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 the previous year, the acquisition of A&D Pharma by Max/Penta Investments. Mușat & Asociații lawyers assisted Penta Investments, a leader in the European pharmaceutical distribution market, in connection with the latter’s acquisition of the Romanian distribution market leader in the same sector, A&D Pharma. The said acquisition, estimated at over EUR 300 million, was recognized by the business publications as the largest private deal of the year.
The award managed to reinforce the high quality of legal services rendered by Mușat & Asociații law firm, which remains a reference business law firm in Romania, after in the previous year it had won “The largest deal in the energy sector” award, as well as “The largest deal in the HoReCa sector” award within the Lawyers’ Gala organised by Ziarul Financiar.
Răzvan Stoicescu, a Partner from Mușat & Asociații law firm attended the event and represented the team of lawyers which provided the legal assistance within the honoured project. Stoicescu emphasized the essential role of the team in the success of the said client matter:
“Our M&A practice area owes its success of a large team of top lawyers, peer partners and associates, a team with extensive experience in complex international transactions, advising on a wide range of deals and supporting the excellent results achieved by our firm. I am extremely pleased to see that the first class services rendered by MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII law firm are recognized not only by clients and business community, but also by prestigious international publications.”
Within this awarded acquisition project, Răzvan Stoicescu (Partner) worked together with Mr. Paul Buta (also a Partner in the firm) and with a team of over 20 associate lawyers of MUȘAT & ASOCIAȚII law firm.
About MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is one of the first law firms established in Romania after 1 January 1990. With 16 partners and over 100 lawyers and advisors, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII provides consulting services in all business law areas, including M&A, Privatization, Banking, Energy & Natural Resources, Competition, Corporate, Telecommunications & IT, Labour, Tax, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Environmental Law, Litigation & Commercial Arbitration.
Recognized 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 lawyers have been nominated by such publications among the elite of business law in Romania.
In 2016, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII won the largest deal in the energy sector award for the assistance rendered to Sterling Resources in connection with the latter’s sale of its Romanian operations to Carlyle International Energy Partners, as well as the largest deal in the HoReCa sector award for the assistance rendered to Premier Capital in connection with the latter’s acquisition of McDonald’s in Romania. The awards were granted by Ziarul Financiar within the 2016 Lawyers’ Gala, 7th edition.
In 2015, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII won the “Law Firm of the Year in Romania” award, a distinction conferred annually by the reputed British magazine “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 in 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 in Romania by the MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII team of lawyers, both with regard to the client matters portfolio in the M&A practice area 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, within the “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011” gala.
MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII renders legal advice on a regular basis to 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 to local public and financial authorities in connection with sophisticated corporate and financial deals and complex dispute resolution procedures. Its portfolio includes over 2,500 clients, most of which are foreign investors.