MOL Romania Petroleum Products S.R.L. won 7 out of the 13 lots for services spaces leased under concession by Compania Națională de Administrare a Infrastructurii Rutiere S.A. for equipping/fitting out, operating and maintaining the services spaces located on Romanian motorways open to road traffic, on the routes of Nădlac – Sibiu and Pitești – Bucharest (A1) and Cernavodă – Constanța (A2).
The lawyers from ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII were involved in all the stages of the concession procedure, their activities covering legal advice on the requirements of the tender documentation, the legal structuring of the participation in the tendering procedure, the tender preparation and submission, the drafting of answers to the contracting authority’s requests for clarification and the executing the concession contracts. Previously, the lawyers also assisted MOL during the prior market consultation.
MOL thus continues the historical collaboration it started with ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII on this type of projects in 2015, on the occasion of a similar procedure for the rental of services spaces located on several sections of the A1 Motorway.
The team specialising in public procurements, concessions & public-private partnerships is one of the best known in Romania, according to international legal guides – Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR – who place ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII first in the ranking of law firms specialising in investment projects. Thus, the law firm is renowned “for the advice it provides on various complex PPP projects”, and it is “one of the firms with most awards, excelling in particular in the PPP field” (Chambers Europe). Also, ȚUCA ZBÂRCEA & ASOCIAȚII “has a reputation as the firm with the most PPP projects and proven efficiency in this regard”. In particular, the clients recommend the firm for its “safety, skill, ability to advise both governmental authorities and private companies” (Legal 500).