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

Media & Telecommunications

STOICA & Asociaţii has acquired a significance experience in advising local and multinational companies active in the media & telecommunication industry, with regard to:

  • negotiation, drafting and reviewing of various types of agreements;
  • development of investment projects, by performing a due-diligence appraisal, covering all relevant legal issues, by structuring the financing opportunities, preparing the operational strategies, obtaining the authorizations and licenses;
  • day-to-day business activity, in order to ensure compliance with the relevant national and EU regulations, but also with the consumer protection rules: organizing promotions of goods or services, product labeling and packaging;
  • challenging the decisions issued by the competent media and telecommunication authorities: the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communication, National Audiovisual Council.

Relevant experience[+]

  • Assisting and representing of a major telecom company in connection with the challenging of a public tender organised by a major energy distributor in Romania regarding the lease of communication channels on optic fibre;
  • Assisting and representing the Romanian telecommunication authorities in litigations in connection with the legality of tenders organised for the award of two radio-electric licenses and in litigations concerning the legality of the sanctioning decisions;
  • Assisting an investor activating on the telecommunication market in connection with the prospected acquisition of a target company
  • Representing of a major Romanian telecom company in connection with the termination of labour agreements, discrimination issues and other contentious labour law matters;
  • Assisting a major local mobile phone company in connection with the investigation proceedings carried out against the company by the Competition Council for an alleged abuse of dominant position;
  • Representing various major telecom companies in disputes regarding challenging the administrative acts issued by the regulatory authority with regard to the liberalization process of the Romanian telecommunication’s market and in the procedures of issuing the broadcasting licenses;
  • Advising of a major law international firm for the issuance of bonds by a major Romanian company from the telecommunications market to obtain financing on the London Stock Exchange;
  • Assisting a major GSM network in respect with potential monopolistic conducts of major players in telecommunications sector;
  • Assisting a multinational telecom company in connection with the notification to the Competition Council regarding an economic concentration consisting in the acquisition of a mobile phone company;
  • Assisting and representing of a major cable company in connection with the challenging of a sanction received from the Competition Council;
  • Assisting and representing different local IT, household appliances and electric tools product sellers and distributors in respect of the investigation of the Competition council regarding a potential anticompetitive arrangement concluded by the entities involved in the waste management of electronic equipment;
  • Assisting and representing Romanian shareholders in a major cable company in the investigation and the claims for the cancellation of the Competition Council decision regarding an abuse of dominant position on the cable market;
  • Assisting and representing a major mobile phone operator in the litigation and the amiable settlement concluded in respect of a claim for unfair competition consisting in the distinctive use of colours on the telecommunication services market;
  • Assisting and representing a major telecom company in the first successful claim in Romanian case-law for cancellation of a decision of the Competition Council sanctioning a horizontal understanding on the telecommunications market.