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Luminita Popa

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Suciu Popa

Work Department

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Infrastructure, PPP & Public Procurement
  • Construction
  • Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatization International Trade


Luminita Popa  is one of the two Managing Partners of the firm and a Court Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She focuses on international dispute resolution in a variety of business sectors, including energy, natural resources, infrastructure, construction and engineering, mergers and acquisitions, partnership & corporate governance. She acts as counsel or arbitrator in numerous proceedings under the rules of the main arbitration institutions and dispute resolution bodies.

Luminita is recognized by Who’s Who Legal - Arbitration and is recommended in Legal 500 EMEA for Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources, PPP and procurement. She is also ranked for Disputes, Energy & Infrastructure and PPP/PFI in IFLR 1000 and for Dispute Resolution in Chambers Europe.


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Listed arbitrator of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania
  • Listed arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
  • King’s College, London, Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law
  • Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Law Degree


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Luminița Popa - Suciu Popa

Within: Dispute resolution

Luminița Popa heads the practice at Suciu Popa and is supported by recently promoted partners Roxana Fercala and Iulian Cioienaru. The team is reputed for its work on international arbitration and recently acted for Italy-based Enel Investment in an ICC arbitration against the Romanian state regarding a put option arising from a privatisation contract. In another highlight, the team acted for Dumor, a supplier of digital print finish equipment, in relation to counterfeit products and unauthorised import into the European Union. The group’s predominantly international client roster includes names such as Colas Group, Hidroelectrica and SIF Transilvania.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Miruna Suciu is a ‘wonderfully accomplished professional with exquisite expertise in the Romanian energy sector’ and leads Suciu Popa's team jointly with Luminița Popa. The duo are praised as ‘top-class lawyers with extensive experience’ and notably advised Enel Investment in relation to its €400m acquisition of 13.6% of the share capital of E-Distribuție Muntenia and Enel Energie Muntenia from SAPE. The team is predominantly active in the oil and gas sector and also features the highly recommended Cleopatra Leahu.

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