Rankings 2017 – Contents

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Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Commercial, Corporate and
M&A – Tier 1

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații handles buy and sell side mandates and corporate matters such as market entries. Bogdan C. Stoica has ‘an excellent reputation in the Romanian market as one of the best M&A lawyers’; he advised Eurofins Group on acquiring EVIC France’s stake in Bio High Tech. Alexandru Ambrozie assisted Fondul Proprietatea with its exit from Lukoil Romania.”

Dispute Resolution – Tier 1

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații’s ‘brilliant out-of-the-box thinker’ Ciprian Donțu represented Fondul Proprietatea in litigation to annul decisions made by three of its portfolio companies to approve energy projects. Ilinca Stefanescu-Goanga is defending Polus Transilvania against a restitution-in-kind claim worth €50m.”

PPP and Procurement – Tier 1

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații ‘provides fast, reliable and often innovative solutions’. The firm has, arguably, ‘the most experienced team in Romania for procurement disputes’; Irena Anca Tudorie represents the Ministry of Transport in arbitration regarding four major road projects, while Alexandru Ambrozie represents SIVECO in a dispute regarding a document archiving procurement. Bogdan C. Stoica acts for Hidroconstructia.”

Real Estate and Construction – Tier 1

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații handles sales, developments and leases. Florian Nițu is ‘very clever and passionate – he always finds solutions’; his work includes advising Immofinanz on a €6m contract with Bauelemente to create a logistics park, while Valentin Creața is assisting the same client with the ongoing sale of its logistics portfolio across CEE. Cristian Popescu is ‘experienced in farmland due diligence’.”

Restructuring and Insolvency – Tier 1

“Following his work for Fondul Proprietatea in the Hidroelectrica litigation, Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații’s Ciprian Donțu is representing the same client in an action to recover money for shares sold to Forsev. Bogdan C. Stoica is advising VTG on the bankruptcies of three Romanian companies.”

Tax – Tier 1

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații handles non-contentious transactional, employment and VAT matters, in addition to contentious work. Mihaela Pohaci and Alexandru Ambrozie advised Fondul Proprietatea on the tax aspects of divesting its interest in Lukoil Romania.”

Employment – Tier 2

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații’s work includes class action defence, executive terminations, and employee benefits. Managing associate Ioana Dumitru advised Air France-KLM on a redundancy programme and subsequent litigation; she leads the practice with Vlad Neacșu.”

Energy and Natural Resources – Tier 2

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații provides an ‘outstanding level of service’ on renewables, gas and mining matters. Bogdan C. Stoica is ‘able to understand a client’s requirements and convert them into documentation’. Ciprian Donțu represents Fondul Proprietatea and its portfolio companies in a range of litigation, including efforts to recover state aid received by Hidroelectrica. Vlad Neacşu is also a name to note.”

Intellectual Property – Tier 2

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații’s Cristian Popescu advised La Fantana on protecting the design of a plastic bottle. Other work relates to patents and trade mark portfolio reviews.”

TMT – Tier 2

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații’s name partner Ernest-Virgil Popovici advises Orange Money on e-money licensing and regulations. Alexandru Ambrozie assists Wolters Kluwer and SIVECO with data protection. In the sports area, Cristian Popescu advises Simona Halep.”

White-Collar Crime – Tier 2

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații is ‘a firm you can rely on’ for defending tax, health and safety, and fraud cases. Alexandru Ambrozie acted for Fondul Proprietatea as a shareholder of Lukoil Romania – and thus a victim – in Lukoil’s tax evasion case.”

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets – Tier 3

“Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații ‘delivers excellent quality’ to borrowers and e-money companies. Highlights included Bogdan C. Stoica advising Certinvest on its creation of an exchange-traded fund. Alexandru Ambrozie advised Magnetto Wheels on a €200m syndicated loan and a €230m refinancing, and routinely advises Fondul Proprietatea on a range of issues.”


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