Alina heads the Financial Services department and the Energy and Projects/PPP practices of Filip & Company. She has previously worked in the Bucharest and London offices of a Magic Circle firm and has been involved in projects in several jurisdictions.
Alina has advised on some of the most noteworthy deals in the energy, financial services and infrastructure sectors, including on M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, financing deals (including project finance) and regulatory matters.
Highlights of her activity include assisting:
- one of the largest groups active in the energy field in Romania in relation to the envisaged financing of around RON 1.2 billion in relation to several potential acquisitions;
- a large private equity fund based in UK in relation to an LBO financing for the acquisition of the two companies active in the energy sector in Moldova;
- Banca Transilvania in relation to the acquisition from Eurobank group of Bancpost and two non-banking financial institutions, as well as NBG on the sale of Banca Romaneasca to Eximbank;
- a leading international investment bank in relation to the financing of the acquisition by an investment fund of a real estate loan portfolio granted by Commerzbank, with a principal value in excess of EUR 525 million;
- BCR on a joint venture with BRD Societe Generale and Raiffeisen Romania in relation to CIT One, a cash management company;
- Holcim Lafarge in relation to the acquisition of Somaco;
- the leading Romanian oil company, in relation to matters regarding the development of the Brazi combined cycle power plant (the largest private power project in Romania) and the potential accession of the project to various support schemes;
- a leading European power company in relation to the projects for the development of units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant (the largest energy project in Romania) and the Belene nuclear plant in Bulgaria;
- two leading international banks, in their various capacities as arrangers, original lenders and original hedge counterparties in connection with an EUR 67 million project financing to Corni Eolian S.A., a Romanian wind farm developer and operator, and the related security package.