Baker McKenzie announces the arrival in the Tax Practice of Raffaele Petruzzi, as Of Counsel.
Raffaele Petruzzi, managing director of the WU Transfer Pricing Center at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), joins Baker McKenzie's Transfer Pricing team with the title of Of Counsel and European vocation.
Raffaele Petruzzi has a wealth of relevant experience on international tax issues and transfer pricing issues related to services, permanent establishments, financing, business restructuring, intangibles, and indirect taxes. He is an expert on tax risk management and compliance, optimization of international tax structures, and implementation of mechanisms for dispute avoidance (e.g., rulings and APAs) and dispute resolution (e.g., MAPs and arbitrations).
From an academic perspective, Raffaele is a frequent speaker at international conferences and a lecturer on numerous courses (in particular in Europe, Asia and Latin America), as well as an author of many publications on international tax and transfer pricing topics. Moreover, he regularly cooperates with professionals in advisory, the business community, governments and international organizations (e.g., OECD, United Nations, World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund and the European Commission). He has experience in providing assistance on tax policy issues, capacity building for tax administrations and advising governments on projects related to the fight against tax evasion.
Francesco Pisciotta (managing partner) and Michele Santocchini, the two co-heads who lead Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in Italy, welcomed Raffaele to the Firm, saying: "We are really happy to welcome Raffaele Petruzzi to our team; his arrival represents an element of further prestige for a practice already at the top of the transfer pricing market in Italy and Europe. Raffaele's academic and professional experience match perfectly with the international nature of our network, allowing us to offer an additional competitive advantage to our clients. Our Firm is a leader in this sector, with prospects for further growth."