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Gheorghe Buta Joins Popescu & Asociatii as Senior Partner

Gheorghe Buta Joins Popescu & Asociatii as Senior Partner

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Popescu & Asociatii has announced that Gheorghe Buta joined the firm as a Senior Partner, in June 2022, to lead the firm's dispute and commercial arbitration practice areas.

Specializing in disputes and arbitration, Buta has over 40 years of experience working as a prosecutor and a judge at all levels of jurisdiction, according to the firm. He served as a judge at Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice and held the position of President of the of high court’s Commercial Division. Buta was also the President of the Bistrita-Nasaud Tribunal and the President of the Cluj Court of Appeal. Between 2010 and 2020 he oversaw the litigation and arbitration practice at Musat & Asociatii, as a Senior Partner.

"Buta is a true mentor to entire generations of legal practitioners, a unique personality, and one of the most respectable professionals of law that I have known," Popescu & Asociatii Managing Partner Octavian Popescu commented. "His arrival to Popescu & Asociatii’s team is an extraordinary and unparalleled edge, taking into account the expansion of the team, the client portfolio, but also the complexity and magnitude of the local and international arbitration files that we currently manage. We are honored to have him on board and to confirm once again the durability and quality of our legal services, both in the consultancy and in the litigation and commercial arbitration area."

"I am glad to join Popescu & Asociatii’s team and I hope that my arrival at the company will contribute to its very good course so far," Buta commented. "For me, this partnership represents a natural step, based on a profound set of common professional values and on over ten years of friendship and extraordinary collaboration with Octavian, but also with the entire team of lawyers."

Popescu & Asociatii at a Glance

Popescu & Asociatii is a top Romanian business law firm founded to provide premium integrated services to premium businesses, both in Romania and abroad, in all the relevant areas of practice, and especially in all industries of interest for active economic players.

Established as a full-service law firm, Popescu & Asociatii genuinely combines the expertise and exposure in the consultancy field with high level of strategic capabilities and experience in trials and court rooms, to provide state-of-art advice and representation both in local and cross border deals and files. The firm acts for corporation, local companies, banks and financial corporations, as well as for investment funds and entrepreneurs in all the areas of law: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and Commercial/Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition and Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Compensations and Benefits, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Intellectual Property and GDPR, IT, Telecom & Media, Infrastructure, PPP and Public Procurement, Prevention, Compliance and White-Collar Crime, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, Transport Law.

Our mission is to deliver strategic, excellent and innovative legal and business solutions. Excellence, collaboration, and innovation are at the core of the way we work, with each other and with our clients. We focus on building long-term relationships and we do this by staying true to our founding principles: to provide client service and the highest standards, always keeping in mind work ethics, integrity and the responsibility towards our clients businesses, deals and cases that they entrusting us.

Popescu & Asociatii is ranked and recognized among outstanding law firms in Romania by all the high-profile legal directories researching the Romanian market, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate and Benchmark Litigation Europe edition. In addition, the firm received Best Litigation Law Firm in Romania award and has been recognized as one of the best White-Collar Crime Romanian law firms, based on our outstanding experience and market recognition in Romania, at the Legal Annual Awards Gala.

More information about Popescu & Asociatii can be found here.