Virginia Slutu



Education and Clerkships

LL.M., American Law, Vermont Law School

Master of Law, La Trobe University

Master of Business Law, Cergy-Pontoise University

J.D. Equivalent, Cergy-Pontoise University



Paris, France


Virginia Slutu is a licensed attorney in California and France (Barreau de Paris). She advises startups and investors on a wide range of corporate matters covering startup formation, fund formation, funding, and corporate maintenance. She also focuses on transactional matters, strategic alliances, and commercial agreements. She has performed legal work on more than $1 billion worth of contracts.


Moreover, she advises clients on US and European regulatory compliance matters and corporate legal strategy.


Virginia has distinctive international background and experience, and is particularly versed in advising international clients. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Virginia was an attorney with Royse Law Firm. Additionally, she previously ran her solo practice in San Francisco advising clients on corporate and transactional matters. Before that, she worked in-house on legal and transactional issues in the aerospace industry, both in France and the United States. She received law degrees from top law schools in France, Australia, and the U.S.


She regularly speaks about startup formation, funding, and trends in Silicon Valley.

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