Mușat & Associații advises Spectrum Brands Unit on the $2 billion sale of its lightning business to Energizer

Bucharest, 18 January: Mușat & Asociații is part of the legal team advising Spectrum Brands Unit, a $5 billion consumer products company, in connection with the $2 billion sale of its global battery and portable lightning business to Energizer Holding Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries and portable lighting products. The…

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The criminal law team of Mușat & Asociații law firm obtains the final acquittal of Ludovic Orban in a corruption file

The criminal law team of Muşat & Asociaţii law firm has definitively won the litigation before the High Court of Cassation and Justice, where Ludovic Orban, the chairman of the main opposition party has been accused by the DNA (the National Anticorruption Directorate) of committing the offence of using his influence for obtaining some undue…

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Mușat & Asociații alongside the investment fund Penta Investments in the largest transaction of 2017 in the pharmaceutical industry

Bucharest, 11 January 2018: Mușat & Asociații advised Penta Investments, a Central European investment fund, on the acquisition of A&D Pharma by Dr.Max, one of the biggest pharmacy chains in CEE, owned by Penta Investments The value of the transaction has not been disclosed by the parties involved and shall be completed after the approval…

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New promotions with MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII

MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII shall promote two new Partners within Litigation department, namely Mrs. Elena Cîrlig and Mrs. Paula Neculae, each with an extensive experience in litigation, both as (former) magistrate, and also as attorneys. Mrs. Elena Cîrlig career begun as attorney with Brașov Bar, and afterwards as judge with Făgăraș Court of Law, with Alba-Iulia…

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Mușat & Asociații hosted a round table dedicated to e-privacy topics. Facebook experts were guest speakers

Bucharest, 12th November 2018 – MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII hosted the first of a series of round table events centred on privacy topics and invited experts from Facebook to share their experience as regards GDPR & e-Privacy and their implementation approach. The event was meant to raise awareness around recent privacy announcements and listen to stakeholder…

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Mușat & Asociații expands its team with 7 new lawyers and opens 14 new positions in developing areas of expertise

Bucharest, September 26th 2018: MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII significantly expands its IP, Litigation & Arbitration, Data Protection and Cyber Security, Labour Law and Restructuring & Insolvency teams by co-opting 7 lawyers and opening 14 new positions for the following period of 2018. MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII has managed to stand out this year due to its sustained…

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Bucharest Tribunal anticipates a ruling of the European Court of Justice delivered in the field of intellectual property rights regarding the standing to bring legal proceedings of an entity for the collective representation of multiple right holders. The lawyers from Mușat & Asociații advised the claimant.

On 28 June 2018, the Bucharest Tribunal ruled on an application for interlocutory injunction by firstly ruling through Judgment no. 1557/2018 on the standing to bring legal proceedings of an anti-piracy agency mandated by several holders of copyright and neighbouring rights to initiate proceedings in their name and on their behalf. In the case at…

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Internship – recently regulated under the Romanian Law By Anca Vătășoiu, Managing Associate at Mușat & Asociații

A novelty to the Romanian labour legislation is brought by the provisions of the recently published Law no. 176/2018 on internship (the “Internship Law”) which shall enter into force as of 18th August 2018. The Internship Law regulates the general framework for the performance of internship programs, imposing also several restrictions concerning, among others, the activities…

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Amendments to Law no. 202/2002 on the equality of chances and treatment between women and men By Anca Vătășoiu, Managing Associate at Mușat & Asociații

Law no. 202/2002 on the equality of chances and treatment between women and men has been recently amended by Law no. 178/2018, respectively Law no. 232/2018. Law no. 178/2018 introduces two new occupations in the field of equality of chances and treatment between women and men, respectively the “expert in equality of chances” and “technician…

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MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII litigation team succeeds to maintain the classification as a historical monument for “Vasile Alecsandri” Memorial House from Bacau

Bucharest, 21 June 2018: The litigation team of MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII law firm won in court, by a final ruling, a case with special cultural resonance after supporting “Vasile Alecsandri” Cultural and Scientific Society from Bacau and the Ministry of Culture and National Identity in maintaining the classification as historical monument for “Vasile Alecsandri” Memorial…

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Mușat & Asociații continues the series of conferences dedicated to the new Personal Data Protection European Regulation

The increased interest and the frequent questions capture the concern of the local business environment Brașov, 8 May 2018: Prominent representatives of the business environment in Brașov attended on Monday, 7 May, the Data Protection Conference, organized by Mușat & Asociații Attorneys-at-Law, in partnership with Brașov Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on the new European…

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Mușat & Asociații: The number of client matters in the field of personal data protection has doubled compared to the previous year

Bucharest, 19.06.2018: International companies, as well as top-ranked domestic companies activating in various sectors, such as: pharmaceutical, retail, white goods, automotive and TMT sectors, are assisted and represented by lawyers of MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII, both within complex projects, such as the implementation at the company level of the whole set of measures necessary to comply…

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Muşat & Asociații irrevocably wins a new litigation against the National Integrity Agency

Bucharest, 28 June 2017: Mușat & Asociații has successfully represented Judge Georgiana Pulbere, with Constanta Court of Appeal, in a litigation against the National Integrity Agency (NIA). This reference victory comes after four other case files won by the law firm in the last years, successes achieved in the cancelation of the assessment reports prepared…

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BREXIT. Do Not Panic! There is remedy and opportunity ahead.

Brexit would almost certainly have a short to medium term negative impact on international investors looking to deploy capital into UK but also on British investors and developers seeking to invest or trade with Romania and practically all of the remaining 27 members of the EU. What is likely to happen – an end to free movement of people, goods and services as we know it, which could ultimately also affect the cost of doing business and impact the market in general. However, what is likely to have the biggest impact on investors and developers, is the resolve of the UK economy, and any external perceptions of its strength.

This brief seeks to point-out what would likely happen in some key areas of legal practice in the event Art. 50 negotiations are triggered.

See the views and gather-ups of our specialized lawyers/consultants below:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets & Securities
  • Competition & IP
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Labor & Employee Benefits
  • Tax
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“Muşat & Asociaţii Mentor”, an educational program developed for tomorrow’s generation

Bucharest, 27th of April 2016: Muşat & Asociaţii, initiator of the Romanian business law, launched “Muşat & Asociaţii Mentor” today, a program aimed to answer the educational needs of tomorrow’s society. Developed in partnership with the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest, through the Association of Law Students, “Muşat & Asociaţii Mentor” offers…

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Mușat & Asociaţii, a new victory for Societatea Română de Televiziune in the international arbitration against New Films International Inc.

Bucharest, 10th of May 2016: Muşat şi Asociaţii, initiator of the Romanian business law, has successfully represented Societatea Română de Televiziune in an international commercial arbitration regarding the request for claims in amount of approximately 5 million EUR filed by the American film production and licensing company New Films International Inc. On 5th of May…

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The High Court of Cassation and Justice suspends the decision of the Competition Council to fine Electrolux

Bucharest, 5th of July 2016:  The High Court of Cassation and Justice (HCCJ) – Administrative and Fiscal Litigation Division admitted the second appeal by which Electrolux România S.A. requested the suspension of the enforcement of Decision of the Competition Council no. 10/2014‎, by which Electrolux România was sanctioned by civil fine in amount of over…

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Muşat & Asociaţii assisted Premier Capital in the acquisition of the McDonald’s Romanian local operations

Bucharest, January 28th, 2016 – Mușat & Asociații assisted Premier Capital in the acquisition of McDonald’s local operations, transaction which included all 67 McDonald’s restaurants in Romania, 19 McCafé coffee shops and the local McDonald’s franchise. Mușat & Asociații team was involved in all the stages of the acquisition process – both in the negotiations…

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Muşat & Asociaţii initiates the insolvency proceedings of Asesoft International

Bucharest, November 6th, 2015 – Muşat & Asociaţii successfully initiated the insolvency proceedings of Asesoft International, one of the most important companies in the IT sector, with a turnover of over RON 100 million, for a debt resulting from a contract between professionals. Within this litigation, pending before the court ever since August 2014, Muşat &…

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Mușat & Asociații celebrated 25 years of activity, as well as the launch of the legal guide “Doing Business in Romania 2015”

Bucharest, May 27th, 2015, Mușat & Asociații, Attorneys-at-Law celebrated 25 years of activity, as well as the launch of the legal guide “Doing Business in Romania 2015”. For over 25 years, Mușat & Asociații has been dedicated to a clientele impressive both by number and by reputation: banks and financial institutions, investment funds, multinational companies,…

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Muşat & Asociaţii – In the World’s Top 100 Law Firms in International Arbitration

Bucharest, 26 February 2015 – Global Arbitration Review (GAR), one of the highest-profile legal publications, included Muşat & Asociaţii in the GAR 100 list, a top of the best law firms in the field of international arbitration worldwide. This award is an acknowledgment of Muşat & Asociaţii’s experience and achievements in international arbitration disputes. The…

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New Partners at Muşat & Asociaţii

Mușat & Asociații appointed three new partners to the firm’s managing body – Mihai Popa, Cosmin Libotean and Răzvan Stoicescu, each of them possessing extensive experience in their areas of expertise. Muşat & Asociaţii’s team has thus reached 19 partners and more than 100 attorneys, tax advisors and restructuring / insolvency practitioners. „Mușat & Asociații…

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Muşat & Asociaţii wins another ruling for Mircea Diaconu against the National Integrity Agency

Bucharest, 10 October 2014 –  The attorneys of Muşat & Asociaţii achieved a new victory in court for Mircea Diaconu in his fight against the National Integrity Agency (ANI). The magistrates of the Bucharest Court of Appeal dismissed as ungrounded the action initiated by ANI requesting the court to quash the decision whereby Mircea Diaconu’s tenure as Member…

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Muşat & Asociaţii sets an important precedent in the cancellation of claw-back contributions payable by holders of marketing authorization or their representatives

Muşat & Asociaţii successfully represented Farmexim, one of the leading medicine importers and distributors on the domestic market, in a litigation concerning the cancellation of claw-back contributions, thus carrying on the sequence of favorable solutions obtained by the Muşat & Asociaţii team in this sector starting with 2012. The ruling was issued by Bucharest Court…

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Anca Buta Muşat, Partner Muşat & Asociaţii, speaker in the international conference “Competition Law Challenges in the Motor Vehicle Sector”

Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii, attended, as exclusive speaker for Romania, the international conference “ Competition Law Challenges in the Motor Vehicle Sector ”, held in Brussels, on 25 June 2013. Crucial issues for the professional industry were discussed during the event, among which the European Commission’s concerns in respect of the enforcement…

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Bucharest Court of Appeals admitted the plea for illegality in relation to the Order whereby UCMR was appointed as collector of the music stamp

Bucharest Court of Appeals recently admitted the plea for illegality in relation to Order no. 2823/1566/2003 issued by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Public Finances, Annex 4 item 3, whereby the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists (UCMR) was appointed as beneficiary of the sums collected as music stamp duty, established by…

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The High Court of Cassation and Justice ends Dispute between Metalexportimport and Thyssen Stahl and Otto Wolff

Muşat & Asociaţii and NNDKP Obtain for the Third Time the Dismissal of the Extraordinary Means of Challenge filed by Metalexportimport against Thyssen Stahl and Otto Wolff Muşat & Asociaţii and Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) are pleased to announce that the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) dismissed yesterday the third motion…

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Muşat & Asociaţii Successfully Represented Panalpina, one of the world’s leading freight forwarding and logistics companies

Muşat & Asociaţii successfully represented Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, in a litigation for the recovery of the cargo aboard the “A Ladybug”, one of the largest ships in the world, carrying goods valued at more than EUR 70 million. “The settlement of the dispute between Panalpina and the…

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

Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii, 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…

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Intra-Group Transactions, a Tax Risk to be Tackled by Companies

The price for which physical goods, intangible properties are transferred or services are provided at the intra-group level represents a current problem facing most companies and multi-nationals operating in Romania, especially considering the increasing number of inspections conducted by tax authorities, requesting documentations relating to transfer pricing. The transfer pricing issue has been extensively debated…

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Muşat & Asociaţii: A Company’s Outlook on Intellectual Property Rights Is a Determining Factor for its Future

Under the current economic conditions, no business entrepreneur (from the least to the most important) can afford to ignore the effects the ubiquitous intellectual property rights have on its future. While the efficient and informed use of these rights can help a business highlight the intellectual resources which make it competitive, ignoring them exposes the…

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Musat & Asociatii Leads the Rankings of IFLR 1000 in All Areas of Practice

IFLR 1000, the international legal guide specialized in the financial-banking research of the legal market, reconfirms Muşat & Asociaţii’s leading position in all areas of practice, such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets, Project Finance, while the firm’s partners are also recommended as Leading Lawyers in their field. “Muşat & Asociaţii’s…

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Muşat & Asociaţii Ranks First in Terms of Number and Value of Mergers & Aquisitions Closed in 2012

Muşat & Asociaţii is the leading firm in Romania in the field of mergers and acquisitions, both in terms of volume and in terms of value of the transactions concluded during January-July 2012. According to the latest preliminary report released by DealWatch, a company specialized in the mergers and acquisitions market survey, Muşat & Asociaţii…

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