News and Recent Work

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 is ranked in Chambers Europe – 2017 edition

10 April 2017
The legal services offered by our firm were endorsed by the prestigious international legal directory Chambers and Partners. In its Europe 2017 edition, Suciu Popa was ranked with its Energy & Natural Resources department. Also, three of the partners were ranked in five practice areas: Capital Markets (Miruna Suciu), Corporate/M&A (Miruna Suciu), Dispute Resolution (Luminita Popa), Energy & Natural Resources (Cleopatra Leahu, Miruna Suciu), Projects (Miruna Suciu). Clients praised our team for the “excellent local and cross-border capabilities” adding that lawyers are “efficient and extremely knowledgeable.” Another added: “They respond very quickly and the advice is very solid and practical.” Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has published the leading directories of the legal profession and is now covering 185 jurisdictions worldwide.
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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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