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Awards and nominations

The awards and nominations received by Reff & Associates from international legal directories and the business media reflect our strength in several practice areas and our team’s efforts to provide excellent services to our clients.

Banking & Finance

  • Ranked by Legal 500 EMEA tier 2 for Banking & Finance
  • Recommended by Chambers for Banking & Finance
  • Ranked by IFLR1000 for Banking
  • Nomination for the most important banking transaction of the year 2010 - Ziarul Financiar, Lawyers’ Gala Awards
  • Legal 500: “provides timely and professional answers to complex issues, and provides tangible added value’ and has ‘top-level expertise in capital markets’. Highlights included advising on the secondary debt market and on regulatory matters. Andrei Burz-Pinzaru is ‘a creative lawyer who offers pragmatic solutions’.”
  • Chambers: "The turnaround time with this team is quick, and the advice is clear and pragmatic. The lawyers understand business and its imperatives, and act commercially."

Competition

  • Recommended by Chambers for Competition

Corporate Law

  • Ranked by Legal 500 EMEA tier 3 for Corporate
  • Recommended by Chambers for Corporate

Employment

  • Ranked by Legal 500 tier 2 for Employment
  • Legal500: “Reff & Associates SCA’s ‘very client-oriented’ practice delivers ‘inspired ideas to solve problems’. The team is experienced in TUPE transfers, discrimination claims and sensitive dismissals. Florentina Munteanu, who ‘prepares each case meticulously’, advised a technology company on agency worker regulation.”

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Ranked by Legal 500 EMEA tier 2 for M&A
  • Recommended by Chambers for M&A
  • Mentioned by IFLR1000 as notable law firm for M&A
  • Award for the most important transaction of the year in Romania in Retail (selling of 12 hypermarkets) - Ziarul Financiar, Lawyers’ Gala Awards 2015
  • Legal 500: “Reff & Associates SCA has ‘a good understanding of the legal and business domains’. It handles significant M&A deals, spin-offs and intra-group mergers. Alexandru Reff, who is ‘great at a strategic level’.”
  • Chambers: “The team is available and always there for us. They also have good knowledgeable resources to tackle all issues encountered during the process."

Real Estate and Construction

  • The Award for the largest transaction in Real Estate
  • The Award for the largest deal in Retail in Romania (sale of 12 Hypermarkets) - Ziarul Financiar, Lawyers’ Gala Awards 2015
  • Ranked by Legal 500 EMEA tier 1 for Real Estate
  • Ranked by Chambers tier 2 for Real Estate
  • Six awards for the most important real estate transaction of the year, Lawyers’ Gala Awards (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009) 
  • Legal 500“Reff & Associates SCA has an experienced team – clients appreciate its expertise, pragmatism and deal-oriented approach’. Alexandru Reff, who ‘has the ability to understand the implications beyond the usual legal input’, advised NEPI on acquiring shopping centers in Bucharest and Sibiu worth €90m and €100m respectively. Robert Ionita ‘is great at flagging up issues in advance’.”
  • Chambers: "They manage to organise and provide everything to make things happen in a timely and efficient way, and in our most preferred format. We really enjoy working with them."

Generic

  • “Law firm of the year” Award from CIJ (CEE Construction & Investment Journal) (2016)
  • Award for 10 years of activity from Ziarul Financiar (2016)
  • Award for the most important transaction of the year 2010 - Avocatnet Gala, 2011
  • IFLR 1000 – generic statements: "Good cooperation and the team was open to discussion,” says one client. “The solutions obtained from the team have a prudential approach.” Another says the firm provided “very good services, timely responses, good advice”.