Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ruxandra Jianu
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers
- 4 tax consultants
What the team is known for Offers high-level tax advice to large domestic and international clients. Well known for expertise in tax legislation, regularly working with the Romanian authorities on amendments to the fiscal code. Attracts praise for work on a variety of matters ranging from complex litigation to tax consultancy in support of acquisitions and restructuring mandates. Also assists with tax inspections and the review of transfer pricing policies. Serves an impressive range of clients including cosmetics companies, real estate developers and energy providers.
Strengths Interviewees report that the team is "client-oriented, available at all times of the day, responsive and knowledgeable."
"The team is big enough that they have enough capacity to handle matters in a short space of time," notes one client.
Work highlights Advised Pumac SA on the tax implications of the sale of a large land plot in Bucharest to Skanska.
Assisted Portland Trust with court proceedings to recover VAT paid on its investment in the Floreasca Park project.
Significant clients Farmec, Hidroelectrica, Wirom, Electrica Distribuție Muntenia Nord, Tinmar.
Gabriel Biriș is widely considered an outstanding tax litigation expert. Peers describe him as "the most famous tax lawyer in Romania" and note his recent high-profile role working within the Romanian government. Interviewees also highlight his ability to give creative solutions and say that "his clients appreciate him very much because he is very courageous."
Peers and clients alike praise Ruxandra Jianu for her skill in advisory matters relating to M&A, restructurings and real estate investments. She acts for multinational corporations on tax reviews, due diligence, inspections and disputes. Clients note her availability and say that she is an "excellent tax adviser."