Emanuel is an EY Partner and leads the Tax Policy and Controversy practice in Romania, based in Bucharest, overseeing a team of 17 lawyers who specialize in tax and tax procedure matters.
He has 20 years of experience in tax litigation, 12 of which have been in a
Big Four environment. He also headed the legal departments of various multinational companies dealing with a highly regulated
environment, especially taxation.
Emanuel developed a high profile in dispute resolution and has extensive experience in tax planning, negotiating with the relevant tax authorities, and assisting clients in challenging tax decisions by authorities in areas including transfer pricing, excise, VAT and CIT.
He assisted and represented taxpayers in challenging tax assessment decisions issued by tax authorities for alleged breach of regulations concerning the payment of various taxes, in challenging the enforcement procedure illegally started by the tax authorities, as well as, in suspending the effects of the tax assessment decision.
Emanuel is the only tax litigator who managed to reopen in a court of law two of the biggest Romanian refineries, which had been shut down by the Romanian tax authorities.
Emanuel is member of the AmCham committee for taxation and actively involved in redrafting the New Tax Procedure Code that entered into force as of January 2016. He regularly contributes to the annual “Doing Business Report” prepared by the World Bank, several tax and law magazines, and the International Tax Review.