Corporate, M&A
Real Estate
Finance & Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Risk & Compliance Services
New Technologies

"He's a very active lawyer, monitors opportunities very intensely, and knows the market well''.

Chambers & Partners Europe 2017


Alex is one of the founding partners of Filip & Company and heads the Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets department. He has previously worked for seven years in the Bucharest, London and Paris offices of a Magic Circle firm. He has advised on a wide range of landmark transactions in Romania, in M&A, capital markets and complex finance.

Highlights in his activity include assisting:

  • one of the leading telecommunications and media groups in CEE, on the largest private IPO ever on the Bucharest Stock-Exchange;
  • one of the largest private equity funds in the world on the acquisition of the InBev operations in CEE (value USD 2.2 billion) on both the acquisition and the associated financing and then on the subsequent sale to Molson Coors (value USD 3.5 billion);
  • one of the leading mobile telecommunication operators in the world on the acquisition of the leading Romanian mobile telecom operator (with a transaction value of over EUR 3 billion);
  • the Romanian state on their EUR 20bn EMTN programme and multiple note issues for a total value of several billion EUR;
  • a syndicate of 24 domestic and international lenders as mandated lead arrangers in EUR 1bn facility to OMV Petrom S.A. the largest oil and gas producer in Southern Europe, the largest banking facility to a Romanian borrower;

  • one of the largest telecommunication operators in CEE on highly successful EUR 450 mn high-yield senior secured bond issue due 2020 and EUR 350 mn senior secured high-yield bond issue due 2024 as well as its RON1.7 bn syndicated financing, the largest facility ever in RON;
  • a leading international DYI group, on its acquisition of Bricostore, the second largest DYI company in Romania;
  • a group of four leading banks in connection with facilities in an aggregate value exceeding USD 550 million to RCS&RDS S.A. and complex intercreditor and security sharing arrangements with other syndicated lenders in relation thereto;
  • the largest chemical manufacturer in Japan on their ¥55.8 billion acquisition of Qualicaps from the Carlyle Group;
  • the creditor banks on the EUR 100 million restructuring and sale of International Railway Systems, the largest railway cart manufacturer in Romania; this was the largest restructuring in Romania;
  • a leading international energy company on the issuance of RON 250 mn Bucharest listed corporate bonds.
Alexandru Birsan

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