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New partner and Co-Head of Real Estate Practice Area at Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law

July 2, 2018

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that Corneliu Vasile Popa has been named its newest partner, effective from July 1st, 2018.

Corneliu Popa is a reputable attorney at law with over 20 years of experience in the Romanian and German legal markets. He joins Stratulat Albulescu to strengthen the Real Estate Practice Area of the firm in his role as Co-Head of Real Estate alongside managing partner Silviu Stratulat.

Cornelius’ background includes experience as Senior Lawyer at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, within the Corporate Department, Banking & Finance Department and Real Estate Department. He served as Team coordinator of Real Estate projects, performing due diligence exercises and reviewing and fine tuning due diligence reports. He assisted clients throughout negotiations and post-acquisition/post sale periods, such as, GTC, Neocity, AFI, Charlemagne Capital, Fabian Capital (later Dinu Patriciu Real Estate Services)and Cascade Group.

During his time as team coordinator within NSL (Noerr) he handled the acquisition and sale of properties, especially designed for big retail boxes (for clients, like Kaufland, Lidl, bauMax), thus strengthening his Real Estate experience. Beginning with the performance of due diligence exercises, drafting of relevant reports and continuing with the drafting of related sale purchase contracts and all of their supporting documents, until post-acquisition assistance, including licensing for retail operations.
In the past two years, Corneliu has been team coordinator of the Real Estate and M&A Practices at KPMG Legal / TMO SPRL. He assisted several multinational companies with their entry, strengthening and/or position restructuring, on the relevant markets, such as, but not limited to, Italian home appliances producers, French and Italian automotive and spare parts manufacturers, UK DIY retailers, German and Austrian food and non-food retail chains, US based Oil & Gas companies, German and Austrian construction companies and construction materials manufacturers, Israeli retail and residential developers.
His practice encompasses a large range of transactions of all types, including Real Estate (portfolio sale or acquisition of companies or assets, development, financing, leasing and operating of large offices, commercial/retail and residential real estate projects), construction & public infrastructure projects, FMCG and mortgage-backed securitizations, automotive, aviation, press distribution and printing houses.
Corneliu is specialised in the Romanian agribusiness environment, previously supporting German, Austrian and French investors during their bid to enter and/or strengthen their positions on the relevant market by acquiring and developing further local ongoing agricultural projects.
He has regularly advised private equity funds, hedge funds, banks and other financial institutions, large international construction companies and European manufacturers in the aviation and automotive industries, leading mass media firms, as well as international retailers and logistics owners. Corneliu is fluent in Romanian, English and German and has a good grasp of the Italian language.

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law is a dynamic Romanian law firm, providing legal advice in all business sectors and in all areas of Business Law and Dispute Resolution in Romania. Our team works in close co-operation with highly-respected law firms throughout Europe and elsewhere and has significant experience in cross-border transactions, with its lawyers, leaders in their disciplines, providing legal advice in English, German, French, Italian, Romanian and Spanish.Our clients appreciate us for our in-depth knowledge of legal matters in Romania and our prompt and practical legal solutions which we deliver by employing Partner-led close teamwork, cost effectiveness and imaginative thinking.

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