This year’s “Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe & the Balkans” award went to Tuca, Zbarcea & Associates, which competed with seven European law firms, including the likes of Wolf Theiss, Schoenherr, NNDKP, Kinstellar, etc., according to a release remitted to our editing office. The jury acknowledged, thus, Tuca Zbarcea & Associates’ extraordinary performance, projects and strategic progress during 2009. This is the first time in the history of “The Lawyer” awards when this title goes to an independent law firm in Romania. Present at the Berlin gala, Florentin Tuca, Managing Partner of Tuca Zbarcea & Associates, stated: “It is a great honour to receive such an Oscar from the prestigious publication ‘The Lawyer’. This is not my own or Zbarcea’s award. It belongs to the wonderful team supporting us and to which I thank from the bottom of my heart”.