Annual Tax & Legal Conference 2020

Cluj-Napoca, Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton | 14 January 2020

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This edition is dedicated to an extensive debate regarding the 2019 retrospective in terms of legislation and fiscal procedure at national and international level and we will highlight the impact on the Romanian economy. We will also talk about major tax changes that took place in 2019 and the ones that will follow in 2020.

Speakers

Alexandra Smedoiu Partner, Tax, Deloitte Romania

Cristi Secrieru Partner, Reff & Associates

Bogdan Barbu Director, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania

Adrian Teampău Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Elena Răileanu Global Employer Services Manager, Deloitte Romania

Simona Goje Senior Manager, Tax, Deloitte Romania – Cluj-Napoca

Vlad Boeriu Partner, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Simona Mergeani Senior Manager, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania

Oana Buhăescu Director, Audit, Deloitte Romania

Agenda

Conference

  • 08:45 - 09:30

    Welcome coffee and registration

  • 09:30 - 09:40

    Opening speech

    • Alexandra Smedoiu, Partner, Tax, Deloitte Romania

  • 09:40 - 11:00

    Discussion panel I – Facing the change, lessons learnt from 2019

    Moderator:
    • Alexandra Smedoiu, Partner, Tax, Deloitte Romania

    Speakers:
    • Bogdan Barbu, Director, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania
    • Simona Goje, Senior Manager, Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Elena Răileanu, Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Romania
    • Cristi Secrieru, Partner, Reff & Associates
    • Oana Buhăescu, Director, Audit, Deloitte Romania

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Coffee Break

  • 11:30 - 11:45

    Sharing a CFO’s thoughts

    Special guest:
    • Ioana Birta, CFO, TeraPlast Group

  • 11:45 - 13:00

    Discussion panel II - Game changers in tax legislation in 2020

    Moderator:
    • Bogdan Barbu, Director, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania

    Speakers:
    • Alexandra Smedoiu, Partner, Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Vlad Boeriu, Partner, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Cristi Secrieru, Partner, Reff & Associates
    • Elena Răileanu, Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Romania
    • Ioana Birta, CFO, TeraPlast Group

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch

Workshop

  • 14:00 - 16:00

    Tax audits: news and practices & how to manage unannounced tax audits; Tax audits conducted by the Administration of the Environmental Fund

    • Vlad Boeriu, Partner, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Elena Răileanu, Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Romania
    • Simona Goje Senior Manager, Tax, Deloitte Romania – Cluj-Napoca
    • Simona Mergeani Senior Manager, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania
    • Adrian Teampău, Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

  • 16:00

    End of event

Event's location

Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton - Strada Sindicatelor, Nr. 9-13, Cluj-Napoca

Contact

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Alexandra Smedoiu

Partner, Tax, Deloitte Romania

Alexandra is the Partner in charge with the corporate income tax practice of Deloitte Romania; she specializes in advising multinational companies and local entrepreneurs on local tax matters, as well as international tax structures. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Economics and a Master’s Degree in International Project Management.

Alexandra was involved in a variety of international tax structuring projects, business reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, corporate income tax consultancy projects, due diligences, transfer pricing reviews etc. She is a regular speaker at business events, writer of specialty articles and expert opinions in local newspapers, as well as a trainer at numerous internal and external trainings on various tax topics. She was also extensively involved in advocacy matters related to tax legislation applicable to banks, investment funds and insurance companies.

Alexandra is a Chartered Financial Analyst© chart holder and a Vice-President of CFA Society Romania, a non-profit organization that reunites top professionals in the financial services industry. She is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT UK) and a member of the local Chamber of Tax Consultants.

Vlad Boeriu

Partner, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Vlad is a professional with over 15 years of experience in tax consultancy, being one of Deloitte's most important specialists in this sector, with significant international exposure.

He is currently the Coordinator of the Indirect Tax Department, offering tax consultancy services and tax reporting services to large international and multinational companies, major companies in areas such as pharmaceuticals and health, technology, energy, FMCG, retail, etc. Vlad assisted clients in numerous tax audits, appeals and litigations, as well as in other proceedings before tax authorities such as binding ruling, obtaining tax incentives, etc.

He is recognized as ”Highly regarded in Indirect Tax” and ” Highly regarded in Tax Controversy” by the International Tax Review.

He is also a member of the Chamber of Fiscal Consultants in Romania, tax expert - independent or expert party for different courts of justice and arbitration.

Vlad Boeriu is a graduate of International Business, holds a Masters in Tax Law and has attended MBA courses at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Cristi Secrieru

Partner, Reff & Associates

Cristi is Senior Managing Associate with Reff & Associates and serves clients primarily in Litigation practice. With more than 14 years of experience in litigation and arbitration, he developed his key areas of expertise in taxation and public administration, but he also assisted clients in certain public procurement or commercial disputes. In the context of diversification and enhanced interaction with public authorities, with complex implication in private entities’ life, Cristi has successfully assisted a series of major actors across a broad spectrum of industries, such as energy, oil & gas and retail & wholesale. He is a constant presence at the events in the field of taxation, participating as a lecturer at numerous seminars and conferences on topics of interest in this area.

Bogdan Barbu

Director, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania

Bogdan is a Director in the Tax Department of Deloitte specialized in Transfer Pricing and International Taxation and the leader of the “Industrial Products and Services, Chemicals and Specialty Materials” subindustry in Deloitte Romania.

Working with Deloitte since 2008 and having been part of numerous tax consultancy projects, Bogdan has valuable experience in providing services particularly in the area of transfer pricing to private organisations, part of Romanian or multinational groups of companies. His main focus is on the Industrial and Consumer products and Life Science and Healthcare industries.

Bogdan is a regular speaker at events, author of specialty articles, as well as a trainer at various internal and external trainings on different tax subjects. He is also involved in matters related to the tax legislation applicable to transfer pricing.

Bogdan holds a License Degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in the Management of International Business. He also holds a Transfer Pricing Certificate awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation in London and is a chartered certified tax advisor, member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants.

Raluca Bâldea

Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Raluca is a Director within the Indirect Tax Department of Deloitte Romania, specialized in VAT.

Particularly in Energy, Raluca focuses on both Oil & Gas and Electricity sector. Raluca has gathered an extensive experience in assisting local and multinational companies in projects: tax structuring and optimization, tax due diligence, tax advisory, tax reviews or tax litigations, as well as tax representation Currently Raluca is the coordinator for Kuwait Petroleum on its tax compliance and tax advisory activities in more than 24 Central Europe and non-Central Europe countries.

Raluca is a chartered tax advisor, member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants and tax expert registered at National Courts. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

Adrian Teampău

Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Adrian is a Director within the Indirect Tax Department of Deloitte Romania, specialized in consultancy on VAT and environmental matters as well IT automations.

Adrian is active in advisory field for over 14 years, delivering various tax projects for multinational companies in manufacturing, automotive, real estate, pharma, retail and consumer goods.

Currently, Adrian concentrates on development and delivery of services on environment matters such as taxes due to the environmental fund, reusable packages, procedures, trainings.

Adrian also develops IT applications that automate tax processes with the aim of increasing tax efficiency and reducing tax risks.

Adrian is a member of the working groups of FIC and AmCham Romania, discussing and proposing draft legislation on tax matters. Adrian has a diploma in Economics with the Romanian-American University and is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants.

Elena Răileanu

Global Employer Services Manager, Deloitte Romania

Elena is a Manager in the Tax department of Deloitte Romania and has a significant experience in tax advisory, of more than 7 years. She is specialized in the taxation of salary income and private income.

Elena was involved in in projects with different types of consultancy services for taxation of income obtained by individuals and proposals with respect to assignment structures for mobile employees, being involved also in structuring the remuneration package. Her projects cover also tax review services, as well as advisory on tax incentives for employees who perform working activities in different industries (software development, research and development, construction).

Her professional experience covers different industries such as: manufacturing, retail and consumer, telecommunications and media, life science health and care. Her clients are multinational companies with international work force.

Elena holds a bachelor degree from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, specialization Finance and Banking, and a master degree in Stock Market and Financial management. She is also currently a student at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Simona Goje

Senior Manager, Tax, Deloitte Romania – Cluj-Napoca

Simona Goje is a Senior Manager within the Direct Tax department of Deloitte Romania, Cluj - Napoca office.

Simona has 13 years of experience in tax consultancy, her field of expertise covering corporate taxes.

Her professional experience includes various projects, such as: tax advisory on local and international aspects, business reorganization projects, deferred tax assessments, transfer pricing projects, assistance within tax inspections, tax reviews and tax audits, as well as local tax compliance.

Simona has worked for clients that are activating mainly in the following industries: Retail and Consumer Goods, IT, Automotive and various Manufacturing industries.

Simona is a chartered tax advisor, member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants. She has a license degree in Finance and Banking from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, West University in Timisoara.

Simona Mergeani

Senior Manager, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania

Simona is a Senior Manager in the Transfer Pricing Department of Deloitte Romania.

She has over 9 years of professional experience in the field of taxation being specialized in transfer pricing services. Simona has conducted transfer pricing documentation projects for intra-group transactions carried out by multinational companies that mainly operate in the Manufacturing, Retail, Real estate, Life science & Healthcare and has assisted clients during various tax audits.

Moreover, Simona has been involved in a wide range of projects for preparing and reviewing transfer pricing documentation, consulting for multinational and local business groups or restructuring projects.

Simona holds a bachelor’s degree in International Economics Affairs and a master degree in International Financial Risk Management, both from Academy of Economics Bucharest. Simona is a chartered certified tax advisor and a member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Advisors.

Oana Buhăescu

Director, Audit, Deloitte Romania

With an extensive knowledge of auditing and advisory services for more than 13 years, Oana is an Audit Director as well as Deputy Professional Practice Director (PPD) for Deloitte Romania and responsible for the coordination of the Cluj Napoca office audit team. Oana’s portfolio is mostly dual reporting - Romanian Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and she has experience in US GAAP and SOX audits. In addition to the financial audit engagements, Oana was involved in due diligence projects, market research and business plans, as well as advisory services. She is a member of Romanian Chambers of Auditors (CAFR), a member of Body of Expert and Licensed Accountants of Romania (CECCAR), as well as ACCA member and a certified fiscal consultant.

Ciprian Gavriliu

Partner, Tax, Deloitte Romania

Ciprian is a Partner in the tax practice of Deloitte Romania, having more than 15 years of experience in Romania tax law. Ciprian is the leader of Transfer Pricing practice in Deloitte Romania.

He has participated to numerous projects regarding international taxation and has assisted various Romanian or international private organizations to identify and manage successfully tax issues, especially the ones regarding transfer pricing.

He has experience is several industries such as Automotive, Manufacturing, Retail, Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Financial Services Industry, Real Estate, Life Science & Healthcare and Energy & Resources.

Ciprian is a member of Romanian Chamber of Tax Advisors, member of the Romanian Chamber of the Chartered and Certified Accountants and member of the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors.

He has written numerous articles in the field, he is a frequent guest of many events, and debates regarding international taxation, especially, transfer pricing. In addition, he is directly involved in discussion with the Romanian authorities about changes in the tax legislation through American Chamber of Commerce and Foreign Investment Council. He is active in the business leaders’ community as well as in the Romania university environment by organizing dedicated events and seminars.

Victoria Dobre

Manager, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Victoria is a Manager within the Indirect Tax Department of Deloitte Romania, specialized in VAT.

With extensive experience in VAT matters on all industries, Victoria is focused in the recent period mainly in transactions within industries such as automotive, manufacturing and TMT. 

During time she developed a solid background on Romanian and EU legislation as well as European jurisprudence regarding VAT as she has been participating in various types of projects. 

Her particular areas of expertise includes VAT reviews, due dilligance projects, fiscal structuring, assistance during tax inspections and litigations on VAT matters provided to a wide range of national and multinational companies.

Victoria is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants since 2015.

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