Octavian is one of the most experienced lawyers in Romania, with proven track record and confirmed reputation, both by partners, clients and peers. During almost two decades decades, he handled contentious matters, representing governmental and non-governmental institutions and multinational corporate clients in disputes before the Romanian courts, including the High Court of Justice. He specializes in commercial, corporate, administrative litigation and has developed a particular knowledge in insolvency, foreclosure writs and procedures, as well as bankruptcy matters.

Octavian is also notable for his practice in the field of white-collar crime and financial fraud, being regarded as one of the leading Romanian lawyers with an extensive experience in this area. He is reputed and acknowledged for his comprehensive approach to difficult cases, involving corruption, corporate fraud, as well as economic espionage and provides expert assistance during prosecuting investigations, as well as, in front of the relevant Romanian criminal courts.

Octavian is also Vice-president of the Bucharest Commercial Arbitration Court attached to the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has been awarded as Lawyer of the Year in Romania by prestigious legal directory Benchmark Litigation, the highest distinction that a Romanian lawyer can receive, at the Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards, being recognized as Leading Individual by Legal 500 EMEA and ranked continuously, since 2011, in Chambers and Partners, Europe edition.

Clients recommend him for experience in the field, an exhaustive approach to files and legal issues, but also for the availability and legal solutions it proposes in some of the most difficult and sensitive mandates.

“Octavian Popescu enjoys a stellar reputation in Romania. He is one of the finest tacticians and strategists in the country and beyond, a tremendous lawyer and client advocate”. (Legal 500 EMEA). One client appreciates that he "thinks of solutions in advance to prevent any problems that may arise" and "knows perfectly all the details of the file." (Chambers Europe).