Helping our clients go further
We have one of the largest and most experienced corporate M&A teams on the Romanian market.
Our team has excellent expertise on any Corporate and M&A legal matters, including on:
- corporate restructurings (e.g., mergers, reorganizations, spin-offs, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures);
- corporate governance matters (including directors’ and managers’ duties and liability and management of publicly listed companies);
- public and private acquisitions and disposals (share deals and asset deals);
- shareholders’ arrangements.
We have constantly outperformed the market practice in terms of number of deals and value and projects.
We are top Tier in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 in Corporate and M&A.
Cristina Filip is ranked as Eminent Practitioner by Chambers Europe and is listed as a leading individual by Legal 500.
Alexandru Birsan is ranked in Band 2 by Chambers Europe and is listed as a leading individual by Legal 500.
Alina Stancu Birsan is ranked in Band 3 by Chambers Europe.
One client lauds the team’s “great performance and very useful input” on international matters, stating: “The team is working closely with law firms from other jurisdictions and adapting the legal advice to the realities in each jurisdiction.”
Chambers Europe, 2021
Another client enthuses that the team “has been wonderful” and elaborates: “The lawyers provide proper legal care on transactions.”
Chambers Europe, 2021
Clients praise the team’s “excellent knowledge of the client’s needs, very good expertise, availability and timely response.“
Chambers Europe, 2020
“They have problem solving abilities which come from their exposure to multiple M&A transactions. They put the client interest before their own ego and know when to take the steer and when to take one step behind.“
Legal 500, 2020
“Alex Birsan and his team have a very good understanding of the needs and interests of private equity clients. They were good at navigating difficult negotiations with a counterparty that did not have an experienced transactional lawyer, but rather a litigator with lots of opinions about how things should be done.”
Legal 500, 2020
“They’re a very prompt and reliable team with in-depth knowledge and understanding of business and cross-border transactions.”
Chambers Europe, 2019
“The lawyers are extremely reliable and very committed.”
Chambers Europe, 2018
- assisted the leading regional telecommunications and media company in relation to a complex refinancing by way of a high yield bond issue of EUR 450 million under Rule 144A of the USA Securities Act, listed on the Dublin Stock Exchange and a syndicated facility of EUR 300 million;
- assisted one of the largest banks in Romania in the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Microinvest, a company specialised in financing microenterprises and the leader of the non-banking financial institutions market in the Republic of Moldova;
- assisted a global banking and financial services company in concluding a share deal with EximBank regarding NBG’s 99.28% participation in Banca Românească (the largest acquisition on the Romanian banking market in 2019);
- assisted a multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Luxembourg, in connection with the sale of shares in several Romanian companies;
- assisted one of the largest banks in Romania in relation to the largest acquisition on the Romanian banking market in 2017, namely 99.15% of Bancpost’s shares and of 100% of the shares issued by ERB Retail Services IFN and ERB Leasing IFN, companies part of Eurobank group;
- assisted one of the world leaders in the building materials industry, in the acquisition of Somaco Grup Prefabricate, one of the largest precast concrete manufacturers in Romania;
- assisted a leading international energy company on the issuance of RON 250 million corporate bonds, listed in Bucharest;
- assisted the largest platform of extra-salary benefits for employees in Romania, in its acquisition by Edenred, the world leader in prepaid service vouchers, during all the stages of the process, including in the due diligence process, the transaction structuring, negotiation and completion process.
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