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Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

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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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Voicu & Filipescu SCA

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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 …

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Boanta, Gidei & Asociatii SCP (in association with CEE Attorneys)

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CEE Attorneys / Boanță, Gîdei și Asociații is a Romanian law firm with diverse expertise and practice, providing legal assistance in all areas of business law, with a strong focus on commercial litigation, real estate, corporate/M&A, banking and finance, IT/technology. We are a perfectly integrated part of the international law firm CEE Atttorneys, with over …

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Peli Partners

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PeliPartners is a full service business law firm based in Romania. A team specialising in complex projects that require innovative approaches, the PeliPartners lawyers have a wealth of experience in a variety of fields, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, financing, competition, infrastructure & concessions, energy, real estate and corporate law – being involved in some …

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Ionescu si Sava, SCA

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Ionescu si Sava is a full-service Romanian law firm that provides its local and international clients with tailored solutions for their businesses or activity.

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Hammond Partnership

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Hammond Partnership is a full service law firm.  It provide a full legal service in respect of commercial and corporate law.  Members of the Firm have practised law in Romania and England since the firm has operated in Romania since the revolution in 1989.

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Ijdelea Mihailescu

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Ijdelea Mihăilescu is an independent law firm, focusing on Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory and Compliance, Real Estate and Construction. The firm was established in 2017 and has quickly expanded the team by recruiting talented lawyers from some of the most reputed Romanian law firms. In addition, the firm has successfully integrated in many international …

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Filip & Company

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Filip & Company is one of the leading law firms in Romania providing top quality assistance in all relevant areas of law for businesses operating in Romania or considering Romania.

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Dragne & Asociatii SCA

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Dragne & Asociatii was founded 11 years ago and has rapidly manage to become one of the most trustable law firms in Romania. Dragne & Asociatii legal services cover eight main areas of practice: Litigation & Arbitration; Restructuring & Insolvency; Tax; Corporate & Commercial, M&A; Intellectual Property, Competition & Antitrust, Real Estate & Construction, Employment, …

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Legal market overview in Romania

Romania's positive economic growth in recent years may have been stymied by the Covid-19 pandemic, but most lawyers are confident that the slowdown will be short-lived. There is still significant appetite for investment in the country's real estate sector, particularly on the residential and agribusiness side. Investors are also attracted to the jurisdiction by a blossoming IT industry and increasing demand for renewable energy projects. Even if the label chafes slightly when applied to an EU member state, the country's upgrade from 'frontier' to 'emerging market' status in 2019, by the global index provider FTSE Russell, should help maintain positive momentum on the investment front.

The legal market certainly has not endured too much structural damage as a result of the pandemic. Despite reports of wage cuts and redundancies among some larger firms, most key senior lawyers remain in place and clients continue to have a broad range of choice in a highly-competitive ecosystem that is somewhat of a buyers' market for legal services. Key leading independent firms include Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii, Musat & Asociatii, Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii, Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners, and Filip & Company, as well as a growing number of specialised and nimble-footed spin-off firms. International law firms also retain a decent footprint, with German, Austrian and regional independents such as Schoenherr si Asociatii SCAWolf TheissNoerr, and Kinstellar, hitting the market from one side, and larger Anglo-American firms such as CMS, Dentons, DLA Piper Dinu SCA, Eversheds Sutherland Romania and Clifford Chance Badea approaching from the other. Conversely, Allen & Overy LLP's formal association with RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA ceased in 2020, to become more of a relationship agreement.