Overview & Experience

Muşat & Asociaţii advised various Governmental institutions, as well as private clients in public tenders, property finance and leasing, concession of public assets and services, drafting and negotiating public private partnerships (PPP) & concession agreements, feasibility studies, regulatory issues, royalties and tariffs. Our team relies on broad expertise covering complex transactions, such as motorway and road projects, power sector projects, mining transactions, delivery of services or facilities for water/wastewater and urban development, and advice on PFI, BOT and other similar schemes and innovative financing techniques. We pride ourselves for having acted for many multinational corporations and leading local players in infrastructure, projects and PPP, which appreciate the firm’s experience and creative thinking, with the right blend of legal ability and constructive commercial approach.

Mona Muşat
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Partner

Areas of practice:  Real Estate & Construction, Banking & Finance, Mergers & Aquisitions / Privatisation, Corporate & Commercial Law

Phone: +40 21 202 59 06

Fax: +40 21 223 04 95

E-mail: mona.musat@musat.ro

Address: 43 Aviatorilor Boulevard, 1st District, Code 011853, Bucharest, Romania

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A selection of our recent instructions includes advising:

  • The leading State-owned energy producer and the Romanian Ministry of Economy, as part of an international consortium, in connection with the construction of a hydroelectric pumped-storage greenfield project, with a forecast installed capacity of 1,000 MW, estimated to require an investment exceeding EUR 1.3 billion.
  • One of the major construction companies worldwide in relation to the public tender procedures for the concession of the designed and build of a
  • The largest electricity company in Italy on an estimated EUR 4,000,000,000 PPP project with the Romanian State-owned company for the development of two units at the Romanian Nuclear Power Plant.
  • The most important provider in the telecommunications solutions field in Romania in connection with a multimillion agreement for the construction and establishing of surveillance facilities. Our involvement in the project spanned from assisting the client throughout the public procurement proceedings, to advice on various matters related to the execution phase of the contract, including assistance during related alternative disputes resolution.
  • The Romanian subsidiary of a major German manufacturer of cars in connection with the development of a manufacturing plant for the assembly of the new top-of-the-line 9 gears automatic transmissions to be installed on the new models of automobiles produced by the German manufacturer, the overall project value amounting to EUR 270,000,000.
  • The second-largest electric utility company in Europe (the largest electric utility company in Italy) in connection with the PPP project with the largest State-owned electricity producer in Romania in relation to the refurbishment and new capacities development project for several power plants in Brăila, Doicești, Borzești and Galați.
  • The Italian state railway company in connection with a EUR 22,000,000 technical assistance agreement concerning the preparation of railway projects for the cohesion fund.
  • A leading European provider of rail infrastructure services in connection with the performance of several FIDIC contracts related to the rehabilitation of the major railway line Bucharest – Brașov.
  • A major international player in the design, manufacturing, maintenance and supply of equipment and components for railway systems in connection with its participation in the public tender launched by Metrorex SA (the local company which runs the Bucharest Metro) for the acquisition of 51 six-car subway trains to operate on Metro Line 5, Drumul Taberei segment, with an estimated value of EUR 344,000,000.
  • The consortium led by the major company controlling the homonym natural gas field in Azerbaijan in connection with various legal matters arising from the development of the Nabucco West gas pipeline, as well as in relation to specific infrastructure-related issues deriving from the development of the project.
  • A major Spanish information technology and defence systems company in connection with various public procurement procedures. Our mandate spans a variety of legal matters deriving from the public procurement procedures.
  • The largest electricity distribution company in Italy for structuring, negotiating and closing a public procurement contract for the implementation of a smart grid technology.
  • An international consortium led by the global expert in the science, design and manufacture of high performance laser systems, on the bidding process and public procurement issues related to the award of the EUR 60 million EPC contract for the High Power Laser System (2 x 10PW), as part of the ERDF co-funded project Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) developed in Măgurele, Romania. We have been also retained by the global expert in the science, design and manufacture of high performance laser systems as legal counsel regarding the participation, as member of a consortium, in the second tender and public procurement process related to the award of the EUR 50,000,000 EPC contract for the High Intensity Gamma Ray System, as part of the ERDF co-funded Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) developed in Romania.
  • The largest electric utility company in Italy in relation to the brownfield project for the refurbishment of the 800 MW hard coal capacity located in Brăila, involving investments exceeding EUR 1,000,000,000.
  • A major Canadian mining group in relation to the exploration and exploitation of a large mining site in Romania. The firm has dealt with complex concession law issues, including mining concession licenses, protocols and partnerships concluded with the local authorities for resettlement and relocation, and concession agreements to secure the surface rights required to develop the project.
  • One of the largest energy providers in Europe with respect to the public procurement procedure for the acquisition of relevant assets.
  • The Romanian subsidiary of one of the world’s leading suppliers of drinking water and waste water plant planning, installation and operational management, in the public procurement procedure for the conclusion with Iași Municipality of the works contract concerning the upgrading waste water treatment plant in Tg. Frumos. In addition, we assisted the client for the awarding procedures regarding the works contract for the construction of a new water treatment plant in Jimbolia.
  • A member of an integrated electricity international group in connection with the new scheme of procurement for products and deliveries for the distribution segment to be implemented by the group at European level, including tender options and exemptions applicable under the Procurement and Utilities Directives.
  • The European Union’s nonprofit long-term lending institution in connection with the EUR 232,000,000 loan granted to the Municipality of the Romanian capital for the purpose of infrastructure rehabilitation and urban development.
  • The world leader in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure for transport and urban development with regard to the renegotiation and restructuring of two FIDIC agreements concluded with the National Motorway and Road Company (CNADNR).
  • An important group of private investors in relation to a PPP project with a view to design, build, finance and operate a new sports and leisure centre (including a new stadium).
  • A regional water company in connection with the tendering procedure, services and concession contracts concerning the management, supervision and construction works regarding the rehabilitation and extension of the local water supply systems, with a total value of EUR 120,000,000.
  • A local county hospital in connection with the full range of legal aspects arisen from the EUR 20,000,000 financing facility granted by the European Union’s nonprofit long-term lending institution for modernization and rehabilitation purposes.
  • The Romanian national railway company in connection with EUR 300 million construction project for the rehabilitation of the national railway infrastructure network.
  • A leading State-owned electricity producer in connection with structuring and implementing several greenfield/brownfield projects aimed to upgrade existing power plants and develop new co-generation capacities, together with several private investors.
  • A Spanish construction company in the public procurement process and throughout the implementation of various major public interest projects, with a total value of EUR 33,000,000.
  • One of the largest players on the construction market with respect to drafting negotiating and implementing a sub-contracting agreement for infrastructure-related construction works.
  • A major US procurement and construction services provider in the oil field in connection with the development of a multi-million project for engineering services, procurement and construction of an industrial production facility.
  • The third largest provider to dialysis centers in Europe in connection with a public private partnership with the Emergency Hospital from Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) regarding the hospital’s dialysis center.
  • A privately owned company specializing in developing renewable energy projects in connection with the implementation of a project in cooperation with local public authorities, consisting of the construction and operation of a wind power plant, together with all technical installations and facilities.
  • The municipality of a major city located on the Danube left shore and the related local Authorities on their proposed PPP project with a strategic investor for the construction of an international airport
  • A county council with respect to a wide range of PPP matters arising from the tendering procedure for two concession agreements regarding domestic waste collecting, transport, deposit and processing services for the county of Dâmbovița, including drafting and reviewing all the required documentation, the tender book, the concession contracts, as well as legal assistance on State-aid issues relating thereto.
  • A leading European construction company in connection with a PPP agreement with the Romanian Ministry of Transport in view of financing, designing, building and operating a strategic national motorway.
  • The Romanian subsidiary of a world leader in power and transport activities on a PPP agreement with the Romanian subway operator, concerning the maintenance and modernization of locomotives and wagons.
  • A leading European utilities company on the concession agreement concluded with the national institution for public water for the concession of the Bucharest water facilities.
  • A French multinational integrated oil and gas company and the national oil company in connection with the concession agreement concluded with the National Agency for Mineral Resources for the exploration and exploitation of an oil field in the Black Sea.

Accolades 
“Muşat & Asociaţii’s team remains a heavyweight in the PPP and procurement sector”. Source: Legal 500

Our performance in Projects and PPP & Public Procurement has been ranked in Band 1 by both Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa and Chambers Europe

“Muşat & Asociaţii’s close relationship with the Romanian government means that it is very well placed to pick up the few remaining pieces of privatization work and develop a potent PPP practice.” Source: Legal 500

Clients praise the firm’s “vast experience” and note its “skill in negotiating with public authorities”. Source: Legal 500

“This firm is involved in some of the biggest cases, which are often the first of their kind”, say peers. Source: Chambers & Partners

“Energy and real estate project issues make up the bulk of work at this highly regarded projects department. However, the team also handles PPP and infrastructure matters. Sources praise the 12-lawyer team for its multidisciplinary approach and the seamless co-operation with other departments.” Source: Chambers & Partners

“Given the strength of the firm's connections with the government, it is no surprise that the team has considerable expertise advising various public bodies.” Source: Legal 500

“Muşat & Asociaţii is one of the founders of the privatization & PPP legal practice in Romania” Source: Legal 500

Muşat & Asociaţii has a “very good” PPP practice and is “clearly one of the top law firms in Romania”. Source: Legal 500

“Muşat & Asociaţii’s team remains a heavyweight in the PPP and procurement sector”. Source: Legal 500

Our performance in Projects and PPP & Public Procurement has been ranked in Band 1 by both Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa and Chambers Europe.

“Muşat & Asociaţii’s close relationship with the Romanian government means that it is very well placed to pick up the few remaining pieces of privatization work and develop a potent PPP practice.” Source: Legal 500
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