Mr Iulian Popescu > Musat & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Musat & Asociatii

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatisation; Telecom, IT & Media; Shipping, Aviation & Transport Law, Environment


Deputy Managing Partner. Iulian Popescu specializes in all aspects of Corporate & Commercial work, and is well-known for bringing a business-oriented and strategic approach when advising clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, disposals, joint ventures, and negotiation of various commercial contracts. Iulian advises multinational and local leading players across a wide array of industries, with a particular focus on Energy, Environment, Telecom, IT & Media, Infrastructure, Shipping, Aviation & Transport.

Iulian’s innovative approach and wealth of experience in successfully executing some of the most sophisticated energy, TMT and infrastructure projects, many across multiple jurisdictions, make him a top choice for clients from these sectors, as he is able to draw on his practical and comprehensive expertise to advise on all aspects of their businesses. He is also particularly skilled in public acquisitions and PPPs, concession law and licensing/regulatory issues.

He regularly works with leading international and domestic telecom operators and media and technology companies on the full range of matters relating to IT law, interconnection and outsourcing agreements, online commerce, and data protection.

Iulian is also deeply knowledgeable of the Shipping, Aviation & Transport sectors, with particular focus on shipping and the admiralty, where he has extensive experience in dealing with contentious and non- contentious matters related to multi-jurisdictional disputes and transactions.


  • Deputy Managing Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2018 to date;
  • Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii: January 2012 to 2018;
  • Managing Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2009 – 2012;
  • Senior Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2004 – 2009


Romanian, English and French


Romanian Bar Association (Admitted 2003) Union Internationale des Avocats Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) Panel of Authorized Mediators, Mediation Council


Postgraduate Diploma in EU Law, King’s College London LL.M in Maritime Law, Maritime University LL.M in Business Law, Ovidius University Law Degree, Romanian – American University

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > PPP and procurement

(Leading individuals)

Iulian PopescuMusat & Asociatii

Musat & Asociatii has a comprehensive projects and public procurement group that covers all stages of the process, from bid through to delivery, as well as any contentious issues that might arise. The multidisciplinary practice draws expertise from across the firm, including related corporate, construction, finance, environmental and employment issues. Litigation is a core strength, and the firm has represented contractors in disputes at the highest level, including before the ECJ. On the non-contentious side, the firm continues to act on bids and projects across several key industries, including energy, transport, defence and telecoms. Iulian Popescu and Razvan Stoicescu are the two main contacts on the tender and projects side. Litigator Angela Porumb has carved out a strong reputation for related contentious proceedings.

Romania > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Iulian PopescuMusat & Asociatii

Musat & Asociatii fields a multidisciplinary TMT practice which advises on the full range of corporate, litigation and regulatory matters. Data protection and cybersecurity advice are significant sources of work, with the firm advising major technology service providers and end-users in these spaces. On the regulatory side, clients particularly appreciate the team’s ‘good connection with local authorities for precise answers to questions‘. Versatile deputy managing partner Iulian Popescu leads the team, which also benefits from the presence of several well regarded associates, including managing associate Ana Maria Abrudan. Clients also single out out the ‘always very kind and helpful‘ corporate specialist Andrei Ormenean.

Romania > Energy and natural resources

Musat & Asociatii has a versatile practice offering a comprehensive range of services to companies operating in the energy and natural resources sectors. M&A, finance, projects, regulatory and litigation all feature prominently on the firm’s agenda. The team is regularly used by major domestic and international clients including Hidroelectrica, Engie and Kaz Munay Gas International, and it is also instructed by numerous support services companies. Renewables are an increasingly strong area of focus, with practitioners developing good credentials in issues linked to green energy certificates. Lead partners include Iulian Popescu, a projects and procurement specialist, and corporate expert Razvan Stoicescu.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Iulian Popescu  – Musat & Asociatii

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.