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Firms To Watch: PPP and procurement

ONV Law is noted for its PPP and projects expertise across a range of areas, including education and transport infrastructure. Sinziana Barbieru and Alina Bilan are the key contacts.

PPP and procurement in Romania

Musat & Asociatii

Musat & Asociatii has a comprehensive projects and public procurement group that covers all stages of the process, from bid through to delivery, as well as any contentious issues that might arise. The multidisciplinary practice draws expertise from across the firm, including related corporate, construction, finance, environmental and employment issues. Litigation is a core strength, and the firm has represented contractors in disputes at the highest level, including before the ECJ. On the non-contentious side, the firm continues to act on bids and projects across several key industries, including energy, transport, defence and telecoms. Iulian Popescu and Razvan Stoicescu are the two main contacts on the tender and projects side. Litigator Angela Porumb has carved out a strong reputation for related contentious proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Iulian Popescu; Razvan Stoicescu


Other key lawyers:

Angela Porumb


Key clients

Damen Group


Motorola Solutions


Hidroelectrica


Harris Corporation


Leviatan Design


Ubitech Constructii


Makyol İnşaat Sanayi Turizm VE Ticaret


Anadolu Automobil Rom


Copraag Entrepreneur


Work highlights


  • Assisting the shipbuilding company, Damen Group, with multiple public procurement procedures, including the €1.2bn tender for the acquisition of four multi-functional corvettes and the establishment of maintenance centres in Romania, and also the acquisition of the Mangalia Shipyard, and the partnership with the Romanian State for the subsequent operation of the shipyard.
  • Advising Ecolab and its subsidiary Purolite on the development of various potential transactions and projects with the local Romanian authorities, including a €30m wastewater treatment plant.
  • Advising Leviatan Design on the public tender organised by the Romanian Ministry of Defence for the development of a major NATO military base in Romania.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has ‘extensive experience in large-scale infrastructure projects‘ which some clients feel is ‘unmatched in the local market‘. The firm’s cradle-to-grave service encompasses all contentious and non-contentious aspects of the procurement process, making it a top choice for many domestic and international contractors and project sponsors. Transport infrastructure and related technology projects and procurement challenges have been major recent areas of activity, including the successful defence of PORR Construct’s award for building Lot 4 of the Sibiu-Pitesti motorway. Practice head Adina Chilim-Dumitriu has ‘exceptional communication abilities‘ and ‘deep knowledge‘ of the area. Other key partners include Adriana Gaspar and Razvan Vlad. Counsel Alexandru Aman and Cristian Dranca are ‘talented lawyers, fully dedicated to each case they handle'.

Practice head(s):

Adina Chilim-Dumitriu; Adriana Gaspar


Other key lawyers:

Razvan Vlad; Alexandru Aman; Cristian Dranca


Testimonials

‘One of the aspects we most value when it comes to dealing with NNDKP and its PPP and procurement practice is the extensive experience they have in this field. Another important aspect we want to emphasise is the way their lawyers give us legal advice: they are extremely clear and are able to translate complex legal matters into plain language with a pro-business attitude.’

‘NNDKP lawyers have managed not only to provide our company with innovative legal solutions, but also to successfully implement our opinions and ideas in order to obtain good results in the issues with which we have been involved.’

‘NNDKP makes a difference in the way they understand our business. Frankly, the combination of our internal input with their outstanding legal advice has translated into a successful long-standing collaboration. Definitely, their lawyers are able to provide us with quick and adequate answer to all of our queries, even if we are dealing with a complex legal issue.’

‘Adina Chilim-Dumitriu is a lawyer who inspires a lot of confidence. In respect of her professional skills, we would like to outline her deep knowledge of the legal areas she specializes in, not to mention her exceptional communication abilities. Alexandru Aman and Cristian Dranca are talented lawyers, fully dedicated to each case they handle.’

‘NNDKP has a very strong public procurement and PPP practice, unmatched in the local market, in my opinion. Their extensive experience in large-scale infrastructure projects in Romania combined with the expertise of the lawyers make a perfect mix. We have a longstanding collaboration with NNDKP and they understand our sector, the projects in which we are involved and our needs. We have entrusted them with projects of great importance and the quality of the work delivered has always been at the highest level.’

‘They have in-depth understanding of public procurement regulations and are able to provide valuable input throughout all phases of a project, including during litigation, by working closely together with NNDKP’s dispute resolution lawyers. Their advice is always timely, which is very important when participating in public procurement tenders with strict deadlines. We feel confident that their legal advice is the best choice.’

‘NNDKP has a consolidated and highly reputed practice, being directly involved in the most important cases concerning the award of large infrastructure contracts and the implementation of various major public projects in Romania. NNDKP has the capability to provide legal advice at the highest standards and we are glad to consider them as our partner in winning key projects in Romania and achieving the best results in their implementation. With NNDKP, we have the comfort from the very beginning that the legal input and the solutions provided are the most suitable for us, constantly ensuring the optimum risk/results balance. One of the key capabilities of NNDKP is their experienced ability to blend expert-level legal knowledge with a versatile and result-oriented approach.’

‘It is not difficult to discuss NNDKP’s lawyers in favourable terms. Their combination of excellent legal knowledge and dedication in providing solutions which are based on extensive experience makes them our first option for any large project. I mention the valuable assistance provided by Adina Chilim–Dumitriu who is able to successfully handle any problem. Adina’s involvement in a project is a firm guarantee that the best legal solutions and strategies will be implemented. Her long experience makes Adina, probably, one of the most experienced lawyers you may get in Romania in this field.’

Key clients

Siemens Mobility


PORR Construct


FCC Construccion


Duro Felguera


ExxonMobil Development Company


Acciona Construccion


Work highlights


  • Successfully advised PORR Construct on its bid for the Sibiu-Pitesti motorway infrastructure project.
  • Advising FCC Construccion on the performance of contracts for the rehabilitation of several sections of the Frontiera – Curtici – Simeria railway.
  • Successfully represented Siemens Mobility in litigation proceedings against the Authority for Railway Reform concerning the initial tender procedure for the purchase of electric trains.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Clients are impressed by the ‘work ethics, dedication and quality of the interaction‘ at Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii, which has ‘profound knowledge of the key issues‘ in public procurement and projects work. The cross-practice team acts for a broad portfolio of clients, including major construction companies and contractors, as well as project sponsors. The firm has good credentials across many project types, including road rehabilitation and construction, water and waste management, telecoms, healthcare, energy, environment and IT. On the corporate side, recent work has included assisting Orange France with a risk assessment of Telekom Romania’s public procurement contracts as part of Orange’s takeover. Practice head Florian Nitu stands out for his ‘dedication and pragmatic approach’. Managing associate Ramona Pentilescu is another key team member.


Practice head(s):

Florian Nitu; Alexandru Ambrozie


Other key lawyers:

Ramona Pentilescu


Testimonials

‘We had the opportunity to work together on several projects, both pre-pandemic and post-pandemic, so I have interacted on different occasions and with different members of their team. Besides the profound knowledge of the key issues and the commitment of the team members, I valued the work ethics, dedication and quality of the interaction.’

‘Florian Nitu is one of the best business lawyers, his solid and profound knowledge of the legal issues is doubled by his dedication and pragmatic approach offering solutions to complex problems. Not to mention the erudition and the extraordinary work ethos.’

Key clients

SIMAVI


Medist Grup


SAP


Medtronic


Ansaldo Nucleare


Strabag AG


Enel Group


Schlumberger Logelco


Property Fund


Swietelsky


S&T


PASSAVANT ENGINEERING S.R.L.


Enel Green Power


Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited


Framatome SAS


Work highlights


  • Advised Orange France on the €500m acquisition of the landline business of Telekom Romania.
  • Advised Medtronic on several public procurement procedures.
  • Advised Ansaldo Nucleare on its participation in the tender procedure initiated by Regia Autonomă Tehnologii pentru Energia Nucleară for the award of an €18m public procurement contract.

VASS Lawyers

VASS Lawyers is a public procurement boutique with an ‘exceptional team delivering outstanding legal services‘. The firm’s ‘deep knowledge of the subjects‘, both in the contentious and non-contentious sphere, makes it a standout choice for contracting authorities as well as private sector bidders and contractors. Its in-depth understanding covers every aspect of the public procurement journey, from the early stages of the tender process up to litigations concerning the performance and termination of public contracts. Integral to the firm’s success is managing partner Iulia Vass, who has a ‘proactive approach to all issues and a deep understanding of pros and cons of every legal decision‘. Other key team members include Alexandra Mititelu, who is noted for her ‘tenacity and perseverance in court‘, and Bianca Bello, who has ‘amazing attention to detail and impressive drafting skills‘.

Practice head(s):

Iulia Vass; Bianca Bello


Other key lawyers:

Alexandra Mititelu


Testimonials

‘VASS Lawyers is a strong team with a deep understanding of the subjects by all team members. Thus, based on deep knowledge of the subjects, representation is ensured at a higher level by the contribution of the individual qualities of the members to the subjects debated in court.’

‘Alexandra Mititelu provided tenacity and perseverance in court that added value to the support of the case and surpassed the debate of the opposing party.’

‘The great professionalism of VASS Lawyers is worth being given as an example to many others. Our company has been working with the law firm since 2010, and we have never been disappointed by the legal services provided by the team. They always present us the reality as it is, without giving us false hopes on our success chances in the courts of law.’

‘We strongly consider VASS Lawyers as being the best. Their professionalism, promptness, perseverance, coherence, reasoning, analytical ability, communication, creativity and integrity are the reasons for which we highly recommend VASS Lawyers to any company seeking for legal counselling. Public procurement and litigation is their main strength and we won with them many high-profile and high-value disputes against national authorities.’

‘On public procurement and dispute resolution, I mostly worked with Iulia Vass, Alexandra Mititelu and Bianca Bello. Iulia Vass is an exceptional lawyer and manager, bringing out-of-the-box solutions to complex problems and innovative strategies for our business endeavours. We rely on Alexandra Mititelu for court representation, as she leaves no stone unturned to find and present the best arguments in our court cases. Bianca Bello has an amazing attention to detail and impressive drafting skills.’

‘Exceptional team delivering outstanding legal services. We have worked with VASS Lawyers for many years now, they are like family, knowing the very insights of our business and being able to provide top legal support and counsel. Iulia Vass is a truly exceptional profesional.’

‘All partners are exceptional, but Iulia Vass stands out – proactive approach to all issues and a deep understanding of pros and cons of every legal decision.’

‘VASS Lawyers showed professionalism, promptness, seriousness and acumen. We received quick clear answers, complete and thorough to our requests. We would recommend VASS Lawyers to other companies.’

Work highlights


  • Advised an international organisation on the reform of the public procurement appeals system in an ASEAN country regarding possible measures and initiatives aimed at deterring frivolous appeals, while ensuring the overall sustainability and effectiveness of the system.
  • Represented a national contractor in multiple disputes concerning the performance of a major utilities contract for the construction of a new €300m thermoelectric power station.
  • Successfully represented a Romanian construction company before the National Council for Solving Complaints and the courts of appeal in litigations related to the award of a €60m public procurement works contract.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii has established extremely strong credentials for advising on major infrastructure concessions, including handling over €9bn worth of projects in 2022. The firm’s expertise covers all contentious and non-contentious aspects of the public procurement process, and spans a broad range of projects in public utilities, defence, energy and natural resources, transport and telecoms. Notable highlights have included the firm’s work for MOL Romania Petroleum Products, including a €4.5bn service concession for operating and maintaining car parks and service areas on Romania’s road network. Highly regarded projects experts Vlad Cercel and Şerban Pâslaru jointly lead the team, with strong support from managing associate Iuliana Leon.

Practice head(s):

Şerban Pâslaru; Vlad Cercel


Other key lawyers:

Iuliana Leon


Key clients

WeBuild / Astaldi


MOL Romania Petroleum Products


CEZ


AIK Energy


Compania de Salubritate Brantner Veres


Bepco


E-Infra / Electrogrup & Netcity Telecom


Electrica SA


European Investment Bank (EIB)


Astra Vagoane Calatori


Ericsson Telecommunications


WTE Wassertechnik


Egis


Work highlights


  • Advising MOL Romania Petroleum Products on various Romanian infrastructure projects worth €6.5bn.
  • Advising Webuild on various public procurement procedures worth €1.1 billion.
  • Advising Compania de Salubritate Brantner Veres on challenging the outcome of a concession award for the treatment of waste in Cluj County.

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA draws from a strong cross-practice talent pool to give contractors and project sponsors the full breadth of public procurement expertise; this ranges from assistance with early tender and contractual negotiations, to advice on related employment, competition, corporate, environmental and litigation issues. The firm has established an impressive following among major international healthcare companies, including Merck, Sharp & Dohme, which it has assisted with numerous related tenders and contracts. The transport, energy and IT sectors are other areas of expertise. Practice head Simona Petrisor typically leads on the non-contentious side, with litigator Viorel Dinu one of the main contacts on the contentious front.

Practice head(s):

Simona Petrisor


Other key lawyers:

Viorel Dinu


Key clients

ENGIE Romania


Procter & Gamble


Habau Pipes


Kolin Insaat


MBS Group


Sanofi Pasteur


Johnson & Johnson


Pfizer Romania


Fresenius


Clariant Produkte (Deutschland)


Merck, Sharp & Dohme Romania


Restart Energy


Work highlights


  • Representing Habau Pipes, a major Austrian pipe constructor, in a dispute with the Romanian national gas grid operator, Transgaz, regarding the performance of the contract for the construction of certain sections of the BRUA pipeline.
  • Represented Kolin Insaat, a Turkish construction group, in a €1.2bn public procurement dispute related to the award of a construction project for a motorway in Romania.
  • Represented MBS Group, a major local construction company, in several public procurement contracts disputes with different contracting authorities, and in relation to its participation in numerous public procurement proceedings.

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA is a popular choice for domestic and international sponsors, and the firm has the capacity to handle an impressive variety of concessions and projects. The firm’s cross-border capabilities were brought to the fore while advising SpaceX on the rollout of its Starlink satellite program in Central and South Eastern Europe. Domestic projects in Romania have included support on railway, engineering, power, IT, healthcare and urban transport concessions. Key individuals include finance partner Matei Florea and energy co-head Monica Cojocaru.

Practice head(s):

Matei Florea


Other key lawyers:

Monica Cojocaru


Work highlights


  • Advising SpaceX on the rollout of its Starlink satellite internet constellation services to Austria, the CEE and SEE.

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has ‘vast expertise‘ in the projects and public procurement sphere, with the ability to ‘outsmart their competition on the market by bringing a multidisciplinary vision in each case they handle‘. The firm is particularly well regarded for contentious work, due to its deep bench of noted litigators, including Monica Strimbei, ‘an excellent lawyer with remarkable knowledge and intuition in the area of PPP‘. This is coupled with strong credentials on the non-contentious side, where the firm assists private and public sector clients with the tender process and all related issues; on this front, Elena Iacob is ‘an outstanding source of advice on any type and angle of public procurement related matters‘.

Practice head(s):

Elena Iacob; Monica Strimbei


Testimonials

‘ZRVP clearly stands out with its unique client-first approach. The firm’s attorneys with which we had the pleasure to work with seem all  pro-active, meticulous and come with out-of-the-box and equally adequate solutions for all the legal matters we have thrown their way so far. As ZRVP’s client, we can affirm that our company received the highest level of first-class legal services and we can attest that their professionalism comes second to none. As always, the people make the business.’

‘We would definitely suggest that ZRVP is a a ”one-stop shop” in what concerns any complex legal matters, both contentious or not, requiring technical knowledge or not. The firm is renowned for its reputation on the Romanian market (with a very good international exposure) and can surely handle every legal matter proficiently and in due time. As a must, we have to underline that it is always a pleasure to collaborate with ZRVP as the team is able to perfectly adapt to any business context we have forwarded its way.’

‘What makes the team members stand out is their always hands-on approach only seconded by their enthusiastic and energetic ever-present involvement.’

‘In regards with the collaboration we have had till now with Elena Iacob, we can clearly say she is an outstanding source of advice on any type and angle of public procurement related matters. She is always solution-oriented, keeps a brilliant and macro overview at all times, and she is a high calibre professional and one of the top lawyers we have had the pleasure to work with.’

‘ZRVP has one of the best teams in the area of PPP. We appreciate a lot the creative solutions as well as the readiness to work under tight deadlines, as such is often the case in this area. Foremost, we know that we can rely on the vast expertise of the lawyers from ZRVP, which outsmart their competition on the market by bringing a multidisciplinary vision in each case they handle.’

‘Monica Strimbei is an excellent lawyer with remarkable knowledge and intuition in the area of PPP as well as a vast expertise in a big variety of industries, which are vital in working in the area of PPP.’

‘We collaborated smoothly, everything went well.’

Key clients

Aktor


Alison Hayes Romania


Metaminds


Institutul Clinic Fundeni


OMV Petrom


Omnilogic


Siad Romania


Maramures County Council


Vrancea County Council


Water Company Oradea


Tud Consult


Lukoil Romania


Fritehnic


Confer Group


Integral


Alum



Work highlights


  • Represented Lukoil Romania in contesting a large public tender and award  for the fuel supply of the entire national network of the National Company for Administration of Road Infrastructure.
  • Representing Alison Hayes Romania in a case before the national administrative-jurisdictional authority, CNSC, in connection with the illegal exclusion of the tenderer from the award process.
  • Advising Fritehnic, a sanitation company, on the review of a municipal sanitation services contract.

Beatrice Onica- Jarka & Asociații

Beatrice Onica- Jarka & Asociații is capable of handling ‘complex and large procurement and public private mandates across Romania, especially in relation to construction and large-scale infrastructure‘. The firm handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues and has significant experience of IT, software and transport infrastructure projects. Managing partner Beatrice Onica-Jarka is adept at ‘finding the best solutions‘ and is praised for her ‘unique multidisciplinary approach to any legal requirement‘. Daniel Stiger is another key team member.

Practice head(s):

Beatrice Onica-Jarka


Other key lawyers:

Daniel Stiger


Testimonials

‘This practice is unique from many points of view: there is a fully grounded and immediate response to any legal advice requirement; there is a complete coverage of any legal issues requested to solve; the law firm uses all the technology available for making legal advice accessible and useful; the lawyers are responsive and knowledgeable; the lawyers are proactive in providing excellent legal advice; the team coordinated by Beatrice Onica-Jarka is impressive in its constant availability.’

‘Top practitioner Beatrice Onica-Jarka is the most creative lawyer we have worked with, capable of handling complex and large procurement and public private mandates across Romania, especially in relation to construction and large-scale infrastructure but also in relation to other specific fields.’

‘Beatrice Onica-Jarka is involved in both structuring procurements and in finding the best solutions of meeting the the specification needs by providing a unique multidisciplinary approach to any legal requirement. She advises bidders on their participation in tenders to safeguard full compliance of their bids with public procurement law and the tender specifications, and guides her clients through the bid evaluation process so they succeed in winning the bids.’

Key clients

Port Bazinul Nou


PBN Logistics


Metaltrade International


Integrisoft Solutions


Triumpf Systems


Impresa Pizzarotti


Getica


Work highlights


  • Assisted Port Bazinul Nou and PBN Logistics with a €120m project for the design and construction of a RO-RO Terminal.
  • Representing Integrisoft Solutions and Triumpf Systems in disputes linked to various public procurement procedures and contracts.
  • Advised Impresa Pizzarotti on its participation in a public procurement procedure for a major motorway project.

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has a versatile procurement and projects practice with strong expertise across a range of industries. Railway, transport and vehicle-related procurement exercises have been a mainstay for the firm in recent years. Additionally it has handled an increasing amount of healthcare-related work, including contentious mandates on behalf of Dräger Medical concerning a challenge against an award procedure for medical incubators for newborn babies. Anca Albulescu, who is particularly strong in real estate, construction and infrastructure matters, jointly leads the team with litigation head Daniel Stefanica.

Practice head(s):

Anca Albulescu; Daniel Stefanica


Key clients

Wiebe


Iveco Defence Vehicles


Dräger Medical Romania


Work highlights


  • Representing Weibe Group in proceedings to challenge a decision issued by the National Council for Solving Complaints with regards to the public procurement tender organized by CFR for the award of a railway construction works contract.
  • Successfully represented Iveco Defence Vehicles in a public procurement procedure initiated by the Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of multifunctional transportation.
  • Representing Dräger Medical Romania in litigation before the National Council for Solving Complaints and before the Bucharest Court of Appeals against the Romanian Ministry of Health, regarding an open tender procedure for medical incubators.

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has an experienced public procurement team led by Livia Zamfiropol, who also heads up the firm’s competition practice; this overlap is particularly useful for handling procurement challenges with a heavy EU or competition component. The team also has good experience assisting clients from the life sciences and healthcare sectors, and has recently been involved in significant defence and coastal dredging tenders. Recently promoted partner Paula Corban-Pelin is also very active in this space.

Practice head(s):

Livia Zamfiropol; Paula Corban-Pelin


Work highlights


  • Advised an international dredging company on a tender organised by Water Administration Dobrogea Litoral for the procurement of works for the protection of Romania’s Black Sea Coast.
  • Represented a construction company in a Competition Council investigation launched into a public procurement procedure in which the client participated.
  • Assisting a waste management services provider with its participation in public tenders.

Filip & Company

Filip & Company has expertise across a range of key industries, including construction, transport, energy and healthcare. This includes advice to domestic and international participants on every stage of the procurement process, from bid through to any contentious challenges and performance disputes that might occur. The cross-practice team includes projects and real estate team head Ioana Roman; Alina Stancu Birsan, who is noted for her expertise on projects, corporate and finance issues; and disputes co-head George Trantea, who is the main contact for contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Ioana Roman


Other key lawyers:

Alina Stancu Birsan; George Trantea


Key clients

Synevo Romania


BayWa r.e.


Astaldi


Continental Wind Partners


UiPath


Retim


Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica


Comtel Focus


RWE


WDP Romania


Work highlights


  • Advising companies in the Medicover/Synevo Group, a major provider of medical services and laboratories in Romania, on various public procurement issues.

Kinstellar

Kinstellar has a stellar track record in transport and energy infrastructure projects, and has assisted sponsors with several significant mandates in the motorway, nuclear and renewables spaces. The firm is particularly noted for its expertise on cross-border matters and is popular with several leading international investors, including Ontario Power Generation and Siemens. Remus Codreanu typically handles the contentious side, while the ‘very knowledgeable and personableIustinian Captariu is responsible for the commercial advisory aspects.

Practice head(s):

Iustinian Captariu; Remus Codreanu


Testimonials

‘Iustinian Captariu is very good. Very knowledgeable and personable. Responsive and provides pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

China Communications Construction Company Limited


Ontario Power Generation


Canadian Nuclear Partners


Siemens


Makyol


European Energy


MAVIR Zrt.


Work highlights


  • Advised Ontario Power Generation and its Romanian subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners on the €1.5bn refurbishment of Reactor 1 operated by the state-owned nuclear energy producer, Nuclearelectrica.
  • Advising a consortium of international companies on the Metrorex tender for the Metro line phase 1:1 Mai – Tokyo stations, valued at approximately €265m.
  • Advising Siemens on various public procurement tenders in which the client participates either as bidder or as subcontractor and/or third supporting party.

Leroy si Asociatii

Leroy si Asociatii fields an experienced team with an extensive track record in major procurement projects and concessions. The lawyers combine ‘responsiveness and accuracy‘ and are ‘always offering options and solutions to finalise a deal‘. The last five years has seen the firm involved in several high profile mandates in the defence, renewables and power sectors. The team is particularly popular with major French participants. Managing partner Bruno Leroy and Andreea Toma offer a broad range of expertise between them, and regularly advise on related corporate, infrastructure, real estate and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Leroy


Other key lawyers:

Andreea Toma


Testimonials

‘The team combined responsiveness and accuracy. They are solid, transparent and always offering options and solutions to finalise a deal.’

Popescu & Asociatii

Popescu & Asociatii haș ‘broad expertise covering complex projects and transactions‘ and provides clients with ‘the highest standards of competence and integrity both in advisory assistance and in litigations‘. The firm has achieved several significant court victories recently, such as its representation of Mytilineos Holdings in a dispute concerning the management of landfill sites, and has been particularly active in the waste management sector. The practice acts for public and private sector clients. Key practitioners include Loredana Popescu, who is noted for her 'keen strategic insight'; disputes expert Octavian Popescu; and the ‘very efficient and succinctDana Bivol.

Practice head(s):

Loredana Popescu; Dana Bivol; Octavian Popescu


Testimonials

‘The team relies on broad expertise covering complex projects and transactions. They have provided efficient and cost-effective legal advice and assistance to the highest standards of competence and integrity both in advisory assistance and in litigations of this matter.’

‘The lawyers pay incredible attention to details approaching the matters from a legal perspective but also from a business perspective. They are impressive in their capacity of providing fast, accurate and efficient solutions in litigations of this matter.’

‘Their strength is their knowledge of the practice area, with a great team that demonstrates an excellent understanding of the specifics of our business when discussing options.’

‘The expertise and responsiveness from the firm was excellent, the team is very well respected as a whole, and we highly appreciate that they recruit and retain highly skilled, ethical professionals, a significant cadre of practitioners with broad expertise as well as significant experience in dealing with PPP and procurement/infrastructure issues.’

‘The service is excellent and of great quality. The firm stands out for its teamwork and the exchange of knowledge across different areas, which enriches the work and makes for favorable results. The team is professional and has both national and international exposure.’

‘Loredana Popescu provides advice that applies the law pragmatically, taking into consideration social and political context in the circumstances, having deep expertise in the PPP and procurement landscape in Romania, which she combines with extensive policy expertise, great intelligence and keen strategic insight.’

‘Dana Bivol’s main strength is the demonstrated litigation expertise that provides solid and strategic options to address the conflicts at play. She is very efficient and succinct in developing approaches and arguments. Dana is a clear communicator who provides concise and practical legal advice, taking the time to develop an understanding of our business and broader purpose as an organisation.’

Key clients

Mytilineos Holding


Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests


San Colombano Costruzioni


Lea International Impex Romania


Mega Image


Academia Romana


Eco Sud


Electrica Furnizare


Romanian State


Octapharma


Baia Mare Municipality


Ug-We Buid


Uti Grup



Work highlights


  • Represented the Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests in judicial procedures concerning the management and implementation of Bucharest’s oldest landfill.
  • Advised San Colombano Costruzioni on obtaining exploitation licenses for quartz and marble.
  • Advising Baia Mare Municipality on the development and management of an integrated waste management system project.

Voicu & Filipescu SCA

Voicu & Filipescu SCA haș a an experienced public procurement and projects team with a significant track record in advising bidders, contracting authorities and financial institutions. The firm’s assistance runs the gamut, from related joint venture arrangements for project companies, to finance agreements and facilities management. The disputes side of the practice also has strong credentials on contested procurement requirements and award decisions. Recent work has encompassed several key areas, including maritime and transport infrastructure, technology, and healthcare, where the group provides ongoing advice to General Electric Medical Systems. Raluca Mihai and Marta Elena Popa jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Marta Elena Popa; Raluca Mihai


Key clients

General Electric Medical Systems


Spectromas


Boskalis