Paolo Dragone

DRAGONE E ASSOCIATI tax firm offers a full range of services on direct taxes, for both IAS/IFRS and ITA GAAP adopters, VAT and other indirect taxes; it offers also assistance on ordinary, extraordinary corporate transactions and transfer pricing.

DRAGONE E ASSOCIATI tax firm provides assistance before and during the trial phase following a tax audit, conducts tax due diligence and training on tax matters, organizing courses and seminars also with the in-house formula (at the client’s office).

DRAGONE E ASSOCIATI tax firm, counting on its skilled professionals and on a continuous research for high quality standards, provides complete and customised tax services aimed at client’s satisfaction and legitimate optimization of the tax burden.

Our services, however, go further because we seek to make our clients’ life easier. To this purpose:
·     we listen before acting, by taking the time to understand the clients’ needs;
·     we choose the right professionals to be part of the team assisting the clients;
·     we give clear and unambiguous opinions;
·     we present different solutions to the clients’ problems so they can choose the one that best suits their needs;
·     we are flexible with respect to clients’ budget constraints and we are honest and clear on expected costs;
·     we always look for feedback on services rendered.

Furthermore, our clients also enjoy an additional benefit: DRAGONE E ASSOCIATI tax law firm organizes, free of charge, regular training events on tax matters.

Providing value and a high quality service is deeply rooted in the way we work and as a result our clients’ loyalty is very high.

DRAGONE E ASSOCIATI tax firm has been awarded as Indirect Tax Law Team of the year 2014 for Italy by the International Acquisition Magazine 2014x Courts.


Fulvia Astolfi

With over 25 years’ experience, Fulvia is the proud founder of the Italian Hogan Lovells offices, which she opened in 2000. Fulvia represents the unique combination of a multi-focused lawyer, with solid experience in tax law, corporate law/M&A and asset finance and of a leader with astounding managing capabilities accrued in the 15 years spent as Managing Partner of the firm’s Rome office and head of the Italian Tax practice, as well as during the almost 10 years spent leading the International Tax practice worldwide at Hogan Lovells.

Whenever a client is looking for tax assistance in the framework of cross-practice deals such as M&A transactions, including international asset deals, mergers, reorganisations and restructuring, or of financial and asset finance transactions of any sorts (such as loans, securitization, transfer of NPL, asset finance or leases, financing and tax optimization of aircraft, rolling stock, ships and cranes), Fulvia’s broad experience and multi-practice outlook will provide them not only with the most appropriate tax solution, but also with the added value of her support in the project management.

Her long standing experience, fairness and problem solving approach provide clients with the best ally in case of tax inspections and tax assessments. Over the years Fulvia successfully assisted clients both in pre-litigation procedures, discussing possible settlements with Tax Authorities and in litigations before the Tax Courts.


Hogan Lovells:

Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organizations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help. The firm’s lawyers are straight talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.


Francesco Maria Aleandri

Francesco Maria Aleandri has extensive experience in the equity capital market sector, advising issuers and financial institutions in a considerable number of IPOs, secondary offerings, listings and public tender offers on the Italian main market as well as on AIM, both in Italy and in the UK.

Furthermore, he gained consolidated experience in corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions and transfers of business having advised Italian and international multinationals.

His area of practice includes also assistance to listed companies on regulatory matters as well as in extraordinary transactions.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.