The law firm received the distinction during the 3rd edition of Avocatnet.ro Awards Gala
Bucharest, 8 November 2013 - Reff & Associates, member of Deloitte Legal, received the award for Real Estate team of the year 2012 in Romania during the 3rd edition of Avocatnet.ro Awards Gala, marking its 6th Real Estate related award. An independent jury granted 17 distinctions to 15 legal and tax advisory competitors from the Romanian business community, along with three special prizes.
“We are honoured to receive this award, which is a confirmation of our sterling reputation as real estate lawyers. I am most grateful to our wonderful team, whose remarkable skills and dedication have made this possible. Our lawyers excel by thoroughness, responsiveness and commercial thinking and this is what the award celebrates,” said Alexandru Reff, Partner Reff & Associates, Deloitte Legal.
Avocatnet.ro Awards Gala gathered over 150 participants and brought together some of the top law firms in Romania.
“We are proud to continue to exclusively assist one of the most active real estate investors in Romania and to consistently advise on the largest and most complex transactions on the market,” said Robert Ionita, Associate Partner, Reff & Associates, Deloitte Legal. “This prize comes as a recognition of our Real Estate expertise.”
Reff & Associates assisted New Europe Property Investments plc with its most recent transactions in Romania, including the acquisition of the class A office building Lakeview from AIG/Lincoln Lakeview (the largest property M&A in Romania in the first quarter of 2013 and ranked by Ziarul Financiar as a top transaction in its rankings issued in March 2013), the acquisition of a 70% stake in the development of the Mega Mall shopping centre in Bucharest (together with the Austrian group Real4You), the acquisition from Bel Rom of the Severin Shopping Center in Drobeta Turnu Severin as well as a commercial centre in Deva. In addition, the team assisted New Europe Property Investments plc in the buyout of the co-investor in the development of the Vulcan site in Bucharest and has been involved in several other transactions which are still in progress.
The portfolio of the real estate practice includes other clients such as IKEA Romania, H&M, Hercesa, Moritz Group, Decathlon, First Property, AEW Europe.
About Reff & Associates
Reff & Associates SCA, with a team of over 40 lawyers, is well recognized locally and internationally for the quality of services and ability to deliver solutions on complex legal matters. The firm assists each year in transactions in aggregate over EUR 1 billion per year and is recommended by international legal directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and IFLR1000. The 2013 edition of Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa ranks Reff & Associates alongside leading law firms, and particularly recommends its lawyers for their expertise in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A and Real Estate work. As quoted in the said Legal 500 edition, the clients appreciate Reff & Associates as highly skilled and experienced, knowledgeable and professional, able to handle complex situations and having very good management skills. Reff & Associates is a Member of Deloitte Legal, a network of legal practices working with Deloitte all over the world integrated with the Deloitte multi-disciplinary advisory practice.
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