Italy: Studio Legale Sutti Establishes Tax Department
Last Updated: 13 January 2004

A few months after the beginning of its 50th year of activity Studio Legale Sutti (, one of the largest independent firms in Italy, has announced the reorganisation of its tax practice into a fourth separate Corporate Tax Planning and Fiscal Law Dept., which adds on to its traditional three departments focusing respectively on Company-Commercial & Business Public Law; IP & Competition; and Employment.

As part of the occasion, a new office has been established at via Bigli 4 in Milan, one-hundred meters from the Firm's headquarters at the prestigious address of via Montenapoleone 8 in Milan, that will be dedicated to the firmwide coordination of the operations of the newly established Tax Dept., under the responsability of Dr. Giampaolo Corabi. Giampaolo Corabi joins Studio Legale Sutti with 12 additional tax attorneys - thus bringing the number of tax lawyers and attorneys with Studio Legale to 26 out of a total number of 135 fee-earners - coming from different experiences, both in other firms and in-house.

Dr. Corabi (, who was already active as a top-notch corporate tax planning specialist with Niwon's consultancy arm, is also a Tax Law scholar of international repute. Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Budapest, former editor-in-chief of Fiscalia, he published a number of leading articles and essays on the same topics and is the founder of CESTEC, the European Center for the Study of the Taxation of Electronic Commerce.

"A large, independent law firm with a strong international orientation is nowadays the best possible context to offer corporate tax planning and tax savings services", notes Dr. Corabi. "A significant market opportunity exists in Italy in this respect, since too often such services remain the province of accountancy firms, offering mostly standardised products, or of sole practitioners who may be able to come up with a solution, but do not have the resources, the contacts or the breadth and depth of service to implement them. In addition, most players refuse to certify the solutions they are proposing to their clients, something which we plan to do on a regular basis".

"Tax aspects of internationalisation, especially in connection with investments and relocation of industrial and commercial facilities abroad, and with e-commerce operations, are a very hot topic right now, and our move is consistent with our existing emphasis in these two areas", adds Stefano Sutti. "We are confident that the establishment of a dedicated department, under responsibility of an individual of the calibre of Prof. Corabi will provide our tax practice, currently known especially for its focus on contentious work, the profile it deserves, making us one of two or three absolute market leaders for Italy and South-Eastern Europe".

General information on Studio Legale Sutti is available at More details about SLS's new tax dept. are directly accessible at More details on SLS's new additional office in Milan are directly accessible at

More details on Giampaolo Corabi are available at his personal Home Page at



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