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Andreea Șerban

Attorney at law

Senior Managing Associate (Banking & Finance)

Andreea Șerban

The Mark Tower, 82 - 98 Calea Grivitei,

14th Floor, District 1

Bucharest

Romania

010735

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An attorney with around ten years of professional experience in the financial services industry, very strong business acumen and market knowledge, Andreea has a diverse experience, both in terms of the clients she serves and the range of legal services provided. Her record of accomplishments includes some of the top transactions in the financial services sector, and she is often lead lawyer on prominent loan portfolio deals.

Loan portfolio deals: Andreea closed over 20 high-profile loan portfolio deals with a face value aggregation of over EUR 10 billion. She advised in either local or cross-border transactions, on true or synthetic sales, regarding both corporate and retail performing and non-performing loan portfolios, as well as in large corporate single ticket exposures acquisitions. She also has experience in the design of independent servicing platforms from the existing working units of the banks, for a more efficient management of large volumes of NPLs, and in the structuring of Service Level Agreements, co-investment partnerships, and sub-participation agreements.

Financial sector M&A: She is skilled in M&A projects in the financial services industry (bank acquisition projects), including payment processing and e-money services. She served as counsel in corporate transactions such as acquisitions, joint ventures, and carve-out and disposals of business lines. In addition to negotiating the transfer documentation, she advises on the applicable regulatory and compliance issues associated with such transactions. Her hands-on experience in authorization proceedings in front of the National Bank of Romania of M&A transactions in financial services is a major draw for her clients.

Financial services regulatory: She has experience in the Fintech start-up ecosystem and digitalization of the banking sector.  Additionally, she often advises on regulatory issues in the establishment of new financial products, branches and licensed entities.

Recognition: Andreea is ranked as a notable practitioner and won extensive praise from diverse interviewees for the Chambers Europe 2020 law firm rankings for her activity. Clients laud Andreea for being “excellent at issue spotting", "proactive, organised and determined" and “extremely responsive”. Sources are also impressed by "her extremely responsive and friendly approach, and the fact that she is always available". Clients enthuse that she is is a hard worker, creative, well organized, and a good negotiator” in the Legal 500 2020 law firm rankings. “One thing that sets her apart from other lawyers is that she understands not only the legal implications, but also the commercial side of the deal”, one client stated for IFLR1000 2019.

 

Andreea Șerban