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STOICA & Asociatii – Attorneys at Law

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 1

STOICA & Asociatii – Attorneys at Lawcontinues to excel‘ in dispute resolution, which remains the firm’s core focus. The practice stands out for its capacity to handle large portfolios of volume litigation as well as major, individual, bet-the-company claims and high-value international arbitrations. This expertise extends to heavily regulated industries include banking and finance, telecoms, energy and pharmaceuticals. Public procurement claims have featured prominently, as have tax, environmental, construction and shareholder litigations. The firm has a deep bench of highly experienced partners and associates. Practice head Valeriu Stoica is ‘a reputed university professor and a fearsome advocate‘. Dragos Bogdan is ‘a highly intelligent, experienced lawyer with a solid background in the judiciary‘. Clients also single out the ‘young, talented, meticulousassociate Mihai Stănescu.

Practice head(s):

Valeriu Stoica; Cristiana Stoica

Other key lawyers:

Dragos Bogdan; Cătălina Dicu


‘Most probably the best litigation house in Romania.’

‘Valeriu Stoica – a leading practitioner in litigation and civil law, a reputed university professor and a fearsome advocate. Dragos Bogdan – a very talented young partner, with a lot of experience coming from his judicial career. MIhai Stanescu – a young, talented, meticulous litigator.’

‘Stoica si Asociatii is particularly well known for its dispute resolution practice. They continued to excel in this area both when it comes to managing portfolio of litigation and handling individual cases. They cover a wide area of expertise and always propose high profile lawyers with academic background and with law drafting expertise and experience. Excellent understanding of the banking industry.’

‘Dragos Bogdan is an outstanding partner. He is a highly intelligent, experienced lawyer with a solid background in the judiciary, training, EU law, IP and ECHR. He is particularly good at strategic advice and handles brilliantly complex and risky cases. His team is made of Mihai Stanescu, Bogdan Popescu and Cornelia Diaconescu – all competent and involved and responsive.’


Key clients

Automecanica Medias

Centrala Electrica de Termoficare


Suceava District Council

Clinical Trial Center

SIF Muntenia

ALRO, Liberty Galați, CRH Ciment


Natural persons


Work highlights

  • Representing Automecanica Mediaș, a major defence products service and maintenance company, in a major public procurement dispute.
  • Assisting the thermal energy company, Centrala Electrică de Termoficare CET Iași, in a dispute concerning a thermal power station.
  • Representing the construction and infrastructure company Swietelsky, as part of a joint venture, in a public procurement dispute involving EU funds.

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 3

STOICA & Asociatii – Attorneys at Law is extremely well regarded for its dispute resolution work, and these qualities extend to its IP offering. Clients, which include major pharmaceuticals and consumer goods companies, appreciate the ‘very technical, responsive, tenaciousteam which ‘successfully combines a strong knowledge of the intellectual property law with a human approach‘. The firm’s expertise covers the full range of patent, copyright and trade mark disputes. Among the partners, Dragos Bogdan is praised for ‘forensically approaching each problem‘ while the ‘eloquent and convincing’ Valeriu Stoica is also extremely well regardedOther key members include partner Andreea Micu and associate Mihai Stănescu.

Practice head(s):

Dragoș Bogdan


‘The team is very technical, responsive, tenacious, focused on handling the entrusted issue with creativity and strong knowledge, whilst always keeping an eye on the pragmatic outcome of their approach and being collaborative with the client.’

‘The team at Stoica & Associates successfully combines a strong knowledge of the intellectual property law with a human approach of every single matter, which makes every presentation in court genuine and trustworthy. Dragos Bogdan is forensically approaching each problem, calmly dismantling it piece by piece, making his way through the case and turning in his favor the counterpart’s arguments, whilst Professor Valeriu Stoica is mastering in an elegant manner the art of being eloquent and convincing, and delivering the legal argument so that to achieve the desired result.’

‘We are working with the team from Intellectual Property from Stoica for a while. They are top notch in this area, offering documented advice in a timely manner. Additionally, they represented us in certain IP litigation files, including preliminary injunctions.’

‘We are currently working in a very sensitive IP project with Dragos Bogdan and Mihai Stanescu. Dragos Bogdan is a highly specialized lawyer, confident and with good persuasive skills. He together with Mihai Stanescu managed to obtain for us two successful decisions.’

Key clients

Icom Oil

Carpathian Springs


Mr. Ioan Dumitrescu

BRD Asset Management

The Institute for Research and Development in Beekeeping

Work highlights

  • Representing Bayer in securing its patent rights by obtaining a preliminary injunction against an international generic medicine producer, preventing it from effectively entering the Romanian market.
  • Representing the Romanian mineral water producer, Carpathian Springs, in a litigation regarding the alleged infringement of a community trademark concerning the shape of a water bottle belonging to a competitor.
  • Assisting BRD Asset Management in establishing its trademark defence strategy in relation to cease and desist requests issued by a major European transport and technology corporation.

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

STOICA & Asociatii – Attorneys at Law is a leading advisor to some of the largest banks operating in Romania, including Banca Comerciala Romana and BRD – Groupe Societe Generale. The creditor-led work includes the management of high volume debt recovery programmes, as well as more bespoke proceedings against larger debtors. The firm is especially strong on the litigation side, and fields an experienced group of senior partners with a wide range of contentious expertise, including Valeriu Stoica, Dragos Bogdan and Cătălina Dicu.

Practice head(s):

Cătălina Dicu

Other key lawyers:

Valeriu Stoica; Dragoş Bogdan

Key clients

Banca Comerciala Romana

BRD – Groupe Societe Generale

Work highlights

  • Assisting Banca Comerciala Romana in connection with the case management of a portfolio of more than 1,000 insolvency cases of micro-enterprises throughout Romania.
  • Assisting BRD – Groupe Societe Generale in the complex insolvency of a former Romanian aeronautical company.

Romania > TMT

STOICA & Asociatii – Attorneys at Law is a leading choice on high-end telecoms disputes, with partners Dan Rareș Răducanu  and Andreea Micu particularly active in the past year.

The firm: STOICA & Asociatii was established in November 1995, by two distinguished Romanian lawyers, Valeriu STOICA and Cristiana I STOICA. The founding partners committed their extensive legal and academic experience and practice to building one of the most reputed business law firms. STOICA & Asociatii’s team has over 50 members of which 36 lawyers, having a strong professional background, achieved in prestigious law schools from Romania and abroad. The partners of the law firm are excellent practitioners: Catalina Dicu, Dan R Raducanu, Anca L Caraiola-Buftea, Laura E Radu, Dragos Bogdan and Veronica Dobozi.

Business-like, pragmatic and responsive, the lawyers from STOICA & Asociatii graduated from the most reputable Romanian law schools, have excellent command of English and French and are familiar with the high professional standards of the legal practice that the law firm has adopted and constantly applied.

Since its establishment and up until the present, the lawyers at STOICA & Asociatii have proved that they are a strong team, always abiding by the underlying principles of this law firm FIDELITAS, INTEGRITAS, FORTITUDO.

STOICA & Asociatii is a member of the Bucharest Bar. The firm’s international professional contacts and affiliations include International Union of Lawyers, International Bar Association and World Link for Law.

Areas of practice: Since 1995 until present, STOICA & Asociatii advised, assisted or represented a large number of clients, Romanian or multinational companies, large or small and medium size companies, local authorities, non-profit organisations and clients from the public sector. The management of the clients’ portfolio was performed by the two founding partners, Valeriu STOICA and Cristiana I STOICA, with the support of the partners and associate lawyers.

STOICA & Asociatii offers advisory, assistance and representation services in litigations in the following practice areas: civil law, intellectual property, corporate law, restructuring and debt recovering, insolvency, banking, insurance, capital markets and financing, domestic and international arbitration, enforcement proceedings, administrative, tax law and constitutional contentious matters, competition law and state aid, public procurement, labour law and social security, consumer’s protection, environmental law, human rights, ECHR procedures, and criminal law.

Moreover, STOICA & Asociatii’s expertise in the economic sectors offers the possibility to efficiently address the needs of the clients within the working groups specialised in specific industries and services: energy and natural resources, media and telecommunications, pharmaceutical industry, food and beverage industry, automotive industry, urbanism, infrastructure, civil and industrial constructions.

Civil law
Intellectual property
Corporate law
Restructuring and debt recovering
Banking, insurance, capital markets and financing
Domestic and international arbitration
Enforcement proceedings
Administrative, tax law and constitutional contentious matters
Competitive law and state aid
Public procurement
Labour law and social security
Consumer protection
Environmental law
Human rights/ECHR procedures
Criminal law
Valeriu STOICA photo Valeriu STOICAFounding Partner
Cristiana I. STOICA photo Cristiana I. STOICAFounding Partner  
Number of lawyers : 36