The Clifford Chance office in Romania becomes Clifford Chance Badea
“This new identity emphasises the international profile of our firm. The internal organisation and strategy of the Bucharest office will remain the same, but the rebranding builds upon our global client base and picks up on the Bucharest office's role an important regional hub for the business of Clifford Chance", stated Daniel Badea (photo), managing partner of Clifford Chance Badea.
Clifford Chance has been present in Romania since 2006, when it opened an office in association with the law firm Badea si Asociatii, which was founded by Daniel Badea and Nadia Badea in 2002. Subsequently, the two firms merged on 1 May 2009. The merger with Clifford Chance was a natural step in the development of the firm which consolidated their excellent collaboration, founded upon common standards, clients and approaches. Clifford Chance Badea is a successful combination between a powerful global brand, Clifford Chance, and a local law firm.
The Bucharest office currently has three partners (Daniel Badea – Managing Partner, Nadia Badea and Perry Zizzi) and a team of 45 lawyers – Romanian, American and Canadian. Clifford Chance has other offices in the region in Moscow, Prague, Warsaw and Kiev and has recently opened an office in Istanbul.
The firm works on a regular basis and has close connections with law firms in Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova and Serbia, being a regional centre for major transactions performed in south-eastern Europe.
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 also having relevant expertise in every field of commercial law.
The firm was ranked first in 2010 amongst law firms in Romania for Banking & Finance in the most recent editions of Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Global.