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PeliPartners and Firon Bar-Nir Advise on AFI Europe Acquisition of Majority Stake in Casa Radio

PeliPartners and Firon Bar-Nir Advise on AFI Europe Acquisition of Majority Stake in Casa Radio

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PeliPartners has advised AFI Europe on its agreement to acquire 75% in the development of the old Casa Radio building in downtown Bucharest from a company controlled by Plaza Centers NV. Firon Bar-Nir advised Plaza Centers on the deal.

The Romanian state controls 15% of the project, and third-party investors hold the remaining 10%. 

Casa Radio was first built in the late 1980s but remained unfinished. The first phase of the current project consists of the development of a mixed-use project that includes an office building and a shopping mall.

AFI Europe is a real estate development and investment company in Central and Eastern Europe.

The PeliPartners team was led by Managing Partner Francisc Peli and Partner Oana Badarau and included Senior Associate Alexandra Ionita.

The Firon Bar-Nir team consisted of Senior Managing Partner Ron Bar Nir, Partners Ana Lavan and Alina Moldovan, and Attorney-at-Law Ana Zagor.

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/