VASS Lawyers strengthens its position in 2021 as leader in the Legal 500 ranking in the field of Public Procurement and PPP as the team receives once again the highest number of recognitions on the Romanian legal market for this practice:
✔TOP-TIER FIRM in PPP and Procurement for the past 8 years;
✔LEADING LAWYER in PPP and Procurement for the past 6 years;
✔NEXT GENERATION PARTNER in PPP and Procurement for the past 2 years.
Based on the feedback received from the clients and partners of VASS Lawyers, Legal 500 emphasizes that the Top-Tier Firm ‘VASS Lawyers is a top-notch boutique, specialised purely on contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters. The firm acts for an impressive mix of domestic and international clients from across a range of sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic saw an upswing in work for clients in the healthcare sector, as well as other key areas such as education and the need to bring studies online. Major contractual disputes are also climbing the agenda, and partner Alexandra Mititelu is highly active on the disputes side. Bianca Bello typically handles advisory matters, with the extremely well-regarded Iulia Vass covering all areas’.
Also, one of the client testimonials described the team as follows: ‘Vass Lawyers redefines attention to detail. They are doing thorough work every single time, so we always get the highest quality work. Having them by our side we know that we will never lose a tender for anything else than price competition. Public procurement is the area where the team is the strongest on the market and we are happy to be their client. They are definitely one of the top firms out there.’
The team has been praised for ‘their professionalism, promptness, perseverance, coherence, reasoning, analytical ability, communication, creativity and integrity.’
Iulia Vass was recognised, for the sixth year in a row, as Romanian Leading Individual – Legal 500 EMEA for the Public Procurement and PPP expertise area. Iulia was acknowledged for being ‘an outstanding public procurement lawyer. Very knowledgeable and hard-working, her insight and strategic advice makes her the right partner for my business.’
Also, Alexandra Mititelu was acknowledged for the second year in a row as being one of the Next Generation Partners in Public Procurement and PPP, being recommended by Legal 500 as ‘a great litigation lawyer’.
The Dispute Resolution practice is likewise recommended by Legal 500: ‘VASS Lawyers is undoubtedly a top choice for public procurement-related disputes. The firm’s expertise goes also encompasses broader contractual, employment and debt recovery claims across a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, tourism, healthcare, mining, infrastructure and IT. The team also has a good track record in European Union funding-related disputes. Managing partner Iulia Vass, Alexandra Mititelu and Bianca Bello are highly rated’.
In addition, regarding the Real Estate & Construction practice area, Legal 500 highlights that ‘VASS Lawyers is a first-class public procurement boutique, and its strong expertise on related real estate matters is a key function of its success. The firm’s work includes major tenders, project development and related construction advice, including negotiations with sub-contractors. The practice is also strong on the contentious side, representing an array of private sector clients. Iulia Vass is very well regarded’.
The constant presence of VASS Lawyers in the top Legal 500 ranking and the recognition from the law firm’s clients and partners reflect both the level of excellence of the legal services provided by VASS Lawyers and the complexity of the projects and the challenges VASS Lawyers faces on a daily basis. This is why, in the last 12 years, VASS Lawyers has been for its clients not only a business partner, but also a trustworthy and in for the long haul consultant.
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