Our Tax Team works closely with the Firm’s corporate and private Clients to provide “ad hoc solutions” and comprehensive and adequate advice on both tax opportunities and risks.

In order to do so our professionals regularly collaborate with the Firm’s other practice areas, such as the Corporate and M&A, IP and Employment Teams to deliver a fully integrated service.

We constantly assist and represent a large number of domestic and foreign MNEs belonging, among others, to automotive, fashion and luxury, agri-food, tourism, IT, banking sectors.

The core practices are:

  • Corporate tax
  • VAT and other indirect taxes
  • National and international tax planning
  • Tax structuring connected to M&A transactions
  • Transfer pricing (including unilateral and multilateral APA and MAPS)
  • Permanent establishment risk analysis
  • Tax settlement procedures
  • Tax litigation
  • Succession tax planning.

We are well represented in Russia at our Moscow office, where we work intensively on tax needs and tax issues of European corporations investing and operating in Russia and CIS jurisdictions.



We experienced extraordinarily successful stories in assisting clients on tax settlement procedures and disputes involving multimillion challenges on transfer pricing, undisclosed permanent establishment and attribution of profits to permanent establishments.

We are recognized by our Clients for our ability to identify the most efficient group structures, as a consequence of cross-border and national acquisitions/reorganization by also taking account of transfer pricing implications.

We are well versed in identifying at an initial stage niches of highly specialized activity and invest upon future trends for the benefit of our Clients. This strategy has been successfully implemented throughout the years and the Tax Team is regularly involved in all cutting-edge matters involving tax grants to the innovation cycle of MNEs such as R&D projects, Patent Box, Industry 4.0 projects. To this end, the Tax Team coordinates the DBJ Watch Observatory ( to map and monitor how and to what extent business innovation is injected in the agri-food and tourism business sectors in Italy.



De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s Massimiliano Gazzo’s expertise includes tax deal structuring, restructuring matters, transfer pricing and high-profile litigation; Gazzo and Tiziana Zona advised Commerzbank on the implementation of a new transfer pricing policy”. Legal500

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s tax team has ‘in-depth knowledge of the law’. The practice has represented Stanleybet, and its intermediaries, in numerous betting tax proceedings and international taxation issues. Massimiliano Gazzo has ‘deep knowledge of tax, accounting, and transfer-pricing issues’; and Tiziana Zona in Milan is ‘proactive and strives to satisfy clients’ needs”. Legal500

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s team provides ‘excellent support’. It advised Techint on the tax structuring of a project to build pollution-reducing plants in Russia. Tax head Massimiliano Gazzo has ‘outstanding negotiation skills’, and Tiziana Zona has ‘excellent analytical ability”. Legal500

Massimiliano Gazzo of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani wins praise for his “proactive attitude and full analysis of the issues”. Legal500

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s team advised Affinity Group on transfer pricing matters. Practice head Massimiliano Gazzo and Tiziana Zona are recommended”. Legal500