Rankings 2020 – Contents

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Legal 500 2020

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii has established itself as one of the most active transactional firms in the market, having handled a huge volume of M&A in the past decade. As well as strategic corporate investments, the firm is also highly experienced on the private equity side, as well as corporate real estate, and supporting areas such as capital markets, competition, regulatory and tax. Florian Nițu and Bogdan C. Stoica have developed very strong reputations. Partner Irina Ivanciu is also noted.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is a market leader for business-critical litigation and international arbitration. On the litigation front, the team has good expertise in commercial, civil and administrative disputes, and Ciprian Donțu, Ilinca Ștefănescu-Goangă and Mihaela Ion are all experienced litigators. Florian Nițu and Raluca Petrescu are the main contacts for international arbitration.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii has substantial experience in procurement work and represents a mix of private and public sector clients. The firm has been involved in several major tenders in the education, healthcare, and IT sectors, and also has notable expertise in major infrastructure projects. Alexandru Ambrozie has a track record advising contractors and software developers, while Florian Nițu has recently been very active on the public sector side. Irena Anca Tudorie is also noted for her strong expertise in infrastructure projects, and highly experienced associate Ramona Pentilescu is also well regarded.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is a premier choice for major real estate projects, disputes and transactions. The team has an excellent track record advising developers on major mixed-use projects throughout the country, while on the transactional front the group has recently handled several major office acquisitions. Clients include land owners, developers, investment funds, strategic investors and lenders. Florian Nițu and Valentin Creața lead the team, which also includes Ioana Șampek, Bogdan C. Stoica and Cristian Popescu.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii remains a top choice for creditors and debtors for major insolvencies and restructurings. The team handles contentious matters before the courts and is also well equipped to deal with complex financial and corporate group restructurings. Litigation partner Ciprian Donțu leads the team.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is recommended for transactional and regulatory capital markets work. The firm acts for numerous listed domestic and international investment funds and asset managers, and is especially active on the equity capital markets front. Bogdan C. Stoica and the highly rated Alexandru Ambrozie lead the team.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii handles a variety of employment-related work for domestic and international clients. The team is closely integrated with the firm's tax, health and safety and white-collar criminal law practices. Vlad Neacșu and managing associate co-head Ioana Cazacu have strong expertise in the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii's energy clients benefit from the expertise of several of the firm's key partners. Senior partner Ernest-Virgil Popovici has notable experience of renewable and nuclear energy, particularly on the projects side. Practice co-head Vlad Neacșu is also noted for his transactional and projects experience, while litigation head Ciprian Donțu is sought after for related disputes.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is particularly sought after by clients in the software, manufacturing and consumer goods industries to handle the full range of issues, including trade mark protection, litigation, licensing, and corporate-related IP support. The firm's advice to tennis player Simona Halep on IP-related matters, including the player's endorsement agreements, is an example of its expertise in more niche areas. Practice head Cristian Popescu has good experience in contentious and non-contentious matters.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii's highly rated tax practice has been extremely busy providing transactional support across a range of deal types, including M&A, real estate acquisitions and intra-group restructurings. The team also works closely with other key departments, including litigation, IT, employment and white-collar criminal law and regularly assists clients with major tax audits. Mihaela Pohaci is one of the country's leading tax lawyers.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii provides a comprehensive service to its broad client base. The team has recently acted for several major international IT companies on their entry into the Romanian market. It provides strong contentious and non-contentious support on major public procurement contracts and is highly experienced in negotiating broadcast transmission agreements. Ernest-Virgil Popovici, Silviu Stoica and Florian Nițu are all key names in this area.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii has a solid practice led by Alexandru Ambrozie, who has a strong focus on white-collar crime, fraud, corruption and regulatory enforcement investigations. The firm has achieved some notable successes for clients facing multi-faceted corruption and fraud enquiries, often with a cross-border element.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii has a strong standing in the market for contentious and non-contentious advice. The firm is instructed by several major domestic and international companies to assist with merger clearance, compliance, state aid, and investigations by the authorities. Mihaela Ion leads the highly regarded team, which also benefits from the expertise of senior partner Silviu Stoica.”

“Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is regularly instructed by leading banks and borrowers. The firm has solid expertise in asset, acquisition and retail finance, and is also strong on regulatory matters and structured products. Bogdan C. Stoica and Alexandru Ambrozie are key names.”


Real Estate and Construction – Tier 1
"They are very involved and committed and have good character and attitude."

"Bogdan C. Stoica worked around the clock."
Capital Markets – Tier 2
"It is an experienced practice with a long tradition, with experts covering not only advisory, but also capital markets litigation and tax matters specific to capital markets/funds. A team covering advisory, litigation and tax at a high level is rather rare in Romania. In addition, they have good knowledge not only of EU regulations, but also of the UK practices, being easy for them to work together with our UK lawyers."

"Alexandru Ambrozie is not only a great specialist in capital markets, but he is able to understand also tax, disputes and local aspects, being able to coordinate and provide a comprehensive and pragmatic approach."
Employment – Tier 2
"The team is very capable, prompt and focused on the customer needs."

"They have been able to efficiently assist on difficult negotiations with employees, negotiations on redundancy cases and assistance with success in labour disputes. The team is working on a cost-effective basis, and has a strong client approach and listening skills. Perfect skills for foreign companies."

"Ioana Cazacu is available at all times and has been a key person in difficult labour negotiations. Vlad Neacsu was the partner in charge and made sure that we received the right assistance."



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