Mușat & Asociații advises Ecolab on its strategic acquisition of Purolite Corporation

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…

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DLC NEWSLETTER 2: “VERTICAL” IN THE SPOTLIGHT: OVERVIEW OF DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

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…

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DLC NEWSLETTER 3: AGENCY (LEGAL TEST)

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…

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DLC NEWSLETTER 1: EUROPEAN COMPETITION RULES RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION, AGENCY AND SUPPLY AGREEMENTS ABOUT TO CHANGE

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…

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Inspecțiile fiscale pe final de 2021. Cazurile predilecte de control și ce e de făcut.

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…

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Musat & Asociatii’s Managing Associate Stefan Diaconescu wins Rising Star Award for Romania at the Rising Stars Awards EMEA 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…

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Mușat & Asociații advises Google on its $2.1 billion acquisition of smart health wearables company Fitbit

Musat & Asociatii advised tech giant Google LLC (Google) on all Romanian legal aspects of its acquisition of Fitbit for a total equity value of approximately USD 2.1 billion.  Founded 13 years ago, Fitbit is currently one of the leading producers of smart health and fitness wearable devices, with more than 29 million active users…

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Mușat & Asociații recrutează avocați stagiari pentru ariile de practică de consultanță și litigii, în cadrul Programului de Pregătire Inițială 2022-2026. Pe parcursul acestui program de pregătire avocații selectați vor lucra în echipe specializate unde se vor familiariza cu abordarea integrată a unei firme full-service de top, vor aprofunda pregătirea juridică în diverse domenii ale…

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