Former SLV Legal Partners Alexandru Stanescu, Irina Vasile, and Tudor Velea have recently announced the rebranding of their outfit to Lexters – a Bucharest-based boutique law firm focusing on CEE tech companies and start-ups – and unveiled a new partnership with the Rubik Hub.
Stanescu specializes in new technologies, capital markets, private equity, consumer and commercial law, and arbitration. He joined the SLV Legal team four years ago. Earlier, he spent over a year with the GIN Masternode Platform as Chief Legal Officer, two years as a Visiting Lawyer with Baker Botts between 2017 and 2019, and over four years with the World Bank.
Vasile leads the Lexters IP practice and co-heads, together with Velea and Stanescu, the firm's M&A practice. She's also a franchise and data protection specialist. She joined the former SLV Legal team a year ago, in November 2022. Before that, she was a Partner with ZVD Attorneys for almost five years, between, 2018 and 2022. Earlier, she spent eight and a half years with PNSA, the final two of which as a Senior Lawyer.
Velea has over 15 years of experience focusing on venture capital, private equity, M&A, project finance, and real estate. He works in both Bucharest and Paris and joined his current team back in 2019. Before that, he was a General Counsel for Vlerick Group Private Equity, between 2008 and 2016. Earlier, he spent over a year as a Managing Associate for Salans, two and a half as a Senior Associate with White & Case, and four with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York between 2000 and 2004.
The firm's new Rubik Hub partnership is aimed at supporting the entry of Romanian start-ups into the US market and includes the "Rubik Garage – Scale to USA" program. "We are passionate about finding solutions and helping great companies and entrepreneurs reach their ambitions," Stanescu said in an announcement.