Mr Gheorghe Musat > Musat & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatisation, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial Law, Litigation & Arbitration

Position

Managing Partner. Mr Muşat has a wealth of experience of foreign investors’ issues in Romania, and a profound understanding of the market, as well as on the legal and business trends. He is one of the ‘market builders’ of the business law practice in Romania, having over 33 years of experience in the field, being involved as team leader in a variety of high-profile merger and acquisition transactions, as well as in most of the major privatization deals in Romania, acting either on the side of the Romanian Government or on the private buyers’ side, most of them multinational corporations or large local companies. Mr Musat gathered unparalleled experience in Mergers and Acquisitions/Privatisation, Banking, Project & Corporate Finance and Dispute Resolution (international and domestic arbitration included). Mr Muşat is a frequent lecturer on restructuring, privatisation and mergers and acquisitions matters, as well as on other issues regarding doing business and foreign investments in Romania.

Career

Managing Partner, 2009 to date, Senior Partner, 2018 Managing Partner, 1990-2008 Individual practitioner, 1983-1990

Languages

Romanian, English and French

Memberships

Romanian Bar Association

Education

Law degree, University of Bucharest

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Capital markets

Highlights for Muşat & Asociaţii included acting for The Government Agency of State Ownership and Privatization in connection with the secondary public offering on the Bucharest Stock Exchange of the Romanian state’s 15% share in Transgaz. The team also advised Banca Transilvania on the structuring and preparation of a €30m convertible bonds issuance. Gheorghe Musat and Razvan Stoicescu jointly lead the practice, which possesses considerable experience with acting on major IPO projects.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Muşat & Asociaţii has a ‘strong local presence in Romania’ coupled with ‘an impressive ability to coordinate a cross-border deal’. In a recent highlight the team advised Spectrum Brands on the proposed $2bn sale of its international battery and portable lighting business to Energizer Holdings. The team handles corporate and commercial matters in addition to M&A transactions. It acts for Novares Automotive Romania, a Novares Group subsidiary, in respect to all matters falling under Romanian law including a recent rebranding process. Gheorghe Musat and Razvan Stoicescu, who ‘stands out for his understanding of business needs’, jointly head the practice.

Romania > Dispute resolution

Muşat & Asociaţii is well regarded for disputes in the commercial and corporate, administrative and fiscal, real estate and employment spheres. Practice heads Gheorghe Musat and Gheorghe Buta represent KMG International in relation to commercial and civil liabilities claims totalling €1.6bn. The firm also hosts a reputed arbitration practice, with Buta representing the Romanian National Railway Company in international arbitration regarding an infrastructure project in Romania financed by the European Investment Bank and the European Union. Octavian Popescu left to establish Popescu & Asociatii.

Romania > White-collar crime

At Muşat & Asociaţii, ‘the service is good and professional’. The group predominantly represents multinational corporations and large local companies and handles the full range of white-collar matters. Gheorghe Musat and Liviu Togan jointly head the practice and are representing Rompetrol Rafinare in a case implicating tax evasion and money laundering with an estimated prejudice of €14bn. In another highlight it advised an individual at Credit Suisse in relation to charges of treason, espionage and the organisation of a cross-border criminal group. Octavian Popescu left to establish Popescu & Asociatii.