STOICA & Asociaţii

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Founding Partners: Valeriu Stoica, Cristiana I Stoica
Partners: Cătălina Dicu, Dan R Răducanu, Laura E Mihalache, Dragoş Bogdan, Veronica Dobozi, Valentina Preda, Oana Zamă, Andreea Micu, Bogdan Popescu, Daniel Aragea, Andrei Buga
Number of lawyers:
33
Languages:
English, French, Romanian

Firm Overview:
STOICA & Asociaţii was founded in November 1995, by the association of two pre-eminent Romanian lawyers, Professor Valeriu Stoica and Cristiana I Stoica. Business-like, pragmatic and responsive, the lawyers from STOICA & Asociaţii all graduated from the most reputable Romanian law schools, have excellent command of English and French, and are familiar with the high professional standards of the legal practice that the firm has adopted and applied constantly since its establishment. The firm’s early assignments included pilot privatisation projects, foreign investments, and providing permanent legal assistance to a large number of companies for their day-to-day operating activities. STOICA & Asociaţii assisted international project financing, capital market transactions, M&A and international contracts. As of today, the firm expertise is largely extended with various advisory work and complex litigation and arbitration in almost all fields of business, by assisting and representing multinational and international corporations as well as medium and small enterprises, either from Romania or abroad. In Romania, STOICA & Asociaţii is a member of the Bucharest Bar. The firm’s international professional contacts and associations include International Union of Lawyers (UIA) and World Link for Law (WLL).

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate, Commercial/M&A:
■ Assisting various companies/institutions in connection with a wide range of corporate services: corporate establishment, corporate governance, drafting, negotiating and amending all types of commercial contracts, advising on all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the client
Contacts: Cristiana I Stoica, Laura E Mihalache

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
■ Assisting and representing a major bank with respect to a claim based on an alleged breach of contract, filed with the Romanian courts by a large state-owned company
■ Advising and delivering legal opinions to various major local banks in connection to a series of collective action claims initiated by the banks’ clients with regard to challenging of alleged abusive clauses contained in the credit contracts
■ Assisting and representing a major bank in relation to its entire portfolio of civil and commercial litigations: enforcement, insolvency and consumer protection disputes
■ Legal assistance and representation in the merger procedure between two banking companies
■ Assisting and representing a group of important local banks in the administrative and judicial procedures related to the ‘Giving in Payment Law’ ■ Representing major banks in collective damages claims launched by the National Authority for Consumers Protection, with inter alia the objective of challenging the CHF credit contracts
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Cătălina Dicu, Dragoș Bogdan, Valentina Preda, Bogdan Popescu

Litigation & Arbitration:
■ Representing and assisting the Romanian regulatory authority in telecommunications (ANCOM)in a litigation regarding claims filed as a result of the issue of an alleged illegal decision
■ Drafting a legal opinion as legal expert by Prof Valeriu Stoica to support the arguments of illegality invoked by one of the parliamentary political parties against the municipality of Bucharest
■ Assisting and representing one of the most important telecom operators in a litigation in connection to assessing the abusive character of several clauses from consumers contracts
■ Representing and assisting a major innovative pharmaceutical producer in maintaining and protecting its product prices
■ Representing and assisting several persons in relation to obtaining an injunction pertaining to several defamatory articles posted online
■ Representing a major Romanian bank in a litigation against a fiscal deed concerning tax adjustments performed as result of fraudulent loans
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Cristiana I Stoica, Cătălina Dicu, Dan R Răducanu, Laura E Mihalache, Dragoş Bogdan, Veronica Dobozi, Oana Zamă, Bogdan Popescu, Valentina Preda, Daniel Aragea, Andrei Buga

Intellectual Property:
■ Assisting and representing a major mineral water producer in litigations regarding an alleged claim of unfair competition pertaining to a TV advertisement for a mobile phone application
■ Representing and assisting one of the most important mineral water producers in litigation regarding alleged infringing of a community trademark concerning the shape of a competing water bottle
■ Assisting a major local asset management services provider in establishing its trademark defense strategy in relation to cease and desist requests issued a major European transport and technology corporation
■ Legal assistance and representation of a research institute before the courts of law and in the opposition proceedings before OSIM for its trademarks
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Dragoş Bogdan, Cătălina Dicu, Bogdan Popescu

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ Assisting the biggest Romanian bank in connection with the full-fledged case management of a portfolio of more than 1,000 insolvency cases of microenterprises
■ Assisting and representing the biggest Romanian bank in the procedures regarding the annulment of fraudulent transactions between the affiliated companies
■ Assisting and representing a company within the group of the biggest Romanian bank (Suport Colect SRL) in the bankruptcy procedure of a pharmaceutical company
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Cătălina Dicu

Competition:
■ Assisting and representing a major producer and distributor of domestic appliances in the proceedings before the Competition Council and before the courts related to an alleged price-fixing cartel
■ Assisting and representing companies involved in the WEEE management with respect to the investigation and the court claims of a potential anticompetitive agreement
■ Assisting a major player on the market of oil and gas drilling services in an investigation concerning an alleged hard core cartel
■ Legal aid and representation of a telecom operator in a litigation regarding the illegality and the suspension of a Competition Council’s decision
■ Legal assistance and representation of a major infrastructure company in connection with administrative and civil litigations concerning an allegedly abusive nature of the tariffs
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Dan R Răducanu, Laura E Mihalache, Dragoş Bogdan, Bogdan Popescu

Energy:
■ Assisting and representing a major Romanian steel producer in the litigation case initiated by an energy distribution company in connection with damage claims derived from an energy supply contract and the challenging of the company’s license as energy provider
■ Assisting and representing a key aluminium producer in the litigation case in connection with damage claims derived from an energy supply contract
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Dan R Răducanu, Dragoş Bogdan

Other Industries:
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Media & Telecommunications
■ Pharmaceutical Industry
■ Food & Beverage Industry
■ Automotive Industry
■ Urbanism, Infrastructure, Civil & Industrial Constructions

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Cătălina Dicu
Band 5
Dan Rareș Răducanu
Band 5
Valeriu Stoica
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Valeriu StoicaDispute Resolution: Litigation
Band 5
Cătălina DicuDispute Resolution: Litigation
Dan Rareș RăducanuDispute Resolution: Litigation

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Opera Center II

Str. Dr. Staicovici

nr. 2, 2nd floor , Sector 5

Bucharest

Bucureşti

Romania

050558

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