Bucharest, 26th of November 2018
During the past 10 years VASS Lawyers has grown to be the best boutique law firm in Romania specialised in Public Procurement, Concessions and PPP.
VASS Lawyers reached this November its 10th year of legal practice in Romania, a journey marked by a great number of professional success and fantastic results, and also tough decisions and lessons learnt. For the last 5 years in a row, the law firm held a leadership position for public procurement and public-private partnerships in the Legal 500 EMEA ranking and Iulia Vass, its managing partner, was recognized as the only Romanian lawyer in the Leading individuals – elite for the public procurement field.
The success recipe for VASS Lawyers includes simple yet strong and clear priorities: focus on public procurement field and other related fields, an international and national portfolio of clients and projects, the continuous professional development of the team and providing sharp solutions and innovative approaches for the ongoing projects. As one of the first law firms in Romania specialized in public procurement, VASS Lawyers rapidly became a reference name in terms of advising a wide range of private investors and public bodies upon aspects related to public procurement and PPP projects.
The team advised and represented especially private companies from complex sectors of business and industries such as constructions, infrastructure, utilities, oil&gas, environment, mass-media or IT. VASS Lawyers also assisted clients during the public procurement participation process, regarding bids submission and filing of complaints as well as during the conclusion, negotiation and performance of the public procurement contracts. In its 10 years of practice, the firm worked closely with renowned clients from Romania and international markets such as Japan, Norway, Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain.
„We love the European facet of public procurement, its interdisciplinary dimension, the projects’ complexity, as well as the chance to bring a difference in projects with great impact on the country’s development strategy, such as infrastructure, health or education projects. Public procurement was and remains our niche, main driver and top expertise. But in order to excel in this field, we refined our skills in related practices, such as dispute resolution, contentious administrative, contracts, competition or non-refundable funds and also in the regulations applicable to different industries specific to the public procurement projects“, Iulia Vass, Managing Partner underlined.
The 10 years of challenges and amazing projects offered the team of lawyers fantastic opportunities to grow their legal skills and knowledge and their ability to provide strategic and tactical advice, pragmatic solutions and obtain bottom-line results in benchmark projects.
„We focus on quality, not quantity, therefore our team is always around 10 lawyers maximum. Our strength lies in our diverse professional capabilities and common values; this is how we have built “a great team that works like a Swiss watch”. We also focus on interns and students, as I strongly believe in giving back support and knowledge and in building a legacy of principles and reputation. In our profession, these values are important, especially when we as society seem to have lost our benchmarks”, Iulia Vass added.
The first 10 years of practice were a confirmation that excellence, professionalism and a highly skilled team of lawyers are a good path to great results. Only last year, the total value of the projects assisted by VASS Lawyers raised to approx. €1,5 Billion. These projects have led more than once to the conclusion of valuable contracts, which significantly contributed to the business development of the companies advised by the law firm.
For the next 10 years, VASS Lawyers aims to strengthen the team, to maintain the public procurement field as the most important factor for business development, to undertake new projects with major impact on our society, and also the extend the clients portfolio based on common business principles.
About VASS Lawyers
VASS Lawyers (www.vasslawyers.eu) is one of the most dynamic law firms on the legal market in Romania, providing its clients professional and competitive services in the fields of public procurement, concessions and public-private partnerships, as well as in related areas of expertise such as litigation & arbitration, competition, contracts or non-refundable funds. The law firm also offers its clients advice for day-to-day business, in areas of expertise such as corporate, employment, real estate, taxation or immigration. VASS Lawyers won over the years the recognition of local and international forums and was nominated as a top law firm in the public procurement and public-private partnerships field by Legal 500, Global Law Experts and AvocatNet.