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Giovanni B Calì

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Giovanni B. Calì began his collaboration with the Firm in 1990 and in 1994 became Partner.

He mainly carries out consultancy in the field of tax and corporate affairs. His areas of specialization include:

  • tax and corporate law aspects of domestic and cross border M&A transactions;
  • transfer pricing policies and documentation as well as procedures to prevent or resolve the relevant disputes (advance pricing agreements and mutual agreement procedures);
  • international taxation in general, including issues relevant to residence and the transfer of residence from or to Italy, the taxation of Italian permanent establishments of companies resident abroad and the taxation of foreign permanent establishments of companies resident in Italy, the application of bilateral treaties to avoid double taxation and of the EU directive on the taxation of dividends, interest and royalties, anti-tax haven rules, CFC rules and foreign tax credit issues;
  • the application of VAT in cross border transactions as well as in the real estate industry and in the financial sector.

His clients are mainly corporations belonging to multinational groups operating in the following sectors: energy, oil and gas, travel and leisure, electronic, pharmaceutical, real estate, insurance.
He is president or member of the board of statutory auditors of a number of major companies.
He teaches in several postgraduate courses and speaks at national and international conferences.


Italian, English and French


- Order of Accountants and Accounting Experts of Rome
- IFA - International Fiscal Association



Within: Tax

CMS is 'highly professional, flexible and available to support clients at any time'. Widely respected for international tax matters and tax disputes, the practice has also developed expertise in digital economy-related tax implications. Stefano Chirichigno assisted HP Italy with the tax evaluation of its acquisition of Samsung Electronics' printer business. Giuseppe Ascoli heads the Italian tax department, Giovanni Calì is 'really impressive', and Beatrice Fimiani and Fabrizio Alimandi are notable counsels. Berardo Lanci was made partner and former GE oil and gas tax director Stefano Giuliano was hired in 2017.

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