PwC TLS, a member of the global professional service network PwC, has announced plans to open a Florence desk aimed at serving the city’s international community.
Providing assistance with visas, real estate, tax consultancy, art acquisitions, intellectual property and anything else required by expatriates in Tuscany, the services will be aimed at individuals and businesses alike. In charge of development in Tuscany, Francesca Bignami will helm the office as legal partner of the Florence office alongside Simone Guidi for the tax practice. A renowned lawyer among the region’s international community, Bignami vaunts 20-plus years of experience in the fields of corporate – M&A and real estate, as well as acting as a port of call for Italian and international managers, family businesses and private investors.
“I am delighted to join such a solid and professional team in an established and innovative firm like PwC TLS, which will enable fully integrated expertise aimed at providing growth opportunities for the local area through a variety of targeted consultancy and excellence,” comments Francesca. “At a time of major change, also professional change, it is increasingly essential that a professional provides support to individuals and companies via a team of consultants that have specialist skills. Our goal is to provide varied assistance, based on clients’ needs, structured through continuous consultancy that is diversified from a legal standpoint, so that support is given on a range of legal and fiscal matters through just one representative.”
She continues: “We also want to focus on international entrepreneurs who choose Italy and Tuscany for their investments and we wish to do this by helping them at every stage, also in reference to the obligations required for their move as well as Corporate – M&A activities for international taxation.”
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