Practice areas
  • „STOICA & Asociaţii handles high-profile litigation pertaining to banking, environment, tax and insurance, as well as international arbitration. ”

    Legal 500, 2017 edition

  • „One of the best Romanian law firms generally, STOICA & Asociaţii has a particularly robust patent group. With its versatile capabilities, it can make light work of every mandate under the sun, from the drafting of intricate patent applications to the smooth negotiation of IP-rich deals. Dragoş Bogdan is intimately familiar with both domestic and foreign legal procedures. A former judge, he is an extremely experienced and insightful professional, especially when it comes to litigation. Managing partner Valeriu Stoica has “a fantastic track record in patent contentious cases.”

    IAM Patent 1000, 2017 edition

  • „Experienced and respected litigation team assisting clients from the private and public sectors with cases relating to construction, environment and financial services. Possesses considerable experience in cases involving restructuring and insolvency, IP, tax and competition issues. Diverse client roster contains a range of prominent domestic and international companies from the life sciences, telecoms and metals sectors. Also active in international arbitration.”

    Chambers Europe, 2017 edition

Energy & Natural Resources

STOICA & Asociaţii has acquired a wealth of experience in the energy, mining and steel industry, by finalizing high-profile investment projects for clients, local and multinational companies:

  • legal advice with regard to the negotiation, drafting and implementation of various types of agreements: concession, distribution, transport, licensing, joint-ventures, etc.;
  • legal assistance during the privatization of companies and in green-field investment projects, by conducting a due-diligence appraisal, structuring financing opportunities, preparing operational strategies;
  • legal assistance to energy companies in their day-to-day business activity, in order to ensure the compliance with national and EU regulations;
  • legal assistance in connection with renewable energy investment projects, which require a multi-disciplinary approach, in particular real estate and financial-banking law;
  • assistance and representation before the authorities and the courts in case of challenging the decisions issued by the competent authorities.

Relevant experience [+]

  • Assisting and representing a major Romanian steel producer in the litigation case initiated by an energy distribution company in connection with damage claims derived from an energy supply contract and the challenging of the company’s license as energy provider;
  • Assisting and representing a key aluminium producer in the litigation case in connection with damages claims derived from an energy supply contract;
  • Advising various important electrodes/aluminium/steel producers in renegotiating their energy supply contracts with a public energy company;
  • Assistance of various electrodes producers in developing of several micro hydro power plants;
  • Legal assistance to the developer of a wind farm for securing the site, including the corresponding financing
  • Legal assistance to an energy producing company in setting-up an oil exploration joint venture in Romania;
  • Legal assistance to an energy company in listing a bond issuance on international market;
  • Assistance to an energy company in relation to various contracts related to the performance of a fibre optics highway on the electricity poles of a public energy company.