What we do

What we do

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance and Capital Markets

The firm has the capabilities to advise banks, corporations and financial institutions in a wide range of banking work, including domestic and international lending and credit, credit risk analysis & non-performing loans, credit risk analysis & non-performing loans, investment banking, mortgage and charges, consumer finance, asset financing and securitization, banking law and regulatory issues, factoring and receivables purchase, debt structured finance, debt recovery, electronic banking, property finance and leasing.

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Popescu & Asociatii lawyers are skilled and experienced in handling mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries. Services include acquisition and divestiture of state-owned and private entities, regulatory issues, assistance in negotiations, pre-closing and post-closing issues, merger reorganization, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, extensive due diligence analysis, bid and tender preparation, post-acquisition transition, consulting and integration, corporate and debt restructuring. Services include incorporation of corporate entities, divestitures and restructuring, shareholder agreements, contracts structuring and negotiation, structuring of international sale agreements, corporate finance, cross-border transactions and contracts, domestic and international joint ventures, corporate governance issues and shareholders disputes, litigation, purchase of shares and other assets, secured transactions.

Competition & Antitrust

Our Competition & Antitrust practice provides the full range of competition services, assisting clients in all stages of antitrust proceedings and investigations carried out at both national and community level, concerning both cartel-type behavior and alleged abuses of dominant position. We offer assistance during dawn raids, in relation to drafting answers to questionnaires from the Romanian and European competition authorities and structuring the defense against a Statement of Objections or an Investigation Report.

Dispute Resolution

Popescu & Asociatii’s lawyers are resolving disputes with quick, but efficient and practical solutions. Our lawyers’ experience ranges from representation in the lower courts to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, as well as in the Constitutional Court. They are acknowledged on the market for providing legal representation in commercial and civil litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring litigation, environmental and public law litigation, professional liability, early neutral evaluation, governmental investigations, internal and cross-border investigations, contractual disputes, administrative litigation, product liability, enforcement of foreign judgments.

Prevention, Compliance and White-Collar Crime

With a dedicated team, highly specialized in a wide range of disputes and criminal investigations, as well as in multiple substantive and procedural laws, Popescu & Asociatii handles high-profile investigations and trials, ensuring that our partners daily activity and routine avoids to the best extent possible criminal risks or handles them in a non-invasive and fast-solutioning manner. The disputes in which our team has been involved include matters such as: financial fraud, corruption, economic espionage, cyber and e-Commerce crime, organized crime, abuse of power and negligence in official positions, money laundering, criminal breaches of confidentiality/secrecy, intellectual and industrial property criminal infringements, etc.

Restructuring & Insolvency

Popescu & Asociatii’s lawyers are providing tailored professional advice for its partners, representing various leading local and international companies as well as commercial banks and public institutions in diversified sectors such as pharmaceuticals, real estate, oil and gas, maritime technology, ferrous and nonferrous industry, transportation or constructions in insolvency procedures, refinancing’s, capital restructuring, sovereign debt and bank restructuring, advice to companies in financial difficulty, distressed corporate finance.

Real Estate and Construction

Our Real Estate and Construction practice combines comprehensive legal knowledge with business experience. Our lawyers represent developers and builders, real estate investors, title underwriters and agents, business owners, landlords and tenants throughout Romania and abroad in relation to real estate finance, construction, engineering and turn-key contracts, property management related arrangements, sale and acquisition, lease agreements for commercial and residential use, infrastructure and other major projects, including PPP and concession structures, real estate securities, property damage and subrogate recoveries, real estate portfolio restructuring.

Intellectual Property and GDPR

Having regularly advised high-profile corporations on complex IP issues arisen from a variety of transactional matters, such as M&As, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, divestitures and IPOs, where IP was the key underlying asset, our lawyers and counselors are highly skilled in performing extensive due diligence on IP portfolios, to identify the specific IP assets, determine ownership rights and breadth of IP coverage and evaluate the validity of the IP rights.

Energy & Natural Resources

Popescu & Asociatii presence on the market is based on legal expertise, a thorough understanding of the market and commitment to industry specialization and includes electricity generation, transmission, supply, distribution, regulatory issues, PPPs & concessions in the energy field, energy trading, upstream and downstream oil and gas operations, financing and security documents, including project finance, greenfield/brownfield structures, renewables, green certificates, cogeneration and independent power production, oil and gas concessions, exploration and production licenses and concessions, financing and security documents, including project finance.

Infrastructure, PPP and Public Procurement

Popescu & Asociatii acts for multinational corporations and local players in infrastructure, projects and PPP, which praise our attorneys’ experience and creative thinking, and the right blend of legal ability and constructive commercial approach. The team is assisting in relation to PPPs agreements structuring and negotiation, concession of public assets and works, public procurement contracts and dispute settlement, regulatory advice, public tender and bid preparation, infrastructure projects, utilities and mining projects, joint venture, consortium and other partnering arrangements.

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Popescu & Asociatii’s lawyers are providing tailored professional advice for its partners, representing various leading local and international companies as well as commercial banks and public institutions in diversified sectors such as pharmaceuticals, real estate, oil and gas, maritime technology, ferrous and nonferrous industry, transportation or constructions in insolvency procedures, refinancing’s, capital restructuring, sovereign debt and bank restructuring, advice to companies in financial difficulty, distressed corporate finance.

Employment, Compensations and Benefits

Our team of specialists works with its partners from a wide range of sectors to tackle local and cross-border issues. Our experience in the Employment, Compensations and Benefits field ranges from advice provided to management teams to drafting and negotiating individual and collective agreements, management contracts, labor law advice in M&A projects, employee benefits and pensions, redundancy programs and voluntary retirement schemes. Our practice includes, inter alia, various procedures for the transfer of employees, restructuring practices and employment litigation, drafting miscellaneous labor regulations applicable to private entities and/or public authorities.

IT, Telecom & Media

Our team is well-versed in the particularities and requirements of the telecoms sector and its legal framework and policy processes and is familiar with a broad range of technologies. Services includes operation of telecom/IT/media businesses, telecommunications and satellite regulatory issues, broadcasting and media law, hardware sale, lease and purchase, technology transfer, E-commerce, infrastructure, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, licenses and authorizations, licensing type interest transfer, software development and licensing, internet use. We also advise on all kinds of litigation matters in both the administrative and the civil courts, and in public consultations with regulatory and competition authorities, both at national and European level.

Environment

Popescu & Asociatii team offer a practice committed to balancing social, environmental and economic concerns. Our work relates mainly to the environmental aspects of project development for major energy industrial and infrastructure projects. Our capabilities include environmental operating permits, environmental reporting, environmental litigation, regulatory & compliance, environmental auditing and due diligence, emissions trading, waste management, climate change, brownfield development, contamination and remediation, environmental impact assessment.

Transport Law

We are advising on a wide range of transport law matters, including trade and transport of goods by sea, road and air, such as sale/purchase, charter, cargo insurance, recovery, arrest, execution, cargo and freight claims, maritime liens, maritime litigation and arbitration. The Firm has also considerable experience and expertise in advising on the relevant Romanian statutory and regulatory framework.

INDUSTRIES

Automotive
Oil & Gas
Technology, Hardware & Electronics
Financial Institutions
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Telecommunications
Government
Power & Renewables
Transportation
Healthcare
Private Equity
Water
Media
Real Estate & Construction
Waste Management
Mining & Minerals
Retail/FMGC