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Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații successfully advises MOL Romania on the opening of the first two service stations located on the A2 Motorway

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised MOL Romania Petroleum Products S.R.L. on all legal matters regarding the design, authorisation and execution phase of the service stations located on the A2 Motorway. The MOL Murfatlar stations are part of the service concession contract concluded with the National Company for Road Infrastructure Administration (CNAIR) at the beginning of 2021.

On 26 July, MOL Romania Petroleum Products S.R.L. opened its first two service stations located on “Autostrada Soarelui”/A2 Motorway at km 186+090 (A2 Constanța-Medgidia), respectively km 186+580 (A2 Medgidia-Constanța) in the presence of Camelia Ene (CEO MOL Romania), Robert Pitt (MOL Group Retail SVP), representatives of CNAIR and of the local authorities.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised MOL Romania Petroleum Products S.R.L. on all stages of the project, starting with the preparation of the tender and the preliminary market consultation, the conclusion of the service concession contract with CNAIR, continuing with the design, authorisation and execution phase of the services spaces taken under concession and will further assist the company in relation to the operation phase of said services spaces.

The legal team consists of Șerban Pâslaru (Partner), Iuliana Leon, (Managing Associate), Șerban Sârbu (Associate), lawyers with extensive expertise in PPP/PFI projects.

The services spaces located on the A2 Motorway (km 196+940 Murfatlar town, Constanța County) are the first two from a series of services spaces granted under concession by CNAIR, located on Nădlac – Sibiu and Pitești – București (A1 Motorway) and Cernavodă – Constanța (A2 Motorway), which will be open to the public in the following period.

The team specialising in public procurement, concessions & public-private partnerships (PPP) 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, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii “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).

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