Tax advisory services

In today's business climate and with the growth in cross border transactions, more companies need tax specialists able to handle their clients' needs from both a global and local perspective. Our tax practice includes a complete range of tax planning, compliance and consulting services. Our expert approach to tax planning and consulting draws upon the vast tax experience of our dedicated professionals. We serve a large, diverse client base and this experience provides us with a wealth of intellectual capital regarding tax strategies for a variety of situations.

Raluca Tutu is the leader of our tax practice. She holds a BA cum laude in Finance and an LLM in International Tax from the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law of Vienna University of Economics and Business, and focuses on VAT and indirect tax advice, acting as lead tax counsel on various tax mandates for the firm’s clients. Raluca regularly publishes and contributes with tax related articles and expert views to various media channels. She is the global chairperson of the Indirect Taxes sub group within the International Tax Practice Group of Geneva Group International Raluca is author of the book “Value Added Tax, from Theory to Practice”, Published in December 2012.


  • Tax representation
  • Assistance in appointing a tax/VAT representative
  • Advisory on compliance services, including preparation and submission of the tax returns and tax payments; correspondence with the Romanian tax authorities
  • Assistance in tax recovery. General tax advisory in direct taxation
  • Corporate income tax and permanent establishments
  • Withholding tax - domestic law vs. double tax treaties
  • Individual taxation and stock option plans
  • Investment incentives and profit repatriation
  • Local taxes
  • Dividend taxation
  • EU directives.

General tax advisory in indirect taxation

  • Value Added Tax - domestic law and EU directives
  • Customs
  • Excise duties.

Tax litigation

  • Representation on all or selected phases of, tax audits of various competent tax authorities, including hosting tax audits at our office
  • Drafting written appeals
  • Court litigation.

Tax structuring, transactions and M&A

  • Advisory on corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, cross-border mergers etc.
  • Tax due diligence and agreed upon reviews
  • Tax structuring in the pre-acquisition phase and post-acquisition restructuring
  • Assistance in advance tax ruling applications
  • Real estate tax advisory
  • REIT structuring and advisory
  • Real estate transactional advisory.

Raluca Tutu

Partner, Tax Services

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