Moldova's Popa & Associates has become a fully integrated office of Grata International.
According to Grata International, Igor Popa, who will head the office in Chisinau, "combines the functions of managing the firm with active involvement in projects of his team." According to the firm, "with 18 years of experience in assisting foreign investors in Moldova, Igor possesses in-depth expertise of the local legal market."
“I’m extremely proud that after a successful period of association, during which we synchronized internal management processes and quality standards, the parties made the right decision to fully integrate Popa & Associates into Grata International’s family," said Aidar Sarymsakov, a member of Grata International’s Global Board. "From this moment, Popa & Associates, a brand name well respected in Moldova and other countries, transforms into Grata Moldova and opens a new page in the history of one of the leading firms in Moldova.”
Igor Popa, Grata International Senior Partner in Moldova, explained his firm's decision to join the Central Asia-based international network. “We are taking the globalization route by merging with larger counterparts. This trend in expansion is being driven by the automation of legal processes and new technology tools. Our clients -- multinational companies -- need legal advisors who can assist with day-to-day activities as well as corporate life events across many jurisdictions around the globe. We believe that this integration will build a great synergy - the combined value and performance of Popa & Associates and Grata will be in the benefit of our clients and our colleagues.
In addition, the former Popa & Associates announced, "to meet growing client requests, we will hire new lawyers in the following practice areas: Merger & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance and International Taxation."