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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.pelifilip.com

Alexandru Birsan

Tel:
Work +40 733 551 014
Email:
PeliFilip

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Banking/Finance and Capital Markets.

Position

Partner.

Career

Alex’s main areas of focus are mergers and acquisitions (including private equity transactions) and capital markets. His background includes diverse experience in other areas such as privatisations, telecommunications and IT, real-estate, project financing, energy and banking. Alex is a founding partner of PeliFilip. Previously Alex has worked for seven years in the Bucharest, London and Paris offices of a Magic Circle firm and has acted on projects in a large number of jurisdictions in CEE, CIS as well as Western Europe.

Languages

Romanian, English, French, Italian.

Member

Member of the National Association of the Romanian Bars and Bucharest Bar Association.

Education

LLB, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, top of his year (2002); University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (1998 ‚Äď 2002).


Romania

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Alexandru B√ģrsan - PeliFilip

Within: Capital markets

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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TMT

Within: TMT

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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