Firm Profile > Suciu Popa > Bucharest, Romania

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

Capital markets Tier 2

Suciu Popa continues to expand at a rapid pace, and its capital markets team is seeing a growing number of high-end mandates. The team's lawyers have strong experience in IPOs, secondary public offerings and private placements, while on the debt side the team has been involved in several major cross-border bond issues. Related regulatory and disputes work is also high on the agenda. Managing partner Miruna Suciu and Dan Ciobanu are key names.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

SIF Transilvania

KMG International

Hidroelectrica

Mercedes Benz Romania

Strabag

Black Sea Oil & Gas

Rompetrol Rafinare SA

Enel Investment Holding NV

Muller Dairy

Bolt (Taxify)

Enel SpA

Dnata

Helix Oilfield Services Ltd

PgNIG

Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bursa Romana de Marfuri SA)

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Suciu Popa has a growing disputes practice with three partners and a further ten lawyers experienced in cross-border litigation and arbitration. The firm is especially noted for its excellent track record representing energy and infrastructure clients in a variety of issues, including complex construction, regulatory, contractual and environmental claims. Luminița Popa is a leading figure in the market.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Enel Investment Holding

Rompetrol Rafinarie

Strabag

Hidroelectrica

Hunt Oil Company of Romania

Bolt (former Taxify)

GFR – Grupul Feroviar Roman

Engie

Taddei

Delta Bloc

Enel Energie Muntenia

Enel Green Power

AZVI

Colas

Dnata

Bulgargaz

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Suciu Popa is well known for its strong niche representing clients in the energy sector. This includes high-end corporate and project finance support, as well as advice on regulatory and environmental issues. In recent years, the firm has also represented energy clients in several significant arbitration and litigation proeedings. Managing partners Miruna Suciu and Luminita Popa are very well regarded, and Cleopatra Leahu is considered a leader in the field.

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Testimonials

‘The team has a sound grasp of the Romanian oil & gas sector. They are able to advise across the piece, including the finance, corporate and regulatory aspects.’

Key clients

KMG International

Black Sea Oil & Gas

Rompetrol Rafinare

Enel Investment Holding

Enel

Oilfield Explorations

Helix Oilfield Services

Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bursa Romana de Marfuri SA)

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

Enel Green Power

Hunt Oil Company of Romania

PGNiG Poland

Mazarine Energy

Eximprod Group

Bulgargaz EAD

Banking and finance Tier 3

Suciu Popa acts for several key borrowers in the energy and natural resources industry. Project finance is a strong area of expertise, although the team is also strong on regulatory matters, refinancings, fund finance and acquisition finance. Miruna Suciu and Crina Ciobanu have good track records in this area.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

SIF Transilvania

Mercedes Benz Leasing IFN

KMG International

Black Sea Oil & Gas

Romanian Banks Association

Hidroelectrica

Grampet/GFR

Rompetrol Rafinare SA

Enel Investment Holding

Kirchdorfer

Enel SpA

Helix Oilfield Services

Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bursa Romana de Marfuri SA)

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

Enel Green Power

Strabag

Eximprod Group

Hunt Oil Company of Romania

PGNiG Poland

Mazarine Energy

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Suciu Popa is 'highly experienced in all areas of commercial, corporate and M&A'. It has made a strong impression on the market, picking up several high-profile corporate and private equity-related mandates. The firm has a particularly strong profile in the energy sector, though it has also been involved in significant deals in the IT and consumer goods industries. Miruna Suciu, Cleopatra Leahu and Dan Ciobanu are key names.

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Testimonials

‘The firm is highly experienced in all areas of commercial, corporate and M&A. The advice they provided was on point and offered practical solutions to complex legal matters. We especially appreciated their partners’ hands-on approach throughout the entirety of the projects, the swift responses and actions, as well as the very good communication they maintained with us at all times.’

‘Miruna Suciu  is a highly skilled professional who offers clear advice and anticipates the client’s needs. Her business acumen and knowledge about the relevant market gave us full confidence that our projects will be successful.’

‘Mihai Caragui is expert in M&A, providing us fast and comprehensive support in all matters.’

Key clients

Mercedes-Benz Romania

KMG International

Central Bottling Company

Bolt (Taxify)

Kirchdorfer

Black Sea Oil & Gas

Muller Dairy

Rompetrol Rafinare

Enel Investment Holding

SIF Transilvania

Enel SpA

Helix Oilfield Services

Romanian Banks Association

Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bursa Romana de Marfuri SA)

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

Enel Green Power

Grampet/Gup Servicii Feroviare

Hunt Oil Company of Romania

Mazarine Energy

Engie

Oilfield Explorations

Dnata

PPP and procurement Tier 3

Suciu Popa is a key name for energy related contract procurement and infrastructure advice; its lawyers are also highly experienced in transport infrastructure and public utilities projects. The team also regularly acts for clients in the related disputes. Miruna SuciuCrina Ciobanu and Luminita Popa are well regarded for their expertise and jointly lead the practice.

Testimonials

‘The Suciu Popa team is highly qualified in the PPP & Procurement field. Throughout our collaboration the team has continuously proved its capacity to quickly understand the intricacies of the project and to react very promptly, while also offering a practical and thorough approach in all aspects of handling public procurement procedures, authorities and all related aspects.’

‘Crina Ciobanu is an excellent communicator, explaining patiently and clearly all possible scenarios and identifying ways of dealing with them.’

Key clients

SIF Transilvania

KMG International

Hidroelectrica

Mercedes Benz Romania

Ribera Salud

Kirchdorfer

Strabag

Black Sea Oil & Gas

Rompetrol Rafinare SA

Enel Investment Holding NV

Muller Dairy

Bolt (Taxify)

Enel SpA

Dnata

Helix Oilfield Services Ltd

PgNIG

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)