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Chambers Europe 2022: ZRVP Has Been the Undisputed Leader In Dispute Resolution For 15 Years And Has the Highest Number of Top Ranked Litigators

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With strong litigation, commercial arbitration, insolvency and criminal law departments, Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners (ZRVP) has consistently ranked first (Band 1) in Dispute Resolution for 15 years and dominates individual rankings with five litigators highlighted on different performance tiers.

The latest edition of Chambers Europe has nominated Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners for the 15th consecutive year as a top firm for outstanding practice in Dispute Resolution in the local market. Five of the firm’s litigators are listed in the individual rankings for their impressive dispute resolution experience: Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu (senior partner), Cosmin Vasile (managing partner), Stan Tîrnoveanu (senior partner), Alina Tugearu (partner) and Adina Jivan (managing associate).

“Year after year, our continued inclusion by Chambers Europe in Band 1 in Dispute Resolution is an objective confirmation that our commitment and the way we fulfil our mission to our clients remains at the highest level. This year I am also particularly pleased that we are the firm with the highest number of lawyers in the individual rankings, covering a wide range of litigation capabilities”, said Cosmin Vasile, managing partner of Zamfirescu Racoţi Vasile & Partners.

The best litigators of the firm as highlighted by Chambers Europe 2022:

Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu (Eminent practitioner) is a recognised authority in the field of disputes, advising on contentious matters relating to administrative law, damages claims and criminal files. He has experience acting for clients from the energy and finance sectors.

Cosmin Vasile (Band 1) is particularly renowned for his expertise in construction and infrastructure-related litigation. He has experience in damages claims and litigation against the Romanian tax authorities. He also advises on commercial arbitrations and leads the firm’s arbitration practice. A client comments: “His ample experience allows him to assess the case from a wide point of view and to approach the important moments of the proceedings pragmatically. He is responsive, proactive and open to challenges.” He is also one of the seven Romanian lawyers highlighted in the Dispute Resolution: Arbitration spotlight table.

Stan Tîrnoveanu (Band 3) is particularly strong in insolvency litigation, often acting for the creditors. He also advises financial sector clients on challenges to fines imposed by public authorities. A client notes: “He is able to provide an in-depth analysis and cover the big picture.”

Alina Tugearu (Band 4) is noted for her experience advising construction companies, contractors and real estate companies on contractual and tendering disputes. She is praised for her “very high level of communication with the client.”

Adina Jivan (Band 5) is recognised for her experience advising on high-value litigious matters, assisting clients from the financial services industry with preliminary rulings, insolvency proceedings and appeals against fines.

Rankings and editorials in the Chambers Europe 2022 are available here.

Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners has one of the best dispute resolution practices in Romania, with a team of 45 experienced litigators and arbitrators advising companies across industry sectors on all types of litigation matters. For more than 25 years, ZRVP has developed an elite dispute resolution department with an outstanding international reputation. The team offers complete legal assistance and representation services with respect to domestic litigation, domestic and international arbitration, insolvency proceedings, criminal law, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods. The department acts for a broad spectrum of clients, particularly in the corporate and financial sectors, but also for government and state-owned entities and private clients. ZRVP’s dispute resolution team has been ranked in the last 15 years in Tier 1 by all renowned international legal directories, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 EMEA, Global Arbitration Review and Benchmark Litigation Europe. The dispute resolution team of ZRVP has been distinguished in 2019 with The Best European Litigation Team award (The Lawyer), following the firm’s impressive arbitration David vs Goliath win against Chevron.

Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across Europe. The Europe 2022 guide was researched from March 2021 through to November 2021 and covers 52 jurisdictions and regions. Lawyers and law firms are ranked based on several factors and considerations: technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, and value for money.

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