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Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii acts on the first network sharing agreement between two telecom operators in Romania

Date: 08/01/2013
Bucharest, July 31st, 2013: Telecom operators Vodafone and Orange today reached an agreement for sharing their network infrastructure in Romania, with Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii acting as lead advisor to Vodafone Romania.

Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii advised Vodafone Romania on all aspects of the project, including defining, structuring and implementing the contractual framework necessary for the conclusion of a network sharing agreement with its local competitor – Orange Romania.

The agreement concerns sharing part of their physical sites infrastructure and will enable the two companies to continue investments in technology updates with national coverage.

From a legal perspective, the matter involved an extensive analysis on the applicable regulations in multiple areas of law such as Corporate/Commercial, Regulatory, Competition/Antitrust, Telecom/Electronic Communications, Real Estate and Finance, so as to determine the optimal mechanisms for the successful implementation of the agreement.

Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii fielded a multi-disciplinary team led by Raluca Vasilache, Partner and Anca Jurcovan, Managing Associate.

Also, Vlad Cercel, Horia Ispas, Andreea Opriºan, Dana Blaer, Raluca Sãnucean (Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii) and Alexandru Cristea (Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii Tax) have played an integral role in the successful implementation of the various stages of the assignment.

Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii will continue to advise Vodafone Romania on any future developments in the implementation of the network sharing agreement with Orange Romania.



About Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii:

Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii is a full-service firm in Romania, employing cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counselors and EU structural funds consultants. In addition to Romania, the firm operates a representative office in Spain and has a “best friend” agreement with another law firm in neighbouring country – Republic of Moldova.

Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii offers the whole range of legal services, and has been recommended by prestigious specialised international directories in areas of practice such as: corporate & commercial; mergers, acquisitions & privatisation; litigation & international arbitration; energy & natural resources; banking & finance and others.

In addition, Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii has garnered a string of local, regional and international accolades, having been named the “Law Firm of the Year” for four consecutive years and the “Most Innovative Continental European Law Firm” in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Report. The firm is a winner of the “Law Firm of the Year Award: Romania” (IFLR European Awards 2012) and the “Best Managed Workplace Award” (Managing Partners’ European Leadership Awards 2012). It also received the “Law Firm of the Year Award” (Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010), the “Law Firm of the Year in Eastern Europe and the Balkans Award” (The Lawyer European Awards 2010).

Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii’s client portfolio comprises many local and international companies, prominent financial institutions, as well as public authorities and government institutions. A selective list of clients includes: Erste Bank / Banca Comercialã Românã (BCR), NIS-Gazprom, Vodafone Romania, Expur S.A. – a member of French group Sofiprotéol/Saipol, OMV Petrom, CEZ group, Rompetrol Rafinare, ArcelorMittal, Carrefour, Romtelecom, Colgate Palmolive, Bursa de Valori Bucureºti (Bucharest Stock Exchange), BRD-Groupe Société Générale, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Philip Morris, Alstom Transport, Siemens, Ericsson Telecommunications Romania etc.

Þuca Zbârcea & Asociaþii now boasts 100 lawyers, including 21 partners.

For further details, please contact:
Alina Pinticã
Tel.: (40-21) 204 88 90
E-mail: alina.pintica@tuca.ro
Mobile: 0723 526 389

Nida Halit
Tel.: (40-21) 335 55 70
E-mail: nida.halit@grayling.com
Mobile: 0745 724 224

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