STOICA & Asociații 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

  • Assistance of various electrodes producers in developing several microhydropower systems
  • 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 damage claims derived from an energy supply contract
  • Assisting and representing a major aluminium producer with respect to the investigation carried out by the Competition Council and the European Commission regarding a state aid granted before the EU accession of Romania, as well as the existence of an anticompetitive understanding between the client and a major producer of electric energy
  • Assisting and representing a major Romanian steel producer before the Romanian courts with regard to a set of litigations derived from the challenging of environmental taxes that were arbitrarily levied by the local authorities
  • Assisting and representing a major Romanian energy producer before ICC Paris in an international arbitration related to the obligations undertaken during the privatisation process of the company
  • Representing and assisting one of the biggest concrete producers in Romania in a litigation case against the National Agency for Environment Protection regarding the indemnification of the client for the occurred damages as a result of the information theft of CO2 certificates that were deposited in the National Registry of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Advising major local industrial players in drafting legislative amendments for the energy laws as well as for the establishment of the industrial energy consumer market
  • Assisting and representing a major player in steel industry and a local public energy company in connection with challenging some local pollution charges
  • Legal assistance to a major aluminium producer in negotiating take-or-pay energy contracts concluded with public energy companies
  • Legal assistance to an aluminium producer in a financing project in nuclear energy sector
  • Advising various important electrodes, aluminium, steel producers in renegotiating their energy supply contracts with a major green energy provider
  • Legal assistance to a steel producer in securing the allocation of CO2 certificates
  • Legal assistance provided to an energy company in structuring the project of a cogeneration plant
Legal 500, 2023 edition

Dispute resolution is a key focus for STOICA & Asociații, with practitioners described by one client as ‘real professionals in the science of the law‘.

Chambers Europe, 2023 edition

STOICA & Asociaţii has a well-regarded dispute resolution practice representing both domestic and international clients in criminal and civil litigation, as well as arbitration.