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Firms To Watch: PPP and procurement

Oana Voda heads the public procurement team at Dentons, joining in August 2022 from Filip & Company. The team focuses on innovative, green, and socially sustainable procurement.
Oglinda & Partners stands out for its skill in international arbitration. The PPP team, led by Eugen Sârbu, has particular expertise in the energy sector.

Firms in the Spotlight PPP and procurement

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.

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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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PPP and procurement in Romania

Musat & Asociatii

Musat & Asociatii‘s infrastructure, PPP and public procurement team focuses on the development, acquisition and divestitures of large-scale projects, working with sponsors, lenders, project originators, development banks and multilateral agencies. Both private and state-sponsored infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on the transportation sector, are areas in which the team is particularly strong. Notable specialisms within the team also include military projects and social infrastructure projects. Angela Porumb is a key contact for project-related litigations. Practice group co-heads Iulian Popescu and Razvan Stoicescu have longstanding experience in the PPP and procurement sector.

Practice head(s):

Iulian Popescu; Răzvan Stoicescu

Other key lawyers:

Angela Porumb

Key clients

Leviatan Design

Hiris Garden Expert

Leviatan Design

Copraag Entrepreneur

Copraag Entrepreneur

Ubitech Constructii

Damen Group

Motorola Solutions

Ubitech Constructii

Karsan Otomotiv

Ubitech Constructii

Karsan Otomotiv

Makyol İnşaat Sanayi Turizm Ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Ghallard Sys

Anadolu Automobil Rom

Work highlights

  • Assisting LEVIATAN DESIGN with a full array of legal matters in relation to its participation, award and implementation of public procurement contracts.
  • Advising the Damen Group on the EUR 1.2bn tender for the acquisition of four multifunctional corvettes and maintenance centres in Romania.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

The public procurement and PPP team at the ‘outstanding law firmNestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen harnesses its longstanding experience in the sector to further infrastructure growth in Romania. It has notable experience in road, railway, and water treatment infrastructure alongside projects related to the construction of regional hospitals and airport facilities. The firm has hubs in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara, and is able to tailor advice to the specifics of local markets.  The ‘smart, transparent and reliableAdina Chilim-Dumitriu co-heads the practice group with Adriana Gaspar. Alexandru Aman is a ‘go-to person when it comes to facing any legal matter concerning‘ PPP and procurement’.

Practice head(s):

Adina Chilim-Dumitriu; Adriana I. Gaspar

Other key lawyers:

Razvan Vlad; Alexandru Aman; Cristian Dranca


‘From our perspective, NNDKP is an outstanding law firm. NNDKP has successfully rendered legal advice in public procurement to our company for years with excellent outcomes in many court files which were of paramount importance for our company.’

‘The people who work at NNDKP’s procurement department are highly skilled and extremely committed lawyers.’

‘We would like to emphasize their deep understanding of our business (i.e. infrastructure and construction), which translates into effective communication with our internal stakeholders and, ultimately, the provision of innovative solutions.’

‘Adina Chilim-Dumitriu is smart, transparent and reliable. We deem her an inspiration for younger lawyers.’

‘Alexandru Aman is both intelligent and pragmatic, always available when it comes to taking care of the legal issues we face. He has a deep knowledge of public procurement and is extraordinarily committed to our company.’

‘Adina Chilim-Dumitriu is an exceptional lawyer. She has guided and assisted us in the most important business expansion projects and we always 100% rely on her opinion and legal advice.’

‘A very wide range of legal aspects are handled at the firm, with partners in many different domains and industries.’

Key clients

FCC Construccion S.A.

Trencadis Corp SRL

PORR Construct SRL

Kontron Transportation

Work highlights

  • Advised FCC CONSTRUCCION SA during the various stages of its participation in several major public procurement procedures for several major railroad modernization and rehabilitation contracts.
  • Assisted and represented Trencadis Corp SRL in public procurement-related litigation including the successful challenging of the unlawful award of an important contract to a competitor.
  • Assisted FCC Construccion S.A. with successfully challenging the award documentation of several large public procurement procedures containing illegal provisions.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

The PPP and procurement group at Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii works closely with the firm’s concessions, infrastructure and project finance offerings to support clients ranging from large entrepreneurs and construction companies to corporate entities across the energy, environment, IT, healthcare, and agriculture sectors. The development and implementation of national projects involving road rehabilitation, construction and utilities is the team’s key area of strength; clients also praise the team’s ability to work internationally. Practice head Florian Nițu is supported by the ‘technically impeccable’ Ramona Pentilescu and Diana Dobra, who is noted for her experience in EU law.

Practice head(s):

Florian Nitu

Other key lawyers:

Ramona Pentilescu; Alexandru Ambrozie; Diana Dobra


‘We use PNSA in Romania but have used them as lead counsel working with partners in other EU or non-EU countries in relation to public projects, such as in Malta, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the UK. Their role is full scope: including regulatory advice, bid assistance, bid defense, procurement award support and challenges, litigation in public procurement, contract negotiation and contract implementation.’

‘Florian Nitu, Ramona Pentilescu, and Diana Dobra form the core team we retain in procurement matters. Ramona is technically impeccable, with huge experience in the public sector. Diana Dobra is capable of handling very sophisticated EU procurement law and practice issues.’

Key clients


Medist Grup



Strabag AG

Ansaldo Nucleare

Enel Group

Schlumberger Logelco

Property Fund

Kontron Services Romania

VASS Lawyers

VASS Lawyerspublic procurement practice is praised for its 'tailored, strategic advice’. The corporate boutique specialises in PPP and public procurement, with complimentary dispute resolution, public law, contracts and competition expertise. It advises a range of private investors and public bodies across the infrastructure, construction, education, transportation, healthcare and security sectors. Founder and managing partner Iulia Vass, ‘whose profound expertise offers a competitive edge in navigating complex procurement projects’, has extensive experience in the market. Bianca Bello‘s practice focuses on projects in the construction and real estate sectors; Alexandra Mititelu is recommended for dispute resolution, with expertise across both litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Iulia Vass

Other key lawyers:

Bianca Bello; Alexandra Mititelu


‘Vass Lawyers has a great team highly specialised in public procurement and PPP. The team provided us pragmatic solutions which helped us to strengthen our business.’

‘Iulia Vass is a key figure in the market, an exceptional practitioner. Whenever we need support with challenging legal issues, we know we can rely on her advice, which is top-quality. Also, Alexandra Mititelu brings new and innovative elements to the public procurement and PPP areas. ’

‘The great professionalism of VASS Lawyers is worth being given as an example to many others. They always present us the reality as it is, without giving us false hopes about our chances in the courts of law.’

‘Great team.’

‘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 they win many high-profile and high-value disputes against national authorities.’

‘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 untouched to find and present the best arguments in our court cases.’

‘Vass Lawyers’ Public Procurement practice is a masterclass in tailored, strategic advice. At its helm is Iulia Vass, whose profound expertise offers a competitive edge in navigating complex procurement projects.’

Work highlights

  • 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 €200m public procurement works contracts.
  • Advising a global manufacturer on the tendering for the 2-year framework agreement for license plates in Romania, as well as on contract performance matters.
  • Advised a Romanian company regarding the performance of a major utilities contract for the construction of a bridge over the Danube River worth over €23m.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

‘A popular choice when it comes to PPP and procurement in Romania’, the team at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is experienced in large-scale social infrastructure, telecoms networks, transport, and utilities projects. Military procurement projects are an area of growing strength for the team, which has significant expertise in regulatory matters: recently, advising the International Finance Corporation on PPP frameworks in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Șerban Pâslaru, co-head of the team, advises both investors and public authorities on a range of high-value projects. Vlad Cercel co-heads the team alongside Pâslaru and has had notable involvement in Romanian legislative change in the area. Iuliana Leon is described as 'practical and very meticulous’.

Practice head(s):

Șerban Pâslaru; Vlad Cercel

Other key lawyers:

Iuliana Leon


‘The team’s procurement expertise is well above the market average and they are well known for their ability to work on sophisticated projects in the sector. This firm is a popular choice when it comes to PPP and procurement in Romania or in the region.’

‘Șerban Pâslaru and Vlad Cercel usually are the main contacts. Serban is a commercially astute lawyer, with outstanding experience in concessions, procurement procedures for large projects in various sectors. Vlad is incredibly experienced, with robust expertise on the regulatory front. His knowledge of the European regulations in this area and of other specific laws which are relevant to the PPP and procurement framework is remarkable.’

‘Iuliana Leon provides backup on several important matters and keeps a high profile by engaging in various public speaking events. She is practical and very meticulous.’


Key clients

E-Infra Group

International Finance Corporation – IFC

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Groupe Renault

MOL Romania Petroleum Products S.R.L.

Nuctech Warsaw Company Limited SP


Tesla Group/ Tesla Energy Storage

Telekom Romania Mobile Communications

Webuild S.p.A. (the former Astaldi S.p.A.)

Compania de Salubritate Brantner Veres S.A.

Work highlights

  • Provided legal assistance to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group regarding the PPP legal framework in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
  • Provided legal assistance to the European Investment Bank regarding a technical assistance project in the sector of health infrastructure.
  • Provided legal assistance to Webuild S.p.A. (the former Astaldi S.p.A.) in relation to various public procurement procedures worth EUR 1.1 billion.

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

The ability to ‘deal with complex procurement issues in a highly regulated environments’ is a hallmark of the public procurement and PPP team at Bondoc si Asociatii SCA. The firm’s market expertise is reflected in its involvement with legislative change, while cooperation with White & Case LLP give the group access toa network of global resources. The team leverages its cross-practice capabilities to advise clients in the life sciences, healthcare, construction, transportation, energy, and urban development sectors. Team head Simona Petrișor combines banking, finance and projects expertise, while Viorel Dinu is particularly strong in dispute resolution. Ioana Katona is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

Simona Petrișor; Viorel Nicolae Dinu; Ioana Katona

Other key lawyers:

Gabriela Pop


‘B&A has continued to assist us on numerous matters in many areas. In PPP/public procurement they are also very knowledgeable, hardworking and pragmatic. ’

‘Simona Petrisor and Gabriela Pop are very good. Top in my view.’

‘The team responds promptly to the submitted requirements and covers the entire range of submitted requests. Very good and efficient collaboration.’

‘The PPP and procurement team has solid and extensive expertise and can deal with complex procurement issues in highly regulated environments within tight timeframes. The members of the team are true professionals, highly diligent, detail-oriented and responsive and with solid expertise in other areas of the law, which is a big advantage in the procurement field.’

‘Simona Petrisor is an excellent professional, with in-depth knowledge of public procurement regulation, very rigorous and fully dedicated to the matters she handles.’

‘Gabriela Pop is a very knowledgeable professional, with a broad experience in procurement matters in various sectors. She is prompt, witty and a thoughtful adviser’

Key clients


Habau Pipes


MBS Group

Sanofi Pasteur

Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Romania SRL

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH

Merck, Sharp & Dohme Romania (MSD)

Restart Energy


Work highlights

  • Representing Habau Pipes in a major and sensitive dispute with the Romanian national gas grid operator Transgaz in a dispute regarding the performance of the contract for the construction of the BRUA pipeline.
  • Representing RetuRo Sistem de Garantie Returnare S.A. in connection with the development of the Romanian deposit return system at the level of the entire Romanian territory.
  • Represented MBS Group S.R.L. in several public procurement contract disputes with different contracting authorities, an in relation to its participation in numerous public procurement proceedings for awarding construction contracts.

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA

The regulatory team at Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA draws upon its wider energy, infrastructure, banking and finance, dispute resolution and insolvency expertise to advise a range of lenders and bidders in the projects, concessions and public procurement space. A particular area of strength is transport infrastructure projects, along with corporate energy efficiency programmes. Mihai Băicoianu joined the team in March 2023 from Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners and is recommended as ‘an exceptional professional in the public procurement field‘. Matei Florea heads the team; Valeria Stropșa is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Matei Florea

Other key lawyers:

Mihai Băicoianu; Valeria Stropșa


‘Schoenherr and Associates SCA offers its clients huge opportunities as well as a wider range of services. Through its services and adopting a series of ambitious and pragmatic actions, Schoenherr and Associates SCA offers a new impetus to the single specific market for public procurement in Romania.’

‘Schoenherr and Associates SCA is perceived as a promoter of the process of innovation and progress, considering not only profit opportunities, but also the limitation of waste and the assumption of risk. Correctly applied, the strategy of Schoenherr and Associates SCA can lead to the restoration of economic dynamism and the exit from a situation of inertia or economic crisis.’

‘ Mihai Băicoianu possesses excellent legal acumen pertaining to the practice of public tender procedures and, in extenso, in the field of proceedings involving public law procedures.’

‘The team has a very good mixture of youth and experience which makes them perform exceptionally well. They are able to deliver very complex requests from our side in a very short term.’

‘Mihai Baicoianu is a very good lawyer and an exceptional professional in the public procurement field. ’

‘Valeria Stropșa has great experience and knowledge about public procurements and related matters. She is highly communicative and able to discuss current matters keeping in mind also business aspects of cases.’

‘Mihai Băicoianu is very practical and gives pertinent advice business-wise. He guarantees friendly communication and makes complicated things seem simple.’

‘I really appreciate the response time, quality of answers, availability and knowledge of the PPP sector. Whenever we had a problem or certain aspects were not clear, the team from Schoenherr helped us understand the issue and delivered top-quality advice.’

Key clients

Pojazdy Szynowe Pesa Bydgoszcz (PESA)

Work highlights

  • Advised PESA on its participation in a public procurement procedure organised by the Romanian Railway Reform Authority for the acquisition of 62 electric passenger trains and repair services worth EUR 830m.
  • Advised PESA on its participation in a public procurement procedure organised by Iasi Municipality for the acquisition of 18 trams worth EUR 35.8m.

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners is ‘a very well-known firm specialising in public procurement and PPP matters, advising both tenderers and contracting entities in high-profile and complex projects‘. It leverages its combined litigious and consultancy strength to support international clients in sectors including construction, energy, and healthcare through all stages of procurement procedures. Team co-head Monica Strimbei‘s ‘dedication and professionalism‘ along with her particular strength in dispute resolution, including both litigation and arbitration, makes her a popular choice for complex disputes in the area. For advisory and strategic work, head of public procurement Elena Iacob is described as ‘an authority‘.

Practice head(s):

Elena Iacob; Monica Strimbei

Other key lawyers:

Catalin Micu


‘Being some of the best litigators it is easy for ZRVP to be proficient when it comes to public procurement and related matters. ZRVP has successfully represented us in many disputes. Being actively involved in energy sector, including compliance-related disputes, they have a deep understanding of how the system works and what are the paths to follow.’

‘Monica Strimbei and her team are focusing on public procurement matters and related disputes with the same dedication and professionalism which has made us always choose ZRVP for any complex dispute. ’

‘ZRVP has a great team able to cover various areas in a perfect coordination between practices. Its extensive expertise in public procurement was gained by the full commitment of ZRVP lawyers to analyze each case in depth.’

‘Elena Iacob, a partner within the firm, coordinates this practice with great success. Elena is an analytical and problem-solving-oriented lawyer with a great capacity to find innovative solutions.’

‘ZRVP is a very well-known firm specialising in public procurement and PPP matters, advising both tenderers and contracting entities in high-profile and complex projects.’

‘We are confident in the team’s advice and expertise, they are always reliable and innovative in terms of solutions. We rely on their legal input as an intrinsic part of our activity as they understand the needs and particularities of our business. Catalin Micu has been our main legal consultant over the years providing us with tailored guidance and invaluable personal insight.’

‘Elena Iacob is an authority in the public procurement sector.’

‘This is a vrry dynamic and responsive team, one of the best team of lawyers I have worked with.’

Key clients



Alison Hayes Romania


Institutul Clinic Fundeni

Omv Petrom


Siad Romania

Maramures County Council

Vrancea County Council

Water Company Oradea

Tud Consult

Lukoil Romania


Confer Group

Integral Sa


Work highlights

  • Represented Lukoil Romania in contesting a large public tender and cancelling the entire award documentation prepared under the procedure.
  • Advised and represented Alison Hayes Romania before the contracting authorities, providing legal assistance during the entire tender process and during the execution of public procurement contracts.
  • Advised Fritehnic on a review of the award documentation and contracts related to managing a municipality’s public sanitation service.

Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL

The public projects and public-private partnership team at Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL fields a growing team of sector-experienced practitioners, with notable work this year for the European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. As a member of the EY Law network the team has an international reach. Andrei Ștefanovici and Andra Iftemie co-lead the team, which is ‘particularly experienced in terms of state aid notifications and requirements‘.

Practice head(s):

Andrei Stefanovici; Andra Iftemie


‘The team provided an excellent local legal support to our nuclear energy project in Romania, particularly experienced in terms of state aid notifications and requirements.

‘We have worked with Andra Iftemie and her team on this project. The interactions were excellent and efficient. ’

‘What made the procurement practice stand out was the combination of expertise in the practice field, thorough approach for each particular aspect of the project and remarkable collaboration culture. ’

Key clients

European Investment Bank – National Agency for Public Procurement

European Commission – Directorate General for Structural Reform Support and Romanian Court of Accounts

Ministry of European Investments and Projects (MEIP) and European Investment Bank (EIB)

SN Nuclearelectrica S. A

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Mehedinti County, Romania

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Municipality of Brasov

CNTEE Transelectrica S.A.

Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support, European Commission Ministry of Internal Affairs

Iasi Municipality, Romania

Work highlights

  • Provided legal assistance to Romanian Court of Accounts and European Commission – Directorate General for Structural Reform Support in relation to structural reforms of the institution on HR and Communication Strategies.
  • Advising EIB and the Ministry of Investment and European Projects on implementing state aid schemes financed from the Just Transition Fund and drafting the Beneficiaries Guides.
  • Providing legal support to the National Agency for Public Procurement and European Investment Bank to create 4 local centralized procurement bodies to ensure successful centralized procurement at the local level.

Beatrice Onica- Jarka & Asociații

The public procurement department at Beatrice Onica- Jarka & Asociații is characterised by its ‘dedication, patience, but also deep knowledge', assisting clients through the entire procedure from the analysis of award documentation and compliance matters through to post-contractual matters. Both consultancy work and matters involving administrative justice are handled by the team, with particular emphasis on projects involving infrastructure and superstructure in ports. Beatrice Onica-Jarka and Daniel Stiger co-lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Beatrice Onica-Jarka; Daniel Stiger


‘The approach of the law firm Beatrice Onica-Jarka & Asociații is one based on trust, high-quality professionalism, transparency and fairness in invoicing. It is a company that is very involved in solving the specific needs of each client, showing dedication, patience, but also deep knowledge.’

‘The lawyers of the law firm Beatrice Onica-Jarka & Asociații are specialized in various fields, they are involved, devoted to the debated case and always available for the client’s needs.’

Work highlights

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica‘s procurement, concessions and PPP team works in tandem with its energy and natural resources offering to support clients in their power and renewable energy projects, including the refurbishment, overhaul and expansion of existing coal and gas-fired power generation units across Romania. Team head Anca Albulescu combines strength in energy, PPP and real estate, advising clients on project financing, infrastructure acquisitions and investments, and public procurement; Daniel Ștefănică is recommended for his dispute resolution prowess.

Practice head(s):

Anca Albulescu

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Ștefănică

Key clients



Worldline Business Services Romania S.R.L. (Former Ingenico Business Services Romania S.R.L.)

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA harnesses the wider firm’s European reach in its public procurement work, advising on matters at the intersection of competition and procurement both internationally and within Romania. Areas of particular strength include defence procurement, the pharmaceutical sector, and waste management services providers. Livia Zamfiropol co-leads the team, combining corporate, competition and life sciences expertise to support clients facing regulatory challenges including work with enforcement authorities. Co-head Paula Corban-Pelin specialises in the structuring of local presences for foreign investors in Romania.

Practice head(s):

Livia Zamfiropol; Paula Corban-Pelin

Work highlights

  • Advised a major international player in a series of acquisition procedure in the defence sector in Romania.
  • Advised and defended one of the most dynamic civil engineering and construction companies in Romania in a Competition Council investigation launched into a public procurement procedure launched by the Ministry for Internal Affairs for the setting up of a strategic data centre, in which the client participated.
  • Assisting the leader of the waste management services’ market in Romania in relation to its participation in public tenders organized by important hospitals throughout Romania, covering both consultancy and litigation mandates for this client.

Filip & Company

Combining the firm’s strength in real estate, energy and dispute resolution, the projects team at Filip & Company has expertise spanning construction, transport, energy, automotives and pharmaceuticals. It regularly works with international law firms to support their Romania-based projects work, advising local and international companies, project developers and investment funds. Ioana Roman heads the projects offering, alongside heading the real estate department, and has particular experience in advising energy companies. Co-head of the offering George Trantea is particularly strong in dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Ioana Roman; George Trantea

Other key lawyers:

Alina Stancu Birsan


‘The team is solution-oriented, providing clear and brief legal opinions and advice. ’

‘The team is formed of members who respond promptly, with empathy and find effective solutions in a short time’

Key clients

Porsche Romania S.R.L.

Synergy Construct S.R.L.


Synevo Romania S.R.L.

DANTE International (operator of EMAG marketplace)

DATAWARE Consulting

BayWa r.e.

Continental Wind Partners

Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A.


WDP Romania

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising APPLUS on a complex procurement procedure valued at EUR 230m initiated by an leader in the nuclear field.
  • Advising DATAWARE on challenges against the Competition Council and its implications in the public procurement procedures in which the client participates.
  • Advising the companies from the Medicover/Synevo Group, one of the largest medical services and laboratories in Romania with various public procurement issues.


Kinstellar's infrastructure and projects team is a standout in the energy infrastructure sector, with experience in regulatory matters for both nuclear and oil and gas projects, corporate and commercial issues, EPC contracts, and sector-specific litigation. Its expertise also includes transportation infrastructure matters, an area in which the team has international reach. Iustinian Captariu heads both the energy and natural resources and infrastructure and projects teams; Remus Codreanu specialises in dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Iustinian Captariu; Remus Codreanu


‘Responsive. Knowledgeable. Personable.’

‘Iustin Captariu leads a great team.’

Key clients

China Communications Construction Company Limited



Ontario Power Generation

Canadian Nuclear Partners

European Energy

Work highlights

  • Advising Ontario Power Generation, Canada and its Romanian subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners, with regards to the 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 EUR 265 million.
  • Advising Siemens on various public procurement aspects in connection with public tenders in which Siemens participates either as bidder or as subcontractor and/or third supporting party.


ONV Law‘s projects, energy and public procurement team ‘has vast experience and profound expertise’ in the market, including ‘an in-depth understanding of public infrastructure-specific nuances‘. Energy and utilities transactions and projects are particular area of expertise, along with notable strength in infrastructure matters and administrative law. Alina Bilan, who ‘has a track record of handling complex concession and public procurement projects‘, co-heads the team with Sinziana Barbieru, who has a strong track record in state aid projects.

Practice head(s):

Alina Bilan; Sinziana Barbieru

Other key lawyers:

Ada Pascu; Alexandra Radu


‘The public procurement and concession law team has vast experience in public projects. Their ability to design and draft public procurement award documentation for public works or public utility services tailored to our unique needs, considering budget constraints, time constraints, and project specifics and their deep knowledge of green public procurement makes them stand out. ’

‘The team of SCA Nemes Voicu Bilan lawyers has extensive experience and deep expertise in concession law, including relevant regulations and industry-specific knowledge.’

‘Alina Bilan has in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in concession and public procurement law.’

Key clients

Concelex Srl

Work highlights

  • Advised Concelex Srl on its bid for the design and construction works for the erection of a new terminal at Timisoara Airport under a public procurement tender.
  • Assisting Concelex Srl on a bid for a framework agreement relating to a EUR 283 million contract for works on extending public buildings in Bucharest.

Popescu & Asociatii

The PPP and procurement team at Popescu & Asociatii draws on its ‘broad expertise covering complex projects and transactions‘ to advise clients across the transport, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and energy sectors. Loredana Popescu co-heads the team and is praised for her ‘deep expertise in PPP and the procurement landscape in Romania’. Co-heads Dana Bivol and Octavian Popescu specialise in environmental law and dispute resolution; the latter is particularly noted for his arbitration work.

Practice head(s):

Loredana Popescu; Dana Bivol; Octavian Popescu


‘Over the years Popescu & Asociatii has advised us on numerous financial transactions, share transfers, including transaction structuring and document drafting, as well as on various corporate changes, including changes to the high-level management structure.’

‘For us, Octavian Popescu is the best you can get on the Romanian legal market, both in consultancy and litigation/arbitration. Another great lawyer is Dana Bivol, a technical but creative lawyer,  who perfectly combines commercial and legal considerations. We also work with Loredana Popescu and praise her excellent and comprehensive expertise in international mandates.’

‘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.’

‘The strengths of the firm’s practice are definitely its depth of expertise, the commerciality of its lawyers and advice and its ability to work closely with clients to understand their problems and come up with solutions.’

‘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 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 favourable results. ‘

‘Loredana Popescu provides advice that applies the law pragmatically, taking into consideration social and political context in the circumstances, having deep expertise in 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.’

Key clients

Mytilineos Holding

Lea International Impex Romania

Maramures County

Romanian Academy

Eco Sud SA

Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests


Romanian State

Octapharma AG

UTI Group

San Colombano Costruzioni S.p.A

Mega Image

Electrica Furnizare

EDFG Group

UTI Construction and Facility Management

Work highlights

  • Advised the Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests on judicial procedures concerning the management and implementation of the integrated environmental authorization and household waste dump related to the oldest landfill of Bucharest.
  • Advised Octapharma AG one of the most important producers of human plasma, in relation to a complex PPP project concerning the construction and operation of a national bank of blood, human plasma and stem cells.
  • Advised Maramures County regarding the development and management of a complex integrated waste management system project.

Voicu & Asociatii

The ‘knowledgeable‘ public procurement team at Voicu & Asociatii advises bidding consortia, awarding authorities, contractors and lenders, providing legal, commerical and strategic support. Its particular sector strengths lie in transport, construction, urban infrastructure, public utilities, environmental protection, and waste. The team carries out both contentious and non-contentious work, with an emphasis on procurement litigation where bidders have objected to procurement requirements. Raluca Mihai co-leads the team with Marta Popa: the former specialises in public procurement along with administrative law and FIDIC contracts, and the latter is a particular expert in the energy field.

Practice head(s):

Marta Popa; Raluca Mihai


‘The team is very knowledgeable about procurement and assist us in responding to the tender, adding legal documents and understanding the requirements. Once we won the tender, the team is accompanying us in the project for all sort of challenges and assist us to open a branch in Romania. The assistance includes procurement but also questions about banking, registry etc.’

Key clients

General Electric Medical Systems