Firm Profile > Popescu & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania

Popescu & Asociatii
Cube Victoriei Center, 13th Floor
1ST DISTRICT
BUCHAREST
Romania

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Popescu & Asociatii is a recently established firm that is led by Octavian Popescu, a former litigation partner at Musat & Asociatii. The practice has grown quickly and has four partners with a strong and varied background in dispute resolution, including administrative, civil and white-collar criminal defence matters.

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Testimonials

‘Popescu & Asociatii has terrific experienced people and very bright and enthusiastic young lawyers. They are prominent lawyers in disputes, and they do everything in an exceptional way. The level of service we receive is excellent, as is the calibre of people engaged in our work. They provide outstanding legal advice, especially in view of the challenges of a cross-border litigation environment.’

‘Octavian Popescu is the only Romanian lawyer that I trust completely. He continues to have a special esteem on the Romanian market, based on his experience as lawyer and Vice-president of the Bucharest Arbitration Commercial Court. He is very thorough, intelligent and very easy to work with. I consider him to be a committed business partner, who is laser focused on solving both the legal and business issues at hand. Best of the best in Romania.’

Key clients

Leumi Bank

Electrica Furnizare

Mytilineos

Banca Transilvania

First Bank

Leoni AG

Uti Grup

Romanian Academy

Teamnet International

Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Europe Sa

Kaufland Romania

Chamber Of Commerce And Industry Bucharest

PPP and procurement Tier 3

Popescu & Asociatii has experience advising public and private sector clients on large-scale infrastructure projects and procurement contracts. The practice covers a wide range of sectors including the transport infrastructure, energy, natural resources, urban planning, and digital infrastructure industries. Loredana Popescu and Dana Bivol are highly recommended and jointly head up the group.

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Testimonials

‘What I appreciate is that the team approaches PPP and public procurement matters in a practical manner because the most important aspect of the case for the client is ultimately the result, and they focus on securing the best outcome for their client. They have a deep understanding of the local landscape and regulations. They are incredibly user-friendly and have a sufficiently large team to handle complex and detailed matters in a very quick time frame. The lawyers are 100% involved in our projects and 100% dedicated to us as a client. I always feel like I am their most important client.’

‘Loredana Popescu is a mastermind, she is very strong both on corporate, M&A work and PPP and procurement. She doesn’t just win the mandate but also goes on to do the groundwork rather than delegating to junior lawyers. She’s meticulous and takes care of every detail, goal-oriented, well connected and makes herself available whenever needed.’

‘I appreciate Dana Bivol’s responsiveness, the hands-on approach and her availability. She is brilliant, highly technical, extremely precise and explains things very clearly.’

Key clients

Mytilineos Holding

Solar Turbines Europe SA

Industrial Bank of Korea

European Investment Fund (EIF)

UTI Grup

Octapharma Ag

Bronto Skylift

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Popescu & Asociatii regularly acts for major local and international companies as debtors and creditors, and also has strong relationships with the banks and public sector clients. Octavian PopescuDana Bivol and Loredana Popescu  have developed especially strong track records in contentious matters. Among the associates, Iuliana Bidalache is recommended.

Testimonials

‘Octavian Popescu seems to succeed every time. He always has a brilliant strategy and also a vast knowledge of European restructuring and insolvency field. He is an outstanding expert in restructuring and insolvency and the practitioner who goes the extra mile.’

Key clients

Electrica Furnizare

Mytilineos Holding

Teamnet International

Mega Image

Atlantic Motors

Gefco

APS Holding

Bank Leumi Romania

IT Performance & Technology

Tax Tier 3

Popescu & Asociatii has a very strong reputation for contentious tax advice, thanks in part to the standing and experience of Octavian Popescu. The firm also offers non-contentious tax advice on issues such as direct and indirect tax, transfer pricing and VAT.

Testimonials

‘They are very keen to obtain a result. They succeed to combine many areas of practice in order to integrate the solution for the tax issue. Frankly I do not know what other teams in the market are so integrated and successful in combining experience from multiple areas of law in order to deliver real tax advice.’

‘Octavian Popescu is the key figure, being one of the most reputed litigators in Romania. He is a lawyer who delivers results and succeeds to take out whatever argument you may have and makes it invincible.’

Key clients

Alka Co

Nokia

Electrica Furnizare

Octapharma

Teamnet International SA

Mytilineos/Sometra

Mega Image/Ahold Delhaize Group

Leumi Bank

Hidrocanal

White-collar crime Tier 3

Popescu & Asociatii has a very good reputation for litigation, which also extends to white-collar crime and related fraud and regulatory disputes. Octavian Popescu and Adrian Chirvase are the main partners in this field, and regularly handle financial fraud, corruption, e-commerce, organised crime and corporate espionage claims.

Testimonials

‘One of the most powerful law firms in Romania for white-collar crime. The differentiator is that they operate in consistent teams, meaning that I get a better, more satisfying senior partner focus and advice. ‘

‘The white-collar crime and litigation team is one of the best you can get in Romania – they are highly skilled and experienced, have the necessary resources to deal with intricate and sensitive cases and are always able to react promptly. Their lawyers are properly equipped to handle truly large disputes.’

‘Octavian Popescu enjoys a stellar reputation in Romania when it comes to effective white-collar crime and dispute resolution matters resolution. He is one of the finest tacticians and strategists in the country and beyond, a tremendous lawyer and client advocate. Partner Adrian Chirvase is a thoughtful, intelligent lawyer who also has an extremely good manner with clients. He can decrease the pressure in the room, and his depth of knowledge about our business and his overall experience handling complex white-collar crime matters is impressive.’

Key clients

Banca Transilvania

Leoni AG

Teamnet International

Kaufland Romania

Chamber Of Commerce And Industry Bucharest

Electrica Furnizare

Popescu & Asociatii is a top Romanian business law firm founded to provide premium integrated services to premium businesses, both in Romania and abroad, in all the relevant areas of practice, and especially in all industries of interest for active economic players.

Established as a full-service law firm, Popescu & Asociatii genuinely combines the expertise and exposure in the consultancy field with high level of strategic capabilities and experience in trials and court rooms, to provide state-of-art advice and representation both in local and cross border deals and files.

Our mission is to deliver strategic, excellent and innovative legal and business solutions. Excellence, collaboration, and innovation are at the core of the way we work, with each other and with our clients.

We focus on building long-term relationships and we do this by staying true to our founding principles: to provide client service and the highest standards, always keeping in mind work ethics, integrity and the responsibility towards our clients businesses, deals and cases that they entrusting us.

Popescu & Asociatii is ranked and recognised among outstanding law firms in Romania by IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate and Benchmark Litigation Europe Edition.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution, Corporate and M&A, Prevention, Compliance and White Collar Crime, Restructuring & Insolvency Octavian POPESCU Octavian.POPESCU@popescu-asociatii.ro 0040 21 589 7353
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Dana Bivol (Caciula Stan)  photo Mrs Dana Bivol (Caciula Stan) Partner
Mr Adrian Chirvase  photo Mr Adrian Chirvase Partner
Mr Octavian Popescu  photo Mr Octavian Popescu Partner
Mrs Loredana Popescu  photo Mrs Loredana Popescu Partner
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