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CMS handles accelerated book build mandates, IPOs and bond matters for banks and financial institutions. Cristina Reichmann advised AXA on transferring its underlying securities pertaining to its exit from Romania.

Clifford Chance Badea’s ‘service level is of the highest order’. The team advises banks, financial institutions and companies on a range of capital markets mandates. Practice head Madalina Rachieru has ‘strong business acumen’; she assisted Globalworth with a €550m Eurobond issuance.

Manuela Nestor heads the practice at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen. The team’s workload includes IPOs, bonds and share matters. The group assisted a private equity firm with a successful €42m divesture of its shares in MedLife via an IPO.

PeliFilip’s ‘responsive and dedicated’ team has ‘excellent knowledge’ in the capital markets space. Alexandru Bîrsan is ‘a superstar’; he advised Digi Communications on its IPO on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, and is assisting the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance with its €20bn EMTN programme and a two-tranche eurobonds issuance. Senior associate Olga Niţă is also recommended.

RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP) has ‘excellent know-how’ of capital markets matters. Recent work includes assisting Alpha Credit Group and its parent company Alpha Bank with its €30bn medium-term note programme. Costin Tărăcilă and counsel Loredana Chitu are key names.

Schoenherr şi Asociaţii SCA handles high-value IPOs and bond issuance matters. In 2016 the team assisted MedLife with its €50m IPO on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, and is now advising the same company on proposed multimillion-euro rights and bonds issuances. Practice head Narcisa Oprea is ‘brave and sharp’.

IPOs and shareholding mandates are among Bondoc & Asociatii SCA in alliance with White & Case’s areas of expertise. Lucian Bondoc and Simona Petrişor assisted Fondul Proprietatea with its successful €250m secondary public offering.

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii handles stock listing and delisting, IPOs and regulatory matters, among other areas. Alexandru Ambrozie is the name to note.

Suciu Popa’s capital markets experience includes IPOs and regulatory matters. Miruna Suciu is advising Hidroelectrica on its planned IPO.

Volciuc-Ionescu provides ‘excellent industry insights’. Bond and IPO matters are key areas of expertise. Practice head Sabin Volciuc-Ionescualways provides tailor-made solutions’.

Bohalteanu şi Asociaţii’s expertise includes ISDA agreements and protection of minority shareholders issues. Ionut Bohalteanu and Daniela Milculescu jointly head the team.

Derivatives mandates are a key area of expertise for Leroy si Asociatii’s team. Practice co-heads Andreea Toma and Cristina Togan assisted the International Swaps and Derivatives Association with issuing the first Romanian netting opinion.

Muşat & Asociaţii’s workload includes IPOs and bonds issuance matters. Clients include Sif Transilvania and Nokia. Răzvan Stoicescu is the key contact.

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s strengths include equity and bond offerings. Silvana Ivan is ‘very energetic and efficient’. Ștefan Damian heads the practice.

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