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The Tax Controversy team specializes in the management and resolution of contentious issues and disputes against the Romanian tax authorities.

Our wide range of services include assistance and representation in front of the tax authorities and courts of law regarding various complex matters such as challenging the assessments on VAT, excise duties, CIT, TP, social contributions, annulment of VAT codes, changing of taxpayer’s risk classification, annulment of tax warehouse licenses, enforcement proceedings (including precautionary measures), claiming legal interest for any delays in the refund process of VAT or other taxes, suspending the tax assessment decisions, obtaining the benefit of tax facilities etc.

We assist our clients starting with the phase of planning the tax audit, continuing with the performance of the audit and then challenging the results of such audit before the tax authorities and the national/EU courts of law.


Our firm’s lawyers assist corporate clients in a wide range of disputes, in proceedings relating to termination of contracts, disputes between shareholders, enforcement proceedings or insolvency matters.

We also assist our clients in proceedings against public authorities relating to public procurement proceedings, competition and antitrust matters or disputes related to European funded projects.

Our lawyers are also experienced in domestic and international arbitration.

We advise our clients on the purchase, sale, finance, lease and development of a wide range of real estate property.

Our services include:

  • Advise in relation to the acquisitions and sales of office buildings, shopping centers, residential buildings and industrial facilities
  • Advise in relation to the lease and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Advise in relation to the joint venture investments by various real estate investors, including private equity funds
  • Specialty advice: e.g. drafting facility management services agreements

We advise public and private purchasers, sellers and targets on a wide range of corporate and M&A matters. We also advise our clients on a broad range of commercial work.

Our services include:

  • Assistance on structuring share and asset deals in all industries
  • Legal assistance in relation to the implementation of private equity investments (including MBOs and MBIs)
  • Drafting and negotiating transaction documents (e.g., sale-purchase agreements, shareholders / joint venture agreements)
  • Legal assistance in relation to the implementation of mergers, spin-offs and split-ups
  • Performing legal due diligence
  • Advise in the process of obtaining anti-monopoly clearance from the Competition Council
  • Drafting and negotiating all types of agreements (e.g. distribution, franchise, supply, manufacturing, maintenance, other services)
  • Reviewing compliance of commercial arrangements with Romanian law

We help our clients in restructurings, transactions involving troubled businesses, court reorganizations and insolvency proceedings.

Our services include:

  • Advice in relation to workouts and restructurings for both lenders and borrowers
  • Assistance and representation for creditors and debtors in insolvency situations
  • General advice on insolvency legislation
  • Advice in relation to the acquisitions of assets / businesses from insolvent companies

The White-Collar Practice is very much focused on the criminal defence, offering also the clients unique help in internal investigations and criminal compliance, government investigations and enforcement.

Clients have included large corporations, banks, and other institutions, as well as individuals prominent in business and political affairs.

We are keen to defend the interests of both domestic and international clients, offering them immediate access to high-calibre legal counsel with substantial experience in complex, and often controversial, matters.

In strong connection with the white collar crime area, we developed an excellent practice in assisting and representing clients in the antifraud cases, that present a sophisticated degree of complexity tackling matters spread from criminal law to fiscal law with implication to the corporate law, employment law etc.