The Firm

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații is one of the first incorporated professional partnerships in Romania.

The Firm acts as outside counsel to a wide spectrum of legal entities, including key players in major industries, financial institutions, public authorities and investment funds.

The Firm has linked its name with the creation of the essential Romanian market economy institutions after 1990, including the property funds, the stock exchanges, numerous regulatory agencies and judicial bodies. For decades, significant investment and acquisitions projects on the local market have been carried out with the legal assistance of Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații.

The Popovici name is associated with legal service in Romania since the beginning of the last century.

About Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Founded in 1990

50 people in their team

Practice areas
Employment & Labor
Intellectual Property
Lawsuits & Disputes
Real Estate
Criminal Defense

Languages spoken

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Practice areas


Corporate & Commercial

We are recognised for our vast corporate and commercial expertise, acting for multinationals and local companies in virtually all types of legal matters, from day-to-day advisory work to large-scale strategic transactions.

Our practice focuses on matters pertaining to:

  • formation and reorganization of all types of business organizations
  • legal solutions in relation to corporate vehicles
  • corporate governance advisory activities
  • alternative solutions for equity investors
  • assistance during the day-to-day business operations and management

We also provide general commercial advice, drafting, negotiation and completion support on a wide variety of domestic and international commercial contracts, including compliance legal services.

Banking & Finance
Business Registration
Legal Document
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation
Office Solutions
Oil, Gas & Energy

Employment & Labor

Employment & Pensions

We advise on the full range of employment matters. Our attorneys in this practice are renowned for their expertise in employment issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing projects, extended temporary work arrangements and management restructuring.

Mediation of labour disputes, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and SMT employment contracts represent other domains of excellence.

We regularly advise our clients upon:

  • individual and collective bargaining agreements, internal regulations and job descriptions
  • legal solutions in view of collective lay-outs and various negotiations and representation in disputes with Trade Unions
  • transfer agreements between affiliated or non-affiliated companies
  • assistance during the day-to-day employment issues
  • alternative solutions and designing waging schemes and fiscal employment optimization
  • mediation of labour disputes
  • complex employment related litigation
Employment Rights
Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Sexual Harassment
Social Security
Wage & Hour
Wrongful Termination



Particular emphasis is marked in this area on green field investments and mergers and acquisitions involving insurance and reinsurance companies, permitting/filling and regulatory advice.

Capabilities also include current assistance in relation to standardization of insurance terms and conditions, premiums portfolio assessment, negotiation of syndicated insurance agreements and conciliation in case of secured risk occurrence.

Bad Faith Insurance
Health insurance
Insurance Defense
Insurance Fraud
Life Insurance

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

We handle a wide range of trademarks, patents and copyright related matters, including legal assistance and representation in front of the Romanian Office for Patents and Trademarks, of the Office for Copyright Protection and other Governmental bodies.

We cover complex counterfeiting disputes, licensing and sublicensing procedures, enforcement of copyright prerogatives and filling activities.


Lawsuits & Disputes


Our litigation team has wide experience in a whole spectrum of commercial and civil disputes. Our lawyers combine the expertise and understanding of the dispute resolution field with industry knowledge, all senior members having extensive experience in various fields of law covering virtually the whole spectrum of sectors/industries.

Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații acts for the benefit of its clients before all the Romanian courts and other judicial bodies regardless of their level or jurisdiction, including the Constitutional Court and the High Court of Cassation and Justice.

We assist clients in each and every stage, from drafting sophisticated dispute resolution clauses, to the conduct of proceedings in the most favorable and cost efficient manner and ultimately to challenging and enforcing judicial and arbitral awards.

The practice includes legal assistance and representation in:

  • legal assistance and representation during all litigation stages or any requested phase of complex commercial and corporate disputes;
  • wide range of civil, administrative, tax, labour, competition, public procurement, capital markets disputes;
  • debt recovery procedures including order for payment procedures;
  • bankruptcy proceedings;
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Our practice has always stood at the forefront of real estate development, construction and operation in Romania.

We act for developers, investment funds, banks and institutional financiers and various contractors in office and logistics, retail and residential projects. Our attorneys in this practice also handle legal aspects pertaining to real estate construction and operation projects, especially designing contractual instruments and monitoring their implementation. We also advise on a broad range of construction works, including industrial, residential, commercial and public.

Our professional and innovative real estate capabilities, widely praised as best in the market, cover the entire array of legal services, among which:

  • acquisition and financing of real estate structures
  • the entire construction, operation and maintenance process
  • finding appropriate legal and contractual structures and preparing required documentation
  • obtaining the necessary permits and approvals and representation in front of the relevant Romanian authorities
Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord & Tenant

Criminal Defense

White Collar Compliance
& Defense

Our White Collar Compliance & Defense team offers assistance and guidance in preventing and overcoming matters involving white-collar crimes, criminal proceedings or regulatory compliance.

Our in-depth understanding of business practices combined with a multidisciplinary approach enables us to provide extensive expertise throughout each and every stage of an investigation or proceeding.

We represent companies, their boards and employees before prosecution authorities, administrative entities and courts at all levels, mainly in connection with:

  • banking & insurance frauds
  • capital market frauds
  • competition frauds
  • corporate frauds
  • EU funds
  • health & safety
  • IP frauds
  • money laundering
  • public procurement frauds
  • tax evasion

Our lawyers ensure legal advice on a number of fronts, including:

  • development and maintenance of compliance programs
  • internal investigations for companies and their boards
  • strategies for dealing with governmental investigations
  • counseling on examination or transactional due diligence
  • implementation of remedial measures
  • training programs for business
  • risk management
  • assistance in responding to document and information requests
White Collar Crime
Criminal Litigation

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