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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Successful for Romanian Football Federation in EUR 300 Million Dispute

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Successful for Romanian Football Federation in EUR 300 Million Dispute

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Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has successfully represented Federatia Romana de Fotbal against Football Club U Craiova S.A in a case worth over EUR 300 million.

The Federatia Romana de Fotbal — the Romanian Football Federation — is the governing body of football in Romania. It is headquartered in Bucharest and affiliated with FIFA and UEFA since 1923 and 1955, respectively. It organizes the Romania national team and Romania women's national team, as well as most Romanian football competitions.

On June 11, 2019, the Bucharest Court of Appeal issued a final judgement dismissing the claim for about EUR 300 million brought by Football Club U Craiova S.A. after the FRF decided to exclude it on July 20, 2011.

After eight years of litigation, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii reported, all of Football Club U Craiova's claims, "sustained through a whole suite of procedural steps, are irrevocably proven to be unfounded."

“This arguably is Romania’s most important sports litigation ever by reference to its duration and the value of the claims at stake," stated Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Managing Associate Dan Cristea, who led the team on this deal. "We are happy and proud to have had the opportunity of litigating this landmark case file." 

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Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm, employing cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counsellors, economists and staff members. It also operates a secondary law office in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), and has a ‘best-friend’ agreement with a leading law firm in the Republic of Moldova. In addition, thanks to the firm’s dedicated Foreign Desks, the team provides the full range of services to international investors seeking to gain a foothold or expand their existing operations in Romania. Since 2019, the firm and its tax arm are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is providing legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: corporate and M&A; litigation and international arbitration; corporate tax; public procurement; TMT; employment; insurance; banking and finance; capital markets; competition; healthcare and pharmaceutical; energy and natural resources; environmental; intellectual property; real estate; regulatory legal services.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is a First-Tier law firm in all international legal directories and a multiple award-winning law firm both locally and internationally. It received the CEE Deal of the Year Award (DOTY Awards 2021) and the Law Firm of the Year Award: Romania (IFLR Europe Awards 2021). 

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