Former Managing Associates Anca Simeria and Iuliana Bidalache have been promoted to Partner at Popescu & Asociatii, starting on January 1, 2022.
Simeria leads the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets practices, also contributing to the development of the Employment, Compensations, and Benefits practice at Popescu & Asociatii. She joined the firm in 2019 as a Managing Associate. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate at Musat & Asociatii from 2016 to 2019. Earlier, she worked for Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii first as a Trainee and later as an Associate, between 2012 and 2016.
"This promotion represents the most important step in my development as a professional in the legal field, and I am glad to have the trust and support of my colleagues," Simeria said of the appointment.
Bidalache heads the Restructuring and Insolvency practice at Popescu & Asociatii. She is also an Insolvency Partner at the affiliated insolvency company, Popescu Insolvency. Bidalache has been with Popescu & Asociatii for almost three years, having first joined as a Managing Associate in 2019. Earlier, she worked at Musat & Asociatii as a Senior Associate, from 2015 to 2017, and as a Managing Associate, between 2017 and 2019. She also worked as an Attorney-at-Law at BDO Business Restructuring, between 2012 and 2014.
"I am lucky to have alongside a united team, on which I can rely every time, which I appreciate, and with whom I want to build for the long term," Bidalache added.
"Iuliana and Anca are excellent strengths for Popescu & Asociatii," Partner Octavian Popescu commented. "We are very glad to have them in the management structure of the company, being founding members and contributing significantly to today's success. The extraordinary skills they have, together with the significant experience in their areas of expertise, allow us to highlight once again our capabilities in Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, and Restructuring and Insolvency."