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On November 21, 2023, corporate/M&A and private equity experts from Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkiye, and Ukraine sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea to discuss the key developments in the field over the past decade.

Musat & Asociatii Deputy Managing Partner Razvan Stoicescu talks about the evolution of the practice and their role as legal advisors in Romania over the last 10 years.

On 20 October 2023, the National Agency for Administration and Regulation in Communications (“ANCOM”) and the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization submitted for public consultation the draft law establishing the national legislative measures necessary to implement the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2022/2065 of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Single Market for Digital Services and amending Directive 2000/31/EC (“DSA Regulation”) in Romania.

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

Did you know that 10 of the 18 law firms in Romania that have reported four or more client matters so far in 2023 are independent law firms, unaffiliated with international or regional law firms? According to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, that group of domestic Romanian law firms is led by Filip & Company and RTPR, both of which have reported working on 12 client matters so far in 2023.

Jones Day and Musat & Asociatii have advised the Geely Holding Group and Geely Automobile Holdings on their binding 50/50 joint venture agreement with the Renault Group to launch a new powertrain technology company. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Renault on the JV and the carve-out of its internal combustion and hybrid engines business.

The Romanian legal market seems to indicate a substantial downturn in law firm spin-offs, of late. Musat & Asociatii Managing Partner Paul Buta, Popescu & Asociatii Senior Partner Gheorghe Buta, and Simion & Baciu Managing Partner Cosmina Maria Simion share their thoughts on this trend, the reasons behind it, and the likelihood of it continuing.

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Musat & Asociatii at a Glance

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30 years of extensive expertise in the challenging Romanian market

Muşat & Asociaţii’s name stands for the highest level of expertise and commitment in assisting clients in business matters. For 30 years, Muşat & Asociaţii has provided legal advice for the most dynamic national and multinational private companies across various industries, as well as for state owned companies and the Romanian authorities.

Our diverse practice allows us to work for many major US and EU corporations investing or doing business in Romania, most of which are listed in the Fortune 500.

The firm has been at the forefront of the country’s legal and business development, anticipating the evolving needs of its clients and it has also been involved in the largest transactions on the local market.

We pride ourselves on our impressive portfolio of mandates, always setting legal precedents and breaking new ground.

Today, this unmatched experience in all areas of business law is put to the service of our clients. We focus on constantly developing value-added, tailor-made legal services, aimed at enabling our clients’ business progress in a legally sound environment.

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