Anca Buta Musat – the Only Romanian Attorney Having Received Three International Law Office Awards in the Field of Competition

Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii, received the third International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice award, for the exceptional activity performed in the field of competition. Thus, Anca becomes the only Romanian attorney to achieve such performance, after having received the awards in 2010 and 2011. She accepted the diploma within the Awarding Gala which took place in London, on February 27th, 2013, which was attended by the representatives of the most important law firms in the world, such as: Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Garrigues, Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Spalding, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose, Hogan Lovells and Bird & Bird.

The ILO Client Choice Awards have an 8 year-tradition and represent a reference point for the business law practice. The research is performed on an annual basis by British specialists for 64 jurisdictions, worldwide, including Romania, and it is based on the recommendations of over 2,000 companies, clients of the law firms, which rate the quality of the legal services, the skills of the team, the promptness, and the transparency of the fees.

“The International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award, the third in only 4 years, is an extraordinary achievement both for me and for the competition team of Muşat & Asociaţii, which I coordinate. The award directly reflects the opinions and appreciation of our clients, and represents the acknowledgement of the quality of the legal services provided by us, but also of the faith that national and international companies have in our capacities. Competition law is among the most dynamic areas of practice, the portfolio of new mandates increasing by 50% only in 2012. This evolution is maintained in the first half of the current year as well, due to the large number of investigations initiated by the Competition Council in key areas of activity, but also to the concerns of the economic operators to bring their internal norms into line, in order to avoid the risk of a potential investigation”, Anca Buta Muşat, Partner with Muşat & Asociaţii, stated.

The clients contacted by ILO praised “Anca Buta Muşat’s remarkable legal knowledge in the competition field, as well as her ability to interact with the authorities”, “the capacity to efficiently and professionally manage matters”, being also acknowledged as a “remarkable attorney and a competent manager”.

Among the most recent mandates represented by Anca Buta Muşat are: assisting Orange România, in its capacity as monitoring agent appointed by the Competition Council, with regard to the application and implementation of the undertakings assumed by Orange Romania on the pre-pay product and service market, advising Gaz de France Suez Energy Romania S.A. and Roche Romania S.R.L., during the investigations initiated by the competition authority regarding an alleged abuse of dominant position, assisting Generali Holding Vienna AG in an investigation of the competition authority closed by an order which concluded that no anti-competitive deed had been perpetrated by the company, providing legal counsel to Electrolux România, Belupo Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics (an important European medicine manufacturer and member of the Podravka group), Sig Sauer GmbH & Co. KG (one of the most important producers of weaponry and war ammunition worldwide) during the investigations initiated by the Competition Council, as well as advising certain large national companies in state aid-related matters.

Anca Buta Muşat is one of the most innovative and active attorneys in the competition field, being constantly included among the top specialists in Romania in this area of practice both by Chambers Europe, and by PLC Which Lawyer?.


MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is one of the first law firms established in Romania, after January 1, 1990. Having 17 partners and over 100 lawyers and counsellors, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII provides consultancy services in all sectors of business law, including mergers & acquisitions, privatizations, banking law, energy & natural resources, competition, corporate law, telecom & IT, labor law, taxation, capital markets, real estate law, environmental law, commercial litigations & arbitrations.

MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is acknowledged as one of the pillars of business law in Romania, and foreign specialized publishers (Chambers & Partners, International Financial Law Review, Practical Law Company, Legal 500 etc.) regularly recommend the firm as one of the law market leaders, many of the firm’s lawyers being, in their turn, nominated by such publishers as part of the Romanian business law elite.

In 2012, Muşat & Asociaţii won the Gold Award for “Best Law Firm in Central and Eastern Europe”, an accolade awarded by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2012, for excellent results obtained on the Romanian market by the Muşat & Asociaţii team, both with regard to the evolution of the mandate portfolio represented in 2011 in the mergers & acquisitions area of practice, and with regard to the management strategy adopted.

Also, MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII is the first law firm on the local market having been awarded the prestigious accolade “The National Law Firm of the Year” by the British specialized publisher International Financial Law Review (IFLR), which also publishes the well-known international legal guide IFLR 1000.

Also, the reputed publisher Chambers Europe awarded MUŞAT & ASOCIAŢII the accolade “Romanian Law Firm of the Year“, for the law firm with the best performances in Romania, within the “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011” gala.

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