TAX

M&A
Many professionals of the Firm are retained to structure complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions for both strategic and private equity investors, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and other company reorganizations.

Groups taxation and Transfer Price
The Firm advises on corporate income tax issues and on group taxation matters, including the design of holding structures and the optimization of the tax regime of dividends, interest and royalties among group entities.
The Firm also advises groups on transfer pricing policies and assists clients with the negotiation and conclusion of Advance Pricing Agreements with the Italian Tax Authorities. The Firm also assists major multinational groups in drafting appropriate transfer pricing documentation (Masterfile and country specific documentation).

International and EU tax law
The Firm advises on the tax structuring of inbound and outbound investments, even by legal and tax opinion.
The Firm usually faces EU taxation issues, related to VAT and direct tax, and keeps clients up to date on new developments and their implications.

Tax Litigation
The Firm assists its clients before the Italian Tax Office, at central, regional and local level, and in particular its foreign clients before the Centro Operativo in Pescara.
Some of the professionals of the Firm usually focuses on tax ruling, both at domestic and at international level, in order to support the clients in their tax strategies.
The Firm handles complex tax litigation, involving transfer pricing and international and domestic tax matters, before the Italian Tax Courts, the Italian Supreme Court, and the European Tax Courts.
The Firm also provides assistance in the context of pre-litigation settlement procedures and of bilateral or multilateral mutual agreement procedures between the Italian and foreign tax authorities.

Taxation of financial instruments

The Firm advises on domestic and international financing, debt restructuring, leasing transactions and project finance.
Areas of expertise include also the taxation of equity and debt instruments, stock options, derivatives and innovative financial products.

Intangibles and Real estate taxation
The Firm often assists its clients in the field of taxation of intangibles (copyright and patents).
Some professionals also take care of taxation for domestic and foreign real estate operators and investors.

Tax planning for HNWI’s
The Firm advises on the tax optimization of estate planning, transfers of businesses, lifetime asset transfers and ownership structures.
Advice is also given upon the transfer of residence to or from Italy.
The has an established experience in advising on the tax structuring of charities and other non-profit bodies.

VAT
Some professionals of the Firm usually tackles VAT issues, both in domestic and cross-border transactions.