Firm Profile > Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii
4-8 SOSEAUA NICOLAE TITULESCU
AMERICA HOUSE, WEST WING, 8F, SECTOR 1
011141 BUCHAREST
Romania

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.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Erste Bank / Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)

Deutsche Bank

AnaCap Financial Partners

Alpha Bank Romania

BRD Groupe Societe Generale

Bank Leumi Romania

Dexia Crédit Local

Astaldi

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

MKB Bank

Hungarian Export-Import Bank

The Rohatyn Group

Amethyst Radiotherapy Limited

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

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.

Testimonials

‘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. ‘

Key clients

Vodafone Romania

Sanofi

CEZ

Erste Bank Group / Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)

ENGIE

Carrefour Romania

Al Dahra Agriculture LLC

The Rohatyn Group

Zeitfracht Group

Destinations of the World

PCM RAIL.ONE

IKB Deutsche Industriebank

Peeraj Brands International

Ringier Romania

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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

CEZ

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

First Bank (former Piraeus Bank)

Astaldi SpA

Carrefour Romania

Siemens

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)/ Erste Bank

GBI Serveis S.A.U., a Spanish company

Amethyst Radiotherapy

Zoppas Industries Romania

Amromco Energy

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.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Vodafone Romania

Microsoft Romania

NEPI

Carrefour Romania

TenarisSilcotub

Telekom Romania

Ericsson Telecommunications Romania

Nestlé Romania

Cameron Romania

Alstom Transport Romania

Expur

Coficab

DR.MAX

Ursus

Kelong

Generali Romania

Cinema City

McDonald’s

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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

CEZ group of companies

China General Nuclear Power Corporation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD

Marubeni Corporation Japan

MOL Romania

Engie

OMV Petrom

Rompetrol Rafinare

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)

General Electric

Vast Resources PLC/African Consolidated Resources SRL

FORMIN SA

EU and competition Tier 1

Tuca 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.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Carrefour Romania/ Carrefour Group

Novartis Pharma

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)

Generali Romania

IPSO

BRD Sogelease IFN SA

Vodafone Romania

Arcadia Hospital

Aerotravel

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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Vodafone

Philip Morris

Carrefour

Untold SRL

Neversea SRL

Romanian Football Federation

Mandragora

Atlassib

Expur

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.

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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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Carrefour Romania

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investment Management

Value Investor Expert

CEZ Romania

McDonald’s Romania

Al Dahra

Vodafone Romania

Speedwell

S+B Gruppe

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

BT Building

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.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Société Générale, France

OMV Petrom

Bancpost

Omilos Oradea

BRD Groupe Société Générale

Carpatair and Mr. Nicolae Petrov, the current President and Chief Executive of Carpatair

Raiffeisen Leasing

Y.G. Proprietăți

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)

ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ Energiakereskedő

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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola

Carrefour Romania

Expur, part of Groupe Avril

Total Romania

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

Gewiss Romania

WTS

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.

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Vodafone Romania

Telekom Romania and Telekom Romania Mobile

Radio Guerrila

Microsoft Romania

Holotech Studios

Untold Festival

Netcity Telecom

Clever Media Network Group

Ericsson Telecommunications Romania

Homerun Ciero, the local subsidiary of Playtika

Avangate/ 2Checkout

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.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Amaya Gaming (PokerStars and Full Tilt)

Amelco

Apco Pay

Bet Zone

Betclic Everest Group

Fortuna Romania

Global Collect Services

Penta Investments

Match Group

Pari Play

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.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘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. 

Key clients

Erste Bank / Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)

Sanofi

NN Insurance and NN Pensions

Michelin

Bucharest Stock Exchange

Deutsche Bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Erste Bank Group

European Investment Bank (EIB)

General Electric

Philip Morris

Vodafone Romania

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.

Key clients

Ericsson Telecommunications

Philip Morris

The Romanian Football Federation (Federația Româna de Fotbal – FRF)

Teamnet International

ArcelorMittal

Atos IT Solutions Services, a member of the Siemens group of companies

Bergerat Monnoyeur

BRD Groupe Societe Generale

Carrefour

CEZ Romania

Coca-Cola HBC România

Depozitarul Central (the Central Depository)

Euroins Asigurare Reasigurare

Generali Romania Asigurare Reasigurare

Microsoft

Müller-Guttenbrunn Recycling

Municipality of Constanta

Schneider Electric Romania

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Florentin Tuca florentin.tuca@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 91
Arbitration Cornel Popa cornel.popa@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 94
Arbitration Levana Zigmund levana.zigmund@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 32
Arbitration Anca Puscasu anca.puscasu@tuca.ro 0040374 136 307
Taxation Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa razvan.testa@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 96
Taxation Alexandru Cristea alexandru.cristea@tuca.ro 004037 413 61 15
Banking and finance Stefan Damian stefan.damian@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 93
Banking and finance Mihai Dudoiu mihai.dudoiu@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 36
Banking and finance Gabriela Anton gabriela.anton@tuca.ro 004037 413 63 42
Capital markets and securities Stefan Damian stefan.damian@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 93
Capital markets and securities Silvana Ivan silvana.ivan@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 40
Competition Raluca Vasilache raluca.vasilache@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 33
Corporate and commercial Florentin Tuca florentin.tuca@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 91
Corporate and commercial Stefan Damian stefan.damian@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 93
Corporate and commercial Catalin Baiculescu catalin.baiculescu@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 34
Corporate and commercial Horia Ispas horia.ispas@tuca.ro 0040374 136 316
Electronic communications and IT Catalin Baiculescu catalin.baiculescu@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 34
Electronic communications and IT Vlad Cercel vlad.cercel@tuca.ro 004037 413 63 40
Employment and pensions Serban Pâslaru serban.paslaru@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 97
Energy and natural resources Gabriel Zbârcea gabriel.zbarcea@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 92
Energy and natural resources Sorin Vladescu sorin.vladescu@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 95
Energy and natural resources Irina Moinescu irina.moinescu@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 41
Energy and natural resources Cornel Popa cornel.popa@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 94
Environmental law and permitting Ciprian Dragomir ciprian.dragomir@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 90
PPP, PFI and concessions Florentin Tuca florentin.tuca@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 91
PPP, PFI and concessions Serban Pâslaru serban.paslaru@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 97
PPP, PFI and concessions Vlad Cercel vlad.cercel@tuca.ro 004037 413 63 40
Intellectual property Ciprian Dragomir ciprian.dragomir@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 90
Litigation Robert Rosu robert.rosu@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 30
Litigation Ioana Hrisafi ioana.hrisafi@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 31
Litigation Ionut Serban ionut.serban@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 37
Litigation Christina Vladescu cristina.vladescu@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 38
Litigation Ioana Gelepu ioana.gelepu@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 39
Real estate Dan Borbely dan.borbely@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 98
Real estate Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa razvan.testa@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 96
Real estate Oana Ureche oana.ureche@tuca.ro 004021 204 76 35
Real estate Dragos Apostol dragos.apostol@tuca.ro 004037 413 62 42
Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation Gabriel Zbârcea gabriel.zbarcea@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 92
Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation Stefan Damian stefan.damian@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 93
Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation Cornel Popa cornel.popa@tuca.ro 004021 204 88 94
Corporate and commercial Ciprian Timofte ciprian.timofte@tuca.ro 0040374 136 341
Mergers, acquisitions, privatisation Ciprian Timofte ciprian.timofte@tuca.ro 0040374 136 341
Data privacy Ciprian Timofte ciprian.timofte@tuca.ro 0040374 136 341
Litigation Dan Cristea dan.cristea@tuca.ro 0040374 136 368
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Gabriela Anton  photo Mrs Gabriela Anton Gabriela Anton is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, specialising mainly…
Mr Dragos Apostol  photo Mr Dragos Apostol Dragos Apostol is a Partner specialising in mergers, acquisitions and privatization, as…
Mr Catalin Baiculescu  photo Mr Catalin Baiculescu Cătălin Băiculescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. He has…
Mr Dan Borbely  photo Mr Dan Borbely As a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Dan Borbely co-heads the…
Mr Vlad Cercel  photo Mr Vlad Cercel Vlad Cercel focuses on PPP/concession and public procurement projects, as well as…
Mr Alexandru Cristea  photo Mr Alexandru Cristea Alexandru Cristea is a Partner with Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax SRL,…
Mr Dan Cristea  photo Mr Dan Cristea Dan Cristea is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…
Mr Stefan Damian  photo Mr Stefan Damian Stefan Damian is Deputy Managing Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. He…
Mr Ciprian Dragomir  photo Mr Ciprian Dragomir In his capacity as Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Ciprian Dragomir…
Mr Mihai Dudoiu  photo Mr Mihai Dudoiu Mihai Dudoiu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and co-head…
Mrs Ioana Gelepu  photo Mrs Ioana Gelepu Ioana Gelepu is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…
Mr Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa  photo Mr Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, having built…
Mrs Ioana Hrisafi-Josan  photo Mrs Ioana Hrisafi-Josan Ioana Hrisafi-Josan is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and co-heads…
Mr Horia Ispas  photo Mr Horia Ispas
Mrs Silvana Ivan  photo Mrs Silvana Ivan Silvana Ivan is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and works…
Mrs Irina Moinescu  photo Mrs Irina Moinescu Irina Moinescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. Her main…
Mr Cornel Popa  photo Mr Cornel Popa Cornel Popa is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. Cornel combines…
Mrs Anca Puscasu  photo Mrs Anca Puscasu Anca Pușcașu, a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, is specialized mainly…
 Serban Pâslaru photo Serban Pâslaru Serban Paslaru is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, specialising mainly…
Mr Cristian Radu  photo Mr Cristian Radu Cristian Radu’s practice centres on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and…
Mr Robert Rosu  photo Mr Robert Rosu As a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Robert Rosu co-heads the…
Mr Ionut Serban  photo Mr Ionut Serban Ionut Serban is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…
Mr Ciprian Timofte  photo Mr Ciprian Timofte Ciprian Timofte is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Mergers &…
Dr Florentin Tuca  photo Dr Florentin Tuca Dr Florentin Tuca is Managing Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. He…
Mrs Oana Ureche  photo Mrs Oana Ureche As a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Oana Ureche focuses on…
Mrs Raluca Vasilache  photo Mrs Raluca Vasilache Raluca Vasilache is a competition Partner with Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and…
Mrs Christina Vladescu  photo Mrs Christina Vladescu Christina Vladescu is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group…
Mr Sorin Vladescu  photo Mr Sorin Vladescu Sorin Vladescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, specialising in…
Mr Gabriel Zbarcea  photo Mr Gabriel Zbarcea Gabriel Zbarcea is Managing Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. His practice…
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Managing Partner : Florentin Tuca, florentin.tuca@tuca.ro
Managing Partner : Gabriel Zbârcea, gabriel.zbarcea@tuca.ro
Deputy Managing Partner : Stefan Damian, stefan.damian@tuca.ro

  • 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).
  • America’s 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 client’s 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 client’s 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 & Asociatii’s 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 firm’s 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 firm’s initiatives are mainly focused on the following areas: education, culture, sports and charity. What’s 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 firm’s 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 & 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.

Thanks to the firm’s 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.