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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners advised Dreaming on the acquisition of HealthCityItalia, an Italian company that owns and operates sports and fitness centres, from Health City International. In another highlight, the group assisted Beko Italy with an exclusive supply agreement for high-level appliances by Grundig to kitchen manufacturers in Italy, the Republic of San Marino and Vatican City. Pietro Buccarelli and Federico Dettori are recommended.

LexJus Sinacta’s ‘outstanding’ team has wide-ranging expertise in aviation and aerospace matters and insurance, international trade, maritime transport and logistics issues; other mainstays of the practice include M&A, competition and labour law, IP, banking and financial markets advice. In a recent highlight, the team represented Nespresso in litigation concerning a contract termination with a major Italian distributor of Nespresso capsules and assisted an Italian insurance company with a damages claim. Claudio Perrella and Alessio Totaro are recommended.

Galgano has offices in Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Udine and Miami (US). The firm’s expertise includes administrative law, corporate and commercial, banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, EU and competition law, real estate and employment. Federico Galgano is the main contact.

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s Antonio Bondesani specialises in banking and finance, restructuring, M&A and private equity. Litigation and arbitration expert Laura Cavazzuti and administrative law and energy specialist Giannalberto Mazzei are other names to note.

In addition to its traditional strength in shipping and transport law, Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato specialises in commercial and administrative dispute resolution across all industries. The group represented Porto San Rocco Marina Resort and Autorità di Sistema Portuale dell’Adriatico Orientale before the tax court of appeal of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region regarding marinas’ inclusion in a cadastral category which enjoys exemption from property taxes. Stefano Zunarelli and the ‘really impressive’ Andrea Giardini are recommended, as are Massimiliano Musi and Trieste-based Alberto Pasino.

Nunziante Magrone has offices in Rome, Bologna and Milan and focuses on corporate and M&A, banking and finance, as well as on tax, real estate and civil and commercial dispute resolution. Giovanni Facchinetti Pulazzini is the name to note.

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