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Legance - Avvocati Associati

VIA DANTE 7, 20123 MILAN, ITALY
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Work +39 02 89 63 071
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Web:
www.legance.it
London, Milan, Rome

Italy

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

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati is recommended for its expertise in public sector contracts, town planning and local development, as well as health and pharmaceutical law, public finance, and environmental matters. The team assisted Prelios Integra with its participation in a public tender. Rome-based public contracts specialist Filippo Pacciani and litigator Alessandro Botto are recommended along with real estate expert Giuseppe Abbruzzese in Milan.

Leading individuals

Filippo Pacciani - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati’s solid client base includes funds, multinational corporations and financial conglomerates; examples include Apax Partners, AXA, Bayer, Ferrari and Generali Group. Highlights included Milan-based Bruno Bartocci advising AMC Entertainment Holdings on its acquisition of Odeon UCI Cinemas Group; and acting for Società Elettrica Altoatesina on its merger with Azienda Energetica. Gabriele Capecchi is also recommended; Rome-based Giovanni Nardulli, Cecilia Carrara and Andrea Fedi are also recommended along with Filippo Troisi, who has ‘excellent technical skills and is very well connected’. Alberto Giampieri, Gian Paolo Tagariello and Piero Venturini divide their time between Milan and Rome.

Leading individuals

Alberto Giampieri - Legance – Avvocati Associati

Filippo Troisi - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati gives ‘high-quality legal services’ across the spectrum of contentious matters, including corporate, commercial and financial services litigation and international arbitration. ‘Always available to give appropriate advice for business needs’, practice head Stefano Parlatore recently represented Alitalia as plaintiff in unfair competition litigation against Ryanair. Other clients of the team include BNP Paribas, Siemens and UnipolSai. Counsel Paolo Figliodoni is also recommended and Paolo Pototschnig joined Giovanardi e Associati Studio Legale in July 2017.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati provides ‘tailor-made assistance’ with the full spread of competition matters, but is particularly active in merger filing and merger control proceedings. In other work, Vito Auricchio advised Cementir on an ICA cartel investigation in the cement sector. The client roster also includes Total, Trenitalia and Bayer CropScience.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati’s ‘outstanding’ employment practice adeptly advises its high-profile multinational client base – which includes 3M, Henkel and Mars – on industrial relations, collective dismissals and top executive agreements, among other matters. ‘Very professional and precise’ practice head Alberto Maggi is recommended along with the ‘decisive’ Silvia Tozzoli.

Leading individuals

Alberto Maggi - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati regularly advises on the planning, structuring, formation and marketing of investment funds. The team recently acted for 21 Investimenti on the structuring and establishment of a private equity investment scheme, which was set up as an Italian closed-end fund. Milan-based Enzo Schiavello is ‘highly experienced and has pioneered the industry’s best practices’. Barbara Sancisi is a key senior counsel.

Leading individuals

Enzo Schiavello - Legance – Avvocati Associati

Next generation lawyers

Barbara Sancisi - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati has ‘great industry and regulatory knowledge, and represents great value for money’. The team recently advised Apax Partners on the sale of Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia. Rome-based Filippo Troisi is recommended.

Leading individuals

Filippo Troisi - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Highly experienced in real estate matters’, Legance – Avvocati Associati acts on developments, the listing of real estate companies, property finance transactions, and the establishment of property funds. Recent work includes advising Fondo Milan Prime Offices on the sale of a building designed by Renzo Piano. Milan-based administrative law expert Giuseppe Abbruzzese has ‘extraordinary negotiating skills’; he is recommended along with Gabriele Capecchi and Rome-based Emanuele Espositi.

Next generation lawyers

Marco Mastrorosa - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Legance – Avvocati Associati

The team at Legance – Avvocati Associati assisted agriculture machinery manufacturer, Maschio Gaspardo, with its debt restructuring. Milan-based Luca Autuori has ‘superior technical skills and common sense’, and the ‘highly experienced’ Alberto Giampieri divides his time between Rome and Milan. Paolo Pototschnig is also recommended, along with Rome-based Giandomenico Ciaramella, Stefano Parlatore and Daniele Geronzi.

Leading individuals

Alberto Giampieri - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati is particularly noted for transactional tax advice; the team is also recommended for transfer pricing issues, contentious matters, and negotiating settlements of tax audits and assessments with the tax authorities. Milan-based Claudia Gregori ‘knows how to deal with complex situations’ and Marco Graziani in Rome is ‘an amazing practitioner’.

Leading individuals

Marco Graziani - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Italy: Banking and finance

Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: bank regulatory - ranked: tier 3

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati assisted Elliott Advisors (UK) with the authorisation process for the acquisition of a qualifying holding in Credito Fondiario. The ‘highly focused’ Andrea Giannelli is recommended along with senior counsel Marco Penna; both are based in Milan.

Next generation lawyers

Marco Penna - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati’s ‘service is accurate and comprehensive’. Milan-based Andrea Giannelli advised Aeroporti di Roma on a revolving credit facility granted by a pool of lenders. Luca Autuori is ‘an excellent adviser’, Monica Colombera has ‘great negotiation skills’ and Filippo Ruffato is also recommended. Other experienced advisers include Giandomenico Ciaramella and Emanuele Espositi in Rome, as well as Guido Iannoni Sebastianini, who divides time between Milan and Rome. Emanuela Campari Bernacchi joined Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners.

Leading individuals

Andrea Giannelli - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati’s Milan-based Andrea Giannelli recently advised UniCredit and Natixis (Milan Branch) on a credit facility for ACS Dobfar. Luca Autuori is also a key contact, as are Rome-based Giandomenico Ciaramella and Emanuele Espositi, as well as Guido Iannoni Sebastianini, who splits his time between Milan and Rome. Project finance experts include Monica Colombera and Filippo Ruffato in Milan.

Leading individuals

Andrea Giannelli - Legance – Avvocati Associati

Next generation lawyers

Filippo Ruffato - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Italy: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati was recently active advising on the update of Euro and global medium term note programmes and issuances, as well as several small-cap bond issuances. Milan-based Andrea Giannelli and Emanuela Campari Bernacchi recently advised Agos Ducato on a €1.2bn consumer credit securitisation.

Leading individuals

Andrea Giannelli - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 3

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati has particular experience in AIM and MTA (AIM’s Italian equity market) listing procedures. It acted for S C M SIM on its AIM Market listing process. Milan-based Bruno Bartocci and Giorgio Vanzanelli are recommended.

Leading individuals

Bruno Bartocci - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Italy: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 1

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Among the best firms for energy advice’, Legance – Avvocati Associati’s expertise spans regulatory and transactional assistance on both borrower and lender side. The group has a particularly strong standing in the renewable energy sector: ‘problem-solver’ Monica Colombera and counsel Antonio Palazzolo, who ‘delivers with depth and speed’, advised F2i on a €500m joint venture with Enel Green Power. Other high-profile clients include SunEdison, RTR Energy and UniCredit.

Leading individuals

Monica Colombera - Legance – Avvocati Associati

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 3

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati is particularly experienced in the buying and selling of shopping centres and retail parks. It recently assisted Tikehau with the acquisition of a commercial centre in Reggio Emilia and advised Torre on the purchase of two retail parks in Tuscany.

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TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 4

Legance – Avvocati Associati

Legance – Avvocati Associati often represents telecoms clients such as BT Italia, Fastweb and PosteMobile before the Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM), but also handles contentious, regulatory and transactional matters in the media and advertising sector. Former practice head Gilberto Nava joined Chiomenti Studio Legale.

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