Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alexander Turcan and Octavian Cazac
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Long-established and the largest firm in Moldova. Advises on high-stakes M&A and financing deals. Assists local and international banks, private equity funds and foreign corporate clients investing into Moldova. Often acts as local law counsel in multi-jurisdictional transactions, working in co-operation with international law firms. Recently active in deals in the aviation industry.
Strengths Turcan Cazac is valued for their local expertise: "They know the local way of doing things and got us good results."
Another client praises their "legal know-how and English language skills."
Work highlights Acted for CEFC China Energy on the Moldovan law aspects of its multibillion acquisition of KMG International that included providing a due diligence report on Rompetrol Moldova.
Advised Aircraft Management on the extension of a lease agreement to Airbus A320-233 aircraft.
Significant clients IFC, EBRD, Société Générale, GRAWE Group, Ericsson.
Alexander Turcan is one of the most experienced lawyers in Moldova. He is actively involved in advising on new legislative initiatives and assists clients with strategic matters.
Octavian Cazac advises on financing transactions as well as corporate, M&A and banking regulatory issues. A client says: "His responses are always very clear," with another adding: "He is to-the-point, result-oriented and knows the local market and its practice." He advised Société Générale on a significant syndicated loan to Trans-Oil in Moldova.
Associate Vadim Taigorba is a new addition to the ranking. He assists key partners with significant transactions and specialises in aviation law. "He was available for our requests and easily handled a lot of documents," a client says.