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Our team

Francisc Peli

Managing Partner

Francisc is a founding partner of PeliPartners and one of the most acclaimed lawyers on the Romanian market, having acquired his reputation in leading Romanian transactions. Ranked no. 1 in both Chambers Europe and Legal 500 (Romania) for real estate practice in Romania, Francisc is recognized as “exceptionally hard working and business-oriented”. He has the ability and the experience to cover all legal services ancillary to real estate business, from land acquisitions, financing, development and project management, construction contracts, lease agreements, to the most complex of exit transactions.

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Carmen Peli

Partner, Head of Corporate M&A, Finance & Banking, Competition & Commercial

Carmen is one of the founding partners of PeliPartners, with over 20 years of experience in Corporate M&A, Banking & Finance and Competition matters. Well-known for her innovative legal solutions, Carmen Peli acts as C-suite senior consultant for large corporations and investment funds. She has been a leading lawyer in some of the landmark M&A transactions in Romania in the banking, oil & gas, healthcare & pharma, retail sectors. Her deep understanding of economics and the ability to find common ground solutions are praised by clients.

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Oana Bădărău

Partner, Head of Real Estate & PPP

With a significant experience in landmark transactions and projects, Oana Bădărău is Partner and Head of Real Estate & PPP at PeliPartners, coordinating the practice that gathers one of the largest and most experienced real estate legal teams in Romania. Prior to joining PeliPartners, Oana was Partner and Head of Real Estate at a local law firm. Oana’s expertise includes real estate transactions, development and financing of projects, land acquisition, leasing, urban planning. Oana advises regularly on construction law, particularly by providing legal assistance on FIDIC forms and FIDIC adjudication/arbitration.

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Ana Atanasiu

Managing Associate

With more than 13 years of experience in the legal field and holding a PhD in Commercial Law, Ana is specialized in a wide range of litigation, including with respect to shareholder protection against abuse of minority/majority rights and in boardroom risks and liabilities. Ana also advises in alternative dispute resolution procedures as arbitrator or mediator and assists clients on corporate and regulatory matters. Ana is often appointed as law expert in various working groups amending corporate and capital market laws and regulations (organized by the Financial Supervisory Authority; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Finance etc.).

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Oana Bucșa

Managing Associate

Having previously collaborated with other top local law firms, Oana has gained extensive knowledge in dealing with complex competition and commercial law mandates. She has advised clients on a various range of projects, focusing on investigations of the Romanian Competition Council, merger control, structuring of commercial contracts, state aid, competition compliance programs, as well as data protection matters.

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Mădălina Fildan Răileanu

Managing Associate

With over 20 years of experience in business law, Mădălina’s main practice areas are real estate, energy & natural resources and mergers & acquisitions, in which she has a senior specialist position and project coordination role. She participated in projects that span a large part of the real estate market, including retail, residential, office buildings as well as the industrial and forestry areas. Mădălina was directly involved in and coordinated legal transactions related to the sale or acquisition of lands, construction projects, forward purchase projects and the lease of commercial centers, office buildings and logistic centers.

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Alexandra Ioniță

Managing Associate

During her 8 years of experience, Alexandra has been involved in numerous real estate investment and divestment transactions. Her work ranges from due diligence review to preparing transaction documents and assisting clients on various post-transactional matters. Alexandra’s background also includes advising clients on real estate development matters, construction agreements, preparing and negotiating lease agreements for office and retail premises, and assisting clients on corporate and commercial aspects.

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Andrada Bogeag

Senior Associate

Andrada’s main area of practice is real estate. She has been involved in a variety of transactional and non-transactional real estate matters, including due diligence investigations for the acquisition and sale of real estate and preparing a wide range of agreements, including lease agreements for office premises, as well as various service contracts.

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Delia Dumitrescu

Senior Associate

Delia provides legal assistance in relation to various corporate and commercial matters. She has been involved in various multi-disciplinary and cross-border projects and in complex due diligence analysis. Delia has also advises clients on regulatory matters, consumer protection, labelling and life sciences.

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Denisa Frîncu

Senior Associate

Denisa has been involved in a variety of transactional and non-transactional real estate, commercial and corporate matters, including legal due diligence investigations for the acquisition of real estate, construction projects, drafting and negotiating various agreements.

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Delia Lepădatu

Senior Associate

Before joining our Finance & Banking practice at PeliPartners, Delia has gained significant experience with a renowned business law firm, having the opportunity to be involved in various projects. Delia was part of multiple financing transactions, negotiations and legal due diligence investigations, while also acquiring experience in areas such as restructuring & insolvency, debt recovery procedures and general commercial matters.

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Mirabela Maria

Senior Associate

Mirabela's background includes complex real estate projects with a strong corporate and M&A component, as well as several significant commercial projects. She has assisted clients in all stages of development of their real estate projects (whether office, logistic or retail projects). Her experience covers land acquisition, urbanism and construction (including FIDIC contracts), leasing and operational aspects, divestment transactions, as well as various other types of commercial contracts.

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Ioana Militaru (Waszkiewicz)

Senior Associate

With a background of more than 15 years in real estate transactions, Ioana has advised leading international developers and operators in office, retail, infrastructure, residential, industrial, logistics, as well as energy projects. Ioana has also gained extensive experience on corporate governance during a two year in-house counsel position with Argo Real Estate Opportunities Fund Ltd.

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Ionelia Anton

Associate

Ionelia’s main areas of expertise include competition law, commercial, as well as consumer protection law. She provides assistance on a variety of compliance related matters, advising companies on aspects related to FDI, merger control and conduct during investigations of the Romanian Competition Council. She has also been involved in regulatory matters related to the pharma and insurance market.

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Marc Bărăbaș

Associate

Marc’s main areas of expertise include competition law, corporate M&A, as well as data protection. He advised clients on regulatory matters, focusing on competition and antitrust aspects, respectively on competition law compliance, merger clearance, investigations and dawn raids.

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Valentina Bujor

Associate

Valentina’s areas of expertise include corporate, commercial, as well as employement law. She provides legal assistance in relation to various corporate and commercial matters involving companies from various industries. Valentina has been involved in multi-disciplinary projects and in complex legal due diligence investigations.

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Cătălina Balan (Burcă-Andonie)

Associate

Cătălina’s areas of expertise include competition law, commercial, as well as public procurement, retail and consumer law. She was involved in various projects related to competition matters, assisting clients during all stages of an investigation across various industries, such as: market for commercialization agricultural machinery, tools and equipment in Romania, the market of eggs’ production and marketing, insurance services market, wood procurement market, the market of travel products trading, leasing market or financial market. She has also assisted companies during economic concentrations control of the Competition Council, as well as with drafting their commercial policies, discount policies and reviewing agreements on competition matters.

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Ruxandra Comăneci

Associate

Ruxandra’s main area of expertise is real estate. She provides assistance on a variety of real estate related matters, advising companies on aspects related to the acquisition and sale of real estate assets, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of sale and lease agreements. Her keen attention to detail allows her to resolve client’s issues efficiently.

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Ana-Maria Ilie

Associate

Ana-Maria advises clients on a wide range of matters, including the acquisition and sale of real estate assets, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of sale and lease agreements. She possesses adequate skills and has a rich background of legal knowledge which facilitates the legal research of even the most complex matters. Her approach guarantees the identification of customized solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of the client.

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Ciprian Neagu

Associate

Ciprian has been involved in several transactional and non-transactional commercial and real estate matters, including due diligence review, development and construction matters, as well as various agreements. Furthermore, Ciprian is involved in dispute resolution projects, covering multiple areas of expertise.

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Mihaela Stoian

Associate

Mihaela’s area of expertise covers commercial matters, being mainly involved in various complex Corporate and M&A projects, as well as Finance & Banking projects. She has experience in advising domestic and international companies on commercial transaction, by participating in due diligence procedures and drafting corporate documentation. Mihaela has also provided legal assistance on day-to-day corporate governance matters, implemeting operations such as share capital increases, change of the object of activity and share transfers.

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Adela Ștefan

Associate

Adela’s areas of expertise are real estate and commercial. She specializes mainly on real estate matters, focusing on conducting comprehensive due diligence and legal research for the acquisition and sale of real estate properties, while also being involved in various transactional and non-transactional matters. Adela has significant proficiency in matters related to urban planning. She also provides legal assistance in relation to various commercial matters.

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Călin-Theodor Ștefanopol

Associate

Calin is involved in disputes on real estate, civil and commercial matters, including in relation to performance of contractual obligations and enforcement proceedings. Furthermore, Calin is involved in complex insolvency cases.

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