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Clifford Chance Badea

Banking and finance Tier 1

The ‘very responsive’ and ‘prepared’ team at Clifford Chance Badea provides ‘appropriate and timely’ advice on the full range of banking and finance matters. On the acquisition front, practice head Daniel Badea recently advised J.C. Flowers & Co on the purchase of Piraeus Bank Romania. Counsel Cosmin Anghel is singled out by clients; he acted for BCR and BRD – Groupe Société Générale on a club loan facility granted to Netcity Telecom. Andreea Sisman is also a key member of the team and specialises in real estate finance and corporate finance and restructurings.

Capital markets Tier 1

Clifford Chance Badea handles the full spectrum of debt and equity capital market products for clients such as Raiffeisen Bank, HSBC and BNP Paribas. Recent highlights include advising Globalworth Real Estate Investment on drafting the prospectus and obtaining relevant regulatory approvals for the listing of a €550m bond on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and assisting Deutsche Bank and UBS Investment Bank with the secondary public offering launched by Alro. Madalina Rachieru-Postolache heads the practice.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Clifford Chance Badea's client roster spans industries such as private equity, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, IT&C, energy and real estate. Nadia Badea's team covers the full spectrum of corporate and M&A mandates and is particularly well regarded for multi-jurisdictional deals. It advised China Investment Corporation on the acquisition of Logicor, which owns and operates over 630 warehouses and logistics assets across Europe. It also assisted Czech Media Invest with corporate structuring issues arising from the acquisition of Lagardère’s radio assets in the Czech Republic and three other jurisdictions. Counsel Loredana Ralea is also recommended.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Clifford Chance Badea handles antitrust, healthcare, employment and construction litigation as well as arbitration and public procurement disputes. It successfully represented BRD – Groupe Société Générale in a claim pertaining to interest rate swaps. Simona Neagu, who heads the team alongside Vlad Peligrad, successfully represented Pfizer in a dispute concerning the Romanian Ministry of Health's public procurement procedure for the acquisition of a vaccine.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Clifford Chance Badea is noted for its ‘extremely professional, knowledgeable and detail-oriented’ team. Counsel Vlad Peligrad, who heads the practice jointly with Daniel Badea, is ‘relentless in pursuing the client’s best interests’. He advised Cris-Tim on its acquisition of insolvent meat processing business, Diavist Process, including its distressed assets. On the restructuring side, the team advised a consortium of banks on the financial restructuring of debt held by a Greece-based manufacturer.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Nadia Badea’s team at Clifford Chance Badea excels in real estate-related financing and M&A projects. A noteworthy instruction came from China Investment Corporation in relation to its acquisition of Logicor, owner of 630 warehouses and logistics assets across 17 European jurisdictions.

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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