Ms Monia Dobrescu > Musat & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile
Musat & Asociatii Offices
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Ms Monia Dobrescu
Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatisation, Real Estate & Construction, Corporate & Commercial Law, Infrastructure & PPP / Public Procurement
Partner. Monia is particularly qualified in Banking & Finance. She assisted major international players and leading financial groups on various loan restructuring projects, financing and refinancing schemes, project and asset financing and securitization. Her expertise spans all aspects of general finance and banking law, with a special focus on finance transactions, contractual relationships, syndicated loans and compliance, as well as mobile banking, fintech and cryptocurrency related specific aspects.
Monia also has significant experience in Real Estate & Construction. She was involved in numerous high profile real estate projects and acted for landlords and tenants alike. Monia also advised lenders and developers on complex and sophisticated projects, related to legal matters that exceed the usual legal framework. Monia is advising on regulatory matters and authorizations, property portfolio restructuring, as well as real estate securities, and was involved in all stages of real estate transactions, from due diligence investigations to post-closing matters.
Her experience also spans corporate and commercial matters, as she advised on various corporate activities issues, ranging from shareholding and share capital issues to management and corporate liability, spin-offs and mergers, business transfers, etc., as well as an extremely wide range of commercial agreements and legal matters related to the day-to-day corporate activities.
- Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii: January 2012 to date;
- Managing Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2009 – 2011;
- Senior Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2006 – 2009;
- Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii 2002-2006
Romanian, Spanish and English
Bucharest and Romanian Bar Associations
Law Degree, University of Bucharest
Musat & Asociatii has an active banking practice which advises a mix of banks, borrowers and multilateral agencies. Acquisition and leveraged finance are key areas of work, and the firm has assisted lenders with several high-profile and cross-border M&A deals in the past year. Fintech and cryptocurrency work is also increasing in importance, with the firm supporting numerous technology disrupters with their related regulatory issues. Practice head Monia Dobrescu has almost 20 years’ market experience, and has a special focus on project finance. Senior associate Cristian Cepesi is also noted.
Musat & Asociatii has a ‘very collaborative‘ capital markets team which combines strong domestic expertise with ‘an international outlook‘. The team is able to ‘see the big picture and context but is fastidious with the details‘. The firm has a good track record on debt and equity transactions and also has solid expertise in regulatory matters, where it represents a mix of issuers, underwriters, investment funds and public sector clients, including Romania’s Ministry of Finance. Key contacts include managing partner Gheorghe Musat, Razvan Stoicescu and Monia Dobrescu.
Musat & Asociatii fields ‘a team which is available at all times, including holidays, to make sure the deal gets done‘. The group advises a mix of real estate developers, retailers and investment companies. This includes support with portfolio and land acquisitions, development projects, divestments, and broader contentious issues, where Andra Mihalache is focused. Department head Monia Dobrescu is noted for her ‘outstanding expertise‘. Clients also rate ‘exceptional‘ managing associate Mădălina Trifan.
Musat & Asociatii continues to retain a strong presence in the Romanian market, built around a longstanding reputation for high-end advice and a solid portfolio of high-profile corporate clients. The team’s scale and cross-practice approach enables a broad range of transactional and day-to-day work for clients such as Ecolab, Sony and Google. This includes close collaboration with colleagues on related tax, real estate, employment and competition issues. Practice head and founder Gheorghe Musat has over 35 years’ market experience. Other key practitioners include Razvan Stoicescu, Iulian Popescu, and Monia Dobrescu.
- Banking and finance Romania
- Commercial, corporate and M&A Romania
- Capital markets Romania
- Real estate and construction Romania