LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – With effect from 19 June, Clifford Chance will have an office in Bucharest, through an association with Romanian law firm Badea & Asociatii.
Daniel Badea and Nadia Georgescu, partners in the firm in Bucharest, are strongly embedded in the Romanian business community, with a track record of high profile transactions for international clients. Daniel Badea specialises in banking and finance and capital markets transactions and is regularly involved in infrastructure work. Nadia Georgescu focuses on corporate, private equity and real estate.
The Bucharest office has 24 fee earners and will be part of the Central and Eastern European practice of Clifford Chance, which already has offices in Budapest, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw. Nick Fletcher, Managing Partner of the Warsaw office of Clifford Chance, will be a partner in the associated firm and be responsible for the integration of Bucharest team within the Clifford Chance network.
Daniel Badea, Badea & Asociatii managing partner in Bucharest said:
“Joining Clifford Chance is a natural fit on both sides and formalises an already excellent working relationship; since we founded the firm in 2002 our focus has been on major international investors into Romania, and we have already partnered with Clifford Chance on many transactions.”
Clifford Chance regional managing partner Michael Cuthbert said:
“We are delighted that this team is joining us. The new office in Bucharest will be a hub for enhancing our presence in the region and will increase our capacity to work for many of our global clients already active in the emerging markets of South East Europe.
“This move also reflects our intention to strengthen our Central and Eastern European practice and is a clear indication of the firm’s commitment to the region.
“We are confident that Daniel and Nadia will continue to build a successful practice as part of the Clifford Chance family.”