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Firm Profile

Mușat & Asociații

Firm Profile

Bucharest

  • Profile
  • 43 Aviatorilor Boulevard
  • 1st District
  • Bucharest
  • Bucureşti
  • Romania
  • 011853

Firm profile submitted by Mușat & Asociații

Managing Partners: Mona Muşat (Managing Partner), Gheorghe Buta (Deputy Managing Partner)
Number of partners: 16
Number of lawyers: 100 +
Languages:   English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian


Muşat & Asociaţii has 27 years of history on the Romanian business law market, being one of the first law firms established in the country after the fall of the communist regime. Presently, the firm has 16 partners, over 100 dedicated attorneys and a portfolio of over 2,500 high-profile clients, among which leading national and international companies, as well as governmental authorities and agencies, financial institutions and investment funds.



Corporate/M&A:
■ Advising PREMIER CAPITAL group in the acquisition of McDonald’s operations in Romania (67 McDonald’s restaurants, 19 McCafé shops and the local McDonald’s franchise), as well as various other local acquisitions (including Apple outlets) ■ Advising SSIF Swiss Capital, UBS Limited and BT Securities, and the Romanian State in the privatisation of Telekom Communications Romania S.A.
■ Representing UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (the largest music corporation in the world) in the acquisition of Media Pro Music Entertainment
Clients: Amazon, Google, Capgemini, Emerson, Premier Capital, Universal Music Group.
Contact: Gheorghe Mușat, Senior Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Partner
Email:
[email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
■ Advising CIECH S.A., on matters of Romanian law pertaining to approximately EUR 373 million bank credit facility
■ Assisting CLYDESDALE BANK PLC in connection with a multimillion facility granted to Ramco Acquisition Ltd
■ Representing AKTIEBOLAGET ELECTROLUX, in connection with a cash pooling mechanism envisaged to be implemented at the group’s level, including the Romanian subsidiary
Clients: PPF Banka, Unicredit, Citi, Raiffeisen, BRD Societe Generale, EBRD, Ciech S.A., European Investment Fund, Barclays PLC, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent.
Contact
: Mona Muşat, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
■ Successfully representing Societatea Română de Televiziune (Romanian Television Broadcasting Network) in a complex civil dispute regarding ownership of the land on which Televiziunea Română is located (amount EUR 120,000,000). Also, assisting Societatea Română de Televiziune in a complex arbitration administered under the Arbitration Rules of the Independent Film Television Alliance (based in California), arising out of a film license agreement, involving claims of approximately EUR 5,000,000
■ Advising and representing Teamnet International S.A. in connection with a dispute derived from the enforcement proceedings initiated by Consola Grup for recovering of an alleged debt of EUR 3,838,500, representing delay penalties awarded by the Court in favour of Consola Grup
■ Representing AECOM INOCSA S.L. in relation to an arbitration under the rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (seat of arbitration: Bucharest) regarding claims deriving from a Joint Venture Agreement, with an amount in dispute in excess of EUR 2,350,000.
Clients: Piraeus Bank, Kaufland, Enel, Thyssen Krupp, Roche, Romanian Academy, Antena TV Group.
Contact: Gheorghe Buta, Co-Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Octavian Popescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ Advising Termoelectrica S.A. during the voluntary winding-up followed by bankruptcy
■ EnergoConstrucţia, formerly owned by the Romanian State, during the insolvency of the company
■ Assisting AerSale, engines, OEM material and asset management services – in relation to the recovery of an approximately EUR 4,500,000 commercial debt
Clients: Termoelectrica, BCR, BRD Societe Generale, EnergoConstrucţia, Transas Marine, Kaufland.
Contact: Mihai Popa, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate / Infrastructure / PPP:
■ Advising CRH Ireland in relation to the acquisition of all assets and companies of Lafarge
■ Assisting KAUFLAND, with respect to various legal matters in connection with real estate acquisitions in Romania during its expansion process
■ Representing ABBOTT LABORATORIES USA in relation to the establishment of its new headquarters and operating offices in Romania, in the context of the restructuring the group’s business worldwide (including Romania)
Clients: CRH, Intercora, Kaufland, Trigranit, ING Real Estate, Sogeprom, Daimler, Grupo Lar, CAF, Italferr, European Investment Bank.
Contact:
Mona Mușat, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
■ Advising Repower Furnizare Romania, in connection with challenging the amendments made by the Romanian Energy Regulator to the regulatory framework providing the key rules and principles of operation applicable to the trading of electricity on the Romanian centralised power exchange
■ Advising Enel Group in relation with various matters, including legal assistance and representation to Energie Muntenia SA, and, respectively, legal assistance to Enel Trade SpA, the electricity trading arm of Enel SpA
■ Advising Nereo GreenCapital in relation with the contemplated development of a 400 MW wind power plant in Romania, including corporate and assets restructuring operations triggered by envisaged postponement of investment plans
Clients: ENGIE (ex-GDF Suez), ENEL, Enel Trade SpA, Electrica Furnizare, Repower, Nereo GreenCapital, Electromagnetica.
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]

EU & Antitrust:
■ SIG SAUER in the challenge against a sanctioning decision issued by the Competition Council regarding alleged rigged bids in the tender procedure organised in view of purchasing infantry ammunition and optical devices, organised by the Ministry of National Defence
■ Electrolux in successfully challenging a sanctioning decision issued by the Competition Council in connection with an alleged cartel between the EEE producers and distributors and WEEE collecting associations, in the form of buy-back campaigns
■ Electromagnetica S.A. in court proceedings for the challenging of a Competition Council decision regarding an alleged vertical anticompetitive agreement on the market for the production and sale of energy in Romania having resulted in fines exceeding €37 million
Clients: Orange, Roche, McCann Erickson, Eli Lilly, SAB Miller, Servier.
Contact: Anca Buta Muşat, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 43 Aviatorilor Boulevard,
  • 1st District,
  • Bucharest,
  • Bucureşti
  • Romania
  • 011853
  • Tel +40 21 202 5900
  • Fax +40 21 223 3957
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.musat.ro
  • 18-20 Dorobantilor Str.,
  • 2nd Floor,
  • Cluj-Napoca,
  • Cluj
  • Romania
  • 400117
  • Tel +40 264 403 808
  • Fax +40 264 403 809
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 4 Diaconu Coresi Street,
  • 1s floor,
  • Brasov,
  • Braşov
  • Romania
  • 500025
  • Tel 40 36 800 61 05/06
  • Fax 40 36 800 61 08
  • Email : [email protected]