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Musat & Asociatii

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Bucharest, Cluj Napoca

Gheorghe Buta

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Muşat & Asociaţii

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Litigation & Arbitration, Criminal Law (White-Collar Crime), Corporate & Commercial Law


Senior Partner. Mr Gheorghe Buta, PhD, heads the Litigation & Arbitration practice, being one of the most best-known and respected experts in commercial, civil and criminal disputes in Romania. In his outstanding judicial career spanning over three decades, Mr Buta has gathered extensive trial experience, first as prosecutor, then as judge in courts of all levels, including with the High Court of Cassation and Justice for 6 years. In addition, he held the position of Chairman of Bistrita Nasaud Tribunal and of Cluj Court of Appeal, and towards the end of his career as magistrate, he was President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice – Commercial Division. His thorough knowledge and extended expertise cover the fields of business law, civil law, civil procedure, administrative litigation, as well as criminal law and criminal procedure. Furthermore, Mr Buta is arbitrator on the panel of the International Commercial Arbitration Court attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.


Senior Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii, 2012 to date Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii, 2010 – 2012 President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Commercial Division, 2009 – 2010 Judge, The High Court of Cassation and Justice, 2004 – 2010 Member, Superior Council of Magistracy, 2009 – 2010 and 2003 – 2005 Judge and President, Cluj Court of Appeal, 1999 – 2004 Prosecutor, 1979 – 1987 Judge at several County Courts, 1987 – 1999 Member of the Scientific Board and Scientific researcher I (University Professor), The Legal Research Institute of the Romanian Academy, 2008 to date Chief Editor of the “Romanian Jurisprudence Review”, July 2010 to date


Romanian, English and French


Bucharest and Romanian Bar Associations


Postgraduate diploma in Commercial Law, Babeş–Bolyai University Cluj–Napoca Postgraduate diploma in criminal sciences, Babeş–Bolyai University of Cluj–Napoca Law degree, Babeş–Bolyai University of Cluj–Napoca


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Gheorghe Buta - Muşat & Asociaţii

Within: Dispute resolution

Gheorghe Buta leads Muşat & Asociaţii’s team; he is assisting the Romanian Academy with a dispute pertaining to copyright matters regarding the translation of a critical edition of a classic text. Octavian Popescu is another key figure.

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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

Muşat & Asociaţii handles a broad range of criminal law matters. Gheorghe Buta, Octavian Popescu and Liviu Togan are the key names. The trio are representing Leoni and its Romanian affiliate in an investigation into a €39.5m transnational informatics fraud. Mădălin Enache moved to ENACHE | CDA in April 2017.

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Romania: Arbitration

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding arbitration law in  Romania . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Arbitration. [Continue Reading]

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