Bucharest, 25th of June 2014: The latest edition of “Best Lawyers in Romania” guide nominates 112 lawyers in 20 practice areas. For the first time, the well-known American guide has included “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions in Romania.
“Best Lawyers” is the oldest and the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, with the longest tradition in listing performers in various areas of law from over 65 jurisdictions. The nominations reflect the opinions of the members of the legal community, as part of an extensive peer-review process of the most prominent lawyers in a given jurisdiction.
For the 2014 “Best Lawyers in Romania” list, a total number of 112 lawyers were included in 20 areas of practice. Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii clinched the top spot with 16 lawyers in the rankings. The firm received recommendations in more than half of the practice areas that are covered in this year’s edition. In particular, Cătălin Băiculescu, Florentin Ţuca, Cornel Popa and Gabriel Zbârcea had the highest number of nominations in multiple practice areas.
In addition, other 12 partners of the firm were selected as part of the peer-review process in 13 areas of law, namely: Ştefan Damian, Sorin Vlădescu, Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa, Ciprian Dragomir, Robert Roşu, Ioana Hrisafi, Levana Zigmund, Raluca Vasilache, Oana Ureche, Dan Borbely, Mihai Dudoiu and Irina Moinescu.
As well as recognising the strengths of Romanian lawyers across multiple practice areas, the American guide presented a special “Lawyer of the Year” title to those with the single highest score from the peer-review process for a given area. Given the particularly high score, Florentin Ţuca and Cătălin Băiculescu were chosen to receive the “Lawyer of the Year” title in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, respectively.
According to representatives of “Best Lawyers”, only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honoured as the “Lawyer of the Year”: “those recognised as “Lawyer of the Year” are those with the single highest score from the peer-review process for a given practice area and metropolitan area. They are listed lawyers, and are not chosen by another methodology beyond the score. This is the first edition to include “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions in Romania”, says Kristen Greer, Best Lawyers Research Manager.
The 2014-2015 “Best Lawyers in Romania” lists the highest-scoring lawyers based on peer-review process. The methodology gives consistency and transparency of the evaluation process, the inclusion in the guide being made according to the number of votes from fellow respondents. There are no fees associated with submitting information or receiving a ranking.
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