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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Index of tables

  1. European firms in London: Italy
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next Generation Partners
  4. Rising stars

Leading individuals

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    • Luca Andrea¬†Frignani¬† - Chiomenti
    • Giuseppe Sacchi Lodispoto - BonelliErede LLP
    • Raimondo Premonte - Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
    • Riccardo Sallustio - Grimaldi SL LLP

Next Generation Partners

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    • Emanuele Bosia - Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
    • Marco Paruzzolo - Chiomenti

Rising stars

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    • Elena Cirillo - Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

BonelliErede LLP's London-based partner Giuseppe Sacchi Lodispoto is a specialist in banking and finance deals; he is particularly focused on loan transactions, including corporate and real estate loans, aircraft finance and commercial mortgages, securitisation and other structured transactions, debt restructuring, and finance-related litigation.

Other key lawyers:Giuseppe Sacchi Lodispoto

Chiomenti's London office head  Luca Andrea Frignani has particular experience in cross-border corporate and M&A transactions; Christopher  Mullen advises Italian and international clients on private equity, joint ventures, investments, commercial contracts, and corporate law; and Massimiliano Nitti, who divides his time between Milan and London, is M&A group head. Banking and structured finance expert Marco Paruzzolo was made partner in 2019.

Practice head(s):Luca Andrea Frignani

Other key lawyers:Christopher Mullen; Massimiliano Nitti; Marco Paruzzolo

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' London office is 'competent, responsive and approachable, and has exceptionally deep knowledge of the market'. It is focused on corporate finance and M&A, including domestic and cross-border transactions such as M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and shareholders’ agreements, and venture capital; other areas of particular strength include debt capital markets, financial market regulation, derivatives and banking. Raimondo Premonte specialises in M&A and corporate law, and Marco Zaccagnini heads the firm's debt capital markets group; Emanuele Bosia is also a key contact and Elena Cirillo, Simone D’Avolio and Donato Romano are the associates to note.

Practice head(s):Raimondo Premonte; Marco Zaccagnini

Other key lawyers:Emanuele Bosia; Elena Cirillo; Simone D’Avolio; Donato Romano


'Clients appreciate the professionalism, customer-focused approach and ability to support in many different situations, ranging from a typical transactional request to very complex issues; the lawyers always put their clients' interests first'.

'Marco Zaccagnini is excellent in debt capital markets, derivatives and complex regulatory advice, and has a particularly broad finance practice'.

Key Clients

Hitachi Ltd

Ferrari Group

Lion Capital LLP

UniCredit S.p.A.

Poste Italiane S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs International

J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd

Fondazione Enasarco

The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP

BlueGem Capital Partners Llp

Grosvenor Capital Management L.P.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Nibe Industrier in the acquisition of the remaining 55 per cent of shares in Italian ventilation and air conditioning company Rhoss.
  • Assistance to Hitachi, Ltd. in relation to the acquisition of the entire stake in Ansaldo STS S.p.A. held by Elliott International, L.P., Elliott Associates, L.P. and The Liverpool Limited Partnership Elliott, equal to approximately 31.794% of the share capital of Ansaldo STS S.p.A..
  • Assistance to vendors in the sale of Itacosmer S.p.A. to investment, development and asset management company “12.18. Investment Management GmbH”.
  • Assistance to Meti Holding in the acquisition of a qualifying holding in Tm Performance – Tecnologie Meccaniche, Tm Engineering and Tm Performance Usa.

Grimaldi SL LLP's Michael Bray and Riccardo Sallustio are highly regarded London-based banking partners, while financial markets and corporate law expert Fabio Pizzoccheri is another key London contact who is particularly noted for acquisitions and cross-border corporate reorganisations.

Other key lawyers:Michael Bray; Riccardo Sallustio; Fabio Pizzoccheri 

Legance - Avvocati Associati's Marco Gubitosi is the London resident managing partner and member of the firm’s M&A corporate finance department. Gubitosi has particular expertise in M&A, divestitures, real estate transactions, corporate finance, alternative investments, joint ventures, and corporate and contract law. Senior counsel Iacopo Fontana relocated to the firm's Milan office.

Practice head(s):Marco Gubitosi

Maisto e Associati is widely respected for its tax law expertise. Nicola Saccardo's practice includes international tax law, taxation of trusts, advising high-net-worth individuals, and estate planning.

Other key lawyers:Nicola Saccardo

Nctm Studio Legale’s London contacts are Andrea De Tomas, who regularly acts for banks, funds and other financial institutions in multi-jurisdictional transactions, and banking and finance expert Matteo Gallanti. Also key to the London office is Pietro Maria Tantalo, who assists companies and national and international bodies with corporate transactions and corporate finance.

Other key lawyers:Andrea De Tomas; Matteo Gallanti; Pietro Maria Tantalo

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