Authors

Vlad Neacșu

Partner at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Vlad Neacșu is Co-Head of Energy & Natural Resources, also leading the Insurance and Employment & Pensions Practices.

Vlad Neacșu has broad experience on energy and natural resources matters, being involved in a wide range of projects, including mergers, acquisitions and privatizations in the energy field, development of wind farms, photovoltaic, nuclear and hydro power projects.

Vlad advises numerous insurance companies on all aspects, from incorporations and licensing to management, mergers and dissolutions.

Vlad Neacșu is also highly proficient in employment, advising clients in strikes, business transfer and take-overs, collective dismissals and employees restructuring plans.

International legal directories recognized Vlad Neacșu for “his knowledge and reliable advice” and for the “proactive approach combined with excellent resources”.

Education

Vlad Neacșu holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Valentin Creața

Partner at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Valentin Creața is Co-Head of the Real Estate Practice, leading the Real Estate Development Group.

Valentin Creața is advising high-profile real estate investors and developers in relation to the acquisition, construction and/or operation of the largest shopping centers and residential projects.
Valentin represents clients on a wide range of corporate governance cases and complex commercial matters.

Valentin is highly experienced in advising international healthcare investors on the development of private hospitals.

According to international legal directories, “the real estate team at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații operates to ‘the highest professional standards’ and ‘is deeply committed to their needs’; Valentin Creața is recommended”.

Education

Valentin Creața holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Silviu Stoica

Partner at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

As Head of the Competition & Antitrust Practice, Silviu Stoica focuses on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious competition matters, with an emphasis on cartel investigations and sector inquiries, abuses of dominant position and antitrust disputes. Silviu Stoica also advises clients on restrictive agreements and works closely with in-house corporate counsels in sensitive internal compliance reviews.

Silviu Stoica has been commended in Chambers Europe as impressing clients “with his deep knowledge of the Romanian business environment”, “very client-oriented” and “focused on solutions”.

Established clients of Silviu include the largest international companies involved in the steel industry, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, food, beverages & agriculture and telecoms, on a whole array of competition matters and investment issues.

Education

Silviu Stoica holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association. He attended US Legal Methods – Introduction to US Law, Institute for US Law in Washington, DC and International Development Law Organization Development Lawyers Course (DLC-20E) in Rome.

Alexandru Ambrozie

Partner at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Alexandru Ambrozie is leading the White-Collar Compliance and Defense Group, while also Co-Heading the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Tax Practices.

Alexandru Ambrozie has extensive experience in Tax, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Public Procurement, assisting leading financial institutions, private equity firms and other high-profile companies.

His in-depth understanding of fiscal, public procurement, EU funds and other regulatory practices enables Alexandru to also lead the defense on numerous white-collar criminal investigations, representing clients in regulatory and criminal investigations carried out by various prosecution and administrative authorities.

Alexandru has been recognized by international legal directories for being “fully comprehensive and responsible in his decision-making” and for his “excellent service both in terms of industry knowledge and responsiveness”. Clients note: “He is creative in finding optimum solutions and takes a clear and pragmatic approach.” Another source says: “When he is on an operation, I feel relaxed. I can rely on him blindly, he’s clear, explanatory and I recommend him.”

Education

Alexandru Ambrozie holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the European Criminal Bar Association.

Cristian Popescu

Partner at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Cristian Popescu specializes in intellectual property and copyright, assisting clients in a broad range of issues related to the registration and protection of trademarks, patents and domain names.

Cristian is also experienced in corporate & commercial and agriculture projects, with a special focus on land acquisition, development and financing.

Education

Cristian Popescu holds a Degree in Law from the “Universitatea de Vest” of Timișoara, a LL.M in Business Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association. Cristian is admitted as IP counselor within Romanian Patents and Trademarks Office (OSIM). He also graduated the Postgraduate program in Public Procurement Law from the National Institute for Administration.

Raluca Petrescu

Partner at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Raluca has been involved in arbitration proceedings before international and domestic courts of arbitration under various rules of arbitration (ICC, ICSID and the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania) as well as in complex court proceedings concerning commercial, construction, corporate, energy, privatisation and real estate disputes. Raluca’s arbitration and litigation expertise is doubled by a strong knowledge in various fields of law.

Raluca has provided legal advice in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, mainly associated with foreign direct investments. Furthermore, Raluca’s expertise includes real estate acquisition and development, advising some of the largest retailers in relation to the expansion of their network in Romania, as well as on their trading and consumer compliance related issues. She has also participated in various M&A projects and is skilled in negotiation, drafting and advice on commercial contracts, both domestic and international.

Education

Raluca completed a double education in Romanian and French law, with the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest (Degree in Law and Master’s Degree) and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne, France (Master’s Degree in Business Law). She attended the US Legal Methods – Introduction to US Law, Institute for US Law, in Washington. Raluca is a member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Mihaela Ion

Partner at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Mihaela Ion is experienced in antitrust, unfair competition and trade regulations, including in consumer law, merger control proceedings and state aid. She also assists clients in structuring and implementing compliance programmes, providing regular training as external legal counsel on all relevant aspects of competition law. Mihaela is also involved in counseling IT and telecom companies.

Mihaela Ion acts for clients in contentious investigations and appeals. Sources highlight her determination, with one reporting: “She fights for the clients she represents and clients like her approach”.

Education

Mihaela Ion holds a Degree in Law from the University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu and is member of the Romanian Bar Association. Mihaela Ion also holds a Master Degree in Competition from Bucharest Academy for Economic Studies, a Master Degree in International and European Integration from Romanian Diplomatic Institute and a LL.M in Business Law from the University “Nicolae Titulescu” of Bucharest. She is Ph.D. Candidate in International Trade Law with Bucharest Academy for Economic Studies, Institute for Doctoral Studies.

Laura Ambrozie

Managing Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Laura Ambrozie specializes in competition matters, including merger control, antitrust, unfair competition and trading policies. She is also dealing with M&A, corporate and commercial matters.

Education

Laura Ambrozie holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Ioana Cazacu

Managing Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Ioana Cazacu’s expertise focuses on employment issues such as individual labour relations, industrial relations and collective negotiations, restructurings, transfer of undertakings, settlement of employment disputes as well as employment law compliance advice. She is also experienced in mergers & acquisitions and regulatory issues in the insurance and private pensions area.

Education

Ioana Cazacu holds a Degree in Law from the University “Titu Maiorescu” of Bucharest and a Licence en Droit from the University of Orléans, Faculty of Law, Economics and Management. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma and an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of London. Ioana Cazacu is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association, as well as member of the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Luana Dragomirescu

Managing Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Luana Dragomirescu specializes in data privacy since 2007, covering all aspects relating to data protection regulations and the protection of personal privacy. She is regularly involved in compliance projects, data security and response procedures in case of data security breaches, supervisory authority investigations, also advising on data protection issues associated with corporate transactions and transfer of personal data in business transfers.

Luana fulfills an external DPO role, appointed under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, for players in agriculture, trading and port operation fields.

Luana is also experienced in Energy and M&A/Corporate projects.

Education

Luana Dragomirescu holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association. She holds several certifications from the International Board for IT Governance Certifications (GDPR Foundation).

Camelia Pătrașcu

Managing Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Camelia Pătrașcu’s practice covers civil and commercial disputes, with a special focus on real estate litigation. She is also dealing with a wide range of corporate law related issues and public procurement litigation.

Education

Camelia Pătrașcu holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Dan Petrache

Managing Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Dan Petrache’s expertise covers litigation, with a special focus on civil, commercial and administrative disputes. He is also dealing with various restructuring and insolvency matters.

Education

Dan Petrache completed a double education in Romanian and European law, at the University of Bucharest and at Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Européennes (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne). Dan holds a LL. M in International and European Business Law from Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain D’Etudes Européennes (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a LL. M in International Arbitration from the University of Bucharest. Dan also holds a Ph.D. in Private International Law from the University of Bucharest. Dan Petrache is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Vanessa Nistor

Senior Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Vanessa Nistor specializes in competition matters, including merger control, antitrust, unfair competition and trading policies.

Education

Vanessa Nistor holds a Degree in Law from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, a LL.M in International Business Law and a LL.M in Intellectual Property, both from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Vanessa Nistor is member of the Bucharest and Paris Bars and of the Romanian and French Bar Associations.

Alexandru Stan

Senior Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Alexandru Stan’s practice is mainly focused on international arbitration and commercial disputes. He is also experienced in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

Education

Alexandru Stan holds a Degree in Law from The University of Kent, United Kingdom, and is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Catinca Turenici

Senior Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Catinca Turenici’s practice covers administrative, energy and commercial litigation. She is also dealing with a wide range of corporate law related issues.

Education

Catinca Turenici holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and a L.LM in Private Law from the University of Bucharest. Catinca Turenici is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Diana Dobra

Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Diana Dobra’s practice is focused on white collar criminal defense. She is also being involved in capital markets projects and in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, mainly associated with corporate governance and regulatory aspects.

Education

Diana Dobra holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest. Diana Dobra is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Luiza Drăghici

Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Luiza Drăghici’s practice is mainly focused on real estate issues. She is also dealing with corporate & commercial matters and M&A work.

Education

Luiza Drăghici holds a Degree in Law from University of Bucharest. She is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.

Ana Stoenescu

Associate at Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații

Expertise

Ana Stoenescu’s practice is focused on white collar criminal defense, while also being involved in capital markets projects. She is also advising on various corporate and commercial matters.

Education

Ana Stoenescu holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest. She is member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Bar Association.