Musat & Asociatii has been selected by the Office for State Ownership and Privatization in Industry (OPSPI) to provide legal advice throughout the process of selecting and contracting the underwriter for the public secondary offering for 15% of Transelectrica’s shares, one of the largest transactions to take place this year on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BSE). Musat & Asociatii’s team will be coordinated by Miruna Suciu, Partner and co-head of energy and capital markets practices.

„Our involvement in this project, requiring a team of ten attorneys specialized in both privatization and complex capital market transactions, confirms once again our high level of expertise in this practice. In the next period we will prepare the tender specifications for selecting the underwriter for the secondary public offering. Further phases involve legal assistance on the negotiation of the tender agreement, on the structuring and implementation of the sale process, as well as providing legal advice in all matters pertaining to the secondary offering”, says Miruna Suciu, who will coordinate the Musat & Associates team for this project.

Musat & Asociatii is acknowledged for its involvement in impressive capital markets transactions. Among the most recent work, it is worth mentioning that the firm has advised Rompetrol Group on the acquisition of the remaining free float of Rompetrol Rafinare, amounting EUR 90,000,000, advised SABMiller in the acquisition of the majority stock in Bere Azuga and assisted Sanofi Aventis during the indirect takeover of Zentiva.

Moreover, the firm’s long-standing energy expertise includes numerous high-profile projects such as the privatization of Electrica Muntenia Sud, the EUR 1.2 billion Termoelectrica’s debt restructuring, the development of Unit 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant, amounting to EUR 4 billion and the brownfield project for the refurbishment of the 800 MW power plant located in Braila, with investments estimated at over EUR 1 billion. Musat & Asociatii also assists the Ministry of Economy and Hidroelectrica related to the Tarnita-Lapustesti pumped-storage hydropower plant, an investment in excess of EUR 1.3 billion, which has recently received the green light from Cluj County Council.

Musat & Asociatii’s capital markets expertise is regularly praised by the reputed international legal guides, IFLR 1000 and PLC-Which Lawyer?, which place the firm at the top of the rankings in this area of expertise. Moreover, the firm’s energy practice is also placed at the top of the rankings provided in the latest editions of the reputed legal guides Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

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