Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii, received a third International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice award, for her exceptional activity in the field of Competition. Thus, Anca becomes the only Romanian attorney to achieve such performance, after having been given the same distinction in 2010 and 2011. She accepted the diploma within the Awarding Gala, in London, on February 27th, 2013, which was attended by the representatives of the most well-known law firms world-wide, such as: Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Garrigues, Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Spalding, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose, Hogan Lovells and Bird & Bird.

The ILO Client Choice Awards have an 8-year tradition and mark a reference point for the business law practice. The research is conducted on an annual basis by British specialists for 64 jurisdictions worldwide, including Romania, and it relies on the recommendations of more than 2,000 companies, clients of the law firms, which rate the quality of the legal services, the skills of the team, their promptness, and fee transparency.

“This International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award, the third in only 4 years, is an extraordinary achievement both for me and for the competition team of Muşat & Asociaţii, under my coordination. The award directly reflects the opinions and appreciation of our clients, and represents an acknowledgement of the quality of the legal services which we provide, but also of the trust that national and international companies have in our capabilities. Competition law is one among the most dynamic areas of practice, the portfolio of new cases growing by 50% only in 2012. We expect this development to continue during the first half of the current year, due to the large number of investigations launched by the Competition Council in key industries and considering also the increase in the business operators’ determination into avoiding the risk of an antitrust investigation”, stated Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii.

The clients contacted by ILO praised “Anca Buta Muşat’s utmost legal knowledge, while conveying the adequate messages to the authority”, her capacity “to deal with our problems in a very efficient and competent manner”, being also accepted as “an outstanding lawyer and efficient manager”.

Among the most recent mandates represented by Anca Buta Muşat are: assisting Orange Romania, as the monitoring agent appointed by the Competition Council, with regard to the enforcement and implementation of the commitments undertaken by Orange Romania and its distributors on the prepaid market, advising Gaz de France Suez Energy Romania S.A. and Roche Romania S.R.L., during the investigations initiated by the competition authority regarding an alleged abuse of dominant position, assisting Generali Holding Vienna AG in an investigation carried out by the competition authority, closed by an order which concluded that no anti-competitive deed had been perpetrated by the company, providing legal counsel to Electrolux Romania, Belupo Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics (top European medicine manufacturer and member of the Podravka group), Sig Sauer GmbH & Co. KG (one of the leading producers of weaponry and war ammunition worldwide) during the investigations initiated by the Competition Council, as well as advising certain large national companies in public services and State aid-related matters.

Anca Buta Muşat is one of the most innovative and active attorneys in the Competition field, being constantly included among the top specialists in Romania in this area of practice, both by Chambers Europe, and by PLC Which Lawyer?

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