Rankings 2009


Legal 500 EMEA 2009

IT & Telecom – Rank 1

Lawyers are ‘industry experts, with an impressive bank of knowledge’, adepts at ‘understanding the industry and producing commercial solutions’.

Real Estate - Rank 1

Popovici Nițu & Asociații’s greatest strength is its ‘immensely impressive’ real estate practice, described by one partner as ‘perfect, faultless’.

Project Finance – Rank 1

Popovici Nițu & Asociații are, according to one client, ‘the strongest firm in town’.

Chambers &  Partners Europe

Chambers & Partners
Europe 2009

Real Estate – Band 1

“This prestigious domestic outfit remains head and shoulders above many of its competitors. It has a very busy full-service real estate practice that wins client praise for its impeccable advice and depth of resources”.

“Clients say: ‘The lawyers are highly supportive, demonstrate a real understanding of our business model and commercial concerns and come up with innovative solutions’”.

“Florian Nițu has broad real estate knowledge and ‘consistently provides first-class advice and creative answers’; “Ernest-Virgil Popovici is widely acclaimed for his ability to oversee complex real estate matters, while newcomer Ela Marin is ‘highly motivated, confident and focused on finding solutions’”.

Banking & Finance - Band 2

“This ‘very strong domestic firm’ is applauded for its ‘unwavering commitment to providing the client with a great service’”.

“Clients are particularly impressed by the accessibility of the team, highlighting the ‘ease with which you can arrange last-minute face-to-face meetings with the lawyers’. The outfit is held in particular high esteem for its ‘top-notch real estate financing group’”.

Corporate & M&A – Band 2

“This firm’s ‘positive, energetic and cerebral approach’ and the ‘creativity and rigour with which the team tackles problems’ are considered to be major attraction for it long-standing clientele. The group maintains a solid reputation in the market, with sources attesting to its ‘vast depth of experience’ in corporate and M&A work”.

“Commentators applaud the firm’s rapid response times, prompt replies to all enquiries and simple, concise answers to questions, all of which lead to ‘a fantastic service and very good working relations with clients’”.

“Florian Nițu is an ‘open and flexible’ practitioner who ‘will really strive to get the best results for his clients’”.

Employment – Band 2

“Clients are impressed by the firm’s ability to adapt local standard practice to the needs of sophisticated multinationals”.

“Vlad Neacșu is applauded for the ‘hands-on nature’ of his supervision and for his ‘strategic outlook’”.

Energy & Natural Resources – Band 2

“The Firm is very active in the sector” and has “well-reputed energy lawyers”.

Projects – Band 2

“Clients value its business-focused service: ‘The lawyers really understand our business model; they know what we want and always deliver’”.

Competition & Antitrust – Band 3

“Sources describe the lawyers as ‘legally skilled and commercially oriented’. The firm is well known for its transactional strength”.

“Silviu Stoica impresses clients with the deep knowledge of the Romanian business environment”.


IFLR 1000 2009

Banking – Tier 2

Capital Markets – Tier 2

M&A – Tier 2

Project Finance – Tier 2

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații is a very good firm – very professional and client oriented, says one client of the firm. We’ve work with them for the past three to four years and we’ve always been happy with them”. “They always give us a good performance, particularly with respect to drafting and negotiations’”.


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