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Europe Romania Corporate/M&A

This section relates to transactions involving different companies, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, shareholder issues. This broad category covers both public company and private equity (including venture capital) matters. The chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

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Band 1
  1. Filip & Company
    1
    Filip & Company
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Market-leading team with an excellent reputation for handling complex M&A transactions, including multi-jurisdictional mandates in collaboration with leading international firms. Acts on significant banking M&A and joint venture transactions for leading lenders. Advises international corporate entities on the consolidation of their presence in Romania through the acquisition of local competitors. Possesses extensive experience handling corporate reorganisations. Boasts a premier clientele comprising key players from the technology, telecommunications and hospitality sectors. Demonstrates additional strength in corporate governance matters for charitable organisations.
  2. Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA
    1
    Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Earns considerable praise for handling high-value corporate transactions for a diverse client list that ranges from sophisticated international private equity firms through to Romanian selling shareholders. Offers significant strength in acquisitions targeting the financial services, healthcare and energy sectors, as well as assisting with venture capital investments in the technology industry. Additionally acknowledged for its capabilities advising on reorganisations. Offers notable expertise in multi-jurisdictional M&A mandates.
  3. Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA
    1
    Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Renowned regional powerhouse with an excellent track record of advising leading international and domestic private equity houses on investments in the Romanian market. Collaborates closely with international law firms and with colleagues within the Schoenherr network to act for multinational clients on the Romanian aspects of European or CEE-wide transactions. Handles landmark transactions affecting the manufacturing, financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. Additionally demonstrates expertise in transfers of business in the energy industry.
  4. Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații
    1
    Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Longstanding presence at the top end of the Romanian market. Has demonstrable capacity to handle the local law aspects of international-driven global corporate deals that are coordinated by international counsel. Acts on the full scope of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, transfers of business and private equity deals. Offers expertise in cross-border intra-group restructuring. Broad industry focus spans a variety of sectors such as telecommunications, healthcare, retail, and food and beverages.
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Band 2
  1. Clifford Chance Badea
    2
    Clifford Chance Badea
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Notable team providing a full offering in corporate matters and sizeable M&A transactions. Handles local and cross-border acquisitions and divestments for a clientele comprising banks, manufacturing clients and pharmaceutical companies. Coordinates with teams from the firm's global network to advise on cross-border M&A transactions that involve the Romanian market and also acts on English law-governed transactions. Additionally experienced in private equity deals.
  2. CMS
    2
    CMS
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Well-reputed team with a significant workload for clients from the financial and technology sectors. Handles complex M&A transactions on both the buyer and seller sides and has significant experience in intra-group reorganisations, as well as cross-border restructuring. Particularly well known for international and CEE-wide mandates, with multinational corporate clients and private equity funds benefiting from the firm's extensive network of offices in the region and further afield. Also assists clients with the setting up of joint ventures.
  3. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen
    2
    Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Strong M&A practice active in key transactions in the Romanian market, assisting domestic and multinational companies with the acquisition and divestment of Romanian assets, as well as advising on investments in Romanian targets. Collaborates with international law firms on the Romanian aspects of the creation of multi-jurisdictional strategic partnerships. Client roster includes energy, technology, and food and beverage companies, as well as private equity firms.
  4. Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații
    2
    Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Reputable firm with an established M&A practice representing a roster of Romanian companies. Able to handle transactions of all sizes ranging from high-value telecoms and retail sector transactions through to smaller deals on behalf of domestic entrepreneurs. Assists foreign banks and investors with transactions involving local targets, as well as advising technology companies on their entry into the Romanian market. Also shows expertise in private equity matters.
  5. Wolf Theiss
    2
    Wolf Theiss
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Respected regional player that draws upon its CEE network to advise on multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, as well as acting alongside international law firms on the local law aspects of transactions. Often active in transactions involving the insurance and technology sectors. Offers additional expertise in setting up joint ventures and advising on transfers of business. Also assists selling shareholders with domestic transactions.
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Band 3
  1. DLA Piper Dinu SCA
    3
    DLA Piper Dinu SCA
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Respected name in the Romanian market that often coordinates with the wider DLA network to assist international clients with the local aspects of cross-border M&A transactions. Acts on both the investor and the selling shareholder sides of venture capital transactions. Also advises on corporate restructurings. Represents a number of clients from the technology and financial sectors. Clients benefit from the close cooperation between the tax, employment and real estate departments.
  2. Reff & Associates SCA – Member of Deloitte Legal
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Bondoc si Asociatii SCA (Bucharest)
    4
    Bondoc si Asociatii SCA (Bucharest)
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Solid practice with longstanding experience advising on local M&A mandates and on the Romanian aspects of cross-border transactions. Client roster encompasses companies from the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and energy sectors, as well as international investors. Also advises on corporate restructurings, joint ventures and the transfer of businesses.
  2. 4
    D&B David si Baias
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Frequently acts on the sell side of M&A transactions, including advising shareholders on divestments. Routinely assists with the local aspects of cross-border acquisitions, mergers and spin-offs as part of wider reorganisation processes, as well as with corporate regulatory matters. Regularly represents clients from the life sciences and energy sectors.
  3. Kinstellar
    4
    Kinstellar
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Works closely with the firm's network of offices throughout the CEE region to represent clients in multi-jurisdictional transactions. Well equipped to handle significant acquisitions and sales of shares for pharmaceutical, media and software companies, as well as agricultural businesses. Experienced in assisting private equity houses with the acquisition of Romanian targets. Offers additional strength providing corporate advice to foreign-headquartered companies expanding in the Romanian market. Also advises companies on corporate structuring topics.
  4. Mușat & Asociații
    4
    Mușat & Asociații
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Important domestic firm leveraging strong ties to major global firms to attract roles in significant M&A mandates for international corporate clients, regularly assisting clients from the shipping, technology and energy sectors. Offers particular expertise in corporate governance matters. Also advises on local and multi-jurisdictional restructurings involving transfers of business, share swaps and incorporations. Transactional strength is supported by broader competition, tax and finance capabilities.
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Band 5
  1. Dentons
    5
    Dentons
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Works alongside the firm's offices in other countries on multi-jurisdictional agricultural and pharmaceutical sector transactions that have significant Romanian law implications. Assists foreign-headquartered companies with all corporate issues relating to the founding of new Romanian subsidiaries. Advises clients on corporate restructurings. Represents a number of multinational private equity houses. Additionally, benefits from in-house German capabilities.
  2. Noerr
    5
    Noerr
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Draws on its German roots to advise a number of German clients from the retail and pharmaceutical sectors. Assists clients with entering the Romanian market and with strategic investments in the CEE region. Further expertise in post-acquisition and corporate restructuring, including corporate regulatory, negotiation of share deals and the incorporation of new companies.
  3. 5
    Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Particularly active in advising venture capital funds and other investors on investment projects targeting Romanian startups. Also acts for international companies and shareholders on the acquisition and sale of companies. Additionally assists international companies with the exit or restructuring of their local activities. Has a number of clients from the technology sector.
  4. bpv GRIGORESCU ŞTEFĂNICĂ
    Corporate/M&A
    Europe 2022 | Band 5