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MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is a leading, full-service Romanian law firm that provides ground breaking legal advisory services, restructuring and insolvency, and financial and tax related advice to leading international and national companies, governmental authorities and agencies, financial institutions and investment funds, across various industry sectors.

Counting 13 partners and over 100 highly experienced lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax advisers, and other consultants, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII advises over 2500 high-profile clients. Many of the Fortune 500 US companies, as well as large EU corporations that invest or do business in Romania rely on MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII for advice, as well as many of the most renowned and valued Romanian companies, including a third of the Top 100 and half of the Top 500 largest companies.

The firm offers advice in all areas of business law, including Mergers & Acquisitions / Privatisation, Litigation & Commercial Arbitrations, Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, IP & Competition, Corporate, Telecommunications & IT, Labour, Fiscal, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Environmental Law, PPP, Healthcare & Pharma, Insolvency & Restructuring, Shipping & Aviation, Insurance.

With a history that goes back 30 years to the beginning democracy in Romania, the firm is a pioneer in the business law industry and has advised on some of the biggest transactions for the local market at the time. 

Recent examples include advising Damen Shipyards Group in connection with the EUR 500 million transaction regarding the acquisition from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering of the Mangalia shipyard, and subsequent joint venture with the Romanian State, advising Dr. Max / Penta Investments, in their acquisition of A&D Pharma, the biggest deal on the Romanian pharmaceutical market in 2017/2018, with a value of more than EUR 300 million.

In 2016, MUŞAT & Asociaţii advised Sterling Resources on the sale of its Romanian business to Carlyle International Energy Partners, named and awarded the biggest transaction in the energy sector by Ziarul Financiar, and assisted Premier Capital in acquiring Mc Donald’s Romania. This was named the largest transaction in the HORECA industry.

MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is constantly recommended by foreign legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, Practical Law Company, International Financial Law Review, and Legal 500 as one of the leading law firms in Romania:

  • Ranked in Chambers & Partners as “2019 Leading Firm
  • Romanian Law Firm of the Year 2019“, The Times Legal Innovation Awards
  • Best Law Firm in M&A, Infrastructure and Criminal Law, 2019“, The Times Legal Innovation Awards
  • The 2018 The Times Award for Legal Innovation in an M&A transaction
  • Pharma Deal of the Year in Romania 2017” Award by CEE Legal Matters
  • Law Firm of the Year in Romania 2015” by The Lawyer
  • Top law firm in International Arbitration by Global Arbitration Review 2015
  • National Law firm of the Year 2013” by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR)
  • Gold Award” for “Best Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm 2012” by the International Legal Alliance Summit
  • National Law Firm of the Year 2011” by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR)
  • Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence “Romania Law Firm of the Year” 2011
  • Client Choice Award in Competition” by the International Law Office
  • Client Choice Award in Energy & Natural Resources” by International Law Office