Rankings 2012


Legal 500 EMEA 2012

IT, Telecoms and Media - Rank 1

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații’s ‘excellent team’ advised Innova Capital, Orange, SIVECO Romania, Scop Computers and Hewlett-Packard Romania”.

Public Private Partnership & Procurement - Rank 1

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații is known for its expertise in advising on the development of national projects including road rehabilitation and construction, as well as airports and water treatment facilities”.

Real Estate - Rank 1

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații advised Auchan Romania, Immofinanz, Polus Constanta Project etc. Valentin Creata is recommended”.

Corporate and M&A – Rank 2

“Popovici Nitu & Asociatii’s ‘fantastic’ team is experienced in advising on corporate and private equity deals spanning various sectors including energy, healthcare, retail, IT.
Managing partner Florian Nițu is recommended”.

Dispute Resolution – Rank 2

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații’s expertise spans commercial claims, property disputes, regulatory and public procedures, tax litigation, IP disputes as well as international arbitration. Florian Nițu and Ciprian Donțu are recommended”.

Energy & Natural Resources – Rank 2

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații is particularly strong in transactional work and its experience spans renewable energy, oil and gas. Florian Nițu is recommended”.

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets – Rank 3

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații advised Raiffeisen Bank International, various subsidiaries of Immofinanz, Hidroconstructia, Franklin Templeton Investment Management, Fondul Proprietatea etc. Alexandru Ambrozie is recommended”.

Chambers &  Partners Europe

Chambers & Partners
Europe 2012

Real Estate – Band 1

“This dynamic practice has a stellar reputation and is widely praised for the quality of its service, which covers everything from real estate investments and developments to office and retail-related issues”.

“The volume of projects handled by the team continues to be high, and it attracts mandates from developers, investment funds, banks and institutional financiers, and various contractors”.

“Sources say that Popovici Nițu & Asociații ‘provides a world-class service’”.

“Clients appreciate Florian Nițu’s ‘service-oriented and solution-driven’ approach. They also highlight his ‘complete involvement and commitment’, adding that he combines ‘his excellent real estate knowledge with a business approach’”.

Corporate/M&A – Band 2

“Experience working for several long-standing and important clients in the energy, real estate and telecommunications industries demonstrates this team's sector-specific expertise, although its diverse client-base ensures that it remains strong across the board”.

“Sources say that ‘the team meets our triple A criteria: market experience, cutting-edge knowledge and reliability’”.

Florian Nițu receives admiring peer notes: ‘He is a 10+ out of 10. He is very involved and manages to combine this with doing a great job as managing partner’”.

“Silviu Stoica is a noted competition lawyer, with a regulatory experience; he is able to use to great effect for corporate clients”.

“Bogdan C. Stoica is an experienced corporate lawyer and partner, widely respected for his cross-border expertise”.

“Ioana Şampek is building a strong market reputation. One client who singled her out for praise commented: ‘She is an excellent corporate and transaction lawyer and very passionate’”.

“Alexandru Ambrozie brings significant banking and regulatory experience to his practice in corporate/M&A”.

Employment – Band 2

Observers highlight Vlad Neacşu for his outstanding communication and negotiation skills".

Energy & Natural Resources – Band 2

The firm is known for ”its activity on nuclear mandates, as well as its strength in renewable”.

“Sources say [that Popovici Nițu & Asociații is] ‘a serious and active law firm’”.

Transactional expert Bogdan C. Stoica attracts praise for his skills in handling energy deals”.

Banking & Finance – Band 3

“Clients praise the team promptness efficiency and communications skills”.

“The firm’s core activity is real estate, and its banking and finance team is very active in representing important leasing institutions, investment banks and funds”.

Competition & Antitrust – Band 3

“This firm's competition practice continues its growth of recent years”.

Sources say that ‘the team provides a qualified, professional and timely service. It is always available and responds rapidly’”.

“Practice head Silviu Stoica is known for his skills in handling cartel investigations and sector inquiries”.

“Clients appreciate his open-minded and flexible approach”.

“He never promises something he can't deliver, and always looks at the broader picture”.

“Clients applaud Mihaela Ion for her focus on clients' needs, proactive approach, and superior communication skills”.

Dispute Resolution – Band 3

“This firm moves up in the rankings this year, as it continues to elicit highly complementary feedback and act on prominent cases. The team's particular expertise is in real estate and fiscal disputes, where it handles an increasing amount of consumer law-related litigation”.

“Sources say that ‘this is a booming litigation practice’”.

“Sources appreciate department head Ciprian Donțu for his ‘innovative and focused method of finding practical solutions’”.

“Clients are impressed with his ‘in-depth commercial approach and strategic acumen’”.


IFLR 1000 2012

Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 2

“There is no doubt that in terms of volume Popovici Nițu & Asociații is a market leader”.

“The firm chalk ups more M&A deals than any other competitor on the market. Acting for local entrepreneurs, strategic investors and private equity funds, the firm has acquired a wealth of experience across a range of sectors”.

“‘Popovici had a lot of significant projects; well more projects’ says one partner with another adding: ‘Popovici has the largest number of deals and has been active [in the M&A field]’”.

Project Finance – Tier 2

“‘I know Popovici from discussions, conferences. I know they have gained experience; when negotiating; they are good lawyers’, one peer says”.

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații has built experience in the development and implementation of national projects of road rehabilitation, construction, airports and water treatment facilities”.

Banking Tier 3

“The firm is active and attracts interesting mandates”.

Capital Markets – Tier 3

“Popovici Nițu & Asociații is one of Romania's well established firms that has plenty of history behind its name”.

“Led by Alexandru Ambrozie and Bogdan C. Stoica, the firm has attracted some interesting mandates this year”.


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