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Silviu Stratulat

Managing Partner

In 2011 Silviu founded our firm and, from the very beginning, has performed many roles within it.  He has extensive experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions and real estate and, in addition to providing outstanding legal advice to our clients, he is also our Managing Partner, overseeing the firm’s growth from a small start-up to a major presence in the Romanian legal scene and employing over 45 lawyers.

On the corporate and M&A side, Silviu advises and assists clients on a wide range of company and commercial transactions, including cross-border and domestic takeovers, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He also acts for early stage and fast growing companies on all types of equity financing. Both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners have recommended Silviu for M&A and venture capital work describing him as “proactive", “business oriented” and "innovative and hardworking".

Silviu also acts for investors, developers, lenders and occupiers and on deals involving the development and financing of real estate projects, joint ventures, real estate driven private/public partnerships, as well as town planning and other regulatory matters. His investment experience ranges from the disposal of shopping centres and office buildings to the acquisition of undeveloped landmark plots in central Bucharest. His insight into a developer's business was gained through working with large asset management and property funds such as AEW Europe, First Property Group, Futureal and the Reuben Brothers.

 

LANGUAGES

Romanian - English - Italian - Spanish - French

 

EDUCATION

2015 - PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest 

"Trust under the Romanian Law", under Prof. V. Stoica, PhD

2008 - Master in Business Law (LLM)

Faculty of Law - University of Bucharest

2005 - Master in European Law and Policy

De Hagse Hogeschool

2005 - Bachelor of Economics (LLB)

Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest - Faculty of International Economic Relations

2004 - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Faculty of Law, "Nicolae Titulescu" University, Bucharest

Latest deals

GapMinder - MEDIjobs (C&C)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising on the EUR 650,000 investment by GapMinder, a Venture Capital Fund financed by the Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 - 2020, an EU programme aiming to bolster the competitiveness of the Romanian economy, within MEDIjobs, the first platform in Romania that connects companies and specialists from the medical field.

London Partners (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising London Partners, a real estate investment platform, with the acquisition of a plot with an approximate area of 29,000 sq.m., located in the Expozitiei Area, one of the most fast developing areas in Bucharest.

GapMinder (M&A) (CC)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising GapMinder, a VC Fund financed via Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 – 2020 and co-financed by The European Fund for Regional Development, in relation to the incorporation and structuring of the management company.

GapMinder - FintechOS (M&A) (TMT)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising GapMinder, the first venture fund created as a result of the selection process started by the European Investment Fund Gapminder, in connection with its investment of EUR 600k in FintechOS. The latter is a company specialized in digital transformation of financial institutions and the investment will finance the expansion of operations globally and to accelerate the development of AI technologies. SAA’s team, which included Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat, Managing Associate Cristina Man and Head of IP Ana Kusak, provided assistance from due diligence on the company to the closing of the documents and implementation of the investment.

B2B Hotel Services (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising the leading global B2B hotel provider regarding a multijurisdictional acquisition of a major European online booking agency. One of the most prominent recent transactions in the travel services sector, it involved targets in Great Britain, Sweden and Romania. A major global law firm was the leading legal advisor and out-of-court attorney acted as a local legal advisor in Romania. Therefore, our assistance was centered on the local aspects of the transaction.

GapMinder - SmartDreamers (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising GapMinder the first venture fund created as a result of the selection process started by the European Investment Fund, in relation to the accelerator investment with SmartDreamers, a company specialized in Recruitment Marketing Automation software solution.

The team of experts was led by Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat in close cooperation with Managing Associate Cristina Man.

World Class - “Stay Fit Gym Oltenitei” (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising World Class Romania, the leader in the fitness industry in Romania, with the acquisition of a new fitness club that covers almost 1,300 sq. m. of aerobic, fitness and cycling studios, as well as functional training areas. Our experts managed to give best advise from the outset of this project, and throughout the entire process. The successeful team was led by Partner Ramona Iancu and involved  Associates such as Cătălina Oancea, Silvana Zecheru and Daiana Assoum, Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat, Partners like Corneliu Popa and Costin Teodorovici, and Senior Associate Andrei Băluș.

World Class - “Stay Fit Gym Oltenitei” (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising World Class Romania, the leader in the fitness industry in Romania, with the acquisition of a new fitness club. The new fitness club covers almost 1,300 sq.m. of aerobic, fitness and cycling studios, as well as functional training areas. 

Our Firm has assisted World Class Romania from the outset of this project, and throughout the entire process, being actively involved in structuring the transaction and all its legal aspects. 

First Property - Maestro (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising First Property Group PLC, a 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 by the Company covered all legal aspects of the transaction from the outset to the assistance in the financing of the acquisition.

WebHelp Romania (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising WebHelp Romania and a strong global leader in business process outsourcing (BPO), specializing in customer experience, with 3 awards at ABSL Gala 2018, with respect to the lease of an additional three floors totalizing a surface of over 1,500 sq. .m. for expanding its office premises in Bucharest.

InterCora Group (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising InterCora Group, a major German real estate investor and developer, in connection with the lease agreements concluded with Pipera Plaza Shopping Mall and a retail shopping center located in the north of Bucharest. Additionaly, we assisted the client on various issues related to the management and operations of their real estate portfolio.

Complexul Multifunctional Victoria (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Complexul Multifunctional Victoria (CMV) is a long-standing client of the firm, dating back to early 2010. The firm advises this client on all legal matters related to America House, one of the largest multifunctional business centers in Bucharest extending over 45,000 sq. metres, as well as all related agreements required for the management and operation of the building. This includes major lease agreements and their negociations.

World Class Romania (DR)
Dispute Resolution

Advising World Class Romania S.A., the leader in the domestic wellness industry, in litigation with the Romanian public institution, the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing. Arisen issues concern administrative acts, effects of administrative acts, as well as matters concerning control activities.

Etanco Romania (CC)
Corporate & Commercial

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

World Class - Titan (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising 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. The dedicated team from Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law advising on this transaction included Partners Silviu Stratulat and Ramona Iancu and Associates Catalina Oancea and Silvana Zecheru.

UPC - Orhidea (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising UPC Romania, one of the main foreign investors with an investment level on the local market of about 1 billion euros, on the lease of a 6,000 sq.m. premises in an A Class building, in Bucharest. 

Our firm's involvement encompassed all aspects of the deal, by collaborating with the strong Corporate and M & A, Litigation and other business law groups in the firm.

Wirecard - Provus (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Stratulat Albulescu along with with a team of lawyers from Fieldfisher in Düsseldorf and London advised the German Group Wirecard on the acquisition of Romania's leading payment processor and technology service provider, Provus, from the Polish private equity investor Innova Capital. The acquisition was completed on February 2016 and also involved the acquisition of Romcard and Supercard Solutions & Services, the two Romanian subsidiaries of Provus.

Provus customer base includes major Romanian banks in addition to significant telecommunications and retail players. In addition, it has worked with the Romanian government in the digitization of health and payment cardsA cash purchase price of EUR 32mil has been agreed.

Teads - Primavera (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising Teads, the inventor of outbound video advertising and the leading native video advertising market, on the lease of their new office premises, currently under construction in Bucharest. Our firm assisted Teads on all legal aspects of the transaction from the outset including negotiations and successful signing of the transaction documentation.

Froala (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising the seller at the shareholders' exit of the Romanian tech start-up Froala, whose 6000 clients in 110 countries worldwide include giants such as Apple, Samsung, Toyota, Amazon and Reuters. Froala is best known in the tech world thanks to their web editor WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). The Idera, Inc., US based software company, has an annual revenue of around USD 120 million.

Stratulat Albulescu advised Froala's shareholders throughout the transaction, including assisting with negotiating and executing the share purchase agreement, as well as assisting with completion formalities.

First Property - Maestro (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising First Property Group PLC, an award winning property fund manager and investor with operations in the UK, Poland and Romania, on all legal matters, including in conjunction with a club of investors, on the acquisition of the MAESTRO BUSINESS CENTER Office Building located in Cluj - Napoca, Romania.

EDS Romania (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising EDS Romania, a part of the Euro-Druckservice Group, a leading provider of print services in Central and Eastern Europe, with a due diligence exercise in relation to the multiple purpose facilities totaling a surface of over 30,000 sq.m. (land and buildings) and negotiating the lease agreement for these premises.

Teads Romania (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising Teads, the inventor of outbound video advertising and the leading native video advertising market, on the lease of their new office premises, currently under construction in ​​Bucharest.

Our firm assisted Teads on all legal aspects of the transaction from the outset including negotiations and successful signing of the transaction documentation.

EDS Romania (M&A) (CC)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising 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 going concern" by Mega Press Holdings SA and Aramis Publishing SRL. As the parties involved in the transaction acted as two of the top market players in the heat-set printing industry in Romania, our Firm has been actively involved in structuring the transaction and got involved in obtaining the merger clearance.

Froala Editor (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising the founders of Froala Labs, a company active in the IT &C industry, on an estimated USD multi-million sale of all the shares held by the founders in the target company. Our legal assistance services covered various structured matters of the intended transaction from the purchase price adjustments criteria to Intellectual Property aspects and potential employment issues.

Froala has an impresive client portfolio that includes giants such as Apple, Samsung, Toyota, Amazon and Reuters. 

Boutix Invest (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising Boutix Invest SRL with the acquisition of a retail unit and office premises located within one of the most exclusive districts in Bucharest. The firm assisted with the entire transaction, including the drafting, performing the legal due diligence, negotiating the purchase agreement as well as assisting with the execution of such.

World Class Romania - Titan (M&A) (CC)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising 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. 

Our company assisted World Class Romania from the beginning of this project, with the structure of the transaction and then advising on all legal aspects of it. 

Commons (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising Commons, an informal, fully serviced workspace, where members could be part of a genuine, hierarchy-free, all-inclusive community, a co-working start up, with two locations in Bucharest and one in London, with negotiating the lease of three premises to be used at co-working hubs in Bucharest, totalling a surface of over 3,300 sq.m.

Commercial Property Services (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising Commercial Property Services SRL with the acquisition of a retail unit located within one of the most exclusive districts of Bucharest. The firm assisted throughout the entire transaction, including the drafting, performing the legal due diligence, negotiating the purchase agreement as well as assisting with the execution of such.

World Class Romania - Expo Business Park (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising World Class Romania, one of the leading fitness service providers in Romania, with the lease of a space of approximately 1,500 sq.m. located within Expo Business Park, and 70,586 sq.m. mixed use development by Portland Trust located in an upcoming (booming) area in North Bucharest.

UPC Romania (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising UPC Romania, the local subsidiary of Liberty Global, the largest international TV and broadband company serving 29 million customers, in relation to the lease of an area of 6,000 sq.m. within a Class A building and to consolidate all the client's staff from existing offices elsewhere in Bucharest in that building.

World Class Romania - Veranda Mall (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising World Class, one of the leading fitness service providers in Romania, in the rental of a space of approximately 1,500 sq.m. within Veranda Mall Bucharest, one of the most modern shopping centers to open in recent years in Romania.

London Partners (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising London Partners in all aspects of the transaction with the leasing of a premises of approximately 500 sq.m. for the purpose of  establishing the company’s headquarters.

London Partners is a real estate development company, part of an international group, with investments in several market sectors over one billion dollars. The group has been present in Romania since 1994.

First Property Group - Teconnex (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising First Property Group with respect to the lease of 8,575 sq.m. warehouse in Tureni, Romania to Teconnex, an UK based company that designs and manufactures V-clamps and other joint technology solutions for various sectors.

First Property Group PLC is an award winning property fund manager and investor with operations in the United Kingdom and Central Europe (including significant investments in Poland and Romania).

GapMinder Venture Capital (M&A) (CC)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising GapMinder, a VC Fund financed via Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014 – 2020 and co-financed by The European Fund for Regional Development, in relation to financing start-ups fulfilling the Venture Capital’s and European Programme conditions.

Mega Company Import Export SRL (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising Mega Company Import Export SRL, a company that owns one of the largest outlet centers in Romania, with the restructuring of its business. Our assistance consists in the evaluation of the best restructuring options and advising on all legal aspects of the planned restructuring.

Natura Quattuor Energia Holdings SA (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising Natura Quattuor Energia Holdings SA, a company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, on a group restructuring in view of the development of its investments and in relation to bond issues for financing its business, addressed to qualified investors only. Our legal assistance consisted of assessment of the available options (spin-off or sale and purchase) and of all other related implications.

World Class Romania - AFI Business Park (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising World Class Romania, one of the leading fitness service providers in Romania, with the lease of a space of approximately 1,400 sq. meters, within AFI Business Park I - the first of five newest ultra-modern business towers in Bucharest.

World Class Romania - Cluj (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising World Class Romania with the lease of standalone premises of over 2,100 sq.m. to be built in a large mixed use real estate development in the city of Cluj-Romania (second largest city in Romania) and known as Record (residential buildings, A-class offices, retail and co- working / restoration spaces).

World Class Romania - Bucuresti Mall (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising World Class Romania, one of the leading fitness service providers in Romania, with the lease of a space of approximately 1,300 sq. meters, within Bucharest, Mall Bucharest - the first shopping mall in Romania, opened in September 1999.

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

Advising World Class Romania, the leading fitness services provider in Romania with 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.

European Retail Park - Targu Mures (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising European Retail Park - Targu Mures on all the legal issues related to the ERP owned Promenada Shopping Center in Targu Mures - Romania. The property is managed by BNP Paribas Property Management Division with Costin Nistor in charge of day to day operations and Ewa Parys of AEW Europe - Central and Eastern Europe heading the business.

ERP Targu Mures is a long standing client of the company dating back to early 2010.

World Class Romania - Atlantis (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising World Class Romania, one of the leading fitness service providers in Romania, with the lease of the Atlantis Fitness Center - an existing prestigious SPA and health center with a total area of ​​over 9,000 sq.m. located in the residential district of Pipera Bucharest. Our assistance also included drafting, negotiating and advising on matters such as transfer of existing members database.

Teads Brainient (CC) (M&A)
Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising Teads, the outstream video advertising company that partnered with over 500 of the world's leading publishers, including Forbes, CNN, Time and National Geographic, on the acquisition of Brainient. The latter is a successful UK-based ad-tech company with offices in London, Paris and Moscow that runs campaigns in more than 20 countries.

A team of lawyers from Mishcon de Reya LLP coordinated the transaction and led the negotiations while Stratulat Albulescu conducted the legal due diligence regarding the Romanian subsidiary of Brainient, advising on the implications of the transaction in relation to Romanian law.

Renault/ Dacia (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising Automobile Dacia SA, part of the French Automotive Group Renault, the only car manufacturer in Romania that has the capacity to design, develop and manufacture motor cars in Romania, in connection with the lease of a property development in Bucharest, including a 39,000 sq.m. Class A build-to-suit building. 

Our firm has provided legal advice on all Romanian law matters and worked closely with the Paris office of Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés.

Futureal (RE)
Property (Real Estate)

Advising Futureal, a Hungarian real estate investment company and one of the leading developers and investors in Central Eastern Europe, with the acquisition of over 15,000 sq. m. of land, a transaction of 3.7 million Euros and that was completed on June 14. Our team of experts assisted on all matters of the transaction from the negotiation of terms to the conclusion.

World Class Romania - AFI Cotroceni (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising World Class Romania, the leader in the fitness industry in Romania, on all legal aspects, including with the acquisition of a new fitness location in the western part of Bucharest, within AFI Palace Cotroceni.

The fitness club, formerly called "Pure Jatomi," is now owned by World Class Romania under the name "Pure Health & Fitness Club" and has over 1,818 sq.m.

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