Bucharest, 28 June 2017: Mușat & Asociații has successfully represented Judge Georgiana Pulbere, with Constanta Court of Appeal, in a litigation against the National Integrity Agency (NIA). This reference victory comes after four other case files won by the law firm in the last years, successes achieved in the cancelation of the assessment reports prepared by NIA, related to numerous public characters occupying various positions and public offices (Romanian President, Klaus Werner Iohannis; Member of the European Parliament Mircea Diaconu; Bistrița Mayor, Crețu Ovidiu Teodor; Member of the Board of Directors of the Romanian Television Company, Lucia Hossu Longin).
The High Court of Cassation and Justice ruled on 22 June in favour of the magistrate Georgiana Pulbere, cancelling a NIA report from 2015, which established the incompatibility of the magistrate. The report stated that in 2012, Georgiana Pulbere taught training courses in the field of public procurements, acting as provider – trainer, to some clerks within the National Council for Resolving Complaints (NCRC), being paid by a private company.
“The final ruling of the High Court represents the success of our team’s constant involvement in this case for two years. It was a complex litigation, but we are thrilled that we achieved the result wanted, both by us and by our client. This important victory obtained against the National Integrity Agency completes the portfolio of sophisticated mandates entrusted by our clients”, said Gheorghe Buta, Co-Managing Partner Mușat & Asociații.
Thus, the favourable decision obtained by MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII attorneys comes to supplement the numerous successes achieved by them for the benefit of the multitude of deputies, senators, local officers, magistrates, who were represented by the law firm over the years.
Mușat & Asociații team involved in this litigation was coordinated by Gheorghe Buta (Co-Managing Partner Muşat & Asociaţii) and made up of the following attorneys: Păuna Neculae (Managing Counsel) and Valeriu Solcanu (Senior Associate).
About MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is one of the first law firms established in Romania after 1 January 1990. With 20 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, Labour, Tax, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Environmental Law and Litigation & Commercial Arbitration.
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is recognised as one of the pillars of Romania’s business law practice, and the international specialized publications (Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review, Legal 500 etc.) constantly recommend the firm as one of the leaders on the layers market, many of its attorneys having been, in their turn, nominated by such publications among the elite of the business law in Romania.
In 2016, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII won the award for the largest transaction in the field of energy for the counselling granted to Sterling Resources throughout the Romanian operations sale process to Carlyle International Energy Partners, as well as the award for HORECA largest transaction for assisting Premier Capital in purchasing McDonald in Romania. These accolades were granted by Ziarul Financiar, during the Attorneys’ Ceremony 2016, 7th edition.
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, being 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 in Romania 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, for being the law firm with the best performance in Romania, during the “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011” gala.
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII provides, on a regularly basis, the most renowned and valued corporations in Romania, including a third of the Top 100 and half of Top 500 large companies, as well as local public and financial institutions with legal advice on sophisticated corporative and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution procedures. The firm’s portfolio includes over 2,500 clients, most of which are foreign investors.