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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advises Partners for Growth VI, L.P. on a complex financing involving the Romanian subsidiary of Splend Group A team of banking and finance lawyers from Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Partners for Growth VI, L.P. on Romanian law aspects related to the accession, as additional guarantor and security provider, of the Romanian subsidiary (Splend Technology S.R.L.) of the Splend group to an Australian law governed loan note subscription agreement (equivalent of more than EUR 25 million). The team included Partner Mihai Dudoiu, Managing Associate Catalin Georgescu, and Associate Sorina Stefoni. Also, Hamilton Locke acted as Australian lead counsel of Partners for Growth VI, L.P. A team of banking and finance lawyers from Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Partners for Growth VI, L.P. on Romanian law aspects related to the accession, as additional guarantor and security provider, of the Romanian subsidiary (Splend Technology S.R.L.) of the Splend group to an Australian law governed loan note subscription agreement (equivalent of more than EUR 25 million). The team included Partner Mihai Dudoiu, Managing Associate Catalin Georgescu, and Associate Sorina Stefoni. Also, Hamilton Locke acted as Australian lead counsel of Partners for Growth VI, L.P. Splend Group is a global leader in providing cars to on-demand drivers, offering training, data analytics and car rentals for ride-hailing drivers on either a rent-to-buy or for-lease basis. The company founded in Sydney has expanded over the years across Australia and Europe, its entrance on the Romanian market being made in 2017.
March 8, 2022
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advises Partners for Growth VI, L.P. on a complex financing involving the Romanian subsidiary of Splend Group

A team of banking and finance lawyers from Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised Partners for Growth VI, L.P. on Romanian law aspects related to the accession, as additional guarantor and security provider, of the Romanian subsidiary (Splend Technology S.R.L.) of the Splend group to an Australian law governed loan note subscription agreement (equivalent of more than EUR 25 million).

The team included Partner Mihai Dudoiu, Managing Associate Cătălin Georgescu, and Associate Sorina Stefoni. Also, Hamilton Locke acted as Australian lead counsel of Partners for Growth VI, L.P. [+]

A team of banking and finance lawyers from Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised Partners for Growth VI, L.P. on Romanian law aspects related to the accession, as additional guarantor and security provider, of the Romanian subsidiary (Splend Technology S.R.L.) of the Splend group to an Australian law governed loan note subscription agreement (equivalent of more than EUR 25 million).

The team included Partner Mihai Dudoiu, Managing Associate Cătălin Georgescu, and Associate Sorina Stefoni. Also, Hamilton Locke acted as Australian lead counsel of Partners for Growth VI, L.P.

Splend Group is a global leader in providing cars to on-demand drivers, offering training, data analytics and car rentals for ride-hailing drivers on either a rent-to-buy or for-lease basis. The company founded in Sydney has expanded over the years across Australia and Europe, its entrance on the Romanian market being made in 2017.

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii receives prestigious international recognition for its media law expertise Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii was rated as a First-Tier law firm by Media Law International (MLI), a specialist guide to the global leaders in media law practice. The MLI editors note that "the firm's leading media and advertising group attracts multiple clients from the broadcast sector. With assistance including legal and regulatory, the firm's service areas cover a range of matters including television distribution, digital broadcasting and authorisation. Lawyers have extensive experience advising on electronic communication and audio-visual law. The team is highly regarded for its entertainment and publishing specialisations." Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii was rated as a First-Tier law firm by Media Law International (MLI), a specialist guide to the global leaders in media law practice. The MLI editors note that "the firm's leading media and advertising group attracts multiple clients from the broadcast sector. With assistance including legal and regulatory, the firm's service areas cover a range of matters including television distribution, digital broadcasting and authorisation. Lawyers have extensive experience advising on electronic communication and audio-visual law. The team is highly regarded for its entertainment and publishing specialisations." Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has a leading media law practice as part of its wider Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice group which comprises lawyers with strong industry expertise and knowledge. Heads of team are Vlad Cercel (Partner) and Catalin Baiculescu (Partner). Media Law International (MLI) provides comprehensive coverage of firms and practitioners with media law expertise, across 56 jurisdictions. More details about this year's rankings are available here.
February 24, 2022
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații receives prestigious international recognition for its media law expertise
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații was rated as a First-Tier law firm by Media Law International (MLI), a specialist guide to the global leaders in media law practice. The MLI editors note that "the firm's leading media and advertising group attracts multiple clients from the broadcast sector. With assistance including legal and regulatory, the firm's service areas cover a range of matters including television distribution, digital broadcasting and authorisation. Lawyers have extensive experience advising on electronic communication and audio-visual law. The team is highly regarded for its entertainment and publishing specialisations." [+]

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații was rated as a First-Tier law firm by Media Law International (MLI), a specialist guide to the global leaders in media law practice.

The MLI editors note that "the firm's leading media and advertising group attracts multiple clients from the broadcast sector. With assistance including legal and regulatory, the firm's service areas cover a range of matters including television distribution, digital broadcasting and authorisation. Lawyers have extensive experience advising on electronic communication and audio-visual law. The team is highly regarded for its entertainment and publishing specialisations."

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has a leading media law practice as part of its wider Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice group which comprises lawyers with strong industry expertise and knowledge. Heads of team are Vlad Cercel (Partner) and Cătălin Băiculescu (Partner).

Media Law International (MLI) provides comprehensive coverage of firms and practitioners with media law expertise, across 56 jurisdictions.

More details about this year's rankings are available here.

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii ranked in Chambers Global - Corporate and M&A as well as Banking and Finance, with Catalin Baiculescu and Mihai Dudoiu top ranked in the respective areas Chambers Global 2022 singles out Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii for its expertise in Corporate and M&A, as well as Banking and Finance. The legal directory also praises the Romanian law firm for its International & Cross-Border Capabilities: "The team remains a popular choice for clients seeking coordinating counsel in cross-border mandates, particularly within the Romanian-centred CEE regional remit. It is known to cooperate seamlessly with international counsel on complex matters." Corporate/M&A Partner Catalin Baiculescu and Banking and Finance Partner Mihai Dudoiu have both been recognised for their impressive activity in these areas. Chambers Global 2022 singles out Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii for its expertise in Corporate and M&A, as well as Banking and Finance. The legal directory also praises the Romanian law firm for its International & Cross-Border Capabilities: "The team remains a popular choice for clients seeking coordinating counsel in cross-border mandates, particularly within the Romanian-centred CEE regional remit. It is known to cooperate seamlessly with international counsel on complex matters." Corporate/M&A Partner Catalin Baiculescu and Banking and Finance Partner Mihai Dudoiu have both been recognised for their impressive activity in these areas. Corporate and M&A (Band 1): Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has a "longstanding presence at the top end of the Romanian market. Has demonstrable capacity to handle the local law aspects of international-driven global corporate deals that are coordinated by international counsel. Acts on the full scope of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, transfers of business and private equity deals. Offers expertise in cross-border intra-group restructuring". "Catalin Baiculescu handles M&A transactions in the TMT, life sciences, and food and beverage sectors. Catalin Baiculescu is "hard-working and dedicated to his clients," one client remarks, going on to add that he is "very down to earth and friendly," as well as being "a smooth negotiator and excellent drafter." Banking and Finance (Band 3): Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has an "established team noted for its experience representing both lenders and borrowers in financing projects, particularly assisting with real estate and acquisition finance, as well as corporate finance mandates. Represents clients in cross-border NPL transactions. Also assists with capital markets mandates, including bond and note issuances, as well as equity raises and regulatory compliance mandates." "Mihai Dudoiu is popular among clients from the banking and financial services sector for advising them on NPL transactions, credit facility agreements and real estate finance deals. One client reports that he is "very composed and reasonable in understanding the other party's view," while another client describes him as "very tactful, calm and a solution finder." More details about the recently released guide may be found here.
February 21, 2022
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații ranked in Chambers Global - Corporate and M&A as well as Banking and Finance, with Cătălin Băiculescu and Mihai Dudoiu top ranked in the respective areas

Chambers Global 2022 singles out Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații for its expertise in Corporate and M&A, as well as Banking and Finance. The legal directory also praises the Romanian law firm for its International & Cross-Border Capabilities: "The team remains a popular choice for clients seeking coordinating counsel in cross-border mandates, particularly within the Romanian-centred CEE regional remit. It is known to cooperate seamlessly with international counsel on complex matters."

Corporate/M&A Partner Cătălin Băiculescu and Banking and Finance Partner Mihai Dudoiu have both been recognised for their impressive activity in these areas. [+]

Chambers Global 2022 singles out Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații for its expertise in Corporate and M&A, as well as Banking and Finance.

The legal directory also praises the Romanian law firm for its International & Cross-Border Capabilities: "The team remains a popular choice for clients seeking coordinating counsel in cross-border mandates, particularly within the Romanian-centred CEE regional remit. It is known to cooperate seamlessly with international counsel on complex matters."

Corporate/M&A Partner Cătălin Băiculescu and Banking and Finance Partner Mihai Dudoiu have both been recognised for their impressive activity in these areas.

Corporate and M&A (Band 1):

  • Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has a "longstanding presence at the top end of the Romanian market. Has demonstrable capacity to handle the local law aspects of international-driven global corporate deals that are coordinated by international counsel. Acts on the full scope of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, transfers of business and private equity deals. Offers expertise in cross-border intra-group restructuring".
  • "Cătălin Băiculescu handles M&A transactions in the TMT, life sciences, and food and beverage sectors. Cătălin Băiculescu is "hard-working and dedicated to his clients," one client remarks, going on to add that he is "very down to earth and friendly," as well as being "a smooth negotiator and excellent drafter."

Banking and Finance (Band 3):

  • Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has an "established team noted for its experience representing both lenders and borrowers in financing projects, particularly assisting with real estate and acquisition finance, as well as corporate finance mandates. Represents clients in cross-border NPL transactions. Also assists with capital markets mandates, including bond and note issuances, as well as equity raises and regulatory compliance mandates."
  • "Mihai Dudoiu is popular among clients from the banking and financial services sector for advising them on NPL transactions, credit facility agreements and real estate finance deals. One client reports that he is "very composed and reasonable in understanding the other party's view," while another client describes him as "very tactful, calm and a solution finder."

More details about the recently released guide may be found here.


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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii completes high-profile deal in the retail sector Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Revetas Capital in relation to the disposal of Vitantis Shopping Center to Praktiker Real Estate Romania. The firm's real estate lawyers led by Partners Oana Ureche and Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa advised the seller on all legal aspects that were incident to the transaction. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Revetas Capital in relation to the disposal of Vitantis Shopping Center to Praktiker Real Estate Romania. The firm's real estate lawyers led by Partners Oana Ureche and Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa advised the seller on all legal aspects that were incident to the transaction. The deal marks the completion of a successful repositioning and revival of the retail scheme into a large-scale neighbourhood power centre focused on home, convenience and grocery products, with long-term leases secured by well-established domestic and international retail operators. Radu Boitan, Head of Investments at Revetas Capital, said: "Vitantis Shopping Center was one of most ambitious investment exercises we undertook in 2014 and a showcase of a successful turnaround of a "first generation" shopping center located in one the most competitive submarkets of the Romanian capital city. During the holding period, we navigated one of the most challenging decades for retail as an asset class, additionally intensified by the dynamics of the following economic downturn initiated by the Global Financial Crisis and the massive traffic and operational restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic." "The sale of Vitantis sets a new benchmark in the market as the first retail transaction in Romania to be completed post-COVID 19 in an open market process, following a record-breaking lease-up program to a mix of successful retail operators to which we are grateful for their trust and partnership. The transaction is a proof of maturity and resilience of the retail sector in a period of profound transformations", Radu Boitan concluded. Vitantis Shopping Center - Praktiker Real Estate Romania deal follows another important transaction in the real estate sector that has been recently concluded by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii's lawyers, namely a EUR 35 million acquisition of Record Park Offices in Cluj-Napoca by AYA Properties Fund. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has a strong real estate team advising investors and developers, asset and property managers, financial institutions/banks, energy investors, major retailers, engineering, construction and infrastructure companies and public authorities. The firm is a three-time winner of the "Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate" Award from CIJ magazine (Central & Eastern European Construction & Investment Journal) and is also highly rated by all international legal directories (Legal 500, Chambers Europe etc) as regards its expertise in real estate and construction matters. More details on the Vitantis Shopping Center - Praktiker Real Estate Romania deal can be found here.
February 2, 2022
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații completes high-profile deal in the retail sector
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised Revetas Capital in relation to the disposal of Vitantis Shopping Center to Praktiker Real Estate Romania. The firm's real estate lawyers led by Partners Oana Ureche and Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa advised the seller on all legal aspects that were incident to the transaction. [+]

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised Revetas Capital in relation to the disposal of Vitantis Shopping Center to Praktiker Real Estate Romania. The firm's real estate lawyers led by Partners Oana Ureche and Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa advised the seller on all legal aspects that were incident to the transaction.

The deal marks the completion of a successful repositioning and revival of the retail scheme into a large-scale neighbourhood power centre focused on home, convenience and grocery products, with long-term leases secured by well-established domestic and international retail operators.

Radu Boitan, Head of Investments at Revetas Capital, said: "Vitantis Shopping Center was one of most ambitious investment exercises we undertook in 2014 and a showcase of a successful turnaround of a "first generation" shopping center located in one the most competitive submarkets of the Romanian capital city. During the holding period, we navigated one of the most challenging decades for retail as an asset class, additionally intensified by the dynamics of the following economic downturn initiated by the Global Financial Crisis and the massive traffic and operational restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic."

"The sale of Vitantis sets a new benchmark in the market as the first retail transaction in Romania to be completed post-COVID 19 in an open market process, following a record-breaking lease-up program to a mix of successful retail operators to which we are grateful for their trust and partnership. The transaction is a proof of maturity and resilience of the retail sector in a period of profound transformations", Radu Boitan concluded.

Vitantis Shopping Center - Praktiker Real Estate Romania deal follows another important transaction in the real estate sector that has been recently concluded by Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații's lawyers, namely a EUR 35 million acquisition of Record Park Offices in Cluj-Napoca by AYA Properties Fund.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has a strong real estate team advising investors and developers, asset and property managers, financial institutions/banks, energy investors, major retailers, engineering, construction and infrastructure companies and public authorities. The firm is a three-time winner of the "Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate" Award from CIJ magazine (Central & Eastern European Construction & Investment Journal) and is also highly rated by all international legal directories (Legal 500, Chambers Europe etc) as regards its expertise in real estate and construction matters.

More details on the Vitantis Shopping Center - Praktiker Real Estate Romania deal can be found here.

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advises AYA Properties Fund on its EUR 35 million acquisition of RECORD PARK Offices in Cluj-Napoca Real estate developer Speedwell together with Belgium based Baltisse and AYA Properties Fund have concluded the transaction for the sale of RECORD PARK Offices. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii acted as Romanian legal advisors to AYA Properties Fund, a Belgian based real estate investment fund with focus on AAA-locations in South-Eastern Europe. Real estate developer Speedwell together with Belgium based Baltisse and AYA Properties Fund have concluded the transaction for the sale of RECORD PARK Offices. The components, subject to this transaction structured as a share deal, are valued at EUR 35 million, and combine 15,000 sqm of A-class office and retail spaces (including a historical refurbished building) and 2,000 sqm stand-alone sports center with pool. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii acted as Romanian legal advisors to AYA Properties Fund, a Belgian based real estate investment fund with focus on AAA-locations in South-Eastern Europe, with a mixed team of M&A and real estate lawyers under the coordination of Dragos Apostol, Partner (on the transaction side), together with Oana Ureche, Partner, Amalia Dumitru and Ioana Marculet, Managing Associates (on the due diligence side). "We are very pleased and proud to have acquired the Class A office part of RECORD PARK, a mixed-use development in Cluj, Romania. Given it's AAA location, quality tenants and BREEAM certificate, the project becomes a prime asset in our portfolio.", said Simon Synaeghel, Investment Manager at AYA Properties Fund.
January 20, 2022
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advises AYA Properties Fund on its EUR 35 million acquisition of RECORD PARK Offices in Cluj-Napoca
Real estate developer Speedwell together with Belgium based Baltisse and AYA Properties Fund have concluded the transaction for the sale of RECORD PARK Offices. Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații acted as Romanian legal advisors to AYA Properties Fund, a Belgian based real estate investment fund with focus on AAA-locations in South-Eastern Europe. [+]

Real estate developer Speedwell together with Belgium based Baltisse and AYA Properties Fund have concluded the transaction for the sale of RECORD PARK Offices. The components, subject to this transaction structured as a share deal, are valued at EUR 35 million, and combine 15,000 sqm of A-class office and retail spaces (including a historical refurbished building) and 2,000 sqm stand-alone sports center with pool.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații acted as Romanian legal advisors to AYA Properties Fund, a Belgian based real estate investment fund with focus on AAA-locations in South-Eastern Europe, with a mixed team of M&A and real estate lawyers under the coordination of Dragoș Apostol, Partner (on the transaction side), together with Oana Ureche, Partner, Amalia Dumitru and Ioana Mărculeț, Managing Associates (on the due diligence side).

"We are very pleased and proud to have acquired the Class A office part of RECORD PARK, a mixed-use development in Cluj, Romania. Given it's AAA location, quality tenants and BREEAM certificate, the project becomes a prime asset in our portfolio.", said Simon Synaeghel, Investment Manager at AYA Properties Fund.

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Appoints Six New Partners in Latest Round of Promotions Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has announced six new Partner promotions, effective 1 January 2022. The firm's new Partners are Mihai Anghel, Oana Gavril, Catalina Mihailescu, Andreea Oprisan, Alexandra Peres, Alina Ungureanu. Also Raluca Chelaru and Sergiu Negreanu were promoted to Managing Associate. And Alin Ionescu, Marius Stanciu and Angelica Pintilie became Senior Associates. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has announced six new Partner promotions, effective 1 January 2022. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is strengthening its partnership with the appointment of six Partners, while five other lawyers were promoted to key roles such as of Managing Associate and Senior Associate. These promotions are instrumental to support important growth areas of the firm, such as dispute resolution, labour & employment, competition & State aid, real estate and finance & banking. It is also an indication of the remarkable results of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii's team of lawyers especially in these challenging times. The firm's new Partners are Mihai Anghel, Oana Gavril, Catalina Mihailescu, Andreea Oprisan, Alexandra Peres, Alina Ungureanu. Also Raluca Chelaru and Sergiu Negreanu were promoted to Managing Associate. And Alin Ionescu, Marius Stanciu and Angelica Pintilie became Senior Associates. "We've been through the hardest year in our law firm's history, but it ended with the greatest outcome - our fellow partner Robert Rosu was acquitted and released. This revitalised us, it reminded us that solidarity, cohesion and team spirit, the virtues we believe in the most, are the key to success. These year's promotions are not only a well-deserved confirmation of our colleagues' professionalism, but also the best expression of our faith in these virtues"., said Florentin Tuca, Managing Partner of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. Further to the latest promotions round, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii now counts 34 Partners, this being the largest number of Partners in a law firm in Romania. NOTES TO EDITORS: Mihai Anghel is a Partner with Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii's employment practice group. Mihai has over 17 years of professional experience in employment and labour law, providing legal advice to companies from various industries, such as FMCG, pharma, transports, IT&C, real estate, financial services, telecommunications, etc. He acquired solid and extensive experience in all relevant employment and labour related matters, ranging from hiring and firing, discrimination and harassment, performance appraisals, remuneration and benefits, to union issues and collective bargaining agreements, cross border transfer of undertakings, immigration matters, cross-border secondments, etc. Oana Gavril is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group at Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. She has an extensive experience in complex litigation in legal areas such as administrative and fiscal law, labour and civil law, including matters of real estate and matters of corporate law. For the past 14 years, Oana has conducted numerous disputes concerning the annulment of tax decisions, disputes on determining and sanctioning the irregularities in accessing and using of European funds and/or of national public funds afferent thereof, as well as litigation cases on challenging the building permits/ Zonal Urban Plans and the challenging of various dismissal decisions, and cases regarding enforcement procedures and contractual or tort liability. In addition, Oana was involved in complex international arbitral proceedings. Catalina Mihailescu is a Partner specialised in insolvency and liquidation, civil and commercial litigation, acting as a pleading lawyer before Romanian courts of all levels of jurisdiction. Catalina is highly skilled in providing legal assistance and representation concerning complex corporate restructuring and reorganisation of companies through court procedures or out of court negotiations, including complex debt restructuring/debt recovery projects. Catalina's 20 years of broad expertise includes civil and commercial disputes and enforcement proceedings, having represented foreign and local clients throughout all stages of pre insolvency and insolvency procedures. She is a co-author of the book - "Bankruptcy and Liquidation" (Universul Juridic, 2015). Andreea Oprisan is a Partner with Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii's competition group, with 15 years of legal practice. Andreea combines legal and economic competition law tools in view of supporting clients' projects and handling the full-range of competition law issues from antitrust and compliance matters to merger control and state aid. Other areas in which Andreea advises clients on a day-to-day basis include consumer protection, advertising, unfair competition practices, commercial/contract law. Andreea's expertise covers a wide area of economic sectors including FMCG, agriculture, automotive, insurance, banking, energy, oil & gas, services, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, healthcare, distribution and logistics, retail, IT&C, media and advertising, etc. Alexandra Peres, Partner, specialises in the areas of real estate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial, banking and finance. She is a highly skilled real estate lawyer, with a particular focus on construction and urbanism, retail, office, energy sector. As part of her 15 years' experience she has been involved in major projects on the Romanian market, coordinating mergers and acquisition projects, restructuring of debts and receivables and negotiation of afferent guarantees and advising on matters related to construction and urbanism, implementation of various real estate projects, structuring of real estate transactions and the associated financing process, commercial leasing and property management, as well as on various non-contentious aspects of real estate and construction related projects. Alina Ungureanu, Partner, has a PhD in civil procedure law and over 18 years of practice in commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration. She has an extensive experience in judicial proceedings related to the enforcement phase, including the recognition and enforcement in Romania of court decisions or arbitration awards issued by international courts. Furthermore, she has been involved in insolvency, reorganisation, and bankruptcy proceedings as a Member of the National Union of Insolvency Practitioners in Romania since 2008. Alina has also conducted complex dispute resolution cases in a variety of fields, from real estate and construction rights to insurance law litigation, representing some of the leading insurers on the market or in the field of railway infrastructure. She has experience in legislative proposals (mainly as regards civil procedure) and is the author of several legal works, published in domestic and international publications, as well as of the book - "The challenge to the enforcement proceedings" (Universul Juridic, 2012-2013).
December 23, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații Appoints Six New Partners in Latest Round of Promotions

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has announced six new Partner promotions, effective 1 January 2022. The firm's new Partners are Mihai Anghel, Oana Gavril, Cătălina Mihăilescu, Andreea Oprișan, Alexandra Pereș, Alina Ungureanu. Also Raluca Chelaru and Sergiu Negreanu were promoted to Managing Associate. And Alin Ionescu, Marius Stanciu and Angelica Pintilie became Senior Associates. [+]

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has announced six new Partner promotions, effective 1 January 2022.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is strengthening its partnership with the appointment of six Partners, while five other lawyers were promoted to key roles such as of Managing Associate and Senior Associate. These promotions are instrumental to support important growth areas of the firm, such as dispute resolution, labour & employment, competition & State aid, real estate and finance & banking. It is also an indication of the remarkable results of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații's team of lawyers especially in these challenging times.

The firm's new Partners are Mihai Anghel, Oana Gavril, Cătălina Mihăilescu, Andreea Oprișan, Alexandra Pereș, Alina Ungureanu.

Also Raluca Chelaru and Sergiu Negreanu were promoted to Managing Associate.

And Alin Ionescu, Marius Stanciu and Angelica Pintilie became Senior Associates.

"We've been through the hardest year in our law firm's history, but it ended with the greatest outcome - our fellow partner Robert Roșu was acquitted and released. This revitalised us, it reminded us that solidarity, cohesion and team spirit, the virtues we believe in the most, are the key to success. These year's promotions are not only a well-deserved confirmation of our colleagues' professionalism, but also the best expression of our faith in these virtues"., said Florentin Țuca, Managing Partner of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații.

Further to the latest promotions round, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații now counts 34 Partners, this being the largest number of Partners in a law firm in Romania.

NOTES TO EDITORS:
Mihai Anghel is a Partner with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații's employment practice group. Mihai has over 17 years of professional experience in employment and labour law, providing legal advice to companies from various industries, such as FMCG, pharma, transports, IT&C, real estate, financial services, telecommunications, etc. He acquired solid and extensive experience in all relevant employment and labour related matters, ranging from hiring and firing, discrimination and harassment, performance appraisals, remuneration and benefits, to union issues and collective bargaining agreements, cross border transfer of undertakings, immigration matters, cross-border secondments, etc.

Oana Gavril is a Partner in the litigation and arbitration practice group at Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații. She has an extensive experience in complex litigation in legal areas such as administrative and fiscal law, labour and civil law, including matters of real estate and matters of corporate law. For the past 14 years, Oana has conducted numerous disputes concerning the annulment of tax decisions, disputes on determining and sanctioning the irregularities in accessing and using of European funds and/or of national public funds afferent thereof, as well as litigation cases on challenging the building permits/ Zonal Urban Plans and the challenging of various dismissal decisions, and cases regarding enforcement procedures and contractual or tort liability. In addition, Oana was involved in complex international arbitral proceedings.

Cătălina Mihăilescu is a Partner specialised in insolvency and liquidation, civil and commercial litigation, acting as a pleading lawyer before Romanian courts of all levels of jurisdiction. Cătălina is highly skilled in providing legal assistance and representation concerning complex corporate restructuring and reorganisation of companies through court procedures or out of court negotiations, including complex debt restructuring/debt recovery projects. Cătălina's 20 years of broad expertise includes civil and commercial disputes and enforcement proceedings, having represented foreign and local clients throughout all stages of pre insolvency and insolvency procedures. She is a co-author of the book - "Bankruptcy and Liquidation" (Universul Juridic, 2015).

Andreea Oprișan is a Partner with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații's competition group, with 15 years of legal practice. Andreea combines legal and economic competition law tools in view of supporting clients' projects and handling the full-range of competition law issues from antitrust and compliance matters to merger control and state aid. Other areas in which Andreea advises clients on a day-to-day basis include consumer protection, advertising, unfair competition practices, commercial/contract law. Andreea's expertise covers a wide area of economic sectors including FMCG, agriculture, automotive, insurance, banking, energy, oil & gas, services, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, healthcare, distribution and logistics, retail, IT&C, media and advertising, etc.

Alexandra Pereș, Partner, specialises in the areas of real estate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial, banking and finance. She is a highly skilled real estate lawyer, with a particular focus on construction and urbanism, retail, office, energy sector. As part of her 15 years' experience she has been involved in major projects on the Romanian market, coordinating mergers and acquisition projects, restructuring of debts and receivables and negotiation of afferent guarantees and advising on matters related to construction and urbanism, implementation of various real estate projects, structuring of real estate transactions and the associated financing process, commercial leasing and property management, as well as on various non-contentious aspects of real estate and construction related projects.

Alina Ungureanu, Partner, has a PhD in civil procedure law and over 18 years of practice in commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration. She has an extensive experience in judicial proceedings related to the enforcement phase, including the recognition and enforcement in Romania of court decisions or arbitration awards issued by international courts. Furthermore, she has been involved in insolvency, reorganisation, and bankruptcy proceedings as a Member of the National Union of Insolvency Practitioners in Romania since 2008. Alina has also conducted complex dispute resolution cases in a variety of fields, from real estate and construction rights to insurance law litigation, representing some of the leading insurers on the market or in the field of railway infrastructure. She has experience in legislative proposals (mainly as regards civil procedure) and is the author of several legal works, published in domestic and international publications, as well as of the book - "The challenge to the enforcement proceedings" (Universul Juridic, 2012-2013). 

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, the only Romanian law firm ranked in the GDR 100 2022 edition Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is the sole Romanian law firm to receive a rating in the 2022 edition of the Global Data Review/ GDR 100, the only ranking of the world's best data law firms. According to the GDR 100, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii houses "Romania's largest team of data protection and privacy lawyers and offers an exhaustive menu of services to domestic and international companies in telecoms, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, e-commerce, energy and other key sectors." Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is the sole Romanian law firm to receive a rating in the 2022 edition of the Global Data Review/ GDR 100, the only ranking of the world's best data law firms. According to the GDR 100, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii houses "Romania's largest team of data protection and privacy lawyers and offers an exhaustive menu of services to domestic and international companies in telecoms, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, e-commerce, energy and other key sectors. In ticking all the boxes, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is well placed to handle large, complex and important data projects - something client referees particularly recommend it for. Further helpful in this regard is international expertise and a collaborative approach - Tuca Zbarcea's data experts have no problem slotting into cross-border legal teams whose members come from peer firms around the world." The GDR 100 2022 edition also acknowledges the firm's leading individuals in this area, namely Ciprian Timofte, Ciprian Dragomir and Horia Ispas. According to the editors, Ciprian Timofte "has a passion for data protection and is an innovative thinker in the practice." Also, Ciprian Dragomir is "the firm's top IP mind but has a deft touch on data matters, particularly of a transactional nature." while Horia Ispas "hails from a corporate and commercial background and has a flair for optimising data strategies." The GDR 100 is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field of privacy/ data protection, and all other kinds of data law - including data localisation, B2B disputes about data acquisition and breach responsibility, antitrust, the use of IP and confidentiality laws to protect proprietary data, and more. Further details on the GDR 100 2022 edition can be found here.
December 21, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, the only Romanian law firm ranked in the GDR 100 2022 edition

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is the sole Romanian law firm to receive a rating in the 2022 edition of the Global Data Review/ GDR 100, the only ranking of the world's best data law firms.

According to the GDR 100, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații houses "Romania's largest team of data protection and privacy lawyers and offers an exhaustive menu of services to domestic and international companies in telecoms, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, e-commerce, energy and other key sectors." [+]

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is the sole Romanian law firm to receive a rating in the 2022 edition of the Global Data Review/ GDR 100, the only ranking of the world's best data law firms.

According to the GDR 100, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații houses "Romania's largest team of data protection and privacy lawyers and offers an exhaustive menu of services to domestic and international companies in telecoms, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, e-commerce, energy and other key sectors. In ticking all the boxes, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is well placed to handle large, complex and important data projects - something client referees particularly recommend it for. Further helpful in this regard is international expertise and a collaborative approach - Țuca Zbârcea's data experts have no problem slotting into cross-border legal teams whose members come from peer firms around the world."

The GDR 100 2022 edition also acknowledges the firm's leading individuals in this area, namely Ciprian Timofte, Ciprian Dragomir and Horia Ispas. According to the editors, Ciprian Timofte "has a passion for data protection and is an innovative thinker in the practice." Also, Ciprian Dragomir is "the firm's top IP mind but has a deft touch on data matters, particularly of a transactional nature." while Horia Ispas "hails from a corporate and commercial background and has a flair for optimising data strategies."

The GDR 100 is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field of privacy/ data protection, and all other kinds of data law - including data localisation, B2B disputes about data acquisition and breach responsibility, antitrust, the use of IP and confidentiality laws to protect proprietary data, and more.

Further details on the GDR 100 2022 edition can be found here.

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii helps BMC Truck&Bus deliver 151 electric buses for 11 municipalities Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised BMC Truck&Bus in relation to EUR 60 million tender procedures regarding the supply of 151 electric buses for public transport in 11 municipalities. In the court proceedings for the resolution of the complaints one of the tenderers lodged against the outcome of the tendering procedures, BMC Truck&Bus was represented by a team from the firm's dispute resolution practice group, consisting of Ionut Serban, Cristian Neagu and Vlad Birta. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised BMC Truck&Bus in relation to EUR 60 million tender procedures regarding the supply of 151 electric buses for public transport in 11 municipalities. Following two tender procedures organised by the Romanian Ministry for Development, Public Works and Administration, BMC Truck&Bus has been awarded contracts for the supply of 151 electric buses, in an aggregate value of approximately EUR 60 million. The buses will be co-financed from EU non-reimbursable funds and are intended for the municipalities of Iasi, Tulcea, Targu-Mures, Alexandria, Braila, Constanta, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Focsani, Slobozia, Lugoj and Piatra Neamt. In the court proceedings for the resolution of the complaints one of the tenderers lodged against the outcome of the tendering procedures, BMC Truck&Bus was represented by a legal team from Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, consisting of Ionut Serban, Cristian Neagu and Vlad Birta. "Every public procurement dispute is a challenge because the supporting technical information, which is highly specialised, must take legal form in order to be presented before the National Council for Solving Complaints and before the courts. Lawyers' key role is to make explicit and accessible the often-dry technical data that these procedures entail" said Ionut Serban, Partner and coordinator of the legal team. BMC Truck&Bus has a factory in Ciorogarla, employing over 70 people. Currently it is expanding the factory's production lines, given the growing demand for electric buses in Romania and on the European market.
December 15, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații helps BMC Truck&Bus deliver 151 electric buses for 11 municipalities

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised BMC Truck&Bus in relation to EUR 60 million tender procedures regarding the supply of 151 electric buses for public transport in 11 municipalities. In the court proceedings for the resolution of the complaints one of the tenderers lodged against the outcome of the tendering procedures, BMC Truck&Bus was represented by a team from the firm's dispute resolution practice group, consisting of Ionuț Șerban, Cristian Neagu and Vlad Bîrta. [+]

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised BMC Truck&Bus in relation to EUR 60 million tender procedures regarding the supply of 151 electric buses for public transport in 11 municipalities.

Following two tender procedures organised by the Romanian Ministry for Development, Public Works and Administration, BMC Truck&Bus has been awarded contracts for the supply of 151 electric buses, in an aggregate value of approximately EUR 60 million. The buses will be co-financed from EU non-reimbursable funds and are intended for the municipalities of Iași, Tulcea, Târgu-Mureș, Alexandria, Brăila, Constanța, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Focșani, Slobozia, Lugoj and Piatra Neamț. In the court proceedings for the resolution of the complaints one of the tenderers lodged against the outcome of the tendering procedures, BMC Truck&Bus was represented by a legal team from Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, consisting of Ionuț Șerban, Cristian Neagu and Vlad Bîrta.

"Every public procurement dispute is a challenge because the supporting technical information, which is highly specialised, must take legal form in order to be presented before the National Council for Solving Complaints and before the courts. Lawyers' key role is to make explicit and accessible the often-dry technical data that these procedures entail" said Ionuț Șerban, Partner and coordinator of the legal team.

BMC Truck&Bus has a factory in Ciorogârla, employing over 70 people. Currently it is expanding the factory's production lines, given the growing demand for electric buses in Romania and on the European market.

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