Did you know that 10 of the 18 law firms in Romania that have reported four or more client matters so far in 2023 are independent law firms, unaffiliated with international or regional law firms? According to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, that group of domestic Romanian law firms is led by Filip & Company and RTPR, both of which have reported working on 12 client matters so far in 2023.
While international private equity players still dominate blockbuster deals in CEE, locals and regional players are gaining more and more ground – especially in terms of volume. PRK Partners Co-Head of Corporate and M&A Practice Group Milan Sivy, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Managing Partner Gabriel Zbarcea, and Avellum Managing Partner Mykola Stetsenko provide an in-depth analysis of the PE landscape in the Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine.
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has successfully represented BMC Truck & Bus in two challenge proceedings arising from Bucharest Municipality's tender for the delivery of 100 electric buses and the related charging infrastructure.
Act Botezatu Estrade Partners has advised Louis Delhaize on the sale of its Romanian Cora operations – including ten Cora hypermarkets and eight Cora Urban stores – to the Carrefour Group. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour.
Leroy si Asociatii has advised Tereos on the sale of its sugar factory in Ludus, Romania, to private investors Mihaela Neagu and Mihail-Daniel Matache. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii reportedly advised the buyers.
A paradigm shift in Romania’s labor law granting additional powers to trade unions will likely liven up the area and lead to an increase in related mandates, according to Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Partner Serban Paslaru.
Considering the current state of affairs in CEE, market dynamics have shifted in terms of where investors are looking for safe investment opportunities, with some sectors seeing steadier capital flows and others struggling. Our experts chart the current hotspots and consider whether the markets are set to shift again.
There is a growing concern, across CEE, about a potential wave of insolvency and restructuring proceedings. Given the economic aftermath of COVID-19, coupled with the ramifications of rising inflation and interest rates, energy crisis concerns, and the war in Ukraine – the road ahead seems bumpy at best.
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised a banking syndicate on a new credit facility for MedLife, as part of the company's EUR 228 million syndicated loan. Mitel & Partners advised MedLife on the loan.
Law No. 265/2022 on the trade register and for amending and supplementing other normative acts with impact on the registration in the trade register (“Law No. 265/2022”) was published in the Official Journal of Romania No. 750, Part I, of 26 July 2022. Law No. 265/2022 entered into force on 26 November 2022.