Overview & Experience

Our Corporate & Commercial practice encompasses the finest experience, expertise and critical mass to handle the largest and most complex deals, whilst providing our clients with tailored approach and a high level of understanding. Whether the clients are setting up business or working in an unfamiliar regulatory environment, we have the knowledge and know-how required in an emerging and post-emerging market. We have advised many international entities in structuring and negotiating complex secured and unsecured transactions spanning every form of business, being involved in deals and contractual matters such as joint ventures, transfer of assets and business, cross-border contracts, outsourcing, greenfield/brownfield projects, agency/distribution agreements, licensing arrangements.

Muşat & Asociaţii’s legal work also covers setting up corporate entities and non-profit organizations, divestitures and restructuring, corporate governance, protection of minority shareholders, corporate liability matters, general corporate advice, special corporate vehicles, shareholding structures, share capital matters and corporate finance, along with the contractual underlying triggered by the specificity of the transaction.

IULIAN POPESCU
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Partner

Areas of practice: Corporate & Commercial Law, Mergers & Aquisitions / Privatisation, Telecom, IT & Media, Shipping, Aviation & Transport Law

Phone: +40 21 202 59 28

Fax: +40 21 223 04 95

E-mail: iulian.popescu@musat.ro

Address: 43 Aviatorilor Boulevard, 1st District, Code 011853, Bucharest, Romania

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A selection of our recent relevant instructions includes advising:

  • The Romanian subsidiary of Italy’s largest power company in connection with the structuring and negotiation of a complex memorandum of understanding concluded with the Ministry of Economy and a leading Romanian State-owned utility supplier.
  • The leading State-owned energy producer in Romania in relation to the absorption merger of one of the largest district heating and electricity producers in Romania. Our legal team’s assistance extends to drafting the entire merger plan, all corporate documents and the requisite legal documentation, in order to successfully implement the merger.
  • Italy’s largest power company in connection with a full range of corporate and commercial matters related to its Romanian subsidiaries, suppliers and distributors of electricity.
  • The worldwide leader in the FMCG industry in connection with a complex corporate restructuring plan of its Romanian operations.
  • A global pharmaceutical company for corporate & commercial legal advice on post-acquisition matters following a transaction, including drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements, such as sale and purchase agreements, distribution agreements, leasing and sponsorship agreements with its local subsidiaries.
  • The real estate division of a major French credit institution with respect to the consolidation of its equity participation in its Romanian subsidiary and various corporate related matters.
  • An international giant in the Internet industry in relation to numerous corporate matters pertaining to the operation of its Romanian entity. Our legal work focused on corporate matters, as well as specific employment issues.
  • The Romanian-based subsidiary of the largest US telecommunications company with respect to ongoing corporate and regulatory issues regarding the localization of its global services agreements.
  • One of the world’s largest fashion distributors on various corporate and commercial matters relating to its seven Romanian subsidiaries.
  • A leading Czech investment fund in connection with a multitude of corporate governance, commercial and regulatory issues triggered by the integration of two local gas distribution and supply companies.
  • One of the world’s largest steel producers on complex corporate and commercial matters, including advice related to budgetary debts equity swaps followed by two consecutive capital increases of approximately USD 251,000,000.
  • A major Canadian mining group in relation to the exploration and exploitation of a large mining site in Romania. Our firm has advised the client on a full range of corporate and company secretarial services, including share assignments, management-related issues, corporate restructuring, capital increases, set up and operation of subsidiaries.
  • A global leading online retailer in connection with the expansion of its software development center in Iasi.
  • A major international player in the software industry in connection with post-acquisition corporate and commercial matters, including advice on various commercial contracts, such as lease agreements, research and development agreements, as well as providing consultancy on intellectual property.
  • A Romanian broadcaster, acting as a subsidiary of a renowned German media group, on daily corporate and regulatory matters for its radio and TV networks, as well as advising on legal issues arising from broadcasting various TV shows.
  • One of the world’s leading companies in consulting, technology and outsourcing in connection with the recent opening of its outsourcing center in Romania.
  • A leading State-owned electricity provider in connection with structuring and implementing a greenfield/brownfield project aimed to modernize an existing power plant and to develop a new generation capacity, together with a global energy operator. Our advice was sought for putting in place adequate corporate structures, share capital funding, shareholders agreements and corporate governance matters.
  • A leading pharma company in relation to various day-to-day regulatory, competition and corporate matters.
  • One of the leading certification providers in Europe, with consolidated local presence in Romania, in connection with the takeover of various shareholding stakes and the restructuring of its business in Romania.
  • A major international company acting in the domain of leasing utility vehicles in connection with various corporate and commercial matters related to its Romanian subsidiary.
  • A major leasing company in connection with the full range of corporate and commercial matters related to its leasing activity in Romania,.
  • Romania’s leading private telecommunications company on various matters ranging from corporate to communications and employment.
  • The Romanian subsidiary of a leading Austrian-based bank on various corporate and employment matters.
  • A worldwide pharmaceutical producer and distributor in relation to a wide range of corporate and commercial matters concerning the core business of its Romanian subsidiary.
  • A leading healthcare company acting in the pharmaceutical field with respect to day-to-day legal assistance on various corporate and commercial matters in relation to the operation of its Romanian subsidiary.
  • A leading company on the international market of express, overland transport and air freight, with respect to corporate issues, as well as assistance in drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts.
  • A major Spanish real-estate developer on complex corporate matters, such as share capital adjustments and restructuring the companies involved in developing real estate projects.
  • The transportation subsidiary of a top energy producer on corporate and commercial matters following the joint venture agreement with the largest Romanian company in the field of electric Diesel locomotives and rolling stock.
  • A leading French cosmetics company for drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements, such as sale-purchase agreements, distribution agreements, leasing agreements, sponsorship agreements, and services agreements.
  • The top leather products manufacturer in relation to the spin-off restructuring of its business in Romania.
  • A top Swiss pharmaceutical corporation on various corporate matters following the acquisition of a group of companies from the pharmaceutical field.
  • A major international pharmaceutical company on corporate and commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements such as distribution, lease, sale and purchase agreements with several Romanian distributors.
  • The world’s largest producer of appliances and equipment for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use, on various complex corporate matters.
  • The Romanian operator of the national system for inter-banking settlements on various corporate and commercial matters.
  • A number of multinational corporations from various industries, in connection with various corporate governance issues, employment, audit committee independence and disclosure.
  • A number of multinational corporations from various industries in relation to their respective selective distribution agreements implemented in the EC and Romania.
  • One of the most important Romanian beer and soft-drinks producers in relation to the cooperation agreement concluded with a beverages group.
  • A number of multinational corporations from various industries for drafting and negotiating franchise and/or distribution agreements with various local companies.
  • A major real estate investor on the Romanian market regarding the establishment of Romanian companies for developing real estate projects, general advice on internal governing and operation of these companies.
  • A French-based tire manufacturer on complex corporate and commercial matters following the takeover transaction concluded with a private Romanian tire manufacturing company for its distribution and supply subsidiaries.
  • A world-wide insurance company with respect to various corporate and commercial matters.
  • The Romanian subsidiary of a world’s leading producer of primary aluminium on complex corporate and commercial matters.
  • The Romanian national postal services provider on various corporate and commercial.
  • One of the world’s leading automotive interior supplier on corporate and commercial matters in relation to its activities in Romania.
  • One of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industries for corporate work on the Romanian Projects.
  • The Romanian-based subsidiary of the world’s fourth-largest malt producer with respect to corporate and commercial matters relevant to the brewery industry, following its incorporation.
  • The Romanian-based subsidiary of the world’s biggest research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company on various corporate and commercial matters.

Accolades 
Muşat & Asociaţii: “a firm with international standards and an important local player”. Source: Chambers Europe

“Muşat & Asociaţii delivers great service in a very tough environment.” Source: Chambers Europe

Clients are impressed with “highly competent, serious and reliable” lawyersat Muşat & Asociaţii. Source: Legal 500

" We can entrust sensitive matters to this firm as it's experienced in dealing with public authorities." Source: Chambers Europe

"Aims towards excellence and really keen on improving their performance on a permanent basis." Source: Chambers & Partners

Ranked as leading in Corporate / M&A by the prestigious British legal publishers Chambers Global and Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa

Clients recommend Muşat & Asociaţii for “its impressive business attitude and the energy and time it devotes to clients”. Source: Chambers & Partners

Clients believe the firm to be “professional, with a great team of lawyers displaying depth of knowledge”. Source: Legal 500

Clients appreciate the firm's “competence and timely manner”, acknowledging that the “service they provide is excellent and we always feel confident that what we ask from them will be delivered”. Source: Legal 500

"We can entrust sensitive matters to this firm as it's experienced in dealing with public authorities." Chambers Europe

" Clients about Muşat & Asociaţii' lawyers: “High level of professionalism and involvement, innovative spirit and original solutions.” Source: Chambers & Partners

“Muşat & Asociaţii - indefatigable Romanian giant [which] retains an impressive list of corporate clients and virtually unparalleled contacts with government: agencies.” Source: Chambers & Partners
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