The NNDKP Center of Excellence in Fiscal Disputes (NNDKP CELF) has launched together with Oameni si Companii – OSC the CELF community, which is designed to provide a forum for debate for specialists in the legal and finance departments of companies, top executives and entrepreneurs.
NNDKP has been shortlisted once again for the “Romania Law Firm of the Year” award by Chambers Europe.
The Bucharest Court of Appeals has recently decided to refer several questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of the EU law to clarify the lawfulness of the electrical energy production surcharge imposed by Law 259/2021. The request came from a company operating in the renewable energy sector, represented by Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP). Additionally, the Bucharest Court of Appeals referred to the Constitutional Court an objection of unlawfulness relating to the same legal provisions on the surcharge imposed for electrical energy production.
2022 was packed with challenges, but as the year-end draws closer, we realize that these have only made us stronger and more determined. Our team had a professionally rewarding year, and we are thankful for their exceptional work and strong commitment towards our clients. Also, we are grateful to our clients for all the opportunities to work together and to bring their projects to fruition.
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) successfully represented ENEL (E-Distributie Banat) in a complex tax dispute relating to the possibility of the taxpayer deducting the value of tax depreciation for tangible assets (electricity grid connectors) acquired from the company’s clients through transfer, for the calculation of corporate income tax. Initially, tax authorities rejected this possibility based on the way in which the company acquired the connectors (free of charge) and considering the existence of accounting depreciation rules different from the tax depreciation rules that were used.
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) successfully assisted International Game Technology PLC (IGT), one of the global leaders in gaming, in a multi-jurisdictional transaction for the acquisition of iSoftBet, an online games supplier and content aggregator. The transaction included the jurisdictions of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Malta, Romania and the UK and the total deal value amounted to approximately EUR 160 million.
IFLR1000 has released the final groups of rankings for the 2022 edition and NNDKP has maintained a leading position with high rankings in 4 areas of practice:
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) has assisted, since June 2020, the Beverage Producers Alliance comprised of the Brewers of Romania Association and the Romanian Soft Drinks Association in setting up a deposit return system (DRS) for single-use primary packaging. The assistance also included establishing and obtaining the accreditation of RetuRO SGR as sole administrator of the Romanian system.
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) advised PepsiCo in the transaction to acquire a minority shareholding in AQUA Carpatica, the Romanian spring water brand owned by Carpathian Springs SA company, controlled by the businessman Jean Valvis.
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) assisted Isosport, the world market leader in the field of plastic composite materials for the ski and snowboard industry, in a multi-jurisdictional transaction for the acquisition of Novo Tech Group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic products. The transaction involved two production sites located in Poland and Romania (Oradea) which Novo Tech Group operates, with an additional sales location in Belgium. Through this deal, Isosport is strengthening its leading role as a market leader and industry specialist, with a growth strategy focusing on diversifying its business and on identifying and successfully occupying niche markets.