Partner at Macchi di Cellere Gangemi since May 2014. Before that, Francesco worked from 2000 through 2014 in a prestigious Italian tax boutique of which he became partner in 2012. In 1999, he served as officer in Guardia di Finanza (the Italian Tax Police) at the Head Office in Rome, Tax Office, Direct Taxes, III Department.
Francesco has significant experience in the sector of domestic and international tax. In particular, his expertise includes the following areas: M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations, restructuring and financing transactions, financial instruments, private equity and real estate funds, real estate transactions, employee incentive plans. He has developed relevant experience also in relation to tax litigation regarding complex cases and assistance in complex tax audits carried out by the tax authorities. He advises listed companies, domestic and international financial and industrial groups, private equity and real estate funds. His activity includes also the interaction with the tax authorities for the purposes of settlements, rulings, etc.. Moreover, he provides tax advice to private clients.
LLM in International Tax, University of Michigan Law School (2005); Officer Cadet, Academy of Guardia di Finanza (Italian tax police) (1998-1999); Master’s degree in Tax Law, LUISS Management, Rome (1998); Law degree, University of Sassari (1997).
Admitted to the Italian Bar since 2001. Admitted to the Italian Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) and other high courts since 2015. Member of IBA. Currently, he is the Co-Chair of the IBA Taxes Committee. Before that, he was the National Reporter for Italy at the annual conferences of IBA (2006-2007), Session Reporters Liaison Officer (2011-2012), Newsletter Editor (2013-2014) and Treasurer of the IBA Taxes Committee (2015-2016). He is member of the tax & legal commission of AIFI (Italian Private Equity Association). Member of AIJA, Tax Law Commission.
Languages: English, Italian