News and Recent Work

Suciu Popa ranked in GAR 100 for the 5th time in a row

19 July 2021

Global Arbitration Review published on 15 July 2021 the latest edition of the GAR 100, the annual survey of the leading international arbitration practices around the world. Suciu Popa featured again in the 14 th edition of the prestigious listing, this being the firm’s fifth consecutive ranking among the world’s arbitration elite since its incorporation in 2016.

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Suciu Popa partners with Danish tech company and developer Whistleblower Software to offer an integrated legal & tech whistleblowing solution to clients

24 May 2021

Suciu Popa is glad to announce that it has partnered with Whistleblower Software, a Danish software developer providing a GDPR compliant web-based interface - especially developed to cater for the Whistelblower Directive requirements - which can be easily customized to the actual needs and features of any particular organisation.

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Suciu Popa completes successful real estate company take-over for Tuborg Romania

10 March 2021

Suciu Popa successfully assisted United Romania Breweries Bereprod (URBB), the Romanian subsidiary of the multinational group Central Bottling Company Ltd., the worldwide holder of an impressive portfolio of licenses pertaining to reputable global brands in the alcoholic and soft drinks sector (such as Carlsberg and Tuborg), in connection with the real estate acquisition, dedicated to the development and expansion of bottling capacities held on the local market.

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Suciu Popa wins for Hidroelectrica

18 February 2021

Suciu Popa successfully represented Hidroelectrica S.A. in an insolvency related dispute, via which it obtained the registration of a total debt of approximatively RON 22.3 million.

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Benchmark Litigation Europe confirms Suciu Popa as a top-tier legal services provider

07 October 2019

Suciu Popa has been again ranked in the top tiers of Benchmark Litigation Europe 2020. Luminita Popa is recommended as Dispute Resolution Star in the most recent edition of the prestigious publication for her experience in the following areas of practice: Commercial and Transactions, Commercial Arbitration, Construction, Energy and Natural Resources, International Arbitration.

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Suciu Popa ranked for a third time in a row among the world’s arbitration elite

04 April 2019

The 12th edition of Global Arbitration Review’s GAR has once again recognized Suciu Popa as „one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices”.

Suciu Popa’s listing in these prestigious rankings reflects the firm’s strong international arbitration practice as well as the complexity of the arbitration caseload. GAR highlighted the value of the ongoing projects handled by Suciu Popa to approx. USD 450 million and the firm’s involvement in 14 arbitrations.

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Suciu Popa assisted Central Bottling Company Ltd. in acquiring the sole control of Muller Romania

14 February 2019

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).

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Promotions at Suciu Popa

11 June 2018

Suciu Popa announces the promotion of Iulian Cioienaru as Partner and of Andreea Gancea and Mihai Cărăgui, as Senior Associates.

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Suciu Popa is ranked and recognized in Chambers Europe 2018 edition

08 March 2018

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).

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Miruna Suciu is ranked in Chambers Global 2018 edition

15 February 2018

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.”

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Suciu Popa advises Black Sea Oil & Gas

04 December 2017

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.

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Trio of partner promotions at Suciu Popa

09 October 2017

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.

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Suciu Popa wins the Award for the Largest Deal in Energy

29 September 2017

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).

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Suciu Popa advises Mazarine Energy Romania

16 August 2017

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.

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Suciu Popa featured in the IFLR1000 Energy and Infrastructure Deal Report 2017

25 July 2017

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.

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Suciu Popa is highly recommended in Legal 500 EMEA – 2017 edition

18 April 2017

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.

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Suciu Popa advises SABMiller in the sale of its Romanian business, as part of a EUR 7.3 billion deal

03 April 2017

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.

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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

01 March 2017

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.

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Suciu Popa advises Petrofac Ltd. on exiting the Romanian market

17 August 2016

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.

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Suciu Popa advised Rom Paper’s shareholders in the sale of the majority stake

26 July 2016

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.

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Suciu Popa ranked in IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure 2016, with two partners as Leading Lawyers

17 June 2016

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.

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