Corporate and M&A

Our corporate practice has been consistently ranked among the market leaders in Bucharest. We believe one key strength underpins this continued success – the fact that our corporate lawyers provide decisive, solution-oriented legal advice.

Over the past decade, we have advised clients on a number of landmark M&A transactions, restructurings, joint ventures, commercial and contract issues. We have also provided corporate legal services to many clients setting up operations in Romania for the first time and continue to advise them on their operations here.

We support buyers and sellers at all stages of the transaction, from bid preparation and submission to negotiation, sign-off and close. We’re known for getting to the heart of the most complex issues, creating the right strategy and deal structure and minimising the risk involved.

Our long experience of advising clients on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions means we are well placed to anticipate any issues and risks clients might encounter, providing them with top-tier legal advice when and where needed.

Transactions

Allianz Capital Partners on the acquisition of a 30% stake in E.ON Distributie Romania, the largest electricity and gas distribution network operator in the northern part of Romania. This is the largest transaction in Romania in the energy sector in the last years.
DS Smith Plc group on the acquisition of EcoPack and EcoPaper, two major producers of packaging and paper products on the Romanian market
Societatea Energetică Electrica S.A. on the acquisition of the minority stakes held by Fondul Proprietatea in the company’s energy distribution and supply subsidiaries
Facebook on the acquisition of the LiveRail group, a video advertising business created by a Romanian entrepreneur, with presence in New York, UK and Romania
Advent International Corporation on the exit from Regina Maria
Banco Comercial Português, the largest bank in Portugal, on the sale of Millennium Bank to OTP Bank
the shareholders of A&D Pharma, the largest pharma group in Romania, operating wholesale, retail and marketing & sales business and with operations in CEE as well, on the sale of the entire group to Dr Max, the Czech pharmacy chain owned by Penta Investments
Enterprise Investors on the sale of Profi supermarket chain to Mid Europa Partners, the largest deal ever completed by a private equity fund in Romania and the largest deal in the retail sector in the country’s history
the shareholders of Sano Vita, one of the most reputable and trusted food brands in Romania, on the sale of the business to the American private equity fund Highlander Partners
Asahi Group Holdings on the acquisition of Ursus Brewery, one of the largest beer producers in Romania, in a transaction in which the Japanese group Asahi acquired five former SABMiller businesses in CEE. This is the largest M&A transaction in CEE in 2016.
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Recognition

  • RTPR has a great (possibly even unique in the Romanian market) combination of local and international legal experience, which makes them extremely useful to international companies operating in Romania or to local companies looking to internationalize or go into the M&A arena with international buyers/sellers.
    Legal 500 2020
  • Proactive and very efficient. Excellent quality work, business oriented advice and exceptional approach in respect of each matter we entrusted to them.
    Legal 500 2020
  • A complete team with great experience, very reliable and with a very comfortable approach for me as an unfamiliar client with the legal issues related to M&A.
    Legal 500 2020
  • The best M&A team in town. Their dedication and care to the client are unparalleled.
    IFLR1000 2020, M&A
  • Prompt, dedicated, highly professional, energetic, responsive and responsible.
    IFLR1000 2020, M&A
  • Sources say that “the lawyers build a partnership with the client,” adding: “They are flexible and always offer to stay in touch and give support.
    Chambers Europe 2019, Corporate/M&A
  • Tier 1 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice in Romania
    Legal 500 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Tier 1 - M&A practice in Romania
    IFLR1000 2020, 2019, 2018
  • Band 1 - Corporate and M&A practice in Romania
    Chambers Global 2019, 2018

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