Annual Tax & Legal Conference 2020

Timișoara, Iulius Town, Iulius Congress Hall | 16 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

Andreea Artenie Partner, Reff & Associates

Andreea Șonei Manager Tax, Deloitte Romania - Timișoara

Bogdan Barbu Director, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania

Raluca Bâldea Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Adrian Teampău Director, Taxe indirecte, Deloitte Romania

Ciprian Gavriliu Partner, Tax, Deloitte Romania

Mihaela Popescu Director, Tax, Deloitte Romania

Vlad Boeriu Partner, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Monica Țariuc Senior Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Romania

Bogdan Mărculeț Managing Associate, Reff & Associates

Ovidiu Bălăceanu Senior Managing Associate, Reff & Associates

Alina Mirea Partner, Audit, Deloitte Romania

Victoria Dobre Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Agenda

Conference

  • 08:45 - 09:30

    Welcome coffee and registration

  • 09:30 - 09:40

    Opening speech

    • Vlad Boeriu, Partner, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

  • 09:40 - 11:00

    Discussion panel I - Facing the change, lessons learned from 2019

    Moderator:
    • Vlad Boeriu, Partner, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

    Speakers:
    • Ciprian Gavriliu/ Bogdan Barbu, Partner/ Director, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania
    • Monica Țariuc, Senior Manager, GLobal Employer Services, Deloitte Romania
    • Andreea Șonei, Manager, Corporate Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Andreea Artenie, Partner, Reff & Associates
    • Alina Mirea, Partner, Audit, Deloitte Romania

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Coffee break

  • 11:30 - 11:50

    Sharing a CFO's thoughts

    Special guest:
    • Paul Pintilie, Finance Manager, Profi Rom Food

  • 11:50 - 13:00

    Discussion panel II - Game changers in tax legislation in 2020

    Moderator:
    • Ciprian Gavriliu/ Bogdan Barbu, Partner/ Director, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania

    Speakers:
    • Mihaela Popescu-Ichim, Director, Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Raluca Bâldea, Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Monica Țariuc, Senior Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Romania
    • Andreea Artenie, Partner, Reff & Associates
    • Paul Pintilie, Finance Manager, Profi Rom Food

  • 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

    • Ciprian Gavriliu, Partner, Transfer Pricing, Deloitte Romania
    • Monica Țariuc, Senior Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Romania
    • Andreea Șonei, Manager, Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Victoria Dobre, Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania
    • Bogdan Mărculeț, Managing Associate, Reff & Associates
    • Adrian Teampău, Director, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

  • 16:00

    End of event

Event's location

Iulius Town, Iulius Congress Hall, Timișoara

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Andreea Artenie

Partner, Reff & Associates

Andreea is a Partner with Reff & Associates SCA and serves clients primarily in Litigation practice, being the head of it. With more than 17 years of experience in administrative and tax litigation practice, she coordinates a large number of administrative litigations against national authorities and particularly tax litigation against the tax authorities. The high rate of success recommends Andreea as one of the renowned specialists in fiscal procedural law.

As well, Andreea and her team have a vast experience in commercial litigations, competition related litigations and national commercial arbitration. The team under Andreea’s supervision offers advice and representation before national courts for an important portfolio of administrative and tax litigations, commercial litigations, competition related litigations, employment litigations, enforcement procedures and before arbitration panels in national arbitration. The extensive areas of practice in which Andreea’s expertise is recognized indicate her thorough understanding, as specialist, in matters of law and business reality.

In her capacity of highly specialized professional in the area of tax litigation, Andreea is also a part of the AmCham working group that actively participates in the discussions initiated by the Ministry of Public Finances regarding the New Tax Procedure Code.

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.

Andreea Șonei

Manager, Tax, Deloitte Romania - Timișoara

She has over 15 years of experience in tax consultancy, including tax compliance/reviews, bookkeeping engagements, tax due diligence, advice on complex tax issues, day to day consultancy etc., provided to companies from industries like manufacturing (including automotive), consumer and industrial products, TMT.

Andreea is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants and has extensive experience in dealing with direct taxes and VAT and good knowledge of personal taxation, transfer pricing, tax procedures code, etc.

Andreea holds a Bachelor in Finance and Insurance degree from the Faculty of Economic Studies in Timisoara and a post-graduate degree in Taxation.

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.

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.

Mihaela Popescu

Director, Tax, Deloitte Romania

Mihaela is Director in the corporate and international tax department of Deloitte with more than 10-years of activity as tax advisor. Mihaela has extensive experience in advising clients in domestic and international corporate income tax matters, withholding taxes and local taxes. Her expertise relates in particular to deal/business structuring transactions, tax reviews, due diligence, international tax structuring, M&A and dispute resolution. Along the years, Mihaela has serviced a wide portfolio of domestic and international clients, primarily in the real estate, IT&C, energy and financial services sectors. Mihaela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Banking as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst© chart holder and a member of the local Chamber of Tax Consultants.

Monica Țariuc

Senior Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Romania

Monica is Senior Manager within the Tax department of Deloitte Romania specializing in income tax and social security contributions matters.

In her 10 years of experience in Deloitte Tax, Monica was involved in various local and international tax consultancy projects, serving a significant number of clients in respect of their remuneration policies and the tax treatment applicable income derived by individuals, being it of a dependent or personal nature (e.g. salary income, income obtained as a freelancer, investment income, other income). She also has an extensive experience in mobility projects being a connoisseur of the international legislation on tax and social security.

Monica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and is a member of the Romanian Chamber of Tax Consultants. She is also a Member of the Deloitte global working group on social security matters.

Bogdan Mărculeț

Managing Associate, Reff & Associates

Bogdan is Managing Associate with Reff & Associates and serves clients primarily in Litigation practice. With more than 10 years of experience in dispute resolution, he is highly specialized in complex fiscal litigation cases concerning broad issues in the field of taxation. Bogdan also successfully assisted and represented clients before courts of law with respect to administrative, employment, labor, real estate, infrastructure projects, consumer and commercial law and in various arbitration cases under the International Chamber of Commerce and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

He is also a constant contributor to specialized legal publications, writing on numerous topics in the field of fiscal law, procedural law, international arbitration and energy.

Ovidiu Bălăceanu

Senior Managing Associate, Reff & Associates

Ovidiu is Senior Managing Associate with Reff & Associates and is specialized in environmental legislation.

Ovidiu is one of the most experimented lawyers in Romania in the field of environmental law, area in which he has been activating for over 12 years. Ovidiu assists clients from various fields of activity in verifying and ensuring compliance with the environmental requirements applicable to their projects and activities, supports the litigation team in the disputes which have an environmental component and represents clients before environmental authorities, in controls, permitting procedures and for obtaining official positions on matters of interest to them. An important part of Ovidiu’s activity is focused on the correlated issues of producers’ extended responsibility, waste management and contributions to the Environmental Fund.

Ovidiu is graduate of the Law School of Bucharest University and holds a master’s degree in Internal and International Environmental Law with the Ecological University of Bucharest. Ovidiu is a lawyer, member of the Bucharest Bar, of the Environmental Task Force within the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) and of the Environmental Committee of AmCham.

Alina Mirea

Partner, Audit, Deloitte Romania

Alina Mirea is a Partner in the Audit Practice of Deloitte Romania. She is in charge of domestic and international audits and technical advisory for various local and foreign subsidiaries in Romania, mainly from the manufacturing, retail, distribution, constructions, real estate, banking, sectors, pharmaceutical industry and consumer goods.

Victoria Dobre

Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, Deloitte Romania

Victoria is a Senior 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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