Law firm Dentons has recruited Loredana Chitu to establish and develop its Capital Markets offering in Romania. She joined the Bucharest office as a partner effective October 1, 2019.
Before joining Dentons, Loredana Chitu was a lawyer at Romanian office of Allen & Overy, and prior to that she worked at Clifford Chance’s office in Bucharest. She has vast experience in both debt and equity capital markets work, as well as M&A transactions. For example, she advised on the IPO of Electrica, the largest IPO on the Romanian market, as well as on several significant private placements on the Bucharest stock exchange. She also advised the banks on two of the most important high yield notes issuances in Romania, namely JP Morgan on the €450 million notes issuance by the parent of RCS&RDS and Deutsche Bank on the €400 million bonds issuance by NEPI. She also has solid track record on transfers of bank loan portfolios and M&A deals with banks as targets.
A well-known lawyer for regulatory work, Loredana advises local and international clients on corporate governance, shareholders’ rights, derivatives, MIFID, market abuse, and disclosure requirements. She also advises private equity funds on regulatory matters under AIFMD and EuVECA
Chambers Europe 2019 lists her as an “up and coming lawyer”, IFLR 1000lists her as “highly regarded”, and The Legal 500 EMEAmentions her as a recommended lawyer for Capital Markets in Romania.
Perry Zizzi, Romania Managing Partner at Dentons, commented, “Loredana’s recruitment marks the beginning of ‘Dentons Romania 2.0’ strategy to attract market-leading talent in strategic practice areas to meet growing client demand. By the end of 2020, we fully expect to stand at 50-60 attorneys and be one of the largest international law firms in Romania.”
Loredana Chitu commented on her move: “I am excited to join the world’s largest law firm and to be working closely with Dentons teams in London and other European offices to serve the needs of our clients, while also helping to accelerate the development of Romania’s capital markets.”