I have extensive and long-standing experience in handling tax litigation matters, both in the lower tax courts and before Supreme Court, acting on behalf of large Italian and multinational corporate enterprises litigation concerns VAT on domestic and international transactions, excise and customs duties, corporate taxes, transfer pricing, permanent establishments, tax avoidance, LBOs, taxation of cross-border and restructuring operations, tax evasion transactions and tax holidays.
I am qualified to practise law and to appear in the Supreme Court, admitted to the Milan Bar Association since 1991 and the Supreme Court Bar since 2004.
Whilst handling tax litigation matters, I work in the interest of the client to pursue, to the greatest extent, the search for settlement solutions that are mutually satisfying for both the client and the tax authority. I became an expert negotiator in the area of tax settlements and judicial conciliations, during which I have obtained for my clients significant reductions of tax claims.
Thanks to the experience I have gained I often assist those drafting financial statements as well as auditors and financial advisors, also in the acquisition phase, in the assessment of potential tax risks deriving from controversial operations or pending tax disputes.
Before concentrating full-time on tax litigation I gained significant and diversified experience in the tax aspects of corporate restructuring, cross-border transactions, financial statements issues and income tax, tax evasion and abuse of tax law and on the tax planning of supply chain restructuring projects and the structuring of transfer pricing policies.
Before joining Fieldfisher I was the Executive Partner at a legal and tax firm, at which I established and managed the tax litigation department and contributed to establishing the transfer pricing team.
I was the partner responsible for the tax litigation team - which I established and structured - for Italy at one of the Big Four accountancy firms, in which I also shared the responsibility for the tax effective supply chain restructuring team.
Since 2006 I have worked alongside the Managing Partner, John Stewart, assisting him in managing the firm, and I have been an executive partner since 2011.
I advise my clients in Italian and English.