Turin: leading firms in Italy

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners' Turin office has a core focus on Italian and international clients whose needs are in the Piedmont region. Jointly headed by the 'very professional' Luca Jeantet, Luca Mastromatteo, who is well regarded for his 'pragmatism', and Moreno Martini, the team focuses on corporate law and M&A, as well as being highly active in restructuring and litigation. Clients include financial institutions and insolvent companies from different fields (automotive, shipping, logistics). Recent work includes assisting with the debt restructuring of chemical group Mossi & Ghisolfi worth around €2bn.

Practice head(s):

Luca Jeantet; Luca Mastromatteo; Moreno Martini

Testimonials

The team working for this firm is really well-connected and the synergy within the team is evident. When interacting with different members it is not necessary to explain what was discussed with the others as they are all up to date.’

The team is extremely competent and helpful, we appreciated their punctuality when answering, and their courtesy.’

Great organization and highly specialized coverage of possible consulting requests.

Strongly customer-oriented, extremely efficient and effective in the organization of work, punctual and totally responsive in delivery.’

Great professionalism, accurate and timely answers, profound experience.

Phenomenal team for preparation, elegance, professionalism. Compared to other major law firms, they have proven to be much more focused on the facts of the case.’

The most outstanding qualities that we had the possibility to appreciate are: the high level of professional competence, the ability to understand our problems, and the ability to help to analyse the situation from different perspectives. In particular, we would like to highlight the work done by Mr Mastromatteo and Mr Panattoni.

Key clients

Astaldi

Huawei

Mossi & Ghisolfi

Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping

Sugherificio Ganau

Sound Point Capital Management UK

Orsi Service

Michelin Italiana

Federal Mogul

Diasorin

Ifor

Saniplast

Work highlights

  • Assisting the judicial administrator of Blutec with a creditors’ arrangement.
  • Advising on the structuring and drafting of a creditors’ arrangement for Astaldi, one of Europe’s top 25 construction firms. The outstanding liabilities total around €3.6bn.
  • Advising Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping on the restructuring of its overall outstanding debt, worth around €400m.

PEDERSOLI STUDIO LEGALE

Pedersoli Studio Legale's sizeable team is praised for its 'high-quality service', 'efficient approach' and 'tailor-made solutions'. The practice acts primarily on corporate M&A, private equity and capital markets matters, with high-profile clients in the automotive, telecoms and banking sectors. Recent highlights include assisting Italian TV broadcaster Mediaset with the negotiation and drafting of a co-investment agreement and a shareholders' agreement worth €1bn. Marcello Magro and Carlo Re are especially active. Andrea Gandini is noted for his 'exceptional negotiating skills', while Alessandra Giovetti is praised for her 'deep knowledge' of insolvency and 'outstanding problem-solving ability'. Juventus Football Club is another client.

Testimonials

The insolvency department is excellent, offering practical advice backed up by huge experience, ensuring all matters are handled promptly and appropriately. The law firm can offer comprehensive assistance in other sectors as well, such as corporate, tax, commercial and civil law, with the leading partners providing a high quality service. Its experience and capability to work together with all the teams of the law firm ensure a very comprehensive and satisfactory assistance.

The Pedersoli team has a great expertise and professional skills in different areas of law. Compared to other firms, the team is efficient and directly involved in all stages of the activity.

Excellent team with great knowledge and capabilities. Very diverse environment able to cater to all needs.

I recommend the team composed of Alessandra Giovetti and Jacopo Macchia to anyone having to deal with complex restructuring issues, for their practical approach to a variety of issues.’

Alessandra Giovetti provides highly clear advice on technically and legally challenging issues. Moreover, she is always available and highly responsive. She also assembled a team of very capable, accurate, practical and focused lawyers, able to assist the client in every step and at every level. The high standard of work, as well as the commitment to serve clients’ needs, resulted in an insolvency team which was always available and capable of finding the best solution.’

Key clients

Mediaset

Banca di Asti

Juventus Football Club

Rimorchiatori Riuniti

WIIT

EnVent Capital Markets

Alpha Private Equity Fund 7

Work highlights

  • Assisting Rimorchiatori Riuniti with the acquisition of Capieci Navigazione, Rimorchiatori e Salvataggio.
  • Advising Juventus Football Club on the listing of a €175m bond on the Global Stock Exchange of Euronext Dublin.
  • Assisting EnVent Capital Markets with the IPO on AIM Italia of Gear 1, worth €30m .

Grande Stevens: Studio Legale Associazione Professionale

Grande Stevens: Studio Legale Associazione Professionale specialises in civil, commercial, corporate and tax law. It is also experienced in M&A transactions, including tax structuring, international taxation, financial law, capital markets, and litigation and arbitration. The firm works with businesses and private clients with interests in Italy and London. Key contacts in Turin are chairwoman Cristina Grande Stevens, Daniele Cericola and Fernando Massara.

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati's Turin team covers a wide scope of practice areas, including corporate tax, media, entertainment, telecoms and data protection, tax litigation, and planning and international taxation. The firm focuses on providing assistance to corporate multinational and international clients. It also specialises in extraordinary transactions. Ada A. Garzino Demo has expertise in the taxation of telecoms; Giuseppe Cagliero is a key name for extraordinary transactions (mergers, demergers); and Stefano Barletta provides corporate assistance to clients in sectors including automotive, food, textiles and mining.