The Firm

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati was established as an association of professionals in the early 1980s by its founders who, in the 1970s, had been engaged in providing tax and statutory consulting services to companies and multinational groups. It is currently one of the leading independent Firms in Italy.

Our organization has made service quality its distinctive feature through the experience and high professionalism of over 500 professionals who, by combining their technical skills and expertise, provide a wide range of tax, corporate and statutory consulting services, both nationally and internationally, using advanced methodologies and an extensive network of correspondents.

Leveraging the wealth of knowledge and know-how gained over the years, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati is recognized as an authoritative partner in business, academic and professional circles, providing synergy, support and mutual enrichment.



The Mission defines our daily decisions and actions and describes clearcut, measurable and attainable goals:

  • To be one of the best professional associations in Italy and abroad;
  • To compete with integrity and independence in conformance with the law and professional ethics;
  • To create value for customers, our people and the communities;
  • To offer professional growth opportunities at all levels to young talents, based on merit and equal opportunities;
  • To make the most of and share know-how and expertise in a spirit of service and responsibility.

The Vision embodies the Firm’s ultimate goal, which may be summed up in the following statement: “To be a big Firm which provides excellent professional advisory services, inspires confidence and contributes to fostering a long-term shared growth.” This Vision reflects our culture and values and inspires all those who, in their activities and interaction with the stakeholders, develop their skills to the best of their ability in a mutual cooperation perspective.


Respect for the law
Our integrity and reputation is based on respect for and compliance with the laws, regulations and requirements in effect in the countries where we operate. It is prohibited to provide assistance and support to transactions that may involve the firm in illegal activities and it is the personal responsibility of each professional who is part of the organization to know the laws, regulations and obligations associated with their work, since failure to comply with such regulations can result in civil or criminal penalties.

Ethical conduct
When activities are not regulated by laws, regulations or requirements, in order to ensure the highest ethical standards for our clients, we ask our partners to respect the principles of fairness, transparency and honesty: it is not possible to impose or accept any objective that can only be achived by compromising these principles.

Accountability for one's activities
Aware of the importance of promoting an ethical conduct, we communicate our responsibilities in a clear, accurate, honest and complete way and we provide answers, individually and collectively, on the decisions and activities of our organization that affect shareholders and have an impact on the company.

Respect for the interests of shareholders
The value of our relationships with our partners lies in the constant attention we pay to their requests. Relationships with clients and the business community, relations with authorities, institutions, academia, industry associations and non-profit organizations are a valuable asset that we safeguard with a strict approach of seriousness, integrity and accountability.

Rights and Equal Opportunities
At all levels, staff and partners of the firm must respect the laws and rules that prohibit any form of discrimination based on age, race, sex, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, health, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political opinion. Selection and recruitment is based solely on skills and qualifications.

Summary of 2018 KPIs


In Italy and abroad, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati supports approximately 3,500 businesses, mostly Italian companies, subsidiaries of foreign groups, multinational corporations and top executives.

With the skills and knowledge gained across a wide range of sectors and geographical areas, the firm is able to quickly and efficiently understand clients' requests and identify their business needs.

Focus on the development and consolidation of a loyal and collaborative client base is a priority for our Association which, through the work of its employees and professionals, undertakes to constantly strengthen the relationship of trust, fidelity and loyalty to increase its competitiveness and its value over time.

Constantly evolving, our firm is committed to generating new business opportunities and new clients in different consultancy areas, offering technical and specialist skills which are constantly being improved and attentive to market needs, with ever-decreasing response times and utmost dedication to the client.

To meet the needs of our clients, the Firm has also progressively opened its doors to international markets, expanding its presence in Europe and China.