On April 25, 2013, Chambers Europe (http://www.chambersandpartners.com/Europe) released the rankings for the best law firms and lawyers in Romania. Strătulă Mocanu & Asociații is honored to be once again recommended by the worldwide prestigious legal directory, making this the sixth consecutive year when our company is present in the ranking.
On this year’s edition SM&A is recommended for its Dispute Resolution practice, gaining recognition as one of the top 10 Romanian law firms in this practice area. The editorial section of the guide underlines the importance our team gives to commercial disputes, assisting the Romanian branch of BAT with a wide range of work, including arbitration and fiscal litigation. Sources cited by the directory are very happy with our assistance, mentioning that “We have received nothing but outstanding client care from the team”. Also, our international approach is again appreciated: “The lawyers know the trends both domestically and on an international level”, making this a constant praise over the last three years: “an international outlook” (Chambers Europe 2012), “a truly international practice” (Chambers Global 2011).
In addition, Chambers Europe also recommends Strătulă Mocanu & Asociații among the best Romanian firms in the area of Corporate/M&A. Managing Partner Sorin Strătulă is acknowledged in this area for giving “timely and thorough advice” and for “his long-standing experience and deep knowledge”.
Both partners of SM&A – Sorin Strătulă and Cosmin Mocanu – are present in the section dedicated to individual lawyers from the ranked firms. Ranked in the Dispute Resolution Key Individuals, Cosmin Mocanu is known for representing BAT’s Romanian subsidiary in various arbitrations and litigations and he is enthusiastically recommended by sources as “one of the best-prepared lawyers I’ve ever met”. Sorin Strătulă is also ranked in the Dispute Resolution Key Individuals for his “thriving practice as a litigator”.
Chambers Europe represents one of the most important worlwide legal directories. Its research is based on interviewing the clients and the competitors in order to evaluate the reputation, the expertise and the technical abilities of the most important attorneys, their professional standards and the way they manage the relationship with clients. For the present rankings the research started the in March last year and has finished in December 2012.