Leo De Rosa - Professionals - Russo De Rosa Associati

Leo De Rosa

Leo De Rosa, founder and managing partner of the Firm, specialises in the protection, transmission and transfer of entrepreneurial and family assets, ranging from corporate reorganisation to private equity transactions and implementation of instruments of generational dialogue.

After gaining experience in some of the foremost national and international firms, he founded Studio Legale e Tributario Russo De Rosa Associati, the market leader in extraordinary transactions, intergenerational transfer, asset protection, real estate finance, tax disputes and financial and international taxation.

He collaborates with Bocconi University of Milan in the “Extraordinary Transactions” and “Special Budget Issues” classes and he is an adjunct professor for the "Valutazione d'Azienda e Operazioni Straordinarie" course at Università degli Studi di Milano. Furthermore, he is the scientific coordinator, as well as lecturer, in “Tax Law” and “Corporate Finance & Business” Masters by Il Sole 24 Ore.

In 2021 he took part of Bocconi University mentoring program.

He is actively involved in publishing. The following comprise some of his main publications of recent years: in 2023 

“Le Operazioni Straordinarie – Tecnica e prassi della discontinuità aziendale e familiare", a book on extraordinary transactions, and in 2021 one on intergenerational transfer; from 2016 to 2017, a series composed of six volumes concerning extraordinary transactions, in 2015 a volume on voluntary disclosure. More dated: a volume on debt restructuring agreements (2014), on corporate succession (2014), on intergenerational transfer (2012), on the tax shield (2010), on real estate taxation (2009).

Since 2021 is scientific director of "Modulo 24 Operazioni Straordinarie" by Il Sole 24 Ore.

Since 2011 he has been a member of the award panel “From Father to Son” and since 2013, he has also been collaborating with “Piazza Affari” [business TV programme aired by RaiTre], commenting on air upon measures and novelties in the tax environment.

He has belonged to the Association of Journalists, Register of Publicists since 2010.

He represents the Firm and is a member of the Tax and Legal Committee at AIFI (Italian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital) and in AIPB (Italian Private Banking Association) joins the Tax & Legal & Compliance and Wealth Advisory Committee. Always in AIPB, since 2013, he chairs and organises the “Private Entrepreneurs” work group. Since 2014, he has been the scientific supervisor of Abi Formazione on asset protection issues and intergenerational transfer.

Over the years, his professional achievements have also been recognized by the awarding of prizes by juries composed of leading exponents in the economic, financial and entrepreneurial world: in 2023 he is awarded at Legalcommunity Tax Awards as “Tax Private Equity Professional of the Year”, in 2022 at the Advisory Award organized by Milano Finanza is awarded as best professional in the Tax M&A category, at Legalcommunity Tax Awards 2020 he wins as “Best Practice Private Equity” and in 2019 as “Best Practice Private Clients & Wealth Management”. Always in 2019 wins as “Tax M&A Professional of the year” at Legalcommunity Corporate Awards. In 2017 he is awarded at Legalcommunity Tax Awards as “Tax Private Equity Professional of the Year” and also at Top Legal Industry Awards as “Investment Funds Professional of the year”. He wins as “Tax Consultant Professional of the year” at the Tax & Finance Awards 2015. The year prior, at the same award ceremony, together with Alberto Russo, he is awarded as founder of the “Tax advisor firm of the year”.

For three consecutive years Legalcommunity has recognized him among the Best 50 Lawyers.

He graduated in 1991 from Francesco D'Ovidio Highschool in Larino and in 1997 with top marks and honours from the Bocconi University of Milan. Since 2001, has been registered at the Association of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Statutory Auditors since 2003.

He is fluent in Italian and English.