Dr. Raffaele Petruzzi is of counsel at Baker McKenzie, where he advises clients across numerous industries on international tax and transfer pricing topics. Additionally, he is the 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).
Raffaele has gained extensive experience in dealing with topics related to international tax and transfer pricing for many years, both from a professional and an academic perspective. Amongst others, he is a member of the United Nations Subcommittee on Transfer Pricing, of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), and of Transfer Pricing Economists for Development (TPED). Raffaele holds a Ph.D. in International Business Taxation at WU, an LL.M. in International Tax Law at WU, and an M.Sc. in Business Administration and Law at Bocconi University.
From the professional perspective, Raffaele regularly advises clients on specific topics (e.g. international tax and transfer pricing issues related to services, permanent establishments, financing, business restructuring, intangibles, indirect taxes, valuation of companies and intangible assets), international tax and transfer pricing risk management and compliance, optimization of international tax structures, implementation of mechanisms of dispute avoidance (e.g. rulings and APAs) and dispute resolution (e.g. MAPs and arbitrations), and tax audit defense. From the academic perspective, he is a frequent speaker in international conferences and lecturer of numerous courses all over the world, as well as 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 European Commission).
Inter alia, he regularly provides assistance on tax policy issues, capacity building for tax administrations, and advises governments on projects related to fight against tax evasion.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- WU Transfer Pricing Center - Managing Director
- WU Global Tax Policy Center - Member
- United Nations Subcommittee on Transfer Pricing - Member
- International Fiscal Association (IFA) - Member
- Transfer Pricing Economists for Development (TPED) - Member
- WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Ph.D. in International Business Taxation) (2015)
- WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (LL.M. in International Tax Law) (2010)
- Bocconi University of Milan (M.Sc. in Business Administration and Law) (2007)