The Tax Advisory Division of Muşat & Asociaţii is recommended among the leaders of the local market by the British publisher International Tax Review, in its annual study World Tax 2013. Muşat & Asociaţii was ranked in the highest tier accessible to an independent law firm, according to research methodology, having proven significant expertise in all four areas under analysis: transfer prices, corporate tax, indirect tax and fiscal litigation.

“During the past year, numerous amendments to the Fiscal Code determined more and more companies to approach outside experts in their attempt to minimize tax costs and risks, which lead to a 15% increase in our workload, as compared to the previous year. The international recognition of the firm’s competences in this field awards our efforts to consolidate and integrate tax and legal assistance services, with a view to providing our clients with qualified support in all fiscal areas, from optimizing costs with taxes and levies relating to business restructuring, to minimizing customs duties or challenging and canceling in court certain decisions issued by tax authorities”, stated Mona Muşat, Managing Partner Muşat & Asociaţii.

According to the World Tax 2013 study, our tax advisory team “developed its expertise in all areas of tax and won many high-profile mandates” . The publication quotes the opinion of a client: “ I was impressed about the professionalism and pragmatic approach, which I find useful”.

World Tax 2013, a reference analysis in the industry, covers 56 jurisdictions worldwide, among which Romania, and includes in its rankings law firms alongside audit and tax consultancy companies. These hierarchies are based on criteria such as the size of the team, breadth and depth of practice and specialisms, with focus on the quality, innovation and ingenuity reflected in approaching and developing projects, together with the feedback from clients.

Over the last 12 months, Muşat & Asociatii provided tax assistance for leading national and international companies, such as Enel, Enel Green Power, Mega Image (local subsidiary of Delhaize Group), Abbott, Nokia, Eli Lilly, Sterling Resources, Transocean, in comprehensive projects relating to structuring transactions for tax optimization, tax effects in connection with State aid, direct and indirect taxation, VAT and customs duty matters.

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