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Clifford Chance Badea

Banking and finance Tier 1

Clifford Chance Badea acts for a mixture of banks, funds, financial services companies and multilateral lenders on the full range of domestic and cross-border banking transactions. As well as acquisition finance, the team has expertise in aviation, project and asset finance, and is also well versed advising on structured products and regulatory matters. Cosmin AnghelAndreea Sisman and Madalina Rachieru-Postolache are all very active in this area.


‘The team is always willing to support your business, and ready to help at any time and provide full support with any type of legal issue. When you have worked with them for many years over various projects and teams, and get to know each other as well as we do, collaboration becomes truly natural and it feels like one big team.’


Capital markets Tier 1

Clifford Chance Badea has an excellent track record advising issuers and underwriters on market-leading debt and equity capital markets products, including Romanian sovereign bond issues. Highly-respected partner Madalina Rachieru-Postolache leads the 'very professional and business-oriented' team that is praised for its 'attention to detail and responsiveness'. Other key lawyers include experienced counsel Cosmin Anghel and Radu Ropota.

Key clients

NEPI Rockcastle

Alpha Bank Romania


BNP Paribas

Erste Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Clifford Chance Badea has developed a strong profile for high-end corporate and private equity mandates, typically with a strong cross-border element. The firm regularly advises on major buyouts, distressed business acquisitions, divestment and restructurings, and is also well equipped to support clients in ancillary areas. Nadia Badea leads the team, which includes well-regarded counsel Loredana Ralea and Mihai Macelaru.

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‘The team is always willing to support your business, ready to help at any time and provide full support with any type of legal issue. When you have worked with them for many years over various M&A projects, and teams get to know each other as well as we do, collaboration becomes truly natural and it feels like one big team.’

‘Nadia Badea and Mihai Macelaru already feel like part of our own team, truly invested in the perfect functioning and management of every single project we did together. We very much appreciate their availability and dedication shown to us.’

Key clients

JC Flowers


Abris Capital Partners

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Clifford Chance Badea's practice is fully integrated into the firm's wider international network, ensuring that clients are well represented in major cross-border disputes. Team head  Simona Neagu is an experienced litigator with a strong background in international arbitration, as well as major infrastructure, telecoms, energy and procurement-related disputes.

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Real estate and construction Tier 3

Clifford Chance Badea is well equipped to handle complex cross-border transactions often with a strong corporate finance element. Nadia Badea's team was involved in several major acquisitions and developments and has a strong investment fund client base. The firm's track record in finance and capital markets inevitably feeds into the real estate side, and the team regularly advises on major financings and bond issues.

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Key clients


CA Immo

NEPI Rockcastle

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Clifford Chance Badea's market leading banking client base ensures a strong flow of creditor-led restructuring and refinancing work. Daniel Badea is the main contact within the firm following Vlad Peligrad's departure to become managing partner of KPMG Legal - Toncescu & Partners SPRL.

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The firm: Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, it prides itself on its approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. The firm always strives to exceed the expectations of its clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. It provides them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Types of work undertaken:

Capital markets: the capital markets practice concentrates on securities transactions and other products sold into the capital markets. The practice is founded on a full-service US and UK securities law capability, complemented by local securities law expertise in each of the key financial centres. It provides practical, integrated legal advice covering the full spectrum of global capital raising activities including public and private domestic and international offerings of traditional debt and equity securities as well as convertible and other derivative and structured securities.

Corporate: the corporate practice handles some of the world’s largest and most complex M&A transactions. It combines global transaction capability with a full service of English, US and civil law expertise in the key financial centres across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. In addition to mainstream M&A, the firm also encompasses leading specialist practices in: commercial contracts, competition and antitrust, communications, energy, healthcare, financial institutions, funds, investment banking, insurance, media and technology, and private equity.

Finance: Clifford Chance’s finance practice is the leading international finance practice of any law firm. The practice provides highly commercial and practical advice across the full spectrum of financial products including syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance.

Litigation, dispute resolution and risk management: the firm has experience in virtually all segments of the business and financial markets across multiple jurisdictions. The lawyers work with clients to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively – whether through arbitration, litigation or other techniques.

Real estate: Clifford Chance’s leading real estate practice offers UK, European, Asian and US real estate capability. The practice advises the real estate industry’s leading players on the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, PFI/PPP, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.

Tax, pensions, employment and incentives: Clifford Chance has one of the world’s largest international tax groups within a single law firm. The firm is uniquely placed to provide leading edge advice to clients, and the practice is structured on an integrated global basis. Local tax groups within the practice work closely with areas such as securitisation, securities, M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity, real estate and funds.

The pan-European VAT group advises on all areas of VAT and has particular strength advising on novel and complex issues in the structured finance, financial services, corporate finance and real estate sectors.

The team of experienced employment, employee benefits, ERISA, immigration and pensions specialists work with clients from a wide range of sectors to address local and cross-border issues.

International offices:Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jakarta*, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Riyadh**

*Linda Widyati & Partners in association with Clifford Chance

**Clifford Chance has a co-operation agreement with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in Riyadh

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Number of partners : 550
Number of other fee-earners : 3,300

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