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Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Appoints a New Partner and Promotes Other Four Associates

Bucharest, April 18, 2013 - – Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners (ZRP) announces a series of promotions as partners and senior associates. Antoniu Obancia, managing associate has been promoted to partner in the Litigation Department, joining the team of ZRP partners formed of Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu, Ioana Racoti and Stan Tirnoveanu – founding partners, Cosmin Vasile – managing partner and Anca Danilescu, senior partner.

Also four associates have been promoted to senior associates: Madalina Ivan (consultancy), Stefania Maciuceanu (litigation), Cosmin Cojocaru (litigation) and Ovidiu Serban (litigation).

“We do believe that ZRP’s development essentially depends on the team’s contribution, on the proper involvement of all colleagues. The more the ones assuming and pulling at the oar properly, the quicker and the farther the boat will move. From this perspective, the recognition of the merits, of the quality, of the work and earnestness is a priority for us. We are very satisfied with having a valuable and talented team and with keeping our statute of “school of attorneys at law” unanimously recognized on the market, Cosmin Vasile, managing partner of ZRP, declared.

Antoniu Obanciahas over 13-year experience as attorney at law and has distinguished himself in the last years by exceptional expertise, capacity to manage highly complex projects, being involved in ones of the most important projects of the firm in this period. Antoniu specializes in criminal law and has contributed significantly to the development of this practice that he coordinates in ZRP. The legal assistance and representation services he offers in this area of practice refer to economic and financial offences or offences connected to the job relations, including the ones that are the object of the competence of the specialized structures from the Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT, DNA). Antoniu advises the clients at all stages of the criminal proceedings, including in cases with imprisonment before trial. His area of expertise includes also insolvency, civil and commercial disputes, administrative law and debt recovery.

Madalina Ivan has been a member of ZRP team since 2007 and has gained solid experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and labor law. Madalina has vast knowledge of general and commercial corporate law and has been involved in complex M& A transactions relating to operations regarding share capital, take-over, memoranda of understanding and operations regarding corporate assets. Madalina has assisted various issuers and financial investment companies in the implementation of the corporate law regulations and aspects specific to capital market, unfolding of public offers, admission and withdrawal from trading. Madalina’s expertise in labor law covers aspects related to the negotiation of the collective bargaining agreements, conclusion and termination of the individual employment agreements, personnel restructuring and transfer, as well as legal assistance regarding the internal regulations, policies and the implementation of the labor law norms. Madalina offers legal advice to important clients from Romania in various industries – energy, finance and banking, real estate, chemical industry, textile industry.

Stefania Maciuceanu specializes in the insolvency procedure, commercial disputes and debt recovery. She also has vast experience in civil law disputes, including claims for restitution of nationalized and expropriated property. Her activity focuses also on banking and finance, being involved in disputes on credit agreements and guarantees, at the same time offering also legal opinions on such aspects. Stefania has been a member of the ZRP team since 2008.


Cosmin Cojocaru has over 10-year experience as attorney at law and is a member of the firm’s arbitration team, having remarkable expertise in disputes in constructions, including disputes deriving from the non-performance or inappropriate performance of FIDIC contracts. Cosmin’s activity focuses also on civil and commercial disputes, including commercial disputes, trials related to the acquisition and sale of companies, real estate disputes and aspects related to enforcement, administrative law, privatization of commercial companies and corporate law. Cosmin offers legal assistance and representation services both at the stage prior to the initiation of the dispute and in front of the common law or arbitration courts.

Ovidiu Serban has been a member of ZRP team since 2009 and specializes in tax law, commercial law, civil law and labor law. Ovidiu is a member of the firm’s litigation team and has gained vast practice experience in time as a result of his active participation in some of the most important and varied projects in which the company has offered legal assistance to its clients. From these we would like to mention tax disputes on VAT, excises, tax on profit, civil and commercial disputes, disputes deriving from the conclusion, performance or termination of the collective or individual employment agreements, insolvency and debt recovery.