“Clients believe the firm to be professional, with a great team of players displaying depth of knowledge.”
Legal 500
“Muşat & Asociaţii is a Romanian brand, which has developed itself a formidable reputation on the market.”
International Financial Law Review – IFLR 1000

“This firm is unanimously recognized for the exceptional quality of its work.”
Chambers & Partners


Winner of the award “Law firm of the year in Romania” granted by The Lawyer


Winner of the award “National Law firm of the year” granted by International Financial Law Review (IFLR)


“Gold Award” for “Best Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm” granted by Legal Alliance Summit


Winner of Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence “Romania Law Firm of the Year”

Facts and figures about Mușat & Asociații


Mușat & Asociații is top-ranked by all the prestigious British publications – Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review (IFLR)


Our diversified practice allows us to work for many major US and EU corporations, investing or doing business in Romania, most of which are listed in Fortune 100


The firm’s portfolio comprises over 2,500 clients, most of which are international corporations

For 30 years, Muşat & Asociaţii has been at the forefront of the country’s legal and business development, being involved in the biggest transactions for the local market.

Latest News
  • January 26, 2022 What? Distribution agreements often contain non-compete clauses. They impose restrictions on a distributor’s ability to manufacture or sell products competing with the products covered by the distribution agreement, the so-called contract products. Let us make things concrete. A distributor is appointed to sell vacuum cleaners of brand A (the contract products). The non-compete restriction determines whether the ... READ MORE
  • January 18, 2022 What? Over the past few years, a trend has been noticeable toward a commercial strategy combining agency and distribution models. In particular, depending on the products or customers involved, a business partner is sometimes requested by the same supplier to act as both its independent distributor and its commercial agent. Such business partners are often referred ... READ MORE
  • January 11, 2022 What? In the previous DLC countdown, it was highlighted that EU competition law applies a particular definition of agency. Not every agent in the sense of commercial or business law will be treated as an agent for EU competition law purposes. The agency test under EU competition law is met if the agent assumes no or only ... READ MORE
  • December 24, 2021 What? The particular nature of agency agreements triggers the application of a specific competition law regime. This regime is based on a split between (i) the role assumed by the agent acting as an intermediary of the principal (i.e. where he is trying to secure transactions for the principal) and (ii) the position of the agent ... READ MORE
  • December 14, 2021 What? Before diving into the individual restrictions of competition that typically appear in vertical agreements, it is useful to first focus on the main types of distribution systems. Such types include exclusive distribution, non-exclusive or free distribution, selective distribution, franchising and agency. Suppliers can opt for a single system that covers the entire EEA, but may ... READ MORE
  • December 14, 2021 COMMENCEMENT OF DLC COUNTDOWN NEWSLETTERS GETTING READY FOR 1 JUNE 2022   What? No business wants to run the risk that its distribution, agency or supply agreements (also known as “vertical agreements”) are found to be unlawful and invalid. Even worse, no business wants to be trapped by a competition authority and pay fines or be sued by its ... READ MORE
  • December 13, 2021 Musat & Asociatii advised Ecolab, a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, on the Romanian law aspects of its strategic acquisition of Purolite Corporation, involving around 30 jurisdictions over six continents. The acquisition was structured as a cash transaction and valued at approximately USD 3.7 billion. Purolite is a global leader ... READ MORE
  • November 2, 2021 Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner Răzvan Graure, Tax Partner După un an 2020 în care autoritățile fiscale au manifestat indulgență, 2021 pare să fie într-adevăr marcat, nu doar în România, dar și în lume, de intensificarea controalelor fiscale. Nici finalul de an nu pare să se dezică de la acest trend, drept pentru care articolul următor identifică ... READ MORE
  • September 29, 2021 Congratulations to Managing Associate Stefan Diaconescu, winner of the Rising Star Award for Romania at the Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2021, awarded by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group, part of the prestigious IFLR1000 guide. The awards celebrate EMEA’s future legal leaders from law firms and in-house teams, recognizing rising star lawyers across 28 practice areas and 33 ... READ MORE
  • May 7, 2021 Musat & Asociații’s Partner Monia Dobrescu has been named as one of 2021’s IFLR1000 Women Leaders, IFLR1000’s yearly guide to the leading women lawyers in the world, working in financial and corporate law.  This year’s edition features an elite group of more than 750 women lawyers across EMEA, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. According to IFLR, this is an ... READ MORE


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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.


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