Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Our experienced litigation team has built the strength and capability to rise to the challenges of fast-changing litigation in Romania. In recent years we have developed our litigation practice to provide a full and comprehensive service.

Our litigation team is greatly appreciated for its practice on competition, administrative and public procurement law, intellectual property, tax, real estate, commercial and employment issues, providing assistance and representation for high profile clients. Very few firms can match our combination of top quality lawyers, specialist knowledge and the global resources we can readily access when assisting or representing our international clients. Another reason why clients turn to us is our detailed knowledge of key industry sectors, including medical services, energy, information technology, telecommunication and banking.

We have extensive experience in national litigation covering all types of commercial and business-related disputes. We offer our clients a clear view upon the tactical and procedural avenues open to them before initiating any type of judicial proceeding and we make every endeavour to ensure that our clients’ interest is well-protected during the entire course of the litigation.

Transactions

Successfully represented Tymbark Maspex in court proceedings in relation to the annulment of the decision of the Competition Council in an investigation in which Metro, Selgros and Mega Image were investigated
Successfully represented Electrica in an EUR 800 million litigation case against the Romanian Management Company for Ownership in Energy (SAPE) for alleged breaches of the post-privatisation monitoring obligations regarding former distribution subsidiaries of Electrica
Successfully represented a reputed international bank in relation to a commercial dispute whereby the client is being sued for an alleged receivable in the amount of USD 370 million
Successfully represented an international provider of automotive equipment in a tax litigation against the National Agency for Fiscal Administration for the reimbursement of EUR 1.5 million
Aegon Societate de Administrare a unui Fond de Pensii Administrat Privat S.A. in court proceedings against the decision of the Romanian Competition Council for the annulment of the decision under which the company was sanctioned along with other managing companies of mandatory private pension funds (Pillar II) for an alleged allocation of customers. The fine has been reduced with 80%.
Profi Rom Food in court proceedings against the decision of the Romanian Competition Council fining a vertical price fixing agreement. The fine has been irrevocably reduced by the High Court of Cassation and Justice with 75%.
Successfully represented RBS Bank Romania in an ICC arbitration held in Vienna, in relation to a contractual dispute
Successfully represented the National Bank of Romania in relation to a dispute with the ultimate shareholder of Banca Carpatica
Successfully represented SDEE Transilvania Nord SA (part of Electrica group) in front of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in a high profile dispute initiated by RCS-RDS, the largest Romanian telecom services provider, that intended to enter the electricity distribution market and was hence challenging through a series of high stakes administrative cases our client’s electricity distribution natural monopoly
Successfully represented the most important Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios Productions, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, in the first site blocking case which has ever been tried in CEE, by suing internet service providers with the aim of blocking pirate movies websites
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Recognition

  • RTPR has built up an extremely strong track record in business critical disputes.
    Legal 500 2020
  • RTPR’s litigators are “very proactive”.
    Legal 500 2017, Dispute Resolution
  • RTPR provides “tailored advice with deep legal knowledge”.
    Legal 500 2016, Dispute Resolution
  • Tier 2 – Dispute resolution practice in Romania
    Legal 500 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

News & Insights

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Amendments to the Companies Law

√     Simplified procedure for transfers of shares to non-shareholders in SRLs √     Minimum share capital thresholds no longer applicable to SRLs √   …