Partners: Livia Salvini, Davide De Girolamo, Chiara Todini and Giovanni Panzera da Empoli
Languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian
Salvini e Soci is a law firm specialised in tax advisory and tax litigation, with offices in Rome and Milan. The Firm was founded by Livia Salvini and by barristers Davide De Girolamo, Chiara Todini and Giovanni Panzera da Empoli, in the continuity of the high tradition of prof. Franco Gallo, president emeritus of the Constitutional Court and former Minister of Finance, currently of counsel, that established the firm in 1967. Livia Salvini is a full professor of tax law at LUISS University of Rome, attorney enabled before the Italian Supreme Courts and the European Court of Justice, widely recognized expert of VAT, EU tax law and EU competition law, tax assessments, local taxes, energy and telecommunication taxation, taxation of cooperative companies, as well as advisor on high complexity tax and legal issues. Davide De Girolamo, Chiara Todini and Giovanni Panzera da Empoli, are highly experienced lawyers in the fields of tax litigation, tax settlements and advising on the most complex issues of tax law. The Firm imprints its activity to the highest quality parameters: tax issues, from the most complex to the current ones, require a targeted and non-standardized approach, in which the constant professional updating and dynamism in the relationship with the clients is based on solid foundations of knowledge and experience. There is a total of 24 lawyers and tax consultants operating in Rome and Milan offices, some of which are also professors or lecturers of tax law in Italian universities.
Main Areas of Practice:
Criminal Tax Law
Corporate Tax, Domestic & Cross-Border Reorganisations:
The firm handles all aspects of income tax for corporations, banks and insurance companies, and has advised on the fiscal aspects of a very large number of M&A and corporate reorganisations of major Italian companies. The firm assists international companies in international tax planning and cross-border transactions. The firm also has expertise in stock option plans.
VAT & Excises:
The firm has VAT specialists and handles all aspects of VAT and excises concerning both national and cross-border transactions. EU Law: The firm has assisted major banks and trade organisations in focal EU law cases concerning the compatibility of domestic regulations with EU tax law and EU competition law (with special regard to State aids regulations).
The firm is specialized in the taxation of financial instruments, and currently advises leading banks and insurance companies on such topics. The firm also offers advice on the fiscal aspects of securitisations.
The firm defends taxpayers before tax courts throughout Italy and is regarded as one of the most experienced firms for handling tax litigation before the Corte di Cassazione (Italian Supreme Court), the Corte Costituzionale (Italian Constitutional Court) and the European Court of Justice. Assistance to tax payers in the course of tax inspections and settlement proceedings with the Italian tax administrations is also one of the main fields of expertise of the firm.
Criminal Tax Law:
The firm assists its clients, natural and legal persons, in the area of criminal tax law, offering advice and opinions out of court as well as legal assistance in criminal proceedings for tax offenses. Moreover, with its considerable expertise in the field and the academic qualifications of its partners, the firm is often called upon to prepare technical advice in the interests of defendants and parties under investigation.
Tax Assistance (Public & Private):
The firm provides permanent, wide ranging tax assistance to some of the main Italian companies operating in oil and energy sectors, telecommunications, agribusiness, building and infrastructures industries and media. The firm is the tax advisor of some of the most important associations of banks and financial intermediaries. The firm has also developed expertise in tax questions concerning public bodies, since it permanently advises public agencies and social security institutions.
The firm has a wide knowledge of Italian local taxation and it has advised both taxpayers and municipalities on such topics.