Head of the Firm's tax department, Raul-Angelo advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax planning, cross-border taxation and transfer pricing, M&A transactions, private wealth management, trusts and estate planning matters. Raul-Angelo has routinely advised and advises corporate and private clients in pre-litigation and litigation concerning cross-border tax and transfer pricing matters. His clients include leading global investment banks, Italian and foreign multinationals, and prominent HNWIs, families and family offices. He is qualified in Italy as a barrister (Avvocato) and a certified tax expert (Dottore Commercialista) and holds an LL.M. in international taxation (with honors) from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
He frequently lectures at post graduate master programmes and seminars, both in Italy and abroad. He has been national reporter for Italy at the American Bar Association at the 2007 Foreign lawyers Forum, and Italian representative at the International Bar Association Worldwide Conferences in Vancouver (2010) and Dubai (2011). He has also been speaker at different congresses and seminars held by the International Fiscal Association, both in Italy and abroad; he was a panellist at the IFA 2011 Paris conference on a seminar dealing with the treaty aspects of immovable property and at the IFA 2016 Madrid conference on a seminar on the international tax aspects of venture capital funds. He is also a frequent speaker and lecturer at Italian and foreign universities and at international tax seminars in Italy and abroad.
Raul-Angelo Papotti has published extensively on international tax topics, on issues such as group taxation, tax treaties, international and EU tax law, the taxation of financial instruments and trusts, and contributed to journals such as the Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), Intertax (Kluwer Law International), Derivatives and Financial Instruments (IBFD), the British Tax Review (Sweet & Maxwell), Trusts and Trustees (Oxford University Press), Tax Notes International, Rivista di Diritto Tributario (Giuffrè), Corriere Tributario (Kluwer Law International), Bollettino Tributario and others. He is also a frequent publisher in daily financial and juridical newspapers in Italy such as Il Sole24ore, Italia Oggi, Milano Finanza and MF. He is also co-author of a book on the Italian Patent box regime, edited by EGEA.
Raul-Angelo previously worked at the Firm's London office for six years and has gained a wealth of experience in advising American and English banks, multinationals and investment funds operating in Italy.
He is a member of the Italian branch of the International Fiscal Association, of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner, of the American Bar Association and of the International Bar Association, where he also serves as officer with the Taxes Committee. He is also an international fellow of ACTEC and an Academician with the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, where he serves on its Council.