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Withers takes on tax heavyweight Stefano Grilli to head corporate tax in Italy

15 October 2021

International law firm Withers welcomes highly regarded tax advisor Stefano Grilli to its Milan office, where he will head up the corporate tax team. Stefano joins the firm from Gianni & Origoni, where he co-headed the tax practice, along with a team of five associates.

Stefano has a deep level of experience in advising on domestic and international tax issues in corporate transactions and M&A, as well as capital markets and wealth planning work. Stefano represents a wide range of corporate and individual clients and trusts. He joins Withers with senior associates Marco Busia and Giuseppe Francesco Patti, as well as associates Silvia Barba, Laura Maestri and Federico Donetti.

Roberta Crivellaro, head of Withers’ Italian practice, comments: “Stefano and his team are a major addition to our Italian group. Under the leadership of Giulia Cipollini we have built a leading personal tax practice, and this will now be complemented and supported by Stefano’s expertise in corporate tax matters. Our many family business and institutional clients will benefit hugely from his skills and we’re so pleased to welcome him to Withers!

Stefano adds: “This is a big move for me and my team to an international network that will offer much more to my clients, whilst also allowing us to grow the breadth and variety of our work. Withers’ Milan team have an excellent reputation for developing solutions for clients wishing to take advantage of Italy’s non-domiciled tax regime, and this excellence complements my practice well. I look forward to linking up with my colleagues across the world on some exciting and cutting-edge projects.

Giulia Cipollini comments: “Adding Stefano and his team’s capabilities to our Italian practice is a big step forward for us, strengthening and broadening out the services we can offer to our clients. This advances our strategy to be the number one firm in Italy for advising successful individuals and their families and businesses.

Stefano holds a number of senior advisory roles, including to the Italian Ministry of Finance and the Advisory Board of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism. He also teaches international tax law at the University of Milan – Bicocca, the University of International Business and Economics of Beijing, Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam.

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