Jean-Paul has a Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Tax Law. He joined Andersen Legal in 1991 and EY Tax department in 1998. He founded in 2007, with other EY tax professionals, an Italian tax boutique – Simonelli Associati, where he was partner until December 2017. He joined LED Taxand on January 2018.
Jean-Paul has over 30 years’ experience in advising Italian and international clients on extraordinary and reorganization transactions, as well as correlating activities of M&A. He deals with tax and corporate consulting in the IPO procedures and structured finance.
Jean-Paul has an extensive knowledge of the real estate market and he matured a meaningful experience of real estate M&A and real estate companies/REIFs. Jean-Paul was visiting teacher of International taxation at the SDA Bocconi and he is currently a member of some technical commissions of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Monza, Italian Real Estate Association and the National Council of Shopping Centers.
Jean-Paul was recognised as expert in the tax area by the International Tax Review, Finance Monthly and MF Milano Finanza.