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Website: www.pnsa.ro
Tel: +40 21 317 79 19
Fax: +40 21 317 85 00

Senior Partner: Ernest-Virgil Popovici
Managing Partner: Florian Nitu
Deputy Managing Partner: Bogdan C. Stoica
Number of Partners: 15
Number of Lawyers: 70
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 70 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, Telecoms and Real Estate.

Main Areas of Practice: 

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 & antitrust and litigation. 
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 office real estate transaction outside Bucharest in 2019, largest transaction in Retail in 2019, largest transaction in the Medical Services sector in 2019, largest transaction in Real Estate in 2018, largest transaction in the building materials sector in 2018, largest transaction in Real Estate in 2016, 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:

  • Orange on the acquisition of a majority stake in Telekom Romania Communications.
  • Duraziv Group on the sale to Saint-Gobain.
  • Augsburg International on the sale of a majority stake to SAG.
  • Ameropa on the acquisition of additional 30% share stake in the agribusiness companies Promat Comimpex and Agroind Cauaceu.
  • Oresa on the acquisition of the former Armonia Arad shopping centre from Immofinanz.
  • ContentSpeed on the sale of a majority stake to Asseco.
  • Verdino Green Foods on the entry of a new investor.
  • Via-Trend on the sale to Oresa.

Key clients: Akzo Nobel, Ameropa, Auchan, Augsburg International, Burda International, Certinvest, DB Schenker, Dedeman, Dnata Group/Emirates, Duraziv, NTT Data, Orange, Oresa, Philips, Property Fund, Simavi, Verdino Green Foods, The voestalpine Group, Xella
Contact: Florian Nitu / Bogdan C. Stoica / Silviu Stoica / Irina Ivanciu
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
2 Partners, 4 fee earners based in Romania

  • One of the largest cryptocurrency merchants on cryptocurrency settlement in Romania in light of the new AML challenges.
  • A Swiss energy trader on derivatives transactions and on the conclusion of a long-term financial power purchase agreement for an onshore windfarm.
  • A worldwide leading grain and fertilizer trader on 4 financings amounting to EUR 421 million.
  • The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland on matters under Romanian law (financing, guarantees, corporate and insolvency) related to certain amendments to the €400m financing granted to the Irish group Origin Enterprises Public Limited Company.

Key clients: Ameropa, Binance, BLOM Bank, BRD Société Générale, Deutsche Leasing, The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank, Oresa, Vialet, WDP
Contact: Alexandru Ambrozie / Bogdan C. Stoica
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
1 Partner, 5 fee earners based in Romania

  • Auchan in merger control proceedings before the Competition Council related to My Auchan proximity stores operating in Petrom gas stations.
  • Hewlett Packard in connection with a Competition Council investigation into alleged abuse of dominance.
  • Orange in relation to the network sharing agreement concluded with another telecom company.
  • Simavi, an IT company part of SIVECO group of companies, in connection with a complaint submitted with the Competition Council regarding a potential anticompetitive behaviour of a contracting authority.
  • Several leasing companies in the Competition Council investigation on the financial and operational leasing services market and on the consumer credit market.

Key clients: Akzo Nobel, Albalact, Ameropa, Auchan, Dedeman, Dnata Group/Emirates, Hewlett-Packard, Medicover, Medtronic, Orange, Oresa, Property Fund, Robert Bosch, Simavi
Contact: Mihaela Ion
E-mail: [email protected]

Real Estate:
5 Partners, 13 fee earners based in Romania

  • PAVAL HOLDING on the forward purchase of Dacia One office building project developed by ATENOR Group.
  • VGP Group in connection with the VGP Parks projects in Romania, consisting in a chain of logistics and warehouses.
  • Hexagon Group in connection with the development and forward sale of a large mixed-use office, retail and residential project known as Hexagon District Project.
  • Estoria Group in connection with the development, construction and divestment or sale of the Estoria City Project, on the former Policolor platform in Bucharest, a 200-million-euro development project, involving retail units of a 20,000 sqm office development, and the residential project comprising around 1,200 locative units.
  • LINCOLN ELECTRIC in connection with the acquisition of Ductil Steel SA assets, consisting of 75.000 sq. m of land area and multiple buildings at Ductil factory in Buzau, Romania, under the insolvency and reorganization procedure of Ductil Steel.

Key clients: Auchan Group, Cross City & Estoria, Dedeman, DSV Solutions, GLL, Hexagon Group, Ipso, Knight Frank, Lactalis, LINCOLN ELECTRIC, P3 Logistic Parks, River Development, Uniqa Real Estate, VGP Group, WDP
Contact: Florian Nițu / Valentin Creața / Ioana Șampek / Bogdan. C Stoica / Irina Ivanciu
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
2 Partners, 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.
  • PlantExtrakt in registering and defending its IP rights over “Nasirus” trademark.

Contact: Bogdan. C Stoica / Vlad Neacsu
E-mail:[email protected] / [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
2 Partners, 4 fee earners based in Romania

  • Enel Group on the change of the current contractual set up established with EuropAssistance related to the product Enel Asistență.
  • Enel Green Power on various development, investment and acquisition of wind and solar farm projects of a consolidated capacity exceeding 1,000 MWS.
  • Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited on its participation in the sectoral procurement award procedure initiated by the NATIONAL ELECTRICITY TRANSPORT COMPANY "TRANSELECTRICA" S.A.” for Upgrading of the 400 kV Isaccea substation - Stage II.
  • Ansaldo Nucleare in relation to its participation in the tender procedure initiated by the Technologies for Nuclear Energy State Owned Company (RATEN) for the award of the contract for the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the Athena experimental plant - a research facility for the development of lead-cooled reactors.
  • Fondul Proprietatea in all litigation initiated against the Romanian State's and ANRE's decisions to re-establish the regulated market for the energy supplied to household consumers. We also assist Fondul Proprietatea with their requests to the European Commission to intervene on this matter.

Key clients: Enel, Property Fund, Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited, Ansaldo Nucleare
Contact: Vlad Neacsu / Florian Nitu
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

PRACTICE AREAS 

Agribusiness
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition & Antitrust
Consumer & Retail Goods
Corporate & Commercial
Data Privacy
Employment & Pensions
Energy & Natural Resources
Gambling & Betting
Environmental Compliance
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Project Finance/PPP, Concessions & Infrastructure
Public Procurement
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
Sports Law
Tax
Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Transports & Logistics
White Collar Compliance & Defence

OFFICES 

ROMANIA 

BUCHAREST: 239 Calea Dorobanti, 6th Floor, 1st District
Postal Code 010567
Tel: +40 21 317 79 19
Fax: +40 21 317 85 00
Email: [email protected]

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 41 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Paval Holding acquires Dacia One Project

Authors: Valentin Creata, Ela Marin, Cristiana Blei, Diana Enache, Ioana Lazăr, Raluca Rusu, Andrada Pleș, Andreea Codrea

Press Release

PNSA advised Ameropa on a new M&A transaction

Authors: Mihaela Ion, Bogdan Constantin Stoica, Claudia Salomia, Raluca Rusu, Ioana Lazăr, Ștefan Popa, Radu Canțăr

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Romania

Banking & Finance
Band 5
Competition/Antitrust
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
Band 2
Dispute Resolution
Band 2
Employment
Band 3
Intellectual Property & TMT
Band 3

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Romania

Competition/Antitrust


Mihaela Ion
Band 3

Corporate/M&A


Bogdan Constantin Stoica
Band 2
Florian Nițu
Band 5

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Raluca Petrescu
Spotlight Table

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Ciprian Dontu
Band 3

Employment


Ioana Cazacu
Up and Coming

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Florian NițuReal Estate
Band 3
Mihaela IonCompetition/Antitrust
Ciprian DontuDispute Resolution: Litigation
Valentin CreataReal Estate
Band 5
Florian NițuCorporate/M&A
Up and Coming
Ioana CazacuEmployment
Spotlight Table
Raluca PetrescuDispute Resolution: Arbitration

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