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In addition to its historic Bologna headquarters, Galgano also has offices in Florence, Genoa, Udine and in Miami (US). The full-service firm is recommended for commercial and company matters, banking, financial markets and real estate law, as well as litigation and insolvency issues. The practice is also experienced in competition and media law, labour law issues and administrative law. Federico Galgano is recommended.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners recently assisted Nasdaq-listed Sevcon with the acquisition of Italian company, Bassi; and acted for Turkish company Kale on the sale of its business unit, Edilcuoghi. The office also has a robust litigation and arbitration practice. Pietro Buccarelli and Federico Dettori are recommended.

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s Antonio Bondesani recently advised Technogym on a €42m bilateral credit facility. He is also recommended for M&A and private equity deals, as well as debt restructuring, insolvency and corporate reorganisations.

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato has a longstanding reputation for advising on shipping and transport-related claims, but the firm has also developed experience in administrative, civil, corporate, insurance and tax law, as well as competition, labour, IP and litigation matters. Founding partner Stefano Zunarelli and managing partner Massimo Campailla are recommended and Andrea Giardini’s ‘availability is highly appreciated’.

At LexJus Sinacta, Claudio Perrella represents clients in litigation concerning commodities, marine cargo and goods in transit, as well as related insurance disputes. Perrella is the founder of Meditlegal, an association of independent law firms that are based in Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf countries.

Nunziante Magrone’s Giovanni Facchinetti Pulazzini is recommended for his experience in civil and commercial dispute resolution, commercial law deals, and real estate transactions.


Genoa

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Marco Arato, head of the restructuring and insolvency focus team, is managing partner of the Genoa office of BonelliErede. Recent work for the office includes advising the banks on the restructuring of GF Group’s indebtedness and assisting shipbuilder Jobson Italia with shipping law issues. Vittorio Allavena, Elisabetta Varni, Vittorio Lupoli and Fulvio Marvulli are also recommended, as are Alessandro Musella, Mario Olivieri and Gianpiero Succi.

Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani is highly rated for shipping, wider transport and insurance sector matters, plus international trade. The firm also assists with banking and finance issues, energy law, as well as a range of litigation and arbitration. The team recently acted on a technology sector merger, assisted a venture capital fund with an equity capital markets matter and handled a shipping cargo dispute. The ‘highly experienced’ Enrico Vergani is recommended along with Simona Coppola, who is ‘responsive and timely’. Claudio Bicchierai, Pietro Ghiglino and Marco Mastropasqua are also key contacts.

LCA Studio Legale’s Genoa team is mostly focused on corporate and M&A matters; litigation and dispute resolution; shipping and shipping finance; digital marketing; and corporate immigration. Benedetto Lonato is recommended. The firm also has offices in Milan and Treviso.

Studio Uckmar is recommended for its experience in domestic and international tax matters, as well as corporate law. The office regularly acts in lawsuits before the tax courts, assists taxpayers with administrative proceedings and is known for its customs sector experience.


Naples

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Astolfo Di Amato & Associati-Avvocati is a full-service firm. Francesca Paola Rinaldi is experienced in corporate and commercial deals; litigation and dispute resolution; reorganisations and insolvencies; and banking, finance and capital markets. Other key Naples partners include Giovanni Agrusti, Raffaella Argenzio and Francesco Scutiero.

Sandulli & Associati, Studio Legale is recommended for company and insolvency law; banking law and capital markets; credit recovery; acquisitions; and company restructurings. Michele Sandulli is founding partner of the firm, which also has offices in Rome, Milan and Avellino.

At full-service practice Scognamiglio International Law Firm, name partner Giovanni Scognamiglio is well known for corporate law and M&A, international contracts, energy and transport sector matters, and alternative dispute resolution.

With additional offices in Rome, Milan and London, E.Morace & Co’s Naples practice is highly rated for maritime, insurance and transport law advice. Managing partner Carlo Morace is recommended.

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci is a specialist employment and labour law firm for employers. Recent highlights include advising Trenitalia in legal disputes regarding safety gear for workers and assisting Guala Closures (Packaging & Containers) with a collective redundancy procedure. Senior partner Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, Vincenzo Luciani, Maria Teresa Salimbeni and Antonio Di Stasio are key figures.


Padua

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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners’ ‘service is excellent for technical competence, business acumen and responsiveness’. The team recently acted for APV Investimenti on the public tender procedure for the sale of the majority stake in the company, APVS. Paolo Brugnera is recommended for M&A, Paolo Gnignati is a litigation, insolvency and restructuring expert, and Marco Malipiero is well known for energy and infrastructure deals. Other key advisers include Giacomo Sartor, who is particularly experienced in assisting with M&A transactions involving north-eastern Italy; and Ettore Scimemi, a specialist in corporate, commercial and insurance litigation, corporate and financial markets, and bankruptcy.

Osborne Clarke’s Padua office stands out for its banking practice. It also provides a full commercial, corporate, IP and M&A service to clients based around Padua and the northeast of Italy. Highlights included acting for UniCredit on a loan agreement with Tuber. Federica Greggio is recommended.

Withers Studio Legale’s Milan and Padua-based Italian practice managing partner, Roberta Crivellaro, is a commercial and corporate law expert, with a particular focus on the food and drink, real estate and fashion sectors. Crivellaro advised wine producer Azienda Agricola Umani Ronchi on the termination of its longstanding relationship with a US wine importer. Counsel Claudio Giordano is noted for general corporate advisory services, M&A, capital markets and private equity transactions, as well as corporate restructuring.

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario’s Antonella Maria Sannicandro is well known for contracts law, M&A deals and labour law matters. She stands out for her advice to foreign companies and investment funds, and regularly assists with acquisitions and renewable energy sector developments. Mattia Dalla Costa is noted for corporate and M&A transactions, private equity, fashion, IP and IT matters.

Tonucci & Partners’ Carlo Scarpa is experienced in commercial contracts and corporate and M&A deals, tax advice, as well as international trade law, IP, litigation and arbitration. Alessandro Vasta recently advised Società Fondiaria Europea (which owns three hotels in Italy) on a merger deal between Promohotels and Promozioni Immobiliari as part of a debt restructuring agreement.

Established in Padua in 2013 by Giulio Marzella and Giulia Acerboni, MAC Legal – Studio Legale focuses on providing mid-market companies with legal advice in corporate matters, commercial contracts and M&A. Marzella has ‘the ability quickly to understand all scenarios’ and Acerboni ‘always gives practical legal advice’.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati’s Gianluca Saccoccia is recommended for M&A transactions and banking and finance law; it also acts for asset management companies and property funds on real estate issues. Yuri Zugolaro is experienced in M&A and transfer pricing work.


Turin

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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners’ Turin office is particularly focused on corporate and M&A deals, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Recent deal highlights include advising Tecnoinvestimenti on the 70% acquisition of Co.Mark. It also assisted a group of 13 banks with the restructuring of liabilities of six Fincos group companies. Turin office managing partner Luca Mastromatteo combines ‘excellent response times and industry knowledge’; he stands out for international contracts, including M&A deals, sales, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements. Moreno Martini is recommended for the sale and purchase of shareholdings, and has led teams on automotive sector outsourcings; Luca Jeantet, who is ‘determined and has deep knowledge’, specialises in commercial law and insolvency issues.

Pedersoli Studio Legale’s team is ‘extremely efficient and hands-on, as well as being very responsive and competent’. Key merger matters included assisting Fiat Chrysler Automobile with the merger between Italiana Editrice and Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, an Italian media group. Capital market highlights included assisting Exor with a $170m note issuance and the team advised an Italy-based private bank on the €36m acquisition of a 65% stake in Pitagora, a consumer credit company. Eugenio Barcellona is ‘an outstanding and experienced lawyer, who can identify and propose practical, balanced and creative solutions’; and Carlo Re is ‘impressive for his competence, availability and excellent negotiation skills’. Andrea Gandini, Alessandra Giovetti, Marcello Magro and Mario Napoli are also recommended.

Grande Stevens: Studio Legale Associazione Professionale has over 50 years’ experience of advising on high-profile corporate, finance and capital markets transactions and dispute resolution. Cristina Grande Stevens is noted for civil and commercial law, litigation and arbitration.

Merani & Associati’s Carlo Merani is recommended for his assistance with public and private tenders, public contracts and services, urban planning, and cultural heritage issues.

Pavesio e Associati has a longstanding association agreement with Allen & Overy – Studio Legale Associato. Carlo Pavesio specialises in M&A deals, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations, as well as generation transfers, trusts, arbitration and litigation. Andrea Cristaudi is recommended for M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Tosetto Weigmann e Associati is well regarded for its experience in commercial, corporate and banking and finance law, as well as bankruptcy matters, insurance law and IP issues. In addition, the team is noted for competition and administrative law, personal data protection, sports law matters, and energy and transport law. Marco Weigmann is recommended for corporate law, bankruptcy law, M&A, and arbitration; administrative law specialist Claudio Piacentini stands out for his public contracts experience; and Marco Ricolfi is well known for domestic and international IP matters, and insurance law.

Jacobacci’s name partner Fabrizio Jacobacci is recommended for contentious and non- contentious competition and IP law. He regularly advises on complex patent and trade mark disputes for Italian and international clients.

At multidisciplinary firm Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati, Stefano Barletta provides tax and corporate law advice to international clients from the automotive, food, textiles and mining sectors. Giuseppe Cagliero specialises in M&A deals and tax litigation.

At law and tax firm R&P Legal, Luca Egitto is recommended for industrial and intellectual property law, IT, data protection, and commercial and corporate matters; he regularly assists clients from the entertainment, sports and e-commerce sectors. Maria Cristina Breida is a commercial, corporate, environmental and energy law expert.


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