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Filip & Company

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Notable presence in arbitration proceedings under a variety of rules, including those of ICSID, VIAC and the ICC. Often acts for clients from the telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as public sector clients. Assists with contractual disputes, construction litigation, expropriation proceedings and claims for damages and compensation.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the team's commercial awareness, with one praising its ability to "understand the client's business, offer tailored advice and understand the business objectives," before going on to describe the lawyers as "trustworthy, fast in their responses and open to receiving feedback and improving upon such feedback rapidly."

Another client highlights the practice's cross-border capacities, noting: "The team shows a good understanding of the foreign legal rules and cooperates extremely well with the foreign attorneys."

Work highlights

Represented the Romanian Ministry of Finance in an ICSID arbitration against an Austrian investor.

Notable practitioners

Cătălin Alexandru is noted for the breadth of his expertise in both litigation and arbitration matters. He frequently advises on arbitration proceedings under various rules, as well as representing clients in contractual and tax disputes and expropriation proceedings. An impressed interviewee describes him as "very diligent and thorough in his approach," before remarking that "he is clearly very intelligent."

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Overview

Our litigation practice is built on the principle that the key to a successful strategy is in-depth awareness of the case, the client’s business and its objectives.

We believe that our impressive success rate (over 80% each year starting with 2009), combined with the importance of our clients and the sensitivity of the projects we manage, as well as the constant growth of our team are fair indicators of our abilities and expertise. This is why we have been selected by our clients to represent them in several cases standing as cornerstones on the Romanian market.

Our excellent dispute resolution practice covers all areas of civil and business law dispute resolution.

With international arbitration and commercial disputes standing at the core, the department also masters tax and administrative, energy and real estate litigation. Other areas of significant involvement include corporate litigation, fraud investigation, labour disputes, enforcement and insolvency, real estate litigation.

SELECTED CREDENTIALS:

Assisting the leading Romanian telecom operator in several high profile disputes, including (i) a ground-breaking challenge of the existing monopoly in the electricity distribution sector involving proceedings against the national energy regulator, the Romanian Government, the relevant Ministries and the incumbent distribution companies; (ii) a case against several global companies involving online piracy; 

Members

Alexandru, Cătălin

Ionescu, Razvan

Dispute Resolution

Filip & Company

firm
Location

Equilibrium Building, 2 Gara Herastrau

11th Floor

2nd District

Bucharest

Bucureşti

Romania

020334

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Romania

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Cătălin Alexandru
Spotlight Table

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Cătălin Alexandru
Band 5