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Milan, Rome

Italy

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

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners’ ‘overall support is outstanding’. The practice regularly acts for Italian and foreign companies and private equity funds in high-profile M&A transactions in Italy: recent highlights include assisting Giochi Preziosi with the sale of 50% of Prenatal Retail Group, the parent company of a retail group which owns the Toy Center, Prenatal, Bimbo Store and King Jouet brand chain stores. Managing partner Bruno Gattai is ‘very experienced and has very good business acumen’; Sebastiano Cassani is ‘proactive and a great professional’; Nicola Brunetti is ‘very precise and quick’; and Gerardo Gabrielli is ‘super-responsive and a pleasure to work with’. Luca Minoli, Stefano Catenacci, Piero Albertario and Laura Ortali are also highly rated, as is Giovan Battista Santangelo. Cataldo Piccarreta joined Latham & Watkins LLP.

Leading individuals

Bruno Gattai - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

The ‘excellentGattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners assisted LeasePlan with an antitrust investigation initiated by the ICA regarding an alleged exchange of commercially sensitive information among competitors in the long-term car lease Italian market, and defended Shell Holding, Shell Italia and Shell Aviazione against a large damages claim filed by Alitalia’s bankruptcy administrators before the Court of Milan as a follow-on damages action from the Italian jet fuel cartel investigation before the ICA. Practice head Silvia D’Alberti is ‘one of the most experienced professionals in competition law in Italy’ and senior associate Fabiana Campopiano is ‘very committed and competent in her work, and highly objective and intellectually honest when providing solutions’.

Leading individuals

Silvia D’Alberti - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Fabiana Campopiano - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is ‘impressive’ for ‘response time, accuracy and depth of knowledge’. The practice advised Cerved Credit on labour-related matters connected to the extension of its long-term partnership agreement with BHW Sparkasse for the management of €1.5bn of sub-performing and non-performing loans. Clients ‘can always rely onLorenzo Cairo for the ‘most urgent and complex issues’.

Next generation lawyers

Lorenzo Cairo - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partnersbuilds bridges during negotiations that materially contribute to a deal’s success’. The practice acts in large and mid-sized private equity deals and recently advised Clessidra on the sale of a majority stake in Buccellati. Bruno Gattai’s ‘business approach is perfect’, Gerardo Gabrielli is ‘very detailed’, Riccardo Agostinelli is ‘smart and commercial’ and Nicola Brunettifinds solutions’; Lorenzo Vernetti is ‘one of the brightest lawyers in Milan’ and Stefano Catenacci, Sebastiano Cassani and Laura Ortali, along with Alessandro Dolce and Giovan Battista Santangelo and recently promoted Federico Bal are also recommended. Cataldo Piccarreta joined Latham & Watkins LLP.

Leading individuals

Bruno Gattai - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Federico Bal - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners assists with restructuring transactions, including in-court and out-of-court restructuring procedures. Notably, the practice advised the lenders on Boccadarno Porto di Pisa’s restructuring. Riccardo Agostinelli and Gaetano Carrello are the key names and Sergio Fulco is experienced in bankruptcy proceedings.

Leading individuals

Riccardo Agostinelli - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners’ department head is the ‘very smart and quickCristiano Garbarini, who joined from Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi E Associati. The practice advises global private equity and financial services firms and corporations on domestic and international direct and indirect tax matters; it also assists HNW individuals and families.

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Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partnerscombines the professionalism of a global top law firm with the market insight that clients need in Italy’; the group is particularly highly rated for LBO financings, corporate finance and sport finance transactions, and has also developed a real estate finance practice. In recent highlights, the ‘extremely respected and experiencedRiccardo Agostinelli advised Saviola on its medium-term debt reorganisation. Lorenzo Vernetti is ‘commercially minded, responsive and smart’ and Gaetano Carrello, Marco Leonardi and Emanuela Campari Bernacchi are other experienced practitioners.

Leading individuals

Gaetano Carrello - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Riccardo Agostinelli - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is ‘well connected in the Italian market and commercially minded’: the team regularly assists banks and financial institutions with LBO financings, corporate finance, sport finance, and real estate financings. Recently, it advised Cariparma on a bridge financing to Padania Acque. Riccardo Agostinelli is ‘a great problem solver’; and Gaetano Carrello, Lorenzo Vernetti, Marco Leonardi and structured finance expert Emanuela Campari Bernacchi are also highly rated.

Leading individuals

Gaetano Carrello - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Riccardo Agostinelli - Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

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Italy: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 4

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is ‘very good value for money’ and recently advised an asset management company on a securitisation of NPL receivables. Gaetano Carrello is noted for high-yield deals and bond transactions and structured finance head Emanuela Campari Bernacchi joined from Legance - Avvocati Associati.

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