Established in 1969, bureau Plattner is a leading firm of tax advisers, auditors and lawyers that has built a reputation as experts in international corporate and business law. Since starting its practice more than 50 years ago, the firm now is present in Italy, with locations in Milan, Bolzano (South Tyrol), Genoa and Merano (South Tyrol) with 180 team members. It also has a representative office in Munich, Germany.
The firm helps international clients set up their companies in Italy, as well as provide advice on tax, legal, financial due diligence, and business valuation matters, and assist in negotiation and preparation of all the required legal and contractual documents.
“We focus on assisting corporations, international groups, and individuals that have a strong economic interest in Italy. We are specialized in working on a cross-border level. Most of the clients we have are international clients that have businesses in Italy or want to make an acquisition in Italy,” Managing Partner Massimo Petrucci told GMI POST.
According to Petrucci, the firm’s success is built on its commitment to build trust with all clients and nurturing that relationship over many years. To date, 90% of the Milan office’s clients are international, many of them from as far as Asia, particularly China and Japan. That exposure has sharpened the foreign language and business culture knowledge of its partners and associates.
“We have a really good relationship with our clients because we know the difficulties they have in foreign countries like Italy, understand their culture and the way they work. We speak the language of our clients and understand their culture. Our relationship is based on trust, which is our highest priority to us, transparency, as well on a high quality of work. So with our Japanese and Chinese clients, we have established long term relationships based on mutual trust. They know they can fully rely on us, for any matter,” Petrucci said.