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Italy

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

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legalecombines knowledge of legal matters with a concrete business approach’. The practice is best known for its M&A deal experience in the banking and finance sector, but also acts for domestic and international corporations on their industrial sector investments. Recent work includes advising Intesa Sanpaolo on the €1bn-plus sale of payment instrument processing companies Setefi and Intesa Sanpaolo Card, as well as acting for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as shareholder in ITEDI, on the latter’s merger with Italian media group, Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso. Milan-based Carlo Pedersoli, Antonio Pedersoli, Alessandro Marena and Elio Marena are recommended along with Ascanio Cibrario, who ‘proposes practical legal solutions’. Key figures in Turin are Andrea Gandini, Eugenio Barcellona and Carlo Re, who is ‘distinguished not only by his legal skills, but also by his dedication to clients’.

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’s very broad dispute resolution practice ‘compares very well to the best European law firms’, not least because of its ‘excellent technical knowledge’ and ‘motivated team’. Andrea Magliani recently defended Intesa Sanpaolo against a €700m damages claim brought by a former shareholder of Rizzoli and Corriere della Sera. Eugenio Barcellona is ‘an outstanding lawyer’ and Carlo Pedersoli is also highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Andrea Magliani - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

At Pedersoli Studio Legale, Davide Cacchioli ‘combines outstanding legal knowledge with business acumen’ – he recently advised Edigita on merger control proceedings. Lisa Noja is another name to note.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale

At Pedersoli Studio Legale, Milan-based Alessandro Marena recently advised Motion Equity Partners, the UK-based private equity firm, on the approximately €340m sale of Agrifarma to Permira Advisers. Milan-based Ascanio Cibrario, Elio Marena and Antonio Pedersoli are also recommended along with Turin-based Andrea Gandini, Marcello Magro and Carlo Re.

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 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale is focused on debt restructuring transactions. Milan-based Maura Magioncalda has ‘great negotiating ability’; Alessandra Giovetti in Turin is noted for insolvency proceedings, corporate reorganisations, compositions, liability and clawback actions. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto joined Dentons.

Leading individuals

Maura Magioncalda - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale’s recent workload includes tax litigation proceedings, investigations and the tax aspects of debt restructurings, M&A and incentive plans. Andrea de’ Mozzi has ‘a high level of knowledge’ and Giovanni Bandera is also recommended.

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Italy: Banking and finance

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

Pedersoli Studio Legale

At Pedersoli Studio Legale, Maura Magioncalda recently advised Zignago Holding on the renegotiation and partial refinancing of €150m indebtedness. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto joined 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’s recent highlights include advising a syndicate of banks on the €70m refinancing of the financial indebtedness of Salmoiraghi & Viganò. Maura Magioncalda, ‘a calm but very skilled lawyer who masters complicated negotiations’, is recommended for acquisition, corporate and real estate finance transactions. Alessandro Fosco Fagotto joined Dentons.

Leading individuals

Maura Magioncalda - Pedersoli Studio Legale

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Italy: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale recently assisted EXOR with the €750m issuance of non-convertible notes. Turin-based Marcello Magro and Carlo Re are the key contacts.

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale recently advised EGEA – Ente Gestione Energia e Ambiente on a share capital increase. Turin-based Marcello Magro and Carlo Re are key advisers.

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Italy: Industry focus

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

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale is experienced in advising fashion houses, as well as luxury brands operating in the design, yachting and aviation sectors. The team recently advised F.Investments on the acquisition of a minor stake in Ferretti Group, known for luxury yachts. Milan-based Ascanio Cibrario and Marcello Magro in Turin are key names.

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Manufacturing
Industry focus: manufacturing - ranked: tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale advises its manufacturing clients on corporate, financing, tax, antitrust and regulatory matters. Inbound highlights included advising a Chinese manufacturer on the acquisition of a majority stake in Italy-based Clivet.

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Italy: Other leading firms

Turin
Turin: leading firms - ranked: tier 1

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale’s team is ‘extremely efficient and hands-on, as well as being very responsive and competent’. Key merger matters included assisting Fiat Chrysler Automobile with the merger between Italiana Editrice and Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, an Italian media group. Capital market highlights included assisting Exor with a $170m note issuance and the team advised an Italy-based private bank on the €36m acquisition of a 65% stake in Pitagora, a consumer credit company. Eugenio Barcellona is ‘an outstanding and experienced lawyer, who can identify and propose practical, balanced and creative solutions’; and Carlo Re is ‘impressive for his competence, availability and excellent negotiation skills’. Andrea Gandini, Alessandra Giovetti, Marcello Magro and Mario Napoli are also recommended.

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