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 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

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

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OECD Discussion Draft on Financial Transactions - BonelliErede comments

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Publications

Stefano Simontacchi's publications

2015

Insights

BonelliErede announces the third edition of the Franco Bonelli scholarships

To honour the extraordinary legacy of its founder Franco Bonelli, BonelliErede grants two scholarships annually to law graduates who wish to complete their studies in the subjects he addressed in his writings in a country other than their country of origin. The first scholarship is for a master …

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BonelliErede announces seven new partners

On 2 February, the partners’ meeting approved the appointment of seven new partners: Riccardo Bicciato, Riccardo Bordi, Marco De Leo, Gabriele Malgeri, Nicola Marchioro, Augusto Praloran and Francesca Secondari. Riccardo Bicciato (45) joined the firm in 2010 and specialises in banking and fin …

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Legalcommunity Energy Awards 2019, two new awards for BonelliErede

BonelliErede received two awards at the 2019 Legalcommunity Energy Awards on 31 January – organised by Legalcommunity to recognise the previous year’s key players in the energy sector. The firm was crowned “Law firm of the year – Finance”: the judging panel highlighted the following r …

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