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BLS-CEE Expands Network with Addition of Iulia Berea and Chen Chen

BLS-CEE Expands Network with Addition of Iulia Berea and Chen Chen

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The Bucharest-based Iulia Berea Law Office and the Budapest-based Chen Law Firm have joined the BLS-CEE network. The two firms' respective Managing Partners – Iulia Berea and Chen Chen – have also joined BLS-CEE as Collaborating Partners.

Specializing in corporate and M&A, labor, TMT/IP, and environment, Berea has been managing her eponymous law office since 2014. She has also been the Head of Legal at Flowx.AI, since 2020, and a Partner at Arcliffe, since 2017. Between 2007 and 2014, Berea was a Partner with Bulboaca & Asociatii and led the firm's Corporate/M&A and Employment practices. She was also an Associate at Linklaters from 2004 to 2006.

"Having a strong team in Bucharest unlocks the potential for offering integrated business law solutions to clients for Hungary and Romania," BLS-CEE Co-Founding Managing Partner Gabor Kovacs said of the appointment.

Chen has expertise in corporate and M&A, construction, real estate, dispute resolution, and arbitration. She has been leading her own practice since 2020. Between 2013 and 2020, she worked as China Special Advisor at Baker McKenzie Budapest. She also spent six months as a Junior Lawyer with Noerr in 2013. Between 2010 and 2012, she was a Business Development Manager at the China Brand Trade Center. She also spent a year with NXP Semiconductors as a Business Development Representative, starting in 2008. 

"Sharing her time between Hungary and Switzerland, Chen was seeking a legal community that enables her to thrive and take her professional career to the next level. We are very proud that she chose us," Kovacs commented.

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Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm, employing cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counsellors, economists and staff members. It also operates a secondary law office in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), and has a ‘best-friend’ agreement with a leading law firm in the Republic of Moldova. In addition, thanks to the firm’s dedicated Foreign Desks, the team provides the full range of services to international investors seeking to gain a foothold or expand their existing operations in Romania. Since 2019, the firm and its tax arm are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is providing legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: corporate and M&A; litigation and international arbitration; corporate tax; public procurement; TMT; employment; insurance; banking and finance; capital markets; competition; healthcare and pharmaceutical; energy and natural resources; environmental; intellectual property; real estate; regulatory legal services.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is a First-Tier law firm in all international legal directories and a multiple award-winning law firm both locally and internationally. It received the CEE Deal of the Year Award (DOTY Awards 2021) and the Law Firm of the Year Award: Romania (IFLR Europe Awards 2021). 

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