Firms in the Spotlight TMT

Mihai, Lucian si Asociatii

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The employment practice is coordinated by Ileana Lucian who has over 16 years of experience in the employment field, being a well-known lawyer in this area. Her professional activity started in 2003 within a Romanian top tier law firm, where she held the position of partner in the employment department for more than 4 years.

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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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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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bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

The TMT team at bpv Grigorescu Stefanica works with a range of innovative start-ups and global giants in the digital and industrial technology space. Its expertise spans data protection, consumer protection, IP, competition, regulatory and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on multi-jurisdictional projects involving international investors and the set-up of global operations. Cross-practice support from the firm’s M&A and tax departments is combined with access to the bpv Legal alliance across the CEE region, for comprehensive service. Managing partner and co-founder Catalin Grigorescu advises global digital companies on their commercial and regulatory matters both in Romania and internationally.

Practice head(s):

Cătălin Grigorescu


Other key lawyers:

Cristina de Jonge


Testimonials

‘I had the pleasure of working with Cristina de Jonge, and she did a really great job in advising on compliance and legal matters in Romania. The collaboration with her went well, and she could advise us in a clear and precise language.’

‘bpv Grigorescu Stefanica provided us with very attentive support and detailed legal explanation on the matters where we asked for their legal support. If I compare bpv Grigorescu Stefanica with other law firms, I can see the high level of the legal advice provided by them. They went beyond our company’s expectations.’ 

Key clients

Crys Computers SRL (Incrys)


Work highlights


  • Provided legal assistance for Crys Computers SRL (“Incrys”) on the acquisition of an IT services company, as well as legal advice on the compliance of the client with the provisions of IP requirements under Romanian legislation.
  • Provided ongoing legal advice for Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspolnicy sp.j., final client GOOGLE LLC, on Romanian law requirements, in relation to a broad range of matters.
  • Provided legal advice to Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP for final client Verizon Media, regarding the terms of service and privacy and cookie policies products and services in the context of its rebranding.

Filip & Company

Filip & Company‘s TMT practice is praised for its ability to ‘simplify complex aspects and to propose easy to understand solutions‘, and regularly acts on behalf of major domestic and international telecoms companies. Its experience acting as longstanding advisor to lead Romanian telecoms provider RCS & RDS exemplifies the team's ability to combine telecoms and corporate expertise, providing a full-service offering across M&A, disputes and financing. Team head and founding partner Alexandru Bîrsan has crossover capital markets and IP experience; competition partner Cătălin Suliman often assists TMT clients and is recommended for his 'innovative solutions.' Cătălin Alexandru is the go-to for dispute resolution matters. Monica Statescu is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Bîrsan


Other key lawyers:

Olga Nita; Monica Statescu; Cătălin Suliman; Cătălin Alexandru


Testimonials

‘We have been working with Filip & Company on various media and technology matters, and we were very satisfied with their approach and solutions to our problems. One key element which makes this team unique is their ability to simplify complex aspects and to propose easy to understand solutions in a very short period of time. Also, their less formalistic approach is very appreciated by our organisation. ’

‘We are working with Cătălin Suliman on technology and media issues related to our core activity in Romania. Cătălin knows the market very well and is able to provide innovative solutions to our problems. Also, Cătălin is very reliable in delivering the advice.’

Key clients

RCS&RDS S.A.


Digi Communications N.V.


Total Soft


Romanian Business Consult


2Perfomant


Inform Lykos


Globe Monnaie SRL


eMAG


Amber Studio S.A.


Abris Capital Partners


Dante International


Evergent Investments


Work highlights


  • Assisting RCS & RDS S.A in a project aiming to finance the deployment by its subsidiary incorporated and operating in Spain of its network in certain municipalities in Spain by entering a partnership with abrdn.
  • Assisted Amber Studio S.A. in a USD 20,000,000 equity financing from Emona Capital. We have assisted the Client in the preparation and negotiation of the subscription agreement and the shareholders’ agreement.
  • Assisted Alsendo, owned by Abris Capital Partners, in the acquisition of Ecolet, a B2X logistics platform and market leader in parcel services in Romania and Bulgaria.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

A very professional practice that has continuously provided high quality services‘, the TMT team at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is experienced in the authorisation of public networks and electronic communication services providers in the Romanian market. The team provides both day-to-day advisory services in regard to a client’s regulatory needs, and representation in front of the relevant authorities. Its expertise includes a notable niche in cloud computing related matters. Co-lead Iurie Cojocaru is the go-to for data protection matters. Adina Chilim-Dumitriu, who also co-leads, is experienced across telecom, IT, and media regulatory matters. Alina Boureanu has standout experience in the telecom field.

Practice head(s):

Adina Chilim-Dumitriu; Iurie Cojocaru


Other key lawyers:

Alina Boureanu


Testimonials

‘Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is a very professional practice that has continuously provided high quality services. Their strong ability to assist our company in a timely and efficient manner makes every client feel like a priority. With outstanding work ethics and knowledgeable partners and associates, they stand out as a law firm.’

‘Throughout our collaboration, Iurie Cojocaru has showed superior research skills which have benefited our firm immensely. He is able to thoroughly understand our business and formulate effective strategies. Moreover, we highly appreciate his effectiveness in task management, his persuasive and communication skills, as well as his constant strive to further educate and improve himself. ’

‘The team is experienced in the IT market and was able to provide practical information. We received immediate support without wasting valuable time. We completed the project with the desired result on time. ’

‘With Alina Boureanu as our main contact, we had excellent support at all times. She has solid experience and knowledge in the area of information technology, especially when it comes to public sector constellations. She exceeded all expectations.’

‘The team is very capable and has had experience in every task we have asked of them.’

Key clients

Orange Romania


British Telecom


AT&T


Google


Ericsson


Meta (Facebook)


NTT


Vonage


Work highlights


Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii ‘has an outstanding TMT team, they are highly specialised and easily cover all types of work relating to the telecom, media and technology sectors.’ The team includes a number of practitioners with experience at national regulatory authorities, and benefits from the firm’s broader data protection and data privacy expertise. Headed by Ciprian Timofte, the group regularly supports international clients in the financial services, IT, and healthcare industries. Vlad Cercel and Cătălin Băiculescu co-head the team alongside Timofte. Cercel is ‘well known for his experience in the telecom and audiovisual sectors’, while Băiculescu is ‘a one-of-a-kind TMT lawyer’ with particular experience in the entertainment and media space. Florentina Petrisor is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Vlad Cercel; Cătălin Băiculescu; Ciprian Timofte


Other key lawyers:

Florentina Petrisor


Testimonials

‘Cătălin Băiculescu is well known for his TMT legal experience and needs no further introductions. He is very knowledgeable about the laws in the audiovisual sector and efficient: he is able to review, process and synthesise information very quickly. His support in solving various legal issues affecting our business is greatly appreciated, he makes a fantastic TMT lawyer, wonderful to work with and down to earth.’

‘The firm is highly active in the TMT sector, they have experienced lawyers in their team who provide outstanding quality combined with impressive industry knowledge. When choosing our legal advisors, we want a team that meets the following criteria: know-how, promptness, focus on deadlines, open communication and professionalism. For us, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is at the forefront of the legal services market in every respect, and TMT is not an exception. ’

‘Over the past few years, I’ve been constantly meeting and liaising with Catalin Baiculescu, who is a one-of-a-kind TMT lawyer: well-prepared on the technical side, with strong interdisciplinary skills, in addition to being a powerful negotiator. He is extraordinarily diligent and proactive, offering both practical and commercially oriented solutions, which means that he really puts himself in clients’ shoes. ’

‘This law firm has an outstanding TMT team, they are highly specialised and easily cover all types of work relating to the telecom, media and technology sectors. They are extremely proficient and have a very strong knowledge and understanding of the nuances and technical implications of our business decisions.’

‘Cătălin Băiculescu is our main choice for media related work, he knows the industry inside out. He is a highly capable and versatile partner with enormous experience. Partner Vlad Cercel clearly stands out, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. He is well known for his experience in the telecom and audiovisual sectors. ’

‘This firm and its employees demonstrate great legal expertise! They are open and flexible to the customer’s schedule. They always go the extra mile to help and support the right way. I highly recommend their services!’

‘They work great as a team and also individually. The colleagues that we collaborated with are very well-prepared, very helpful, responsive and always do follow up with the client. We have only high praises for the following colleagues.’

‘Outstanding professionals. In this company, it seems like they hire only people with the highest IQs. It forces you, as a client, to up your game. ’

Key clients

Adobe Systems Romania


Telekom Romania Mobile


Orange Romania Communications


E-Infra


Booking Holdings


Verifone/ 2Checkout


GlobalLogic


EAD.RO Interactive


Ericsson Telecommunications Romania


Fun Labs Romania SRL


Netcity Telecom / Direct One


Netflix International


Ringier Romania


The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC)/ ELC Digital Technology


Uber


Untold SRL


Vodafone Romani


Work highlights


  • Advising GlobalLogic Inc., a Hitachi Group Company (Japan) on entering the Romanian IT services market.
  • Advising Estée Lauder on the operation of its Bucharest technology center/ ELC Digital Technology.
  • Advising Booking Holdings Inc. on the operation of its Bucharest cybersecurity and IT Center of Excellence.

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

Involved in the whole process, from founding to funding’, the fintech and TMT team at Boanta, Gidei & Asociatii SCP (in association with CEE Attorneys) assists its technology-based clients in regard to both their local operations and international expansion. Start-up companies are a particular area of expertise for the team, which combines ‘exceptional legal expertise‘ with cross-practice support from privacy, IP, banking and finance practitioners. Krisztina Voicu co-leads the team with Radu Boanță and Sergiu Gidei. Voicu focuses on clients’ contractual frameworks and regulatory concerns.

Practice head(s):

Krisztina Voicu; Nicolae Ursu; Radu Boanță


Testimonials

‘The team was involved in the whole process, from founding to funding, and provided us valuable information to help us take the best decisions along the process. They went even further by explaining the legal world from a teacher’s point of view.’

‘We felt them to be part of the team, and they were curious enough about our business to provide assistance in business plan development. Really great chemistry from a team of people that want to grow and be involved beyond.’

‘The team combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge, business oriented, providing prompt legal support and tailored legal advice, excellent representation in court litigation.’

Key clients

Dataware Consulting


Timesafe (Pago)


Fagura Finance


Pluria International


Romania Hypermarche SA (Cora Romania)


CCHBC (Coca Cola Romania)


Yusen Logistics Group


TECH DATA EUROPE GMBH (Synnex)


Centru Educațional Si Lingvistic (Berlitz)


Pay By UXO


Bunnyshell


OPI Capital


Arrise (former Pragmatic Play)


Work highlights


  • Continued to assist Dataware Consulting by providing legal services including after they joined, mid-2023, the Cloud & Infrastructure segment of the Technology Division of the Bittnet Group.
  • Assisted Affinity Transport Solutions in setting the contractual framework and procedural flow to implement a novel fuel card solution aimed at expanding the company’s fuel card footprint in 5 European countries.
  • Assisted Fagura Finance in its entire process for authorisation in Romania as crowdfunding service provider and advocating for this project in front of the Financial Supervisory Authority in Romania (FSA).

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA‘s TMT team knows ‘how to help‘ clients ‘navigate a complex legal environment‘ both globally and nationally, with an emphasis on large-scale tech clients. Its standout experience in the social media industry combines with fintech-sector expertise, bolstered by the data protection and privacy capabilities of the wider team. Monica Iancu, ‘a tough negotiator with excellent knowledge of the sector’, has particular expertise regarding data protection compliance, alongside notable experience in the fintech sector. Iancu co-heads the team alongside Lucian Bondoc, who is praised for his ability to ‘anticipate consequences in complex legal issues’. 

Practice head(s):

Monica Iancu; Lucian Bondoc


Other key lawyers:

Horatiu Dan Dumitru; Andra Gheorghe; Diana Savu


Testimonials

‘I am very impressed with the team at Bondoc & Associates with respect to TMT as well. They are very good professionals. The project that they assisted us on involved numerous TMT elements – it was easy to get it wrong if not mastering the concepts as they did.’

‘Lucian Bondoc is very knowledgeable and business oriented. Impressive. ’

‘I am particularly impressed with the team at Bondoc & Associates with respect to TMT as well. They are very good professionals; they have very good knowledge of the market and the legal framework. Definitely, a team which one can rely on in all legal aspects of our business. Very prompt, however complex the matters entrusted to them are.

‘Lucian Bondoc, impressive and very quick and pragmatic, able to anticipate consequences in complex legal issues. Monica Iancu has very good industry knowledge, advising with practicality and commerciality. Diana Savu, hard-working, experienced and prompt, always available to help us.’

‘Very good team, embedded in the sectors they work in. Talented and hard-working, giving practical solutions on a variety of legal matters. Adapting very well to the novelty of any project. Able to address very complex contracts. ’

‘Monica Iancu is a tough negotiator with excellent knowledge of the sector, very good at identifying and prioritising what does matter. Horatiu Dan Dumitru is very experienced, with a broad understanding of the sector. Andra Gheorghe is competent and efficient, and always available.’

Key clients

ACTION MAPPING


ACROM (Antech Consulting)


APTIV TECHNOLOGY SERVICES & SOLUTIONS


Bucharest Office of Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG)


CARGUS


DANTE INTERNATIONAL


ELENA MARTIN AESTHETICS


FLIP TECHNOLOGIES


FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE


INTERVET ROMANIA (member of MSD Group)


MERCK SHARP & DOHME ROMANIA (MSD)


NATERA, INC.


NOD NETWORK


ONEY FINANCES / ONEY BANK


OPENSEA


ORGANON BIOSCIENCES (part of MSD Group)


PFIZER ROMANIA SRL


PPF GROUP


PRAGMATIC PLAY LIVE S.R.L.


PROFI ROM FOOD


PRONETIS


RESTART ENERGY


RETURO SISTEM DE GARANTIE RETURNARE


RADIO FREE EUROPE


SANOFI ROMANIA


TOKEN PAYMENT SERVICES


TALENTHUB.IO


TBI BANK / TBI MONEY IFN


VERUMEX DATA SERVICES


Work highlights


  • Assisting RETURO SISTEM DE GARANTIE RETURNARE SA in all respects, including a variety of technology and IP aspects including in relation to the whole contractual scheme aimed at the setting up of the national wide system for recycling.
  • Advising one of the largest social platforms in the world on all Romanian law matters concerning its activity in Romania.
  • Advising Restart in connection with various IT law matters in all stages, from conception through implementation and operation of one of an application aimed at revolutionising the renewable energy market.

CMS

The telecoms, media and communication team at CMS particularly stands out for its M&A work in the sector. The firm’s ‘unique formula of high knowledge in M&A and also best in-class knowledge of financial & banking‘ is ‘infused with undeniable worldwide experience’, which makes it a go-to for high-profile, international technology clients. Managing partner Horea Popescu co-leads the team with Cristina Popescu. The former focuses on the intersection of corporate and technology law, while the latter is a registered trademark attorney. Senior counsel Laura Grigore is recommended for privacy and data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Horea Popescu; Cristina Popescu


Other key lawyers:

Horia Draghici; Laura Grigore


Testimonials

‘CMS is a well-established and reputable law firm known for its expertise in different areas of business law. The team is committed to excellence and success, and is very experienced, dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to meet clients’ needs. CMS prioritise clients’ needs and objectives, tailoring legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes for them.’

‘I worked with Horea Popescu, Horia Draghici and Laura Grigore. They all have a strong reputation and a history of winning significant cases, setting legal precedents, or receiving recognition within their field. Laura prioritises client needs and builds strong client relationships. She just excels in communication, ensuring clients understand complex legal matters. I appreciate her innovative problem-solving approaches, thinking creatively to find solutions to challenging legal issues.’

‘CMS has in-depth experience in handling both the complexities of venture capital deal structures, and the financial services regulatory framework that makes our company’s compliance more sophisticated. CMS has this unique formula of high knowledge in M&A and also best in-class knowledge of financial & banking legal requirements, infused with undeniable worldwide experience. This is what we value, and makes us testify to the high quality legal services we get from them.’

Key clients

Bitdefender


Alten Europe


NewCold Coöperatief UA


Maximum Entertainment


Work highlights


  • Assisting Bitdefender on an international pre-IPO due diligence for the group to structure the IPO. We are also assisting the issuer throughout the process of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Assisting Alten Group on its acquisition of a global technology and innovation company in Romania, Qualitance QBS S.A.
  • Assisting NewCold Coöperatief UA on the acquisition of Qubiz, a software development company in Romania.

Dentons

Praised for its ‘international experience and expertise together with detailed local knowledge‘, the TMT team at Dentons advises ‘big tech’ telecoms and media companies, private equity, venture capital funds, and start-ups alike, with a client list which includes a number of high-profile media companies. Cristina Daianu leads the firm’s venture tech practice. Daianu ‘has extensive know-how on advising start-ups in the tech sector‘ and focuses her practice on tech investment transactions. Perry Zizzi, managing partner, has experience with significant cross border acquisitions in the sector, while ‘epic’ senior associate Andrei Vartires has a history representing clients before the Romanian parliament.

Practice head(s):

Cristina Daianu; Perry Zizzi


Other key lawyers:

Andrei Vartires


Testimonials

‘Dentons’ international experience and expertise together with detailed local knowledge is always helpful when it comes to advice regarding technology matters, and regulated segments and markets.’

‘Cristina Daianu combines local know-how with strong international experience, with greater than expected results.’

‘Andrei Vartires is a great lawyer, always prepared and ready to advise on our rights and obligations, with salient advice to help us to make the right decisions and ensure we conform with the law.’

‘Andrei Vartires is the team. He is epic, always ahead of time, extremely resourceful, well-connected and super insightful!’

‘The Dentons team is highly experienced, works fast, and provides high quality work. They are especially helpful with regulatory and contract matters.’

‘Andrei Vartires was always fast and dedicated. His work helped us speed up the process of negotiating contracts.’

‘Cristina Daianu has extensive know-how on advising start-ups in the tech sector. She understands the requirements of these companies, all from pre-seed to later rounds, and is best placed to advise both founders and investors.’

‘Andrei Vartires is excellent in his work. Precise, clear guidance with always prompt responses. As someone who works with outside counsel in several countries, working with Andrei is so easy and seamless. I couldn’t ask for a better partner.’

Key clients

Tata Communications


Netflix


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)


Blackstone Capital Partners


Asseco SEE


Blackline Systems Inc.


Dawn Capital


Work highlights


  • Advised Dawn Capital on its investment into FlowX.AI, one of the largest European Series A financings this quarter – US$35 million Series A.

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA‘s intellectual property and technology team advises a wide spectrum of clients in the sector, including leading artificial intelligence companies, property tech groups, and clients involved in influencer marketing. Alongside providing day-to-day, due diligence and compliance advice to technology start-ups, the team has experience advising on movie production services agreements, including the financing and production of international movies. A growing area of strength for the team is cybersecurity matters, including supporting clients through data breach incidents. Irina Macovei and Livia Zamfiropol co-head the team, with specialist expertise in health tech and contractual issues respectively.

Practice head(s):

Livia Zamfiropol; Irina Macovei


Key clients

Simartis


International Personal Finance


The Association of International Producers of Medicines in Romania – ARPIM


Wipro


Viavi


Work highlights


  • Assisting Simartis in connection to drafting, negotiation and conclusion of complex software licence agreements of their day-to-day business.
  • Acted as trusted advisor to Wipro, the leading global information technology, consulting and business process on a complete array of Romanian law advice.
  • Supporting Viavi Solutions, the leading global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions, on virtually all Romanian legal aspects and with a particularly strong focus on TMT sector specifics.

Kinstellar

Kinstellar‘s TMT offering is noted for ‘its exceptional blend of expertise, client dedication, and innovative approaches‘, which it utilises on behalf of a range of clients, including technology and media giants, start-up companies, and venture capital funds. It supports clients in transactional matters, corporate restructurings, reorganisations, and their day-to-day corporate, advisory and employment law needs. Zsuzsa Csiki takes an ‘innovative and strategic approach to handling intricate TMT cases’, heading both the firm’s corporate and TMT offerings and combining expertise in both to advise a number of international clients. Oana Grigore is also recommended, particularly for her experience in the fintech market.

Practice head(s):

Zsuzsa Csiki


Other key lawyers:

Oana Grigore; Lidia Zărnescu


Testimonials

‘Kinstellar has strong coverage in Eastern Europe. It provides a joined-up approach across its offices, and compares well in terms of coverage and data team strength in relation to other firms in its region.’

‘They are a very knowledgeable team and have a lot of broad expertise dealing with international matters.’

‘They are a good, dynamic team. Oana Grigore and Lidia Zărnescu have both been very professional and helpful, and the whole team is very good to work with.’

‘Very good team, provide accurate and practical advice in both legal and compliance matters for pharma.’

‘What sets them apart from competitors is their personal investment in each case, ensuring that clients receive tailored and comprehensive guidance. Their availability and proactive communication are qualities that we have deeply valued. Stand-out figures include Zsuzsa Csiki whose meticulous attention to detail has consistently yielded positive outcomes.’

‘The team at this legal firm is distinguished by its exceptional blend of expertise, client dedication, and innovative approaches. Potential clients would benefit from knowing about the firm’s collaborative ethos, which integrates diverse perspectives for a holistic legal strategy. Notably, the team’s key strengths lie in their deep sector-specific knowledge and adaptability to evolving legal landscapes.’

Led by the exceptional Zsuzsa Csiki and the diligent Oana Grigore, the team has been our steadfast ally, providing clear and practical legal solutions that resonate with our business objectives. Kinstellar goes beyond being our legal advisor to become a strategic partner, ensuring our operations are compliant and strategically poised for success.’

 ‘Zsuzsa Csiki’s innovative and strategic approach to handling intricate TMT cases has consistently yielded favourable outcomes for us. Zsuzsa has a knack for navigating complex regulatory and compliance challenges, ensuring our initiatives are legally robust and commercially viable. Zsuzsa’s responsiveness and client-centric approach make her an invaluable asset to our operations.’

Key clients

Mondly


African Leadership International


Victoria’s Secret


Wipro Limited


Gameloft Romania


Electrica Furnizare


Temenos Romania


Court Square Capital Partners


Mobileum Inc.


Kin and Carta


GTT Communications


Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH


HCL Technologies


DXC Technology


Bitpanda GmbH


HelloFlow ApS


NAGA Global


Work highlights


  • Successfully advised the owners of Mondly, a language learning platform developed by the Romanian startup ATi Studios, in its acquisition by the British group Pearson.
  • Advised Audax-backed Mobileum Inc., a reputable designer and developer of data analytics solutions, on Romanian law implications of the envisaged acquisition of Niometrics Pte Ltd.
  • Advised Kin and Carta plc on various corporate housekeeping matters following the company’s acquisition of the Romanian law aspects of Melon Group.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

The TMT team at Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is ‘highly professional, trustworthy and reliable’. It acts for a range of strategic and financial investors in the sector, alongside suppliers and customers. The team has standout experience in IT transactions, and notably advised SAP Romania in obtaining 5G certification. Ernest-Virgil Popovici, telecoms specialist, co-heads the team with Bogdan C. Stoica, who is particularly recommended for M&A matters, as well as regulatory expert Silviu Stoica, and Mihaela Ion.

Practice head(s):

Ernest-Virgil Popovici; Bogdan C. Stoica; Silviu Stoica; Mihaela Ion


Testimonials

‘Good team, equilibrated, quick response and mature attitude.’

‘Trustworthy individuals, always saying the truth and assessing the situations correctly.’

‘We are a highly visible IT company, strongly present in the Romanian market. We trust PNSA with entire scope of legal services, including TMT. Their teams are highly professional, trustworthy and reliable. We value our cooperation and take comfort knowing that they will provide us most up to date and relevant advice.’


Key clients

Kontron Services (former S&T)


Hewlett-Packard Romania


SIMAVI


Orange


UPS


Ubisoft


Asseco SEE


Enea


NTT Data


Yandex


Work highlights


  • Advised SAP Romania and SAP SE in connection with obtaining the 5G Certification as producers of technologies, equipment and software that may be used in information and communication infrastructures of national interest and in 5G networks.
  • Advised the Swedish group Enea on the sale of Enea Services Romania to AROBS Transilvania Software, in one of the largest IT transactions in Romania in recent years.
  • Advised Romanian Business Consult (RBC) on the acquisition of SmartPay Software (SPS), and Fullscreen Digital.

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA‘s TMT team offers expertise across licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements and distribution agreements in addition to M&A transactions in the TMT sector. It has longstanding experience working with communications and cable operators, equipment and network suppliers, and technology companies, leveraging its partnership with A&O Shearman to support a number of international clients. A number of team members also have experience with data protection matters. Managing partner Costin Tărăcilă regularly acts for private equity funds in regard to their investments in the sector, and co-leads the team alongside Mihai Ristici.

Practice head(s):

Costin Taracila; Mihai Ristici


Key clients

Innova Capital


Evolution Prest Systems


Evolution Gaming


Catalyst Romania


Qualitance


Multimedia Est


Zenith Media


AROBS Transilvania Software


Motion Pictures Association of America


Mana Hours


Work highlights


  • Advised Innova Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in NETOPIA Group, one of the best known payment service providers (PSP) in Romania.
  • Advised AROBS Transilvania Software on the acquisition of the Future WorkForce Global group from Cluj-Napoca, specialised in providing complex business process automation solutions
  • Advised the founders of Qualitance on the sale of the company to Alten, a French technology and innovation consultancy and services group, with international operations in 30 countries.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss practice 'combines in-depth local knowledge with international reach’, assisting clients with proceedings at competition authorities, telecom and consumer protection offices, and data protection matters. Particular areas of strength include IT outsourcing, cloud computing, and e-commerce, with an emphasis on commercial and M&A matters. Ileana Glodeanu co-ordinates both the corporate M&A and TMT practices; ‘agile and dedicatedFlavius Florea heads the TMT, IP and data protection team. Florea has experience of both Romanian and wider European data privacy laws, advising both high-profile, international companies and tech start-ups.

Practice head(s):

Ileana Glodeanu; Flavius Florea


Testimonials

‘Flavius Florea is an agile and dedicated lawyer with very strong knowledge, not only of the legal framework, but also of the economic and technical context in the industry. He always proposes pragmatic approaches.’

‘Very professional team, working very well together, and it was amazing to see their availability to complete each other, to take over colleagues tasks, just to be sure the project is going forward. Very friendly environment, supporting each individual to grow, professional and personal.’

‘The project was well managed and driven in the right direction considering our interest. The team took educational roles with us, and had patience when this was the case. Highly recommend this team.’

‘I have worked with Flavius Florea for a long time, even before he joined WT. I appreciate the fact that Flavius always adapts the advice to fit the business interest, and align with our internal processes and procedures. The advice is always pragmatic, allowing us to continue to conduct the business in a compliant manner. ’

‘Our contact person, Flavius Florea, stands out as being a consultant of the field. We have had some experience with other law firms (even bigger ones) and felt that we were missing the personalisation needed in the field. We appreciated and felt really secured by the outstanding degree of professionalism, innovative solutions and future-forward vision.’

‘In comparison to other firms, Wolf Theiss’s TMT practice in Romania combines in-depth local knowledge with international reach. Their client-centric approach, innovative use of technology, and commitment to transparency make them a preferred choice for clients seeking TMT legal services in the region.’

‘Wolf Theiss has a very knowledgeable and responsive team. They are keen on offering realistic solutions for achieving client’s business objectives, and they showed a very good understanding of our business. They showed in-depth knowledge on sensitive data protection topics, as well as on digitalisation of business processes.’

‘Flavius Florea is solution oriented and has very good knowledge of the applicable legal framework. His industry knowledge is also an asset that has helped us in specific situations. He has a hands-on approach, and he is very responsive.’

Key clients

Arobs Transilvania Software


Acrisure


AT&T


Bet Master


Eckes-Granini


Emona Capital


Fortech


GlaxoSmithKline


InterGlobe Enterprises


Ivanti


OLX Online Services


Oracle


OSF Global Services


Peek & Cloppenburg


TikTok Information Technologies


Visma


Vodafone


WorldQuant


Work highlights


  • Assisted Fortech in ensuring compliance with data privacy and IP laws and supporting Fortech’s shareholders in a competitive sale process, managing the transaction from its inception to a successful closing.
  • Assisted Emona Capital LLP, a London-based investment fund, in relation to its acquisition of a minority participation share in Amber Studio.
  • Assisted Arobs Transilvania Software S.A. on two different transactions in 2022, namely the acquisition of Centrul de Soft Pro, and the acquisition of Nordlogic.

Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL

Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL‘s TMT team spans the market, with experience in cross-border electronic data transfer procedures, data processing and transfer agreements, cloud competing, and GDPR implementation. Team head Corina Papuzu works with a number of high-profile, international companies regarding data protection. The team also includes Adrian Tomescu and Peter Buzescu, the latter of whom is a member of both the Romanian and New York bars.

Practice head(s):

Corina Papuzu


Other key lawyers:

Adrian Tomescu; Peter Buzescu


Testimonials

‘Responsive, experienced and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Las Vegas Sands Corp. AND fortis Games


Kautex Textron


Better Collective


GoPro


Nike


Pinterest


Work highlights


  • Advised LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. AND FORTIS GAMES with regard to the implementation of a whistleblowing hotline.
  • Advised KAUTEX TEXTRON with regard to the procedure and steps for implementing a video monitoring system at the company’s plant.
  • Advised Nike with regard to a data retention guideline, and the requirements under the Romanian legislation regarding the maximum or the minimum retention periods with regard to specific personal data.

GNP Guia Naghi & Partners

The ‘uniqueness‘ of the GNP Guia Naghi & Partners TMT offering stems from its ‘ability to combine strong legal knowledge’ with ‘technical savviness’. Acting on behalf of a diverse array of clients which includes major telecoms companies and early-stages startups, the team advises on regulatory matters, data protection concerns, and issues relating to platform set up. ‘A strong leader‘, Bianca Naghi, who specialises in consumer and data protection, co-heads the team alongside Ioana Stoica, who is particularly recommended for technologically complex matters.

Practice head(s):

Bianca Naghi; Ioana Stoica


Other key lawyers:

Otilia Vîlcu; Tudor Nacev


Testimonials

‘The team consists of highly trained lawyers with experience in the field of data protection and constant up-date with the jurisprudence and decisions of the National Supervisory Authority For Personal Data Processing.’

‘The lawyers we worked with regarding data protection are always concerned with providing the best solution, considering the bigger picture of the situation and the implications with other fields of activity of the company. Their availability and celerity in providing the legal advice is an important aspect.’

‘I have to mention Bianca Naghi as a strong leader with a very practical and analytical approach on each and every matter she handles. We are always confident that Bianca provides the best services possible, her knowledge, experience and dedication being noticeable from the very beginning. She is consistent in her approach, reliable and has managed to create a strong team of lawyers.’

‘The uniqueness of the TMT practice comes from their ability to combine strong legal knowledge with their technical savviness. They understand platforms, marketplaces, and technical intricacies, pay attention to the business model, and offer advice that is tailored to our needs. Also, we appreciate their ability to work on a tight schedule and to come with out-of-the-box solutions that are easy to understand and apply by our business. ’

‘Bianca Naghi’s team is very focused on providing the best possible outcome when it came to our TMT projects. Their various experience with this area of practice, as well as with the Competition Council, has helped us receive good legal assistance and advice. They are thorough in their analysis, the team is diverse and trustworthy. Although our projects in the area are complicated and present many ramifications, especially due to our complicated field of business, their assistance proved to be fruitful and in our favour.’

‘Bianca Naghi has large corporate experience and various experience with different corporate matters. She is very serious and dedicated, and we rest assured that we can trust her judgement and legal opinions. She coordinates her team of associates smoothly and overlooks so that no mistakes are made. Otilia Vilcu stands out due to her great knowledge of the law and friendly approach to legal matters. ’

‘Bianca Naghi is a strong leader with a very practical and analytical approach on each and every matter she handles. We are always confident that Bianca provides the best services possible, her knowledge, experience and dedication are noticeable from the very beginning, and she is consistent in her approach. This is why we enjoy and appreciate our collaboration.’

‘Bianca Naghi & Ioana Stoica are experts with great communication skills, proactive and with a great capacity to understand business particularities.’

Key clients

Orange Romania S.A.


Nestle Romania S.R.L.


Dr. Max S.R.L. (“Dr. Max”)


Dante International S.A. (“eMAG”)


OLX Online Services S.R.L. (“OLX”)


HCL Online Advertising S.R.L. (“Tazz”)


Selgros Distributie S.R.L.


Coalitia pentru Economia Digitala Association (“CED”)


Proptech Corp S.R.L. (“Milluu”)


Italsofa Romania S.R.L.


Baneasa Developments S.R.L.


Atlas Integrated Technologies S.R.L. (“Hilio App”)


Clever Tech S.R.L.


Lukoil Overseas Atash B.V.


HopCity S.R.L.


Smarty Ride Tech S.R.L. (“Smarty”)


Local American Working Group (“LAWG”)


Orange Money S.A.


Home Away Platform S.R.L. (“Beesers”)


IaBilet.ro


Macromex S.R.L.


Work highlights


  • Advised and represented Orange Romania in the Association of Mobile Operators in Romania (AOMR) and led the implementation of an industry wide database amongst the major telecom operators.
  • Assisted Nestle Romania in implementing compliant and impactful advertising campaigns, leveraging our specific knowledge in collaborative and programmatic advertising and data protection.
  • Assisted eMAG with the strategy and implementation of a new innovative customer payment solution in collaboration with non-financial institutions.

MPR Partners

MPR Partners' team acts for a range of large-scale companies and start-ups. Its sector expertise spans both regulatory matters, including digital infrastructure, fintech, and consumer protection matters, and transactional work involving technology transfers and IP licensing, with additional expertise in dispute resolution. Gelu Maravela co-heads the firm’s data protection practice group, a dedicated group within the TMT team; Cristina Crețu also has notable experience in this area. Alina Popescu works closely with technology-driven companies.

Practice head(s):

Alina Popescu; Gelu Maravela; Cristina Crețu


Key clients

AirFrance


KLM


Busy Machines (Nederlandse MKB)


Interparking


Christof Industries


StarsAtLaw


Work highlights


  • Advising Interparking, a major European carpark developer and operator, in relation to all legal matters arising out of its data processing activities.
  • Continue to advise J.Christof E&P Services S.R.L. in connection with a litigation involving alleged copyright infringement.

Musat & Asociatii

The telecom, IT and media team at Musat & Asociatii handles a range of technical and regulatory matters with cross-practice strength including practitioners working in corporate and M&A, energy and PPP. Communications, broadcasting, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and software development are all areas of expertise for the team, which is led by Iulian Popescu. Popescu has experiencing working with high-profile, international tech giants. Ana Maria Abrudan has notable expertise in compliance and regulatory issues in regard to data protection.

Practice head(s):

Iulian Popescu


Other key lawyers:

Ana Maria Abrudan; Andrei Ormenean


Key clients

Verizon Romania S.R.L.


Telecom Italia Sparkle S.P.A.


Meta, Inc.


Animawings


Aletheea Private School


Mobino Enterprise


Zooplus AG


Work highlights


  • Advising Verizon Romania S.R.L. on various telecom matters, including representing the client before the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications.
  • Advising Telekom Italia Sparkle on various telecom matters, including representing the client in front of the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications.
  • Assisted Meta on legal matters pertaining to current and future norms related to EU law covering fixed and wireless telecoms, internet, and broadcasting and transmission services.

Reff & Associates SCA

The TMT team at Reff & Associates SCA stands out for its experience navigating regulatory matters in regard to digitalisation and the implementation of new technologies, with expertise in privacy, digital content, consumer rights, and e-commerce. It handles a range of data protection and privacy risk matters for large multinational companies and startups alike, knowledgeable regarding GDPR and EU level requirements. Georgiana Singurel heads the team, bringing together experience in IP law and matters relating to corporate and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Georgiana Singurel


Other key lawyers:

Andreea Zaharia


Key clients

ING N.V.


Orkla Foods Romania S.A.


CEC Bank


Eplus Smart Energy S.A.


B2Kapital part of B2 holding ASA


NEPI Rockcastle PLC


LC Waikiki


adidas Romania


Up Romania


IKEA Romania


Lendrise Marketplace INC.


HP Inc.


Authority for the Digitalization of Romania


Zebrapay S.A.


Untold S.R.L.


Credit Express.


Avon Cosmetics (Romania)


Superbet Interactive (Romania) Limited


BLIK ROMANIA S.A.


Nordens


Work highlights


  • Assisted in the set-up of a new application developed as part of a technology innovation initiative by ING.
  • Assisting Orkla Foods Romania S.A. with respect to launching its wellness application on the Romanian market.
  • Assistance to the Authority for the Digitalisation of Romania.

STOICA & ASOCIAȚII

STOICA & ASOCIAȚII fields an experienced media and telecommunications team, advising a range of local and multinational companies. It provides both dispute resolution services and day-to-day regulatory guidance, with experience of both national and EU guidelines. Dan Rareş Răducanu, ‘a highly skilled and experienced litigation lawyer’, co-heads the team with Dragoș Bogdan, and Andreea Stoica, the latter of whom is particularly experienced in competition law cases and international arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Andreea Stoica; Dan Rareș Răducanu; Dragoș Bogdan


Other key lawyers:

Valeriu Stoica


Testimonials

‘Highly experienced practice, that provides excellent legal service.’

‘Founding partner Valeriu Stoica has outstanding and extremely diversified experience as a pleading lawyer.’

‘Senior partner Dan Rareș Răducanu is a highly skilled and experienced litigation lawyer, with excellent expertise in his field.’

‘The lawyers from Stoica & Asociatii are good professionals and objective in their relationship with our company.’

‘Highly skilled in offering top customer experience, will always go the extra mile. Would also highlight their constantly spotless performance in litigations.’

‘Excellent results in litigation are a constant feature when working with Dan Rareș Răducanu. Outstanding, continuous learning capabilities differentiate him and make him a great asset for customers with diverse legal needs.’

‘Valeriu Stoica – founding partner. Having him on your side takes away all concerns regarding adequacy, there likely is no situation or legal question he doesn’t have an answer for. Even more, he is intrinsically a stand-up ambassador for his customers.’

Key clients

RCS & RDS S.A.


Telekom Mobile Romania S.A.


Orange Romania S.A.


Netcity Telecom S.A.


Work highlights


  • Assisting and representing RCS & RDS S.A. in a litigation with a major impact on the current client management activity in telecom sector against the Romanian Data Protection Authority in the special appeal proceedings.
  • Representing Netcity Telecom S.A. in connection with various important civil and administrative dispute resolution matters.
  • Representing Telekom Mobile Romania S.A. in a complex dispute with the Romanian fiscal authorities for the purpose of cancelling certain fiscal control decisions with considerable financial impact.

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law

Known for its multidisciplinary approach‘, Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law‘s specialist TMT team combines the firm’s wider corporate finance, intellectual property and competition experience with IT and tech expertise to offer cross-practice solutions to clients. Its privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and crisis management work is bolstered by a ‘very good understanding of the technical rules and regulations‘ in the technology sector. Ana Maria Kusak, who is an IP and competition specialist, heads the team. Costin Sandu‘s ‘remarkable expertise in the data privacy field is truly impressive’.

Practice head(s):

Ana Maria Kusak


Other key lawyers:

Costin Sandu; Elena Stan; Mihai Rotaru


Testimonials

‘Costin Sandu’s remarkable expertise in the data privacy field is truly impressive. We could consistently rely on the accuracy and relevance of the information he provided, which was crucial for making informed decisions in a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.’

‘Very good understanding of the technical rules and regulations, as well as of the technical field in general, along with strong GDPR knowledge and practice.’

‘Costin Sandu assisted us within various TMT projects and became indispensable to us for the proper and timely completion. Extremely attentive to details, yet solution oriented, Costin always had a proactive and innovative approach that helped us close the deals in the most comfortable manner.’

‘The practice has a multidisciplinary team, capable of providing optimal legal consultancy, 100 percent tailored to the client’s needs.’

‘The firm is known for its multidisciplinary approach, which allows them to offer comprehensive legal services across various practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, employment, and more. This versatility can be appealing to clients with diverse legal needs.’

‘Stratulat Albulescu is reputed for its client-centric approach. They prioritise understanding the specific needs and objectives of their clients and tailor their services accordingly.’

‘Effective communication is crucial in the legal field. Standout individuals like Costin Sandu are able to explain complex legal concepts in a clear, concise manner, ensuring clients fully understand their options and the implications of their decisions. We appreciate Costin’s depth of knowledge and understanding of GDPR regulations.’

‘Costin Sandu and Mihai Rotaru are attentive to the client’s needs, they have a kind and respectful attitude, their legal input is comprehensive, and they have very good knowledge in their field of expertise. ’

Key clients

WORLD CLASS ROMANIA S.A.


ROGALSKI DAMASCHIN PUBLIC RELATIONS S.R.L.


CARGUS S.R.L.


SOUND FEED S.R.L.


NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES SRL


DIKTA INC S.R.L.


THOUGHTWORKS ROMANIA


GRUPPO SAN DONATO


LPP ROMANIA S.A.


FORTIM ROMANIA


LUNDBECK ROMANIA


Work highlights


  • Advising Cargus on the entry into a SaaS contract for courier delivery optimisation services.
  • Advising Dikta, a start-up operating an AI-driven speech-to-text platform, with the design and implementation of its contractual framework and privacy program.
  • Advising a confidential client in relation to the management of a complex authorised push-payment security incident.

Voicu & Asociatii

At Voicu & Asociatii, the team’s work spans regulatory compliance matters, specialised sector-specific agreements, the review and sale of networks, and tax and accounting matters. Clients include telecoms and IT companies regionally, domestically and internationally. Marta Popa, who is consistently involved in data protection and privacy matters for major international clients, co-leads alongside Raluca Mihai, who is an expert in general corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Marta Popa; Raluca Mihai


Testimonials

‘The team provided timely advice in a professional and practical manner.’

‘Practical guidance.’

Key clients

Accenture Services


Capgemini Services


Genpact Romania


Work highlights