Mihai Ristici

Partner

Mihai is a partner of RTPR. Mihai focuses primarily on M&A, mainstream corporate and capital markets matters. He has significant experience in financial sector related matters, such as transfer of banks or loan portfolios, having advised on a number of significant transactions on the Romanian market. Among his clients, Allianz Capital Partners, Asahi Group, RBS Bank, Lone Star, Electrica, Facebook, DHL, Banco Comercial Português stand out for recent transactions. Mihai also has extensive experience in energy related matters.

In the capital markets field, Mihai frequently advises issuers and intermediaries on high profile deals on the Romanian market. Recent highlights include Electrica’s IPO, Purcari’s IPO or Autonom’s bond issue.

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Professional Highlights

Autonom Services, the most important independent player on the operational leasing and rent-a-car markets in Romania, on the first issue of corporate bonds
Facebook on the acquisition of the LiveRail group, a video advertising business created by a Romanian entrepreneur
Purcari Wineries Public Company Limited on its IPO and admission to trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange
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
Electrica on its IPO (issuer’s counsel) on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange
South Eastern European Fund on the sale of Total Soft, one of the most important ERP producers in Central Europe
Banco Comercial Português, the largest bank in Portugal, on the sale of Millennium Bank to OTP Bank
Allianz Capital Partners on a 30% stake acquisition of E.ON Distributie Romania, the largest electricity and gas distribution network operator in the northern part of Romania
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on its acquisition of the former SABMiller businesses in Central and Eastern Europe from AB InBev, including the acquisition of Ursus Breweries
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
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Awards & accolades

  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500 2020, Romania, Capital Markets
  • Market Leader
    IFLR1000 2021, Romania, M&A & Energy
  • Ranked in Chambers

News & Insights

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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 √   …

Mihai Ristici

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