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Italy

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

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s ‘excellent M&A professionals have deep deal and legal experience’. The practice is highly regarded for its assistance with significant M&A transactions and it was recently particularly active in banking sector deals. Francesco Gatti led advice to Intesa SanPaolo and Unicredit on the sale of direct and indirect shareholdings of Prelios; and Stefano Valerio assisted DiaSorin, a global vitro diagnostic company, with the acquisition of the ELISA immunodiagnostic portfolio. Luigi Arturo Bianchi’s ‘advice is always appropriate’ and Andrea Giardinohas great negotiation skills’. Other notable advisers include Paola Menicati, Gianni Martoglia, Carlo Pavesi, Vanessa Sobrero and Franco Barucci. Growth in the practice included the recruitment of Alessandro Corno and Gianpaolo Scandone from Jones Day and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, respectively.

Leading individuals

Carlo Pavesi - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Francesco Gatti - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Next generation lawyers

Vanessa Sobrero - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato has been assisting Elite Model Management with an appeal before the Lazio Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) against the ICA’s decision to condemn the client for alleged participation in a price-fixing cartel on the Italian models services market. Banco Popolare and Società per Azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali (S.E.A.) are other notable clients. Practice head Stefano Grassani is ‘experienced and straightforward’.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato visibly strengthened its investment fund practice by welcoming Alessandro Corno from Jones Day, where he previously led the fund formation practice. The team advises fund investors on investments into newly formed alternative investment funds or into existing alternative investment funds by way of secondary transactions and also acts for fund sponsors and alternative investment fund managers in the structuring of their alternative investment funds. Corno, who is ‘recommended for his experience and ability to understand clients’ needs’, recently advised on the structuring and set up of an alternative investment fund, aimed at seed and venture capital investments in the technology transfer sector. Virgilio Sollima and Giuseppina Donato are the recommended associates.

Leading individuals

Alessandro Corno - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s ‘excellent practice assists with high-profile deals’: in recent highlights, Carlo Pavesi advised Synergo on the sale of Bozzetto to Chequers Capital, a pan-European private equity firm and ‘the very experiencedAndrea Giardino acted for European private equity fund Ambienta in its investment in Restiani. Gianni Martogliahas outstanding legal skills’ and Francesco Gatti, Stefano Valerio and Franco Barucci are other key contacts.

Leading individuals

Carlo Pavesi - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s real estate expertise spans the acquisition and disposal of assets as well as the establishment of real estate investment funds and joint ventures in Italy and abroad. The group advised Edison on a preliminary agreement with IDeA Fimit for the sale and re-rent of its office in Milan, and assisted Tikehau Capital with the acquisition of the shopping gallery of Turin’s Area12 shopping centre. Rocco Ferrari and Guido Sagliaschi are the names to note.

Next generation lawyers

Guido Sagliaschi - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 4

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato’s ‘team is very efficient’ and assists with debt restructuring processes, including corporate law aspects, bankruptcy law litigation proceedings, and labour law issues. Luca Faustini advised a pool of banks on a financial optimisation transaction. Gianni Martogliahas excellent negotiation skills’ and Francesco Gatti, Stefano Valerio and Carlo Pavesi are also highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Luca Faustini - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 5

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato is ‘devoted to its clients’. The team acts in high-profile financings and restructurings and is particularly focused on property and acquisition finance, as well as on general lending for corporate purposes. Andrea Limongelli is highly rated.

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Italy: Capital markets

Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 3

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associatocombines technical authority with excellent client service’ and is highly rated for its assistance to investment banks and industrial groups, as well as other issuers and institutional investors. Stefano Valerio advised SprintItaly, an SPAC, on its IPO and admission to trading on AIM Italia. Luigi Arturo Bianchiprovides great legal and strategic support’ and other highly rated practitioners include Anton Carlo Frau, Francesco Gatti, Carlo Pavesi, Franco Barucci and Rossella Pappagallo .

Leading individuals

Anton Carlo Frau - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

Next generation lawyers

Franco Barucci - Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato

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