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RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA
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Romania > Banking and finance Tier 1

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA‘s ‘thorough knowledge of the local market‘ is a boon for its banking and finance practice, which is sought after by clients for assistance with a broad range of matters. Key areas of strength for the team include asset and structured finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, and financial restructuring. Cross-border work is another area of instruction. The practice is jointly led by Victor Pădurari and Alexandru Retevoescu; the duo have extensive experience in advising top financial institutions and banks. Cosmin Tilea stands out for his ‘superb capacity to identify the critical issues’. Counsels Poliana Gogu-Naum and Andreea Burtoiu and senior associate Andreea Nedeloiu are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Victor Padurari; Alexandru Retevoescu

Other key lawyers:


‘The RTPR legal team we have been working with has shown solid knowledge on the banking and finance legal framework. Throughout the collaboration they have provided complex and relevant advice on the legal matters subject to the respective transactions.’

‘The RTPR team members advising us on various financial transactions have shown both strong knowledge on legal matters but also excellent communication skills and a transparent approach. The collaboration was constantly result-driven. Andreea Burtoiu has stood out in the legal team we have been working with in the financial/banking transactions, where she has proven complex and extensive knowledge of legal matters involved and a good approach towards finding the appropriate solutions.’

‘Extensive expertise in finance and banking, with a thorough knowledge of the local market and best practices in Romania.’

‘Extremely supportive people, with excellent communication and negotiation skills. Great synergies between the local team and the English law counsel of A&O, providing a perfect mix for transactions under multiple jurisdictions.’

‘In the arena of banking and finance, where the climate is persistently evolving and the stakes are invariably high, the team at RTPR has consistently demonstrated a calibre of expertise and a level of commitment that is both rare and commendable. The uniqueness of their practice lies not only in their extensive legal and industry knowledge but also in their proactive approach to client service and legal problem solving.’

‘The team, through our interactions, has exhibited a pronounced capability to anticipate potential legal and strategic hurdles, proactively addressing them and ensuring that our financial operations and transactions progress with optimal smoothness and efficiency. Their solutions-oriented approach has consistently provided us with innovative and practical legal and strategic advice, tailoring their counsel to align seamlessly with our organizational objectives and regulatory obligations. We recommend Cosmin Tilea and Andreea Nedeloiu.’

‘The banking & finance team from RTPR is top-notch. They have a great, responsive and extremely experienced team. Their legal knowledge combined with great deal management makes RTPR a very trustful and reliable external counsel in complex financing transactions. They have assisted us (again) this year in a syndicated transaction and we were, as always, extremely satisfied with their overall assistance so we’ll retain RTPR as our longstanding adviser for financing matters.’

‘During our longstanding relationship with RTPR we have been assisted by the team led by partner Cosmin Tilea who is an excellent deal maker thanks to his great listening and negotiation skills. Cosmin manages to seamlessly lead the deal team and to obtain the best solution during negotiations for the client. I am impressed by his market knowledge, his friendly relationship with the other law firms’ teams and the superb capacity to identify the critical issues and come-up with tailored solutions. I strongly recommend Cosmin Tilea and his team.’

Key clients


Erste Group Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

ING Bank

UniCredit Bank AG

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR)

PKO Bank Polski

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Rompay Network SRL (Oresa Ventures)

World Class Romania S.A.

Regina Maria / Mid Europa Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised UniCredit Bank on an €750m acquisition finance matter.
  • Advised Rompay Network on a new facility agreement with Raiffeisen Bank for the development of a new logistics project in Iasi county, Romania.
  • Advised Rodbun Grup on a syndicated loan.

Romania > Capital markets Tier 1

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA‘s capital markets team has strength in handling both debt and equity transactions, and has a solid track record in handling a number of high-profile IPOs. The practice continues to be instructed in IPOs and debt work. Practice co-heads Mihai Ristici and Victor Pădurari regularly represent major international banks and investment companies in mandates. The 'very skilled and very dedicated' Marina Fecheta-Giurgica and rising star Vlad Stamatescu ably support the duo.

Practice head(s):

Mihai Ristici; Victor Padurari


‘Diverse and collaborative.’

‘The team is highly dedicated and business oriented. They combine experience with legal knowledge, which makes it very comforting to have them on one’s side during ECM transactions.’

‘Mihai Ristici is a fine negotiator and skilled lawyer with deep understanding of ECM transactions. He is always focused on understanding business needs and finding the best solutions to meet them.’

‘Marina Fecheta-Giurgica is very skilled and very dedicated. She is in a good position to develop and gain prominence as a ECM counsel in Romania.’

‘The RTPR team is knowledgeable and eager to help.’

‘They identify solutions and market precedents.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney


Credit Suisse

BNP Paribas

Autonom Services

WOOD & Company Financial Services


Barclays Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised Wood & Company Financial Services on an €85m IPO and admission to trading of Agricover Holding SA.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The corporate and commercial practice at RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA has 'one of the most experienced teams in M&A deals in Romania'; private equity acquisitions have been a key driver of work for the group. The large department is jointly led by Mihai Ristici, who brings over 20 years of experience in advising on M&A, private equity, fund formation and corporate governance, to name a few areas, and the 'highly experienced, skilled and commercial' Costin Tărăcilă. Other key practitioners include Alina Stăvaru, Roxana Ionescu, who has expertise in acting for clients in heavily regulated sectors, and managing associates Cezara Urzica and Andrei Tosa.

Practice head(s):

Costin Taracila; Mihai Ristici

Other key lawyers:


‘Deep industry expertise with a client-centric approach. They have a multidisciplinary team that is highly responsive. Also, they have good partnerships with international groups that we used in our projects.’

‘Alina Stavaru and Andrei Tosa are doing an excellent job on the projects we are collaborating on. They are highly adaptable, with an excellent quality-price ratio.’

‘The RTPR corporate practice operate on a very high professional level. They are responsive, skilled, and their advise is competent and commercial. Clients used to working with top international law firms, and top international law firms themselves, would not be disappointed with the RTPR services. RTPR operated for years as part of the A&O network and still have good connections across that network which can prove very useful on matters with an international element. ’

‘Costin Taracila – highly experienced, skilled and commercial. Costin always makes himself available and delivers at a high standard.’

‘Marina Fecheta-Giurgica and Cezara Urzica are both very experienced, skilled, commercial. They run matters confidently, deliver on tight schedules, provide sensible advice. Pleasure to work with.’

‘Represented clients’ interest very well in M&A negotiations. Very good understanding of intricacies of transaction documentation.’

‘The most experienced and pragmatic lawyers I have been working with so far. Stand out names: Alina Stavaru and Cezara Urzica.’

‘RTPR has one of the most experienced teams in M&A deals in Romania. They are well-versed in a diverse range of transactions providing high-quality services. The lawyers stand out for their client focus, they are commercially aware and incredibly responsive. The team is proactive and consistently provides timely, practical and insightful advice. I would highly recommend RTPR as one of the go-to firms for M&A work.’

Key clients

Innova Capital

Regina Maria


Abris Capital Partners

Sarmis Capital

Integral Venture Partners

AROBS Transilvania Software

Catalyst Romania

AS Piletilevi Group


Arval Service Lease Romania


Multimedia Est


Black Sea Fund




Work highlights

  • Advised Innova Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in EMI from Morphosis Capital, Belemi and the founder of the business.
  • Advised Romanian private medical services provider Regina Maria on the acquisition of a 51% stake in the stomatology clinics chain Dr. Leahu.
  • Advised GreenGroup on the acquisitions of UAB Ecso and UAB Zalvaris.

Romania > EU and competition Tier 1

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA fields a team of 'highly skilled legal professionals who are experts in EU and competition law'. The group handles the full range of competition matters, including major antitrust investigations, merger approvals, dawn raids, and compliance programs. The client base includes major international and domestic companies and financial institutions. The practice is jointly led by the 'strategic thinker' Valentin Berea and Roxana Ionescu, who focuses on merger control and state aid issues. Andrada Rusan is 'extremely bright and hardworking, a truly rising star'.

Practice head(s):

Valentin Berea; Roxana Ionescu

Other key lawyers:

Andrada Rusan; Bianca Florea; Serban Halmagean


‘The RTPR Team is fast and bold! What I love about them is that they speak on client’s language and they really understand the industry in which the company activates. I think they are excellent partners, an extension of the legal department.’

‘What I like about Valentin Berea is that he speaks on client’s language and he really understands the industry in which the company activates. I think he is an excellent partner, an extension of the legal department.’

‘The RTPR team is a longstanding partner for us, which we trust with our most intricate legal matters. The cooperation has always been outstanding – they are the perfect mix of legal expertise, hard work and creativity, hence we always trust that they would come up with the most creative and efficient solutions.’

‘Partner Valentin Berea is a very experienced antitrust litigator, who can pursue a case from stage one administrative phase all the way to a final ruling before local or even European courts, together with talented senior associate Andrada Rusan, who is also specialised in both competition litigation and day-to-day advice. On top of that, partner Roxana Ionescu also masters merger clearance and state aid matters.’

‘The team is composed of highly skilled legal professionals who are experts in EU and competition law. They have extensive experience in handling a wide range of legal matters within these areas.’

‘Great, well resourced team, covering the whole spectrum of competition matters – antitrust, state aid, merger control etc. They have the best antitrust litigation team. Very innovative when it comes to compliance training and they are also the most responsive lawyers I have worked with.’

‘Valentin Berea coordinates this practice and focuses on antitrust investigations and litigation. He is a strategic thinker, very creative, involved and passionate about what he does, which makes him wonderful to work with. Roxana Ionescu is a stellar merger control lawyer. She helped us get a merger clearance in record time, always super careful to every detail. Andrada Rusan is one of their associates, whom I have noticed to be extremely bright and hardworking, a truly rising star.’

Key clients

Groupama Asigurari


Zenith Media

Ursus Breweries

Regina Maria

Maspex Romania

Scania AB, Scania CV AB, Scania Deutschland GmbH, Scania Romania

Asirom Vienna Insurance Group

Henkel Romania

British American Tobacco

Work highlights

  • Represented Zenith Media Communications in a case before the European Court of Justice.
  • Represented Groupama in court proceedings concerning the reduction of a fine imposed by the Romanian Competition Council.
  • Advising Scania on a follow-on private damages case related to a cartel investigation.

Romania > Employment Tier 2

The employment team at RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA offers knowledge both ‘juridical, but also related to business and business management‘ to its client base of international and local corporates, spanning the media, technology, pharmaceuticals and financial services industries. The team carries out work both domestically and across the CEE region. Alina Stăvaru heads the team. Clients ‘highly appreciate‘ her guidance through complex employment disputes, including collective dismissals, voluntary leave plans, and sensitive high-profile individual dismissals. Diana Dimitriu and Cezara Urzica are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Alina Stavaru

Other key lawyers:


‘RTPR is our go-to law firm when things get more serious. They guided us toward the best possible outcome among all the options.’

‘Alina Stavaru was extremely helpful no matter the question. Would work with her anytime and I fully trust her advice. Furthermore, she took time to explain technical terms that were pouring towards me from all sides.’

‘RTPR has a very a professional team, well organised, with a lot of knowledge both juridical, but also related to business and business management.’

‘Alina Stavaru, impressed with her very efficient management of the projects, customer-oriented solutions and a very professional approach toward business and regulations.’

‘RTPR partners with the business, understand its issues and pressure points, strategy and objectives and subsequently produces viable and tangible legal solutions.’

‘Alina Stavaru, Diana Dimitriu and Cezara Urzica never hesitate to provide support when needed, their input is extremely valuable and very helpful.’

Key clients

Ezugi and Evolution Gaming

Innova Capital


MIRA (Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Estate Assets)

Mana Hours

NBCUniversal International

Work highlights

  • Advised Ezugi and Evolution Gaming on the process of implementing new internal regulations, as well as the standardisation of the procedures to be applied for each potential dismissal scenario.
  • Advised Innova Capitalon the structuring and implementation of a complex management incentivisation plan for its portfolio companies in Romania.
  • Advised MIRA (Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Estate Assets) on the management agreements for its newly acquired CEZ business in Romania.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Harnessing the firm’s wider M&A and corporate capabilities, the RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA energy team has standout experience advising on energy-sector transactions. Its focus is on the development of electricity distribution and renewables projects, alongside regulatory and reporting requirements. A recent area of growth for the team is in providing regulatory assistance for the development of greenfield projects. Victor Pădurari, team co-head, has a notable track record acting for international financial institutions in their project financing matters; co-head Mihai Ristici delivers ‘creative solutions’ to crossover M&A matters.

Practice head(s):

Victor Padurari; Mihai Ristici

Other key lawyers:

Bogdan Cordos; Vlad Stamatescu; Roxana Ionescu


‘Mihai Ristici is great at identifying solutions to client needs and always delivers creative solutions even in tense moments.’

‘Bogdan Cordos has great insights in terms of the industries we were looking into (energy, real estate), very practical approach, excellent knowledge and strong experience of the energy market. He is also very fast at getting advice across to the client’

‘Vlad Stamatescu is thorough and knowledgeable, but also practical on deals, great project management and understanding of our business context. Also very effective under the pressure of tight deadlines. We always had quality interactions with him which makes Vlad fun to work with.’

‘Roxana Ionescu has very deep knowledge of the M&A and competition industry.’

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Uniper Global Commodities


CEZ Romania

Engie Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Uniper Global Commodities on the regulatory requirements of trading natural gas on the Romanian market, reporting obligations, gas export and transit and general advice about the regulatory framework of the Romanian gas market.
  • Advising and representing Electrica in court proceedings in the first “facilitator-victim” case in the whole EU to date in which the client was fined for allegedly facilitating a cartel between its meter suppliers.

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 2

The ‘young and knowledgeable‘ IP team at RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA is particularly well known for its counsel in contentious matters and is one of the go-to copyright litigation firms in the country. The firm also has a robust patent litigation offering. On the non-contentious side of things, the team manages trade mark infringement and domain name issues for a broad client base. Valentin Berea is a dispute resolution specialist with a substantial IP practice. He co-leads the department with Lucian Mihai, also an expert in dispute resolution with considerable experience in intellectual property matters. Andrada Rusan and Ana Popa add strength at the senior associate level.

Practice head(s):

Valentin Berea; Lucian Mihai

Other key lawyers:


‘Young and knowledgeable legal practitioners with flexible approach to clients and colleagues.’

‘Andrada Rusan is a very competent, quick and responsive.’

‘Valentin Berea has meticulous attention to detail and extensive experience in his legal field.’

Key clients


Maspex Group


Motion Pictures Association of America

Alpha Bank


Horphag Research



Rio Bucovina

MGI International Sale

Work highlights

  • Representing Lidl in a dispute with Vel Pitar relating to the use of “wholewheat” on the packaging of bread.
  • Represented Bookster in a claim related to unfair competition filed by the majority of publishing houses in Romania.
  • Advising Maspex Romania on securing its rights over a new trade mark portfolio created to mark the revival of a production facility in Valenii de Munte.

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 2

‘full-service real estate team with profound legal knowledge’, RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA‘s real estate group works with lenders and borrowers covering urban planning and permitting, title risk, acquisitions and disposals. Several team members have crossover banking and finance experience, while others specialise in construction and development law. The team is co-headed by Alexandru Retevoescu and Raluca Năstase. Retevoescu is equipped to advise on real estate transactions and financing, while Nastase handles projects involving litigation. Ianita Tui is praised for her ‘great insights in real estate matters’.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Retevoescu; Raluca Nastase

Other key lawyers:

Ianita Tui; Bogdan Cordos


‘RTPR has a full-service real estate team with profound legal knowledge, and a pragmatic approach to deals. In one word, they are excellent!

‘I would like to mention Partner Raluca Nastase as a standout real estate lawyer. She is one of the most experienced real estate lawyers in Romania and I would recommend her to anyone looking for legal advice in this field.’

‘RTPR studies each case carefully to give us great the support that we need.’

‘The firm assisted our company with a lengthy and complex lease contract negotiation and had a great contribution to the success of the transaction. Their team displayed a deep understanding of the legislation and real estate matters.’

‘Ianita Tui has impressive negotiation skills.’ 

‘Very good understanding of the market in the context of the clients’ needs, great technical understanding of the projects we have been assisted in, really the team to go to for project development and virtually any legal matter.’

‘Raluca Nastase is an outstanding lawyer. Very creative and solution-oriented.’

‘Ianita Tui has great insights in real estate matters, a lot of practical knowledge, flexibility in finding grounded legal solutions to the most complex issues’

Key clients

ING Business Shared Services

Rodbun Grup

Ursus Breweries



City Grill


AXI Finance


Work highlights

  • Advising Rodbun Grup on the attempted acquisition of an industrial platform in Braila County.
  • Advised Regus on negotiations with ten different developers for their expansion in new offices in top locations in Bucharest for an aggregate of more than 20,000 sqm of gross lettable area.
  • Advised Zarea on the acquisition of a majority stake of 70% of the Domeniile Dealu Mare Urlati group – the target operates approximately 100 hectares of grapevines in Dealu Mare.

Romania > TMT Tier 2

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA‘s TMT team offers expertise across licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements and distribution agreements in addition to M&A transactions in the TMT sector. It has longstanding experience working with communications and cable operators, equipment and network suppliers, and technology companies, leveraging its partnership with A&O Shearman to support a number of international clients. A number of team members also have experience with data protection matters. Managing partner Costin Tărăcilă regularly acts for private equity funds in regard to their investments in the sector, and co-leads the team alongside Mihai Ristici.

Practice head(s):

Costin Taracila; Mihai Ristici

Key clients

Innova Capital

Evolution Prest Systems

Evolution Gaming

Catalyst Romania


Multimedia Est

Zenith Media

AROBS Transilvania Software

Motion Pictures Association of America

Mana Hours

Work highlights

  • Advised Innova Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in NETOPIA Group, one of the best known payment service providers (PSP) in Romania.
  • Advised AROBS Transilvania Software on the acquisition of the Future WorkForce Global group from Cluj-Napoca, specialised in providing complex business process automation solutions
  • Advised the founders of Qualitance on the sale of the company to Alten, a French technology and innovation consultancy and services group, with international operations in 30 countries.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 3

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA‘s dispute resolution practice stands out as ‘particularly strong in antitrust, IP, tax and regulatory litigation‘. The group has a solid track record in acting for multinational companies in a range of contentious work, and is often instructed to act as Romanian legal counsel on cross-border mandates. Valentin Berea leads the department, and is an experienced litigator and arbitrator, with a particular focus on competition and IP matters. Alexandru Stanoiu specialises in tax disputes, and Ana Popa is well versed in handling commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Valentin Berea

Other key lawyers:

Lucian Mihai; Alexandru Stanoiu; Ana Popa; Andrada Rusan


‘Valentin Berea is an excellent litigator.’

‘Dispute resolution team lawyers are very professional, open and available to provide support.’

‘I would like to recommend Alexandru Stanoiu. He is very professional and serious.’

‘We value greatly the RTPR team as our trusted, longstanding legal advisor. They are definitely trailblazers in competition litigation: always open to innovation in a given case, pursuing any legal avenue, juggling with multiple motions at a time on both merits and procedure, they can be trusted to fight a legal battle as their own.’

‘Talented senior associate Andrada Rusan has an impressive mix of skill and drive – she can be trusted to explore every inch of a case, creatively capitalise every substantive or procedural argument, and litigate a case with tenacity and conviction.’

‘The team is particularly strong in antitrust, IP, tax and regulatory litigation. What makes them special is that the lawyers in the team are well versed both in terms of substantive law and procedural aspects – as opposed to most firms where the substantive analysis of the case is done by a different team and not by the litigators actually presenting the case in court. At RTPR litigation is intertwined with the other practices (IP, antitrust etc.) which means that their litigators master the details of the case better than at other firms.’

‘Valentin Berea is great in the court room, but also a skilled negotiator, so he is also best placed to assist in complicated settlements.’

‘Alexandru Stanoiu is an excellent tax and insolvency litigator, with great results and extremely nice to work with. Andrada Rusan is a talented associate on the rise, always thorough and responsive.’

Key clients

CEZ Vanzare SA



Asirom (VIG Group)



Silcotub (Tenaris Group)

Ursus Breweries

Henkel Gmbh

Horphag Research

Sumiriko AVS Romania

Work highlights

  • Represented Groupama Insurance in a series of antitrust litigations against the competition authority.
  • Represented Sumiriko AVS Romania in tax litigation regarding the reimbursement of VAT.

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 eight partners: Costin Tărăcilă, Victor Pădurari, Alexandru Retevoescu, Mihai Ristici, Valentin Berea, Roxana Ionescu, Alina Stăvaru and Cosmin Tilea, 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

  • 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
  • Electrica in court proceedings in the first ‘facilitator’ case in Romania to date in which the client was fined EUR2.3 million for allegedly facilitating a cartel between its meters suppliers
    Contact: Valentin Berea
    Tel: +40 31 405 7780
    Email: valentin.berea@rtpr.ro
    Contact: Roxana Ionescu
    Tel: +40 31 405 7777
    Email: roxana.ionescu@rtpr.ro

Banking and finance:

  • Banca de Export Import a României (Eximbank) as the coordinating mandated lead arranger, and a syndicate of banks on the maturity extension of revolving facilities and modification of the syndicate structure under a secured term and multicurrency revolving facilities agreement granted to Alro, as borrower, as well as in relation to related security
  • BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Société Générale and UniCredit acting as Underwriters, Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners, Société Générale and Komerční banka acting as facility agent and security agent, respectively on the EUR1.150 billion financing of the CME acquisition, a media group which also includes ProTV, by PPF Group
  • 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
    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
  • Autonom Services, the most important independent player on the operational leasing and rent-a-car markets in Romania, on the first corporate bond offer programme established by a local issuer and respectively, on the private placement of the first tranche of corporate bonds issued under the offer programme through which Autonom attracted over EUR48 million funds
    Contact: Mihai Ristici
    Tel: +40 31 405 7785
    Email: mihai.ristici@rtpr.ro
    Contact: Victor Padurari
    Tel: +40 31 405 7783
    Email: victor.padurari@rtpr.ro

Corporate and M&A:

  • MidEuropa Partners on the EUR1.3 billion sale of Profi, in the largest transaction in the retail sector ever concluded in Romania
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) on the acquisition of a portfolio of power assets owned by CEZ Group in Romania, the largest M&A transaction in Romania in the previous 12 years
  • Intesa Sanpaolo Bank on the signing of the acquisition of First Bank from the American private investment fund J.C. Flowers
    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


  • 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


  • ENGIE Romania on the acquisition of an operational wind farm with a capacity of 80MW
  • Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) on the sale of CEZ Vanzare to Premier Energy PLC, owned by the Czech private equity fund, Emma Capital
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) on the attempted acquisition of a majority stake in the Romanian businesses of Enel, including its large portfolio of renewable (wind and solar) energy production facilities in Romania
    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
  • British American Tobacco on a patent infringement case in relation to electronic cigarettes
  • Deroni Ltd., a large international food products producer, in a series of IP disputes for the protection of its trademark ‘Deroni’ in Romania against an important competitor
    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 a EUR800 million 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 SDEE Transilvania Nord (Electrica group) in front of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in a high profile dispute initiated by RCS-RDS, the largest Romanian telecom services provider, that intended to enter the electricity distribution market and was hence challenging through a series of high stakes administrative cases our client’s electricity distribution natural monopoly
  • Successfully represented RBS Bank in an ICC arbitration held in Vienna, in relation to a contractual dispute
    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:

  • Oresa on the acquisition of logistics and industrial park Solo Iasi from Tester Group
  • Prime Kapital on the sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of nine retail centres to MAS Real Estate
  • 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

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
Competition & M&A Roxana Ionescu roxana.ionescu@rtpr.ro +40314057777
Corporate & M&A; Employment Alina Stavaru alina.stavaru@rtpr.ro +40314057777
Banking & Finance Cosmin Tilea cosmin.tilea@rtpr.ro +40314057777
8 : Partners
40+ : Lawyers
Bucharest Bar

CLIENT: Aleksandar Dragicevic, Principal
COMPANY/FIRM: MidEuropa Partners
TESTIMONIAL: “The best M&A team in town, their dedication and care to the client are unparalleled and thinking outside the box helps a lot in complex transactions needs.”

CLIENT: Gaetan Pacton, COO
TESTIMONIAL: “It’s my turn to pass on my words of praise and appreciation for the support, assistance, professionalism, attitude, chemistry that existed between your team and mine. We were a family that had a common goal to achieve and that was solely focused towards finding the most pertinent solutions and that, even in the middle of the night, always had smiles on our faces, good spirits and the energy to build this fantastic transaction.”

CLIENT: Haris Hanif, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Orange Money Romania
TESTIMONIAL: “The role of RTPR lawyers was essential to the success of this transaction. We found a long-term partner in the RTPR team, and together we identified the most suitable solutions in a complex project with a positive impact on the future of Orange Money’s customers and teams. Their experience in the field, their professionalism, involvement, as well as their speed and ability to respond, were of great help to us and made us feel that we have a reliable partner by our side.”

CLIENT: Jean Valvis, Founder
COMPANY/FIRM: Aqua Carpatica
TESTIMONIAL: “As an entrepreneur who has built premium brands, I expect excellence from those I work with, and RTPR have fully lived up to their reputation, proving to be the most professional M&A lawyers in the commercial field, with full focus on results.”

CLIENT: Serban Roman, Vice president
COMPANY/FIRM: Enterprise Investors
TESTIMONIAL: “We are very satisfied with our cooperation with RTPR Allen & Overy 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.”

CLIENT: Yilmaz Karakas, Investment Manager
TESTIMONIAL: “Once more, we are very satisfied with our cooperation with RTPR Allen & Overy 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 Allen & Overy in future projects as well.”

CLIENT: Dewald Joubert, Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Prime Kapital
TESTIMONIAL: “We are pleased to have had another very successful collaboration with RTPR Allen & Overy 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.”

CLIENT: Bogdan Câmpianu, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Wood & Company Financial Services
TESTIMONIAL: “We enjoy working with RTPR Allen & Overy because they provide the type of expertise, devotement, business-mindedness and a mix of local and international resources that we need in capital markets deals. We always want lawyers that have a “can do” attitude and are deal-makers, but are also knowledgeable of what sophisticated investors are expecting from IPOs.”

CLIENT: Laurentiu Ciocirlan, Head of Investment Banking
COMPANY/FIRM: Raiffeisen Bank
TESTIMONIAL: “The RTPR A&O team are very responsive, reliable and committed, which is important for a successful IPO, and they gave us the comfort needed on the various stages of the IPO. Having worked together in the last three IPOs, Electrica, Medlife and Sphera, RTPR A&O is definitely one of the go-to firms for sophisticated or time sensitive transactions.”

CLIENT: Marius Marin, CEO

TESTIMONIAL: “It was a real pleasure to work with RTPR Allen & Overy team not only on this project, but also in all the other stages of our collaboration started many years ago. During all these years and with each occasion I found in RTPR Allen & Overy team some excellent professionals, tremendously experienced, but also at least equally important, very special people with whom I grew a beautiful and sincere friendship. A team of lawyers which supported us in the most significant projects of Macon, the best team of lawyers in Romania.”

CLIENT: Cornel Soare, CEO
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.”


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.”


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”.


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.”

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.