We are an internationally recommended and award winning Romanian law firm with a client-orientated, innovative and creative approach. Our recognition comes from reputed legal ranking publications at both international and local level.
Our references come in addition from a large number of high profile international clients that have been satisfied with the services provided by our lawyers throughout the time.
We have gained in-depth knowledge of relevant legal framework and practicalities covering all areas of interest for private business and public administration sectors. We are a full-service law firm also providing integrated specialized tax advisory and insolvency (restructuring & bankruptcy) services, our clients coming back to us on every occasion, both for day-to-day advice and strategic assistance in complex transactions, investment projects and disputes.
Our affiliated tax advisors provide innovative and practical tax advisory and compliance services on a standalone basis and as an integrated part of the services rendered by the law firm. Our team of affiliated tax advisors and tax lawyers have the required expertise to provide full support on complex assignments undertaken by our clients. We have significant experience of advising on the full spectrum of tax matters and in-depth understanding of the industries in which our clients operate. This allows us to provide tailor-made tax advice to our clients in a flexible and timely manner. In addition, the experience of our affiliated tax advisors contributes to the development of international tax structures that may bring a competitive advantage to our clients involved in transactions at an international level.
Tax advisory services
- General tax advice on corporate income tax, transfer pricing, VAT, withholding taxes, personal income tax and salary taxes, customs duties, excise duties and local taxes;
- International tax structuring services for Romanian investors;
- Tax due diligence and tax reviews with a view to identifying tax exposures/risks and solutions to address them;
- Assistance in obtaining advance binding rulings and Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) from the Romanian tax authorities.
Tax compliance services
- Assistance with registration for tax purposes in Romania;
- Tax agent/representation services for VAT and capital gains tax due by non-residents;
- Assistance with the preparation of the transfer pricing documentation file;
- Preparation/review of the corporate income tax/VAT/WHT returns;
- Assistance during tax audits undertaken by the Romanian tax authorities;
- Refund services for excess tax liabilities paid to the Romanian tax authorities.
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Advisory (legal and tax) services have gained more popularity nowadays. We have noticed that not even large corporations and major companies perceive professional advice as important, but larger numbers of small to medium-sized players, as well as private clients, seek advice. Therefore the future looks promising.
We aim to grow our client portfolio by adding new clients and retaining our longstanding and existing ones. We hold great pride in the large number of clients who retain our services for long periods of time and we are happy to welcome new ones.
Our forecast, besides turnover increase, consists of the consolidation of our London office and opening of a second European office.
Although we (and our client) are very happy with our team structure and composition, during recent months we are finding the recruitment of new talent challenging.
The percentage varies, but generally at least 50% of our workload has a cross-border and/or international component.
We offer the complete spectrum of Legal, Tax and Insolvency services. As per tax advisory business services, we provide general tax advice on corporate income tax, transfer pricing, VAT, withholding taxes, personal income tax and salary taxes, customs duties, excise duties and local taxes, international tax structuring services for Romanian investors, tax due diligence and tax reviews to identify tax exposures/risks and solutions to address them. We assist in obtaining advance binding rulings and Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) from the Romanian tax authorities.
We believe that by joining BOKS International we have set the base to a mutually beneficial relationship, with the aim of both growing and consolidating our client portfolio whilst making sure the highest client satisfaction standards are met.
Hopefully, in Band 1 & Tier 1 ranking lists of most international professional directories.
Our client profile is dynamic regarding the industry sector our client belongs. As per their nature, most of our clients are either multinational companies with (the intention of opening) a Romanian subsidiary either major local companies with large amounts of activities on international and local levels alike. Although we cover most industry sectors, most recently, there was a consistent increase in the field of technology, life sciences and energy & natural resources.
One recent tax-related assignment involved a Dutch-based global software developer for the banking industry, which requested assistance in drafting the transfer pricing documentation, including Master File and local files for each of its subsidiaries (10 files in total). Work included preparing benchmark studies for numerous jurisdictions: Romania, Lithuania, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Singapore, USA, UAE & Brasil.
On the legal side, we have recently assisted a major healthcare services provider, with activity throughout Europe, in the sale of its business in Sweden. Our assistance included drafting the transaction documents, negotiation, and representation of our Client throughout the entire transaction (letter of intent, NDA, data room set up, etc.). It was an important high-value cross-border transaction developed under Swiss law, extremely interesting as the seller was Swiss, the target was Greek and the buyer was from Sweden.
Through internationally placed communication and equally through affiliation to international networks.
No, throughout our professional journey we have dealt with virtually all sectors.