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

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

CMS

CMS recently advised Gruppo Corriere dello Sport (Nuova Cantelli) on the acquisition of Cantelli Rotoweb. Team head Pietro Cavasola, Marco Casasole and Matteo Ciminelli are key figures in Rome; Paolo Scarduelli and Dietmar Zischg are names to note in Milan.

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Dispute resolution
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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EU and competition
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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Employment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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Intellectual property
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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Real estate and construction
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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Restructuring and insolvency
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

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CMS is noted for international taxation issues – particularly the interpretation of double tax treaties, transfer pricing, taxation of insurance branches – and assistance before the courts in tax litigation and on negotiations with the tax administration during audit, settlement and advance pricing procedures. Rome-based Giuseppe Ascoli, Roberto Ascoli and Stefano Chirichigno are highly rated, as are Federico Raffaelli and Giovanni Calì.

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Italy: Banking and finance

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

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CMSPaolo Bonolis is ‘a very sensible lawyer, who implements workable solutions’. He advised an investment fund on the refinancing and restructuring of a high-value credit facility.

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

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CMSPaolo Bonolisgives straight-to-the-point advice’. The team assisted Aareal Bank with the restructuring of a €169m loan, granted to an Italian development and construction company.

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Italy: Industry focus

Energy
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 4

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CMS is particularly strong in IT matters and recently advised Infogroup on several outsourcing agreements. The team also acted for telemedicine website Ultraspecialisti on privacy and regulatory issues. Italo de Feo and Paolo Scarduelli are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Italo de Feo - CMS

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Further information on CMS

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Algeria

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Spain

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France

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Hungary

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Latin America: International firms

Italy

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London

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Morocco

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Montenegro

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Netherlands

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North West

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Oman

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Poland

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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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Slovenia

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South West

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Switzerland

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Ukraine

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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Serbia

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Legal Developments by:
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  • 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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