Rankings 2014


Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Corporate and M&A – Tier 1

“Popovici Nitu & Asociatii’s corporate team demonstrates ‘professionalism, integrity and dedication’. The team has been particularly active in the real estate, energy and agricultural sectors.”

“Silviu Stoica, who is noted for his ‘excellent business comprehension’, led advice to Cargill on the multimillion-euro transfer of its oil production division to Expur.”

“Florian Nițu is ‘one of the best corporate lawyers in Romania’.”

PPP and procurement – Tier 1

“Popovici Nitu & Asociatii’s ‘strong multidisciplinary team’ is consistently praised for its business acumen and for finding solutions that ‘make perfect sense and stand the test of time’. ”

“Florian Nitu is ‘a loyal, wise and brilliantly competent lawyer’, and Alexandru Ambrozie stands out for his ‘deep knowledge of procurement law’.”

Real estate and construction – Tier 1

“Popovici Nitu & Asociatii’s real estate specialists have a combination of ‘industry expertise and financing capabilities’ that make clients feel ‘truly in the best hands’.”

“Florian Nițu is ‘one of the best real estate and corporate lawyers in Romania’; the ‘clever, pragmatic and innovative’ Ciprian Dontu excels at real estate litigation; and Alexandru Ambrozie demonstrates ‘in-depth understanding of tax-related real estate matters’.”

TMT – Tier 1

“Popovici Nitu & Asociatii, which combines ‘IT knowledge with M&A experience’, advises on the full range of corporate and regulatory issues.”

“Alexandru Ambrozie is the key figure along with corporate expert Silviu Stoica.”

Banking, finance and capital markets – Tier 2

“Popovici Nitu & Asociatii, which advises companies and financial institutions on regulatory matters, financings and the structuring of credit products and derivatives, attracts praise for its ‘impressive level of knowledge and dedication to the client’.

‘Talented and experienced capital markets and corporate lawyer’ Alexandru Ambrozie advised pharmaceuticals company Farmexin on two financing agreements with UniCredit Tiriac.

Other clients include Franklin Templeton and Ameropa.”

Dispute resolution – Tier 2

“Popovici Nitu & Asociatii’s litigation expertise ranges from commercial disputes and tax litigation to international arbitration.

‘Clever, pragmatic and innovative’ practice head Ciprian Dontu represented Kastamonu Entegre in an $85m commercial dispute against the Romanian state.

Other clients include Immofinanz, AirFrance and Hochtief.”

Energy and natural resources – Tier 2

“Corporate mandates form a central pillar of Popovici Nitu & Asociatii’s energy practice, which acts across all energy sectors including nuclear, wind and solar.

It recently advised Est Solar Engineering on the financing of a €27m joint venture with Pressburg Partners for two photovoltaic plants.

Vlad Neacşu is the key contact.”


Chambers Europe 2014

Real estate - Band 1

"I have been very happy with the team because of its business approach, which is important for me and for the company. It consistently gives very good advice, is reliable and always respects deadlines".

"You get the most value for the money with this team, it has an insightful approach and the ability to put itself in the client's shoes".

Excellent real estate lawyer Florian Nitu is described as "very prompt, business-oriented and forward-thinking".

Corporate and M&A - Band 2

"Compliant, responsive and timely. The firm is a valuable partner for our business and has a great customer-focused attitude".

"Excellent team, even our opponents were impressed!"

Managing partner Florian Nitu stands out as "someone with the capacity to merge legal advice with business challenges". Clients agree he is "always there when you need him and has a great work ethic".

Silviu Stoica is "very focused and analytical", says one client, adding that he "manages the transaction swiftly and painlessly".

Bogdan Constantin Stoica has "excellent communication skills, and is elegant and precise", according to clients.

Energy & Natural Resources - Band 2

"The firm's level of knowledge is top, the people are qualified, trustworthy and supportive, and the reaction time is very good".

TMT – Band 2

"Very strong, capable and skilled."

Banking and Finance – Band 3

"A strong firm on the market."

Competition/Antitrust – Band 3

"A well-established firm working on competition matters for its robust base of clients."

Market observers comment on Mihaela Ion's "dedication" and "focus".

Dispute Resolution – Band 3

"The team is flexible, responsive and reasonably priced. We consistently appreciate their contribution."

Ciprian Dontu is endorsed for his "carefully prepared strategies and outside-the-box thinking".

Tax – Band 3

"I like the team's ability to provide clear advice and solutions."


IFLR 1000 2014

Mergers & Acquisitions – Tier 2

“The firm invests deeply in transactional work and is known for its high deal volumes. Is one of the largest in Romania, top in league tables. Despite being local, it's well-connected internationally,’ one client says”.

“‘Bogdan C. Stoica is business oriented, a dealmaker, and has wide understanding of economic and business culture’”.

“Its M&A expertise is combined with its skills in other areas such as capital markets, tax, competition, antitrust, environment and litigation”.

Project Finance – Tier 2

“In finance matters, the firm was mostly involved in real estate financing but it also advises financial institutions on regulatory matters”.

Banking & Capital Markets – Tier 3

“The firm has a historical reputation in capital markets and helped setup and then reorganize Romania's stock exchange. ‘We've had excellent cooperation for more than three years,’ one client says. ‘I appreciate the international standard quality at Romanian rates’”.


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