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Filip & Company

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Market-leading team reputed for handling complex M&A transactions, including multi-jurisdictional mandates in collaboration with leading international firms. Acts on significant banking M&A transactions for leading Romanian and Greek lenders. Advises international corporate entities on the consolidation of their presence in Romania through the acquisition of local competitors. Possesses extensive experience handling corporate reorganisations and joint ventures for a premier clientele comprising key players from the technology, automotive and medical sectors. Demonstrates additional strength on corporate governance matters.

Strengths

One client lauds the team's "great performance and very useful input" on international matters, stating: "The team is working closely with law firms from other jurisdictions and adapting the legal advice to the realities in each jurisdiction."

Another client enthuses that the team "has been wonderful" and elaborates: "The lawyers provide proper legal care on transactions."

Work highlights

Advised the National Bank of Greece on the sale of its 99.28% participation in Banca Românească to EximBank by way of a share deal.

Notable practitioners

Alexandru Birsan handles M&A transactions and corporate governance mandates for leading local and multinational clients. One client highlights his "flawless execution," while another describes him as "solution-oriented and detailed" and appreciates his ability to provide "out-of-the-box solutions."

Alina Stancu Birsan is an experienced M&A practitioner who frequently handles acquisitions, joint ventures and share deals for local and multinational companies, as well as the Romanian subsidiaries of foreign entities. Clients laud her responsiveness and client-focused attitude.

Eminent practitioner Cristina Filip is widely recognised in the market for her expertise in M&A transactions. She regularly oversees complex acquisitions and divestments for clients from the banking, manufacturing and financial services sectors. Clients report that she is "very good at taking care of the interest of the client."

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Overview

Our team includes lawyers that have had major roles in the majority of the key mergers and acquisitions in Romania. They have excellent expertise on any Corporate and M&A legal matters, including on:
  • corporate restructurings (e.g., mergers, reorganizations, spin-offs, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures); 
  • corporate governance matters (including directors’ and managers’ duties and liability and management of publicly listed companies);
  • public and private acquisitions and disposals (share deals and asset deals); 
  • privatisations;
  • shareholders’ arrangements;
  • investments or exit structures;
  • private equity transactions; and
  • IPO, SPO, take over offers, squeeze-out procedures.

Selected credentials:
Assisting Banca Transilvania in the largest acquisition on the Romanian banking market in 2017, namely 99.15% of Bancpost’s shares and of 100% of the shares issued by ERB Retail Services IFN and ERB Leasing IFN, companies that are part of Eurobank group.

Assisting the Bucharest Stock Exchange in relation to its merger with SIBEX – Sibiu Stock Exchange. The assistance involved a sophisticated approach to the particularities of the merging entities, as operators of the only two stock exchanges in Romania.

Assisting Kingfisher in relation to the acquisition of (i) the Romanian operations of Bricostore, a leading regional operator and the number two DYI chain in Romania, (ii) the Romanian operations of Praktiker, one of the major home improvement and DYI chains in Romania

Members

Baias, Eliza

Birsan, Alexandru

Filip, Cristina

Nita, Olga

Stancu Birsan, Alina

Statescu, Monica

Corporate/M&A Department

Filip & Company

firm
Department location

Equilibrium Building, 2 Gara Herastrau

11th Floor

2nd District

Bucharest

Bucureşti

Romania

020334

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Romania

Corporate/M&A


Alexandru Birsan
Band 2
Alina Stancu Birsan
Band 3
Cristina Filip
Eminent Practitioners