Mușat & Asociații offers you the services of one of the market’s most experienced team of attorneys specialized in competition law, headed by Paul Buta, a leading expert in this sector. Drawing upon a first rate theoretical expertise and unparalleled track record, the members of our competition practice offer stand-out legal assistance regarding both national and community competition law in a practical, comprehensive manner, fully fulfilling our clients’ expectations.
Our Competition & Antitrust practice provides the full range of competition services, assisting clients in all stages of antitrust proceedings and investigations carried out at both national and community level, concerning both cartel-type behavior and alleged abuses of dominant position. We offer assistance during dawn raids, in relation to drafting answers to questionnaires from the Romanian and European competition authorities and structuring the defense against a Statement of Objections or an Investigation Report. We represent our clients during the Hearings procedure and we provide assistance when challenging the relevant decisions in Court. We offer legal advice and representation during merger clearance procedures at both national and community level and have extensive expertise in the field of State aid, ranging from providing specific State aid analysis to notifying State aid measures to the European Commission.
We work together with our clients in an attempt to ensure that their activity does not breach competition rules and provide extensive competition law trainings and audits. We have built extensive knowledge and practice in designing, implementing and monitoring tailored compliance programs, and provide specific training, including simulated dawn raids, in order to mitigate the risks associated with unannounced inspections. Additionally, we advise on all competition aspects of commercial contracts, including joint venture agreements, distribution agreements, franchising and services agreements in a wide range of industries including, but not limited to, pharmaceuticals, telecom, household appliances, retail, fast moving consumer goods, automotive, banking, insurance, energy, private pensions.