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CMS

GALLERIA PASSARELLA, 1, 20122 MILANO, ITALY
Tel:
Work +39 02 89 28 38 00
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Fax +39 02 48 01 29 14
Web:
www.cms.law
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Italy

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 5

CMS

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Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: Bank regulatory - ranked: tier 3

CMS

CMS provides ongoing regulatory assistance to Aareal Bank in relation to its Italian branch’s operations. Paolo Bonolis is the banking and finance department head and Pietro Cavasola and Massimo Trentino are also highly regarded. Domenico Gaudiello, who is responsible for the public finance department, and counsel and alternative investments department head Andrea Arcangeli joined from DLA Piper and Simmons & Simmons, respectively.

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

CMS

CMS' Paolo Bonolis heads the banking and finance department; he recently advised a financial intermediary on the renegotiation of loan facilities with Italian banks. Domenico Gaudiello is responsible for the public finance department.

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

CMS

CMS' banking and finance head Paolo Bonolis, who 'delivers down-to-earth advice at short notice', recently led advice to Aareal Bank on the restructuring of a mortgage loan granted to an Italian group. Domenico Gaudiello leads the public finance group.

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Capital markets: Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 4

CMS

CMS' Italian ECM team is experienced in IPOs, equity subscriptions, rights issues, private placements and buy-backs; MSBiotech and Meti Capital are clients. Paolo Bonolis, Massimo Trentino and counsel Andrea Arcangeli are the key advisers.

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

CMS

CMS is particularly focused on deals involving the energy, life sciences, industrial manufacturing and media sectors; the team is also experienced in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Pietro Cavasola heads the corporate and M&A department; recent work includes Matteo Ciminelli's advice to HP Italy on the acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ printer business. Other key names are Massimo Trentino, Daniela Murer, Marco Casasole, Paolo Scarduelli and Dietmar Zischg.

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 4

CMS

CMS' practice covers defences to criminal prosecutions and investigations as well as advising Italian and foreign companies on the Decree 231 liability of companies and corporate compliance strategies. Emilio Battaglia heads the fraud and corporate criminal defence department.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

CMS

CMS¬†has experience in administrative, commercial, insurance, financial, tax and life sciences litigation, often advising clients from the energy and insurance sectors. The client base includes the Synlab Group, Raffineria di Roma and QBE. ‚ÄėGreat litigator‚Äô Laura Opilio¬†and Paola Ghezzi¬†head a team that ‚Äėalways deeply analyses the aspects of the matters‚Äô. Of counsel Massimo Dotto¬†joined in October 2017 from Coggiatti e Associati.

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EU and competition law
EU and competition law - ranked: tier 5

CMS

Jointly led by Francesca Sutti and Paolo Scarduelli, CMS handles transactions and investigation proceedings before the ICA for clients such as Porsche Italia, Synlab Italia and Diageo. The group also regularly advises clients on compliance-related matters, recently assisting Fresenius Kabi Italia with the drafting of its antitrust compliance guidelines and with antitrust compliance training concerning the company's distribution system.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

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Industry focus: Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 4

CMS

CMS' energy team includes Matteo Ciminelli, Dietmar Zischg and Massimo Trentino. It assists clients with matters with a nexus to corporate and M&A, banking and finance, public law and tax matters. It successfully acted for Raffineria di Roma and Italiana Petroli in an extraordinary appeal to the President against doubling port tax, winning reimbursement of the tax. Other clients include Total E&P, Q8 Italia and Global Solar Fund. Pietro Cavasola is the practice head.

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Industry focus: TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 4

CMS

CMS’ technology, media and communications group has specialist expertise in fintech and telemedicine mandates. Italo de Feo is the head of the practice, which handles a varied mix of corporate (including M&A), regulatory and antitrust matters. Marco Leone, who made counsel in January 2018, is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Italo de Feo - CMS

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

CMS

CMS' 'team understands clients' business and adapts its professional advice to the relevant sector'. It is best known for the formation, distribution and management of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, private funds and alternative funds, as well as related fund reorganisation. Andrea Arcangeli is 'a highly skilled counsel whose deep expertise of alternative investments and debt capital markets is a differentiating factor'.

Next generation lawyers

Andrea Arcangeli - CMS

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 5

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 5

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

CMS

CMS is 'highly professional, flexible and available to support clients at any time'. Widely respected for international tax matters and tax disputes, the practice has also developed expertise in digital economy-related tax implications. Stefano Chirichigno assisted HP Italy with the tax evaluation of its acquisition of Samsung Electronics' printer business. Giuseppe Ascoli heads the Italian tax department, Giovanni Calì is 'really impressive', and Beatrice Fimiani and Fabrizio Alimandi are notable counsels. Berardo Lanci was made partner and former GE oil and gas tax director Stefano Giuliano was hired in 2017.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers

Fabrizio Alimandi - CMS

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Bulgaria

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China

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Croatia

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Czech Republic

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Germany

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Algeria

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Spain

Offices in Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona

France

Offices in Paris, Strasbourg, and Lyon

Hong Kong

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Hungary

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Latin America: International firms

Italy

Offices in Rome and Milan

Lebanon

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London

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Luxembourg

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Macedonia

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Morocco

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Montenegro

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Netherlands

Offices in Utrecht and Amsterdam

North West

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Oman

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Poland

Offices in Warsaw and Poznan

Portugal

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Romania

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Russia

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Scotland

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South East

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Singapore

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Slovakia

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Slovenia

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South West

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Switzerland

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Turkey

Offices in Istanbul and Elmadańü/ŇěiŇüli

Ukraine

Offices in Kiev and Kiev

Yorkshire and the Humber

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Serbia

Offices in Belgrade

Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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