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Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni' Bologna office concentrates on the provision of corporate and commercial legal advice to Italian and international companies, mid-sized enterprises and start-ups as well as venture capitalists and high-net-worth individuals. M&A and venture capital transactions are at the core of practice heads Pietro Buccarelli's and Federico Dettori's activity. Their team, which  in February 2020 grew at associate level with two lawyers joining from Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato, includes highly regarded senior associate Camilla Nordera.

Practice head(s):

Pietro Buccarelli; Federico Dettori

Other key lawyers:

Camilla Nordera


‘Significant and evident legal skills on highly complex issues and ability to assist the client with great flexibility. A close-knit team, with the ability to effectively manage critical operational situations. ‘

‘Pietro Buccarelli and Camilla Nordera have always shown not only competence, but also the ability to best interpret the customer’s wishes.’

‘Genius, informality and team play. The team goes far beyond the firm’s already well-positioned reputation. ’

‘Federico Dettori is head of a group of very good young lawyers, each with a different specialization. Availability and promptness on a higher level, not comparable with any other legal partners.’

‘Competence, efficiency, availability’

‘Pietro Buccarelli and Camilla Nordera: breadth of views, high competence, efficiency, availability

‘Very reliable and available at very short notice, with the ability to bring the right people to the table at the right moment. Cordial, well-informed, politically connected. ‘

‘Pietro Buccarelli is always available, cordial, well-connected, well-informed.’

‘Camilla Nordera is hard-working and goes the extra-mile.’

‘Highly trained and dynamic firm, which responds efficiently to clients’ requests.’

‘Preparation and availability’

‘Extreme competence of all professionals that is difficult to find in other law firms’

‘Sincerity in expressing points of view and effectiveness in interventions’

‘Well-grounded and in-depth sector knowledge and experience.’

‘Professionalism and interpersonal skills. The wide network allows the team to manage complex practices with delicate economic and financial implications.’

‘Pietro Bucarelli and Camilla Nordera are professionals of high standing, with extensive economic and legal knowledge, excellent problem-solving skills.’

‘Competence and determination.’

Key clients

Rei Lab S.r.l.

Aurora S.r.l.

Coseam S.p.A.

NovoWood S.r.l.

Frittelli Maritime Group S.p.A.

Fin Lab S.r.l.

VRM S.p.A.

Artigrafiche Reggiane S.p.A.

PA Aromatics Flavours S.p.A.

Fima Olimpia Fonderie S.p.A.

Cefla Societa Cooperativa

Most S.r.l.

CRE Consorzio Risorse Energetiche SCPA

Breaders S.r.l.

Sherden Gas S.p.A.

Mario Cucinella Architects S.u.r.l.

CEI – Costruzione Emiliana Ingranaggi S.p.a.

Immobiliare Gloria S.r.l.

G-Factor S.r.l.

Gruppo Borghi S.p.a.

Top Finish S.r.l.

Generali Italia S.p.A. S.p.A.

Prosit S.r.l.

Profiltubi S.p.a.

Shunda Italia S.r.l.

Orogel SC

New Time S.r.l.

Toyota Material Handling S.p.A.

ECMWF – European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast

Beghelli S.p.A.

Finregg S.p.A.

Vimi Fasteners S.p.A

Iconsulting S.p.a.

Caprari S.p.A.

Rosetti Marino S.p.A.

HW Service S.p.A.

Beko Italy S.r.l.

Greeneco Enerji Eletrick Turkey

Endura S.p.A.

Toyota Material Handling S.r.l.

–Sacmi SC

Egosistema S.r.l

FB Hydraulic S.p.a.

Gellify Digital Investment Spa

Gellify S.r.l.

Granarolo S.p.A.


Rekeep S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised the Crolli family of Aurora on the divestment of Top Finish 2002 and subsequent acquisition of Luxury Metal Finish.
  • Advised Mario Cucinella and MC Architects on bidding and executing all activities that led to the adjudication of the tender for the project and execution of the Arabic Museum of Finance in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) within the greater project known as Gate4Knowledge, commissioned by the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority.
  • Assistance to Rosetti Marino Group in the partnership with Ali & Sons Marine Engineering Factory (ASMEF)to set-up a new UAE-based company under the name of Rosetti-Ali & Sons LLC.

RP Legal & Tax

R&P Legal established a presence in the Emilia Romagna region in January 2020 by acquiring the team from LexJus Sinacta's Bologna office. The opening of the office has provided a gateway into the region and access to a number of major Bologna-based clients. Claudio Perrella and Alessio Totaro remain the two key partners in the team, together with Anna Masutti, who is also practice head. Totaro is well known in the field of logistics and international trade for his corporate and M&A advice and representation in court proceedings and arbitrations; Perrella is an expert of insurance, shipping and transport; Masutti additionally focuses on aeronautics law.

Practice head(s):

Anna Masutti; Claudio Perrella; Alessio Totaro

Other key lawyers:

Pietro Nisi


“Alessio Totaro is highly skilled in the sector and sector-related legal affairs. His insights are always widely appreciated and derive from a client-focused point of view.’

‘Exceptional knowledge of the transport industry. Claudio Perella and Alessio Totaro are easy to reach and have an outstanding knowledge about transport law (contractual work and litigation). Totaro is very much aware of developments in public transport law organizations too.’

‘Alessio Totaro, in addition to possessing legal skills of great depth and refinement, is a profound connoisseur of the activities carried out by the client and by the counterparties.’

‘Claudio Perrella is possibly the most knowledgeable maritime lawyer in Italy, with an outstanding network. Erudite, calm, professional, respectful.’

‘Alessio Totaro is another go-to beacon of the firm. Smart, practical, very respectful and very responsive. My first port of call in Italy in any case.’

‘Pietro Nisi and Anna Masutti show great knowledge of international law, great management skills with the help of technological platforms.’

Key clients

Mediaworld (Mediamarket)

ALD Automotive

COBO Group S.p.A.


Zurich Insurance

UNIPOL SAI Assicurazioni

CEVA Logistics


IMA Group


Arco Costruzioni

Generali S.p.A.

Aeroporto Friuli Venezia Giulia

Aviabel Axis Capital Company

COFCO International

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc

Walter Tosto S.p.A.

Ryanair DAC


Work highlights

  • Assistance to Alto Partners SGR in the acquisition of C.E.I. Costruzione Emiliana Ingranaggi S.p.A.
  • Assisted the Arco Lavori Group in the acquisition of a large portfolio of non-performing loans.
  • Assisted Clinica Malpensa in merging with Anicura International Group

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato is well recognised in the market for its advice on maritime, aviation and more broader transport-related law. Name partner Stefano Zunarelli and his team are known for assisting shipping, import and export companies, brokers, logistics and terminal operators as well as insurers with all their legal needs. The firm's workload includes disputes, corporate and M&A transactions and administrative and public law issues. Managing partner and international trade expert Massimo Campailla is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Massimo Campailla

Key clients

Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna (SAB) S.p.A.

Adriatic Services Enterprise S.r.l.

Assoporti – Italian Port Authorities Association

Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Settentrionale (Venice Port Authority)

Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Tirreno Centrale (Rome Port Authority)

Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Tirreno Settentrionale (Leghorn Port Authority)

Autorità Portuale del Mare Adriatico Centro Settentrionale (Ravenna Port Authority)

Autorità Portuale di Gioia Tauro

Comune di Parma (Parma Municipality)

Confetra Confederazione Generale Italiana dei Trasporti e della Logistica

Confitarma (Italian Ship Owners Association)

Consap S.p.A.

Costa Crociere S.p.a.

Emilia Romagna Region

F2i Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture SGR SpA

Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Gesap – Airport of Palermo

Grimaldi Euromed

Interporto Bologna S.p.A.

Morandi Logistic Group

RAM S.p.A.

S.A.B. S.p.A. – Airport of Bologna

Work highlights

  • Represented Assoporti in a matter focusing on the validity of the appointment of the President of the Eastern Adriatic Port Authority, which had been questioned by the Italian Anticorruption National Authority; the Administrative Court ruled that the appointment was valid.
  • Assisted F2i Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture Sgr in the procedure for the acquisition of the shares of the Italian company group Porto di Carrara.