Bucharest, 27 February 2015 – Miruna Suciu, Partner Muşat & Asociaţii, was for the second year in a row the winner of the Client Choice award, granted by the International Law Office (ILO), for her outstanding professional achievements in 2014 in the Energy & Natural Resources field.
“This award is a reflection of our clients’ appreciation and a confirmation of the quality of our legal services, but also of the trust that the companies we represent place in the capabilities of Mușat & Asociații’s team. In 2014, we continued to be involved in major-league transactions, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional, by putting our knowledge and expertise to the service of our clients, in order to address their business needs in a prompt and efficient manner, in the current political and economic context ”, said Miruna Suciu, Partner Mușat & Asociații and head of the Energy and Natural Resources practice.
Clients quoted by ILO state that Miruna is “one of the leading lawyers in this field, with comprehensive knowledge of the market and an extraordinary sense for the business”, “is very pragmatic and always on the lookout for a beneficial solution for the client” and “ Miruna has as clear an understanding of our objectives as any member of our company’s management”.
Miruna Suciu has built an experience of over 16 years as lawyer with Mușat & Asociații, being one of the leaders of the legal market in Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions, but also in Capital Markets. Miruna provides expert assistance in all segments of the energy sector, including legal issues brought about by the liberalization of the energy market and legal and functional unbundling, permitting, green certificates etc. Over time, Miruna has managed a wide range of ground-breaking deals in the Romanian economy, assisting top local and international companies.
Some of the most significant projects recently coordinated by Miruna include: legal assistance for Electrica SA and the Underwriting Syndicate (comprising Raiffeisen Capital & Investment, BRD, Société Générale, Citigroup and Swiss Capital) in conducting the initial public offering (IPO) for the sale of shares representing 105% in the share capital of DFEE Electrica, in the largest listing concluded so far in Romania (EUR 440 million), successfully closed in July 2014, Sterling Resources Ltd. in taking overthe 65% interest in the deep water area of Midia XV sector in the Black Sea by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania and OMV Petrom SA, Industrial Bank of Korea in connection with the financing of 5 photovoltaic projects developed in 3different regions of Romania, China Development Bank in relation to financing two photovoltaic plants, a top Chinese companies consortium in relation to the participation in and development of an extensive electricity generation project from hydro sources.
ILO Client Choice awards are a reference point in international business law, with a tradition of 10 years. Winners are selected following a research by British specialists in 73 jurisdictions, including Romania and exclusively relying on the recommendations of more than 2,000 companies, clients of law firms. The criteria on which these recommendations are based comprise: quality of legal service, legal team professionalism, law firm notoriety, response time and billing transparency.
About MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is one of the first law firms established in Romania after January 1, 1990. With 19 partners and over 100 attorneys and advisors, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII provides legal advisory services in all areas of business law, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatization, Banking, Energy & Natural Resources, Competition, Corporate, Telecommunications & IT, Labor, Fiscal, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Environmental, Litigations & Commercial Arbitrations.
Renowned as one of the pillars of business law practice in Romania, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is constantly recommended by the international legal guides and publications (such as Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review, Legal 500, Practical Law Company etc.) as a leading law firm in Romania, many of its attorneys being, in their turn, nominated by these publications among the elite of business law in Romania.
In april 2013, Muşat & Asociaţii won the „The Law Firm of the Year in Romania” award granted by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) during the IFLR European Awards ceremony, held in London, in the presence of more than 200 representatives of the leading European law firms. This is the second time in the past three years that Muşat & Asociaţii is 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.
In 2012, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII won the Gold Award for “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 trophy “Romanian Law Firm of the Year” to MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII forbeing the law firm with the best performance in the course of last year in Romania, in the ceremony “ Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011”.
MUSAT & ASOCIATII regularly provides legal advisory services to many of the most renowned and valued corporations in Romania, including a third of the Top 100 and half of the Top 500 largest companies, as well as to local public and financial institutions in intricate corporate and financial transactions and complex dispute resolution procedures. The company’s portfolio comprises over 2,500 clients, most of which are foreign investors, such as: Enel SpA, GDF Suez, Colas, European Investment Bank, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), ING Bank, Fortis Bank, KBC Bank, Banca Transilvania, BNP Paribas, OTP Bank, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Roche, Abbot, General Electric, General Motors, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Google, AON, Amazon.com, AT&T, Nokia, Alcatel – Lucent, Telecom Italia, Thyssen Krupp, Generali, AFI Europe, Electrolux, Caterpillar, Monsanto, Deutsche Bahn, SAB Miller, etc.