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RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA in ass

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Mergers and acquisitions and mainstream corporate transactions, Capital Markets, Energy/Natural Resources.




Mihai Ristici is a Partner of RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP). Mihai focuses primarily on M&A and mainstream corporate matters, having advised on a number of significant transactions on the Romanian market such as: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on its acquisition of the former SABMiller businesses in CEE from AB InBev, including Ursus Breweries, one of the largest beer producers in Romania; Societatea Energetică Electrica S.A. on the acquisition of the minority stakes held by Fondul Proprietatea in the company’s energy distribution and supply subsidiaries; Allianz Capital Partners on the acquisition of a 30% stake in E.ON Distributie Romania, the largest electricity and gas distribution network operator in the northern part of Romania; RBS on the sale of its Romanian operations; Millennium bcp on the sale of Banca Millennium SA to OTP Bank; Electrica S.A. on its IPO and listing on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BSE) and on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). This is the largest IPO on the Romanian market to date and the first primary offering of shares in Romania involving global depositary receipts. Mihai also has significant experience in energy related matters and in finance matters - real estate, public sector and project finance, advising both lenders and sponsors on complex cross-border syndicated lending arrangements.


Mihai Ristici is fluent in English.


Mihai Ristici is a qualified Romanian lawyer, registered with the Bucharest Bar. He is a member of the National Union of Romanian Bar Associations.


Mihai Ristici graduated from the University of Bucharest Law Faculty, in 2001. He was admitted to the Romanian Bar in 2001 and he was the first in the country out of more than 2,000 candidates of which only 22 passed the Bar exam.


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Costin Tărăcilă and Mihai Ristici head the practice at RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP). The team is highly regarded for IPO matters and recently coordinated between five jurisdictions when advising Purcari Wineries on its IPO and admission to the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Loredana Chitu (Boeru) joined Dentons in 2019.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP)’s team of ‘very high-class professionals’ is led by Costin Tărăcilă and Mihai Ristici. Tărăcilă is praised for finding ‘smart solutions’ and recently advised A&D Pharma's shareholders on the sale of the entire group to Dr. Max, owned by Penta Investments. Elsewhere, the team handled the sale of the Profi supermarket chain to Mid Europa Partners on behalf of Enterprise Investors. Alina Stăvaru, who was promoted to the partnership in 2019, handled both matters and is praised as a ‘top-class lawyer’. The practice covers the full range of corporate transactions with particular emphasis on cross-border matters.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP) is particularly well regarded for energy-related transactions and financing. Victor Pădurari assisted EBRD with a $60m financing provided to SNTGN Transgaz Medias as part of the Brua project. Pădurari heads the practice alongside Mihai Ristici and the pair are advising Electrica on the re-organisation of its electricity distribution activities. Managing associate Bogdan Cordoş is also singled out.

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Within: TMT

RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP) is active across the technology, telecoms, media, social media, film distribution and online gaming industries. Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney are among a number of Hollywood studios who instructed the team in a claim against internet service providers aiming to block access to pirate movie websites. It also represented high-profile client Sky News in relation to a criminal investigation and subsequent civil claim concerning a news report on arms trafficking in Romania. Costin Tărăcilă and Mihai Ristici head the practice.

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