Proven value added of legal advice due to commercial awareness, combined with analytical thinking skills are among criteria clients look at when ranking the best senior corporate counsels in the world. After reviewing more than 2,500 nominations, Vlad Peligrad was designated as the exclusive winner of the Litigation category for Romania in 2016.
"Client recognition in such a competitive and complex ranking process like the Client Choice Awards is, without a doubt, the best appraisal a business lawyer can wish for. I am honoured by the nomination and grateful for the distinction," Vlad Peligrad said.
"Vlad is a valuable member of our team, both as a skilled lawyer but also as a mentor for his peers and younger colleagues," Daniel Badea, Managing Partner of the Bucharest Clifford Chance office, said.
Vlad joined Clifford Chance Badea as Senior Associate in 2007 and was promoted to Counsel in 2013. With a comprehensive expertise in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, he advises and represents clients in all types of litigations and arbitration proceedings, also being a reputed arbitrator at the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.
The Litigation & Dispute Resolution team of Clifford Chance Badea has a nucleus of 10 senior lawyers who work closely with colleagues from the other practices within the firm, fully integrated with the global litigation and arbitration Clifford Chance network, working on complex commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency, international arbitration, white collar crime and crisis management around the world.
About Client Choice Awards
The Client Choice program was established in 2005; it recognises partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service, by surveying senior corporate counsels only. According to the program's representatives, clients are asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on service criteria such as quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.
To ensure that the results cannot be influenced, law firms are not informed when this initial round of research is conducted. The results of this survey are used to draw up shortlists for each work area. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to submit up to five referees. The research team conducts follow-up interviews and additional research where necessary. While based on thorough and coherent research, the results remain the subjective views of the Client Choice team.
This year, the program recognises 383 winners across 68 jurisdictions worldwide. All 2016 are available on www.ClientChoice.com
Clifford Chance has been present in Romania since 2006 and operates now as Clifford Chance Badea. The Bucharest office 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.
In the most recent editions of Legal500, Chambers Global and IFLR1000, Clifford Chance Badea ranks first (Tier 1) among law firms in Romania under the section of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets. It also has a strong Corporate and M&A practice, ranked Tier 1 by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2015-2016, and Tier 2 by Legal 500 and Chambers Global. IFLR1000 also ranks the law firm as Tier 1 for Project Finance and has twice in a row awarded Clifford Chance Badea with the National Law Firm of the Year in Romania Award at the IFLR's Europe Awards, in 2014 and 2015.