Bucharest Court of Appeal cancels the decision of the Competition Council to sanction a concerted practice in the field of weapons

Bucharest, 6 December 2016 – Bucharest Court of Appeal (CAB) – 8th Administrative and Fiscal Dispute Division admitted the motion of Sig Sauer GmbH & Co KG to annul Competition Council Decision no. 44/2014‎, by which Sig Sauer was sanctioned by civil fine in amount of over RON 7 million. The German company, established in 1853, is…

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Anca Buta Musat: Companies Expect a Transparent and Consistent Practice of the Competition Council that Would Give Them Legal Certainty

The new instruments for safeguarding a proper competition environment, as set up by Government Ordinance 75/2010, were discussed during Mediafax Talks about Competition Law, a debate which gathered representatives of Competition Council, legal market and professional associations from the private sector. „I consider that the revision of the secondary legislation is even more important as…

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Musat & Asociatii strengthens its litigation department, by promoting two partners

Musat & Asociatii strengthens its Litigation & Arbitration department, by appointing two new partners, Nicolae Viorel Dinu and Octavian Popescu, and by headhunting five experienced litigators, exceeding 25 specialists in this area of practice. Nicolae Viorel Dinu returns to Musat & Asociatii as Partner after five years as Managing Counsel at Salans-Moore & Associates. Dinu…

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Musat & Asociatii: Methods to Protect Your Company from Financial Fraud

Although current technology provides numerous options to prevent and to indentify economic frauds, corporations should also be aware that data collected may be considered legal proof only if the applicable legislation and the regulation regarding employees’ rights are strictly followed. The “Corporate Fraud: Prevention, Detection and Legal Actions” event, co-organized by Musat & Asociatii and…

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Musat & Asociatii, part of the winning consortium for selection of investors in Tarnita-Lapustesti Hydropower project

Musat & Asociatii has been selected, as part of an international consortium, to assist the Ministry of Economy and the state-owned energy producer Hidroelectrica in the process of selection investors for the Tarnita-Lapustesti pumped-storage hydropower plant. This green field project entails an intended installed capacity of 1,000 MW and an investment in excess of EUR…

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Musat & Asociatii is Actively Involved in Fighting the Phenomenon of Child Exploitation on the Internet

Musat & Asociatii participated last week at the reunion of the Advisory Group of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), hosted by Microsoft Romania. The event brought together representatives of government institutions (Police, the Public Ministry, SECI – Southeast European Cooperation Initiative) and nongovernmental officials, focused on fighting the phenomenon of child exploitation…

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The New Amendments to the Competition Law are focused on prevention of anti-competitive practices

The recent amendments to the Competition Law brought by the Government Emergency Ordinance 75/2010 clearly enlarge the list of sanctions to which an economic agent exposes itself when adopting a behavior which is contrary to the Competition Law. However, alongside a better involvement of the competition authority in preventing the anti-competitive behaviors by ensuring a…

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Muşat & Asociaţii listed among the law firms recommended by FTSE Eurotop 100 for Chambers & Partners

Muşat & Asociaţii is the sole Romanian law firm featured in the Euro 100 Survey 2010 published by the prestigious British legal publisher Chambers & Partners in the latest issue of Chambers Magazine, based on the recommendations received from the 100 most highly capitalized blue-chip companies in Europe (FTSE Eurotop 100). Muşat & Asociaţii received…

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Musat & Asociatii, acknowledged as the best law firm in capital markets at “ZF Lawyers Gala”

Musat & Asociatii received two awards from Ziarul Financiar, the Romanian’s leading business publication, at the “Lawyers Gala” event. The distinctions recognize its outstanding achievements in Capital Markets and its leading position on the Romanian legal market. The capital markets award acknowledges the firm’s assistance provided to Rompetrol Group in the mandatory public offering of…

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Amending the legislation for renewable energy will double the number of investors in this sector

“Focus on Renewable Energy” seminar recently organized by Musat & Asociatii, addressed key issues on renewable energy sector, such as State-aid schemes for clean energy projects, the status of European funds accessed in this sector, as well as practical issues regarding the controversy surrounding Law 220/2008. “The Renewable Energy has captured investors’ interest in the…

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Legal obligations of the employer to safeguard employees’ rights in the process of transfer of undertaking

Although both the European Union and Romanian Labour Legislations ensure the protection of employees’ rights in restructurings or transfer of undertaking processes, the local legal framework may generate confusion, particularly due to the deficient implementation of the European directives. “The transfer of undertaking is a relative new concept in the Romanian labour code and not…

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Muşat & Asociaţii rewards the best students at the Regional Debate Competition for Students

Continuing its tradition of more than 15 years in supporting, by means of scholarships, traineeships and sponsorships, talented young people finding themselves at the beginning of their legal career, Musat & Asociatii has recently sponsored the 11th edition of the Regional Debate Competition for Students- Muntenia 2009, which took place during November 7th-8th. “We, as…

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Muşat & Asociaţii: “Investments in renewables of over EUR 300 million are blocked by the lack of secondary legislation”

Muşat & Asociaţii attorneys shared their professional experience by participating in the “Renewable Energy in Romania” recent debate, which put forward issues such as: the investment context for the development of the renewable energy market, the available incentive mechanism, the legal framework in the wind energy sector, as well as the available funding sources. “Although…

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Muşat & Asociaţii supported the Romanian Team in the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court

Faithful to its tradition of more than 15 years in supporting, by means of scholarships, internships and sponsorships, talented young people starting off in the legal profession, Muşat & Asociaţii ensured the partaking of a team of three students from the Law Faculty within the Nicolae Titulescu University in the international competition “Investment Arbitration Moot…

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Discussions regarding the successful administration of criminal infringement files in the field of Intellectual Property, at Muşat & Asociaţii

The authorities’ role in the area of intellectual property rights, specific procedural issues that hinder the settlement of criminal cases, as well as practical cases and development of IP enforcement have been debated at length at the “Successful completion of criminal cases in the area of intellectual property rights” conference, organized by the American Chamber…

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Horaţiu Dumitru, Senior Associate at Muşat & Asociaţii, was awarded the e-Finance excellency diploma for legal e-journalism

Horaţiu Dumitru, senior associate with Muşat & Asociaţii law firm, received the excellency diploma from the e-Finance magazine for the extensive collaboration in the field of legal advisory provided to IT & C companies, at the 100th anniversary issue of the magazine. For more than seven years, Horaţiu Dumitru has been writing the e-Legal Focus…

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Muşat & Asociaţii and Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen win, side by side, the longest litigation in Romanian history

Otto Wolff America Inc., Thyssen Krupp Steel Beteiligungen GmbH, Otto Wolff Handelgesellschaft GmbH and Cideco SA win the trial against Metalexportimport Muşat & Asociaţii and Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP), the leading Romanian law firms, gladly announce that the High Court of Cassation and Justice finally put an end to the 25 year long…

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Musat & Asociatii supports the children with disabilities

Musat & Asociatii sustained the Foundation for the Relief of Disabled Orphans (F.R.O.D.O.) in organizing the “Treatment & Training Mission” that took place in Alba Iulia between the 14th and 22nd of March 2008. F.R.O.D.O. focuses on helping physically and mentally disabled children in developing countries, particularly those currently living in institutional environments. Through this…

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International Arbitration Conference brings into focus the impact of Romania’s EU accession over local commercial arbitration

Leading Romanian law firm Muşat & Asociaţii and international law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf are pleased to announce the International Arbitration Conference they co-organized and which took place today, March 19th. The main topics covered by this event were the promotion and protection of international investments, current issues in international commercial arbitration in Romania, and…

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Promotions and record financial results at Muşat & Asociaţii

Muşat & Asociaţii has consolidated its managing structure by appointing Mona Muşat as Co-Managing Partner and Marius Bârlădeanu as Equity Partner. “Throughout the recent years, Mona has been constantly involved in coordinating and supervising several activities within the firm, apart from her professional duties as Partner. She was appointed Co-Managing Partner in recognition of her…

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Muşat & Asociaţii promotes two new partners and strengthens its managing structure by promoting two partners as Co-Managing partners

Muşat & Asociaţii is consolidating its Litigation & Arbitration and Competition & IP departments by promoting other two of the firm’s senior lawyers to partnership. As a result of their significant involvement in many of the major transactions advised by the firm in the past years, Delia Topoleanu and Anca Musat have joined as at…

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Muşat & Asociaţii lectured at the Conference PHARMA 2007 on “The constant evolution of the Romanian pharmaceutical market”, organized by Finmedia on October 8-9, 2007

Dominic Morega, senior associate with “Muşat & Asociaţii” outlined during the lecture „Legal aspects concerning the regulation of the pharmacy in Romania”, the main legal aspects in respect of the current regulation of the community pharmacy, according to the Order of the Ministry of Public Health no. 626/2001, as well as matters concerning a future…

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“IFLR 1000” confirms the performances of “Muşat & Asociaţii”

The reputed publication International Financial Law Review (IFLR) released on October 8th, the 2008 edition of the annual report “IFLR 1000”, which contains the ranking of recommended law firms. The classification was made following a thorough analysis, performed during March-October 2007. The analysts have studied the major transactions in each field, have interviewed the partners…

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Musat & Asociatii attended the conference Electricity Sector – Strategy, Finance, Privatization, Market opening, New technologies organized by Finmedia on June 5, 2007

Miruna Suciu, partner with “Musat & Asociatii“, Attorneys-at-Law outlined during the debate “Strategic investor vs capital markets privatization”, the most advantageous privatization method in the energy sector – for the state as well as for stakeholders. Privatization of companies in the energy sector through a mixed method, where the majority stake is transferred to a…

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Muşat & Asociaţii lectured at the seminar “The Labor Code. The effects of applying the new regulations on employers and employees

Cleopatra Draghici, Senior Associate at Muşat & Asociaţii, lectured on the advantages and disadvantages of the new provisions of the Emergency Ordinance no. 65/2005. The seminar was organized by Bilant Magazine and took place on February 21st, 2006 in Bucharest, at the Muşat & Asociaţii headquarters. Mr. Constantin Rudnitchi, chief editor at Bilant magazine was…

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