Italy: Corporate Tax 2019

In this chapter we highlight 33 exceptional practitioners who provide advice and representation to a wide range of clients across the full spectrum of domestic and international tax law.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Guglielmo Maisto Maisto e Associati, Milan
2. Bruno Gangemi  Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, Rome
3. Massimo Antonini Chiomenti, Milan
4. Carlo Galli Clifford Chance Studio Legale Associato, Milan

Maisto e Associati sees three of its practitioners included in our research.
Guglielmo Maisto is an “exceptional” lawyer who stands out as one of the foremost tax specialists in the country. His expertise spans a range of tax matters including transfer pricing.
Riccardo Michelutti is a tax specialist with a strong background in economics. His practice is focused on corporate income tax, M&A and taxation in capital markets.
Aurelio Massimiano is known for his considerable experience handling a range of tax law matters and is commended for his particular expertise in international taxation and transfer pricing.

Chiomenti sees three of its practitioners listed here.
Massimo Antonini is considered “one of the best” by market commentators. He represents a number of major Italian and international clients on corporate transactions, M&A and international taxation.
Raul-Angelo Papotti has vast experience of providing tax advice to banks, investment funds and multinational companies on matters relating to tax planning, cross-border tax and transfer pricing.
Paolo Giacometti is a top name for transfer pricing and the taxation of investment funds and financial products, an area in which he frequently advises multinational companies operating within the Italian market.

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi is an independent full-service firm that sees three of its practitioners include here.
Francesco Capitta represents significant national and international clients across an array of sectors in both litigation and auditing as well as negotiating settlements with the tax authorities.
Stefano Petrecca is praised for his work representing major corporations, industrial groups and financial bodies on domestic and international tax matters, including litigation.
Bruno Gangemi is an “exceptional” practitioner who advises domestic and international companies, as well as individuals, across a broad range of tax matters including litigation and transfer pricing.

BonelliErede sees three of its lawyers included here.
Andrea Silvestri frequently advises and litigates upon a variety of domestic and international tax matters and is considered a go-to name in the Italian market.
Andrea Manzitti is recognised for his top-tier practice that covers domestic and international tax law in matters including litigation and audits.
Stefano Simontacchi is renowned for his expertise on transfer pricing, as well as his impressive work spanning tax planning, M&A and restructuring matters.

Hager & Partners achieves three listings here.
Dirk Prato has a well-respected tax practice that covers domestic and international tax law, VAT and tax planning for clients throughout the energy, manufacturing and food sectors.
Richard Burchia is held in high regard by sources who consider him an expert on taxation within the banking and financial sectors.
Dietmar Huber is respected for his impressive practice that covers domestic and international tax law. He often advises clients in manufacturing, energy and commercial sectors.

MB Associati achieves three listings in this chapter.
Founder of the firm Giuseppe Marino draws high praise from market sources thanks to his expert handling of both advisory and contentious matters in the corporate tax arena.
Barbara Nigro is recognised for her strong academic background and continues to impress sources with her superb work on procedural matters relating to tax law.  
Andrea Ballancin gains recognition from market commentators who consider him a top name when it comes to international taxation matters.

At Dentons Giulio Andreani is applauded by clients for his “problem-solving mentality” as well as his “complete knowledge of tax law and of clients’ business." He possesses strong expertise across the spectrum of corporate tax and related areas, such as M&A and restructuring and insolvency.

Carlo Galli at Clifford Chance leads the tax practice and frequently advises clients on tax in complex transactions, financings and structuring investments into and out of Italy.

Pietro Bracco of Puri Bracco Lenzi e Associati is a tax specialist with notable expertise in energy matters. Clients note he is “very solution-oriented – able to listen carefully and find a compromise in tricky situations”.

Fabio Brunelli at Di Tanno e Associati has notable tax expertise in the finance sector, as well as in real estate funds and private equity funds.

Augusto Fantozzi at Fantozzi e Associati stands out for his first-rate practice which spans international tax, VAT and indirect taxation, in both advice and litigation.

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