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Francesco Guelfi

Partner

Milan

Guelfi Francesco
Francesco Guelfi

Partner

Milan

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)

News & insights

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News: 02 DECEMBER 2021

A&O advises Hitachi Rail on the transfer of Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO from Alstom

Allen & Overy has advised Hitachi Rail on the agreement to transfer Alstom’s business activities related to Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train to Hitachi…

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News: 23 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy on the first asset-backed financing of residual value claims arising from auto financial leases

Allen & Overy has assisted a leading German automotive group in an asset-backed financing of residual value claims arising from financial leases entered into by the Italian captive financial company…

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Publications: 08 MARCH 2021

Italian tax treatment of real estate securitisation transactions

New ruling by the Italian tax authorities on favourable tax regime applicable to real estate securitization transactions.

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Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2020

New proposed rules on dividends and capital gains for funds investing into Italy

The amendment is included in a first draft of the Italian Budget Law for 2021 to be discussed by the Italian Parliament during the next month.

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Office

Milan

Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato
Via Ansperto 5
Milan
20123

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Qualifications

Professional

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

Revisore (auditor), Italy, 1994

Admitted as Avvocato (Lawyer), Italy 2016

Academic

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