Davide Chiesa

Davide Chiesa

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie


Davide Chiesa is a counsel in the Tax Practice Group.

He focuses on tax structuring, corporate reorganizations and M&A transactions.

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Davide worked in the boutique tax firm founded by Giulio Tremonti, former Italian Minister of Finance, and in PwC, working as auditor in the audit department specialized in financial institutions.

He is a tax specialist with an extensive experience in national and international tax.

He has regularly lectured on tax matters and audit or compliance issues at seminars, and has authored several articles on tax and compliance matters.

Practice Focus

Davide provides strategic tax planning for multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganizations and M&A transaction. He also has a background as an auditor focusing on issues of corporate governance and compliance issues.

Davide regularly assists clients during fiscal audits and in complex alternative tax disputes resolution procedures through settlements, arbitration and mutual assistance procedures.

He is an experienced professional in the major areas of tax law, including cross-border and domestic transactions, application of tax treaties, and real estate taxes.

His main areas of practice encompass assistance in tax planning activities, including review for tax purposes of the SPA/BTA and analysis of the tax implications connected to the extraordinary transactions; assistance in tax due diligence activities; support in the implementation of the tax planning projects; review of international business restructurings under corporate income tax perspective; support in day-by-day operations in national and international tax issues; assistance in tax audit, tax settlement and tax litigation in relation to national and international tax issues; assistance in Patent Box procedures, Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) procedures and Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP) vis-à-vis tax authorities.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Equinix Inc., the world’s digital infrastructure company, on the creation of an additional USD 3.9 billion joint venture with GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate 17 xScale™ data centres across EMEA and South and Central America.

  • Represented several well-known US multinational corporations in Mutual Agreement Procedures vis-à-vis the Italian tax authorities.

  • Represented a well-known Australian bank in an Advance Pricing Agreement procedure vis-à-vis the Italian tax authorities.

  • Represented several multinational corporations in undisclosed permanent establishment challenges raised by the Italian tax authorities.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Italian Chartered Accountant (Dottore Commercialista)
  • Italian Accountant Auditor (Revisore Contabile)


  • Italy (2011)
  • Italy (Lower Courts)~Italy (2010)


  • Bocconi University of Milan (Master (cum laude) in Corporate Tax Law) (2010)
  • University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (Second degree (cum laude) in Business Administration) (2007)
  • University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (Bachelor degree (cum laude) in Business Administration) (2004)


  • English
  • Italian