Mr. Capello has developed considerable expertise in international trade, customs and taxation, with a special focus on VAT, customs and excise duties, and other indirect taxes.

He advises clients on matters related to the international and domestic exchange of goods and services.
Issues such as tariff classification, determination of the origin of goods and customs valuation, as well as customs procedure and international trade measures are familiar parts of his practice.
He has acquired substantial experience in drafting contracts, effectively managing Incoterms and fulfilling obligations for operators across various sectors, with particular expertise in chemicals, fertilizers, dealing with endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and handling timber and its derivatives.
His expertise includes a special focus on navigating economic sanctions, managing dual-use products, and leveraging free trade agreements.

He is member of the following commissions of the International Chamber of Commerce: customs and trade facilitation, economic sanctions and excise duties.
He is also member of the editorial board of the tax law review “Diritto e Pratica Tributaria”.

He previously worked with an outstanding tax law firm in Italy and was seconded to the customs and international trade group of a leading international law firm in Belgium.

He is the author of several publications within his areas of expertise.

He was admitted to the bar in 2008 and licensed as a customs broker in 2022.

Fausto Capello
VAT and customs lawyer

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Piazza Belgioioso, 2
20121 Milan

Tel: +39 02 763741