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Managing Partner: Cristina Filip
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 68
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 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
■ 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
■ Banca Transilvania in relation to the acquisition of Volksbank Romania, which was regarded as the largest acquisition transaction in the Romanian banking sector in 2014
■ Kingfisher on the acquisition of the Romanian operations of Bricostore, a leading regional operator and the number two DYI chain in Romania
■ Citibank Europe plc, Dublin - Romania Branch on the sale of its Romanian consumer business to Raiffeisen
Key Clients: Banca Transilvania S.A., BC Partners, Tiriac Group, Digi Communications N.V., CVC Capital Partners, Hanesbrands Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical, Kingfisher
Contact: Cristina Filip
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alexandru Birsan
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Capital Markets:
3 partners, 12 fee-earners
■ Digi Communications N.V on the complex refinancing of its outstanding bonds due 2020 and part of its bank debt through a EUR 350mn high-yield bond issue under Rule 144A of the US Securities Act and a RON 1.687 bn (approx. EUR 380mn) syndicated financing
■ Digi Communications N.V., the majority shareholder of RCS & RDS S.A., regarding the initial public offering of shares and subsequent listing on the Bucharest Stock Exchange
■ The Romanian Ministry of Finance on the update of the EUR 20 billion EMTN programme and subsequent drawdowns under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933
■ A syndicate of 23 leading banks in connection with an EUR 1,000,000,000 multicurrency revolving facility granted to OMV Petrom S.A.
Key Clients: Banca Transilvania, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Citibank, ING Bank, HSBC, Unicredit, Digi Communications N.V, JMP Morgan Securities Plc
Contact: Alina Stancu Birsan
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alexandru Birsan
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
2 partner, 12 fee earners
■ British investment fund Argo Real Estate in relation to the exit from Sibiu Shopping City, the largest transaction to date in Romania for the retail sector outside of Bucharest
■ Skanska in relation to the land acquisition, development, leasing, as well as the sale of Green Court Bucharest, an office building complex of approximately 52,000 sq. m leasable area
■ ProLogis in relation to development and leasing of Prologis Park Bucharest A1, with a total area of the development of over 320,000 sq.m
Key Clients: Skanska, Prologis, Portland Trust, Argo Real Estate, CA Immo, Raiffeisen Property, Kingfisher, ID Group, GTC, Vastint
Contact: Francisc Peli
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Oana Badarau
Email: [email protected]

Energy & 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 and 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 and 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, Petrom OMV, Steag, Nuclearelectrica, Hidroelectrica, RCS&RDS, Eximprod, WPD, Vinci, Aktor, Veolia, Tedagua
Contact: Cristina Filip
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alina Stancu Birsan
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
1 partner, 18 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 strategic investor in the energy sector in two consecutive ICC arbitrations under a privatisation agreement in aggregate value of EUR 138 million
■ Hidroelectrica in its challenge against the restrictions placed by the regulatory authority on its right to export electricity to the European Union
Key Clients: RCS & RDS, Hidroelectrica, Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, Coca-Cola HBC, Raiffeisen Imobiliare, Garanti Bank, Kastamonu
Contact: Catalin Alexandru
Email: [email protected]

3 partners, 7 fee-earners
■ An American multinational technology company in an investigation opened by the Romanian Competition Council in connection to a public procurement procedure initiated by the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture for the acquisition of specific software services
■ 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
■ An international, integrated oil and gas company in respect to various complaints against the company on different relevant markets, as well as in respect to day to day compliance matters
Key Clients: Bayer, OMV Petrom, Artic, Inform Lykos SA, US leading IT software provider, RCS&RDS, Danone, Robert Bosch.
Contact: Catalin Suliman
Email: [email protected]

5 partners, 8 fee-earners
■ Synevo Central Lab Clinical Trials in relation to the regime of clinical and non-interventional studies
■ MLM companies over a variety of issues in relation to consumer protection, data protection, conflicts of laws, labelling, and pass porting legislation
■ Ambient in structuring its intended operational reorganisation, including aspects with respect to a franchising agreement, potential transfer of business and use of IP rights
Key Clients: ViSalus, WorldVentures, Arctic, World leading payment card scheme operator, Ambient, U.N.S.A.R. - Association of Insurance Companies
Contact: Ioan Dumitrascu
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
Key Clients: Coca-Cola HBC, L’Oréal Romania, Nestle Romania, Citi Bank, Pandora, British American Tobacco
Contact: Ioan Dumitrascu
Email: [email protected]