Florian Nitu


Popovici Nitu & Asociatii
239 Calea Dorobanti, 6th floor
Bucharest, 1st District
010567, Romania

Tel: +40 21 317 79 19
Fax: +40 21 317 85 00

Email: florian.nitu@pnpartners.ro
Web: www.pnpartners.ro

Florian Nitu is the Managing Partner of Popovici Niţu & Asociaţii and Head of the firm`s Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and International Arbitration practices. Florian is largely recognized as one of the most experienced transactional lawyers and claim managers in the Romanian legal services market. He holds a significant expertise in arbitration proceedings before domestic and international courts of arbitration under the rules of ICC Paris, ICSID, the Court of International Commercial Arbitration pertaining to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. Florian is also a well-known practitioner in Public Procurement Projects, Capital Markets and Securities, being one of the first Romanian lawyers specialized in this field. For more than a decade he has been constantly ranked as a leading lawyer in Romania in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and International Arbitration Practices with international legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and many other professional or industry surveys.

Florian has completed a double education in Romanian and transnational law, with the Bucharest Faculty of Law (LL.B) and King`s College London (LL.M).


Florian Nițu holds a Degree in Law from the University of Bucharest and is admitted to the Bucharest Bar and the Romanian Bar Association.


Romanian, English and French

Our lawyers combine the expertise and understanding of the arbitration field with industry knowledge, all senior members having previous extensive experience in commercial maters across the spectrum of major industries.

The International Arbitration Practice Group operates through a number of cross-practice sub groups to exchange and develop detailed knowledge of our clients’ industries and businesses.

The Group advises at all stages of the arbitration process, in several major areas such as:

  • contracting the arbitration agreement
  • pre-arbitral negotiations
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • arbitration resolution – under most popular rules of international arbitration, including Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • claim & risk management
  • challenge & enforcement of arbitral awards

Popovici Niţu & Asociaţii also appears before national courts to promote or defend applications for interim measures in support of arbitration, such as injunctions, attachments and orders preserving evidence.

Popovici Nitu & Asociatii is one of the first incorporated professional partnerships in Romania.

The Firm acts as outside counsel to a wide spectrum of legal entities, including key players in major industries, financial institutions, public authorities and investment funds.

The Firm has linked its name with the creation of the essential Romanian market economy institutions after 1990, including the property funds, the stock exchanges, numerous regulatory agencies and judicial bodies. For decades, significant investment and acquisitions projects on the local market have been carried out with the legal assistance of Popovici Nitu & Asociatii.

The Popovici name is associated with legal service in Romania since the beginning of the last century.

“Managing partner Florian Nitu stands out as “someone with the capacity to merge legal advice with business challenges.” Clients agree he is “always there when you need him and has a great work ethic.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015