Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

  • Overview

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is one of the largest independent law firms in Romania, with a successful track record in some of the most important areas of business consultancy. It has:

  • Offices in Romania (Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca) and a representative office in Spain (Madrid)
  • Best-friend relationship with Turcan Cazac in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)
  • Correspondent law offices in major cities, including Brasov, Sibiu, Iasi, Constanta, Timisoara
  • Specialised practice groups (23 areas of practice)
  • Extensive recommendations from Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Chambers & Partners on all the leading practice groups

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has been named as:

  • No. 1 Law Firm in Continental Europe (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2009)
  • No. 1 Law Firm in Romania for four consecutive years (Law Firm of the Year Award)
  • European Managing Partner of the Year Award (The Lawyer European Awards 2012)
  • Best Law Firm in Romania (IFLR European Awards 2012)
  • Law Firm of the Year Award (Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010)
  • Law Firm of the Year in Eastern Europe and the Balkans (Law Firm of the Year Award — The Lawyer European Awards 2010)
  • Best Managed Workplace Award (Managing Partners’ European Leadership Awards 2012)
  • Best Employer in Romania 2009/10 in the SMEs category (Aon Hewitt)

The firm's client portfolio includes prominent international corporations, financial institutions, government and local public authorities, as well as ‘Fortune 500’ category companies:

  • Erste Bank/Banca Comerciala Româna (BCR)
  • CEZ
  • Rompetrol Rafinare, currently owned by KazMunaiGaz
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Carrefour Romania
  • Gabriel Resources Ltd/Rosia Montana Gold Corporation
  • Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) jsc Novi Sad (a member of Gazprom)
  • Sofiprotéol/Saipol
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • OMV Petrom
  • The Bucharest Stock Exchange
  • BRD-Groupe Société Générale
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Philip Morris
  • Alstom Transport
  • Siemens
  • Ericsson Telecommunications Romania
  • Vodafone Romania
  • Volvo

The firm is committed to building on and investing in client relationships beyond the provision of core legal advice. Its specialised network of professionals in insolvency (TZA Insolventa SPRL), certified tax advisors (Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax SRL), certified intellectual property counsellors (Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii IP SRL), certified mediators and court bailiffs provide comprehensive services to effectively meet clients’ needs. Towards this end, the firm also ensured that its quality-management systems are compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 standards and has been issued a quality certificate confirming the same.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii provides legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: mergers, acquisitions and privatisation; corporate and commercial; litigation and international arbitration; oil and gas/mining law; corporate tax law; PPP, concession and public procurement; electronic communications and IT; employment and pensions; insurance and reinsurance; real estate; banking and finance; capital markets and securities; competition; healthcare and pharmaceutical law; energy law; environmental law; intellectual property; media and advertising; regulatory legal services; and shipping and transport.

The firm's practice in these areas has been rated highest by major international directories, according to which Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is “one of the most dynamic firms in the Romanian legal market at the moment which has built a really successful practice and has emerged as one of the burgeoning outfits in the market” (IFLR 1000). Also, according to Chambers Europe, the firm “offers cutting-edge legal representation and serves clients’ interests beyond the confines of traditional lawyering”, employing a team of “true forward-thinkers” who provide both “innovative and practical solutions to legal problems”. Legal 500 acknowledges that Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii remains “one of the leading domestic firms, showing no sign of slowing the pace”.


Victoriei Square
4-8 Nicolae Titulescu Ave. America House, West Wing, 8th Floor
Sector 1

Turnover (£M): EUR 22.4m (2010)
Total number of fee-earners: 101
Total number of partners: 21
Total number of equity partners: 8
Total number of female partners: 8
Total number of staff: 163