The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
47 AVIATORILOR BOULEVARD, 011853, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Tel:
Work +40 21 260 0710
Fax:
Fax +40 21 260 07 20
Email:
Web:
www.birisgoran.ro

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, labour, energy, GDPR, intellectual property, as well as insolvency and public acquisitions. The firm is also widely recognised 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 and Dan Jalba, both having over 21 years of experience in competition matters, including regulatory authority experience as former attorneys 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 centres, 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.

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 speciality 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 privatisation/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 defence industry investors.

Contact: Gabriel Biriş

Energy & 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 in 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

  • Number of lawyers: 45
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Romanian

Above material supplied by Biris Goran SPARL.

Legal Developments in Romania

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to