LawFuel – Legal Announcement Service – DLA Piper has appointed Maricla Pennesi as partner in its Italian Tax practice. Maricla joins DLA Piper from Deloitte, where she was a partner.
Maricla has over 19 years’ experience in domestic and international tax, including restructuring and business planning, transfer pricing issues, M&As, due diligence and tax planning and structuring. Her practice also covers tax assistance to foreign investment funds and tax litigation, supporting a range of large Italian and international businesses.
Federico Sutti, Regional Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Italy, said: “Clients indicate they want integrated tax and legal services to provide them with one-stop solutions to their problems. Developing a specialised Italian Tax practice is key to doing that. This is why I am delighted that Maricla chose to join us. She is will fit in perfectly.”
Roderik Bouwman, EMEA Head of Tax at DLA Piper, said: “We are expanding our tax capability in Italy and across EMEA. This is because clients are facing ever complex tax issues – often cross-border – requiring dedicated and integrated tax and legal advice – which we can provide.”
Maricla holds a degree in business administration from the University of Bologna (1990) and a PhD in international taxation from the Bocconi University in Milan (2008). She also lectures tax for advanced business and administration at the University of Bologna since 2006.
Maricla joins DLA Piper on 1 October 2008.