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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners's 'detailed-oriented and focused' team in Bologna is jointly led by Pietro Buccarelli and Federico Dettori. Its key areas of activity include corporate and M&A, banking and finance and litigation. One highlight involved Buccarelli and others assisting Vimi Fasteners (a company that produces and markets mechanical fasteners) with its acquisition of MF Inox (a producer of nickel alloys and steel bolts). Granarolo and Coswell are among other notable clients. Counsel Camilla Nordera is also recommended.

Professionals at LexJus Sinacta are 'quick to respond, take a hands-on approach and have excellent knowledge'. The group is 'highly competent, particularly in the transportation sector'. Corporate and M&A, international trade law and litigation are key areas of focus. Recent work included advising a veterinary hospital on its  €6m acquisition by a Swedish investment fund. Alessio Totaro and Claudio Perrella are 'outstanding lawyers' with an 'in-depth knowledge of the logistics and maritime markets'.

Corporate and M&A, banking and finance, employment, dispute resolution and administrative law are the key practice areas at Macchi di Cellere Gangemi. The firm also has specialist experience in the energy sector. Founding partner Luigi Macchi di Cellere is noted.

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato's Bologna team is sought-out for advice on corporate transactions, as well as maritime law and administrative law. It also handles disputes. Stefano Zunarelli is the name to note.

Galgano specialises in intellectual property (IP) work, with its team having experience of patents, trade marks and copyrights. Particular areas of expertise include filings, procurement, licensing and IP litigation. Thomas Galgano and Carolyn Galgano are key contacts.

The group at Nunziante Magrone primarily advises clients on corporate, real estate and construction, banking and finance and tax. Gianmatteo Nunziante is a key contact.

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