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Senior Partner: Ernest-Virgil Popovici
Managing Partner: Florian Nitu
Deputy Managing Partner: Bogdan C. Stoica
Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers: 80
Languages: English, French, Italian, Romanian

Firm Overview:
Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is a leading Romanian independent law firm. Established in 1995, as one of the first incorporated partnerships, the firm brings together strong local resources, with exceptional credentials, outstanding records and distinguished careers in law, business and academia. The Bucharest office today groups 80 qualified lawyers and tax advisors. Focusing traditionally on the private sector and foreign investment projects, Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is acknowledged by the vast majority of observers and peers as ‘the transactional law firm’ among the market leaders. The firm has constantly been involved in the majority of the M&A transactions in Romania from various industries such as energy, healthcare, retail, IT, financial services, telecom and real estate.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition & Antitrust
Corporate & Commercial
Data Privacy
Electronic Communications, IT & Media
Employment & Pensions
Energy & Natural Resources
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatisation
Project Finance/PPP, Concessions & Infrastructure
Public Procurement
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
Tax
White Collar Compliance & Defence

Mergers & Acquisitions:
4 partners, 24 fee earners based in Romania
M&A expertise is central to the firm’s practice. It brings together and integrates the expertise of other acknowledged practice groups within the firm, such as capital markets, tax, competition and antitrust and litigation.
The firm has constantly been involved in the majority of the M&A transactions in Romania in various industries such as energy, healthcare, retail, information technology, telecom and real estate. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is involved in some of the largest transactions of each year, an aspect also usually acknowledged by the Romanian Financial Newspaper (Ziarul Financiar) through its yearly awards: largest transaction in real estate in 2018, largest transaction in the building materials sector in 2018, largest transactions in retail in 2015, largest transactions in IT and FMCG in 2014, largest IT&C transaction in 2013, largest AGRO/ FMCG transaction in 2013, largest AGRO/FMCG transaction in 2011, largest transaction in the financial industry in 2011, largest IT&C transaction in 2010, largest transaction in healthcare in 2009 and largest transaction in energy in 2009.
Recent Assignments:
■Dedeman on the acquisition of The Bridge from Forte Partners, in one of the largest office real estate transactions of the last five years
■Medicover on the acquisition of three independent medical centers: Phoenix Medical Center, Academica Medical Centers and Pelican Hospital
■Farmexim and Help Net, one of the largest pharmacy chains and pharmaceutical wholesalers, on the sale to Phoenix
■Xella on the acquisition of Macon Group, the operator of four production facilities
■Oresa Ventures on the sale of Fabryo to AkzoNobel
■Voestalpine on the acquisition of (i) the Romanian coating business from Barum Technik; and (ii) the majority stake in Travertec Buzău.
Key Clients: Adeo Group, Akzo Nobel, Ameropa, Auchan, Dedeman, Dnata Group/Emirates, Orange, Immofinanz, Medicover, Oresa Ventures, Property Fund, Rabo Bank Group, SIVECO Romania, The voestalpine Group, Xella
Contacts: Florian Nitu, Bogdan C. Stoica, Vlad Neacsu, Silviu Stoica
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] ro, [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
5 partners, 4 fee earners based in Romania
■VIA SMS Group on its entry in Romania pursuant to the acquisition of Netcredit IFN SA
■Unirii View on the €23m financing granted by Raiffeisen Bank for the development of an 18-floor office building
■CLN Group on various amendments to the €200m financing granted by a syndicate led by BPN Paribas S.A., Milan Branch, as agent
■Hidroconstructia on US$ 23 million syndicated credit agreement concluded with BRD Société Générale and Exim Bank for the implementation of a USD 115.5 million contract in Jordan
■RTC Proffice (a company owned by Oresa Ventures) on two financing granted by BRD Societe Generale for refinancing seven financing granted by ING, Banca Romaneasca and Patria Bank, for working capital needs and bank letters of guarantee
Key Clients: Ameropa, BLOM Bank, Deutsche Leasing, Dnata Group/Emirates, KBC Bank, KIWI Finance, Oresa Ventures, VIA SMS Group
Contact: Alexandru Ambrozie
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
2 partners, 5 fee earners based in Romania
■Dedeman on the successful clearance by the Competition Council of the acquisition of Cemacon and Cemacon Real Estate
■A financial leasing company in the Competition Council investigation on the market of financial leasing and of the consumer credit
■An operational leasing company in the Competition Council investigation on the market of operational leasing
■Olanesti Riviera in the Competition Council investigation in relation to an alleged abuse of dominant position. The investigation was closed with no fines applied to Olanesti
■Xella on the successful clearance by the Competition Council of the acquisition of Macon Group
■A retail company in the Competition Council investigation in relation to the activity of the company in the Bucharest Airport
Key Clients: Adeo Group, Akzo Nobel, Albalact, Ameropa, Auchan, Dnata Group/Emirates, Farmexim, Hewlett-Packard, Linde Gas, Oresa Ventures, Property Fund, Robert Bosch, SIVECO Romania
Contacts: Silviu Stoica, Mihaela Ion
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
5 partners, 13 fee earners based in Romania
■Dedeman on the acquisition of The Bridge
■Immochan on the development of Coresi Business Park Brasov
■Immofinanz on the sale of Jandarmeriei Office and Jandarmeriei Residential projects to Speedwell
■Auchan and One United on their development of One Floreasca City on the former Ford historical plant
■WESTCHESTER on the development, investment in and operation of its Romanian agriculture portfolio, following the takeover of the management of Rabo Farm portfolio in Romania
Contacts: Florian Nițu, Valentin Creața, Ioana Șampek, Bogdan. C Stoica, Cristian Popescu
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] ro, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
1 partner, 3 fee earners based in Romania
■WTA world number 1 tennis player Simona Halep on the negotiation of contracts with sponsors, TVs, equipment producers and, generally, on all her IP related matters
Contact: Cristian Popescu
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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