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bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

The tax practice bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică is recommended for its work and is recognised for its services in the emerging areas of tax law. In the past year the team actively advised clients in technology, healthcare, logistics, automotive, construction and more. Anca Grigorescu is the partner leading the practice.

Grigorescu assisted an international building material supplier, Wienerberger, on its transformation. This involved advising the client on the tax risks emanating from the integration of two of its subsidiary companies. It also analysed the tax treatment of the distribution of dividends by the Dutch shareholders of a client company.

CMS

International law firm CMS has an established tax practice advising domestic and international clients and private individuals on all tax legal matters. It provides a one-stop-shop service for tax advice and dispute resolution. The team has the support of its global network in cross-border transaction matters such as group restructurings. It assists various clients and has comprehensive experience advising MNEs in sectors such as energy, banking, IT and more. Roxana Popel is the tax director heading the practice. Gabriel Sidere is the managing partner leading the litigation practice.

Deloitte

Big Four firm Deloitte is highly recommended and assists in all tax aspects, for which it provides innovative solutions in precedential cases and high-profile transactions. Some of the tax areas the team focuses on are strategic tax guidance, international tax, M&A, VAT, direct tax, customs and global trade. It assists some of the top 100 most valuable companies, medium-sizes companies, NGOs, private clients and more, with a team of 40 dedicated tax advisers and lawyers. The firm continues its development and implementation of automise technology tools in tax compliance. There are five partners in the team, Dan Bădin is the partner in charge.

The team advised Damen Holding during its acquisition of shipyard company Mangalia. This involved extended tax analysis, structuring and due diligence throughout the acquisition process.

DLA Piper Dinu

The international law firm assists a range of domestic and international clients with its knowledge and experience in Romanian tax law. The practice represents clients in tax disputes before the courts, where its litigators cooperate with lawyers in other departments for fiscally optimised and innovative solutions. The key tax practitioner is Tudor Nedelea, partner and head of tax.

The team recently advised an investment firm in a multimillion-euro tax dispute regarding a tax audit challenged by the tax authority.

Grant Thornton

International professional service firm Grant Thornton is recommended for its tax service. The advisers deliver tax compliance, tax advice and dispute resolution assistance, indirect tax and more. The team specialises in sectors such as automotive, IT and technology, and industrial and manufacturing. The firm has an office in Bucharest and Chisinau. Nadia Oanea is the partner leading the practice.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Full-service law firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is highly recommended for its tax practice. Since its 2008, it has offers tax legal advisory in all tax areas and consulting in some high profile transactions. The team has gained wide-ranging experience in industries such as oil and gas, banking, automotive, real estate and construction, retail and more. It consists of 17 tax consultants and lawyers from Bucharest, Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca. There are four partners leading the practice; Marius Ionescu and Alina Timofti are the co-heads of tax advisory. 

Niculeasa Law Offices

Niculeasa Law Offices, founded in 2012, has developed a recommended tax practice with a dedicated tax team. It has acquired a vast portfolio of clients in many sectors such as banking, retail, tobacco, real estate, heavy industries, automotive and more. The firm is led by managing partner Niculeasa Madalin and partner Trantea George.

The firm represented Aurora Business Complex in a case related to local taxes claimed for clients’ real-estate developments. The work involved thorough analysis of applicable statute of limitation periods and more.

Suciu Popa

The firm provides tax legal services to a mixture of clients in various industries. It continues to develop after three years since its inception in the market. It is actively representing clients before the tax authority and in courts. It has added new French, German, US and UK-based clients operating in the IT, FCMG, energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and pharma industries.

The team represented Enel Green Power Romania against seven municipalities of Romania regarding building tax for wind turbines. The value of the case is estimated at €10 million. Managing partner Miruna Suciu is supported by one partner a senior associate.

Taxhouse

Taxhouse, the Romanian member of the Taxand network, is highly recommended for its advisory services, which have been active since 2006. The full tax legal service firm specialises in transactional tax, compliance, real estate tax, tax refunds, dispute resolution, tax audit support, general tax and more. It is also experienced in assisting emerging local companies, as well as international companies. Managing partner Angela Rosca leads the practice, working closely with partner Angela Rosca.

The team is representing a pharmaceutical company against an administrative appeal against the client’s tax assessment decision by the tax authority. 

TPA România

TPA România provides a broad range of tax legal services such as tax structuring and planning, tax due diligence, M&A and more. There are four offices in Bucharest and Cluj. The team has gained sector strength assisting clients from sectors such as real estate and construction, energy, manufacturing, automotive, logistics, IT, media, forestry and agriculture, winegrowing, European funding and waste. Claudia Stanciu-Stanciulescu is the partner leading the practice.

The firm recently advised a real estate fund in a €95 million sale of commercial real estate in Romania.

Ţuca Zbȃrcea & Associaţii

The tax department at Ţuca Zbȃrcea & Associaţii offers full tax legal service and is highly recommended for advising in transactional tax matters and advising oil and gas companies on all tax issues. The practice has in-depth experience structuring and analysing employees and senior management on share options. Its key tax practice is representing clients in tax disputes with the tax authorities. Alexandru Cristea is the tax partner leading the team of more than 10 managers and directors.

The firm assisted Holotech Studios in a shares transaction between a Romanian company and a Delaware company. The work involved preparing documents on the tax implications of the transaction, tax risk management, tax compliance obligations and employee share plan structure.