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Nine Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners Attorneys at Law Have Taken A Step Forward in Their Careers

Bucharest, March 08, 2017 - Nine of Zamfirescu Racoți & Partners’ (ZRP) lawyers have been promoted. The promotions are the result of their work and professional track-record and have been decided based on the assessments carried out early this year.

Thus, Larisa Popoviciu and Iuliana Negoita , from the Advisory Department, and Cosmin Cojocaru and Ovidiu Serban from the Litigation Department have become Managing Associates.

The new Managing Associates will take over also a series of administrative responsibilities and will be involved in coordinating the M & A, corporate governance, real estate, construction disputes, tax disputes and civil law teams.

As well from the beginning of February, Laura Danescu, from the Advisory Department, Andrada Barbu, Livia Iurascu, Andreea Macasoi and Cosmin Ursu, from the Litigation Department have been promoted to the position of Senior Associates.

Larisa Popoviciu has extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial Law, offering advice on various issues in this area, and in Real Estate. Larisa provides legal assistance regarding a wide range of activities related to real estate investments, development and activities of corporate asset management associated with the real estate industry for companies interested in various market segments such as agriculture, the residential, office space and commercial and industrial properties ones. Larisa’s expertise includes drafting and negotiating of contracts for construction works (including FIDIC contracts), leases and sale-purchase, conducting of extensive due-diligence analyses on the properties under consideration and drafting of the documents of the transaction, as well as the ensuring of the daily projects management. Larisa also offers advice on various aspects of corporate and commercial law, including corporate governance and various types of contracts.

Iuliana Negoita specializes in public procurement of goods, works and services, providing legal assistance either to the contracting authorities or to the economic operators participating in the tendering procedures in all the aspects related to the preparation of the awarding documentations or offers, requests for clarification, filing of the points of view and review procedures, as well as their endorsement in front of the competent authorities. Moreover, her expertise in Engineering, Construction and Industrial Projects / International Commercial Contracts includes a wide range of activities related to FIDIC contracts. Iuliana has experience also in Commercial / Corporate law, assisting in various projects of mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and contracts. At the same time, Iuliana is constantly rendering assistance in the field of employment law regarding aspects concerning collective dismissal, agreements and negotiations with unions, employee reintegration procedures or agreements for termination of employment contracts.

Cosmin Cojocaru has over ten-year experience in the legal field and is part of ZRP’s arbitration team, with outstanding expertise in the field of construction disputes, including disputes arising from failure to perform or improper performance of FIDIC contracts. Cosmin's work focuses also on civil and commercial disputes, including contract disputes, lawsuits related to the purchase and sale of companies, real estate disputes and incidents of foreclosure proceedings, administrative law, privatization of commercial companies and corporate law. Cosmin provides legal assistance and representation both at the stage prior to the initiation of the dispute, and in front of the ordinary courts or arbitration courts.

For over 10 years a member of the Bucharest Bar and a member of the ZRP team for more than seven years, Ovidiu Serban specializes in tax law and civil law, including disputes between professionals. Ovidiu is part of the litigation team of the company and has acquired a wealth of practical experience over time as a result of active participation in some of the most important and diverse projects the company has provided legal assistance to its clients. Among these we mention tax disputes (VAT, excises, local taxes), civil disputes or arbitration ones deriving from the relations between professionals (construction contracts, electricity and natural gas contracts, commercial claims and debt recoveries) and also disputes derived from family relations and inheritance.

Laura Danescu is part of the ZRP’s team since 2010 and specializes in Labor Law, providing legal assistance to various private companies in matters relating to individual employment contracts, internal regulations, collective bargaining agreements, disciplinary investigation procedures , agreements of termination of individual employment contracts, transfer of the employees. Simultaneously with this specialization, since she joined ZRP, Laura has been currently assisting one of the largest companies in the manufacturing and distribution of sports clothing and footwear. Given Laura’s experience that includes assistance in matters of Civil Law, Commercial / Corporate Law and Public Procurement, she is often involved in projects of drafting and negotiation of lease agreements, dissolution and liquidation of companies, aspects under the rules of organization and participation in the awarding of public procurement contracts. Laura is a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2009 and holds a Master Degree in Labor Law.

Andrada Barbu has assisted and represented clients before courts of law and arbitration courts, being involved in complex administrative and civil projects in various fields such as contract disputes, public procurement, actions on ownership and land fund, administrative appeals, incidents related to foreclosure proceedings, challenge of financial corrections. The main areas of practice are contractual and administrative disputes, in particular, assistance and representation of economic operators and contracting authorities before the National Council for Solving Complaints and competent courts in complex disputes involving the public procurement procedure or performance of public procurement contracts.

Livia Iurascu is part of ZRP’s team since 2014 and specializes in civil litigation, corporate disputes, as well as in disputes having as object the annulment of the administrative deeds or of the deeds deriving from the performance of public contracts. Livia has also represented clients in disputes arising from the breach provisions of Capital Market Law, in many disputes arising from works contracts, including FIDIC standard contracts and disputes regarding the energy market. Before joining ZRP’s team, Livia worked in the local office of an international law firm.

Andreea Macasoi specializes in commercial and civil disputes, her professional activity being focused mainly on insolvency disputes, contract law, real estate, expropriation, bill-of-exchange law and family law. Andreea provides legal services to major players on the national and international market, such as financial banking institutions or leasing companies, in the areas of renewable energy, automotive or construction industry.

Andreea is involved in projects related to the recovery of bad loans in insolvency proceedings, but also in enforcement proceedings, including those with cross-border elements or involving the execution of shares owned by individuals or companies. In the insolvency area, Andreea manages files on the insolvency of group companies, advising also on the legality of the reorganization plan or the identification of the optimal methods of recovery of the secured receivables.

Cosmin Ursu has extensive experience in cases involving misfeasance in office or in connection with the office, crimes regarding the capital market, privatization and public procurement, money laundering, crimes against life, requests for enforcement of European arrest warrants.

Beside constant participation in seminars and conferences in the field of criminal law, his interest in professional development materialized in the graduation of the professional master Fraud Investigation - Police Academy A. I. Cuza and obtaining the Master in Security Studies and Intelligence Analysis at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Bucharest.

He is also a member of the Forensic Association from Romania and the European Criminal Bar Association.