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Europe Guide

Dispute Resolution — Moldova

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第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Daniel Martin
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised for its growing strength in local and international disputes, including arbitration. Acts for both international and domestic clients on administrative, IP, employment, debt collection and white-collar crime matters. Particularly noted for acting on large international arbitration cases.

Work highlights The team, in consortium with DLA Piper, successfully represented the interests of Moldova in an arbitration case initiated by Energoalians.

Significant clients Coca-Cola, Steinel, Microsoft, EBRD, European Investment Bank. 

Notable practitioners  

Daniel Martin is a litigator specialising in white-collar crime cases as well as administrative disputes. 

Carolina Parcalab assists clients with a variety of disputes, including competition, data protection and employment. She successfully represented Moldova in an international arbitration case initiated by Energoalians.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Highly regarded group of lawyers, often acting as the first port of call for the most complex cases. Advises on civil, administrative and public law-related conflicts. Represents local public authorities as well as international organisations.

Notable practitioners  

Igor Clima is one of the top disputes lawyers in Moldova, acting on local disputes. "I agree he is a leader," a peer says, adding: "I would refer a local client to him."

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Roger Gladei and Vitalie Ciofu
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well respected for its expertise in handling cases in the banking sector, and has recently been active in representing banks as creditors in debt collection matters. Also acts for a number of Moldovan corporates. Active in ADR, including mediation and out-of-court settlement. Additionally, assists with labour disputes and IP rights conflicts.

Strengths Sources note the team's flexibility and adaptability, with one source describing it as "a strong and efficient team," adding that advice is based on a "perfect combination of experience and innovation." Another source says the team is "very resourceful yet highly loyal."

Work highlights Represented Victor Turcanu, the chairman of the board of directors of a local bank, in a large-scale dispute over alleged reputational issues with another Moldovan bank. 

Successfully defended SADE, which was taken to court by a third party in relation to a contract breach on the part of its subcontractor. 

Significant clients BCR Chișinău, ProCredit Bank, MobiasBanca, Credit Rapid, CTI-Capital.

Notable practitioners   

Vitalie Ciofu is the firm's key litigation partner and a "market veteran" who has recently predominantly defended creditors in bankruptcy cases. Sources say his "results speak for themselves. He is modest but tremendously effective." Another source adds that he is "an opponent to be afraid of."

Managing partner Roger Gladei is recommended by clients for his commercial approach. Clients say: "Roger Gladei is terrific, both in court and in negotiations." He is best known for advising banks, including in contentious matters.

Associate to watch Viorica Bejan enters the rankings as a result of positive market feedback and appearance on the firm's significant cases. "She is a real discovery for us, finding the best arguments and building the winning argumentation."

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Iulia Furtuna, Alexander Turcan and Octavian Cazac
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Sizeable team representing largely foreign clients in contentious commercial matters, shareholder and labour disputes, and IP-related litigation. Assists international companies with enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Also defends local companies in disputes with local regulators. 

Strengths One source praises the team's effort: "They helped us to sort out a difficult problem in a satisfactory manner avoiding litigation."

Clients praise the group for "good communication and prompt replies."

Work highlights Represented Generali España in litigation proceedings against a Moldovan energy company, ICS Red Unión Fenosa, in connection to an insurance payment valued at USD1.3 million.

Acted for Microinvest on a number of disputes with its former CEO.

Notable practitioners  

Alexander Turcan is one of the best-known lawyers in Moldova, offering strategic advice on litigious matters. 

Iulia Furtuna is the firm's key disputes lawyer, leading on the majority of the complex disputes undertaken by the firm.

Vladimir Palamarciuc focuses on insolvency and bankruptcy cases. One client commends his "very good English" and "very quick responses."

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Eminent Practitioner

Turcan Cazac

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Turcan is one of the best-known lawyers in Moldova, offering strategic advice on litigious matters. 

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Gladei & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vitalie Ciofu is the firm's key litigation partner and a "market veteran" who has recently predominantly defended creditors in bankruptcy cases. Sources say his "results speak for themselves. He is modest but tremendously effective." Another source adds that he is "an opponent to be afraid of."

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Associated Lawyers Firm Corect

From the Chambers Europe guide

Igor Clima is one of the top disputes lawyers in Moldova, acting on local disputes. "I agree he is a leader," a peer says, adding: "I would refer a local client to him."

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Band 2

Efrim Rosca & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vladislav Rosca is co-founder of Efrim Rosca & Associates, established in 2016. He is highly regarded for his track record in white-collar crime matters and also acts on commercial cases.

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Cobzac & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Daniel Cobzac is a founding partner of Cobzac & Partners. He is an experienced litigator and has been particularly active in insolvency and debt recovery cases. One client says: "What we like most about him is that he never says, 'This problem does not have a solution.' What he says is, 'We will find a solution to your problem,' and he really does that, fast and well." 

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Band 3

Gladei & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Roger Gladei is recommended by clients for his commercial approach. Clients say: "Roger Gladei is terrific, both in court and in negotiations." He is best known for advising banks, including in contentious matters.

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ACI Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Daniel Martin is a litigator specialising in white-collar crime cases as well as administrative disputes. 

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Up and Coming

Turcan Cazac

From the Chambers Europe guide

Iulia Furtuna is the firm's key disputes lawyer, leading on the majority of the complex disputes undertaken by the firm.

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Up and Coming

ACI Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carolina Parcalab assists clients with a variety of disputes, including competition, data protection and employment. She successfully represented Moldova in an international arbitration case initiated by Energoalians.

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Associates to watch

Gladei & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Associate to watch Viorica Bejan enters the rankings as a result of positive market feedback and appearance on the firm's significant cases. "She is a real discovery for us, finding the best arguments and building the winning argumentation."

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Associates to watch

Turcan Cazac

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vladimir Palamarciuc focuses on insolvency and bankruptcy cases. One client commends his "very good English" and "very quick responses."

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