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Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu, Stan Tirnoveanu and Cosmin Vasile jointly head the practice at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners. Vasile successfully defended the National Agency for Mineral Resources in a claim brought by Chevron relating to the termination of three shale gas concessions. Proceedings also included a counterclaim of $73m, which was successful in favour of the client. It also assisted Uzuc Romania with bringing a successful claim for damages for defect liability against India-based Prakash Steelage. Areas of expertise include corporate and commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners’ expertise includes trade mark and patent protection and enforcement, IP-related agreements and transactional work.  The team is particularly active on the litigation front and successfully represented Danya Cosmetics in claims for damages against L'Oréal pertaining to false infringement accusations. The practice, headed by Alina Tugearu, is also adept in anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting matters.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners represents OMV Petrom in relation to insolvency proceedings of both InterAgro SA and InterAgro SRL. Insolvent Hidroelectrica instructed the group in a dispute with electric energy traders, which raised the question of the extent to which a debtor in insolvency may be ordered to pay damages for the termination of agreements. Stan Tirnoveanu serves as practice head.

White-collar crime Tier 2

Dănuț-Ioan Bugnariu heads the team at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners following his recent arrival from his own private practice. Among other areas, he has expertise advising on corruption, money laundering, organised crime and fraud matters. Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu and Doru Cosmin Ursu are the other names to note and defended Berg Sistem Gas in a criminal trail arising from an explosion that caused fatalities, severe injuries and destruction to buildings. The Court of Appeal dismissed the criminal charges against the client. Antoniu Obancia departed to join Rubin, Meyer, Doru & Trandafir.

Employment Tier 3

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners acts for Bancpost in relation to a wide range of employment-related matters including disciplinary actions, documentation drafting and maternity protection. Adidas Romania receives ongoing advice. Anca Danilescu heads the practice.

PPP and procurement Tier 3

Elena Iacob’s team at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners handles public procurement procedures at both the assignment and litigation stages. Iacob is assisting Technip with a competitive dialogue procedure launched by Exxon concerning the start-up of the Neptun Deep offshore gas facilities. The team also acts for Grup Servicii Petroliere in a competitive procedure organised by OMV Petrom.

Banking and finance Tier 4

Names such as Piraeus Bank, BRD – Groupe Société Générale and Banca Transilvania form part of Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners' client roster. Ioana Racoti and Elena Iacob head the group, which acted for Alro in relation to a $167m term and revolving multi-currency facility provided by a syndicate of banks. The team also advised Alum on a $20m loan from Black Sea Trade.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners possesses experience in handling transactions, developments, litigation and due diligence on titles. Practice head Anca Danilescu assisted Kika Mobilier and Immokik with the acquisition of various plots of land. She also advised Jantzen Group on the necessary farm lease agreements for the operation of its agriculture business.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Led by Anca Danilescu, the team at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners recently advised Transport Trade Services on buying back 6% of its share capital from International Finance Competition. It also assisted Jantzen Group with its acquisition of the entire share capital of a Romania-based agricultural company. Sectors of expertise include energy, oil and gas, aviation, real estate and construction.

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is a leading Romanian law firm established 24 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 55 attorneys, out of which 10 partners (1 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
Banking and finance Elena Iacob
Insolvency Stan Tîrnoveanu
Insolvency Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu
Competition law Ioana Racoti
Competition law Elena Iacob
Dispute resolution and arbitration Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu
Dispute resolution and arbitration Cosmin Vasile
Employment law Catalin Micu
Energy and natural resources Ioana Racoti
Energy and natural resources Catalin Micu
General corporate and commercial Ioana Racoti
General corporate and commercial Anca Danilescu
Intellectual property Alina Tugearu
Intellectual property Cosmin Vasile
Mergers, acquisitions and privatisations Ioana Racoti
Mergers, acquisitions and privatisations Anca Danilescu
Crime and fraud George Avram
Real estate and property Anca Danilescu
Public procurement Elena Iacob
Securities and capital markets Ioana Racoti
Tax Ioana Höckl
Capital Markets Litigation Monica Strimbei
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Anca Danilescu  photo Mrs Anca Danilescu
Mrs Ioana Racoti  photo Mrs Ioana Racoti
Mr Stan Tirnoveanu  photo Mr Stan Tirnoveanu
Mr Cosmin Vasile  photo Mr Cosmin Vasile
Mr Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu  photo Mr Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu
Number of lawyers : 55
Number of support staff : 25
NRCC - Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce
IBA (International Bar Association)
Contact : Cosmin Vasile (managing partner)