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Expertise
Cozmaciuc, Puiu & Oprea (“CPO”) is consistently engaged in a variety of complex and high profile transactions. We offer a full business law service to national and multinational companies, whether they have or not presence or expertise on the Romanian market.

Our clients range from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large multinational companies, credit institutions, non-banking credit institutions, real estate companies, lessors and many other important market players.

We advise providers and consumers of finance, as well as their related intermediaries (i.e. arrangers, local and/or security agents).

Our main fields of expertise are Banking-Finance, Real Estate and Construction law, as well as Corporate law.

We have concentrated on providing in-depth highly specialised expertise across a selected range of core practice areas and business sectors.
CPO has always been focussed on providing accurate and efficient services for its clients.
Mihail Puiu
Structure trade financing
• Setting up a 30 mil USD local financing of crude oil acquisition and processing for a major refinery in Romania.
• Drafting and negotiating the contractual documentation (financing documents and related collateral) for a leasing pre-financing of a start-up entity acting as non-financial institution (i.e. leasing company).
Cezar Cozmaciuc
Syndicated lending
• Drafting and negotiating the contractual documentation for 50 mil USD cross-border syndicated term loan facility for one of the leaders of the Central and East Europe hypermarket business.
• Contractual financing documentation and negotiation for EUR 200 mil corporate financing for a Romanian major player on the telecommunications market.

Mergers and Acquisitions
• Setting-up, negotiation and managing the internal legal due diligence process for an important bank in Romania.
Cash Management
• Setting-up and negotiating the notional pooling scheme and documentation for a domestic notional pooling for the most important importer and cars dealer in Romania.
• Setting-up a cash collection scheme which protects the receivables assigned in favor of a financial institution against third parties claims, including state’s legal set-off claims and setting-up for one of the first top 3 banks in Romania.

Corporate Finance
• Setting-up and financing the contractual documentation for EUR 17,5 mil financing of the setting-up for a multinational retail chain.
• Drafting and negotiating the contractual documentation (financing documents and collateral) for EUR 40 mil residential project refinancing for a major real estate developer in Central and East Europe.

Legal management
• Reorganization of the legal services of an important bank in Romania (reorganization of the internal legal services and procedures).

Project finance
• Negotiating the contractual financing documentation for EUR 85 mil residential project financing for a major real estate developer in Central and East Europe.
• Setting-up and negotiating the contractual documentation (project and cost management agreement, project finance and collaterals) for EUR 100 mil residential project financing for a major real estate developer in Romania.

General legal advisory services
Mihail-Etienne Oprea
• Performing the legal procedures for recovering a EUR 12 mil debt of a Dutch credit institution, a member of an important international financial group.
• Setting-up and negotiation of the lease agreements for several commercial malls in Romania.
Real estate acquisition finance
• Drafting and negotiating the contractual documentation for EUR 12 mil real estate claim/title’ acquisition for an important private investor in real estate.
* Footnote: Since January 2005, according to the Statutes of Lawyers`
Profession, clients` names can not be publicly disclosed.