Chambers Europe singled out Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii as the best Romanian law firm at the annual “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence” ceremony held in London last week.
This year’s gala and awards ceremony honored those firms with outstanding performance over the past 12 months on the basis of the independent research carried out for the 2010 edition of Chambers Europe. The awards ceremony gathered more than 300 lawyers and in-house counsels from law firms and leading companies across Europe to reward the best law firms in 21 jurisdictions.
Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii won the award for Romania against strong competition from 5 other independent and international law firms. The award recognises both pre-eminence and notable achievements over the past year, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
Joanna Thomas, Co-editor of Chambers Europe and Michael Beloff QC presented the award for Romania to Ştefan Damian, Deputy Managing Partner and Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa, Partner at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii.
Commenting on the award, Ştefan Damian said: „It is an honor and a privilege to accept this award on behalf of the whole firm. I would like to extend our appreciation to Chambers for having recognised Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii as the best law firm in Romania for the past year. This international recognition is testament to our team’s dedication and constant commitment to excellence, as well as to our clients’ permanent trust they have put in our team‘s abilities to serve their needs.”
A total of 23 law firms from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine were honored this year as being the best law firms in their respective jurisdictions. Also, a further of 11 special awards were presented to various leading international law firms.
For the past 20 years, Chambers & Partners has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. A “Law Firm of the Year” award of excellence represents one of the most prestigious accolades that can be won, based on independent industry peer research in 21 jurisdictions.
The “Law Firm of the Year” Award rounds off a successful 2009 year for Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii. The firm has garnered a string of local, regional and international accolades, having been named the “Most Innovative Continental European Law Firm” in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Report 2009 and recognized as the Law Firm of the Year for the past four consecutive years. Also, it took the top spot in terms of financial performance, according to various local media reports, as it posted 22.7 million Euros in revenues.
With a team comprising 80 lawyers in the Bucharest office, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is the sole Romanian independent law firm with a representative office in Spain. The firm opened a secondary office in Cluj-Napoca, one of Romania’s largest cities, in association with a reputed local law firm – Nistorescu, Şomlea & Asociaţii and enjoys excellent partnerships with various law offices throughout the country.
Details of all law firms nominated for the 2010 Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence can be viewed here.
The full list of the 2010 Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence winners can be viewed here.