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Cristiano Caumont Caimi

Partner
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

Milan
+39 02 58313707
caumont@virtax.it
www.virtax.it

Languages: Italian, English, French

Bar admissions: Italian Bar Association (2000) Admitted to defend cases before the Italian Supreme Court (2014)

Biography

Cristiano Caumont Caimi joined Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati in 2002 and has been a partner since 2009. He specialises in tax litigation, with a special focus on international taxation and transfer pricing issues thanks to his LLM in International Taxation and two-year work experience at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation.

Practice areas

APAs, Pre-litigation, MAPs/ADRs, Litigation, International tax advisory, Transfer pricing

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Banking, Energy, Industrials, Insurance, Oil and gas, Real estate, Tech and telecoms, Transport

Academic qualifications

Degree (cum laude) in Law, University of Genoa, Italy, 1997

LLM in International Taxation (cum laude), University of Leiden, Holland, 2002


Roberto Cordeiro Guerra

Senior and Founder of Cordeiro Guerra & Associati
Cordeiro Guerra & Associati

Florence
+39 0552001611
studioassociato@cordeiroguerra.it
cordeiroguerra.it

Languages: Italian and English

Bar admissions: Graduated summa cum laude 1984; 1987 was admitted to practiced in Italy and was enrolled in the College of Advocates of Florence.

Biography

Roberto teaches international, national and EU Tax Law in many post-graduate programmes. He is director of the post-graduate programme in criminal tax law at the University of Florence. He is head of the research unit of the University of Florence on the subject of public finance and taxation for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage.

Recent matter highlights

Roberto advises Italian and foreign taxpayers on the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations, private equity, real property acquisitions, M&A and financial transactions, among other things, providing a full expertise also in international and foreign tax issues.

Practice areas

Transactions, M&A, Corporate taxes, Tax consulting, International tax advisory, Transfer pricing, Over 30 years of experience in assisting individuals, sportspeople, artistic companies and multinationals in tax litigations, tax audits and settlements.

Association memberships

  • IR Global
  • Member of the Board of the Italian Association of Tax Law Professors (AIPDT)
  • President of the Chamber of Lawyers Tributaries of the Province of Florence

Academic qualifications

Since 2004 Professor of Tax Law and International Tax law at University of Florence. He is director of the post-graduate programme in criminal tax law at the University of Florence and head of its the research unit on the subject of public finance and taxation for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage. Lecturer in numerous Masters and post-graduate courses at Bocconi University and University of Cattolica in Milan.

Publications

Authored the book Diritto Tributario Internationale (Padova, 2016).


Vittorio Giordano

Founding Partner
Giordano – Merolle Studio Legale Tributario

Roma
+39 06 87 15 34 48
roma@gm.tax
gm.tax

During his 16-year career Vittorio Giordano has gained a significant amount of experience in trials before the Italian Supreme Court, the Italian Constitutional Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, where he represented taxpayers in highly complex tax and state aid issues. Indeed, he is one of the few Italian lawyers admitted to appear before the supreme courts when he was just 35 years old, after having passed the relevant exam with full marks. As an integral part of his practice, Vittorio also provides assistance in the context of tax audits, settlements procedures and administrative rulings, acts as expert in criminal tax cases and regularly advises clients on income taxes, indirect taxes, property taxes, excise duties and tax avoidance, aiming at mitigating the risk of tax disputes arising on their transactions.

Vittorio was born in 1978 and began his career in 2002 with Professor Franco Gallo, former president of the Italian Constitutional Court, and became partner of the homonymous law firm in 2013. After taking part in the opening of the Ludovici Piccone & Partners' Rome office in 2015, Vittorio established his own practice in 2017 together with his long-time colleague Andrea Merolle.

Giordano-Merolle – Studio Legale Tributario is a boutique law firm of 11 professionals deeply specialised in taxation, with offices in Rome and Milan, which provides assistance mainly to banks, insurance companies, MNE and HNWI. The firm recently advised and represented, inter alia, an Italian Bank for tax topics related to a EUR 4.4 billion securitisation of receivables, a real estate company in a EUR 100 million deemed tax-avoidance trial before the Italian Supreme Court and several e-cigarettes companies in trials before lower tax courts concerning the application of excise duties on consumption and its compatibility with the EU harmonised legislation.


Valentino Guarini

Partner
TLS Avvocati & Commercialisti

Milan
+39 02 91605807
valentino.guarini@pwc.com
www.pwc-tls.it

Languages: Italian, English

Bar admissions: Ordine Dottori Commercialisti

Biography

Born in 1970, Valentino Guarini graduated in Economics and Law and joined PwC in 1995. Since then he has worked in domestic and international tax consultancy and developed his expertise in dealing with tax controversies before the Courts. The PwC Tax Litigation PwC team is made of 22 professionals based in Milan and Rome.

Practice areas

Corporate taxes, Dispute resolution, Pre-litigation, Litigation, Tax consulting

Sector specialisations

Construction and materials, Industrials, Pharma and life sciences

Association memberships

International Fiscal Association

Academic qualifications

Degree in Economics, Università La Sapienza – Roma, 1993

Degree in Law, Università Marconi – Roma, 2016


Marco Lio

Tax Partner
PwC – TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti

Milan
+39 02 91605005
marco.lio@pwc.com
www.pwc-tls.it

Languages: Italian; English

Biography

Born in 1974, Marco is a tax partner of PwC Tax and Legal Services and is an expert on advising multinational companies on Italian taxation, transfer pricing issues, tax disputes and tax policy. Before joining PwC, Marco worked for the Italian Tax Authorities, in the last five years as head of the Large Taxpayers Office in Italy.

Recent matter highlights

Marco has led the implementation of projects of the Tax Control Framework, for the larger taxpayers in Italy who intend to join the Italian co-operative compliance regime.

Practice areas

Policy design, Corporate taxes, Dispute resolution, Pre-litigation, Litigation, Tax Control Framework and Co-operative compliance regimes

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Construction and materials, Energy, Financial services

Association memberships

Italian Fiscal Association

Academic qualifications

Degree in Law, University of Turin, 1998

Master in International Tax Law, University of Bologna, 2008


Carlo Romano

Partner
PwC TLS

Rome
+39 065712220
carlo.romano@pwc.com
www.pwc-tls.it

Languages: Italian – English – Dutch

Bar admissions: Rome

Biography

Partner of PwC TLS – tax controversy and dispute resolution leader in Italy. He is a tax lawyer with 24 years of experience qualified to argue Supreme Court cases and has a doctorate in International and Comparative Tax Law (PhD cum laude, University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Recent matter highlights

  • Leading partner for some of the most significant permanent establishments and transfer pricing cases for several multinationals in Italy
  • Mutual Agreement Procedures and International Arbitration cases
  • Advance Pricing Agreements
  • Court's success stories before the Italian Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice

Practice areas

Policy design, Audit defence, Audit support, Pre-litigation, Litigation, Transfer pricing

Sector specialisations

Aviation, Banking, Consumer goods and services, Financial services, Food and beverage, Government and public policy, Healthcare, Industrials, Insurance, Oil and gas, Transport

Association memberships

International Fiscal Association

International Bar Association

IBFD Alumni

Academic qualifications

PhD cum laude University of Groningen

NYU researcher

LUISS LLM in Tax

Law Degree at university of Naples


Dario Sencar

Tax Partner
PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti

Milan
+39 3461368643
dario.sencar@pwc.com
www.pwc-tls.it/en/about-us.html

Languages: italian and english

Biography

As a tax partner, I joined PwC in September 2015. I'm a former tax official with more than 15 years' experience in auditing MNE.

I have attended the OECD BEPS work (Action 2, 3 and 4) and the OECD ATP steering group (2010-2014). My expertise lies in international corporate tax.

Recent matter highlights

I'm involved in supporting clients in transfer pricing, hidden permanent establishment issues, economic substance analysis regarding beneficial ownership and purported conduit transactions and other corporate tax issues.

Practice areas

APAs, Financial services, Audit defence, Audit support, Pre-litigation, Transfer pricing

Sector specialisations

Banking, Construction and materials, Financial services, Industrials, Investment management

Academic qualifications

Graduated in law from University of Padua


Giancarlo Zoppini

Partner
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

Milan
+39 02 58313707
zoppini@virtax.it
www.virtax.it

Languages: Italian, English

Bar admissions: Italian Bar Association (1995) Admitted to defend cases before the Italian Supreme Court (2007)

Biography

Giancarlo Zoppini joined Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati in 1993 and has been a partner since 2000. Based in the Milan office of the firm, he specialises in tax litigation. He also provides assistance in advance ruling proceedings, legal defence in fiscal cases, and he represents taxpayers in cases before the Italian Revenue Agency.

Practice areas

Corporate taxes, Audit defence, Dispute resolution, Pre-litigation, Litigation

Sector specialisations

Banking, Financial services, Industrials, Real estate, Tech and telecoms

Association memberships

Italian Accountant Auditor (1996)

Academic qualifications

Degree (cum laude) in Law (University of Bologna) 1991


Pietro Piccone Ferrarotti

Partner
L&P – Ludovici Piccone & Partners

Milan
+39 023032311
pietro.piccone@lptax.it
ludoviciandpartners.com

Languages: Italian, English

Bar admissions: Italian Bar Association

Biography

Pietro is partner at the Italian tax law firm L&P – Ludovici Piccone & Partners. He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of tax controversy and litigation services. He gained significant experience in advising domestic and foreign clients in complex tax audits, pre-litigation and judicial settlements, and defence before tax courts and the Court of Cassation.

Recent matter highlights

  • He provided tax assistance to the investment fund Värde in the purchase of about €200 million of face value of distressed loans from Aareal Bank, Banco Bpm and UniCredit versus Impreme.
  • He also advised on tax matters related to the capital increase in Impreme and to invest €75 million in new finance in order to support the development of residential real estate projects after having bought all existing mortgages back.

Practice areas

M&A, Dispute resolution, Pre-litigation, Litigation, International tax advisory, VAT, Registration tax and other Indirect taxes as well as Excise duties and Consumption taxes.

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Food and beverage, Industrials, Oil and gas, Real estate

Association memberships

IBA

Academic qualifications

Degree in Law, LUISS – Guido Carli University, Rome, 1995

Full time specialization program in Tax Law and Tax Accounting, Management School LUISS – Guido Carli University, Rome, 1996


Antonio Tomassini

Partner
DLA Piper

Milan
+39 02806181
antonio.tomassini@dlapiper.com
www.dlapiper.com

Languages: Italian English French

Bar admissions: Admitted to the Milan Bar Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court

Biography

Antonio Tomassini co-heads the Italian Tax department and heads the European Tax Disputes team. He specialises in tax litigation, investment funds, international taxation, wealth planning and criminal tax law. He regularly authors for Il Sole 24 ore and other tax publications besides being professor and coordinator of master programs.

Recent matter highlights

  • VF International : assisting VF international in a complex mutual agreement procedure after a domestic tax assessment
  • Inalca: assisting the leading Italian meat producer in a tax settlement on transfer pricing matters
  • Diego Milito: assisting the famous soccer player in a complex tax litigation in front of the Italian tax courts involving many others soccer players and soccer clubs

Practice areas

Cross-border project management, Corporate taxes, Litigation, Tax consulting, International tax advisory

Sector specialisations

Automotive, Food and beverage, Gaming, Real estate, Tech and telecoms

Association memberships

Member of 'CDPT – Centro Studi di Diritto Penale Tributario'

Full Member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practiotioners)

Academic qualifications

Law Degree, cum laude, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Economics and Financial Sciences degree, cum laude, in, University of Trieste

Political Science degree, University of Trieste

Ph.D. in Tax Law, University of Rome Tor Vergata


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Ariane Calloud
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Ivo Caraccioli
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Alessandro Caridi
PwC

Aurelia Daniela Casali
DLA Piper

Marco Cerrato
Maisto e Associati

Paolo Comuzzi
Quorum Legal

Roberto Cordeiro Guerra
Cordeiro Guerra & Associati

Matteo Costigliolo
Deloitte

Nicola Crispino
Baker McKenzie

Eugenio della Valle
Deloitte

Marco Di Siena
Chiomenti

Gabriele Escalar
Salvini Escalar e Associati

Barbara Faini
Baker McKenzie

Augusto Fantozzi
Fantozzi & Associati

Stefano Fedele
Deloitte

Carlo Galli
Clifford Chance

Bruno Gangemi
Macchi di Cellere Gangemi

Vittorio Giordano
Giordano-Merolle

Valentino Guarini
PwC

Marco Lio
PwC

Guglielmo Maisto
Maisto e Associati

Alessandro Martinelli
DLA Piper

Salvatore Mattia
Valente Associati GEB Partners

Renato Paternollo
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Lorenzo Piccardi
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

Pietro Piccone Ferrarotti
Ludovici Piccone & Partners

Giuliana Polacco
Baker McKenzie

Carlo Polito
LED Taxand

Carlo Romano
PwC

Dario Sencar
PwC

Andrea Silvestri
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Alessandro Tardiola
Simonelli Associati

Antonio Tomassini
DLA Piper

Piergiorgio Valente
Valente Associati GEB Partners

Giuseppe Zizzo
Zizzo e Associati

Giancarlo Zoppini
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

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