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Musat & Asociatii

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Bucharest, Cluj Napoca

Iulian Popescu

Work 021 202 59 00
Muşat & Asociaţii

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatisation; Telecom, IT & Media; Shipping, Aviation & Transport Law, Environment


Deputy Managing Partner. Mr Iulian Popescu is an experienced practitioner in Corporate & Commercial matters, with a focus on public and private mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, disposals, joint-ventures and negotiation of various commercial contracts. He distinguished himself as an experienced and dynamic lawyer being involved in advising a significant portfolio of clients from sectors such as energy, constructions, pharma or telecom on all aspects of their businesses. Iulian advised international and domestic telecom operators, media and technology companies, on the full range of matters related to IT law – software and service distribution, interconnection and outsourcing agreements, online commerce or data protection. His diverse practice focuses as well on Shipping, Aviation & Transport, with particular emphasis on shipping and admiralty, where he has proven extensive experience in dealing with contentious and non-contentious matters related to multi-jurisdictional disputes and transactions.


Deputy Managing Partner, 2019 to date Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii January 2012 to date Managing Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii 2009 – 2012 Senior Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii 2004 – 2009


Romanian, English and French


Romanian Bar Association (Admitted 2003) Union Internationale des Avocats Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) Panel of Authorized Mediators, Mediation Council


Postgraduate Diploma in EU Law, King’s College London LL.M in Maritime Law, Maritime University LL.M in Business Law, Ovidius University Law Degree, Romanian – American University


Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Praised as ‘the strongest energy and natural resources practice locally’ by one client, Muşat & Asociaţii is ‘prompt, knowledgeable’ and possesses ‘a wealth of highly skilled individuals’. Practice heads Iulian Popescu and Razvan Stoicescu have an ‘excellent track record’ and are acting for Belgium-based Engie Energy Management on a number of matters, including an assessment of the options available for establishing a local presence in Romania.

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PPP and procurement

Within: PPP and procurement

Muşat & Asociaţii's ‘engaged and thoughtful’ team ‘understands’ and ‘accommodates’ the client’s needs ‘whenever possible’. The four-partner practice handles the full range of transaction structures including public procurement of works and services, privatisations, joint ventures, government-owned contractor-operated agreements and outsourcing contracts. Iulian Popescu is assisting Construcciones y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles with a public tender for 51 six-car metro trains launched by Metrorex. Mona Musat and Angela Porumb are the other key members of the team and head the practice together with Popescu and Mihai. Bogdan Petru-Mihai is now of counsel with Popescu & Asociatii.

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Within: TMT

Muşat & Asociaţii handles regulatory matters, transactions, sector-related intellectual property aspects and commercial disputes. Data protection is a further field of expertise and the team advised Deutsche Bank on processing employees' sensitive personal data. Facebook is a notable client and sought advice on EU law covering fixed and wireless telecoms, internet and broadcasting and transmission services. Iulian Popescu leads the team, which also acts for clients including DropBox, Discovery and Sony Europe. Bogdan Petru-Mihai is now of counsel with Popescu & Asociatii.

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