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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.

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