Cosmin Vasile, PhD, concentrates his practice on international arbitration and litigation. He regularly represents clients in international arbitration cases and has served as counsel in complex international arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Vienna International Arbitration Center, the Court of International Commercial Arbitration (Bucharest) and under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules in ad-hoc arbitration, being one of the most experienced experts on the Romanian market. During the last five years, Cosmin has been acting as main counsel in more than 25 international arbitration proceedings involving a wide range of construction disputes deriving mainly from the execution of FIDIC works’ contracts (involving infrastructure contracts having as object the construction and rehabilitation of national roads, motorways and railways, the rehabilitation of the water and sewage systems, the construction of a new landfill with sorting and composting unit and rehabilitation of the existing landfills and dumping sites, etc.), but also other commercial contracts’ related disputes in areas including energy, privatization and post-privatization, shipping. His diverse practice focuses as well on maritime and fluvial law. Cosmin also provides clients with consulting services and representation in civil and commercial litigation, intellectual property, administrative and procurement, and debt collection. He frequently advises clients with respect to pre-litigation matters, having gained experience in the resolution of disputes before litigation, mainly mediation. As to Cosmin’s relevant academic credentials, he has been awarded the Diploma in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a fellow member of this institute (2012) and has a Ph.D. in Law, Thesis „The applicable Law in the ad-hoc Commercial Arbitration", from University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (2011).
“Court cases are like a game of chess: one must play all sorts of positions well, seize opportunities, elaborate a defense, attack when possible, and coordinate all the forces to win.”