Romanian law firm Popovici Nitu & Associates has merged with another local legal business, Danescu & Associates, the firm has announced. Following the merger, which will be effective from the beginning of April, a 20-lawyer litigation division will be created within Popovici Nitu & Associates. Corin Danescu, founder of Danescu & Associates, will become senior associate with Popovici Nitu & Associates and will coordinate, along with Ciprian Dontu, the litigation department. The firm will have 70 layers after the merger, of whom 10 will be partners.
Popovici Nitu & Associates posted a EUR 7 million turnover in 2009 and expects a 10 to 15 percent operational increase this year, according to the company.