Francesco Avella is a tax professional in a top Italian tax law firm and Honorary Fellow (Tax Law) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Sede di Piacenza. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor in Italy. He has obtained a Master's Diploma in Taxation of Business Restructuring at IPSOA (Italy) and an advanced LLM in International and Comparative Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria).
He is a Member of the Editorial Board of IBFD’s European Taxation. He has written extensively on Italian and international tax issues; his publications include contributions to the IFA Cahiers and to IBFD’s World Tax Journal and EC and International Tax Law Series.