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Clifford Chance Badea
EXCELSIOR CENTER
28-30 ACADEMIEI STREET, SECTOR 1
BUCHAREST
Romania

Banking and finance Tier 1

Clifford Chance Badea remains a top choice for complex cross-border financing deals. The team, which is led by the highly rated managing partner Daniel Badea, regularly handles syndicated loans, structured products, asset finance and acquisition finance. The practice also offers a good understanding of financial regulatory issues and the growing fintech market is a key area of focus. Other key partners include capital markets head Madalina Rachieru, project finance head Andreea Sisman, and Cosmin Anghel.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Badea

Other key lawyers:

Madalina Rachieru; Andreea Sisman; Cosmin Anghel

Key clients

UniCredit Bank

Banca Comerciala Romana

EBRD

Capital markets Tier 1

Clifford Chance Badea remains a market leader for Romanian debt and capital markets work. The firm regularly advises underwriters and issuers on the full gamut of transactional and regulatory capital markets issues, including high yield bonds, EMTN programmes, green bonds, soverign eurobonds, and equity listings. Madalina Rachieru leads the team with strong input from experienced managing partner Daniel Badea , and the up-and-coming partner Radu Ropota.

Practice head(s):

Madalina Rachieru

Key clients

NEPI Rockcastle

Alpha Bank

Franklin Templeton

Deutsche Bank

Citibank

ING Bank

UniCredit Bank

Erste Group

Societe Generale

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Clifford Chance Badea has an extremely good reputation, particularly for high-end corporate M&A and private equity buyouts, advising both buyers and sellers. The firm's broader international reputation ensures a steady flow of impressive cross-border mandates, and the firm has recently been very active in the telecoms, energy, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and medical services sectors. Practice head Nadia Badea enjoys a strong market reputation, as do the team's experienced counsel Loredana Ralea and Mihai Macelaru.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Badea

Other key lawyers:

Loredana Ralea; Mihai Măcelaru

Key clients

Kingspan

Abris Capital Partners

J.C. Flowers & Co.

First Bank

REWE Group

Travel Brands (DerTour Romania)

Meinl Group

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Clifford Chance Badea clients benefit from the firm's impressive global network, which gives it a serious edge on cross border disputes. International arbitrations and investment treaty disputes are clear areas of strength, particularly in the infrastructure and energy space, with Bucharest practice head Simona Neagu working closely with colleagues elsewhere. At home, the team has good civil and administrative litigation experience, recently advising several high profile antitrust, public procurement and white-collar crime related claims. Managing partner Daniel Badea and senior associate Sabina Crangasu are other noteworthy names.

Practice head(s):

Simona Neagu

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Badea; Sabina Crangasu

Testimonials

‘A very well-established firm.’

Key clients

Strabag

Porr

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Clifford Chance Badea is a solid choice for complex real estate acquisitions, particularly those with a strong corporate element. The firm has good experience on the financing side, backed by market-leading capital markets and structured finance teams. The multi-disciplinary team caters for a variety of banks and investors, including several leading funds. Corporate head Nadia Badea has good expertise on cross-border real estate deals, with backing from experienced counsel Mihai Macelaru and Andreea Sisman.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Badea

Other key lawyers:

Mihai Măcelaru; Andreea Sisman

Key clients

AEW

NEPI Rockcastle

Banca Comerciala Romana

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Clifford Chance Badea brings a strong level of finance and litigation expertise to bear on complex insolvency and restructuring matters. The firm's large banking client base makes it an obvious choice for creditor-side mandates, often with a heavy cross-border element. Counsel Radu Ropota leads the team with strong input from experienced managing partner Daniel Badea.  Litigator Simona Neagu is one of the lead partners on the contentious side.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Badea; Radu Ropota

Other key lawyers:

Simona Neagu

Key clients

UniCredit Bank

Banca Comerciala Romana

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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