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Muşat & Asociaţii

43 AVIATORILOR BOULEVARD, 1ST DISTRICT, 011853 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Tel:
Work +40 21 202 5900
Fax:
Fax +40 21 223 3957
Email:
Web:
www.musat.ro
Bucharest, Cluj Napoca

Romania

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţii handles financial services regulation, bank lending and other matters. Răzvan Stoicescu advised Ciech on a €373m loan to refinance its bonds, while Monia Dobrescu and Mona Muşat are advising Credit Suisse on a $30m loan secured on oil reserves. Autorității de Supraveghere Financiară is a client of its capital markets practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Musat & Asociatii

Musat & Asociatii stands out for its ‘high level of expertise and efficiency’ in deals and its experience in the retail, natural resources and entertainment sectors. Gheorghe Muşathas a wealth of market knowledge and expertise in complex transactions’ and, alongside Răzvan Stoicescu, advised Premier Capital on its €65m purchase of McDonald’s’ Romanian operations.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţii has ‘an excellent, experienced team’. Gheorghe Butaalways adds value’; he successfully represented Televiziunea Română in an arbitration regarding film licensing. Octavian Popescu, ‘a star known for his excellent court skills’, represents SIF Transilvania in capital markets litigation.

Leading individuals

Gheorghe Buta - Muşat & Asociaţii

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţii’s ‘professional and proactive’ team is ‘empathetic of clients and understands their industries’. Ana-Maria Plăcintescu, who is ‘always able to draw logical conclusions from limited information’, advised Baxter International on the TUPE aspects of its spin-off of Baxalta. Ileana Luciananswers the right questions’.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţii handles mining, competition and trading matters, as well as related litigation. Răzvan Stoicescu and Octavian Popescu represent Repower Furnizare Romania in a dispute with the regulator regarding changes to electricity trading rules.

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PPP and procurement
PPP and procurement - ranked: tier 1

Muşat & Asociaţii

In addition to handling natural resources, defence and technology mandates, Musat & Asociatii is advising Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles following its successful bid to provide trains for the planned fifth Bucharest metro line. Other work includes Iulian Popescu advising China Gezhouba Group on the proposed 1GW Tarnita-Lapustesti pumped storage project.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţii’s team is ‘responsive, available and keen to provide assistance’. Monia Dobrescu, who has ‘a practical and pragmatic approach’, and Mona Muşat advised Kaufland on real estate acquisitions in Romania and Moldova.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţii’s Mihai Popa and senior associate Iuliana Popa are ‘responsive, with up-to-date industry knowledge’. Creditor clients include Transas Marine International and Reblens Financial, while it also acts for Termoelectrica in liquidation.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Muşat & Asociaţii

Clients really like working withMuşat & Asociaţii. Iulian Popescu advises Garmin on data protection. Other mandates relate to carriage disputes and the EU e-commerce directive, in relation to which the firm advises Netflix.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţiiprovides innovative solutions and applies good skills’ and has particular strengths in employee benefits and tax disputes. Răzvan Graure advises SABMiller and new client Vinci on the tax aspects of employee share plans.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Muşat & Asociaţii

Musat & Asociatii has ‘very good business-oriented professionals with a high-level of expertise’. Gheorghe Buta, Mădălin Enache and Octavian Popescu are names to note. The three represent SIF Transilvania as a victim or embezzlement and money laundering.

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