Tax & Regulatory

We advised domestic and international corporate clients on fiscal and tax issues in connection with Romanian businesses. Our office provided legal advice on VAT issues, salary taxes and contributions, profit and dividend taxes, customs duties, aspects of double taxation, taxes associated with stock options, fiscal consequences of various cross-border commercial contracts and operations or in connection with company mergers, spin offs or dissolutions etc. We have also represented clients in dispute resolution proceedings in connection with fiscal issues. We regularly advise our clients in connection with changes in local fiscal regulations and help them structure their business in a most efficient way in terms of fiscal compliance. For example, we advised US corporation Bluespace Software on tax recovery issues, VAT, customs duties and stock options aspects and Digg Inc. on tax return filings and tax compliance. We also advised in connection with tax implications of Electronic Arts merge with Jamdat Mobile in a transaction valued to US$ 680 million. Our experience also involves assisting the US Embassy on fiscal issues (including property and VAT taxes under Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations) and US Infinity on tax aspects concerning exempt organizations - acted together with world's top law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. We also advised clients in the automotive industry on various fiscal issues. We have acted in connection with fiscal issues also for clients such as Tiriac Leasing, Vie Vin Murfatlar and Whiteland Import Export and Whiteland Logistics. In regards to contentious tax related issues, we assisted tire company Continental in tax litigation against the Ministry of Finance, advised coffee maker Tchibo Holding in pre-trial remedies with Romanian Customs Authorities on importation issues, assisted BlueSpace Software Corp. in VAT refund proceedings.

We typically advise clients on regulatory aspects in terms of how to comply with local laws and regulations with regard to environmental issues, sanitary or firefighting legislation, labor protection and safety, local authorities, competition, governmental bodies’ competencies, IT&Telecom etc.  We advised for example Karelia Corporation on regulatory issues, including environmental, in connection with parquet factory acquisition in Euro 4,3 million transaction, Orange UK on regulatory aspects in promoting roaming facilities and prize draw or Young & Rubicam on advertising regulatory aspects in connection with prerogatives of National Council for Audiovisual (CNA).




Roman | Partners advised media and entertainment developer in $20 million agreement with The Walt Disney Company

Roman | Partners undertook legal work for a United Arab Emirates based company in connection with separate cross-border acquisitions from the USA, UK and China of heavy and sensitive equipment for outdoor advertising, including on terms and conditions of shipment and warranty

Roman | Partners advised a Danish transport and logistics company and its insurer on Romanian road transportation law, tort, contractual responsibility and insurance issues, including on aspects related to Geneva CMR Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road. The firm has acted together with Danish law firm Birch Windahl

Roman | Partners advised Singapore ship owner / operator Oscar Shipping Pte Ltd / JSK Singapore Pte Limited on Romanian maritime law aspects. The firm acted together with Singapore office of UK law firm Hill Dickinson LLP

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