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."