Stefano Simontacchi

Expertise

  • Tax law, with particular focus on:
    • international taxation
    • transfer pricing and tax planning
    • private clients
    • property transactions
    • investment funds
    • real-estate funds
    • private equity
    • M&A and company reorganisations

Foreign languages: English

Background

  • President of the firm
  • Board member
  • Country partner for the USA New York
  • Team Leader of the Corporate Governance Focus Team
  • Member of the Art and Cultural Property Focus Team
  • Member of the Luxury Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Clients Focus Team
  • Member of the Public International Law & Economic Diplomacy Focus Team
  • Member of the Innovation and Digital Transformation (strategic support)
  • Member of the Africa Committee and of the Africa Team

 

  • Made partner in 2008
  • Joined in 2007

 

  • Worked for other major Italian law firms
  • Author of numerous publications on tax law
  • Regular speaker at national and international conferences

Ranking and Awards

TopLegal Awards named Stefano Lawyer of the Year in 2016

At the IX edition of the TopLegal Awards he was crowned Managing partner of the year together with Marcello Giustiniani

Legalcommunity Awards named Stefano Transfer Pricing Lawyer of the Year in 2015

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Stefano as a major expert in tax law

The European Tax Awards crowned his team the best Italian transfer pricing team for four consecutive years

Testimonials

“He is outstanding, and he’s also able to understand the business side”

(Chambers and Partners)

Qualifications

  • Director of the first full year Adv. LLM. in Transfer Pricing at the University of Leiden
  • Representative of the International Tax Center Leiden at the EU joint transfer pricing forum (2015)
  • Director of the Leiden Transfer Pricing Research Center, the world’s leading transfer pricing research centre (since 2011)
  • Lecturer on the advanced LLM in international taxation at Leiden University, Holland (since 2000)
  • Lecturer on accounting and financial reporting at Bocconi university of Milan (1995-2003)
  • Lecturer on national and international tax law on various courses and master’s (supervisor of the transfer pricing master’s course sponsored by “Il Sole 24 Ore”)
  • PhD in international taxation from Leiden University
  • Master’s in international taxation from Leiden
  • Chartered accountant
  • Degree in business and economics from Bocconi University of Milan

Knowledge Sharing

Comments on the OECD discussion draft regarding the "Unified Approach"

The OECD has published in October the discussion draft on the proposal of "Unified Approach", the envisaged new framework for determining the attribution of profits among the different jurisdictions where multinational enterprises act. BonelliErede has contributed to the global discussion on …

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BonelliErede comments to the OECD consultation document on the tax challenges of the digitalization

Supranational organisations (OECD), the European Union and European governments are trying to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation. However, it is proving extremely difficult to find a common, multilateral solution, due to the divergent interests of the countries involved. Indeed in …

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OECD Discussion Draft on Financial Transactions - BonelliErede comments

In the context of the public consultation launched by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) on 3 July 2018 on the transfer pricing aspects of financial transactions, BonelliErede and Valdani Vicari & Associati provided to the Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing and Fi …

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Publications

Stefano Simontacchi's publications

2015

Insights

BonelliErede launches the first task force dedicated to Golden Powers legislation

BonelliErede has launched a new task force dedicated to all matters relating to Italy’s Golden Powers legislation to respond to investors’ needs created by this complex and highly topical piece of legislation on investments in strategic sectors. The legislation gives government bodies the p …

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BonelliErede awards two Franco Bonelli scholarships

For the third consecutive year, BonelliErede has awarded two scholarships in memory of its founder, Franco Bonelli. The scholarships are open to EU citizens with a law degree who are looking to attend a master’s course or research programme – in the US or a European country other than their …

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BonelliErede and Lombardi e Associati: integration is a go

The integration with Lombardi e Associati was unanimously approved at BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting today. Lombardi e Associati is one of the leading Italian independent law firms in litigation and corporate law and advises Italian and foreign companies, banks and insurers, investment fu …

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