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Alexandru Birsan

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Standout mandates for Alexandru Birsan include co-ordinating with Hungarian counsel to assist with a EUR200 million bridge loan facility provided to RCS & RDS in Romania and to a Hungarian group company. He acts both on banking M&A and on lending transactions, and earns praise from market commentators for being "to the point, practical and business-oriented."

Alexandru Birsan heads the firm's corporate team and plays a leading role in key banking M&A, telecoms sector and private equity-driven transactions. Interviewees say that his deep knowledge of the Romanian market enables him to proactively present business opportunities to clients. "He can keep his cool and develop relationships not only with his own clients but also with the other side during what can sometimes be very tense negotiations," states a source.