Filip & Company law firm assisted Banca Comercială Victoriabank S.A., one of the largest banks in the Republic of Moldova, in finalising the acquisition of BCR Chișinău S.A. from Banca Comercială Română S.A. The transaction documents were signed in March 2023 and meanwhile the regulatory approvals have been obtained.
“We are pleased to contribute to this transaction which consolidates and expands BT Group’s presence in the Moldovan market and we are delighted to support our client’s success beyond Romania. We are grateful to Victoriabank and Banca Transilvania Group for the opportunity to be part of this challenging and exciting project and thank them for their excellent collaboration”, said Alina Stancu Bîrsan, Partner at Filip & Company and Head of Finance & Banking.
The Filip & Company team involved in this transaction was mainly composed of Alina Stancu Bîrsan (partner), Cristina Filip (managing partner), Rebecca Marina (senior associate), Camelia Ianțuc (senior associate) and Bianca Gheorghe (associate).
Filip & Company acted as the lead consultant and partnered with the Moldovan law firm Vernon on the local law components. The seller was assisted by Schoenherr și Asociații SCA, together with Schoenherr Moldova.
The lawyers at Filip & Company have had important roles in many of the key M&A transactions in Romania. Whether they were privatisations, private equity, venture capital or growth capital transactions or other complex M&A, in most of the cases, at least one of the parties was legally assisted by Filip & Company. Furthermore, the lawyers at Filip & Company are ranked first in the most prestigious international legal directories – Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 – with their M&A practice, both as a team as well as individually.