Ana Maria Kusak



With over 22 years of experience, Ana is specialised in competition and intellectual property law and, has also been an intellectual property counsellor and as well as a European trademark and design attorney with EUIPO, since 2004.

Prior to becoming a partner at our firm, Ana coordinated the competition and intellectual property practices of Muşat & Associates and Clifford Chance and was also a partner with Mareş/Danilescu/Mareş.

Ana gained her extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in competition law by assisting international and prominent local clients on issues such as complex clearances in M&A cases, antitrust issues across various industries, including transport, automotive, pharma and FMGC and State aid specific matters. She has also developed antitrust compliance programmes and training programmes tailored to clients’ specific needs.

Her extensive intellectual property experience includes assisting both local and international clients on complex copyright and other related issues in various industries including advertising, media, music, theatre and cinema, literature, public relations and corporate communications as well as in matters relating to trademarks, designs, counterfeiting and data protection and privacy.

Ana has been a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2002.



Romanian – English – French – Spanish



2004 – Intellectual Property Counsellor (trademarks)

2002 – Member of the Bucharest Bar

2001 – “Nicolae Titulescu” University – Faculty of Law



    • Advised US-based American Industrial Partners on the Romanian elements related to the acquisition of Veoneer ‘s Restraint Control Systems business.
    • Advised one of the most important Romanian PR & communication agencies with various IP and commercial issues, including copyrights infringements and specific advice in the advertising and media sectors.
    • Advised one of the most famous trademark licensing companies in the world regarding protection of its trademark-related rights in Romania.
    • Advised one of the top international media and advertising groups with various commercial matters, including reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, data protection and protection of copyright.
    • Advised a Romanian artistic representation company with various IP matters, including copyright protection and drafting and negotiating complex agreements for various Romanian artists in the music, cinema and theatre industry.
    • Advised a Romanian beverage producer with various IP-related issues, including the European registration of their trademarks.
    • Advised one of the most important automotive companies in the world  with competition aspects of their business.
    • Advised one of the most prominent canned product companies in the Romanian market with various commercial and IP-related issues, including managing its significant trademark portfolio and representing its interests in the registration of the second European Protected Geographical Indication in Romania.
    • Advised the most important private railway freight transport operator in Romania in relation to its acquisitions, worth multi-millions, of various companies in the industry, including filing for and obtaining clearance from the Competition Council.
    • Advised a famous Romanian producer in relation to the protection of intellectual property rights over the first European Protected Geographical Indication in Romania.
    • Advised one of the important international companies on the pre-paid products and solutions/operations market in relation to various commercial issues and its day-to-day business.
    • Advised one of the most important Romanian software developers on various corporate, commercial and competition issues related to the acquisition of 70% of its share capital by an international investment fund.
    • Advised one of the top companies on the energy-related products market on several corporate, commercial, IP and litigation matters.
    • Advised a famous media holding on several corporate, commercial and intellectual property issues.
    • Advised one of the most important companies on the Romanian entertainment market in relation to corporate and commercial matters and on various litigation.
    • Advised an international telecoms company in relation to the competition aspects of the acquisition of another company in the industry.
    • Advised one of the biggest companies on the global glass products market on competition matters, including a seminar on the concept of dominant position and its potential abuse.
    • Advised one of the most important companies on the steel market in relation to various insolvency litigation.
    • Advised the Romanian public heating company in relation to its restructuring process, including the writing-off of its debts of more than EUR 1 billion.



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