Competence, professionalism, promptitude, energy and results. Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații (NSA) is to Cluj what Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is to Bucharest. Added value brought to clients and their projects. NSA is, indisputably, the first choice for any company in Cluj and Transylvania

Gabriel Zbârcea,
Managing Partner, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații

ABOUT US

Established in 2005 in Cluj-Napoca - one of Romania's main cities - Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații is one of the leading business law firms in Transylvania, servicing national and multinational companies, as well as local and international investors. Our good command of English makes us a suitable partner for the international clientele doing business in this part of the country.

We provide integrated business law solutions that respond to our clients' specific legal issues. Our main areas of practice are: commercial law, real estate, employment law, tax, mergers and acquisitions, administrative law, competition law, litigation and arbitration, insolvency, and public procurement.

What tells us apart from our competitors is a mix of pragmatism, agility (fast response and pro-active communication), and empathy.

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Here's what our clients say about us:

”It's like in those movies where the lawyer leaves with a pile of files and returns next morning with the solution. One never knows how they pull it off, but they have the solution the next day. Besides, you feel like being at home from the very first meeting.”
Timotei Giurgi, General Manger, Eurospeed

”Beside acting professionally, they also have a friendly and caring attitude - one really can feel they care, regardless of the issue at hand. And they strive to find the best possible solution, not only from a legal standpoint, but also from a human one. Their pricing is fair and they don't overcharge.”
Sorin Dan, businessman

”They have the ability to understand the client's circumstances and needs, a professional approach (to the point and based on the law, not on personal impressions), and extremely effective communication.”
Vasile Vita, General Manager, Vitacom Electronics

  • We moved

    Starting with 1st of June we moved from downtown to downtown, a few steps from the Palace of Justice, in Piata Cipariu. We occupy now two floors in  a new office building, on 22 Milton  Lehrer st.

  • Rebranding

    At the beginning of 2013 we have aligned our corporate brand with that of our partner – Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații – thus marking our five years of strong partnership. This brand alignement between two partnering companies is a premiere on the Romanian law market.

  • New partners

    Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații strengthens its partner roster. After four years of dedicated service and notable achievements, Alina Costin and Horațiu Crișan have become the law firm’s newest partners.

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Complexity

In 2007, after several years of close cooperation, we have formally associated with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, one of Romania's leading law firms.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații

This partnership enables our joint clients to benefit from a compelling mix of global outlook and local expertise, a broader range of legal services, as well as enhanced quality and efficiency. Our lawyers constantly collaborate with their peers at Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, and the two firms have gradually converged their standards, processes and databases to work as one.

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Team

THE PARTNERS

Our two managing partners and co-founders, Milena Nistorescu and Radu Șomlea, have been working together for well over a decade. They had the same mentor after graduation, then collaborated while managing their own law offices, and in 2005 they began sharing the same office. Formally, they started Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații in 2007, and in January 2012 they promoted two of their senior lawyers to partners – Alina Costin and Horațiu Crișan.

  • RADU ȘOMLEA

    Managing Partner

    With over 12 years of practice, Radu Șomlea is one of Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații's two managing partners. He is fluent in Italian and has a large experience in business law, as both a litigation lawyer and a legal advisor to complex transactions.

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  • MILENA NISTORESCU

    Managing Partner

    An attorney at law with a ten-year track record and extensive work experience with international clients, Milena Nistorescu is a managing partner of Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații. She is fluent in English and French, and has good knowledge of Italian.

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  • HORAȚIU CRIȘAN

    Partner

    With a 6-year track record, Horațiu Crișan has recently become a partner in Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații. He is fluent in French and English.

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OUR ASSOCIATES

We have a strong team of associates, with three to eight years of experience each. They are all fluent in English and have assisted local and multinational companies in some of the most spectacular legal practice areas, such as real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and insolvency.

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  • Cristina Boncaciu

    Senior Associate

    With three years' experience in public institutions and law offices, Cristina joined Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații in 2012. She is a chartered expert in accessing EU structural and cohesion funds and has a good command of English and French.

    Professional Specialization

    Specialized in disputes relating to insolvency, bankruptcy procedures and commercial law, including corporate law and related procedures;

    Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in forced execution procedures;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in complex commercial disputes including contractual disputes;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in insurance law disputes, especially property insurances and public insurances;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in tax law disputes;

    Legal advisor in accessing EU funds and project implementation;

    Litigation lawyer before Romanian courts of all levels, except for the Supreme Court of Justice.

  • Radu Moisin

    Senior Associate

    Radu is the newest lawyer to join our team starting with July 2015. He has a large experience in law – as a lawyer, but also in public administration. He was one of the Cluj-Napoca’s vicemayors and mayors and he is now leading the Judicial Committee of the Local Council. He masters very good English and French.

    Professional Specialization

    Litigation lawyer before Romanian courts;

    Specialized in administrative, tax, labor and commercial law, with emphasis on corporate law and related procedures:.

    Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in administrative conflicts or disputes.

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in complex commercial contracts.

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in labor disputes, including termination of employment agreements and collective bargain agreements;

    Thorough knowledge of public law, in regard to both the EU legislation and the national one.

  • Elisabeta Popescu

    Associate

    Having started her professional career at Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații in 2012, Elisabeta is fluent in English and has good knowledge of French. She specializes in commercial law, in both its advisory and litigation aspects. Elisabeta has also written on criminal law in a national law magazine.

    Professional Specialization

    Specialized in commercial law, with emphasis on corporate law and related procedures;

    Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in forced execution procedures and bankruptcy procedures;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in complex commercial disputes including contractual disputes;

    Legal advisor in labour law disputes;

    Legal advisor in civil law disputes;

    Litigation lawyer before Romanian courts.

  • Monica Țînțaș

    Senior Associate

    Monica started her career with us in 2009, aquiring important experience as legal advisor and litigation lawyer in cases concerning forced execution, bankruptcy, duties and taxes. She has also been a legal advisor in corporate law and related procedures to important customers. She masters English and has good levels of Spanish and French.

    Professional Specialization

    Litigation lawyer before Romanian courts;

    Specialized in commercial law, with emphasis on corporate law and related procedures: incorporation of companies, transfer of shares, changing objects of activity;

    Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in forced executions and bankruptcy procedures;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in complex commercial disputes including contractual ones;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in labor disputes, including termination of employment agreements and collective bargain agreements;

    Thorough knowledge of public and consumer law, in regard to both the EU legislation and the national one.

  • Raluca Sarca

    Associate

    An associate in Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații since 2012, Raluca specializes in commercial law and has very good command of English.

    Professional Specialization

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in commercial disputes including contractual disputes;

    Legal advisor in civil law disputes;

    Legal advisor in forced execution and bankruptcy procedures;

    Litigation lawyer before Romanian Courts.

  • Cătălin Chiriac

    Associate

    Having started his legal career in 2011 as a paralegal at Nistorescu, Şomlea & Associates, Catalin has passed the Bar Associacion exam in 2014, and has been a lawyer with Nistorescu, Şomlea & Associates ever since.

    Catalin has been involved in corporate proceedings concerning incorporation and dissolution of companies, mergers and spin-offs. He has also been involved in litigations revolving around abusive clauses in consumer contracts and has handled commercial, civil and administrative proceedings in front of public institutions and the courts of law.

    He has excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of French.

    Professional Specialization

    Specialized in commercial law, corporate law and the specific procedures concerning company registration, transfer of shares, and business scope change;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in complex commercial disputes, including contractual disputes;

    Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in public, administrative and fiscal law;

    Legal advisor in forced execution, insolvency and bankruptcy procedures;

  • Mara Mânzat

    Associate

    Mara has joined the Bar Association in January 2014. The same year, she becomes part of the Nistorescu Somlea & Associates team. She has handled projects regarding commercial and corporate law, fiscal law, administrative law and labor law. Mara has a Master degree from University College London and is fluent in English. She also has a working knowledge of French.

    Professional Specialization

    Commercial and corporate law, fiscal law, administrative law and labor law

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • LITIGATION

    Our litigators help establish a strategy from the outset of each matter, develop creative solutions, and advise on the best course of action, so that clients achieve their business goals. We have represented businesses, financial institutions, government agencies and individuals in a broad range of complex cases, including civil, commercial and corporate issues, joint ventures and related business disputes, intellectual property, banking and finance, tax issues, insurance, labor, real estate, etc.

  • CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

    Our lawyers have extensive experience in large domestic and international joint ventures, documentary sales, negotiating, drafting and reviewing international contracts. They have developed expertise in every major industry, including finance & banking, consumer goods, and telecommunications. We also counsel businesses in connection to their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors.

  • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

    We advise companies on making acquisitions, merging, being acquired, or fending off hostile takeovers, using a variety of transaction formats (leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations, minority investments, divisional spin-offs), covering issues related to bid and tender preparation and mergers and acquisition financing. Our lawyers' expertise in corporate, finance, competition and tax practices brings depth and breadth to every transaction of this type.

  • INSOLVENCY

    We have extensive expertise in debt recovery, bankruptcy and liquidation matters, including certified mediators and insolvency practitioners. Our services include assistance in relation to debt recovery, and appraisal of the best strategy to follow in case of threatened bankruptcy.

  • EMPLOYMENT

    Our experience in the area ranges from management schemes tailored for both entities undergoing privatization and private entities set up by international corporations in Romania, to preparing and negotiating collective and individual labor agreements, and to related specific clauses (employee benefits, restrictive covenants, stock and trade option plans). Our attorneys also deal with employment matters in relation to mergers & acquisitions and privatizations.

  • ENERGY

    Our lawyers provide legal advice in electricity, oil, gas and the mining industry. They have worked on all of this sector's main aspects: concessions, distribution and supply agreements, tariffs, licenses, and regulatory surveillance. They have also advised on various types of contracts used in exploration, drilling, transportation, distribution, refining and selling of oil and gas, as well as in electricity procurement, generation, transmission, supply and distribution.

  • REAL ESTATE

    Our real estate lawyers employ an inter-disciplinary approach to handling a wide variety of sophisticated transactions, covering the legal and regulatory issues in purchase and sale, property finance, leasing and concession, property insurance, public and private construction, public works, property development and investment, mortgages and other collaterals, as well as recovery and security enforcement, joint ventures and leasing of all types of properties, in particular residential and office projects.

  • PPP

    Our lawyers have represented leading project sponsors, lenders, equipment suppliers, infrastructure funds, and public sector entities in all phases of project finance, including green-field projects as well as existing facilities, concessions, operations, and maintenance contracts.

  • COMPETITION

    We offer legal advice on the application of competition/anti-trust law in various domestic and cross-border transactions (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures etc.). Our lawyers have advocated for clients' rights before national competition authorities, as well as in litigation before the judicial courts in a variety of disputes.

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CAREERS

We are always interested in meeting bright, talented people, so even when we don't have an open position, we love receiving interesting CV's.

We believe that, to be a successful lawyer, one must show the kind of flawless brilliance that combines respect and decisiveness. Be strong, yet open-minded. Free, yet loyal. Fast, yet prepared.

Our association with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a strong motivator for candidates to pursue a career with us, since the benefits of being part of such a reputed law firm are immediate. And even if we are associated with such a big name, the atmosphere in our office is that of a small firm – cosy and warm – thus making us a unique workplace in Transylvania.

Our partners – all of them home-grown – are in touch with almost all our clients. This ensures the continuity of all our projects, which is an important benefit to our clients and a critically important factor to us. In combination with wide access to our rich portfolio (up to 100 projects a year), this makes their job very diverse, and gives them enviable exposure.

If you made up your mind, do send us your CV by filling in the form to the right. Thank you!

If you made up your mind, do send us your CV at office@nistorescu-somlea.ro. Thank you!

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Current job openings

  • Senior lawyer

    Minimum requirements:

    • Four years’ experience as a lawyer;
    • Exposure to, and interest in, both litigation and consultancy (drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts, preparing complex legal documents, providing support and advice to clients);
    • Active member of the bar.

    Skills:

    • Good knowledge of English; 
    • Effective written and verbal communication;
    • Strong analytical skills; 
    • Good team player;
    • Intelligent, creative, resourceful, and highly motivated.
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CONTACT

Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații
in association with
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații

CLUJ OFFICE

22 Milton Lehrer St., 1st Floor,
400071, Cluj-Napoca
România
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T (40-364) 11 69 06; 11 69 07
F (40-364) 11 69 05
E cluj.office@tuca.ro

Milena Nistorescu, Partner
E milena.nistorescu@tuca.ro

Radu Șomlea, Partner
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BUCHAREST OFFICE

Șos. Nicolae Titulescu nr. 4-8
America House
Aripa de Vest, et. 8
Sector 1, 011141, București
România
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T (40-21) 204 88 90
F (40-21) 204 88 99
E office@tuca.ro

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RADU ȘOMLEA

Managing Partner

Radu Șomlea

With over 12 years of practice, Radu Șomlea is one of Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații's two managing partners. He is fluent in Italian and has a large experience in business law, as both a litigation lawyer and a legal advisor to complex transactions.

Professional Specialization

Complex capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as due dilligence procedures in such matters;

Commercial law, with emphasis on corporate law and related procedures: complex litigation including shareholders litigation, cancellation of corporate resolutions, opposition to corporate resolutions by corporate creditors and interested third parties; application for deletion of mentions made with the trade registry, minority shareholders' rights protection, etc;

Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in forced execution procedures and insolvency procedures;

Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in real estate matters, including lease agreements, mortgages or other tasks, ownership right claims, possession, claims on restitution of nationalized properties and expropriation, property division, rent adjustment matters, as well as in complex real estate sale and purchase matters;

Litigation of administrative law matters, including fiscal and taxation disputes;

Litigation lawyer before Romanian courts of all levels, including the Supreme Court of Justice and the Constitutional Court.

Professional Record

2007 to date: managing partner of Nistorescu Șomlea & Associates;

2006-2007: lawyer in grouped individual law offices;

2005-2007: individual law office;

2000-2005: senior lawyer in the first private law office in Cluj-Napoca, Farkas Zoltan & Associates;

1998-2000: associate lawyer in an individual law office in Bucharest.

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Milena Nistorescu

Managing Partner

Milena Nistorescu

An attorney at law with a ten-year track record and extensive work experience with international clients, Milena Nistorescu is a managing partner of Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații. She is fluent in English and French, and has good knowledge of Italian.

Professional Specialization

Commercial and civil law, with emphasis on the drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts, structuring and assisting real estate transactions, and coordinating key legal issues in mergers & acquisitions. Due dilligence procedures in such matters;

Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in matters of real estate, including lease agreements, mortgages or other tasks, in complex commercial disputes including contractual disputes or ownership right claims, possession, claims on restitution of properties and expropriation, property division, rent adjustment matters, as well as in complex real estate sale and purchase matters;

Corporate law and related procedures: legal advice and assistance for debates in shareholders meetings; complex litigation for shareholders rights, cancellation of abusive corporate resolutions; protective rights of minority shareholders, etc;

Legal advice and litigations in fiscal law matters;

Legal advice on applicable legal framework in private-public partnerships, procurement and concessions; drafting specific agreements; assisting in negotiation of concession agreements; assisting clients in the preparation of the bid; advising on the implementation of transaction structure; advice on particularities of procurement and concessions regulations in specific sectors;

Legal advisor in competition law procedures;

Legal advisor in labor disputes, including termination of employment agreements, collective bargain agreements, and collective layoffs;

Pleading lawyer before Romanian courts of all levels;

Legal coordination of complex business projects.

Professional Record

2007 to date: managing partner of Nistorescu Șomlea & Associates;

2006-2007: associate lawyer in joint individual law offices;

2004-2006: senior associate in the first private law office Cluj-Napoca, Farkas Zoltan & Associates;

2002-2004: associate lawyer in the first private law firm in Cluj-Napoca, Farkas Zoltan & Associates;

Membership of Professional Bodies

National Union of Insolvency Practitioners;

Romanian Chamber of Commerce-certified project manager for projects financed by European Funds.

Publications and speeches

Milena Nistorescu co-authored a publication on taxes (”VAT in Romania”, 2002). She has also spoken at several professional conferences in Romania on topics related to competition, tax & legal issues, and employment.

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HORAȚIU CRIȘAN

Partner

Horațiu Crișan

With a 6-year track record, Horațiu Crișan has recently become a partner in Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații. He is fluent in French and English.

Professional Specialization

Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in forced execution and bankruptcy procedures

Legal advisor or litigation lawyer in matters of real estate, including lease agreements, mortgages or other tasks, ownership right claims, possession, claims on restitution of nationalized properties and expropriation, property division, rent adjustment matters, as well as in complex real estate sale and purchase matters

Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in complex commercial disputes including contractual disputes

Legal advisor and litigation lawyer in labor disputes, including termination of employment agreement, and collective bargain agreements

Family law, division of properties, and inheritance law

Litigation lawyer before Romanian courts of all levels

Professional Record

2012 to date: partner in Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații

2008-2011: senior associate in Nistorescu Șomlea & Asociații

2004-2008: collaborator with joint individual law offices

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