Firm Profile > Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati > Rome, Italy

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
00185 ROME

Padua: leading firms Tier 2

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's team primarily handles contentious and non-contentious employment law; civil and commercial contracts and extraordinary transactions; M&A; compliance and tax. Gianluca Saccoccia specialises in corporate and the real estate matters. Yuri Zugolaro has expertise in tax and corporate issues, including transfer pricing operations.

Turin: leading firms Tier 2

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's Turin team covers a wide scope of practice areas, including corporate tax, media, entertainment, telecoms and data protection, tax litigation, and planning and international taxation. The firm focuses on providing assistance to corporate multinational and international clients. It also specialises in extraordinary transactions. Ada A. Garzino Demo has expertise in the taxation of telecoms; Giuseppe Cagliero is a key name for extraordinary transactions (mergers, demergers); and Stefano Barletta provides corporate assistance to clients in sectors including automotive, food, textiles and mining.

Tax Tier 3

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati focuses heavily on international corporate work and cross-border transactions. Along with nine offices in Italy, the firm also has an office in London, two offices in China and it plans to launch in Paris. Stefano Tronconi is experienced in tax planning and international taxation issues; Massimo Di Terlizzi is a corporate tax specialist; and Francesco Mantegazza advises on the tax aspects surrounding real estate and investment mutual funds, M&A, private equity and structured finance. Fabio Oneglia is a key name for international corporate tax and VAT, and corporate reorganisations and audits.


It has strong knowledge and the partners and team are true professionals, available and timely.

There is strong and widespread competences within the teams.

It has in-depth knowledge on various issues and the ability to dialogue at various levels with the client, as well as the ability to summarise complex situations and provide effective support in making decisions.

Fabio Oneglia has great strategic vision.

Key clients


Bain Capital Private Equity


Roberto Industrie Alimentari


BNP Paribas

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Compliance Tier 4

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's compliance department advises on Decree 231 models, general data protection regulations, compliance issues relating to health and safety in the workplace, and anti-corruption issues. Roberta Di Vieto has extensive experience of drafting and applying crime prevention organisational models.


A very good team with strong professional skills and high levels of professionalism.

Key clients

Manufactures Dior

Zadig & Voltaire

Burger King Restaurants Italia

Pineider 1774

Van Berkel International

Clariant Group – Italy

Metro M5

Weir Gabbioneta

SIS Segnaletica Industriale

Banca PSA

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 7

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati acts for domestic and international companies on a range of matters, including day-to-day corporate advice, M&A, private equity transactions and corporate finance. The team is jointly led by Massimo Di Terlizzi and Roberto PadovaFrancesca de Fraja is also noted.


The professionals with whom we had the opportunity to work (in particular Maurizio Bernardi, Manuela Molinari, Giulia Mancini and Davide Ghedi) stood out for their availability, punctuality, competence and kindness.

I really appreciate the long and wide experience of the firm, both in legal and tax. This double expertise is an important asset that together with the care they provide to the customers makes the firm a very professional and appreciated one.

I had the opportunity to work with Maurizio Bernardi and his team, especially Francesca De Fraja. I have really appreciated the long experience of the mentioned lawyers and their open-mindedness and availability. They are always ready to support in a wide range of matters by providing a great professionalism and competence.

Key clients


CA Indosuez

Ciceri Family

CNH Financial Services

Fondo Italiano d’Ivestimento

Progressio SGR


CTS Eventim

Ferruccio Gilberti

Carlo Rivetti

The firm: Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati was established in the 1970s as a partnership by a group of specialists. The firm provides tax and legal services to medium and large-sized companies and multinational groups and has continually sought to reinforce its multi-disciplinary approach by creating specialised centres of excellence. The firm is composed of more than 600 professionals, many of whom have participated in some of Italy’s most significant corporate and financing operations over the past decade.

The firm has ten offices in Italy (Milan, Rome, Turin, Padua, Bologna, Brescia, Naples, Verona, Parma and Florence), one in London, three in China (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong), an Indian and a Russian desk.

The firm focuses on selected areas of practice and guarantees to provide competence and top-quality services, thereby increasing efficiency and combining the trust relationship between the professional and the client with organisational skills, in order to manage complex operations in the entire Italian territory and abroad.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati advises many of Italy’s leading corporations and several major Italian banks, both domestically and abroad. The representation of foreign clients, both in Italy and internationally, constitutes a significant part of the firm’s practice.

Areas of practice:The firm combines a multidisciplinary vision and focus on different business sectors, providing tax consultancy (in relation to tax compliance, national and international tax planning, transfer pricing, VAT, litigation, expatriates, etc.), legal consultancy (in relation to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and banking and financial matters, including all regulatory aspects, corporate law, commercial law, aviation law, employment law, information technology law, copyright law, civil litigation, family law, etc.), as well as corporate finance consultancy (debt restructuring, consolidation plans, company valuations, etc.).

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative law Ermanno Vaglio
Asset finance/securitisation/ capital markets Paolo Consales
Aviation Roberto Padova
Banking and finance Paolo Consales
Commercial property Roberto Padova
Commercial property Francesco Carrara
Competition and EU Roberto Padova
Corporate and M&A Roberto Padova
Dispute resolution and arbitration Tonio Di Iacovo
E-commerce Mario Valentini
Employment and labour Maria Clelia Chinappi
Energy and natural resources Roberto Padova
Environment Annachiara Landolfi
Information technology Mario Valentini
Insolvency/corporate restructuring Mariano Davoli
Insurance Mario Valentini
Intellectual property Annachiara Landolfi
Media entertainment and TMT Fabrizio Mollica
Real estate Roberto Padova
Photo Name Position Profile
 Fabio Carusi  photo Fabio Carusi
 Maria Clelia Chinappi  photo Maria Clelia Chinappi
 Flaviano Maria Ciarla  photo Flaviano Maria Ciarla
 Paolo Consales  photo Paolo Consales
 Tonio Di Iacovo  photo Tonio Di Iacovo
 Riccardo Di Salvo  photo Riccardo Di Salvo
 Carlo Dori  photo Carlo Dori
 Paolo Nagar  photo Paolo Nagar
 Roberto Padova  photo Roberto Padova
 Marcello Romano  photo Marcello Romano
 Alberto Santi  photo Alberto Santi
 Claudio Schettini  photo Claudio Schettini
 Giuseppe Tarantino  photo Giuseppe Tarantino
 Mario Valentini  photo Mario Valentini
 Monica Valentino  photo Monica Valentino
Number of lawyers : 150
at this office :
Contacts : Roberto Padova
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Bologna
Other offices : Brescia
Other offices : Florence
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : London
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Naples
Other offices : Padua
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Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Turin
Other offices : Verona