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Serena Pietrosanti

Counsel
Rome

Serena Pietrosanti

For over 20 years, 10 of which were spent as a counsel in the Hogan Lovells Tax practice, Serena has been providing tax assistance to foreign and domestic multinationals. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Serena was a junior partner at one of the most reputable Big Four Accounting firms, and, in such role, has grown and has gained phenomenal experience in the management of tax issues of cross-border transactions.

You are facing an international, cross border, deal? Either in the real estate, or in the life science, or in the financial services industry? Are you interested in understanding how to make the investment, or the acquisition? Do you want to understand how your investment model works, and which would be the correct level of indebtedness for your investment? Serena, with her qualification as a chartered account, and having breathed the legal environment of a firm environment in the past 10 years, will be the right person to contact.

Italian GAAP and International Accounting Standards are so well known to her, that she is the main point of contact as far as issues involving such issues, including drafting ruling requests to the Tax Authorities, defensive briefs, commercial agreements and legal opinions. Purchase Price determinations, adjustments, indemnities mechanism and the like, especially in the more complex M&A transactions will have the imprint and interpretation of Serena, who will also watch out for the client for the possible tax consequences.

Serena Pietrosanti ‘mixes competence with a friendly approach’.

Legal 500 EMEA 2012

Representative Experience

Advising Kuwait Petroleum International affiliates on the Tax issues related to their acquisition of Shell's retail, supply, distribution, logistics and aviation fuel business in Italy.

Assisting global multinational oil company in the Tax issues related to the disposal of its retail business across Italy.

Assisting a major financial institution in the Tax issues arising from acquisition of credit card business of primary investment bank and subsequent on-going related compliance issues.

Assisting a U.S. multinational in the Tax issues connected with the disposal of its Italian real estate assets and property companies.

Assisting a UK investment fund in the Tax aspects related to the acquisition of an Italian based multinational group active in the logistic sector.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", 1992

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