Rankings

Rankings 2015

 
IFLR 1000 2015

IFLR 1000 2015

Review

Popovici Nitu & Asociaţii is best known for its corporate work where it is one of the leading domestic firms in the country, its finance practice is also strong, particularly in projects work.

I would like to stress the professionalism and proactive approach of all people from Popovici that I came across in the past few years,” says one finance client. “They’ve been always extremely supportive and their input into our legal cases was very professional.”

We are very impressed and happy with their services. PN&A (Popovici Nitu & Asociaţii) lawyers are always responsive, hardworking, and often offer valuable business solutions in addition to the sound legal advice. They have a strong multi-competency team but in the few instances when our needs go beyond their scope they make fair recommendations for additional counsel,” says one corporate client.

Rankings

M&A – Tier 1

Capital markets – Tier 2

Project finance – Tier 2

Banking – Tier 3

 
Chambers Global 2015

Chambers Global 2015

Corporate/M&A (Band 2)

Florian Nitu has notable experience of transactions in the IT and real estate sectors, although his practice stretches well beyond these areas to cover all aspects of the Romanian market. Sources consider him "very experienced in the structuring of investments, and a true manager of transactions".

According to interviewees, Bogdan Constantin Stoica is a "business and solution-oriented" lawyer who "offers strong dedication to his projects, and responds to queries in a short time." He is especially experienced in mandates relating to the life sciences sector.

Silviu Stoica primarily advises on high-value private equity transactions, alongside his notable competition law practice. His recent caseload includes advising Polish investment fund Innova Capital on the acquisition of majority stakes in Supercard and Supercard Solutions & Services.

Banking & Finance (Band 3)

This team, led by Alexandru Ambrozie, has extensive experience of complex cross-border finance cases, advising lenders and borrowers from Romania and internationally.

Dispute Resolution (Band 3)

Department head Ciprian Dontu advises on the firm's key disputes, such as assisting Fondul Proprietatea with various litigations, including the annulment of decisions made by the regulatory authority. One pleased client notes: "He is always able to offer solutions, and is prompt to our queries and requests. Whatever answers we are trying to find, he is able to provide them".

 
Chambers Global 2015

Chambers Europe 2015

Real Estate (Band 1)

“Outstanding real estate team providing specialised advice on real estate transactions and cross-border investment and structuring. Expertise in asset and property management, and the establishment of real estate investment vehicles. Boasts a broad range of national and international clients, including high-profile constructors, developers and investors.”

"We prefer this law firm for its unique mix of market experience, cutting-edge knowledge and business awareness. It is impressive that this firm is excellent in every area." 

"We are especially impressed by this team's practicality, efficiency and directness. The lawyers are helpful with their ideas and advice, and very knowledgeable in this field." 

“Department head Florian Nitu continues to advise the largest international real estate investors and developers in the Romanian market. Clients describe him as "very experienced and creative, and also at ease with truly sophisticated real estate investment models."

“Bogdan Constantin Stoica has impressive experience of real estate acquisitions, and is highlighted as "efficient and pragmatic" by clients. He recently assisted Auchan with its acquisition of a shopping centre in Pitesti.”

Corporate/M&A (Band 2)

“Transaction-focused firm with broad experience leading high-profile M&A deals,frequently with significant cross-border aspects. Highly regarded by international private equity and institutional investors for its knowledge of Romanian private sector mandates.”

“Transaction-focused firm with broad experience leading high-profile M&A deals, frequently with significant cross-border aspects. Highly regarded by international private equity and institutional investors for its knowledge of Romanian private sector mandates.”

"These lawyers know their trade, but are also business-oriented, and to the point with their advice."

“Florian Nitu has notable experience of transactions in the IT and real estate sectors, although his practice stretches well beyond these areas to cover all aspects of the Romanian market. Sources consider him "very experienced in the structuring of investments, and a true manager of transactions."

“According to interviewees, Bogdan Constantin Stoica is a "business and solution-oriented" lawyer who "offers strong dedication to his projects, and responds to queries in a short time." He is especially experienced in mandates relating to the life sciences sector.”

“Silviu Stoica primarily advises on high-value private equity transactions, alongside his notable competition law practice. His recent caseload includes advising Polish investment fund Innova Capital on the acquisition of majority stakes in Supercard and Supercard Solutions & Services.”

Employment (Band 2)

“Highly experienced with multinational clients, providing high-level advice on Romanian employment issues such as collective dismissals and bargaining, transfer of undertakings, disciplinary investigations and complex employment litigation. Well versed in matters involving clients from the FMCG and IT sectors.”

"This team provides a consistently good performance, and has a good grasp of cases, even those with multinational elements."

“Vlad Neacșu offers expertise across a broad range of employment matters, including strikes, business transfers, collective dismissals and employee restructuring plans. He recently assisted the Manpower Group with the transfer of activity from Manpower Romania to a new local subsidiary.”

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 2)

“Provides focused expertise in the electricity sector, and experience of transactional and financial energy matters. Active in public and private nuclear energy projects, and increasingly involved in energy-related disputes. Well known for extensive work with international clients.”

"The advice from this firm is clear and pragmatic, and the response time is fast."

Tax (Band 2)

“Strong tax offering, acting closely alongside the firm's other departments on the tax aspects of M&A, real estate and energy projects, and tax disputes. Best known for advising on tax structuring and indirect taxation issues relating to corporate transactions.”

"These lawyers are prompt in providing feedback, and very practical."

TMT (Band 2)

“Experienced in IT-related matters, assisting clients with issues including public procurement, software development and distribution agreements. Active in the telecoms industry on M&A, licensing issues and corporate restructurings.”

"Very responsive lawyers, who ask the right questions and understand our business."

Banking & Finance (Band 3)

“Highly appreciated by international and domestic banks, leasing companies, arrangers and other financial institutions for its experience of complex finance mandates. Equally adept at advising borrowers from sectors such as construction, IT, real estate and agriculture on their financing concerns.”

Competition/Antitrust (Band 3)

“Well known for competition investigation cases, acting on many contentious matters in front of the Competition Council and national courts. Offers sector-specific experience of competition matters involving the IT, pharmaceutical and retail industries.”

"I was impressed with this team's performance. The lawyers are very realistic and have good litigation strategies."

"Well prepared for hearings, and good at keeping to deadlines."

“Department head Silviu Stoica is a "strategic and realistic" competition lawyer who is "business-friendly and very easy to communicate with," according to interviewees. He has experience of representing clients before the Competition Council and advising on investigations and state aid matters.”

“Increasingly prominent figure Mihaela Ion has "great expertise in antitrust investigations and wider competition law." She recently represented Bosch in a Competition Council investigation into alleged price-fixing on the waste electrical and electronic equipment market.”

Dispute Resolution (Band 3)

“Highly respected disputes team, which advises on many litigation and arbitration cases, often with international aspects. Areas of strength include real estate and construction-related disputes, as well as cases in the energy sector.”

"The level of legal analysis is sharp and thorough, the communication excellent and the timing on-point. The lawyers are knowledgeable and understand the interconnection between business and litigation, as well as how to construct legal strategies and address the spectrum of options."

"The lawyers' creativity is what I appreciate most. They respond effectively in a timely manner, and don't have the word 'no' in their vocabulary."

“Department head Ciprian Dontu advises on the firm's key disputes, such as assisting Fondul Proprietatea with various litigations, including the annulment of decisions made by the regulatory authority. One pleased client notes: "He is always able to offer solutions, and is prompt with our queries and requests. Whatever answers we are trying to find, he is able to provide them."

Projects (Band 3)

“Growing strength in the Romanian projects market, with notable experience of national infrastructure projects such as road rehabilitation and construction, water treatment and waste management facilities. Highly knowledgeable in public procurement matters.”

“Bogdan Constantin Stoica is widely known for his work in public procurement, including recently advising Hidroconstructia on the public procurement procedure for the rehabilitation and extension of the water distribution and sewerage system in Târgu Jiu Municipality. Clients consider him "very proactive, quick to react, and a smart and knowledgeable lawyer."

 

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