Gheorghe Mușat founded Mușat & Asociații in the early 1990s as one of the first law firms in
Romania, after the fall of the communist regime. Acting in an emerging market and having as
clients French, German, Italian, U.K. or U.S. corporations looking for business opportunities,
Mușat & Asociații rapidly became one of the investors’ ‘first choice’ for legal assistance in Romania.
High profile international companies such as Societe Generale, Rhone-Poulenc (currently Sanofi Avensis), Cement Francais, Renault, Bouygues, AT&T, American International Group
(A.I.G.), SHELL and British Petroleum chose to work with Mușat & Asociații since its founding in 1990. The start of the privatisations era to strategic investors launched by the Romanian government in 1995, provided the opportunity for Mușat & Asociații to enlarge its portfolio of foreign clients, which represents over 80% of the firm’s client base.
During its 25 years of activity, Mușat & Asociații has become one of the most reputable names among law firms in Romania, positioning itself as a genuine market leader. The firm has been at the forefront of the country’s legal and business development, launching new areas of practice, and acting as a pioneer in the field, while constantly developing value added, tailor–made legal services, aimed at enabling client business in a legally sound environment. The firm is also renowned for anticipating the evolving needs of its clients, providing ground breaking work, and being involved in the biggest transactions on the local market.
Mușat & Asociații has an impressive portfolio of mandates, and offers support in all areas of business law, including mergers & acquisitions, privatisation, litigation & commercial arbitrations, banking & finance, energy & natural resources, IP & competition, corporate law, telecommunications
& IT, labour, fiscal, capital markets, real estate, environmental law, PPP, healthcare & pharma, insolvency & restructuring, shipping and aviation as well as insurance.
The firm regularly provides legal services to many of the most renowned and valued corporations in Romania, and worldwide, 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 firm’s portfolio comprises over 2,500 clients, most of which are international corporations, such as (to name few of them): Enel SpA, GDF Suez, Colas, European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), ING Real Estate – ING Bank, Fortis Bank, KBC Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Banca Transilvania, BNP Paribas, China Development Bank, OTP Bank, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Roche, Abbott, General Electric, American International Group (AIG), General Electric, General Motors, Orange, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Google, Apple, AON, Amazon.com, AT&T, Nokia, Alcatel – Lucent, Telecom Italia, Thyssen Krupp, Generali, AFI Europe, Electrolux, Caterpillar, Monsanto, Deutsche Bahn, SAB Miller, Credit Suisse – Zurich, Credit Suisse Agricole, Grupo Lar, TNT
Romania, Siemens, Daimler A.G., Generali Immobilien AG, GE Capital, Servier Pharma, Tigranit and so on. In addition, Mușat & Asociații legal teams have been praised many times
by important foreign publishers for their noted expertise. In 2015, Mușat lawyers won the ‘Law Firm of the Year in Romania’ award, a distinction handed out annually by the reputed British publisher ‘The Lawyer’ to European law firms with outstanding achievements in the reference
In 2013, the firm won the ‘The Law Firm of the Year in Romania’ award granted by the International Financial Law Review. That was the second time that Mușat & Asociații was 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. Moreover, in 2012, Musat & Asociatii 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 on the Romanian market by the Musat & Asociatii 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 ‘Romanian Law Firm of the Year’ trophy to Musat & Asociatii, the law firm with the best performance in Romania, during the ‘Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011’ gala. Mușat & Asociații has 16 partners and more than 100 associate lawyers – the team being one of the largest on the Romanian market. Mușat partners have been with the company for several years, which ensures stability and cohesion within the team, but we are also recruiting new talent each year.
The core management structure has remained intact in recent years, and this gives consistency to the business model and ensures the sustainability of our development and performance plan.