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Călin-Andrei Zamfirescu

Senior Partner


Bucharest Bar | 1976


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Senior Partner and founder of Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners, Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is Head of the Dispute Resolution department. Calin is a leading Romanian expert in litigation and arbitration, acting as counsel for major clients in important domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, being praised for his experience in banking, finance, insolvency, liquidation, and bankruptcy-related contentious matters.

As to his relevant experience, he has been an arbitrator in an impressive number of national and international arbitration proceedings, which places him along the most experienced arbitration experts in Romania. Also, he has participated in the elaboration of the major law projects, as the laws on banks privatization, the banking law and the bankruptcy procedure for banking companies.

Calin legally assists and represents clients in front of the courts of law (including the Courts of Appeal and the High Court of Annulment and Justice), the Constitutional Court, the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other international arbitral courts.

He is Honorary President of the National Union of Romanian Bars, the National Union of Liberal Professions as well as Head of the Romanian Delegation before CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe).

Founding partner Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is deeply experienced in dispute resolution and ‘He knows how the system works.’

(Chambers and Partners | 2019)

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is hailed as a sharp and goal-oriented litigator.

(Chambers and Partners | 2018)

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is recognized as a litigation giant.

(Chambers and Partners | 2017)

Clients consider him a ‘positive person who looks for solutions and is well known in the market’.

(Chambers and Partners | 2016)

Clients describe him as ‘the top lawyer in litigation’ and ‘a perfect strategist’, with ‘an excellent ability to analyze, synthesize and co-ordinate the work’.

(Chambers and Partners | 2015)

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is regarded as a “pre-eminent figure on the dispute resolution market” and is highly reputed for his litigation and arbitration experience.

(Chambers and Partners | 2014)

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu is widely acknowledged for his long-standing experience in the market.

(Chambers and Partners ǀ 2020)

Calin Zamfirescu – a legend of the Romanian bar, one of the most respected litigators in Romania and a lawyer with a deep understanding of business matters.

(Legal 500 EMEA | 2020)

Calin-Andrei Zamfirescu’s forward-thinking approach is borne of extensive courtroom experience.

(IAM Patent 1000 | 2020)

  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Criminal Law

Included in international rankings since 2007:

Hall of Fame, Dispute Resolution
(Legal 500 EMEA | since 2020)
Eminent Practitioner, Dispute Resolution
(Chambers and Partners | since 2018)
Band 1 Recommended Lawyer, Dispute Resolution
(Chambers and Partners | 2007 – 2017)
Leading Individual, Dispute Resolution
(Legal 500 EMEA | 2007 – 2019)
Recognized in Arbitration & Mediation, Banking & Finance Law, Litigation
(Best Lawyers ǀ since 2010)

  • BA in Law, Magna cum laudae, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 1976
  • Post-graduate course in Civil and Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest | 1986

Bucharest Bar Association
Since 1976 | Honorary member since 2002
Romanian Lawyers Association
Vice President | 1994-1999; President of the Central Discipline Committee | 1992-1999
National Association of Romanian Bars
President | 1999-2007, Honorary President | 2007-present
Court of International Commercial Arbitration, Bucharest, Romania
Arbitrator since 1999
INSOL Europe
Member since 1999
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe
Head of the Romanian Delegation since 1999
Romanian Association of Liberal Professions
Honorary President since 2007; President | 2002-2004
Balkan Lawyers Association
President | 2003-2005
International Bar Association
Member since 1998

“Ongoing Professional Training in European Union Countries”
The Lawyer | 2010
“Legal Practice of the Romanian Lawyer in European Union Countries and in the European Economic Area”
The Lawyer | 2009
“The Romanian Lawyer – a European Lawyer”
The Lawyer | 2007
“Dialogues on the Law”
All Beck | 2005
“Legislative Reform within Fighting against Corruption. The Impact over the Legislation regarding the Lawyer’s Profession Organization and Functioning”
The Lawyer | 2003
“The Prospects regarding the Development of the Lawyer’s Profession”
The Lawyer | 2001
“The By-laws of the Foreign Lawyer, Member of a Romanian Bar; National and International Regulations”
The Lawyer | 2001
“The Foreign Investment Law in Romania”
“The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards in Romania”

Mr. Zamfirescu also published an impressive number of articles and studies in law reviews on civil right and civil procedure matters, studies presented at various specialized conferences, seminars and meetings, regarding privatization, bankruptcy and the banking systems.

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