Alfredo Fossati

Alfredo has over 20 years of experience on the management of tax issues of italian and multinational groups and has worked on several company transactions including restructuring and acquisitions of companies for industrial groups and private equity firms. Alfredo joined Studio Legale Tributario Fantozzi & Associati in 2003. Prior to joining Fantozzi & Associati, Alfredo worked for Arthur Andersen from 1988 to 2003 specialising in local and international tax. He became a partner in 1990 and managing partner for the north-east region of Italy in 1997.

Alfredo has significant experience in italian and cross border tax acquisition and joint ventures, merger and acquisition plans, pre-acquisition tax due diligence, vendor tax due diligence and negotiation support in a number of industries. Recent transactions he has advised on include de-listing of Marazzi Group, acquisition of Ferretti Group and the acquisition of Metalcam Group by Clessidra Private Equity.

Alfredo has been appointed as a member of the Statutory Auditor Board of two Italian listed companies (Edison and Mittel) and in other medium-large companies. He is currently the President of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Valentino Fashion Group S.p.A., fashion and textile group (until 2009 also holding company of Hugo Boss group). Alfredo graduated in Business Economics (Economia e Commercio) at the Bocconi University in Milan in 1984 and is a registered Italian Chartered Accountant (Dottore Commercialista) and Italian Accountant Auditor (Revisore Contabile).