Firm Profile > Suciu Popa > Bucharest, Romania

Suciu Popa
15 B/C MARESAL ALEXANDRU AVERESCU BLVD
6TH FLOOR, 1ST DISTRICT
BUCHAREST
Romania

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Suciu Popa has established itself as a significant player in domestic and cross-border dispute resolution. The team, which includes highly respected managing partner Luminița Popa, Roxana Fercală, and Daciana Popa, is especially strong in disputes concerning the energy and infrastructure sectors, including privatisation and public procurement related claims. The group has also been involved in high-profile international arbitrations. Insolvency, antitrust and public law related claims also feature prominently.

Practice head(s):

Luminița Popa, Daciana Popa; Roxana Fercală

Testimonials

‘Professional, efficient and solutions oriented. Their communication ability and openness differentiate them from other lawyers I have worked with. A good focus on using new technology and solutions to get the work done. Excellent collaboration with the experts.’

‘Miruna Suciu and Dan Ciobanu – great client service, great communication skills and ability to find the right solution.’

Key clients

Enel Investment Holding BV

Rompetrol Rafinare SA

Strabag

Hidroelectrica SA

Rompetrol

KazMunaiGas

Hunt Oil Company of Romania

Bolt (former Taxify)

GFR – Grup Feroviar Roman SA and Grampet

Engie

Taddei SpA

Enel Energie Muntenia

Enel Green Power

AZVI SA

Bulgargaz EAD

Gianni Versace

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Energy and natural resources are core sectors for Suciu Popa, which has built a strong reputation for complex domestic and cross-border issues. The firm's client base includes a mix of major power and oil and gas companies as well as notable investors in the space. They regularly trust the team on their most strategic corporate, infrastructure and regulatory needs, including high-value disputes. Managing partner Miruna Suciu and energy expert Cleopatra Leahu are especially active on the non-contentious and regulatory side, while Luminița Popa is the main lead for contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Miruna Suciu; Luminița Popa; Cleopatra Leahu

Testimonials

‘Professional and well balanced.’

‘The team at Suciu Popa is very dynamic and professional. Very straightforward and no time wasted. Because of their dynamic profile, they are very collaborative with peers and workflows and synergies come naturally.’

‘Miruna Suciu and Luminita Popa stand out through their seniority and high quality advice. They are both very implicated in supervising the firm’s projects. Partner Dan Ciobanu is also to be noted for his professionalism.’

Key clients

SNGN Romgaz SA

KMG International

Rompetrol Rafinare SA

Enel SpA

Enel Green Power

E-Distributie Muntenia, E-Distributie Banat and E-Distributie Dobrogea

Oilfield Exploration Business Solutions SA

Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bursa Romana de Marfuri SA)

Hunt Oil Company of Romania

Helix Oilfield Services Ltd

Mazarine Energy

Bulgargaz EAD

Eximprod Group

Hidroelectrica

Engie Romania

Banking and finance Tier 3

Suciu Popa has a versatile practice that represents a broad range of borrowers and investment funds, many operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with a number of mandates involving the lease finance business. Managing partner Miruna Suciu is very experienced, while Crina Ciobanu has good expertise on regulatory matters as well as the transactional side.

Practice head(s):

Miruna Suciu; Crina Ciobanu

Testimonials

‘Always available and delivering the work in time, even in short notice, with a high professional degree ’

‘Cleopatra Leahu and Andrei Georgescu reflect the qualities of the firm’

 

Key clients

KMG International (KMGI)

Grup Servicii Petroliere S.A.

R34dy Zrt.

Grup Feroviar Roman and Grampet

Mercedes Benz Leasing IFN SA (part of the Daimler group)

Monsson Group

Romanian Association of Banks

Biroul de Credit

Engie

AZVI

Black Sea Oil & Gas

Capital markets Tier 3

Suciu Popa is especially strong on the equity capital markets front and regularly works alongside leading global law firms on the Romanian aspects of cross-border listings. Practice co-heads Miruna Suciu and Dan Ciobanu have good experience of representing a broad range of issuers on IPOs, secondary public offerings and share buy-backs, as well as related regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Miruna Suciu; Dan Ciobanu

Key clients

SNGN Romgaz SA

Rompetrol Rafinare

SIF Transilvania

ARO Palace

Bursa Romana de Marfuri BRM SA

Shareholders of SIF Transilvania SA

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Suciu Popa has, in a relatively short time, established itself an impressive reputation for high-end corporate and private equity-related transactional matters. The firm's broad international clientbase ensures a strong flow of multijurisdictional mandates. The team is especially active in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Founding partners Miruna Suciu and Luminița Popa both come highly recommended by clients and have good standings in the market.

Practice head(s):

Miruna Suciu; Luminița Popa

Testimonials

‘Our experience with Suciu Popa is excellent. They provide unmatched advice in corporate, commercial and M&A field, based on the lawyers’ expertise and involvement in relevant large cases during the last years. We found them to be reliable advisers, with a deep experience in large multiple jurisdiction transactions and availability to step in and find a solution even at the shortest notice. They are very creative but rigorous lawyers, two qualities making the difference in the market.’

‘Miruna Suciu is a name worth highlighting. She is one of the top professionals in the field who offers excellent advice and oversees the projects end to end, being involved in the most minute details.’

Key clients

SNGN Romgaz SA

GFR/Grampet

Strabag

R3ady Zrt

Bolt Technology OU

Mercedes Benz Romania

AoP Orphan Pharma

Rompetrol and KMG International (KMGI)

Enel SpA

E-Distributie Muntenia, E-Distributie Banat, E-Distributie Dobrogea

Hunt Oil

Black Sea Oil & Gas

Helix Oilfield Services Ltd (Scotland)

Central Bottling Company Ltd

Muller Dairy

SIF Transilvania

Nordic Life

PPP and procurement Tier 3

Suciu Popa has a multi-disciplinary team that is well equipped to handle major PPP and public procurement mandates. The firm is especially strong on energy-related projects and concession agreements, and also has good expertise on major road projects. Managing partners Miruna Suciu and Luminița Popa are both active in this area, with Popa having a strong focus on related contentious proceedings. Cleopatra Leahu is also well-regarded by clients.

Practice head(s):

Miruna Suciu; Luminița Popa; Cleopatra Leahu

Testimonials

‘I appreciate very much their communication skills. Because they asses in an objective way any situation and present in a way that any person of team can understand.’

‘I worked mostly with Cleopatra Leahu. I appreciate her objective assessment and communication skills. Her way to speak and present a situation in a way that helps to make good and faster decisions. I believe she can do anything with the same high level of quality.’

Key clients

SNGN Romgaz SA

KMG International

Rompetrol Rafinare SA

Enel SpA

E-Distributie Muntenia, E-Distributie Banat and E-Distributie Dobrogea

Daimler/Mercedes Benz

Delta Block International GmbH

Hunt Oil Company of Romania

Bulgargaz EAD

Strabag AG

PORTO CARRAS S.A.

Hidroelectrica

Grampet/ Grup Servicii Feroviare

SIF Transilvania

Engie Romania

The firm: Suciu Popa was founded in 2016 as an independent full-service law firm by an experienced team committed to making a difference in the Romanian legal market. The firm’s aim is to provide unique value for clients through understanding of their legal needs, efficiency and robust partner involvement.

The team draws on the strong reputation of its partners, built during 20 years of acting for blue-chip clients including major strategic investors and investment funds, local entrepreneurs and foreign corporations, public authorities and international financial institutions in some of the largest complex cross-border transactions, milestone investment projects and dispute resolution files.

Suciu Popa has particular highly recognized capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, energy and natural resources, litigation, international arbitration, capital markets, infrastructure, PPP and public procurement, construction, real estate, competition and IP.

During its first year of activity, the firm scored several major achievements, being involved in some of the largest cases ever handled in Romania, both in transactional practice and international disputes.

Notably, it successfully represented Enel Investment Holding BV in highly complex ICC arbitration proceedings initiated by the Romanian State against Enel, with multiple claims exceeding 1.2bn USD. The firm also assisted SABMiller in relation to the sale of its Romanian business to Asahi Breweries, as part of a cross border transaction including SABMiller businesses in Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, with a value exceeding 7bn USD.

Suciu Popa has swiftly confirmed its position as a top-tier legal services provider on the local market, being highly ranked by the legal international directories, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000, Chambers & Partners, as well as by Global Arbitration Review and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration

Areas of practice: Suciu Popa represents clients in all areas of business law including: antitrust/competition, asset management, banking and finance, capital markets, competition litigation, corporate and commercial, construction, litigation, employment, compensation and benefits, energy and natural resources, environment, infrastructure, PPP and public procurement, intellectual property, international arbitration, international trade, IP and patent litigation, mergers and acquisitions/privatization, project finance, real estate, regulatory and compliance, restructuring and insolvency and tax litigation, in a wide range of industry sectors among which automotive, financial institutions, manufacturing and industrial products and services, media, mining and minerals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, power and renewable, private equity, real estate and construction, retail/FMCG, technology, telecommunications, transport, water and waste management.

The team frequently teams up with international law firms in large cross-border transactions, based on the lawyers’ skill and insight developed by representing clients in virtually all capacities.

Suciu Popa combines smooth and efficient legal support, often being asked to create different and unique contracting models, processes and new investment structures. It provides its clients with a multidisciplinary and cross-functional approach, open-mindedness and flexibility.

Since incorporation, Suciu Popa is handling complex deals and cases entrusted by high-profile local and international companies such as Enel, Colas, SABMiller, Azvi, Daimler, Hunt Oil, KazMunaiGas, Petrofac Ltd., Dnata Catering, Black Sea Oil & Gas, Mazarine Energy, Kirchdorfer, Muller Dairy, SIF Transilvania, TNT, Engie, Orbico Group, Hidroelectrica, Monsson, Hochtief, Hili Properties.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition Miruna Suciu miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro
Antitrust/competition Andrei Georgescu andrei.georgescu@suciupopa.ro
Banking and finance Miruna Suciu miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro
Banking and finance Crina Ciobanu crina.ciobanu@suciupopa.ro
Capital markets Miruna Suciu miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro
Capital markets Dan Ciobanu dan.ciobanu@suciupopa.ro
Construction Luminita Popa luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro
Construction Roxana Fercala roxana.fercala@suciupopa.ro
Corporate and commercial Dan Ciobanu dan.ciobanu@suciupopa.ro
Corporate and commercial Cleopatra Leahu cleopatra.leahu@suciupopa.ro
Litigation, IP and patent litigation, competition litigation Luminita Popa luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro
Litigation, IP and patent litigation, competition litigation Iulian Cioienaru iulian.cioienaru@suciupopa.ro
Energy and natural resources Miruna Suciu miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro
Energy and natural resources Luminita Popa luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro
Environment Cleopatra Leahu cleopatra.leahu@suciupopa.ro
Environment Crina Ciobanu crina.ciobanu@suciupopa.ro
Infrastructure, PPP and public procurement Luminita Popa luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro
Infrastructure, PPP and public procurement Crina Ciobanu crina.ciobanu@suciupopa.ro
Intellectual property Andrei Georgescu andrei.georgescu@suciupopa.ro
International arbitration Luminita Popa luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro
International arbitration Roxana Fercala roxana.fercala@suciupopa.ro
International trade Luminita Popa luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro
International trade Roxana Fercala roxana.fercala@suciupopa.ro
Mergers and acquisitions/privatisation Miruna Suciu miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro
Mergers and acquisitions/privatisation Cleopatra Leahu cleopatra.leahu@suciupopa.ro
Project finance/asset management Miruna Suciu miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro
Project finance/asset management Luminita Popa luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro
Real estate Dan Ciobanu dan.ciobanu@suciupopa.ro
Real estate Crina Ciobanu crina.ciobanu@suciupopa.ro
Regulatory and compliance Miruna Suciu miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro
Regulatory and compliance Cleopatra Leahu cleopatra.leahu@suciupopa.ro
Photo Name Position Profile
 Cleopatra Leahu  photo Cleopatra Leahu Cleopatra Leahu is a Partner, with substantial experience in energy & natural…
 Luminita Popa  photo Luminita Popa Luminita Popa  is one of the two Managing Partners of the firm…
 Miruna Suciu  photo Miruna Suciu Miruna Suciu is one of the two Managing Partners of the firm,…
Number of lawyers : 25
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Contacts : Miruna Suciu, Managing Partner (miruna.suciu@suciupopa.ro)
Contacts : Luminita Popa, Managing Partner (luminita.popa@suciupopa.ro)