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Firms in the spotlight: Tax Italy overview

Firms in the spotlight: Tax


Valente Associati GEB Partners is a leading Firm providing legal, tax, transfer pricing and strategic management consultancy services. It advises public companies, large and medium-sized enterprises as well as multinational conglomerates including also SMEs supporting them in every step of their growth, assisting them also before tax authorities at the Courts, at all levels.

The Firm offers a broad range of integrated services through our expert and specialised teams to satisfy client needs through a dynamic/synergetic approach to ensure high-quality deliverables. Our philosophy is that each single client case is not to be viewed strictly from a tax perspective, but should rather be regarded from a broader perspective and a business-minded approach.

Legal developments within the EU and the international community play a pivotal role in MNEs restructuring strategies, and Valente Associati GEB Partners has been paving the way for guidelines, positions, and principles impacting strategic and entrepreneurial group policies.

The Firm’s international tax team also provides assistance to governmental authorities (i.e., in negotiations of bilateral and multilateral agreements between/among States and with the drafting of regulatory documents, among others).

Furthermore, the practical and multi-disciplinary approach of our transfer pricing team - devoted to guaranteeing solid transfer pricing systems and policies that are not only supported by economic substance but are entirely consistent with the legal and accounting framework, also in view of the latest BEPS developments - is particularly appreciated by clients. We thus offer comprehensive services and advice to meet client needs, which is not merely limited to common advice, since we are able to provide support throughout the different phases/key areas of Transfer Pricing (i.e., TP Design, Benchmarking and significant investment in dedicated databases) as well as documentation, defense/risk management strategy (Audits/APAs, MAPs).­

The Firm is also deeply involved and committed to tax policy – and includes a dedicated Tax policy Unit.

By monitoring tax policy initiatives and developments, we can brief our clients in advance and protect their best interests preparing them for any changes that may intervene, in order to avoid disputes and effectively manage risks. Our aim is generally focused also on strengthening our clients’ tax governance and tax risk management policies, both of which will be two key topics in the next couple of years.

In addition, Italy’s tax authorities are known to be particularly aggressive, quite knowledgeable and always keep the pace with all major developments at international level.

During the past few years, the Firm won several sector-specific awards granted by numerous reputable and world renowned organizations both in Italy and abroad

Firm’s Highlights

  • Our trend – Leading Market Position in the Tax Area
  • Comprehensive, innovative and client-centric approach
  • Team’s integrated world-class performance – National and international Partners (eminent experts in all national and international legal/tax areas)
  • Firm’s Spearheading approach/solutions in the tax and transfer pricing field
  • Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) team with solid knowledge and know-how on tax authorities requirements and most common approaches
  • Significant investment in databases for Benchmarking Analyses
  • Our Tax Policy Unit was specifically designed to advise/support/train or update our clients
  • Expertise and outstanding rate of successful (and complex) cases won by our Tax Audit and Tax Litigation Teams coupled with in-depth knowledge of Tax Authorities procedures and methods (national and international)
  • We also provide legal consultancy to Governments
  • Worldwide Presence
  • Significant Investment in Tax R&D
  • Vast Number of Publications (in Italy and Abroad) with the most prominent Publishing Houses in the tax area
  • Some of our professionals are also eminent professors

Italy overview


Valente Associati GEB Partners (VAGP) is a leading firm providing legal, tax and strategic management consulting services. VAGP advises public companies as well as large and medium-sized enterprises and multinational conglomerates (including also SMEs), supporting them in every step of their growth and assisting them before tax authorities and courts of all levels.

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