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Osborne Clarke

CORSO DI PORTA VITTORIA, 9, 20122 MILAN, ITALY
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Work +39 02 54 13 17 1
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www.osborneclarke.com

Italy

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is focused on mid-market M&A transactions and exhibits particular sector expertise in the energy, real estate, finance, and digital business industries. Riccardo Roversi is Italy managing partner; and other notable advisers are Simone Monesi, Umberto Piattelli, Giovanni Penzo and Edoardo Tedeschi. M&A and private equity deal specialist Giuliano Lanzavecchia joined from Nctm Studio Legale.

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Employment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Osborne Clarke

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is active in contentious IP matters as well as in brand management, copyright and trade marks, patents and licensing. The client portfolio includes Sony Music Entertainment Italy and MSC Cruises. Federico Ferrara and Andrea Rizzi, who joined in spring 2017 from an in-house position, are the names to note.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke provides ‘expert advice and great services’ on real estate investments and financing as well as on fund structuring and formation, contentious real estate issues, development and regeneration and construction contracts. The practice advised Osborne Rosotel on the purchase of a property for office use located in Naples from Fondo Atlantic, and handled the debt restructuring of Cassina Plaza Milan 1, 2, 3 and 4, which arose from a 2006 loan requested by the clients to purchase several properties. Simone Monesi and Sara Miglioli are the names to note.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 5

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s Filippo Canepa advises on contentious and non-contentious debt restructurings. The team acted for the banks in a real estate sector-related debt restructuring.

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Italy: Banking and finance

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

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarkeprovides appropriate advice that is correctly priced’; the team assists with traditional and alternative forms of finance; acquisition and renewable energy-related project financing; real estate finance; and debt restructuring. Umberto Piattelli is ‘highly supportive’. Andrea Pinto, who ‘makes clients feel safe’, joined from K&L Gates.

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 5

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke advises on traditional and alternative forms of finance; and it assists with acquisition and renewable energy-related project financing, as well as real estate finance. Umberto Piattelli is highly regarded and Andrea Pinto joined from K&L Gates.

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Italy: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke specialises in the water and waste sectors and advises particularly often on hydric companies’ governance rules and investment in cogeneration plants; the group is also well versed in assisting with traditional oil and gas industry contracts. The client base includes independent fund management company DIF and water supplier Acque Bresciane. Riccardo Roversi and Giovanni Penzo are the names to note.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke assisted biomedical company Movendo Technology with investment matters and acted for pharmaceutical and chemical company Grifols before the Veneto Regional Administrative Tribunal in appeal proceedings concerning CSL Behring’s public tender win for the plasma derivation service in Italy. Federico Ferrara heads the practice.

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TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s expertise includes mobile technology, computer software, block-chain technology, advertising, video-gaming, social media, satellite services, audio-visual regulatory matters and data protection. The client portfolio includes Sony Music Entertainment and US advertising company Integral Ad Science. Andrea Rizzi is the key contact.

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Italy: Other leading firms

Padua: leading firms
Padua: leading firms - ranked: tier 1

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke strongly focuses on banking advice, but also assists clients with matters related to commercial, corporate, IP and M&A. The practice advised UniCredit on a mid-term financing agreement regarding the financing and possible further extension of existing debts in favour of SO.FI.M.A. Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena are other notable clients. Federica Greggio is ‘unquestionably a leader in the field’ and senior associate Laura Cipollone is another key contact.

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