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Dispute Resolution


Dispute Resolution is a key practice of our law firm, accounting for more than half of our work.

With an undisputed position of leadership on the Romanian market, we offer complete legal assistance and representation services with respect to domestic litigation and domestic and international arbitration. Our prestigious litigators and arbitrators have tried and tested experience, thus keeping us at the very top of our profession. We work in integrated multidisciplinary teams and are always well informed about all aspects of our clients’ business and day-to-day problems generating disputes.

Interviewees say: ‘They are a very effective team able to create a step-by-step strategy in a relatively short time and implement it in a very proficient manner’

(Chambers and Partners | 2019)

Sources additionally praise the team’s skill at writing pleadings: ‘It is an absolute pleasure to read them, because you understand them, they are to the point, complete and substantiated by evidence’.

(Chambers and Partners | 2019)

One client says: ‘This rapidity in their reaction as well as the professionalism of their advice clearly distinguishes them from other companies’.

(GAR 100 | 2019)

Clients highlight the team’s “clear thinking and ability to build a comprehensive defence plan fast” and praise the “excellent team co-ordination and communication.”

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2020)

A client reports that the lawyers are “well prepared, have remarkable advocacy skills and a strategic vision that makes the difference.”

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2020)

Incredible performance for an affordable price, partners with huge experience in all kind of disputes, and a client friendly approach.

(The Legal 500 | 2020)

ZRVP has a superb, experienced and reliable dispute resolution team, with high-level expertise in construction disputes. The team members have demonstrated an unlimited proactive approach, attention to client’s objectives and understanding of the commercial terms.

(The Legal 500 | 2020)

We have a strong record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients and the resources to handle dispute resolution cases of all types: a complete dispute resolution service, a team of experienced litigators and arbitrators, the ability to analyze the substantive dispute, tactical approach, and broad commercial and civil experience.

Our top-tier litigation practice always provides focused and valuable service and has an outstanding national and international reputation. We act for a broad spectrum of clients, particularly in the corporate and financial sectors, but also for government and state-owned entities and private clients. Both companies and private clients choose us to manage their disputes because we consistently deliver flawless and outstanding results.

Our arbitration team manages the biggest portfolio of domestic and international arbitration cases, conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration, the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Court of International Commercial Arbitration (Bucharest), and under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

  • Administrative contentious and fiscal litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Banking litigation
  • Capital markets disputes
  • Competition
  • Consumer protection
  • Construction disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Enforcement and debt recovery
  • Energy related disputes
  • Family law disputes
  • Insolvency / restructuring
  • Insurance related disputes
  • Intellectual property
  • Mediation
  • Public procurement disputes
  • Real estate litigation

Examples of our recent work include assistance to:

  • The state of Romania in an ICSID investment arbitration regarding a dispute derived from the effects of the most controversial insolvency procedures in Europe, the insolvency of Hidroelectrica; by an award issued end of 2018 the ICSID tribunal fully dismissed Alpiq’s claims of over EUR 400 million and ruled that Romania observed its undertaken obligations as host State and did not breach the investor’s rights;
  • Constructors and beneficiaries in over 30 cases having as object some of the most complex and diverse infrastructure design and construction projects disputes pending both before the national arbitration institution and the Romanian courts of law;
  • Major banks acting on the Romanian market, in hundreds of litigations having as object consumer protection cases, various debt recovery cases and/or other commercial disputes;
  • Various companies in disputes regarding claims filed by current employees challenging sensitive sanctioning decisions or by former employees challenging termination decisions following corporate restructuring decisions or following disciplinary misconducts; companies acting in various fields (construction, engineering, consultancy, IT&C, aviation, etc.) in some tens of disputes stemming from public procurement procedures, both before the National Council for Solving Complaints (”CNSC”) and the courts of law.

Chambers Europe, Romania: Dispute Resolution
Chambers and Partners | 2019
The Legal 500 EMEA, Romania: Dispute Resolution
The Legal 500 | 2019
European Litigation Team of the Year, The Lawyer European Awards
The Lawyer ǀ 2019
GAR 100 12th Edition
Global Arbitration Review ǀ 2019

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