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CMS provides ‘specific industry and market-related skills’ on tax mandates, predominantly in the energy and financial services sectors. Roxana Popel leads the practice. Energy practice head Varinia Radu is advising Romanian Petroleum Exploration and Production Association on re-shaping oil and gas specific tax laws in Romania.

D&B David şi Baias SCA has a strong reputation for handling employment, corporate and VAT tax litigation, with the latter dominating the team’s recent workload. Dan Dascalu assists Grup Servicii Petroliere with the annulment of a €30m VAT payment; the group successfully represented the same company before the Supreme Court of Justice for a suspension of the payment. Managing associate Ana-Maria Iordache is also recommended.

DLA Piper Dinu SCA’s ‘excellent’ practice handles the full spread of tax matters. Tudor Nedelea is assisting government services provider IAP-ECC with obtaining VAT exemption certificates for supplies for the US Navy base in Deveselu. Senior tax managers Lidia Duțuand Ionela Florescu are highly regarded.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen provides ‘strong industry knowledge’ across a broad spectrum of tax matters. Alina Timofti provides ‘innovative input and problem-solving expertise’; she and Adina Vizoli assisted a sugar producer with VAT, profits tax and transfer pricing matters.

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii handles a range of contentious and non-contentious tax work. In 2016 Alexandru Ambrozie and Mihaela Pohaci advised Orange on the tax aspects of the company’s group level offering of shares to employees.

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s team ‘adapts to new situations’ and has ‘excellent background knowledge’. The ‘always on pointAlexandru Cristea advised Alcatel Lucent Romania on the tax aspects of the envisaged closing of Datatim, which held shares in Alcatel.

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică’s ‘business-oriented’ practice handles contentious and non-contentious tax work, especially matters with cross-border elements. Anca Grigorescu is the name to note. Clients include Techem.

Bohalteanu şi Asociaţii’s team ‘excels in being proactive’. The group has notable experience in handling tax matters for healthcare professionals and life sciences companies. Practice head Ionut Bohalteanu is ‘clear, pragmatic, reliable and responsive’.

Muşat & Asociaţii’s workload includes tax disputes and employee benefits. The client roster includes Amazon and Nokia. Răzvan Graure is the key contact.

Radu si Asociatii | EY Law Romania has a strong track record in tax litigation work. The team is representing Petrotel Lukoil in a case of alleged tax evasion and money laundering worth €2bn. Emanuel Băncilă is the key name.

Tax disputes are a core area of strength at Biriş Goran SPARL. Gabriel Biriș and Ruxandra Jianu successfully assisted Farmec with the annulment of a €13m tax decision.

Buzescu Ca is noted for handling tax matters relating to the energy sector, with cross-border mandates as another area of strength. The team advised MediWound on tax matters pertaining to clinical trials carried out in Romania. Adrian Tomescu is a notable practitioner.

Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Asociatii’s workload includes VAT, tax disputes, and advice on employee benefits. Managing partner Alin-Mihai Laurențiu (‘a master of persuasion’) and Achim Sorin Răzoare (‘meticulous and organised’) are the key contacts.

Tax partner Felix Tapai is the name to note at Maravela & Asociaţii; he advises Chimcomplex Borzești on the tax aspects of acquiring assets as part of Oltchim’s privatisation.

Noerr’s tax offering includes high-value VAT matters. Practice head Florin Gherghel advised PartnerFonds on a successful VAT refund.

Managing director Theodor Artenie is the key name at Schoenherr şi Asociaţii SCA. Tax disputes and cross-border matters are prominent in the team’s caseload.

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