How French luxury goods group Kering dodged 2.5bn euros in tax

By and Vittorio Malagutti (L'Espresso) et Esther Rosenberg (NRC Handelsblad)

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It was on November 29th last year when officers from Italy’s financial crime police agency, the Guardia di Finanza, arrived at the offices in Florence and Milan of the fashion brand Gucci. The ensuing search of the buildings lasted three days, when the police also searched the homes of three Gucci directors and questioned the brand’s chief executive Marco Bizzarri.