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Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP

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Managing Partner: Costin Taracila
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 38
Languages: English, Romanian

 Firm Overview:
RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP) is an association building on several years of working together in Romania. It combines the international expertise, resources and reputation of a truly global law firm with top flight Romanian lawyers who know local market conditions inside out. RTPR was incorporated in 2004 and has been working in association with Allen & Overy since 2008. RTPR Allen & Overy has five partners, 38 associate lawyers and more than 15 support staff in Bucharest, as well as ready access to its international team of M&A, finance, capital markets and projects lawyers dedicated to transactions in Romania. Together it handles the most sophisticated, demanding and high profile transactions on the Romanian market.

Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust / Competition:

■ Successfully represented Tymbark Maspex in an antitrust litigation in the context of the annulment of the fine imposed by the Competition Council in a high profile investigation on the food retail market
■ Groupama Asigurari in a complex antitrust investigation concerning a potential exchange of commercially sensitive information among the insurance companies in Romania
■ Arctic S.A. (part of Arcelik group) in the litigation case against the decision of the Romanian Competition Council by which the company has been fined along other seven companies members of ROREC WEEE collective association for an alleged cartel concerning price fixing and limitation of sales within buy-back campaigns organised by the association
Contact: Valentin Berea
Tel: +40 31 405 7780
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■ The syndicate of banks made up of ING Bank N.V. through ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam – Bucharest Branch, Banca Comerciala Romana, Raiffeisen Bank SA and UniCredit Bank SA in relation to an extended credit facility in amount of USD 360 million granted to KMG International group for covering the regular needs in the group activity
■ EBRD and ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam - Bucharest Branch on a EUR 96 million financing for CTPark Bucharest logistics park owned by CTP Group, one of the most active investors in industrial and logistics spaces in Romania
■ A syndicate of banks led by Raiffeisen Bank International AG in the context of the extension and certain amendments put in place in relation to Alro financing arrangements of USD167 million
Contact: Alexandru Retevoescu
Tel: +40 31 405 7784
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Victor Padurari
Tel: +40 31 405 7783
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Purcari Wineries Public Company Limited on its IPO and admission to trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange
■ Wood & Company and Raiffeisen Bank as joint bookrunners on the IPO of Sphera Franchise Group, the holding entity of KFC and Pizza Hut
■ Electrica on its IPO (issuer’s counsel) on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and on the London Stock Exchange. This is the largest IPO on the Romanian market to date
Contact: Mihai Ristici
Tel: +40 31 405 7785
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Costin Taracila
Tel: +40 31 405 7782
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
■ Enterprise Investors on the sale of Profi supermarket chain to Mid Europa Partners, the largest deal ever completed by a private equity fund in Romania and the largest deal in the retail sector in the country’s history
■ The shareholders of A&D Pharma, the largest pharma group in Romania, operating wholesale, retail and marketing and sales business and with operations in CEE as well, on the sale of the entire group to Dr Max, the Czech pharmacy chain owned by Penta Investments
■ DS Smith Plc group on the acquisition of EcoPack and EcoPaper, two major producers of packaging and paper products on the Romanian market
Contact: Costin Taracila
Tel: +40 31 405 7782
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mihai Ristici
Tel: +40 31 405 7785
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
■ One of the biggest employers in Romania on a group reorganisation, one of the biggest restructuring processes in the country, involving, inter alia, transfer of business arrangements, consultations and negotiations with trade unions, preparation of collective dismissals for hundreds of employees, handling challenges by various employees of the restructuring process, data protection, IP, corporate and real estate matters etc.
■ Worldpay on the employment implications (including transfer of employees) of their build, operate and transfer venture with Endava for the development of a software development centre in Romania
■ Facebook Inc on the indirect acquisition of a Romanian company and the employment law aspects implied by this acquisition
Contact: Costin Taracila
Tel: +40 31 405 7782
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
■ Societatea Energetică Electrica S.A. on the acquisition of the minority stakes held by Fondul Proprietatea in the company’s energy distribution and supply subsidiaries
■ China Huadian Engineering, part of the China Huadian Corporation on the joint venture with Complexul Energetic Oltenia, the largest coalfired electricity producer in Romania, for the construction and operation of a 600MWh power plant
■ EBRD on a USD 60 million financing to SNTGN Transgaz SA Medias, the national gas transmission grid operator, for the construction of Phase 1 of the Bulgaria-Romania- Hungary-Austria pipeline/corridor (BRUA project)
Contact: Victor Padurari
Tel: +40 31 405 7783
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■ Currently representing the most important Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios Productions LLLP, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., in the first site blocking case which has ever been tried in CEE, by suing internet service providers with the aim of blocking pirate movies websites
■ Currently representing Rio Bucovina (part of the Maspex Group), one of the largest mineral water bottling companies in Romania, in a high profile unfair advertising dispute against a close competitor (Carpathian Springs) in relation to an aggressive marketing campaign of the latter
■ Ursus Breweries on a series of complex trademark licensing and distribution contracts to be concluded with the Efes Group in relation to several core beer brands
Contact: Lucian Mihai
Tel: +40 31 405 7781
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Valentin Berea
Tel: +40 31 405 7780
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution:
■ Successfully represented Midtown Retail before the High Court of Cassation and Justice in a complex real estate litigation concerning a restitution claim filed by the formerly expropriated individuals for a plot of land where a supermarket is built
■ Successfully represented RBS Bank in an ICC arbitration held in Vienna, in relation to a contractual dispute against APS Fund Alpha
■ Successfully represented the National Bank of Romania before the High Court of Cassation and Justice in relation to a dispute with the ultimate shareholder of Banca Carpatica. The matter involved complex aspects regarding the right of the National Bank of Romania to suspend the voting rights of the shareholder of a commercial bank
Contact: Valentin Berea
Tel: +40 31 405 7780
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Lucian Mihai
Tel: +40 31 405 7781
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
■ Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and funds managed by Cairn Capital on the EUR 180 million secured bond financing agreement of Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd., one of the largest real estate developers in Romania
■ Regus in negotiations with five different developers (Anchor Group, Skanska, Unirii View, Dorobanti Offices and Portland Trust Developments) for their expansion in new offices in top locations in Bucharest for an aggregate of approximately 12,400 sqm of gross lettable area
■ Mitiska REIM, through its local vehicle, on the acquisition of a property located in Brasov, where a retail store is located
Contact: Alexandru Retevoescu
Tel:+40 31 405 7784
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ Trenkwalder in relation to the financial distress underwent by the Romanian subsidiary and the alternatives available to the company in order to address such financial distress
■ Banca Comerciala Romana in the complex acquisition financing by Somaco Antrepriza (which is in its turn an investment of the Swedish investment fund Oresa Ventures), of the business of Europrefabricate (a company in insolvency). The matter involved complex issues combining the financing, acquisition and insolvency areas
Contact: Alexandru Retevoescu
Tel: +40 31 405 7784
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 13 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

RTPR Allen & Overy advised WOOD and Raiffeisen on Purcari’s ABB

Mihai Ristici, Marina Giurgica

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RTPR Allen & Overy announces Partner promotion

Costin Tărăcilă, Alina Stavaru

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RTPR Allen & Overy advises Prime Kapital on probably the largest real estate deal in 2019

Andrei Mihul, Alexandru Retevoescu, Mihai Ristici, Andreea Burtoiu

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