Octavian Popescu is recognized as Lawyer of the Year at Benchmark Litigation Awards 2020

Octavian Popescu received Lawyer of the Year Award from prestigious international legal directory, Benchmark Litigation, at Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards, 2020 edition. This is the highest recognition that a Romanian lawyer can receive especially coming from a publication renowned for its rigorous and objective analysis of the local and international legal market.


According to Benchmark Litigation, Octavian is “well regarded amongst colleagues and peers”, being recommended for his work in white collar crime and financial fraud. Clients commend Octavian for his work in the field, agreeing that “Octavian Popescu is one of the few lawyers that superbly combines court skills with in depth knowledge of the legal matters, both in term of commercial litigation and white collar crime, and great experience in the field”.


Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers, recognizing excellence in the disputes and litigation market present throughout the European market across a wide range of dispute resolution practice areas.


First published in: Benchmark Litigation

Popescu & Asociaţii is ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Popescu & Asociaţii is recognised among Romanian law firm’s elite, in 5 practice areas: Dispute Resolution, PPP and Procurement, Restructuring and Insolvency, Tax and White-Collar Crime, while Octavian Popescu is featured as a Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution and Iuliana Bidalache as a Next Generation Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency, for the 3rd consecutive year.


“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 caliber of people engaged in our work. They provide outstanding legal advice, especially in view of the challenges of a cross-border litigation environment.” (Legal 500 EMEA 2020)


“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.” (Legal 500 EMEA 2020)


First published in: Legal 500 EMEA

Popescu & Asociaţii, after the first year: Strong, Stable and Recognized.

Popescu & Asociaţii, the firm with 21 lawyers, founded last year by Octavian Popescu, had a very good first year, which significantly exceeded estimates in terms of volume activity and notoriety of client portfolio, while also receiving recognition from prestigious legal guides such as IFLR 1000 or Benchmark Litigation.


Octavian Popescu: “I trust the team I have alongside, the experience and capabilities of every lawyer. In 2019 we’ve been retained as lawyers of important players for whom we have also worked for the last 10 years. Certainly, besides the business relationship it is a great joy and honor to see that, without exception, the clients with whom we have worked in the past are with us today.”


First published in: Bizlawyer

Popescu & Asociaţii tops Benchmark Litigation Europe Guide

Popescu & Asociaţii was recognized and ranked as top law firm in Romania in 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Europe Guide. In addition, Octavian Popescu has been featured as dispute resolution star.


“The team is undoubtedly visible in relevant cases and they are strong opponents due to their level of specialisation in depth of knowledge of the Romanian legal framework and regulations.” (Benchmark Litigation Europe 2020)


“Octavian Popescu is one of the few lawyers that superbly combines court skills with in-depth knowledge of the legal matters, both in term of commercial litigation and white collar crime. He is just brilliant; I truly admire him, and I hope he will remain my adviser for a long time now. Definitely the best litigator in Romania.” (Benchmark Litigation Europe 2020)


First published in: Benchmark Litigation

Popescu & Asociaţii enters IFLR 1000 2020 rankings

After 9 months of activity, Popescu & Asociaţii has been ranked and recognized among outstanding law firms in Romania for Banking & Finance and M&A in 2020 edition of IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate guide.


“They are amazing, providing a first-rate service combined with solid technical knowledge and fluid communication. They are always available and find solutions to problems immediately. The firm thinks outside of the box and provides solutions that are best suited to our needs”. (IFLR 1000 2020)


“They offer superb services and great value for money. The overall legal expertise and team spirit are excellent, and they have exceptional flexibility and cross-border capabilities. It traditionally employs people with the highest academic qualifications, so there is a very good sitting behind the partners.” (IFLR 1000 2020)


First published in: IFLR 1000

Octavian Popescu talks about setting up Popescu & Asociaţii

In February of this year CEE Legal Matters reported that Partner Octavian Popescu set up his own firm: Popescu & Asociatii. CEELM sat down with Popescu to learn more about his new firm and his plans for the future.


Octavian Popescu: “Popescu & Asociatii came as a natural step in my evolution, as it is compatible both with the experience I have gained and the vision of what I want to do in the upcoming years.


Together with my colleagues – both partners and associates – I will continue to bring value to the quality of the legal services our clients are used to, and to be the legal consultant they need for their most difficult and sensitive matters”.


First published in: CEE Legal Matters

A new company enters the legal Romanian market with great expectations

Popescu & Asociaţii, the law firm comprising 4 partners and 16 lawyers, coordinated by Octavian Popescu, entered the law market earlier this year and aims to grow organically in a three-years and become a benchmark among local legal services providers.


Octavian Popescu: “From the beginning, we designed Popescu and Associates as a full service law firm, so that we could meet our clients’ needs with integrated services, to bring a new breath to the Romanian market, where we can fully harness our experience and knowledge gained through the years“.


He was joined by a group of experienced lawyers, consultants and litigators, also having as partners Dana Bivol (Caciula-Stan), Adrian Chirvase and Loredana Popescu.


First published in: Bizlawyer

Popescu & Asociaţii – a new player on the Romanian legal market

Octavian Popescu announces that he founded its own law firm – Popescu & Asociaţii. The team comprises 4 partners and 12 attorneys, with relevant experience in legal consultancy, as well as in the litigation and criminal law fields.


Popescu & Asociatii will act as a full-service law firm, covering all the areas of business law, with a special focus on Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Prevention, Compliance and White-Collar Crime, Restructuring & Insolvency, Competition & Antitrust, as well as GDPR.


First published in: Which Lawyer

Octavian Popescu establishes Popescu & Asociaţii

Popescu left a well-known Romanian law firm to establish his own practice. Octavian Popescu specializes in corporate & commercial litigation, with additional expertise in insolvency, foreclosure writs and procedures, and bankruptcy matters. Popescu informed CEE Legal Matters that his new firm will kick off with a team of more than 15 lawyers, including four partners.


First published in: CEE Legal Matters