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Filip & Company

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Romania > Banking and finance

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 Românească. 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.

Romania > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Alexandru BîrsanFilip & 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 Bîrsan led on the matter and was assisted by recommended senior associate Olga Niţă. 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.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Romania > TMT

Telecoms provider RCS & RDS is a key client for Filip & Company; it instructed the team in the acquisition by its Hungarian subsidiary of Invitel Távközlési 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.