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  • August 4, 2020 Banking Partner Monia Dobrescu writes about concepts of “Credit Institution” and “Bank”— Credit institution and the general procedure for the authorization of banks in Romania, in Thomson Reuters’ April 2020 edition of International Banking Law and Regulation, Romanian law chapter. You can read more HERE Reprinted from International Banking Law and Regulation (April 2020 update) with permission. Copyright © 2020 ... READ MORE
  • June 29, 2020 Musat & Asociatii acts as legal adviser to tech giant Google LLC in its acquisition of Fitbit, one of the leading producers of smart health and fitness wearable devices, with more than 100 million devices sold around the globe.  The transaction was announced on November 1, 2019, and valuates Fitbit at approximately $2.1 billion. It is ... READ MORE
  • May 22, 2020 Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Autori: Mihai Popa, Deputy Managing Partener și Cristi Tudor, Managing Consultant  Nu este o noutate faptul că pandemia COVID-19 își face resimțit impactul sever ... READ MORE
  • May 20, 2020 Starting with 15th of May 2020, the state of emergency was replaced with the state of alert in Romania. Therefore, while the legislative context in continuous change is still imposing protective measures, the Romanian Government is looking to gradually relax the lockdown measures.   1. Measures impacting employment relationships  (i) Employees must consent for telework. Telework/work from home ... READ MORE
  • May 19, 2020 Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Ordonanța de urgență nr. 69/2020 prin care Guvernul acordă bonificații pentru plata unor obligații fiscale, prorogă unele termene, precum și alte măsuri fiscale, ... READ MORE
  • April 24, 2020 In the Official Gazette no. 319 dated 16 April 2020, the Emergency Government Ordinance no. 48/2020 on certain fiscal and financial measures was published, which provides new clarifications and tax facilities. In the following, we will present a short summary of the most important measures implemented through the legislative act: I. Extension of the deadline for the ... READ MORE
  • April 23, 2020 On 21 April, within its Plenary Session, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted two essential guidelines on the major data processing activities performed in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: Guidelines 04/2020 on the use of location data and contact tracing tools in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak  (Guidelines 04/2020) and Guidelines 03/2020 ... READ MORE
  • April 23, 2020 Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Autori: Mihai Popa, Deputy Managing Partner și Diana Dobromir, Senior Associate   Epidemia cauzată de coronavirus a provocat tulburări majore pentru economia europeană și mondială, ... READ MORE
  • April 16, 2020 On 14 April, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published a letter providing advice on the draft Guidance on apps supporting the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, released by the European Commission.  Contact tracing apps aim to keep track of the spread of the virus and inform users when they came in contact with a person who ... READ MORE
  • April 13, 2020 Covid-19: Economic measures covering the banking and financial sector. Facilities in relation to loans granted by credit institutions and non-banking financial institutions to certain categories of borrowers The National Bank of Romania (the “NBR”) issued a press release on 24 March 2020, pursuant to which the current regulations allow the borrowers, banking and non-banking institutions, to ... READ MORE
  • April 13, 2020 Through the Military Ordinance no. 8/2020 published in the Official Gazette no. 301 on 10th of April, 2020, there were instituted a new series of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which directly envisage certain categories of workers and/or professionals, as presented below.   (i) Exceptions from the circulation restriction during the emergency state Under the newly ... READ MORE
  • April 9, 2020 According to Law no. 129/2019 for the prevention and combating of money laundering and terrorism financing, as well as for the amendment and completion of some normative acts (“Law 129/2019“), companies have the obligation to submit, at the moment of registration, annually or whenever a change occurs, a statement regarding the actual beneficial owner of ... READ MORE
  • April 8, 2020 As the new Coronavirus continues to threaten our lives, the nation-wide heavy restrictions continue to disrupt our livelihoods and businesses need to address the economic challenges they face: significant pressure on their workforce, business partners, supply chains, revenues.  As part of the Romanian’s Government plan to aid heavily hit businesses during the economic near shutdown, companies ... READ MORE
  • April 7, 2020 In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government of Romania has come to support its citizens and public institutions, through the Authority for Digitalization of Romania, in partnership with Aurachain, the Association for Advanced Technologies – ATA, BitHat Solutions and Telekom Romania by launching a digital platform, namely “https://aici.gov.ro/”. The objective of the newly launched ... READ MORE
  • April 7, 2020 Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. În Monitorul Oficial nr. 285/06.04.2020, Guvernul a publicat H.G. nr. 270/02.04.2020 prin care a aprobat normele de aplicare a prevederilor OUG nr. 37/2020 ... READ MORE
  • April 3, 2020 Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Guvernul a adoptat Ordonanta de Urgență nr. 37/2020, publicată în Monitorul Oficial, Partea I nr. 261 din 30 martie 2020, aceasta intrând în ... READ MORE
  • April 1, 2020 In order to stimulate the payment of the outstanding fiscal obligations and taking into account the need to provide medicines, protective equipment, other medical devices or equipment and sanitary materials that can be used to prevent, limit, treat and combat COVID-19, the Romanian Government has adopted the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 33 from 26.03.2020 regarding ... READ MORE
  • March 27, 2020 1. Urgent legal measures requiring enforcement in the construction field Having in view the constraints and economic implications expected to affect the construction field as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Employers’ Federation of Building Companies – FPSC – has requested the Romanian Government to undertake urgent legal measures for the benefit of ... READ MORE
  • March 26, 2020 CORONAVIRUS: CERTIFICATES REGARDING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY. HOW CAN COMPANIES OBTAIN THEM?   In these unprecedented, difficult times, the Romanian Government and businesses are working together to address the economic challenges of the strict containment restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.  As part of the Government plan, the Ministry of Economy, Energy and ... READ MORE
  • March 26, 2020 Consumer protection authorities are on high alert: Companies under intense scrutiny on pricing issues  As consumer demand for various products increases, fueled by the Coronavirus outbreak, so could prices.  The National Authority for Consumer Protection stressed that they are closely monitoring the Romanian market and that they created special teams to prevent any actions that could breach ... READ MORE
  • March 24, 2020 Coronavirus: Government aids small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with multiannual program According to the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 29/2020 regarding certain economic and fiscal-budgetary measures, the Ministry of Public Finance will implement a multi-annual program for supporting the SMEs in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID – 19 spread, by guaranteeing loans and subsidizing ... READ MORE
  • March 20, 2020 In the context of the crisis generated by the COVID-19 global widespread, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published a Statement on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, which may be accessed here. The main guidelines the Board established refer to the following aspects: data controllers shall continue to ensure ... READ MORE
  • March 19, 2020 Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Activitatea multor operatori economici este afectată în contextul pandemiei SARS-CoV-2. Conform prevederilor unei noi Hotarari de Guvern, acestora li se pot elibera, LA ... READ MORE
  • March 16, 2020 Leading Romanian law firm Mușat & Asociații acted as legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on a Euro 16 million facility granted to TeraPlast Group, one of the leading Romanian producers of materials for installation, construction and design markets.   The senior loans granted by EBRD will finance the implementation of the ... READ MORE
  • March 13, 2020 Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. București, 12 martie 2020  Dată fiind rapiditatea răspândirii virusului COVID-19 inclusiv în România, este important ca profesioniștii locali să aibă în vedere următoarele aspecte ... READ MORE
  • February 11, 2020 Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner and head of Musat & Asociatii’s Energy & Natural Resources practice, spoke at the Power & Energy Tech Exhibition and Conference Vision 2030 – PETEC 2019 on 2 December 2019. The role of natural gas and renewables in a fast-evolving energy market towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals was the main theme of ... READ MORE
  • January 21, 2020 Bucharest, 21 January 2020  Mușat & Asociații announces the promotion of nine lawyers across the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare & Pharma, Taxation and Litigation & Arbitration practice areas, effective as of January 2020. The promotions come as a recognition of their constant contribution to the success of the projects they advised on and of ... READ MORE
  • February 27, 2019 Anti-Corruption - Chapter Romania Definitive law guide offering comparative analysis from top ranked lawyers - 2019   The ‘Law & Practice’ sections provide easily accessible information on navigating the legal system when conducting business in the jurisdiction. Leading lawyers explain local law and practice at key transactional stages and for crucial aspects of doing business.… READ MORE
  • January 16, 2019 MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII law firm announces the promotion of Partners Paul Buta, Iulian Popescu and Răzvan Stoicescu as Deputy Managing Partners, starting with January 2019. Being highly regarded within the firm, Paul, Iulian and Răzvan have proven a strong entrepreneurial mindset, contributing significantly to the position of MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII on the market, to promoting its ... READ MORE
  • January 8, 2019 Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. has successfully completed the sale of its battery and lighting equipment business to Energizer Holdings Inc., once all the necessary conditions and regulations have been fulfilled. The agreement worth $2 billion in cash was completed in early January 2019. As imposed by such a large transaction, the involved parties received first-class legal ... READ MORE
  • December 6, 2018 MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII shall promote two new Partners within Litigation department, namely Mrs. Elena Cîrlig and Mrs. Paula Neculae, each with an extensive experience in litigation, both as (former) magistrate, and also as attorneys. Mrs. Elena Cîrlig career begun as attorney with Brașov Bar, and afterwards as judge with Făgăraș Court of Law, with Alba-Iulia Court ... READ MORE
  • November 24, 2018 Doing Business in Romania 20th edition 2018 “Doing Business in Romania”® provides a comprehensive view of the Romanian legal framework from the perspective of the business environment, representing a valuable and unique instrument for companies and investors eager to start doing business in Romania.     Available in English, “Doing Business in Romania”® includes a… READ MORE
  • November 13, 2018 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 ... READ MORE
  • September 26, 2018 Bucharest, September 26th 2018: MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII significantly expands its IP, Litigation & Arbitration, Data Protection and Cyber Security, Labour Law and Restructuring & Insolvency teams by co-opting 7 lawyers and opening 14 new positions for the following period of 2018. MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII has managed to stand out this year due to its sustained development ... READ MORE
  • September 25, 2018 On 28 June 2018, the Bucharest Tribunal ruled on an application for interlocutory injunction by firstly ruling through Judgment no. 1557/2018 on the standing to bring legal proceedings of an anti-piracy agency mandated by several holders of copyright and neighbouring rights to initiate proceedings in their name and on their behalf. In the case at hand, ... READ MORE
  • August 8, 2018 A novelty to the Romanian labour legislation is brought by the provisions of the recently published Law no. 176/2018 on internship (the “Internship Law”) which shall enter into force as of 18th August 2018. The Internship Law regulates the general framework for the performance of internship programs, imposing also several restrictions concerning, among others, the activities allowed ... READ MORE
  • August 8, 2018 Law no. 202/2002 on the equality of chances and treatment between women and men has been recently amended by Law no. 178/2018, respectively Law no. 232/2018. Law no. 178/2018 introduces two new occupations in the field of equality of chances and treatment between women and men, respectively the “expert in equality of chances” and “technician ... READ MORE
  • June 25, 2018 Bucharest, 21 June 2018: The litigation team of MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII law firm won in court, by a final ruling, a case with special cultural resonance after supporting “Vasile Alecsandri” Cultural and Scientific Society from Bacau and the Ministry of Culture and National Identity in maintaining the classification as historical monument for “Vasile Alecsandri” Memorial ... READ MORE
  • June 19, 2018 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 ... READ MORE
  • June 11, 2018 Bucharest, 11.06.2018: Mușat & Asociații was conferred the “Deal of the year 2017 in Romania” award at the CEE Legal Matters awards banquet, one of the most prominent European debate and networking events for legal practitioners. The “Deal of the year 2017 in Romania” award was conferred for one of the most important client matters of ... READ MORE

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