We provide legal assistance to, and act on behalf of, lenders as well as borrowers, and work on a local and international level. Our holistic approach and understanding of all areas of finance helps us to provide effective guidance on topics such as syndicated lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset financing, derivative products, project finance, financial regulation (bank contracts and operations) and structured financing, as well as insolvency and restructuring matters.
The firms’ financial services practice engages highly experienced and meticulous finance lawyers, which assures delivery of outstanding levels of service.
We provide specialised advice on complex projects to lenders, borrowers, insurers and fintech companies alike, and help financial institutions navigate the intricate regulatory framework that governs the financial services sector.
Our lawyers have direct experience of the explosive surge in the Romanian loan market driven by the fast-growing real estate sector, and have assisted clients through several challenging years. With a now stabilised and re-invigorated financial market firmly in place, we are excited to be involved in this sector and in many promising new deals.
We have extensive experience in dealing with local and multi-jurisdictional projects, on both sides of the table. Our lawyers have assisted lenders and borrowers in the financing of landmark residential, commercial and industrial developments and have dealt with complex issues on acquisition finance, side by side with our dynamic M&A team. When, for some companies in the market, projects took an unfortunate turn, our lawyers were there to assist with the sale of large NPL portfolios and help our clients by bringing new life to previously failed projects.
Our team has an in depth understanding of financial issues. This underpins our outstanding ability to un-tangle complex regulatory matters, ensuring our clients’ are in full compliance with all the applicable legal and regulatory rules and requirements.
Our Relevant Experience
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised World Class, the largest fitness clubs operator in Romania during the initial due-diligence process in relation with, and negotiation of, an alternative financing structure from a Polish closed-end investment fund.
As co-counsel with the office of White & Case, Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has assisted VTB Bank (Europe) SE on a financing in the amount of EUR 124 mil granted to Chimcomplex S.A. Borzesti for the acquisition of several asset bundles from Oltchim SA. The team, led by Costin Teodorovici provided legal assistance on matters of Romanian Law in relation to transaction structuring and the Romanian security package, as well as in relation to certain other relevant matters including insolvency, real estate and environmental law issues.
Advising 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.
Advising First Property Group PLC, an award winning property fund manager and investor with operations in the UK, Poland and Romania, in conjunction with a club of investors, on the acquisition of the MAESTRO BUSINESS CENTER Office Building located in Cluj -Napoca, Romania. The assistance provided covered all legal aspects of the transaction from the outset to the financing of the acquisition.