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Managing Partner: Cristina Filip
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 65
Languages: English, French, Romanian

Firm Overview:
Peli Filip is a leading Romanian law firm which provides top-quality assistance in virtually all areas of law relevant for businesses operating in or targeting Romania. Peli Filip lawyers are highly reputed specialists in Romania and were involved on the majority of innovative and large transactions in Romania in the past 15 years. Peli Filip is recognized for its pro-activity, commitment to finding creative legal solutions for its clients, in-depth knowledge of the clients’ businesses and consistent focus on pushing transactions to a successful completion.

Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions & General Corporate
Banking & Capital Markets
Real Estate
Energy & Natural Resources Projects
Dispute Resolution
Competition
Commercial
Data protection & IP
Employment

Mergers & Acquisitions & General Corporate
7 partners, 19 fee earners
■Kameran Financial Limited in relation to the sale of the shares held in EcoPaper SA and EcoPack SRL, a transaction estimated at f €208M
■Banca Transilvania in relation to the acquisition of Bancpost, which was regarded as the largest acquisition transaction in the Romanian banking sector in 2017
■Kingfisher in relation to the acquisition of the Romanian operations of (i) Bricostore, a leading regional operator and the number two DYI chain in Romania; (ii) Praktiker, one of the major home improvement and DYI chains in Romania
■Tiriac Group in its successful exit from Uni- Credit Tiriac Bank, the largest M&A transaction in the banking sector in 2015 in Romania
Key Clients: CVC Capital Partners, Tiriac Group, RCS & RDS S.A., Kameran Financial Limited, Hanesbrands Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical, Kingfisher.
Contact: Cristina Filip
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alexandru Birsan
Email: [email protected]

Finance:
3 partners, 12 fee-earners
■RCS&RDS, the leading regional communications and media company, on the complex refinancing of its outstanding bonds due 2020 and part of its bank debt through a EUR 350M high-yield bond issue under Rule 144A of the US Securities Act and a RON 1.687B (approx. EUR 380M) syndicated financing
■Raiffeisen Bank S.A. and ING Bank N.V. with the financing of the leveraged buyout of La Fantana S.R.L., a major supplier of bottled water and coffee in CEE and the refinancing of its existing debt with Erste Group, with an aggregated value of EUR 48,600,000
■A syndicate of 23 leading international and Romanian banks, in their various capacities in connection with an EUR 1 billion facility granted to OMV Petrom
Key Clients: Banca Transilvania, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Citibank, ING Bank, HSBC, Unicredit, RCS&RDS, Banca Comerciala Romania S.A., RBS.
Contact: Alina Stancu Birsan
Email: alina. [email protected]
Contact: Alexandru Birsan
Email: alexandru. [email protected]

Real Estate
3 partners, 10 fee earners
■Forte Partners in relation to the sale of The Bridge, an office project with a total gross leasable area of 100,000 sq. m. The transaction value is of approx. EUR 200M
■Portland Trust in connection with the sale of Oregon Park, its office project located in Bucharest, consisting of approx. 70,000 sq. m. of leasable area
■Skanska in relation to the land acquisition, development, leasing and sale of Green Court Bucharest, an office building complex with approx. 52,000 sq. m of leasable area
Key Clients: Skanska, Portland Trust, Forte Partners, Argo Real Estate, CA Immo, Kingfisher, ID Group, GTC, Vastint.
Contact: Francisc Peli
Email: [email protected] com
Contact: Oana Badarau
Email: [email protected] pelifilip.com

Energy and projects:
4 partners, 12 fee earners
■Various parties (investors, developers, financiers, suppliers) in relation to the transfer, development, operation and financing of energy projects (including nuclear, cogeneration and renewable power projects with an aggregate capacity in excess of 2,500 MW), as well as on contractual and regulatory matters with respect to such projects and access to various state aid schemes
■Various entities active in the fields of infrastructure and energy (including in oil&gas, power distribution and production and cogeneration) on concession, PPP and public procurement aspects
■Nuclearelectrica S.A. in the development of Units 3 & 4 of Cernavoda nuclear power plant and the establishment of a joint-venture with China General Nuclear Power Corporation, based on to the 2014 Government strategy
Key Clients: RWE, Petrom OMV, Steag, Nuclearelectrica, Hidroelectrica, RCS&RDS, Eximprod, WPD, Vinci, Aktor.
Contact: Cristina Filip,
Email: [email protected] pelifilip.com
Contact: Alina Stancu Birsan
Email: alina. stancu_birsa[email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
2 partner, 12 fee-earners
■RCS & RDS - the leading regional telecommunication and media company, on antitrust, audiovisual, copyright and commercial lawsuits against audiovisual and telecom regulators, other broadcasters and distributors
■A Romanian bank in an international arbitration seated in Vienna, in relation to a dispute stemming from a participation agreement with another financial institution
■Hidroelectrica in its challenge against the restrictions placed by the regulatory authority on its right to export electricity to the EU
Key Clients: RCS & RDS, Hidroelectrica, Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, Raiffeisen Imobiliare.
Contact: Catalin Alexandru
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
2 partners, 5 fee-earners
■An investigation regarding alleged anticompetitive agreements concluded on the electricity production and trading market (case settled)
■Major mobile telecommunication company in connection to various antitrust matters, including representing the client against a claim on the grounds of an alleged abuse of dominant position on the broadcasting market
■An investigation on the insurance market related to anticompetitive agreements on the MTPL segment
Key Clients: OMV Petrom, Artic, Inform Lykos SA, US leading IT software provider, RCS&RDS, VIG Group. Contact: Catalin Suliman
Email: [email protected]

Commercial:
5 partners, 8 fee-earners
■Petrom S.A., the biggest energy company in Romania, on implementing GDPR and reviewing its data processing procedures and policies
■Synevo Central Lab Clinical Trials in relation to the regime of clinical and non-interventional studies
Key Clients: Petrom S.A., Artic, World leading payment card scheme operator, U.N.S.A.R, Porsche Romania.
Contact: Ioan Dumitrascu
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
1 Partner, 7 fee-earners
■An important trading company in structuring the plans for reorganizing its sales force, including advising on ongoing collective negotiations to reflect the company’s position and market constraints
■A major multinational company in disciplinary proceedings, as well as negotiating termination deals with certain employees due to group changes
Key Clients: Auchan, Pandora, Honeywell, L’Oreal Romania, Nestle Romania, Citi Bank.
Contact: Ioan Dumitrascu
Email: [email protected]

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Filip & Company assisted Digi Communications in one of the largest bond issues by a Romanian issuer

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