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Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi E Associati
20122 MILANO

Italy > Tax Tier 1

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi E Associati is sought out by both domestic and international clients for its tax advisory services. Lorenzo Piccardi specialises in international taxation; transfer pricing; and corporate and M&A, banking, finance and capital markets taxation. Cristiano Caumont Caimi and Giancarlo Zoppini are highly rated tax litigators. Also integral to the practice are experienced partners Marcello ValentiLaura Gualtieri and Fabrizio Colombo, along with Antonio Vitali and Simone Zucchetti. Key associate partners are Stefania TrezziniLaura PudduFabrizio CancelliereMatteo Porqueddu and the recently promoted Anna Maria Gulino.

Practice head(s):


Tremonti is arguably the pre-eminent tax advisory practice in Italy. The partner/client dedication is apparent at the outset and enduring; and the firm’s ease in navigating technical Italian issues and progressing matters is impressive.

A dynamic team that is very attentive to tax news and proactive in stimulating the client to reflect on tax matters, so as to seize the best opportunities.

We have experienced excellent contributions in terms of knowledge of the subject matter, and above all the ability to direct the client to the most appropriate choice by making proposals and suggestions.

The focus dedicated to the issues dealt with, and above all the speed in arriving at solutions, have created great satisfaction for the company.

Cristiano Caumont Caimi brings a rare blend of technical expertise and practical ability to ensure the smooth progression of matters, and delivers timely conclusions. He is also easy to work with and fits well into multidisciplinary advisory teams, both within and outside Italy – he is not phased by unchartered waters.

Fabrizio Colombo is excellent. He does not sit on the fence when it comes to providing advice, or in relation to clear and practical guidance – a definite go-to tax lawyer in Italy.

I am pleased to express particular appreciation for partners Giancarlo Zoppini and Simone Zucchetti – both their human and professional qualities, great capacity for synthesis and clarity, and authority in their relations with third parties.

Antonio Vitali has excellent knowledge of very complex issues involving direct and indirect taxes, corporate reorganisations and requests for rulings.

Key clients

2i Rete Gas




Amec Foster Wheeler Italiana

Assicurazioni Generali

Autostrade per l’Italia

Banca Popolare di Vicenza

Banco BPM

BC Partners


Credit Suisse


Domina Vacanze





GE Italia Holding

Goldman Sachs International

GVM Real Estate

Intesa Sanpaolo

Qatar Holding

Sapinda Holding



Trevi – Finanziaria Industriale

TUS-Holding Co

Unicredit Group

Unipol Gruppo

Work highlights

  • Advised SIA on a number of critical tax issues related to its merger into Nexi, which will result in the creation of a leading EU player in the electronic payments sector.
  • Advised Agos Ducato on a Patent Box agreement with the Italian tax authorities.
  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo with the tax aspects of the sale of a major branch of business.

The firm:Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati was established in the early ’80s by Giulio Tremonti – the former Italian Minister of Economy and Finance – under the name Studio Tremonti e Associati. Since its inception, the firm has been growing steadily to reach its current size of approximately 40 professionals working between its Milan and Rome offices. For more than 30 years, the firm has been providing a full range of tax advice and related services to domestic and international clients on the main corporate, industrial and financial transactions carried out in the Italian market. The firm’s professionals are particularly experienced and skilled in a number of tax areas including corporate and M&A, reorganisation, private equity, banking and finance, securitisations, structured finance, NPL, debt restructuring, real estate, VAT, Patent Box and transfer pricing. The firm also provides ongoing advice and assistance to clients during the course of tax audits, tax litigation and settlement proceedings with the Italian Revenue Agency; defending clients in proceedings before the tax courts at all levels of jurisdiction.

Areas of practice
M&A and capital markets: The firm assists clients in strategic tax planning and in carrying out a very diverse range of extraordinary transactions, from private equity and leveraged buy-outs, to reorganisations of both domestic and international groups. The firm’s professionals also have ample experience in listings on the stock exchange, initial public offerings, and swaps, mergers, de-mergers and liquidations.

Corporate and group taxation: The professionals provide strategic planning advice to corporate groups and assist clients in availing of tax incentives and cooperative compliance programs. The firm provides all types of tax opinions and secures tax rulings and technical advice from the Italian Revenue Agency.

Taxation of financial instruments: The firm advises banks, financial institutions and investment funds in relation to Italian and international financial transactions, handling the drafting and negotiation of multilateral financial agreements (including high yield bonds) and the drafting of legal opinions concerning structured finance, non-performing loans and capital market transactions.

International taxation: The firm advises its clients on the application of European regulations, double taxation conventions and Italian rules applicable to international operations, whilst having constant regard to the ever-changing interpretative developments at both the EU and the OECD level. The firm regularly assists clients on transfer pricing and multi-jurisdictional tax controversies, including MAPs. Moreover, thanks to the support of its international network, the firm is also able to guide its clients in their international activities, with a special focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, business restructuring, cross-border financing and structured finance products.

Transfer pricing: The dedicated transfer pricing team has gained vast experience in international procedures, such as Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) and Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP) both in Italy and abroad. The firm advises clients on transfer pricing, assisting both in the design of their TP policy and in the negotiation and conclusion of international procedures. The firm also regularly gives assistance on transfer pricing litigation and pre-litigation matters.

Real estate: The firm works with the main operators in the domestic and international real estate markets regarding acquisitions, leasings, financings, divestitures, sale-leasebacks and also provides tax advice concerning transactions concluded on regulated markets by means of closed real estate funds set up under Italian law.

Tax litigation and tax rulings: The firm is fully experienced in working with the Tax Authorities and in assisting clients during domestic and international tax litigation. The professionals specialise in matters related to direct taxes, VAT, registration tax, international taxation, transfer pricing and local taxes, assisting clients during the tax audit phase and throughout extra-judicial and all other types of pre-litigation procedures. The expert team of lawyers is skilled in providing assistance in litigation proceedings before the Tax Courts, the Supreme Court, and the European Courts. The team also assists clients in the filing of all types of requests with the Italian Revenue Agency, including applications for international rulings and requests for new investments.

Taxation of individuals: The firm advises individuals on estate and inheritance tax planning and asset protection (e.g. corporate structures, family agreements, trusts, foundations, etc.). The firm also advises corporations and their executives on all aspects of planning and implementation of incentive plans, stock option plans and welfare aziendale, as well as qualified stock options.

VAT, indirect and local taxes: The firm provides assistance to clients in relation to VAT matters both in terms of standard business operations and in the most complex domestic and international transactions (e.g. by means of VAT grouping or consortium company structures within the banking sector). The firm’s professionals are also experienced in the areas of registration tax and other indirect taxes, providing consultancy in relation to the main recurring and non-recurring issues.

International work: A large part of the activity of the firm involves international clients and cross-border operations.  Over the years, the firm has built up a network of high-profile law firms and tax firms in the main European and non-European jurisdictions. These relationships allow the firm to provide its clients with complete assistance and advice in the global market. The main focus of the firm’s international work is, among others, on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (both inbound and outbound), initial public offerings and other exit strategies, as well as in structuring financial products, Pan-European private equity, venture capital, other closed-end funds, cross-border financing transactions and securitisations.

Tax consultancy Mr. Lorenzo Piccardi (Managing Partner) 02 58313707
Tax litigation Mr. Cristiano Caumont Caimi (Partner) 02 58313707
Cristiano Caumont Caimi photo Cristiano Caumont CaimiPartner. Specialises in international tax, tax litigation and tax rulings, transfer pricing…
Lorenzo Piccardi photo Lorenzo PiccardiManaging partner. Specialises in international tax, structured finance, corporate and M&A, transfer…
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