Mr Mihai Popa > Musat & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Musat & Asociatii
Mihai Popa photo

Work Department

Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate & Commercial Law, Litigation & Arbitration, Employment


Deputy Managing Partner. Mihai Popa has been advising clients for more than 15 years in all matters of reorganization and insolvency, as well as in all areas of labour law. Mihai is qualified both as a lawyer and as an insolvency practitioner and this allows him to take a more comprehensive, practical and forward looking approach when assisting our clients.

Insolvency advice coordinated by Mihai covers judicial and voluntary reorganization, pre-insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy and liquidation, asset recovery and/or negotiations with debtors and creditors.
Mihai also manages complex insolvency litigation, including recovery of receivables, cancellation of fraudulent acts, challenging the measures ordered by judicial receivers, in all industries, including energy, constructions, pharma, retail, and financial.

On labour matters, Mihai generally advises national and international clients in all industries, in both advisory and litigation mandates, including employees’ benefits, restructuring plans, voluntary retirement schemes, individual employment agreements, or employees’ transfer, collective bargaining agreements, collective negotiations and consultations, secondment, disciplinary and professional unfitness procedures, discrimination and harassment claims.


  • Deputy Managing Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2020 – to date
  • Partner, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2015 – 2020;
  • Managing Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2013 – 2015;
  • Senior Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2010 – 2013;
  • Associate, Muşat & Asociaţii: 2005 – 2010


Romanian, English and French


Romanian Bar Association
National Insolvency Practitioners Association

INSOL Europe


Law degree, University of Bucharest

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Employment

Musat & Asociatii has a strong track record for contentious and non-contentious work and a diverse client roster to match. The advisory side includes support on M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, collective bargaining negotiations, employee benefits, redundancies and outsourcing agreements. A highly experienced litigation team also adds weight on contentious matters. Clients include major private and public sector entities, and the team is well versed in advising multinationals on related cross-border and immigration issues. Mihai Popa leads the team, which also includes experienced managing associates Dragoș Lungu and Simona Anton.

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency

Musat & Asociatii fields a ‘very responsive and accurate‘ team of insolvency and restructuring practitioners. The firm combines a strong disputes element with an experienced selection of transactional experts to offer a comprehensive service which covers the full range of related contentious and non-contentious issues.  In addition to advising debtors and creditors, the firm also assists investors with distressed asset acquisitions. Litigator Mihai Popa leads the well regarded team, which also includes recommended managing associate Dana Buscu.

Comparative Guides

Romania: Employment and Labour Law April 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Employment and Labour laws and regulations applicable in Romania.