Vicu Buzac

Senior Associate

Vicu joined RTPR in 2014. He is a dispute resolution associate whose practice focuses on international arbitration, as well as commercial and intellectual property disputes. Vicu also specialises in data protection matters. He often sits as a tribunal secretary in various international arbitrations cases, for world renowned arbitrators.

With a belief that progress for society is reached only through a strong protection of intellectual property, Vicu advises clients in relation to intellectual property matters. His understanding of IT-related aspects makes him especially adept at internet infringement cases.

As a litigator, Vicu’s professional highlight to date is a High Court decision which followed his reasoning and stated that the contractual rules of interpretation may be considered as final appeal grounds. This is a landmark decision of the High Court as it overruled 90 years of consistent case law stating otherwise.

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A company designing typefaces and fonts against the largest Internet Service Provider in Romania in relation to copyright infringement claim regarding a specific typeface the client developed
Ursus Breweries (Asahi group) on a series of complex trademark licensing and distribution contracts to be concluded with the Efes Group in relation to several core beer brands including Efes and Timişoreana, in several jurisdictions
British American Tobacco in relation to a potential patent infringement claim, regarding an electronic cigarette
Electrica on data protection matters, including on the implementation of the GDPR compliance programme
Engie on data protection matters, including on the implementation of the GDPR compliance programme
British American Tobacco on data protection matters, including on the implementation of the GDPR compliance programme
Macon on data protection matters, including on the implementation of the GDPR compliance programme
Successfully representing largest US Studios, Disney, Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures, 21st Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures on copyright infringement matters in the first site blocking case in the CEE
Successfully represented Electrica in a 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 RBS Bank Romania in an ICC arbitration held in Vienna, in relation to a contractual dispute
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Vicu Buzac

Senior Associate