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BonelliErede specialises in advising on key areas of the luxury goods business, including management of key resources, auditing, distribution, production and IP/licensing. The practice assisted Luxottica Group’s company Delfin with its merger with Essilor and advised Roberto Cavalli on a yacht-building contract with Cerri Cantieri Navali. The ‘outstanding’ competition law specialist Francesco Anglani is strongly recommended.

Chiomenti Studio Legale provides ‘high level’ expertise on commercial, IP, employment, product liability, corporate, finance, restructuring, competition and tax matters. The practice advises fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo on e-commerce and franchising agreements and assisted Dolce & Gabbana with a number of contractual and legal matters, including the termination of agreements with the general manager. ‘Very bright’ labour expert Emanuele Barberis is the key contact.

DLA Piper’s fashion, retail and design practice frequently assists Ralph Lauren with e-commerce matters, labelling requirements for leather goods, regulation of wearable technologies and Made in Italy, consumers’ rights of defective items replacement and termination of selective distribution agreements. Advising Hugo Boss on employment-related matters, including staff reorganisation, disciplinary procedures, change of duties and mobility, is another highlight. Giangiacomo Olivi joined Dentons in April 2018.

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale specialises in advising on legal issues related to business growth, marketing and advertisement, brand protection, talent management, social media and technology and business sustainability. The practice assisted luxury outdoor furniture brand Janus et Cie (Poltrona Frau Group) with real estate matters regarding the opening of a flagship store in Milan, and advises high fashion leather goods brand Bottega Veneta on the management of its IP portfolio and related issues. Commercial, e-commerce and privacy expert Marco Berliri is recommended.

Pavia e Ansaldo advises start-ups as well as international corporations operating in the jewelry, fashion, fine arts, fragrance, cosmetics, fine wines, furniture design, hotel and leisure sectors. The practice regularly assists Polo Ralph Lauren with IP matters including anti-counterfeiting, and advises luxury and fashion companies such as Bottega Veneta, Broggian and Triumph on labour matters. IP specialist Gian Paolo Di Santo is recommended.

Pedersoli Studio Legale assists fashion and luxury brands in the design, yachting, aviation and fine sounds sectors, offering services in corporate and M&A, private equity, banking and finance, restructuring, capital markets and litigation. The practice advised the Buccellati family on the sale of its stake in jewellery business Buccellati to Chinese investment group Gangtai. Glass manufacturer Zignago and fashion brand Stefano Ricci are other notable clients. M&A and corporate expert Antonio Pedersoli is the key contact.

The ‘excellentWithers Studio Legale covers the whole gamut of luxury business-related matters, including IP, brand protection, digital commerce, investments, M&A, joint ventures and reorganisations, employment, creative consultancy, real estate, tax, immigration, sponsorship, charitable collaborations and reputation management. Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, which represents major Italian fashion brands worldwide and organises the Milan fashion weeks, is a key client. Special counsel Ida Palombella and associates Tom Noad and Federica Caretta are recommended.

Bird & Bird specialises in IP-related matters, including copyright, unfair competition, trade mark disputes and data protection, as well as in corporate and M&A, employment and tax issues. The practice assisted Italian fashion group Stefanel with its debt restructuring process and recapitalisation. IP and corporate specialists Massimiliano Mostardini and Alberto Salvadè are recommended.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners’ recent highlights include advising Ergon Capital Partners on the sale of Italian luxury lifestyle fashion company Golden Goose to US-based private equity firm Carlyle and assisting Italian apparel manufacturer and lifestyle brand Moncler with setting up holding and joint venture companies for fashion and luxury products distribution in the UAE. M&A and private equity expert Gianluca Ghersini is a name to note.

Nctm Studio Legale assisted leading consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton with its acquisition of the iconic Italian brand of premium road bicycles, accessories and apparel Pinarello, and has been advising Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on matters concerning shareholder relations and management. Paolo Montironi is the key contact.

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati provides ongoing assistance to Ferrari with matters concerning brand protection, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting activities, and also advised Douglas on the acquisition of 100% of corporate capital of perfumery chains Limoni and La Gardenia Beauty from Leading Luxury Group. Pierfrancesco Giustiniani is the main contact.

Simmons & Simmons’ luxury business clients include Armani and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, which the team advised on a number of employment-related matters. Labour expert Davide Sportelli is the key contact.

Trevisan & Cuonzo focuses on the protection of IP rights. The client base includes ultra-luxury hotels group Emaar Hotels and Resorts and men’s clothing brand Luciano Barbera. IP specialist Luca Trevisan is the name to note.

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