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Andrei Balus

Senior Associate

Andrei Balus is an attorney-at-law lawyer specialized in banking & project finance finance, consumer protection law and civil law.

He has gained his previous experience by participating in several transactions involving loan and security packages such as syndicated loans, corporate and real estate finance, loan restructuring mandates, and also by reviewing the credit documentation on the consumer protection legislation.

He has provided legal assistance to clients in all phases of financial transactions, drafting due diligence reports on financial matters, and legal opinions on regulatory compliance requirements.
Andrei is a member of the Bucharest Bar Association since 2011.

LANGUAGES

English - Romanian

 

EDUCATION

2010 – Master in “Financial Law, Banking and Insurance” (L.L.M.)

Faculty of Law, “Nicolae Titulescu” University – Buchares

2008 – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Faculty of Law, “Nicolae Titulescu” University – Bucharest


PROJECTS

  • Assisted a group of Romanian and foreign credit institutions in respect to a syndicated facility made available for the development of an important commercial centre;
  • Assisted a major Romanian credit institution regarding the financing of residential and recreational facilities;
  • Assisted an important Romanian credit institution in relation of the assignment of a loan portfolio to a foreign credit institution, assessing the legality, validity and enforceability of such assignment in accordance with the Romanian legal provisions;
  • Assisted an important pharmaceutical company in relation to the execution of the security interest agreements established in favour of a Romanian credit institution;
  • Assisted a Romanian credit institution in the reviewing of all their credit documentation from the perspective of compliance with the consumer protection legislation provisions;

Latest deals

World Class “Stay Fit Gym Oltenitei” (BF)
Banking & Finance

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law assisted World Class Romania, the leader in the fitness industry in Romania, with the acquisition of a new fitness club, an area of more than 1300 sq. From the outset of this project, and throughout the entire process, our lawyers were actively involved, the successful team being led by Partner Ramona Iancu.

Interpartner Group (BF)
Banking & Finance

Advising Interpartner Group, an European insurance company, during the implementation of several operations in Romania, as legal adviser.

Ieba Trust (BF)
Banking & Finance

Advising Ieba Trust SA (a Romanian financial services company) on various regulatory aspects, as legal adviser.

Assurant (BF)
Banking & Finance

Assisting Assurant and the UK based insurance intermediary by providing an in-depth analysis of the stage of implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive in Romania.

World Class Romania (BF)
Banking & Finance

We assisted World Class, the largest fitness clubs operator in Romania, in the process of amending existing facilities and obtaining new financing facilities from Raiffeisen Bank Romania, funds that were meant for financing further acquisitions of fitness clubs in Romania.

 

EDS Group (BF)
Banking & Finance

Advising EDS Group during a complex process of securing EUR 4 million financing facilities from Piraeus Bank Romania to partially finance the acquisition price payable by EDS Group in an M&A deal concerning an important print business in Romania.

World Class/MV SRL (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

SAA assisted the leading fitness services provider in Romania, World Class Romania SA, a network of 19 fitness centers in Romania and registering a revenue of EUR 9.6 million in 2014, in acquiring one of its competitors, Club Sport Fitness Center MV SRL.

The acquisition was completed on March 24th, 2016 and in this process, SAA were involved in all the aspects of the transaction.

 

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