Firm Profile > Musat & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania

Musat & Asociatii
43 AVIATORILOR BOULEVARD
1ST DISTRICT
011853 BUCHAREST
Romania

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Musat & Asociatii has an excellent reputation across most forms of dispute resolution. Public and private sector clients regularly use the firm on their most high profile and high value disputes, be they in the local civil and administrative courts, or before an international arbitration tribunal.  Practice head Gheorghe Buta is a leading figure in the international arbitration community, while Paul Buta is highly experienced in antitrust, IP and civil claims. Other key individuals include Angela Porumb, particularly for administrative disputes, Cosmin Libotean and Gheorghe Musat. Managing associate Ramona Cîrlig also attracts praise.

Practice head(s):

Gheorghe Buta; Paul Buta; Angela Porumb; Cosmin Libotean

Other key lawyers:

Ramona Cîrlig

Testimonials

‘The firm is very well organized in specialized teams, which ensures a full coverage of the legal issues our business is facing. Even in the same dispute sometimes various aspects arise which involve very specialized knowledge, and they always had the perfect man to deal with the specific legal niche. They have excellent capabilities in international trade law, helping out with some disputes arising from complex international trade contracts. We were also impressed by their negotiation skills, helping us to reach satisfactory settlement in some cases before going to court. This saved time and costs and was much appreciated.’

‘Musat & Asociatii’s team is one of the largest and one of the best in the country, and they have an extensive experience in complex litigations and dispute resolution proceedings. I appreciate their in-depth knowledge of highly regulated sectors, including the pharma industry, which enables them to recommend winning litigation strategies and successful settlements that help the business in the long run.’

‘Gheorghe Buta has an extraordinary strategic mind, and once combined with the amount of legal knowledge he acquired, he is a legal force. He is the partner you want on a highly complex case. He goes into the nitty-gritty of the civil procedure, but he also keeps the wide vision over the dispute.’

‘Cosmin Libotean is an experienced litigator with excellent pleading skills before the courts. He is calm and collected in all circumstances irrespective of how aggressive the opponent is.’

‘Ramona Cirlig impressed us with her excellent knowledge of international trade law, by finding solutions where none seems to exist. She moves easily through various legal systems, civil law and common law, always considers the EU law impact, and provides clear and effective legal advice on cross-boundary disputes.’

‘Paul George Buta is a very talented litigator with a sharp mind and an in-depth knowledge of competition law. His drafting style and oratorical skills are absolutely impressive. In court hearings he constantly maintains the judges’ attention, which is difficult, and takes them through the story of the case.’

‘Angela Porumb is a very experienced litigator, with great advocacy skills and a solid knowledge of the Romanian procedural law. She has the ability to surprise our opponents with innovative procedural tactics.’

Key clients

The Government of Romania and the Ministry of Finance

KMG International NV

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding B.V.

The Romanian National Railway Company (Compania Nationala De Cai Ferate Romania (CFR))

RADET Bucuresti

Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Europe SA

Leoni AG

OTP Bank

Delta ACM 93

Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), Banca Transilvania, Alpha Bank, Leumi Bank, Piraeus Bank Romania (now First Bank)

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem B.V.

Romanian Centre for Radio Communication Services

Biotest

Abbot

Nuclearelectrica (the national nuclear energy producer)

Romania > PPP and procurement Tier 1

Musat & Asociatii remains a top destination for public procurement and PPP related matters. The firm serves an impressive private sector client base across a wide range of sectors, including utilities, infrastructure, energy and waste. Recently the team advised on several major transport-related procurement contracts, including interactions with Ministry of Defense and the Civil Aviation Authority. The firm's size enables a full service, encompassing contractual, construction and employment issues, through to potential litigation . Iulian Popescu and Răzvan Stoicescu are both highly experienced on the non-contentious side, while Angela Porumb is a key contact for related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Iulian Popescu

Other key lawyers:

Razvan Stoicescu; Angela Porumb

Key clients

DAMEN SHIPYARDS GORINCHEM

DAMEN SCHELDE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING BV

RHEINMETALL MAN MILITARY VEHICLES GMBH AND MHS TRUCK & BUS SRL

BEECHCRAFT BERLIN AVIATION GMBH

HARRIS CORPORATION

AEON BUILDING S.R.L.

NORD CONFOREST

CCCC TIANJIN DREDGING CO., LTD. OVERSEAS BUSINESS DIVISION

SUTECH S.R.L.

NET BRINEL S.A.

DELTA ANTREPRIZA DE CONSTRUCTII SI MONTAJ S.A.

SOLAR TURBINES EUROPE S.A.

NOVARES (FORMER MECAPLAST)

Romania > White-collar crime Tier 1

Musat & Asociatii has a highly-rated dispute resolution team, of which white-collar crime work is a key component. The firm is regularly involved in major domestic and cross-border investigations and disputes, and is popular with international companies operating within Romania. The firm also has good expertise assisting clients with sensitive internal investigations and related compliance issues, particularly in relation to conduct at employee and board level. Senior partner Gheorghe Buta co-heads the team with criminal law expert Liviu Togan. Managing partner Gheorghe Muşat also has good experience.

Practice head(s):

Gheorghe Muşat; Gheorghe Buta; Liviu Togan

Testimonials

‘Good ability to work in an extended team of lawyers on very complicated matters. ’

‘Liviu Togan has the flexibility and skills to achieve results through different angles.’

Key clients

Profi Rom Food

Pharmnet Plus

MHS Truck & Bus

Rompetrol Rafinare

Leoni AG

R. Capital Solutions

Kaufland Romania

ENGIE

ENEL Romania

Paul Sorin Stanescu

Irinel Popescu

Varga Ioan Gheorghe

Romania > Banking and finance Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii comes highly recommended by borrower and lender clients, who appreciate the team's in-depth understanding of the market. Recently the firm has been involved in several significant projects for payment service providers. It is also noted for its strong expertise in financings, refinancings, and debt recovery proceedings. Joint practice heads Mona Muşat, Monia Dobrescu and Răzvan Stoicescu enjoy good reputations, as do younger members of the team, such as associate Cristian Cepesi.

Practice head(s):

Monia Dobrescu; Răzvan Stoicescu; Mona Muşat

Other key lawyers:

Cristian Cepesi

Testimonials

‘Besides a very proactive attitude and business oriented approach, they have impressive background in banking & finance, which is extremely relevant especially when dealing with sensitive issues – experience and knowledge of the market and the practice of the banks and financial institutions can make the difference. For us it is also very important the fact that the firm covers a wide range of areas of practice, so problematic aspects can be spotted easily in any deal. The banking sector is developing fast from one year to another, therefore it is important for a lawyer to keep up with the novelties in this field.’

‘The team offered an excellent service in terms of quality of work, responsiveness and efficiency.’

‘Monia Dobrescu is a very trustworthy lawyer, with good reputation on the market, especially as she was involved in complex transactions and gained extensive experience in this field. Cristian Cepesi is a young ambitious lawyer, with very good knowledge of the law and a good business perspective, which is important for any client. His work was very useful to us and, like Monia, he is a reliable and problem solving lawyer.’

Key clients

EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

HSBC, JP MORGAN, RBC, CITIBANK, NORTHERN TRUST, STATE STREET, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

J.P. MORGAN (AS LENDER)

BARCLAYS PLC, CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG

DAMEN SHIPYARDS GORINCHEM B.V

PREMIER CAPITAL

PPF BANKA A.S.

CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC

BCR BANCA PENTRU LOCUINTE

E-TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Romania > Capital markets Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii has a well-regarded team with a strong track record in debt and equity listings, derivatives and other structured products. The firm can regularly be found on significant domestic IPOs and is especially strong on the underwriter side. Lead partners such as Gheorghe Muşat and Răzvan Stoicescu are also highly experienced on related regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Gheorghe Muşat ; Răzvan Stoicescu 

Testimonials

‘A compact and professional team with a high degree of professionalism and responsibility in dealing with customer business.’

Key clients

HSBC

JP Morgan

RBC

Citibank

Northern Trust

State Street

The Bank of New York Mellon

Ciech S.A.

Engie Group

Thales Group

SIF Transilvania SA

The Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA)

VIVENDI S.E.

XPO Logistics, Inc.

ATOS S.E.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii has long been a leading mainstay of Romania's commercial legal market, and the size of the five partner team, ensures a capacity to handle major domestic and cross-border transactions. The reputation of its lawyers, including Gheorghe Muşat, Răzvan Stoicescu, Iulian Popescu, Monia Dobrescu, and Paul Buta, attracts an impressive range of blue-chip international companies and market leading private equity funds. The team's expertise spans several sectors, and clients benefit from the firm's expansive multidisciplinary offering.

Practice head(s):

Gheorghe Muşat

Other key lawyers:

Răzvan Stoicescu; Iulian Popescu; Monia Dobrescu; Paul Buta

Key clients

Schmitz Cargobull AG

Damen Shipyards Group

Amazon.Com Inc.

Sony

Google

ENGIE Romania S.A.

Wellbore Integrity Solutions / Rhône Capital

SIF Transilvania

Crucero Limited

Metro AG

Top Lac

Spectrum Brands Unit

Brookfield Business Partners L.P.

Interoute Communications Ltd

Innovation Norway

Romania > Employment Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii has a multi-faceted employment team with a broad range of expertise. This includes negotiating and drafting individual and collective agreements, M&A support, and advice on outsourcing, immigration, redundancy programs, and benefits and pensions schemes. The team has deep knowledge of local, national and EU-wide employment issues, which explains its popularity with domestic and international clients. Deputy managing partner Mihai Popa leads the team, which includes managing associate Simona Anton and senior associate Dragoș Lungu.

Practice head(s):

Mihai Popa

Other key lawyers:

Simona Anton; Dragoș Lungu

Key clients

Amazon.com

Dr. Max

Ministry of Energy

Brookfield Business Partners L.P.

Marelli

Gefco

Electrolux

Wilo

Monsanto

Abbot

Accenture

Molex

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii has a versatile practice with good experience advising clients from across the energy and mining industries. This includes major renewables and conventional power companies, oil and gas businesses, energy traders, and key services providers and manufacturers for the wider industry. Practice co-heads Răzvan Stoicescu and Iulian Popescu bring plenty of experience to the table, with Popescu especially active on regulatory matters and infrastructure projects, and Stoicescu very experienced on the corporate finance side.

Practice head(s):

Iulian Popescu; Razvan Stoicescu

Key clients

Solar Turbines Europe S.A

Zenith Energy Ltd

Omya Calcita

ENGIE Romania S.A.

Wellbore Integrity Solutions, an Affiliate of Private Equity Firm Rhône Capital

CCCC Tianjin Dredging Co., Ltd. Overseas Business Division

SUTECH S.R.L.

Kraftanlagen Romania

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii has a substantial IP practice covering a variety of disciplines within the space. Practice head  Paul George Buta has over 15 years experience in the market, and his expertise in areas of administrative law, including competition and antitrust, is demonstrative of the firm's multi-disciplinary approach. The team collaborates regularly with the firm's corporate and disputes team to ensure a broad range of expertise. In addition, the firm features certified IP attorneys with strong specialisms in contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright and patent law. Clients single out associate Julieta Sfeclă for praise.

Practice head(s):

Paul George Buta

Other key lawyers:

Julieta Sfeclă

Testimonials

The team handled a very complex, cross-border project that needed specialized input on EU, IP and competition law. What is unique about them is that you get this blend of specialized advice in one department so both efficiency and professionalism is very high.’

‘The practice is different from other law firms I met, as this firm (renowned as being a school of lawyers) is training its lawyers in providing excellent advice in many areas of practice, which is very valuable because in this manner the lawyers handling a case can have an overview of the case from multiple perspectives. ‘

‘Paul Buta is an excellent strategist with deep knowledge of IP, EU and competition law and a very good negotiator. He is a top lawyer that should be recommended to all clients that need innovative and professional advice.’

‘Julieta Sfecla is a very practical person with great knowledge of the Romanian and EU regulations in the IP field and she dedicates a great time in explaining the legal framework to her clients so that they understand the implications of each of their actions.’

Key clients

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

ARENA S.A.S

CDK GLOBAL (FINLAND) OY

CAT MUSIC

SAVE THE CHILDREN ORGANIZATION

Private individual – successor of the renown Romanian writer Mircea Eliade

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii brings a strong multidisciplinary approach to its well-regarded restructuring and insolvency service. The firm acts for a diverse range of clients from across many sectors, including banks, distressed debt investors, trade creditors and debtors. It also offers a specialised insolvency service which often acts as judicial administrator on insolvency proceedings and liquidations. The versatile Mihai Popa leads the team, offering a mix of contentious and non-contentious expertise. Managing associate Dana Buscu is also well regarded.

Practice head(s):

Mihai Popa

Other key lawyers:

Dana Buscu

Testimonials

‘The restructuring & insolvency department of Musat & Asociatii stands out through the quality of advice and standards, as well as the out of the box business strategy. The responsiveness is prompt accurate and the expertise is very extensive, covering a full range of legal practices. Therefore, we strongly recommend the legal services, as the firm is one of the leading outfits in the field.’

‘The firm is professional, with a great team of lawyers displaying depth of knowledge. One strong point of the team is their leading partner, Mihai Popa. He is resourceful, very skilled negotiator and has an excellent understanding of the practicalities of restructuring and insolvency. We have also worked with Dana Buscu, Diana Dobromir and Roxana Secita and they deserve gratitude for their energy and work effort. ’

Key clients

Gordian Holdings Limited

PVS International (S) PTE. LTD.

Chloe Acquisition Consulting

ECE Projektmanagement International GmbH and Co.KG

Auto Car Group

RADET Bucuresti

HSBC, JP Morgan, RBC, Citibank, Northern Trust, State Street, The Bank of New York Mellon

KAUFLAND ROMANIA SCS

Biotest AG

Sermedic

ASSET PORTFOLIO SERVICING ROMANIA

Emon Electric

Romania > Tax Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii has been a fixture in the market for many years, and is favoured by a good mix of major international and domestic clients. The tax practice offers both contentious and non-contentious support on direct and indirect taxes, VAT and transfer pricing, as well as on private client tax matters. This includes advice on M&A and cross-border commercial projects and business launches. The practice is jointly led by Razvan Graure and Angela Porumb, with Graure focused on the tax planning and structuring side, and Porumb highly experienced on complex litigation.

Practice head(s):

Răzvan Graure; Angela Porumb

Key clients

AMAZON

NOKIA

ABBOTT GMBH

EMERSON

KAUFLAND ROMANIA

UBER

LES ENTREPRISES BARRETTE

TOSHIBA ENERGY

SERMEDIC

RHENUS LOGISTICS

ANA & CORNEL SRL

WHIRLPOOL

NOVARES

TRANSAVIA S.A

VIVENDI

Romania > TMT Tier 2

Musat & Asociatii offers a good blend of regulatory, transactional and contentious expertise. Deputy managing partner Iulian Popescu leads the team, and is especially strong on regulatory and corporate matters. The firm boasts a selection of household names among its client base, including major telecoms operators, social media platforms and broadcasters, and works closely with international firms on cross-border transactions. In addition, the practice offers a solid foundation of support to smaller local companies and start ups. Associates Ana Maria Abrudan and Bianca Iorga  are especially active on data protection and compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Iulian Popescu

Other key lawyers:

Ana Maria Abrudan; Bianca Iorga

Key clients

FACEBOOK, Inc.

VERIZON ROMANIA S.R.L.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

SERVIER PHARMA S.R.L.

PROMEDICA

ELECTROLUX

MAGNETI MARELLI

ASSA ABLOY

SALESFORCE

NEOTTOLEMO LDA

WILO ROMANIA

OVIDIUS CLINICAL HOSPITAL

SAP SE

Romania > EU and competition Tier 3

Musat & Asociatii is noted for its joined-up approach, fielding a cohesive team that handles the consulting and litigious aspects of competition law. The firm was instructed on several high-profile investigations and its litigation strengths make it a reliable choice for challenges against Competition Council decisions. The team, led by Paul Buta, is also experienced on the merger clearance side and day-to-day compliance procedures and audits. It is particularly popular with clients in the life sciences and energy industries.

Practice head(s):

Paul Buta

Testimonials

‘This is one of the most experienced competition teams we have worked with and we like the fact that they keep to the highest standards of legal knowledge, even in the most pressing moments. We also like the fact that they understand our business and that they understand the benefits of working together with the client rather than delivering a document. They have always found time to work with us on our project and have worked harder to keep very tight deadlines while not ever compromising on the quality of the work.’

‘We greatly appreciate the fact that we have worked with the same core team throughout the project, the practice having integrated litigation and consultancy together which has saved time, has prevented loss of important information in such a complex case as ours, and has ensured consistency in our legal arguments.’

‘One innovation was that has had most impact on their service was their integration of the specialized dispute resolution with the specialized departments. Musat handles the specialized litigation with a cross functional approach i.e. with the involvement of the attorneys in the specialized departments. This clearly provides a better service and the approach is more comprehensive and leads to positive outcomes and success rates.’

‘Paul Buta is both a litigator and consultant, which means that the strategy devised at the beginning was followed throughout the project. He is also excellent at strategy, planning ahead and taking everything into consideration. He is also always open to learning new things, like the technical issues in our project, which makes working with him easier.’

Key clients

DAMEN SHIPYARDS GROUP

SERVIER/SERMEDIC

ELECTROLUX

FRIESLAND CAMPINA

KAUFLAND

REWE

SIG SAUER

ECRO

VIBRACOUSTIC

ELI LILLY

ELECTROMAGNETICA

DAIMLER

GENESIS PHARMA

INTACT GROUP

MONSANTO CORPORATION

TRANSAVIA S.A.

CLUJ AVRAM IANCU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Musat & Asociatii caters for all corners of the real estate market, offering solid contentious and non-contentious expertise. The firm has a good track record advising major real estate developers on residential, retail, industrial and office development projects. Investment funds and retailers also form a significant component of the firm's client base, with the firm regularly assisting with acquisitions and portfolio management issues. The highly-respected Monia Dobrescu and Mona Musat lead the team, which also includes well-regarded associate Mădălina Trifan.

Practice head(s):

Monia Dobrescu; Mona Muşat

Testimonials

‘Musat team is very professional and our work relationship is dating many years back in time ’

‘The service I received was very prompt and reliable. ’

‘Very open, easy to communicate with, ready to help, proactive and engaged in solving my request. This helped us hugely with an audit.’

‘A professional service with a great degree of responsiveness. ’

‘Available for giving advice outside of standard business hours. Wide coverage of other practice areas, so always able to complement their specific expertise with help from reliable colleagues.’

‘Well organized, responsive and looking for real life solutions. ’

‘Unfailing commercial approach, seeking practical solutions to legal problems.’

‘Thorough analysis, quality of answers, level of detail in presentations and level of coverage of all issues presented .’

‘Musat is very visible on the real estate market and also they have an excellent reputation as professional lawyers, with a good knowledge of the Romanian real estate business. ’

‘Monia Dobrescu is the head of real estate and a skillful lawyer, with a good eye for details and very pro-active attitude. She has good knowledge of our business, goals and way of thinking, which is crucial for client-attorney relationship. Madalina Trifan is a hard working lawyer, very involved, with good knowledge of the legal matters. Andrei Bran is a very good practitioner, with analytical thinking and very good knowledge of the law. ’

‘Madalina Trifan is a very hard working lawyer, with positive thinking and a nice pro-active attitude. She is always there when you need her.’

‘Madalina Trifan was always available even during the pandemic. ’

‘Monia Dobrescu (Partner) and Madalina Trifan (Managing Associate) were great. We really appreciated their round-the-clock availability to assist us on any matter related to the envisaged real-estate acquisition, as well as their legal knowledge on the subject matter. .’

‘I was impressed from Monia Dobrescu as leader and her team with Andrei Bran as litigator and Madalina Frein as real estate expert . They were all very professional. ’

Key clients

ADESGO

VETCARE PLUS SRL

TOP LAC

KAUFLAND

TECONNEX

BUCK CONSULTANTS (ADMINISTRATION & INVESTMENT) Limited

BROOKFIELD BUSINESS PARTNERS LP

NeICo GRUP

EBRD

CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK

EMBASSY OF THE STATE OF QATAR IN ROMANIA

GLAMAN

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 13 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 Paul Buta
Dispute resolution Iulian Popescu
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…
Ms Monia Dobrescu  photo Ms Monia Dobrescu Partner. Monia is particularly qualified in Banking & Finance. She assisted major…
Mr Razvan Graure  photo Mr Razvan Graure Tax Partner. Răzvan Graure regularly advises companies on both local and international…
Mr Cosmin Libotean  photo Mr Cosmin Libotean Partner. Cosmin Libotean has a 15 years track record of acting as a…
 Andra Mihalache  photo Andra Mihalache Partner. Andra has a well-earned reputation for successfully representing clients in complex…
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. Mihai Popa has been advising clients for more than 15 years in…
Mr Iulian Popescu  photo Mr Iulian Popescu Partner. Iulian Popescu is an experienced practitioner in Corporate & Commercial matters,…
 Angela Porumb (Mare)  photo Angela Porumb (Mare) Partner. Angela Porumb is a well-reputed litigator, who has been covering a…
Mr Razvan Stoicescu  photo Mr Razvan Stoicescu Deputy Managing Partner. Razvan Stoicescu has been acting as a transactional lawyer…
Number of lawyers : 100+
English
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Contacts : Mr Gheorghe Mușat (managing partner)
Contacts : Mr Paul Buta (deputy managing partner)
Contacts : Mr Iulian Popescu (partner)
Contacts : Mr Răzvan Stoicescu (deputy managing partner)
Cotacts : Mr Mihai Popa (partner)
Other offices : Brașov