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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Italy

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

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s expertise covers the whole spectrum of administrative and public law matters, including environmental, regulatory, public procurement, planning and zoning issues. The practice is headed by environmental law and regulatory specialist Francesca Angeloni, and has Shah Deniz Consortium, Azerbaijan Gas Supply and Kuwait Petroleum among its clients. Counsel Gaia Gelera and senior associate Emanuela Cocco are other key members of the team.

Leading individuals

Francesca Angeloni - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale combines specialist teams in TMT, IP, finance, employment, public law, antitrust and tax with the firm’s M&A expertise, which is often retained by clients in the energy, life sciences and consumer goods sectors. Italian M&A head Leah Dunlop and the ‘very accurateFrancesco Stella, together with a multi-jurisdictional, cross-practice team, advised Dana Incorporated on its acquisition of 80% of the global power-transmission and fluid-power businesses of Brevini Group, with an option to purchase the remaining 20%. Marco Rota Candiani is ‘clear, pragmatic and calm’ and Luca Picone and Antonio Di Pasquale are also highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Luca Picone - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s ‘responsive and practical’ team is well known for its compliance expertise in criminal and corporate law, privacy and data protection, tax, product compliance, media and technology, environmental law and health and safety matters; the group also regularly assists with internal investigations. ‘Great contactFrancesca Angeloni and the ‘highly knowledgeableFulvia Astolfi are recommended along with Jeffrey Greenbaum, who is ‘very well connected to the relevant players and public entities’, Christian Di Mauro and Francesca Rolla, who ‘provides client-friendly advice’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Combining ‘deep industry knowledge with a real grasp of the judicial process’, Hogan Lovells Studio Legale handles a whole range of contentious work, from product liability litigation, mass torts and white-collar crimes to corporate, commercial and financial litigation. The practice assisted home improvement retailer Kingfisher France with an arbitration before the Chamber of Milan brought by Leroy Merlin Italia regarding the client’s alleged breach of representations and warranties in an M&A transaction. Other notable clients include New York University and Ariston Thermo. Practice head Francesca Rolla has ‘great expertise in litigation’ and offers ‘relevant, effective and tailored strategies for each matter’. Expert in contentious banking matters Filippo Chiaves and life science specialist Christian Di Mauro are also recommended. Counsel Andrea Atteritano is ‘a distinguished lawyer’.

Leading individuals

Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Andrea Atteritano - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale is ‘fully equipped to provide solid support to its clients in any competition law-related matter’. The practice, headed by ‘real assetSabrina Borocci, assisted pharmaceutical company Recordati with merger control analysis and antitrust matters related to a $300m acquisition of commercial rights to three drugs from AstraZeneca.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s employment law expertise covers employers’ social security obligations, workplace health and safety and related companies’ liability, union relationships, immigration law and personnel’s IP rights. Eni and Hollister are key clients. Vittorio Moresco heads the practice and Rome-based counsel Francesca Lauro has ‘excellent legal skills’.

Next generation lawyers

Francesca Lauro - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale assisted US-based worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies Dana with IP matters related to the acquisition of 80% of the global power-transmission and fluid-power businesses of Brevini Group. The group also advised Austrian design company Gebruder Thonet Vienna on the protection of its design furniture pieces and related copyright issues. Giovanni Ghirardi and Luigi Mansani are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Giovanni Ghirardi - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Luigi Mansani - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale is ‘always very efficient and responds in an excellent, timely manner’. The team assisted Natixis Global Asset Management with the distribution of investment funds in Italy, including advising on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), which provides for the regulation of investment services within the European Economic Area. Jeffrey Greenbaum is an international financial regulatory specialist.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s ‘advice is always appropriate’. Francesco Stella assisted ORCA Developpement, majority owned by private equity fund IDI, with its acquisition of Fait Plast. Leah Dunlop and Luca Picone are the key advisers.

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

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale advises clients from the hotel and leisure, fashion and luxury, financial services and logistic sectors on planning, zoning and environmental matters as well as on real estate-related taxation, finance, M&A and regulatory issues. The ‘highly knowledgeableMarco Rota Candiani and counsel Maria Deledda assisted Janus et Cie – Poltrona Frau Group with new premises for the opening of its flagship store in Milan. Bayerische Landesbank and Prelios are other notable clients.

Leading individuals

Marco Rota Candiani - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Maria Deledda - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale is highly rated for pre-insolvency, insolvency and restructuring matters. Ernesto Apuzzo advised Etihad Investment Holding Company, as main minority stakeholder, on the implications of Alitalia’s submission to extraordinary administration. Antonio Di Pasquale is also highly rated, while contentious insolvency expert Filippo Chiavesprovides a practical perspective on matters’.

Leading individuals

Ernesto Apuzzo - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale advises on tax issues arising from M&A, restructurings and capital markets transactions and regularly acts as tax counsel for public and private REITs, insurance and reinsurance companies. Other areas of note include VAT and sales taxes, tax ruling requests, audits, appeals, and tax settlement procedures. Fulvia Astolfihas an incredible mix of skills’ and Serena Pietrosanti is a highly regarded counsel.

Leading individuals

Fulvia Astolfi - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Serena Pietrosanti - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Italy: Banking and finance

Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: bank regulatory - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legaleprovides a timely, knowledgeable service’ and focuses on real estate finance, acquisition finance, trade finance, and asset finance. ‘Mingling a good understanding of the Italian market with American realism’, Jeffrey Greenbaum interacts daily with financial regulators in developing and interpreting financial regulation. In recent work, he led advice to the Single Resolution Board, the Eurozone’s banking resolution authority, on the interplay between European rules and Italy’s implementation of legislation pertaining to banks potentially requiring a public bail-out.

Leading individuals

Jeffrey Greenbaum - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’sCarlo Massini, who ‘has good negotiation skills’, led advice to Forno D’Asolo on credit facilities made available by Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna and UBI Banca.

Leading individuals

Carlo Massini - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s ‘appropriate, accurate and professional’ practice assists with corporate, real estate, acquisition, trade and asset finance; it recently advised Bayerische Landesbank in real estate finance matters. Carlo Massini is ‘a strong negotiator’.

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Italy: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legalehas a well-established practice’ and is highly regarded for its assistance with high-value securitisations, the issuance of bonds, and hybrid instruments. In other areas, the practice advised Cassa Depositi e Prestiti on an up to €3bn multi-currency commercial paper programme. Corrado Fiscale is ‘determined to achieve success for clients’; and Federico Del Monte is also highly regarded. Giulia Arenaccio, who ‘identifies the factors that are critical to successful negotiations’, and Annalisa Feliciani are key counsels.

Leading individuals

Corrado Fiscale - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Giulia Arenaccio - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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Italy: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s client portfolio includes Kuwait Petroleum, Mitsubishi Corporation and Esso Italiana: the ‘highly qualified and professional’ practice assisted the latter, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, on M&A, commercial, regulatory and environmental aspects of the controlled auction of its remaining 1,176 business units in Italy. Lea Dunlop is the main contact.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

The ‘outstandingHogan Lovells Studio Legale is active in the sectors of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare services, hospitals and healthcare providers and digital health. The practice assisted pharmaceutical company Recordati with a $300m acquisition of commercial rights to three drugs from AstraZeneca. Pfizer and Angelini are other notable clients. Litigation and product liability experts Francesca Rolla and Christian Di Mauro are highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Christian Di Mauro - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale specialises in advising on legal issues related to business growth, marketing and advertisement, brand protection, talent management, social media and technology and business sustainability. The practice assisted luxury outdoor furniture brand Janus et Cie (Poltrona Frau Group) with real estate matters regarding the opening of a flagship store in Milan, and advises high fashion leather goods brand Bottega Veneta on the management of its IP portfolio and related issues. Commercial, e-commerce and privacy expert Marco Berliri is recommended.

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TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale advises clients on all TMT-related issues, including regulatory, commercial, internet service providers (ISPs) liability, e-commerce, data protection and contentious matters. The practice assists Airbnb with a number of issues, including compliance with Italian laws and regulations applicable to its activities and its users’ activities. Google/YouTube, Amazon and Facebook are other notable clients. Rome-based Marco Berliri has ‘top technical competence and perfect business understanding’. Counsel Massimiliano Masnada is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Marco Berliri - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Next generation lawyers

Massimiliano Masnada - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

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