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Firm Profile

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Firm Profile

Bucharest

  • 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 to 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.



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, telecoms and real estate. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is involved in the largest transactions of each year, an aspect also confirmed 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.
■ Eurofins Group on the acquisition of EVIC International
■ Immofinanz on the €500m logistics portfolio sale to Blackstone
■ MedLife on the acquisition of (i) an imaging center and (ii) the majority stake in a dental clinic chain
■ Hewlett-Packard Co. on the Romanian side of its spin-off into Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc
■ Ameropa Grains on the acquisition of four independent agri-storage and distribution businesses located in Romania
■ Cristian Amza, the founder and CEO of La Fantana, on the purchase, along with Oresa Ventures private equity fund, of the shares held by Innova Capital in La Fantana
■ Fondul Proprietatea on the sale of its stake in Lukoil Romania
Key Clients: Adeo Group, Alpha Rocas, Ameropa, Auchan, Cargill, Ferro Corporation, France Telecom, Fresenius, Hewlett-Packard, Immofinanz, Innova Capital, MedLife, Oresa Ventures, Property Fund, Rabo Bank Group, SIVECO Romania
Contact: Florian Nitu / Bogdan C. Stoica / Vlad Neacsu / Silviu Stoica
Email: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
2 Partners, 4 fee earners based in Romania
■ 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
■ BLOM Bank on multimillion financing granted to Toyo Motor Group
■ Orange Money, a subsidiary of Orange France, in relation to obtaining the E-Money licence for enabling Orange Money to offer mobile banking and cash transfer services
Key Clients: Alpha Rocas, Ameropa, BLOM Bank, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Leasing, Fresenius, KBC Bank, KIWI Finance, Oresa Ventures, Volksbank
Contact: Alexandru Ambrozie
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
2 Partners, 5 fee earners based in Romania
■ A Swiss grains trader on the investigation launched by the Competition Council regarding an alleged price fixing cartel
■ An US hardware manufacturer on the investigation launched by the Competition Council regarding an alleged abuse of dominance on the supplies market for printers
■ A French food retailer on the investigation launched by the Competition Council regarding potential anticompetitive practices between several major retailers and their suppliers on the food retail market
■ A Romanian investment fund on two investigations on the energy market
■ A UK insurance company on the investigation launched by the Competition Council regarding a potential cartel on the market for privately managed pension funds
■ Several paints and dyes manufacturers on the investigation launched by the Competition Council regarding the non-feeding paints and dyes market having as object alleged anticompetitive agreements between manufacturers, distributors and retailers of paints and dyes
■ A dairy manufacturer on the investigations launched by the Competition Council regarding alleged price fixing practices on the food retail market, as well as cartel and bid rigging in public procurement projects
Key Clients: Adeo Group, Akzo Nobel, Albalact, Alpha Rocas, Ameropa, Auchan, Aviva, Cargill, Farmexim, Hewlett-Packard, Linde Gas, Mega Image, Oresa Ventures, Property Fund, Robert Bosch, SIVECO Romania
Contact: Silviu Stoica / Mihaela Ion
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
2 Partners, 5 fee earners based in Romania
■ Property Fund on: a. The annulment of several Government Decisions that imposed certain measures on the energy market, obliging Hidroelectrica to aid other energy producers, which were facing financial difficulties due to the high cost of production b. The annulment of certain orders issued by the Regulatory Authority for Energy that amended the price calculation mechanism for energy distributors on the regulated market
■ Several limestone and salt mining companies on the negotiation of the royalties due to the Romanian State
Contact: Vlad Neacsu
Email: [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] Restructuring & Insolvency: 2 Partners, 6 fee earners based in Romania
■ KBC Bank within the bankruptcy proceedings against several Romanian borrowers aiming at recovering loans amounting to EUR 70 million
■ Property Fund within the insolvency proceedings of Hidroelectrica (the largest hydro energy producer in Romania)
■ Property Fund within the insolvency proceedings of World Trade Center for a receivable of USD 65 million
■ Several Bozlu Group companies within the insolvency proceedings of Onco Card Invest and Onco Card, owner and operator of a private oncology diagnosis and treatment facility
Key Clients: KBC Bank, Property Fund, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Volksbank AG
Contact: Ciprian Dontu / Ilinca Stefanescu
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Branches

  • 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]
  • Website : www.pnsa.ro