Professor Maisto advises on domestic and international tax law, taxation of financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and transfer pricing. He is also frequently retained for tax litigation.
His professional memberships include:
Italian Bar Association (1981); Italian Certified Public Auditors Association (1995); The Law Society (REL); American Bar Association; International Bar Association; istituto de Fiscalidad International; Union Internationale des Avocats; International Fiscal Association; and International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.
He is a partner and founder of Maisto e Associati; Professor (Professore associato) of International Tax Law at The Catholic University of Piacenza; and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam.
He sits on the editorial boards of various Italian and foreign tax and legal journals. He is President of the Italian branch of the International Fiscal Association and has acted as general and national reporter at several annual congresses thereof. He sits on numerous committees, including the OECD Business Industry Advisory Committee in Paris. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, and a frequent speaker at conferences. He has also been a member of the European Transfer Pricing Forum of the EU Commission for 10 years until 2013.
He has authored, edited, and contributed to numerous books and articles. His publications include Business Law Guide to Italy, (CCH, 1992), a book on transfer pricing under Italian and comparative law (IL transfer price nel diritto tributario italiano e comparato Cedam, 1985), and a book on the Parent Subsidiary Directive (La tassazione dei dividendi nei rapporti tra societaí madri e figlie nella Comunita Europea, Giuffre, 1996).
He is also the editor of the essay Tax Treatment of Cost Contribution Arrangementsí (Kluwer, 1988) and of the series EC and International Tax Law (IBFD).
He was born in 1952. He graduated in Law at the University of Genoa in 1976 (cum laude).
He trained at the EC Commission, Directorate General IV in 1977. He received a Masters from the University of Amsterdam in 1978.