In January, Andersen officially integrates the partners and team of Studio Palea, a Turin-based accounting firm, founded in 1962 and comprising 90 people including partners, professionals, collaborators and employees. Merger project started in May.

Andersen also continues the development of the Brescia office, with the integration of the Menni e Associati firm, made up of 13 people including 2 partners, founded in 1976 and with a deep knowledge of the entrepreneurial fabric of Brescia.

These integrations bring to over 260 the number of people working in the Italian firm between the offices in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice and Brescia (and the operational offices in Monza, Mestre and Verona).


In February, Andersen Global unifies its member firms in Africa under the Andersen brand, including five former collaborating firms that become official members.

In December, Michela Mazzoleni, Paola Finetto and Giovanni Pietramala officially join Andersen’s Italian team as partners, and the integration of FAR consulting firm is formalized.

Andersen Global now has a presence in over 325 locations worldwide.



First in North America, then in Europe and South America, the member firms of Andersen Global, which until now have operated under the Andersen Tax, Andersen Legal and Andersen Tax & Legal brands, are changing their names to Andersen. The rebranding takes place in the spirit of a large “One Firm” with common values: best-in-class, stewardship, independence, transparency, seamless.

In Europe, the name change involves Italy and 11 other countries. At the same time, the Hungarian firms OrienTax and Szabo Keleman & Partners acquire the Andersen brand; as does B.A. Tax Accountants in Luxembourg.

At the end of 2020, Andersen Global has a presence in 227 locations worldwide.



Andersen in Italy welcomes the legal and tax professionals Maricla Pennesi, Andrea di Castri, Francesca Capoferri, and Stefania Zanotti, as Partners in its offices.

Maricla Pennesi, certified public accountant, specialized in international taxation, corporate reorganization transactions, digital economy and risk management, also takes on the role of Tax Coordinator for Italy and Europe.

Andrea di Castri specializes in M&A, outsourcing (IT and BPO), private equity and company/commercial; he reinforces Andersen’s corporate law practice group and becomes Legal Coordinator for Italy.

Effective January 1, Studio Capoferri – with its Partners Francesca Capoferri and Stefania Zanotti – is added to Andersen in Italy. Studio Capoferri was established in 1974, becoming a reference point in the Milan metro area manufacturing districts of Brescia and Bergamo for tax, corporate and labor consultancy for small local businesses. Francesca Capoferri and Stefania Zanotti joined as Partners in the Brescia office with over 15 years of experience in tax, accounting, tax financial structuring and M&A. Francesca and Stefania have extensive experience in fields such as local and international taxation, M&A taxation, and accounting.



In 2017, Noda Studio became Andersen Tax & Legal in Italy and debuted as the Italian member firm of Andersen Global.



In 2014, Noda Studio, a firm of accountants, lawyers and advisors who share the same global professional vision and who are wholly committed to serving their clients using a wealth of skills and experience, became a member firm of Andersen Global.


With six offices in Italy (Milan, Rome, Venice, Brescia, plus executive offices in Mestre and Monza), Noda Studio was set up in 2014 following the merger of Studio Associato De Vecchi (founded in Milan in 1925), Studio STB (Venice, 1929), Studio Liberatori & Associati (Rome, 1974) and Studio Legale IFF (Brescia, 2011), all of which had collaborated professionally for many years.

As a result of the new structure, Noda Studio has 20 Partners, 8 Associate Partners and a total team of 60, including accountants, lawyers, statutory auditors, advisors and employment consultants.


The client base of Noda Studio includes Italian and international clients, businesses, non-profit organisations and individuals. It provides consultancy services and advice on matters of tax and accounting, financial reporting and auditing, finance, extraordinary operations, loss management, contracts and payroll.



Three young lawyers set up the Brescia Studio Legale IFF, specializing in corporate law and civil litigation.



Amedeo Liberatori starts the tax firm Studio Liberatori & Associati in Rome.



In Venice, the working core in which the professionals of the firm Studio STB Sesani Trevisanato Brass will form over the years, starts its activity.



Arturo De Vecchi, grandfather of Andrea De Vecchi, the CEO of Andersen & Legal in Italy, sets up Studio Associato De Vecchi in Milan.