Filip & Company assists Victoriabank in the acquisition of BCR Chisinau branch

Deniza Cristian 03/04/2023 | 14:47

Filip & Company law firm assists Banca Comercială Victoriabank S.A., one of the largest banks in the Republic of Moldova, on the conclusion of an agreement for the sale of the shares held by Banca Comercială Română in BCR Chișinău S.A., its subsidiary in the Republic of Moldova.


The closing of this transaction is subject to several conditions, including obtaining regulatory clearance.

We are glad to have the opportunity to support Victoriabank with this new acquisition, which will strengthen its position in the Republic of Moldova and provide new growth potential. We are grateful to Victoriabank and Banca Transilvania Group for the opportunity to be part of a challenging and exciting new project. We continue to work as a team to ensure the successful completion of the transaction”, said Alina Stancu Bîrsan, partner at Filip & Company.

The Filip & Company team involved in this transaction was mainly composed of Cristina Filip (managing partner), Alina Stancu Bîrsan (partner), Rebecca Marina (senior associate) and Bianca Gheorghe (associate).

Filip & Company acted as the buyer’s lead consultant and partnered with the Moldovan law firm Vernon on the local law components. The seller was assisted by Schoenherr și Asociații SCA, together with Schoenherr Moldova.

The lawyers at Filip & Company have had important roles in many of the key M&A transactions in Romania. Whether they were privatisations, private equity, venture capital or growth capital transactions or other complex M&A, in most of the cases, at least one of the parties was legally assisted by Filip & Company. Furthermore, the lawyers at Filip & Company are ranked first in the most prestigious international legal directories – Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 – with their M&A practice, both as a team as well as individually.

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