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Clifford Chance Badea Adds New Counsel to the Management Team Loredana Ralea Joins the Law Firm Starting March 1

Date: 03/04/2014
Clifford Chance Badea, the local office of the largest law firm in the world, added a new member to its management team, with Loredana Ralea joining as Counsel.

With more than 15 years of experience with international law firms, Loredana is specialized in corporate law and commercial law. Throughout her career, she has been involved in large Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Employment Law consultancy, Financial Institutions and Insurance regulatory area. She has regularly advised on M&A transactions, and on day-to-day operations of clients in major industries, such as Banking & Finance, Consumer Business, Energy, and Leisure. She graduated Law School in 1994 and is a member of the Bucharest Bar Association.

"In recent years, we had the chance of meeting Loredana on the other side of the negotiation table," Partner Nadia Badea said. "We have always respected her professionalism and expertise, and we are now happy to welcome her to the Clifford Chance Badea team. It is, without a doubt, a valuable addition to our law firm, with an experience that will further consolidate the team, and a strong personality, constantly focused on pursuing the clients' needs and interests".

"Throughout the projects we have worked on together, the lawyers at Clifford Chance Badea proved to be interesting and challenging partners," adds Loredana Ralea. "Amid an ever-competing market, performance and professional rigor become essential selection criteria not only for business purposes, but for recruiting activities as well, for both sides. I am honored that my profile fits the Partners' strategy and I am deeply motivated to confirm their expectations and reach the defined targets".
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Clifford Chance has been present in Romania since 2006 and operates now as Clifford Chance Badea, being the only fully-integrated Magic Circle firm in Romania.

The Bucharest office has 3 partners (Daniel Badea - Managing Partner, Nadia Badea and Perry Zizzi) supported by an international team of 45 fee earners. Clifford Chance Badea is frequently involved in complex transactions such as syndicated loans, project finance, restructurings, Eurobonds and shares issues on international capital markets, derivatives, companies' acquisitions by strategic investors or private equity funds, infrastructure and motorway projects, real estate investments, etc., as well as domestic and international litigation and arbitration.

Clifford Chance Badea ranks first among law firms in Romania under the section of Banking & Finance in the most recent editions of Legal500 and Chambers Global, and is a Tier 1 firm under Banking, Capital Markets and Project Finance practices according to the latest issue of IFLR1000 directory.
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Notes to Editors:
1. Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegiate and team based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not for profit organisations. We provide them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.
2. Clifford Chance was ranked 'tier one' in more cross-border tables than any other firm in the Chambers Global 2013 Directory. This independent analysis focuses on firms' legal ability, professional conduct, client service, and commercial awareness, and these rankings provide outstanding recognition for the Firm's breadth of expertise and consistency of quality across global markets.

For further details, please access www.cliffordchance.com

For further information related to this press release, please contact:
Ana-Maria Gavrilă, Head of Communications
e-mail: ana.gavrila@cliffordchance.com
tel: +40 21 6666 143
mobil: +40 756 012 264

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