Financial Institutions

We have a long track record in advising financial services companies, acting for leading retail and investment banks, asset managers and insurance companies.

Our Financial Institutions sector brings together lawyers with specialist legal expertise and deep industry knowledge from across all our practice areas. Our lawyers advise financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking regulation, antitrust matters and litigation and arbitration cases.

We are ideally placed to advise on both local and cross-border transactions in the financial sector and to manage projects of any size.

Transactions

Successfully represented the National Bank of Romania in relation to a dispute with the ultimate shareholder of Banca Carpatica
Successfully represented RBS Bank Romania in an ICC arbitration held in Vienna, in relation to a contractual dispute
An international financial institution on a Loan Agreement made available to Libra Internet Bank, for the financing of eligible sub-loans to be granted to MSMEs
An international financial institution on a EUR 40 million financing granted to Credit Europe Bank to be used for supporting local small businesses
Successfully representing Allianz Tiriac Asigurari before the Romanian Competition Council in a cartel investigation which was closed following the rejection of the Investigation Report (which recommended heavy fines) without any sanctions being applied
Aegon Societate de Administrare a unui Fond de Pensii Administrat Privat S.A. in court proceedings against the decision of the Romanian Competition Council for the annulment of the decision under which the company was sanctioned along with other managing companies of mandatory private pension funds (Pillar II) for an alleged allocation of customers. The fine has been reduced with 80%.
Cetelem IFN SA and BNP Paribas Personal Finance as regards the cross-border merger of Cetelem IFN SA into BNP Paribas Personal Finance
RBS Bank Romania on several transactions, namely: (i) the sale of its retail good book to UniCredit Tiriac Bank; (ii) the sale of its retail NPLs to a private equity fund; and (iii) the sale of its corporate good book and NPLs to UniCredit Tiriac Bank
Groupama Asigurari in a complex antitrust investigation concerning a potential exchange of commercially sensitive information among the insurance companies in Romania
Banco Comercial Português, the largest bank in Portugal, on the sale of Millennium Bank to OTP Bank
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Amendments to the Companies Law

√     Simplified procedure for transfers of shares to non-shareholders in SRLs √     Minimum share capital thresholds no longer applicable to SRLs √   …