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.
Luminita Popa, Managing Partner, has been re-appointed as Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce for the following 3 years. Her appointment by the ICC World Council was proposed by the President of the ICC Court.
Suciu Popa partners with Danish tech company and developer Whistleblower Software to offer an integrated legal & tech whistleblowing solution to clients
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.
Miruna Suciu, one of the Managing Partners of Suciu Popa, has been named again among the 2021 IFLR1000 Women Leaders, the world ranking for leading female transactional lawyers.
Suciu Popa is listed again among the elite of law firms in Romania by Legal 500 EMEA 2021, being ranked in Energy & Natural Resources, Dispute Resolution, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and PPP & Procurement.
Suciu Popa is ranked and recognized again in Chambers Europe 2021 for Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Law, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration and Projects.
With arbitration being the most complex form of Dispute Resolution and the international arbitration rankings being among the most important in The Legal500 directories, Suciu Popa is especially proud to see Luminița Popa listed among the top arbitrators.
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.
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.
Suciu Popa successfully assisted R34dy in acquiring the leading Oracle Flexcube implementer in Romania
Suciu Popa has successfully assisted R34dy Zrt., a leading provider of banking as a service (Baas) type of services and processes, in connection with the acquisition of a minority share in the capital of Bluepoint Consulting, a leading local provider of services for the implementation of the Oracle Flexcube Universal Banking System (FCUBS) for banks in Romania.
Suciu Popa wins administrative dispute for one of the most important operators in the field of renewable energy
Suciu Popa obtains remarkable favourable solutions for one of the biggest players in the renewable energy sector, by cancelling several tax decisions issued by local authorities in connection with a wind turbines tax.
Suciu Popa is once again ranked as a top law firm in the Romanian market in Mergers Acquisitions, and reconfirms the firm among the international law firms elite in this important area of practice.
Miruna Suciu has been named among the 2020 IFLR1000 Women Leaders, the world ranking for leading female transactional lawyers.
The 13th edition of the prestigious GAR 100 listing published by the Global Arbitration Review a short while ago has included Suciu Popa for the fourth consecutive year among the world’s leading international arbitration practices.
Suciu Popa secured yet another successful award for the Italian global energy company Enel in an ICC arbitration against the Romanian State, in Paris, arising out of a privatization contract, with value in excess of EUR 130 million.
Suciu Popa, top tier firm in four areas of practice, in the newly released IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2020
IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2020 has ranked Suciu Popa as a top tier firm in four areas of practice: Banking and finance, Capital Markets, M&A and Project Development. Also, several lawyers from the firm have been included in the Leading Lawyers section of the international guide.
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.
Suciu Popa has been named Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year (Romania) and Luminita Popa was awarded as Lawyer of the Year (Romania) at the 2019 Benchmark Litigation Awards. The awards ceremony was held on Wednesday in London and Suciu Popa proudly secured all awards covering the Romanian jurisdiction.
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.
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.