Commercial, corporate and M&A in Italy

Studio Legale Cappelli RCCD

BonelliErede

BonelliErede has a market-leading reputation for its advice on Italy-related business and commercial law matters. In 2020, Vittoria Giustiniani became practice manager of the corporate and M&A department, which includes Stefano Cacchi Pessani, who advises on banking, financial and luxury sector-related takeovers, public M&A, and governance; Andrea Carta Mantiglia, who has TMT, oil and gas, and healthcare and life sciences expertise; and corporate law specialist Roberto Cera. Other highly rated partners are Carlo Montagna, Umberto Nicodano, Elena Busson and Enrico Vaccaro. Livia Cocca is an experienced managing associate.

Practice head(s):

Vittoria Giustiniani

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Cacchi Pessani; Andrea Carta Mantiglia; Roberto Cera; Carlo Montagna; Umberto Nicodano; Elena Busson; Enrico Vaccaro; Mario Roli; Augusto Praloran; Livia Cocca

Testimonials

Great for availability and very complex situations.

They are very competent, attentive professionals who are real connoisseurs in the market.

Great experience in this area, concrete vision, and excellent knowledge of our realities and sector.

A very high professional level, combined with the ability to deepen business issues, enables them to provide legal support with a keen eye on the operational, commercial and business implications of ongoing negotiations.

Willingness to listen to its clients.

Andrea Carta Mantiglia has great experience, and high-level skills in strategy and negotiating.

Carlo Montagna and Enrico Vaccaro provide fantastic support.

Key clients

Ardian

Ascopiave

Compagnie Financiere Richemont

Fondo Interbancario Tutela Depositi

Salini Impregilo (now Webuild)

Work highlights

  • Advised Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena on a complex public M&A transaction that entailed a partial and non-proportional demerger.
  • Advised Aleatica on an agreement to acquire Intesa Sanpaolo’s Società di Progetto Brebemi-related equity interests.
  • Advised Salini Impregilo (now Webuild) on the launch of Progetto Italia, which aims to strengthen the Italian public works and construction sectors.

Chiomenti

Chiomenti's practice is consistently instructed by industrial companies and financial institutions to assist with their multiple legal needs. At senior partner level, Carlo Croff and Francesco Tedeschini are corporate law, M&A and joint venture experts, while Massimiliano Nitti is M&A head. Also recommended are managing partner Filippo Modulo, and experienced partners Luca FossatiLuigi VaccaroFranco Agopyan and Marco Maugeri; the second line of partners showcases Antonio Sascaro and Andrea Sacco GinevriEdoardo Canetta Rossi PalermoCorrado Borghesan and Francesca Villa were made managing counsels in 2020, and special independent counsel Michele Carpinelli is a former partner.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Nitti

Other key lawyers:

Marco Nicolini; Stefano Mazzotti; Luca Liistro; Simone Bernard De La Gatinais: Italo De Santis; Antonio Sascaro; Andrea Sacco Ginevri; Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo; Corrado Borghesan; Francesca Villa; Michele Carpinelli; Luigi Arnaldo Cremona

Testimonials

Important skills in all aspects of M&A and corporate activities.

The senior team members are always personally involved.

The competence and quality of the whole team (including juniors) are above the market average.

Great support of clients during all phases of projects, with the ability to provide additional staff on very little notice.

Ability to work with the client as a single team.

Competence and negotiation skills, combined with the ability to interact with the counterpart in a constructive way.

Great to attitude to problem solving, with the ability to propose technical solutions to overcome bargaining obstacles.

Highly trained professionals, who are very precise and fast.

Key clients

A2A S.p.A.

Aalberts Industries N.V.

ABA Chemicals Corporation

Accor Hospitality Italia S.r.l.

Acea S.p.A.

Adolf Wuerth

Aedes SIIQ S.p.A.

Agrolimen Group S.A.

Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A.

Alcedo SGR S.p.A.

Alchemy Copyrights LLC

Alfasigma S.p.A.

Aliante Partners S.p.A.

Allegro S.à r.l.

Allianz S.p.A.

Andritz AG

Anima Holding S.p.A.

Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.

Ansaldo STS S.p.A.

Anthos Produzioni S.r.l. (Mrs. Maite Bulgari)

Argo Finanziaria S.p.A.

Arle Capital Partners LLP

Arrow Global Limited

Artsana S.p.A.

ASTM S.p.A.

AVIS Budget Italia

B&B Italia S.p.A.

Banca d’Italia

Banca Generali

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Sella Holding

Banco Santander S.A.

BC Partners LLP

Belectric Holding GmbH

Betty Blue S.p.A. (in particular, its shareholder Gingi s.r.l.)

BNP Paribas S.p.A.

BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A.

Bracchi S.r.l.

Camfin S.p.A.

Carestream Dental Italy S.r.l.

Carimonte Holding S.p.A.

Carisma S.p.A.

Carraro S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Cattleya S.r.l.

CBRE Global Investors Italy S.r.l.

CDP RETI S.p.A.

Celanese Europe BV

Cerere S.r.l.

Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP

Clessidra SGR S.p.A.

Coffee Star S.A.

Combustibili Nuova Prenestina S.p.A.

Compagnia Italiana Energia S.p.A.

Compagnia Sviluppi Industriali ed Immobiliari S.p.A.

Consilium SGR p.A.

Consorzio Agrario del Nordest Soc. coop.

Cortilia S.p.A.

DAM S.r.l. (Manuli family)

De Rigo Vision S.p.A.

EEAM S.r.l.

EF Solare Italia S.p.A.

Efort Intelligent Equipment Co. Ltd

Elapid Parent Ltd.

Elios Ceramica S.p.A.

Elle Ceramica S.p.A.

Endowment Strategies S. à r.l.

Enel S.p.A.

ENI S.p.A.

EPI S.A.S.

EPS Equita PEP SPAC S.p.A.

Epsom 2 S.r.l.

Equilibra S.r.l.

Esprinet S.p.A.

Estera Trust (Mauritius) Limited CROCI INT’L

Eternal Materials Co Ltd.

Eurial Holding SAS

Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A.

Eurocommercial Properties Italia S.r.l.

Europafactor S.p.A.

F2i – Fondi Italiani Per Le Infrastrutture S.p.A.

Falcon Metals GmbH

Fenêtres MQ Inc.

Fininvest Finanziaria d’investimento S.p.A.

Finsoe S.p.A.

Francesco Fiorentino (Genoma Group operation)

FRI-EL Green Power S.p.A

Fruitage International CO. (Taiwan Branch) Ltd (Taiwan Enterex Group)

Generac Holdings Inc.

Genstar Capital LLC

Gioconda S.A.

Giusti Oliviero (sale of Biochemical Systems International S.r.l.)

GL Europe Luxembourg S.à.r.l.

Goldentree Asset Management LP Ltd.

Grandland Holdings Ltd.

GreenOak Real Estate Advisors LLP

Hennecke GmbH

Hi-Media Italia S.r.l.

Houlihan Lokey Inc.

Iberdrola S.A.

Indiana Production S.p.A.

Infore Environment Technology Group Stock Limited

ING Bank N.V.

Iniziativa Gestione Investimenti SGR S.p.A.

Innospec Inc.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. Project Omega (EUR 525 mln)

Investindustrial

Irsap S.p.A.

Italian International Film S.r.l.

Itinera S.p.A.

Jinko Solar Import and Export Co.  Ltd.

Julius Baer Group Ltd.

Katjes International GmbH & Co. KG

L. Catterton PE Fund

La Finanziaria Trentina S.p.A.

Ladurner Group S.p.A.

Liquidweb S.r.l.

LSF LX Investments LLC

Luxottica Group S.p.A.

M.T.A. S.p.A.

Macquaire European Infrastructure Fund 4 LP

Mailup S.p.A.

Mandarin Capital Partner SCA SICAR

Marazzi Acquisition S.r.l.

Marcello Piras (participation in MP7)

Marco Tronchetti Provera & C.

Marco Zappa, Paolo Zappa and Roberto Zappa (Famiglia Zappa)

Mayhoola For Investments S.P.C.

Mediacontech S.p.A.

Mediaset S.p.A.

Mediobanca S.p.A.

Metalmark Capital Holdings LLC

MFGP S.r.l.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Plc.

Morato Pane S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley SGR S.p.A.

Multidubbing Ltd.

N&W Global Vending S.p.A.

N.U.O. Capital S.A.

Nabila S.r.l.

Natixis S.A.

Nordic Solar Energy A/S

Northwood International Acquisition Limited

Nuova Energia S.r.l.

NXMH B.V.B.A.

O.L. Fin S.p.A.

One Equity Partners (OEP)

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board Pension Fund

Opcapita Consumer Opportunities Fund II

Opengate Capital Fund

Another shareholder of (Montericco)

Oz Management LP

Palomar S.p.A.

Piquadro S.p.A.

Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli

Pomo S.r.l.

Poste Italiane S.p.A.

Poste Vita S.p.A.

Prelios S.p.A.

Prima TV S.p.A.

Progetto Piadina S.r.l.

Provisur Technologies, Inc.

Publimethod S.p.A.

QuattroR SGR S.p.A

Radiomediaset S.p.A.

Rainbow S.r.l.

RB British Marine UK Ltd.

RCF Group S.p.A.

Reti Telematiche Italiane S.p.A.

Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A.

River Associates Investments LLC

Sailogy SA

Saipem S.p.A.

San Sisto S.r.l.

Savills Investment Management SGR S.p.A.

Schneider Electric Industries SAS

SCP EPC UK LIMITED UK

Sella Open Fintech Platform S.p.A.

Serapian Ardavast

SIA S.p.A.

Sipcam S.p.A.

SIT S.p.A.

SNAI S.p.A.

Societé Cooperative Agricole Agrial

Société Générale S.A.

Sofinnova Partners Société Par Actions Simplifiée SPAS

Solar NRG S.r.l.

Spin Master Ltd.

Synergo SGR S.p.A.

Tambour Ltd

Tannico S.p.A.

Tenova S.p.A.

Tiscali S.p.A.

Treetop Zobele Bidco Limited

UBI Banca S.p.A.

Un.Os. S.r.l.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Unipol Gruppo

UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Veneto Banca S.p.A.

Virtual Equity Partners LLC

Water Gen Power S.r.l. (and shareholder)

Wildside S.r.l.

Zach System S.p.A.

Zamasport S.p.A.

Zeta Investment S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised F2i SGR on the drafting of a takeover offer accepted by Nuova Sorgenia Holding.
  • Advised CDP Equity on an investment agreement with Mr Pietro Salini, Salini Costruttori and Salini Impregilo that concerned, inter alia, an equity investment in Salini Impregilo.
  • Advised PostNL, as parent company of the Nexive group, on an asset deal transaction, by which the Nexive group companies transferred assets and liabilities to new Italian limited liability company, Nexive Group.

Gianni & Origoni

Now known as Gianni & Origoni, following the 2020 departure of former name partner Roberto Cappelli (taking partner Valentina Dragoni with him) to Studio Legale Cappelli RCCD, the multidisciplinary corporate, commercial and M&A practice retains a pre-eminent position for listed company deals. 'Inspirational leader' Francesco Gianni frequently acts for large companies and investment banks on headline deals, while Andrea Aiello, Alfredo D’Aniello and Antonio Segni are M&A specialists. Gerardo Carbonelli and Luca Giannini provide additional partner-level support, with Chiara Gianni and Mattia Casarosa the counsel and associate to note, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gianni; Roberto Cappelli

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Aiello; Alfredo D’Aniello; Antonio Segni; Gerardo Carbonelli; Luca Giannini; Chiara Gianni; Mattia Casarosa; Filippo Ughi

Testimonials

Their advice is of the highest constant quality, both in terms of legal security and mechanics, but also in terms of commercial understanding and creativity.

The corporate and M&A team is truly of the highest quality that can be encountered on an international level.

Advice is excellent from a technical legal point of view, with a real understanding of the clients’ ecosystems, allowing for extremely efficient collaborations.

An Italian firm with a New York/London practice style, and high levels of expertise in all facets of corporate law and full-service coverage across Italy. These lawyers are the cream of the crop – highly intelligent and responsive!

Flexibility and speed of reaction.

Francesco Gianni is the inspirational leader of the firm.

Alfredo D’Aniello always shows dedication to the client and a unique availability, which are accompanied by an uncommon attention to detail and technical preparation.

Counsel Chiara Gianni is an up-and-coming corporate lawyer.

Key clients

Alitalia (Assistance to commissioners of Alitalia in extraordinary administration)

ArcelorMittal

Astaldi

Atlantia S.p.A. (Edizione Holding)

Barnes Group

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Cattolica Assicurazioni

Cevital

Ferrovie dello Stato

Hitachi Ltd

LivaNova PLC

Marcegaglia Group

Mitsubishi

Poste Italiane

Sky

Terra Firma

The Kraft Heinz Co.

Unicredit

Vitrociset S.p.A.

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Telecom Italia with an agreement with Vodafone, which related to an active network-sharing partnership for 4G and 5G, as well as the expansion of their passive-sharing agreement.
  • Assisted Assicurazioni Generali, the Italy-based insurance company, with the sale of Generali Lebensversicherung to Viridium Group GmbH & Co. KG, a listed Germany-based company.
  • Advised the control and risks committee on its opinion on an integration project, to be implemented through a merger by incorporation of SIAS into ASTM.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Known for large and groundbreaking deals, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Italian corporate practice has a particularly strong track record in public M&A, as well as M&A in regulated sectors such as gas, telecoms, media and financial institutions. It is also highly rated for complex transactions involving  distressed companies. Matteo Montanaro is primarily focused on corporate matters; Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini is a regulated sector expertise; and Roberto Bonsignore regularly acts on high-profile transactions. Gerolamo da Passano  is an experienced senior attorney.

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Montanaro; Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini; Roberto Bonsignore; Gerolamo da Passano 

Testimonials

The team is sharp, dynamic, creative and thorough.

Has the ability to tackle complex transactions with a broad but detailed and knowledgable view of all relevant aspects -a key factor of this team’s success.

Maximum professionalism, availability and ability to understand clients’ needs.

Proven international experience, with multi-sector expertise and a multidisciplinary network of senior knowledge (in terms of experience).

Proven ability to put client companies at ease through efficient and constructive dialogue.

Matteo Montanaro is very dynamic, business oriented, and goes beyond legal matters to look at each transaction in its entirety.’

Key clients

ABB

Allianz Capital Partners

ArcelorMittal

Eni

Ferrovie dello Stato

F2i

Goldman Sachs

Satispay

Whirlpool

Credit Suisse

Work highlights

  • Advised Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, as financial advisers to the board of directors of Unione Banche Italiane, on Intesa Sanpaolo’s voluntary exchange offer.
  • Acted for Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane on its participation, with Atlantia, Delta and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, on the acquisition of the going concerns of Alitalia and Alitalia Cityliner (both under extraordinary administration).
  • Advised ArcelorMittal on the renegotiation of its agreements surrounding the acquisition of the assets of Italian steelmaking group Ilva, which included the largest steelmaking plant in Europe (in Taranto.

Clifford Chance

Advising private equity funds, multinationals, financial institutions and real estate players, Clifford Chance's Italy corporate practice consistently acts on high-end M&A deals. With longstanding experience, Paolo Sersale specialises in public M&A, regulated transactions, private equity, and corporate restructurings; Claudio Cerabolini's broad practice includes M&A transactions, joint ventures, IPOs and tender offers. Umberto Penco Salvi is the lead on the energy and infrastructure group. Filippo Isacco and recently promoted Stefano Parrocchetti Piantanida are experienced counsels. Alberta Figari left the firm in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Sersale

Other key lawyers:

Claudio Cerabolini; Umberto Penco Salvi; Filippo Isacco; Stefano Parrocchetti Piantanida; Francesca Casini; Jacopo Garonna; Cristiana Visco

Testimonials

Professionalism at every level and promptness in responding.

Solving problems by directing the person to the partner with the right skills required for each deal.

Counsel Filippo Isacco has excellent availability, professionalism and skills, which were demonstrated through the conclusion of a big deal in a very short time.

Key clients

AMCO

Ardian

Assicurazioni Generali

Carrefour

Expert System

Lixil Group Corporation

Macquarie Infrastructure

Mediobanca

Prudential Financial Inc

Santander Consumer Bank

UniCredit

Work highlights

  • Advised on the acquisition of part of the healthcare software business of Agfa-Gevaert, a multinational company that develops, manufactures and distributes analogue and digital imaging systems and IT solutions.
  • Advised an asset management company, specialised in non-performing exposures management, on a partial non-proportional demerger.
  • Advised Santander Consumer Bank on the joint venture with Telecom Italia for the launch of a partnership, aimed at offering a consumer credit delivery platform.

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners frequently advises on Italy's largest deals. With a particular focus on private equity, Bruno Gattai is highly rated for his advice on corporate and M&A transactions; and Luca Minoli is noted for his assistance to industrial and trading sector clients with their commercial activities, as well as their M&A transactions. Also key to the group are M&A and private equity specialists Gerardo GabrielliFederico BalAlessandro Dolce and Sebastiano Cassani, while counsel Damiano Battaglia joined from Chiomenti.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Gattai

Other key lawyers:

Luca Minoli; Gerardo Gabrielli; Federico Bal; Alessandro Dolce; Sebastiano Cassani; Laura Ortali; Giovan Battista Santangelo; Damiano Battaglia; Lorenzo Fabbrini

Testimonials

Rated for Bruno Gattai’s leadership, great attention to detail and strong support from the whole team.

Bruno Gattai is a lawyer of the highest level – very technical, extremely commercial, and a great partner to have on your side during negotiations and complex deals.

Key clients

Bain Capital

GEDI

Alessi

Investcorp

CVC Capital Partners

FSI SGR S.p.A.

Iren

Giochi Preziosi

Illy Caffè SpA

Intrum

Work highlights

  • Assisted a consortium, comprising Bain Capital and NB Renaissance Partners (a Neuberger Berman fund), with the acquisition of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica from Apax Partners and another NB Renaissance Partners fund.
  • Advised GEDI on the sale, alongside Telecom Italia, of its participation in Persidera, an operator and provider of digital terrestrial television networks and services in Italy, to Ei Towers and F2i TLC.
  • Assisted Investcorp with the acquisition of Vivaticket, which is active in the management of integrated electronic ticketing and access control systems.

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici's expertise covers private and public M&A, restructurings, joint ventures, corporate capital deals, and stock option and incentive plans. The team is also highly regarded for its handling of corporate crisis situations. Name partners Francesco Gatti and Carlo Pavesi head the practice, which includes: M&A and corporate law expert Franco Barucci; extraordinary corporate finance specialist Andrea Giardino; corporate law expert Luigi Arturo Bianchi; private equity specialist Gianni Martoglia; and managing partner Stefano ValerioAlessandra Ghezzi is an active junior partner.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Gatti; Carlo Pavesi

Other key lawyers:

Giorgio Groppi; Franco Barucci; Andrea Giardino; Luigi Arturo Bianchi; Gianni Martoglia; Stefano Valerio; Alessandra Ghezzi; Giorgio Groppi; Gianpaolo Scandone; Giuseppe Toia

Testimonials

Great ability to integrate multiple skills in a synergistic way.

Out-of-the ordinary focus on the satisfaction of its clients.

Extreme competence and experience.

Unusually high level of negotiating skills.

Availability, effectiveness and ability to understand business contexts.

Andrea Giardino is a very valid professional, who is extremely effective, clear and helpful.

Luigi Arturo Bianchi’s various distinctive qualities include his professional values, skills and abilities, and he is always focused on his clients’ interests.

Franco Barucci is very experienced, and he has the ability to work very well in a team with advisers of complementary disciplines; he is also very focused on problem solving.

Work highlights

  • Advised an Italian banking group on a capital strengthening exercise.
  • Advised an Italian banking group on a voluntary public exchange offer for another an Italian banking group.
  • Advised the managers of a high- fashion sneaker brand on the sale of their shares.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Well known for cross-border matters, Latham & Watkins LLP's corporate team is regularly involved in major market transactions. Local corporate department chair Stefano Sciolla's strengths predominantly lie in M&A, private equity, joint ventures and cross-border deals. In, reportedly, the largest Italian LBO of 2019, Sciolla led advice to The Carlyle Group on the €1.3bn acquisition of manufacturing company, Forgital. Experienced partners Giovanni SandicchiCataldo Piccarreta and Giancarlo D’Ambrosio are all M&A and private equity experts. Giorgia Lugli is an experienced associate.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Sciolla

Other key lawyers:

Giovanni Sandicchi; Cataldo Piccarreta; Giancarlo D’Ambrosio; Giorgia Lugli 

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

Bain Capital

BC Partners

Apollo

Global Infrastructure Partners

TA Associates

Morgan & Stanley

Sky Italia

Coesia

Catterton

Pai Partners

Leonardo

Capvis

CVC Capital Partners

TeamSystems

Cerved Group

F.C. Internazionale

Comdata

Work highlights

  • Assisted The Carlyle Group with the sale of Italian fashion brand Golden Goose to private equity fund Permira.
  • Advised Sisal Group, a CVC Portfolio Company, on an investment agreement with Banca 5 (part of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group) to create a company offering banking products, as well as payment and transaction-oriented services.
  • Advised The Carlyle Group on the €1.3bn acquisition of Forgital, which produces large forged and machined components for use in the aerospace and industrial industries.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati is known for high-profile domestic and international transactions. Filippo Troisi leads the corporate finance department, which showcases Bruno Bartocci, who advises private equity funds; Alberto Giampieri, who is known for public and private M&A; and Giovanni Nardulli, who has a broad corporate and M&A practice. Also key to the group are experienced partners Gian Paolo Tagariello, Andrea Fedi, and Federica Pomero, along with counsels Simona Bianca and Laura Li DonniAndrea Botti was made partner in 2020. Alberta Figari was a new arrival in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Troisi; Bruno Bartocci; Alberto Giampieri; Giovanni Nardulli; Andrea Fedi; Andrea Botti; Federica Pomero

Other key lawyers:

Gabriele Capecchi; Giorgio Vanzanelli; Laura Li Donni; Stefano Bandini; Alberta Figari

Testimonials

The ability to take charge of the client’s problem and follow it with adequate professionalism and timely responses.

The team is made up of highly qualified people, who are very available, have the ability to understand clients’ needs, and find suitable solutions.

The partners are very present, and co-ordinate activities with precision and punctuality.

Compared to the competition, I especially appreciate the availability of a partner, which is not always the case with other firms.

Federica Pomero is a great professional.

Key clients

Abertis Infraestructuras

Acteon

Advent International

Amplifon

Apax Partners

Apollo Global Management

Armònia SGR

Bain Capital

Banca Farmafactoring

Bayer

Blackstone

Bridgepoint

Brystol – Myers Squibb

Bunzl

Cabot Square Capital

Cale Street Partners

CapVest

Centerbridge

Change Capital Partners

Charme Capital Partners

Costa Crociere (Carnival Group)

CVC Capital Partners

Deutsche Asset Management (formerly Deutsche Alternative Asset Management)

Emerson Electric

Energean Oil & Gas

F2i SGR

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

First Reserve

Flexitallic Investment Inc.

Fortresss Investment Group

Generali Group

GIC Private Limited

Givaudan

Intel Corporation Italia

Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena

BNP Paribas

BNL

BPM,

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca IMI

Mediobanca

UniCredit

HSBC

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

ING Bank N.V.

J.P. Morgan

Invitalia

JSW Steel

Lone Star

Mandarin Capital Partners

Mediaset

Mondadori

Neuberger Berman

Nexi

Permira

Green Arrow Capital SGR

SITA

Sky

Sonatrach

Sonnedix

Swisscom

Unipol

Varde

Work highlights

  • Assisted FCA with a cross-border merger with French group Psa, marking one of the largest and most significant deals in the automotive sector of recent years.
  • Assisted with the de-merger of ConnecT.
  • Assisted Nexi and Advent International, Bain Capital and Clessidra (and their controlled entity Mercury UK Holdco) with the acquisition by Nexi of the merchant acquiring business of Intesa Sanpaolo.

Pedersoli Studio Legale

Pedersoli Studio Legale's team is regularly sought out for complex, corporate transactions (both domestic and international). Among the sizeable partner group are Carlo Pedersoli, who has longstanding experience in banking sector M&A; Antonio Pedersoli, who spearheads the firm’s China practice; and aerospace and defence specialist Ascanio Cibrario. Also highly rated are Alessandro Marena, Giovanni PedersoliCarlo ReAndrea Gandini and Marcello Magro, along with Luca Saraceni, Eugenio Barcellona and Marta SassellaLuca Rossi Provesi is an experienced counsel.

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Pedersoli; Antonio Pedersoli; Ascanio Cibrario; Alessandro Marena; Giovanni Pedersoli; Carlo Re; Andrea Gandini; Marcello Magro; Luca Saraceni; Eugenio Barcellona; Marta Sassella; Luca Rossi Provesi; Andrea Faoro

Testimonials

Great commitment and high-quality service, coupled with strong relationship skills at all levels.

The team leaders are always involved in every part of the transaction, with the right level of deal-oriented approach and outstanding technical preparation and experience.

Carlo Pedersoli is valued for his experience, energetic thinking and ability to listen.

Giovanni Pedersoli and Antonio Pedersoli have undisputed technical skills.

Carlo Re is an extremely competent professional; he is always available for discussion and ensures a high level of document quality, promptness in identifying alternative solutions, and absolute compliance with deadlines.

Ascanio Cibrario has great experience and is a very skilled negotiator.

Eugenio Barcellona is absolutely outstanding in terms of experience, preparation and ability.

Counsel Luca Rossi Provesi is a talented lawyer with great technical knowledge; he is committed to the transactions, and always available to provide valuable assistance.

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Campari Group

ChemChina National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina)

EXOR N.V.

Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (INWIT)

Mangiavacchi Pedercini

Picomedia

Sennder Gmbh

SMEG

Voilàp Holding

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Intesa Sanpaolo Group with the voluntary public exchange offer for all the shares of Unione di Banche Italiane.
  • Assisted Intesa Sanpaolo with the €1bn sale of its merchant acquiring business line to a Nexi subsidiary.
  • Assisted EXOR with the acquisition of a majority interest in public company GEDI Gruppo Editoriale.

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato

Allen & Overy - Studio Legale Associato fields specialists in domestic and multi-jurisdictional deals, as well as private equity transactions; the team also has sector expertise in manufacturing, consumer goods, TMT, real estate and financial services. Giovanni GazzanigaPaolo Ghiglione and Paolo Nastasi are the principal partners, while Antonio Ferri and Marco Biallo are experienced senior associates.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Gazzaniga; Paolo Ghiglione

Other key lawyers:

Paolo Nastasi; Antonio Ferri; Marco Biallo 

Testimonials

Excellent focus on the client.

Added value found in the proposing of solutions for issues that are not strictly legal.

Ability to convey confidence to the clients and to resolve problems successfully.

Great organisational skills from quality professionals.

Professional competence and ability to understand clients’ needs.

International presence and high-level skills are the strengths of this law firm; the team that supported us was always available and timely in its answers.

What I mainly appreciate about Paolo Nastasi and his team is the undoubted ability to direct the work towards the achievement of the actual objective that the client intends to pursue.

Clients have full confidence in Paolo Nastasi, and he always proposes effective solutions.

Key clients

Aermont Capital

Algebris Investments

Assicurazioni Generali

Associated British Foods

Business Integration Partners

Davide-Campari Milano

DBAG

Faital

GFG Alliance

Greif

Kew Capital

Luxottica

Malacalza Investimenti

Metra

MIR Capital

Nissei Group

Nuveen

Prysmian

Signal Capital

Softlab

Starwood Capital

The Riverside Company

The Space Cinema

Vue Entertainment

Work highlights

  • Advised Business Integration Partners on its partnering with UK-based consultancy firm, Chaucer.
  • Advised Prysmian Group on its acquisition of EHC Global, which manufactures and supplies escalator handrails, rollers and elevator belts for the vertical transportation industry.
  • Advised Nissei Group, a listed Japanese manufacturer, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Negri Bossi, which manufactures plastic, processing machinery and moulds.

Dentons

Dentons' Italy corporate and M&A practice is an integral part of the firm's global corporate practice of over 1500 M&A lawyers. Milan-based Alessandro Dubini predominantly acts on M&A, corporate finance and corporate reorganisations; and Pier Francesco Faggiano's practice includes private equity, M&A and joint ventures. Luca Pocobelli and recently promoted Barbara Urselli are key Rome partners.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Dubini

Other key lawyers:

Pier Francesco Faggiano; Luca Pocobelli; Barbara Urselli 

Testimonials

A well organised and efficient international firm.

The firm has the great advantage of having many offices around the world, thus facilitating the management of various teams for large operations.

Stands out for its experience in assisting private equity funds, both in the acquisition and sale stages, which require different negotiation sensitivities.

Great for availability and professionalism.

The Dentons team continually demonstrates its professionalism, and is always updated on regulatory, legislative and financial news. Among its strengths are the interdisciplinary know-how and integration of its professionals.

Alessandro Dubini’s specific qualities are technical competence, the ability to find balanced solutions between parties in cases of stalemate, deep knowledge of the psychology of family entrepreneurs, and professionalism.

Barbara Urselli guarantees constant help by providing practical and effective solutions.

Barbara Urselli is appreciated for her competence, timeliness and availability, as well as her ability to envision and implement innovative solutions.

Key clients

Snam

Lavazza

GeoPost SA

PRS Media Group

Penta Group

Accursia Capital

Rigamonti Salumificio

Argos and Impreglon Italia

Alto Capital III

Equita Group S.p.A.

Gemini Office Services UK Limited

Sistemia S.p.A.

Rai Way S.p.A.

Maire Investments S.p.A.

Vacasa Europe AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Snam on the acquisition (in consortium with several international investment funds) of 49% of ADNOC Gas Pipelines’ shares from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
  • Assisted GeoPost with the acquisition of a majority stake in BRT, an express courier.
  • Advised Lavazza on a joint venture agreement with Yum China Holdings to explore and develop the Lavazza coffee shop concept in China.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's Italy practice focuses on energy and manufacturing M&A matters, and private equity investments. Wolf Michael Kühne is experienced in both German and Italian legal issues; Giulio Maroncelli is an energy M&A expert; and Goffredo Guerra is recommended for corporate, M&A and private equity matters. The second line of partners includes Danilo Surdi and Matteo Almini.

Practice head(s):

Wolf Michael Kühne; Giulio Maroncelli

Other key lawyers:

Goffredo Guerra; Danilo Surdi; Matteo Almini

Testimonials

Highly specialised, very competent and goal-oriented.

Made up of great professionals, who are available at any time of the day for legal assistance on major corporate issues.

Able to listen to the client’s point of view and achieve the objectives.

Key clients

ACEA

A2A

TAGES Capital SGR

C.E.B.A.T. Costruzioni Elettriche Bassa Alta Tensione S.r.l.

Equitix GP 3 Limited

Italcementi SpA

Profond Finanzgesellschaft AG

Maticmind

Risanamento S.p.A.

ACEA

Work highlights

  • Advised Sviluppo Comparto 3 on the sale of a real estate complex, known as Sky Complex (current headquarters of Sky Italia), to Italian asset management company REAM SGR.
  • Advised Profond on the sale of photovoltaic plants in Italy.
  • Assisted Italcementi Group with the sale to Buzzi Unicem of three cement plants and three ready-mix plants.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Italy-based M&A practitioners boast sector expertise in energy, financial institutions, life sciences, TMT, fashion and luxury, and food and beverage. Leah Dunlop is a highly regarded veteran of cross-border M&A, Luca Picone is a domestic and cross-border transactions specialist, and Francesco Stella is a regulated asset expert. Martina Di Nicola is a key senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Leah Dunlop

Other key lawyers:

Luca Picone; Francesco Stella; Antonio Di Pasquale; Marco Rota Candiani; Martina Di Nicola; Pierluigi Feliciani; Simone Cucurachi

Testimonials

Extreme availability and flexibility.

There is always someone who is reachable and ready to respond to requests with courtesy and enthusiasm.

The readiness to accept changes to the scenario and to readjust strategies is much appreciated, as well as the quality of the assistance provided, which goes beyond requests and expectations.

Key clients

Cooper Standard Automotive Inc

Dana group of companies

Recordati

Monument RE

FlixMobility

Lynwood (Schweiz) AG

Edenred

Pholgas s.r.l. in Liquidazione

Uniper Global Commodities SE

Dell Technologies

Kuwait Petroleum International

Work highlights

  • Advised Cooper-Standard Automotive on the divestment of its European rubber fluid transfer and specialty sealing businesses, as well as its Indian operations, to Mutares SE & Co.
  • Advised Lynwood (Schweiz) on the sale of Kopter Group’s entire corporate capital to Leonardo.
  • Assisted Recordati with the acquisition, alongside Novartis, of the worldwide rights to Signifor® and Signifor® LAR®.

Linklaters

Well known for complex, high-value domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions, Linklaters' experienced partners include Giorgio Fantacchiotti, who heads the private equity practice in the firm’s Milan office; and Roberto Casati, who has longstanding M&A experience. Advising foreign clients investing or divesting in Italian companies, Pietro Belloni has a wealth of experience in M&A transactions in Italy.

Other key lawyers:

Giorgio Fantacchiotti; Roberto Casati; Pietro Belloni

Nctm Studio Legale

Nctm Studio Legale has a solid track in commercial, corporate and M&A matters. M&A and and private equity expert Simone De Carli heads the M&A and private equity department, which also showcases Paolo Montironi, who is consistently involved in major acquisitions and privatisations, both domestically and internationally. Also highly rated are Alberto Toffoletto, Matteo Trapani and Pietro Zanoni.

Practice head(s):

Simone De Carli

Other key lawyers:

Paolo Montironi; Alberto Toffoletto; Matteo Trapani; Pietro Zanoni; Lucia Corradi; Alice Bucolo; Eleonora Sofia Parrocchetti

Testimonials

Extreme professionalism, precision and competence.

Ability to understand clients’ needs.

Flexibility in their management of emergencies.

In addition to their competence and professionalism, the lawyers create solid and lasting relationships with clients.

Pietro Zanoni stays focused on his clients.

Key clients

Vodafone Group Plc

Vodafone Europe BV

Vodafone S.p.A.

Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

Nexive

Sofima (Società Finanziaria Macchine Automatiche Ima)

Gruppo Feltrinelli

Interparking

Enoplastic Group

Chart Industries Inc.

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

Daphne International Holding

RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

Chequers Capital

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

L Catterton

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Sofima on selling approximately 20% of Sofima to funds advised by BC Partners.
  • Advised Vodafone on the sale (together with TIM) of a stake in Inwit.
  • Advised Opocrin on an investment in Laboratori Derivati Organici, by means of the subscription of both a capital increase and a financial instrument.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Italy corporate team regularly advises Italian and multinational companies on upper-end deals. Alessandro De Nicola is an M&A, commercial and corporate law, and corporate governance expert; Marco Nicolini heads the Italian M&A and private equity team; and Guido Testa is a key European corporate group member. Marco Mancino was made partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Marco Nicolini; Alessandro De Nicola

Other key lawyers:

Guido Testa; Marco Mancino; Attilio Mazzilli; Paola Barometro

Testimonials

Orrick has response times combined with a focus on clients that cannot be found elsewhere.

All the lawyers at Orrick are available 24/7 – this is rare and precious.

We appreciate its level of professionalism, combined with the quality of its relations with clients.

Their work quality is impeccable.

The team always goes the extra mile and is really deal oriented.

Marco Nicolini delivers maximum availability, combined with cordiality and quality of responses.

Guido Testa is hugely competent.

Marco Mancino is a professional with excellent negotiating skills.

Key clients

Auchan Retail International

Azimut Holding S.p.A.

Sinterama S.p.A.

Rothschild & Co Italia

AON S.p.A.

ACS Dobfar S.p.A.

Allianz Group

Sorgenia S.p.A.

Coca-Cola HBC Italia S.r.l

Safety21 S.p.A.

Neutrino srl

Cerba HC Italia S.r.l.

Meininger Hotels

Bianalisi S.p.A.

DOpla S.p.A.

Banca Popolare di Bari S.c.p.a.

Eneracque S.p.A.

Busy Bees Holding Limited

International Chips S.r.l.

IDS Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A.

Green Arrow Capital

Garofalo Health Care

Work highlights

  • Assisted Azimut, an independent asset manager, with the establishment of a US-based newco.
  • Assisted the commissioners of Banca Popolare di Bari with a deal involving the bank’s rescue and relaunch.
  • Advised Persico on two M&A transactions in Germany.

White & Case LLP Italy

White & Case LLP Italy fields a highly experienced team in cross-border M&A mandates, including public M&A, private equity and venture capital deals. Ferigo Foscari is particularly focused on public M&A, and Leonardo Graffi is a corporate, M&A and private equity specialist. Also highly regarded are London and Milan-based Michael Immordino, Maria Cristina Storchi, Tommaso Tosi and Alessandro Seganfreddo.

Practice head(s):

Ferigo Foscari; Leonardo Graffi; Michael Immordino; Maria Cristina Storchi; Tommaso Tosi; Alessandro Seganfreddo

Testimonials

An extremely responsive team in relation to clients’ requests.

Great international experience and the ability to make strategic suggestions.

Key clients

Adler Pelzer

Alfagomma

Angelini

Atlantia

Autogrill Group

Cellnex Italia

Cerved Group

Cloetta

Datalogic

De’Longhi

Do Value

DP Group

I.M.A. – Industria Macchine Automatiche

FIMER

Firmerich

Italcementi

Italiaonline

Libero Acquisition

Lowa Sportschuhe

Mercedes Benz Italia

Modes

Nestlé

Recordati

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Tecnica Group

BC Partners

Blackstone

CEE Equity

Centerbridge

Cobepa

CVC Capital Partners

Elliott Capital

First State Investments

FSI SGR

Goldman Sachs

Infracapital

InfraVia Capital Partners

Muzinich & Co.

PFH Palladio Holding

ProA Capital

Progressio

Trilantic Capital Partners

Barclays

UniCredit

Work highlights

  • Advised BC Partners LLP on its acquisition of an up-to approximately 45% stake in SOFIMA, the holding company that controls IMA, which produces automatic machines for the packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, tea and coffee.
  • Advised the controlling shareholders of Italian food retailer, Esselunga, on the €1.83bn acquisition of a 30% share in Esselunga from its minority shareholders.
  • Advised Angelini on its worldwide acquisition (outside North America) of the ThermaCare business from GlaxoSmithKline.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie is experienced in multi-jurisdictional M&A, particularly TMT-related deals. The practice of 'true professional' Pietro Bernasconi includes corporate, real estate, M&A and private equity transactions; and Raffaele Giarda is recommended for M&A, corporate law, telecoms and commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Pietro Bernasconi; Raffaele Giarda

Other key lawyers:

Paola Colarossi; Alberto Semeria; Marco Marazzi; Alessandra Calabrese; Anna Marina De Vivo; Chiara Marinozzi; Antonio Lattanzio

Testimonials

The added value of this firm lies in its versatility, professionalism and speed; its global presence is also an added value for those of us who conduct operations in various countries around the world.

We appreciate the flexibility of its people, and the willingness to work towards objectives, even under stress during very complex deals.

Truly excellent professionals.

Great ability to manage complex projects involving different jurisdictions.

Pietro Bernasconi is a true professional, who stands out for immediately understanding client’s needs.

Key clients

Pernigotti

PHSE

MicroPort

Yanmar

Mediaset

Janssen-Cilag S.p.A.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

idealista

Wilier Triestina S.p.A.

Eli Lilly

AirLiquide

Work highlights

  • Assisted Pernigotti, the Italian confectionary maker, with the disposal of its Ice & Pastry business division to Optima, which produces ingredients for ice cream.
  • Assisted Takeda Pharmaceuticals with the implementation of an Italian project involving the post-acquisition integration of its Italian subsidiary, Takeda Italia, with the Italian subsidiaries of biopharmaceutical group Shire Pharmaceuticals.
  • Assisted Yanmar, a Japanese multinational, with the acquisition of the majority of the share capital of Smartgyro, which specialises in the production and sale of gyroscopic stabilisers.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Giliberti Triscornia e Associati

Core areas for Giliberti Triscornia e Associati are extraordinary transactions and private equity matters. Highly rated department head Alessandro Triscornia regularly advises on large private equity, corporate, M&A and restructuring transactions, which frequently involve listed companies. M&A specialist Francesco Cartolano recently joined from Accinni, Cartolano e Associati.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Triscornia

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Cartolano; Giuseppe Cadel

Key clients

Permira funds

Salini Impregilo

Elliott funds

Lactalis Group

Providence funds

Sicuritalia Group

Clessidra funds

Aksia Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Permira funds on the acquisition of Golden Goose, following a competitive process.
  • Assisted Salini Impregilo (now WeBuild) with Progetto Italia, which concerns the creation of a large player in the construction sector.
  • Advised the minority shareholders on the sale of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica to a consortium, formed by Neuberger Berman and Bain Capital.

Molinari e Associati

Molinari e Associati's expertise covers a broad range of  transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures of businesses and shareholdings, mergers, break-ups and reorganisations. Ugo Molinari advises on M&A, corporate restructuring and real estate deals, while Nicolò Juvara is an insurance sector specialist. Marinella Ciaccio and Margherita Santoiemma provide further partner-level support.

Practice head(s):

Ugo Molinari; Nicolò Juvara; Marinella Ciaccio; Margherita Santoiemma

Other key lawyers:

Marco Laviano

Testimonials

The team provided good commercial advice and was responsive.

They helped the process to run smoothly and kept within their fee quotation.

Key clients

Nuova Sorgenia Holding

Cattolica Assicurazioni

Dea Capital Alternative Funds

Eni gas e luce

Alto Partners

Progressio SGR

CFT

J Hirsch

Interseroh Austria

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Group

Banco di Desio e Brianza

IGI SGR

Work highlights

  • Advised Nuova Sorgenia Holding on the sale of Sorgenia to private equity funds, F2i and Asterion.
  • Advised Fenice Holding on the sale of a number of companies that own real estate assets.
  • Advised Banco di Desio e della Brianza on the revision of its long-term partnership arrangements with Helvetia Group.

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati's corporate and M&A clients include financial institutions, investment funds, and domestic and international corporations. Banking, finance and insurance sector expert Mario Ortu leads the corporate and M&A practice, which includes Nicola Barra Caracciolo and 'go-to adviserPierfrancesco Giustiniani.

Practice head(s):

Mario Ortu

Other key lawyers:

Pierfrancesco Giustiniani; Nicola Barra Caracciolo; Francesca Flego

Testimonials

Flexibility, professionalism and high-level expertise in various practices, including international issues.

Very speedy responses.

Very focused on its clients.

Acts as a partner to our business and has unbeatable knowledge of Italian law and the market.

Professional, solid, capable, and ready to understand the client’s needs.

Pierfrancesco Giustiniani is without a doubt one of the best lawyers in Italy in this area and a go-to adviser for our business.

Pierfrancesco Giustiniani is a highly trained professional, who is always available; his great technical preparation is combined with extreme professional and personal intelligence.

Key clients

Aeffe S.p.A.

Airi S.r.l.

Antares Vision S.p.A.

Avara Pharmaceutical S.p.A.

Azora Group

Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (London Stock Exchange Group)

Cirsa S.A.

Blackstone

DBInformation

Deutsche Bank

Douglas GmbH

Edison S.p.A.

Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di La Spezia

Fox International Channels Italy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise – HP Inc.

Koinos Capital SGR

J-Up S.r.l.

IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR

Impact Lab S.p.A.

Itinere Infraestructuras SA

M&C SpA

Mercer

Mimesi S.r.l.

Morellato S.p.A.

Moschino S.p.A.

Nomura International (Italian branch)

Ordesa S.L.

Palladio Holding S.p.A.

Pollini S.p.A.

Prysmian S.p.A.

Regolo S.r.l.

Savio S.r.l.

Tagetik Software

Top Glass S.p.A.

TXT e-solutions

Vei Capital

Vicenza Holding S.p.A.

Vigilate S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised VEI capital on the sale of 40% of Finproject to Eni.
  • Advised Antares Vision on a number of corporate transactions.
  • Advised M&C on the merger into its wholly owned subsidiary M&CL, and subsequent de-listing.

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo has notable cross-border corporate expertise, including Japanese, Russian and China desks. The principal contacts are managing partner Stefano BianchiSven von Mensenkampff, who advises German and Nordic corporations on Italian operations; and M&A, private equity, and commercial and company law expert Roberto Zanchi.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Bianchi; Roberto Zanchi

Other key lawyers:

Sven von Mensenkampff; Paola Carlotti; Carlo Trucco; Anna Saraceno; Maria Chiara Puglisi

Testimonials

The team ensures maximum professionalism and availability.

It is made up of highly trained professionals, from a technical-legal point of view; each issue is examined in depth from every angle, including the economic and commercial ones, so as to provide the client with the best solution.

Expertise, precision and scrupulousness.

I find the M&A team to be excellent – attention, rigour and dedication are its distinctive traits.

A truly excellent team.

Great availability from Stefano Bianchi.

Key clients

Robert Bosch Group

Itelyum Group

Mittel S.p.A.

Fomas Group

TUI Group

Surfaces Technological Abrasives S.p.A.

Xenon Private Equity

SIBUR GROUP

Isoclima

WA WallVision AB

Krones

Herno S.p.A.

MTS Globe

GPI S.p.A.

Gruppo Stevanato Spa

Cadicagroup

Tecnomeccanica S.p.A.

Stirling Square Capital Partners

Nippon Express

Otto Group

TRUMPF GROUP

SKF Industrie

Tmci Padovan Spa

Work highlights

  • Advised on the sale of Menghi Shoes and Alemplast to an Italian company (indirectly controlled by UK private equity firm Lion Capital).
  • Advised a state-owned Chinese fund on its €120m investment in Italian electronics company Meta System.
  • Advised a Norwegian industrial IT company on a landmark deal with Italian energy giant Enel.

Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Italy practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP is notably focused on cross-border work; it also has a robust domestic transactions practice. Experienced Rome and Milan head Domenico Fanuele leads the Italian corporate practice, and Fabio Fauceglia is an M&A and corporate finance expert.

Other key lawyers:

Domenico Fanuele; Fabio Fauceglia

Simmons & Simmons

Known for its private equity expertise, Simmons & Simmons' Italy practice also acts on significant corporate and M&A transactions. The team comprises 'truly exceptional' Italy country head Andrea Accornero, and Milan corporate and commercial group leader Dario Spinella. Augusto Santoro and Edoardo Tedeschi are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Accornero; Dario Spinella; Augusto Santoro; Edoardo Tedeschi

Other key lawyers:

Moira Gamba

Testimonials

They know how to nurture their relationships with clients, understand clients’ needs well, and know how to implement them appropriately and precisely.

They always tenaciously defend clients’ positions, no matter how complex the area.

They are always available.

Andrea Accornero is truly exceptional.

Key clients

Charterhouse Capital Partners

Sanpellegrino S.p.A.

Gangtai Italia

S.T. Corporation

Omega Fusibili S.p.A.

Portobello

Wise Equity SGR S.p.A.

Trime Spa

Playcar

Essegroup

Snaitech

Relatech

AIM Spa

Geico Taikisha

Work highlights

  • Advised on a merger project between two major municipalities in northern Italy.
  • Advised Gangtai Group on the sale of its entire stake in Buccellati Holding to Richemont.
  • Advised Wise Equity SGR on several acquisitions.

Ashurst

Ashurst's Italy team is strategically focused on key industries such as energy, infrastructure and telecoms. Carloandrea Meacci has extensive experience in M&A and private equity transactions; and Paolo Manganelli advises on complex M&A. Italian private equity team head Fabio Niccoli joined in 2020 (as partner) from CDP Equity.

Practice head(s):

Carloandrea Meacci; Paolo Manganelli; Fabio Niccoli

Other key lawyers:

Annamaria Pinzuti

Testimonials

A firm that always offers excellent service by drawing upon its various departments, ranging from real estate to project financing – a fundamental aspect for any project in the energy field.

Ashurst understands business needs; they deliver quickly, respect deadlines, and highlight the critical issues.

Despite being a large international firm, it manages to maintain a local vision and versatile approach.

The M&A team delivered a good and timely service, despite the Covid-19 restrictions.

Tight timelines were fully met and the transaction team was always available, even on the weekends.

Carloandrea Meacci is very experienced in M&A in the energy sector. He always finds alternative ways to address specific risks and delivers solutions that satisfy different business needs – very good for strategy too.

Carloandrea Meacci always stands out for his well-balanced approach towards both formal and commercial aspects.

Paolo Manganelli is an extremely helpful, very competent and precise lawyer, who always looks for solutions to problems.

Key clients

Asterion Capital

Terna

UBS Asset Management

Tages

Work highlights

  • Advised Asterion on the acquisition, with F2i, of Sorgenia, which operates in the oil and gas and renewables sectors.
  • Advised Terna on the acquisition of a 90% stake in the share capital of Brugg Kabel (Brugg Group), a global operator in the underground cable sector.
  • Advised UBS Infrastructure Fund on an exclusive partnership with Econergy Renewable Energy, which involved the construction and management of its portfolio of solar and wind power plants in Italy.

Bird & Bird

Comprising 30 lawyers across its Milan and Rome offices, Bird & Bird's Italian corporate team advises on the full spectrum of transactions, from small and mid-cap to multinational and cross-border deals. Focused on M&A and private equity, Alberto Salvadè heads the Italy corporate group.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Salvadè

Other key lawyers:

Federico Valle; Edoardo Courir; Pierpaolo Mastromarini; Afra Casiraghi; Calogero Porrello

Key clients

ApritiModa

Bookcity Milan

Milan Digital Week

Milan Photo Week

Athesia Group

Australian Sports Commission

Axxam

Cisco

Cubico Sustainable Investments

ECTT

ForVEI II

L’Oreal

iGenius

Phase Motion Control Ningbo

PPG

Retail Hub

Startup Geeks

TIM

TOMORROW LONDON

Work highlights

  • Advised Phase Motion Control Ningbo on the acquisition of a majority stake in OSAIcnc from Prima Electro.
  • Advised ETCC on the Italian law aspects of its auction sale to Align Capital.
  • Advised Cubico Sustainable Investments on the acquisition of a portfolio of 15 photovoltaic plants from Partners Group.

Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato

Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato regularly assists investment funds and companies with high-end deals. Managing partner Luca Arnaboldi's practice includes complex real estate and media sector deals; Carlo Pappalettera is a private equity and M&A expert; and Carlo Emanuele Rossi advises on corporate and M&A matters.

Practice head(s):

Luca Arnaboldi; Carlo Pappalettera; Carlo Emanuele Rossi

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Grillo; Leonardo Spina; Valentina Zanelli

Key clients

Biogenera

BTV Gruppo Battistolli

Cidiverte

Deus Technology S.r.l.

Discovery Networks International

IDAK Holding AG

Interni S.p.A.

KCD(Knowlton Development Corporation)/One

Kedrion S.p.A.

KOS (CIR Group)

MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business

Missoni S.p.A.

Musim Mas

Neri Group

Saras group

Sintermar S.p.A.

Vortice Elettrosociali S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Kedrion on the execution of an agreement with Fsi SGR for the sale of a minority stake in Kedrion (held by Sestant Internazionale)
  • Advised KCD/One on the acquisition of Zobele, the Trentino-based product developer and manufacturer.
  • Advised Biogenera, a biotech company specialised in the research and development of DNA biotechnological drugs, on a business combination with Life Care Capital.

CMS

CMS' Italy practice has strong mid-market credentials; it also has sector expertise in energy, life sciences, automotive and construction. Pietro Cavasola's areas include corporate law, M&A, private equity, joint ventures and corporate contracts; and Dietmar Zischg leads the Milan M&A and real estate practices.

Practice head(s):

Pietro Cavasola

Other key lawyers:

Dietmar Zischg; Paolo Scarduelli; Daniela Murer; Massimo Trentino; Marco Casasole; Matteo Ciminelli; Giacomo Cavasola; Alessandra Cuni; Alessandro Sassone

Testimonials

Experience, availability and responsiveness.

Great legal analysis and preparation.

Key clients

Synlab Holding Italy S.r.l.

Banca Popolare di Vicenza

Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA

Terumo Group

Artelia Holding

Mersen

Senec GmBH

Telit Communications PLC

Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA

Renault SAS

Abris Capital Partners

Medi-Market S.A.

K. Invest Holding SAL

TP Group

Encavis

Takeda

Moneygram

Hutchinson

Vicat

Total

Corriere dello Sport Group

Porsche

Directa Plus

OVS S.p.A.

STEP S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Voith CmbH & Co. with the acquisition of 90% of Toscotec’s corporate capital.
  • Assisted Artelia Holding with the acquisition of SWS Engineering.
  • Assisted Mersen Italia with the acquisition of Advanced Graphite Materials Italy.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP  has expertise in mid-cap deals, along with TMT, real estate and transport sector experience. Alfonso de Marco is a real estate expert, while Dino Dima is a former Telecom Italia M&A group vice president. Filippo Palmieri and Carmine Gravina are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso de Marco

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Palmieri; Carmine Gravina; Amedeo Barbato; Mattia Morani; Simone Castelli

Testimonials

The legal assistance is tailored to our business.

They pay particular attention to the client and its vision.

They respect the timescale dictated by the client and are dedicated to their clients.

The reasonableness of the costs for this firm’s services is also worth noting.

Plurality of skills, international approach and a great M&A practice – this is a cohesive and empathetic team.

Carmine Gravina is an excellent professional, with a practical and effective approach, as well as a considerable dose of patience!

Carmine Gravina has the ability to adapt to complex negotiation situations.

Filippo Palmieri is essential, effective, professional and prepared; he always transmits security and serenity to clients, and always reaches the determined objectives.

Key clients

Tim S.p.A.

Arol S.p.A.

Itelyum Regeneration S.r.l. (Stirling Square)

CEA S.p.A. – Consorzio Energie Alternative

Terna S.p.A.

Telepass S.p.A.

ASAC Group

Work highlights

  • Advised TIM on a tender procedure for the sale of the entire equity interest held in one of its subsidiaries, Persidera.
  • Advised AROL on the divestment of 80% of the corporate capital held in FT System to Antares Vision.
  • Advised Itelyum Regeneration (Stirling Square) on the acquisition of several Italian companies that are active in the special waste disposal sector.

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani's broad range of work covers M&A, de-mergers, spin offs, corporate restructurings, and joint ventures; the practice has also developed experience in matters involving distressed companies. Among the several experienced partners are Marco Frazzica, Gianni Forlani and Cristina Fussi.

Other key lawyers:

Marco Frazzica; Gianni Forlani; Cristina Fussi; Bridget Ellison; Barbara Calza; Giuseppe Cristiano; Marco Frazzica; Andrew Paton; Claudio Corba Colombo; Armando Ambrosio; Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis; Davide Gambillara

Testimonials

They brought in the right partner to work with our team and were very quick to respond.

They focused on providing us the required information in a succinct way, rather than spending time drafting large briefs that we would not have had time to digest.

Competence, objectivity and dedication.

Cristina Fussi has excellent knowledge of the Italian insolvency system – she is approachable and gives concrete, practical advice.

Key clients

AIPA – Agenzia Italiana per le Pubbliche Amministrazione

TDV Industries

AB Volvo Group

KubaA

AxFlow Group

Baralan International SpA

Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.

Chart Industries INC

CIAL – Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi Alluminio

Dai Nippon Printing

Erickson Incorporated

Flakt Woods SpA

Franke Group

IKEA

IRONMAN Group

Rich Products Corporation (USA)

Work highlights

  • Advised on an agreement to provide the automated collection system for public transport throughout Tuscany, which followed a tender won by RATP.
  • Assisted Neogen Europe with the acquisition of the entire share capital of Diessechem, which is known for diagnostic instruments for laboratory analysis and food safety.
  • Assisting the Special Administrator with the management of the foreign subsidiaries of AIPA, including the sale of its assets.

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale

Eversheds Sutherland Associazione Professionale has well-established credentials in significant deals involving the food, industrial engineering, life sciences, oil and gas, renewable energy and fashion sectors. Beatrice Bigonzi heads the Italian commercial department, of which experienced practitioners Riccardo Bianchini RiccardiGiuseppe Celli and Guido Galeotti are key members.

Practice head(s):

Riccardo Bianchini Riccardi; Beatrice Bigonzi; Giuseppe Celli

Other key lawyers:

Guido Galeotti; Giulia Bramanti; Andrea Zincone; Gabriele Pignatti Morano; Tommaso Aggio; Alessandro Monti; Leonardo Schirano

Key clients

Cotecna Inspection SA Yes

Room Mate S.A. No

Revenio Group OYJ Yes

Safestay PLC Yes

Anicura Italy Holding S.r.l. Yes

PLC S.p.A. Yes

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA Yes

Luneau Technology Operations SAS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Cotecna Inspection with the acquisition of the Neotron Group.
  • Advised on the acquisition, by a newly incorporated SPV of Room Mate, of a prestigious four-star hotel business in Rome.
  • Advised Revenio Group, a Finnish provider of health technologies, on the acquisition of the equity of CenterVue, an Italian supplier of ophthalmic devices.

FIVELEX Studio Legale e Tributario

FIVELEX Studio Legale has expertise in high-profile M&A, particularly in relation to primary mid-cap companies. Alfredo Craca regularly acts on major acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; and Francesco Di Carlo and Claudio Tatozzi both advise on corporate matters. Further support is provided by salary partners Carlo Sbocchelli and Flavio Acerbi.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Craca; Francesco Di Carlo; Claudio Tatozzi

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Sbocchelli; Flavio Acerbi

Testimonials

FIVELEX is a firm that combines excellent legal skills with a sensitive understanding of the business needs of the companies it serves.

I appreciate the firm’s solid experience and competence in the corporate space, which make them a go-to practice in this area.

The firm is made up of highly trained partners, and its particular expertise in litigation provides a useful lens when evaluating the most delicate aspects of M & A and restructuring operations.

Alfredo Craca is a technically excellent lawyer, who manages to remain calm even in the most complex situations.

I worked with great satisfaction with Alfredo Craca.

Francesco Di Carlo is an excellent lawyer.

Flavio Acerbi is very knowledgeable and always available.

Key clients

Amber Capital Italia SGR S.p.A.

A.C. Milan S.p.A.

Angel Capital Management S.p.A.

Appetais Italia S.p.A.’s shareholders

Roncadin S.p.A.

Asset Italia S.p.A.

Assicurazioni Generali Group

Banca Generali Group

Bauer S.p.A.

Blue Skye Financial Partners S.à r.l.

Eataly Sr..l.

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited

F.D. Holding S.p.A.

Green Stone SICAF S.p.A.

Idea Capital

Kairos Group (Kairos Partners SGR)

Milano Investment Partners SGR S.p.A.

Tamburi Investment Partners S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised the sellers on the sale of Acque Minerali (Lurisia) to two Coca-Cola-owned companies.
  • Advised the sellers on the sale of Bauer, which owns a historic, luxury hotel in Venice.
  • Advised TIP on the acquisition of Whirpool’s total stake in Elica, which is listed on the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana.

Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria

Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria's corporate and M&A team is experienced in complex transactions, including healthcare, life sciences and finance sector deals. Luigi Stefano Santa Maria is an M&A and private equity specialist, while Mario Santa Maria focuses on corporate law and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Santa Maria; Mario Santa Maria

Other key lawyers:

Pietro Caliceti; Carlo Scaglioni; Francesca Torricelli; Alessandra Boffa; Dante Campiverdi

Testimonials

The firm has acquired our fullest confidence over the years – we trust their advice and follow it.

They have the ability to focus on important issues, and try to achieve the desired result in the best possible way.

They have a great deal of experience, as well as the ability to negotiate aspects of operations that are crucial for us.

Fantastic managerial skills that add value to their legal performance.

Very competent professionals in corporate law and of great standing.

Highly expert professionals with a wide network of relationships.

Great for dedication, expertise and deep international culture, as well as their ability to interface with lawyers from different jurisdictions.

Mario Santa Maria and Luigi Santa Maria are appreciated for their great availability, at any time of day and at any hour, and for their advice on the most delicate issues that contain both legal- and business – aspects.

Key clients

Klaris S.A., Luxembourg

Unes Maxi S.p.A.

Bracco Imaging S.p.A.

Custodia Valore

Threesixty Investments SGR

Gruppo MiniHotel

Creditis

Villa d’Este

Chenavari Financial Group Ltd

Dorotheum

Fontana Fasteners Group

Acument

Acist

Work highlights

  • Assisted Klaris with the sale of all of LDO’s share capital to Opocrin.
  • Advised Custodia Valore on the acquisition of the pawn loan business unit of Credito Valtellinese.
  • Advised Threesixty Investments on the setting up of a joint venture with Assicurazioni Generali, in relation to establishing an asset management boutique.

K&L Gates

Recent experience for K&L Gates' Italy practice includes cross-border transactions that leverage the firm's European, US and Asian network. Milan managing partner Giampaolo Salsi advises on M&A, joint ventures and corporate transactions; Pasquale Marini is an M&A specialist; Paolo Zamberletti is an energy expert; and Arturo Meglio focuses on corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Giampaolo Salsi; Pasquale Marini; Paolo Zamberletti; Arturo Meglio

Other key lawyers:

Bruno Vascellari; Francesco Peruffo

Testimonials

A very dynamic firm, with very fast response times and an aptitude for the concrete resolution of problems and conclusion of projects.

Professionalism from all team members, with impressive experience in this area.

Very good availability, responsiveness and diversity of legal experts from different fields.

Strong partner exposure, with fast delivery of advice and creative legal assistance.

Great commitment from the team.

A fast-reacting team that focuses on clients’ business needs.

Giampaolo Salsi is very hands-on and business oriented; he also brings strong negotiation skills and creative contractual solutions.

Giampaolo Salsi is practical, highly competent, and has excellent international experience. He manages to understand deals from many points of view and always offers an interesting contribution.

Key clients

Continental AG

Keyline S.p.A.

Marubeni Europe Plc

Quantum Capital Partners

Rhiag Inter Auto Parts Italia S.r.l.

ASC Investment

Origis Group

Fiocchi Munizioni S.p.A.

Ceme S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Continental AG with the acquisition of Merlett Tecnoplastic.
  • Advised Keyline on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Adax Ab, a Swedish import and distribution company.
  • Assisted Rhiag Inter Auto Parts Italia with a complex corporate reorganisation of its operational subsidiaries, by way of eight mergers and one subsequent reverse merger.

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato’s Italian corporate team handles complex corporate and transactional matters that frequently involve multiple jurisdictions and multi-disciplinary advice; it is particularly noted for its chemicals and pharmaceutical sector expertise. Ettore Scandale and Fabrizio Faina are the principal practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Ettore Scandale

Other key lawyers:

Enrico Raso; Oscar Arcà

Testimonials

Availability, fairness and courtesy.

Key clients

Tenax Capital Limited

Metric Capital Partners

Celanese Corp.

Rubicon Partners

Chinese Group Guangdong SACA

Fincontinuo S.p.A.

JZ International Ltd.

Palamon Capital Partners LLP

Principia SGR

Educas Investments LLP

PLS Holding S.r.l.

KPM Analytics Inc.

EOS Investment Management Ltd

Auctus Capital Partners

MEAG Munich ERGO Asset Management

IKAV Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Italian venture capital firm Principia on its highly publicised acquisition of Lambda, which is engaged in the research, development, production and sale of optical, mechanical and electronic systems.
  • Advised on the sale of 49% of Business School24 to Palamon Capital Partners.
  • Advised Nova Ventures on the acquisition of Controls, which produces testing equipment for the construction industry.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's longstanding Italy practice has significant sector expertise in energy, insurance and financial services. Clients also benefit from its team of administrative lawyers, who advise on urban planning, energy regulations and environmental law. Salvatore Iannitti is an insurance and re-insurance specialist.

Other key lawyers:

Salvatore Iannitti

Testimonials

Strong ability to interact with the client company by offering training days on particular issues.

Great flexibility and availability.

Salvatore Iannitti is an expert in insurance law and has a practical approach to problems.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke's 'versatile and commercially sensitivity' Italian corporate team focuses on mid-market M&A deals (both public and private). Corporate practice group leader Riccardo Roversi is highly rated for renewable energy transactions, while Giuliano Lanzavecchia is noted for big-ticket M&A and private equity deals. Umberto Piattelli and Giovanni Penzo are also key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Giuliano Lanzavecchia; Riccardo Roversi

Other key lawyers:

Umberto Piattelli; Giovanni Penzo; Simone Monesi; Cristina Gabardi; Alessandro Villa

Testimonials

The team is made up of serious and prepared professionals, who are very quick to replying and prepare the various documents and contracts.

Multidisciplinarity, versatility and commercial sensitivity during the legal process.

Professionals who are always available, and quick to respond.

Great for the ability to understand the industrial and commercial contexts of operations.

Flexibility and availability.’

I greatly appreciated the professionalism and dedication of Riccardo Roversi.

Giovanni Penzo’s team is always available and will respond quickly and appropriately even to the most urgent and spontaneous requests.

Key clients

A2A Ambiente S.p.A

Acsm Agam S.p.A.

ASO Group

Assietta Private Equity SGR S.p.A

Autotorino S.p.A

Brilliant Concept Development Ltd

Cogeme S.p.A Group

Conceria Pasubio S.p.A

DIF Management BV

FAAC S.p.A

Germani S.p.A

Immobiliare.it

Officine Ambrogio Melesi & C. S.r.l.

Partners Associates S.p.A

SchlegelGiesse (International Division of Tyman PLC)

Società Cremasca Reti e Patrimonio S.p.A

Serim S.r.l

Tadano Ltd.

Tea S.p.A group

TeamSystem S.p.A

Valedo S.r.l

VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH

Work highlights

  • Acted for FAAC, an Italian multinational, on its €100m acquisition from Swedish multinational ASSA ABLOY of a stake in the Agta Record Group.
  • Acted for the ASO Group, a Brescia-based manufacturer of steel products with customised properties, on its highly complex, €200m corporate restructuring.
  • Advised Acsm Agam on a high-value and complex lease agreement that involved two hydroelectric power plants.

Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo distinguishes itself through expertise in cross-border deals; emerging companies; and digital, media, technology, life sciences and healthcare-related transactions. Francesco Portolano and Manuela Cavallo  both regularly act for US clients on cross-border deals involving Italy. Also highly regarded are venture capital expert Antonia Verna and life sciences specialist Luca Gambini.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Portolano; Manuela Cavallo; Antonia Verna

Other key lawyers:

Luca Gambini; Tommaso Foco

Testimonials

Responsiveness and dedication.

Professional, ethical, knowledgeable, accurate, and always ready to help – a law firm with a very human face.

Flexible while maintaining the quality of their work.

The firm has a very strong focus on the world of start-ups, and is able to offer a very personalised and advanced service in both corporate matters and fund raising operations.

The partners and the entire team are able to build strong relationships based on availability and quality of service.

A very dynamic and strong boutique that is a leader in the media sector and pays particular attention to innovation. It is always results oriented and proactive in solving problems.

A competent and responsive team, with professionals who provide pragmatic advice on complicated matters in a reasonable time. The team quickly understands clients’ business and finds workable solutions to balance the legal risks with the needs of the company.

Antonia Verna is appreciated for her availability, professionalism and competence.

Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is regularly sought out in relation to significant acquisitions in Italy, as well as infrastructure projects. The key practitioners are highly regarded senior counsel Maurizio Delfino, and experienced partners Massimo ChiaisLuca Leonardi and Bruno Cova.

Practice head(s):

Maurizio Delfino

Other key lawyers:

Massimo Chiais; Luca Leonardi; Bruno Cova; Juljan Puna

Key clients

Contship Italia S.p.A.

Diego Rodrigo Gil Hermida

Positive Impact SB

Yilport Holding A.S.

Brookfield

Asterion

Apax Partners

Haeres Equita Srl

Richemont

Chloé International SAS

Trilantic Capital Partners

ITT Inc.

GEDI – Gruppo Editoriale S.p.A.

The Carlyle Group

GLG Partners Limited

Stellex Capital Holdings Luxembourg Sarl

UniCredit S.p.A.

Diramode Sas

Oak Hill Advisors (Europe) LLP

Eninvest S.r.l.

GSO Capital Partners

Desmet Ballestra S.p.A.

Aveleos S.A.

Third Point LLC

Thales S.A.

Ceva Logistics Italia Srl

Insight Venture Capital

Atlas Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Contship Italia on its acquisition of 50% of CSM Italia Gate, which owns MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal.
  • Acted for Diego Rodrigo Gil Hermida and Positive Impact SB on the sale of SingularityU to Talent Garden.
  • Advised the shareholders of Impresoft on the sale of their interest in Gruppo Formula and 4Ward to Xenon Private Equity VII fund.

DWF

DWF's 'proactive' Italy practice has a strong track record in major M&A and corporate transactions. M&A, corporate and energy deal specialist Luca Cuomo heads the department, which includes Italy managing partner Michele Cicchetti; and 'deal makerGiovanni Cucchiarato, who heads the cross-border M&A and fintech-focused German desk.

Practice head(s):

Luca Cuomo

Other key lawyers:

Giovanni Cucchiarato; Michele Cicchetti; Matteo Polli

Testimonials

Proactive team with multi-practice experience and strong creativity and competence.

The youthful and avant-garde approach allows an efficient dialogue on both legal and commercial aspects.

Flexibility, 360-degree competence, speedy responses, and non-formalistic approach.

Knowledge of the market, sensible approach, availability and seriousness.

They are always up to date and adapt to rapidly changing contexts.

Giovanni Cucchiarato is a professional with strong skills, intellect and commercial acumen, and he has always shown maximum availability and responsiveness – undoubtedly the number 1 for fintech in Italy and in the commercial dynamics of operations between the Italian and German markets, thanks to his bilingual expertise.

Giovanni Cucchiarato is always very up to date, fast, available and collaborative. He is also a deal maker.

Key clients

Headway Capital Partners LLP

VAM Investments Group S.p.a.

IPAM S.r.l.

Opera SGR S.p.A.

Nash Advisory

Giglio.com S.r.l.

BCI Polyurethane Europe S.r.l.

Banca Imi

Gildemeister energy solutions GmbH

BF & Company

Dr. Rothenberger Holding GmbH

Doorway S.r.l.

Vestigo Capital | Private Equity & Advisory

Consulcesi SA

ElipsLife (Group Swiss RE) – Italian branch

Work highlights

  • Assisted the shareholders of Industrie Prodotti Alimentari Manent with the sale of its entire corporate capital and reinvestment in a holding company.
  • Assisted BF & Company with the structuring of an investors’ club deal, which involved taking over an Italian business that imports and sells gloves and other disposable safety devices.
  • Assisted in relation to Albania’s Fintoken Act.

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale's principal advisers are highly regarded firm managing partner Alessandro Giovannelli; corporate law, M&A and private equity expert Fabrizio Scaparro; and Matteo Delucchi, who advises on corporate and commercial extraordinary transactions. Italy and New York-qualified Nicoletta Carapella joined as partner from Grimaldi Studio Legale.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Giovanelli; Fabrizio Scaparro

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Delucchi; Nicoletta Carapella

Key clients

Ardian

Argos Wityu

Cargotec Corporation

Dedalus Holding

F2i SGR

Fabbri Vignola Group

Gruppo Illy

Italmatch Chemicals Group

Mandarin Capital Partners III

Melrose Industries PLC

Whitebridge Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised Ardian and Dedalus Group on the closing of the acquisition of part of Agfa-Gevaert’s healthcare IT business.
  • Advised Ania F2i Fund on the acquisition of a majority stake in Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana, a rail freight transport operator.
  • Advised Ardian Growth on its acquisition of a stake in ProduceShop, a Swiss e-commerce platform that specialises in the production and sale of indoor and outdoor furniture in Europe.

Gitti and Partners

Gitti and Partners' team comprises over 30 lawyers, who act on complex transactions that involve Italy and overseas. Gregorio Gitti has particular experience in relation to Italian multi-utilities; and Vincenzo Giannantonio is a private equity-related M&A transactions expert. Stefano Roncoroni is also a key partner.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Gitti; Stefano Roncoroni; Vincenzo Giannantonio

Other key lawyers:

Matteo Treccani; Jessica Fiorani; Giacomo Pansolli; Daniele Cusumano; Camilla Ferrari

Testimonials

Great listening skills and a strong team spirit.

High-quality standards and strong presence of senior figures.

The firm is very present and attentive to the needs of companies. One of the strengths is the willingness to meet the timescale requests of clients.

Great precision in the work carried out.

Availability and understanding of what is at stake.

Deep understanding of the corporate and commercial issues underlying the legal work.

Stefano Roncoroni manages to frame transcribe complex corporate issues into tight legal language; he has been instrumental in proposing cleverly structured tradeoffs to counterparties, in order to bridge gaps in M&A negotiations.

Vincenzo Giannantonio is appreciated for his maximum availability, excellent knowledge of the private equity sector in Italy, pragmatism, and ability to find innovative solutions.

Key clients

ACOM

AGSM

Alcedo

Alperia

Bellco

BDO

Capital Dynamics

Carestream Health

CDP Ventures

Céréa Capital

Class Editori

Credit Suisse

Dilitrust

Euronet Worldwide

Granarolo

Illycaffè

Indigo Capital

Invatec

Itochu Corporation

Medtronic Group

Neuberger Berman

Orienta Partners

Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Resolute Asset Management

Rothschild

Shionogi

Sequitur Capital

Trasporti Romagna

Work highlights

  • Assisted Illycaffè with the acquisition of Euro Food Brands’ Illy division, which focuses on Illy products in the UK.
  • Advised C.C.E. Costruzioni Chiusure Ermetiche’s shareholders on the sale of the company to Scrigno, a portfolio company of funds managed by Clessidra.
  • Advised Orienta Partners and Indigo Partners on the acquisition (through a club deal with investors) of Virosac.

Grimaldi Studio Legale

Acting for national and international corporate clients and private equity funds, Grimaldi Studio Legale 'has a very proactive attitude to problem solving'. Experienced partner Tiziana Del Prete specialises in M&A, corporate and commercial law, along with corporate restructuring, turnarounds and restructuring projects for distressed companies.

Practice head(s):

Tiziana Del Prete

Testimonials

The relationship with the team is extremely fluid and very collaborative.

The lawyers have a very proactive attitude to problem solving, and are ready to re-examine various aspects of each issue if necessary, without preconceived or dogmatic attitudes.

Availability is total!

Key clients

Rebaioli S.p.A.

Adon Capital Limited

Gruppo Rosso

Bavaria Industries Group AG

4D Global Energy Investments PLC

Dulevo International S.p.A.

Rosehope Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the sale of Lampogas Group’s LPG division.
  • Assisted with the acquisition of Tecnosystem’s entire corporate capital.
  • Assisted Rebaioli with a corporate restructuring.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills' Italian corporate team advises on M&A deals in regulated sectors, including energy, infrastructure, TMT, life sciences, food and financial services. Lorenzo Parola is experienced in first-of-a-kind M&A transactions that frequently have cross-border and multi-jurisdictional angles. Francesca Morra also has significant M&A experience.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Parola

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Morra; Andrea Coluzzi; Giacomo Gavotti

Testimonials

Great knowledge of the market, with experience in numerous other deals that allows clients to make strategic choices.

The HSF corporate group in Italy stands out for its technical capacity and service reliability, particularly regarding innovative and complex operations in highly regulated sectors.

The HSF team has already established in Italy itself through major M&A and joint venture operations.

Lorenzo Parola stands out for his depth of legal analysis, great negotiating skills and innovative approach.

Lorenzo Parola is one of the best professionals in the sector, and can safely guide clients through any crucial deal aspects.

Francesca Morra has an undisputed mastery of regulation that allows her to give full assistance, even during the most complex deals.

Key clients

Avenir

Axpo

BKW

BP

DXT Commodities

Dolomiti Energia

E2i

Edison

Fondaco

Global Solar Fund

Green Arrow

Interconnector Italia

Italgas

Marguerite

Solar Ventures

Sorgenia

Swisspower Renewables

Tokyo Gas

VRG

Work highlights

  • Advised Interconnector Energy Italia (a consortium of large Italian energy companies) on the acquisition from Terna of Monita Interconnector.
  • Advised Sorgenia (as target) on its sale to Italian infrastructure fund F2i and Asterion Industrial Partners.
  • Advised Marguerite II SCSp on the acquisition, through two special purpose vehicles, of 48.15% of the share capital of Medea and Gaxa (Italgas group companies).

LCA Studio Legale

LCA Studio Legale has expertise in the manufacturing, technology and life science sectors, as well as in US and MENA-related cross-border transactions. Giovanni Lega has over thirty-years' business law experience, and Vittorio Turinetti di PrieroDaniele Bonvicini, Edoardo Calcaterra, and Andrea Carreri all have substantial M&A experience. 

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Lega; Andrea Carreri; Vittorio Turinetti di Priero

Other key lawyers:

Daniele Bonvicini; Edoardo Calcaterra; Roberto de Bonis; Riccardo Massimilla; Andrea Messuti; Sara Moro; Giangiacomo Rocco di Torrepadula; Marina Rosito;

Testimonials

Flexibility and competence.

Availability and great preparation on all topics.

The firm is unique, due to its global approach to deals and the wide-ranging expertise it brings to corporate transactions.

Partners are involved from the first minute until the very end – this makes a big difference.

A team of extremely close-knit and qualified professionals, who are organised in a rational and extremely efficient way.

The partners are characterised by extreme professionalism, courtesy and preparation.

The leadership of Edoardo Calcaterra during deals is remarkable.

Edoardo Calcaterra stands out as a brilliant adviser. Naturally talented, Edoardo is able to communicate easily with the different parties involved in a transaction. Together with his strong legal background, you really feel you are in the best hands.

Key clients

Marcegaglia Group

Mevis SpA

Bouvard Italia SpA

Colussi SpA

H-Farm S.p.A.

Xenon Private Equity

Saipem S.p.A.

eBay Classifieds Group

Wyscout S.p.A.

E.On Connecting Energies

Eutelsat SA

Human & Work Project Group SAS

Stahlbau Pichler Group

EMERA Group

Smemoranda Group

Polynt Reichhold Group

La Centrale Finanziaria Generale S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised on an LBO deal involving the acquisition by Naxicap Partners and Ardian Co-investissement of a majority stake in the Emera group.
  • Assisted with a build-up project, through which Impresoft received approximately €25m of equity investments plus €30m of bank financing in order to complete, simultaneously, the acquisition of Gruppo Formula, Qualitas and 4Ward.
  • Advised Mevis on the agreements for the acquisition of the Metal Forming Division of Euromeccanica Group (MFD).

LMCR

LMCR's team provides advice on the full range of ordinary and extraordinary corporate and commercial matters. The 'highly client-focusedMassimo La Torre has substantial Italian M&A market experience; and Roberto Rio acts for corporate clients and private equity houses on domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Massimo La Torre; Roberto Rio

Other key lawyers:

Leopoldo Giannini; Angelo Romano; Elmar Zwick

Testimonials

Great for its flexibility, competence and the attention paid to clients.

Hard workers and problem solvers.

Availability and flexibility, with good knowledge and well-structured advice.

Massimo La Torre is highly client focused.

Key clients

Nidec Corporation

Royal Caribbean

Mandarin Capital Partners

Doppel Farmaceutici

Giochi Preziosi Group

Ladurner Ambiente

Trilantic Europe

Working Capital Management Group

Axpo Italia

United Petfood

Credem

Generale Conserve

Waterland Private Equity

Birrificio del Ducato

Pianoforte Holding

Banque Syz

Samia

Laviosa Minerals

Bregal Investments

Diatec

Madi Ventura

Alto Partners

L Catterton

Idex-Triber

Dalmec

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nidec with the divestment of its compressor division.
  • Assisted US group Royal Caribbean Cruises with a joint venture with Mediterranean Shipping Company and Costa Crociere (Carnival Group), for the establishment and management of a cruise terminal at the Port of La Spezia.
  • Assisted Axpo Italia, which operates in the energy sector, with the acquisition of a business unit of Axopower.

LMS Studio Legale

LMS Studio Legale's sector expertise includes manufacturing, retail, fashion, finance, telecoms, IT and energy. The team fields Fabio Labruna, who focuses on private and public M&A, corporate law, private equity, and special situations. Also highly regarded are experienced partners Tommaso Amirante and Fabio Coppola.

Other key lawyers:

Fabio Labruna; Tommaso Amirante; Fabio Coppola

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's practice includes investment deals and acquisition programmes that involve complex, cross-border and domestic M&A in the private sector. Luigi Macchi di Cellere is a corporate and commercial transactions specialist, while Claudio Visco advises on oil and gas and energy-related M&A.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Macchi di Cellere; Claudio Visco

Other key lawyers:

Ernesto Pucci; Roberto Luzi Crivellini; Simone Rossi

Work highlights

  • Advised Aptuit on an M&A transaction.
  • Advised VI.BE.MAC and its shareholders on a complex partnership with a Chinese investor.
  • Advised GR Value Group on the acquisition of a pipeline of solar assets.

Nunziante Magrone

Nunziante Magrone has a substantial portfolio of SME and private family clients. Francesco Abbozzo Franzi advises on M&A, shareholder agreements and corporate governance; Gianmarco Mileni Munari is an M&A and corporate and commercial law specialist; and Gianmatteo Nunziante regularly acts for Turkish clients. Fiorella Alvino is also highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Abbozzo-Franzi; Fiorella Alvino; Gianmarco Mileni Munari; Gianmatteo Nunziante

Other key lawyers:

Michael Kirkham; Federico Gioffrè

Testimonials

Great professionalism in every area of law, with highly specialised professionals who are focused on business and always available.

Regardless of the topic dealt with, clients always have the certainty of being followed by an expert.

Highly experienced lawyers.

Rapid responses and availability.

Gianmarco Mileni Munari is calm, balanced and an excellent professional.

Key clients

Nexive (TNT)

Opel

Kärcher

Sphere

Magaldi Group

Mirka

Wipak

Nuroll

Cherubini SpA

Herbolea Biotech S.r.l.

Cala del Forte S.r.l.

Société Monégasque Internationale Portuaire S.A.M.

Work highlights

  • Assisted SISMA Spa with the €60m sale of all its share capital to Clessidra SGR and Magnetar Capital.
  • Assisted OPTIMAS OE Solutions with the sale of the entire share capital of Italian entity, Optimas OE Solutions Srl, to Accursia Capital.
  • Advised Fonderia Scaranello on transferring its entire share capital to Fonderie di Montorso, a subsidiary of Fondo Italiano di Investimento SGR, a major asset management Italian company.

Ughi E Nunziante

Ughi E Nunziante's team is experienced in mid-market, cross-border M&A transactions that feature Italian components. Roberto Leccese focuses on clients from the renewable energy, oil and gas and technology sectors; and Filippo Mazza is particularly active in the insurance and energy sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Roberto Leccese; Filippo Mazza; Giuseppe Coco; Amon Airoldi

Testimonials

Its due diligence reports are very comprehensive and condensed, easy to read, and much faster than the same sort of reports produced by other advisers.

The documentation produced is very precise and well considered, not only for client purposes, but also with a view to reaching agreement with the counterparty.

Good communication levels with clients.

The team is very smart and has broad legal and sector knowledge.

Responsive, very helpful and proposes suitable solutions.

Great levels of technical competence.

Strongly aligned to clients’ needs, with strong problem-solving skills.

Roberto Leccese is always present during the critical moments of deals.

Key clients

Akka International SA

Texas Instruments

IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR S.p.A.

Rockhopper Exploration plc

d’Amico Società di Navigazione

HeidelbergCement Group

Neuberger Berman AIFM Limited

Bimota

Pharmagest Italia S.r.l.

Munich RE

Consilium SGR p.A.

Standard Cognition Corporation

Signature Flight Support UK Regions Ltd

Energy Wave S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bimota with certain aspects of the sale of a 49.9% stake in Bimota to Kawasaki.
  • Assisted Atlante Private Equity, managed by Neuberger Berman, on the sale of its stake in Svas Biosana.
  • Advised Munich Re on post-closing advice relating to the sale of Syncronos Italia to DUAL Italia.

Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams

Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams has significant energy, real estate and transport sector knowledge. Eugenio Tranchino is Italian energy head; and 'preparedCarlo Cosmelli advises Italian and international companies, investment funds and financial institutions on M&A, and general corporate and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Eugenio Tranchino

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Cosmelli; Luca Sfrecola

Testimonials

Speed, availability and very high levels of preparation.

Competence, professionalism and willingness to meet clients’ needs.

Tailor-made service, flexibility, speed of execution and good quality/price ratio.

Coverage of a range of legal aspects that affect our business.

Having a continuous relationship with professionals makes the management of the problems that arise much easier to deal with.

Carlo Cosmelli has always distinguished himself through his high levels of professionalism, attentiveness towards the client, and his speed of deal execution.

Carlo Cosmelli is prepared and professional.

Key clients

Acea Spa

Nike Group

Castaldi Lightning Spa

Blue Elephant AG

Belenergia

Nordic Solar A/S

Armamento Setramar

juwi

Principia SGR Spa

Work highlights

  • Advised AIM-listed Coro on its agreement to sell its Italian oil and gas portfolio to Zenith Energy.
  • Advised Tayan Energy Investment, a joint venture between Shanghai Electric and Spain’s Eland Private Equity, on both its joint venture agreement with Limes Renewable Energy (Limes) and its acquisition from Limes of two photovoltaic plants.
  • Advised Castaldi Lighting on its sale to Penta Group.

Withers Studio Legale

Withers Studio Legale assists brands and individuals from the design, and luxury and retail fashion sectors. It also has industry expertise in sports, food and beverage, and real estate and hospitality. Italian practice leader Roberta Crivellaro, Sergio Anania and Anthony Indaimo are the principal contacts.

Practice head(s):

Roberta Crivellaro; Sergio Anania; Anthony Indaimo

Other key lawyers:

Luca Ferrari; Sharon Whitehouse; Stefano Cignozzi; Francesca Nobili

Testimonials

The strengths of Withers are its willingness to listen to the needs of clients and the ability to guide them with competence and patience towards the set goal.

They are focused and have the required legal capabilities to perform their tasks.

They are practical and work towards getting the job done.

The team is always available and responds in a very short time, and always absolutely in line with clients’ business needs.

The Withers team demonstrates great expertise, professionalism and problem-solving skills on every occasion!

Sergio Anania has built an excellent team of capable professionals, who are strongly focused on international legal matters.

Sergio Anania has excellent business vision, combined with legal expertise.

Sergio Anania has excellent understanding of business needs and problem solving; he simplifies complex legal aspects, is fast, and of real help during negotiations.

Key clients

A-Live

Peressotti Srl,

L’ Ospedale degli Animali Srl

Clinica Veterinaria Costa d’Argento Srl

VetPartners

UniGasket

A-ccelerator Italy Srl

China Merchants Industry Technology Europe Srl

Pagani Automobili SpA

Recornea Srl

Fanuc Italia Srl

Masi Agricola

Allinsports Srl (Anton Stipinovich)

Lawrence Stroll (and bid vehicle Yew Tree Overseas Limited)

Rodi Basso

Work highlights

  • Assisted VetPartners with acquiring two clinics.
  • Provides ongoing commercial and corporate legal support to the UniGasket Group.
  • Provides ongoing commercial and corporate legal assistance to Pagani Automobili, the supercar producer.

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati – CDP Studio Legale

Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati – CDP Studio Legale assists with extraordinary transactions and corporate finance, as well as M&A. The team has sector expertise in electronic communications, energy, betting and gaming, transportation and manufacturing. 'BrilliantRoberto Donnini is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Donnini

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Pilarski

Testimonials

The firm displays competence and professionalism, and it pays attention to the client.

The legal team is very professional and with deep knowledge of the applicable laws, but it also takes a commercial approach and delivers legal advice with business acumen.

Roberto Donnini is a brilliant lawyer, who is appreciated for his competence, experience and great practical sense. He is also able to facilitate win-win solutions.

Key clients

Hitachi Rail STS

ENI

Gamenet Intralot

Enovos

Leonardo

Western Union

One Equity Partners

Lutech

Caterpillar

HAT Orizzonte Sgr Spa

Iacobucci HF Aerospace

Falck Renewables

C.H. Robinson

Work highlights

  • Assisted Hitachi Rail STS with its corporate governance system, including listing and delisting matters.
  • Advised Western Union on corporate governance and general corporate matters.
  • Assisted Intralot with the sale of its 20% stake in Gamenet Group, a listed betting and gaming player.

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario has longstanding experience across private equity and corporate and M&A transactions. Paolo Esposito has over 30 years' experience in M&A international deals, and Luca Fabbrini specialises in corporate and private equity work. Emanuela Sabbatino is also a key team member.

Practice head(s):

Luca Fabbrini; Paolo Esposito; Emanuela Sabbatino

Other key lawyers:

Nicola Canessa; Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano; Giorgio Iacobone; Milena Prisco

Testimonials

Professionalism of the highest level, with excellent flexibility and availability on the part of the entire work team.

Key clients

DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR S.p.A.

FSI SGR S.p.A.

M.F. Partners S.A.

Overseas Industries S.p.A.

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio della Spezia

Chiarva Family – (G Partecipazioni)

Kartell Spa

Deafarma

Gruppo WS

Gruppo Datrix

Primomiglio SGR SPA

KI-KELAG

Italgas S.p.A.

SCAR (French corp)

SITAEL S.P.A.

iGenius

Synesthesia

MC Dental Europe GmBH (Kulzer – Mitsui Group)

Interporto La Spezia Srl

Work highlights

  • Assisted Chiarva Family (G Partecipazioni) with a co-investment (with Trilantic) in TCP Lux Eurinvest, which concerned the acquisition of 48.67% of the issued share capital of Gamenet Group.
  • Assisted Interporto La Spezia Srl with the purchase of 20% of a shareholding in La Spezia Shunting Railways from Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Orientale (through a public tender).
  • Advised on the acquisition of up-to 20% of the share capital of an Italian company that is active in the natural gas distribution sector.

Jenny & Partners

Jenny & Partners consistently acts for international groups, listed companies, medium-sized enterprises and family businesses. Christoph Jenny advises German-speaking clients on the acquisition of businesses in Italy and Italian subsidiaries' restructurings; Simona Gallo is commercial law head; and Manuela Di Maggio is corporate and restructuring leader.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Jenny; Simona Gallo; Manuela Di Maggio

Testimonials

Professionalism, efficiency and compliance with deadlines.

Excellent co-ordination of the team and work.

I was pleasantly impressed by the high competence and professionalism of these lawyers, who combine such qualities with the ability to face and solve problems with serene determination.

German language capabilities are a plus!

The team is extremely innovative and professional.

Christoph Jenny is always on top of things and very creative.

Simona Gallo does a great job and is always available.

Manuela Di Maggio is a go-to adviser for professionalism, competence and efficiency.

Key clients

AGBA S.p.A.

Aspiag Service S.r.l.

Eccellenze Italiane Holding S.r.l.

Kärcher Group

Nisa Food S.r.l.

Protect Medical Holding GmbH

Schwabe International

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Margherita, an Italian manufacturer of frozen food products, on the sale of their shares to a newco.
  • Advised Protect Medical Holding (controlled by private equity fund Borromin Capital) on the acquisition of Spencer Italia, an Italian company that produces and distributes medical devices.
  • Advised Eccellenze Italiane Holding on the acquisition of Blufin, which owns female fashion brands Blumarine and Anna Molinari.

Jones Day

Jones Day's Stefano Crosio has longstanding experience in advising public and private corporate clients, as well as financial investors, on significant, cross-border M&A transactions. Crosio is particularly well regarded for his assistance to US clients with their investments and sales in Italy.

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Crosio

LEXIA Avvocati

LEXIA Avvocati's commercial, corporate and M&A practice hired equity partners Andrea Cazzani and Marco Muscettola in 2020 from Legance - Avvocati Associati and PLC Studio Legale, respectively. The team handles M&A, private equity, venture capital and restructuring transactions. A founding partner, Francesco Dagnino is also an experienced practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dagnino; Andrea Cazzani; Marco Muscettola

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Maroni

Testimonials

Ability to understand legal issues in a very short time.

Responds very quickly to all our requests, with perfect command of the English language.

Professionalism – they make clients look good during negotiations because of the competence of the partners and their ability to interact well with counterparts.

Exceptional ethical conduct.

Work highlights

  • Advised TAS International, a Swiss subsidiary of Italian listed company TAS, on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Infraxis, a Swiss digital payments sector company.
  • Assisted with a joint venture agreement with the Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company group.
  • Advised PLC Power on the sale to Enel Green Power Italia of its participation held in both C&C Castelvetere and C&C Uno Energy, as well as related wind projects.

Masotti Cassella

Masotti Berger Cassella is now known as Masotti Cassella, following Julian Berger's departure. The practice fields experts in English-documented, cross-border M&A and international business transactions. 'InsightfulLuca Masotti focuses on advising life sciences companies, while Mascia Cassella specialises in M&A, corporate matters, and day-to-day activities.

Practice head(s):

Mascia Cassella; Luca Masotti

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Piatti

Testimonials

Masotti Berger is our key to Italy. The lawyers provide strong M&A advice but also very valuable insights on the regulatory framework and practical application – this was particularly helpful when navigating the Covid-19 situation.

They are really business-oriented! They give legal assessments but also strategic and business point of views.’

They are quick and good, and speak perfect English.

They provide very valuable advice.

Luca Masotti makes himself available for big (and not so big) issues; he is bright, insightful, well connected, and takes a keen interest in our business.

Key clients

Ab Medica SPA

Claranet Group Ltd

Immobiliare Melpo

Efeso Consulting

Pomini Rubber & Plastics SRL

Multiservice spa

AV Green 3 Srl

Officine Ortopediche Rizzoli

Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Briarwood Products Group UK

Telbios S.r.l.

Fazzini S.r.l.

Factory S.r.l.

Ab Medica France S.a.s.

Eleventy S.r.l.

Homair European Camping

Work highlights

  • Advised Ab Medica, an Italian manufacturer of medical devices, on a wide range of commercial agreements.
  • Assisted Briarwood Products Group with the acquisition of a majority stake in new company, Briarwood Landini, which spun off from Landini.
  • Co-advised (together with a Hungarian law firm) the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the acquisition from Italian companies (Seastok and Teseco) of land and assets near the Port of Trieste.

Studio Legale Padovan

Standing out for public tenders and international trade, Studio Legale Padovan's commercial and corporate expertise covers domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and company law, and national and international commercial contracts. Founding partner Marco Padovan is a construction contract and international trade specialist.

Practice head(s):

Marco Padovan

Other key lawyers:

José Alberto Álvarez de Cienfuegos Domínguez

Testimonials

Great lawyers, a committed team and the best market practices.

Experienced and committed, with niche market skills.

In-depth legal know-how, with strong specialisations in export control and international contracts.

Marco Padovan is a highly specialised lawyer, with great business acumen.

Key clients

Banca Carige

Nooter Eriksen S.r.l.

Lamiflex S.p.A.

Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.

Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A.

Webuild S.p.A. (formerly Salini Impregilo S.p.A.)

Banco BPM S.p.A.

Vibac S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Banca Carige with both a review of its existing practices and drafting a new operational policy for international activities.
  • Advised a major energy technology company on a range of corporate and commercial issues surrounding its business operations in high-risk countries.
  • Advised an Italian company, which manufactures household appliances, on its sale to a Saudi company.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Heavily focused on international corporate work and significant cross-border transactions, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's corporate and M&A department is spearheaded by experienced corporate partners Massimo Di Terlizzi and Roberto Padova. Also key to the group are M&A specialists Maurizio BernardiFrancesca de Fraja and Anne-Manuelle Gaillet.

Practice head(s):

Massimo Di Terlizzi; Roberto Padova

Other key lawyers:

Maurizio Bernardi; Francesca de Fraja; Anne-Manuelle Gaillet

Key clients

Ciceri Family (Marco Ciceri)

Emmi Holding Italia S.R.L.

Gruppo Aturia S.P.A.

Ferruccio Gilberti

Olimpia Splendid S.P.A.

Cerved Group

Bain Capital

Mercury UK Holdco

Cooperativa Esercenti Farmacia Soc. Coop. A R.L.

DEPObank

Work highlights

  • Advised on the acquisition of Ritrama by Fedrigoni, which is controlled by Bain Capital.
  • Assisted with the sale of 13 properties in Italy.
  • Advised Emmi Holding Italia on the acquisition of the entire corporate capital of Pasticceria Quadrifoglio.

Rucellai & Raffaelli

Rucellai & Raffaelli's diverse corporate and M&A practice covers strategic M&A (both acquisitions and sales), venture capital, joint ventures, foreign direct investment (FDI) and greenfield investments. In addition to his M&A practice, Enrico Sisti is sought out for significant FDI investments in Italy.

Practice head(s):

Enrico Sisti

Key clients

Accenture

Philip Morris

Almaviva

Altor Equity Partners

Amazon

Arcelor Mittal

Trussardi

Andera Partners

CDP Venture Capital SGR

Panakes SGR

Raytheon Technologies

Bausch&Lomb

Navico

Mediobanca

Insec Equity Partners

Siparex

Boston Consulting Group

Ecodom

Horsa

VGP Industrial Parks

Getinge

Danaher

KavoKerr

Schneider Electric

Cattolica Assicurazioni

OMV (Osterreichische Mineralolvewartung)

GEN-I

Roche

Marsilio Editore

SNAM

Mail Boxes Etc.

IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR

FCA

Altazinc

Prink

VC Hub

Shalag

Fitch Ratings

Exsto

Nordcom

Asp-Advance Sterilization Products

Fendi

Elanco

Progetto Banca Idea

LB Technology

Alligator Energy

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Work highlights

  • Advised Accenture (and affiliates) on multiple acquisitions.
  • Advised on an investment in MMI, marking a key investment in a healthcare start-up in Italy.
  • Acted as local counsel on the acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business in Italy.