Costin brings 14 years of expertise in the field of banking and finance to our clients. His addition consolidates our top notch services in banking and finance and our ability to offer a complete array of top-notch services to our clients. Beginning with his early years at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen and then with Bulboaca & Associates, Costin has worked with some of the most prestigious financial institutions and other businesses across a wide spectrum of regulatory and finance projects. He was deeply involved with financers and developers in several prominent project finance deals during the golden age of the Romanian real estate market before the financial crisis.
Costin’s clients have always been fond of his friendly and efficient way of working in conjunction with his insights into the economic and legal factors that drive each transaction. During 2013 and 2014, Mondelez International (a spin-off company from the giant Kraft Foods) requested that he temporarily take over the position of Legal Director and coordinate legal departments in eight jurisdictions (under a secondment arrangement) for almost 18 months. He brought this assignment to a successful completion and in the process, he further honed his skills as a trusted advisor to the CEO and top management.
In addition to his primary involvement in banking & finance, Costin maintains a secondary focus on competition law. He has participated in several well-known cases with positive results for clients such as Allianz and British-American Tobacco.
Costin graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Bucharest University in 2004 and started working immediately. At the same time, he attended the French-Romanian European Law college full-time and obtained his “maitrise en droit” from the prestigious university Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne in 2004. Outside the office, Costin is a passionate photographer who supports young talents by offering them guidance and full access to his studio.
Romanian - English - French
2004 – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest
2004 - Maitrise, Droit, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
I. BANKING AND FINANCE
II. COMPETITION LAW
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.
Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law assisted 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.
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.
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.
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.
Assisting Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, on a continual basis, reviewing company’s general and AML policies.