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PELI partners

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Managing Partner: Francisc Eduard Peli
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 24
Languages: English, French, Romanian

Firm Overview:
PeliPartners is a full service business law firm based in Romania. A team specialising in complex projects that require innovative approaches, the PeliPartners lawyers have a wealth of experience in a variety of fields, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, financing, competition, infrastructure & concessions, energy, real estate and corporate law – being involved in some of the most important transactions on the Romanian market for the past 20 years.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate M&A:

2 partners; 8 fee earners
With a reputation gained in complex transactions across many sectors (such as financial services, healthcare, energy, IT&C and others), the PeliPartners lawyers are regularly called to assist strategic clients, as well as investment funds or entrepreneurs in relation to various corporate projects, including M&A, structuring or restructuring of groups of companies or corporate governance matters. The firm regularly works in cross-border projects and in collaboration with international law firms.
Recent transactions include:
■ Assisting members of of Banca Transilvania group, the largest Romanian bank, in relation to the acquisition of Certinvest Pensii Societate de Administrare a Fondurilor de Pensii Facultative S.A., manager of the optional pensions fund “Pensia Mea”. The transaction was subject to approval by the Financial Supervisory Authority
■ Assisting AFI Europe, a leading real estate development and investment company in Central and Eastern Europe and a prominent player on the Romanian market, in signing the pre-sale agreement for the acquisition of the majority stake holding in the project company owning Casa Radio PPP project
Key Clients: Banca Transilvania, AFI Europe, Avon, Electrica, Pirelli, Porsche group
Contact: Carmen Manuela Peli
Tel: 0040 733 551 058
Email: [email protected]

Finance & Banking:
2 partners; 5 fee earners
Finance & banking is a strong practice at PeliPartners, whose lawyers advise across various matters, including financing/refinancing, restructuring, performing and non-performing portfolio acquisitions, regulatory. It has a well established reputation with banks and debtors alike. The firm is included in the panel of some of the largest banks present in Romania. It advises as well on cross-border financing and restructuring transactions.
Recent matters included:
■ Advising Mitiska REIM in relation to a syndicated facility granted by a consortium of Austrian and Romanian banks aimed at refinancing existing debt, as well as for funding a new development project. PeliPartners advised on structuring and negotiating the facility, as well as the security package and various post-closing matters
■ Advising a leading international banking group on implementation of certain PSD 2 policies
Key Clients: Banca Transilvania, Mitiska, Alpha Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, various CEE investment funds
Contact: Carmen Manuela Peli
Tel: 0040 733 551 058
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Commercial:
1 partner; 5 fee earners
PeliPartners’ antitrust practice enjoys a fantastic reputation among international and local clients. Its lawyers are thought leaders and have advised in some of the most complex transactions and projects related to this jurisdiction. They advise on investigations, merger clearance procedures, as well as on various compliance matters, helping clients design and implement distribution, franchise and pricing systems and policies. The firm currently assists clients in sectors such as financial services, IT, telecom, retail, healthcare & pharma.
■ Assisting U.N.S.A.R. – National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in Romania in relation to its court challenge of a decision of the Romanian Competition Council on the insurance market regarding a potential breach of article 5(1) of the Romanian Competition law and Article 101(1) of TFEU (including during the hearings in front of the authority)
■ Advising a leading card scheme in connection to antitrust matters, including with respect to setting up an electronic voucher cards scheme
Key Clients: UNSAR, Banca Transilvania, a Leading global card scheme, First Bank, Leading US company active in IT, Porsche group, various associations
Contact: Carmen Manuela Peli
Tel: 0040 733 551 058
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & PPP:
2 partners; 9 fee earners With a stellar reputation among local and institutional developers and investors, PeliPartners is called to assist in some of the largest transactions or projects on the Romanian market.
■ Assisting Skanska in relation to the sale of one of their office parks
■ Assisting Portland Trust in connection with the closing of the sale of Oregon Park, its office project located in Bucharest, consisting of approximately 70,000 sq. m. of leasable area, to Lion’s Head Investments Key Clients: AFI, Skanska, Vastint, Portland, GLL, Immofinanz, Porsche, Shikun Binui
Contact: Oana Badarau
Tel: +40 721 540 051
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
1 partner; 5 fee earners This firm’s clients want to be assisted and represented by it when disputes arise in relation to their activity. PeliPartners will put together mixed teams of consulting and litigation lawyers, that can bring an innovative but thorough approach of the matter.
Recent projects include:
■ After assisting U.N.S.A.R. - National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in Romania in the investigation conducted by the Romanian Competition Council on the insurance market regarding a potential breach of article 5(1) of the Romanian Competition law and Article 101(1) of TFEU (including during the hearings in front of the authority)
■ Assisting Wienerberger in the litigation initiated by Romsilva claiming an alleged overlap between the clay quarry operated by Wienerberger and a public ownership forest land. The litigation is particularly difficult considering the special regime of forrest land and the limited means of evidence for the plots of land in Romania during the communist regime. PeliPartners team is providing ongoing assistance to Mitiska entities on various dispute matters concerning real estate (e.g., disputes with neighbours, with tenants)
Key Clients: UNSAR, Skanska, Mitiska, Mitsubishi, Pirelli, Wienerberger
Contact: Francisc Peli
Tel: 0040 733 551 012
Email: [email protected]