Practice Areas: Banking & Financial Services

Our Banking and Financial Services Group provides clients with the substantial expertise of professionals who combine the experience of local banking, the applicable resources that can only come from a law firm of international repute, and the most exacting knowledge of capital markets and financial services in the region.

RMDT attorneys represent commercial banks, public and private investment funds, finance companies, brokerage firms, investment and merchant banking firms, as well as borrowers and issuers of securities, in a wide range of transactions. These transactions involve letters of credit, as well as other credit enhancing devices, note purchase agreements, sale purchase agreements, project financing agreements, secured and unsecured loan agreements, structured receivables, asset-backed securities transactions, currency swaps and other derivative products, various industry financings, as well other acquisition financing arrangements.

We regularly work with the largest foreign banking institution in Romania and have consistently provided counsel for most of the world's largest investment banking firms including, among other things, transactions involving municipal and corporate bond offerings, privatizations, debt and equity acquisitions and institutional investment strategies. Furthermore, RMDT attorneys tailor their private sector experience with their public sector expertise in providing legal counsel to the National Bank of Romania, numerous Romanian state-owned banks and the Ministry of Finance.

This breadth and depth of experience leads financial institutions throughout the world to rely on our services for internationally complex and divergent projects such as a major foreign currency swap after the issuance of Romanian Samurai bonds on the world market. Relying on the aptitude of our capital markets attorneys, RMDT successfully assisted in the regulation and operation of money market activities, as well as the activities of clearing banks, custodians and others in a variety of foreign markets. Aside from counseling financial institutions in their current operations, RMDT attorneys have participated in the formation and expansion of such institutions, including the formation of banks, bank holding companies and the creation of branch offices and subsidiaries. Based upon our in-depth work with the National Bank of Romania, RMDT attorneys have also gained tremendous experience in navigating the procedurally laden waters of obtaining relevant approvals, licenses and other requisite material from state authorities.