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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 is recommended for regulatory advisory assistance and litigation, as well as state aid issues in sectors such as communications, defence, aviation and energy. Rome-based Simone Cadeddu is recommended.

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

Bird & Bird

At Bird & Bird, Milan-based Italy corporate head Alberto Salvadè recently assisted Generali with the corporate aspects of its acquisition of data analysis company, MyDrive Solutions. The practice also has deal experience in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, technology and communications, retail and financial services. Edoardo Courir and Stefano Silvestri are also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

Contentious IP advice is the central pillar of Bird & Bird’s dispute resolution practice, but the group is also increasingly active in employment, tax and regulatory litigation and arbitration. Giovanni Galimberti recently acted for Dailymotion in a content liability dispute. Osvaldo Lombardi and Edoardo Courir head the team.

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EU and competition
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Headed by Caterina Rucci, Bird & Bird’s employment team advises its diverse multinational client base on individual and collective dismissals, agency relations, industrial relations and contentious matters. Clients include Avis Budget Italia, Hanesbrands and Teva Italia.

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

Top-tier IP firmBird & Bird stands out for its ‘excellent legal and technical skills’ and ‘strong business acumen’. The group is led by ‘one of Italy’s best IP attorneys’, Massimiliano Mostardini, and the highly recommended Giovanni Galimberti. Recent highlights include assisting Edwards Lifesciences with anti-counterfeiting proceedings and acting for L’Oréal in connection with IP issues concerning the opening of a new store. Other key clients include Actavis, Ferrero and Telecom Italia. Roberto Camilli is now a partner.

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 has a particular focus on undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS), real estate funds and venture capital products. The team recently advised longstanding client Europa Risorse SGR, an Italian fund manager that is active in the real estate sector, on the structuring and establishment of two real estate alternative investment funds.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

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Italy: Banking and finance

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

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird has an excellent reputation for providing regulatory advice to major financial institutions. The team assisted Intesa SanPaolo with multiple issues concerning its banking and investment services’ performance. Key names in Milan are Raimondo Maggiore, Stefano Febbi and senior counsel Luigi Spada. Danilo Quattrocchi recently moved to DLA Piper.

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Italy: Industry focus

Energy
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird

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Food
Industry focus: food - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s team regularly assists with feed and farming matters; food safety and food information; and health and nutritional claims. Other areas of expertise include certifications; notification of food supplements and authorisation of novel foods; food operators’ liability; and international trade food safety standards. IP specialist Giovanni Galimberti heads the firm’s Italian food and beverage sector group.

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

Bird & Bird

Delivering both excellent technical and legal advice’, Bird & Bird provides IP, regulatory, product liability, commercial and corporate advice to innovative global companies in the life sciences sector. Giovanni Galimberti recently advised BiosYnth and Menarini NewTech on their establishment of VaxYnethic, which will conduct a research and development project on a technological platform. Milan-based team head Massimiliano Mostardini is ‘one of the best IP lawyers in Italy’.

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 acts for world-leading luxury goods brands. The team advises on corporate and commercial matters, employment and tax support, as well as data protection issues, copyright, unfair competition and trade mark disputes.

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird advises well-known retail and consumer goods brands, including high-street retailers, luxury brands, and food and beverage businesses. The team assisted L’Oréal with the opening of a new shop for the NYX Cosmetics brand. Stefano Silvestri is a member of the firm’s retail and consumer sector group steering committee.

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TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s TMT practice is led by Massimiliano Mostardini and assists high-profile media and telecoms corporations with the full spread of regulatory, transactional and IP matters. Key clients include Dailymotion and Italiaonline.

Leading individuals

Massimiliano Mostardini - Bird & Bird

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