Bucharest, 19.06.2018: International companies, as well as top-ranked domestic companies activating in various sectors, such as: pharmaceutical, retail, white goods, automotive and TMT sectors, are assisted and represented by lawyers of MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII, both within complex projects, such as the implementation at the company level of the whole set of measures necessary to comply with GDPR, as well as within specific projects concerning the improvement or remediation of internal processes.
MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII has currently one of the best positioned and experienced team of lawyers specializing in data protection and cyber security, benefiting from the involvement of two partners – Iulian Popescu and Bogdan Mihai, who coordinate the firm’s legal activity in this respect for some of the world’s most famous names in the field of telecommunications, media and technology.
Iulian Popescu, a Partner within Mușat & Asociații said that: “Lawyers activating in the field of data protection have to have a higher level of training than that of a Data Protection Officer, as they are also able to combine, in an efficient manner, the legal and technical knowledge specific to more areas with the business approach. A good specialist in this area will not focus on GDPR only, but will also develop his/her skills in cyber security and technical solutions to work with such data, combining the thorough knowledge of the law with the understanding of the client’s business and business model, and such skills may be acquired only by being exposed to multiple projects with a high degree of complexity”
“We must keep in mind that the field of data protection is something to be dealt with in every company, in almost all of its operations and at any level; for this reason, the activity of lawyers specializing in this field is also supported by the work of our lawyers with experience in other areas of practice, such as labour law, tax law, insolvency, litigation & arbitration and tax. Our competitive advantage consists in our ability to integrate all these areas of practice and to provide an integrated and effective response ensuring compliance solutions specific to our client’s typology of internal flows” said Bogdan Mihai, a Partner within Mușat & Asociații.
The lawyers of MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII are constantly exposed to programs of professional training and actual work in difficult projects together with the experienced practice coordinators who have an extensive experience in this field. The teams are carefully composed, depending on the complexity of the matter and on the respective lawyers’ experience, and the firm’s lawyers are recognized as experts in this field, they attend on regular basis various workshops and give lectures on data protection, in collaboration with various specialists in this area.
MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII is a Romanian law firm with a recognized reputation as a trainer for hundreds of lawyers who, in their turn, are recognized both at domestic and international level for their expertise and professionalism. Excellence and professionalism are the values which made MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII one of the most respected law firms in Romania.
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, 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.