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Federico Raffaelli

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Federico Raffaelli joined the firm in 1997 and became Partner in 2008.

He is an expert in national and international tax law and assists blue-chip national and international companies in the property, publishing and energy sectors.
He focuses primarily on corporate and tax consulting in the contexts of direct and indirect taxes, following corporate reorganisations, transfers of holdings and companies and financing and refinancing operations. He has also acquired significant experience assisting and representing companies and individuals in litigation and pre-litigation proceedings.
He also provides consulting services in relation to the international taxation of individuals, in particular on problems related to the monitoring of foreign assets, the application of double taxation treaties and the taxation of income from foreign sources.
He is an auditor in major national and international companies.
He is a lecturer, advisor and speaker for various Master’s programmes, training courses and conferences both in Italy and abroad.


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- Member of the Association of Professional Accountants of Rome
- Member of the Registry of Certified Auditors
- Member of the “Direct Taxes – Business Income” study group of the Association of Certified Public Accountants, Auditors and Advisors of Rome.



Within: Tax

CMS’s ‘strengths are experience and promptness’. The practice is well known for international taxation and also assists with transfer pricing, and the taxation of banking and insurance sector branches as well as with tax issues in connection with cross-border M&A deals and financings. In addition, it acts in tax litigation, negotiations during tax audits, and settlement, mutual agreement and advance pricing procedures.Giuseppe Ascoli, and Roberto Ascoli are highly rated; and Federico Baridon is ‘smart and proactive’. Other key contacts include Stefano Chirichigno, Federico Raffaelli and Giovanni Calì. The team hired former GE Oil & Gas tax director Stefano Giuliano.

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