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Bird & Bird

VIA BORGOGNA 8, 20122 MILANO, ITALY
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Work +39 02 30 35 60 00
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Italy

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s mainstays are public procurement advice and litigation, and assistance with regulatory matters as well as regulatory and administrative litigation across various sectors, including energy, infrastructures and communications. The practice is headed by Rome-based Simone Cadeddu and has Italgas and Autogrill among its clients.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird recently advised an Italian manufacturer on its acquisition of Belleli Energy Critical Processing Equipment’s entire share capital. Alberto Salvadè is particularly good’, Stefano Silvestri is ‘energetic, smart and deal-friendly’, and Edoardo Courir is another key contact.

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has significant experience in investigations and prosecutions by authorities which arise from compliance failings, as well as in assisting corporate clients with evaluating and designing compliance programmes. The team has a particular focus on financial services issues, including anti-money laundering (AML) and corruption, and data protection compliance. Raimondo Maggiore and Stefano Febbi are the principal contacts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Intellectual property and M&A are key areas of Bird & Bird’s contentious activity, which also includes high-profile arbitration. In recent highlights, the group represented Industrias Afrasa in a damages claim following the successful outcome of a proceeding before the Italian Antitrust Authority that ascertained the abusive conduct of a global chemical company in the Italian market of fosetyl-aluminium-based fungicides; the group also defended Italian public transport company Azienda Trasporti Molisana (ATM) in two lawsuits related to exceeding state aid received for public transport services and infrastructures. Practice head Edoardo Courir and Giovanni Galimberti are the key contacts. IP and life science expert Massimiliano Mostardini is another name to note.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird specialises in TMT-related competition issues: recently, the team assisted Telecom Italia with a cartel investigation in the telecoms sector. Rome-based counsel Federico Marini-Balestra, who joined from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, is recommended, as is TMT expert Arturo Leone.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

The ‘excellentBird & Bird’s key areas of advice include conduct and resolution of claims, employee incentives and benefits, labour-related aspects of M&A operations, outsourcing, restructuring, senior level appointments and trade secrets. Caterina Rucci, Amedeo Rampolla and senior associate Luigi Molteni are recommended.

Leading individuals

Caterina Rucci - Bird & Bird

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Intellectual property: Copyright - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s ‘outstanding’ team focuses on commercial IP, IP disputes, and portfolio management, as well as antitrust-related IP matters and is thereby highly experienced in assisting with patents, trade marks, designs, trade secrets, copyright and database rights. Recent highlights include defending Italian cured ham producer Consorzio del Prosciutto di San Daniele against a Brazilian food import and distribution company before the Court of São Paulo regarding the protected designation of origin for Prosciutto di San Daniele. Massimiliano Mostardini is ‘without doubt one of the best IP advisers’ and Giovanni Galimberti is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Giovanni Galimberti - Bird & Bird

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird stands out for its legal advice to national and international asset managers and investors. The team, which includes several experts in regulatory and compliance issues, is particularly specialised in undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS), real estate funds, and venture capital products. Raimondo Maggiore is highly regarded and Alberto Salvadè is ‘experienced, patient and hardworking’.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s areas of expertise include turnaround plans, debt restructuring agreements, pre-insolvency and insolvency procedures with creditors, debt trading and cross-border matters. Alberto Salvadè is the principal contact.

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Italy: Banking and finance

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

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has a great reputation for its advice on anti-money laundering (AML), consumer credit, financial product issues and investment funds, but is also adept at assisting with fintech matters, investment services, insurance and bank-assurance, and market abuse as well as payment services and e-money. The group is increasingly involved in enforcement proceedings and litigation, which arise from investigations. Key contacts are Raimondo Maggiore, Stefano Febbi, senior counsel Luigi Spada, and senior associate Rossella Sansone. Danilo Quattrocchi joined DLA Piper.

Next generation lawyers

Rossella Sansone - Bird & Bird

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Italy: Industry focus

Food
Industry focus: food - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird advises food producers, biotech companies, and packaging manufacturers, as well as distributors, supermarkets, retailers and restaurants, on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. The practice assisted fresh and frozen cream desserts company Italian Fresh Food (IFF) with its acquisition by Swiss dairy producer Emmi AG. IP specialist Giovanni Galimberti is the key contact.

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

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s expertise in the life sciences sector includes technology transfers, IP licensing and transactional work, regulatory and privacy issues, research and development (R&D) collaborations, clinical trials, marketing arrangements, trade mark and patent disputes, product liability and arbitration. The practice assisted Italian private healthcare sector group MultiMedica with a major acquisition of the San Giuseppe hospital in Milan. Sanofi and Bionap are other key clients. IP specialist Massimiliamo Mostardini and counsel Mario Turrini are recommended.

Leading individuals

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

Mauro Turrini - Bird & Bird

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Luxury goods
Industry focus: luxury goods - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird specialises in IP-related matters, including copyright, unfair competition, trade mark disputes and data protection, as well as in corporate and M&A, employment and tax issues. The practice assisted Italian fashion group Stefanel with its debt restructuring process and recapitalisation. IP and corporate specialists Massimiliano Mostardini and Alberto Salvadè are recommended.

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird caters for clients operating in the fashion and luxury, technology, media, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors, as well as for banks, investment funds and other financial institutions. The practice advises London-based multichannel sales platform Tomorrow London Limited on commercial agreements with represented brands and designers, as well as with the daily working of its showrooms located in London, Paris, Milan and New York. PPG Industries and luxury shoes brand Renè Caovilla are other notable clients. Stefano Silvestri is the key contact.

Leading individuals

Stefano Silvestri - Bird & Bird

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TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s recent highlights include advising Italian major software and digital industry company TeamSystem on a number of issues, including trademarks, copyright and unfair competition, and assisting Aeroporti di Roma with antitrust and regulatory matters regarding the provision of e-communication services to travellers. IP specialist Massimiliano Mostardini and Rome-based counsel Federico Marini-Balestra, who is an antitrust expert, are recommended.

Leading individuals

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

Next generation lawyers

Federico Marini-Balestra - Bird & Bird

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