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De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
20121 MILANO

Work Department


Banking and Finance
Betting and Gaming
Fashion and Luxury


Massimiliano Gazzo is since year 2005 the leading partner of the tax department of the Firm.


Before joining the firm he had a more than ten years experiece with International tax firms and big four firms.

Massimiliano has been practising for more than twenty years with National and International tax with special expertise in deals tax structures, restructuring and reorganization project, transfer pricing design, high profile litigation and MAP and the definition of all the national and international routes available to minimize the impact of TP adjustments (APA, EU Arbitration Convention, MAP).

Massimiliano is frequently involved in assisting MNEs to negotiate with tax Authorities in the pre-litigation phase due to his negotiation skills.

He has developed an in-depth knowledge of the industry sectors of the clients he has represented for many years, including Food, luxury goods; financial sector (banks and funds), automotive and betting business.

He publishes constantly articles and papers on fiscal matters and is a frequent speaker in national and International seminar and events.

He is regularly mentioned on Legal500 in the Tax practice.

He is the founder of the observatory DBJWatch ( to monitor innovation in two industry sectors particularly characterizing the entire Italian industrial Fabric: Agri-food and Turism.

Massimiliano is the Global Chair of Tax Special Business Team of Interlaw, the Tier 1 ranked law firm network as determined by Chambers.


Italian, English


Register of Statutory Auditors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance
Association of Chartered Accountants


Milan, LLM in Tax Law, IPSOA
Catania, Degree in Economics, University of Catania

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Tax

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani has broadened its activities in an effort towards becoming a full-service tax practice. Meanwhile, it remains well known for transfer pricing and permanent establishment tax issues. Its sector expertise includes luxury, automotive, food, banking and gambling, in addition to hi-tech and start-ups’ digitalised businesses. The firm also has a robust litigation practice. Massimiliano Gazzo is a national and international tax specialist, and Tiziana Zona is a transfer pricing expert.