Position: Associate, Managing Partner
Education: PhD in Law, Summa cum Laudae, with the thesis The Right to Trial within a Reasonable Time (2014, Faculty of Law, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca); Diplome supérieure en droit comparé (2005, class Louis-Edmond Pettiti, Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé, Université Robert Schumann, Strasbourg); Master’s Degree in European Community Institutions and Regulations (2004, Faculty of Law, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca); Law Degree (2003, Faculty of Law, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca)
Bar Affiliation: Arad Bar Association (2005)
Areas of Practice: Tax Law. Tax Litigation, European Law, Administrative Law, Sports Law, European Human Rights Law, Companies and Company Litigation
E-mail: cosmin.costas@costas-negru.ro
Phone: 0733.410246, 0742.410246
Professional Affiliations: International Fiscal Association (Romanian Branch); Romanian Association of Law and European Affairs; Center for Information and Research Organization in Public Finances and Tax Law of Central and Eastern European Countries (Bialystok, Polonia)
Recent Publications: C.F. Costaș, Drept fiscal, Ed. Universul Juridic, București, 2019; C.F. Costaș, Drept financiar, Ed. Universul Juridic, București, 2019; C.F. Costaș, Prejudiciul sau eterna necunoscută a galaxiilor fiscale, penale și de insolvență, Cluj Tax Forum Journal nr. 2/2019; C.F. Costaș (coordonator), Codul de procedură fiscală. Comentariu pe articole, Ed. Solomon, București, 2016

Cosmin Flavius Costaș is one of the founders of the lawyers’ civil partnership Costaș, Negru & Asociații, barrister and managing partner of the law firm. Based on a 14 years experience with Arad Bar Association, he coordinates the firm’s practice in Tax Law, European Law, Administrative Law, Sports Law, European Human Rights Law, Companies and Company Litigation. The lawyer’s professional curriculum includes successful representations before the Court of Justice of the European Union in a number of cases, particularly in the tax field (Scandic Distilleries, Fatorie, Salomie and Oltean, Capoda Import Export, Bara and others, Ispas), innovative solutions concerning the reimbursment of first registration vehicle taxes, various tax litigation cases, pioneer litigation cases concerning abusive clauses in the bank field or damages for unconstitutional Government emergency ordinances. The strength of the legal plea is also given by his position as Associate Professor held with the Public Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Babeș-Bolyai University, where Dr. Costaș teaches the courses of Law of Public Finances, Tax Litigation, Introduction to European Tax Law, Problems of National and European Taxation, European & Comparative Tax Law and contributes to the course dedicated to the Law of Sports. The professor is seriously involved in research, working on a regular basis with the European School for Advanced Fiscal Studies (Bologna). He is the promoter of the fiscal conference Cluj Tax Forum and editor of Cluj Tax Forum Journal.