Firm Profile > Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners > Bucharest, Romania

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

Romania > 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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

OMV Petrom

Aktor SA Greece

Asirom Romania

Prime Kapital

CA Immo

Glencore Agriculture


Banca Transilvania

National Agency for Mineral Resources

Vimetco Group

Romania > 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.

Practice head(s):

Stan Tîrnoveanu


‘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.’

Key clients

Alro S.A.

Banca Transilvania

Bank of Cyprus

BRD Groupe Societe Generale

Compania de Apa Oradea

County Council Maramureș

Engie Romania S.A.

First Bank

Gordian Holdings

Octagon Contracting & Engineering S.A.

OMV Petrom

Patria Bank

Piraeus Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

UniCredit Bank Romania

UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN SA

Vista Bank Romania

Romania > White-collar crime Tier 1

Zamfirescu 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.

Practice head(s):

Valerian Cioclei

Other key lawyers:

Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu


‘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.’

Key clients

Central Securities Depository

Engie Romania S.A.

ING Bank Romania

Imedica S.A.

Intrasoft International S.A.


National Bank of Greece

Philip Morris

Raiffeisen Bank

RSK Environment

Unicredit Bank

WNS Global Services (Romania) SRL

Safege SAS Nanterre France

Alpha Bank

Banca Transilvania

Cyprus Popular Bank

First Bank

UCO Tesatura SRL

Unicredit SpA Italia

Vista Bank – Vista Leasing IFN

Romania > 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.

Practice head(s):

Alina Tugearu


‘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.’

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

Rovere Mobili

Propaganda Advertising

Nova Tech Integrated Solutions


Romania > 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.

Practice head(s):

Elena Iacob

Other key lawyers:

Monica Strimbei


‘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.’

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Romania > 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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

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Romania > 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.

Practice head(s):

Catalin Micu


‘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.’

Key clients

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.

Saint-Gobain Romania

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

Metaminds S.R.L.

Aurachain Solutions S.R.L.

Bravo Europa S.R.L.

Banca Comerciala Feroviara S.A.

Romania > 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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

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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.

Practice head(s):

Anca Danilescu

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Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

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.

Practice head(s):

Anca Danilescu


‘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.’

Key clients

Alro S.A. / Vimetco N.V.

Saint Gobain Group

Pro Forest Romania

Unicredit Bank

TLC Shutters

Transport Trade Services

Elpreco – CRH Group

CA Immo

Jantzen Group

Mindray Medical Netherlands BV

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
Mrs Elena Iacob photo Mrs 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
Mrs Alina Tugearu photo Mrs 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)