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Chairman and managing partner: Gheorghe Muşat | Deputy managing partners: Răzvan Stoicescu, Paul Buta

Number of partners: 13 | Number of lawyers and other fee-earners: 100 + | Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian

Romania, Bucharest office: 43 Aviatorilor Bd., 1st District 011853 | T: +40 21 202 5900 | F: +40 21 223 3957 | E: | W:

Brasov office: 4 Diaconu Coresi St., 1st Floor, 500025 | T: +0368 006 105 | F: +0368 006 108 | E: | W:


Muşat & Asociaţii is a leading, full-service Romanian law firm, advising leading national and international companies alike, as well as governmental authorities and agencies, financial institutions and investment funds. Over 2,500 high-profile clients benefit from top-notch legal expertise and extensive resources, provided via 13 partners and over 100 dedicated attorneys. Muşat & Asociaţii is a pioneer in the business law industry and one of the first established law firms in the country, tracing its history back 30 years.

Areas of practice

M&A/PRIVATISATIONS: acting on complex cross-border transactions and on a full range of deal structures.
Clients: Penta Investments, Spectrum Brands, DAMEN Shipyards Mangalia, Sterling Resources, Enel Group, SABMiller, GDF Suez, Abbott, CRH Ireland.

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL: structuring and negotiating complex secured and unsecured transactions.
Clients: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Emerson, Dell, Nokia, Penta Investments, Premier Capital.
Contacts: Gheorghe Mușat, managing partner (; Răzvan Stoicescu, deputy managing partner (; Iulian Popescu, partner (

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION: the full spectrum of representation, from lower courts to the High Court of Cassation and Justice and the Constitutional Court.
Clients: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, BCR Banca pentru Locuinţe, FirstBank, Kaufland, Enel, thyssenkrupp, Roche, Abbott, Oracle, Eli Lilly, Colas, TriGranit, GDF Suez, Panalpina, KMG International, Copisa Constructora Pirenaica.
Contacts: Cosmin Libotean, partner (; Paul Buta, deputy managing partner (; Răzvan Stoicescu, deputy managing partner (

REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION: advises on the acquisition of land, construction and maintenance, permitting aspects, residential, office and commercial projects, as well as mixed-use scheme developments and asset management work.
Clients: Brookfield, Adesgo, Novares, Teconnex, CRH, InterCora, Kaufland, Buck Consultants, TriGranit, ING Real Estate, Sogeprom, Daimler, Grupo Lar, CAF, Italferr, European Investment Bank.
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, partner (

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES: experienced in encompassing energy trading, generation, distribution, transmission and supply licensing, emissions trading and renewable energy and environmental legal aspects related.
Clients: Electrica, Hidroelectrica, Electrica Furnizare, Repower, Nereo GreenCapital, Electromagnetica, Wellbore Integrity Solutions, Kraftanlagen Romania, Omya Calcita.
Contacts: Iulian Popescu, Partner (; Răzvan Stoicescu, deputy managing partner (

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PPP/PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: assists clients in public tenders, property finance and leasing, concession of public assets and services, drafting and negotiating PPPs and concession agreements, feasibility studies.
Clients: Solar Turbines, CCCC, Harris Corporation, Elbit, Sutech, CAF, European Investment Bank.
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Partner (

BANKING AND FINANCE: advises on syndicated loans; structured, acquisition, asset and project finance; securitisation.
Clients: EBRD, PPF banka, UniCredit, Citi, Raiffeisen, BRD Societe Generale, Ciech S.A., European Investment Fund, Barclays PLC, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Novares, Alior Bank, Google Cloud Platform, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, partner (; Răzvan Stoicescu, deputy managing partner (

CAPITAL MARKETS: handles transactions involving publicly held companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
Clients: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Northern Trust, BNY Mellon (members of the Association of Global Custodians), Barclays PLC, Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, UBS, Swiss Capital, BT Securities, Citi, Raiffeisen, Société Générale.
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, deputy managing partner (

TELECOMS, IT AND MEDIA: advises in all areas of communications, broadcasting, E-commerce, internet services, software development and licensing, infrastructure and equipment finance.
Clients: Verizon, Porsche, Disney, Sony, Google, Apple, Intel, Intact Media, AT&T, Amazon.
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Partner (

COMPETITION AND ANTITRUST: legal assistance in all stages of antitrust proceedings and investigations carried out at national and EU level, concerning both cartel-type behaviour and alleged abuses of dominant position.
Clients: Electrolux, Damen Shipyards Group, Roche, Generali Holding, Penta Investments, Eli Lilly, Servier, Orange.
Contact: Paul Buta, deputy managing partner (

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY: covers pharmaceuticals, real estate, oil and gas, maritime technology, transportation, and construction.
Clients: First Bank, Aegean Airlines, Damen Shipyards Group, Termoelectrica, Sermedic, ECE Projektmanagement International GmbH, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Chloe Acquisition Consulting, Gordian Holdings, PVS International (S) PTE. LTD.
Contact: Mihai Popa, partner (

TAXATION: advises on structuring in a wide range of corporate and financial transactions and fiscal matters.
Clients: Amazon, Emerson, Servier, SABMiller, Sermedic, Universal Music.
Contact: Razvan Graure, partner (

HEALTHCARE AND PHARMA: counsels on M&A, restructurings and reorganisations, regulatory, competition and compliance-related advisory work.
Clients: Eli Lilly, Servier, Abbott, Lundbeck, Novartis, Astellas Pharma.
Contacts: Paul Buta, deputy managing partner (; Dan Minoiu, partner (

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: experienced in acquisition, development, implementation, enforcement, licensing and other exploitation of IP rights, as well as in patent, trademark, and copyright regulatory matters.
Clients: Deutsche Telekom, ZTE, L’Oréal, Blue Air, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Apple.
Contact: Paul Buta, deputy managing partner (

TRANSPORT: advises on trade and transport of goods by sea, road and air, such as sale/purchase, charter, cargo insurance, recovery, arrest, execution, cargo, and freight claims.
Clients: CAF, Tip Trailer, China Gezhouba, Aerovista.
Contact: Iulian Popescu, partner (