Firm Profile > Biris Goran SPARL > Bucharest, Romania
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Biris Goran SPARL > The Legal 500 Rankings
Tax Tier 1
Biris Goran SPARL has achieved huge success for its clients in major tax disputes with the authorities. Gabriel Biriş has considerable experience handling tax-related contentious matters and was previously Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Finance in charge of tax legislation. Ruxandra Jianu is also noted on the advisory side, which is undertaken through the firm's consultancy arm, Biris Goran Consulting.
EU and competition Tier 2
Biris Goran SPARL's team has 'a very pro-business approach'. It is popular with multinational clients and is also regularly referred work by major international law firms. The practice has considerable expertise in the financial services and the consumer goods sectors, and has a strong pedigree for cartel cases. Gelu Goran leads the highly experienced team, which has strong depth and experience, with Radu Jianu and Dan Jalba among those attracting praise.
‘In terms of competition, they are able to understand in a holistic manner the internal processes and they are able to set up the client’s strategy with minimum involvement of the clients’ resources.’
‘They have a very pro-business approach, reacting quickly, with a thorough legal analysis behind. The lawyers understand our business and are able to integrate these into their advice.’
‘Gelu Goran is a lawyer with the business understanding of a good CEO. As a client, I am happy when I know that Gelu is involved in a competition matter, as I know he has a clear understanding of the business and has the necessary skills to set up the best strategy.’
‘Dan Jalba has an outstanding power to filter the noise from the business information and flows such as to pin point the competition risks’.
‘Radu Jianu has a fantastic power to filter huge amounts of information and come up with the most appropriate legal competition judgement.’
Publicis Groupe Holdings
UniCredit Leasing Corporation
Procter & Gamble
Real estate and construction Tier 2Biris Goran SPARL provides a comprehensive service, and is a popular choice for international and domestic investors and developers. Recently, the firm has advised on several significant developments in the manufacturing and industrial space, both for funds and corporates. Daniela Lazea leads the team. Sorin Aungurenci is noted for his strong expertise in zoning and related regulatory issues. Raluca Năstase left the firm in 2020.
‘Great team with well prepared people. One of the best teams that I worked with.’
‘Young, reliable, fast to answer, and well prepared.’
One United Properties
Hagag Europe Development
Atrium European Real Estate
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3Biris Goran SPARL's team has considerable experience in major restructurings. The firm represents debtors and creditors and has been involved in several high-profile insolvencies in the real estate market. Raluca Năstase left the firm in 2020.
Bucharest Industrial Park
San Metal International
Biris Goran SPARL has an experienced M&A team that acts for a domestic and international client base. Corporate real estate drives a large part of group's work, which also stands out for its tax structuring expertise. Teodora Moțatu and Ana Frațian jointly lead the team.
Teodora Moțatu; Ana Frațian
‘Well experienced with international instructions, excellent English, very friendly service, hard working, responsive even late night and during weekends.‘
Liebrecht & Wood
One United Properties
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Biris Goran SPARL is best known for its tax litigation expertise but also has strong experience of other forms of administrative disputes, including antitrust matters. Mihai Nușcă leads the team, which also includes founding partner Gabriel Biriş.
‘The firm offers high knowledge, high practical experience, prompt answers, easy understanding of the topics, very good communication, and fast access to all members of the team.’
‘Good understanding of complex cases and excellent communication.’
Banca Comercială Română
Electrica Muntenia Nord
Unicredit Leasing Corporation
Biris Goran SPARL > Firm Profile
The firm: Biriş Goran is a Romanian law firm of approximately 45 lawyers and tax consultants. With one partner licensed to practice in the US and most of the senior associates educated, trained or licensed in various European countries, the firm offers business advice to Western standards to its wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, investment funds and local high-net-worth entrepreneurs. The firm focuses primarily on transactional work, including tax, corporate/M&A, real estate, competition, litigation, labor, energy, data protection, IP, IT&C, as well as insolvency and public acquisitions. The firm is also widely recognized as having the top tax practice in Romania.
Areas of practice
Taxation: the firm has extensive experience in tax planning, structuring cross-border transactions and tax litigation. In addition, the tax group advises on a wide array of taxation matters, such as direct and indirect taxation, customs and leasing, transfer pricing, thin-capitalisation issues, personal income taxation and tax litigation. The tax group is lead by Gabriel Biris and Ruxandra Jianu, leading tax law experts, heavily involved in the consultations regarding the drafting of amendments to the Romanian Fiscal Code and its implementation legislation.
A forte of the firm’s practice is tax litigation, where we currently represent institutional clients against the tax authorities on litigation related to VAT reimbursements, excise and other fiscal obligations and tax audits, for EUR
multi-million amounts. As particular detail to support the “innovative” attribute of the firm’s litigation practice, in some administrative and tax disputes our
arguments found successful in court determined the Romanian state to amend the legislation in the energy and tax sectors.
Contact: Gabriel Biris, Ruxandra Jianu
Antitrust/Competition: the firm’s antitrust/competition practice is lead by Gelu Goran, with over 22 years of experience in competition matters, including regulatory authority experience as former attorney with the Romanian Competition Council. Among others, the firm offers merger control assistance, and regularly advises clients on price fixing and collusion investigations, as well as exclusive dealing arrangements and antitrust compliance and audits. LafarageHolcim, JT International, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Siemens and UniCredit Bank are among the most important companies advised by the firm.
Contact: Gelu Goran
Real estate: the firm’s real estate practice group represents clients in all aspects of real estate investments, from sales or purchases of shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, hypermarkets and raw land, commercial and hotel leasing, retail or warehouse roll-out programmes, to joint ventures with private parties or governmental bodies (PPPs), as well as the representation of lenders and developers in all types of lending and re-financing arrangements. The firm has strong expertise in advising on real estate financing and taxation and tax efficient investment structures, providing a cutting edge ‘one-stop’ shop for real estate investments in Romania, as it continues to advise on ‘headline’ transactions in the country. This group is lead by Raluca Nastase and Daniela Lazea.
Litigation and insolvency: the firm provides its clients with comprehensive advice at every stage of a controversy, whether it is proactive problem avoidance, effective negotiation and settlement, or vigorous advocacy both in court and before governmental agencies and tribunals. Tax litigation is a particular specialty of the firm and the tax practice’s deep knowledge of the litigation and the practice of the authorities leads to unparalleled service. The firm also has an active insolvency practice licensed with the Romanian National Union of Insolvency Practitioners, advising both insolvent companies and creditors on all stages of workout, insolvency and bankruptcy procedure.
Contact: Mihai Nusca (Litigation) and Raluca Nastase (Insolvency)
Corporate/M&A: Attorneys comprising the firm’s corporate/M&A practice group have been involved in privatization/M&A transactions in the Central and East European area and Romania since 1997. They have advised well-known multinational and local clients active in industries ranging from fast moving consumer goods, construction and real estate development, manufacturing and financial services, to banking, media, internet and defense industry investors.
Contact: Gabriel Biriş
Energy and natural resources:
Biriş Goran lawyers are well aware of the specificity of the electricity market in Romania and the European Union and the firm’s team is able to provide an integrated approach to its clients acting in the industry, covering issues regarding taxation, competition, corporate and the organization and
functioning of the companies, as well as real estate, litigation and labor related matters. Dana Dunel-Stancu heads the firm’s energy practice. A noted expert on the Romanian market for her energy and oil and gas expertise, Dana has been practicing exclusively in energy field since 2002 and has a thorough and proven command of the regulatory and practical commercial opportunities and constraints in the field.
Contact: Dana Dunel-Stancu
|Tax, Corporate/M&A||Gabriel Birisemail@example.com||+40 21 260 0710|
|Competition/Antitrust||Gelu Goranfirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 21 260 0710|
|Real estate, Insolvency||Raluca Nastaseemail@example.com||+40 21 260 0710|
|Litigation||Mihai Nuscafirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 21 260 0710|
|Data Protection, IP and IT&C||Roxana Guimanemail@example.com||+40 21 260 0710|
|Labour||Anca Zegreanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 21 260 0710|
|Tax||Ruxandra Jianuemail@example.com||+40 21 260 0710|
|Finance and restructuring||Mariana Signeanufirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 21 260 0710|
|Energy and Natural Resources||Dana Dunel Stancuemail@example.com||+40 21 260 0710|
|Transfer Pricing||Alina Andreifirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 21 260 0710|
|Mrs Andra Șurariu||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Alina Andrei||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Sorin Aungurenci||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Răzvan Bardicea||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Sorin Biban||Senior Tax Manager||View Profile|
|Mr Gabriel Biriş||Gabriel is a founding partner of Biriş Goran and is widely regarded…||View Profile|
|Ioana Cartite||Senior Tax Manager||View Profile|
|Mrs Dana Dunel Stancu||Head of Energy & Natural Resources||View Profile|
|Ms Ana Frațian||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Gelu Goran||Co-managing Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Mioara Grecu||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Roxana Guiman||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Ruxandra Jianu||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Daniela Lazea||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Teodora Moțatu||Partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Raluca Năstase||Raluca joined Biriş Goran as a Partner in 2006, and currently heads…||View Profile|
|Mr Mihai Nușcă||Partner, Head of the Litigation Practice||View Profile|
|Mrs Oana Olteanu||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Mariana Signeanu||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Anca Zegrean||Senior Associate, Head of Litigation Department||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 45
Biriș Goran’s priority will always be the needs of its clients. However, the firm also recognizes the need to give back to the wider community that made us what, and helped us reach where we are.
As such, we actively encourage our lawyers to get involved, and dedicate firm resources and time, to a number of initiatives past and present:
- Gabriel Biriș is actively involved in Ready Nation Ro, a Romanian NGO supported by Ready Nation US, which aims to determine a large number of Romanian business leaders to actively engage in creating public policies impacting the early education; Gabriel is also an active member of AOAR (Asociația Oamenilor de Afaceri din România), an apolitical organization, recognized as a supporter of the most valuable ideas and actions that cause the Romanian economy to develop and integrate more and more into the European and world economy;
- Ruxandra Jianu headed in 2019 the tax task force of the Coalition for Romania’s Development (Coaliția pentru Dezvoltarea României), a private non-political initiative, gathering the most representative organizations for the business environment in Romania with the purpose to provide a cohesive basis for consultation with the Government and other public institutions on topics that impact the business and economic climate in Romania;
- supporting with legal advice Fotograful Anului în România (The Photographer of the Year in Romania), a national large-scale competition aiming to recognize Romanian photographic art and photographic artists and to further become a platform for promotion, valorisation and education in the art of photography. The competition’s jury is formed of prestigious photographers from Romania and abroad, editors of international publications as well as cultural managers in the field;
- providing pro bono assistance with regulatory and litigious issues for identity rights protection to the PACT Foundation, a non-governmental and non-profit organization, which helps foster sustainable development of at risk local communities in rural and small-urban areas in the South of Romania;
- supporting ZP3, a non-governmental and non-profit organization set up by two of our colleagues, Anca Zegrean and Teodora Moțatu, devoted to help orphans and impoverished children with education materials, food and clothing, toys, cleansing products, and in some cases fire-wood. “We take a particular interest in talented and academically gifted children, aiming to achieve both immediate and lasting change in their lives by providing them with educational supplies, and helping them to fulfill their potential” Anca Zegrean.
- active involvement in various chambers of commerce. For instance, Biriş Goran has been present at AmCham’s task forces on Tax, Competition, Energy or IP / IT matters since its inception in 2006;
- providing pro bono work to selected charities, such as SOS Satele Copiilor, Ovidiu Ro, Asociatia Vasiliada or Fundatia Scheherazade.