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Dispute Resolution — Moldova


Gladei & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-notch disputes practice with special expertise in handling cases in the banking sector. Active representing banks as creditors in debt collection matters. Also acts for a number of Moldovan companies. Active in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and out-of-court settlement. Additionally, assists with labour disputes and trade mark rights conflicts. Recent new clients include EGIS International and Rio Bucovina.

Strengths According to sources, the team has excellent problem-solving skills: "These lawyers would find a solution where others would vow there is none."

Work highlights Represented a US investor, Laguardia, in a multimillion-dollar investment arbitration against the Moldovan state concerning the breach of the bilateral US-Moldova Treaty on Investment Protection.

Acted for MobiasBanca – Groupe Société Générale on high-value criminal proceedings in relation to a civil liability case for alleged damages.

Notable practitioners

Vitalie Ciofu is the firm's key litigation partner and is reputed for his experience in disputes. He has a strong track record of acting on high-profile cases, predominantly defending creditors in banking and finance disputes.

Managing partner Roger Gladei is best known for advising banks on contentious matters. According to one source, "he brings strong strategic advice and is one step ahead of the opponent."

Viorica Bejan is a key team member on the major contentious matters handled by the firm and frequently represents defendants in litigation. Sources highlight her ability "to turn the client's problem into a success story."

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ACI Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Offers particular 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 advising on large international arbitration cases. Also represents clients in tax fraud allegations.

Strengths Clients praise the lawyers as reliable and responsive, describing them as "fast and diligent" and highlighting their ability to "provide services within the deadline."

Work highlights Represented a Russian broadcasting company, CTC Media, in court proceedings concerning the liquidation of its debtor in Moldova.

Advised OHL on litigation related to its road rehabilitation project in Moldova.

Notable practitioners

Cristina Martin enjoys a strong reputation in Moldova as an arbitrator and is highlighted by clients for her responsiveness, with interviewees describing her as "very reactive and easy to contact."

Daniel Martin focuses his practice on commercial civil litigation and acts on white-collar crime cases as well as administrative disputes. Martin also represents international companies in copyright and IP disputes in Moldova.

Carolina Parcalab is particularly focused on competition and antitrust matters, as well as having experience of employment and freedom of expression disputes. One client is impressed by her personal skills, describing her as "calm and goal-oriented."

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Turcan Cazac - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Sizeable team predominantly acting for foreign clients on contentious commercial matters, shareholder and labour disputes, and IP-related litigation. Assists international companies with enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Also represents local companies in disputes with local regulators. Often acts for managers and consultants.

Notable practitioners

Iulia Furtuna is the firm's key disputes lawyer, leading on the majority of complex disputes undertaken by the firm, with a particular focus on employment law disputes. "She is diligent and productive," comments one source, adding: "She has business acumen."

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Cobzac & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Disputes boutique entering the rankings following an impressive track record advising on contentious matters and extensive praise from the market. Focuses on financial restructuring and insolvency work, as well as debt collection cases. Represents both creditors and borrowers, predominantly acting for local companies and banks. Also assists local and foreign investors with advice on shareholder structures and agreements.

Strengths Clients often mention the team's efficiency and ability to find "the best solution." One client in particular enthuses: "Most of all I am impressed with their efficiency, creativity and ability to think outside the box."

Another source emphasises their skill in finding "a very good plan on how to get out of one situation or another."

Work highlights Represented Eximbank - Gruppo Veneto Banca in a debt collection claim against an individual over the realisation of credit contract obligations.

Acted for 47th Parallel on a dispute concerning the construction of a new store.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Daniel Cobzac climbs the rankings as a result of excellent market feedback. He advises predominantly local clients on dispute resolution matters, with a special focus on debt collection and insolvency. "He is meticulous, versatile and dedicated to the client's interests," says one interviewee, and another client points out: "I know that if I have a problem, he will find the way to solve it."

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Efrim Rosca & Associates - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recently established by prominent litigators, this disputes-driven firm enters the rankings due to its growing reputation and positive feedback. Handles a broad range of contentious cases, including commercial litigation, as well as tax disputes, white-collar crime matters, IP and competition cases. Clients include well-known international and domestic brands.

Strengths Sources praise the lawyers for their ability to go out of their way to meet the client's needs. "They know what to do in any situation in order to meet the client’s expectations," comments one client, while another adds: "They are excellent. They do more than we ask of them."

They are also complimented on their availability: "They are available 24/7 and you can rely on them in any circumstances."

Work highlights Acted for Basisuk on a claim raised by the State Tax Service against the client concerning an overdue voluntary tax declaration.

Advised China Tobacco International on a trade mark dispute against Imperial Unit.

Notable practitioners

Vladislav Rosca is one of the most well-known litigators in Moldova, climbing to the top tier in recognition of his renown and positive feedback, with clients valuing his "profound knowledge." He represents local and international clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, administrative and criminal proceedings, as well as bankruptcy cases and other disputes.

Oleg Efrim enters the rankings this year as a result of strong market recognition. He is experienced in commercial and civil litigation, also advising on competition law disputes. He is described as "polite, exact and quick to answer."

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Band 1

Gladei & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vitalie Ciofu is the firm's key litigation partner and is reputed for his experience in disputes. He has a strong track record of acting on high-profile cases, predominantly defending creditors in banking and finance disputes.

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Band 1

Associated Lawyers Firm Corect

From the Chambers Europe guide

Igor Clima of Associated Lawyers Firm Corect is one of the top disputes lawyers in Moldova, known for acting on market-leading cases. Market commentators enthuse that he is a "very good litigator."

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Band 1

Efrim Rosca & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vladislav Rosca is one of the most well-known litigators in Moldova, climbing to the top tier in recognition of his renown and positive feedback, with clients valuing his "profound knowledge." He represents local and international clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, administrative and criminal proceedings, as well as bankruptcy cases and other disputes.

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Band 2

Cobzac & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Daniel Cobzac climbs the rankings as a result of excellent market feedback. He advises predominantly local clients on dispute resolution matters, with a special focus on debt collection and insolvency. "He is meticulous, versatile and dedicated to the client's interests," says one interviewee, and another client points out: "I know that if I have a problem, he will find the way to solve it."

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Band 3

Efrim Rosca & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Oleg Efrim enters the rankings this year as a result of strong market recognition. He is experienced in commercial and civil litigation, also advising on competition law disputes. He is described as "polite, exact and quick to answer."

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Band 3

Turcan Cazac

From the Chambers Europe guide

Iulia Furtuna is the firm's key disputes lawyer, leading on the majority of complex disputes undertaken by the firm, with a particular focus on employment law disputes. "She is diligent and productive," comments one source, adding: "She has business acumen."

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Band 3

Gladei & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Roger Gladei is best known for advising banks on contentious matters. According to one source, "he brings strong strategic advice and is one step ahead of the opponent."

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Band 3

ACI Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Cristina Martin enjoys a strong reputation in Moldova as an arbitrator and is highlighted by clients for her responsiveness, with interviewees describing her as "very reactive and easy to contact."

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Band 3

ACI Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Daniel Martin focuses his practice on commercial civil litigation and acts on white-collar crime cases as well as administrative disputes. Martin also represents international companies in copyright and IP disputes in Moldova.

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Up and Coming

Carolina Parcalab

ACI Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carolina Parcalab is particularly focused on competition and antitrust matters, as well as having experience of employment and freedom of expression disputes. One client is impressed by her personal skills, describing her as "calm and goal-oriented."

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Associates to watch

Gladei & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Viorica Bejan is a key team member on the major contentious matters handled by the firm and frequently represents defendants in litigation. Sources highlight her ability "to turn the client's problem into a success story."

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