Italy: Corporate Tax 2018

Here we highlight 36 outstanding lawyers who have been recommended for their deep knowledge of tax law and experience advising on matters arising out of commercial transactions, disputes and restructuring activities.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Andrea Silvestri BonelliErede, Milan
2. Giulio Andreani Dentons Europe, Milan
3. Guglielmo Maisto Maisto e Associati, Milan
4. Raul-Angelo Papotti Chiomenti, Milan

Chiomenti emerges as a major player in the corporate tax space and sees four top-tier experts highlighted.
Massimo Antonini leads the firm’s tax team and is a prominent name in the Italian market. He is regarded as “an outstanding lawyer” and is well known for his vast expertise advising on the tax aspects of complex corporate transactions.  
Raul-Angelo Papotti draws praise as “an impressive lawyer and standout name at Chiomenti”. He boasts extensive expertise in cross-border taxation and planning, and comes highly recommended by peers and clients alike in this year’s research. 
Paolo Giacometti impresses peers as “one of the leaders in Italy” in relation to international tax planning and tax aspects of large commercial transactions.
Michele Carpinelli is described as “a great business lawyer” and is well known for his superb tax advice relating to major corporate transactions.

Specialist tax firm Maisto e Associati achieves an impressive three listings.
Founding partner Guglielmo Maisto is a long-standing fixture in the corporate tax market. He receives wide-ranging endorsements for his vast expertise in the field and, as president of the IFA in Italy, he enjoys a superb reputation in the space.
Riccardo Michelutti is a highly regarded practitioner with impeccable knowledge of corporate income taxation. Qualified as both lawyer and chartered accountant, he boasts deep expertise in complex financial transactions.
Aurelio Massimiano is an esteemed corporate tax adviser with superb expertise in transfer pricing matters. 

The Milan office of BonelliErede is home to two standout players in the market.
Andrea Silvestri heads the tax litigation group and has vast experience before the Italian Supreme court. He is regularly engaged to advise on corporate tax matters arising out of complex transactions and is praised as “one of the best” professionals in the Italian market.
Andrea Manzitti stands out as “an excellent lawyer” who is “certainly very well respected” in the Italian market. He boasts a strong advisory and litigation practice and extensive knowledge of international tax law.

Marino, Ballancin, Barbagelata e Associati is widely recognised for its strong international taxation expertise, and achieves four nominations in this year’s research.
Barbara Nigro is an esteemed corporate tax expert with a superb EU finance practice. She boasts extensive knowledge of customs duties and is highly regarded for her work in the space.
Andrea Ballancin also comes highly recommended as a distinguished corporate tax adviser who is highly visible in the Italian market.

Dentons Europe’s Giulio Andreani is a go-to lawyer for tax disputes and transactions. Clients say, “He is one of the best tax advisers and attorneys in Italy. He stands out for his profound subject knowledge, and his ability to simplify difficult cases and present them effectively before tax courts.”

Paolo Ludovici, founding partner of Ludovici Piccone & Partners, is renowned for his expertise in complex tax planning. Peers say, “He is definitely one of the best in the market.” 

At Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Milan, practice head Renato Paternollo is a “very well-respected” figure and an excellent name for complex tax advice, audits and disputes.

Di Tanno e Associati’s Fabio Brunelli “is a very serious player in the market” say peers, who praise him as “an extremely competent” international tax adviser.

At Studio Uckmar Associazione Professionale, the “excellent” Giuseppe Corasaniti is well known for his top-quality tax advice in relation to corporate transactions and reorganisation proceedings.

Augusto Fantozzi is the founding partner of Fantozzi & Associati. With vast expertise in international tax matters and a strong tax litigation practice, peers say he “stands out as a real expert” in the corporate tax arena.

Luca Rossi is a leading light at Studio Tributario Associato Facchini Rossi & Soci. Market commentators commend him as “a great corporate tax lawyer” and highlight his outstanding subject knowledge. 

The “excellent” Marco Piazza is a highly regarded practitioner at Studio Legale Tributario Biscozzi Nobili. He is well known as a long-standing expert in international tax and financial matters.

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