Dentons tax team in ItalyDentons has announced the hire of Giulio Andreani as a partner in the Tax practice in Italy. He joins along with a team of five, including senior counsel Giuseppe Ferrara, senior associates Irene Avanzini, Giacomo D’Angelo and associates Erika Andreani and Valeria Andreani. They will be based in the Milan office.

Andreani is renowned for his experience in tax litigation, M&A tax structuring in as well as in tax issues related to restructuring and insolvency. He has advised clients such as Biancamano Group’s Aimeri Ambiente on some of the most important tax transactions on the Italian market.  He has also represented clients on complex, high-value litigation cases, such as Alitalia in Extraordinary Administration versus the Tax Authorities. More recently, he advised on the tax structuring of the sale of the famous Winery Biondi Santi to French investors.

In addition to his career as a lawyer, Andreani is also well known in academic circles. He is the Director of the Master’s Degree Program in Tax Law at LUISS University and Director of the Finance and Economy High School of Rome. He is also a professor at La Sapienza University and Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze (School of Italian Tax Officers) in Rome. Professor Andreani is the author of 250 tax articles and ten monographs. His latest Commentary on the Income Tax Code, a comprehensive analysis of approximately 3000 pages which he co-wrote together with Professor Gianfranco Ferranti, will soon be published. 

Federico Sutti, Managing Partner Italy, commented: “I have known Giulio Andreani for several years and I am delighted to finally have the pleasure to work with him. I am sure that he will greatly contribute to strengthening Dentons’ position in the Italian legal market, not only in Tax but also in other sectors”.

Sandra Hazan, Co-Head of the Europe and Global Tax practice added: “Giulio is widely recognized as one of Italy’s top tax lawyers, particularly in the field of tax litigation.  Together with his team, he will broaden the capabilities of our Italian Tax practice and reinforce our ability to advise clients on complex tax transactions and disputes.”

With the addition of Professor Andreani and his team, Dentons’ Tax practice in Milan and Rome has grown to 14 professionals, including four partners. 

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Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has announced the hire of Fabrizio Capponi as a partner in the Tax practice in Italy.

Fabrizio Capponi, a chartered accountant and auditor, advises on deal structuring and taxation in M&A and private equity transactions and on obtaining tax rulings from the authorities. He also assists banks in corporate financing transactions. Recently, he has handled some of Italy’s most complex transfer pricing cases involving voluntary disclosure and settlements with the Tax Authority.

Capponi has cooperated with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development to study and implement fiscal measures to support entrepreneurship, such as tax credits on research and development for the fashion industry.

He is ranked as a leading individual for Tax in Italy in all major legal directories, including Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

Federico Sutti, Italy Managing Partner, declared: “With the hire of Fabrizio Capponi, who rejoins his former Tax colleagues who moved to Dentons in December 2016, we are continuing the momentum in our plan to position Dentons’ Tax practice among the leading teams in the market.”

Andrea Fiorelli, Head of the Tax practice in Italy, added: “Together with Federico, we are working on an ambitious growth plan for our Tax practice in response to our clients’ needs and to the market demand for more and more sophisticated solutions. Our goal is to create a team of talented and reputed lawyers with integrated and complementary capabilities to cover all areas of specialization within the tax sector. ”

Fabrizio Capponi commented: “I was very interested in Dentons’ plans to strengthen the Tax practice, as well as very impressed with the Firm’s growth on both the international and national stage, its strength in Banking, M&A and Tax, and its strong global presence. Moreover, the Tax team is an important practice within the Firm and pays close attention to maintaining independence and avoiding conflicts of interest.”

Associate Filippo Jurina has also recently joined the Tax practice in the Milan office. He is a chartered accountant and was previously a tax specialist at Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners.

With these new joiners Dentons has nine Tax professionals in Italy, divided between the Milan and Rome offices.

K&L Gates has elected 50 lawyers from across four continents to the firm’s partnership, effective March 1, 2016.

The new tax partners will be:

Milan tax jobsVittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff is a new partner in Milan, where he advises on the tax aspects of financial transactions, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and real estate deals. His experience includes:

  • M&A: structuring domestic and cross-border acquisitions for both strategic and private equity investors
  • Real estate: acquisition (and connected financing) disposal and letting of large scale retail, office and logistic portfolios, tax regime applicable to real estate funds and SICAFs
  • Financial markets: structured finance transactions, securitizations, purchases of non performing loans by foreign investors, Italian financial transaction tax, domestic and cross-border financing, taxation of financial instruments, tax regime applicable to collective investment undertakings
  • Employee remuneration: employment incentive schemes, flexible benefit plans
  • Tax litigations: handling tax audits, pre-litigation settlement procedures and tax litigations (prevailingly financial intermediaries, in relation to allegedly abusive dividend washing schemes and other structured finance trades)
  • Drafting ruling applications with the Italian authorities on all aspects of tax laws.

Orange County Tax JobsFrank Dworak, is a new partner in the Orange County office.

Mr. Dworak’s experience includes representation of clients in connection with transactional tax matters, including with respect to partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, insolvency, compensation and other matters; domestic and international tax planning (both inbound and outbound); and complex tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court. Mr. Dworak also has experience negotiating and obtaining pre-filing agreements and private letter rulings from the IRS.

Tax Policy JobsIn Washington, D.C., Karishma Page has been promoted

Ms. Page concentrates her practice on federal policy, focusing on tax, financial services, retirement security, and health care issues. Ms. Page has extensive experience working on a variety of tax legislation and tax administrative matters, as well as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Affordable Care Act, and the related rulemaking activity.

Ms. Page develops and implements a variety of advocacy strategies to advance client objectives, both from a Congressional and administrative perspective. In particular, she focuses on complex, multi-faceted policy campaigns incorporating lobbying, coalitions and third-party advocates, grassroots/grasstops strategies, and traditional and new media. Additionally, she has experience building, managing, and working with coalitions.

She also advises clients with respect to the key legislative and regulatory developments that impact their businesses. Ms. Page’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and tax-exempt entities.

Ms. Page works closely on issues involving the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, House Financial Services Committee, and Senate Banking Committee, as well as the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and financial regulators.


Withers has made up two new tax partners in the San Francisco and Milan offices.

Giulia Cipollini joined Withers in June 2014 as Head of Tax for the Italy tax service line. She was promoted with effect from July 2015. Her practice focuses on: Wealth planning; inheritance tax planning; estate, gift, trust and charitable planning; corporate tax planning; income tax planning and compliance for private companies and their owner; business succession planning; mini-bonds; real-estate tax issues. Tax litigation. Voluntary Disclosure procedure.

withers tax jobsVimala Snow has been with Withers Bergman since 2010, initially in Connecticut, but moved to San Francisco in 2014. She too was made a partner in July. Her practice focuses on US and international tax, trust, and estate planning matters for wealthy US and international families. She work with trusts and related business structures to preserve, protect and grow family wealth for multiple generations in a tax efficient manner. This includes many young entrepreneurs as well as more established multi-generational wealth.

dla tax partner jobsDLA Piper has promoted Christian Montinari to tax partner in the Italian firm.

Christian has 12 years experience in domestic and international taxation, restructuring and business planning including transfer pricing issues, M&A transactions, assistance during acquisition in terms of tax due diligence and tax optimisation. He specialises in advising international clients wishing to invest into Italy as well as in advising Italian -based multinationals doing business outside Italy.

Christian is the only tax lawyer to be promoted globally in this year’s round of promotions.

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