Firm Profile > Chiomenti > Rome, Italy

00187 ROME

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

Chiomenti advises banks, insurance companies, financial intermediaries, investment firms and asset management companies on the regulatory aspects of M&A and finance transactions. It recently assisted Intesa Sanpaolo with the set-up of a strategic partnership with Intrum Justitia, which included regulatory assistance. Alessandro Portolano's experience includes assistance with both ordinary and extraordinary transactions, proceedings before Italian and European Regulators, structuring of business models, and entry into new markets. Vincenzo Troiano advises a range of regulated entities, and counsel Gabriele Buratti specialises in banking, finance, investment, insurance, and collective asset management regulation. Senior associate Felice Azzollini is experienced in banking, insurance, and financial markets.

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Chiomenti’s banking practice is extremely well versed in all banking regulatory topics, and gives clients peace of mind thanks to its deep analysis, using the latest cases and laws as applicable.

It has great availability and exceptional knowledge of the market and best practices.

Alessandro Portolano is a pleasure to work with thanks to his deep expertise, matched with a hands-on mentality that is essential for an international fintech company.

Vincenzo Troiano and counsel Gabriele Buratti have exceptional knowledge of the regulatory landscape.

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca Generali

Unione di Banche Italiane

Banca Popolare di Bari

Credit Suisse

Banca Carige

ING Bank (Milan Branch)

Bank of China (Milan Branch)

Banca Generali

Banca Mediolanum

Cassa Lombarda

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro


State Street

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Chiomenti has longstanding experience of deals involving structured finance, restructuring and distressed assets, and real estate and acquisition financing. It is also one of the few Italian law firms that has English Law capacity. Gregorio Consoli focuses on corporate, structured and asset finance; Giulia Battaglia  is experienced in debt restructuring in the shipbuilding and healthcare industries, as well as energy matters; and Luca Bonetti advises on finance and real estate deals. Counsel Alfredo Lizio is a shipping, aviation and structured finance expert, and banking and structured finance specialist Marco Paruzzolo was made partner. Marco Cerritelli, who has infrastructure sector experience, and finance counsel Riccardo Rossi were hired from McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato and Simmons & Simmons, respectively.

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It is an incredible finance team with unique capabilities and experience; the size of the team is also crucial when dealing with different transactions at the same time.

The team knows its sectors very well and has very good contacts with banks.

They are always available and trying to find a solution.

Gregorio Consoli is a real star of the market – he is smart, organised and a great negotiator.

Counsel Riccardo Rossi has all the ingredients to do very well.

Key clients




Unipol Sai Assicurazioni

Coima SGR


Grimaldi Euromed

Fonderie San Giorgio

EI Towers


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

T Mariotti

De Fonseca


Savills InvestmentManagement SGR

BC Partners

Eurocommercial Properties Italia

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 1

Chiomenti is highly esteemed for its assistance with structured finance, restructuring and distressed assets, and real estate and acquisition financing. The practice also has English law capacity. Gregorio Consoli is noted for corporate, structured and asset finance; and Giulia Battaglia  is experienced in debt restructuring in the shipbuilding and healthcare sectors, and her practice also includes energy matters. Luca Bonetti handles finance and real estate deals, while the counsels to note are shipping, aviation and structured finance expert Alfredo Lizio and finance specialist Fraser Wood. Project and infrastructure finance expert Marco Cerritelli, and finance counsel Riccardo Rossi were new arrivals from McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato and Simmons & Simmons, respectively. In January 2020 the practice also gained Gianrico Giannesi  and his seven-strong team from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Practice head(s):


Chiomenti is an excellent firm in the finance space. It has a complete finance offering and incredible capability.

The team has great experience in structured finance deals.

Gregorio Consoli’s leadership makes this team stand out from its principal competitors.

Gregorio Consoli is a true star in the finance sector. He is an incredible lawyer who is smart, thinks out of the box, always finds solutions to complex issues, and is an incredible negotiator. Clients should always want him on their side of the table.

Counsel Riccardo Rossi is a young lawyer who already has excellent experience and a great network.

Key clients



J P Morgan

Banca IMI

Deutsche Bank

Credit Agricole

Banca Europea per gli Investimenti

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Banca Popolare di Milano

Unione di Banche Italiane

BNP Paribas

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Capital markets: Equity Tier 1

Chiomenti is well known for playing leading roles during the privatisation of state-owned companies. The practice also stands out for its involvement in highly significant tender and exchange offers and takeover bids. Clients particularly appreciate the firm's innovative corporate, contractual and fiscal structures in relation to ECM matters. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei and Enrico Giordano's practices include public offerings and stock listings. Federico Amoroso acts on IPOs, share capital increases, institutional placements and treasury share buy-back programmes; and counsel Gianfilippo Pezzulo is an expert in IPOs, public purchase and exchange offers, capital increases and private placements.

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The lawyers are devoted to their work and combine individual knowledge with practical support from the rest of the firm.

The team is influential during negotiations and in possession of a highly important information network.

Key clients


Pirelli & C


Carel Industries

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

Lazard & Co


Banca IMI

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe)


Aedes SiiQ

Officina Stellare

Gabelli Value for Italy

Ubi Banca

Unipol Gruppo

Longino & Cardenal


Giglio Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Chiomenti is widely respected for its advice on bo ordinary and extraordinary Italian transactions. The practice has significant fashion market experience; other sectors in which it is currently active are pharmaceutical, infrastructure, banking and private equity. Massimiliano Nitti is a private and public M&A expert, and Carlo CroffFrancesco TedeschiniAntonio Sascaro and Andrea Sacco Ginevri all advise on corporate and M&A transactions. Also noted is international contracts expert Franco Agopyan, while Simone Bernard De La Gatinais is 'constantly focused on understanding clients' business needs'. At senior associate level, Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo advises on deals in the media, technology, fashion and construction sectors, and Corrado Borghesan is regularly involved in significant M&A deals.

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It is appreciated for belonging to an international network and for its ability to follow local clients with care.

Simone Bernard De La Gatinais is constantly focused on understanding clients’ business needs.

Key clients


Aalberts Industries

ABA Chemicals Corporation

Accor Hospitality Italia


Adolf Wuerth

Aedes SIIQ

Agrolimen Group

Air Products and Chemicals

Aksìa Group SGR

Alcedo SGR


Aliante Partners



Anima Holding

Ansaldo Energia

Ansaldo STS

Argo Finanziaria

Arle Capital Partners

Arrow Global



AVIS Budget Italia

B&B Italia

Banca d’Italia

Banca Generali

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Sella Holding

Banco Santander

BC Partners

Belectric Holding

Betty Blue

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Securities Services



Carestream Dental Italy

Carimonte Holding



Cassa Depositi e Prestiti


CBRE Global Investors Italy


Celanese Europe BV


Charterhouse Capital Partners

Clessidra SGR

Coffee Star

Combustibili Nuova Prenestina

Compagnia Italiana Energia

Compagnia Sviluppi Industriali ed Immobiliari

Consilium SGR


De Rigo Vision


EF Solare Italia

Efort Intelligent Equipment Co

Elapid Parent

Elios Ceramica

Elle Ceramica

Endowment Strategies



Epsom 2



Eternal Materials Co

Eurial Holding SAS

Eurizon Capital SGR

Eurocommercial Properties Italia


F2i – Fondi Italiani Per Le Infrastrutture

Falcon Metals

Fenêtres MQ

Fininvest Finanziaria d’investimento


FRI-EL Green Power

Generac Holdings

Genstar Capital


Giusti Oliviero

GL Europe Luxembourg

Goldentree Asset Management

Grandland Holdings

GreenOak Real Estate Advisors


Hi-Media Italia

Houlihan Lokey


Indiana Production

Infore Environment Technology Group Stock

ING Bank

Iniziativa Gestione Investimenti SGR


Intesa Sanpaolo



Italian International Film


Jinko Solar Import and Export Co

Julius Baer Group

L. Catterton PE Fund

La Finanziaria Trentina

Ladurner Group


LSF LX Investments

Luxottica Group

Macquaire European Infrastructure Fund 4


Marazzi Acquisition

Marco Tronchetti Provera & C

Mayhoola For Investments




Metalmark Capital Holdings


Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Morato Pane

Morgan Stanley SGR


N&W Global Vending

N.U.O. Capital



Nordic Solar Energy

Northwood International Acquisition

Nuova Energia

One Equity Partners

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board Pension Fund

Opcapita Consumer Opportunities Fund II

Opengate Capital Fund



Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli


Poste Italiane

Poste Vita


Prima TV

Progetto Piadina

Provisur Technologies


QuattroR SGR



RB British Marine UK

RCF Group

Reti Telematiche Italiane

Reti Televisive Italiane

River Associates Investments


San Sisto

Savills Investment Management SGR

Sella Open Fintech Platform

Serapian Ardavast





Societé Cooperative Agricole Agrial

Société Générale

Solar NRG

Spin Master

Synergo SGR





Treetop Zobele Bidco

UBI Banca



Unipol Gruppo

UnipolSai Assicurazioni

Veneto Banca

Virtual Equity Partners

Water Gen Power


Zach System


Zeta Investment

Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 1

Chiomenti's luxury team numbers among its clients globally recognised Italian fashion brands Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Sergio Rossi. Headed by Emanuele Barberis, who specialises in employment law (contentious and non-contentious), the practice focuses on corporate and employment law, M&A and IP. Highlights included advising Allegra Versace on the headline sale of her entire shareholding of Gianni Versace to Michael Kors Holding.

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Key clients

Dolce & Gabbana


Ralph Lauren

Ermenegildo Zegna

Sergio Rossi

Investindustrial Group Holdings


Milano Investment Partners


Proenza Schouler

Preca Brummel

Sitoy AT Holdings Company

Yoox Net-À-Porter Group

NUO Capital

Industry focus: Retail Tier 1

Headed by Massimiliano Nitti, the retail foods and consumer goods team at Chiomenti often advises high-profile clients in the food and fashion industries. Antonio Tavella is head of the business restructuring unit, Giulia Battaglia is active in finance, Luigi Vaccaro advises on M&A, restructuring and insurance, while Paolo Bertoni, who was made of counsel in January 2019, is a specialist in IP and cross-border IT matters. Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo is noted for his 'passion, dedication, real interest in solving problems and delivering value'.

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Edoardo Canetta has passion, dedication, real interest in solving problems and delivering value.’

Key clients

Gianni Versace


Necta Vending

Sergio Rossi


Private equity Tier 1

Chiomenti advises on Italy's most significant private equity transactions. The broad practice covers large transactions, but also mid-cap and venture capital deals and distressed situations. The team is recognised for pioneering the development of LBO techniques and stands out for its finance credentials. It was recently particularly active in pharmaceutical sector deals. Franco Agopyan is an international contracts specialist, Massimiliano Nitti is a private and public M&A expert, and Luca Liistro is noted for pharmaceutical, and healthcare and life sciences matters. Carlo Croff and Antonio Sascaro advise Italian and international clients on major deals, and senior associate Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo's sector experience includes media, technology, fashion and construction.

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Key clients

SK Capital Partners

One Equity Partners

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

BC Partners







Lion Capital

Investindustrial VI


NB Renaissance







Investindustrial Group Holdings

Pitney Bowes Inc.



Real estate and construction Tier 1

Chiomenti's activity in the real estate space includes complex transactions for investment and management companies and real estate funds - with a focus on finance, regulation (Vincenzo Troiano) and insurance. In addition, the team also handles development projects involving complex tax structures (one of Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio's key areas of activity), while town planning and environment  advice are other key areas of strength. The team is a multidisciplinary group of highly esteemed lawyers such as Umberto Borzi and Patrizia Liguti , and was developed further still by the promotion of Katia Zulberti to counsel in January 2019.


‘The team has a broad set of skills, is flexible and takes an effective approach to deals’

‘Umberto Borzi is one of the best lawyers in the real estate industry – his knowledge of the market and dynamics is amazing and extremely valuable.’

‘Chiomenti’s team is most probably the best in Italy for the real estate industry. They are extremely professional and knowledgeable.’

‘Carlo Croff is probably the best lawyer in Real Estate in Italy, very professional and extremely well connected – he finds solutions to every problem.

‘Patrizia Liguti is very experienced and very professional.’

‘Giuseppe Andrea Gianantonio is a very prepared and connected lawyer’

‘Chiomenti’s real estate teams are very well focused – their approach results in high-level agreements’

‘Always available even for small issues – each one of the people involved in the dedicated teams maintains high standards on all occasions’

‘Paolo Fedele and his team are smart and professional’

Key clients

Aedes SIIQ S.p.A.



Angelo Gordon


Banca IMI


BNP Paribas Group

Castello Sgr S.p.A.

CDP Immobiliare

Cerberus Capital Management



Dea Capital

Eurocommercial Properties

Franklin Templeton

Generali Real Estate SGR

Government of Singapore Investment Authority (GIC)

Kervis Asset Management S.p.A.



Kryalos SGR S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo


Logistics Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley

Prelios S.p.A.




Silver Fir

Tristan Capital

Tritax Eurobox

Tax Tier 1

Chiomenti is widely respected for international tax matters, planning and corporate reorganisations. The firm also has substantial transfer pricing and tax litigation departments. Raul-Angelo Papotti  is a transfer pricing and international tax planning expert; Massimo Antonini is well-known for cross-border M&A tax issues; Marco Di Siena is a transactions and litigation expert; and Paolo Giacometti is a specialist in cross-border transactions and the taxation of financial products. Also key to the group are Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio, a key name for real estate tax structuring; of counsel Giovanni Carpenzano, a former Intesa Sanpaolo group tax head; and counsel Antonino Guida, who acts for national and international clients.

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Chiomenti is immensely knowledgeable and professional, and provides clients with early indications of the ultimate cost which prove to be 100% accurate.

The tax department has strong expertise and a cutting-edge knowledge of the most advanced tax issues, both in tax structuring and real estate taxation, which makes it the ideal partner of a listed real estate investment trust.

It obtains the achievement of clients’ wishes through integrated skills, cohesion and teamwork. The team also has excellent communication skills.

It has competence, availability and timeliness.

Massimo Antonini is always available and applies his in-depth knowledge to help clients get to a satisfactory result.

Raul-Angelo Papotti stands out from other professionals because he is always up to speed with legislative updates. He has both high technical tax skills as well as the ability to understand a company’s needs, risks and opportunities.

Giusseppe Andrea Giannantonio is an outstanding professional who has great technical knowledge coupled with a positive business-oriented approach. He has an exceptional ability to understand the actual needs of his client.

Key clients


Bank of America Merrill Lynch



CBRE Global Investors



Cerberus Capital Management



UBI Banca

JP Morgan Chase


Valtur Group

Banca Generali

Morgan Stanley


Credit Suisse

Intesa Sanpaolo

Huawei Technologies

Olympus Group


Allegra Versace

Naval Group

Mediacom group

Administrative and public law Tier 2

Chiomenti's administrative and public law department is particularly strong in banking, regulatory and contract law, and regularly works in the healthcare, energy and real estate sectors. In recent work, practice head Filippo Brunetti, who is noted for his 'effective and concrete' advice, acted for Banco BPM in an administrative dispute with local authorities regarding waste disposal at one of the company's properties; counsel Alfredo Vitale was also part of the team. Counsel Loredana Giani Maguire and recently promoted partner Giulio Napolitano, who are also professors of administrative law, are other names to note.

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It assists with high professionalism, timeliness, dedication and commitment, the bank itself, providing timely and exhaustive opinions and the best legal support even in disputes.

Great professionalism and synergy between the various skills of the firm.’

Chiomenti guarantees top-level legal advice that is worth the higher fees that it applies to its clients.’

Filippo Brunetti stands out for his high professionalism and preparation in his field of competence (administrative and public law), is always up to date, timely in dealing with requests, endowed with a high practical sense, oriented to the solution of problems, very attentive to the best protection of the interests of the company I work for.

Key clients


Air Liquide Sanità Service

Api Anonima Petroli Italiana


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti



Sg Leasing

Unipol Gruppo Finanziario




Iveco Orecchia


Investire Immobiliare



Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Chiomenti advises on funding transactions for banks and corporations, securities transactions, and financial regulatory matters (with a particular focus on debt). Key areas include covered bond programmes and advising on the issuance of corporate bonds in Italy. The team is also particularly active in the securitisation market. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei heads the listed companies, corporate governance and capital markets department, and banking and finance head Gregorio Consoli also advises on capital markets deals. Giulia Battaglia's practice includes the securitisation of receivables, and recently promoted of counsel Benedetto La Russa advises on hybrid, high yield, equity-linked and exchangeable notes.


The competent and efficient team is highly attentive to its clients and respectful of deadlines.

The lawyers have excellent skills and are available and collaborative.

Gregorio Consoli’s team comprises great professionals at all levels of seniority.

Gregorio Consoli is absolutely outstanding – he is unmatched by competitors and has an understanding of commercial issues that transcend the typical role of a business lawyer.

Key clients

Alba Leasing

Banca Carige

Banca Popolare di Sondrio

Banco BPM

Banco di Desio e della Brianza

BNP Paribas

Credito Fondiario

Deutsche Bank

Enel European Investment Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

JP Morgan



Unione di Banche Italiane

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Chiomenti's department, headed by regulated markets specialist Gilberto Nava, recently managed data protection issues involving the IT, telecoms, banking, insurance, energy and automotive sectors. Typical work includes day-to-day and strategic data protection issues, including transfer of data, profiling, internal investigations, online and offline policies, and the development of machine learning-based services. Recently promoted counsel Giulio Vecchi expertise in the media, technology, and entertainment sectors, and associate Adriano D’Ottavio, who is experienced in privacy, data protection and security, was a new hire from Portolano Cavallo.

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All the lawyers give positive solutions and help clients find different ways to approach the legal options.

The team is highly professional and focused on solving problems.

Gilberto Nava and Giulio Vecchi are outstanding. Gilberto has great knowledge of clients’ business, helping them focus attention on the key issues rather than ancillary problems. Vecchi heads straight for the problems fast, and helps negotiate and win difficult legal problems.

Key clients



Toyota Financial Services – International Corporation

Toyota Insurance Management


Yoox Net-À-Porter Group

Enel X


Intesa Sanpaolo



Hic Mobile

ANIA – Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratrici

Agile Telecom

Stevanato Group

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Chiomenti's dispute resolution practice is characterised by its expertise in commercial matters, insolvency, international arbitration and competition. The firm's clients include international banks, insurers, media companies, fashion houses and investment funds, all of which receive sector-specific and cross-border assistance, thanks to the firm's membership in the Lex Mundi international network. Ennio Maria Cicconi's departure in December 2018 triggered a series of changes within Silvio Martuccelli's team; Mikaela Valan and Gerolamo Vinci were made counsel, Antonio Donato was elevated to managing counsel and Massimo Proto joined as of Counsel in January 2020, contributing to the expansion of the litigation practice into sports law.

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‘Constant and reliable presence both in the pure litigation and in the amicable settlement of disputes.’

‘Stefano Passeri deserves a particular mention for his dedication, availability and attention to the customer.’

Key clients

SG Leasing S.p.A.

CMC S.p.A.

Mc Donald’s Italy

BNP Paribas – BNL S.p.A.

RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. and RCS Sport S.p.A.

Mediobanca S.p.A.

Banca Esperia

Cattolica Assicurazioni

Cinecittà Studios S.p.A.

JP Morgan

Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A.

Veneto Banca

Gruppo Aliante Partners

UnipolSai Assicurazioni

Gilead Sciences

Vivendi S.A.

Firriato S.r.l.

Impresa Grassetto S.p.A.

Federative Republic of Brazil

Paolo Benedetti and Rosa Pannucci

Permasteelisa S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Kaleyra S.p.A.

Vincenzo Zucchi S.p.A.

Employment Tier 2

The labour law group at Chiomenti is appreciated for its 'quick, clear and flexible advice' on the full range of specialist issues, including contracts, termination of agreements, litigation, restructuring and welfare plans - the latter being a significant focus for the department. Under the well-regarded leadership of practice head Emanuele Barberis and social security expert, litigator and arbitrator Annalisa Reale, the team grew with a series of mid-level promotions in January 2019. Associate Paolo Carbone is emerging in the field of restructuring, remuneration policies and collective bargaining.

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‘A very structured team on which one can rely on for several different issues. They always prove to be very reliable and capable to meet any deadlines even with very short notice. Emanuele Barberis is able to identify possible solutions in a very short time thanks to his enviable experience.’

‘They are very professional and partners are reliable.’

‘Chiomenti provides timely and pragmatic advice on various topics related to Labour Law with special focus on litigation management and drafting contract with executives.’

‘Annalisa Reale and her team are deeply competent in the labour field. They provide clear and brief multilingual opinions.’

‘Chiomenti is able to provide a constant, solid, pragmatic, realistic, on-time support in all areas of labour law.’

Key clients

Gianni Versace

Ralph Lauren


Dolce & Gabbana

BMW Bank

Roberto Cavalli

Ermenegildo Zegna



De Agostini Group/ Dea Capital Group


Bain & Co


BNP Paribas


Quattroerre SGR

Porsche Fortress

Fondo Strategico Italiano/Cassa Depositi e Prestiti


Volkswagen Group Italia






Credit Agricole



Unipol Sai


Loro Piana



U.S. Department of Justice

Sergio Rossi

Torre Sgr


Alten Group

EU and competition law Tier 2

The EU and competition team at Chiomenti represents an impressive set of high-end clients. Cristoforo Osti leads the team, advising in cases involving anti-competitive exchange of information, abuse of dominant position, cartel proceedings and, among others, unfair commercial practices. The automotive, energy, retail and finance sectors are among the most represented in the client portfolio. The practice developed further at mid-level with Alessandra Prastaro's promotion to counsel in January 2019.

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Key clients

Amazon Europe Sarl

Vivendi S.A.

Finaf S.p.A. (Angelini Group)

Toyota Motor Italia S.p.A.

Toyota Financial Services PLC

Toyota Financial Corporation

Gilead Sciences

Opel Finance S.p.A.

BMW Bank Gmbh (Italian branch)

Areti S.p.A.

La Veggia S.p.A.

Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.

Cementi Moccia S.p.A.

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.


Coop Centro Italia SC

F2i-Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Investindustrial VI LP.

Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A. e Mediaset S.p.A.

Premium S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Adolf Wuerth

Banca Generali S.p.A.

UnipolSai S.p.A.

BNP-Paribas Securities

Crédit Agricole Cariparma S.p.A.

FlixBus Italia S.r.l.

Camfin S.p.A.

Philip Morris Italia S.p.A.

Goldcar Italy S.r.l.

Industrie Riunite Odolesi S.p.A.

Polynt S.p.A.

Alfasigma S.p.A.

Molmed S.p.A.


Lyoness Italia S.r.l. S.p.A.

Coop Alleanza 3.0 s.c.

Centrale Adriatica s.c.

Unicoop Firenze s.c.

Unicoop Tirreno s.c.

Coop Italia s.c.

myWorld Italia S.r.l.

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

Carola Antonini heads the energy department at Chiomenti. Acquisitions, issuance of green bonds and energy efficiency insurance policies were all key areas of activity for the team in the past year, covering a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, renewables and biomass. A series of counsel promotions in January 2019 strengthened the team at mid-level.

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‘Excellent knowledge of the market, very pragmatic approach, excellent experience and skillset’

‘It is a real pleasure to work with Carola Antonini and her team.’

‘Well versed and extremely knowledgeable, high number of professionals capable of supporting a client in various circumstances. Extremely capable in drafting and negotiating project finance contracts, strong experience and expertise’

‘Special mention to Carola Antonini, always available and dedicated, knowledgeable and supportive’

Key clients

Jinko Solar Import and Export Co. Ltd.

Enterra Holding Ltd.

Bayerische Landesbank

FIRE (Federazione Italiana per l’uso Razionale dell’Energia)

Terna S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

Banca Europea per gli Investimenti (BEI)

Solar NRG S.r.l.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.

FRI-EL Green Power S.p.A.

A2A S.p.A.

Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A.

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

Enel S.p.A.


Société Générale

Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.

Banca IMI S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

ING Bank

Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 2

Commended for its 'deep knowledge' and 'business-oriented' attitude, the industrial manufacturing team at Chiomenti is known primarily for its advice on production and distribution processes, and tax matters. Team head Luca Andrea Frignani, who also heads the firm's London office, assists Italian and international clients primarily with corporate M&A and financing matters. Luigi Vaccaro is noted for his 'competence and experience', and Mario Pelli Cattaneo is another key name.

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Business-oriented, experienced and able to match the company’s needs in terms of deadlines.’

It has a deep knowledge of the background of our business alongside a strong attitude to assist the client with a 360° approach.’

Luigi Vaccaro has experience and the ability to grasp the essential points to work on.’

Luca Frignani has a great capacity to maintain leadership and accountability vis-à-vis the client, and he is able to give fruitful support.’

Key clients

Naval Group

Grandland Holdings




Gavio Group





Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Gilberto Nava heads the IP, TMT and data protection department at Chiomenti, which acts for a number of major clients in the TMT sector. The team has been active recently in M&A matters for media clients, and has also been kept busy handling administrative matters for telecoms companies. Giulio Vecchi was promoted to counsel in January 2019; he has expertise in regulatory and IT contracts, among other areas. Recent highlights include advising Discovery Italia on obtaining an exemption, from the Italian competition authority, from the broadcasting and investment obligations concerning digital terrestrial channels.

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Key clients





Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano

De Agostini Group






Effe TV



Agile Telecom

Investment funds Tier 2

Chiomenti's 'well-rounded practice' is regularly involved in transactions involving asset management agreements, incorporation of asset management companies and corporate vehicles, establishing investment funds, acquisitions and sales of investment funds' assets, and assistance with the regulatory authorities. Alessandro Portolano heads the financial regulation department and Franco Agopyan jointly heads the private equity business unit. Vincenzo Troiano is also a key adviser.


The investment fund team is one of the few Italian teams capable of following complex and cross-border transactions, with unique experience in alternative investment funds.

The team is really well prepared, focused and involved; it is also fast in giving advice and feedback.

Full service in terms of legal assistance with top-level quality across practices.

Well-rounded practice.’

Key clients

QuattroR SGR


Ardian France

Savills Investment Management SGR

Forma Fund GP

Dea Capital Real Estate SGR


Kryalos SGR

Torre SGR

Prelios SGR

Investire SGR

Bancoposta Fondi SGR

Coima SIIQ

Coima SGR

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Chiomenti has substantial experience of restructuring and turnaround transactions, as well as of insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings. Leveraging the firm’s skill range, the team works across various departments, including finance, corporate law, tax, labour law and litigation. It also stands out for its insolvency crime expertise. Clients include distressed companies and financial creditors, as well as third-party investors. Antonio Tavella and Giulia Battaglia specialise in debt restructuring, bankruptcy law and insolvency proceedings. Recently promoted senior associate Giada Caravello advises companies in financial distress and debt restructuring.

Practice head(s):


The team is competent and commercially minded. It is also adaptable to different situations as well as the client’s mentality.

The practice is available and has specific competences and flexibility when addressing clients’ needs.

Key clients

Pasta Zara

Intesa Sanpaolo

Preca Brummel


Chateau D’Ax


Njord Partners

QuattroR SGR

Consorzio Latterie Sociali Mantovane Virgilio Società Agricola Cooperativa


Compliance Tier 3

Chiomenti regularly works with Italian and international clients to create and revise compliance models; the team also advises on the operation and composition of supervisory boards. In addition, it assists with illicit conduct and whistleblowing reports that flag up irregularities. Francesco D’Alessandro was made partner in 2019 and heads the white-collar crime unit. Of counsel Stefano Manacorda is a specialist in corporate criminal law and European and international criminal law.

Key clients





Intesa Sanpaolo





Banca Popolare di Milano

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The pharmaceutical, healthcare and life sciences business unit at Chiomenti is headed by Luca Liistro, who advises on commercial law and contractual matters. The team, which has been praised for its '"hands-on" approach', focuses primarily on M&A, and regulatory and contractual issues in the sector. It benefits from the 'very sharp business acumen' of administrative law specialist Filippo Brunetti, as well as the administrative expertise of Elio Leonetti and Alfredo Vitale, who were both promoted to counsel in January 2019. The team also has experience handling compliance, patent infringement and litigation.

Practice head(s):


Extensive experience in negotiating complex transactions in the industry, both sell and buy-side. “Hands-on” approach by senior partners, who personally attend all meetings/steps of a transaction. Very good knowledge of legal/technical issues typical of the industry.’

The team has extensive experience in negotiating complex transactions in the industry, on both the sale and buy-side. They have also a very good knowledge of all issues related to capital markets. Luca personally attends all meetings and reviews all the documentation, supporting his clients in all steps of a transaction; this is not always the case when dealing with large law firms. Luca is also a very good negotiator, tough where appropriate, but always fair and respectful of his counterparts. Thanks to this, he has excellent relationships within the industry and in the Italian financial community.

I work with Filippo Brunetti, a firm’s partner; he is really competent, well oriented towards the client needs, and he can also understand very quickly what the client really needs in order to solve her/his issues. I would also outline his capacity to identify links with other practices (e.g. medical practice) and also his speed in non-standard issues.’

Key clients

Laboratorio Analisi Guidonia

Laboratoires Expanscience



Lifebrain Group





The firm: Chiomenti’s success is based on the combination of its international outlook, recognised quality and reputation of its professionals. The firm has accompanied the growth of the major Italian businesses and the continuing increase in incoming and outgoing foreign investments from the post–Second World War economic recovery to the recent market integration reforms. The firm today has more than 340 attorneys and tax advisers and has offices in Rome, Milan, London, Brussels, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Chiomenti is the exclusive member firm in Italy for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in over 100 countries worldwide. The Firm is among the founders and continues to be a member of the “European Network”, which includes three independent market-leading law firms: Cuatrecasas in Spain and Portugal, Gide Loyrette Nouel in France and Gleiss Lutz in Germany.

Areas of practice:

Corporate and M&A: experience in the field of extraordinary transactions and corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; joint venture; commercial contracts; corporate governance; financial statements and accounting.

Listed companies, corporate governance and Capital Markets: knowledge of the capital markets sector; IPOs and other equity offerings; debt offerings, including convertibles and equity-linked instruments; private placements (including to management and employees); takeovers (cash and share for share); listed company continuing obligations.

Finance and Regulated Entities: legal adviser to leading companies in the banking, finance, and industrial sector in high profile financial transactions in both Italian and international markets; structured finance; securitisations; covered bonds; export finance, leasing and asset finance; acquisition and leveraged finance; ship and aircraft financing; project finance; local government finance; real estate financing; private banking, trusts and fiduciary activities; derivatives; regulatory structure – compliance and internal control; prudential regulation; codes of conduct; investment services; commercial contracts of regulated entities; M&A and other extraordinary transactions of regulated entities.

Real Estate: advice to major national and international investors and operators in the Italian real estate market; real estate acquisitions; real estate asset management; real estate funds; public sector real estate transactions; real estate securitisations; administrative, urban planning and environmental law; social housing.

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration: skills in civil and commercial litigation; domestic and international civil litigation (court or arbitration); domestic and international corporate and commercial litigation, in particular relating to acquisitions and commercial contracts (court or arbitration); alternative dispute resolution, mediation and other extra-judicial disputes; international commercial arbitration; international investment arbitration; European Union disputes; consumer/class actions.

Insolvency and Restructuring: experience in restructuring and turn-around transactions, as well as in insolvency procedures assisting now and in the past banks, financial intermediaries and companies on such matters; insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings; litigation; financial restructuring.

Tax and Tax Planning: expertise in tax advice and tax disputes; corporate transactions, M&A, private equity; international taxation and transfer pricing; taxation of investment funds and financial products; taxation of real estate investments; tax disputes; private wealth management, trusts and estate planning; employees, executives and other incentive schemes.

European Law: assistance to companies in their commercial activity, notifying the Commission and competent national authorities of mergers, and assistance in proceedings related to abuse of a dominant position and agreements restricting competition before the Commission and the Italian Competition Authority; EU law; domestic and EU competition law; international law.

Antitrust: civil litigation experience in damages and emergency measures related to violation of competition laws and in the appeal of decisions of the Commission and national authorities before the EU courts and internal administrative judges.

Administrative Law: consolidated experience in Administrative and Economic Public Law; state-owned business and public agencies; utilities (gas, energy, waste, water, transport); health care and pharmaceutical law; administrative law disputes.

Employment: supporting both Italian and foreign clients both in transactions and in the provision of general employment advice employment law (employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, stock options and other incentive schemes); social security law; employment litigation.

IP, TMT and Data Protection: tailored assistance in the Intellectual Property and the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors, working alongside the foremost Italian and international operators in the Italian media and electronic communications market as well as those that require protection of their business activities; telecommunications; media, IP, IT, Data Protection.

Energy:  legal advice covering all areas of the energy industry (production, transport, distribution, import, export, storage, regasification and trading), managing each stage of the project, from development and management to exit; renewable energy: wind; biomass (including WtE), biofuel; photovoltaic; geothermal; solar heat; hydroelectric; oil and gas. Public tenders and infrastructure; energy infrastructure projects; infrastructure concessions and contracts.

White-Collar Crimes and Business Integrity: litigation and out–of court assistance; Company distress and bankruptcy offences; Workplace health & safety offences; Tax offences; Anti-corruption and money laundering compliance; Crisis management.

Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences: legal advice and assistance to entities operating in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; share sales; structuring and defending pricing models; joint ventures for manufacturing and marketing medicines; protecting and licensing industrial property rights; medical malpractice and product liability; structuring governance models.

Private Wealth: legal and tax advice to private clients and family offices on the management of private wealth and family businesses; estate planning; successions; trusts and fiduciaries; inheritance law litigation; foundations, associations, third sector organisations; art.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Francesco Ago  photo Francesco Ago Francesco advises Italian and international clients on matters concerning finance, financing, capital…
 Federico Amoroso  photo Federico Amoroso Federico advises leading corporate clients and banks on national and international deals…
 Paolo Bertoni photo Paolo Bertoni Paolo advises Italian and international clients on intellectual property and information technology…
 Umberto Borzi  photo Umberto Borzi Umberto advises Italian and international clients (banks, funds, listed companies and other…
 Gabriele Buratti photo Gabriele Buratti Gabriele specialises in banking, finance, investment, insurance, and collective asset management regulation.…
 Giorgio Cappelli  photo Giorgio Cappelli Giorgio advises Italian and international clients on financial and debt capital markets…
Mr Michele Carpinelli photo Mr Michele Carpinelli Michele Carpinelli has long-standing experience advising Italian and international clients on matters…
 Marco Cerritelli  photo Marco Cerritelli Marco regularly assists Italian and foreign clients to develop, carry out and…
 Marco Di Siena  photo Marco Di Siena Marco advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax planning…
 Gianrico Giannesi  photo Gianrico Giannesi Gianrico regularly advises Italian and international banks, financial institutions, asset managers and…
 Andrea Sacco Ginevri photo Andrea Sacco Ginevri Andrea advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A matters with…
 Enrico Giordano  photo Enrico Giordano Enrico advises Italian and international clients on matters concerning capital markets, Corporate…
 Alfredo Lizio photo Alfredo Lizio Alfredo regularly advises Italian and international companies, banks, and financial institutions on…
 Stefano Manacorda photo Stefano Manacorda Stefano advises clients on matters concerning corporate criminal law and European and…
 Andrea Martina photo Andrea Martina Andrea advises Italian and international clients on national and international finance matters…
 Marco Maugeri  photo Marco Maugeri Marco advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A, capital markets…
 Filippo Modulo  photo Filippo Modulo Filippo works on complex transactions side-by-side with leading Italian and international industrial…
 Christopher Mullen  photo Christopher Mullen Christopher is an English Solicitor and advises Italian and international clients on…
 Cristoforo Osti  photo Cristoforo Osti Cristoforo Osti mainly provides assistance to Italian and multinational corporations in EU…
 Antonio Sascaro  photo Antonio Sascaro Antonio advises Italian and international clients on national and cross-border Corporate –…
 Francesco Scanzano  photo Francesco Scanzano Francesco advises Italian and international clients on administrative, health and pharmaceutical law…
 Francesco Tedeschini  photo Francesco Tedeschini Francesco advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A, banking, insurance,…
 Vincenzo Troiano  photo Vincenzo Troiano Vincenzo advises banks, insurance companies, asset management companies, payment institutions, institutional and…
 Alfredo Vitale  photo Alfredo Vitale Alfredo regularly advises state-owned, private (listed and non-listed) companies, and governmental bodies…
Number of lawyers : over 340
at this office : 112
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Chiomenti’s focus on its clients’ growth and its international outlook distinguish it in the Italian legal community.

Chiomenti’s professionals can rely on the Firm’s experience gained working with many of the most dynamic economic and financial players, through a network of offices and a consolidated international network.

To be closer to its clients, Chiomenti has offices in Italy – in Rome and Milan – and abroad – in New York, London, Brussels, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong – and a global network.

Chiomenti is among the founders of the “European Network”, together with independent market-leader law firms: Cuatrecasas in Spain and Portugal, Gide Loyrette Nouel in France and Gleiss Lutz in Germany.

Chiomenti is the member firm in Italy for “Lex Mundi”, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with representative firms in more than 100 countries.

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