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Gabriel Biris E-mail vCard

Bar affiliation

Bucharest Bar (admitted 2001)

Practice Areas

Tax
Real Estate
M&A

Gabriel is a founding partner of Biriş Goran and is widely regarded as one of the leading tax experts in the country.

Gabriel has over 21 years of experience in Romanian tax matters, having advised clients on complex tax litigation, compliance and structuring issues. He is well-known in the Romanian media for his tireless advocacy for meaningful tax reform to assist the business environment in Romania, and his appointment as Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Finance was a vindication of his efforts.

Between December 2015 and September 2016, Gabriel was Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Finance, in charge of tax legislation. He represented Romania at the First Inclusive Framework of OECD’s Anti-Beps Plan in Kyoto, Japan, in June 2016. During his mandate, he also promoted a future of VAT based on reverse charge with the European Commission.

Gabriel is actively involved in Ready Nation Ro, a Romanian NGO supported by Ready Nation US, which aims to determine a large number of Romanian business leaders to actively engage in creating public policies impacting the early education.

Gabriel is the author of two books about tax: “Despre Fiscalitate şi Competitivitate” (About Tax and Competitiveness) and “Despre Fiscalitate şi Bun Simţ” (About Tax and Good Sense), both published in 2012. Gabriel is the co-author of “Controverse în fiscalitate” (Tax Controversies) published in 2011.

The last eleven editions of Chambers Europe confirm his reputation, ranking him as “highly recommended”.

Legal Guides

The 2018 edition of Chambers Europe has ranked Gabriel, for the eleventh year consecutively, “Highly Recommended” as a leading lawyer for Tax in Romania, noting "Gabriel Biriș is an experienced litigator, representing clients in VAT disputes in particular. He also regularly advises on non-contentious taxation mandates, and is described by clients as "an excellent leader."

The 2017 edition of Chambers Europe notes that "Gabriel Biriș is widely considered an outstanding tax litigation expert. Peers describe him as "the most famous tax lawyer in Romania" and note his recent high-profile role working within the Romanian government. Interviewees also highlight his ability to give creative solutions and say that "his clients appreciate him very much because he is very courageous."

Career

• Partner, Biris Goran (October 2016 - Present)
• Secretary of State, Romanian Ministry of Finance (December 2015-September 2016)
• Partner, Biris Goran (2006-2015)
• Counsel, Salans Bucharest (2005-2006)
• Partner, Head of Taxation Services, Haarman Hemmelrath Romania (2002-2005)
• Senior Manager, Head of Taxation Services, Haarmann Hemmelrath Romania (1998-2002)
• Tax Consultant, Coopers & Lybrand Romania (1995-1998)

Education

• Romanian-American University, Faculty of Law (Law Degree, 2000)
• Technical University of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (Engineering Degree,1995)

Articles

Numerous articles published in the business media on tax matters