Perry Zizzi, Partner of Clifford Chance Badea has announced his plans to leave the Bucharest office of the Magic Circle firm, effective July 15. Sources report that the he will move to the Bucharest office of Dentons.
Zizzi focuses on M&A and acquisition finance in various sectors, particularly real estate. He has worked on representing lenders, borrowers, buyers and sellers in complex, cross-border transactions in eastern Europe. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, he is admitted as a lawyer in the state of New York and as a foreign lawyer in the Bucharest Bar and the Czech Chamber of Advocates.
Zizzi has been with Clifford Chance Badea for almost 7 years. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Salans, one of the three firms that merged in March, 2013, to create Dentons.
In a press release announcing Zizzi's departure, Daniel Badea, the Managing Partner of the Clifford Chance Badea office, stated simply: “We thank Perry for the contribution and wish him success going forward.” The firm also announced that three counsels (out of the seven in the office) have been added to the partnership track and are due to commence what the firm describes only as a “complex selection process” leading to potential partnership. The names of the three were not disclosed.
When contacted by CEE Legal Matters, Zizzi confirmed his plans to move but otherwise declined to comment further. Dentons Bucharest also declined to confirm the move.