As a named partner at Stratulat Albulescu, Andrei has been with the firm almost from the very beginning and has striven to manage and expand it into the vibrant organisation that it is today. His talents and expertise as a seasoned lawyer, together with his skills as a hands-on and approachable leader and manager of the firms day to day affairs, provides not only extra value to the firm but also practical insights that are easily transferable to many issues our clients require help with.
Andrei has over 15 years experience as a business lawyer. His outstanding and well-developed interpersonal skills, together with his ability to build positive relationships with clients, team members, partners and employees, complement his excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
In the field of employment law, Andrei routinely advises on some of the most important employment law cases in Romania. He has significant experience in negotiating, concluding and enforcing collective labour agreements, drafting internal rules and policies and implementing legal procedures to terminate labour agreements. He has also orchestrated re-organisations, complex business transfers and collective dismissals, co-ordinated due diligence exercises and assisted on disciplinary procedures. In short, he has been involved in, and advised on, almost every type of employment issue one might expect to encounter in Romania and the EU. Andrei’s extensive experience is why many of our clients involve and consult him on strategic decisions to achieve best-case outcomes.
Andrei also has invaluable and substantial experience dealing with public procurement agreements. He has advised clients on corporate governance practices and joint venture agreements and has represented clients during the preparation, negotiation and implementation of public procurement contracts. Some of his most important work has involved infrastructure and public utility projects.
Andrei has experience in corporate and commercial issues, advising clients on complex mergers, acquisitions and privatisation projects and has guided the restructuring and re-organisation of many corporate and commercial relationships. He has advised businesses at all stages, including helping to manage various contractual relationships from vendors and customers to sub-contractors, licensees, franchisees and others.
The Legal 500 included Andrei amongst the recommended employment lawyers in Romania describing him as “always responsive” and as a leader who “ensures that clients receive the best level of service” (2019). The 2020 Edition states that Andrei is "one of the driving forces of the employment practice", describing him as "very responsive, hands-on and business oriented. He truly embodies the qualities which are essential for a good (international) business lawyer".
Andrei is an active member of the European Employment Lawyers Association and joined the Global Leaders Employment Forum in 2019 as the exclusive member for Romania.
Romanian - English - French
2004 - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest
Stratulat Albulescu has advised Avira, a cybersecurity software company headquartered in Germany and with additional offices in the US, China, Romania and Japan, on the acquisition of the award-winning cybersecurity BullGuard.
The market-leading German law firm Poellath was the lead legal adviser to Avira on the deal, while Stratulat Albulescu advised on the Romanian related aspects. Stratulat Albulescu's team was led by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat and Partner Cristina Man, both in the dedicated Tech M&A Group. The SAA team also included Partner Andrei Albulescu and Managing Associate Anca Ulea on Employment matters, and Senior Associate Elena Stan on the IP side.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised US-based ThoughtWorks on the acquisition of Romanian software developer Gemini Solutions. This acquisition will significantly improve ThoughtWorks' ability to support and service clients, especially on the European market. The Gemini team brings a wealth of experience in IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, data science, mobility, and cloud that will enhance and strengthen ThoughtWorks’ offer.
The global law firm Nixon Peabody LLP was the lead legal adviser to ThoughtWorks on the deal, while Stratulat Albulescu advised on the Romanian related aspects. Stratulat Albulescu's team was led by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat and Partner Cristina Man, both in the dedicated Tech M&A Group. The SAA team also included Partner Andrei Albulescu and Managing Associate Anca Ulea on Employment matters, Managing Associate George Chiocaru on Data Protection aspects and Associate Madalina Spataru on the IP side.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised SIBS, a major payment processor operating in Europe and Africa, on the acquisition of Wirecard companies in Romania, namely Wirecard Romania (previously Provus Service Provider), Romcard and Supercard Solutions & Services. At the same time, SIBS also acquired the branch established by Wirecard Romania in Moldova.
Stratulat Albulescu was SIBS’ lead legal counsel on the deal, and worked closely with other top tier law firms in Germany and Moldova on specific legal aspects of the deal which related to those jurisdictions.
Stratulat Albulescu’s team was coordinated by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat and Counsel Octav Stan. In addition to Partners Andrei Albulescu, Ana Kusak and Corneliu Popa, the team also included Counsel Adriana Dobre, Managing Associates Anca Ulea, Tudor Ciambur, George Chiocaru and Andrei Balus, Senior Associates Sandra Frunzulica, Elena Stan and Ana-Maria Nacea, as well as Associates Ruxandra Ene, Madalina Spataru, Sergiu Dima, Bogdan Florea, Roxana Ioncu, Alina Virlan, Bogdan Ionita, Alexandru Gojnea and Alina Stanciu.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Corporate Finance House Group, a Middle Eastern investor, on the acquisition of the Day Tower building, one of the largest office buildings in Bucharest, extending over 19,000 sq.m. and with an 11,753 sq.m. gross leasable area.
The Stratulat Albulescu team was led by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat, supported by Partner Ana Maria Kusak, Partner Andrei Albulescu and Associate Daiana Assoum.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised a local Romanian company with over 25 years presence on the IT solutions market in retail and food industry on the settlement of a dispute with an important employee.
Also, we provided review and advice on the implementation of the employees’ handbook and the professional evaluation procedure, including proposed key performance indicators (KPIs) of the employees.
Advising a large Romanian construction company throughout the implementation of a public procurement project for the development of a waste management center concluded under the Red FIDIC standard with a total value of EUR 73,000,000. The assistance referred to claims regarding extensions of time and additional costs, advice and representation throughout the dispute resolution, consultancy in respect to conditions for enforcing performance bonds and related court claims for suspension of the enforcement.
Advising a well-known Spanish company active in over 10 countries worldwide, with the development of a public work project for the repair and extension of the water supply network in a mid-sized Romanian city.
Advising Tedagua, a reputable company representing one of the international leaders in design, construction, operation, maintenance and engineering of desalination plant systems for the production of drinking water from brackish water and plants for recycling water from sewerage feed water. Our provided assistance was in relation to the development of several projects for construction work related to water distribution and sewerage networks in several Romanian cities.
Advising one of the largest Spanish groups in infrastructure and engineering with the development of a public project for the rehabilitation of a sector of an important national road and the client's participation in a public procedure for a public contract on the design and construction of several sectors of a motorway in Romania.
Advising a major Spanish group which specializes in civil engineering projects, with the completion of a public project for the modernization of a railway road station located in a major city in Romania.
Advising a Spanish based concession and construction group in connection to the challenges of a tender procedure for construction and installation work, in the western part of Romania.
Advising a major Spanish construction Group (Idecon) with the development and construction of a bypass road procurement project organized by CNADNR (National Company for Administration of National Roads) for a large Romanian city.
Our experts provided advice in relation to dealings with public authorities throughout the development of the project, contractual relationship and various litigation proceedings in connection with the execution of the public procurement contract.
Advising a world-renowned level crossing producer from Europe (ELECTRANS – Electrosistemas Bach S.A.) in respect to the participation in various public procurement procedures organized by the Romanian National Railway Company. Our team has focused on rehabilitation of various railway sectors and provided advice on documents for submissions and permits required in Romania.
Advising a major Romanian construction group (Technical Assist S.R.L.) in connection with the company's participation in certain public procurement procedures for the award of contracts having as object road rehabilitation procurement procedures during various stages within such procedures and, in particular, in the filing process complaints with the relevant judicial-administrative bodies (CNSC and Courts of Appeal).
Advising World Class Romania in a tender procedure organized by the Lakes, Parks and Leisure Administration in Bucharest for the rental of a country club located in one of the high end residential areas in Bucharest.
Advising Vinarte S.A., a top Romanian wine producer, on the sale of its business and assets while managing the transfer of employees and providing ongoing consultancy during insolvency proceedings. Our work involved our experts in Corporate / M&A and Insolvency and Restructuring.
Advising La Fantana in connection with revising and amending the comprehensive manuals of a water cooler system for a Romanian market leader in office water supply. The mandate included revision according to the latest legislative changes related to non-discrimination and labor safety provisions and conceiving full scale of possible disciplinary deeds and related sanctions.
Advising Willis Towers Watson Romania in relation to day-to-day employment issues related to the business activities of the client in Romania. We have assisted the client in implementing the new fiscal changes approved by the Romanian Government, based on which taxes and social contributions are imposed on the employee starting with January 1st, 2018.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Ipsos Interactive Services, the Romanian subsidiary of a global market research and consulting firm that has with worldwide headquarters, and over 1,200 employees in Romania, on a multitude of elaborate employment issues and providing consultancy for General Data Protection Regulation in the recruitment process and in managing human resources.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised World Class Romania S.A., the local leader in the wellness industry with over 300 employees and service providers, on various employment issues.
In addition to advising day-to-day staff management issues, we also advised on matters such as company restructuring, transfer of employees as a result of mergers and business transfers and on the implementation of the new fiscal changes approved by the Romanian Government.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Flame Romania S.R.L., the local subsidiary of the JacTravel, the global B2B distributor of hand-picked hotels from around the world, on a multitude of employment-related issues from employees' rights to the transfer of approximately 80 employees to the world's largest student and youth travel company for which our client was providing employment services.
Advising Interpartner Group, an European insurance company, during the implementation of several operations in Romania.
Advising EDS Romania, a part of the Euro-Druckservice Group, a leading service provider in the print service sector in Central and Eastern Europe, on employment issues arising from the acquisition of "warm-set printing business" from Mega Press Holdings SA and Aramis Publishing SRL.
The project required close cooperation with the Corporate / M & A and Competition teams, and our assistance included the due diligence in relation to employment matters, the rights of the employees taken over as a result of the transfer of the undertaking, and the completion of the process.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised PJ Interactive Romania SRL, one of the subsidiaries of Brand Path Group, a leading global IT & E-commerce service provider on the transfer of employees from PJ Interactive Romania SRL to Localised SRL, another company within the Group, as a result of a group restructuring.
Our legal advisers assisted the client regarding employment issues and the implementation of the new fiscal changes approved by the Romanian Government.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised Boost in the establishment of their business in Romania. Our assistance includes the incorporation of the Romanian subsidiary Boost Developers SRL, providing general legal advice on various employment issues and confidentiality, Intellectual Property and non-job matters. The project required the expertise of our Employment, Corporate and M & A teams.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised AEW Europe on the renegotiation of employment terms for their key employees in Romania including the conditions for termination and drafting of relevant addenda to the employment contracts.