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Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Dispute resolution is a core area for Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners, which has a deep bench of partners and associates with strong track records in litigation and arbitration. The firm regularly represents public and private sector clients in administrative and contractual claims, and has been very active in the energy and infrastructure space. Lawyers also have excellent expertise in ancillary areas such as insolvency, antitrust, IP, and white-collar criminal law. Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu, Cosmin VasileAlina Tugearu and Stan Tirnoveanu are all highly experienced disputes lawyers. Cosmin Cojocaru is a key name at associate level.


‘Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has a superb, experienced and reliable dispute resolution team, with high-level expertise in construction disputes. The team members have demonstrated an unlimited proactive approach, attention to client’s objectives and understanding of the commercial terms.’

‘Incredible performance for an affordable price, partners with huge experience in all kind of disputes, and a client friendly approach.’

‘Calin Zamfirescu – a legend of the Romanian bar, one of the most respected litigators in Romania and a lawyer with a deep understanding of business matters.’

‘Cosmin Vasile is the most talented litigator from the young generation, with astonishing results both in courts and in arbitration, with solid international experience.’

‘Cosmin Cojocaru is a young talented litigator, easy to work with, very effective, very promising.’

‘Managing associate Violeta Saranciuc is a resourceful problem solver with great case management skills. She is a rising star in arbitration.’

Key clients

OMV Petrom


CA Immo

Pirelli Tyres Romania

J.T. International

Orange Romania



Raiffeisen Bank International AG

UNIQA Asigurări (UNIQA Insurance Group)

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has a first-class reputation for representing creditors and debtors, particularly in relation to contentious court proceedings. Stan Tîrnoveanu has a superb reputation as an insolvency litigator. The team is highly experienced representing banks in related cross-border issues, and in the past year was involved in over 150 mandates chasing receivables of over €1.2bn.

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‘They are the best litigators in Romania in insolvency; with a very good understanding of commercial restructuring matters combined with excellent litigators skills.’

‘The lawyers work closely with the client to craft proper legal solutions according to our business objectives, in all our complex insolvency cases. They help us with the adoption and implementation of the most effective solutions and sophisticated strategies.’

‘A firm with deep knowledge of the insolvency field, with legal solutions tailored to make the life of their clients easier and with a very competitive price versus value delivered ratio.’

‘Stan Tîrnoveanu is one of the best professionals in the market, combining exquisite ethics, professionalism and flexibility.’

‘Cosmin Cojocaru was relentless in pursuing our interest in the cases entrusted to him.’

Key clients


Banca Transilvania

Bank of Cyprus

BRD Groupe Societe Generale

Compania de Apa Oradea

County Council Maramureș

Engie Romania S.A.

EKF – Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

First Bank

Marfin Bank Romania

Octagon Contracting & Engineering

OMV Petrom

Patria Bank

Piraeus Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

UniCredit Bank Romania

Intellectual property Tier 2

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has a very strong reputation for contentious IP. The firm has a good success rate defending and pursuing patent, trade mark and copyright claims for clients across a range of industries. Alina Tugearu oversees an experienced team of litigators, including Cosmin Vasile and Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu.

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‘Our experience with their team has always been a success, both in human and professional terms.  Their strengths and key capabilities include their dedication, prompt response, perfect knowledge of the matters in dispute both from a substantial law and a procedural law point of view, strategic vision and delivery of best possible outcome for a fair cost.’

‘Cosmin Vasile and Alina Tugearu are the team that we have worked with for the past few years in intellectual property matters, most of which related to patent disputes. Their approach is very hands-on, with excellent delivery results. Cosminâ’s strategic vision and advocacy skills combined with Alina’s full grasp of all details of the case and cut-through approach in court lead to the best of results. What we appreciate most is their dedication and clarity in handling a case, which makes our collaboration a pleasure every time.’

Key clients

OMV Petrom

Dassault Systemes France


Cabinet M. Oproiu, European Patent and Trademark Attorneys

The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists

Network One Distribution

PPP and procurement Tier 2

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is well equipped to act for public and private sector clients on the full range of PPP and public procurement matters. The firm has advised both sides of the table in numerous keystone road and rail projects, and is also highly experienced in energy and healthcare issues. Elena Iacob leads the team, which also benefits from the administrative litigation expertise of Monica Strimbei.

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‘ZRVP is one of the best legal firms in the Romanian market and we have never been disappointed by their performance in the various mandates that we have entrusted them with over the years. Their strengths and key capabilities include their dedication, prompt response, perfect knowledge of the matters in dispute both from a substantial law and a procedural law point of view, strategic vision and delivery of best possible outcome for a fair cost.’

‘We turn to Monica Strimbei in relation to any PPP & Public Procurement matters. Monica is an excellent litigator who has never failed us, both in terms of responsiveness and results, and we are keen to have her on our side on any sensitive matters.’

Key clients


National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis

Institutul Clinic Fundeni

OMV Petron


Siad Romania

Maramures County Council

Vrancea County Council

Water Company Oradea



White-collar crime Tier 2

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has a notable practice that is popular among major corporates and banks looking for a one-stop service. The highly-rated team, which is led by Valerian Cioclei, works closely with colleagues in other departments so that clients receive seamless advice in related areas such as administrative litigation, competition law, tax and health and safety. Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is also noted for his strong expertise in this area.

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‘The law firm has a very good team of white-collar crime litigators, combining an excellent consultancy and representation in the court with a full understanding of a long term perspective and risks of the matter.’

‘The white-collar team is part of the firm and thus they are able to involve other departments depending on the demands of each case. When we are working with one team on a particular case, we are actually working with the whole firm. With all proceedings in the same pair of hands, a common strategy can be developed and we are sure that our company is being watched over in every single aspect of the business.’

‘All the lawyers are gifted and skillful.’

Key clients

Banca Transilvania

Cyprus Popular Bank

BERG Sistem Gaz

Depozitarul Central

Engie Romania


ING Bank Romania

JT International (Romania)

Kronospan (Group)

Marfin Bank – Marfin Leasing IFN

Philip Morris (Group)

Piraeus Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

RSK Environment

Safege SAS

UCO Tesatura

Unicredit Bank

WNS Global Services (Romania)

Banking and finance Tier 3

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has a strong transactional practice that acts for several major corporate borrowers, as well as banks on high-value loans. It is also a popular choice for banking-related litigation and regulatory matters. Ioana Racoti and Elena Iacob are the main contacts for non-contentious advice.

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‘The firm has a great team of consultancy lawyers (civil and commercial law) and offers integrated services combining a full perspective (consultancy and projections in case of litigation).’

‘A very experienced, dedicated and well seasoned team of professionals, working 24 hours for the client’s success.’

‘Ioana Racoti is a meticulous professional, very dedicated to her profession and to her clients.’

‘Elena Iacob is an excellent lawyer, dedicated and flexible.’

Key clients

First Bank

Vimetco Extrusion

BRD – Goupe Societe Generale

Bank of Cyprus

Banca Transilvania

Piraeus Bank

Unicredit Bank

Romanian Banks Association

Access Financial Services


Pajo Agriculture

Employment Tier 3

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is a strong choice for employment advice and the team is backed up by the firm's high-quality litigation practice. The firm supports several major international clients on the full range of matters including employment agreements, disciplinary procedures and restructurings. Catalin Micu is well regarded.

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‘The team brings broad knowledge and openness to complex solution drafting.’

Key clients

Pirelli Tyres Romania

WNS Global Services (Romania)

Philip Morris România

KIKA MOBILIER  (Member of Leiner Group Austria)

Uniqa Asigurari

Menzies Aviation (Romania)

AWP P&C Saint-Quen, Bucharest Branch (Member of Allianz Group)

CRH Ciment Romania

Saint-Gobain Romania

Capgemini Services Romania

Puls Trading Far East (Member of H&M Group)

Phi Partners Romania

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has  team with a strong reputation for transactional advice. The firm advises landowners and investors on plot sales, acquisitions and development projects, and also acts for several key retail occupiers. Clients also benefit from the firm's stand-out litigation practice. Anca Danilescu's team includes the highly rated Catalin Micu and well-regarded associate Alina Guler.

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‘We rate Catalin Micu for his availability, openness to new situations and his solution searching.’

‘Alina Guler is professional, helpful, a problem solver, responsive and thinks out of the box.’

The team is professional, prompt and knowledgeable.

Key clients

Day Residence

Kika Mobilier/Immokik

Point Park Properties Group

WNS Global Services

Sonae Sierra


Piraeus Bank

Garanti Bank

Unicredit Bank


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners acts for domestic and international clients on a wide range of issues. The firm provides strong day-to-day expertise and is well versed in group restructurings, joint ventures, M&A and private equity transactions. Anca Danilescu has a strong presence in the market.

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Key clients

Alro S.A. / Vimetco N.V.

Saint Gobain Group

adidas Romania

Unicredit Bank

PointPark Properties

Transport Trade Services

Elpreco – CRH Group

CA Immo

Jantzen Group

Pearson Group

Medicare Global

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is a leading Romanian law firm established 25 years ago by a powerful group of business lawyers and litigators. Presently, Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners benefits from the contribution of a total number of 67 attorneys, out of which 13 partners (2 of counsel), highly specialized in various business-related law areas.

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is a law firm which specializes in business law in the broadest sense, covering most major commercial and industrial activities in Romania and connected markets. High quality and effective services in both consultancy and litigation areas are integrated through the knowledge and expertise of cross-practice industry teams.

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has been representing international and domestic clients, global corporations, large international financial and investment institutions in many significant Romanian projects, while also serving many small and medium-sized establishments. The firm is very well known for its work in banking & finance, capital markets, M&A, real estate, competition, public procurement, employment, privatization and energy & natural resources.

Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners provides fully integrated advice in litigation; contractual disputes; banking litigation; insolvency / restructuring; public and administrative law; arbitration; mediation; competition; intellectual property; tax litigation; employment disputes, enforcement and debt recovery, and white collar crime. Due to the extensive experience of the lawyers, the firm is able to offer advice on litigation and arbitration matters at both local and international level.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Ioana Racoti +40213110517
Banking and finance Elena Iacob +40213110517
Insolvency Stan Tîrnoveanu +40213110517
Insolvency Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu +40213110517
Competition law Ioana Racoti +40213110517
Competition law Elena Iacob +40213110517
Dispute resolution and arbitration Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu +40213110517
Dispute resolution and arbitration Cosmin Vasile +40213110517
Employment law Catalin Micu +40213110517
Energy and natural resources Ioana Racoti +40213110517
Energy and natural resources Catalin Micu +40213110517
General corporate and commercial Ioana Racoti +40213110517
General corporate and commercial Anca Danilescu +40213110517
Intellectual property Alina Tugearu +40213110517
Intellectual property Cosmin Vasile +40213110517
Mergers, acquisitions and privatisations Ioana Racoti +40213110517
Mergers, acquisitions and privatisations Anca Danilescu +40213110517
White-Collar Crime Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu +40213110517
White-Collar Crime George Avram +40213110517
Real estate and property Anca Danilescu +40213110517
Public procurement Elena Iacob +40213110517
Securities and capital markets Ioana Racoti +40213110517
Tax Ovidiu Serban +40213110517
Tax Ioana Höckl +40213110517
Capital Markets Litigation Monica Strimbei +40213110517
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mihai Bajenaru  photo Mr Mihai Bajenaru Partner
Mr Valerian Cioclei  photo Mr Valerian Cioclei Partner of Counsel
Mrs Anca Danilescu  photo Mrs Anca Danilescu Senior Partner
Mr Andrei Dumitrescu  photo Mr Andrei Dumitrescu Partner
 Elena Iacob photo Elena Iacob Partner
Mr Catalin Micu  photo Mr Catalin Micu Partner
Mr Robert Oancea  photo Mr Robert Oancea Partner of Counsel
Mrs Ioana Racoti  photo Mrs Ioana Racoti Senior Partner and Founder
Mrs Monica Strimbei  photo Mrs Monica Strimbei Partner
Mr Stan Tirnoveanu  photo Mr Stan Tirnoveanu Senior Partner and Founder
 Alina Tugearu photo Alina Tugearu Partner
Mr Cosmin Vasile  photo Mr Cosmin Vasile Managing Partner
Mr Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu  photo Mr Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu Senior Partner and Founder
Number of lawyers : 67
Number of support staff : 27
NRCC - Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce
IBA (International Bar Association)
Contact : Cosmin Vasile (managing partner)