Firm Profile > RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA > Bucharest, Romania

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA
CHARLES DE GAULLE PLAZA, 5TH FLOOR
15 CHARLES DE GAULLE SQUARE
011857 BUCHAREST 1
Romania

Banking and finance Tier 1

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA has long been one of the top advisers to Romania's leading banks and financial institutions. A new looser relationship with Allen & Overy does not affect matters on the ground, where lead partners Victor Pădurari and Alexandru Retevoescu have established excellent reputations. Their team is strong across a range of related disciplines, including cross-border acquisition, project and structured financings, as well as complex debt refinancings. Other team members also attract high praise, including Cosmin Tilea, Poliana Gogu-Naum, and Andreea Nedeloiu.

Practice head(s):

Victor Padurari; Alexandru Retevoescu

Other key lawyers:

Cosmin Tilea; Poliana Gogu-Naum; Andreea Nedeloiu

Testimonials

‘Top quality and great value for money.’

‘Always been there to support us, provide tailored legal advice, and be very solution-oriented.’

‘Victor Padurari is an excellent lawyer: always available, strong commercial acumen, good negotiator, very strong technically.’

‘Andreea Nedeloiu: I particularly enjoyed her responsiveness, always providing us with prompt answers, showing in-depth legal knowledge, while also taking into account the particularities of our business. She is very professional, a very open minded person, anticipating our needs and proposing solutions.’

Key clients

EBRD

BNP Paribas

Ardian

ING Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

UniCredit Bank

Banca Comerciala Romana

Banca Transilvania

Alpha Bank

Commerzbank

PKO Bank Polski

Crédit Agricole

Credit Suisse

HSBC

Société Générale

Capital markets Tier 1

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA is one of the top choices for underwriters and issuers on domestic and cross-border equity and debt listings. The team has good expertise of mortgage bonds issue programmes, while on the equity side it regularly acts on privatisations and dual listings on the Bucharest and London Stock Exchanges. The firm is no longer formally part of the Allen & Overy network, but its key lawyers Mihai Ristici, managing partner Costin Tărăcilă and Victor Pădurari, have a huge amount of international experience under their belts.

Practice head(s):

Mihai Ristici; Costin Taracila; Victor Padurari

Testimonials

‘RTPR team is one of our first choices when seeking ECM advice in Romania. The team is very experienced and understands our business well, which makes a very good match for us. ’

‘Mihai Ristici is a very skilled lawyer, highly experienced in transactional work, with client minded approach and easy-going in contacts. It is always a pleasure to work with him as we know that any problems could be easily solved with Mihai onboard.’

 

Key clients

Autonom Services S.A.

Barclays Bank PLC

Unicredit Leasing Corporation IFN SA (UCLC)

WOOD & Company Financial Services, a.s.

Raiffeisen Bank

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA has established a superb reputation for high-end corporate M&A and private equity deals. Complex cross-border transactions feature significantly in the firm's workload, and its now-looser relationship with Allen & Overy LLP has guaranteed plenty of mandates over the years. The firm represents a broad mix of leading domestic and international companies and investors, both on the sale and buy side. Practice heads Costin Tărăcilă and Mihai Ristici are well-regarded in the market, while Alina Stăvaru is also singled out for praise. Counsel Ianita Tui is also highly experienced.

Practice head(s):

Costin Taracila; Mihai Ristici

Other key lawyers:

Alina Stavaru; Ianita Tui

Testimonials

‘The firm is very experienced in M&A and you can see that on how they tackle in negotiations difficult clauses. Always focused on finding solutions, no ego involved. Innovation brought in structuring the deals in order to bridge the gap in expectations. Also I like their approach to building high level term sheets and their cost structure and value for money.’

‘Alina Stavaru Preoteasa is an outstanding partner – I highly recommend her. She is approachable, very experienced, assertive without leaving marks, and very responsive.’

Key clients

Highlander Partners

Enterprise Investors

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Sano Vita

Mid Europa Partners

Wyelands Capital, part of GFG Alliance (Liberty House Group)

Catalyst Romania

Intelligent IT

Regina Maria

AROBS Transilvania Software

Centrele de Excelenta Ares

Prime Kapital

Electrica

A&S International

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA represents an impressive mix of domestic and international clients, offering expertise in related corporate, financing, infrastructure, regulatory and dispute resolution issues. The past few years have seen it instructed on several key transactions and projects in the conventional and renewables power sector, as well as significant mandates in oil and gas and natural resources. The team also has good expertise in distribution, trading and grid connection issues. Highly-rated practice head Victor Pădurari is backed by a strong team, including Mihai Ristici and well regarded senior associate Bogdan Cordoş.

Practice head(s):

Victor Padurari

Other key lawyers:

Mihai Ristici; Bogdan Cordoş

Testimonials

‘This practice is unique because they are patient, knowledgeable in the matters we contact with and also extremely easy to have a conversation with. They also provide help in a timely manner. Bogdan Cordos has been exceptional in handling matters professionally and in a timely manner. He is also extremely easy to work with. Definitely a people person with knowledge in required matters.’

Key clients

Uniper Global Commodities

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Electrica

China Huadian

Engie Romania

Enel

EBRD

Allianz Capital Partners

Premier Energy

Dispute resolution Tier 2

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA has recently been very active on the administrative litigation front, scoring some notable successes in high-profile antitrust matters and disputes with the energy and telecoms regulators. Sector-specific expertise also extends to key industries such as technology, financial services and commercial real estate. Valentin Berea and of counsel Lucian Mihai jointly lead the versatile team, and both lawyers are also noted for their strong track record in major international arbitrations and cross-border litigation.

Practice head(s):

Valentin Berea; Professor Lucian Mihai

Key clients

Electrica

Sumiriko AVS Romania – member of Anvis Group

Rio Bucovina S.A. (part of the Maspex Group)

Efacec

Columbia Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Universal City Studios Productions

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Premier Energy

Silcotub (Tenaris)

Ursus Breweries

Intertoy/Noriel

Zurich Insurance

Bayer Animal Health GmbH

Bookster (Development Consulting)

Employment Tier 2

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA has built itself a strong position in the market, not just for the transactional employment advice it provides to the firm's market leading corporate team, but also for standalone and highly sensitive mandates. This has included strong support for major multinationals and domestic clients on a range of issues, including reorganisations, health and safety, collective and individual dismissals, and management incentive plans. Practice head Alina Stăvaru has made a good name for herself.

Practice head(s):

Alina Stavaru

Testimonials

‘Good availability, professionalism, range of services, and knowledge.’

‘Alina Stavaru is a very dedicated, highly responsive and business focused partner providing useful legal advice.’

Key clients

Electrica group

Wienerberger

Regina Maria

123 FormBuilder

SmartBill

Distrigaz Sud Retele (Engie group)

British American Shared Services (part of British American Tobacco group)

Noriel

Innova Capital

Jump Trading International

Wyelands Capital, part of GFG Alliance (Liberty House Group)

EU and competition Tier 2

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA is consistently instructed on major investigations and related challenges. Recently the firm had considerable success defending clients against investigations and related fines. Practice head Valentin Berea is especially strong on the regulatory and litigation front. The firm's corporate clients also benefit from the team's good track record in obtaining merger approvals, an area in which counsel Roxana Ionescu is particularly experienced. The firm also provides clients with comprehensive compliance training and audit programs.

Practice head(s):

Valentin Berea

Key clients

Groupama Asigurari

Electrica

E-Distributie Muntenia (Enel group)

Zenith Media

Ursus Breweries (Asahi group)

Distrigaz Sud Retele SRL

British American Tobacco

Lease Plan Romania

Maspex Romania

Regina Maria

Arctic (Arcelik Group)

Scania Credit

Intellectual property Tier 2

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA has a wide-ranging IP department with several high profile practitioners. Among these, of counsel Lucian Mihai, is a long-standing expert on Romanian IP issues, while litigator Valentin Berea has an enviable track record representing clients on copyright and trade mark disputes. The firm is especially strong in the media space, representing major studios and TV broadcasters. The department also has good experience of patent infringement claims.

Practice head(s):

Lucian Mihai; Valentin Berea

Testimonials

‘RTPR has an experienced litigation team with an excellent knowledge of copyright. The expertise of Professor Dr. Lucian Mihai makes RTPR a first choice in copyright and other IP matters. ’

‘Professor Dr. Lucian Mihai – reputable professor and excellent lawyer who can easily navigate you through complex IP litigation. He is definitely the no. 1 choice in IP matters, be it legal opinions or litigation.

‘Valentin Berea – is a flexible and experienced lawyer who has the ability to provide practical solutions and clear advice. ’

Key clients

Bayer

Bookster (Development Consulting SRL)

Focus Sat

Deroni

Groupa Maspex

British American Tobacco

Alpha Bank

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Universal City Studios Productions LLLP

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Columbia Pictures

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA's commitment to the area was demonstrated by the recruitment of highly-rated partner Raluca Nastase from Biris Goran SPARL. Alongside Alexandru Retevoescu, she gives the team an edge on complex transactions, many of which have a heavy M&A, finance or restructuring element. The practice covers most commercial asset classes, including agribusiness, and is strong in development projects and contentious real estate and construction claims. The team's depth is also noted, with counsel Ianita Tui, and associates Bogdan Cordoş and Cristi Porojanu all attracting praise.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Retevoescu; Raluca Nastase

Other key lawyers:

Ianita Tui; Bogdan Cordos; Cristi Porojanu

Testimonials

‘I believe RTPR has a very solid and experienced team that gained its reputation acting in high profile real estate deals in Romania. The lawyers are responsive, very dedicated, always hands-on and provide an incredible client service. I highly recommend them. Partner Raluca Nastase recently joined the team which is a huge gain as she has tremendous experience in real estate and I am sure she will enhance the dynamics of the team, while younger lawyers will benefit of her expertise and know-how.

‘I would like to give special praise to Raluca Nastase. Although she is new in the team, I know her for many years and worked with her before. Raluca is a very experienced real estate lawyer and well-respected in the market. I would happily recommend her for her commercial approach and creative thinking and her ability to manage complex projects. She is also a very clear communicator.’

‘The team is highly professional, prompt, very knowledgeable.’

‘Ianita Tui – extremely knowledgeable, flexible in terms of availability, adaptable to new circumstances and willing to find out-of-the-box solutions whenever needed, prompt in delivery’

‘The RTPR team has a wealth of knowledge regarding the Romanian real estate legal system and industry. The team is very responsive and business orientated. The RTPR partners in charge of the real estate practice are always available and happy to contribute their experience to the matter at hand.’

‘Short and simple: availability, knowledge and business orientated.

‘Alexandru Retevoescu’s experience of the market, both legal and commercial, is always part of the RTPR package.’

‘Bogdan Cordos is hard working, always ready to help and has a business orientated approach to the work.’

‘Great team of professionals. Ianita Tui and her colleagues always met our expectations and helped with quick and on the spot advice. ’

‘Ianita Tui provided excellent service and remarkable availability. It was very easy and pleasant to discuss with her and her team. They always took into consideration the specifics of our contracts and suggested smart and suitable approaches in stressful situations. Will definitely work with them again and recommend to others.’

Key clients

ING Tech

Regus

Prime Kapital

Jones Lang LaSalle Services

Efacec

Topalis Engineering

Calsonic Kansei Romania

Sintofarm

Mitiska REIM

Apex Alliance Hotels

Ursus Breweries

TMT Tier 2

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA has an experienced cross-practice TMT offering that incorporates corporate finance, dispute resolution, competition and IP. The team has a good track record on cross-border deals, having advised on transactions across the entire sphere, including software, telecoms and media. Negotiating broadcasting rights is another area of strength. Managing partner Costin Tărăcilă and Mihai Ristici are both very active on the corporate and private equity front. Lucian Mihai is a key counsel on IP issues.

Practice head(s):

Costin Taracila; Mihai Ristici

Other key lawyers:

Lucian Mihai

Testimonials

Key clients

Intelligent IT

Zenith Media

Focus Sat

AROBS Transilvania Software

Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA (RTPR) is a leading Romanian law firm providing advice to major companies, financial institutions and entrepreneurs on the full range of legal issues and on their most challenging legal transactions and assignments.

We offer our clients a strong team which delivers a first-class service, providing pragmatic and commercially-oriented advice. RTPR has a team of more than 40 highly-skilled lawyers, including seven partners: Costin Tărăcilă, Victor Pădurari, Alexandru Retevoescu, Mihai Ristici, Valentin Berea, Alina
Stăvaru, Raluca Năstase and benefits from the valuable insights and support of Prof Dr Lucian Mihai, Of counsel. Together we manage the most sophisticated, demanding, sensitive and high-profile transactions.

The breadth and depth of our practice and our ability to offer a seamless, market-leading expertise gained us recognition at local and international level. In recent years we advised clients in landmark transactions in Romania and in the region.

We have the resources and the mindset to provide time sensitive, experienced and effective support to our clients’ precise and often complex needs. We are aware of clients’ challenges and strive to help them with business-oriented solutions that protect and capitalise on opportunities.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust/competition:

  • Successfully represented Tymbark Maspex in an antitrust litigation in the context of the annulment of the fine imposed by the Competition Council in a high profile investigation on the food retail market
  • Groupama Asigurari in a complex antitrust investigation concerning a potential exchange of commercially sensitive information among the insurance companies in Romania
  • Arctic S.A. (part of Arcelik group) in the litigation case against the decision of the Romanian Competition Council by which the company has been fined along other seven companies members of ROREC WEEE collective association for an alleged cartel concerning price fixing and limitation of sales within buy-back campaigns organised by the association
    Contact: Valentin Berea
    Tel: +40 31 405 7780
    Email: valentin.berea@rtpr.ro

Banking and finance:

  • The syndicate of banks made up of ING Bank N.V. through ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam – Bucharest Branch, Banca Comerciala Romana, Raiffeisen Bank SA and UniCredit Bank SA in relation to an extended credit facility in amount of US$360m granted to KMG International group for covering the regular needs in the group activity
  • EBRD and ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam – Bucharest Branch on a EUR 96m financing for CTPark Bucharest logistics park owned by CTP Group, one of the most active investors in industrial and logistics spaces in Romania
  • A syndicate of banks led by Raiffeisen Bank International AG in the context of the extension and certain amendments put in place in relation to Alro financing arrangements of US$167m
    Contact: Alexandru Retevoescu
    Tel: +40 31 405 7784
    Email: aretevoescu@rtpr.ro
    Contact: Victor Padurari
    Tel: +40 31 405 7783
    Email: victor.padurari@rtpr.ro

Capital markets:

  • Barclays Bank PLC as arranger for Alpha Bank Romania on the first mortgage bonds issue programme in Romania with a value of EUR 1bn
  • UniCredit Leasing Corporation on the bond issue aiming to attract EUR 300m on international markets
  • Purcari Wineries Public Company Limited on its IPO and admission to trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange

Contact: Mihai Ristici
Tel: +40 31 405 7785
Email: mihai.ristici@rtpr.ro
Contact: Costin Taracila
Tel: +40 31 405 7782
Email: costin.taracila@rtpr.ro

Corporate and M&A:

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) on the acquisition of a portfolio of power assets owned by CEZ Group in Romania. This is the largest M&A transaction in Romania in the last 12 years.
  • Enterprise Investors on the sale of Profi supermarket chain to Mid Europa Partners, the largest deal ever completed by a private equity fund in Romania and the largest deal in the retail sector in the country’s history
  • The shareholders of A&D Pharma, the largest pharma group in Romania, operating wholesale, retail and marketing and sales business and with operations in CEE as well, on the sale of the entire group to Dr Max, the Czech pharmacy chain owned by Penta Investments
    Contact: Costin Taracila
    Tel: +40 31 405 7782
    Email: costin.taracila@rtpr.ro
    Contact: Mihai Ristici
    Tel: +40 31 405 7785
    Email: mihai.ristici@rtpr.ro

Employment:

  • One of the biggest employers in Romania on a group reorganisation, one of the biggest restructuring processes in the country, involving, inter alia, transfer of business arrangements, consultations and negotiations with trade unions, preparation of collective dismissals for hundreds of employees, handling challenges by various employees of the restructuring process, data protection, IP, corporate and real estate matters etc.
  • Worldpay on the employment implications (including transfer of employees) of their build, operate and transfer venture with Endava for the development of a software development centre in Romania
  • An international insurance company on the contemplated European reorganisation exercise which was performed in the context of the Brexit, including the smooth transfer of Romanian employees to the newly established branches of the company outside of the United Kingdom
    Contact: Alina Stavaru
    Tel: +40 31 405 7777
    Email: alina.stavaru@rtpr.ro

Energy:

  • 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
  • China Huadian Engineering, part of the China Huadian Corporation on the joint venture with Complexul Energetic Oltenia, the largest coalfired electricity producer in Romania, for the construction and operation of a 600MWh power plant
  • EBRD on a US$60m financing to SNTGN Transgaz SA Medias, the national gas transmission grid operator, for the construction of Phase 1 of the Bulgaria-Romania- Hungary-Austria pipeline/corridor (BRUA project)
    Contact: Victor Padurari
    Tel: +40 31 405 7783
    Email: victor.padurari@rtpr.ro

Intellectual property:

  • Successfully represented the most important Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios Productions LLLP, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., in the first site blocking case which has ever been tried in CEE, by suing internet service providers with the aim of blocking pirate movies websites
  • Rio Bucovina (part of the Maspex Group), one of the largest mineral water bottling companies in Romania, in a high profile unfair advertising dispute against a close competitor (Carpathian Springs) in relation to an aggressive marketing campaign of the latter
  • Ursus Breweries on a series of complex trademark licensing and distribution contracts to be concluded with the Efes Group in relation to several core beer brands
    Contact: Professor Lucian Mihai
    Tel: +40 31 405 7781
    Email: lucian.mihai@rtpr.ro
    Contact: Valentin Berea
    Tel: +40 31 405 7780
    Email: valentin.berea@rtpr.ro

Litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution:

  • Successfully represented Electrica in an EUR 800m litigation case against the Romanian Management Company for Ownership in Energy (SAPE) for alleged breaches of the post-privatisation monitoring obligations regarding former distribution subsidiaries of Electrica
  • Successfully represented RBS Bank in an ICC arbitration held in Vienna, in relation to a contractual dispute against APS Fund Alpha
  • Successfully represented the National Bank of Romania before the High Court of Cassation and Justice in relation to a dispute with the ultimate shareholder of Banca Carpatica. The matter involved complex aspects regarding the right of the National Bank of Romania to suspend the voting rights of the shareholder of a commercial bank
    Contact: Valentin Berea
    Tel: +40 31 405 7780
    Email: valentin.berea@rtpr.ro
    Contact: Professor Lucian Mihai
    Tel: +40 31 405 7781
    Email: lucian.mihai@rtpr.ro

Real estate:

  • Prime Kapital on the sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of nine retail centres to MAS Real Estate
  • Regus on the negotiation and rental of seven new locations (Anchor Group, Skanska, Unirii View, Dorobanti Offices, Portland Trust Developments, Sun Plaza, Tiriac), as well as constant consultancy on its projects in Romania
  • ING Tech, the global software development hub of the ING group, on the lease of an office space with an area of 13,000 sqm for the new headquarters of the company
    Contact: Alexandru Retevoescu
    Tel:+40 31 405 7784
    Email: aretevoescu@rtpr.ro
    Contact: Raluca Nastase
    Tel:+40 31 405 7777
    Email: raluca.nastase@rtpr.ro

Restructuring and insolvency:

  • Trenkwalder in relation to the financial distress underwent by the Romanian subsidiary and the alternatives available to the company in order to address such financial distress
  • Banca Comerciala Romana in the complex acquisition financing by Somaco Antrepriza (which is in its turn an investment of the Swedish investment fund Oresa Ventures), of the business of Europrefabricate (a company in insolvency). The matter involved complex issues combining the financing, acquisition and insolvency areas
  • RBS Bank, Citibank, ING Bank, Piraeus Bank on the restructuring of a syndicated credit facility and ancillary bilateral credit facilities granted to the companies within International Railway Systems group and on subsequent insolvency proceedings of the latter
    Contact: Alexandru Retevoescu
    Tel: +40 31 405 7784
    Email: aretevoescu@rtpr.ro
Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate & M&A Costin Taracila costin.taracila@rtpr.ro +40314057782
Banking & Finance Victor Padurari victor.padurari@rtpr.ro +40314057783
Banking & Finance Alexandru Retevoescu aretevoescu@rtpr.ro +40314057784
Corporate & M&A Mihai Ristici mihai.ristici@rtpr.ro +40314057785
Litigation and Competition Valentin Berea valentin.berea@rtpr.ro +40314057780
Corporate & M&A; Employment Alina Stavaru alina.stavaru@rtpr.ro +40314057777
Real estate Raluca Nastase raluca.nastase@rtpr.ro +40314057777
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Valentin Berea photo Mr Valentin Berea Partner.
Ms Andreea Burtoiu  photo Ms Andreea Burtoiu Counsel
Mr Bogdan Cordos  photo Mr Bogdan Cordos Senior Associate
 Bianca Eremia  photo Bianca Eremia Senior Associate
Ms Poliana Gogu-Naum  photo Ms Poliana Gogu-Naum Counsel
Ms Roxana Ionescu  photo Ms Roxana Ionescu Counsel.
Prof Lucian Mihai  photo Prof Lucian Mihai Of Counsel.
Mrs Raluca Nastase photo Mrs Raluca Nastase Partner
Ms Andreea Nedeloiu  photo Ms Andreea Nedeloiu Senior Associate
Mr Victor Pădurari photo Mr Victor Pădurari Partner.
Mr Alexandru Retevoescu  photo Mr Alexandru Retevoescu Partner.
Mr Mihai Ristici  photo Mr Mihai Ristici Partner
Mr Victor Rusu  photo Mr Victor Rusu Counsel.
Mrs Alina Stăvaru  photo Mrs Alina Stăvaru Partner
Mr Alexandru Stanoiu  photo Mr Alexandru Stanoiu Counsel.
Mr Costin Tărăcilă  photo Mr Costin Tărăcilă Managing Partner.
Mr Cosmin Tilea  photo Mr Cosmin Tilea Counsel
Ms Ianita Tui  photo Ms Ianita Tui Counsel
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CLIENT: Cornel Soare, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Sano Vita
TESTIMONIAL: “The sale process was much more complicated than we imagined when we decided to start this and the sale of the business we built in 25 years was a very emotional moment for the shareholders. We appreciated the professionalism of the RTPR team led by Alina Stavaru for the way she guided us through the labyrinth of legal complexities, but mostly because during negotiations she shared her experience gained in other transactions of what you can and cannot obtain in an M&A deal. We successfully navigated together through this complex experience which was most likely a once in a lifetime one.”

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CLIENT: Marius Ghenea, Managing Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Catalyst Romania
TESTIMONIAL: “I have worked on many transactions with Alina and the RTPR team so far. As always before, the RTPR team of professionals had an excellent contribution in this complex deal with SmartBill, the buyer being one of the most important strategic investors in Europe, in the vertical business processes provided as SaaS (Software as a Service) technology.”

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CLIENT: Marius Stefan, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Autonom Services
TESTIMONIAL: “The corporate bonds issue was a good learning opportunity for us. We are happy that we had professional partners with us. Mihai Ristici and his team, through their extensive expertise, have made a significant contribution to the success of this project. This is not the first time we have chosen RTPR as a partner. Each time we were impressed by the professionalism and involvement of those with whom we interacted. We recommend to any entrepreneur who wants to take their business to the next level, to have at least a discussion with the RTPR team”.

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CLIENT: Irina Neacșu, Executive Director Corporate Finance
COMPANY/FIRM: BRD Groupe Société Générale
TESTIMONIAL: “We were happy that we had RTPR on our side, a professional team of lawyers. Their dedication allowed us to build a partnership rather than stick to a simple professional collaboration, thus facilitating the successful closing of the transaction.”

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CLIENT: Dewald Joubert, Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Prime Kapital
TESTIMONIAL: “We are pleased to have had another very successful collaboration with RTPR and look forward to continuing this in the future. The effective combination of their first class legal skills and their commercial understanding of the project, combined with their flexibility and total commitment to the matter, were essential in getting this transaction done on a challenging timeline and is very much appreciated.”.

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CLIENT: Yilmaz Karakas, Investment Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: CEECAT Capital
TESTIMONIAL: “Once more, we are very satisfied with our cooperation with RTPR and enjoyed working with their team on this transaction. Combined with their extensive expertise in M&A practices, their negotiation and drafting skills, responsiveness and result oriented approach were the main decision factors for us. We believe they stand out as one of the best M&A legal advisory firms in the country and we thank all the team who was involved in this project. I am sure we will maintain our strong cooperation with RTPR in future projects as well.”

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CLIENT: Serban Roman, Vice president
COMPANY/FIRM: Enterprise Investors
TESTIMONIAL: “We are very satisfied with our cooperation with RTPR that has been assisting us for the past 12 years in most of Enterprise Investors’ transactions in Romania. The extended M&A expertise of the firm’s lawyers, combined with their creativity and availability, convinced us to be partners throughout our investment in Macon, from acquisition to exit. We thank all those who were involved in this complex process and I am convinced we will have an equally close cooperation in the future.”


Pro bono and community

Our pro bono and community investment programme uses the skills and time of our people to find solutions to some of society’s most pressing issues. We organise our volunteering work around two major themes: ‘Access to justice’, and ‘Access to education and employment’.

Getting involved in pro bono and community work gives our people the chance to share their knowledge and experience through the local programmes run by our office. We try to create opportunities to use the skills of our people in the most effective way, whether they’re lawyers or professional support staff.

We work hard to achieve the same levels of excellence in our pro bono and community investment work as in everything else we do. We have some of the smartest and most capable people at RTPR and we use their skills and experience to best effect.

RTPR have been Highly Commended in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018, in the Rule of Law and Access to Justice category.

Diversity and inclusion

Our aim is to build an environment where everyone feels supported and comfortable in being open, and where the differences between our people create opportunities not barriers. Building a diverse and inclusive organisation is essential for our future success. It is everyone’s responsibility to drive progress and understand the standards and behaviours we should all abide by in our working lives.