Firm Profile > Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners > Bucharest, Romania
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners Offices
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Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is the favoured choice for many of the largest clients seeking representation both in the courts and in arbitration. The firm covers all of the key sectors and has recently been involved in several major energy and infrastructure disputes. The firm is currently involved in a significant number of international arbitrations, including some against the Romanian state. The deep bench includes several top names, including Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu , Cosmin Vasile, Stan Tirnoveanu, Alina Tugearu, and Monica Strimbei. Clients also rate senior associates Cosmin Cojocaru and Violeta Saranciuc.
Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu; Stan Tirnoveanu; Cosmin Vasile; Alina Tugearu; Monica Strimbei; Andrei Dumitrescu
‘The firm’s dispute resolution team confirms its reputation as among the finest in the market. The team is highly efficient in delivering the end-result in effort-intensive projects and has strong international arbitration expertise. The lawyers are dedicated and focused on the client’s objectives.’
‘A team which is perfectly dimensioned – it has the perfect number of partners, seniors and juniors for the job and the right mix of experience. A good value for money and a good relation with the client. Much more available than other firms, much more billing friendly than others.’
‘Cosmin Vasile is my top-choice for international arbitration in Romania. His vast experience in the field is an extremely valuable resource for building an arbitration case with confidence. Most importantly, he is easy to work with and ready to define a strategy for the case in line with the client’s wider commercial objectives.’
‘Monica Strimbei is a young partner, very ambitious, very thorough with very good results.’
‘Violeta Saranciuc – always trying to find solutions in customer’s interest giving prompt reports and in-depth analysis of the case.’
Aktor SA Greece
National Agency for Mineral Resources
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has one of the top disputes practices in Romania, and this adds great weight to its restructuring and insolvency work. Practice head Stan Tirnoveanu is one of the country's leading insolvency specialists and litigators, having led on several precedent-setting cases. The team as a whole is entrusted by leading banks to act on their most complex and high-value creditor claims, typically involving a cross-border angle. The firm also acts for trade creditors and debtors and provides strong support on the non-contentious aspects of company reorganisations and restructurings.
‘Strong experience in the restructuring field, combined with high availability of the partners and transparent billing.’
‘Stan Tarnoveanu is a long time recognized authority in the restructuring field, writing manuals and reviews regularly.’
‘ZRVP has a highly experienced team in insolvency proceedings and we work with them in some of the most complex reorganization cases encountered in Romania. Their proficiency in dealing with procedural steps of the proceedings together with their pragmatic approach of the cases are only some of the strengths continuously demonstrated. The ability to anticipate of the next steps and to create a complete strategy, able to respond to each possible development are other aspects that differentiate them from other firms.’
‘Stan Tarnoveanu for his availability to discuss and advise, understand the client’s real needs and develop smart strategies.’
‘People with a passion for building lasting relationships. It’s a pleasure to work with them.’
‘Good responsiveness, and lawyers who ask great questions and actively listen to answers.’
Bank of Cyprus
BRD Groupe Societe Generale
Compania de Apa Oradea
County Council Maramureș
Engie Romania S.A.
Octagon Contracting & Engineering S.A.
UniCredit Bank Romania
UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN SA
Vista Bank Romania
White-collar crime Tier 1Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners' top-notch litigation expertise extends to its specialised white-collar crime team. The firm represents individuals and domestic and international companies on their most high-profile matters. The team works closely with specialists in other disciplines to offer deep expertise in corporate, financial, IP, public procurement, capital markets and tax-related criminal matters. The group's versatility was demonstrated by its successful pro bono representation of 43 claimants following the tragic fire at the Colectiv nightclub, which had four separate criminal case files. Criminal law specialist Valerian Cioclei and Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu are the two main contacts.
Other key lawyers:
‘People with a passion for building lasting relationships. It’s a pleasure to work with. ’
‘Responsive lawyers who ask great questions and actively listen to answers, providing innovative thinking and solutions, and anticipation of problems.’
Central Securities Depository
Engie Romania S.A.
ING Bank Romania
Intrasoft International S.A.
National Bank of Greece
WNS Global Services (Romania) SRL
Safege SAS Nanterre France
Cyprus Popular Bank
UCO Tesatura SRL
Unicredit SpA Italia
Vista Bank – Vista Leasing IFN
Intellectual property Tier 2
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is an extremely popular choice, particularly for contentious IP matters. The firm has a leading patent litigation operation that is regularly instructed on high-profile claims across a range of sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and food and drinks. The team also regularly handles trade mark infringement claims, while on the copyright front it has close links to the music and media industry. Practice head Alina Tugearu comes highly recommended, while name partners such as litigators Cosmin Vasile and Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu are often brought in on high profile issues.
‘ZRVP has always been our go-to law partnership for any sensitive disputes that we wanted to handle externally, when we were in need of the best IP lawyers. And they have proven that they are the best every time without exception. It is a combination of the perfect grasp of the law and practice with a business sense and a strategic vision that seems to give such excellent results.’
‘They are truly professionals, very well prepared, business savvy and very dedicated to the client, we have been very happy to having them on our side.’
‘Very good practices, senior expertise and also solid professional approach of few delicate projects. I was impressed about the strategic approach of the project, good documentation of the case and – that is very important – the solutions on the table and also the implementation process.’
‘They have a very friendly approach in dealing with clients and I have always felt treated more than correctly, fees included.’
‘We work with partners Cosmin Vasile and Alina Tugearu. Cosmin is a strategy guru, he has always found the best solutions for us and has implemented very smartly and efficiently. Alina completes the team with the dedication and consideration to the details that make the difference, at the same time having excellent advocacy skills which have killed in court. We are happy to have them by our side, they make us feel protected.’
‘Alina Tugearu is the best, she has helped us through the most sensitive of issues very prompt and dedicated.’
‘Calin Zamfirescu was called in when his experience and reputation was required to tip the balance in our favor and it has always worked.’
Dassault Systemes France
Cabinet M. Oproiu, European Patent and Trademark Attorneys
The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists
Network One Distribution
Nova Tech Integrated Solutions
PPP and procurement Tier 2
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners assists both public authorities and private sector clients on major procurements and concession projects. The firm is especially strong on the legislative and regulatory side, and, thanks to its well-regarded litigation practice, stands out for its ability to represent clients on complaints and challenges; administrative litigator Monica Strimbei is a key contact in that arena. The broader team, led by Elena Iacob, regularly handles major tenders, and has a good track record on strategic infrastructure projects, including road and rail upgrades.
Other key lawyers:
‘ZRVP is our key partner for our most important disputes and issues concerning public procurement and which are not handled by us internally. ZRVP has a proved record of excellent advice, strategy and vision for our business goals, supporting us with constant advice of best quality. Many of our main public procurement projects have been successful also thanks to the outstanding support of ZRVP. ‘
‘The group is committed to contribute proactive proposals, best practice examples, and recommendations in line with EU policies and global trends in order to support the modernization of legislation, the increase of EU funds absorption and a level playing field for the business environment. ZRVP is providing an invaluable and active support on all legislative projects and matters, all recommendations being anchored in the reality of business and economic life, which only comes with long-standing experience, sound knowledge of law and strong connections to the local business communities. They have strong interdisciplinary expertise.’
‘Monica Strimbei is a talented lawyer, with a sharp mind and an outstanding focus on details and practical points which often make the difference in our cases. With the excellent and talented team led by Monica, we are sure to have the best chances to succeed in our public procurement projects.’
‘Elena Iacob is an outstanding expert with excellent economic understanding. Her to-the-point advice and suggestions for the modernization and harmonization of national law, as well as her tireless input on all projects in the public procurement and PPP area are invaluable to us.’
INSTITUTUL CLINIC FUNDENI
MARAMURES COUNTY COUNCIL
VRANCEA COUNTY COUNCIL
WATER COMPANY ORADEA
TUD CONSULT/DISTRICT 6 BUCHAREST
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROGNOSIS
Banking and finance Tier 3
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is recommended for its high quality transactional practice, which regularly advises on financings, refinancings and financial lease structures. Partners Ioana Racoti and Elena Iacob are the key points of contact for non-contentious matters. Banks and financial institutions also regularly use the firm for banking litigation and regulatory issues.
Ioana Racoti; Elena Iacob
‘A good combination of skills, pleasant partners, experience and good value for money. Ioana Racoti is a reference in this field, a partner with high skills and huge experience, in love with her job.’
‘Very good professionals, very good team players, very good knowledge.’
FIRST BANK S.A. (formerly PIRAEUS BANK ROMANIA S.A.)
BANCA TRANSILVANIA S.A.
BANK OF CYPRUS
UNICREDIT LEASING IFN S.A.
PIRAEUS BANK S.A.
UNICREDIT BANK S.A.
ROMANIAN BANKS ASSOCIATION (ARB)
ACCESS FINANCIAL SERVICES IFN S.A.
DEMIR-HALK BANK NV
Employment Tier 3
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners' well regarded team was kept busy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, guiding clients through the many employment issues they faced during the crisis. This included the implementation of teleworking and redundancy programs. When it comes to contentious issues, clients certainly benefit from the firm's top-notch litigation practice. Catalin Micu has a good reputation in this area.
‘Catalin Micu shares experience and best practice of similar cases. Brainstorming with the customer’s case in order to find the best solutions to new challenges.’
Pirelli Tyres Romania S.R.L.
WNS Global Services (Romania) S.R.L.
Philip Morris România S.R.L.
KIKA MOBILIER S.R.L. (Member of XXX Lutz, Austria)
Uniqa Asigurari S.A.
Menzies Aviation (Romania) S.A.
AWP P&C Saint-Quen, Bucharest Branch (Member of Allianz Group)
CRH Ciment Romania S.A.
Capgemini Services Romania S.R.L.
Puls Trading Far East (Member of H&M Group)
Phi Partners Romania
Asirom Vienna Insurance Group S.A.
A group of 3 companies owned by the same shareholders L.M.S. Plastic Surgery Clinique S.R.L. Clinica Doctor Zamfirescu S.R.L. Clinica de Chirurgie Reconstructiva S.R.L.
Maurer Imobiliare Group
Dolphin Invest SA
Aurachain Solutions S.R.L.
Bravo Europa S.R.L.
Banca Comerciala Feroviara S.A.
EU and competition Tier 3
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is well-known for its contentious and regulatory expertise, which extends to its well regarded competition practice. The firm also offers an increasing amount of transactional support to clients from across a variety of sectors, including major trade associations, financial services and energy companies. This include merger clearance and advice on distribution agreements and discounting practices. Elena Iacob and Ioana Racoti are the two lead partners.
Elena Iacob; Ioana Racoti
‘The team is exceptionally well equipped to handle high-profile competition work because of an outstanding combination of industry and legal knowledge, flexibility and dedication to achieve the best possible results. We always have two partners who coordinate our cases and I think it is the best combination of legal power we could ever get: one is Ioana Racoti – an energy law titan, also well-versed in Romanian and EU competition law – who seamlessly works with Elena Iacob, a top player among competition lawyers in Romania.’
IMMOBILIARE ITALO ROMENA
ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION OF BANKS
MENZIES AVIATION ROMANIA
ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS SERVICES LEADERS IN ROMANIA
Real estate and construction Tier 4
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has an extremely strong reputation for dispute resolution, which feeds into the firm's real estate and construction offering on top of an active transactional practice. The team, led by Anca Danilescu, offers regular advice on land acquisitions, lease agreements, financings and major development projects. The firm represents major developers, investors, retailers, banks and manufacturers on their related matters.
DAY RESIDENCE SRL
KIKA MOBILIER SRL / IMMOKIK SRL
POINT PARK PROPERTIES GROUP
WNS GLOBAL SERVICES ROMANIA SRL
SONAE SIERRA ROMANIA
ADIDAS ROMANIA SRL
PIRAEUS BANK ROMANIA
GARANTI BANK ROMANIA
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has a good track record for commercial day-to-day and transactional advice. The firm represents a mix of domestic and international clients, and was involved in several sell and buy-side mandates, often involving spin-offs and company reorganisations. Practice head Anca Danilescu is well regarded by clients.
‘The team is very oriented in achieving customer’s goals in optimum conditions. Anca Danilescu is a high professional answering very promptly and accurately to any query.’
‘Very good knowledge, extremely responsive, and attentive to the client’s needs. Very good collaboration in facilitating on the job training for our personnel.’
Alro S.A. / Vimetco N.V.
Saint Gobain Group
Pro Forest Romania
Transport Trade Services
Elpreco – CRH Group
Mindray Medical Netherlands BV
Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners > Firm Profile
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.
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|Dispute resolution and arbitration||Calin-Andrei Zamfirescuemail@example.com||+40213110517|
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|Employment law||Catalin Micuemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|Energy and natural resources||Ioana Racotifirstname.lastname@example.org||+40213110517|
|Energy and natural resources||Catalin Micuemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|General corporate and commercial||Ioana Racotifirstname.lastname@example.org||+40213110517|
|General corporate and commercial||Anca Danilescuemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|Intellectual property||Alina Tugearufirstname.lastname@example.org||+40213110517|
|Intellectual property||Cosmin Vasileemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|Mergers, acquisitions and privatisations||Ioana Racotifirstname.lastname@example.org||+40213110517|
|Mergers, acquisitions and privatisations||Anca Danilescuemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|White-Collar Crime||Calin-Andrei Zamfirescufirstname.lastname@example.org||+40213110517|
|White-Collar Crime||George Avramemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|Real estate and property||Anca Danilescufirstname.lastname@example.org||+40213110517|
|Public procurement||Elena Iacobemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|Securities and capital markets||Ioana Racotifirstname.lastname@example.org||+40213110517|
|Capital Markets Litigation||Monica Strimbeiemail@example.com||+40213110517|
|Mr Mihai Bajenaru||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Valerian Cioclei||Partner of Counsel||View Profile|
|Mrs Anca Danilescu||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Andrei Dumitrescu||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Elena Iacob||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Catalin Micu||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Robert Oancea||Partner of Counsel||View Profile|
|Mrs Ioana Racoti||Senior Partner and Founder||View Profile|
|Mrs Monica Strimbei||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Stan Tirnoveanu||Senior Partner and Founder||View Profile|
|Mrs Alina Tugearu||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Cosmin Vasile||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu||Senior Partner and Founder||View Profile|