Hong Kong-based law firm Deacons has promoted Stefano Mariani to partner “in recognition of his strong contribution to the firm”. He heads the tax and trusts practice at Deacons.
Mariani has a broad range of advisory and contentious-tax experience, ranging from corporate taxation and group reconstructions to personal taxation, as well as, trusts and estate planning and management.
He advises on all matters of Hong Kong and international tax law, including tax-efficient structuring and restructuring, and tax appeals before the Board of Review and the higher courts.
His experience includes cross-border tax planning and Double Taxation Treaty-driven tax structuring.
Mariani is also a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience in civil proceedings before the High Court and Court of Final Appeal. He represents clients as an advocate at all stages of civil proceedings.
He speaks English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.