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Managing Partner: Cristina Filip
Number of partners: 10
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 15 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:

6 partners, 19 fee earners
■Banca Transilvania in relation to the acquisition of Bancpost, which was regarded as the largest acquisition transaction in the Romanian banking sector in 2017
■ArcelorMittal in the sale of the former Sidex Galați steel mill to Liberty Steel
■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 UniCredit Tiriac Bank, the largest M&A transaction in the banking sector in the year 2015 in Romania
Key Clients: Warburg Pincus, Tiriac Group, Digi Communications N.V., Holcim, CEE Equity Partners, Kingfisher
Contact: Cristina Filip
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alexandru Birsan
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Capital Markets:
3 partners, 12 fee earners
■Assisting in relation to an intragroup restructuring, refinancing and recapitalisation matter at the group level of one of the most important CEE investment companies, with the current core market in Romania
■Banca Transilvania in the largest transaction on the Romanian banking market in the last few years, related to the acquisition of Bancpost, ERB Retail Services IFN and ERB Leasing IFN
■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, Unicredit, 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 present in Romania through the Brico Depot brand, in the acquisition of Praktiker România, which currently operates 26 stores and is one of the largest DIY retailers in the country
■Forte Partners in connection with the sale and forward sale of The Bridge office project located in Bucharest
■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.
■ProLogis in relation to development and leasing, as well as exit from Prologis Park Bucharest A1, with a leasable area is of approx. 110.000 sq. m.
■Centrul Medical Unirea in relation to the acquisition of a regional private health hospital and satellite clinics
Key Clients: Kingfisher, Tiriac Group, Prologis, Portland Trust, Raiffeisen Property, UBM Development AG, Reuben Brothers Group, Banca Transilvania, Prodplast Imobiliare, Real Hyper Magazine, Centrul Medical Unirea
Contact: Ioana Roman
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Projects:
3 partners, 12 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 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, 11 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
■Hidroelectrica in its challenge against the restrictions placed by the regulatory authority on its right to export electricity to the European Union
■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]

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 platform
Key Clients: Zentiva, OMV Petrom, Artic, Inform Lykos SA, Emag, VIG Group, RCS&RDS
Contact: Catalin Suliman
Email: [email protected]

4 partners, 16 fee earners
■Loreal on employment law matters, as well as ensuring competition trainings
■Auchan Romania on implementing a complex data protection compliance program
Key Clients: Arctic, BAT, Lóreal, Danone, Brico Kingfisher, Porsche Romania
Contact: Ioan Dumitrascu
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Catalin Suliman Email: [email protected]

1 partner, 7 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]

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

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