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: 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 groups today 80 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

Vlad Neacșu

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Dedeman on the acquisition of The Bridge from Forte Partners, in one of the largest real estate transactions in Romania.
  • Medicover on the acquisition of Phoenix Medical Center, Academica Medical Centers and Pelican Hospital.
  • Oresa Ventures on the sale of Fabryo to AkzoNobel.
  • Farmexim and Help Net on their sale to Phoenix.
  • Net Brinel on its takeover by SNEF.
  • WDP on the acquisition of Dunca Logistics Centre and CTPark Cluj I.
  • RTC Proffice Experience, a subsidiary of Swedish investment fund Oresa Ventures, on the acquisition of Paper Plus.
  • Dedeman on the acquisition of Cemacon and Cemacon Real Estate.
  • Voestalpine on the acquisition of (i) the Romanian coating business from Barum Technik; and (ii) the majority stake in Travertec Buzău.
  • Ameropa on the acquisition of (i) Sărulești agricultural base; and (ii) 40% of the shares of agribusiness companies Promat Comimpex and Agroind Cauaceu.

Banking & Finance:

Alexandru Ambrozie
Ernest-Virgil Popovici

Recent transactional highlights:

  • VIA SMS Group on its entry in Romania pursuant to the acquisition of Netcredit IFN SA.
  • Unirii View on the €23m financings granted by Raiffeisen Bank for the development of an office building.
  • CLN Group on various amendments to the €200m financing granted by a syndicate led by BPN Paribas S.A., Milan Branch, as agent.
  • Hidroconstructia on US$ 23 million syndicated credit agreement concluded with BRD Société Générale and Exim Bank for the implementation of a USD 115.5 million contract in Jordan.
  • 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.

Competition & Antitrust:

Silviu Stoica

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Dedeman on the successful clearance by the Competition Council of the acquisition of Cemacon and Cemacon Real Estate.
  • A leasing company in the Competition Council investigation on the market of financial leasing and of the consumer credit from Romania.
  • Olanesti Riviera in the Competition Council investigation in relation to an alleged abuse of dominant position. The investigation was closed with no fines applied to Olanesti.
  • Xella on the successful clearance by the Competition Council of the acquisition of Macon Group.
  • A retail company in the Competition Council investigation in relation to the activity of the company in the Bucharest Airport.

Real Estate:

Florian Nitu 

Valentin Creata

Ioana Sampek

Bogdan C. Stoica

Cristian Popescu

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Dedeman on the acquisition of The Bridge. 
  • WDP on the acquisition of Dunca Logistics Centre and CTPark Cluj I.
  • Immochan on the development of Coresi Business Park Brasov. 
  • Immofinanz on the sale of Jandarmeriei Office and Jandarmeriei Residential projects to Speedwell.
  • Auchan and One United on their development of One Floreasca City on the former Ford historical plant.
  • WESTCHESTER on the development, investment in and operation of its Romanian agriculture portfolio, following the takeover of the management of Rabo Farm portfolio in Romania.

  • 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