Suciu Popa assisted Central Bottling Company Ltd. (one of the largest international bottling companies with bottling licence for international well-known alcoholic and non-alcoholic brands) in acquiring the sole control of Muller Romania (the Romanian subsidiary and licensee of Molkerei Alois Müller GmbH & Co. KG, one of the major multinational producers of dairy products).
Suciu Popa successfully represented Hidroelectrica S.A, in a complex labour class action initiated by 3,000 employees concerning rights claimed under the collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Luminita Popa listed again among leading arbitration specialists by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019 has once again included Luminita Popa in its latest ranking on arbitration practitioners in recognition for her work handling high-profile international arbitration cases.
Suciu Popa & Associates assisted Black Sea Oil & Gas S.R.L. in signing the Gas Sales Agreement with ENGIE for natural gas supply from the MGD Project
Suciu Popa & Associates assisted Black Sea Oil & Gas S.R.L. in signing the Gas Sales Agreement (“GSA”) with ENGIE through its subsidiary Engie Energy Management Romania S.R.L. (“Engie”) for natural gas supply from the Midia Gas Development Project (“MGD”).
Suciu Popa & Associates successfully represented KMG International (KMGI) in connection with the structuring and creation of the Kazakh-Romanian Investment Fund as a way to promote investments in a number of sectors of the Romanian economy such as energy and infrastructure, with projected investment values of approx. USD 1 billion.
The award received at the prestigious Lawyers’ Gala Awards organized by Ziarul Financiar recognized Suciu Popa’s assisting Mazarine Energy on the acquisition of 19 Romanian onshore oil and gas fields from OMV Petrom SA. The team was led by Managing Partner Miruna Suciu and Partner Cleopatra Leahu.
Luminita Popa, Managing Partner of Suciu Popa, has been appointed as one of the two Romanian Members of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. Her appointment by the World Council was proposed by Alexis Mourre, President of the Court.
Suciu Popa announces the promotion of Iulian Cioienaru as Partner and of Andreea Gancea and Mihai Cărăgui, as Senior Associates.
Once again, Suciu Popa was recognized as one of the world’s leading arbitration practices in the 2018 edition of Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100, a guide to the world’s leading international arbitration firms.
Suciu Popa is ranked in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and Energy and Natural Resources in Legal 500 EMEA, for the third year in a row. In addition, three of our lawyers are included in the elite legal professionals list, namely Miruna Suciu, Luminita Popa, and Cleopatra Leahu, for their professional capabilities.
Suciu Popa is ranked and recognized for Energy & Natural Resources and Dispute Resolution, in Chambers Europe 2018 edition. Also, three of the most appreciated lawyers on the local and international market are ranked as leading lawyers for Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Projects (Miruna Suciu), Dispute Resolution (Luminita Popa), and Energy & Natural Resources (Miruna Suciu, Cleopatra Leahu).
Miruna Suciu, Managing Partner of Suciu Popa, was ranked for the second time as leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global guide, the prestigious legal directory comprising leading lawyers all over the world. According to the clients, she is “very strong, knowledgeable and responsive.”
Suciu Popa advised Black Sea Oil & Gas, a Romanian based oil & gas company controlled by the Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity and alternative investment firms worldwide, in the transaction whereby the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has become a minority shareholder of the Romanian company.
Luminita Popa included in Who’s Who list of top arbitration specialists - Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018
Luminita Popa, Managing Partner of Suciu Popa, was nominated for the second time in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration guide, a global catalogue of the leading arbitration specialists. She was praised by clients as “a real force in the profession”, impressing with her “outstanding understanding of commercial and technical matters”.
IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018 has been released and Suciu Popa is ranked as a top tier firm in three areas of practice: M&A, Capital Markets and Project Development.
Suciu Popa is pleased to announce the promotion of Roxana Fercală, Andrei Georgescu and Crina Ciobanu to the firm’s partnership.
Crina, Roxana and Andrei have each over 10 years of solid legal experience in serving a number of blue-chip companies in some of largest transactions concluded on the Romanian market to date.
The award received at the prestigious Lawyers’ Gala Awards organised by Ziarul Financiar recognised Suciu Popa’s assisting Enel Investment Holding BV in the acquisition of 13.6% of the share capital of E-Distributie Muntenia S.A. and Enel Energie Muntenia S.A., a transaction worth 400 million Euro. The team was led by Miruna Suciu and Luminita Popa (Managing Partners) and also included Dan Ciobanu (Partner) and Roxana Fercala (Managing Associate).
Suciu Popa assisted Mazarine Energy Romania, an oil and gas production and exploration company backed by the private equity fund Carlyle International Energy Partners, in restructuring and completing the acquisition of 19 onshore oil fields and related assets, lands, workover rigs and associated crews from OMV Petrom SA.
IFLR1000 Energy and Infrastructure Deal Report 2017 has just been released and Suciu Popa is mentioned as counsel for an important project in the oil & gas field: Midia Gas Development Project. The project, which is the first of this type in Romania after the communist period, consists of the development of natural gas discoveries in the Black Sea, permitting and construction of offshore platforms and production wells, a 121 km offshore and 4 km onshore transmission pipeline, a gas treatment plant and a 25-km pipeline to tie with the National Gas Transmission System, requiring an estimated investment of approx. USD 500 million.
Suciu Popa was named the Energy Law Firm of the Year at the sixth edition of the Romanian Energy Awards Gala, an elite event organised by The Diplomat – Bucharest bringing together the who’s who in the energy sector in Romania.
Suciu Popa advises Hili Properties Plc. in a 30 million Euro transaction for the acquisition of ART Business Centre
Suciu Popa assisted Hili Properties Plc., a company of the Maltese group Hili Ventures, in the acquisition of ART Business Centre. The 30 million euro - building is entirely leased to top clients, including Ponderas Academic Hospital, the largest private hospital in Romania.
Suciu Popa is pleased to announce its ranking as a first-tier firm in Dispute Resolution, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A. It was also recommended for Energy and Natural Resources and Restructuring and Insolvency. Four of our lawyers are on the elite “leading lawyers” list while six other lawyers are also recommended on various practice areas.
Suciu Popa assists Enel in finalizing the acquisition of a 13.6% share stake of E-Distributie Muntenia and Enel Energie Muntenia
Suciu Popa advised Enel Investment Holding B.V. in finalizing the acquisition of 13.6% of the share capital of E-Distributie Muntenia S.A. and Enel Energie Muntenia S.A., which increased Enel’s interest in the two companies to 78%.
Suciu Popa advises SABMiller in the sale of its Romanian business, as part of a EUR 7.3 billion deal
Suciu Popa advised SABMiller Limited in relation to the sale of its beer business in Romania to Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of the global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food company Asahi Group Holdings based in Tokyo, Japan. The transaction is part of the commitments towards the competition authorities to divest Central and East European activity, within the USD 100 billion-plus merger combining the world’s two leading beer companies, SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev. The deal includes SABMiller’s businesses in Romania, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland and Hungary, with a value of EUR 7.3 billion.
Global Arbitration Review has launched the 10th edition of its GAR 100 listing and Suciu Popa is delighted to announce that its International Arbitration practice has been named to GAR 100.
Suciu Popa assists Central Bottling Company Ltd. in acquiring the sole control of the Romanian licensee of Carlsberg, United Romania Breweries Bereprod (URBB) and Carlsrom Beverage
Suciu Popa assisted Central Bottling Company Ltd., one of the largest international bottling companies with bottling licence for international well-known brands such as Coca-Cola or Carlsberg, in acquiring the sole control of the Romanian licensee of Carlsberg, United Romania Breweries Bereprod (URBB) and Carlsrom Beverage, via a minority shareholding buy-out.
Luminita Popa, Managing Partner of Suciu Popa was recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders, the guide comprising the world’s leading arbitration specialists, being praised by clients as “an excellent professional and balanced perfectionist”.
Suciu Popa, the full-service law firm established in Romania earlier this year, was included in IFLR 1000, 2017 edition rankings, in three of the five researched practice areas. Also, Miruna Suciu and Luminita Popa, Managing Partners of Suciu Popa, were recognized as leading lawyers.
Suciu Popa is organizing the ICC YAF Conference "Making Your Case Effectively: Tips for a Successful Arbitration"
Under the umbrella of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF), Suciu Popa is co-organizing the ICC YAF Conference “Making Your Case Effectively: Tips for a Successful Arbitration” together with Herbert Smith Freehills.
Suciu Popa advised Petrofac Ltd., a leading international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industry, in connection with the sale of its Romanian business and exit from the 15-year production enhancement contract for nine mature oilfields concluded with OMV Petrom, the largest Romanian oil and gas group in Romania.
Suciu Popa is proud to announce that it secured a fully successful award for Enel Investment Holding in a highly complex ICC arbitration arising out of a privatization contract, involving claims in excess of USD 1.2 billion brought by the Romanian government.
Suciu Popa advised the main shareholders of Rom Paper in relation to the sale of their majority stake to Vrancart, one of the Romanian producers of corrugated cardboard, paperboards and tissue papers, listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Rompaper was established in 2002 and manufactures napkins, hand towels, professional paper towels, dry tissues and facial tissues, the products being sold in 7 countries.
Miruna Suciu and Luminita Popa, Managing Partners at Suciu Popa, have been recognised as Successful Women in Business Law by Finmedia within its 2016 Gala organised on 7 July 2016. Managing women in Romanian law firms were invited to take part in this event dedicated to successful, ambitious, experienced business women with astonishing professional results.
Suciu Popa has been ranked in the recent edition of IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure 2016.
Also, the Managing Partners Miruna Suciu and Luminita Popa have been included in the Leading Lawyers section of this international guide. The IFLR 1000 exclusive leading lawyers’ directory brings together only those individuals recognized by their peers and clients to be the leading figures in their specialist areas. Miruna Suciu is ranked with practice areas such as: Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy & Infrastructure, Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Project Finance, Project Development. Luminita Popa is ranked with the following practice areas: Energy & Infrastructure, Disputes, PPP/PFI.
Suciu Popa made its entrance in the international guide Legal 500 EMEA 2016 after only three months of activity
Shortly after being founded, Suciu Popa was recognized as a top-tier firm by Legal 500 EMEA 2016’s guide. The firm has been ranked for Dispute Resolution, PPP and Procurement, Energy and Natural Resources, Commercial, Corporate and M&A) and five of the firm’s lawyers are recommended.