Mr Alexandru Cristea > Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii
4-8 SOSEAUA NICOLAE TITULESCU
AMERICA HOUSE, WEST WING, 8F, SECTOR 1
011141 BUCHAREST
Romania

Work Department

Tax

Position

Alexandru Cristea is a Partner with Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax SRL, an affiliate of Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii law firm. Previously working with Deloitte and PricewatehouseCoopers, Alexandru focuses primarily on indirect taxation. Alexandru has broad knowledge in tax planning and international efficiency structures, as well as in VAT and excise duty audits. He served major local and multinational clients from a wide array of industries, mainly Energy, Finance and FMCG. He acted as a local consultant in the PHARE program for the implementation of EU Harmonised Romanian VAT legislation, being involved in the drafting process of the law, as well as in organizing training sessions to professionals from the Romanian Ministry of Finance. Also, he actively managed Pre-Accession and Post-Accession projects, consisting in mappings, ERP implementations and industry-focused training sessions for top companies in Romania. Alexandru is a reputable speaker at various tax conferences and seminars and plays an ongoing role in the tax groups of AmCham/Foreign Investors Council (FIC) for the modernization of tax legislation, as well as in the discussions with the Ministry of Finance.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii and Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.

Career

Partner, Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii Tax (from 2012 – to date); Manager and Senior Tax Manager with Deloitte (2006-2012); Tax and Senior Tax Consultant with PwC (2002-2006).

Languages

English

Memberships

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – United Kingdom (pending); Certified Tax Consultant (2007) – Romanian Chamber of Fiscal Consultants; Member in the Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham).

Education

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – United Kingdom (pending); Certified Tax Consultant (2007) – Romanian Chamber of Fiscal Consultants; MBA degree in Finance (2004) – School of Business of Ottawa University/ Bucharest School of Management; Master degree in Finance (2001) – Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania; Diploma of broker on spot, forward and futures markets (2000) – Romania Commodities Exchange; Bachelor’s Degree in International Business (2001) – Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania.

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Tax

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious tax issues. The firm’s market-leading corporate finance team ensures a strong flow of transactional support work, including tax advice and planning on cross-border commercial deals and restructurings. This includes advice on transfer pricing and customs related issues. The controversy side of the practice offers strong litigation and regulatory expertise, particularly to clients in heavily regulated sectors. Alexandru Cristea and Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa jointly lead the multidisciplinary team. The group has a deep bench of well regarded tax directors, including Ramona Chițu and Cristian Velcu.