After 10 years of dedicated business activity and dozens of successful M&A projects, particularly Private Equity, complex corporate projects and Employment and Benefits, Alina Stăvaru receives official recognition being promoted Partner within RTPR Allen & Overy, joining by that the team of five partners: Costin Tărăcilă, Victor Pădurari, Alexandru Retevoescu, Mihai Ristici and Valentin Berea.
"It's a first for us to make such a promotion coming from inside. Alina Stăvaru is one of the most gifted lawyers in the market, her important contribution to the development of the M&A and Employment and Benefits practices, the recognition in the local and international market have convinced us that she truly deserves this promotion. I congratulate Alina for this achievement! Yes, you can become a Partner in RTPR and yes, it depends directly on individual competence, customer recognition and contribution to the company's success", said Costin Tărăcilă, Managing Partner RTPR Allen & Overy.
"It’s a dream come true that makes me even more determined and ambitious. For me business law is not just a job, it is a real passion and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to practice it alongside the best professionals in the country and even from abroad, from which I learn every day. I am delighted to have contributed to the success of the M&A practice, as well as to the development of the employment and benefits law practice in which we have completed complex restructurings (including top management, stock option plans, transfer of business etc.). It is also a dream I worked for with proven results every year and increasingly complex challenges. So, it is possible! I thank my colleagues for their confidence and I wish we get as many achievements as possible together", said Alina Stăvaru, the new partner at RTPR Allen & Overy.
Alina Stăvaru graduated from the Faculty of Law within the University of Bucharest in 2004. For four years she worked for a British law firm and in 2009 she started working at RTPR Allen & Overy, going through all the hierarchical levels. Over the past five years, she has performed as a Counsel. Since 2017, she is Secretary of South Eastern Europe's Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Alina has been actively involved in around 100 projects over the last 5 years, including 31 signed and closed M&A deals in Romania (without taking into account the multi-jurisdictional transactions) and 22 Employment and Benefits projects. The most successful M&A projects are: the acquisition of A&D Pharma by Penta Investments (2018 transaction of the year on the merger and acquisition market), the purchase of Regina Maria by Mid Europa Partners from Advent (2015), the acquisition by Allianz Capital Partners of 30% of E.ON Distribution Romania (2016), Facebook acquisition of LiveRail group (2014) and Profi sale to Enterprise Investors (2009) and later to Mid Europa Partners (2016). Also, a large-scale project on the Employment area - a department that she has taken over and develops since 2016 - is Electrica, assisted by RTPR Allen & Overy team during one of the most complex restructuring projects in the country.
Alina Stăvaru's performance has also been recognised internationally. For example, since the beginning of the year she has received two important distinctions: "Rising Star" - IFLR1000 2019, ROMANIA, M&A and "Next Generation Lawyer" - LEGAL 500 2019, Romania, Commercial, Corporate and M&A.