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Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Offices
4-8 SOSEAUA NICOLAE TITULESCU
AMERICA HOUSE, WEST WING, 8F, SECTOR 1
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Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has a diverse practice that is highly regarded. The team regularly advises major banks on loan facilities, and has strong experience in asset, trade, project and acquisition finance, as well as restructurings and regulatory advice. Recently, the firm has acted for investors on several significant NPL acquisitions. The firm also advises borrowers on major energy and infrastructure financings. Mihai Dudoiu is the team head, though partners including Cătălin Băiculescu, deputy managing partner Stefan Damian and Gabriela Anton are all prominent in this area.
Erste Bank / Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)
AnaCap Financial Partners
Alpha Bank Romania
BRD Groupe Societe Generale
Bank Leumi Romania
Dexia Crédit Local
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Hungarian Export-Import Bank
The Rohatyn Group
Amethyst Radiotherapy Limited
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is 'the go-to firm of choice for corporate and M&A' deals, according to one client. It has a first-class corporate team that has been on an extremely strong transactional run, acting on some of the country's landmark deals. The practice has the depth to handle multiple transactions at the same time, often with a cross-border flavour and working side-by-side with leading international firms. The team has a strong bench of highly experienced partners including Stefan Damian, Sorin Vladescu, Cătălin Băiculescu, Cornel Popa, Silvana Ivan and Cristian Radu.
‘The firm has been more than an external counsel in the M&A transaction we’ve been working on together this year – they really have been part of our team. Extremely involved, available when needed, permanently reliable, superb depth and breadth of knowledge and skills.’
‘Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is the go-to firm of choice for corporate and M&A. Their advice is well-grounded, they provide solutions rather than citing from the law. The firm is head and shoulders above others in the market in what regards complex M&A, corporate restructurings, greenfield investments.’
‘Sorin Vladescu thinks like a businessman, is skilled at the negotiating table, client-friendly and has huge depth of experience. Very much on top of every detail.’
‘Stefan Damian has a productive and efficient working style, is a deal maker, reliable and accurate in his legal opinions.’
‘Cornel Popa is smart, calm and wise. ‘
Erste Bank Group / Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)
Al Dahra Agriculture LLC
The Rohatyn Group
Destinations of the World
IKB Deutsche Industriebank
Peeraj Brands International
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has an excellent reputation for complex civil and administrative litigations, and is also one of the market's most experienced firms in international arbitration. The firm regularly represents private sector clients in disputes with the regulatory authorities and has also taken on the government in high profile investment treaty claims. Robert Roşu and Ioana Hrisafi come highly recommended for commercial litigation, while Cornel Popa and Levana Zigmund are highly active on the arbitration front. Ionut Serban is also well regarded for litigation work.
‘Very good litigators, excellent at drafting pleadings and motions to be filed with the court. They are also very good at analysing hard facts and presenting a strategy on how to handle a case. The team comprises well educated lawyers, very client-oriented and good strategists.’
‘As a litigator, Robert Rosu is tough and persuasive, 100% committed to his cases. He heads the entire litigation department with professionalism and integrity. On the arbitration side, there is Cornel Popa, a fantastic arbitration lawyer, detail-oriented, with a down-to-earth approach and in-depth knowledge of ad-hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. Ana Popa is extremely dedicated and responsive to our concerns. She is very structured and rhetorically very good.’
Gabriel Resources LTD (Canada) and Gabriel Resources (Jersey) Ltd
First Bank (former Piraeus Bank)
Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)/ Erste Bank
GBI Serveis S.A.U., a Spanish company
Zoppas Industries Romania
Romanian Football Federation (FRF)
Employment Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is a top choice for employment law advice. The team is trusted by some of Romania's largest employers to provide support on their most sensitive issues, including group restructurings, corporate acquisitions, collective redundancies, union negotiations, and disciplinary proceedings. The group is also well equipped to handle day-to-day matters such as incentive schemes and social security matters. Serban Pâslaru and managing associate Mihai Anghel are highly rated.
‘A great team, always providing professional and to the point advice. Very experienced as regards a multitude of labour-related issues, including transfer of employees as part of transfers of undertakings, labour conflicts etc. Really good at advising upon and negotiating with labour unions or employees’ representatives.’
‘Serban Paslaru is one of the top employment lawyers in the market with a remarkable ability to see the big picture and suggest solutions in complex situations; excellent interpersonal skills. He easily covers a multitude of employee-related issues and is particularly skilled at handling labour conflicts, providing real support in negotiations.’
‘Mihai Anghel has great expertise, legal and drafting skills, and is always up to the task. Excellent availability and understanding of our core business and of the business context. Substantial experience in labour matters as part of collective layoffs, large restructurings, takeovers or transfers of undertakings.’
Ericsson Telecommunications Romania
Alstom Transport Romania
Energy and natural resources Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii provides a comprehensive service to its energy clients which rank among the largest in Romania's power and hydrocarbons market. As well as corporate and regulatory support, major infrastructure projects are a key area of expertise, including landmark nuclear power developments. Sorin Vlădescu has an excellent reputation in the market, and is backed up by a deep bench of talent, including partners Cornel Popa, Irina Moinescu and Cristian Radu. Managing associate Nisa Jecu is also noted.
‘This firm’s expertise as regards energy is outstanding. We have been working with them since 2006 and they helped us tremendously. The team comprises seasoned lawyers, hands-on, talented, readily available to work on short notice and observe tight deadlines. Their knowledge of the regulatory environment and capacity to liaise with local regulators are also a plus. They understand both business and legal issues coupled with a strong sense and understanding of the Romanian power sector’s dynamics.’
‘They do not cease to impress, they are always alert, well-connected with Romanian governmental authorities and up to date with key regulatory developments at local and European level. To me, Tuca team’s depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise is singular in the market.’
‘Sorin Vladescu is smart, reliable, focused, concise and provides professional advice, a brilliant negotiator with significant market knowledge. Irina Moinescu is hardworking, prompt, friendly, receptive to questions and inquiries and provides clear explanations.’
‘Nisa Jecu is a lawyer to watch, hardworking and very analytical. She knows the legislation inside out.’
CEZ group of companies
China General Nuclear Power Corporation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD
Marubeni Corporation Japan
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)
Vast Resources PLC/African Consolidated Resources SRL
EU and competition Tier 1Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has an excellent grounding in competition and antitrust issues, representing clients from across a range of heavily regulated industries, including telecoms and energy. Raluca Vasilache is 'simply excellent', according to one client; she has built up a very strong reputation in the market, both for advisory and compliance work, as well as investigations and related appeals and dawn raid advice. Managing associate Anca Jurcovan left the firm to join Wolf Theiss.
‘Whenever we face a competition issue, we know we are on the safe side of it having Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii with us.’
‘We have been together is several cases, probably the most difficult in the local market. The team has a unique way of support – they try to understand the business, they are pragmatic, they are next to you and together you succeed. ‘
‘Raluca Vasilache is simply excellent. With an exquisite knowledge of competition practice, she is capable to deliver excellent advice whatever the topic at hand is.’
Carrefour Romania/ Carrefour Group
Coca-Cola HBC Romania
AEGON Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., Florești branch
NN Asigurări de Viață (formerly ING Asigurări de Viață, the life insurance division of ING)
ENERGY FINANCING TEAM AG (SWITZERLAND)
BRD Sogelease IFN SA
Intellectual property Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has a top-notch practice that covers the full spectrum of work in the IP space. On the advisory side, certified IP counsellor Ciprian Dragomir leads the team, while on the litigation front, partner Ioana Hrisafi is the key name. Several major household name clients trust the practice to handle a range of trade mark, patent and copyright issues, including anti-counterfeiting initiatives, corporate support, and licensing. Managing associate Bogdan Halcu is also noted.
‘This firm is head and shoulders above the rest and not only as regards IP but for other areas as well. They are a great team, demonstrating a genuine understanding of the relevant frameworks, business concerns and their impact on clients’ operations. Whenever I reach out to them, they are responsive and give practical advice, carefully assessing the risks and putting forward clever recommendations. It’s an absolute pleasure to be working with them.’
‘Excellent advice as regards trade marks, copyright, anti-counterfeiting and contraband. They have a dedicated team of lawyers with years of expertise in IP, some of them being also certified IP counsellors. They are capable to cover IP disputes as well. This is an excellent mix which works really well for big clients. They combine business and legal perspectives, are resourceful and able to cover quickly IP matters.’
‘Bogdan Halcu is particularly efficient and knowledgeable when it comes to IP and has excellent technical skills.’
Romanian Football Federation
Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne
PPP and procurement Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is a key player in the PPP and infrastructure market. The multi-disciplinary team has developed a strong reputation for advising contractors and public sector bodies on major procurement tenders, and all stages of projects. Managing partner Florentin Tuca is highly experienced in the related international arbitration proceedings and ICSID claims, while Serban Pâslaru and Vlad Cercel focus on PPPs and procurement projects across a wide range of sectors.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has a multi-faceted practice covering a wide range of areas for a diverse client base. The firm acts for landowners, investors, funds, retail and restaurant chains, and agricultural, manufacturing and energy companies. The team's expertise includes transactions, leases, construction, financing, and related litigation, regulatory and environmental issues. The team has a deep bench of talent, including partners Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa, Dan Borbely, Oana Ureche and Dragos Apostol. Managing associate Amalia Dumitru is also active in this area.
‘Their vast expertise in the area and their client need driven organizational structure is really outstanding. Prompt and with a keen focus on finalizing deals and transactions.’
‘Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa really understands the client’s needs and meets that with dedication, expertise and is always finding the right solutions to business challenges from a legal perspective.’
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investment Management
Value Investor Expert
Michael Kors US
Thames Farming Fund
Astra Rail Management
Pipera Development Investment Group
Coca-Cola HBC Romania
South Development Group
Cinema City Romania
Deutsche Schule Bukarest
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has a first-class track record for complex insolvencies and restructurings. The firm stands out for its specialist insolvency division, TZA Insolventa, in which partners Robert Roşu and Ciprian Dragomir, are both certified insolvency practitioners and regularly act as appointed receivers. The firm is also active on the creditor side, representing banks and major multinationals on cross-border matters, including refinancings.
‘Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is active in insolvency proceedings, debt restructurings, also advising on pre-insolvency matters. We work extremely well with them, they are knowledgeable, reactive and clear in their assessments.’
‘Ciprian Dragomir (professional and hands on), Dorin Petcu (business oriented, with a good grounding in the general financial and economics), Victoria Glibiciuc (dedicated, young and talented legal advisor). ‘
‘Robert Rosu and Catalina Mihailescu are efficient, approachable and technically competent.’
Société Générale, France
BRD Groupe Société Générale
Carpatair and Mr. Nicolae Petrov, the current President and Chief Executive of Carpatair
Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)
Astaldi SPA Italia Sucursala Romania București
Tax Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii provides a comprehensive direct and indirect tax advisory service to its clients, as well as strong support in major audits and any related litigation proceedings. The team, which is jointly led by Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa and Alexandru Cristea, has a strong handle on cross-border tax issues, which is key for the firm's large international client base. The firm, which launched a formal cooperation agreement with Andersen Global in 2019, also has a dedicated tax transfer pricing offering.
‘First of all, TZA’s team distinguishes itself through their professionalism. Our requests for assistance have always been addressed in a timely manner and most important, in an innovative way. Even in tough situations, TZA’s team has managed not only to identify multiple solutions but also to direct us in choosing the most appropriate one, on a case by case basis.’
‘Ioana Hrisafi, Alexandru Cristea, Narcisa Ichim and Cristian Velcu have always been available for us and provided their valuable insight and expertise. Most importantly, we have developed a close professional relationship and thus, our cooperation has so far been excellent. This could not have been possible without them acting not only as professional advisors but also like our colleagues, often identifying and promptly addressing our concerns as they appeared.’
Expur, part of Groupe Avril
Bet Active Concept S.R.L. / Fortuna
Asset Portfolio Servicing Romania (APS)
Societe Generale, Saint Gobain, Sanofi, Essilor, Capgemini, Sonepar, Renault, Ipsen, L’Oreal, Michelin, Arkema
TMT Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has a comprehensive TMT practice that acts for some of the largest telecoms and media groups in the country. The practice has been very active on the transactional front in the past year, advising on several cross-border deals, and is also noted for its procurement and outsourcing expertise. The team also provides strong regulatory and litigation support, having appeared before authorities such as the National Authority for Consumer Protection. Cătălin Băiculescu and Vlad Cercel are leading figures in the market.
‘They have the capacity to plan, organize and manage resources very well. I got very well organised plans for action to our problems, presenting the risks and recommending the best legal approach, but also giving the option to our management to choose the best suitable solution for our business.’
‘The team delivers very high quality professional advice, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the industry and client’s business and needs.’
‘Vlad Cercel is a true high profile TMT specialist.’
‘Stefan Damian is astute and pragmatic. I expect outside counsel to engage on reasoning on strategic issues and he does this very well. He is an excellent partner for discussing practically anything that our business is confronted with.’
Telekom Romania and Telekom Romania Mobile
Clever Media Network Group
Ericsson Telecommunications Romania
Homerun Ciero, the local subsidiary of Playtika
TMT: gambling law Tier 1
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is a top choice for some of the largest online and offline gambling operators in the market, which use the firm for a broad range of licensing, commercial, IP, litigation, employment and regulatory issues. The team, which is led by the highly rated Cristian Radu, also acts for ancillary companies serving the industry, including software developers, sports content providers and payment processors.
‘The gambling industry is a domain where in order to be a legal expert you also need to be very aware on technology capabilities and also have knowledge on aspects such as financial/payments, IP, privacy, marketing and advertising. Cristian Radu coordinates a team of people that have knowledge in all aspects from operational and management of the gambling industry up until the latest innovation and products which are in the market.’
Amaya Gaming (PokerStars and Full Tilt)
Betclic Everest Group
Global Collect Services
Capital markets Tier 2
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii provides cutting-edge advice on the capital markets aspects of corporate takeovers, fund management compliance, and related securities issues. Silvana Ivan is singled out for her extremely strong technical expertise in related regulatory matters, impact assessments and transaction structuring. Stefan Damian is also noted.
‘Silvana Ivan is simply excellent. She has always been able to deliver on her promises and at the highest standards on any topic we put on her plate.’
‘Silvana Ivan has acquired very strong capital markets, corporate and corporate governance, and litigation expertise during years of dedicated practice, not only in complex regulatory work, but also in some high-profile projects (e.g., IPOs,). Silvana is an active contributor to the improvement of the capital markets and financial services legislation in general.
Erste Bank / Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)
NN Insurance and NN Pensions
Bucharest Stock Exchange
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Erste Bank Group
European Investment Bank (EIB)
White-collar crime Tier 2
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has a growing team of lawyers focused entirely on criminal law. The firm's success in this field is demonstrated by the high-profile nature of its cases and the quality of its client base, which trust its lawyers with their most sensitive issues, including allegations of fraud, tax evasion and organised crime. Disputes partner Robert Roşu leads the team, which includes experienced criminal lawyer Manuela Gornoviceanu.
The Romanian Football Federation (Federația Româna de Fotbal – FRF)
Atos IT Solutions Services, a member of the Siemens group of companies
BRD Groupe Societe Generale
Coca-Cola HBC România
Depozitarul Central (the Central Depository)
Euroins Asigurare Reasigurare
Generali Romania Asigurare Reasigurare
Municipality of Constanta
Schneider Electric Romania
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii > Firm Profile
The firm: Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is one of the leading law firms in Romania and in the region, both in terms of the high-quality services it provides to its clients and the magnitude of the projects the firm has been involved in during recent years. The firm boasts a talented team of more than 120 lawyers in its Bucharest office. It also operates a secondary office in Cluj-Napoca (one of the most important cities in Romania), and has excellent national coverage based on correspondent law offices in major cities, including Iasi, Timisoara, Constanta etc. Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii’s team comprises lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counselors, economists who provide comprehensive services to effectively meet clients’ needs. In addition, thanks to the firm’s dedicated Foreign Desks, the team is able to assist international investors seeking to gain a foothold or expand their existing operations in Romania with the full range of services in relation thereto.
The firm’s client portfolio includes international corporations, financial institutions, as well as ‘Fortune 500’ category companies. It also works with local public authorities and bodies.
In addition, in a highly innovative move for the Romanian market, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax team entered into a formal cooperation agreement with Andersen in March 2019. This is the first collaboration agreement in Romania, and continues Andersen Global’s expansion in Eastern Europe. “Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is one of the highest quality law firms in Romania, with an outstanding team and best-in-class service,” said Mark Vorsatz, Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen Tax LLC CEO. “We’re proud to bring them into the Andersen Global family.” Andersen is the founding member of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms with more than 6,000 professionals worldwide, over 800 global Partners, and a presence in over 205 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms. https://andersen.com/about-us
Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii undertakes a strong commitment to applying quality management principles, regarding information security, having obtained certifications in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standards. In addition, the firm has been pursuing a broad range of social responsibility activities throughout the years, with its initiatives mainly focusing on the following areas: education, culture, sports and charity. Several of the firm’s CSR and pro bono programs address the needs of the younger generations while engaging with the wider community of experts in various disciplines, including mathematics, physics and informatics, as well as architecture, medicine etc. From educational programmes designed for law school students, to programmes addressing the special needs of exceptional children, such as maths geniuses, we demonstrate our conviction that education is invaluable to individuals and societies. In addition, in line with Tuca Zbârcea and Asociatii’s ambition to nurture future generations by encouraging, supporting and promoting talent, the firm has deployed a range of initiatives aimed at establishing higher standards in arts/culture and sports.
Areas of practice: Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii provide legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: aviation and aerospace; banking and finance; capital markets and securities; competition; corporate and commercial; criminal law and corporate crime; data protection; electronic communications and IT; employment; energy and natural resources; environmental law and permitting; gambling; healthcare and medical services; insolvency and liquidation; insurance and private pensions; intellectual property; litigation and arbitration; media and advertising; mergers, acquisitions and privatisation; oil and gas; pharmaceutical law; PPP, PFI and concessions; real estate; regulatory legal services; shipping and transport; and tax.
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|Arbitration||Cornel Popaemail@example.com||004021 204 88 94|
|Arbitration||Levana Zigmundfirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 76 32|
|Arbitration||Anca Puscasuemail@example.com||0040374 136 307|
|Taxation||Razvan Gheorghiu-Testafirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 96|
|Taxation||Alexandru Cristeaemail@example.com||004037 413 61 15|
|Banking and finance||Stefan Damianfirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 93|
|Banking and finance||Mihai Dudoiuemail@example.com||004021 204 76 36|
|Banking and finance||Gabriela Antonfirstname.lastname@example.org||004037 413 63 42|
|Capital markets and securities||Stefan Damianemail@example.com||004021 204 88 93|
|Capital markets and securities||Silvana Ivanfirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 76 40|
|Competition||Raluca Vasilacheemail@example.com||004021 204 76 33|
|Corporate and commercial||Florentin Tucafirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 91|
|Corporate and commercial||Stefan Damianemail@example.com||004021 204 88 93|
|Corporate and commercial||Catalin Baiculescufirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 76 34|
|Corporate and commercial||Horia Ispasemail@example.com||0040374 136 316|
|Electronic communications and IT||Catalin Baiculescufirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 76 34|
|Electronic communications and IT||Vlad Cercelemail@example.com||004037 413 63 40|
|Employment and pensions||Serban Pâslarufirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 97|
|Energy and natural resources||Gabriel Zbârceaemail@example.com||004021 204 88 92|
|Energy and natural resources||Sorin Vladescufirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 95|
|Energy and natural resources||Irina Moinescuemail@example.com||004021 204 76 41|
|Energy and natural resources||Cornel Popafirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 94|
|Environmental law and permitting||Ciprian Dragomiremail@example.com||004021 204 88 90|
|PPP, PFI and concessions||Florentin Tucafirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 91|
|PPP, PFI and concessions||Serban Pâslaruemail@example.com||004021 204 88 97|
|PPP, PFI and concessions||Vlad Cercelfirstname.lastname@example.org||004037 413 63 40|
|Intellectual property||Ciprian Dragomiremail@example.com||004021 204 88 90|
|Litigation||Robert Rosufirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 76 30|
|Litigation||Ioana Hrisafiemail@example.com||004021 204 76 31|
|Litigation||Ionut Serbanfirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 76 37|
|Litigation||Christina Vladescuemail@example.com||004021 204 76 38|
|Litigation||Ioana Gelepufirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 76 39|
|Real estate||Dan Borbelyemail@example.com||004021 204 88 98|
|Real estate||Razvan Gheorghiu-Testafirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 96|
|Real estate||Oana Urecheemail@example.com||004021 204 76 35|
|Real estate||Dragos Apostolfirstname.lastname@example.org||004037 413 62 42|
|Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation||Gabriel Zbârceaemail@example.com||004021 204 88 92|
|Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation||Stefan Damianfirstname.lastname@example.org||004021 204 88 93|
|Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation||Cornel Popaemail@example.com||004021 204 88 94|
|Corporate and commercial||Ciprian Timoftefirstname.lastname@example.org||0040374 136 341|
|Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation||Ciprian Timofteemail@example.com||0040374 136 341|
|Data privacy||Ciprian Timoftefirstname.lastname@example.org||0040374 136 341|
|Litigation||Dan Cristeaemail@example.com||0040374 136 368|
|Mrs Gabriela Anton||Gabriela Anton is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, specialising mainly…||View Profile|
|Mr Dragos Apostol||Dragos Apostol is a Partner specialising in mergers, acquisitions and privatization, as…||View Profile|
|Mr Catalin Baiculescu||Cătălin Băiculescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. He has…||View Profile|
|Mr Dan Borbely||As a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Dan Borbely co-heads the…||View Profile|
|Mr Vlad Cercel||Vlad Cercel focuses on PPP/concession and public procurement projects, as well as…||View Profile|
|Mr Alexandru Cristea||Alexandru Cristea is a Partner with Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax SRL,…||View Profile|
|Mr Dan Cristea||Dan Cristea is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…||View Profile|
|Mr Stefan Damian||Stefan Damian is Deputy Managing Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. He…||View Profile|
|Mr Ciprian Dragomir||In his capacity as Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Ciprian Dragomir…||View Profile|
|Mr Mihai Dudoiu||Mihai Dudoiu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and co-head…||View Profile|
|Mrs Ioana Gelepu||Ioana Gelepu is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…||View Profile|
|Mr Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa||Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, having built…||View Profile|
|Mrs Ioana Hrisafi-Josan||Ioana Hrisafi-Josan is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and co-heads…||View Profile|
|Mr Horia Ispas||View Profile|
|Mrs Silvana Ivan||Silvana Ivan is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and works…||View Profile|
|Mrs Irina Moinescu||Irina Moinescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. Her main…||View Profile|
|Mr Cornel Popa||Cornel Popa is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. Cornel combines…||View Profile|
|Mrs Anca Puscasu||Anca Pușcașu, a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, is specialized mainly…||View Profile|
|Serban Pâslaru||Serban Paslaru is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, specialising mainly…||View Profile|
|Mr Cristian Radu||Cristian Radu’s practice centres on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and…||View Profile|
|Mr Robert Rosu||As a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Robert Rosu co-heads the…||View Profile|
|Mr Ionut Serban||Ionut Serban is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…||View Profile|
|Mr Ciprian Timofte||Ciprian Timofte is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Mergers &…||View Profile|
|Dr Florentin Tuca||Dr Florentin Tuca is Managing Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. He…||View Profile|
|Mrs Oana Ureche||As a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Oana Ureche focuses on…||View Profile|
|Mrs Raluca Vasilache||Raluca Vasilache is a competition Partner with Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and…||View Profile|
|Mrs Christina Vladescu||Christina Vladescu is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…||View Profile|
|Mr Sorin Vladescu||Sorin Vladescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, specialising in…||View Profile|
|Mr Gabriel Zbarcea||Gabriel Zbarcea is Managing Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. His practice…||View Profile|
|Mrs Levana Zigmund||Levana Zigmund is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. She practices…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 120
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian Spanish
MembershipsEuropean Employment Lawyers Association Multilaw
OtherManaging Partner : Florentin Tuca, firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Partner : Gabriel Zbârcea, email@example.com Deputy Managing Partner : Stefan Damian, firstname.lastname@example.org
- A global aerospace and defence company headquartered in the US assistance in signing a $1 billion contract with the National Defense Ministry to deliver up to 227 PIRANHA 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces.
- Advising a private equity and venture capital firm on both Series A and Series B investments totalling $183 million in a Romanian start-up company UiPath, the largest capital raise of its kind.
- An American company assistance in a 12.3 billion acquisition transaction involving the Power and Grid businesses of Alstom, as well as in connection with the transfer of its Romanian water treatment business to an entity owned by Suez, as part of a cross-border transaction worth 3.2 billion.
- A consortium of international financial institutions assistance in high-profile acquisitions in the financial services sector, including the largest acquisition of a single corporate non-performing loan package worth 1.2 billion ($1.31 billion).
- A well-known supplier for the aerospace industry assistance in acquiring Fokker Technologies Group B.V, from Arle Capital, for an enterprise value of 706 million (£499 million).
- Americas most successful fast food chains assistance in relation to various corporate and commercial issues arising out from its operations in Romania, including advice on the sale of its Romanian subsidiary to Premier Capital.
- A Chinese company advising on its bid for the construction of two reactors (Units 1 and 2) at the Romanian nuclear power plant in Cernavoda subject to investments worth 6.45 billion.
- A packaged meats manufacturer assistance as regards the sale of a 100 percent stake to Smithfield Foods Inc.
- One of the fastest growing gambling operator in Romania assistance in various gambling regulatory aspects, as well as on corporate, IP and insolvency laws matters further to clients acquisitions of Bet Active Concept, Bet Zone, Public Slots and Slot Arena.
- A Czech pharmacy chain assistance with respect to its entry on the Romanian market further to the acquisition of Fastpharm, Iezer Farm, Panpharma Med and York Farm chains.
- An electricity producer from the Czech Republic advice on regulatory issues, employment, environmental law and permitting, litigation, corporate, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, as well as post-privatisation issues entailed by its subsidiary, Electrica Oltenia.
- A French hypermarket operator assistance in all its operations in Romania and in the expansion if its retail sale network, including M&A, real estate, corporate, competition, labour, litigation, regulatory issues.
- A member company of Rompetrol Group, owned by KazMunaiGaz advising on the largest Chinese investment in Romania following the partial takeover of KazMunayGas International by CEFC, a Chinese strategic investor (a complex deal of multi-billion $USD).
- Assistance to the leading financial services provider in Central and Eastern Europe and also the majority shareholder in Banca Comerciala Româna in a wide range of legal issues ranging from complex banking and finance, capital markets, M&A and post-privatisation issues, corporate, insurance and private pensions, insolvency and liquidation, competition, capital markets, litigation.
- One of the main telecom operators in Romania assistance in various corporate/commercial, regulatory, competition, labour, tax related issues relating to clients operations on the Romanian telecom market, including in concluding the first network sharing agreement in Romania with one of its competitors.
Diversity lies at the heart of Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatiis brand. Our diversity policy is about ensuring that work is evenly distributed or that career-making opportunities are afforded to a diverse group of attorneys and staff. Our diversity policy is also about recruitment and retention of diverse talent, understanding and responding to the needs of our diverse clients, promotion of women and minorities, commitment to offer equal employment opportunities and to foster an atmosphere conducive to open and safe discussion of diversity topics, enforcement of anti-discrimination and harassment policies, including gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
According to our Pro Bono program, we commit to contribute up to 3% of the firms billable hours to Pro Bono work. In line with our commitment to help make a difference to the profession, as well as the wider community, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has been pursuing a broad range of social responsibility activities throughout the years. As per our CSR policy, the firms initiatives are mainly focused on the following areas: education, culture, sports and charity. Whats more, the firm set up a dedicated non-profit organisation called Noctilucent to implement social responsibility projects. Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is a socially responsible company that takes a strong, real interest in the future of the legal profession and is willing to shape that future by investing in talented people, improving education and enabling access to meaningful, quality sources of information. Several of the firms CSR and pro bono programs address the needs of the younger generations and our focus is not exclusively on law students and law graduates. Instead, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii engages with the wider community of experts in various disciplines, including mathematics, physics, informatics, as well as architecture, medicine etc. From educational programmes designed for law school students, to programmes addressing the special needs of exceptional children, such as maths geniuses, we demonstrate our conviction that education is invaluable to individuals and societies. In addition, in line with Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatiis ambition to nurture future generations by encouraging, supporting and promoting talent, the firm has deployed a range of initiatives aimed at establishing higher standards in arts/culture and sports.
Thanks to the firms constant involvement in Pro Bono, CSR and sponsorships, Tuca Zbarcea & Asocia?ii has received various accolades from prestigious publications, including The Financial Times in its annual FT Innovative Lawyers report. The firm is also a past recipient of the Award for CSR and Pro Bono commitment (Legal Magazin, Gala Profesiilor Liberale, 2013) and Brand Culture Award for devising a one-of-a-kind internship in public speaking for law students in Romania (Legal Marketing, The Times/Legal Innovation Awards, 2017).
Gabriel Zbârcea, Alexandru Cristea (Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații) and Mark Vorsatz (Andersen Global)Gabriel Zbârcea, Alexandru Cristea (Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații) and Mark Vorsatz (Andersen Global)
Mr Gabriel Zbârcea, why did you want to become an Andersen Global collaborating firm in Romania? What are the benefits and what do you put on the table?
First of all, we are very proud that Andersen Global chose us as their collaborating firm in Romania. From our side, such collaboration was a natural decision, as we are convinced of the power of Andersen Global’s leadership and worldwide association of member firms. This will give us access to global know-how and breadth, together with cross-border projects and clients. I think this is a perfect addition to our capabilities, as Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is already recognized for its quality and innovation on the business law market in Romania as proven by the various local and international awards that our law firm has received and also by the top tier rankings of our law firm in all top legal directories. We have a solid team of professionals with diverse backgrounds, as well as a network of certified insolvency and IP professionals. In addition, our Tax division is best placed to provide the required consultancy services in the fiscal area. We are basically a “one stop shop” whereas our clients benefit from integrated legal, tax, insolvency services etc.
Mr Alexandru Cristea, how do you think the local and international tax professional market will be shaped in the near future? How do you think your tax practice will be enhanced by the collaboration with Andersen Global?
I think there are challenging times ahead for the legal and tax markets, both at international and local levels, driven by the economic context and the changing needs of our clients. On the tax side, there are the global directions imposed by the BEPS, anti-avoidance rules and initiatives, envisaged changes in the EU VAT system, just to name a few, which will make the companies to reconsider, more and more, their tax position from a strategic point of view. On the other hand, there is a need to manage the increasing complexity of tax and transfer pricing compliance in a fluid and transparent way, by means of efficient flows and technology. The best positioned service providers will be the ones who can bring a mix of scale (which enables know-how and specialization) and flexibility, being close to their clients. In this context, I think that companies will be more and more attracted to work with independent legal and tax advisors, free from the restrictions imposed to the traditional audit firms. The presence of Andersen Global in the Romanian market will bring all the above.
Mr Mark Vorsatz, what are the roots of Andersen Global and where it is presently standing?
Andersen Global was established as the international entity surrounding the development of a seamless professional services model providing best in class tax and legal services around the world. Andersen Global was formed in 2013 but our connection to the Andersen legacy extends much further. Many of our Partners came from Arthur Andersen and many did not, but we all share the same core values including providing best-in-class, seamless service, transparency, and stewardship.
Currently, the global organization has more than 4,000 professionals worldwide, over 500 global Partners, and a worldwide presence through its member and collaborating firms.
Mr Mark Vorsatz, what are the Andersen values and differentiators in the global legal and tax market?
The integrated services, comprehensive geographic coverage, seamlessness, combined tax and legal services, and common vision and culture through the member and collaborating firms of Andersen Global have been differentiators for us. We are continuing to chip away at the global platform in terms of the number of countries in which we have legal services. Currently we have close to 1200 lawyers globally, 41 countries with legal services and tax in 50. I expect us to continue to make systematic progress.
Mr Vorsatz, what do you look for specifically when selecting a new partner in Europe? How did you finally choose Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii in Romania?
First and foremost, we look for the best quality firm, not necessarily the biggest in size. Additionally, we look for like-mindedness, as well as a common vision. There also needs to be a cultural fit. We felt Tuca was a high-quality firm with an outstanding team, great quality, and a high level of confidence.
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