MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII has been ranked “Business Law Firm of the Year 2008 Eastern Europe (Romania)” in the fourth edition of ACQ Global Awards, an initiative which rewards excellence in the mergers & acquisitions field, promoted by ACQ Finance Magazine. This distinction was granted further to an independent poll carried out by the well-known British publication among more than 2,200 relevant professionals.
“This award is yet another validation of Muşat & Asociaţii’s expertise in the mergers and acquisitions field, gathered in almost 20 years in which we undertook a central, dominant role within the local legal practice, partaking in most of the major privatizations and acquisitions going on in Romania in the past two decades. Acting primarily on behalf of the foreign investors, we have assumed, from the very beginning, international standards regarding the quality of our professional services and take great delight every time M&A professionals from abroad acknowledge our performances and bestow their vote of confidence upon us”, said Gheorghe Muşat, Senior Partner MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII.
The ACQ Global Awards 2009 winners were selected further to the assessment of a questionnaire completed by 2,284 legal advisors and in-house corporate counsel around the world, alongside business journalists, analysts and researchers in this field. As a result, the publishers of ACQ Magazine selected the personalities and corporations “with the strongest impact on the mergers and acquisitions industry in 2008”.
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII’s expertise in mergers & acquisitions has been forged in numerous major transactions, among the most talked-about ever performed in Romania and successfully concluded. Among the most recent instructions, we note: the acquisition of Electrica Muntenia Sud by Enel, amounting to EUR 820,000,000, assisting Sider Sipe for the sale of EUR 120,000,000 of the majority stake in Ductil Steel, sale of BT Asigurări to Groupama for the amount of EUR 100,000,000, consulting AFI Europe for the buy-out of 50% of Cotroceni Park, for the consideration of EUR 78,800,000, restructuring the Poşta Română company (Romanian Postal Services), as well as the PPF Investments acquisition sequence including the Continental hotel chain, natural gas distributors Gaz Sud and GDR, etc.
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is ranked in the top tier of Romanian law firms in the latest editions (2009) of the prestigious international publishers PLC – Which lawyer?, International Financial Law Review – IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners in: mergers & acquisitions (IFLR 1000, PLC – Which lawyer?, Legal 500), litigation & arbitration (PLC – Which lawyer?), banking (IFLR 1000), capital markets (IFLR 1000, PLC – Which Lawyer?), energy (Legal 500), environment (PLC – Which Lawyer?), privatization and PPP (Legal 500, Chambers Europe), taxation (PLC – Which Lawyer?), real estate (Legal 500), constructions (PLC – Which Lawyer?), labour & employee benefits (PLC – Which Lawyer?), private equity (PLC – Which Lawyer?), IT, telecom & media (Legal 500 Europe), outsourcing & IT (PLC – Which Lawyer?).