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Firm Profile

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 239 Calea Dorobanti
  • 6th Floor
  • 1st District
  • Bucharest
  • Bucureşti
  • Romania
  • 010567

Firm profile submitted by Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Senior Partner: Ernest-Virgil Popovici
Managing Partner: Florian Nitu
Deputy Managing Partner: Bogdan C. Stoica
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 80
Languages:English, French, Italian, Romanian

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:

Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatisation:
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 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:
■ Lincoln Electric on the acquisition of the welding business of Air Liquide in Romania
■ Pietta Family on his full exit from Pietta Glass Working to Saint-Gobain
■ Auchan and One United on their acquisition of Automatica and former Ford factories in Bucharest from Global Finance
■ Immofinanz on the €500m  logistics portfolio sale to Blackstone
■ Etanco Romania on the acquisition of GBO Fastening Systems SRL
Key Clients: Adeo Group, Akzo Nobel, Ameropa, Auchan, Dnata Group/Emirates, Orange, Hewlett- Packard, Immofinanz, Innova Capital, Oresa Ventures, Property Fund, Rabo Bank Group, SIVECO Romania, Xella
Contacts: Florian Nitu, Bogdan C. Stoica, Vlad Neacsu, Silviu Stoica
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
5 partners, 4 fee earners based in Romania
■ The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland on the accession of the Romanian subsidiaries of the Irish group Origin Enterprises Public Limited Company to the €400m financing granted to the group
■ Fabryo Corporation on the approx. €26m financing granted by BRD and Alpha Bank
■ BLOM Bank on numerous financings granted to companies involved in the real estate, agriculture and automotive industries
■ Two Romanian subsidiaries of Immofinanz on the €71m financing granted by Raiffeisen Bank International AG for financing and refinancing the development of various office buildings in Bucharest
■ Magnetto Wheels on the €200m  financing granted by a consortium of banks composed of IMI S.p.A., Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A., BNP Paribas, UniCredit S.p.A and Banca Popolare di Milano S.p.A
■ Ameropa on the €27m financing granted by Erste Bank for the construction of a new grains terminal in Constanta Harbour
■ La Fantana Group on the €48m financing granted by Raiffeisen Romania and ING Romania for refinancing its existing loan facilities and for investment purposes
Key Clients: Ameropa, BLOM Bank, Deutsche Leasing, Dnata Group/Emirates, KBC Bank, KIWI Finance, Oresa Ventures
Contact: Alexandru Ambrozie
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
2 partners, 5 fee earners based in Romania
■ Dedeman in two investigations regarding alleged resale price maintenance practices between producers and distributors on (i) the interior and metal doors market, and (ii) on the boilers market The investigations were closed with a consistent reduction of the fines applied to Dedeman
■ Auchan in an ongoing investigation on the retail food market
■ Albalact in three investigations on the food retail market. The 1st was closed with no fines applied to Albalact, the 2nd with a fine reduction and the 3rd with no fines applied to Albalact
■ Ameropa in an investigation regarding an alleged price fixing cartel with other grains traders which was closed with no fines applied to Ameropa
■ Fabryo Corporation in an investigation on the non-feeding paints and dyes market which was closed with no fines applied to Fabryo Corporation
Key Clients: Adeo Group, Akzo Nobel, Albalact, Ameropa, Auchan, Aviva, Cargill, Dnata Group/ Emirates, Farmexim, Hewlett-Packard, Linde Gas, Mega Image, Oresa Ventures, Property Fund, Robert Bosch, SIVECO Romania
Contacts: Silviu Stoica, Mihaela Ion
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Project Finance/PPP, Concessions & Infrastructure: 2 partners, 4 fee earners based in Romania
■ A leading medical and pharmaceutical distributor in relation to the public procurement procedure for the award of five contracts regarding radiotherapy equipment
■ An infrastructure company on the tender process, negotiation, implementation and/or performance of four public procurement contracts concerning works of rehabilitation of drainage systems, extension and rehabilitation of water and wastewater infrastructures, modernisation and endowment of disembarkation points
■ SAP Romania on a public tender for the delivery of an IT client management system
■ SIVECO Romania on its successful participation in the public tender for the acquisition of ‘Computer system integration and operational and analytical recovery of large amounts of data, personnel training and networking LAN and SAN’
■ Swietelsky in connection with the award and/ or performance of several public procurement contracts regarding railways rehabilitation works
Contact: Irena Tudorie, Alexandru Ambrozie
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
1 partner, 3 fee earners based in Romania
■ Romanian Professional 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]

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  • 239 Calea Dorobanti,
  • 6th Floor,
  • 1st District,
  • Bucharest,
  • Bucureşti
  • Romania
  • 010567
  • Tel +40 21 317 79 19
  • Fax +40 21 317 85 00
  • Email : [email protected]
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