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23 May 2007, JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel,
Constanta Ballroom

Romania's commercial lawyers were awarded for their contribution to the success of the nation's economy in a ceremony organised by The Diplomat-Bucharest magazine.
The Romanian Legal Awards recognised the outstanding professional success of law firms and individual teams in special projects and specialisms as well as overall involvement in the development of the country's business climate, in the presence of the Minister of Justice Tudor Chiuariu.
A survey was carried out by The Diplomat – Bucharest magazine among the most reputable law firms in the business, who were asked to send information about the major areas of practice and the most significant deals carried out during 2006 and 2007.
The shorter online version of the survey was posted at this address:

The members of the jury were:
* Advent International - Emma Popa Radu;
* AOAR - Florin Pogonaru;
* Central European Consulting - Guy Burrow;
* Deloitte - George Mucibabici;
* Enterprise Investors - Lucian Perl;
* ING Bank - Misu Negritoiu;
* Oresa Ventures - Cornel Marian;
* PWC - Vasile Iuga;
* Roberto Musneci;
* Siemens - Adrian Baicusi;
* Tiriac Holding - Anca Ioan.

Each of the 11 members of the jury was asked to send in three projects for each of the six business practice categories. The award winner was given the majority of the votes.

Law firm of the Year 2006 - Tuca Zbarcea si Asociatii

Deal of the Year 2006 - Salans
For the pioneering project of listing A&D Pharma on London Stock Exchange

Best deal - Real Estate/ Construction - Popovici si Asociatii
For the acquisition of Polus Center Cluj. Value 210 million Euro. Acting for Immoeast, the purchaser

Best deal - Mergers & Acquisitions /Corporate - Musat si Asociatii
For the assistance to Enel in connection with the 820 million Euro acquisition of Electrica Muntenia Sud

Best project Litigation/Arbitration- David & Baias
Competition Council fine against Carpatcement, Lafarge and Holcim for allegedly participating in a price fixing cartel. Carpatcement challenged the fine of RON 32 million until the Supreme Court of Justice cancelled it.

Best deal - Energy - Musat si Asociatii
For the assistance to Enel in connection with the 820 million Euro acquisition of Electrica Muntenia Sud.

Best deal - Capital Markets - Salans
A&D Pharma listing on London Stock Exchange. Market capitalization 428 million Euro.

Best deal - Banking & Finance - Musat si Asociatii
For the European Investment Bank loan facility granted to Metrorex. Value of the loan: 370 million Euro

Best legal team -  Real Estate/ Construction  - Popovici si Asociatii
Best legal team - Mergers & Acquisitions /Corporate - Musat si Asociatii
Best legal team – Litigation/Arbitration - Zamfirescu Racoti Predoiu
Best legal team - Energy - Bostina si Asociatii
Best legal team - Capital Markets - Tuca Zbarcea si Asociatii
Best legal team - Banking & Finance - Badea si Asociatii in association with Clifford Chance


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