IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Reff & Asociaţii is a Romanian full-service law firm with offices in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  Since its foundation its team grew to 70 lawyers. The firm is a local member of Deloitte Legal, a global network of over 2500 lawyers in 83 countries.  


Focusses / specialisms

The firm is active in corporate law and project development.

In banking and finance it advises all sides of the table on the full range of banking transactions, ranging from direct financing and debt restructuring to acquisition and project finance. It has strong practice of advising both financial services providers and banks on banking regulatory matters.

In corporate and M&A it advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, sales, corporate governance matters, as well as group restructurings. It advices clients from various industries, ranging from medical equipment and insurance to construction and manufacturing.

Its project development practice includes primarily regulatory work.

Key clients

Among its clients are International Alexander, Platforma Roca, Trans Expedition Feroviar, Wind Power Invest, Sabon Holdings, Damen Group, Raiffeisen Bank International, Piraeus Bank, Libra Bank, Alpha Bank and Banca Transilvania.


Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Banking and finance

"Coverage of the main topics/issues related to the subject matter of the training."

"Good research and able to collect information and knowledge from different jurisdictions."

"Proactiveness, legal and regulatory knowledge, environment and market knowledge."

"The firm is very professional and their approach is to solve problems; but also anticipating issues, and proactively providing recommendations. They exceed expectations and go beyond the scope of works. "

"Very quick responses. Client-friendly. "

"Reff & Asociatii's team is a reliable partner in any type of banking and financing transactions, that manages to identify, in any context, the most suitable win-win legal solutions for all the involved parties. The high quality of their services is based on team members' sophisticated skills and expertise and, also, on their perpetual inclination toward innovative tools and effective approaches."

"The law firm provides a proactive legal support, proves very good knowledge of the legislative framework, availability and desire to offer the best solutions to the reported legal issues."


Capital markets : Equity

"Full team of experts on different specialities (legislation, fiscal, business, regulation) and very good connections with their colleagues from different countries."


Financial services regulatory

"Great knowledge of the law and of the subject matter in the larger sense, willingness to engage and support (including in face to face meetings with authorities)."

"The firm representatives were familiarised with the specific regulations of NBR. Despite the complexity of our business model and of the number of different operation types, the team understood easily our processes. They entered into details and listened to our requirements and explanations, making the entire correspondence very clear and very important keeping in mind our goals. "

"They showed a very high level of professionalism, good knowledge on the applied regulatory framework and thorough analysis, pointing out risks and finding solutions."



"The best attribute is the responsiveness. They are really quick in answering our requests. They first understand exactly what we need and they come with their proposals, which are good. "


Restructuring : Corporate

"Enthusiasm and dedicated teamwork."