Tax Partner Fabrizio Vismara is part of launch team for Squire Patton Boggs’ new Milan office
Squire Patton Boggs will open an office in Milan – its 15th location in Europe and 45th worldwide – with a multidisciplinary team.
Galileo Pozzoli, Daniela Sabelli, Ian Tully and Fabrizio Vismara will join as partners, bringing extensive cross border disputes and transactional credentials to the firm, with a particular focus in energy law and representing African countries in major international arbitrations.
“Our goal is to provide clients with premium counsel wherever they do business. Launching an office in the third largest Eurozone economy is another important milestone in our global expansion,” said Squire Patton Boggs Chair and Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann. “We already work for a number of Italian companies and other entities doing business in the market. This team will take our practice to even greater heights.”
The team joins from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, where Mr. Pozzoli served as Italy Managing Partner since 2010 and was a member of the firm’s European management committee.
Fabrizio Vismara is an experienced litigation, corporate and tax partner representing Italian and international clients on Italian and international corporate and tax matters. His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and represents funds and strategic investors in private equity transactions, corporate restructurings and foreign investments, as well as acting for Italian and international clients on antitrust matters. Mr. Vismara acts for clients on the taxation of controlled foreign corporations, transfer pricing issues, and matters governed by international tax treaties to which Italy is a party. His activity includes tax and antitrust disputes, representing Italian and foreign clients, multinational companies and banks in dealings with the public administration on tax matters and relevant obligations. He also advises clients on the taxation of financial instruments, the application of currency regulations, double taxation agreements and EU customs and VAT legislation. Mr. Vismara is a Professor of International Law at the University of Insubria.