Valerio Piacentini, the CEO of Easy Business in Milan, is a tax advisor specialising in acting as statutory auditor, and a technical advisor to judges at the Milan Court of Law.

Valerio was born in Paris, and studied at both New York University and the Bocconi University in Milan, where he is professor of Business Law. His professional expertise also covers international taxation, this being a topic he writes about.

Piacentini & Associati is a tax advisor and accountancy firm founded in 1993 in Milan, a short walk from the Duomo. We specialise in providing assistance to international companies operating in Italy, and Italian clients operating abroad.

From the beginning we have worked closely with professionals in other fields, cultures and sectors in order to offer our clients the best and most complete service possible. After twenty years of history, experience and partnerships in the fields of luxury goods, fashion, publishing, retail, electronics, e-commerce, cosmetics/pharmaceuticals and machinery/tools, we have set up Easy Business in Milan. We wish to use this network to popularise our multidisciplinary approach, and through the work of the professionals comprising the network deliver services that are ever more comprehensive and “turnkey” in nature.

Assistance to foreign companies in opening companies and branches in Italy
We offer consultancy in the search for, opening and management of branches and companies, for long or short periods of time.  It is vital for the headquarters of a company to have an in-country point of reference to ensure careful management of its business, and Piacentini & Associati offers services of reporting and continuous assistance for both accounting and legal matters.

Acquisitions of/partnerships with Italian companies
We can provide planning and consultancy with regard to tax issues linked with extraordinary business transactions, transformations, acquisitions, mergers or transfers of enterprises.

Assistance in negotiations and investments
We can handle business as usual activities following acquisitions or investments.

Peculiarities of the real estate sector in Milan and Italy
We offer consultancy regarding the acquisition, management and safeguarding of investments in Italy. We can assume roles of representation to protect minority shareholders and, vice versa, we can manage the existence of minority shareholders on behalf of the majority shareholders.


Valerio is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy and a member of the Milan Chamber of Commerce selected to assist foreign companies through the Invest in Milan & Invest in Lombardy programmes. On behalf of the Milan Chamber of Commerce he undertakes business development assignments worldwide, and these experiences have informed his published works.

Valerio is the author of the Italian Civil Code translated into English. The book was published with the patronage of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Milan Chamber of Commerce and Borsa Italian SpA, in order to assist foreign entrepreneurs, investors and professionals operating in Italy under Italian company law.