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Latham & Watkins LLP


Italy

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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Alisarda – the parent company – on the sale of a 49% stake in Meridiana fly to Qatar Airways. Local department chair Stefano Sciolla is recommended along with Italy managing partner Antonio Coletti, who ‘maintains a balanced mix of legal and commercial perspectives’. Maria Cristina Storchi is also highly rated and Giovanni Sandicchi was made partner. Fabio Coppola joined LMS Studio Legale.

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Dispute resolution
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is adept at advising international clients on the Italian aspects of multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations and antitrust litigation. In other work, practice head Matteo Bay assisted The Carlyle Group with merger control proceedings.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘team is available 24 hours a day, is well prepared, and brings the acumen required to find new solutions’. It advised CVC on the acquisition of Italian gaming and payments operator, Sisal Group, from funds which were advised by Apax Partners, Permira and Clessidra. Local department chair Stefano Sciolla has ‘deep knowledge of the market’ and Jeffrey Lawlis is ‘great at negotiating with counterparts’. Antonio Coletti is also highly rated and Giovanni Sandicchi made partner.

Next generation lawyers

Giovanni Sandicchi - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

At Latham & Watkins LLP, Andrea Novarese acted for a pool of 27 banks on a restructuring agreement with Maschio Gaspardo and certain subsidiaries. Maria Cristina Storchi is also a key adviser along with recently promoted partner Marcello Bragliani. Fabio Coppola joined LMS Studio Legale.

Leading individuals

Andrea Novarese - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Italy: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP recently advised Schumann on the financing of the acquisition and refinancing of Sisal Group. Andrea Novarese and Marcello Bragliani are recommended; Mauro Saccani was promoted to counsel.

Leading individuals

Andrea Novarese - Latham & Watkins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Marcello Bragliani - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s team advised JPMorgan on the refinancing of Pirelli’s debt. Andrea Novarese is local department chair. Marcello Bragliani was elevated to partner.

Leading individuals

Andrea Novarese - Latham & Watkins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Marcello Bragliani - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Italy: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is particularly noted for its capacity to advise clients on US law. Recent highlights include working alongside London colleagues to advise Schumann on a high-yield bond notes issuance. Antonio Coletti has ‘deep knowledge of Italian legislation and great ability to manage client relationships during stressful times’; Jeffrey Lawlis has ‘excellent knowledge of US legislation and the technical aspects of debt matters’; and Maria Cristina Storchi is ‘very approachable and has good knowledge of Italy’s regulatory framework and market practice’. Ryan Benedict was made partner.

Leading individuals

Jeffrey Lawlis - Latham & Watkins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Isabella Porchia - Latham & Watkins LLP

Ryan Benedict - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s office managing partner Antonio Coletti is ‘a well-established lawyer with thorough capital markets expertise’. The team advised Alabbar Enterprises on the subscription of €100m worth of additional new shares in Yoox Net-a-Porter. Maria Cristina Storchi is also recommended and Ryan Benedict was promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Antonio Coletti - Latham & Watkins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Isabella Porchia - Latham & Watkins LLP

Ryan Benedict - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Italy: Industry focus

Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP regularly advises its clients on major Italian and cross-border retail sector transactions. The team recently advised Carlyle on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Dutch lingerie brand, Hunkemöller. Stefano Sciolla is European chair of the retail and consumer products industry group.

Leading individuals

Stefano Sciolla - Latham & Watkins LLP

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