Firm Profile > Valente Associati GEB Partners > Milan, Italy
Valente Associati GEB Partners Offices
VIALE BIANCA MARIA 45
Valente Associati GEB Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Tax Tier 6
Valente Associati GEB Partners stands out for its 'deep understanding of client's needs and business challenges'. Managing partner Piergiorgio Valente and Marco Bolzoni jointly lead the team, which has notable experience of handling tax litigation, and advising on the tax aspects of corporate and M&A transactions and transfer pricing matters.
Piergiorgio Valente; Marco Bolzoni
‘When delivering their services, their team adds value and strengthens the client relationship, they also demonstrate an understanding of client’s needs and business challenges.‘
‘Piergiorgio Valente provides integrated advice, offering clients comprehensive guidance and innovative solutions on local, cross-border and global matters.‘
Valente Associati GEB Partners > Firm Profile
The firm: Valente Associati GEB Partners (VAGP) is a leading firm providing legal, tax and strategic management consulting services. VAGP advises public companies as well as large and medium-sized enterprises and multinational conglomerates (including also SMEs), supporting them in every step of their growth and assisting them before tax authorities and courts of all levels.
Headquartered in the heart of Milan’s business district, VAGP counts on several offices, research and training facilities, a team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals, and a worldwide network of experienced collaborators and of counsels.
The firm brings together seasoned attorneys, certified public accountants, engineers, programmers, economists and statisticians who are actively involved in professional organisations, both nationally and internationally, as well as in research and academia. This allows the firm to structure integrated and expert teams to satisfy clients’ needs through a dynamic and synergetic approach to ensure high-quality deliverables.
The firm strives to deliver independent, reliable and comprehensive consultancy services to support its clients in a collaborative and innovative way. The firm has been recognised time and again by prestigious sector-specific awards, and VAGP appears at the top of the annual rankings compiled by important research companies and specialised publications.
Areas of practice: Valente Associati GEB Partners provides assistance mainly to large and medium-sized enterprises and to multinational conglomerates in the fields of corporate law and tax law, both at the domestic and the international level but also to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The firm’s teams advise clients on tax and financial planning and on corporate structuring and restructuring, as well as on corporate governance, tax governance, international commercial agreements and transfer pricing. VAGP’s consultancy services span from providing qualified legal opinions to assisting clients during the pre-litigation and dispute resolution phases, including in the area of criminal tax law.
VAGP’s comprehensive and client-centred approach, characterised by a high level of efficiency and interactivity, allows the firm to meet and exceed the needs of its clients and deliver tailor-made solutions effective in the long term. ?The firm’s close attention to the interests of its clients, together with the experience gained during complex tax audits and the deep knowledge of the procedures adopted by tax authorities, makes VAGP particularly competent in managing tax litigation. The competences of its teams allow the firm to ensure excellence in managing the different phases of tax assessments and to obtain satisfying results, also with the aim of avoiding the potential issues that may arise from litigation. It is the firm’s philosophy that each single client case should not only be viewed from a tax perspective, but should rather be treated with a business-minded approach, covering all the strategic ‘angles’ of the matter.
VAGP also advises governments by supporting state authorities in drafting regulatory and tax treaty texts, has gained wide experience in negotiating and implementing bilateral and multilateral agreements on tax matters.
Furthermore, VAGP’s professionals hold key roles in several professional associations and international organisations. Their tireless and active participation in privileged tables allows its teams to be updated on any developments in national, EU and international tax policies and to play an active role in their evolution, by re-elaborating them and applying them to the clients’ needs.
|International and EU tax|
|Litigation and dispute resolution|
|Business restructuring operations|
|Tax-effective supply chain management (TESCM)|
|Risk management and corporate governance|
|International commerce and contracts|
|Regulated markets and financial instruments|
|Industrial relations and labour|
|Industrial property and intellectual property|
|Tax check-ups and certifications|
|Seminars, conferences and professional training|
|Publication of manuals and articles|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 40 at this office : 25
LanguagesEnglish French Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish
OtherContacts : Antonella Della Rovere Contacts : Filipa Correia Other offices : Turin
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.
The Firm offers a broad range of integrated services through our expert and specialised teams to satisfy client needs through a dynamic/synergetic approach to ensure high-quality deliverables. Our philosophy is that each single client case is not to be viewed strictly from a tax perspective, but should rather be regarded from a broader perspective and a business-minded approach.
Legal developments within the EU and the international community play a pivotal role in MNEs restructuring strategies, and Valente Associati GEB Partners has been paving the way for guidelines, positions, and principles impacting strategic and entrepreneurial group policies.
The Firm’s international tax team also provides assistance to governmental authorities (i.e., in negotiations of bilateral and multilateral agreements between/among States and with the drafting of regulatory documents, among others).
Furthermore, the practical and multi-disciplinary approach of our transfer pricing team – devoted to guaranteeing solid transfer pricing systems and policies that are not only supported by economic substance but are entirely consistent with the legal and accounting framework, also in view of the latest BEPS developments – is particularly appreciated by clients. We thus offer comprehensive services and advice to meet client needs, which is not merely limited to common advice, since we are able to provide support throughout the different phases/key areas of Transfer Pricing (i.e., TP Design, Benchmarking and significant investment in dedicated databases) as well as documentation, defense/risk management strategy (Audits/APAs, MAPs).
The Firm is also deeply involved and committed to tax policy – and includes a dedicated Tax policy Unit.
By monitoring tax policy initiatives and developments, we can brief our clients in advance and protect their best interests preparing them for any changes that may intervene, in order to avoid disputes and effectively manage risks. Our aim is generally focused also on strengthening our clients’ tax governance and tax risk management policies, both of which will be two key topics in the next couple of years.
In addition, Italy’s tax authorities are known to be particularly aggressive, quite knowledgeable and always keep the pace with all major developments at international level.
During the past few years, the Firm won several sector-specific awards granted by numerous reputable and world renowned organizations both in Italy and abroad
- Our trend – Leading Market Position in the Tax Area
- Comprehensive, innovative and client-centric approach
- Team’s integrated world-class performance – National and international Partners (eminent experts in all national and international legal/tax areas)
- Firm’s Spearheading approach/solutions in the tax and transfer pricing field
- Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) team with solid knowledge and know-how on tax authorities requirements and most common approaches
- Significant investment in databases for Benchmarking Analyses
- Our Tax Policy Unit was specifically designed to advise/support/train or update our clients
- Expertise and outstanding rate of successful (and complex) cases won by our Tax Audit and Tax Litigation Teams coupled with in-depth knowledge of Tax Authorities procedures and methods (national and international)
- We also provide legal consultancy to Governments
- Worldwide Presence
- Significant Investment in Tax R&D
- Vast Number of Publications (in Italy and Abroad) with the most prominent Publishing Houses in the tax area
- Some of our professionals are also eminent professors
Press Releases30th May 2017
We are pleased to inform you that Valente Associati GEB Partners was bestowed the award for: Italy Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year by International Tax Review in ITR European Tax Awards 2017 held in London on May 18th.