Mrs Roxana Popel > CMS > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

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Tax Director, Head of Tax in Romania


Roxana Popel is a senior tax specialist and Head of Tax in CMS Romania. Roxana has broad experience in both Romanian and international taxation and provides tax planning and advisory services to both multinational and domestic clients in Romania and beyond.

Her expertise covers a wide range of services, from advising on bespoke cross-border structuring to drafting and negotiating tax indemnities, as well as assessing the level of tax compliance with applicable legislation, identifying tax optimisation solutions, assisting with tax audits or reviews, and the tax aspects of due diligence. She works with a large portfolio of clients across numerous industry sectors, with a particular focus on Manufacturing and Utilities, Energy, Technology, Agriculture and Insurance sectors.

Prior to joining CMS, Roxana was a Tax Director at PwC in Romania. Throughout her career Roxana has been actively involved in working groups in discussions with the Romanian Ministry of Finance and recommending updates to the tax legislation in Romania. Roxana is a licensed tax advisor, member of the Romanian Chamber of Certified Tax Consultants and a fiscal court expert approved by the Romanian Ministry of Justice.


Romanian, English


Romanian Chamber of Certified Tax Consultants


2010 – ACCA Qualification, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
1999 – Masters in Financial and Monetary Strategies and Policies, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
1998 – Bachelor Degree in Finance, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Tax

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.