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PEDERSOLI STUDIO LEGALE

VIA MONTE DI PIETÁ 15, 20121 MILAN, ITALY
Tel:
Work +39 02 30 30 51
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Fax +39 02 30 30 53 33
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Web:
www.pedersoli.it
Milan, Rome, Torino

Italy

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Traditionally known for complex transactions in the banking industry, Pedersoli Studio Legale’s ‘level of service is outstanding and its teams are always well structured in terms of seniority and number’; the practice is also regularly involved in domestic and cross-border corporate and industrial transactions. In recent highlights, Antonio Pedersoli assisted China-based Oceanic Gold Global with the sale of its 49% stake in Giochi Preziosi and Carlo Pedersoli, who is ‘a strong negotiator with vast legal expertise’, led advice to Intesa Sanpaolo on an agreement with Sias and SATAP, regarding the separation of their respective investments in Tangenziali Esterne di Milano, Tangeniale Esterna, Autostrade Lombarde and Società di Progetto Autostrada Diretta Brescia Milano. Ascanio Cibrario is ‘responsive and capable, and very comfortable in any international environment’; Andrea Gandini ‘has great commercial acumen’; and other key practitioners include Alessandro Marena, Elio Marena and Luca Saraceni, along with Eugenio Barcellona and Carlo Re. Marida Zaffaroni joined from Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato.

Leading individuals

Ascanio Cibrario - Pedersoli Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Luca Saraceni - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale has an ‘effective, fact-based and problem-solving approach to all lawsuits’ developments’. The practice’s expertise covers a full gamut of contentious matters, from banking, securities, corporate, commercial and real estate litigation to domestic and international arbitration. Carlo Pedersoli is recommended, as is the ‘technically super-competent’ Andrea Magliani, who is also ‘extremely sensitive to business issues’.

Leading individuals

Andrea Magliani - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale has ‘impressive experience’ in EU and competition law. Recent highlights include defending TotalErg in a damages claim initiated by Alitalia before the Milan Court against several oil companies related to an alleged anti-competitive agreement, and advising Intesa Sanpaolo on merger control aspects related to its acquisition of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca. Practice head Davide Cacchioli is a ‘brilliant and experienced lawyer’ and the ‘extremely committed and reliable’ Alessandro Bardanzellu joined the practice from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Leading individuals

Davide Cacchioli - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Considered a ‘great entry point for foreign investors’, Pedersoli Studio Legale assists with divestments and fund formation in the retail, fashion, media, manufacturing, luxury goods and food industries. Carlo Pedersoli and Alessandro Marena assisted the De Nora family with the sale of a minority stake in Industrie De Nora, to Blackstone Tactical Opportunities funds. Luca Saraceni is ‘committed to clients’ needs’ and Carlo Re is ‘a supportive partner throughout’. Other notable advisers are Ascanio Cibrario, Elio Marena, and Antonio Pedersoli.

Leading individuals

Alessandro Marena - Pedersoli Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Luca Saraceni - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale is focused on debt restructuring and bankruptcy transactions, via out-of-court agreements and judicial procedures. Maura Magioncalda assisted a syndicate of banks, and UniCredit Leasing, with Malvestiti Group’s debt restructuring. Alessandra Giovetti ‘provides very clear advice’.

Leading individuals

Maura Magioncalda - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale’s recent caseload includes tax litigation, voluntary disclosures, and advising on the tax aspects of restructuring and debt restructuring. The team also assists with inheritance-related tax matters. Andrea de’ Mozzi advised Oceanic Gold Global on tax issues surrounding the sale of its 49% stake in Giochi Preziosi. Giovanni Bandera heads the tax department and Daniela Caporicci is ‘extremely supportive’.

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Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale is best known for its expertise in acquisition finance and sophisticated corporate finance transactions, but also attracts a steadily increasing stream of real estate finance instructions. The team advised, in coordination with a US law firm, Italian company Zobele Holding on facilities granted by a pool of international banks. Maura Magioncalda, Alessandra De Cantellis and Consuelo Citterio are highly regarded. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto departed for Dentons.

Leading individuals

Maura Magioncalda - Pedersoli Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Consuelo Citterio - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale is experienced in acquisition finance and corporate finance, while also increasingly building up its real estate finance practice. The group advised a syndicate of banks on the renegotiation of Gruppo Ceramiche Ricchetti’s global indebtedness. Maura Magioncalda ‘gives very appropriate advice’ and other recommended practitioners are Alessandra De Cantellis and Consuelo Citterio.

Leading individuals

Consuelo Citterio - Pedersoli Studio Legale

Maura Magioncalda - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Italy: Capital markets

Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale’s recent equity capital markets (ECM) experience includes advising UBI Banca on a high-value capital increase deal. Marcello Magro and ‘outstanding professional’ Carlo Re are the key contacts.

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Italy: Industry focus

Luxury goods
Industry focus: luxury goods - ranked: tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale assists fashion and luxury brands in the design, yachting, aviation and fine sounds sectors, offering services in corporate and M&A, private equity, banking and finance, restructuring, capital markets and litigation. The practice advised the Buccellati family on the sale of its stake in jewellery business Buccellati to Chinese investment group Gangtai. Glass manufacturer Zignago and fashion brand Stefano Ricci are other notable clients. M&A and corporate expert Antonio Pedersoli is the key contact.

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Manufacturing
Industry focus: manufacturing - ranked: tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale advises manufacturing businesses on corporate, financing, tax, antitrust and regulatory matters. The practice assisted the Tonoli family with the sale of its 70% stake in PET bottles producer Garda Plast to Progressio. Europa Investimenti and private equity firm Credem are other key clients.

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Italy: Other leading firms

Turin: leading firms
Turin: leading firms - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale is ‘top class’: the group’s areas of expertise include corporate and M&A, commercial, private equity, capital markets, insolvency and restructuring, litigation and arbitration and employment law. The practice advised FCA on the merger between Italiana Editrice and the Italian media group Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, and assisted UBI Banca with a €400m capital increase. The ‘outstanding’ Alessandra Giovetti and Carlo Re are strongly recommended. Andrea Gandini and Marcello Magro are other key contacts.

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