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The Bucharest Court of Appeal definitively rejected the damages claims of Football Club U Craiova S.A. amounting to 300 million Euros

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Bucharest Court of Appeal issued a final award of dismissal on damages of about 300 million Euros requested by Football Club U Craiova S.A. further to the decision of the Romanian Football Federation to exclude this club on July 20, 2011.

After 8 years of litigation, all claims of Football Club U Craiova S.A., sustained through a whole suite of procedural steps, are irrevocably proven to be unfounded.

In all these proceedings, FRF’s defence was provided by the law firm “ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII” – with a team led by Managing Associate Dan Cristea, and by Adrian Stângaciu, Manager of the FRF Legal Department.

Dan Cristea

Dan Cristea: “This arguably is Romania’s most important sports litigation ever by reference to its duration and the value of the claims at stake. We are happy and proud to have had the opportunity of litigating this landmark case file.”

ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII has a dedicated team of lawyers specialising in Sports Law and is regularly representing leading player associations, professional athletes, sports event organizers, media companies, sports agencies, etc in contract negotiations and endorsement opportunities, including representation in contract disputes and other sports law related litigation, domestic and international arbitration.

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