Criminal Law & Corporate Crime

Costaș, Negru & Asociații provides legal assistance and representation in criminal business law. In this respect, we manage activities such as drafting and pleading of criminal complaints for financial crimes, as well as legal representation in subsequent procedures in regard to criminal liability, in both the civil action and the criminal action that are to be discussed in a criminal trial.

At the same time, we are able to provide consultancy, legal advice and representation at the highest possible standard in all the stages of a trial in criminal files regarding offenses such as tax evasion, money laundering, banking and corporate crime and other financial crimes. In addition, we offer legal advice concerning the legal and economic limits of business reorganization, including tax optimization.

Costaș, Negru & Asociații ensures professional assistance in this area due to our experience earned in this particular type of litigation as well as in adjacent financial or tax cases. In fact, our double specialization allows us to be significantly better placed when analyzing complex files which involve elements of tax law and criminal law and structuring the best possible legal solutions in both categories.

For example, our firm managed to secure in court one of the first acquittals based on the incidence of Decision no. 102 of 17 February 2021 of the Romanian Constitutional Court, for allegations of tax evasion in a criminal trial that were already cleared in a tax trial (application of ne bis in idem and legal certainty principles). We have also convinced the criminal courts to directly apply G.E.O. nr. 69/2020 and exonerate the accused of significant amounts representing tax interest in tax evasion cases, where the principal has been previously paid.

We duly represent companies and/or companies’ employees in various criminal procedures concerning cases of an economic nature.