Bulboaca & Asociatii

 
Address: UTI Business Center, 9th floor, 31 Str. Vasile Lascar, Sector 2, Bucharest
Tel: 00 40 21 408 8900
Fax: 00 40 21 408 8911
E-mail: office@bulboaca.com
Web: www.bulboaca.com
Most senior representative: Adrian-Catalin Bulboaca, managing partner
No. of local partners: 8
No. of lawyers: 32
Year founded in Romania: 2007
Offices in Romania: Bucharest
Representative clients include: : Goldman Sachs International, Deutsche Bank AG London, Citibank International PLC, Erste Bank der Oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Martifer, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (including Romania), Unicredit Romania, ING Bank N.V. (including Romania), British American Tobacco, Hygiene Products GmbH, Kraft International, Pöyry Infra GmbH, Tymbark, Ascom Grup S.A., ImWind Immobilien

Partners and heads of practice

Bulboaca & Asociatii - Adrian-Catalin Bulboaca
213 - Adrian-Catalin Bulboaca , managing partner
Before forming Bulboaca & Asociatii, Adrian headed the Banking and Finance practice (including M&A in the financial sector) of Linklaters between 2001 – 2006, as well as their Energy practice during 2001-2003. He acts for domestic and international banks and borrowers in syndicated and bilateral credit transactions, secured and unsecured, and advises security takers and providers on the creation and perfection of guarantees and security.
Bulboaca & Asociatii - Corina G. Ionescu
214 - Corina G. Ionescu , partner
Corina’s key qualifications include structuring of high profile M&A, commercial transactions, large international financing transactions, banking and project finance. She was involved in several key privatisation transactions in Romania. She has also extensive experience in representing lenders and borrowers on a wide range of cross-border and domestic financing transactions.
Bulboaca & Asociatii - Valentin Berea
215 - Valentin Berea , partner
Valentin specialises in competition, intellectual property and litigation related thereto. Valentin has successfully coordinated the defence of a pharmaceutical company in one of the largest anti-trust investigations in Romania to date, which resulted in the first substantial fine reduction granted by a Romanian court. Valentin was also involved among others in the largest IP litigation to date in Romania as well as in a significant number of complex real estate transactions.
Bulboaca & Asociatii - Iulia Berea (Stoianof)
216 - Iulia Berea (Stoianof) , partner
Iulia is a partner at Bulboaca & Asociatii SCA. She has been extensively involved in a broad range of public and private M&A transactions, as well as corporate & commercial matters, including corporate governance issues, shareholders’ agreements, takeovers, winding-up and liquidation of companies. She advised on some of the largest privatisation projects, and also has significant experience in the banking & finance practice. Iulia’s expertise includes labour practice, representing clients in highly sensitive cases.
Bulboaca & Asociatii - Razvan Stoicescu
217 - Razvan Stoicescu , partner
His legal experience covers both financial services and capital markets, as well as banking and finance. Razvan continuously provides advice to both international and local financial and credit institutions with respect to derivatives on and off regulated environments, to financings, both through classical structures, or through capital markets, and relating security taking, to banking and capital markets regulatory issues as well as to banking M&As.
Bulboaca & Asociatii - Cosmin Stavaru
218 - Cosmin Stavaru , partner
Cosmin advised a broad range of clients such as strategic investors, investments funds and banks in M&A transactions (including private equity and privatisation deals), energy & natural resources, PPP & projects as well as corporate & commercial. He has advised recently on major and complex energy, projects and M&A transactions including acquisition, development and financing of wind parks exceeding 1,000 MW capacity.
Bulboaca & Asociatii - Ioana Motofei-Radu
616 - Ioana Motofei-Radu
Ioana is a member of the Romanian Bar Association. She has experience in corporate transactions, labour and litigation matters. She has been involved in various complex employment projects, ranging from transfer of undertakings, collective dismissals, re-organization operations, to preparing and negotiating collective labour bargaining agreements. Ioana has extensive experience in the practice of litigation and arbitration, particularly representing clients in various commercial disputes in front of all Romanian courts and arbitration courts.
Bulboaca & Asociatii - Costin Teodorovici
617 - Costin Teodorovici
Costin is a member of the Romanian Bar Association. His expertise includes advising a broad range of clients such as major international corporations, investments funds and banks in various financing projects (including real estate and M&A project finance), as well as various other corporate & commercial aspects. His expertise also extends to insurance and other financial services, and drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts.

List of the most representative projects

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Advised Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in connection with a USD 76 million loan provided to a Liberian shipping company for the purposes of financing part of the acquisition cost of a 180,000 TDW bulk carrier from Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries;
Advised Goldman Sachs International in connection with a proposed EUR 330 million loan facility, 80 percent sovereign guaranteed and 20 percent secured with assets, to Rafo SA for the purposes of undertaking the modernization of its refinery in Romania as well as in order to ensure funding for working capital;
Advised ING Bank Romania in connection with regulatory issues regarding the implementation and provision of certain electronic financial services as well as general regulatory advice;
Advised a leading Greek bank in connection with the restructuring of a EUR 75 million financing by the above mentioned bank and Piraeus Bank of the acquisition by HSBC of a local company operating a large retail park near Bucharest;
Advised UniCredit Leasing SA in connection with the structuring and regulatory issues regarding a contemplated acquisition of an office building by a Romanian central municipality.Specialist lawyers: Adrian-Catalin Bulboaca, Corina G. Ionescu, Razvan Stoicescu
Corporate / M&A
Advised RBS Asset Management Limited in connection with an equity and debt investment in Gada, a UK holding company in the healthcare business, supplying products and services to hospitals in Italy, Romania and Turkey, in order to assist it in the making of certain tactical acquisitions of similar companies in Eastern Europe;
Advised British American Tobacco in connection with general commercial matters on day-to-day business activity, as well as with respect to sensitive labor issues;
Advised Martifer Group, on the sell side, in connection with the proposed sale of up to 100 percent of the shares in the project company developing a 42 MW project in the Babadag area by way of a competitive process with multiple bidders;
Advised ImWind in connection with the proposed joint venture for the development of up to 100 MW of wind projects in the Dobrogea area with a well established Romanian wind farm developer and the acquisition of a micro-hydropower facilities portfolio in central Romania;
Advised Kraft Foods Romania in connection with several corporate, contractual and labor matters, assistance in governance and compliance issues.
Specialist lawyers: Corina G. Ionescu, Iulia Berea (Stoianof), Cosmin Stavaru
Energy
Advised the leading Portuguese energy group Martifer in connection with the development and EUR 23 million project financing of a 42 MW wind farm in south-east Romania granted by Banca Comerciala Romana, member of Erste Group. This is most likely the most important project financing granted by a local commercial bank in the Romanian wind farm sector to date;
Advised a consortium of energy companies (owned by local developers and Verbund) in connection with the structuring and negotiation of an operation agreement for a group of wind farms with aggregate power of 700 MW and in relation to other project contracts. This is one the largest wind farm projects on the Romanian market; it is also the first time a joint connection solution has been accepted by Transelectrica (estimated project value: EUR 1 billion);
Advised Eurocape New Energy Ltd, affiliated group of Stinag (Stuttgart Investment) AG, in connection with the development and financing of a 9 MW wind project in Oravita (the first operational wind park in western Romania), as well as with further corporate governance issues, general advice on project development and assistance in the negotiation of prospective project finance granted by a leading CEE bank for construction of the Oravita project. The deal involves complex public-procurement, regulatory and EU subsidies issues (estimated project value: EUR 17 million);
Advised Eurocape New Energy Ltd in connection with the acquisition of a Romanian company developing a wind project with a total capacity of 80 MW;
Advised Stream Invest Holding AG in connection with a due diligence on two wind farms (with an aggregate installed power of 35 MW) in view of obtaining financing for construction and with respect to related legal and regulatory issues.
Specialist lawyers: Cosmin Stavaru, Adrian-Catalin Bulboaca
Real Estate
Advised Martifer Group in connection with the sale of a large real estate property exceeding 900 hectares located in an area suitable for wind power projects;
Advised Windkraft Simonsfeld in connection with a land swap exchange transaction with a local competitor and a PPP agreement with the local municipality meant to secure the use of 800 ha of land for the purpose of developing a 84 MW wind farm;
Advised Sorne Wind in connection with the acquisition of approximately 700 ha of land and several real estate matters in the context of the development of a wind project close to Iasi;
Advised a Dutch group of investors in connection with securing public land in order to develop a greenfield co-generation CHP project;
Advised UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN SA in connection with the acquisition by the client of a well known hotel operated by Accor in Romanian under a leasing arrangement.
Specialist lawyers: Valentin Berea, Cosmin Stavaru
Competition
Advised a major international tobacco company in relation to a high-profile investigation by the Competition Council, as well as in connection with competition law compliance aspects, including an in-depth review of commercial policies;
Successfully represented an international private pensions fund before the board of the Competition Council in relation to a council investigation into the private pension funds market;
Advised a global insurance company in relation to a high-profile cartel investigation by the Competition Council on the private pension funds market;
Advised an international food company in connection with several competition law aspects;
Advised an international beverage company in connection with competition law aspects in relation to its distribution agreements, as well as in connection with a Competition Council investigation.
Specialist lawyers: Valentin Berea
Litigation
Advised and represented industrial and financial group ASCOM in connection with international arbitration concerning exploration and development contracts in Kazakhstan, arbitration litigation with a multi-billion USD claim;
Advised and represented UniCredit Leasing in connection with litigious matters pertaining to the recovery of a large portfolio of receivables (totaling EUR 60 million);
Advised and represented GE Capital (currently Garanti Romania) in connection with litigious matters pertaining to the recovery of a large portfolio of receivables (totaling EUR 20 million);
Successfully advised and represented UMT (Uzinele Mecanice Timisoara) in court to obtain an enforceable court decision against E.ON Gaz, the local gas distribution operator, followed by our successful enforcement of the full amount through the foreclosure of the opponent’s bank accounts;
Represented Martifer Group in court in relation to extensive construction litigation against beneficiaries and sub-contractors.
Specialist lawyers: Valentin Berea, Ioana Motofei-Radu
 
 
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