The uncontested value of the conclusions of these rankings is given by the principle and main criterion for such rankings, namely that nobody can buy their way in, or a superior position within the rankings" Sorin Stratula, Managing Partner of SM&A declares.
Stratula Mocanu & Asociatii was founded in 2006 by partners Sorin Stratula and Cosmin Mocanu and rapidly developed a diversified portfolio of multinational and regional entities that are locally active, as well as an increasingly remarkable standing with the most reputed European and Global legal directories. The Firm’s strategy is based on providing first rate legal services, permanent diversification of client portfolio and regional and international cooperation.
In 2010 the aggregate value of the disputes regarding monetary claims that were handled by SM&A’s lawyers exceeded 100 M Euro, while the firm has consolidated a series of practices, such as restructuring and insolvency, IT, telecoms and media, gaining the recognition of the quality of its professional services in these practice areas, from Chambers and Partners and Legal500.
Among the clients of SM&A are international leaders in industries like: pharmaceuticals, tobacco, automotive, telecommunications, energy, media and publicity, real estate, as well as regional companies that are active in the field of: construction, publishing and printing, restaurants, textile industry, retail industry. This year SM&A has gained for the first time a global recognition and not just an European one, being included in the ranking guide Chambers Global (after being constantly recommended by Chambers Europe since 2008), a guide dedicated to law firms with truly international exposure in their practice areas.
SM&A is recommended by Chambers Global 2011 for its Dispute Resolution practice area among first 10 law firms from Romania for this section, as well as for its Restructuring and Insolvency practice area, again among the first 10 law firms from Romania.
In addition, the rankings of Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution practices includes also a section dedicated to individual lawyers from the ranked firms, in which are recommended both partners of SM&A - Sorin Stratula and Cosmin Mocanu.
This year SM&A also went up in the rankings of Legal500 EMEA regarding the Dispute Resolution practice, being ranked third (in growth compared to 2010 rankings) as well as on the third tier with respect to firm’s IT telecoms and media practice area.
Considering that the inclusion of a firm into these rankings takes places exclusively based on client feed-back, independent and impartial research on the legal market in Romania performed by these prestigious legal directories, as well on the peer opinion, the positioning of SM&A amongst the best law firms from Romania for these sections represent a confirmation of the high degree of satisfaction of SM&A’s clients regarding the legal services they receive, as well as a recognition of permanent involvement and constant attention given by SM&A’s lawyers to the quality of the legal services the firm offers to its clients.
"Chambers and Partners and Legal500 are truly independent barometers that measure the performances and professionalism of law firms and individual attorneys in each researched jurisdiction. On 21. 03. 2011, Chambers and Partners (www. chambersandpartners. com) published the rankings for the best law firms and lawyers from Romania "with a truly international practice" (Chambers Global 2011) while on 30. 03. 2011 the prestigious directory Legal500 (www. legal500. com) published the rankings for the best law firms from the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, including from Romania (Legal500 EMEA 2011).
Stratula Mocanu & Asociatii (SM&A) is, in 2011 as well, recognized and recommended by Chambers and Partners legal directory (being included within Chambers Global 2011 and Chambers Europe 2011 guides) thus continuing the tradition of the last 3 years.