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Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law
30-32 Daniel Danielopolu St.
6th Floor, 1st District
BUCHAREST
Romania

Romania > Employment Tier 2

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law's employment practice handles the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including related restructuring, transactional, outsourcing, internal compliance issues, and remuneration packages. Practitioners also advise on more sensitive areas including collective and individual dismissals, and handle any related disputes which might occur. Practice head Andrei Albulescu is ‘a true encyclopaedia in the labour law field‘ and provides ‘guidance with a unique practical approach‘. 'Brilliant' managing associate Anca Ulea is another key team member.

Practice head(s):

Andrei Albulescu

Other key lawyers:

Anca Ulea

Testimonials

‘Andrei Albulescu is a true encyclopedia in the labour law field. Also, I highly valued his calm and solution-oriented attitude.’

‘Anca Ulea has been brilliant – she is very responsive, very clear in her communications, and gives us confidence.’

‘Great professionals. Reactive and precise. I appreciated their ability to understand the client’s needs.’

‘Andrei Albulescu knows the international market and provides guidance with a unique practical approach.’

‘During the last year we have worked with both Andrei Albulescu and Anca Ulea. Both of them are extremely responsive and well-prepared. Andrei stands out for his coordination role, being a top-class strategist, while Anca is very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and has great experience. Both of them are positive persons spreading good energy. In a few words: highly qualified specialists.’

‘Andrei Albulescu was the main partner I worked with on an employment matter. He proved he has very good knowledge of Romanian labour laws and always gave good advice.’

‘The employment team has always shown great professionalism. Their answers are always complete and given on time. The team, led by Andrei Albulescu, shows a combination of very strong technical skills and very good judgement. Our collaboration is fluid and efficient, there is a close relationship which allows us to have visibility on current subjects and great follow-up.’

‘Andrei Albulescuis a technically very prepared lawyer with great understanding of the psychological and motivational aspects of employment law issues, and a remarkable vision of the practical implications of legal decisions. Anca Ulea is always up-to-date and able to offer important contributions in decision-making processes. I highly recommend them.’

Key clients

World Class Romania

AstraZeneca

SundayApp

Cambridge School of Bucharest

Hervis Sports & Fashion

SIBS Romania

Metagame Studios

Cargus

ThoughtWorks

Marketing Investment Group

Webhelp Romania

ComplyAdvantage

Aurobindo Pharma Romania

Work highlights

  • Advised World Class Romania, a Romanian fitness-centre business, on the full range of employment issues concerning the sale of a stake in the company to African Industries Group.
  • Advising AstraZeneca’s Romanian subsidiary on various employment matters, including day-to-day issues.
  • Advised Hervis Sports & Fashion, the local subsidiary of the Austrian sports retailer, on various employment issues.

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 3

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law's cross-practice group guides clients through all stages of the IP journey, from day-to-day portfolio management, through to M&A-related corporate support and contentious infringement claims. In addition to technology start-ups, the firm assists various clients in the retail, advertising, media, and health and fitness industries. Practice head Ana Maria Kusak is ably supported by managing associate Elena Stan, who is singled out as 'a practical lawyer with excellent knowledge in the IP field‘.

Practice head(s):

Ana Maria Kusak

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely friendly and responsive – a pleasure working with them!’

‘Stratulat Albulescu was our first choice when we needed a law firm for IP and trade mark-related topics, both based on the good relationship that we’ve developed in the last years but also because of the proven capacity of the team to represent us in a timely manner, while always obtaining good results.’

‘I have worked directly with Elena Stan and her team and we are thankful for a very smooth process. After we’ve set a few introductory calls to discuss about the results we wanted to obtain, the Stratulat team has given a structured approach, with minimum and efficient interactions and managed to reflect the relevant and important information in the final documents.’

‘The team has vast experience in all areas needed for start-ups. We used their services and guidance for a seed investment round and we are extremely happy with the results, as we feel confident we are protected.’

‘Elena Stan – helped us sort everything we needed.’

‘Highly experienced attorneys who are extremely knowledgeable in their field. It has been a pleasure to work with their team.’

‘Over the past several years we worked closely with Ana Maria Kusak and Elena Stan. I can definitely say that working with Ana for so many years says a lot about our professional relationship and that I really appreciate her for all her exceptional professional qualities.’

‘It is my opinion that Ana Maria Kusak’s main strengths are the following: she is an excellent lawyer, very easy to deal with, client-oriented and always there to help you. Elena Stan always delivers very strong advice, being a practical lawyer with excellent knowledge in the IP field.’

Key clients

World Class Romania

Î.M. Vinăria Purcari

Titluri Quality

Selfd Id

Rogalski Damaschin Public Relations

Undelucram

Cyscale Systems

Cordia Corarilor Development

Sound Feed

Mindfully Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advising the wine company, Î.M. Vinăria Purcari, on the  protection of its trade mark portfolio, including acting in opposition proceedings in front of the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the Romanian Office for Inventions and Trademarks.
  • Representing Titluri Quality, which owns a large trade mark portfolio, in a significant trade mark dispute.
  • Advising Sound Feed with regard to copyright matters, including assisting with revision of the licensing, distribution and marketing agreements to be managed through the platform.

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The ‘very supportive‘ team at Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law has a strong track record for investment, development and property management advice, including support for tenants. Practice head Silviu Stratulat and managing associate Manuela Iurascu 'are the perfect team to go into real estate projects with'. Recently promoted partner Tudor Ciambur and senior associate Daiana Assoum 'always propose practical solutions‘.

Practice head(s):

Silviu Stratulat

Other key lawyers:

Tudor Ciambur; Manuela Iurascu; Daiana Assoum

Testimonials

‘Very good knowledge of the legislation and of the market practice. Strong capability to apply it in the light of the client’s needs and of the practical implications. Very good negotiators.’

‘Silviu Stratulat and Manuela Iurascu are the perfect team to go into real estate projects with. Seasoned and practical professionals, with an incredible speed of  execution and a great capacity to meet short deadlines.’

‘The team we work with is led by Silviu Stratulat – a partner with a lot of experience, proactivity and strength. A magnificent lawyer in every sense of the word! Technical, meticulous and at the same time creative. He always finds solutions to complex issues and does not get involved in sterile discussions. I appreciate Silviu for being dynamic and decisive. He knows us as if he were one of us and he also knows the market and its players very well.’

‘Daiana Assoum is also a very talented and knowledgeable lawyer and ready to help whenever needed. Totally recommend her.’

‘Very supportive team, great legal knowledge and expertise in real estate transactions.’

‘Tudor Caimbur and Daiana Assoum – both of them are highly educated professionals in the field of real estate, with an ability to view issues in a complex manner. Thorough, responsive and always propose practical solutions. Good negotiators.’

‘The whole team is well prepared and has the capacity to effectively cooperate and integrate with other practice teams. What we like the most is their responsiveness, flexibility and their professional approach.’

‘Silviu Stratulat is our main contact for all the issues that arise. We have worked with Silviu for many years now and we are very happy with this collaboration and with the team he leads. Silviu and his team are diligent and responsive and consistently provide us with well-reasoned and insightful advice. Daiana Assoum also provides great support and reliable legal advice in dealing with the Romanian real estate market. She complements the team with great drafting skills and excellent knowledge of commercial real estate.’

Key clients

Indotek Group

Cordia International Hungary – former Futureal Management Hungary

Element Group

Practic

Hagag Group

Stay Fit

Cargus

Cellini

Hervis Sports & Fashion

World Class Romania

QeOPS

Fortress

Brillio

Scallier Investment

Work highlights

  • Advised Indotek, a group of investment management companies with Hungarian and US investors, on the acquisition of the office building One Victoriei Center.
  • Advised Practic on the sale of a 1,362 square metre land plot in Bucharest to Hagag Primaverii 1, a vehicle of the Hagag Group.
  • Advised Element Industrial on the lease of approximately 16,000 square metres to FERRO Romania.

Romania > TMT Tier 3

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law’s TMT team is commended for its ‘deep technical knowledge and strong involvement‘. The firm handles a broad range of corporate, contractual, data protection, regulatory, litigation and IP matters for technology suppliers and end-users. Coupled with this is a strong track record for venture capital advice. IP and competition head Ana Maria Kusak leads the practice. Other key individuals include managing partner Silviu Stratulat, counsel Costin Sandu, and managing associate Elena Stan.

Practice head(s):

Ana Maria Kusak

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely friendly and responsive – a pleasure working with them. Silviu Stratulat is amazing.’

‘Sound experience and knowledge of the legislation, deep technical knowledge and strong involvement both for understanding the client’s needs and finding the most appropriate solution.’

‘Costin Sandu is our most valuable wingman in TMT projects. He did miracles within our most important projects in this field, both from a legal point of view and from a negotiation point our view, in the most advantageous manner for our company. We simply could not have carried it out without him. Also, super involved and balanced and a very nice and warm person.’

‘Competence. Ability to understand the customer’s needs and the characteristics of the business sector. Flexibility.’

‘Highly knowledgeable partners that I had the pleasure to work with. Extremely fast and dilligent.’

‘I really appreciate the SAA team for their good internal coordination, speed of response and excellent knowledge. On a side note, I truly appreciate they keep us up to date on all legal topics by sending us monthly newsletters which we find very helpful.’

‘They are professional, detailed, dedicated, empathetic and genuine. I enjoy working with them.’

‘The SAA lawyers are really communicative and open minded. At the same time they are looking for the best scenarios and results which are required to keep the client on the safe side. Compared to the other firms, they act really fast.’

Key clients

World Class Romania

Î.M. Vinăria Purcari

Titluri Quality

SelfD ID

Rogalski Damaschin Public Relations

Undelucram

Cyscale Systems

Cordia Corarilor Development

Sound Feed

Mindfully Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised SelfD ID on various intellectual property and data privacy matters.
  • Advising Cyscale Systems on the process of securing its IP rights over software developed by employees, as well as third-party suppliers.
  • Assisted Mindfully Technologies, owner of the XVision platform, with a due diligence and risk assessment of the its IP and IT assets.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The team at Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law is commended for its ability to 'excellent solutions'; the firm offers a comprehensive service on the full range of transactional, regulatory and day-to-day commercial issues. The group is especially strong in the technology sector, with ‘vast experience in all areas needed for start-ups‘, including funding rounds and later stage M&A. Venture capital and private equity funds also regularly instruct the firm on their investments into the market. Managing partner Silviu Stratulat and Octav Stan understand the client’s needs from the very first moment, have in-depth legal knowledge and great expertise‘. Cristina Man is also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Silviu Stratulat; Cristina Man; Octav Stan

Testimonials

‘All the members of the Stratulat team whom I came into contact with have had great capacity of understanding our exact needs in each transaction and have managed to reflect the clauses and warranties in a balanced way, while providing constant support in a timely manner.’

‘I have worked directly with Silviu Stratulat and Cristina Man and both have showed professionalism and have been reliable partners throughout the investment process. I have been impressed by their multisector approach and understanding of the needs of our fund.’

‘The team has vast experience in all areas needed for start-ups. We used their services and guidance for a seed investment round and we are extremely happy with the results, as we feel confident we are protected.’

‘They do a lot of work for private equity and venture capital clients, so they’ve seen a lot of different legal structures. This means they have a good grasp of what constitutes “market standard” and can provide creative solutions when negotiations bog down on specific legal or commercial terms. It also means they have already thought about and implemented (under Romanian law) various legal constructs that are common in an investment context under English or US law but don’t easily translate under Romanian law.

‘Silviu Stratulat is a hands-on attorney who understands both legal and commercial aspects and does not shy away from giving well-argued recommendations on specific topics, when asked. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to private equity-related legal topics. He came across as thoughtful and action-oriented at the same time (took the time at the beginning to understand the entire deal structure we had in mind and structure a comprehensive contract package for it, while generally also pushing his team to move at speed and resolve issues quickly).’

‘Cristina Man came across as highly knowledgeable and was able to successfully manage multiple workstreams on the same project under a tight schedule.’

‘Very supportive team, excellent solutions, great capacity and reasonable allocation of work, with a very good knowledge of the market.’

‘Silviu Stratulat and Octav Stan are able to understand the client’s needs from the very first moment, have in-depth legal knowledge and great expertise.’

Key clients

Resource Partners

Indotek Group

Metagame Studios

Cyscale Cloud Security

Machinations

Catalyst Romania

GapMinder Venture Partners

Global Resourse Experts (GRX)

XVision

PayPoint

Druid

Work highlights

  • Advised Resource Partners, an independent partner-owned private equity investor, on the sale of the fitness company World Class to African Industries Group.
  • Advised DRUID, an AI-driven intelligent virtual assistant company, on its $15m Series A financing.
  • Advised Indotek Group on its takeover of One Dorobanti Properties SRL, which owns One Victoriei Center, a premium office building in Bucharest.

The firm: Stratulat Albulescu is a leading full-service Romanian law firm, providing strategic and innovative legal solutions to both national and international clients across every business sector.

Silviu Stratulat started the firm over ten years ago. Since then, it has continued to grow and diversify, and it now has more than 40 lawyers on staff. The firm’s expansion has allowed it to build a firm composed of lawyers who are leaders in their field.

The variety of specialties within the firm allows it to provide business advisory and dispute resolution services in a wide range of circumstances. When needed, the firm can pull together a multi-disciplinary team. It assists clients in negotiating and closing transactions and in planning and managing their business operations more effectively. If a dispute arises, the firm provides representation both in court and in other forums.

The firm’s lawyers have years of experience working in English with foreign clients and law firms. The firm emphasises the importance of English language skills for its lawyers and staff on a continuing basis. Its lawyers are also fluent in a variety of other languages.

Stratulat Albulescu serves a diverse client base ranging from multinational corporations to local companies and individuals. Its clients appreciate it for its in-depth knowledge and prompt, practical and cost-effective legal solutions developed through teamwork and imaginative thinking.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: international and local lending transactions, syndicated lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset financing, derivative products, project finance, financial regulations (bank contracts and operations), structured financing, and insolvency and restructuring matters. Partner Cristian Vlaicu leads this practice area.

Competition law: antitrust cases and concentration operations and the governing national and EU procedural requirements. Partner Ana-Maria Kusak leads this practice area.

Corporate and M&A: company formation, registration of companies, organisation and operation, reorganisation, mergers and acquisitions, which can include asset deals, and advising through all stages of a project, including due diligence reports, structuring, documenting, and negotiating the transaction. Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat leads this practice area.

Dispute resolution: corporate and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, labour conflicts and employment litigation, insurance and transport contract disputes and professional negligence. Partner Adriana Dobre and Counsel Roxana Catea lead this practice area.

Employment and labour: all manner of employment law requirements, including contested employment and social security issues that arise in the course of business; employment-related issues that arise from the transfer of businesses, corporate restructuring and reorganisation, and outsourcing or insourcing operations. Partner Andrei Albulescu leads this practice area.

Data Protection: reviewing commercial agreements to comply with legislation on data protection, registrations with the competent authorities, assistance during inspections by the governing authorities, revising confidentiality policies to comply with data protection requirements. Partner Ana-Maria Kusak leads this practice area.

IP/IT: trade marks, design and models, copyright, domain names, contractual assistance, IT (including software and cloud services agreements), employee inventions, customs enforcement of intellectual property rights, and transactional intellectual property. Advising on all aspects of Telecoms and media and also Life Sciences. Partner Ana-Maria Kusak leads this practice area.

Real estate and urban planning: assist developers, contractors, engineers, real estate investment funds, banks and other financial institutions and advice about zoning regulations, municipal restrictions, licensing procedures, and authorisations for urban operations. Managing Partner Silviu Stratulat leads this practice area.

Energy and natural resources: renewable energy, upstream and downstream oil and gas, electricity, natural gas, water, waste management, low-carbon policies and sustainability, and regulation across the sectors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate Silviu Stratulat SStratulat@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Employment Andrei Albulescu AAlbulescu@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Competition; Intellectual Property and Data Privacy Ana-Maria Kusak AKusak@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Banking and Finance Cristian Vlaicu CVlaicu@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Cristina Man CMan@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Octav Stan OStan@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Real Estate Tudor Ciambur TCiambur@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Dispute Resolution Adriana Dobre ADobre@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Dispute Resolution Roxana Catea RCatea@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
International Commercial Arbitration Sofia Cozac SCozac@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
White-Collar Crime Bogdan Cimbru BCimbru@saa.ro +40 21 316 87 49
Photo Name Position Profile
Andrei Albulescu photo Mr Andrei Albulescu Partner
Daiana Assoum photo Mrs Daiana Assoum Senior Associate
Roxana Catea photo Mrs Roxana Catea Counsel
Tudor Ciambur photo Mr Tudor Ciambur Partner
Bogdan Cimbru photo Mr Bogdan Cimbru Partner
Sofia Cozac photo Mrs Sofia Cozac Counsel
Adriana Dobre photo Mrs Adriana Dobre Partner
Manuela  Iurascu photo Mrs Manuela Iurascu Managing Associate
Ana Maria Kusak photo Mrs Ana Maria Kusak Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Practice
Cristina Man  photo Mrs Cristina Man Partner
Elena Stan photo Mrs Elena Stan Managing Associate
Silviu Stratulat photo Mr Silviu Stratulat Managing Partner Head of Corporate/M&A Head of Real Estate
Anca Ulea photo Mrs Anca Ulea Managing Associate
Cristian Vlaicu photo Mr Cristian Vlaicu Partner, Head of Banking & Finance
Partners : 9
Counsels : 2
Managing Associates : 5
Senior Associates : 3
Associates : 18
Paralegals : 3
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