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PeliFilip Splits Into PELI and Filip and Company

PeliFilip Splits Into PELI and Filip and Company

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Partners Francisc and Carmen Peli and several colleagues have split from Romania's PeliFilip law firm to create the Peli firm, with their former colleagues rebranding and operating as Filip and Company going forward.

Francisc Peli, who was Managing Partner at PeliFilip from 2008-2015, will assume the role of Managing Partner at Peli. In addition, according to the press release, "the Peli team will include Oana Badarau, Partner and Head of Real Estate — the same role held within PeliFilip, and Mihnea Galgoțiu-Sararu, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, who was previously involved in coordinating PeliFilip’s litigation practice."

"We are grateful that Peli is regarded as a well-established name in business law," said Francisc Peli. "We had exceptional opportunities for which we worked together with exceptional people. We were inspired to make the right decisions at the right time and this is one of them.” 

“The business environment is radically changing, and our team pursues to create first-class legal solutions adapted to the new reality," added Carmen Peli. "We thank all our partners and clients who credited us with their trust over the years — we will continue to give our unwavering commitment." 

In a statement sent to CEE Legal Matters, Filip and Company Managing Partner Cristina Filip said of the change that "certainly we are living the event of the year in the local legal industry," but insisted that the departure of the Pelis-led team "has no impact on the other partners or the existence of the firm." 

Peli Partners at a Glance

PeliPartners is a full service business law firm based in Romania.

A team specialising in complex projects that require innovative approaches, the PeliPartners lawyers have a wealth of experience in a variety of fields, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, financing, competition, infrastructure & concessions, energy, real estate and corporate law – being involved in some of the most important transactions on the Romanian market for the past 20 years.

Areas of practice

Corporate M&A: With a reputation gained in complex transactions across many sectors (such as financial services, healthcare, energy, IT&C and others), the PeliPartners lawyers are regularly called to assist strategic clients, as well as investment funds or entrepreneurs in relation to various corporate projects, including M&A, structuring or restructuring of groups of companies or corporate governance matters. The firm regularly works in cross-border projects and in collaboration with international law firms.

Finance & banking is a strong practice at PeliPartners, whose lawyers advise across various matters, including financing / refinancing, restructuring, performing and non-performing portfolio acquisitions, regulatory. PeliPartners has a well established reputation with banks and debtors alike. The firm is included in the panel of some of the largest banks present in Romania. PeliPartners advises as well on cross-border financing and restructuring transactions.

Competition & Commercial: PeliPartners’ antitrust practice enjoys a fantastic reputation among international and local clients. The firm’s lawyers are thought leaders and have advised in some of the most complex transactions and projects related to this jurisdiction. They advise on investigations, merger clearance procedures, as well as on various compliance matters, helping clients design and implement distribution, franchise and pricing systems and policies. The firm currently assists clients in sectors such as financial services, IT, telecom, retail, healthcare & pharma.

Real Estate & PPP: With a stellar reputation among local and institutional developers and investors, PeliPartners is called to assist in some of the largest transactions or projects on the Romanian market.

Dispute Resolution: This firm’s clients want to be assisted and represented by PeliPartners when disputes arise in relation to their activity. PeliPartners will put together mixed teams of practice experts and litigation lawyers, that can bring an innovative but thorough approach of each matter.

Firm's website: https://pelipartners.com/