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15 Romanian lawyers and an arbitrator, on the list of the leading arbitration practitioners in the CEE region The Legal 500 has recently released the 'Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe', a list of the best arbitration counsels in the CEE region. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii achieved the largest number of listings for any law firm in Romania. No less than five lawyers from the Romanian law firm were included in the publication - Florentin Tuca, Levana Zigmund, Anca Puscasu, Cornel Popa, Robert Rosu. The Legal 500 has recently released the 'Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe', a list of the best arbitration counsels in the CEE region. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii achieved the largest number of listings for any law firm in Romania. For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms and sets across the world, compiling one of the most accurate and comprehensive rankings in the legal field. The publisher has recently released the 'Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe', showcasing the leading practitioners working in the region, from Austria and Poland to the Baltic nations and down to Serbia and North Macedonia. According to the editors, "the listing reflects those practitioners that are deemed the gold standard by business". The listing from Romania includes 15 lawyers and one arbitrator of the Bucharest International Court of Arbitration (BIAC), with Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii receiving the largest number of nominations. No less than five lawyers from the Romanian law firm were included in the publication - Florentin Tuca, Levana Zigmund, Anca Puscasu, Cornel Popa, Robert Rosu. They are all reputable dispute resolution practitioners whose expertise encompasses arbitration under the leading institution rules, including under the Court of International Commercial Arbitration (attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the UNCITRAL Rules or the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and GAFTA rules. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has a leading practice in Dispute Resolution, the firm's pre-eminence in this area being already acknowledged by renowned international publications, such as the Global Arbitration Review, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners. More so, the firm is a recipient of the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year in Romania for Dispute Resolution" Award by Benchmark Litigation Europe (a publication of Euromoney Legal Media Group), one the most coveted and prestigious international accolades for law firms specialising in litigation and arbitration. The Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe is available here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/89a3801a-1de7-4aa1-9bc2-16f865d5a438
March 24, 2021
15 Romanian lawyers and an arbitrator, on the list of the leading arbitration practitioners in the CEE region
The Legal 500 has recently released the 'Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe', a list of the best arbitration counsels in the CEE region. Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații achieved the largest number of listings for any law firm in Romania. No less than five lawyers from the Romanian law firm were included in the publication - Florentin Țuca, Levana Zigmund, Anca Pușcașu, Cornel Popa, Robert Roșu. [+]

The Legal 500 has recently released the 'Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe', a list of the best arbitration counsels in the CEE region. Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații achieved the largest number of listings for any law firm in Romania.

For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms and sets across the world, compiling one of the most accurate and comprehensive rankings in the legal field. The publisher has recently released the 'Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe', showcasing the leading practitioners working in the region, from Austria and Poland to the Baltic nations and down to Serbia and North Macedonia. According to the editors, "the listing reflects those practitioners that are deemed the gold standard by business".

The listing from Romania includes 15 lawyers and one arbitrator of the Bucharest International Court of Arbitration (BIAC), with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații receiving the largest number of nominations. No less than five lawyers from the Romanian law firm were included in the publication - Florentin Țuca, Levana Zigmund, Anca Pușcașu, Cornel Popa, Robert Roșu. They are all reputable dispute resolution practitioners whose expertise encompasses arbitration under the leading institution rules, including under the Court of International Commercial Arbitration (attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the UNCITRAL Rules or the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and GAFTA rules.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has a leading practice in Dispute Resolution, the firm's pre-eminence in this area being already acknowledged by renowned international publications, such as the Global Arbitration Review, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners. More so, the firm is a recipient of the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year in Romania for Dispute Resolution" Award by Benchmark Litigation Europe (a publication of Euromoney Legal Media Group), one the most coveted and prestigious international accolades for law firms specialising in litigation and arbitration.

The Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe is available here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/89a3801a-1de7-4aa1-9bc2-16f865d5a438

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, once again rated in the top echelon of the market by Chambers Europe 2021 edition Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has once again been recognised as one of the best law firms in Romania by the 2021 edition of Chambers Europe, released today. The firm has also been recently shortlisted for the "Law Firm of the Year Award" at the 2021 Chambers Europe Awards. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is at the very top of the profession as regards all major areas of law, according to the most recent Chambers Europe edition, the firm's lawyers being highly recognised for their outstanding work in complex projects, including litigation and arbitration. As such, the firm ranks first (Tier 1) in Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Competition/Antitrust, Intellectual Property/Telecom, Media & IT (TMT). Also, the firm received top rankings in Tax, Projects & Energy, Employment, Real Estate and Banking & Finance. Furthermore, Chambers Europe singles out our team's professional skills and excellence in client service, with 16 lawyers and tax advisors being named as "Leading Individuals" in this year's edition of the guide. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has a "longstanding presence at the top end of the Romanian market" note the editors. As a matter of fact, in recognition of the firm's pre-eminence in the market, Chambers Europe has this year once again shortlisted Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii for the "Law Firm of the Year Award" at the annual Chambers Europe Awards gala. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is a multiple award-winning law firm, having won this prestigious trophy three times, including last year. For nearly 30 years, Chambers & Partners has published the world's leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research, covering 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. 316 submissions were received from Romania and 42 law firms made it to Chambers Europe's rankings this year.
March 18, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, once again rated in the top echelon of the market by Chambers Europe 2021 edition

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has once again been recognised as one of the best law firms in Romania by the 2021 edition of Chambers Europe, released today. The firm has also been recently shortlisted for the "Law Firm of the Year Award" at the 2021 Chambers Europe Awards. [+]

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is at the very top of the profession as regards all major areas of law, according to the most recent Chambers Europe edition, the firm's lawyers being highly recognised for their outstanding work in complex projects, including litigation and arbitration. As such, the firm ranks first (Tier 1) in Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Competition/Antitrust, Intellectual Property/Telecom, Media & IT (TMT). Also, the firm received top rankings in Tax, Projects & Energy, Employment, Real Estate and Banking & Finance.

Furthermore, Chambers Europe singles out our team's professional skills and excellence in client service, with 16 lawyers and tax advisors being named as "Leading Individuals" in this year's edition of the guide. 

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has a "longstanding presence at the top end of the Romanian market" note the editors. As a matter of fact, in recognition of the firm's pre-eminence in the market, Chambers Europe has this year once again shortlisted Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații for the "Law Firm of the Year Award" at the annual Chambers Europe Awards gala. Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a multiple award-winning law firm, having won this prestigious trophy three times, including last year.

For nearly 30 years, Chambers & Partners has published the world's leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research, covering 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. 316 submissions were received from Romania and 42 law firms made it to Chambers Europe's rankings this year.

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The arbitration team of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii scores another victory in an arbitral dispute worth EUR 6 million The arbitration team of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has won an arbitral dispute in connection with a public works project worth EUR 6 million. The firm represented a company specializing in road markings and signs in the arbitration proceedings carried out according to the rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The arbitration team of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has won an arbitral dispute in connection with a public works project worth EUR 6 million. The firm represented a company specializing in road markings and signs in the arbitration proceedings carried out according to the rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The arbitral dispute, initiated by the company in October 2017, arose from the breach of a joint venture agreement concluded for taking part in a project worth EUR 6 million, having as object the performance of road markings on national roads in Romania. The company sought in arbitration the recovery of the profit related to the works which it was entitled to for the project in question according to the terms of the joint venture agreement, as well as corresponding delay penalties. By the arbitral award handed down in April 2019, the arbitral tribunal fully upheld the request for arbitration and rejected the counterclaim submitted by the opposing party. According to Cornel Popa, Co-Head of the arbitration practice of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, the arbitral tribunal ruled on a series of important issues, such as those related to the duties of the leader of a consortium taking part in a public works project, the distribution between consortium members of the works received from public authorities with constant observance of the contractual percentage agreed for each individual work, and the duty of the consortium leader to abide by its obligation to inform the other consortium members about the works received. The tribunal also ruled on a matter of principle regarding the interpretation of the agreement in relation to the established practices between the parties, which can be upheld only if there is an insufficient determination of the content of the agreement and only if the practices are established between the parties, and not in relation to the contracting authority, which is a third party with regard to the joint venture agreement. The award impacts the entirety of relations between the parties for the project in dispute, so the subsequent financial implications are larger than the amounts claimed in the arbitration proceedings. The setting aside proceedings commenced by the defendant were finally dismissed by the courts of law. In October 2019, the Bucharest Court of Appeals upheld the traditional rule in the field of arbitration, in the sense that the court does not have the power to review the merits of the case, and that the interpretation of legal relations between the parties is exclusively attributed to the arbitral tribunal, a decision which the High Court of Cassation and Justice confirmed on 23 February 2021. In the arbitration proceedings, the claimant was represented by a team of attorneys led by Cornelia Tabirta, Managing Associate within the Litigation and Arbitration practice group of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. The legal assistance and representation in the setting aside proceedings were headed by Ana Popa, Managing Associate within the same practice. The team also included Associates Andrei Diaconescu and Bianca Cercel. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has a leading practice in Dispute Resolution, the firm's pre-eminence in this area being already acknowledged by renowned international publications, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and the Global Arbitration Review. More so, the firm is a recipient of the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year in Romania for Dispute Resolution" Award by Benchmark Litigation Europe (a publication of Euromoney Legal Media Group), one the most coveted and prestigious international accolades for law firms specialising in litigation and arbitration.
March 12, 2021
The arbitration team of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații scores another victory in an arbitral dispute worth EUR 6 million
The arbitration team of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has won an arbitral dispute in connection with a public works project worth EUR 6 million. The firm represented a company specializing in road markings and signs in the arbitration proceedings carried out according to the rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. [+]

The arbitration team of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has won an arbitral dispute in connection with a public works project worth EUR 6 million. The firm represented a company specializing in road markings and signs in the arbitration proceedings carried out according to the rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The arbitral dispute, initiated by the company in October 2017, arose from the breach of a joint venture agreement concluded for taking part in a project worth EUR 6 million, having as object the performance of road markings on national roads in Romania. The company sought in arbitration the recovery of the profit related to the works which it was entitled to for the project in question according to the terms of the joint venture agreement, as well as corresponding delay penalties. By the arbitral award handed down in April 2019, the arbitral tribunal fully upheld the request for arbitration and rejected the counterclaim submitted by the opposing party.

According to Cornel Popa, Co-Head of the arbitration practice of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, the arbitral tribunal ruled on a series of important issues, such as those related to the duties of the leader of a consortium taking part in a public works project, the distribution between consortium members of the works received from public authorities with constant observance of the contractual percentage agreed for each individual work, and the duty of the consortium leader to abide by its obligation to inform the other consortium members about the works received. The tribunal also ruled on a matter of principle regarding the interpretation of the agreement in relation to the established practices between the parties, which can be upheld only if there is an insufficient determination of the content of the agreement and only if the practices are established between the parties, and not in relation to the contracting authority, which is a third party with regard to the joint venture agreement. The award impacts the entirety of relations between the parties for the project in dispute, so the subsequent financial implications are larger than the amounts claimed in the arbitration proceedings.

The setting aside proceedings commenced by the defendant were finally dismissed by the courts of law. In October 2019, the Bucharest Court of Appeals upheld the traditional rule in the field of arbitration, in the sense that the court does not have the power to review the merits of the case, and that the interpretation of legal relations between the parties is exclusively attributed to the arbitral tribunal, a decision which the High Court of Cassation and Justice confirmed on 23 February 2021.

In the arbitration proceedings, the claimant was represented by a team of attorneys led by Cornelia Tăbîrță, Managing Associate within the Litigation and Arbitration practice group of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații. The legal assistance and representation in the setting aside proceedings were headed by Ana Popa, Managing Associate within the same practice. The team also included Associates Andrei Diaconescu and Bianca Cercel.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has a leading practice in Dispute Resolution, the firm's pre-eminence in this area being already acknowledged by renowned international publications, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and the Global Arbitration Review.

More so, the firm is a recipient of the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year in Romania for Dispute Resolution" Award by Benchmark Litigation Europe (a publication of Euromoney Legal Media Group), one the most coveted and prestigious international accolades for law firms specialising in litigation and arbitration.

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advises on the sale of the iconic Ramada Majestic Hotel Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii acted on one of Romania's most important deals in the HORECA industry since the beginning of the year. The firm's Real estate team advised the owner of Ramada Majestic, an iconic hotel located on Calea Victoriei, Bucharest's oldest and probably most charming street on signing a deal with Swiss company - VisionApartments. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii acted on one of Romania's most important deals in the HORECA industry since the beginning of the year. The firm's Real Estate team advised the owner of Ramada Majestic, an iconic hotel located on Calea Victoriei, Bucharest's oldest and probably most charming street. The hotel was sold to VisionApartments, a Swiss company offering tailored temporary living solutions in over 850 business locations worldwide. The seller's team was led by Partner Dan Borbely who worked closely with Special Properties, the exclusive broker of the seller. "We are very delighted to pass the historical property to the next generation", said the advisors. Razvan Mircea, a Managing Associate in Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii's Real Estate practice group also advised on the deal. The historic hotel was built in 1920 and it features 111 rooms and 450 sqm event space, consisting of 6 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 300 guests. A gym, a spa area with a heated pool, a jacuzzi as well as a bar, a restaurant, and a business centre are part of the unique property.
March 3, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advises on the sale of the iconic Ramada Majestic Hotel

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații acted on one of Romania's most important deals in the HORECA industry since the beginning of the year. The firm's Real estate team advised the owner of Ramada Majestic, an iconic hotel located on Calea Victoriei, Bucharest's oldest and probably most charming street on signing a deal with Swiss company - VisionApartments. [+]

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații acted on one of Romania's most important deals in the HORECA industry since the beginning of the year. The firm's Real Estate team advised the owner of Ramada Majestic, an iconic hotel located on Calea Victoriei, Bucharest's oldest and probably most charming street. The hotel was sold to VisionApartments, a Swiss company offering tailored temporary living solutions in over 850 business locations worldwide.

The seller's team was led by Partner Dan Borbely who worked closely with Special Properties, the exclusive broker of the seller. "We are very delighted to pass the historical property to the next generation", said the advisors. Răzvan Mircea, a Managing Associate in Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații's Real Estate practice group also advised on the deal. 

The historic hotel was built in 1920 and it features 111 rooms and 450 sqm event space, consisting of 6 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 300 guests. A gym, a spa area with a heated pool, a jacuzzi as well as a bar, a restaurant, and a business centre are part of the unique property.

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, sole Romanian law firm listed in the inaugural GDR 100 elite The inaugural edition of the GDR 100 identifies and profiles the world's best data law firms. The GDR 100 is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field - and the first data law ranking that does not exclusively focus on data protection and privacy. From Romania, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii stands out as the only law firm that received a listing in the GDR 100 edition. According to the editors, "Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is home to 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." The inaugural edition of the GDR 100 identifies and profiles the world's best data law firms. The GDR 100 is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field - and the first data law ranking that does not exclusively focus on data protection and privacy. From Romania, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii stands out as the only law firm that received a listing in the GDR 100 edition. According to the editors, "Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii is home to 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, the firm 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 & Asociatii's data experts have no problem slotting into cross-border legal teams whose members come from peer firms around the world." Also, the firm's clients praise the firm as it has "A remarkably good team of data privacy lawyers who respond quickly, meet tight deadlines and think ahead to potential problems and solutions. The team really understands the telecommunications industry and gives practical advice that is tailored to its clients." Another client says "The group is highly creative and strikes the right balance in terms of giving legal and business advice. Its lawyers are open minded, flexible and good active listeners who know how to make you feel comfortable. Their internal and external communication is very effective, and their advice is consistently accurate and reliable." Further, several individuals come in for high praise, too: "Ciprian Timofte is an excellent team player and a determined, enthusiastic and innovative lawyer." "Bogdan Halcu is commercial and creative, as well as good at contextualising data privacy issues in their wider context." "Sergiu Cretu has an analytical mind and has amassed considerable data privacy and IP experience. He is proactive and straightforward." "Ciprian Dragomir has a strong background in data privacy and intellectual property. He delegates effectively and has built up an experienced team around him." The full rankings are available here: https://globaldatareview.com/survey/gdr-100/2021/organization-profile/tuca-zbarcea-asociatii
February 25, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, sole Romanian law firm listed in the inaugural GDR 100 elite

The inaugural edition of the GDR 100 identifies and profiles the world's best data law firms. The GDR 100 is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field - and the first data law ranking that does not exclusively focus on data protection and privacy.

From Romania, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații stands out as the only law firm that received a listing in the GDR 100 edition. According to the editors, "Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is home to 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." [+]

The inaugural edition of the GDR 100 identifies and profiles the world's best data law firms. The GDR 100 is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms in the field - and the first data law ranking that does not exclusively focus on data protection and privacy.

From Romania, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații stands out as the only law firm that received a listing in the GDR 100 edition. According to the editors, "Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is home to 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, the firm 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 & Asociații's data experts have no problem slotting into cross-border legal teams whose members come from peer firms around the world."

Also, the firm's clients praise the firm as it has "A remarkably good team of data privacy lawyers who respond quickly, meet tight deadlines and think ahead to potential problems and solutions. The team really understands the telecommunications industry and gives practical advice that is tailored to its clients."

Another client says "The group is highly creative and strikes the right balance in terms of giving legal and business advice. Its lawyers are open minded, flexible and good active listeners who know how to make you feel comfortable. Their internal and external communication is very effective, and their advice is consistently accurate and reliable."

Further, several individuals come in for high praise, too: "Ciprian Timofte is an excellent team player and a determined, enthusiastic and innovative lawyer." "Bogdan Halcu is commercial and creative, as well as good at contextualising data privacy issues in their wider context." "Sergiu Cretu has an analytical mind and has amassed considerable data privacy and IP experience. He is proactive and straightforward." "Ciprian Dragomir has a strong background in data privacy and intellectual property. He delegates effectively and has built up an experienced team around him."

The full rankings are available here: https://globaldatareview.com/survey/gdr-100/2021/organization-profile/tuca-zbarcea-asociatii

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, recognised as a Tier 1 law firm for its Media Law expertise Media Law International, the specialist guide to the world's leading firms for media law has recently launched its 2021 edition. The annual publication provides comprehensive coverage of law firms and practitioners with media law expertise, across 56 jurisdictions around the world. From Romania, a total of 20 law firms have been recognised for their media law expertise, with Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii being ranked in the top echelon of the market. Media Law International, the specialist guide to the world's leading firms for media law has recently launched its 2021 edition. The annual publication provides comprehensive coverage of law firms and practitioners with media law expertise, across 56 jurisdictions around the world. From Romania, a total of 20 law firms have been recognised for their media law expertise, with Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii being ranked in the top echelon of the market. The firm received a well-deserved Tier 1 rating, with editors commenting: "Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii'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." The firm's media law practice is led by Partners Vlad Cercel and Catalin Baiculescu. The full rankings are available here: http://www.medialawinternational.com/romaniarankings.html
February 19, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, recognised as a Tier 1 law firm for its Media Law expertise

Media Law International, the specialist guide to the world's leading firms for media law has recently launched its 2021 edition. The annual publication provides comprehensive coverage of law firms and practitioners with media law expertise, across 56 jurisdictions around the world.

From Romania, a total of 20 law firms have been recognised for their media law expertise, with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații being ranked in the top echelon of the market. [+]

Media Law International, the specialist guide to the world's leading firms for media law has recently launched its 2021 edition. The annual publication provides comprehensive coverage of law firms and practitioners with media law expertise, across 56 jurisdictions around the world.

From Romania, a total of 20 law firms have been recognised for their media law expertise, with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații being ranked in the top echelon of the market. The firm received a well-deserved Tier 1 rating, with editors commenting: "Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații'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."

The firm's media law practice is led by Partners Vlad Cercel and Cătălin Băiculescu.

The full rankings are available here: http://www.medialawinternational.com/romaniarankings.html 

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii retains a Gold position in the 2021 edition of WTR 1000 The Romanian law firm is ranked in the Gold band for both Enforcement and Litigation, as well as Prosecution and Strategy of the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. According to the editors, a "Gold" designation means that the respective law firm has attracted the most positive comments from sources, being identified as the creme de la creme. The Romanian law firm is ranked in the Gold band for both Enforcement and Litigation, as well as Prosecution and Strategy of the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. According to the editors, "in pole position on both the prosecution and litigation fronts, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has the talent, know-how and experience to execute flawlessly on high-profile mandates. [...] Heading the IP and data protection groups is Ciprian Dragomir, who wages uncompromising campaigns against infringers and counterfeiters in consumer-facing industries such as tobacco, food and drink, and fashion. Assisting him with many of the firm's most critical instructions is managing associate Bogdan Halcu, who has mastered everything from registration to enforcement, licensing and regulatory issues, as well as anti-counterfeiting and competition matters." A "Gold" designation means that the respective law firm has attracted the most positive comments from sources, being identified as the creme de la creme. The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, alongside positive peer and client feedback. The full rankings are available here: https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/rankings/romania
February 15, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații retains a Gold position in the 2021 edition of WTR 1000
The Romanian law firm is ranked in the Gold band for both Enforcement and Litigation, as well as Prosecution and Strategy of the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. According to the editors, a "Gold" designation means that the respective law firm has attracted the most positive comments from sources, being identified as the creme de la creme[+]

The Romanian law firm is ranked in the Gold band for both Enforcement and Litigation, as well as Prosecution and Strategy of the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.  

According to the editors, "in pole position on both the prosecution and litigation fronts, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has the talent, know-how and experience to execute flawlessly on high-profile mandates. [...] Heading the IP and data protection groups is Ciprian Dragomir, who wages uncompromising campaigns against infringers and counterfeiters in consumer-facing industries such as tobacco, food and drink, and fashion. Assisting him with many of the firm's most critical instructions is managing associate Bogdan Halcu, who has mastered everything from registration to enforcement, licensing and regulatory issues, as well as anti-counterfeiting and competition matters."

A "Gold" designation means that the respective law firm has attracted the most positive comments from sources, being identified as the creme de la creme.

The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, alongside positive peer and client feedback.

The full rankings are available here: https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/rankings/romania

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii law firm wins an arbitral dispute worth EUR 5.5 million An irrevocable ruling handed down by the supreme court in a EUR 5.5 million arbitration ends a nine-year-long dispute whereas Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii represented a private company with a team coordinated by Cornel Popa and Ioana Gelepu, Partners in the Litigation and Arbitration practice group, as well as Cornelia Tabirta, Managing Associate within the same department. The dispute arose from a contract concluded in 2007. Under such contract, a private company had undertaken obligations to design, deliver, install and train the beneficiary's staff in connection with the performance of an electronic archiving system. Given that its contractual partner (a public authority) refused to pay the second instalment of the agreed price, the company initiated in 2012 an arbitral dispute before the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. Initially, by an arbitral award handed down in 2015, the arbitral tribunal admitted the claims consisting in the price balance, and it forced the public authority to pay approximately EUR 5.5 million. Next, in 2016, the Bucharest Court of Appeal admitted the action for annulment filed by the public authority and annulled the arbitral award, retaining that the dispute could not be subject to arbitration. Finally, the company lodged a final appeal against such ruling before the High Court of Cassation and Justice and this month, the supreme court handed down its irrevocable ruling whereby it allowed the company's final appeal and thus it maintained the initial arbitral award. This closes a real saga arising from this contract. At the end of 2019, the supreme court previously handed down a final ruling in yet another dispute between the same parties, whereas the company had requested the refund of the amount of the letter of bank guarantee abusively enforced by the beneficiary. At that time, the High Court of Cassation and Justice rejected the authority's final appeal and thus it maintained the arbitral award under which the authority had been obliged to pay an amount of approximately EUR 1.4 million. The case involved a variety of legal reviews, debates on issues such as international contract law and the effects of Romania's commitments towards the European Commission, the limits of arbitrability from the perspective of general and special procedural rules, the delimitations between various types of contracts entered into with the public authorities on the basis of general or special rules, the application of the principles of contractual liability in a complex relationship, both from the perspective of the obligations assumed by the parties and from the perspective of the way in which such relationship evolved. The ruling of the supreme court contributes to the consolidation of arbitration as a viable alternative for the relief of the courts and to the observance of the principle of the binding force of the contracts between private companies and public authorities. In this dispute, the applicant was represented by a legal team coordinated by Cornel Popa and Ioana Gelepu, Partners in the Litigation and Arbitration practice group of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, as well as Cornelia Tabirta, Managing Associate within the same department. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has a leading practice in Dispute Resolution, the firm's pre-eminence in this area being already acknowledged by renowned international publications, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and the Global Arbitration Review. More so, the firm is a recipient of the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year in Romania for Dispute Resolution" Award by Benchmark Litigation Europe (a publication of Euromoney Legal Media Group), one the most coveted and prestigious international accolades for law firms specialising in litigation and arbitration.
January 29, 2021
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații law firm wins an arbitral dispute worth EUR 5.5 million
An irrevocable ruling handed down by the supreme court in a EUR 5.5 million arbitration ends a nine-year-long dispute whereas Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații represented a private company with a team coordinated by Cornel Popa and Ioana Gelepu, Partners in the Litigation and Arbitration practice group, as well as Cornelia Tăbîrță, Managing Associate within the same department. [+]

The dispute arose from a contract concluded in 2007. Under such contract, a private company had undertaken obligations to design, deliver, install and train the beneficiary's staff in connection with the performance of an electronic archiving system.

Given that its contractual partner (a public authority) refused to pay the second instalment of the agreed price, the company initiated in 2012 an arbitral dispute before the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.

Initially, by an arbitral award handed down in 2015, the arbitral tribunal admitted the claims consisting in the price balance, and it forced the public authority to pay approximately EUR 5.5 million. Next, in 2016, the Bucharest Court of Appeal admitted the action for annulment filed by the public authority and annulled the arbitral award, retaining that the dispute could not be subject to arbitration. Finally, the company lodged a final appeal against such ruling before the High Court of Cassation and Justice and this month, the supreme court handed down its irrevocable ruling whereby it allowed the company's final appeal and thus it maintained the initial arbitral award.

This closes a real saga arising from this contract. At the end of 2019, the supreme court previously handed down a final ruling in yet another dispute between the same parties, whereas the company had requested the refund of the amount of the letter of bank guarantee abusively enforced by the beneficiary. At that time, the High Court of Cassation and Justice rejected the authority's final appeal and thus it maintained the arbitral award under which the authority had been obliged to pay an amount of approximately EUR 1.4 million.

The case involved a variety of legal reviews, debates on issues such as international contract law and the effects of Romania's commitments towards the European Commission, the limits of arbitrability from the perspective of general and special procedural rules, the delimitations between various types of contracts entered into with the public authorities on the basis of general or special rules, the application of the principles of contractual liability in a complex relationship, both from the perspective of the obligations assumed by the parties and from the perspective of the way in which such relationship evolved.

The ruling of the supreme court contributes to the consolidation of arbitration as a viable alternative for the relief of the courts and to the observance of the principle of the binding force of the contracts between private companies and public authorities.

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In this dispute, the applicant was represented by a legal team coordinated by Cornel Popa and Ioana Gelepu, Partners in the Litigation and Arbitration practice group of Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, as well as Cornelia Tăbîrță, Managing Associate within the same department.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații has a leading practice in Dispute Resolution, the firm's pre-eminence in this area being already acknowledged by renowned international publications, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and the Global Arbitration Review.

More so, the firm is a recipient of the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year in Romania for Dispute Resolution" Award by Benchmark Litigation Europe (a publication of Euromoney Legal Media Group), one the most coveted and prestigious international accolades for law firms specialising in litigation and arbitration.

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