Radu DiaconuAssociate Partner
As of 1 July 2017, Radu was promoted to Associate Partner with Radu și Asociații | EY Law, which is the equivalent of a local partner. His natural leadership qualities as well as his strong technical background recommended him as a leading individual for our practice.
Radu is a member of the Bucharest Bar. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and finance transactions. Before joining Radu și Asociații | EY Law (in 2013), he worked for Allen&Overy and Linklaters.
Radu holds degrees from the University of Bucharest (Law) and the Academy of Economic Studies – Bucharest (Finance).
He has a PhD in international commercial law (in the field of non-bank financial institutions) and publishes regularly in both business and legal periodicals.
Skills and professional experience
Radu is mainly involved in corporate transactions (both M&A and advisory work) as well as finance transactions (including derivatives and treasury products). He is experienced in advising strategic investors, banks and investment funds on various types of transactions on the Romanian market.
He has provided assistance on acquisitions and disposals of Romanian companies, cross-border mergers, antitrust investigations as well as finance, restructuring and insolvency matters in a wide range of sectors (energy, pharma, financial services, real estate, automotive and FMCG).
A selection of Radu’s most recent credentials includes:
- Advising an international financial institution on the attempted acquisition of Bancpost Romania and Veneto Banca Romania (due diligence, transaction documentation);
- Advising PPG in relation to the acquisition of Deutek, one of the leading Romanian producers of lacquers and paints (due diligence, transaction documentation, merger clearance);
- Advising EDP Renewables on a merger process regarding the group’s Romanian power generation facilities;
- Advising a group of Dutch and Belgian investors in relation to a leveraged buyout (LBO) conducted with respect to an important packaging producer.
Radu speaks English and Romanian.