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Valente Associati GEB Partners

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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.

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BonelliErede

Led by tax law specialist Andrea SilvestriBonelliErede's sizeable team advises on corporate tax, international taxation and transfer pricing issues. The practice fields several experienced partners, including Marco AddaStefano Brunello (who is a member of the tax litigation and private equity teams) and Andrea Manzitti. Other key tax law specialists are Stefano Simontacchi and Riccardo Ubaldini, as well as senior counsel Francesco Saverio ScandoneMatteo Fanni recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Silvestri

Other key lawyers:

Marco Adda; Stefano Brunello; Andrea Manzitti; Stefano Simontacchi; Riccardo Ubaldini; Francesco Saverio Scandone; Matteo Fanni 

Testimonials

Very strong technical taxation and financial skills.’

The firm makes use of a large group of high-level professionals, who are capable of providing 360-degree tax support; this allows us to achieve results with high levels of reliability, even for significantly complex matters.

The firm achieved the best possible result for us.

We are very appreciative of the firm’s advisory strengths and capabilities in both tax and related law; it also has excellent teamwork which supports us in every possible way, listening to and understanding our problems carefully and patiently.

Andrea Manzitti and his team have always provided outstanding assistance.

Marco Adda shows empathy with the client to best serve its needs.

A standout partner is Riccardo Ubaldini, who is an excellent leader with a well-deserved, highly enviable reputation. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate him. Whatever he promises us, we know he and his team will always achieve the best result for us!’

Senior counsel Francesco Saverio Scandone always supports us efficiently and effectively. Whenever we have questions, we always immediately receive support with clear guidance.

Key clients

Bulgari

Coca Cola

Google

LVMH

Unilever

Marie Tecnimont

Philip Morris

Tim

UBI Banca

Work highlights

  • Assisted Fluidmesh Network (FN), and its sellers, with the tax aspects of FN’s sale to Cisco Systems.
  • Assisted Ardian with the tax structuring of its agreement (with TIM) for an Ardian-led consortium to invest in a holding company, into  which 30.2% of the co-controlling stake in Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane will be transferred.
  • Assisted Norma SPV S.r.l. and Norma ReoCo S.r.l. with an innovative tax structure, which permitted the creditor to repossess five tanker vessels following an Italian bankruptcy procedure.

Chiomenti

Chiomenti's team has tax-related finance expertise, and it is also noted for its market-leading capabilities in corporate, M&A and real estate tax, transfer pricing, private client and tax litigation. International tax law expert Raul-Angelo Papotti heads up the department, which includes Massimo Antonini and Marco Di Siena; the latter focuses on the tax aspects of extraordinary corporate transactions, M&A, litigation and family asset restructuring. Also key to the group are experienced partners Paolo Giacometti and Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio, of counsel Giovanni Carpenzano and recently promoted managing counsel Antonino Guida.

Practice head(s):

Raul-Angelo Papotti

Other key lawyers:

Massimo Antonini; Marco Di Siena; Paolo Giacometti; Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio; Giovanni Carpenzano; Antonino Guida; Giovanni Barbagelata; Irene Pellecchia; Gabriele Paladini

Testimonials

Chiomenti is very reliable, as it always provides in-depth answers and comes up with the best solution.

The professionals are very timely in providing reliable solutions.

Extremely prepared lawyers with great responsiveness.

Responsive and commercially minded.

The best tax firm in Italy – they consistently deliver top-quality, legal advice that is tailored to the mandate.

Raul-Angelo Papotti is widely regarded as one of the best tax lawyers in Italy and that has been my experience. He is our go-to Italian adviser for tax consulting and contentious matters.

Paolo Giacometti is a very experienced and talented professional.’

I am very honoured to have Massimo Antonini as a consultant.

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Avio S.p.A.

Investindustrial

CBRE Global Investors

LifeBrain AG

OpCapita

Cerberus Capital Management

HSBC

Cinven Limited

UBI Banca S.p.A.

JP Morgan Chase

Nomura

Valtur Group S.p.A.

Banca Generali S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley

BNL S.p.A.

Credit Suisse

Saipem group

Mediaset group

Huawei Technologies

Olympus Group

Enel S.p.A.

Allegra Versace

Naval Group

Mediacom Group

Work highlights

  • Advised French state-owned multinational Naval Group on the tax structuring surrounding a joint venture with Italian maritime giant Fincantieri.
  • Advised ASTM, a large Italian infrastructure company, on the tax aspects surrounding a partial tender offer for SIAS, a worldwide railways operator, and the subsequent merger of the two companies.
  • Advised Mediaset on the tax aspects surrounding the tripartite cross-border merger of Mediaset Spa and Mediaset Espana Communication into Mediaset Investment.

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici resulted from Gatti Pavesi Bianchi merging with tax law firm LUDOVICI PICCONE & PARTNERS in January 2021. Paolo Ludovici is a 'top-level' partner, while tax litigator Pietro Piccone Ferrarotti is a 'skilled negotiator'. Michele Aprile specialises in real estate, corporate, group and individual taxation, taxation of financial instruments and transactions, and international and EU tax law. Loredana Conidi has expertise in corporate and group taxation, along with M&A and business restructuring. Also key to the group are experienced partners Andrea Iannaccone and Andrea Prampolini. Massimo Giaconia was a new arrival in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Ludovici; Pietro Piccone Ferrarotti

Other key lawyers:

Michele Aprile; Loredana Conidi; Andrea Iannaccone; Andrea Prampolini; Massimo Giaconia

Testimonials

Expertise, speed and correct pricing. I especially appreciate the proactivity in highlighting potential risks or opportunities.

We have found not only great professionalism and considerable technical economic-legal knowledge, but also a remarkable ability to understand our needs and peculiarities.

The practice is managed by professionals of an outstanding level, with extensive expertise in tax law, but above all a great understanding of business.

Combination of extremely strong technical credentials and qualities while remaining pragmatic and solutions-focused.

Paolo Ludovici is a top-level professional and very trustworthy.

Paolo Ludovici and Pietro Piccone Ferrarotti stand out for their excellent technical and client-relations skills.

Pietro Piccone Ferrarotti is a professional with high-level technical skills, combined with an available and extremely responsive approach to client requests. He is also a skilled negotiator who uses clear and direct language, and prepares his cases very well.

Andrea Prampolini is very precise in his reasoning and very clear in his explanations.

Key clients

Värde Partners

The Walt Disney Company

Prysmian Group

Open Fiber

De Agostini Group

Illimity Bank

Luxottica

Coca Cola HBC Group

CNH

Prelios SGR

Work highlights

  • Assisted Värde Partners with the tax aspects of the €600m sale of a portfolio of eight luxury hotels in Europe.
  • Acted for BIP – Business Integration Partners on the tax structuring aspects of the acquisition of UK-based consultancy firm Chaucer.
  • Advised Unicredit on the tax aspects of the transfer of a large-value, NPL residential mortgage portfolio to a securitisation vehicle.

Maisto e Associati

Maisto e Associati stands out for high-value matters, including complex tax litigation, as well as international taxation. Founding partner Guglielmo Maisto has a longstanding reputation as one of Italy's leading tax lawyers. Marco Cerrato's experience includes major cases involving the residence of companies, withholding tax and transfer pricing. Other highly respected practitioners are Marco Valdonio and Aurelio Massimiano. 'Excellent professionalStefano Tellarini rejoined the firm from Ludovici Piccone & Partners. Of counsel Gabriella Cappelleri also provides strong support.

Practice head(s):

Guglielmo Maisto

Other key lawyers:

Marco Cerrato; Marco Valdonio; Aurelio Massimiano; Stefano Tellarini; Gabriella Cappelleri

Testimonials

The firm is indisputably a leader in the Italian market – definitely a notch above its competitors.

Very pragmatic tax advice that is clear, concrete and concise.

Competence, reliability and authority.

The team is very approachable and friendly to engage with – working with them is a pleasure.

Stefano Tellarini is an excellent professional, who is very prepared and quick to understand the implications of the most complex structures, including transnational ones. In addition, Stefano always strives to seek an innovative and brilliant solution to problems.

Stefano Tellarini is very responsive and provides advice that is not only of good theoretical quality but also pragmatic – no sitting on the fence. He also has a good view of market practice and the stance of the tax authorities.

Marco Valdonio and Marco Cerrato always take a very practical and solution-driven approach, which ensures they meet our expectations and that costs are managed accordingly.

Key clients

Atlantia

Bayer

Citibank

COIMA

FCA Group

McDonalds

Mediolanum

Permira

PVH Group

Salvatore Ferragamo

Valentino

Work highlights

  • Advised the FCA Group on the tax implications of an agreed merger with the PSA Groupe.
  • Assisted Permira with the tax aspects of the acquisition of Golden Goose, a luxury fashion brands.
  • Acted for Valentino in litigation surrounding the value attributed to trade mark Valentino.

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi E Associati

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi E Associati's recent work included complex M&A and financing transactions. Also notable is that the practice's involvement in transfer pricing matters has increased significantly, and it has also secured favourable outcomes in several tax disputes. Lorenzo Piccardi consistently plays key roles in the firm's most notable deals. Cristiano Caumont Caimi is a tax litigation specialist, as is Giancarlo Zoppini, who regularly defends clients in Supreme Court-level cases. Other highly regarded partners are Marcello Valenti, Laura Gualtieri and Fabrizio Colombo, as well as Antonio Vitali and Simone Zucchetti. Stefania Trezzini, Laura Puddu, Fabrizio Cancelliere and Matteo Porqueddu made associate partners in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Piccardi

Other key lawyers:

Cristiano Caumont Caimi; Giancarlo Zoppini; Marcello Valenti, Laura Gualtieri; Fabrizio Colombo; Antonio Vitali; Simone Zucchetti; Stefania Trezzini; Laura Puddu; Fabrizio Cancelliere; Matteo Porqueddu

Testimonials

Enjoying a long history, the firm’s reputation has strengthened over time. The professionals are outstanding and they have great understanding of business.

The firm integrates perfectly with the dynamics of the various departments of our company, and often manages to grasp non-tax problems that we have not identified; and it is always able to propose effective solutions.

The key differentiator for the firm, when compared to its peers in the Italian market, is the clarity and robustness of its advice – they have the individuals, knowledge and practical experience to express an opinion and stand behind it!

Fabrizio Colombo is a leading expert across the full spectrum of local Italian law, including complex structuring and tax litigation. He is always available, incredibly knowledgeable, and willing to express a robust opinion rather than sit on the fence.

Cristiano Caumont Caimi managed a tax dispute with great effectiveness, particularly with regard to the international aspects. In my thirty years of experience with tax firms and auditing/consulting firms, I have rarely found these qualities.

The availability of Laura Gualtieri is simply unique; her distinctive professionalism and skills make an effective and constructive, professional contribution.

The support offered by associate partner Stefania Trezzini has been top-class, and I can see her being a leading light at the firm in due course.

Key clients

AEDES SIIQ S.p.A.

AgosDucato S.p.A

A2A S.p.A

Amec Foster Wheeler Italiana S.r.l.

Assicurazioni Generali

Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A.

Banca Popolare di Vicenza S.c.p.A.

Banco BPM S.p.A

BC Partners LLP

COIMA SGR S.p.A.

Credit Suisse A.G.

doBank S.p.A.

Eurostazioni S.p.A.

FSI SGR S.p.A.

F2i SGR S.p.A.

Gamenet S.p.A.

GE Italia Holding S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs International

GVM Real Estate S.r.l.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Qatar Holding LLC

Sapinda Holding B.V.

Sinterama S.p.A.

Trevi – Finanziaria Industriale S.p.A.

TUS-Holding Co. Ltd.

Unicredit Group

Unipol Gruppo S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Acted as tax adviser to Intesa Sanpaolo, in relation to the transfer of its merchant acquiring business unit to the Nexi group.
  • Advised Assicurazioni Generali on the tax structuring for the establishment of a strategic partnership with Cattolica.
  • Advised BC Partners LLP on the tax issues surrounding the acquisition of a 20% stake in So.Fi.M.A.

CMS

CMS 'always shows great preparation and understanding of corporate dynamics', and fields experts in both transactional and contentious matters. In addition, it offers niche expertise in energy and digital economy-related taxation. Giuseppe Ascoli, Roberto AscoliGiovanni Calì and Stefano Chirichigno are among the highly regarded advisers in the group. Corporate and international tax specialist Carlo Gnetti, transfer pricing expert Mario d’Avossa and counsel Riccardo Vaccaro all joined from Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie in 2020. In addition, Fabrizio Alimandi recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Ascoli

Other key lawyers:

Roberto Ascoli; Giovanni Calì; Stefano Chirichigno; Carlo Gnetti; Mario d’Avossa; Riccardo Vaccaro; Stefano Giuliano; Berardo Lanci; Mario Martinelli; Federico Raffaelli; Guido Zavadini

Testimonials

Great for its availability, speed of responses, skills, and ultimately the ability to be a business partner.

The firm always shows great preparation and understanding of corporate dynamics.

We appreciate its professionalism and collaborative spirit.

Brilliant client-handling skills and a problem-solving focus; always available for its clients.

Excellent availability, high-quality partners and associates, and lateral thinking.

Great resources in various capacities and at different levels.

We like the availability, professionalism and client skills of Giuseppe Ascoli.

Stefano Chirichigno is an extremely capable professional, who is gifted with a critical spirit and knowledge of companies. He knows how to instil security, even when faced with great difficulties.

Key clients

Obton

Unicredit

Work highlights

  • Advised Obton on the tax implications of transactions that related to the refinancing of an Italian sub-group, which produces electric energy from photovoltaic plants.
  • Assisted Unicredit with the fiscal aspects of the sale and purchase of shares.

Di Tanno Associati

Di Tanno Associati has longstanding experience in M&A transactions, as well as tax litigation settlements and tax rulings. The practice has a strong profile among private equity and real estate funds, and also high-net-worth (HNW) individuals. Tommaso Di Tanno is the widely esteemed founding partner. Fabio Brunelli is recommended for both tax-related transactions and litigation. Other key partners include Ottavia Alfano, Enrico PaulettiDomenico PonticelliPaolo Serva and Marco SandoliCarlo CurtiAntonio Cuoco and Sabrina Tronci are associates to note.

Practice head(s):

Tommaso Di Tanno; Fabio Brunelli

Other key lawyers:

Ottavia Alfano; Enrico Pauletti; Domenico Ponticelli; Paolo Serva; Marco Sandoli; Carlo Curti; Antonio Cuoco; Sabrina Tronci

Testimonials

Competence, professionalism and relationships with the clients that are based on total collaboration – ready to solve any problem immediately!

Excellent ability to identify and summarise the risks and opportunities of transactions, with excellent support during the day-to-day life of companies.

Methodological approach and the ability to understand immediately even the most complex issues, and provide an opinion quickly.

High levels of availability and technical competence, combined with  knowledge of our industry and company.

Tommaso Di Tanno is undoubtedly recognised for his excellence.

Precision, meticulousness and customer care from Fabio Brunelli.

Ottavia Alfano has strong commercial sense, with the ability to understand the client’s problems quickly and the creativity needed to propose efficient solutions.

Key clients

Vodafone Italia

ENEL

Nexi

SEA S.p.A.

Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A.

Logista Italia S.p.A.

Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A.

Anima Holding

Lone Star Funds

Azimut Capital Management SGR S.p.A.

Neuberger Berman

F2i

Carlyle

Covivio

CDP Immobiliare S.r.l.

Matic Mind

Veronagest

Alma – Agenzia per il Lavoro Interinale

INARCASSA – Cassa Nazionale degli Ingegneri e degli Architetti liberi professionisti

Test Industry

Alchemy Special Opportunities

Prelios S.p.A.

Warrant Hub S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Neuberg Bergman on the tax aspects of a significant M&A deal.
  • Advised Evoca on the tax issues surrounding the successful completion of two transactions involving different jurisdictions.
  • Advised Iniziativa Gestione Investimenti SGR on a complex tax matter that involved multiple parties.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's tax practice, which is jointly led by the highly-rated Antonio Tomassini and Christian Montinari, has a strong reputation for audits and litigation, cross-border reorganisations, tax restructuring, M&A, wealth planning, VAT and transfer pricing. Federico Pacelli is responsible for the Italian transfer pricing practice. Andrea Di Dio previously worked for the Italian Tax Police. In addition, other key figures are Alessandro Martinelli and Giovanni Iaselli. Counsel Antonio Martino is a white-collar crime expert. Carlotta Benigni is an active tax director.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Tomassini; Christian Montinari

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Di Dio; Alessandro Martinelli; Federico Pacelli; Giovanni Iaselli; Antonio Martino; Carlotta Benigni

Testimonials

Solid international network in addition to its expertise in Italian taxation.

Ability to understand quickly and effectively the client’s needs.

Devoted to solving clients’ problems with high-level technical skills.

The firm’s approach to client’s needs is complete, thanks to the multidisciplinary approach of all the professionals involved.

The strength I found, when compared to other law firms is the perfect synergy between teams from different departments, which are able to work together perfectly on an individual case.

Antonio Tomassini is a unique professional on the Italian tax consultancy scene, thanks to his technical, client relations and execution skills in all tax matters.

Antonio Tomassini, Federico Pacelli and Christian Montinari have a strong propensity to listen, and to give coherent and understandable answers. Furthermore, they always try to find simple and effective solutions.

Andrea Di Dio is an exceptional lawyer, who has supported us extensively on a range of matters. He is very focused and commercial in his approach, bringing to bear all the best internal resources from DLA Piper (also internationally).

Key clients

Saint-Gobain

Iliad

Telecom

Intesa San Paolo – Fideuram group

Econocom

Cremonini

FCA

Italcementi – Heidelberg

Newlat

Work highlights

  • Advised on the tax and transfer pricing aspects of a joint venture between Cremonini Group and Percassi Group.
  • Provided tax assistance to Crédit Agricole Italia in relation to a preliminary sale contract for a property complex.
  • Assisted Telecom Italia with the definition of the transfer pricing policy that is applied to intercompany transactions.

Facchini Rossi Michelutti Studio Legale Tributario

Facchini Rossi Michelutti Studio Legale Tributario has particular expertise in corporate and M&A-related tax, including the taxation of companies, financial institutions and private equity funds, as well as international taxation, tax litigation, management incentive plans and the taxation of private individuals. One of the main contacts at the firm is Riccardo Michelutti, who joined from Maisto e Associati in 2019. Also noted are experienced partners Luca Rossi and Francesco Facchini. In 2020, of counsel Francesco Capitta was hired from Macchi di Cellere Gangemi.

Practice head(s):

Luca Rossi; Francesco Facchini; Riccardo Michelutti

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Capitta

Key clients

BC Partners

Ambienta

Italo NTV

Cedacri

Chiesi Farmaceutici

Sicuritalia

Rossini S.r.l.

Dea Capital Quaestio

CVC

Sisal

Work highlights

  • Acted for CVC Strategic Opportunities II on the tax issues surrounding its acquisition of a majority stake in pharmaceutical firm Genetic Group.
  • Assisted Pirelli with tax matters.
  • Assisted Ambienta Sgr with the tax aspects of the acquisition of Nactis Flavors.

Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni's tax team plays a key role in complex M&A and real estate deals, and it also advises clients on financial products, litigation, transfer pricing, VAT, wealth management, patent boxes and criminal law issues. One of the key figures in the team is Luciano Acciari, who advises both Italian and overseas companies. Fabio Chiarenza acts for clients on the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations and financial transactions, as well as in litigation. Also recommended are Stefano Grilli, Alessandro ZalonisVittorio Zucchelli and recently promoted partner Luciano Bonito Oliva. Of counsel Sandro Maria Galardo and associate Francesca Staffieri are other notable individuals.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Chiarenza; Stefano Grilli

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Zalonis; Vittorio Zucchelli; Luciano Bonito Oliva; Sandro Maria Galardo; Francesca Staffieri;

Testimonials

Great for addressing national and international legal problems.

The superior preparation and in-depth, professional updating represent key strengths, while the team also creates important synergies and relationships of absolute trust with clients.

These professionals are very well prepared – absolutely the best in several areas.

They are always available under any circumstances, and adopt the strategy of working side by side with its clients.

Luciano Acciari, Fabio Chiarenza and associate Francesca Staffieri always manage to make clients feel both at ease and protected.

Fabio Chiarenza is the best tax adviser on the market for technical, management and negotiation skills.

Luciano Bonito Oliva is a truly excellent professional.

Stefano Grilli is appreciated for his speed in providing the right and complete answers to the problems faced.

Key clients

Telecom Italia

Tereos Group

Assicurazioni Generali

SKS Malta Limited

Findomestic

Ferrovie dello Stato

UniCredit Group

Atalanta Calcio

Cardif

La Rinascente Group/ Central Retail Corporation

AMPLIFON

PIAGGIO & C.

AB MEDICA

IPER MONTEBELLO

La Mondiale Europartner

ENEL

Ramphastos Investments

Sisters of Charity of St Jeanne Antide CIO

Università Telematica Pegaso

BNP PARIBAS

The Blackstone Group

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Coeclerici Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Telecom Italia S.p.A. on the tax aspects of the creation of an active network-sharing partnership for 4G and 5G.
  • Provided the Coeclerici Group with tax advice that related to the large reorganisation of group businesses.
  • Provided tax advice in relation to Central Retail Corporation’s IPO, marking Thailand’s largest ever IPO.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati regularly assists with the tax aspects of major transactions. In addition, the team also has transfer pricing and litigation experience. 'Exceptional tax partnerMarco Graziani assists with structuring M&A, private equity, financing, restructuring and real estate deals, as well as European and Italian funds. Claudia Gregori is experienced in project finance, real estate and shipping-related tax matters. Luca Dal Cerro is an investments-related tax specialist. Also highly regarded are senior counsel Francesco Di Bari and counsel Gabriella Geatti.

Practice head(s):

Luca Dal Cerro; Marco Graziani; Claudia Gregori

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Di Bari; Gabriella Geatti

Testimonials

Provides understandable and effective structuring solutions for any type of investor.

The tax team is unique because of its experience, knowledge and proactivity, and they always provide us with the help we need.

They have a broad view of the tax environment (and not just their own fields) and they make you feel that they are part of your team when advising you. They are proactive and proved to be strong partners when dealing with Italian tax law, especially when you are not an expert.

Practical help and support (not just theoretical), a hands-on approach and responsiveness are the key qualities I expect from a tax practitioner; and this is what I found in the tax team.

Marco Graziani is an exceptional tax partner who understands all aspects of a transaction, but is also very familiar with tax issues in other jurisdictions.

Marco Graziani is an excellent, trusted tax practitioner, who will never hesitate to jump into the most complex (or basic) issues to help you.

Claudia Gregori has great knowledge of tax law, including deep knowledge of the renewable energy sector and the related tax legislation that has formed over time.

Luca Dal Cerro has been our main Italian tax contact for years, and we absolutely rely on his advice – he is always available and pragmatic.

Key clients

Altarea Cogedim

AXA Insurance Group

Aviva Investors

BNP Paribas

Borletti Group

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Chequers Capital Partenaires

CBRE Global Investors

EF Solare Group

ENEL Group

Eurazeo

F2i

Ferragamo Group

Fortress

Goldman Sachs

Hayfin Capital Managment

ING Group

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Intesa Group

Savills Investment Management

Partners Group

Denso Group

Moncada Group

Rhea Vendors Group

TPG – Sixth Street Partners

Schroder Adveq

Lombard Odier

Vestas Asset Management

Wisequity

GIC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Altarea with the tax side to the sale of a majority interest in two retail centres.
  • Assisted GIC Special Investments Pte with the tax aspects surrounding the corporate reorganisation of ConnecT.
  • Assisted ING Bank with the tax issues surrounding the disposal of its leasing business.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie fields international tax planning, tax litigation and transfer pricing experts. Francesco Pisciotta is a key practitioners, as are Michele Santocchini and Barbara Faini, who were appointed equity and salary partner respectively. Tax litigator Nicola Boella joined from Gianni & Origoni, while former partners Carlo Gnetti and Mario d’Avossa, and counsel Riccardo Vaccaro, left for CMS. Massimo Giaconia left the firm in early 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Pisciotta; Mario d’Avossa; Michele Santocchini; Nicola Boella; Barbara Faini; Maria Assunta Pica; Stefano Corbara; Valeria Romagnoli

Testimonials

The competence of the team is extremely high, even on complex transactions; and the attention to clients’ needs is personalised and thorough. To this is added the worldwide network, which allows high-quality consultancy on a global basis, but co-ordinated from Italy.

The presence of partners on deals is constant.

Very strong tax capabilities.

The team is very knowledgeable and always available.

Nicola Boella is appreciated for his professionalism, accuracy in identifying solutions, and availability.

Key clients

LVMH

AirLiquide

Prysmian

Saipem

Amgen

Ariston

Recordati

Bonfiglioli

Allianz

Angelini

Intesa Sanpaolo

Zambon

Leonardo

Amazon

Booking.com

Apple

Work highlights

  • Advised LVMH on the tax due diligence and structuring surrounding the acquisition of the Belmond Group.
  • Advised Prysmian with an analysis of the group’s direct and indirect taxes, which related to a compliance programme.
  • Assisted Saipem with an analysis of the group’s direct and indirect taxes, which related to a compliance programme.

Biscozzi Nobili Piazza

Biscozzi Nobili is now known as Biscozzi Nobili Piazza, following its combination in 2019 with Studio Piazza, which brought in finance and international taxation experts Marco Piazza and Michela Folli. Fielding chartered auditors, accountants and lawyers, the firm advises clients on a wide array of transactional and contentious tax matters. Oliviero CimazLuigi Garavaglia and Francesco Nobili are highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Oliviero Cimaz; Luigi Garavaglia; Francesco Nobili

Other key lawyers:

Marco Piazza; Michela Folli

Testimonials

Excellent structure that covers all the services a company could require.

Excellent competence, flexibility and punctuality.

Key clients

Altran S.A.

Azimut Holding

Banca Profilo

Bolton Group

Carnival Corporation

Costa Crociere

Damiani

Castello SGR

Credit Suisse

Davide Campari–Milano

De Longhi

Dolce & Gabbana

Eataly

Fondo Strategico Italiano

ICTeam

Italtrans

Officine Meccaniche Bandera (OMB)

Patrizia Immobilien AG (Triuva)

Rothschild Italy

Schmolz + Bickenbach Italia

Rancilio Industries

Sixty Group

Sony Music Entertainment Italy

Telecom

Tesmec

Tod’s

Unichips

Work highlights

  • Advised Azimut Holding on the tax side to the emission of a fixed rate, non-convertible bond loan.
  • Advised Eataly on the adoption of the patent box regime.
  • Advised Lurisia, an Italian mineral water and soft drink company, on the tax aspects surrounding its sale to Coca-Cola HBC.

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario is known for advising banks and financial institutions on tax structuring matters, as well as tax aspects of investments and portfolio management. Angelo Bonissoni is an M&A and private equity taxation specialist, while Michele Citarella is knowledgeable about financial services taxation. Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano, Giorgio Iacobone and Stefano Petrecca are also experienced practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Angelo Bonissoni 

Other key lawyers:

Michele Citarella; Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano; Giorgio Iacobone; Stefano Petrecca; Nino Bosco; Ernesto Caso; Valerio Cirimbilla; Roberto Commodari; Francesca Marchiori; Niccolò Poggio; Leonardo Reggio; Arianna Valenza; Raffaele Villa

Testimonials

Professionalism of the highest level, with excellent flexibility and availability on the part of the entire team.

Outstanding professional skills in legal and tax matters with a client-tailored approach.

Fast, precise and detailed answers.

Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano is a professional, who is prepared, precise and available.

Maximum availability from Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano.

Key clients

Antares Private Equity S.p.A:

Oxy Capital

Prelios SGR S.p.A.

Fondazione ENPAM

EUR S.p.A.

Fondazione Fiera Milano

Valvitalia S.p.A.

Bruni Glass S.p.A.

Fondo Strategico Italiano

Arrow Global

Sagitta SGR S.p.A.

Humangest S.p.A.

DEA CAPITAL Alternativa Funds SGR S.p.A.

Elafood Group

Fallimento Telis

Work highlights

  • Assisted Antares Private Equity S.p.A. with the tax structuring of a restructuring fund.
  • Assisted Oxy Capital with the tax structuring of a complex platform, which foresees the creation of at least three alternative investment funds.
  • Advised Prelios SGR S.p.A. on the tax aspects of the transfer of Unlikely to Pay portfolios, held by certain Italian credit institutions, to a special purpose vehicle.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's team provides specialised tax advice on M&A, financing and investment structures, debt and pre-IPO tax restructurings, financial instruments, and employee benefit plans and executive compensation. It also acts for clients in tax litigation. Vania Petrella is an Italian and international tax specialist, and Paola Albano and Gianluca Russo are key senior attorneys.

Other key lawyers:

Vania Petrella; Paola Albano; Gianluca Russo

Testimonials

It is a highly professional team that can take advantage of the firm’s extensive international network to tackle both domestic and cross-border problems.

Very proactive and responsive.

The advisers are of a high standard and show an understanding of corporate mechanisms, which is invaluable in solving problems.

Compared to other firms, the team is more supportive and far-sighted.

The Italian tax team of CGSH is made up of professionals of great quality and professionalism.

Focused on quality and the consolidation of a trusting relationship in the long term.

Vania Petrella and senior attorney Gianluca Russo and have both contributed in various respects to the solution of problems of both a corporate nature and in relation to individuals.

Vania Petrella is one of the best Italian tax advisers around.

Key clients

ArcelorMittal

Enel

Sogefi

Tupy

Donatella Versace

Work highlights

  • Assisted ArcelorMittal with Italian tax matters, which related to its investment and renegotiation of the €4.2bn acquisition of Italian steelmaking group Ilva’s assets (and related investment by the Italian Government).
  • Advised Enel Finance International NV (controlled by Enel) on the tax aspects of the launch of a single-tranche sustainable bond.
  • Assisted Tupy, a Brazilian-based supplier of cast iron structural components, with the tax issues surrounding the acquisition financing for the purchase from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of Teksid, a cast iron automotive components business.

Clifford Chance

The main areas of expertise at Clifford Chance include the taxation of financial transactions and financial instruments, M&A and real estate taxation and structuring, and tax disputes. Tax transactions and litigation expert Carlo Galli heads up the practice, which also includes experienced counsel Sara Mancinelli and senior associate Andrea Sgrilli.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Galli

Other key lawyers:

Sara Mancinelli; Andrea Sgrilli

Testimonials

The firm boasts an outstanding reputation for financial sector taxation.

Good all-round skills.

High levels of professionalism, speed and accuracy of analysis and responses. These factors identify the team as one of the best for managing tax issues.

Carlo Galli has very good all-round knowledge and expertise.

Carlo Galli and his team provide great personal availability and extremely satisfactory results.

Carlo Galli and senior associate Andrea Sgrilli both showed great availability and professionalism, as well as having established lasting and profitable relationships with us.

Key clients

Amco S.p.A.

Ardian and Dedalus Holding S.p.A

AXA

Carestream Health

Eni

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Leonardo S.p.A.

Lixil Group Corporation

Bain Capital Credit

Starwood Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisted Goldman Sachs with the tax aspects of an investment in a €1.6bn Italian leasing portfolio (originated by ING Bank).
  • Advised Ardian and Dedalus Holding on the tax side to the acquisition of part of the healthcare software business of Agfa-Gevaert.
  • Advised AMCO on the tax aspects surrounding a partial non-proportional demerger project.

Dentons

Dentons' team advises on the tax aspects of cross-border investment vehicles, real estate matters, M&A and wealth management, as well as compliance, tax litigation and criminal law. Tax transactions expert Andrea Fiorelli heads up the Italian tax practice, which includes Fabrizio Capponi (who 'produces innovative solutions') and Roberta Moscaroli. Giulio Andreani joined PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fiorelli

Other key lawyers:

Fabrizio Capponi; Roberta Moscaroli; Maria Paola Serra

Testimonials

Competence in the tax sector, with an integrated vision at international level.

Great international network and strong skills.

The strength of the team is in the multiplicity of fields that it manages to cover.

The fact that each adviser specialises in a certain subject, and sometimes in a particular part of the subject itself, is of huge benefit to the client.

They excel in tax law and I very much appreciate their multidisciplinary approach and knowledge.

Given Andrea Fiorelli’s expertise, I have never needed to ask for advice from anybody else.

Andrea Fiorelli is a professional of the highest level; he is always available and has particularly appreciable human skills.

Fabrizio Capponi produces innovative solutions.

Key clients

Vezza Group

Maccorp Italiana S.p.A.

Sator Capital Limited

Primavera Investments SA

GEDI – Gruppo Editoriale S.p.A.

CMC Group

Banca IMI S.p.A. – Eurowag Group

Cellularline S.p.A.

Illimity Bank

Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

SAES GETTERS S.p.A.

Pessina Costruzioni S.p.A.

GWM Group Holding SA

ISI Holding S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Banca IMI (and other banks) with the tax aspects surrounding a large-value issuance of Italian government bonds.
  • Assisted Lycamobile, a British mobile virtual network operator, with tax litigation before the Court of Rome.
  • Provided joint tax assistance to Banca IMI and Czech client Eurowag group, in relation to structuring a cross-border securitisation transaction.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s tax team frequently works with practitioners in the real estate, litigation, banking and finance, corporate and private wealth departments. Carlo Maria Paolella is the head of the group, which includes Andrea Tempestini and funds tax expert Emidio Cacciapuoti. Simone Serretti and Alessio Persiani provide counsel-level support.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Maria Paolella

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Tempestini; Emidio Cacciapuoti; Simone Serretti; Alessio Persiani; Giuseppe Mazzarella

Testimonials

Very strong commercial acumen together with a strong ability to analyse and optimise resources in accordance with clients’ needs.

Ability to work under pressure, with a great sense of respect for deadlines without compromising the quality of advice.’

What characterises the firm is its quality, responsiveness and promptness. We have been working with its professionals for many years, and the service has always been consistent and excellent. We know we can trust them and rely on them for their fair and clear advice.

A lean team that is capable of performing very well – speed, precision and pragmatism!

Andrea Tempestini pays absolute attention to the client and the circumstances, always providing quality advice. I personally admire his ability to observe the problem from different perspectives, always adding interesting (and often decisive) angles to the analysis.

Andrea Tempestini is a great tax adviser and has a valuable client base.

The practice of Carlo Maria Paolella stands out for international tax law, and his experience is excellent.

Carlo Maria Paolella is great for complex  aspects, and he is very quick to respond and a pleasure to work with.

Key clients

Bonatti

Davide Campari Milano spa

EssilorLuxottica

Ducati Motor Holding

Automobile Lamborghini

Infravia Capital Partners

Janssen Cilag

Johnson & Johnson

Manpower

Furla

Work highlights

  • Provides longstanding assistance to Davide Campari in relation to extraordinary high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions, including relocations, acquisitions, and negotiations.
  • Assisted Lamborghini with reaching an agreement with the Italian Revenue Agency to access patent box tax relief for its luxury car brand.
  • Assisted Principia SGR with the tax due diligence and structuring surrounding the acquisition of 80% in Lambda.

Nctm Studio Legale

Nctm Studio Legale's standalone tax practice has a strong reputation for cross-border issues, tax structuring and tax litigation. Tax specialist Federico Trutalli acts for multinational companies, banks and private equity funds in Italy. Piermauro Carabellese specialises in international tax, M&A-related tax structuring and tax litigation. Barbara Aloisi, Manfredi Luongo, Paolo AgnesiGuido Martinelli and Paolo Rampulla are also experienced advisers.

Practice head(s):

Federico Trutalli

Other key lawyers:

Piermauro Carabellese; Barbara Aloisi; Manfredi Luongo; Paolo Agnesi; Guido Martinelli; Paolo Rampulla; Andrea Mantellini

Testimonials

The ability to cover all areas of expertise is crucial for complex deals.

Availability, speed of action and skills.

One of the leading firms in Italy, with an excellent knowledge of the market.

The whole team is always very helpful, has excellent strategic vision skills and often proposes creative approaches and solutions.

Always shown strong knowledge and technical competence. Furthermore, they are always ready and quick to assist our company, managing to explain even complex issues easily.

Proposes solutions that are adaptable to the clients’ business, making its service particularly effective.

Federico Trutalli has strong expertise and is supported by a valid team that has excellent knowledge of the national tax system and also of group taxation internationally.

Federico Trutalli is fast, passionate and competent.

Key clients

Vodafone

Italo – NTV

Ardian

Ceetrus

Pitagora (Acciona Group)

Doughty Hanson & Co

Chequers Capital

Gioconda – LBO France

Maire Tecnimont

Illycaffè

Work highlights

  • Provided tax assistance to the Vodafone Group in relation to the merger of Vodafone Italy’s towers into INWIT.
  • Provided tax assistance to Ardian in relation to a competitive procedure that led to an agreement with Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena MPS for the sale of a portfolio of 28 properties.
  • Provided tax assistance to Ceetrus (the real estate division of Auchan), in relation to the acquisition and subsequent project development of Cascina Merlata Mall.

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale's 'competent' tax team recently experienced an increase in its number of tax litigation cases, as well as tax-related restructurings, debt restructuring, M&A, finance and generational wealth transfer matters. Giovanni Bandera leads the tax department, which also includes experienced partners Andrea de’ Mozzi and Daniela Caporicci.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Bandera

Other key lawyers:

Andrea de’ Mozzi; Daniela Caporicci

Testimonials

360-degree analysis of the problems.

Competence in all fields alongside prompt responses.

Client focus, quick responses, and good skills at partner (and associate) level.

This firm is competent and punctual in the solving of problems.

A characteristic of the team is the ability to understand all kinds of tax issues, both nationally and internationally, with rapid response times and always valuable advice.

The quality of the advice provided shows the presence of considerable co-ordination and collaboration between various professionals at every level of seniority.

Andrea de’ Mozzi is always available to listen to the client’s requests and has the ability, thanks to his in-depth knowledge in the tax field, to cover a wide range of issues, to anticipate possible problems, to simplify difficult cases, and to obtain excellent final results.

Key clients

Clessidra SGR

Ferretti Group

Unieuro

Route Capital Partners

SMEG

WIIT

HAT Orizzonte

Anthilia Capital Partners

Viridis Energia

Intrum Italy

AXA Investment Managers SIM

Ardian Italy

Allfunds Bank (Italian Branch)

Work highlights

  • Advised Clessidra SGR on transaction-related tax matters.
  • Assisted Route Capital Partners and F&P4BIZ with the tax aspects of an investment (through the establishment of GMN) in 23% of a Newco which will acquire all the share capital of Test Industry, the holding company of Bimal and Leonardo.
  • Assisted SMEG with the tax aspects surrounding the acquisition of La Pavoni, which produces and sells high-end coffee machines for domestic and professional use.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's areas of tax expertise include M&A and real estate transactions, company and asset due diligence, financing and structured finance, and establishing investment platforms. Stefano Tronconi leads the tax department, which includes Massimo Di Terlizzi, Nathalie Brazzelli and Andrea Pirola, who are also key practitioners. Former partners Francesco Mantegazza and Fabio Oneglia joined FIVELEX Studio Legale in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Tronconi

Other key lawyers:

Massimo Di Terlizzi; Nathalie Brazzelli; Andrea Pirola

Testimonials

The strengths of the firm are the wide range of services offered, the availability towards the client, the promptness in the answers, and the charging of reasonable fees.

Its interest in being involved in all aspects of an operation distinguishes these professionals – they always have full knowledge of exactly what is going on.

Professionalism, availability, competence and consolidated experience in the field of taxation and real estate transactions make the firm the ideal partner for both extraordinary transactions and ongoing tax assistance.

In addition to its extreme competence, the firm stands out for its negotiating and commercial skills during due diligence and sales.

Has the ability to solve any problem and know how to plan a transaction by examining the various aspects of tax law with both competence and professionalism.

Knows how to find viable solutions.

Key clients

Bain Capital

Mercury UK Holdco

Cooperativa Esercenti Farmacia Soc. Coop. a R.L

DEPObank

Bain Capital Credit

Itema SPA

Hitachi Group

Sisme SPA

It Software Spa

Faber System Spa

Grandi Magazzini e Supermercati Il Gigante S.p.A.

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Kryalos SGR S.p.A.

Barings Real Estate Advisers

Tristan Capital Partners

Invesco Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bain Capital with the tax aspects of the acquisition of Ritrama by Fedrigoni.
  • Advised DEPObank on the tax issues surrounding its sale to Banca Farmafactoring.
  • Advised Itema on the tax issues surrounding the acquisition of Schoch & Co and Schoch Reeds India Private.

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato provides a combination of tax, regulatory and accounting advice. Francesco Guelfi is recommended for international tax planning, tax disputes and tax-related reorganisations. Senior associate Elia Ferdinando Clarizia focuses on the tax aspects of banking, structured finance and corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Guelfi

Other key lawyers:

Elia Ferdinando Clarizia

Testimonials

The strength of the team is represented by its propensity to identify innovative tax solutions with respect to extraordinary transactions.

We highly appreciate its absolute professionalism and availability.

Francesco Guelfi takes a commercial, pragmatic and practical approach to tax issues.

Francesco Guelfi is great for his level of tax and legal preparation, particular attention to business aspects, top-level professionalism, and a willingness to enter into dialogue.

Senior associate Elia Ferdinando Clarizia deserves a strong mention.

Key clients

A2A

Algebris Investments

Apollo Management

Banco BPM

Bank of China

Bank of New York Mellon

BNP Paribas

Cassa depositi e prestiti

Cattolica Assicurazioni

China Construction Bank

Davide Campari-Milano

DBG Advisors

Epic SIM

Intesa Sanpaolo/Banca IMI

Kharis Capital Advisory

Luxottica

Mediobanca

Morgan Stanley

Natwest

Nuveen

PayPal

PIMCO

Société Générale

Softlab

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Children Investment Fund (TCIF)

The Riverside Company

UBS

Ventura Invest Limited

Zodial Equity Trading

Work highlights

  • Advised Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the Italian Treasury-controlled financing agency, on the tax aspects of an Italian Covid-19 Social Response Bond.
  • Advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the Italian tax aspects of its Brexit-related internal reorganisation.
  • Advised Crédit Agricole CIB (as global co-ordinator) and a pool of banks on the tax aspects of a €1.7bn revolving credit facility, which was granted to Italian telecoms operator TIM.

Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato

Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato's team is experienced in transfer pricing, tax litigation, M&A taxation and tax planning. Paolo Baruffi and Gilberto Comi act on the tax aspects of company law, reorganisations and M&A. In addition, they also assist with transfer pricing, patent boxes and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Baruffi; Gilberto Comi

Key clients

Arcobalegno Arco Design

Arkema

Casta Diva Resort and Spa – Mandarin Oriental

CERVED Group Spa

Conbipel

Do&Co

FAD Srl

Fedrigoni

Galberti

Gardner Denver

Garo Spa

Giglio Group SpA

ITP

Lemanik Asset Management SA

MIP – School of management of the Politecnico di Milano

Nexans Italia SpA

Polidesign Srl

Sony Italia

The Ruling Company

Work highlights

  • Assisted Arcobalegno, an Italian subsidiary of American group Larson Juhl, with the tax aspects of the spin-off of the Italian industrial manufacturing branch from the real estate branch.
  • Advised Lemanik on the tax aspects of the establishment of a business in Italy.
  • Advised Do & Co, an international catering company, on the tax aspects of the management of Juventus’ stadium, in relation to the serving of food and beverages.

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani's core tax practices include transfer pricing, permanent establishments, tax settlement procedures, M&A-related structuring, tax planning, corporate tax, indirect taxation and litigation. Massimiliano Gazzo has longstanding experience in national and international taxation. Tiziana Zona focuses on international tax and business restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Gazzo; Tiziana Zona

Other key lawyers:

Angela Valente; Alessandro Foti; Diego Conte

Key clients

De Rigo Group

Lesaffre

TDV Industries

Eudorex

Energas

Kalorgas

Rhiag SPA

IKN

Global Blue

Culligan Group

Sandvik Group

Optimo Next

Brioni

Wacoal France S.a.

Stanley International Betting

Work highlights

  • Advised Koso Parcol on the development of business in other countries that involved transfer pricing and permanent establishment issues.
  • Assisted Trek Bicycles with a pre-tax audit carried out by the Italian tax authorities, which was focused on transfer pricing matters.
  • Acted for Culligan Group in several cases involving the VAT regime for the supply of water for human consumption.

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale focuses on international and EU taxation, transfer pricing and tax litigation, including cross-border matters. Reflecting the firm's sector focus, the team has a sizeable client base in the automotive, food distribution, agribusiness and healthcare sectors. Marco Melisse and Sebastiano Sciliberto are highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Marco Melisse; Sebastiano Sciliberto

Other key lawyers:

Donatella Di Caprio; Gianluca Nemec; Salvatore Pezzella

Testimonials

Deep knowledge from people who speak the same language and provide a top service; they are also hands-on. We use other firms too but we cannot do without Eversheds.

Marco Melisse is an excellent partner, who provides great support! He is professional and gets things done in difficult circumstances.

Team members who are highly skilled and  always available to solve any kind of issue.

Its people are always available, highly skilled from the technical point of view, and highly motivated during critical situations.

Gattai, Minoli, Partners

Gattai, Minoli, Partners' 'knowledgeable' department head Cristiano Garbarini and his five-lawyer team advise multinational corporates, international banks and private equity funds on both domestic and international direct and indirect tax matters. The team also assists high-net-worth individuals and families.

Practice head(s):

Cristiano Garbarini

Other key lawyers:

Alban Zaimaj; Valentina Buzzi

Testimonials

A firm of excellent professionals.

Superlative in every respect.

Very attentive and helpful, as well as being technically prepared and proactive.

Professionalism, experience and availability.

We appreciate their speedy responses and competence.’

A keen ability to listen, reflect and discuss before expressing an opinion, therefore allowing clients to contribute in relation to problems or projects.

The work team of Cristiano Garbarini is very close-knit and always available.

Cristiano Garbarini is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Key clients

Intermediate Capital Group

Merieux Equity Partners

BlueGem Capital Partners

Alpha Private Equity

Investcorp

NB Renaissance Partners

Antares Vision S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

Goldman Sachs

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole Cib

HSBC

KKR

Sintonia

HINES

HPS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Investcorp with the complex structuring of an acquisition involving several jurisdictions and a post-acquisition group restructuring.
  • Assisted BlueGem Capital Partners with complex tax matters involving tight deadlines, which concerned a competitive bidding process.
  • Assisted Italy Long Term Fund – Hines Italy with a transaction involving real estate-related assets that were subject to different tax regimes.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's counsel Serena Pietrosanti is experienced in providing tax assistance to foreign and domestic multinationals. At senior associate level, Maria Cristina Conte advises on the tax aspects of insurance and financial transactions. Former partner (and former Italian practice head) Fulvia Astolfi is now senior counsel.

Practice head(s):

Serena Pietrosanti

Other key lawyers:

Maria Cristina Conte; Fulvia Astolfi

Testimonials

Great ability to assess complex tax implications, difficulties and opportunities.

They understood our business and proposed the most correct solution.

Very collaborative in their exchanges with clients.

Its strengths include availability, professionalism and determination to push matters forward.

The team has the necessary capability and knowledge to provide support in totally different matters. This gives comfort and assurance for us as clients, as we do not need to seek out other expert lawyers.

The ability to offer realistic solutions and to put them into practice.

Counsel Serena Pietrosanti’s advice always satisfies; she is prompt and clear in her responses, as well as being reachable during holidays and non-work days (if required) – a dedicated and responsible individual.

Senior counsel Fulvia Astolfi is a trusted adviser, who breaks down complex tax matters and finds custom-made solutions to complex problems.

Key clients

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Progetto

Banca Valsabbina S.c.p.a.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA

Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A.

Mercedes Benz Financial Services Italia S.p.A.

Monument Re

CrescItalia Holding S.r.l.

Covestro AG

Flixbus Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Monument Re with the tax issues surrounding the acquisition from Cattolica Assicurazioni of Cattolica Life DAC, an Irish insurance company that operates in Italy on a freedom of services basis.
  • Advised Cassa Depositi e Prestiti on the tax issues surrounding a domestic retail public offer, issue and listing of a high-value fixed-to-floating rate bond.
  • Advised FlixBus on the tax issues arising from its business model.

Linklaters

Linklaters' Italy tax head is Roberto Egori, who joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2019. Egori is experienced in advising financial institutions, investment funds and multinationals on the tax aspects of M&A, financings, reorganisations, capital markets and real estate transactions, along with tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Egori 

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's Bruno Gangemi is widely esteemed for domestic and international corporate taxation matters, while Arnaldo Salvatore is experienced in VAT, excise duties, and environmental and energy taxation. Former partners Stefano Petrecca and Francesco Capitta joined CBA Studio Legale e Tributario and Facchini Rossi Michelutti Studio Legale Tributario respectively.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Gangemi 

Other key lawyers:

Arnaldo Salvatore

Work highlights

  • Advised Action Park s.a.s. on the tax aspects surrounding the opening of a trampoline park in Italy.
  • Advised ESA (European Space Agency) on the payment of grants, by the Government, in relation to the production of green energy and related tax implications.
  • Advised Estra Energie S.r.l. on the tax implications of the supply of e-mobility services for electric cars.

Nunziante Magrone

Nunziante Magrone's 'highly focused' team advises on income tax double taxation issues, litigation, transfer pricing matters, permanent establishment assessments and dividend optimisation. It is also knowledgeable about interest and royalty payments, tax planning, VAT and private wealth. Claudio GiordanoCarlo Sallustio and Fabio Capezzone are the principal advisers.

Practice head(s):

Claudio Giordano; Carlo Sallustio; Fabio Cappezzone

Other key lawyers:

Alice Cogliati Dezza

Testimonials

It is one of the few law firms specialising in both Italian and US tax matters, and is highly focused on its clients.

Excellent knowledge, skills and preparation in relation to national, international and multinational law.

Immediate availability, dynamism, speed and determination.

Great skills and experience in various areas of tax law, combined with talent, recognised professional ability and passion for their work.

Extreme professionalism and detailed knowledge of any matter, with quick reactions to clients’ needs and full and complete support.

Carlo Sallustio is very professional and precise. The deep Italian tax law knowledge of Carlo Sallustio, coupled with his diligence and caution and capable people around him, always give the assurance that you are in good hands and that the people you are dealing with know exactly what they are doing.

Claudio Giordano is an excellent tax adviser and very easy to work with; he is a hands-on adviser and very responsive. He has helped us solve complex issues, and is capable of explaining them in a straightforward manner.

Fabio Cappezzone is very prepared, attentive and available; he knows the regulations very well, but also has a high understanding of the practical realities of Italian and international companies – he is very much appreciated.

Key clients

Net Service S.p.A.

Toyota Motor Europe

General Motors

Electrolux AB

Radisson Hotel Milan & Rome

Adamis Group Italia

Vicente Torns

Tessenderlo Chemie

Agile Sports Technologies Inc

Open Sky

Clyde Bergemann

Sogemar S.p.A.

AGSM

ICF, International Christian Fellowship

Roxcel Gmbh

Misumi Europe GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised General Motors on a transfer pricing audit.
  • Provided Giampiero Castelli tax assistance in relation to a demerger of a real estate company.
  • Advised an international private equity group on the tax optimisation of several real estate, IT and media investments in Latin America through Italian special purpose vehicles.

Salvini e Soci - Studio Legale Tributario Fondato da F. Gallo

Salvini e Soci - Studio Legale Tributario Fondato da F. Gallo's name partner  Livia Salvini is well-known for her expertise in direct and indirect taxation, corporate tax and trusts-related taxation. Giovanni Panzera da Empoli is also recommended.

Other key lawyers:

 Livia Salvini; Giovanni Panzera da Empoli

Belluzzo International Partners

Belluzzo Mercanti resulted from a merger in 2021 between Belluzzo International Partners and Mercanti e Associati. The combined firm focuses on tax litigation, international work, private client matters, M&A, group reorganisations, and asset and business structuring. Daniele Carlo Trivi advises on international taxation, and the tax aspects of finance and corporate restructurings. Name partner Luigi Belluzzo works in the Milan and London offices.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Belluzzo; Daniele Carlo Trivi

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Pallara; Lorena Pellissier

Testimonials

Preparation and competence.

multidisciplinary firm, with a particular focus on wealth advisory issues.

Experienced and prepared, with high degrees of creativity.

Focused on the practical needs of clients.

Luigi Belluzzo is available, prepared and business-oriented.

Work highlights

  • Provided tax advice to Cherry Bay Capital Group, which (through a club deal promoted with a group of private investors) invested in multinational  Poggipolini.
  • Assisted Glickon with the tax side to the acquisition of strategic IP assets of StatusToday, an AI analytics platform.

K&L Gates

K&L Gates' team has specific expertise in corporate tax, VAT, withholding taxes, transfer taxes and financial transaction taxation. 'Go-to Italian tax lawyer' Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff additionally covers domestic and cross-border corporate reorganisations, M&A, private equity and real estate deals.

Practice head(s):

Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff

Testimonials

Maximum professionalism and high levels of technical knowledge.

Availability, punctuality and problem-solving.

Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff has wide-ranging expertise and a commercial mindset. He is also always ready with strong technical arguments to help us.

Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff resolves issues with a very high level of professionalism and clarity.

Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff is our go-to Italian tax lawyer.

Key clients

Barings

Savills Investment Management SGR S.p.A.

DeA Capital Real Estate SGR

GWM Capital Advisors LLP

Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR S.p.A.

Continental AG

UBS Asset Management SGR

Bank of America

Merrill Lynch

Radio Dimensione Suono S.p.A.

RIDA Ambiente S.r.l.

Allianz Real Estate GmbH

Aquileia Capital Services S.r.l

Work highlights

  • Assisted Continental AG with the tax side to the acquisition of Merlett Tecnoplastic.
  • Assisted real estate investment fund, Laurus, managed by DeA Capital Real Estate SGR, on the tax side to the acquisition of a large office property in Rome.
  • Assisting Savills Investment Management SGR with the tax aspects of the acquisition of a large property in the centre of Milan.

La Naia, Di Oronzo & Partners – LDP

La Naia, Di Oronzo & Partners – LDP is experienced in international tax, tax compliance and transfer pricing. It also handles the tax aspects of M&A, corporate finance and private equity transactions. In addition, tax disputes are another area of activity. Name partners Giuseppe Lanaia and Monica Di Oronzo are 'brilliant professionals'.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe La Naia; Monica Di Oronzo

Other key lawyers:

Raffaele Caso; Fabio Galliani

Testimonials

I appreciate their technical preparation, competence, precision and attention to each matter.

A valuable adviser for high-profile deals.

Great for maximum transparency and fairness.

I would place all my trust in this firm.

Giuseppe La Naia and Monica Di Oronzo are brilliant professionals, who are always timely, excellent problem solvers, and with a particular eye on supporting the client’s business.

This firm is unique in terms of competence and speed of its solutions.

Key clients

Pepco Italy S.r.l.

Newsana S.r.l.

Medis Medical Imaging Systems BV

Advance Medical Imaging Development S.r.l.

Helca S.r.l.

IDT-Systems Ltd

Rossow Group

Eurowind Energy A/S

Richard Mille

Enervitabio Santa Reparata Società Agricola S.r.l.

Piksel

Petronas

Tarkett S.p.A.

Brunel International

ADP Italy

Docebo S.p.A.

World International School S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Medis Medical Imaging Systems with the tax aspects of the acquisition of the entire capital of Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l.
  • Assisted Docebo S.p.A., an e-learning platform, with the tax side to the IPO of parent company Docebo Inc on the Canadian Stock Exchange.

LCA Studio Legale

LCA Studio Legale's 'supportive' practice ranges from income tax, VAT and excise fees to customs duties, as well as complex international taxation and tax-related proceedings. Giulio Azzaretto and Roberto Pellizzari head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Giulio Azzaretto; Roberto Pellizzari

Testimonials

Always supportive of the client and its problems.

Competence, professionalism and availability.

Open-mindedness, desire to get deeply involved, and the ability not to start from preconceived positions.

Key clients

Trenord S.p.A.

Veolia Water Technologies Italia S.p.A.

Omer S.p.A.

S3K Security of the third millennium S.p.A.

Libera Energia S.r.l.

Nord Energia S.p.A.

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Emera Group

Casinò de la Vallée S.p.A.

Consorzio Agrario Terrepadane S.c.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted with a patent box procedure.
  • Advised on the tax issues concerning the merger of seven companies into one group.
  • Assisted with the tax aspects surrounding a listing on the Alternative Investment Market.

Morri Rossetti e Associati

Morri Rossetti e Associati excels in covering tax issues arising from the planning of corporate and real estate transactions, equity acquisitions and sales, and company and group reorganisations. The 'dedicatedDavide Attilio Rossetti is an international taxation expert. Fabrizio Gaetano Pacchiarotti is the head of tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Davide Attilio Rossetti; Fabrizio Gaetano Pacchiarotti

Testimonials

A firm that always aims to find concrete and rapid solutions, but with a strategic vision.

Competence, professionalism and availability.

Excellent flexibility combined with great competence.

The preparation of the firm’s advisers is excellent.

The practice tries to understand and interpret the financial and economic elements of operations in the best possible way, with the management of each case entrusted to multi-specialised teams that are capable of developing integrated and innovative solutions.

Strong fiscal and legal competence on domestic and international issues, with continuous availability from the team and a great deal of attention paid to the client.

The firm is well structured and has the ability to interact effectively with multinational companies and the ability to adapt to its clients.’

Davide Attilio Rossetti is technically very prepared on both national and international tax issues. He is also flexible and dedicated to finding the best solution for every problem posed by clients.

Key clients

Epoch di Fantasia S.r.l.

Kering Eyewear S.p.A.

BMS Progetti S.r.l.

Vitali S.p.A.

King Furniture Australia Pty Ltd (King Living Group)

Kruk S.A.

UCI Cinemas (AMC Odeon Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised the Epoch Group on the tax issues surrounding the establishment of Italian subsidiary, Epoch di Fantasia.
  • Assisted Kering Eyewear with drafting its annual valuation report, which considered shareholders’ interests from a taxation perspective.
  • Advised UCI Italia on the tax aspects of a restructuring process.

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's tax clients benefit from the expertise of team head Marco Jannon, who is particularly knowledgeable about the energy sector. The 'highly trained' team advises clients on a wide range of issues, including transfer pricing and the implementation of tax structures for corporate and M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Marco Jannon

Other key lawyers:

Teodoro Malquori; Mario Nunziata

Testimonials

Strong presence within the team of highly trained and always available professionals.

Key clients

Enovos S.A.

Contourglobal

Armacell GMBH

Tüv Rheinland Italia s.r.l.

Basell Poliolefine

OBTON

Montrasio Italia S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised the Italian arm of a large plastics, chemicals and refining company on the preparation of its 2019 statutory financial statements.
  • Advised a global investor in energy infrastructure projects on the refund of conventional withholding tax that was paid by a shareholder following a group restructuring.

PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti

PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti's large practice acts on complex tax-related projects, with clients particularly benefiting from the firm's multidisciplinary expertise and global network. Fabrizio Acerbis heads up the Italy tax and legal practice, which includes experienced partners Alessandro CaridiNicola Broggi and Dario Sencar.

Practice head(s):

Fabrizio Acerbis; Nicola Broggi; Alessandro Caridi; Dario Sencar

Other key lawyers:

Giulio Andreani

Testimonials

Professionalism, interpersonal skills and technical expertise.

Transparency, accuracy, professionalism and absolute dedication to the client and to the work.

Great for its level of technical preparation.

Easy access to professionals and excellent results.

Key clients

Cassa Centrale Banca – Credito Cooperativo Italiano S.P.A.

Barry Callebaut Group

Facebook Italy S.R.L.

Apollo PE M&A

Atlantia, Aspi, Kuwait, A2a, Unareti

Coni

Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Barry Callebaut Group with a transfer pricing matter.
  • Assisted Facebook with an e-invoicing matter that included tax advice.
  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo with VAT matters.

Simmons & Simmons

Led by experienced partner Marco Palanca, Simmons & Simmons' Milan tax practice assists with financial deals, M&A, restructurings and real estate transactions. It also assists with pre-tax litigation settlements, litigation and rulings, including international advance pricing agreements. Pasquale Del Prete was promoted to supervising associate.

Practice head(s):

Marco Palanca

Other key lawyers:

Pasquale Del Prete 

Testimonials

Impressive network of very flexible collaborators, who are always committed to projects.

A rigorous, punctual and accurate approach.

Great availability and competence.

The team was very well prepared for the task in question and delivered all explanations in great detail and with patience.

Marco Palanca is incredibly detailed in his advice, which is necessary for complicated tax issues. You want Marco on your side when you’re working on complex, large, transactions.

Strong partner competence from tax expert Marco Palanca.

Marco Palanca clearly has vast knowledge of Italian tax law, including its most detailed peculiarities.

Supervising associate Pasquale Del Prete delivers the highest level of advice, with professional answers, timely follow ups and a great attitude.

Key clients

21 Invest

Black Rock

BlueBay Asset Management

BNP Paribas

Citi

Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Credit Suisse

Dedalus S.p.A.

Greensill

Intermediate Capital Group

Macquarie Group

Pramerica

Tikehau Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Assisted Dedalus Group (DG) and Health Holding Company (a joint venture between Ardian and Italian entrepreneur Giorgio Moretti) with the tax structuring for DG’s acquisition of Agfa-Gevaert Group’s healthcare IT business.
  • Advised Tikehau Capital on the tax aspects surrounding the subscription of payment-in-kind notes and warrant instruments.
  • Assisted Intermediate Capital Group, through its portfolio company Nadella, with the tax aspects of the acquisition of two Spanish precision engineering sector entities.

Studio Tributario Tognolo

Studio Tributario Tognolo's expertise includes international taxation, transfer pricing, tax disputes and patent box matters. Paolo Tognolo's broad experience includes private equity and industrial groups' M&A deals. The 'always availableFrancesco Spurio is a former head of the International Ruling Office in Milan.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Tognolo

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Spurio

Testimonials

Extreme competence in international taxation, with direct and profound knowledge of the internal decision-making mechanisms of the various tax offices.

Competence and a considerable dose of availability.

Direct relationship with a partner at any time. Clients feel supported and not abandoned to young associates, while close internal collaboration allows clients to interact at every level with a counterpart ,who knows the case in detail and was not simply updated before the meeting.

The firm is technically excellent, both from a theoretical and operational point of view.

They proactively assist us on an ongoing basis and sometimes anticipate our needs. This makes them more of a business partner than just a good tax adviser.

Paolo Tognolo has an analytical capacity that renders even the most complicated situations simple, and a great strategic vision that he manages to apply to the most diverse businesses. His ability to support corporate strategy is truly commendable.

In addition to Francesco Spurio’s great technical capacity, he always makes clients feel supported in every situation.

Francesco Spurio has strong technical experience in international taxation, which allows us to find solutions to our problems immediately. He is also always available to answer questions, and his integrity fully meets our quality standards.’

Key clients

Pirelli Group

Caterpillar Italy

Volvo (Renault trucks) Italy

TAL Group

Dior Italy

Dolce&Gabbana Group

Bolton Group

Pearson Italy

DiaSorin Group

Prometeon Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Dolce&Gabbana with a bilateral advance pricing agreement that involved the tax authorities of Italy, US and Japan.
  • Assisted Pearson Italia with the negotiation of a patent box agreement with the Piedmont Regional Tax Authority.
  • Successfully acted in litigation before the Milan Tax Court, in relation to the qualification of certain costs as promotional expenses rather than entertainment expenses.

Withers Studio Legale

Withers Studio Legale's Italian tax team, which is led by 'exceptional lawyerGiulia Cipollini, is well known for its advice to private clients, high-net-worth individuals and family offices on their international tax planning, trusts, estate and succession issues. Giorgio Vaselli is an experienced special counsel.

Practice head(s):

Giulia Cipollini

Other key lawyers:

Giorgio Vaselli; Roberto Bonomi

Testimonials

The team had a way of working which made it easy to understand the whole process.

The tax and wealth planning department is unique in being able to offer competence and efficiency in a great variety of areas. This variety of skills, possible only through the great synergy developed between the team members, allows us to offer our own clients efficient solutions from a variety of points of view, without leaving anything to chance.

Strong relationship management skills, with a desire to contribute value by introductions via the network.

Responsiveness and creative solutions.

Synergy among the individuals – they are very open to lawyers from other firms that are working together on the same project.

Professionalism, competence and international knowledge.

Giulia Cipollini is an exceptional lawyer, with great knowledge and experience.

Giulia Cipollini and her team show high competence and professionalism levels, managing to get to the heart of problems with an empathic approach and proposing highly innovative solutions.

Key clients

Haeres Equita Srl

First Investor VISA in Start-up for HNWI

London Trade Art

Work highlights

  • Assisted Haeres Equita with the tax advice required for the re-launch of a brand.
  • Assisted a high-net-worth client with the Italian tax planning surrounding the filing of an application for a start-up visa under the investor visa programme.
  • Assisted London Trade Art with the tax aspects of the establishment of an innovative online sales project that involved co-ownership of art works.

AC Avvocati e Commercialisti

AC Avvocati e Commercialisti advises clients on national and international taxation, tax compliance, tax due diligence and tax disputes. Angelo Carlo Colombo is a former member of Lombardy's Regional Tax Commission. Marilena Biella is a tax planning, transfer pricing and extraordinary and restructuring transaction expert.

Practice head(s):

Angelo Carlo Colombo; Marilena Biella

Testimonials

Professionalism, competence and availability.

Continuous availability, practical approach to problems, speedy responses and tailor-made solutions.

Professional and responsive.

Competence and professionalism accompanied by a sense of practicality that is not easily found on the market.’

A sense of practicality that makes it much easier to face (and solve) any kind of situation.

Key clients

Cemb Spa

Digital Services Italy Srl

Valentino Spa

Clinica Veterinaria Nord Milano

Cving Srl

Ale International – Sede Secondaria

Artemide Group Spa

Balconi Pressecentriche Spa

Enza Zaden Group

Fondazione Politecnico

Gilardoni Spa

Italian subsidiaries of Hager Group

Polihub Scarl

SBB Cargo Italia Srl

Valdani Vicari & Associati Srl

Zep Europe BV

Work highlights

  • Advised Sdf Spa / Same Deutz – Fahr Italia Spa on VAT and customs issues.
  • Advised Tecnologie e Sviluppo Srl on the tax side to the acquisition of a Dutch subsidiary, which holds an interest in an Italian company.

Andersen in Italy

At Andersen in ItalyMaricla Pennesi is the firm's European and Italian tax coordinator. She has over 30 years of experience in international taxation, business reorganisations, digital economy matters and tax risk management. Experienced partner Francesco Marconi coordinates the international tax division in Italy.

Practice head(s):

Maricla Pennesi

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Marconi; Paolo Trevisanato; Stefano Rossi; Davide Centurelli; Giovanni Gallucci; Alessandro Poli; Martina Borlandelli; Mattia Dassi

Testimonials

A very strong team.

All the practitioners we have worked with are very professional, always approach matters in a very pragmatic way, and have very high levels of commercial awareness.’

Andersen’s professionals can always deliver extraordinary service.

Francesco Marconi is very proactive and has a strong commercial approach.

Key clients

FCA Bank

Tander Inversiones Socimi

Messaggerie Italiane

Interparking

Leasys S.p.A

Sevenpress

ArcelorMittal

Work highlights

  • Assisted FCA Bank with the tax aspects of a cross-border merger, which included banking licence passporting procedures.
  • Assisted Tander Inversiones Socimi with tax structuring and due diligence matters.

Ashurst

In 2020, Ashurst recruited Michele Milanese as partner and Milan tax head from Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato, where he was counsel. Milanese is experienced in the tax aspects of private equity deals, as well as global banking, project, asset and structured finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Michele Milanese

Key clients

Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP

Helios II Fund

Davide Campari – Milano S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

UniCredit Bank AG

Banca IMI

Credit Agricole CIB Milan Branch

UBI Banca

Work highlights

  • Advised Basalt Infrastructure Partners on the tax issues surrounding the refinancing of a 70MW portfolio of solar plants in Italy.
  • Advised a multinational investment bank and financial services company on the tax aspects of leasing financing to a global merchant firm.
  • Acted for an Italian insurance company in a number of tax disputes, which involved complex arrangements used by the insurance group in relation to its co-assurance strategies.

Bird & Bird

Led by Gaetano SalvioliBird & Bird's group handles several areas of tax for clients, including planning, provision, compliance and litigation. Senior counsel Giuliana Polacco, who joined in 2019 from Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie, has longstanding experience in tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Gaetano Salvioli

Other key lawyers:

Giuliana Polacco

Testimonials

Great for efficiency, availability and solidity.

DWF

DWF's Milan practice assists high-net-worth individuals with estate planning, and the structuring of trusts and fiduciary entities. It also advises on ruling requests, audits and settlement procedures, and also tax compliance for insurance companies. Tancredi Marino is a tax and private client specialist.

Practice head(s):

Tancredi Marino

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Provenzano

Key clients

Caceis Bank Deutschland GmbH

DMG Mori Seiki

ROTHENBERGER AG

Falcon Yacht

UBS AG

EFG International

AJ Capital Management SA

KBL

Eisvogel Group AG

Moores Rowland

Banca Cambiano

Vulcanair

Work highlights

  • Assisted TUW PZUW with tax compliance matters.
  • Provided tax advice to Banca Cambiano spa in relation to gold loans.
  • Provided tax assistance to Falcon Yacht in relation to Italian compliance rules.

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale's tax group specialises in assisting investment funds, and large and medium-sized financial and industrial enterprises, with direct and indirect taxation matters at both domestic and international levels. 'Pragmatic tax partnerEugenio Romita is the firm's tax department leader.

Practice head(s):

Eugenio Romita

Testimonials

Longstanding experience and deep market knowledge of inbound investments into Italy, especially in the investment fund market.’

Eugenio Romita has very profound knowledge of technical tax issues, not only domestically but also in relation to EU developments.

Eugenio Romita is a smart and pragmatic tax partner. I am very impressed by his diligence and how he thinks ahead.

Key clients

Amber Capital SGR

Banca Galileo

Benvic Europe

CMT Utensili Group

Equita Capital SGR

Genextra

Green Stone SICAF

Immobiliare.it

Investindustrial

Italian Wine Brands

Mediobanca Group

Mezzanove Capital

Objectway Group

Permasteelisa

Principia SGR

Profilmec Group

Riello Investimenti Partners SGR

Sata S.p.A.

Stroili Oro

Vorwerk Italia

Work highlights

  • Advised Ania F2i Fund on the tax issues surrounding the acquisition of a majority stake in Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana, a rail freight transport operator.
  • Advised Benvic Europe on tax structuring matters.
  • Advised CMT Utensili Group on the tax issues surrounding the acquisition of assets.

Gitti and Partners

Gitti and Partners fields experts in direct and indirect taxation. The highly regarded team includes Diego De Francesco, who is an international taxation and cross-border transactions specialist. Marco Ettorre has tax defence experience. Another key figure is Paolo Ferrandi, who made partner in 2020. Gianluigi Strambi and Saverio Pizzi are key counsels.

Practice head(s):

Diego De Francesco; Marco Ettore

Other key lawyers:

Paolo Ferrandi; Saverio Pizzi

Testimonials

Very flexible and dedicated.

Diego De Francesco is experienced and creative.

Key clients

Ardian

Principia SGR

Mandarin

Dea Capital

Work highlights

  • Provided tax assistance to Dedalus Group in relation to the acquisition of Agfa HealthCare’s IT business.
  • Assisted Dedalus Holding with the tax aspects of the group’s debt refinancing.

Jones Day

Jones Day's partner in charge in Milan is Marco Lombardi, who has advised on the tax aspects of international transactions for over 25 years. He advises on a broad range of transactions, including structured finance, cross-border financings, M&A, private equity, fund formation and financial real estate.

Other key lawyers:

Marco Lombardi; Luca Ferrari

LED Taxand Studio Legale Tributario

LED Taxand Studio Legale Tributario was founded in 2018 by former Fantozzi e Associati partners Guido Arie Petraroli and Alfredo Fossati. It fields approximately 30 tax advisers, who assist with direct and indirect taxes, and tax issues connected with extraordinary transactions. Jean-Paul Baroni and Carlo Polito are also key partners.

Practice head(s):

Guido Arie Petraroli; Alfredo Fossati

Other key lawyers:

Jean-Paul Baroni; Carlo Polito

Valente Associati GEB Partners

Valente Associati GEB Partners' multidisciplinary team provides full-service tax advice in relation to international tax, transfer pricing, digital transformation, tax policy and tax disputes. Managing partner Piergiorgio Valente is the firm's well-respected head of international tax and global tax policy.

Practice head(s):

Piergiorgio Valente

Other key lawyers:

Marco Bolzoni

Work highlights

  • Assisted a client with tax optimisation matters.
  • Successfully concluded two complex Mutual Agreement Procedures with Germany.
  • Advised on several bilateral advance pricing agreements, including a highly significant ruling.