Legal 500, one of the highest profile and most reputed international legal publishers, reconfirms, in 2013 as well, the position of Muşat & Asociaţii as “Leading firm” in the areas of practice Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy & Natural Resources, IT, Telecommunication & Media, PPP & Public Procurement, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets. The Dispute Resolution and Real Estate practices are also distinguished for their results and assisted projects.
Due to the success and professional skills proven in the relationships with the clients, 12 out of the 17 partners of our firm (i.e. Gheorghe Muşat, Mona Muşat, Cătălin Băiculescu, Gheorghe Buta, Miruna Suciu, Luminiţa Popa, Marius Bârlădeanu, Nicolae Viorel Dinu, Monia Dobrescu, Ionut Bohâlţeanu, Cleopatra Leahu and Silvia Sandu) are included in the “leading individuals” category or are highly recommended as reference lawyers for their legal area of expertise.
“The constant presence of Muşat & Asociaţii at the top of the Legal 500 rankings emphasizes the top expertise of our team of lawyers, but also the magnitude of the projects we assist. These appraisals, which also take into account the direct feed-back from our clients, demonstrate that we are the first choice of companies seeking top-notch legal services”, said Mona Muşat, Managing Partner Muşat & Asociaţii.
According to the clients quoted by Legal 500, Muşat & Asociaţii is “one of the strongest local players in the market” and “one of the most active firms in Romanian capital markets”, acknowledged also for the legal assistance provided to clients in the energy sector. “Excellent service level and great industry, legal and regulatory framework knowledge”, assessed the collaborators of Muşat & Asociaţii.
Annually, “Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013” publishes reviews covering the activity of law firms in over 100 countries. The assessment of a firm and its inclusion in the top is based on an extended analysis of the projects conducted, the complexity of the legal matters occurring during the development of the projects
Among the reference projects in 2012, also nominated by Legal 500, we count the representation of Nokia throughout the divestiture and sale of the production factory at Jucu to De’Longhi; legal assistance provided for Astra Rail Industries, in acquiring Astra Vagoane, Meva SA and Romvag Caracal, as well as advice to OZ Mineral Limited, a top Australian mining company, in connection with the EUR 200,000,000 bid for the acquisition of Cuprumin S.A. Also last year, Muşat & Asociaţii has counseled the Office for State Ownership and Privatization in Industry (OPSPI) in the secondary public offer for the sale of 15% of Transelectrica, successfully concluded at the end of March (transaction value: EUR 37.7 million).
The performances of Muşat & Asociaţii were also recognized this year by the international legal guide Chambers & Partners, the Chambers Global 2013 edition, our firm being placed among the elite of business law in the practice areas reviewed in Romania (Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Restructuring & Insolvency).