Bucharest, 12th November 2018 – MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII hosted the first of a series of round table events centred on privacy topics and invited experts from Facebook to share their experience as regards GDPR & e-Privacy and their implementation approach.
The event was meant to raise awareness around recent privacy announcements and listen to stakeholder feedback.The e-privacy round-table hosted by MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII gathered a range of stakeholders from Romania, including advocates, academics, and NGOs, eager to learn more from the law practitioners and from the guest speakers.
“We are honoured to open, together with our colleagues at Facebook, a series of discussions on the new E-Privacy architecture. By going through the GDPR experience, we are well aware now of the effects that this new legislation may have in the business and online environment, but above all on the need to adjust current legislative proposals to create a robust, predictable and efficient framework, thus avoiding blurring and bottlenecks. We are determined to support the creation of a constructive dialogue between national decision-makers and the business environment so that the Council and the European Parliament can be supported in finding the best solutions for a new ePrivacy (EPR) that genuinely protects the right of Europeans to life privacy, without hampering the innovation and benefits of data usage.”-Iulian Popescu, Partner MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII
The data protection team with its leading Partners, Iulian Popescu and Bogdan Mihai, have been significantly involved in the full spectrum of data protection matters for high profile customers in the pharma, insurance, automotive and IT industries. The clientele includes private clients and State-owned entities active in mobile and traditional telephone systems, cable and TV broadcasting, voice data transmission and satellite operations, hardware and software producers and suppliers and various users of information technology services.
About MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is one of the first law firms established in Romania after 1 January 1990. With 16 partners and over 100 attorneys and advisors, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII provides consulting services in all business law areas, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatization, Banking, Energy & Natural Resources, Competition, Corporate, Telecommunications & IT, Labor, Tax, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Environmental Law, Litigation & Commercial Arbitration.
Renowned as one of the pillars of Romania’s business law practice, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is constantly recommended by international specialized publications (Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review, Legal 500 etc.) as a leading law firm in Romania. Besides, many of its attorneys have been nominated by such publications among the elite of business law in Romania.
In 2016, MUŞAT & Asociaţii won the trophy for the biggest transaction in energy for counseling Sterling Resources in the selling process of its business in Romania to Carlyle International Energy Partners and also the award for the largest transaction in HORECA for assisting Premier Capital in acquiring Mc Donald’s Romania.
The trophies were handed out by Ziarul Financiar, the most well-known business newspaper in Romania, at the Lawyers Gala 2016, which awarded the law firms that concluded most transactions in 2015 and first part of 2016.
In 2015, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII won the “Law Firm of the Year in Romania” award, a distinction handed out annually by the reputed British publisher “The Lawyer” to European law firms with outstanding achievements in the reference year.
In 2013, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII won the “The Law Firm of the Year in Romania” award granted by the International Financial Law Review. That was the second time that Muşat & Asociaţii was granted this prestigious award, after the distinction received in 2011, when Romania was included for the first time on the list of countries nominated for the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) awards.
Moreover, in 2012 MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII won the Gold Award for the “Best Law Firm in Central and Eastern Europe”, an accolade awarded by the 2012 International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, for excellent results obtained on the Romanian market by the MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII team, both with regard to the mandates portfolio in the Mergers & Acquisitions area of practice, and to the management strategy adopted.
Furthermore, the renowned publication Chambers Europe awarded the “Romanian Law Firm of the Year” trophy to MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII, the law firm with the best performance in Romania, during the “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011” gala.
On a regular basis, MUSAT & ASOCIATII provides the most renowned and valued corporations in Romania – including a third of the Top 100 and a half of the Top 500 largest companies – as well as local public and financial institutions with legal advice on intricate corporate and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution procedures. The Law Firm’s portfolio includes over 2,500 clients, most of which are foreign investors.