Our firm offers a combination of legal and tax capabilities that is unique to the market. Our senior lawyers taking on roles in a particular legal matter are well-versed in tax law and can immediately consider and negotiate tax issues, without the inconvenience and time-wasting of seeking for third-party support. A number of senior lawyers in our team are recognized as leading experts in the field, whose reputation has placed them at the top of the tax advisory market in Romania. Our strength lies in transactional tax advice and tax litigation. We maintain close working relationships with a majority of tax advisory firms in Romania and can fit almost instantly into any multidisciplinary advisory team assembled by our clients.

Clients commend the firm’s commercial awareness: “We’re very happy with their business savvy, pragmatism and solutions-oriented approach.” Chambers & Partner Europe, 2018

The team also draws praise for its attentiveness: “They are very diligent and fast. Their responsiveness was excellent; even last-minute we would get answers straight away.” Chambers & Partner Europe, 2018

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică’s “business-oriented” practice handles contentious and non-contentious tax work, especially matters with cross-border elements. The Legal 500, EMEA, 2018

Our transactional tax advisory capability goes beyond Romanian national borders. Our entire bpv LEGAL alliance rests on the concept of combined legal and tax capabilities, and all our offices compete for the top places in their respective jurisdictions. In addition, our strong international network of tax lawyers and consultants enables us to be involved in and to coordinate multi-jurisdictional tax-structuring projects.

The same principles that apply to the transactional practice apply equally to our tax litigation work. When it comes to client representation, our lawyers confidently plead on relevant substantive aspects of tax law. Spontaneous reaction to claims by involved parties or to inquiries by the court is important, so confidence is key to a convincing representation in court.

  • Advising a leading European food-processing group in the reorganisation of Romanian shareholdings and the setting-up of a group-shares services function
  • Advising a global technology group in connection with tax investigations
  • Advising a global leader in construction materials in the reorganisation of group holdings
  • Advising a global leader in navigation and wearables technology on the tax implications of an employee stock-option plan
  • Advising an office property developer on the adjustment of property-related taxes
  • Advising a global e-commerce company on customs regulations and the processing of imported deliveries
  • Advising a global energy group on tax and legal implications and the available options for a reorganisation of group companies in Societas Europaea
  • Advising a waste-management group on international tax structuring in view of a its proposed acquisition by an international utility and environmental group
  • Assisting a leading regional property developer in relation to the corporate and tax reorganisation of projects and the sale of participation in office and commercial property special purpose vehicles (SPVs)
  • Advising a leading meat processor in connection with the group’s local and international reorganization, including schemes for future investment in production and warehousing and the setting-up of royalty structures
  • Advising a leading non-bank financial institution on the tax and legal aspects of operating leasing and sale-and-lease-back models
  • Advising a leading services-integration company on tax matters related to spin-off and the outsourcing of the IT and services departments of a petroleum company
  • Representing a leading petroleum company in multi-million Euro tax litigation related to excise duties for fuel sales in the aviation sector
  • Acting for a financial institution in tax litigation over the recovery of VAT for developments and a refusal to accept VAT deduction
  • Advising a construction materials company on the tax implications of various employment schemes for local and expatriate employees
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