Maricla Pennesi is the European and Italian Tax coordinator in Andersen Tax & Legal. She has more than 30 years of experience on international taxation, business reorganisation, digital economy, and tax risk management, providing assistance to multinational corporations on matters often subject to tax litigation such as the existence of hidden permanent establishments, profit allocation, and transfer pricing.
Maricla is assisting foreign multinationals in several cases of transfer pricing and hidden permanent establishment challenges. Recently she focused her expertise on Compliance and good Governance of tax risks and related implications for top executives and managing directors and also on implementing an effective tax-control framework to improve multinational risk-assessment procedures and strengthen their corporate governance.
Maricla is the author of several publications, including – to name the most relevant one – La stabile organizzazione. Aspetti critici ed evoluzione sul tema, published by Wolters Kluver, and many other articles featured in domestic and international tax magazines such as Il Sole 24 Ore, Italia Oggi, Finanza e Mercati, Corriere Tributario, Milano Finanza, International Tax Planning, Tax Analyst, New European Economy, International Tax Review, and more. Over the last few decades, she has been teaching national and international taxation at such qualified tax masters as Bocconi and Cattolica Universities and at Business Schools as Ipsoa/Wolter Kluwer and il Sole 24 Ore. Moreover, Maricla is often invited as a speaker at seminars and meetings for national and international organizations. Maricla was a lecturer of European law at the Polytechnic University of Marche
Maricla is a member of the Business Industry Advisory Board, which is an advisory body for the OECD on tax matters; the Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, where she serves as chairman, and the International Taxation Commission at Chartered Accountants Milan Association.
Maricla is highly recommended as one of the most reputable international tax experts within the Italian market in main legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500, Women in Tax. She is the winner of the prestigious international Client Choice Award as the best Italian tax advisor within corporate tax. Top Legal highlights, 'Maricla Pennesi provides essential, of high-intellectual contribution to any operation', and ranks her within band two for international taxation and extraordinary transactions. The merit of her career path and awards was also recognised by one of the most important associations worldwide – PWA, which admitted her as member of Ready-for-Board Women.
Maricla graduated cum laude in economics and holds a PhD in international law and economics. She is a chartered accountant and auditor and has completed the leadership and management certification course at Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration (US).