Belluzzo Mercanti | Wealth | Law | Tax | Finance is the result of the merger in Italy, on January 2021, between Belluzzo International Partners and Mercanti e Associati. The merger combines the high level of expertise in International, Wealth, Law and Tax matters.
Thanks to the Belluzzo International Partners’ “one-firm” model, Belluzzo Mercanti’s reach extends to the jurisdictions of UK, Singapore and Switzerland. Together we are 76 professionals worldwide, of which 28 partners.
Concerning Tax we provide a wide range of services including domestic and cross-border matters, direct and indirect taxation with a particular focus on Trust&Estate planning, M&A transactions, international corporate compliance, tax litigation and VAT serving different types of clients such as private clients, family business, corporate and investment, banking and finance, trusts and foreign and local investors.
Our practice areas are the following:
Business, Commercial and M&A
International & Cross-border
Banking, Finance, Insurance
Group Re-organization, Transactions and Turnaround
LED Taxand is an Italian tax law firm with more than 20 tax advisors (lawyers and chartered accountants) and headquarters in Milan. In cooperation with Taxand (www.taxand.com), the world’s largest independent tax organisation with over 550 tax partners and 2.500 tax advisors in 50 Countries, the firm offers customized tax assistance, providing consultancy relating to direct and indirect taxes, fiscal and corporate aspects and opinions.
LED Taxand operates in areas of general fiscal planning and structuring, tax compliance, real estate tax, indirect tax, international taxation, M&A, tax litigation and transfer pricing.
The tax department has substantially increased its share of work in purely tax related work, completely unrelated from the firm’s other legal activity or transactions, or in many cases acting as the entry point of new clients for the whole Firm.
The Firm’s tax practice has witnessed a considerable growth in the last two years, at one time:
(I) developing its traditionally renowned expertise in the M&A and finance sector,
(II) boosting the corporate tax and transfer pricing advisory area vis-a-vis Italian and foreign multinationals across industries ((e.g., income taxes, VAT, and registration tax and other indirect taxes),
(III) developing the extremely relevant tax litigation practice with specific expertise in international tax matters, transactional issues such as permanent establishment, transfer pricing, tax residence of foreign companies and alike,
(IV) developing real estate structuring expertise to become internationally recognized.
The department has developed a market leading transfer pricing practice “TP” (with relevant mandates acquired in the course of the last year with FORTUNE 500 clients on very technical issues such as Mutual Agreement Procedures and unilateral or bilateral APAs ), in strategic partnerships with the most established TP economists; such practice, where the Firm had developed an important track record, ranges from the assistance in the design and structuring of the group TP policy as well as in the representation of clients in case of TP audits and litigations.
Clients include multinationals in different industries and sectors; the TP assistance related to the drafting of the documentation, the entering of APAs with the Italian tax authorities (or in some cases also bilateral APAs, with the USA especially, but also other EU States), as well as TP disputes and litigation where the firm operates truly as a team with litigators and TP experts involved on each file.
The Firm is a major player in tax, legal, advisory, risk and strategic consulting in Italy, and Member of Crowe Global, the 8th leading international network of independent accounting and advisory services Firms.
It advises public companies, large and medium-sized enterprises and multinational conglomerates including also SMEs supporting them in every step of their growth and assisting them before tax authorities/ courts of all levels. The firm brings together seasoned attorneys, CPAs, engineers, economists and statisticians who are actively involved in professional organisations, and in the areas of research and academia.
The firm has been recognised by prestigious sector-specific awards and appears at the top of the annual rankings compiled by important research companies.
Key reference in the country's tax, legal and advisory sector due to its capacity for innovation and high-quality services, always focused on client needs.