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SKYTOWER BUILDING, 246C CALEA FLORESCA, 15TH FLOOR, DISTRICT 1, 014476 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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Work +40 21 527 2000
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Fax +40 21 527 2001
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www.filipandcompany.com

Romania

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Filip & Company advised Banca Transilvania in relation to the acquisition of Bancpost, including advising on due diligence matters, transaction structuring and regulatory matters. A further notable highlight was acting for the National Bank of Greece in its attempted sale of Romanian subsidiary Banca Romùnească. Practice head Alina Stancu Birsan is supported by Alexandru Birsan and Carmen Peli. Alexandra Manciulea has been promoted to counsel; senior associate Mirona Apostu is also recommended.

Next Generation Partners

Mirona Apostu - Filip & Company

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Filip & Company advised Banca Transilvania in connection with the insurance and subsequent listing on the Bucharest Stock Exchange of euro-denominated unsecured subordinated tier 2 capital bonds. Practice head Alexandru Bürsan led on the matter and was assisted by recommended senior associate Olga Niƣă. In addition to acting on domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions, the team also provides regulatory and corporate advice and advised the Bucharest Stock Exchange on compliance and corporate structuring issues arising from its merger with Sibex – Sibiu Stock Exchange. Eliza Baias is an integral member of the team and has been promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Alexandru BĂźrsan - Filip & Company

Next Generation Partners

Olga Niƣă - Filip & Company

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Filip & Company acted for UK-based Kingfisher in its acquisition of Praktiker Romania, advising on due diligence, structuring and preparation and negotiation of the transaction documentation. Practice head Alexandru Birsan led on the matter; Carmen Peli and Alina Stancu Birsan are also names to note. The pair recently assisted Banca Transilvania with its successful acquisition of 99.15% of shares in Bancpost and all shares in ERB Retail Services and ERB Leasing. Cristina Filip is also a key member of the team and has experience handling mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial contracts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Filip & Company excels in competition, construction and corporate litigation and has particular energy sector expertise. Practice head Catalin Alexandru and recently promoted partner Mihnea Sararu represent RCS & RDS in a dispute with international film studios concerning internet movie piracy. Alexandru is also representing Hidroelectrica in challenging a fine levied by the National Energy Authority for the direct sale of electric energy on the Hungarian market; the matter is due a preliminary referral to The European Court of Justice. The recommended Alexandru Gosa has been promoted to counsel.

Next Generation Partners

Alexandru Gosa - Filip & Company

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Filip & Company acts in compliance matters and Competition Council investigations for clients from the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, TMT, retail, consumer goods, electronics and insurance industries. It assists Arctic Romania and Banca Transilvania with day-to-day competition issues, acting for the latter in relation to merger control proceedings following its acquisition of Bancpost. On the investigation front, practice head Cătălin Suliman represented Inform Lykos in the challenge of a decision made by the Competition Council. Senior associate Georgeta Gavriloiu is also singled out.

Leading individuals

Cătălin Suliman - Filip & Company

Next Generation Partners

Georgeta Gavriloiu - Filip & Company

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Filip & Company assisted Pandora Romania with the structuring and revision of compensation and benefits policies and advised L'Oréal on specific disciplinary and performance issues. On the litigation front, practice head Ioan Dumitrascu acted for Artic in a dispute concerning disciplinary issues and health and safety matters. Industries of expertise include financial services, IT, automotive, pharmaceutical, agriculture and FMCG. Razvan Ionescu is recommended for handling contentious work.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Filip & Company is advising Greece-based Mytilineos Holdings on the process of booking capacity for the transit of natural gas through Romania, including assisting with procedural steps and liaising with the relevant authorities. It also advised nuclear services company, Amec Foster Wheeler, on its sale to Kinectrics and represented RCS & RDS in its challenge to the monopoly powers of distribution companies. Alina Stancu Birsan and Cristina Filip head the practice, which possesses knowledge of the oil and gas, renewables, co-generation and nuclear energy industries.

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PPP and procurement
PPP and procurement - ranked: tier 3

Filip & Company

At Filip & Company, the team had an active year handling energy-related projects. Practice head Alina Stancu Birsan acted for Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica in relation to the development project of units three and four of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant. Work included the establishment of a joint venture with China Nuclear Power Corporation.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Transactions, construction contracts, developments, project management and high-end leases are particular strengths for Filip & Company. The team recently assisted a local Romanian developer with the sale of three office buildings in Bucharest comprising a gross leasable area of over 100,000sqm. Also on the transaction front, practice head Oana Badarau advised Skanska on the sale of an office building in the Campus 6 office complex as well as on the development and leasing of future office projects in Bucharest. Recently promoted partner Ioana Roman is recommended alongside transaction specialist Francisc Peli. Since publication, the entire team moved to Peli & Partners.

Next Generation Partners

Ioana Roman - Filip & Company

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Filip & Company

Recent highlights for Filip & Company include a number of insolvency proceedings and restructuring deals. Ioan Dumitrascu heads the practice, which has industry-specific knowledge and frequently acts for clients in the energy and natural resources, financial services, telecoms and FMCG sectors.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Filip & Company

Telecoms provider RCS & RDS is a key client for Filip & Company; it instructed the team in the acquisition by its Hungarian subsidiary of Invitel Tåvközlési Zrt, a key operator in the Hungarian telecoms market. The group, headed by Alexandru Birsan, is particularly knowledgeable of the IT sector, advising a Romanian business management consultant on a joint venture agreement with a Turkey-based IT company.

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