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Octav Stan


Octav is a Partner in the Corporate/M&A practice area. He has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate, commercial and insolvency. Octav was also involved in high profile capital markets projects, public procurement matters and litigation cases (including court representation).

In his M&A/corporate activities, Octav has been involved in complex transactions acting on both the buy-side and sell-side and has significant experience in share deals, asset deals, corporate reorganizations and joint ventures.

With particular emphasis on the Retail, Technology, Automotive and Energy sectors, Octav worked with a wide range of corporate clients, investment banks, private equity firms and entrepreneurs on multiple aspects of their projects, including structuring transactions, due diligence review, drafting and negotiating transaction documentation, representation in front of authorities and other parties, closing and post-closing implementation.

Octav is a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2008. Before joining our firm, Octav was a lawyer with leading international law firms for more than 10 years, including as a Counsel in Dentons’ Corporate/M&A department.



Romanian - English



2015 – PhD degree in Law

King’s College London School of Law, United Kingdom

2008 – Master in International Law (LL.M.)

University of Vienna School of Law, Austria

2007 – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Faculty of Law, University of Iasi, Romania



  • Advised one of the top 10 largest private companies in China on its acquisition of a majority stake in one of Romania’s largest oil companies, with shares listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
  • Advised a leading international private equity firm on the Romanian law aspects related to the acquisition of a global margarine and spreads business (with a global deal value of approx. US$ 8 billion).
  • Advised a leading gas company in connection with two acquisitions of wind power parks in Romania by way of share deals.
  • Advised a Romanian listed company with respect to a tender offer to purchase for cash up to 640,000,000 ordinary shares, in the form of shares and global depositary receipts (GDRs) representing such shares. The tender offer was carried out simultaneously on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (for shares) and the London Stock Exchange (for GDRs) and had a deal value of approx. € 130 million.
  • Advised a global corporation involved in infrastructure and development related services in connection with a re-organization implemented simultaneously in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Serbia.
  • Advised a multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate on its proposed acquisition of a top Romanian company involved in music production and recording.
  • Advised a top real estate fund on its acquisition of a class A office building with an area of approx. 9,000 sqm. in Bucharest.
  • Advised a global company of industrial and automotive lubricants and oils on the negotiation and execution of a long term, multi-million Euro supply and service contract for a production facility located in Romania.
  • Advised one of the largest US companies on its acquisition of shares in several renewable energy projects in Romania, as well as on its subsequent exit from those projects.
  • Advised a Romanian leasing company on the successful sale of part of its leasing business (leasing of cars, equipment and real estate) as part of its strategy to re-organise its activities in several European countries.
  • Advised a Fortune 100 company with respect to several projects in Romania, including the successful recovery of a multi-million receivable from one of its partners during insolvency proceedings.
  • Advised one of the world's largest oil field service companies on the proposed acquisition of a Romanian company in the oil drilling industry through a business transfer.

Latest deals

Motion Equity Partners - investment in Educastream
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has advised the long-standing private equity firm, Motion Equity Partners, on the Romanian component of its investment in Educastream, one of the forefronts of online training and education in France.

Stratulat Albulescu's team was led by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat and Counsel Octav Stan and also included Managing Associate Anca Ulea, Senior Associates Sandra Frunzulica and Elena Stan, as well as Associates Madalina Spataru and Bogdan Florea.

Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

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.    

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