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Chambers Europe 2023

Chambers Europe 2024

What the team is known for

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații has an outstanding team with a particular focus on matters involving logistics assets, as well as commercial, residential, office and retail properties. The law firm offers noteworthy expertise to international and domestic developers, investors and commercial clients in real estate transactions, commercial lease agreements and construction projects. It additionally assists clients with the financing of projects.


"Popovici Nițu Stoica provides very good service in real estate."

Notable practitioners

Florian Nițu - Eminent Practitioners

Florian Nițu possesses extensive experience acting across a broad range of complex real estate mandates. He frequently advises developers on the leasing, development and forward sale and purchase of residential, retail and commercial projects.

"Florian quickly finds solutions."

Valentin Creata - Band 3

Valentin Creata has notable expertise in transactions concerning logistics and commercial assets. He is additionally active in the development of various projects.

"Valentin is a very serious and technical lawyer."

Ioana Sampek - Band 4

Ioana Sampek focuses her practice on the investment, development and leasing of logistics assets, including land plot acquisitions for logistic projects development.

"We have a great friendship with Ioana and we are pleased with her service due to her consistent diligence on issues."

What the team is known for

This reputable firm has an established M&A practice that represents a roster of Romanian companies. Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații's department handles transactions of all sizes ranging from high-value energy and healthcare sector transactions through to smaller deals on behalf of domestic entrepreneurs. It also assists foreign real estate investors with transactions involving local targets, as well as advising private equity funds. Furthermore, the team shows expertise in corporate restructurings.


"They came up with complex solutions that were clearly explained."

"Every time we talked commercially, our conversations have been open and reasonable."

"They know well how to translate legal risks into business terms."

"They have a pragmatic approach; they see exactly what they need to highlight."

Notable practitioners

Bogdan Constantin Stoica – Band 2

Bogdan Constantin Stoica represents clients from the telecommunications and agribusiness sectors in acquisitions.

"Bogdan has the ability to manage very complicated files."

"He does everything to get the deal over the finish line."

"He can work with anyone."

"He has a problem-solving skill set and sees the big picture."

What the team is known for

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații represents clients in investigations into potential cartels or abuses of dominance, as well as in subsequent challenges to RCC decisions. The law firm also assists clients with obtaining competition law clearance for mergers and joint ventures. The team frequently acts on competition compliance mandates.


"The lawyers are well prepared and knowledgeable."

"The team is proactive and solution-oriented."

"The lawyers are able to handle any of our questions regarding antitrust issues."

"It was a very fast and tailored support."

Notable practitioners

Mihaela Ion – Band 3

Mihaela Ion often represents clients in behavioural investigations, market inquiries and appeals against fines. She has further experience acting for clients on merger control mandates and competition compliance.

"She is very knowledgeable and experienced, and provides clear answers and good solutions."

"She was able to take very technical topics and translate them to make them as understandable as can be for the rest of us."

What the team is known for

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații has a respected dispute resolution team that handles a range of corporate and civil disputes, as well as international arbitration and insolvency proceedings. The firm has noted strengths in the areas of public procurement, regulatory and planning disputes. The team is particularly active on behalf of clients in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors, and it represents clients in contractual litigation and shareholder disputes.


"Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații are quick to respond and swift in understanding our needs."

Notable practitioners

Ciprian Dontu - Band 3 [Dispute Resolution: Litigation]

Ciprian Dontu heads the practice and is recognised for his advice to energy companies on regulatory disputes, shareholder litigation and state aid cases, with additional capabilities in insolvency and tax-related disputes.

Raluca Petrescu – Spotlight [Dispute Resolution: Arbitration]

Raluca Petrescu is well reputed for her strong experience in public procurement and contractual arbitration before the ICC and the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She regularly acts for clients within the construction, retail, agriculture and engineering industries.

"Raluca Petrescu is very good at what she does and undertakes a careful analysis of the case elements."

What the team is known for

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații has diverse expertise in Romanian employment law, regularly acting on collective negotiations and individual and termination disputes. Additionally, the team assists clients with internal investigations. It acts for both international and domestic clients on local and cross-border matters.


"They are very responsive and always provide practical support endorsed by legal reasoning."

Notable practitioners

Ioana Cazacu - Band 4

Ioana Cazacu is a prominent lawyer who represents clients in internal investigations, employment disputes and termination procedures, both for senior employees and for collective dismissals.

"Ioana has very strong knowledge of labour law. She is able to support us with any kind of topics we've had."

What the team is known for

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii is a well-regarded tax practice with particular strength in the tax structuring of corporate and real estate transactions. The law firm advises on both direct and indirect taxation as well as litigation. It also handles tax matters for high-profile individuals, including matters concerning issues of double taxation, and represents clients in tax investigations and handles the tax aspects of divestments. The lawyers additionally act for clients in the agriculture and real estate sectors, as well as for companies in the IT sector.


"The firm is very prompt and supportive."

Notable practitioners

Raluca Rusu heads the department and is a key contact for clients.

What the team is known for

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații has a notable team that handles a broad range of mandates, including trade mark registration and software licensing. The law firm also represents domestic and international clients in IP-related disputes. The team also advises on acquisitions and procurement matters within the IT industry. The lawyers represent clients active in sport and logistics. The practice has additional expertise managing intellectual property portfolios for high-profile individuals.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts for the department include Silviu Stoica and Bogdan C. Stoica.

What the team is known for

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații is an adept law firm that handles a range of energy mandates including regulatory work, acquisitions of renewable projects and energy-related litigation. The team also assists with the development of various projects, such as public procurement.


"Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații have excellent market knowledge and provide good, thoughtful solutions."

Notable practitioners

Florian Nitu is a key contact at the practice.

What the team is known for

Reputable local team particularly active in regulatory matters involving anti-money laundering legislation, fintech, e-money and cryptocurrency. It assists borrowers and lenders with corporate finance and project finance, as well as with the negotiation of loan agreements.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Alexandru Ambrozie is a key contact for clients.


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