Andersen in Italy > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Andersen in Italy
corso Magenta, 82
20123 Milan

Italy > Tax Tier 5

Particularly active in the TMT, financial services, manufacturing, and real estate and hospitality sectors, Andersen in Italy acts on a range of tax matters. In a recent boost, the firm incorporated Turin-based Studio Palea. Maricla Pennesi is European and Italian tax coordinator, while Francesco Marconi is international tax division coordinator.

Practice head(s):

Maricla Pennesi

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Marconi; Paolo Trevisanato; Maurizio Ferrero; Ivan Gasco; Marcello Rabbia; Filippo Brass


Paolo Trevisanato is always available, client focused, and able to anticipate likely developments.

Key clients

FCA Bank


OMIS Group



Gruppo editoriale Mauri Spagnol

Messaggerie Italiane


Work highlights

  • Advised FCA Bank on the tax side to its merger with its French subsidiary.
  • Assisted OMIS Group with the international tax structuring of the incorporation of a subsidiary in India.
  • Advised FCA Bank on the tax side to its merger with its Portuguese subsidiary.

Italy > Employment

Uberto Percivalle joined Andersen in Italy in April 2022 from Baker McKenzie and now heads up the employment law team which advises on the entire spectrum of labour law with cross-border capabilities thanks to its global network.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy

Andersen in Italy established a practice in this area following the arrival of Carlo Gioffrè as partner in early 2023.

Tel: +39 02 48100471
Fax: +39 02 4816848

Chairman / Managing Partners: Andrea De Vecchi
Number of partners: 28
Number of fee earners: 120
Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Italian.


Andersen in Italy is the Italian member firm of Andersen Global, an international association of tax and law firms established in 2013 by US firm Andersen, with over 13,000 professionals and more than 390 offices in more than 170 countries in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
With six offices throughout the country, Andersen in Italy comprises chartered accountants, lawyers, and financial advisors, working together closely in integrated teams.
It provides comprehensive and tailor-made advice to national and foreign clients – ranging from multinational groups and entrepreneurs to non-profits and private individuals – from a tax, legal, financial, administrative, and accounting standpoint, with international support from foreign professionals in the close-knit network of Andersen Global.
The firm shares the same values as the other Andersen Global firms, namely quality, efficiency, innovation, practicality, proactivity, reliability, and consistency, always with an eye to local customs and practices.


The Corporate team advises on all areas of corporate and commercial law, including all aspects of corporate structuring, financing and governance (and relevant agreements) as well as all types of commercial agreements, initiatives, and alliances.

Identifying, managing, and executing cost optimization initiatives that protect and drive deal value, the M&A team assists in all stages of complex transactions. It focuses on corporate consultancy, M&A, private equity, outsourcing projects (IT and BPO), and related spin-off operations, business unit transfers, as well as corporate finance and tax optimization. It has particular expertise in cross-border transactions and reorganizations.

The dedicated team assists clients in managing the risks associated with Transfer Pricing in an ever-changing regulatory environment, ensuring that the TP policies are compliant at a local level.

Constantly keeping up to speed with regulatory aspects and appropriately managing and selecting information, the team assists clients in promptly identifying the best opportunities and mapping out a practical course of action to secure access to benefits. Services include a preliminary analysis of the applicability of incentives, consultancy, and support in relation to requests for incentives and in selecting related forms of financing, preparing tax returns, and answering technical questions.

The team provides legal assistance and strategic advice in intellectual property rights, mainly in trademarks, designs, advertising, and know-how protection. It has considerable experience in dispute resolution, both before Italian and EU authorities and out-of-court. It has also developed outstanding expertise in copyright and art law, assisting artists, museums, galleries, and collectors in the acquisition and management of copyright and on the protection of creative works.

The team provides tailor-made, cross-border tax solutions and planning advice, often involving complex and sensitive issues. It has significant experience in planning advanced tax agreements and mutual agreement procedures involving competing jurisdictions.

The firm also supports private clients, combining traditional tax planning with alternative solutions, in managing their assets and interests both in Italy and abroad. The Private Client team implements tax planning strategies designed to achieve long-term family objectives (e.g. wealth creation, asset protection, and retirement).

M&A, Family Asset Andrea De
Corporate Law, Restructuring Andrea
Corporate Tax, Tax Advisory Maricla
M&A Paolo
International Tax Francesco
Transfer Pricing Stefano

CLIENT: Pascale Belvaux
TESTIMONIAL: Our experience with Andersen was excellent. They gave us all the time and attention needed to be successful. They have been able to provide positive solutions in some difficult cases we were facing. They are competent and trustworthy. We would not only recommend Andersen for most any legal matter but we guarantee once you have used their services, you will have the same opinion.

CLIENT: Christian Thielemann
COMPANY/FIRM/TITLE: NOAH Unternehmensgruppe GmbH, CEO
TESTIMONIAL: Andersen’s Rouven Schwab and Jens Sablotny have consistently demonstrated their unique dedication to us as clients and have always provided us with top notch legal advice. The solutions are pragmatic and driven by an incredible awareness of entrepreneurial thinking.

CLIENT: Oliver Fausten
TESTIMONIAL: Rouven Schwab is an accomplished attorney who has given me excellent legal advice in the most complex cases over the course of the years. His negotiation skills and innovative approaches are second to none.

CLIENT: Silke Brandt
COMPANY/FIRM: Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: Solution-oriented consulting, quick and uncomplicated feedback, understanding of the practical view of the employers.

CLIENT: Holger Graeber
COMPANY/FIRM: Artsana Germany GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with Mrs. Pietras for years – she has a perfect understanding of business needs and manages to find practicable solutions.

COMPANY/FIRM: ICBC Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
TESTIMONIAL: Professionally supportive, highly responsive, capable lawyer (Kathrin Pietras).

CLIENT: Julia Kappel-Gnirs
COMPANY/FIRM: hww hermann wienberg wilhelm
TESTIMONIAL: Essential for us: legally and economically profound advice from a single hand.
(about the partners Michael Thierhoff and Renate Müller)

COMPANY/FIRM: Global Turnaround (11/2020)
TESTIMONIAL: Michael Thierhoff is a veteran restructuring professional.