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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Muşat & Asociaţii, Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii and PeliFilip are among the dominant domestic firms. Several international firms and affiliations such as CMS, Clifford Chance Badea and DLA Piper Dinu SCA are also particularly strong in Romania and compete with the local players for complex, high-end and cross-border mandates.

Kinstellar, Wolf Theiss and Schoenherr şi Asociaţii SCA, firms with a strong CEE presence, are also prominent within the market.

FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii

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.

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FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Voicu & Filipescu SCA

Voicu & Filipescu was established in 2001 by Romanian lawyers Daniel Voicu and Mugur Filipescu who at that moment took over the Romanian office of the international law firm Arent Fox Kitner Plotkin & Kahn LLP. Ever since its establishment, Voicu & Filipescu has been one of the top Romanian law firms in terms of turnover, market position and reputation. Today the group includes the law firm, a dedicated tax and accounting company and a specialized insolvency practice

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Lawyers’ practices are generally and traditionally multi-disciplinary as dedicated teams and practitioners are a luxury afforded to a handful of larger firms. However, several spin-offs with more specialised practices have emerged in recent years, the latest example being Berechet Hirit in the dispute resolution space.

Amendments to the Fiscal Code, namely the transfer of the burden of social contributions from employer to employee, have resulted in an active year of advisory work for employment lawyers.

The recent trend of the withdrawal of Greek banks from Romania continued in 2018 with the sale of Piraeus Bank Romania to J.C. Flowers & Co and the acquisition of Bancpost by Banca Transilvania.

GDPR-related instructions have understandably been prominent within the TMT sphere; the acquisition of Betty Ice by Unilever and the sale of Liberty Global’s Romanian assets to Vodafone were two of the standout transactions in the M&A space.

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