Fabrizio Capponi joins Dentons’ Italian tax practice

 In Dentons, DLA Piper

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.

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