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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

Black, grey and white interlocking lines

News: 06 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy in the first EUR 4.7bn consumer loan securitisation of Deutsche Bank S.p.A.

Allen & Overy has provided assistance in relation to a securitisation of consumer loans originated by Deutsche Bank S.p.A. for a value of approximately EUR 4.7 billion.

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Patterned Roof

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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Glass escalator

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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Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – An update on the main measures for the credit sector in the Italian Government’s recent decrees

The Liquidity Decree was converted into law, with amendments, by Law No. 40 of 5 June 2020 which came into force on 7 June 2020. The Liquidity decree introduced significant new measures, some of which…

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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