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Anca Buta Muºat – the Only Romanian Attorney Having Received Three International Law Office Awards in Competition

by Musat & Asociatii March 8, 2013

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Anca Buta Muºat, Partner with Muºat & Asociaþii, received a third International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice award, for her exceptional activity in the field of Competition. Thus, Anca becomes the only Romanian attorney to achieve such performance, after having been given the same distinction in 2010 and 2011. She accepted the diploma within the Awarding Gala, in London, on February 27th, 2013, which was attended by the representatives of the most well-known law firms world-wide, such as: Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Garrigues, Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Spalding, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose, Hogan Lovells and Bird & Bird.

The ILO Client Choice Awards have an 8-year tradition and mark a reference point for the business law practice. The research is conducted on an annual basis by British specialists for 64 jurisdictions worldwide, including Romania, and it relies on the recommendations of more than 2,000 companies, clients of the law firms, which rate the quality of the legal services, the skills of the team, their promptness, and fee transparency.

“This International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award, the third in only 4 years, is an extraordinary achievement both for me and for the competition team of Muºat & Asociaþii, under my coordination. The award directly reflects the opinions and appreciation of our clients, and represents an acknowledgement of the quality of the legal services which we provide, but also of the trust that national and international companies have in our capabilities. Competition law is one among the most dynamic areas of practice, the portfolio of new cases growing by 50% only in 2012. We expect this development to continue during the first half of the current year, due to the large number of investigations launched by the Competition Council in key industries and considering also the increase in the business operators’ determination into avoiding the risk of an antitrust investigation”, stated Anca Buta Muºat, Partner with Muºat & Asociaþii.

The clients contacted by ILO praised “Anca Buta Muºat’s utmost legal knowledge, while conveying the adequate messages to the authority”, her capacity “to deal with our problems in a very efficient and competent manner”, being also accepted as “an outstanding lawyer and efficient manager”.
Among the most recent mandates represented by Anca Buta Muºat are: assisting Orange Romania, as the monitoring agent appointed by the Competition Council, with regard to the enforcement and implementation of the commitments undertaken by Orange Romania and its distributors on the prepaid market, advising Gaz de France Suez Energy Romania S.A. and Roche Romania S.R.L., during the investigations initiated by the competition authority regarding an alleged abuse of dominant position, assisting Generali Holding Vienna AG in an investigation carried out by the competition authority, closed by an order which concluded that no anti-competitive deed had been perpetrated by the company, providing legal counsel to Electrolux Romania, Belupo Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics (top European medicine manufacturer and member of the Podravka group), Sig Sauer GmbH & Co. KG (one of the leading producers of weaponry and war ammunition worldwide) during the investigations initiated by the Competition Council, as well as advising certain large national companies in public services and State aid-related matters.
Anca Buta Muºat is one of the most innovative and active attorneys in the Competition field, being constantly included among the top specialists in Romania in this area of practice, both by Chambers Europe, and by PLC Which Lawyer?

MUªAT & ASOCIAÞII is one of the first law firms established in Romania after January 1, 1990. Having 17 partners and over 100 attorneys and advisors, MUªAT & ASOCIAÞII provides consultancy services in all areas of business law, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatization, Banking, Energy & Natural Resources, Competition, Corporate, Telecommunications & IT, Labor, Fiscal, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Environmental, Litigations & Commercial Arbitrations.
Renowned as one of the pillars of business law in Romania, MUªAT & ASOCIAÞII is constantly recommended by foreign legal publications (such as Chambers & Partners, Practical Law Company, International Financial Law Review, Legal 500 etc.) as one of the leading law firms, many of its attorneys being, in their turn, nominated by these publications among the elite of business law in Romania.
In 2012, Muºat & Asociaþii won the Gold Award for “Best Law Firm in Central and Eastern Europe”, an accolade awarded by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2012, for excellent results obtained on the Romanian market by the Muºat & Asociaþii team, both with regard to the evolution of the mandate portfolio represented in 2011 in the Mergers & Acquisitions area of practice, and to the management strategy adopted.
In addition, MUªAT & ASOCIAÞII was the first local law firm to be granted the prestigious award “National Law Firm of the Year” by the British legal publication International Financial Law Review (IFLR), which also publishes the well-known international legal guide IFLR 1000. Furthermore, the renowned publication Chambers Europe awarded the trophy "Romanian Law Firm of the Year" to MUªAT & ASOCIAÞII for being the law firm with the best performance in the course of last year in Romania, in the ceremony “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011”.

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