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Roxana Fratila

Head of Real Estate & Construction

Languages English, Romanian

Roxana Fratila is a partner and head of Real Estate and Construction in Romania and has over fifteen years’ experience advising international clients with focus on real estate matters.  She has worked on some of the most high-profile real estate transactions in Romania in recent years.  Clients cited in Chambers Europe described Roxana as "clear and highly effective in her advice" and "a deal-driver with a very good understanding of the business."

Roxana has advised on the acquisition and financing of numerous shopping centres & office developments in both Romania and across the region, as well as supported numerous investors and developers in the energy and climate change and agriculture sectors.  Her practice spans the coordination of numerous due diligence investigations, acquisitions of all range of properties, concessions, building contracts, joint ventures, design agreements, institutional lease agreements and project financing.  She also has a special focus on environmental and renewable energy matters. 

Roxana is an active member of pan-regional industry sector working groups – in particular the CEE Hotels and Leisure group, as well as the CMS Energy & Climate Change group.  Prior to joining CMS, Roxana was a Senior Associate at one of the largest Romanian law firms, and before that she worked at the associated law firm of Ernst & Young.  

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  • 2006 - LLM in Community Law, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 2001 - BA in Law, University of Bucharest, Romania
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  • Member of the Bucharest Bar Association.
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  • Practical Law (Thompson Reuters) – ‘Commercial Real Estate in Romania: Overview’
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to  Environment & Climate Change Law – Romania chapter (2012 and 2013)
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4 September 2020
CMS ad­vises Er­ste Group Bank AG on €100m Flore­asca Park ac­quis­i­tion fin­an­cing
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Er­ste Group Bank AG on the fin­an­cing of the ac­quis­i­tion of the Flore­asca Park Of­fice Pro­ject by a joint ven­ture between Res­ol­u­tion Prop­erty, a UK-based mem­ber of...
06 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on con­struc­tion in­dustry
As the en­tire eco­nomy has been hit hard by the out­break of the COV­ID-19, also the con­struc­tion in­dustry is cur­rently fa­cing dra­mat­ic and dis­rupt­ive chal­lenges re­gard­ing fin­an­cial pres­sure, la­bour short­ages...
28 August 2020
Ro­mania in­tro­duces re­stric­tions on sale and pur­chase of ag­ri­cul­tur­al land
On 14 Au­gust, Ro­mani­an law­makers passed an amend­ment to Law 17/2014 on the sale and pur­chase of ag­ri­cul­tur­al land, im­pos­ing sig­ni­fic­ant re­stric­tions on the sale and pur­chase of ex­tra mur­os ag­ri­cul­tur­al...
1 July 2020
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
31 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on lease agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. Can...
01 April 2020
COV­ID-19 and Ro­mani­an lease agree­ments
Ro­mani­an meas­ures in re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic tem­por­ar­ily sus­pen­ded activ­ity in all shop­ping centres (not only malls) ex­cept for the sale of gro­cer­ies, clean­ing sup­plies and ser­vices, phar­ma­ceut­ic­al...
April 2019
Stu­dent Ac­com­mod­a­tion in CEE: the next big thing?
Wel­come to the third an­nu­al Real Es­tate Com­pass re­port on the CEE re­gion, which this year is themed on stu­dent hous­ing. As the CEE eco­nom­ies and com­mer­cial real es­tate mar­kets grow in size, they also...
16 January 2017
Ro­mania: New reg­u­la­tions aim to dis­cip­line the con­struc­tion sec­tor and...
Ro­mania: New reg­u­la­tions aim to dis­cip­line the con­struc­tion sec­tor and re­duce bur­eau­cracy In an ef­fort to re­duce the bur­eau­cracy of the con­struc­tion per­mit­ting pro­cess and sup­port both in­vestors and...
20 March 2019
Glob­al Plan­ning/ Zon­ing/ Con­sent­ing Group
Plan­ning shapes every as­pect of our lives. The build­ings and en­vir­on­ments in which we live, work, shop, play and edu­cate the next gen­er­a­tion are all shaped by the plan­ning sys­tem. The con­struc­tion and...
6 April 2017
CMS launches the CEE Real Es­tate In­vest­ment Com­pass re­port
We are pleased to present the first edi­tion of the CEE Real Es­tate Com­pass 2017, pub­lished by CMS in co­oper­a­tion with Col­li­ers In­ter­na­tion­al.The re­port ex­am­ines key trends in the real es­tate mar­ket in...
CEE Prop­erty Today (Is­sue 3)
We are de­lighted to wel­come you to the third edi­tion of our real es­tate fo­cused pub­lic­a­tion "CEE Prop­erty Today" in which we look at some of the leg­al trends and de­vel­op­ments that af­fect the prop­erty...
CEE Prop­erty Today
Wel­come to this year's is­sue of our real es­tate pub­lic­a­tion CEE Prop­erty Today, where we look at the re­cent leg­al trends and de­vel­op­ments in the prop­erty sec­tor in some of the key Cent­ral and East­ern...