White-Collar Crime

Zamfirescu RacoŇ£i & Partners Attorneys at Law (ZRP) enjoys a reputation as one of the leading law firms in Romania, assuring both business and litigation support and representation, with lawyers recognized for their scholarship, legal acumen and exceptional services to their clients.

ZRP’s white-collar crime team, made up of highly experienced practitioners and renowned professors, members of the Commission for the Elaboration of the New Romanian Criminal Code, provides legal assistance and representation services in complex case files related to accusations of: 

  •  corruption (bribery, influence peddling);
  •  organized crime;
  • money laundering;
  • tax evasion;
  • abuse of office;
  • cybercrimes;
  • fraudulent use of European funds;
  • smuggling;
  • forgeries;
  • fraud;
  • fraudulent management;
  • embezzlement;
  • banking and capital market crimes;
  • drug trafficking and trafficking in human beings;
  • blackmail and threat;
  • medical malpractice;
  • corporate crimes, failure to take labor security and health measures etc.

The multidisciplinary structure of the teams and the solid professional background of the attorneys at law allow us to render the highest level of legal assistance in cases relating to the quasi-totality of the common law offences or of the offences provided by special laws. 

We represent both accused persons and victims of the offences at the investigation stage and at the trial stage, at all jurisdiction levels and throughout the territory of Romania: National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ), Military Prosecution Services, the Prosecutor’s Offices attached to the Courts of Appeal, Tribunals and First-Degree Courts, the Constitutional Court, the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Courts of Appeal and Parliament Investigation Commissions.

We represent clients at all stages of criminal trials, including those referring to: detention, arrest, judicial control, bail, precautionary measures (precautionary seizures and garnishment of bank accounts), remedies (challenges, appeals, second appeals for annulment,  challenges for annulment, reviews), non-constitutionality exceptions, challenges of the closing solutions, preliminary referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

We also cover cross-border cases relating to extradition, European arrest warrant, European investigation order, recognition of foreign criminal judgments.

We provide legal assistance and support directly or through the international legal networks we are part of, in cases before the European courts: the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

The strategic advantage of the white-collar crime department resides in the cooperation with other specialized teams of the firm (tax, civil and commercial disputes, competition, banking and finance etc.), depending on the specificity of each mandate, with whom we form veritable legal task forces equipped to manage the most complex cases. 

We focus on the procedures of prevention and internal investigations of the companies referring to corruption, frauds, money laundering etc. To this end, we organize trainings and workshops for our corporate clients, on prevention of frauds, fighting of money laundering and corruption.

The expertise and professionalism of ZRP’s white-collar crime department are recognized both at national and international level, the team being recently selected by the World Bank to participate in a unique project at European level, of unification of the legislation in the criminal law area. 

 

For additional information please contact:


Danut-Ioan Bugnariu

Partener

E-mail: danut.bugnariu@zrp.ro

Tel: 0040 21 311 05 17