Andersen Global Appoints Maricla Pennesi as EU Tax Coordinator & Andersen Tax & Legal in Italy Welcomes New Tax Partner

26 February, 2019

Andersen Global announces the appointment of Maricla Pennesi as the European Tax Coordinator. Additionally, Maricla is the new Head of Tax at Andersen Tax & Legal in Italy and, together with the new Partner Giovanni Gallucci, will strengthen the international tax practices in the firm.

Maricla Pennesi has 30 years of experience in international business reorganization, digital economy, and risk management, particularly on international tax issues, providing assistance to multinational corporations to prevent tax risks in running their activities and catching new business opportunities.

Maricla started her career at Andersen Legal and prior to joining Andersen Tax & Legal from EY, she spent almost 20 years with the tax practices of Big Four firms. In the last 10 years, she worked at international law firms such as Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper where she led the tax department. She is highly recommended as one of the most reputable international tax experts within the Italian and international markets in the main legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500. She was also the winner of the prestigious international Client Choice Award 2017, 2016 and 2014 as The Best Italian Tax advisor within “Corporate Tax.” She has been a lecturer at the university, speaker at seminars, and the author of several publications.

“Maricla combines the experience of supporting clients on tax cross-border needs with a strong understanding of business and economic environments,” Paolo Mondia and Andrea De Vecchi, Co-Managing Partners of the European Region, said. “By implementing tax strategies and knowing local jurisdictions across Europe, Maricla will lead our European team of experienced professionals.”

Giovanni Gallucci provides assistance in favor of several Italian and foreign multinational groups on local tax compliance and international taxation matters, including risk-assessment procedures such as Tax Control Framework. He has wide experience in digital economy, M&A transactions, tax due diligence, tax implications of extraordinary transactions and business reorganization of multinational groups.

Andrea De Vecchi remarked, “With the addition of Maricla and Giovanni, we are giving impetus to the international tax area. Maricla is a great asset for us. Continuing to expand cross border capabilities in this area is important to the entire firm. Moreover, over the last decade, she has been member of Business Industry Advisory Board (BIAC), an advisory body to the OECD, and she is Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee.”

Andersen Global is an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has nearly 4,000 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 132 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.