Raul-Angelo Papotti

Partner  |  Chiomenti



Succession planning
International tax
Planning trusts

Enhanced Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Tax planning for a number of foreign trusts Trust and succession litigations.

How did you get into private client?


What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Study, study and study. Be curious about everything. Talk with people and listen to what they are saying. You always have something to learn. And when you learn something everyday, in 20 years time you won’t be a rising star anymore, but the sun.

What is your favourite quote?

I have two or three I think of on many occasions:
“When you pray for the rain, you have to deal with the mud too.”
“Do not forget those who helped you on the way up.”
“What I need does not cost any money.”

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Golf and art.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Ristorante Bellavista in Surlej.

Where have you seen growth in your practice over the last year?

Lots of work I handled related to foreign trust with Italian beneficiaries as well as the Italian resident non dom regime. A substantial part of my work related to dispute resolution matters in trust structures, in civil or tax litigations.

What is the main area of growth you predict for the next 12 months?

Audits and dispute resolution. Also, the Italian resident non dom regime seems to maintain string appeal. The next 12 months will be about keeping up with the changes we see in the world. Quick adaptability is definitely one of the most salient aspects in this pandemic environment.

Can you identify any new areas you have developed within your practice to further benefit your clients?

Sport law (soccer – formula one – etc,) and immigration law.