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Ramona Iancu

Partner

Ramona Iancu joined Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law as a specialist and widely experienced lawyer in Corporate Affairs, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial, Competition, Antitrust, and State Aid. Ramona takes a proactive approach and she has an in-depth knowledge of business affairs. Her areas of expertise cover primarily industry sectors such as Telecom & Media, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, and FMCG.

Ramona began her career at Vilau & Mitel Attorneys-at-Law. After several years of gaining experience in litigation and advice on Competition, Corporate, and M & A issues for a diverse array of clients, she moved to Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii, one of the largest law firms in Romania. She advised several private equity funds, most of their investments in and exits from the Romanian market, including an instance of a merger control clearance component. She also provided day-to-day legal assistance to these investment companies.

Now, with more than ten years of experience, she has been a leaping career by joining a crew here, at Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law, which prides itself on her enthusiasm and desire to bring together a first-class array of legal talent.

LANGUAGES

English - French - English

 

EDUCATION

2002 - 2006 University of Bucharest 

Faculty of Law

2006 - 2007 Member of the Bucharest Bar and the Romanian Bar Association

 

PROJECTS

• Coordinated the acquisition of the Romanian subsidiary of one of Europe's largest manufacturers of fasteners, based in Sweden in 2017, by a French-based industrial supplier of fixing and fastening solutions for the construction market;
• In 2016, advised the founding entrepreneur of one of the leading Romanian and Serbian water-solution providers about the re-purchase of the business by a Swedish private equity fund, including the merger control clearance of the deal;
• Assisted a tier-1 Romanian DYI retailer for the planned acquisition of one of the largest office buildings in Bucharest regarding merger control clearance from the Romanian Competition Council;
• Assisted and Swedish private equity fund for the acquisition of various businesses in Romania, including (i) manufacturers of concrete precast elements for road, electrical and water infrastructure, and for building commercial, logistic and production facilities; (ii) decorative paints and lacquers; and (iii) the main Romanian supplier and installer of IT solutions for the retail and food industry;
• Assisted with the sales, by a leading Romanian courier service provider of its logistics operations, to a top national courier service provider;
• Assisted with the sale of one of the top Romanian manufacturers of vegetable oils to a leading French manufacturer;
• Assistance during the acquisition, by one of the world's leading DIY retailers, of an Austrian DIY business in Romania regarding merger control clearance;
• Coordinated various internal group restructuring projects involving mergers by absorption in a time-sensitive manner, involving various industry sectors such as decorative paints and lacquers, home and office water and coffee solutions, etc .;
• Assistance on the acquisition by the largest private healthcare provider in Romania of a high-end dental center chain regarding merger control clearance.

Ramona has also been an active contributor to various legal publications, such as:
• Romania Corporate M & A 2017 chapter for the Chambers Global Practice Guide;
• Romania 2017 article in Global Legal Insights to Cartels 5th Edition;
• Romania 2016 contribution to Global Legal Insights - Merger Control - 5th Edition;
• The European Anti-Trust Review 2015 - a Global Competition Review Special Report - Romania 2015;
• 2013 European Antitrust Review, a Global Competition Review Special Report - contribution for Romania.

Latest deals

Etanco Romania (CC)
Corporate & Commercial

Etanco Romania is an important industrial supplier of fixing and fastening solutions for the construction market. We are currently providing day-to-day legal assistance services to the Etanco Group for its business activities in Romania, on a wide range of matters, especially Corporate and Commercial, Regulatory and Compliance aspects.

Romanian Business Consult (CC)
Corporate & Commercial

Romanian Business Consult is the leading Romanian supplier and installer of IT solutions for the retail and food industry. We are currently providing day-to-day legal assistance in relation to various business activities of Romanian Business Consult which mainly cover the following areas of interest: Corporate, Commercial, Regulatory and Compliance, as well as on Employment aspects.

La Fantana (CC)
Corporate & Commercial

La Fantana is one of the leading Romanian water-solutions and coffee suppliers for office consumption, HoReCa, etc. markets. We are currently providing day-to-day legal assistance in relation to virtually all business activities of La Fantana, which mainly covers the following areas of interest: Corporate, Commercial, Regulatory and Compliance, as well as Intellectual Property and Employment aspects.

EDS Romania (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Assisted EDS Romania, a member of the Euro-Druckservice Group, a leading printing service provider in Central and Eastern Europe, with the acquisition of the heat-set printing business as a concern by Mega Press Holdings SA and Aramis Publishing SRL.

Our firm advised EDS Romania from the outset of this transaction and throughout the entire process, being actively involved in structuring the transaction, performing the due diligence exercise in relation to the transferred business, drafting full transaction documentation, advising during negotiations, advising on all matters including the provision of the necessary financing for the payment of the part of the purchase price.

Additionally, as the parties involved in the transaction acted as two of the top market players in the heat-set printing industry in Romania, our assistance also involved obtaining the merger clearance. The issue is important because of the combined strengths and opportunities that would be provided through the acquisition and the importance of obtaining merger clearance.

World Class Romania - Titan (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Assisted World Class Romania, the leader in the fitness industry in Romania, with the acquisition of a new fitness club within the Titan Shopping Gallery in Bucharest. The new fitness club covers almost 3,000 sq. m. of aerobics, fitness and cycling studios, as well as functional training areas. More than 1,200 active members enjoy the facilities made available by the fitness club.

Our Company assisted World Class Romania from the beginning of this project, with the structure of the transaction, drafting the full package of acquisition documents, then advising on all legal aspects of the transaction. We have also provided the necessary legal assistance for the signing of the transaction documentation and the successful closing of the acquisition.

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