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Romania

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

PeliFilip

PeliFilip¬†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 Rom√ĘneascńÉ. 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 lawyers

Mirona Apostu - PeliFilip

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

PeliFilip

PeliFilip¬†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 B√ģrsan led on the matter and was assisted by recommended senior associate Olga NiŇ£ńÉ. 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 ‚Äď Sibiu Stock Exchange. Eliza Baias is an integral member of the team and has been promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Alexandru B√ģrsan - PeliFilip

Next generation lawyers

Olga NiŇ£ńÉ - PeliFilip

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

PeliFilip

PeliFilip 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

PeliFilip

PeliFilip 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 lawyers

Alexandru Gosa - PeliFilip

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

PeliFilip

PeliFilip¬†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 CńÉtńÉlin 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

CńÉtńÉlin Suliman - PeliFilip

Next generation lawyers

Georgeta Gavriloiu - PeliFilip

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

PeliFilip

PeliFilip 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

PeliFilip

PeliFilip 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

PeliFilip

At PeliFilip, 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 CernavodńÉ 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

PeliFilip

Transactions, construction contracts, developments, project management and high-end leases are particular strengths for PeliFilip. 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.

Next generation lawyers

Ioana Roman - PeliFilip

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

PeliFilip

Recent highlights for PeliFilip 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

PeliFilip

Telecoms provider RCS & RDS is a key client for PeliFilip; 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.

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