Firm Profile > Musat & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania
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Musat & Asociatii > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
Ministry of Energy
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.
CCCC Tianjin Dredging
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.
Telecom Italia Sparkle
Promedica 24 Central Europe
Magneti Marelli Automotive Cluj
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.’
MHS Truck & Bus
R. Capital Solutions
Paul Sorin Stanescu
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.
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.
‘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.’
Damen Shipyards Group
Wellbore Integrity Solutions/Rhône Capital (drilling)
Spectrum Brands Unit
Brookfield Business Partners LP
Emerson Electric Co. and its affiliates
Nokia / Alcatel – Lucent SA
Novares Automotive Romania
CNS Communications East Europe SRL
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.
‘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.’
Compania Nationala De Cai Ferate Romania
Copisa Constructora Pirenaica
Toshiba Transmission & Distribution
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.
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.
‘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.’
Damen Shipyards Group
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.
Save The Children
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.
‘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.’
PV IPPS Cyprus
Europejskie Biuro Ochrony Finansow
Trust International Insurance and Reinsurance Company
Asset Portfolio Servicing Romania
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.
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.
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.
‘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.’
Brookfield Business Partners
Musat & Asociatii > Firm Profile
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.
|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|
|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|
|Mr Paul George Buta||Deputy Managing Partner. Mr. Paul Buta, Ph.D. in Law and Assistant Professor…||View Profile|
|Mr Gheorghe Buta||Senior Partner. Mr. Gheorghe Buta, Ph.D., heads the Litigation & Arbitration practice…||View Profile|
|Ms Monia Dobrescu||Partner. Ms. Monia Dobrescu is particularly qualified in Banking & Finance, her…||View Profile|
|Mr Razvan Graure||Tax Partner. Mr. Răzvan Graure has been working as a tax consultant…||View Profile|
|Mr Cosmin Libotean||Partner. Mr. Cosmin Libotean is a long-standing and well-regarded practitioner, relying on…||View Profile|
|Ms Angela Mare||Partner. Angela Porumb is a long-standing and well-reputed litigation practitioner, with over…||View Profile|
|Ms Mona Musat||Partner. Ms. Mona Muşat has a diverse legal background in corporate finance…||View Profile|
|Mr Gheorghe Musat||Managing Partner. Mr. Muşat has a wealth of experience of foreign investors’…||View Profile|
|Mr Mihai Popa||Partner. Mr. Mihai Popa joined Muşat & Asociaţii in 2005 and gathered…||View Profile|
|Mr Iulian Popescu||Deputy Managing Partner. Mr. Iulian Popescu is an experienced practitioner in Corporate…||View Profile|
|Mr Razvan Stoicescu||Deputy Managing Partner. Mr. Razvan Stoicescu has been acting as a transactional…||View Profile|
|Mr Liviu Togan||Partner. Liviu Togan specializes in Criminal Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Dispute…||View Profile|