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The firm: With almost two decades of experience at the highest levels, Dentons’ lawyers in Italy offer local and international clients sophisticated and quality solutions in a broad range of sectors and practices, backed by an unmatched global team.

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which they live and work.

Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size.

Dentons in Italy: Dentons opened the first Italian office in Milan in October 2015 and the second in Rome in July 2016. Our partners have been supporting local and international clients in the country for almost two decades at the highest levels. They joined Dentons from some of the most reputable national and international  law firms in Italy. Growing from 20 to almost 120 professionals in three years, we are now able to provide clients with access to a full service legal support, integrated experience and a deep knowledge in a wide range of sectors and industries.

Our ambition is providing clients a competitive edge, building agile and tailored solutions.

Areas of practice: Dentons’ core practices in Italy are:

Banking and finance: the team advises Italian and international financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers on a broad range of financing transactions, including real estate and project financing.

Competition and antitrust: Dentons provides legal advice and judicial assistance in all aspects of national and EU competition law, consumer law, state aid, and regulatory issues, as well as antitrust issues related to tender procedures.

Corporate and M&A: Dentons provides comprehensive advice on M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance, private equity, capital markets, as well as general commercial and corporate governance issues.

Employment and labour: the team is a leader in providing both judicial and out-of-court assistance to clients on all labour, social security and trade union-related issues, as well as on employment issues linked to extraordinary transactions.

Energy: with one of the world’s leading energy practices, Dentons guides clients on strategy, market entry, transactions, political and regulatory issues and dispute resolution.

Intellectual property and technology: the team advises Italian and multinational companies on patents, design, trademarks and copyright matters, handling also complex infringement cases.

Litigation, dispute resolution and Arbitration: Dentons provides litigation advice including pre-trial assistance, enforcement procedures and out-of-court settlement negotiations, representing clients also in case of criminal proceedings. Moreover, the Firm assists clients through all stages of arbitration.

Public policy and regulation Dentons’ practice covers a broad range of areas, including public procurement tenders, administrative litigation and regulated markets, focusing on town planning, building and environmental matters.

Real estate: Dentons advises Italian and foreign corporate clients, listed companies, management companies, banks and other financial intermediaries in connection with real estate matters, M&A, restructuring, joint ventures and development projects, including tax and financing aspects.

Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy: Dentons’ professionals regularly advise financial institutions and large borrowers on corporate and finance restructuring and bankruptcy, including assistance in litigation and enforcement of guarantees.

Tax: Dentons provides comprehensive tax advice to individuals, private companies, multinationals and other entities on tax planning, compliance, M&A structuring tax-advantaged investing, transfer pricing, disputes with tax authorities and more.

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  • Number of lawyers: 8,600+
  • at this office: 80
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