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Firm Profile

STOICA & Asociaţii

Firm Profile

Bucharest

  • Profile
  • Opera Center II
  • Str. Dr. Staicovici
  • nr. 2, 2nd floor , Sector 5
  • Bucharest
  • Bucureşti
  • Romania
  • 050558

Firm profile submitted by STOICA & Asociaţii

Founding Partners: Valeriu Stoica, Cristiana I Stoica
Partners: Cătălina Dicu, Dan R Răducanu, Anca L Caraiola Buftea, Laura E Radu, Dragoş Bogdan, Veronica Dobozi
Number of lawyers: 36
Languages: English, French, Romanian


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).



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 Radu

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
■ Assisting and representing a group of important local banks in the administrative and judicial procedures related to the Giving in Payment Law: retroactivity issues, property rights, economic freedom, access to justice and the right to defence
■ 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
■ Representing a major Romanian bank in a litigation against a fiscal deed concerning tax adjustments performed as result of fraudulent loans
■ Assisting and representing a major Romanian bank in connection with the dispute in connection with the alleged non-performance of various transaction orders placed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB)
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Cătălina Dicu, Dragoş Bogdan

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
■ Representing and assisting one of the biggest construction banks in Romania in the contestation procedure of the decisions issued by the Court of Auditors regarding the application of the legislation regulating the savings and credit operations
■ Representing and assisting one of the biggest telecom operators in a contractual litigation case in which an intermediary company of high added value services filed a claim for damages against the operator for alleged contractual debts
■ Assisting and representing a major Romanian energy producer before ICC Paris in an international arbitration related to the obligations undertaken during the privatization process of Electrica Moldova
■ Assisting and representing various private persons in major property restitution cases
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Cristiana I Stoica, Cătălina Dicu, Dan R. Răducanu, Laura Elena Radu, Anca L. Caraiola Buftea, Dragoş Bogdan, Veronica Dobozi

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ Assisting and representing a company within the group of the biggest Romanian bank in the bankruptcy procedure of a pharmaceutical company
■ 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 insolvency procedure of a major constructions group of companies, mainly in the procedures regarding the annulment of fraudulent transactions between the affiliated companies
■ Assisting an important producer of heating systems in the insolvency procedure of various companies from the heating systems industry
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Cătălina Dicu

Intellectual Property:
■ Assisting and representing the biggest retailer in Romania before the Romanian courts in connection with the faire remuneration with regard to the IP auxiliary rights
■ 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 and representing a major key steel producer in a criminal case with regard to the infringement of a patent right
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Dragoş Bogdan

Competition:
■ Assisting and representing a major player in the proceedings before the Competition Council and in annulment proceedings before the courts related to, inter alia, an alleged price-fixing cartel
■ Assisting and representing different local IT, household appliances and electric tools product sellers and distributors with respect to both the investigation of the Competition Council and the court claims regarding a potential anticompetitive agreement concluded by the entities involved in the waste management of electronic equipment
■ Assisting and representing a major aluminium producer with respect to the investigation regarding a state aid granted before Romania’s EU accession, as well as the existence of an anticompetitive understanding between the client and a major producer of electric energy
■ Assisting a major pharmaceutical producer in assuring that its incentive scheme is compliant to competition law
Contacts: Valeriu Stoica, Dan R Răducanu, Laura Elena Radu, Anca L Caraiola Buftea, Dragoş Bogdan

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

Branches

  • Opera Center II,
  • Str. Dr. Staicovici,
  • nr. 2, 2nd floor , Sector 5,
  • Bucharest,
  • Bucureşti
  • Romania
  • 050558
  • Tel +40 21 40 20 930
  • Fax +40 21 40 20 931
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.stoica-asociatii.ro