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Chiomenti Studio Legale

VIA VERDI 2, 20121 MILAN, ITALY
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Work +39 02 72 15 71
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Fax +39 02 72 15 72 24
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www.chiomenti.net
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Italy

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 2

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Milan-based Filippo Brunetti heads the team at Chiomenti Studio Legale. Highlights included Rome-based Francesco Scanzano advising RR Media Extrajudicial assistance on the tender procedure launched by Rai Way for the satellite transmission service of Raiworld’s signal in America and Australia.

Leading individuals

Francesco Scanzano - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Alfredo Vitale - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Regularly involved in major hostile and friendly acquisitions involving listed and unlisted companies, Chiomenti Studio Legale’s recent highlights include advising Enel on a complex transaction involving its merger with its subsidiary, Enel Green Power; the work was led by Michele Carpinelli, who divides time between Milan and Rome. The team also assisted Artsana with the sale of a 60% stake in Artsana Group, a manufacturer of baby care and personal care products. Other notable clients include Gruppo Fininvest, Enel, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and Veneto Banca. Recommended partners in Milan are Carlo Croff, private equity head Luigi Vaccaro, Stefano Mazzotti and Franco Agopyan. Francesco Tedeschini heads the department from Rome, where other names to note are Filippo Modulo and Umberto Borzi, whose ‘in-depth knowledge of the market and its intricacies are of great value for foreign institutional clients’.

Leading individuals

Carlo Croff - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Francesco Tedeschini - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Michele Carpinelli - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Antonio Sascaro - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s ‘effective’ dispute resolution group provides ‘a high standard of legal and strategic support’ and is particularly active in contract liability disputes, financial services litigation and domestic arbitration. Clients include McDonald’s Italy, Valentino and Saipem. Practice head Silvio Martuccelli and Sebastiano Zimmitti are ‘good court advocates’.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s ‘excellent’ competition practice has been particularly active in merger control matters for clients such as Ansaldo Energia and Vivendi. The group also assisted CCPL in cartel proceedings before the European Commission (EC) and advised Reti Televisive Italiane and Mediaset Premium on ICA proceedings concerning allegedly anti-competitive behaviour. The highly regarded Cristoforo Osti is the key contact.

Leading individuals

Cristoforo Osti - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Chiomenti Studio Legale

At Chiomenti Studio Legale, Annalisa Reale advises Alitalia and Ethiad on trade union rights and top management contracts, among other matters. Other clients include Versace, BMW Bank and Credit Suisse.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale often advises on the establishment of investment funds and asset management companies, as well as on asset management agreements. Other areas of practice include liaising with the regulatory authorities and handling the acquisition and divestment of assets. The team assisted Coima with setting up a real estate alternative investment fund. Rome-based Vincenzo Troiano leads the banks, insurance and other regulated entities department; and Luigi Vaccaro in Milan heads the private equity business unit.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s Milan-based private equity business unit head Luigi Vaccaro recently advised a shareholder group, led by Investindustrial and L Catterton on the sale of its investment in Stroili, an Italian affordable jewellery brand. Franco Agopyan acted for Charterhouse Capital Partners on the sale of DOC Generici, a distributor of generic equivalent medicines. Luca Fossati and Carlo Croff are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Carlo Croff - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Antonio Sascaro - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s practice covers real estate corporate and M&A matters, finance, administrative law, litigation, capital markets, restructurings and taxation. The ‘responsive, efficient team is one of the best placed to deal with sophisticated clients’. High-profile deals included advising Aedes SIIQ on the sale of a 95% stake in Aedes Real Estate SGR. Team head Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio in Milan and Rome-based Umberto Borzi are key figures.

Leading individuals

Umberto Borzi - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Patrizia Liguti - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s key matters included Milan-based team head Antonio Tavella advising several banks on the rescheduling of Eur’s financial indebtedness, through a restructuring agreement with creditors that involved the €300m sale of real estate assets. Giulia Battaglia is also recommended.

Next generational lawyers

Antonio Tavella - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Juri Bettinelli - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the tax aspects of the reorganisation of its Italian operations. Milan-based Massimo Antonini, Raul-Angelo Papotti, Paolo Giacometti and Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio are recommended, as is Marco Di Siena in Rome. The practice recruited Milan-based of counsel Giovanni Carpenzano from Intesa Sanpaolo, where he was head of tax services.

Leading individuals

Massimo Antonini - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Giovanni Carpenzano - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Italy: Banking and finance

Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: bank regulatory - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s ‘professional service is of outstanding quality’. The team frequently advises on the regulatory aspects of banking sector M&A and finance transactions, and Milan-based Alessandro Zappasodi assisted Julius Baer Group with the regulatory aspects of the acquisition of a controlling stake in Kairos Investment Management. Rome-based Vincenzo Troiano heads the department, which covers banks, insurance and other regulated entities. Milan-based Alessandro Portolano is ‘in a class of his own’.

Leading individuals

Vincenzo Troiano - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Alessandro Zappasodi - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale is particularly focused on the borrower side. Milan-based head of finance Giulia Battaglia advised Gianni Versace on obtaining revolving credit facilities totalling €250m, granted by a syndicate of banks. Carola Antonini, Luca Bonetti and Carmelo Raimondo in Milan are recommended, together with Rome and Milan-based Gregorio Consoli, who is ‘focused on getting results’. Francesco Ago and Giorgio Cappelli in Rome are also highly rated.

Leading individuals

Giulia Battaglia - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Gregorio Consoli - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 2

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s highlights include Carola Antonini assisting the agent, mandated lead arrangers and lenders with a €160m facilities agreement granted to a toll road concessionaire. Milan-based Giulia Battaglia is head of finance; Luca Bonetti and Carmelo Raimondo are also recommended, together with Rome and Milan-based Gregorio Consoli, as well as Francesco Ago and Giorgio Cappelli in Rome.

Leading individuals

Giulia Battaglia - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Gregorio Consoli - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Italy: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Regularly advising major banks and corporate entities in Italy, Chiomenti Studio Legale has strong covered bonds and mini-bonds practices, and is active in the ABS and structured finance securities industries. Rome-based Francesco Ago is recommended along with Gregorio Consoli, who advised UBI Banca on the annual update of its covered bond programme and an issuance thereunder. In Milan, head of finance Giulia Battaglia, Carmelo Raimondo and head of capital markets Manfredi Vianini Tolomei are also highly rated.

Leading individuals

Francesco Ago - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Gregorio Consoli - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale stands out for its capital markets experience in privatisation deals. High-value highlights included Milan-based team head Manfredi Vianini Tolomei advising Veneto Banca on a €1bn capital increase and subsequent offer of newly issued shares. Federica Calmi and Rome-based Enrico Giordano are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Enrico Giordano - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Manfredi Vianini Tolomei - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Federica Calmi - Chiomenti Studio Legale

Federico Amoroso - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Italy: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 3

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale is particularly experienced in dealing with complex project finance and M&A matters in the renewable energy and gas sectors. Carola Antonini assisted Ansaldo Energia with the acquisition of Alstom’s gas turbine business from General Electric.

Leading individuals

Carola Antonini - Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Healthcare and life sciences
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

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Luxury goods
Industry focus: luxury goods - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s luxury goods industry experience includes high-profile transactions in Italy and abroad, as well as contentious matters. The team also regularly advises primary Italian luxury brands on IP and corporate matters pertaining to the Chinese market. It recently advised De Rigo Vision on the acquisition by De Rigo Vision USA of California-based REM Optical Company. Rome-based Filippo Modulo is recommended.

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Manufacturing
Industry focus: manufacturing - ranked: tier 2

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s high-profile matters included advising Nuove Partecipazioni and Camfin on the creation of an industrial partnership with China National Tire & Rubber Co. Milan-based Luca Andrea Frignani heads the team.

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 3

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale’s retail sector finance highlights included the team advising Gianni Versace on obtaining €250m worth of revolving credit facilities from a syndicate of banks.

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TMT
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Chiomenti Studio Legale

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