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News from Members The Clifford Chance Badea M&A Real Estate practice is joined by a new Senior Associate

The Clifford Chance Badea M&A Real Estate practice is joined by a new Senior Associate

by Clifford Chance Badea January 16, 2019

Clifford Chance Badea, the local office of global law firm Clifford Chance, has recruited Bogdan Crețeanu as Senior Associate in the M&A Real Estate practice coordinated by Partner Nadia Badea.

Bogdan has an 8-year Real Estate and Corporate M&A experience, advising major clients in areas such as Real Estate development, investment and management, constructions, retail, medical and energy-related services, in relation to complex deal aspects and structures of real estate assets acquisitions, development and financing of real estate projects, office, retail and industrial space lease, infrastructure projects, and public acquisitions.

His portfolio includes projects such as:

  • Advising some of the largest and most active Real Estate players in Romania in relation to the structuring, development, lease and sale of landmark real estate projects located in the main office hubs of Bucharest - Barbu Văcărescu – Floreasca, Pipera, Orhideea, Timpuri Noi and Expoziției areas respectively, and also in the countryside, such as industrial parks Bucharest West and Timișoara Airport Park;
  • Advising the largest European group, ranking 3rd globally among constructions materials and interior design retailers, in relation to the acquisition of two competitor chains active in Romania;
  • Advising Smyk All for Kids, an international manufacturer of children clothing, toys and products, and jewellery manufacturer Pandora in relation to their local expansion in existing or developing commercial centers;
  • Advising IHS in relation to the restructuring of the group’s medical and real estate activities, the successive sale of its medical activity to international operators active in Romania, and lease agreements for medical facilities located in the main cities in Romania.

Bogdan is a Law School - University of Bucharest graduate (2010), and a member of the Bucharest Bar (February 2011).

“We have a dynamic beginning of the year, with the ongoing M&A and Real Estate projects of 2018 close to being finalized, and new deals to be launched soon,” Nadia Badea, Clifford Chance Partner, said. “Bogdan brings further experience and enthusiasm to the team, and I trust he will have an important contribution to our efforts to provide clients with the best services, aligned to our international standards.”

“My decision to join the Clifford Chance Badea team was made in view of the international professional perspective and the complexity of projects I will be involved in. My experience, enthusiasm and motivation for continuous self-development will definitely help me contribute to the success of future projects,” Bogdan Crețeanu added.

The M&A and Real Estate portfolio of Clifford Chance Badea includes some of the most important local and regional deals, as the firm provides sell-side or buy-side advisory to multinationals, investment funds and global financial institutions. The firm is often the preferred legal advisor of the most important private equity investment funds active in Romania and in the region.

Milestone M&A projects recently advised by Clifford Chance Badea include:

  • Advising private equity fund Abris Capital Partners on the sale of courier company Urgent Cargus to Mid Europa Partners;
  • Advising Czech Media Invest (CMI) throughout the acquisition of the CEE radio assets of multinational media conglomerate Lagardère Group;
  • Advising BNP Paribas Leasing in the acquisition of shares in two Romanian companies from German-based group IKB that is exiting the local market;
  • Advising CA Immo in relation to the acquisition of Campus 6.1 office building in Bucharest from Skanska, a deal valued at EUR 53 million;
  • Advising J.C. Flowers & Co. in relation to the acquisition of Piraeus Bank Romania by funds advised by J.C. Flowers & Co., a deal marking the American investor's entry on the local market;
  • Advising the independent European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners in relation to its acquisition of a 30% stake in BitDefender, a leading global cyber security technology company;
  • Advising ROCKWOOL Romania during negotiations with CON-A Sibiu of the construction contract for a factory in Ploiesti, an initial investment of 50-million Euro that will represent the Danish group's first stone wool factory of Romania;
  • Advising a major Real Estate European institutional investor in relation to the potential sale of retail and office assets in Romania;
  • Advising one of the largest hypermarket retailers in the world, operating more than 300 units in Romania, in relation to the expansion strategy of its local retail network.

 

Clifford Chance has been present in Romania since 2006 and operates now as Clifford Chance Badea. The Bucharest office is fully integrated in the global network and 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.

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