Cristiana works on complex and high-value cross-border litigation and transactional tax cases (particularly in the field of direct tax and European tax law). She has drafted complaints to the European Commission in respect of infringements of EU tax law and while working at the European Commission commenced infringement procedures against EU Member States for breaches of EU direct tax law.
Cristiana is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales (practising) and Ireland (non-practising). She is also a member of Golden Key – International Honor Society, Alpha Chi – National Honor Scholarship Society, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society in the USA. She has received awards from Governor Edward G. Rendell (Pennsylvania, USA) and Governor Bob Taft (Ohio, USA) for excellent leadership initiatives and the Model Destiny Award, which is the highest award conferred, under the patronage of the Romanian Presidency, for academic and career achievements.
In the field of tax, Cristiana has contributed to and published the following articles:
- The DOTAS conundrum: lessons from Hyrax and Curzon (25 June 2019) Tax Journal – written in collaboration with Lee Ellis, partner at Stewarts
- BT Pension Trustees: possible extension of remedies for breach of EU law (9 February 2017) Tax Journal – written in collaboration with Simon Whitehead, partner at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP
- Where is the dividing line between acceptable and unacceptable tax planning for corporates? (27 May 2016) Tax Journal
- The New PSD General Anti-Abuse Rule (3 July 2015) Tax Journal – written in collaboration with Michael Anderson, partner at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP
- Contributed to Professor Dr Raymond Luja’s article Accounting Disclosure of Tax Liabilities, Fair Trial and Self-Incrimination: Should the European Commission Endorse IFRS in the light of European Human Rights? (2010) GREIT Conference Paper Series
Cristiana enjoys travelling, cycling, reading about new discoveries in science and medicine, and when time allows, painting.