Serena Pietrosanti | Rome | Hogan Lovells

Serena Pietrosanti

Head of Tax – Italy Corporate & Finance


English, Italian

Pietrosanti Serena

Serena Pietrosanti
Pietrosanti Serena
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Serena Pietrosanti is an excellent professional, who is always attentive, available and has excellent analytical skills – she pays particular attention to ensuring that the result complies with the rules, as well as being the most appropriate solution.

Legal500 EMEA, 2022

Head of Tax in Italy, Serena Pietrosanti has extensive experience in the management of tax issues and regularly assists foreign and domestic multinationals.

Thanks to over 15 years in Hogan Lovells and her previous role as a senior manager at one of the most reputable Big Four Accounting firms, she has developed extensive knowledge in the management of complex tax issues linked to the income and transfer taxes implications of M&A transactions, joint ventures (corporate and contractual), real estate transactions, development and investment structures normally used by institutional investors, cross-border flows and arrangements, LBO, financial markets and structured finance, international tax planning. Purchase Price determinations, adjustments, indemnities mechanism and similar, especially in the more complex M&A transactions will have the imprint and interpretation of Serena. She also masters all tax aspects of tax rulings, assistance in the audits and in in-court and out-of-court litigations.

Serena periodically lectures LUISS Business School and Il Sole 24 Ore post-graduate courses. She has co-authored several books, including “Private Equity and Venture Capital - Regulation and Good Practice” published by AIFI, and actively collaborates with leading industry journals for articles and insights. Moreover, Serena is frequently invited as a speaker at numerous conferences and seminars.

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Serena Pietrosanti’s advice always satisfies; she is prompt and clear in her responses, as well as being reachable during holidays and non-work days (if required) – a dedicated and responsible individual.

Legal500 EMEA, 2021

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.


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


Tax (Italy), Recommended

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