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Banking & Finance


We have long been recognized as a leading legal practice in the banking and finance sector, offering a first-class service across the full range of financial products and banking litigation matters. We act for lenders and borrowers alike, providing solutions to legal and regulatory problems in the sectors in which they operate.

Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners has the resources to handle all aspects of complex banking and finance matters: a complete banking & finance service; expertise across all sectors in which financial institutions operate; regulatory knowledge and insight; expertise in advising financial institutions on all aspects of their operations and first-class service in banking litigation and arbitration.

Key Contacts

Ioana Racoti

Elena Iacob

The team is praised for experience, knowledge and execution of legal and regulatory work.

(Chambers and Partners | 2019)

The firm has a great team of consultancy lawyers (civil and commercial law) and offers integrated services combining a full perspective (consultancy and projections in case of litigation).

(The Legal 500 | 2020)

A very experienced, dedicated and well-seasoned team of professionals, working 24 hours for the client’s success.

(The Legal 500 | 2020)

  • Acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance, real estate finance
  • Banking litigation and arbitration
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency, including debt restructuring and refinancing
  • Cross border transactions
  • Debt capital market transactions
  • Establishment of, and advice on new financial products, lending procedures
  • Loans and credit facilities
  • Ongoing compliance with regulatory laws and regulation
  • Regulatory advice
  • Securitization and structured finance
  • Setting up, consolidation and reorganization of banking and non-banking financial institutions, m&a
  • Syndicated lending, co-financing and refinancing projects

Examples of our work include assistance to:

  • One of the largest vertically integrated aluminium producers in Europe in relation to a USD 234 million syndicated credit line facility provided by international banks for various commercial purposes;
  • A Romanian bank, member of an international banking group, in relation to a loan agreement in amount of EUR 42 million for a Romanian businessman;
  • One of the largest vertically integrated aluminium producers in Europe regarding a USD 60 million investment loan from Black Sea Trade and Investment Bank;
  • A globally integrated aluminium Group on a a credit facility provided by Raiffeisen Bank for refinancing an existing debt and working capital purposes, in value of USD 75 million;
  • One of the largest vertically integrated aluminium producers in Europe in connection to a revolving facility of up to USD 180 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Chambers Europe, Romania: Banking & Finance
Chambers and Partners | 2019
Chambers Global, Romania: Banking & Finance
Chambers and Partners | 2019
The Legal 500 EMEA, Romania: Banking & Finance
The Legal 500 | 2019

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