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Milan, Rome, Torino

The firm: Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario is an independent, boutique law firm with offices in Milan, Rome and Turin.

Established by Girolamo Abbatescianni in 1986, the firm provides highly commercial legal and tax advice to a broad range of Italian and international clients, many of which are long-standing.

What makes Abbatescianni different from its competitors? Its aim is to: understand the client’s needs and find creative and innovative solutions to support their business and commercial objectives; offer a high-standard service, combining excellent legal knowledge with international commercial practice; strive for superior results, adding value by identifying and mitigating business risks.

Its clients benefit from its breadth and depth of experience drawn from its specialist lawyers, while still enjoying the benefits of a smaller firm, such as responsiveness, flexibility, direct contact with senior partners and lower overheads.

The firm provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary legal services, covering all commercial issues, particularly in the following areas of law: commercial, corporate and M&A; commercial litigation; international arbitration and dispute resolution; restructuring and insolvency; administrative and public law; real estate and construction law; employment law; energy law and tax.

The professional team also comprises fully-qualified lawyers from Spain, France, the UK and Malaysia, which gives the firm a unique insight into jurisdictional and cultural aspects of international matters, and diverse language capabilities.

Areas of practice: Commercial, corporate and M&A: with both lawyers and chartered accountants in the same team, the firm ensures a holistic and seamless service in several areas, including: drafting commercial contracts; domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; incorporation of foreign companies; establishing subsidiaries and branches; registration of branches of foreign companies and setting up representative offices; due diligence and corporate secretarial services.

Dispute resolution: the firm assists both domestic and international clients on a broad range of commercial disputes across various sectors. The firm has particular expertise in transnational litigation and international arbitration, having represented or advised clients in disputes before several institutions including ICC, LCIA, Chamber of Arbitration Milan, Swiss Chamber of Arbitration, AAA and UNCITRAL.

Restructuring and insolvency: the firm has significant experience in the field of insolvency and restructuring companies in crisis, including matters of cross-border insolvency.

Administrative and public law: the firm provides clients with assistance in the following issues: administrative procedures for public tenders; administrative procedures for the sale of shares in publicly-listed companies; public works; service contracts and supply contracts involving municipal companies; relationships with regulatory and independent administrative authorities and administrative litigation.

Employment: the firm advises on all aspects of employment law within Italy, including: outsourcing; restructuring and reorganisation, and advising on mergers and acquisitions; collective redundancies; trade union relations; due diligence; employment contracts; disciplinary procedures; individual dismissals; transfers, secondments; bonus schemes and stock option plans; data protection and contentious matters (arbitration or through litigation).

Energy: the firm’s services include advising on industry-specific legislation, negotiating financing arrangements (project finance), structuring investment, due diligence, preparation of contractual documentation, liaising with range of stakeholders including Italian regulatory authorities, and resolution of disputes.

Tax: tax advice to companies; management of tax compliance; national and international tax advice; knowledge and expertise of transfer pricing policy; fiscal aspects of business restructuring; tax litigation.

  • Other offices
  • Rome
  • Turin
  • Number of lawyers: 30
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

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