CMS Continues to Grow in Romania – Expanding Tax Services

Date: 01/27/2015
CMS, a ‘Top 10’ global law firm, today announces that Roxana Popel has joined the Bucharest office as Head of Tax in Romania.

Gabriel Sidere, Managing Partner of CMS in Romania, comments: "This strategic move will enable CMS to meet growing client demand for support from us in the increasingly complex area of tax legislation and practice. Our clients require a seamless, multi-jurisdictional tax advisory service, whether on a stand-alone basis or as part of the full legal service offered by CMS. We are now even better-equipped to successfully meet our clients’ current and future business needs. This is an exciting time for CMS in Romania – we continue to build for the future and expand our offering in Romania.”

Roxana Popel joins CMS as Head of the Tax department in Romania after 15 years with PwC Romania. "I am very pleased to join CMS. CMS has an excellent reputation across Europe for tax advice and is the perfect platform for the next step in my career. We are committed to providing our clients with high quality, innovative tax solutions wherever they may need them,” comments Roxana Popel who has vast experience advising clients on a wide range of tax matters - domestic and international.

Gabriel Sidere, continues: “We are delighted to have attracted a highly talented senior tax specialist like Roxana who will further develop our tax planning and advice services in Romania. We want to congratulate Roxana on achieving this milestone and her continued success."

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With 15 years’ experience, Roxana Popel is a senior tax specialist and Head of Tax in Romania at CMS. Roxana has broad experience in both Romanian and international corporate taxation, and provides tax planning and advisory services to both multinational and domestic clients in Romania and beyond. Her expertise covers a wide range of services, from advising on bespoke cross-border structuring to drafting and negotiating tax indemnities, as well as assessing the level of tax compliance with applicable legislation, identifying tax optimisation solutions, assisting with tax audits or reviews, and the tax aspects of due diligence. Roxana works with a large portfolio of clients across numerous industry sectors, with a particular focus on the Consumer Products and Retail, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Utilities sectors. Prior to joining CMS, Roxana was a Tax Director at PwC in Romania. During a nine-month secondment in the PwC Sydney office in Australia she further bolstered her international tax experience. Throughout her career Roxana has been actively involved in working groups in discussions with the Romanian Ministry of Finance and recommending updates to the tax legislation in Romania. Roxana is a licensed tax advisor and member of the Romanian Chamber of Certified Tax Consultants.

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