Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii, has been distinguished for the second consecutive year with International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards, due to her long-established expertise in competition law, being the sole Romanian Lawyer awarded in this practice area.

“Musat & Asociatii’s competition practice has seen a continuous development in recent years, noticeable not only in the volume of the work, but also in the complexity of the projects assisted. This award represents a new acknowledgment of our team’s high level of performance, as it is standing on our clients’ references”, says Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii and head of the competition practice.

The Client Choice Awards are based on a complex research process taking into account more than 2,000 individual assessments received from senior corporate counsel worldwide, considering criteria such as the quality of legal advice, responsiveness to client requests or billing transparency. Among the worldwide winners in the competition category, ILO has listed well-known law firms such as Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance and Freshfields.


The clients included in the ILO’s research are pleased about Anca Buta Musat’s capability “to think ahead and beyond the limits of current problems”, “her complete and business-relevant approach to any issues she is presented with”, as well as her “determination and focus in tackling any issue’’, which confers them “a feeling of security and utmost confidence in a positive result”.

Anca Buta Muşat is renowned for her top-notch and solid expertise in competition/antitrust matters, representing major corporations before both the European Commission and Competition Council, during dawn raids, investigation proceedings and hearings before the Competition authority. Furthermore, she provides legal assistance in all aspects related to state aid schemes, public services contracts, anti competitive practice or/and dominant positions. She has handled, over the years, complex projects such as the antitrust clearance of the EUR 850 million acquisition of the Electrica Muntenia Sud by Enel, the restructuring of the EUR 1 billion debt of Termoelectrica SA, the full merger control and clearance proceedings triggered by RePower acquisition of Elcomex or by the acquisition of Bere Azuga by SABMiller. Among her clients she counts numerous high profile corporations such as Eli Lilly, GSK, Hoffman La Roche, Novartis, Lundbeck, Generali Holding, General Electric, PPF Partners, KBC Bank, SBS Broadcasting, Jones Apparel, Visa International Service Association, Intel, just to name a few.

Furthermore, Mrs. Buta Musat’s expertise in competition matters is recognized by the prestigious British guides of the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and PLC Which Lawyer?, which recommend her among the country’s top experts in this practice.

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