BUSINESS LAW
BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
WHAT WE DO

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Dispute Resolution
Commercial
BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial

"They're a very prompt and reliable team with in-depth knowledge and understanding of business and cross-border transactions."

Chambers Europe, 2017

„The lawyers are extremely reliable and very committed.”

Chambers Europe, 2015

“A team of young, enthusiastic and hard-working lawyers who help and complement each others' work whenever the case requires it.”

Chambers Europe, 2014

Our team includes lawyers that have had major roles in the majority of the key mergers and acquisitions in Romania.

They have 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);
  • privatisations;
  • shareholders’ arrangements;
  • investments or exit structures;
  • private equity transactions; and
  • IPO, SPO, takeover offers, squeeze-out procedures.

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BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting 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 Exchangeand a syndicated facility of EUR 300 million;
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Assisting a leading international energy company on the issuance of RON 250 MN corporate bonds, listed in Bucharest;
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Assisting a leading German manufacturer of industrial equipment in relation to the acquisition, by way of a public takeover offer, of a Romanian manufacturer of industrial equipment;
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Assisting a large regional multilateral financial institution on its first two issuances of RON-denominated bonds (having an aggregate value of RON 411 mn) and their listing on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial

“vast expertise in the real estate industry, flexible team and natural, sincere approach”

Chambers Europe, 2017

PeliFilip is “very client-oriented, committed.”

Chambers Europe, 2015

"The team was dedicated and proactive; even the junior members proved to be very knowledgeable."

Chambers Europe, 2014

Our real estate practice is comprised of well experienced and ambitious lawyers, accustomed to be at the very edge of the development of the Romanian real estate market.

We regularly advise on highly sophisticated transactions and are proud to have been involved in a high proportion of the landmark real estate transactions in Romania.

Our real estate team has acquired its reputation in leading Romanian transactions and has the ability and the experience to cover all legal services ancillary to real estate business.

Our expertise includes structuring of complex transactions from acquisitions of real estate properties up to exit points, development and financing of real estate projects, leasing, private-public partnership in real estate projects, infrastructure projects, as well as various regulatory matters related to the development of real estate projects.

Real Estate & Projects

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BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting a leading international project development and construction company, active in Europe, the USand Latin America, throughout the development and exit from a LEED Gold certified office project consisting of three buildings of approximately 52,000 sq. m leasable area located in Northern Bucharest.
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Assisting an UK based investment fund in relation to various matters related to the sale of a shopping centre in Sibiu consisting in a retail park with approximately 80,000 sq. m GLA.
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Assisting one of the largest owners, managers and developers of distribution facilities in the world, based in the United States, in relation to the leasing, development and exit from a logistic park located near Bucharest on the A1 highway. The total targeted area of the development exceeded 320,000 sq. m.
Real Estate & Projects

BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial

“ They are service-minded and have a thorough but commercial approach to the issues at hand.” – Chambers Europe, 2017

“it understands the business priorities of its clients and focuses on providing solution-oriented answers.” – Chambers Europe, 2016

“Very commercial, and good at analysing the law to provide solutions that work for us as the client.” – Chambers Europe, 2015

We have one of the most dynamic finance & capital market practices on the Romanian market. We are well versed in the intricacies of Romanian and European banking and capital markets rules and have extensive knowledge of the practice of the relevant regulators.

Our large financing team practices across a variety of sectors and cooperates smoothly with some of the best regulatory specialists in Romania to devise structures tailored to the specificities of the relevant industries.

In 2015 – 2017 we have advised in the top deals (by value) in Romania: the largest IPO to date, the largest financing & capital markets transaction of 2016, the largest ever syndicated financing, the largest capital market transaction of 2015.

Finance & Capital Markets

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BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting a syndicate of 23 leading international and Romanian banks, in their various capacities as coordinating mandated lead arrangers, bookrunners and original lenders in connection with an EUR 1,000,000,000 multicurrency revolving facility to be granted to the largest integrated oil and gas group in South Eastern Europe. This transaction is considered to be the largest financing of the year 2015 on the Romanian market.
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Assisting one of the three largest banks in Romania in relation to the acquisition of the local subsidiary of a private Austrian bank, including due diligence analysis, structuring and negotiating the transfer and post completion assistance. This transaction is regarded as the largest acquisition transaction in the Romanian banking sector in 2014.
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Assisting a Romanian authority on the Rule 144A upgrade of their EUR 20 billion EMTN programme and subsequent drawdowns
Finance & Capital Markets

BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial

"one of their greatest strengths is their strategic thinking: they always put the client first and are proactive and innovative in highlighting and addressing issues."

Chambers Europe, 2017

“The lawyers are flexible enough to find the solutions adapted to our strategy and culture.”

Chambers Europe, 2016

“a very dedicated and hardworking team of young and enthusiastic lawyers”

Legal 500, 2013

“The team has a large amount of experience, and guides us on which pieces of information are critically relevant to our case. We are very satisfied in terms of the team's knowledge, and the structuring of our case.”

Chambers Europe, 2015

Our litigation practice is built on the principle that the key to a successful strategy is in-depth awareness of the case, the client’s business and its objectives.

We believe that our impressive success rate (over 80% each year starting with 2009), combined with the importance of our clients and the sensitivity of the projects we manage, as well as the constant growth of our team are fair indicators of our abilities and expertise. This is why we have been selected by our clients to represent them in several cases standing as cornerstones on the Romanian market.

Our excellent dispute resolution practice covers all areas of civil and business law dispute resolution.

With international arbitration and commercial disputes standing at the core, the department also masters tax and administrative, energy and real estate litigation. Other areas of significant involvement include corporate litigation, fraud investigation, labour disputes, enforcement and insolvency, real estate litigation.

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BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting the leading Romanian telecom operator in several high profile disputes, including (i) a ground-breaking challenge of the existing monopoly in the electricity distribution sector involving proceedings against the national energy regulator, the Romanian Government, the relevant Ministries and the incumbent distribution companies; (ii) a case against several global companies involving online piracy; and (iii) several disputes against a major media company involving inter alia competition and commercial issues;
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Assisting a real estate developer in arbitration proceedings registered with the London Court of International Arbitration involving claims amounting to EUR 35 million;
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Assisting the leading company in the automatic data processing business in a challenge against an alleged cartel accusation brought by the Competition Council
BUSINESS LAW
Corporate, M&A
Real Estate & Projects
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Commercial

“Very commercial, and good at analysing the law to provide solutions that work for us as the client.”

Chambers Europe, 2015


“One of the best firms in the market. Although it's a relatively small team, the individuals take responsibility very personally and are accountable for what they do.”

Chambers Europe, 2014

Our dedicated team is widely recognized as one of the strongest on the market, allowing us to undertake even the most demanding assignments, to deliver knowledgeable evaluations and clear recommendations.



Moreover, our wide sectorial experience and our strength in each of the practices help us ensure that we are able to align a team of leading specialists on each project.

Our starting point is always having a deep understanding of the business, strategic and economic goals of our client.

We focus on all essential aspects in order to ensure client satisfaction.

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BUSINESS LAW
Commercial
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Commercial

5practice areas
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services
BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services

"approachable, easy to contact and willing to help us at very short notice."

Chambers Europe, 2017

"A very good understanding of the commercial and legal aspects of the problem."

Chambers Europe, 2016

Our antitrust practice is widely recognised as among the most experienced in Romania, with Cătălin Suliman being a top tier practitioner, ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe 2017.

We have a wide-ranging competition law expertise, in projects such as:

  • Full assistance during antitrust investigations on both vertical and horizontal agreements, abuse of dominance, including assistance during dawn raids and strategic advice, defence before the antitrust authorities and before the courts of law, leniency procedures, commitments or during settlement procedures;
  • antitrust compliance advice, including structuring transactions, distribution/ sales systems, franchising, marketing and pricing;
  • complex competition audits and training;
  • state aid matters;
  • clearances /approvals of transactions (merger control), including assistance with respect to commitments and remedies;
  • antitrust litigation.
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BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting a leading cement company in the first investigation of an alleged collective dominance and other acquisitions and investigations.
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Assisting the largest cable company on an antitrust complaint submitted to the Competition Council against a large local TV content supplier for refusal to provide its programs on the DTH TV carriage platform; assisting the client with defending against a complaint submitted by a large international content supplier arguing abuse of dominance (the complaint was rejected); assisting the client in one commitments procedure (comments against commitments proposed by a supplier of TV sports rights).
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Assisting a local company and its shareholder in connection with the first investigation in the pharmaceutical industry (also the first investigation of an alleged abuse of dominant position);
BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services

“It is a very experienced team with a great knowledge of the sector - the lawyers are dynamic and always ready to act."

Chambers Europe, 2016


PeliFilip has “an experienced team of professionals with great knowledge of the energy sector. Always ready to react and answer.”

Legal500, 2016


"The main strength of the team is, above all, the specialisation of the people in this area. The advice we got was very much to the point and it didn't take long for the lawyers to respond.“

Chambers Europe, 2016

Energy Law Firm of the year

The Diplomat, 2016


The PeliFilip energy team is recognized among the best on the Romanian market, due to its wealth of experience and a very large and diverse relevant transactional background. The cumulative experience of our energy team has been developed in the majority of the most complex and high profile transactions in the energy field in Romania of the past 15 years, as well as numerous international transactions.

Our energy team has acted for potential investors, developers, contractors, buyers, sellers, the Romanian government and/or financial institutions on a broad range of energy projects and transactions, thus gaining a thorough knowledge and a complex understanding of the issues raised by such matters.

Energy & Natural Resources

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BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting a leading European renewable power company in relation to the acquisition of a Romanian company developing wind farms with capacity exceeding 200 MW
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Assisting the leading Romanian oil company in relation to matters regarding the development and connection to the electricity transportation grid of a new co-generation power plant with a capacity exceeding 800 MW
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Assisting 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
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Assisting 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 scheme
Energy & Natural Resources
PUBLICATIONS:
Energy & Natural Resources

BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services

"The lawyers working for the firm have a very pragmatic and client-oriented approach. They are able to break down complex legal issues into easily understood solutions. The response time to our needs is also good, and that is particular important for us in terms of meeting our internal deadlines."

Chambers Europe 2017

“The lawyers were always helpful, attentive and answered all of our queries, no matter the hour."

Chambers Europe 2016

"The degree of expertise and the effective relationships built with the participants ensured the achievement of the desired outcome."

Chambers Europe 2016

When it comes to employment law, employers need effective prevention and strong advocacy. We specialise in offering pragmatic solutions to corporate clients.

The members of our team are confronted daily with the last trends, recent practice or case law and develop customised solutions in order to reach the objectives of our clients.

Our lawyers reunite experience on a large variety of employment topics, including on:

  • economic restructuring and transaction related labour matters;
  • litigation related to dismissals, payment of wages, restructuring situations, selections, discriminations or other matters concerning the employees or their union negotiations with executives concerning the termination of their mandates or employment agreements, distribution of powers within the company or their performance;
  • legal matters related to different pay systems and benefits;
  • development and implementation of regulations, policies, rules and instructions; collective bargaining and managing the relations with the unions or employees’ representatives;
  • assistance in dealing with the labor authorities in case of inspections or controls, including by providing dawn raids guidelines; assistance on work accidents and health and safety compliance;
  • analyzing particular situations, such as the use of non-compete, mobility, training and confidentiality clauses;
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BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Advising major corporations in dealing with various internal restructurings or in revising and negotiating company level collective labour agreements
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Advising a leading car manufacturer in redesigning its entire organization following takeover from another manufacturer, negotiation and implementation of collective labour agreements both at industry and company level
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Assisting our client in negotiating and concluding a consultancy and management agreement with one of the top players in the local pharma industry
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Assisting a top communication network in assessing risks of transfer of undertaking obligations while restructuring its businesses or performing acquisitions.
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Assisting a real estate developer in structuring the management scheme and revising the contractual arrangement to be entered into with the general manager and other management personnel in Romania.
BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services

Our contracts team helps clients reimagine contracting, from creation to negotiation, as a strategic part of their business, and not just as a mere cost-center.


Using powerful technology for full and immediate visibility into the business’s entire contract archive, clients are able to convert data into actionable intelligence—making sense of risk and allowing for stronger negotiations and better decisions. Contracts are executed faster, revenue is accelerated, more deals are won and customer experience improves.

We can provide representation for any type of contract or agreement, such as:

  • Distribution contracts;
  • Buy-sell agreements;
  • Employment contracts — employees, independent contractors and salespeople;
  • Non-disclosure agreements;
  • Partnership and shareholder agreements;
  • Vendor-owner contracts;
  • Joint venture agreements;
  • Leases and real estate contracts.

This list is illustrative, not exhaustive; we are equipped to assist you and your business with these or any other types of contracts and agreements.

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BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting a major Chinese motor vehicle manufacturer in connection to new car dealership, repair service and spare parts distribution, including comprehensive advice on Romanian and European law.
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Assisting the client in connection to the restructuring of its distribution and agency contracts, as well as in negotiating sale agreements of industrial equipment and setting warranty packages.
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Assisting a world leader in building materials in connection with sale, distribution, franchise, pricing and marketing matters, as well as in relation to the creation of the “national champions” companies.
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Assisting the largest Romanian household appliances producer with respect to distribution, promotions, advertising, pricing matters, in preparing and delivering training programs.
Contracts
PUBLICATIONS:
BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services

Our team is helping clients build and manage flexible regulatory response and compliance teams with quantifiable and consistent results. By providing the right amount of quality experience with operational efficiency, clients are even able to work within the constraints of severely supply-constrained environments.

Our lawyers are experienced in compliance services aimed at giving effective protection to clients with regard to all aspects of their business.

Our services in this field include:

  • Gap analysis of existing policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance and industry best practice
  • Assessment and preparation of regulatory filings
  • Advice and support on corporate governance and internal controls
  • Legal training for the client’s staff
  • Preparation of quarterly compliance reports for Boards, compliance committees or senior management
  • Conducting post trade monitoring for investment guideline compliance and reporting
  • License application
  • General regulatory health check on key areas of business
  • Comprehensive regulatory due diligence of regulated activities
  • Regulatory and compliance advisory services
  • Review of existing compliance and operations manuals and policies and procedures
  • Regulatory and compliance risk identification and assessment and development of mitigating internal controls
Risk & Compliance Services

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BUSINESS LAW
Competition
Energy & Natural Resources
Employment
Contracts
Risk & Compliance Services
SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting an international leading provider of corrugated & plastics packaging, in relation to addressing potential data protection obligations in the context of a cross-border arrangement regarding the use of a centralized data base, project involving the transfer of personal data across several EU member states.
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Assisting a financial company in relation to various data protection matters, including in relation to a project involving the processing of consumers’ personal data provided through electronic means and in relation to the use of such data for direct marketing purposes
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Providing assistance to an American leading multilevel marketing company active in the field of food supplements, over a variety of issues focused on data protection, including in relation to cross-border transfer of personal data, processing of personal data by electronic means and revision of cookie policies.
Risk & Compliance Services