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Francisc Peli

Managing Partner

Practice focus:

  • Real Estate & PPP
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate M&A

Francisc Peli is "hands-on, intelligent and flexible, with detailed knowledge of the market."— Legal 500, 2016

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. 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. Francisc is ranked no. 1 in both Chambers Europe and Legal 500 (Romania) for real estate practice in Romania and recognized as “exceptionally hard working and business-oriented”. He also focuses on major infrastructure and concession projects. Francisc has been involved in some of the most significant municipal services projects in Romania. Francisc has an impressive record in M&A deals, with significant experience on regulatory and environmental matters after advising top corporations in developing industrial projects in Romania.

Representative work:

Assisting one of the world’s largest alternative investments managers, member of a German bank, in the largest real estate transaction to date in Romania, valued at EUR 340M and consisting of the acquisition of two office and two residential buildings.

Assisting one of the largest real estate developers in Romania in relation to the development and sale of an office building located in the centre of Bucharest.

Assisting one of the leading development and construction companies in Europe with regards to its first office development project in Bucharest, comprising of three office buildings of approximately 52,000 sq. m leasable area.

Assisting one of the most important real estate developers in Romania in relation of the divestment of an office project located in Bucharest consisting of three buildings, in three different phases, having an aggregate area of 80,000 sq. m and a transaction of EUR 200M.

Assisting one of the largest real estate developer in Romania in connection with the development of an A class office building located in Northern Bucharest with a leasable area of more than 55,000 sq. m.

Assisting one of the largest industrial real estate developers in Europe in relation to the sale of an industrial park located in Timisoara.

Assisting the winning consortium composed of two major European infrastructure companies regarding the public procurement procedure for the award of the construction and operation contract for the Comarnic-Brasov motorway.

"The Beginning of a New Cycle" - CEE Legal Matters (2020)
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"How to manage a crisis" - Ziarul Financiar (2020)
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"How do we manage contractual relationships that are temporarily in difficulty?" - Hotnews (2020)
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"It's time to ask ourselves what contracts we actually have in our drawers" - Ziarul Financiar (2020)
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"We are part of a generation which built the Romanian business legal consulting market" - Romania-Insider (2019)
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“Recalibration at the top of the Romanian business law. What are Francisc Peli's plans with the veterans and the new generation of business lawyers? – Wall Street.ro (2019)
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"Big Companies are trying to gain market share through acquisitions. We do not see a downturn in the merge and acquisitions market in Romania and the region" - Ziarul Financiar (2019)
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“The first effect of the crisis was the reconfiguration of the law market, which became more dynamic and competitive” – Forbes.ro (2016)
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“The largest transaction we made was in the real estate field and amounted EUR 330 milion” – Ziarul Financiar (2015)
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