• Professional experience:

    Tax lawyer. His main areas of expertise are domestic and international corporate tax issues, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and tax litigations. He advises listed companies, Italian and international financial and industrial groups. He supports the clients in all of the steps of tax assessments, tax litigations and in case of appearance before the Supreme Court.
    He has a great experience in succession planning and transfer of family business.
    He is a Professor in tax law at the “Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale”.
    Lecturer for higher courses at the Scuola di Polizia Tributaria della Guardia di Finanza (Italian Tax Police Academy) and also for the E.R.E.F. Master (Executive Real Estate Finance) at the Luiss Univerity – Management School.
    Former Lecturer (from 2003 to 2006) at the Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze (Advanced Economics and Finance School).
    In 2012 was awarded with the Top Legal Award as “Best Tax Lawyer”.


    Università La Sapienza, Rome (1983 law degree cum laude).


    LEGALCOMMUNITY TAX AWARDS – 2019 – Best Practice Litigation

    Stefano Petrecca: He is one of the most respected lawyers protagonist of the tax market. He stands out for his depth of analysis and positive attitude in the relationship with the authorities.



    Stefano Petrecca is an established litigator. His expertise also covers corporate tax matters, and he is regularly instructed by key domestic and multinational clients.


    LEGAL 500 – 2018

    Macchi di Cellere Gangemi assists with international tax planning and tax litigation, including criminal tax matters, transfer pricing, M&A-related domestic corporate tax issues and corporate reorganisations and financing transactions. Other areas of strength include financial instruments, private equity and real estate funds, employee incentive plans and VAT. Stefano Petrecca is among the main advisers.



    Co-head of department Stefano Petrecca is admired for possessing “a breadth of experience” in the tax arena. He offers a wide-ranging practice, including transactions and corporate tax law. He provides additional support with tax litigation.


    Stefano Petrecca – Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
    Segnalato come un punto di riferimento del mercato fiscale italiano, in particolare nell’ambito contenzioso. «Autorevole, sempre aggiornato e molto disponibile».



    Stefano Petrecca is “a good mediator with tax authorities and counterparts,” says one happy client. He frequently advises domestic and international financial and industrial groups as well as listed companies.


    LEGAL 500 – 2016

    Macchi di Cellere Gangemi is known for international tax planning and tax litigation, including criminal tax matters before the Court of Cassation and the European Court of Justice. It is also noted for transfer pricing, M&A-related tax issues, as well as domestic and international VAT. Rome-based Stefano Petrecca is recommended.



    Specialised in litigation related to VAT, corporate tax and restructurings, Stefano Petrecca “stands out for his experience in the financial taxation field and is always able to reach his clients’ expectations.”



    Stefano Petrecca enters the rankings for the first time thanks to impressive market feedback highlighting his strong litigation capabilities and his presence on some major deals. One client says: “He was tough but not too tough, which in my opinion makes one litigator better than another.”


    LEGAL 500 – 2014

    … “Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s tax practice is also experienced in transfer pricing, tax-related M&A, and domestic and international VAT matters. In April 2014, the firm also hired Stefano Petrecca from Di Tanno e Associati”.


    Stefano Petrecca Partner


    Office: Rome Milan

    Practice: Tax

    Admitted to the Bar since 1986. Auditor, registered with the Auditor Register since 1996. Board Secretary of the Institute for International Taxation Inc (IITI). International Bar Association (IBA) (Vice-Chairman and Conference Coordinator of the Tax Committee from 2006 to 2008).

    Languages: English, Italian