Japanese Business Network

The new frontier

Japan and Italy are amongst the top manufacturing countries, in fact Japan is the 3rd largest worldwide and Italy is the second largest in Europe. In 2016, Italy and Japan celebrated 150 years of bilateral relationships, greatly contributing to the finalisation of the Japan & EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). EU and Japan together form 30% of the world GDP and 40% of the world trade value, and with EPA facilitating the elimination rate on customs duties on both sides by approximately 90% we are reinforcing our political and economic partnership. This is the right time for maximising the value of your business.

Helping Japanese/Italian companies succeed abroad

Italy ranks amongst the world’s top economies and markets and thanks to recent regulatory reform there is much greater flexibility in setting up a new business or enter the market from abroad.

Japan, on the other hand, known as the world 3rd largest economy, still keeps attracting foreign investments and its total FDI amount has been increasing year by year.

This provides numerous opportunities for Japanese/Italian multinationals as well as private and public companies looking to extend their operations and sales to each counterpart. It is important to ensure that you choose the right partner to help you successfully set up and develop your business activities abroad.

PwC Italy Japan Desk, in connection with PwC Japan, is the perfect Professional Partner who can provide you with the best in class advice.

Scope of our services


  • Audit of financial statements
  • Actuarial services
  • Financial regulatory advisory services
  • US-Sox and J-Sox compliance advisory
  • Risk management advisory services
  • Internal audit advisory services
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Performance assurance


  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • People
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Governance risk and compliance 


  • Transaction advice
  • M&A advice
  • Business Recovery Services
  • Business valuations and financial modelling

Corporate and indirect tax

  • Corporate tax advisory
  • Corporate tax compliance
  • International structuring (IS)
  • Finance and treasury (F&T)
  • Tax dispute resolution (TDR)
  • Transfer pricing and value chain transformation (VCT)
  • Tax due diligence

Human resource services

  • Reward (e.g. executive strategy, executive compensation, and performance linked reward)
  • Pension planning and compliance
  • Employment solutions (advisory and compliance support on employment policies and practices)
  • Employment law compliance, best practice and benchmarking
  • Establishment, administration and restructuring of retirement benefit provision for employees


  • Corporate group structuring - domestic and cross-border
  • Corporate simplification and business transformation projects
  • Pre- and post-transaction reorganisation
  • M&A advice, negotiation support and document drafting
  • Advising on joint venture structures and participation
  • Legal due diligence
  • Commercial contracts advice
  • Company secretarial compliance and corporate governance support

Contact us

Simone Marchiò

Simone Marchiò

Partner | Tax | JBN Country Leader, PwC Italy

Filippo  Zucchinelli

Filippo Zucchinelli

Partner | Legal, PwC Italy

Luigi Mascellaro

Luigi Mascellaro

Partner | Deals, PwC Italy

Daniele Selicato

Daniele Selicato

Director | Tax, PwC Italy

Yu Maeda

Yu Maeda

Senior Manager | Marketing, PwC Italy

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