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Filip & Company

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Managing Partner: Cristina Filip

Number of partners: 12

Number of lawyers: 70

Languages: English, French, Romanian

Firm Overview:

Filip & Company is a leading Romanian law firm which provides top-quality assistance in all areas of law relevant for businesses operating in or targeting Romania. Filip & Company lawyers are highly reputed specialists in Romania and were involved on the majority of innovative and large transactions in Romania in the past 16 years. Filip & Company is recognised 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: 7 partners, 17 fee earners

■ DIGI in the sale of DIGI Távközlési Szolgáltató Ltd. and of its subsidiaries Invitel, I TV and DIGI Infrastructure towards 4iG, active on the IT and telecommunications market in Hungary. The transaction was concluded on Monday, 29 November, the value of the investment reaching EUR 625 million.

■ ArcelorMittal in the sale of the former Sidex Galați steel mill to Liberty Steel

■ Banca Transilvania in finalising the acquisition from the Polosih group Getin Holding of the Idea Bank group in Romania, consisting of Idea :: Bank, Idea :: Leasing, Idea :: Broker de asigurări and Idea :: Investment.

■ eMAG in the acquisition of a minority participation and additional investment of EUR 1.5 million in the company that operates Flip.ro, the marketplace for reconditioned telephones.

Key Clients: Tiriac Group, Digi Communications N.V., Holcim, CEE Equity Partners, Kingfisher, eMAG

Contact: Cristina Filip

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Alexandru Birsan

Email: [email protected]pany.com

Banking & Capital Markets: 3 partners, 8 fee earners

■ One United Properties on the initial public offering of shares (IPO) amounting to more than RON 250 million, the largest offering of an issuer in the last four years and one of the largest in the history of the offerings conducted in Romania.

■ Banca Transilvania in finalising the acquisition from the Polosih group Getin Holding of the Idea Bank group in Romania, consisting of Idea :: Bank, Idea :: Leasing, Idea :: Broker de asigurări and Idea :: Investment.

■ National Bank of Greece in concluding a share deal with EximBank rearding NBG’s 99,28% participation in Banca Românească, the largest acquisition on the Romanian banking market in 2019

■ RCS&RDS S.A., in connection to an EUR 200,000,000 bridge facility agreement concluded with Citibank Europe PLC, Dublin, Romania Branch, ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam, Bucharest Branch, Citibank, N.A., London Branch and ING Bank N.V. and ING Bank N.V., in relation to the acquisition by Digi Távközlési és Szolgáltató Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság of the majority stake in Invitel Távközlési Zrt

Key Clients: Banca Transilvania, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Citibank, ING Bank, HSBC, One United Properties, RCS&RDS, JMP Morgan Securities Plc, NGB

Contact: Alina Stancu Birsan

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Alexandru Birsan

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Alexandra Manciulea

Email: [email protected]

Real Estate: 1 partner, 7 fee earners

■ Kingfisher PLC in relation to the acquisition of the Romanian operations of Bricostore, a leading regional operator and the number two DYI chain in Romania at that time and of Praktiker Romania, another major DYI chain on the market with 26 stores

■ Auchan in connection with various real estate matters related to their real estate portfolio in Romania in Romania, including leasing, construction, real estate permitting etc

■ Portland Trust in relation to the sale and forward sale of Oregon Park office project located in Bucharest with approx. 70,000 sq. m of leasable area

■ Centrul Medical Unirea, one of the leading private healthcare providers in Romania operating under the brand ‘Regina Maria’, in relation to the acquisition of a regional private health hospital and a series of satellite clinics

■ A Belgium investment fund in relation to the acquisition of an extensive portfolio of over 20 retail projects located in Bucharest and various secondary cities in Romania

Key Clients: Kingfisher, RCS&RDS, Țiriac Group, Anchor Group, Portland Trust, Raiffeisen Property International, Prologis, Nestle Romania. Auchan Romania, ETI Group, UBM Development AG, GTC, Reuben Brothers Group, Centrul Medical Unirea, Opsan, Pandora

Contact: Ioana Roman

Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources: 3 partners, 5 fee earners

■ Various parties (investors, developers, financiers, suppliers) in relation to the transfer, development, operation and financing of energy projects, including in the generation, distribution and supply markets and including on nuclear, cogeneration and renewable power projects with an aggregate capacity in excess of 3,000 MW, as well as on contractual and regulatory matters with respect to such projects and access to various state aid schemes

■ Various clients on matters related to the exploitation of natural resources, including rocks, mineral water and hydrocarbons

■ 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 project for the development of Units 3 & 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and the establishment of a joint-venture with China General Nuclear Power Corporation, pursuant to the Government strategy issued in 2014

Key Clients: RWE, Electrica, Petrom OMV, Steag, Nuclearelectrica, Hidroelectrica, RCS&RDS, Eximprod, WPD, Vinci, Aktor, Veolia, Tedagua

Contact: Alina Stancu Birsan

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Cristina Filip

Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution: 1 partner, 14 fee earners

■ RCS & RDS in an EUR 7 million VIAC arbitration and in its unprecedented challenge against the monopoly in the power distribution sector

■ The Romanian State in an EUR 477 million ICSID arbitration

■ Astaldi in an EUR 90 million ICC construction arbitration

■ Electrica in an EUR 16 million profit tax dispute

■ Porsche in an EUR 7 million commercial dispute

■ Banca Transilvania in an EUR 10 million VIAC arbitration

Key Clients: RCS & RDS, Porsche, Electrica, Auchan, Hidroelectrica, Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, Tiriac Holdings, Omniasig, Asirom, Banca Transilvania, ING Bank, Citibank, Kingfisher, Nestle, Zentiva, British American Tobacco, IBM

Contact: Catalin Alexandru

Email: [email protected]

Competition: 1 partner, 5 fee earners

■ Several clients in an investigation regarding alleged exchanges of information within the insurers association with a purpose of fixing tariffs on the MTPL insurance policies (case pending in court)

■ Major mobile telecommunication company in connection to various antitrust matters, including representing the client against a claim filed by the leading Romanian television broadcaster on the grounds of an alleged abuse of dominant position

■ A leading client in an investigation regarding alleged abuse of dominance on the marketplace platforms

Key Clients: Zentiva, OMV Petrom, Artic, BCR, Emag, VIG Group, RCS&RDS, Robert Bosch

Contact: Catalin Suliman

Email: [email protected]

Commercial: 4 partners, 16 fee earners

■ IT companies on employment law matters, as well as ensuring competition trainings

■ Auchan Romania on implementing a complex data protection compliance program

■ FMCG companies over a variety of issues in relation to consumer protection, data protection, conflicts of laws, labelling, and pass porting legislation

Key Clients: Arctic, BAT, Lóreal, Danone, Brico Kingfisher, Porsche Romania

Contact: Ioan Dumitrascu

Email: [email protected]

Employment: 1 partner, 5 fee earners

■ One of the main banks in Romania on restructuring of internal departments, including advice on dealing with conflicts with certain employees

■ A major FMCG company in preparing and conducting collective negotiations, as well as implementing certain changes in line with the global strategy

■ A major telecom operator on structuring and implementing the integration of another operator

Key Clients: L’Oreal Romania, Citi Bank Romania, Auchan Romania, Pandora

Contact: Ioan Dumitrascu

Email: [email protected]

Filip & Company rankings

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Romania
Banking & Finance
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
2
Banking & Finance
2
Band 2
Lawyers
3
Alexandru Birsan
3
Band 3
4
Alina Stancu Birsan
4
Band 4
U
Alexandra Manciulea
U
Up and Coming
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A
2
Corporate/M&A
2
Band 2
Lawyers
E
Cristina Filip
E
Eminent Practitioners
2
Alexandru Birsan
2
Band 2
3
Alina Stancu Birsan
3
Band 3
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