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Francesco Guelfi



Guelfi Francesco
Francesco Guelfi



Francesco has over 25 years’ experience advising Italian and international financial institutions, large multinationals and institutional investors on a wide range of tax, regulatory and accounting matters. He focuses on banking and capital markets transactions, including syndicated loans, acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and project bonds, securitisations, hybrid instruments, structured finance transactions and derivatives.

Francesco also has extensive experience in international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and reorganisations and in the relevant accounting issues under both Italian GAAP and IAS/IFRS. Francesco is a qualified lawyer, certified public accountant and registered auditor.

“Clients underline his very pragmatic approach combined with strong experience.” Chambers Europe 2019 (Tax: Italy)

“He is extremely clever but also straight-talking, and he gets to the nub of complex tax questions effortlessly.” Chambers Europe 2018 (Tax: Italy)

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Dottore commercialista (tax counsel - CPA), Italy, 1994

Revisore (auditor), Italy, 1994

Admitted as Avvocato (Lawyer), Italy 2016


Degree in economics and finance, Bocconi University, Milan, 1994

JD, State University, Parma, 2013


Published work

  • Francesco regularly contributes to several publications on various aspects of tax, regulatory and accounting matters