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BonelliErede’s advice in the manufacturing sector focuses on corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution, employment and tax. The practice assisted France-based private equity firm Astorg Partners with the acquisition of Surfaces Technological Abrasives from Italy-based Xenon Private Equity, and advised Italy-based steel manufacturer Acciaierie Venete on the lease and potential purchase of a steel manufacturing business under a pre-bankruptcy composition with creditor procedure. Corporate specialist Mario Roli and Genoa-based Marco Arato are the key contacts.

DLA Piper specialises in corporate and M&A transactions. Recent highlights include assisting Alfanar with the acquisition of electricity distribution systems and installations manufacturer Elettromeccanica Adriatica. Wolf Michael KĂĽhne is the name to note.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners’ areas of strength are corporate and M&A, private equity, restructuring and insolvency and competition. Advising ArcelorMittal in its joint bid with Italian steel company Marcegaglia to acquire steel plant Ilva is a key highlight, as was assisting UK-based private equity firm BlueGem with the sale of aftermarket tyres distributor Fintyre to Bain Capital.

Chiomenti Studio Legale assisted One Equity Partners with the acquisition of a significant minority shareholding in USCO, an Italy-based business operating in the manufacturing and distributing of spare and repair parts for earth-moving machines. Advising brass rods, copper strips, and special alloys producer Eredi Gnutti Metalli on the rescheduling of its financial indebtedness is another recent highlight. Luca Andrea Frignani is the key contact.

Pavia e Ansaldo’s work highlights included advising Bosch on the acquisition of Italy-based die casting and machining company Albertini Cesare and assisting steel wheel business M+W Italy with a €50m contract concerning the realisation of buildings and technological facilities for STMicroelectronics’ Catania plant. Stefano Bianchi and Sven von Mensenkampff are the names to note.

Pedersoli Studio Legale advises manufacturing businesses on corporate, financing, tax, antitrust and regulatory matters. The practice assisted the Tonoli family with the sale of its 70% stake in PET bottles producer Garda Plast to Progressio. Europa Investimenti and private equity firm Credem are other key clients.

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