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Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

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Bucharest, Cluj Napoca

Catalin Baiculescu

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Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatisation, Telecom, IT & Media, Banking & Finance, Shipping, Aviation & Transport


Cătălin Băiculescu is a Partner at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii. He has advised on many high-profile mergers & acquisitions and Romanian privatisations, and is recognised as an expert in the due diligence process, the negotiation of assets and share-purchase agreements, as well as post-acquisition restructuring matters. His expertise in the banking and finance area includes advising on banking regulatory legal issues and compliance, syndicated loans, project finance transactions, and bank restructuring and privatisation. Cătălin has also assisted international aircraft owners and financing banks in connection with aircraft lease agreements and mortgage agreements signed with local airlines. Furthermore, he is a skilled and resourceful lawyer in electronic communications & IT, where he has advised on licensing issues, telecom service agreements, software development agreements, data privacy and outsourcing agreements. His expertise includes the area of entertainment and media, providing legal assistance services to broadcasters and production companies on commercial contracts relating to television shows, betting and gaming, advertising agreements and regulatory issues.


Partner, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii (from 2013 to present); Deputy Managing Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii (2008 to 2013); Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii (2001 to 2007); Senior Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii (from 1998 to 2000).


English, French and Romanian.


Bucharest and Romanian Bar Associations; Honorary Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria.


University of Bucharest (Law, 1997).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii handles the full spectrum of banking and finance matters. On the NPL front, the team assisted Deutsche Bank, AnaCap Financial Europe and APS Holding with the takeover of a NPLs from Alpha Bank Romania and Alpha Bank. The team had an active year in the financing sphere, advising Unicredit Bank on a €50m financing granted to Forte Partners. Mihai Dudoiu, Gabriela Anton, Catalin Baiculescu and Stefan Damian are key members of the team and jointly lead the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii advised a multinational telecommunications conglomerate on its multi-billion euro acquisition of another telecommunications company's operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. In a further highlight, it assisted Keysight Technologies with a complex corporate reorganisation following the $1.6bn acquisition of the Romanian subsidiary of IXIA group. Stefan Damian, Cornel Popa and Catalin Baiculescu are the key members of the team, which covers acquisitions, dispositions, financing arrangements, joint ventures as well as corporate advisory work.

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Cătălin Băiculescu - Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Within: TMT

Cătălin Băiculescu and Vlad Cercel head the practice at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii. It covers a wide range of TMT work including sector-specific agreements and litigation, compliance and regulatory work and insourcing and outsourcing agreements. A notable instruction came from Telekom Romania and Telekom Romania Mobile in relation to concession agreements for the construction and operation of the backhaul elements of an electronic communications network. On the M&A front, it formed part of a global team advising Vodafone on its €18.4bn acquisition of Liberty Global’s European operations.

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