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Zamfirescu Racoti Predoiu wins in court the dispute for the Association led by SAFEGE S.A. against Compania Apa Brasov S.A.

Bucharest, May 16, 2012 - Zamfirescu Racoti Predoiu Attorneys at Law (ZRP) obtained a favorable irrevocable solution in the dispute in which it represented the Association Safege S.A., AECOM Ingenieria S.R.L. and Artelia Romania S.R.L., after only two months from the date of initiation of the contestation procedure. On January 26, 2012, Compania Apa Bra?ov S.A., in capacity as Contracting Authority, communicated the Association the rejection of the offer submitted thereby in the public procurement procedure organized for the awarding of the agreement “Technical Assistance for Project Management – Rehabilitation and Expansion of the Water Supply and Sewage Systems in Brasov County”, considering it incompliant.

The contestation against the Contracting Authority’s Decision in the name of the Association was allowed, by the decision of February 29, 2012, by which The National Council for Settlement of Contestations obliged Compania Apa Brasov SA to continue the procedure, by the reevaluation of the offer submitted by the Association and with the elimination of the reasons for rejection of the offer considered previously.

The complaint filed against such decision by the bidder previously declared the winning bidder was irrevocably rejected by the decision delivered by Bra?ov Court of Appeal at the beginning of April. Such decision was followed, after two weeks, by the conclusion of the public procurement agreement.

“The solution obtained for the Association led by Safege obviously makes us happy, from the perspective of the success obtained for our client. There is another aspect that should be noted: the term of resolution of this case, the perspective from which this case represents a beautiful dream. CNSC solved the complaint in one month from the date of the authority disqualification decision, and Brasov Court of Appeal solved the complaint in the following 6 weeks. So the celerity desideratum becomes reality, if the role of the court allows it”, Cosmin Vasile, Ph. D, Partner of Zamfirescu Raco?i Predoiu, declared.

Zamfirescu Racoti Predoiu has one of the most powerful litigation departments from Romania, with a complete portfolio of settlement of disputes and a team of 29 experienced litigators and arbitrators.