Tax

Death and taxes may be certainties in life, but so is the top-notch advice granted by our tax department.

Biriş Goran is one of the top tax practices in the country - a unique offering given that few firms are able to offer tax advice at international standards. Thus, when representing our clients, our tax group regularly cooperates on all transactions, and thus we are able to keep everything “under one roof” to ensure standard, business-oriented and cost-effective advice to achieve the client’s goals.

Given the business environment in Romania, having qualified tax advice is particularly important to a successful investment. And we can advise on all aspects of it. Our tax practice managed by experts Gabriel Biriș and Ruxandra Jianu, is geared to assisting our clients in the planning and structuring of tax efficient multi-jurisdictional, cross border transactions, as well as optimally resolving tax-related controversies. Our attorneys and tax consultants have extensive experience in matters involving, among other things, tax treaties, inter-company pricing, in-bound and out-bound investments and transfer of property, branch interest /profit tax and permanent establishments.

We also provide sophisticated tax planning to high net worth individuals. Our practice also includes assisting our clients during tax inspections and providing comprehensive assistance in solving any tax disputes with the authorities at all levels.

The tax practice has been ranked top in the country by Chambers Europe for the last eleventh years.

Recent mandates include:

Successfully represented Impuls Leasing Romania in a tax dispute where the High Court of Cassation ordered the General Administration of Large Taxpayers to pay our client record compensations of approximately 1.7 million EUR for mismanagement of VAT reimbursements. The decision is definitive; 

Successfully represented Donalam, local subsidiary of AFV Beltrame Group, leading European manufacturer of merchant bars and special profiles for construction, shipbuilding and excavation, in a tax dispute and obtained the largest compensation amounts asked to the Romanian tax authorities; 

Assisting Banca Comercială Română, a member of Erste Group, in the biggest tax dispute pending in the Romania’s market; 

Successfully represented Farmec, the largest cosmetics manufacturer in Romania, in a complex tax litigation case triggered by a tax decision issued by the tax authorities. Recently, our team obtained the annulment of a taxation decision of approximately EUR 15 million and the Court decision is final; 

Assisting Nestlé Romania, a subsidiary of Nestlé, a global nutrition, health and wellness company, involving a complex tax and IP dispute;

Assisted ECC Romania, consulting and debt management company, in a cross border merger with Fire Corporation, transaction which included coordination with lawyers in Luxembourg and Italy; 

Fiscal assistance and consultancy to Electrica Muntenia Nord, the main electricity distribution company in Romania, during an extensive tax inspection as well as in the stages subsequent to its completion; 

Assisting Tinmar, a major Romanian energy and natural resources concern, in connection with all the tax aspects derived from their day to day business activities, including advisory in relation to business restructuring and assistance with transfer pricing documentation file; 

Biriș Goran also serves as long standing tax advisor for leading companies as RedBull, Oriflame, Kika, Cris-Tim, Lease Plan, Publicis Romania, Fildas/Catena Group, Sema Parc and Impuls Leasing, assisting them with regards to all tax matters related to their day-to-day business activities; 

Assistance to Transbitum Constanța, an important local bitumen producer, in the preparation of the transfer pricing file and representation in front of the tax authorities;

Assistance to LeasePlan, the largest player in the operational leasing and fleet management sector, in the preparation of the transfer pricing file and identification of potential risks in relation to its intra-group transactions; 

Assistance to Veranda Obor, one of the leading and newest shopping center in Bucharest, in analyzing the market prices for its future intra-group transactions; and  

Assistance to important companies as Net Connect, telecommunications services provider, EP Global Energy, producer of renewable energy and Meat Pack Industries, in the preparation and update of the transfer pricing documentation file.