Padua: leading firms in Italy

Gianni & Origoni

The Padua office of Gianni & Origoni fields a sizeable team that is highly specialised in M&A, litigation, restructuring and insolvency, labour and public law. Paolo Brugnera specialises in corporate law and commercial contracts (especially relating to joint ventures and other partnership agreements). Another key member is Paolo Gnignati, whose expertise is in litigation, bankruptcy and corporate consulting for financial institutions and industrial companies. Recent work includes assisting Molinos Rio de la Plata with a headline deal in the Italian food sector, the sale of Delverde Industrie Alimentari in a €9.25m deal.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Brugnera


The firm understands the needs of the business very well and adjusts to the client’s requests with great versatility, in step with the times that require reasonably rapid responses. Even if the main centres are Milan and Rome, the Studio is able to immerse itself in local realities with ease. The proximity to the customer without losing quality is the strong point.

We have worked with professionals who are very willing to adapt to the timings and needs of the negotiations, with a preparation put at the service of the concrete questions we have faced. Giacomo Sartor, and collaborators Giancarlo Donativi and Elena Zanellato are not only very competent but also useful interlocutors to reflect on the economic repercussions of the juridical questions in question.

Key clients

Generali Italia

La Finanziaria Trentina


Vega Carburanti

Molinos Rio de la Plata

Finanziaria Internazionale

Setten Genesio


Laxmi Organic Industries

Mtk Ca’ Marcello

Finanziaria Internazionale Group

Sage Automotive Interiors

Veneto Banca


Work highlights

  • Handling La Finanziaria Trentina and Alpenring’s restructuring of Marangoni Group.
  • Advising Vega Carburanti on the acquisition of Carburanti 3.0.
  • Acting for Setten Genesio in a claim against the project owner who dealt with the extensive restructuring of the Westin Europa & Regina Venezia and its conversion into a St. Regis-branded hotel.

MAC Legal – Studio Legale

MAC Legal – Studio Legale is a popular choice for mid-sized companies. The team has expertise advising on corporate matters, commercial contracts and M&A, and also provides day-to-day assistance to its longstanding clients. Giulio Marzella, who heads the team, successfully defended Gap Service in a longstanding dispute with Ediltecnica, which ended in April 2019. Francesca Parravicini, who was made partner in September 2018, has expertise in fiscal and financial matters and special operations. Founding partner Giulia Acerboni left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Giulio Marzella


Problem solving and always available.

The timeliness in solving any type of problem makes this studio quite unique.

Knowledge and customer focus.

This studio is able to cover any type of competence from legal to accounting in a timely and professional manner.’

Key clients


PDP Immobiliare

Simone Piva

Gap Service

Valore Solare


Imball Nord

AD Dal Pozzo



Helvetia Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisting Omac with a partnership agreement with Robot System.
  • Advised PDP Immobiliare on the disposal of a production plant based in Vicenza.
  • Assisted Simone Piva with the disposal of the business conducted under the brand name Simone Piva to Transpack Group Service.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's team primarily handles contentious and non-contentious employment law; civil and commercial contracts and extraordinary transactions; M&A; compliance and tax. Gianluca Saccoccia specialises in corporate and the real estate matters. Yuri Zugolaro has expertise in tax and corporate issues, including transfer pricing operations.

Tonucci & Partners

Tonucci & Partners' Padua office covers a wide range of practice areas. Aurelio Lonigo specialises in data protection; Carlo Scarpa is noted for handling negotiations regarding commercial and M&A agreements; and Alessandro Vasta works with multinational companies on e-commerce matters, the protection of intellectual and industrial property, and M&A.