DLA Piper strengthens Italian tax practice

DLA Piper today announces the appointment of Fabrizio Capponi (43) as partner within its Tax practice in Rome. Fabrizio joins the firm with a team of two associates from CBA Studio Legale e Tributario.

He joins from CBA Studio Legale e Tributario where he was partner and where he has gained a significant experience on corporate and tax law. Fabrizio specialises in advising on the tax aspects of complex financial transactions and project financings, assisting clients also on debt restructurings both from a structuring and completion perspectives, and providing auditors’ opinions pursuant to article 67 of the Italian Bankruptcy Law. Fabrizio started his career at Studio Associato Alderighi Tesauro before moving to Ernst & Young International in Rome. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and is qualified as a Dottore Commercialista (Accountant and Tax Advisor) and as a Revisore Contabile (Chartered Auditor). Two associates join the Rome office together with Fabrizio: Roberta Moscaroli (39) as senior associate and Filomena Linzalone (32) as associate.

Maricla Pennesi, Head of Tax at DLA Piper in Italy, stated: "The new arrivals are part of DLA Piper's development strategy in Italy, also reinforcing the firm's ambition to expand within its tax practice. We have strengthened our presence in Rome with a team dedicated to providing consistently high quality advice to the market."

With these new arrivals, the firm's Italian Tax practice now numbers 3 partners and 12 associates.

In the last 15 months the Italian offices of DLA Piper have recruited 19 legal professionals. Notable hires include partners Alessandro Piermanni from Hogan Lovells and Fabio del Bene from Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners joining our Corporate department, and partner Gualtiero Dragotti from Dragotti & Associati joining our IPT department.