Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii


239 Calea Dorobanți, 6th Floor
Bucharest, 1st District

+40 21 317 7919

+40 21 317 8500

Key contacts:

Senior Partner: Ernest-Virgil Popovici
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Managing Partner: Florian Nițu
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Deputy Managing Partner: Bogdan C. Stoica
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Quick facts:

Number of partners worldwide: 15
Number of other attorneys worldwide: 70
Languages: English, French, Italian, Romanian

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații 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 groups today 70 qualified lawyers and tax advisors.

Focusing traditionally on the private sector and on foreign investment projects, Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații 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.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Mergers & Acquisitions:

Florian Nițu

Bogdan C. Stoica

Silviu Stoica

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Orange on the acquisition of a majority stake in Telekom Romania Communications.
  • Burda Group on the sale of its business in Romania.
  • Auchan on the takeover of the entire chain of OMV Petrom petrol filling stations in view of converting them into MyAuchan proximity stores and their further non-petrol retail operation.
  • Dr. Leahu Dental Clinics Network on the acquisition of CORIDENT PRO Clinic from Sibiu.
  • BICO Industries on the sale of 30% of its share capital to ROCA Investments.
  • WDP on the acquisition of three major logistics parks in Romania: Aquila Logistics Centre - Cluj, Dunca Logistics Centre - Timiș and Craiova Logistics Centre - Dolj.
  • VGP Parks on the acquisition of real estate assets with a total area of approximately 40 ha in Arad.
  • Hexagon Group on the sale of three new high-quality class A office building projects in Cluj-Napoca, i.e. Advancity Business Center, Cube Office and Vivido Business Center.
  • Oresa on: (i) the sale of Somaco, one of the leading precast concrete producers in Romania, to LafargeHolcim; and (ii) the sale of RTC Proffice Experience, a leading stationery and office supplies company, to Altex group.

Banking & Finance:

Alexandru Ambrozie
Bogdan C. Stoica

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Warehouses De Pauw Romania on €150 million facilities granted by the Bank for European Reconstruction and Development to the group for financing the development of sustainable certified green logistic centres in Romania.
  • Libra Internet Bank on the partnership with Monese for the launch of Romanian IBAN accounts in RON.
  • IBM on the launch of a blockchain-based payment system.
  • BRD Groupe Société Générale on its investment in CIT One.
  • BLOM Bank France SA Romania Branch on a EUR 5m financing granted to a real estate developer from Brasov in order to finance the development of residential projects.

Competition & Antitrust:

Mihaela Ion

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Auchan in merger control proceedings before the Competition Council related to My Auchan proximity stores operating in Petrom gas stations.
  • Orange in relation to the network sharing agreement concluded with another telecom company.
  • Albalact in three investigations and a preliminary examination conducted by the Competition Council.
  • Deutsche Leasing Romania in the Competition Council investigation on the financial leasing services market.

Real Estate:

Florian Nitu 

Valentin Creata

Ioana Sampek

Bogdan C. Stoica

Irina Ivanciu

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Estoria Group on the development and sale of a big-box retail facility, including a commercial gallery, to Leroy Merlin, Kaufland and Lidl, in a series of transactions.
  • VGP Group in connection with the development of several VGP Parks projects in Romania, consisting in a chain of logistics and warehouses.
  • GLL Real Estate on the leasing and asset legal management activities related to the Bucharest landmark Office Building Projects - Charles de Gaulle Plaza & Victoriei 139, consisting in approximate 30,000 sqm leasing areas under operation.
  • River Development, one of the most important real estate developers on the local market, on two major mixed-use real estate development projects, i.e. SEMA PARC and THE LIGHT.
  • Dedeman on: (i) the acquisition of The Office; (ii) the acquisition of The Bridge; and (iii) the joint venture with Element Invest for the development of Eli Park 1.

Intellectual Property:


Bogdan C. Stoica


Vlad Neacsu


Recent transactional highlights:

  • 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.

Energy & Natural Resources:
Florian Nitu

Vlad Neacsu

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Several subsidiaries of Enel on the annulment of various orders issued by the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority that sets the regulated rate of return applied for the approval of the tariffs for the electricity distribution service provided by the concessionaire distribution operators.
  • Property Fund, as significant shareholder in Hidroelectrica, on the annulment of various orders regarding regulated energy prices and quantities for electricity sold by producers on the basis of regulated contracts, issued by the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority.
  • Zhejiang New Energy Investment Co Ltd. on 5 solar energy projects under the New Solar Energy Projects.


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