Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii


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

+40 21 317 7919

+40 21 317 8500

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

Number of partners worldwide: 12
Number of other attorneys worldwide: 80
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 today groups 80 qualified lawyers and tax advisors.

Focusing traditionally on the private sector and to 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.

"We are happy with PNSA. They have been always responsive and efficient trying to address our concerns and to accommodate certain difficult situations. They were also very proactive, open and available when we needed them."

"Popovici, mainly represented by Bogdan Stoica, is for our company an example of professionalism, creativity and addiction to success; a real partner in business matters."

"[Bogdan Stoica] is a very good professional and he has a good team. In the assignments we have entrusted to him, he was very precise and adapted himself very well to the tight timeframe imposed by the project. He has also a good reputation on the market."

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Mergers & Acquisitions:
Florian Nițu

Bogdan C. Stoica

Silviu Stoica

Vlad Neacșu

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Lincoln Electric on the acquisition in Romania of the welding business of Air Liquide;
  • Pietta Family on his full exit from Pietta Glass Working to Saint-Gobain;
  • Auchan and One United on their acquisition of Automatica & former Ford factories in Bucharest from Global Finance;
  • Credo Ventures on the acquisition of a minority share package in DCS Plus;
  • Immofinanz on the sale of its logistics portfolio to Blackstone;
  • Romedex International and Mr. Sorin Grunwald on the sale of the assets and business associated with Nautilus and Nautilus Delta to C.R. Bard Inc.;
  • Ameropa Grains on the acquisition of five 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;
  • Eurofins Group on the acquisition of EVIC International.

Banking & Finance:
Alexandru Ambrozie
Ernest-Virgil Popovici

Recent transactional highlights:

  • 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;
  • Azomures on the €66m financing granted by Erste Group for the development/revamping of its urea production facility;
  • Ameropa Holding AG on the CHF 200 mil refinancing of Azomures’ and Chimpex’ acquisition;
  • La Fantana Group on the €48m financing granted by Raiffeisen Romania and ING Romania for refinancing its existing loan facilities and for investment purposes; 
  • SIVECO Romania on the approx. €21m financings granted by Raiffeisen Bank for financing the working capital need and the issuance of letters of guarantee and letters of credit;
  • BLOM Bank France on the approx. €35m financing in the real estate, automobile and railway industries.
  • Fabryo Corporation on the approx. €26m financing granted by BRD and Alpha Bank.
  • Hidroconstructia SA on the refinancing by BRD Société Générale of a syndicated loan amounting to €60m.
  • Magnetto Wheels on the €235m financing granted by a syndicate comprising Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena S.p.A., Unicredit S.p.A., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. and IKB.

Capital Markets:
Alexandru Ambrozie
Bogdan C. Stoica

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Orange France on the implementation of an employee share offering at the level of its Romanian subsidiaries;
  • The company operating Radisson Blue Romania on its delisting from RASDAQ capital market;
  • Franklin Templeton on the implementation and compliance with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD);
  • Fondul Proprietatea on the exercise of the sell-out right from the listed companies IOR Bucharest, Palace Sinaia, Romaero Bucharest and Forsev;
  • Investment Fund Manager Certinvest and its investment funds FDI Certinvest Dinamic, FDI Certinvest Prudent, FDI Certinvest XT Index and FDI Certinvest BET FI Index on a whole array of legal proceedings against SIF Transilvania (one of the largest investment funds listed in Romania) aiming at electing a new management;
  • Investment Fund Manager Certinvest on various disputes with the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority.

Competition & Antitrust:
Silviu Stoica

Recent transactional highlights:

  • A Swiss grains trader on the investigation launched by the Competition Council regarding an alleged price fixing cartel; 
  • A 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; 
  • An UK insurance company on the investigation launched by the Competition Council regarding a potential cartel on the market for privately managed pension funds; 
  • 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.

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities

239 Calea Dorobanti
6th Floor, 1st District
Bucharest, 10567

T: +40 21 317 7919
F: +40 21 317 8500