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Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

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Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is a leading Romanian independent law firm. Established in 1995, as one of the first incorporated partnerships, the firm brings together strong local resources, with exceptional credentials, outstanding records and distinguished careers in law, business and academia.

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Filip & Company

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Filip & Company is one of the leading law firms in Romania providing top quality assistance in all relevant areas of law for businesses operating in Romania or considering Romania.

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Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL

The ‘highly skilled professionals’ who make up Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL‘s tax, policy and controversy team run the gamut of tax matters, including VAT, excise duties, corporate income tax, and environmental taxes. It has experience using a range of international instruments to solve tax disputes, and has standout expertise regarding EU law. As a part of the EY Law global network, the team has international reach and extensive tax consultancy capabilities. Practice head Emanuel Băncilă specialises in tax litigation, with significant experience challenging tax decisions in front of both national courts and the European Court of Justice. This is also an area of strength for Călin Stan, who made partner in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Emanuel Băncilă

Other key lawyers:

Călin Stan; Corina Nicu (Mureșan); Ana Mihai; Andrei Boian; Ana Miron; Alexandru Oană; Victor Bozdog; Andrada Pohaci


Highly skilled professionals, great level of independent case management, focused and reliable’

‘Recommend Andrada Pohaci for her passionate representation of our company in extremely complex tax litigation cases’

‘High level of knowledge, professional competence and practice experience.’

Key clients

Electrolux Romania

Johnson Controls Group

Bunge Romania

Schaeffler Technologies

Adient group

ENKA Construction and Development BV

Allianz-Țiriac Asigurări SA

Merck Sharp & Dohme Romania SRL

Work highlights

  • Assisting Adient group in a tax litigation in court that may impact the general practice of the Romanian tax authorities.
  • Assisting Merck Sharp & Dohme Romania SRL in tax audits regarding corporate income tax and VAT matters.
  • Assisting Allianz Tiriac Asigurari SA in an ongoing tax litigation in court that is important from both a procedural and substantial perspective.

Biris Goran SPARL

Biris Goran SPARL‘s offering is ‘one of the best, if not the best, tax advice teams in Romania’, offering tax and legal advice for clients across the cosmetics, energy, pharma, banking, real estate and betting sectors. The team's particular focus is tax litigation, regularly representing multinationals and institutional clients in sensitive claims including obtaining penalty payments from state authorities for late reimbursement of VAT. Founding partner and team head Gabriel Biriş has longstanding experience of the market, and serves as a member of the European Commission VAT Expert Group. Ruxandra Jianu is a key contact for the firm’s tax consultancy wing, recommended for her ability to ‘think top-down through sophisticated matters’.

Practice head(s):

Gabriel Biriș; Ruxandra Jianu

Other key lawyers:

Mihai Nușcă


‘Highly knowledgeable, professional, great connections within the Romanian market’

‘Very fast answers, all the time updated. Great cooperation.’

‘Biris Goran is one of the best, if not the best, tax advice teams in Romania. They are always available, fast on their feet, with deep local and regional tax knowledge, capable of thinking sophisticated tax-legal matters. ’

‘Ruxandra Jianu is our go-to expert. She has deep knowledge of how the tax and legal systems work, and can think top-down through sophisticated matters. ’

‘BIRIȘ GORAN SPARL’s tax consultants are an extremely bright and capable team, very flexible in providing high value tax advice’

‘I would highly recommend Ms. Ruxandra Jianu. She is an experienced, dedicated, and successful consultant who has made great achievements with her commendable legal tax expertise. Ruxandra is very well-informed with amazing problem-solving skills. She is quick to come up with successful solutions for legal tax issues. She is honest and genuine, very approachable and best of all very knowledgeable!’

Key clients

BCR (Banca Comercială Română)

Lidl Romania


Distribuție Energie Electrică

eMAG (Dante International)

The Family Butchers

Hagag Development Europe

Forte Partners

Supernova Group

Impuls Leasing Romania

Red Bull, Farmec SA

Cramele Recaș

Oriflame Romania

Impuls Leasing Romania

Farmacia Tei

Bebe Tei

Angelli Spumante & Aperitive

Global Vision


Titan Mar

Mall Retail Rom


Thales Romania

Thales Systems|LeasePlan Romania

LeasePlan Service Center|One United Properties

Work highlights

  • Assisting Banca Comercială Română in the largest tax dispute pending on the Romanian market.
  • Advising the largest Romanian energy distributor, Distribuție Energie Electrică, in a complex tax dispute currently corresponding to several court files.
  • Acting as main tax consultant for successful retailer Lidl, for all their day-to-day activities, covering all tax matters.

D&B David si Baias SCA

The tax team at D&B David si Baias SCA provides ‘bulletproof solutions’ across a broad range of tax matters including VAT, profit tax, transfer pricing, social contributions, excise duty and environmental tax issues. As a member of the PwC worldwide network, the team is able to advise a number of international clients, and has experience before the European Court of Justice. Dan Dascălu, who heads the practice and also spearheads PwC’s offering across the CEE region, is particularly strong in tax litigation. Ana-Maria Iordache is a go-to for European law, and Mihail Boian has notable crossover experience with white collar crime matters. Managing partner Sorin David is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Dan Dascălu

Other key lawyers:

Ana-Maria Iordache; Mihail Boian; Anda Rojanschi


‘Very good and knowledgeable team, resourceful and always ready to provide bulletproof solutions.’

Key clients

Carrefour Romania SA

Weatherford Atlas GIP SA


Work highlights

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

The tax advisory service at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen operates out of the firm’s bases in Bucharest, Timişoara and Cluj-Napoca, supporting clients across the country and internationally. The firm’s specialised fiscal and dispute resolution centre, the NNDKP Center of Excellence in Fiscal Disputes, works closely with the numerous tax consultants in the team to provide comprehensive contentious and non-contentious support for clients. Co-heads Alina Timofti and Marius Ionescu are go-to team members for contentious matters, while Silviu Badescu is recommended for investments, tax reviews, and direct and indirect taxation matters. Alexandru Aparaschivei heads the firm’s VAT department.

Practice head(s):

Alina Timofti; Marius Ionescu

Other key lawyers:

Lucian Barbu; Silviu Badescu; Alexandru Aparaschivei


‘This practice is making a difference through its dedicated and skillful people. ’

‘Silviu Badescu has a great fiscal and accounting background, and a client oriented attitude.’

Key clients

Asociatia Berarii Romaniei (Romanian Brewers Association)

Work highlights

Reff & Associates SCA

No matter the issue, Reff & Associates SCA always provide the best and most specialised advice.’ Working as part of the Deloitte legal network, the firm regularly collaborates with tax experts internationally, and advises on numerous market-leading matters. Team head Alex Slujitoru joined the firm in February 2023 from Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL, and has experience representing clients in both Romanian and wider European courts and institutions. Mihnea Galgoţiu-Săraru heads the firm’s dispute resolution team, and Bogdan Marculet specialises in complex fiscal litigation cases. Emanuel Bondalici is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Alex Slujitoru

Other key lawyers:

Emanuel Bondalici; Bogdan Marculet; Mihnea Galgoțiu-Săraru


‘No matter the issue, Reff & Associates always provide the best and most specialised advice. They make sure you are being provided important and relevant information in order to achieve the best outcome.’

‘The uniqueness of Reff & Associates comes from their prompt and proactive approach to all the legal & tax issues we are faced with. They are our go-to team when we want things done right and fast. They seem very knowledgeable, forward, and deeply connected with the latest legal updates.’

‘What we appreciate most is how they do not try to push litigations on us, as they try to reason with the authorities, rather than litigate on every minor aspect.’

‘The collaboration with the team was a very good one. The efficient communication was one of the most important factor of our good collaboration.’

‘I’ve mostly collaborated with Bogdan Marculet, who stands out through his professional way of organising the whole process.’

‘Emanuel Bondalici truly made a difference for us in an ongoing litigation matter with his clear communication and legal drafting skills.’

‘Alex Slujitoru is always available for discussions, has very good client relationships, sound knowledge on legal matters (particularly on special re-assessment mechanisms of final and irrevocable court decisions related to VAT cases), and relevant experience on VAT matters.’

‘Mihnea Galgoțiu-Săraru is a business-oriented solutions-finder.’

Key clients


BCR Bank and BCR Banca pentru Locuințe

Berlin Chemie A. Menarini

Enel Group

Deutsche Leasing România IFN SA

Ingka Investments

adidas Romania SRL

Leroy Merlin

Agroexpert / Izamar group

Work highlights

  • Assisting BCR Bank and BCR Banca pentru Locuințe in a series of lawsuits in connection with an unprecedented assessment of budgetary liabilities made by the Romanian Court of Accounts.
  • Assisting Berlin Chemie A. Menarini in a dispute against the Romanian tax authorities that have assessed additional VAT under the argument that the foreign company has a fixed establishment in Romania.
  • Assisting several entities from the ENEL Group of companies in a series of disputes against the Romanian tax authorities that assessed additional liabilities (VAT and CIT).

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii‘s tax team has ‘a very good knowledge of’ the tax sector ‘and its fiscal challenges‘, and is experienced in taxation areas including corporate income tax, transfer pricing, individual taxation, and VAT, as well as tax related projects. It balances both consultancy and dispute resolution services. Clients praise its ‘integrated and unified approach to both legal and fiscal issues‘. Multidisciplinary practitioner Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa handles transactional tax issues, co-heading the team with go-to non-contentious tax expert Alexandru Cristea, valued for his ‘unique approach to the client‘. Key names for contentious matters are Ioana Hrisafi and Christina VladescuRamona Chițu and Cristian Velcu are certified tax consultants.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Cristea; Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa

Other key lawyers:

Ramona Chițu; Cristian Velcu; Ioana Hrisafi; Christina Vladescu


‘The team is very professional, very responsive. We can rely on prompt responses, the deadlines agreed are firmly met. ’

‘The individuals have a very good knowledge of our sector and its fiscal challenges. They are very well-connected with the news regarding the changes of tax legislation and the trends in the tax audits. They are also very experienced in the procedures related to challenge of administrative decision of tax authorities.’

‘The Tuca Tax team was the only professional and highly qualified team to offer our company an integrated and unified approach to both legal and fiscal issues and the guarantee of the successful results.’

‘They have the knowledge and the practical experience to assist the client in various tax matters. No matter how difficult the situation was, Tuca Tax gave us the comfort and assured us about the great result to come. A team of professionals and highly qualified and experienced tax advisers.’

‘Alexandru Cristea has assisted us on tax planning as well as VAT and tax audits. I value him due to his unique approach to the client, and to client needs.’

‘Ramona Chitu has provided us assistance during these years, advising us on our projects in various fields: tax optimisation, mergers and other business restructurings, tax audits, due diligence, tax litigation in the field of corporate income tax, and each time ended successfully.’

Key clients

Alstom Transport Romania

CEZ Group

Total Romania/ TotalEnergies

CMP Automotive Romania

Zoppas Industries Romania

Amethyst Group

Orkla Foods Romania

Work highlights

  • Assisted CEZ group of companies in Romania on a variety of windfall tax matters with which is confronted in its ongoing operations on the Romanian energy market.
  • Provided advisory services to Zoppas Industries Romania in relation to a variety of tax issues, including transfer pricing advice on the prices of intra-group transactions.
  • Provided legal and tax advice for Amethyst Group in relation to a complex restructuring process, facilitating the appropriate restructuring option and assisting with the implementation.

Artenie Secrieru & Partners

Artenie Secrieru & Partners, a tax boutique, is praised by clients for its ability to adapt its ‘knowledge to perfectly serve the goals and the day-to-day reality of a very complex business’, providing assistance in a broad range of matters including corporate income tax, VAT, transfer pricing, building taxes and EU funds. Co-founders Andreea Artenie and Cristi Secrieru lead the team, and are both noted for their abilities in coordinating administrative litigation against tax authorities.

Practice head(s):

Andreea Artenie; Cristi Secrieru

Other key lawyers:

Vlad Grosu; Adelina Raportaru


‘There is an efficient team, every member of the team is specialised. The communication is efficient, the price is correct and transparent.’

‘They are oriented to the client, trying to understand all the circumstances and issue the proper opinion. They respect deadlines.’

‘Andreea Artenie is committed to a deadline, delivering a good, well-structured product reasonable in commercial discussion – easy to work with.’

Key clients

EDP Renewables

EON Group

XPO Transport Solutions Romania

ADM Romania Trading

Idea Leasing

RAGT Group

Echo Investment Group

CHROMA Holdings

Grampet Group

Rolling Stock Company SA


ILF Consulting – Tecon Engineering

Oranjegroep Services

Rodbun Group

Toneli Holding

Rembrandt Group

Best Flowpacks Ltd.

Dissegna Logistics

Work highlights

  • Represented RAGT Group obtaining a landmark decision on the taxation of income obtained in Romania in the form of royalties paid for exclusive distribution rights.
  • Provided tax and legal assistance and representation to XPO Transport Solutions Romania SRL in 4 tax audits and related tax challenges, as well as in 10 court proceedings.
  • Assisting and representing the Romanian subsidiaries of the EDP Renewables group in challenging the fiscal deeds issued by the Romanian Tax authorities in the 2015 – 2019 period.


CMS has a great tax team, consisting of experienced professionals‘, which provides tax planning and advisory services to multinational and local clients. Its expertise spans tax-related M&A matters, transfer pricing, and comprehensive VAT and transfer pricing audits. Tax director Roxana Popel heads the team. Praised for her ‘excellent knowledge of Romanian and international corporate taxation’, Popel has significant experience in the consumer products, retail, oil & gas, real estate and insurance sectors. Andrei Tercu is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Roxana Popel

Other key lawyers:

Andrei Tercu


‘Roxana Popel has excellent knowledge of Romanian and international corporate taxation, advising both foreign and domestic clients which act in Romania. She has strong analytical and problem-solving skills. She provides very valuable and trustworthy advice.’

‘CMS has a great tax team, consisting of experienced professionals who are client service oriented, and always able to find “out of the box” solutions for their problems.’

‘Roxana Popel and Andrei Tercu are my main points of contact in CMS tax. They are responsive, have excellent professional knowledge and communication skills. On top of these, they have a proactive attitude, providing clients with advice when legislation changes, or is about to change and affect their business.’

Key clients

Alten Europe

All4Labels Group

NewCold Coöperatief UA

Work highlights

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

The tax team at DLA Piper Dinu SCA ‘offers tailored and practical solutions according to business needs‘, combining industry-specific expertise with international experience. Its transfer pricing practice group is particularly strong, and assists clients with complex cross-border restructuring transactions. The group represents a number of prominent renewable energy clients, who benefit from the firm's tax and regulatory expertise. ‘An expert among his peers’, practice head Tudor Nedelea has notable experience of highly regulated sectors, including pharmaceuticals. Lidia Duțu-Cârstea is ‘the go-to professional‘ for UK clients handling the insurance of tax risks.

Practice head(s):

Tudor Nedelea

Other key lawyers:

Lidia Duțu-Cârstea


‘DLA Piper’s tax team in Romania is very experienced and is capable of providing tailored advice for any type of project. You can rely on their advice as being extremely sound and based on a deep knowledge of your business and sector of activity. ’

‘Lidia Duțu-Cârstea is a truly remarkable individual. She is the go-to professional who can provide the most comprehensive, legally sound, practical and expertly written advice.’

‘Tudor Nedelea is an expert among his peers, extremely experienced and knowledgeable.’

‘Tudor Nedelea is always proactive and efficient. He works with us on different projects with a high level of value added. Proactive and efficient, he understands the business, the needs of the company and supports us accordingly.’

‘DLA tax offers tailored and practical solutions according to business needs. The team is always oriented to find the best / most suitable approach while observing the legal provisions.’

‘I work mostly with Lidia Dutu-Cârstea. With more than 15 years of experience in local and international tax, she is a highly regarded tax director, with an excellent understanding of business needs, very good communication skills, and a practical approach in finding solutions aligned with business needs.’

‘Very good interactions with Lidia Dutu-Cârstea – perfect client management.’

‘Reliable and trustworthy advisors. Always have an overview of the topics discussed, and able to build long-term relationships ’

Key clients

Top Diagnostics SRL

Energi Danmark

Warner Bros. Discovery

Philip Morris Trading SRL



Prime Kapital

Nemira Publishing House

Work highlights

  • Assisted Top Diagnostics with multiple business lines subject to different tax regimes, operating in a particularly regulated market, raising extremely challenging and comprehensive projects.
  • Advised HL1 Permanent Establishment during the refund of overpaid profit tax in Romania of EUR 1.5 million.
  • Advised Philip Morris Trading on the complex process of mapping operational processes with the digitalisation requirements released by the tax authorities.

Musat & Asociatii

‘Known for their professionalism and high quality of their work‘, Musat & Asociatii‘s tax practice offers both local and cross-border tax advisory and transactional support. Specialist areas for the team are capital raising, VAT, tax filings, M&A, real estate and public finance. Tax partner Razvan Graure is experienced with international tax structures and domestic VAT issues across a range of industries, and co-heads the team with litigator Angela Porumb. Alina Man has experience across the energy, real estate, automotive, and financial services sectors.

Practice head(s):

Răzvan Graure; Angela Porumb

Other key lawyers:

Alina Man


‘Musat & Asociatii are known for their professionalism and high quality of their work, they have counselled and represented clients in some of the most difficult and controversial cases in our country.’

‘The lawyers we are in contact with from Musat & Asociatii, both partners and associates, are all very prompt in answering our concerns, they are very well-informed, and oriented towards finding solutions. We highly appreciate their efficiency and their experience, which is a valuable base for any strategy.’

Key clients



Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Aptalis Holding

Kaufland Romania

Future Healthcare

Agentia Servicii Professional


Rhenus Logistics

Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd




Auto Car Grup


Work highlights

  • Advising Amazon (US) on extending its local presence in Romania, with respect to various day-to-day activities.
  • Advising Transavia with respect to various tax issues regarding a tax audit performed by the tax authorities and the Environmental Fund Administration.
  • Assisting Sermedic, part of Servier Group in court, in relation to its challenging of various tax assessment decisions issued by the Romanian authorities.

Popescu & Asociatii

Popescu & Asociatii‘s tax team made up of ‘highly reputed lawyers’ supports clients in both contentious and non-contentious tax matters, with crossover experience in commercial, IP, banking and finance, and real estate law. Octavian Popescu, Dana Bivol, Nicoleta Tandareanu, and Gheorghe Buta co-lead the team. Popescu has particular strength in criminal matters, while Bivol is the name to note for insolvencies, and Buta is recommended for dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Octavian Popescu; Dana Bivol; Gheorghe Buta; Nicoleta Tandareanu

Other key lawyers:

Constantin Branzan; Adrian Chirvase; Andreea Mihalache


‘They are very responsive, really good on negotiations, and we really appreciate their particular strength, commerciality. It is an absolute pleasure working with them.’

‘We are talking about an excellently cooperating, broad-minded, highly professionally trained team, who are able to offer a personalised solution that covers all relevant details and is very carefully developed. I am extremely pleased with their work, and it is a real pleasure to have discussions with them about hot topics in this field.’

‘The client’s opinion is important to them, but in the client’s interest, they treat the facts and circumstances very objectively. The cooperation between the members of the lawyer’s collective is mature, the harmony is very good, they can react quickly. They have an adequate number of well-trained professionals commensurate with the challenges.’

‘I would like to highlight the leading lawyers Adrian Chirvase, Octavian Popescu, Constantin Branzan and Andreea Mihalache who not only excelled in terms of professionalism, but also in terms of humanity, both in terms of their colleagues, the client, and even the opposing party.’

‘We found them to be very involved and keen to help us, pursuing our goals with a determination I have rarely seen. They are very knowledgeable, knowing all about the practices in the field, how courts are working, how decisions are made, and are two steps ahead of the counterpart.’

‘This team of highly reputed lawyers are the number 1 choice for most of our legal issues on the Romanian market. We decided to keep them close because of their high level of responsiveness, broad knowledge of the market, flawless reputation, and motivation to succeed. ’

‘Although the team has the capacity to assist and also to represent clients in any type of tax projects and has an excellent track record in this respect, their uniqueness is given by the fact that they also pursue administrative review for their clients, thus saving duties, fees and taxes without resorting to litigation.’

‘Andreea Mihalache’s experience regarding income tax, tax on representative offices and value added tax clearly shapes a safety net for any company which needs assistance and representation in this continuously changing area. Constantin Branzan and Dana Bivol complete the team at the highest standards.’

Key clients

Parcuri Industriale SA (Industrial Parks)

European Drinks & Food Group

Electrica Furnizare

Octapharma AG

Mytilineos Holding

Mega Image

Teamnet International


Eco Sud

Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Romanian State

Generali SAFPP

Kaufland Romania

Force 1 – Divizia de Securitate

Work highlights

  • Advised Parcuri Industriale SA (Industrial Parks) in relation to due diligence procedures on the lands that are subject to the construction of a new free zone, as well as the development strategy of the industrial area in northern Romania.
  • Advising Mytilineos Holding in very complex judicial procedures regarding the challenging of the additional payment obligations following the reclassification of the intergroup and the fixed asset conservation operations.
  • Advising Electrica Furnizare in connection with the contestation of the additional statutory obligations to pay by the tax authorities following the controls performed by the court of accounts of Romania.

Bohalteanu şi Asociaţii

A deep understanding of tax regulations‘ is the hallmark of the tax and customs team at Bohalteanu şi Asociaţii, which has significant experience of cross-border matters including transfer pricing and double taxation, making it a go-to for multinational clients. It has notable expertise in the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations, and experience in the energy sector. Team head Ionuț Bohâlțeanu ‘stands out for his specialised knowledge and hands-on approach’. 

Practice head(s):

Ionuț Bohâlțeanu


‘Bohalteanu si Asociatii sets itself apart with its exceptional expertise in tax matters. Their team consists of seasoned professionals who possess an in-depth understanding of tax laws, regulations, and the evolving tax landscape. This expertise enables them to provide tailored, strategic solutions that effectively address our company’s unique needs and challenges. ’

‘Ionuț Bohâlțeanu’s deep expertise in tax law and regulations has been instrumental in navigating complex tax-related challenges. His ability to distil intricate concepts into clear and actionable recommendations has greatly facilitated our decision-making process. Moreover, his proactive approach to staying up-to-date with evolving tax laws ensures that we are well-prepared for any changes that may impact our business.

‘The team at Bohalteanu Şi Asociaţii possesses a deep understanding of tax regulations, and they have been instrumental especially in advising us on the applicable tax rates and VAT implications of our social media marketing campaigns.’

Work highlights

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

The tax offering from bpv Grigorescu Stefanica combines global experience with industry specialist knowledge to advise clients across a range of sectors in their contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Sector strengths include technology, healthcare, automotive and construction. Founding partner Anca Grigorescu heads the practice, offering a multidisciplinary approach with expertise in employment, corporate, and finance law.

Practice head(s):

Anca Grigorescu


‘I can recommend them for their availability, knowledge and experience.’

Key clients

McDermott Italy – final client Campari

Eviden Technologies SRL – Atos IT Solutions and Services

Signify Romania SRL

Dkv Euro Service Romania SRL

Softelligence SRL

JONES DAY – final client Enpal gmbh

Humangest Group SRL

Bridgestone Mobility Solutions B.V.

Asociatia Patronala a Industriei de Software si Servicii – ANIS

Work highlights

  • Advised McDermott Italy – final client Campari – by analysing the risk of permanent establishment for Campari International in Romania and providing mitigation tools/actions which can be reasonably implemented in the circumstance.
  • Prepared the documents regarding the sale of the Unify Business from Atos to Mitel Networks for Eviden Technologies SRL – Atos IT Solutions and Services.
  • Advised Signify Romania SRL with assistance in relation to the calculation manner and the fiscal regime of the subsistence allowance granted to the company’s administrators.

Dragne & Asociatii SCA

Dragne & Asociatii SCA‘s tax department is particularly experienced in tax disputes, with significant experience representing clients before national tax authorities. Stelian Garofil has particular expertise regarding commercial litigation, also an area of strength for Ioana Oprea, while Delia Boșman advises both corporate and individual clients on tax investigations and related litigation. Bogdan Toma is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Stelian Garofil; Delia Bosman; Ioana Oprea; Bogdan Toma

Work highlights

KPMG Legal - Toncescu & Partners SPRL

The tax controversy team at KPMG Legal - Toncescu & Partners SPRL offers both advisory and dispute resolution services, and has significant international reach. Vlad Peligrad, head of the tax litigation practice, has extensive experience of insolvency, fraud investigations and crisis management alongside dispute resolution. Călin Dragoman focuses his practice on tax litigation, with experience handling customs disputes. VAT, corporate income tax, and transfer pricing are all areas of strength for the multidisciplinary team.

Practice head(s):

Vlad Peligrad

Other key lawyers:

Călin Dragoman

Key clients

Cerealcom Dolj S.R.L.

Bardeau Holding Romania S.R.L.

Fabory SRL

Rockwool Romania SA

Zes Zollner Electronic S.R.L.

General Mobilier Store S.R.L.

Kathrein Romania S.R.L.

Voestalpine Giesserei Linz Gmbh

Azcale Constructie SRL

Roquet Eastern Europe SRL

Work highlights

  • Provided legal assistance and representation to Cerealcom Dolj in a tax litigation regarding VAT for grains delivery to foreign buyers.
  • Managed to overturn the initial decision of the High Court, by the High Court itself, on the applicability of the EU law for client Fabory and after the re-judgement of the recourse, the High Court issued a favourable decision (changing its initial ruling).
  • Provided legal assistance and representation in relation to tax dispute litigation concerning supplementary Corporate Income Tax in relation to the transfer pricing dossier and the transaction inter-company for ZES ZOLLNER ELECTRONIC.

Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Asociatii

The ‘very well-prepared’ tax team at Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Asociatii in Cluj-Napoca provides assistance in the full spectrum of tax matters from VAT to payroll, along with tax litigation, transfer pricing, tax exemption schemes and employee benefits. Practice head Alin-Mihai Laurentiu is experienced in tax disputes, and is noted for his ability to 'understand the business needs' of clients. Also key is Achim-Sorin Razoare, praised for his ‘very deep legal knowledge‘.

Practice head(s):

Alin-Mihai Laurentiu

Other key lawyers:

Achim-Sorin Razoare


‘Alin Laurentiu has outstanding creative and out-of-the-box thinking – he’s usually the one coming up with creative solutions to complicated problems.’

‘Alin Laurentiu is a lawyer with an exceptional mind, who undeniably stands out for his intelligence and vision.’

‘From my perspective, they are the best partner I worked with. Having them as a partner gives me a lot of confidence in approaching operational challenges.’

Key clients

Steelcase SRL

Telenav Software SRL

Grab Chronos SRL

Remarkable Group Romania SRL

Amera Tower SRL


E-Cablaje SA

Tora Trading Services SRL

Soimeni Parc SA

CBS Design SRL

Amera Grup SRL

Robin Good SRL

Mr. Nagy Elek

Oana Diana Poput

NIM Radiodiagnostic SRL

Footprints for Retail SRL

Justrocket CLJ SRL

Work highlights

  • Advised Grab Chronos SRL regarding the tax implications in what concerns the secondment of employees from the Romanian subsidiary to the Singapore entity.
  • Advising Footprints for Retail SRL on structuring, from a tax perspective, a stock options plan for its key employees and management.
  • Advised Robin Good SRL regarding the tax implications related to collaboration contracts concluded with consultants from various jurisdictions.

MPR Partners

MPR Partners‘ tax team provides bespoke advisory services to international and domestic companies across a range of sectors including information technology, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and media. Areas of expertise for the team include corporate income tax, international tax structuring, due diligence, VAT, and tax audits. Felix Tapai, a go-to for compliance and audit matters, co-leads the practice with founding partner Gelu Maravela.

Practice head(s):

Felix Tapai; Gelu Maravela

Key clients

Air France/KLM

Astra Holding GmbH

Universal Music

Societatea de Transport Bucuresti STB

Eberspaecher Controls Ro

Enpower Energy

Work highlights

  • Advising Universal Music Romanian in connection with various tax matters.
  • Retained by Eberspaecher Controls RO, a R&D Romanian subsidiary of the Eberspaecher group, in regard to day-to-day tax advice.


The ‘well-trained professionals’ at Noerr provide tax advice for strategic investors, international groups and domestic companies on their major greenfield investments in Romania. Particularly experienced in work for German companies, the team has standout experience of European law, and is noted for its expertise in tax matters arising out of corporate restructuring. Iulian Sorescu co-leads the team with 'responsible and committed' Theodor Artenie.

Practice head(s):

Iulian Sorescu; Theodor Artenie

Other key lawyers:

Carmen Mazilu


‘The team has the capacity to analyse the needs and expectations of the clients, and act with professional competence and ease in full respect of the local requirements.’

‘Clear communication. Presence and involvement as a client team member.’

‘The relationship with the Noerr team is excellent from a professional point of view. They are very well-trained professionals and updated with all legislative changes, very responsive to our requests. We have had connections with the people in the company for many years, with exceptional results. For our company, it represents an added value.’

‘Theodor Artenie knows the tax issues of our company very well, over the years he has been a real help to us. He is a very responsible and committed person in terms of professional duties, who treated us with the highest degree of professionalism.’

‘Carmen Mazilu has through her abilities participated in the smooth running of the company I represent, and for this I am very grateful.’

Key clients

Stada Group

Access Workspace Romania

Riso Scotti Danubio

AMF Bruns Romania

Accord Healthcare

Odlo International

Otokar Romania

The Family Butchers

msg Systems Romania

Work highlights

  • Advised Stada M&D/Hemofarm/Walmark on their daily business activity in Romania covering all tax areas.
  • Advised Access Workspace Romania on their daily business activity in Romania covering all tax areas.
  • Advised Riso Scotti Danubio on managing the relationship with the Romanian tax authorities during various administrative procedures.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii‘s tax practice works cross-departmentally with the firm’s M&A, litigation, IT, employment and white-collar practices to provide comprehensive support, including in relation to tax reviews and due diligence, and audit assistance. Raluca Rusu heads the team, a certified tax consultant with international tax experience. The team often works in collaboration with the firm’s transactional department, across the construction, retail, IT and manufacturing sectors. Bianca Chiurtu is also recommended in this area.

Practice head(s):

Raluca Rusu

Other key lawyers:

Bianca Chiurtu

Key clients





Impuls Leasing


GLL Real-Estate

Knight Frank

ERES & Mercury Development

Simona Halep

Work highlights

  • Assisted PAVAL HOLDING, the holding company of DEDEMAN, the biggest Romanian entrepreneurial company, on the acquisition of U Center 1.
  • Advised the Swedish group Enea on the sale of Enea Services Romania to AROBS Transilvania Software.
  • Advised Noriel Group on its restructuring plan with an intended merger by between two of the group’s companies.

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA

The tax team at Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA works alongside the firm’s dispute resolution and corporate departments to provide clients with full coverage of contentious and non-contentious tax mandates. Cross-border matters are a particular area of expertise for the firm. ‘Highly experienced tax advisor’ Adriana Stoian heads the team. ‘Capable of navigating tax complex issues, a problem solver and a team player’, Stoian focuses her practice on transactions and contractual dealings.

Practice head(s):

Adriana Stoian


‘Broad knowledge of diverse industries. Highly skilled professionals, very responsive to client’s needs.’

‘I have worked closely with Adriana Stoian and she is a true professional. I have liked working with the Schoenherr team as you can rely on them at any step of the project, they are very responsive to any inquiries, and they are highly skilled professionals.’

‘I consider Adriana a highly experienced tax advisor, with a deep understanding of Romanian tax legislation and principles in international taxation. She is capable of navigating tax complex issues, a problem solver and a team player. I really recommend her to clients.’

‘The communication with Schoenherr professionals is always easy, as they are focused on achieving results. They are developing good professional and long term relations with their clients.’

‘Adriana Stoian, the head of the tax team, is highly skilled. She has great knowledge in local and international tax and finance matters. She is client oriented, she quickly understands her clients’ needs, and she’s focused to achieve results in due time. Also, she acts a team player, so it was great working together.’

‘The relationship with Schoenherr and SCA Associates has been going on for many years, both on the fiscal side and on the legal side. I met only well-trained people who gave us support every time we requested it.’

‘The relationship is very good, we discuss and clarify the points that raise problems. The person in the team I collaborate with is Adriana Stoian, a person with very developed professional experience. The collaboration is very good and has good results.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a major luxury goods platform with tax due diligence regarding their acquisition of two Romanian companies.