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Cosmin Vasile

Cosmin Vasile

Zamfirescu Racoţi & Partners12 Plantelor Street, District 2BucharestRomania023974
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Global Leader

Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

The "responsive and proactive" Cosmin Vasile gains plaudits for his "reliability, determination and understanding of the facts" in a wide array of construction and other commercial disputes.


Dr Cosmin Vasile is managing partner of Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners and head of the firm’s arbitration practice group.

He has extensive experience in handling cross-border disputes and has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations and arbitration-related proceedings conducted under various laws and sets of arbitration rules, including ICC, LCIA, CAM, SCC, VIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and CICA.

Cosmin is one of the recognised leading experts in construction arbitrations in Romania. In this field of expertise, he has successfully acted in most complex and high-profile disputes concerning civil, commercial and industrial construction projects, including FIDIC-based contracts. He is also well-known for handling complex energy and privatisation disputes. Outside these areas of specialisation, Cosmin has acted in cases concerning a wide range of commercial contracts in various industry sectors.

Cosmin regularly sits as arbitrator in domestic and international proceedings. Since 2011, he has joined the group of arbitrators of the Bucharest Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. Since 2015, he is a member of the Court College in the same institution.

In court, Cosmin has an impressive record, covering disputes spanning a broad range of sectors, including construction, energy and privatisation, administrative and public procurement, intellectual property.

As of 2017, Cosmin is the ICC YAF regional representative for the Europe and Russia chapter for the 2017–2019 mandate. From this position, he is responsible for the promotion and development of the dynamic global network of young arbitration talent in the regions he oversees. He regularly speaks and publishes on topics related to arbitration, and is newsletter editor for the mediation committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), as well as a member of the dispute resolution iternational board in the same association.

He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Bucharest, and defended his doctoral thesis on the topic “The Applicable Law in the Ad-Hoc Commercial Arbitration” (2011). Cosmin is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (FCIArb) since 2012, and holds a diploma in international arbitration from this institute. He has been awarded the Certificate of the ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central and Eastern Europe and the Certificate of the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Paris).

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