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Musat & Asociatii

Employment Tier 1

Musat & Asociatii handles a broad range of day-to-day and business critical matters for its impressive mix of major employers. In recent work, the firm handled several high-profile mandates from the private and public sector, including termination agreements, strategic restructurings and acquisitions, disciplinary proceedings, and collective bargaining agreements. The highly experienced Monia Dobrescu leads the team.

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Key clients


Dr. Max

Ministry of Energy




Magneti Marelli


Brookfield Business Partners






PPP and procurement Tier 1

Muşat & Asociaţii has a highly experienced team, which is well versed in representing private sector clients across a broad range of tenders and public procurement exercises including advice on major PPPs, and construction, telecoms, IT and engineering projects. Group head Iulian Popescu and Răzvan Stoicescu handle a variety of non-contentious issues, while Angela Porumb is experienced in procurement litigation.

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CCCC Tianjin Dredging


Net Brinel

Harris Corporation

Solar Turbines Europe

Delta Antrepriza De Constructii Si Montaj

TMT Tier 1

Musat & Asociatii has strong transactional, regulatory and litigation expertise and acts for an impressive range of multinational IT and telecoms clients. The team regularly provides strategic advice on data protection and cybersecurity issues, and often represents clients before regulatory bodies such as the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM). Practice head Iulian Popescu has a formidable reputation for regulatory matters, while Razvan Stoicescu has good transactional expertise.

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Verizon Romania

Telecom Italia Sparkle

Discovery Channel

Clever Tech

Servier Pharma

Promedica 24 Central Europe


Mega Image

Magneti Marelli Automotive Cluj

TBI Bank

ASSA Abloy Entrance Systems Production Romania

White-collar crime Tier 1

White-collar criminal defence law is a key component of Musat & Asociatii's market-leading disputes team. The group has an excellent track record handling major domestic and cross-border criminal investigations and litigations, and has a large international client base. Disputes partners Gheorghe Muşat and Gheorghe Buta are both active in this area, and fellow practice head Liviu Togan is highly specialised in this field. Managing associate Bogdan Lamatic is also noted.


‘They are reliable, never let you down and always find the right solution.’

‘Bogdan Lamatic is probably the most reliable and experienced lawyer I have met.’

Key clients

Teamnet International

Pharmnet Plus

MHS Truck & Bus

Rompetrol Rafinare

Leoni AG

R. Capital Solutions

Kaufland Romania


ENEL Romania

Paul Sorin Stanescu

Irinel Popescu

Vlad Oprea

Bogdan Padiu

George Scutaru

Varga Ioan Gheorghe

Capital markets Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii fields a team of 'dedicated, efficient, professional' partners with a strong grounding in capital markets work. In recent work, the 'strong, dynamic, professional and loyal' team has worked on several cutting-edge instructions, including a groundbreaking share-swap deal. The team also has good expertise in structured finance and derivatives transactions. Gheorghe Musat and Razvan Stoicescu jointly lead the team.

Key clients


JP Morgan



State Street


Engie Group

SIF Transilvania

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii fields a team of highly experienced corporate advisers, well versed in high-profile M&A as well as day-to-day matters. Senior partner Gheorghe Muşat is a leading figure in Romania's legal market, and his team includes several well respected transactional lawyers including Răzvan Stoicescu, who also has good experience in private equity work. Monia Dobrescu, Iulian Popescu and Paul George Buta also have good track records.

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‘A very responsive and solution-oriented team, that applies both western standards and local knowledge.’

‘Razvan Stoicescu is an outstanding lawyer combining his great focus to details with a visionary approach to complex legal matters.’

Key clients

Damen Shipyards Group

A&S International

Wellbore Integrity Solutions/Rhône Capital (drilling)

Spectrum Brands Unit

Brookfield Business Partners LP

Emerson Electric Co. and its affiliates

Nokia / Alcatel – Lucent SA

SIF Transilvania

Novares Automotive Romania

Teconnex Europe

CNS Communications East Europe SRL

Amazon Inc.

Flint Group

Abbvie Inc.

Future Healthcare

Innovation Norway


Dispute resolution Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii is a popular choice for high-value litigation and arbitration. The team includes several highly experienced litigators, including former judges, among its ranks. Senior lawyers such as Gheorghe Buta  are also regularly instructed to act in ICC arbitrations and ICSID cases. Energy, infrastructure, and fiscal and administrative claims have featured prominently in the caseload, both for public and private sector clients. Other key individuals include Gheorghe Musat, Paul Buta and former judge Nela Petrișor.

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‘The legal team offers a well-rounded and very dynamic dispute resolution practice, with regional and multinational coverage. A firm with international standards and an important local player.’

‘Highly respected team with excellent knowledge of the field, they offer good solutions and they are able to understand the most complex legal cases. Their firm provides exceptional quality of work with a great team of lawyers displaying depth of knowledge.’

‘Gheorghe Buta is one of the most well-known and respected experts in commercial, civil and criminal disputes in Romania. An exceptional lawyer with experience, dedicated to the profession.’

‘Paul Buta is an experienced litigator with an extraordinary capacity to provide analysis and innovative solutions.’

‘Gheorghe Musat is a great lawyer, one of the builders of the practice of business law in Romania, he is a real team leader, a strong personality and highly respected in the market.’

Key clients

KMG International

Compania Nationala De Cai Ferate Romania

Electrica Furnizare

Copisa Constructora Pirenaica


SIF Transilvania

Toshiba Transmission & Distribution


Teamnet International

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Razvan Stoicescu and Iulian Popescu jointly lead the team at Musat & Asociatii, which is experienced in contentious and non-contentious energy and mining-related issues. The firm has a good track record for regulatory and compliance advice, and has recently been involved in a major infrastructure project in the oil and gas sector.

Key clients

Solar Turbines Europe


BN Solar Park/GES-Green Energy Specialists

ENGIE Energy Management

Wellbore Integrity Soluctions

Kraftanlagen Romania


Ben Ari Negev Industrial

CCC Tianjin Dredging


EU and competition Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii handles the spectrum of competition work but is particularly strong on the investigations and contentious front. The experience of highly rated litigator, and deputy managing partner, Paul Buta is especially sought after in this regard.

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‘Highly respected team with excellent knowledge of the field, they offer good solutions and they are able to understand the most complex legal cases. They firm provide exceptional quality of work with a great team of lawyers displaying depth of knowledge.’

‘Paul Buta is an exceptional litigator, and very involved and dedicated to his clients.’

Key clients

Damen Shipyards Group




Sig Sauer


Eli Lilly



Genesis Pharma

Intellectual property Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii fields a sizeable team of dedicated lawyers with strong expertise in trade mark, design and patents. The team has a niche focus on matters relating to online music services, with Spotify a major client, and is also highly experienced in IP relating to the pharmaceutical industry and the charity sector. The highly experienced Paul George Buta leads the team, which also includes  managing associates Julieta Sfeclă and Dan Minoiu.

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Deutsche Telekom


CDK Global

Cat Music


Save The Children

Fluidra Commercial

CoPeerRight Agency


Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii's team is highly experienced in major insolvency proceedings and related debt recovery claims. The firm is especially strong on the litigation front, though also provides good strategic restructuring advice to debtors. Mihai Popa has developed a strong practice in this area.

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‘Reliable, responsive, detailed, and excellent client communication. The team has assisted us in complex litigation in Romania for several years, and we feel confident in their advice and representation.’

‘Very capable, prompt, good knowledge and oriented to fulfill the customer needs.’

Key clients

PV IPPS Cyprus



Europejskie Biuro Ochrony Finansow


Kaufland Romania

Trust International Insurance and Reinsurance Company

Mundipharma Medical

Asset Portfolio Servicing Romania

Avantaj Ms

Emon Electric

Tax Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii acts for a broad range of international and domestic clients. The team provides strong tax support and advice on company acquisitions and restructurings and, in recent work, has acted on several high-value matters. The firm's litigators are also extremely well versed in challenging decisions made by the tax authorities.  Razvan Graure is the primary contact for advisory matters, while fellow co-head Angela Porumb handles the litigation side.

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Key clients



Brookfield Business Partners



Toshiba Energy


Alcatel Lucent

Banking and finance Tier 3

Musat & Asociatii has an experienced team of banking lawyers who are especially active on the borrower front. The group, which is jointly led by Mona Muşat, Monia Dobrescu and deputy managing partner Razvan Stoicescu, all have good experience of major syndicated loans, acquisition and real estate financings, and refinancings. The firm also has expertise on the lender side and acts for several multilateral banks.

Key clients

European Investment Fund

Ciech S.A.

Premier Capital

PPF Banka A.S.

Industrial Bank of Korea

Omniasig Vienna Insurance Group

Deposit Solutions GMBH

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Musat & Asociatii acts for a mix of domestic and international developers and investors, and has good experience handling high-end development projects and acquisitions. The firm also advises corporate clients on their real estate leases and is also recommended for its considerable litigation expertise. Monia Dobrescu is highly experienced in this area.

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‘High level of professionalism, good knowledge of the legislative history of Romania in the real estate field for the last 30 years.’

‘The real estate team is highly qualified and experienced and offers best advice as to the legal strategies. The lawyers are also very  commercially oriented.’

‘Monia Dobrescu and her team of associates are highly knowledgeable. They understand our specific needs and always come with a personalized approach. Finding the right path through the complicated and not always clear Romanian legal system is definitely a test for the best. And they pass it over and over again.’

Key clients

Belvedere Development

NeiCo Grup


Buck Consultants






Brookfield Business Partners

The firm: Muşat & Asociaţii is a leading, full-service Romanian law firm, advising leading national and international companies alike, as well as governmental authorities and agencies, financial institutions and investment funds. Over 2,500 high-profile clients benefit from top-notch legal expertise and extensive resources, provided via 16 partners and over 100 dedicated attorneys. Muşat & Asociaţii is a pioneer in the business law industry and one of the first established law firms in the country, tracing its history back 30 years.

Areas of practice: M&A/privatisations: acting on complex cross-border transactions and on a full range of deal structures. Clients: Penta Investments, Spectrum Brands, DAMEN Shipyards Mangalia, Sterling Resources, Enel Group, SabMiller, GDF Suez, Abbott, CRH Ireland.

Corporate and commercial: structuring and negotiating complex secured and unsecured transactions. Clients: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Emerson, Dell, Nokia, Penta Investments, Premier Capital.

Litigation and arbitration: the full spectrum of representation, from lower courts to the High Court of Cassation and Justice and the Constitutional Court. Clients: FirstBank, Kaufland, Enel, Thyssen Krupp, Roche, Abbott, Oracle, Eli Lilly, Colas, Trigranit, GDF Suez, Panalpina, KMG International, Copisa Constructora Pirenaica.

Real estate and construction: advises on the acquisition of land, construction and maintenance, permitting aspects, residential, office and commercial projects, as well as mixed-use scheme developments and asset management work. Clients: Brookfield, Adesgo, Novares, Teconnex, CRH, Intercora, Kaufland, Buck Consultants, Trigranit, ING Real Estate, Sogeprom, Daimler, Grupo Lar, CAF, Italferr, European Investment Bank.

Energy and natural resources: experienced in encompassing energy trading, generation, distribution, transmission and supply licensing, emissions trading and renewable energy and environmental legal aspects related. Clients: ENGIE (ex-GDF Suez), Electrica Furnizare, Repower, Nereo GreenCapital, Electromagnetica, Wellbore Integrity Solutions, Kraftanlagen Romania, Omya Calcita.

Infrastructure and PPP/public procurement: assists clients in public tenders, property finance and leasing, concession of public assets and services, drafting and negotiating PPPs and concession agreements, feasibility studies. Clients: Solar Turbines, CCCC, Harris Corporation, Elbit, Sutech, CAF, European Investment Bank.

Banking and finance: advises on syndicated loans; structured, acquisition, asset and project finance; securitisation. Clients: EBRD, PPF Banka, Unicredit, Citi, Raiffeisen, BRD Societe Generale, Ciech S.A., European Investment Fund, Barclays PLC, Nokia, Alcatel- Lucent, Novares, Alior Bank, Google Cloud Platforms, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.

Capital markets: handles transactions involving publicly held companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Clients: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Northern Trust, The Bank of New York Mellon (members of the Global Custodian Association), Barclays PLC, Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, UBS, Swiss Capital, BT Securities, Citi, Raiffeisen, Société Générale.

Telecom, IT and media: advises in all areas of communications, broadcasting, E-commerce, internet services, software development and licensing, infrastructure and equipment finance. Clients: Verizon, Porsche, Disney, Sony, Google, Apple, Intel, Intact Media, AT&T, Amazon.

Competition and antitrust: legal assistance in all stages of antitrust proceedings and investigations carried out at national and EU level, concerning both cartel-type behavior and alleged abuses of dominant position. Clients: Daimler, Orange, Roche, McCann Erickson, Eli Lilly, SAB Miller, Servier, Rewe Romania, L’Oréal Romania.

Restructuring and insolvency: covers pharmaceuticals, real estate, oil and gas, maritime technology, transportation, and constructions. Clients: First Bank S.A., APS Holding, Aegean Airlines S.A., Damen Shipyards Group, Termoelectrica, Sermedic.

Taxation: advises on structuring in a wide range of corporate and financial transactions and fiscal matters. Clients: Amazon, Emerson, Servier, SabMiller, Sermedic, Universal Music.

Healthcare: counsels on M&A, restructurings and reorganisations, regulatory, competition and compliance related advisory work. Clients: Eli Lilly, Servier, Abbott, Lundbeck, Novartis, Astellas Pharma.

IP: experienced in acquisition, development, implementation, enforcement, licensing and other exploitation of IP rights, as well as in patent, trademark, and copyright regulatory matters. Clients: Deutsche Telekom, ZTE, L’Oreal, Blue Air, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Apple.

Transport: advises on trade and transport of goods by sea, road and air, such as sale/purchase, charter, cargo insurance, recovery, arrest, execution, cargo, and freight claims. Clients: CAF, Tip Trailer, China Gezhouba, Aerovista.

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A/privatisation Gheorghe Mușat
M&A/privatisation Răzvan Stoicescu
M&A/privatisation Iulian Popescu
Banking and finance Monia Dobrescu
Banking and finance Razvan Stoicescu
Real estate and construction Monia Dobrescu
Corporate and commercial Gheorghe Mușat
Corporate and commercial Razvan Stoicescu
Corporate and commercial Iulian Popescu
Telecoms, IT and media Iulian Popescu
Competition and antitrust Paul Buta
Taxation Razvan Graure
Shipping, aviation and transport Iulian Popescu
Intellectual property Paul Buta
Dispute resolution Gheorghe Musat
Dispute resolution Gheorghe Buta
Dispute resolution Paul Buta
Dispute resolution Iulian Popescu
Dispute resolution Liviu Togan
Energy and natural resources/environment Răzvan Stoicescu
Energy and natural resources/environment Iulian Popescu
Infrastructure and PPP/public procurement Iulian Popescu
Capital markets and securities Razvan Stoicescu
Labour and employee benefits Mihai Popa
Healthcare and pharmaceuticals Paul Buta
Restructuring and insolvency Mihai Popa
Restructuring and insolvency Razvan Stoicescu
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Paul George Buta  photo Mr Paul George Buta Deputy Managing Partner. Mr. Paul Buta, Ph.D. in Law and Assistant Professor…
Mr Gheorghe Buta  photo Mr Gheorghe Buta Senior Partner. Mr. Gheorghe Buta, Ph.D., heads the Litigation & Arbitration practice…
Ms Monia Dobrescu  photo Ms Monia Dobrescu Partner. Ms. Monia Dobrescu is particularly qualified in Banking & Finance, her…
Mr Razvan Graure  photo Mr Razvan Graure Tax Partner. Mr. Răzvan Graure has been working as a tax consultant…
Mr Cosmin Libotean  photo Mr Cosmin Libotean Partner. Mr. Cosmin Libotean is a long-standing and well-regarded practitioner, relying on…
Ms Angela Mare  photo Ms Angela Mare Partner. Angela Porumb is a long-standing and well-reputed litigation practitioner, with over…
Ms Mona Musat photo Ms Mona Musat Partner. Ms. Mona Muşat has a diverse legal background in corporate finance…
Mr Gheorghe Musat  photo Mr Gheorghe Musat Managing Partner. Mr. Muşat has a wealth of experience of foreign investors’…
Mr Mihai Popa  photo Mr Mihai Popa Partner. Mr. Mihai Popa joined Muşat & Asociaţii in 2005 and gathered…
Mr Iulian Popescu  photo Mr Iulian Popescu Deputy Managing Partner. Mr. Iulian Popescu is an experienced practitioner in Corporate…
Mr Razvan Stoicescu  photo Mr Razvan Stoicescu Deputy Managing Partner. Mr. Razvan Stoicescu has been acting as a transactional…
Mr Liviu Togan  photo Mr Liviu Togan Partner. Liviu Togan specializes in Criminal Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Dispute…
Number of lawyers : 100+
Contacts : Mr Gheorghe Mușat (managing partner)
Contacts : Mr Paul Buta (deputy managing partner)
Contacts : Mr Iulian Popescu (deputy managing partner)
Contacts : Mr Răzvan Stoicescu (deputy managing partner)
Contacts : Mr Gheorghe Buta (senior partner)
Other offices : Brașov
Other offices : Cluj-Napoca
Other offices : Constanța