrad is ably supported by Oana Caloian and Călin Dragoman.

Practice head(s):

Vlad Peligrad


Other key lawyers:

Oana Caloian; Calin Dragoman


Key clients

Cerealcom Dolj S.R.L.


Nm Construction Zone Srl


Fabory Srl


Rockwool Romania S.R.L.


Horeco Impex Srl


Intrarom Sa


Kathrein Romania S.R.L.


Voestalpine Giesserei Linz Gmbh


Azcale Constructie Srl


Work highlights


  • Acting for Cerealcom Dolj in a number of disputes concerning damages for alleged breaches of contracts.

Peli Partners

Peli Partners is home to a 'strong team of professional lawyers, responsive and with a good record in litigation matters'. The practice is led by the triumvirate of Francisc PeliOana Bădărău and Ana Atanasiu. The trio is ably supported by Delia Lepadatu, who is very experienced in handling financial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Francisc Peli; Oana Bădărău; Ana Atanasiu


Other key lawyers:

Delia Lepădatu


Testimonials

‘Strong team of professional lawyers, responsive and with a good record in litigation matters.’

‘Peli Partners successfully guided us through a commercial dispute resolution case, in which they showed deep understanding of the commercial relationship at hand, and how to approach the matter in front of the court.’

‘Ana Atanasiu is always available and offers strong advice.’

Key clients

Lidl Romania


Mitiska REIM


U.N.S.A.R. – National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in Romania


Saint-Gobain Group


Wienerberger


Nova Power & Gas


Alpha Real Estate Services


Jupiter Group


Compania Națională a Imprimeriilor Coresi


Colosseum Mall


Jones Lang LaSalle Romania


Macquarie Group (former GLL Real Estate Partners)


Scallier Investment


Skanska Romnia


Concelex


Work highlights


  • Acting for Lidl Romania in litigation concerning the construction of a logistics centre.
  • Advised the clients on a directors’ liability claim.

STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit.

STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit.'s disputes team receives plaudits for its 'extremely detailed knowledge and experience' in the arena. The group's expertise in tax litigation is complemented by its strength in advising on disputes in the construction, insurance and automotive sectors, among others. Practice head Mihai Macovei and Mihai Lantos are the key names.

Practice head(s):

Mihail Macovei


Other key lawyers:

Mihai Lantos


Testimonials

‘The team’s strengths and key capabilities – they are fast, pro-active, and they offer us excellent solutions to our problems.’

‘They do their best to help us find the solutions.’

‘The lawyers at Stalfort are multilingual. Most of the lawyers there speak and write impeccable German. This, combined with their excellent knowledge of the Romanian legal system, has made the cooperation successful for years.’

‘Mihai Macovei has persistence, an extraordinary eye for details, knowledge of the business and being a highly trained professional with perfect awareness of the civil procedure has made the difference in our cases, even when we had the “it’s never been done before” situation. Communication is easy, practical, clear and concise. He can address any potential risk and provide advice. His strategy is to always explore all the possible options for the best outcome in our favor.’

Key clients

Schaeffler Romania SRL


Continental Automotive Products SRL


Dr. Oetker RO SRL


KiK Textilien and Non-Food SRL


InterEurope AG European Law Services


Legero Schuhfabrik GmbH


DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH


RECA Bucuresti SRL


ALMOS Alfons Mosel Verwaltungs GmbH


Ocolul Silvic Lignum SRL


PCO Group GmbH


Wuxi Cast GmbH


Peek & Cloppenburg SRL


Eich Isoliertechnik GmbH


Finze & Wagner Holding GmbH


Wilfried Hillebrand


Horst Fries


Work highlights


  • Represented Almos Group in longrunning litigation against a former business partner, involving claims worth over €1.5m.

Stratula & Asociatii

At Stratula & Asociatii, dispute resolution work is a cornerstone area of strength for the firm. The group regularly acts for leading Romanian companies and multinational entities in contentious work. EU funds litigation is a niche specialism for the department. Sorin Stratula and Oana Stratula co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Sorin Stratula; Oana Stratula


Testimonials

‘We appreciate their professionalism.’

‘The team at Stratula & Asociatii’s unwavering professionalism, unwavering commitment to transparency, and tireless work ethic have consistently set them apart.’

‘Sorin Stratula provides invaluable expertise, simplifying complex legal matters. Their commitment to our best interests makes Stratula & Asociatii a top choice for dispute resolution.’

Key clients

Pro TV SRL


Delgaz Grid SA (member of E.ON Group Romania)


Selina Group SA


Trameco SA


Group of Farming Companies (members of Carmistin Group Romania)


Mondelez Romania SA


The National Institute for Earth Physics (NIEP)


Nutrientul Group


Rodotex


IPPU Packaging


Work highlights


  • Represented Mondelez Romania in a commercial dispute with a Romanian FMCG retailer concerning alleged breaches of contractual payment obligations.
  • Representing Pro TV in multiple damages claims.