Firm Profile > Chiomenti > Rome, Italy

Chiomenti
VIA XXIV MAGGIO, 43
00187 ROME
Italy

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

Chiomenti's cross-practice approach ensures notable expertise in international projects where it acts for a range of domestic and global clients spanning the healthcare, real estate, energy, logistics and telecoms sectors. Practice head Filippo Brunetti is active in extrajudicial and judicial proceedings in the highest administrative courts, while Giulio Napolitano, who was promoted to partner in early 2020, has a wealth of expertise in regulatory work, energy law, corporate governance issues, public mandates and sports law. Counsel Alfredo Vitale regularly assists companies, public bodies and institutions with public contracts, urban planning matters and environmental and renewable energy issues.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Brunetti

Other key lawyers:

Giulio Napolitano; Alfredo Vitale; Francesco Scanzano; Loredana Giani Maguire; Elio Leonetti

Testimonials

‘The firm offers assistance in all sectors through resources dedicated to each subject.’

‘Very prepared and available professionals; Elio Leonetti is an exceptional lawyer in terms of skills, friendliness and helpfulness, even in the most delicate work phases.’

‘Filippo Brunetti stands out for the unrivalled level of attention, competence and professionalism with which he addresses every single issue that is submitted to him.’

‘Loredana Giani and Filippo Brunetti understand the various implications of a specific matter and can translate them into simple language for the client.’

‘Chiomenti is synonymous with high quality and precise work, based on recognised transversal skills.’

‘The professionals at Chiomenti are distinguished not only by the deep knowledge and professional experience but also for the reactivity to the clients’ requests as well as their care and attention to the set objectives.’

‘Filippo Brunetti is a highly experienced lawyer with solid expertise in Italian administrative and civil law, who can expose his arguments and legal analyses with clarity.’

‘Specific expertise in the world of public tenders, professionalism and speed of responses.’

Key clients

Expedia group

Flixibus

CONI Comitato Olimpico Nazionale

Mediacom

Investire Immobiliare SGR S.p.A.

Abbott S.p.A.

Banco BPM

Areti spa

GSE Gestore Servizi Energetici S.p.A.

Lear spa

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

Chiomenti's regulatory team, which includes former Bank of Italy employees, is highly experienced in the regulatory framework of banks, investment firms, asset managers, insurance companies and payment institutions. 'Able to understand the needs of businesses', Alessandro Portolano's experience includes assistance with both ordinary and extraordinary transactions, proceedings before the Italian and European regulators, structuring of business models, and entry into new markets. Also key to the group are experienced partner Vincenzo Troiano, and recently promoted managing counsels Gabriele Buratti and Felice Azzollini.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Portolano

Other key lawyers:

Vincenzo Troiano; Gabriele Buratti; Felice Azzollini

Testimonials

Top-level track record in banking regulation.

The team is prepared and has primary experience in the banking regulation sector.

Alessandro Portolano is competent and able to understand the needs of businesses.

Alessandro Portolano is exceptional – much more user friendly than other lawyers, and really knows his stuff. Our clients appreciate his advice.

Vincenzo Troiano is an excellent professional with great experience.

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Banca Generali

Intesa Sanpaolo

ING Bank – Milan branch

State Street Bank GmbH – Milan Branch

BPER Banca

Credito Fondiario S.p.A.

Tink AB

State Street

finleap

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Chiomenti's large and 'high-quality' banking and finance department fields specialists in structured finance, financial regulations, and real estate and project finance. Gregorio Consoli  heads the finance and regulated entities department, which showcases experienced partners Giulia Battaglia, Giorgio Cappelli, Luca Bonetti and restructuring business unit head, Antonio Tavella. Also key to the group are Marco Paruzzolo and Marco Cerritelli, along with counsel Cosimo Paszkowski. Notable growth includes the recruitment of a seven-lawyer finance team from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, including its former Italy head of banking and finance, Gianrico Giannesi.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Consoli

Other key lawyers:

Carola Antonini; Giulia Battaglia; Giorgio Cappelli; Luca Bonetti; Antonio Tavella; Marco Paruzzolo; Marco Cerritelli; Cosimo Paszkowski; Gianrico Giannesi

Testimonials

A high-quality team that assists even after the closure of the deal, with above- average problem-solving skills.

Great track record in complex transactions, with the ability to understand the borrower’s business when documenting documentation with lenders.

The Chiomenti team works with competence and punctuality, having understood the client’s needs.’

Gregorio Consoli has the ability to identify and resolve critical points.

Gregorio Consoli has high-level technical and negotiating skills.

Key clients

CDP RETI S.p.A.

Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.

Saipem S.p.A.

Hines Italia

Investindustrial

F2i

Unipol Sai Assicurazioni

Coima RES S.p.A. Società di Investimento Immobiliare Quotata

Coima SGR S.p.A.

Fincantieri S.p.A.

Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A.

Fonderie San Giorgio S.p.A.

EI Towers S.p.A.

SIT S.p.A.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Pusterla 1880 S.p.A.

Nexion S.p.A.

Kervis SGR S.p.A.

Polis SGR S.p.A.

Sipcam Oxon S.p.A.

T. Mariotti S.p.A.

De Fonseca S.p.A.

Savills Investment Management SGR

BC Partners

Eurocommercial Properties Italia S.r.l.

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 1

Chiomenti's sizeable and 'high-quality' finance and regulated entities department is widely respected for its experience in acquisition, project, structured and real estate finance. Gregorio Consoli heads the department, which also showcases experienced partners Giulia Battaglia, Giorgio Cappelli, Luca Bonetti, and restructuring business unit head, Antonio Tavella. Further support is provided by energy business unit leader, Carola Antonini, Marco Cerritelli, senior of counsel Francesco Ago, recently promoted managing counsel Riccardo Rossi, and counsel Fraser Wood. In 2020, the practice hired partner Gianrico Giannesi from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Consoli

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Battaglia; Giorgio Cappelli; Luca Bonetti; Antonio Tavella; Carola Antonini; Marco Cerritelli; Francesco Ago; Riccardo Rossi; Fraser Wood; Gianrico Giannesi

Testimonials

Chiomenti is the perfect firm for financial institutions.

It has excellent expertise in all areas of finance and financial asset regulation, and has a large and comprehensive team with some real industry stars.

A high-quality team that assists even after closure of the deal, with above-average problem-solving skills.

I should point out the high professionalism of the team  and its specific knowledge of the regulatory and procedural aspects of PPP operations. To this is added the utmost willingness to propose solutions that are appropriate to the context.

‘Gregorio Consoli is an incredible lawyer and has an extraordinary organisational capacity.

Gregorio Consoli is an excellent professional, who is competent, efficient, a great negotiator, and has the ability to find solutions to problems.

Marco Cerritelli always operates with the utmost commitment, ensuring constant presence and availability to propose and investigate adequate solutions to protect the client’s position.

The recently hired partner Gianrico Giannesi is very good for structured finance.

Key clients

UniCredit S.p.A.

Mediobanca S.p.A.

J.P. Morgan Plc.

Banca IMI S.p.A.

Deutsche Bank

Credit Agricole

Banca Europea per gli Investimenti (BEI)

Cassa depositi e prestiti S.p.A.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.

Banca Popolare di Milano S.C.p.A.

Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

Intesa Sanpaolo

Goldman Sachs

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 1

Consistently acting on the market's most significant ECM deals, Chiomenti's multidisciplinary team has longstanding experience in IPO transactions, rights issues, tender and exchange offers, public offerings of shares, capital increases and rights issues, convertible and other equity-linked securities, and private placements. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei heads the listed companies, corporate governance and capital markets department, and Federico Amoroso (a partner since 2018) is a financial markets expert. In 2020, Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo was appointed managing counsel, while former partner Enrico Giordano became of counsel. Maria Carmela Falcone is the senior associate to note.

Practice head(s):

Manfredi Vianini Tolomei

Other key lawyers:

Federico Amoroso; Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo; Enrico Giordano; Maria Carmela Falcone

Testimonials

Strong competence from both a legal and regulatory point of view, as well as from an operational and procedural point of view.

Important relations with the supervisory authorities and knowledge of the dynamics in place.

Senior team members who are always personally involved.

Recommended for the competence and quality of the whole team (including juniors), which is above the market average. Also great for customer support at all stages of projects, with the ability to bring in additional staff on very little notice.

Great preparation, and ability to work as a team with the client.

Expertise, great availability and problem solving.

‘Federico Amoroso negotiates effectively with counterparties; he has a very competent, active and fast approach.

Managing counsel Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo is always available for a discussion and able to interact with the counterparties and supervisory authorities. He is also able to identify effective solutions to problems that are not purely technical.

Key clients

ENI S.p.A.

BPER Banca S.p.A.

Fininvest – Finanziaria d’Investimento S.p.A.

CDP Equity S.p.A.

GL Europe Luxembourg SA

Golden Tree Asset Management Lux S. à r.l.

ASTM S.p.A.

Alkemy S.p.A.

Cofide. – Gruppo De Benedetti S.p.A.

Life Care Capital S.p.A.

IGD SiiQ S.p.A.

Giglio Group S.p.A.

Officina Stellare S.p.A.

Camfin S.p.A.

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A.

Saipem S.p.A.

Enel S.p.A.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

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 SascaroEdoardo Canetta Rossi PalermoCorrado Borghesan and Francesca Villa were made managing counsels in 2020, and special independent counsel Michele Carpinelli is a former partner. Since publication, Andrea Sacco Ginevri left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Nitti

Other key lawyers:

Marco Nicolini; Stefano Mazzotti; Luca Liistro; Simone Bernard De La Gatinais: Italo De Santis; Antonio Sascaro; 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.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 1

Chiomenti provides ongoing advice to companies on Italian and European competition law matters, including abuses of dominant positions and cartels, as well as merger notifications before the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) and the European Commission (EC). It also assists with state aid proceedings and has an active litigation team. Cristoforo Osti is the head of the antitrust department, which includes of counsel Stefania Bariatti and counsel Alessandra Prastaro. Experienced partners Gian Michele RobertiGuido Bellitti and Marco Serpone joined the Rome office in 2020 from EJC- Roberti & Associati, with which the firm integrated.

Practice head(s):

Cristoforo Osti; Gian Michele Roberti

Other key lawyers:

Stefania Bariatti; Alessandra Prastaro; Gian Michele Roberti; Guido Bellitti; Marco Serpone; Patrick Actis Perinetto

Testimonials

Fantastic experience, reputation and expertise.

Gian Michele Roberti is a go-to lawyer in this area; he is technically flawless and has the ability to understand the complexities of an innovative business quickly; and his ability to have brilliant ideas to solve innovative legal problems makes him irreplaceable.

Cristoforo Osti has great experience and knowledge of antitrust matters, and he is highly respected by the authorities.

Cristoforo Osti and his collaborators stand out for their great professionalism and competence; they are always ready to deliver proactive support, and act as true partners to our company.

Key clients

Amazon Europe Sarl

Amazon Italia Customer Services S.r.l.

Vivendi S.A.

Angelini S.p.A.

Finaf S.p.A. (Angelini Group)

Toyota Motor Italia S.p.A.

Toyota Financial Services PLC

Lyconet Italia S.r.l.

Toyota Financial Corporation

Gilead Sciences S.r.l.

Opel Bank S.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.

CCPL

Coop Centro Italia SC

F2i-Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Investindustrial VI LP.

Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A.

Mediaset S.p.A.

Premium S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation

Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd

Adolf Wuerth

Banca Generali S.p.A.

UnipolSai Assicurazioni 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.

Alfas

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

The team at Chiomenti assists high-profile luxury brands with the full scope of matters. Clients include globally recognised Italian brands such as Roberto Cavalli and Versace as well as international labels including Ralph Lauren. Led by employment law specialist, Emanuele Barberis, the team handles corporate and employment law matters, M&A and IP. Highlights included assisting Roberto Cavalli with all legal aspects of its move from Florence to Milan and advising both Erminegildo Zelda and Dolce and Gabbana in relation to restructuring processes.

Practice head(s):

Emanuele Barberis

Key clients

Dolce & Gabbana

Versace S.p.A.

Investindustrial LP

Lion Capital SGR

Sicis S.r.l.

QuattroR

Milano Investment Partners

Roberto Cavalli S.p.A.

Proenza Schouler

Ralph Lauren

Emenegildo Zegna

Sergio Rossi

Sitoy AT Holdings Company Limited

Nuo Capital

Preca Brummel S.p.A.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 1

Led by Massimiliano Nitti, the retail foods and consumer goods team at Chiomenti assists brands with major acquisitions, product integration, compliance audits and new product launches, as well as revising online and off-line distribution strategies, and also contributing to the internationalisation of large holding companies. Antonio Tavella is head of restructuring; Giulia Battaglia specialises in finance transactions; Luigi Vaccaro and Franco Agopyan are experts in M&A; Emanuele Barberis handles employment matters and Paolo Bertoni handles IP.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Nitti

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Tavella; Giulia Battaglia; Luigi Vaccara; Franco Agopyan; Emanuele Barberis; Paolo Bertoni

Testimonials

‘Team of absolute excellence, capable of managing extremely complex transactions that require multidisciplinary knowledge (eg M&A and corporate law, financial market law, antitrust, administrative-Golden power, regulatory).’

‘Professionalism and speed.’

Key clients

BC Partners LLP S.p.A.

Bibis Group

Casa Vinicola Zonini S.p.A.

Casoni Fabbricazione Liquori S.p.A.

Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP

E.On group

Equilibra S.r.l.

Florette Holding S.A.S.

Gianni Versace S.p.A.

IF- Mariano Stelliferi S.r.l.

Immobiliare Grande Distribuzione Siiq

Investindustrial

Italdesign

Kharis Capital Advisory Belgium Sprl

Lone Star Funds

Longino & Cardenal

Lottomatica Holdings SRL

Milano Investment Partners SGR

MiScusi S.r.l.

Morato Pane S.p.A. and Progetto Piadina S.p.A.

Necta Vending

Njord Partners LLP

NUO Capital S.A.

Paladin Capital Partners S.p.A.

Pasta Zara

Preca Brummel S.p.A.

QuattroR

Sergio Rossi

Sitoy AT Holdings Company Limited

SK Dionysus Holdings S.à.r.l.

Terme di San Vittore S.p.A.

Velasca S.r.l.

Wuerth Group

Italy > Private equity Tier 1

A pioneer in the development of LBO strategies, Chiomenti has a significant track record in all types of structured investments in private and listed companies. National and cross-border PE transactions expert Franco Agopyan co-heads the PE business unit, alongside New York-based Salvo Arena. The sizeable team of highly experienced partners also includes M&A head Massimiliano Nitti and pharma business unit leader Luca Liistro, along with senior partner Carlo Croff, Luca FossatiLuigi VaccaroVincenzo Troiano and Antonio Sascaro. Also key to the group are Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo and Corrado Borghesan, who were made managing counsels in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Franco Agopyan; Salvo Arena

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Croff; Luca Fossati; Luigi Vaccaro; Vincenzo Troiano; Massimiliano Nitti; Luca Liistro; Antonio Sascaro; Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo; Corrado Borghesan

Key clients

SK Capital Partners

One Equity Partners

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

BC Partners

H.I.G.

Capvis

Cerberus

Charterhouse

CVC

Lonestar

Lion Capital

Investindustrial VI L.P.

Cinven

NB Renaissance

Clessidra

F2i

FSI Sgr

Searchlight

OpCapita

QuattroR

Investindustrial Group Holdings S.A.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

IGI SGR S.p.A.

Apollo

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Chiomenti has a highly active, multidisciplinary real estate practice, which encompasses the firm's strengths in civil, corporate, administrative and bankruptcy law and financial regulation. Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio, who heads up the department, focuses on tax law and tax planning matters as well as structuring real estate domestic and cross-border transactions. Both Patrizia Liguti and Umberto Borzi are M&A lawyers, with in-depth knowledge of real estate portfolios and transactions in the retail, office, logistics and hotel spaces. Their 'reliability, rigour and competence' are particularly appreciated by foreign investors entering the Italian market and for Italian ones seeking to complete transactions abroad.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio

Other key lawyers:

Patrizia Liguti; Umberto Borzi; Corrado Borghesan; Paolo Fedele

Testimonials

Maximum competence on all aspects of finance and real estate transactions. Consolidated sector experience with focused teams, specialized lawyers and knowledge of the needs of national and institutional investors. The presence of a highly specialized team in real estate and construction law distinguishes the firm.’

‘Umberto Borzi and Patrizia Liguti represent a point of reference for foreign investors entering the Italian market and for Italian ones seeking to complete transactions abroad. Reliability, rigour and competence are the qualities that distinguish them, very useful especially on complicated transactions or with counterparties that are difficult to negotiate’

‘Extremely prepared lawyers and great responsiveness ’

‘Responsive and commercially minded’

‘The team supports clients in complex real estate acquisitions and the structuring of ancillary and strategic consulting services. The strength of the team is to combine skills in the real estate, regulatory and M&A fields to be able to face the various facets of transactions with adequate resources, well coordinated by the reference partner. The latter has particular focus in helping to resolve certain commercial impasses.’

‘Dedication and extreme availability of senior profiles, including Borzi and Borghesan, is a plus, together with their ability to approach partially discordant positions, and to reassure foreign investors who did not know the particular dynamics of the Italian legislative context’

‘Excellent preparation and availability of partners.’

‘Ability to interpret the client’s needs quickly and effectively, providing synergistic professional support in all areas of law, always attentive also in finding the right balance of relations with counterparties, without establishing unproductive rigid or mere conflicting relationships, facilitating the success of the operations, always with the utmost protection of the customer’s needs.’

Key clients

Aedes SIIQ S.p.A.

AEW

Allianz

Ardian

Banca IMI

Blackstone

BNP Paribas Group

Castello Sgr S.p.A.

CDP Immobiliare

Cerberus Capital Management

Coima

Covivio

Dea Capital

Eurocommercial Properties

Forma Funds

Franklin Templeton

Generali Real Estate SGR

Intesa Sanpaolo

Kervis Asset Management S.p.A.

Kildare

KKR

Kryalos SGR S.p.A.

Lendlease

Logistics Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley

Namira SGR

Prelios S.p.A.

Primonial

Round Hill Capital

Savills

Segro

Silver Fir

Tristan Capital

Tritax Eurobox

Vittoria Assicurazioni

Hines

Italy > Tax Tier 1

Chiomenti's team has tax-related finance expertise, and it is also noted for its market-leading capabilities in corporate, M&A and real estate tax, transfer pricing, private client and tax litigation. International tax law expert Raul-Angelo Papotti heads up the department, which includes Massimo Antonini and Marco Di Siena; the latter focuses on the tax aspects of extraordinary corporate transactions, M&A, litigation and family asset restructuring. Also key to the group are experienced partners Paolo Giacometti and Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio, of counsel Giovanni Carpenzano and recently promoted managing counsel Antonino Guida.

Practice head(s):

Raul-Angelo Papotti

Other key lawyers:

Massimo Antonini; Marco Di Siena; Paolo Giacometti; Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio; Giovanni Carpenzano; Antonino Guida; Giovanni Barbagelata; Irene Pellecchia; Gabriele Paladini

Testimonials

Chiomenti is very reliable, as it always provides in-depth answers and comes up with the best solution.

The professionals are very timely in providing reliable solutions.

Extremely prepared lawyers with great responsiveness.

Responsive and commercially minded.

The best tax firm in Italy – they consistently deliver top-quality, legal advice that is tailored to the mandate.

Raul-Angelo Papotti is widely regarded as one of the best tax lawyers in Italy and that has been my experience. He is our go-to Italian adviser for tax consulting and contentious matters.

Paolo Giacometti is a very experienced and talented professional.’

I am very honoured to have Massimo Antonini as a consultant.

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Avio S.p.A.

Investindustrial

CBRE Global Investors

LifeBrain AG

OpCapita

Cerberus Capital Management

HSBC

Cinven Limited

UBI Banca S.p.A.

JP Morgan Chase

Nomura

Valtur Group S.p.A.

Banca Generali S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley

BNL S.p.A.

Credit Suisse

Saipem group

Mediaset group

Huawei Technologies

Olympus Group

Enel S.p.A.

Allegra Versace

Naval Group

Mediacom Group

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Chiomenti's large banking and finance department is active in structured finance work (including securitisation), bond issues, and Euro medium term note (EMTN) programmes. Gregorio Consoli, whose broad practice includes structured finance, heads the firm's finance and regulated entities department, which includes highly regarded partner Giulia Battaglia, senior of counsel Francesco Ago, and managing counsel Benedetto La RussaGianrico Giannesi, who brings additional experience in securitisation deals and bond loans, was hired from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Gregorio Consoli

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Battaglia; Francesco Ago; Gianrico Giannesi; Benedetto La Russa; Fraser Wood

Testimonials

This firm’s capital markets team is unique.

A high-quality team that is always on hand to help, even after the deal closes.

Full commitment to achieving the result, with maximum availability from the entire team. The firm does not just provide the client with the analysis or document requested, but stays close to the client to ensure the success of the transaction.’

Gregorio Consoli is exceptional at finding solutions that are out of the box.

Gregorio Consoli has an ability to identify and solve critical points that I have not found in any other professional.

Gianrico Giannesi is an excellent professional who specialises in structured finance.

Gianrico Giannesi is a super professional for structured finance.

Managing counsel Benedetto La Russa is a great negotiator.’

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

JP Morgan

Mediobanca

Banco BPM S.p.A.

UniCredit

BNP Paribas

Credito Fondiario S.p.A. (Elliot)

Deutsche Bank AG

Enel S.p.A.

European Investment Bank

Alba Leasing S.p.A.

Banca Carige S.p.A.

Banca Popolare di Sondrio S.c.p.A.

Saipem S.p.A.

Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A.

IGD SIIQ S.p.A

Alerion Clean Power S.p.A.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Chiomenti's team assists with both day-to-day and strategic data protection issues. Examples include transfers of data, profiling, internal investigations, definition of on-line and off-line policies, and the development of machine learning-based services. The practice also fields specialists in the IT, telecoms, life sciences, fashion, food, banking, insurance, energy and automotive sectors. Gilberto Nava is an experienced partner in IP, TMT and data protection. He is supported by counsel Giulio Vecchi and associate Ersilia Lazzara.

Practice head(s):

Gilberto Nava

Other key lawyers:

Giulio Vecchi; Ersilia Lazzara; Paolo Bertoni

Testimonials

Professionals with an international vision of the issues they oversee, offering the added value of a holistic approach for large multi-business companies.

They show great precision and care in their work.

All the professionals are extremely helpful, professional and competent. Any consultancy required is carried out with particular care and precision.

Competence and prompt resolution of complex problems.

A team of professionals who are highly trained in this area.

Gilberto Nava is brilliant, not only for technical competence, but also for knowing how to grasp the nuances and needs of multinational clients – he is  the professional that you call if you have something complicated to manage.

Gilberto Nava and counsel Giulio Vecchi have the ability to immerse themselves in the client company’s reality in order to solve problems. This attitude, which I believe to be unique, allows them to bring their expertise to a level far above that of a classic legal office.

Giulio Vecchi, in addition to following in the footsteps of Gilberto Nava, shows great availability in relation to clients’ multiple requests and changes of mind. He is attentive, and above all professional, meticulous and patient.’

Key clients

Terna S.p.A.

Eni S.p.a.

Toyota Financial Services – International Corporation

Toyota Insurance Management SE – (Toyota Motor Corporation Group)

Kaleyra

Yoox Net-À-Porter Group S.P.A.

Enel X

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a.

Venchi S.r.l.

Datafalls S.r.l.

Hic Mobile S.r.l.

ANIA – Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratrici

Agile Telecom

InfoCert S.p.a.

Visura S.r.l.

Tinexta S.p.A.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Chiomenti's dispute resolution and arbitration team is sought after by clients in a wide range of domestic and international disputes. The group is experienced in corporate actions concerning directors' liability, companies’ resolutions and post-M&A matters. It also has vast knowledge of product liability and product recall matters. Litigator and arbitrator Silvio Martuccelli, who leads the department, focuses on class actions, corporate, commercial and civil law matters. Andrea Bernava is a partner of longstanding experience, whose key expertise lies in post-M&A and commercial contracts disputes. The firm has global alliances in place to handle cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Silvio Martuccelli

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Bernava; Luca Ferrari; Stefano Passeri

Testimonials

‘Professionalism and competence.’

‘Luca Ferrari and Stefano Passeri have the ability to listen to customer needs and to advise the client in a concrete and professional way, even in the pre-litigation phase.’

Key clients

Amissima Assicurazioni S.p.A. / Amissima Vita S.p.A.

CMC S.p.A.

Mc Donald’s Italy

Manifattura Riese

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.

RAI Radio Televisione Italiana

Gruppo Aliante Partners

UnipolSai Assicurazioni

Gilead Sciences

Vivendi S.A.

Firriato S.r.l.

Impresa Grassetto S.p.A.

Federative Republic of Brazil

Officine Riva S.p.A.

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.

Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A.

Italian Tennis Federation

Lyoness

Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.r.l.

Italy > Employment Tier 2

Chiomenti acts for a mix of high-profile clients and small businesses, with a notable strength in the fashion, banking and insurance industries. Its team advises on non-compete obligations, remuneration policies, incentive and welfare plans, as well as collective agreements, tenders and compliance issues. Working with the firm's M&A and corporate department, the group also advises on the employment aspects of restructurings and mergers. Practice head Emanuele Barberis advises the Chamber of Fashion in Milan and manages its relationship with the government. Paolo Carbone joined Deliveroo as senior employment counsel.

Practice head(s):

Emanuele Barberis

Testimonials

Holistic approach to the individual questions posed, availability and vocation to search for a solution with a company vision.’

‘Presence of personal characteristics of sensitivity contribute towards a pleasant collaboration.’

Key clients

Gianni Versace

Michael Kors

Ralph Lauren

Swarovski

Dolce & Gabbana

BMW Bank

Roberto Cavalli

Cavotec Specimas

Sparkasse

Ermenegildo Zegna

Agnona

Pomellato

CAP Holding

De Agostini Group/ Dea Capital Group

QVC

Bain & Co

DNV

BNP Paribas

Investindustrial

Quattroerre SGR

Italiaonline

Porsche Fortress

Fondo Strategico Italiano/Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Prada

Volkswagen Group Italia

Allianz

Edison

Fondo HIG

CBRE

Volskbank

Visa

Credit Agricole

Mediolanum

BPER

Unipol Sai

Starbucks

Loro Piana

Day

Canon

U.S. Department of Justice

Sergio Rossi

Torre Sgr

Alten Group

ANIA

Trussardi

Jacuzzi

Air France

Anacap Investment Fund

Faro Technologies

Kairos

Melia Hotels

Konsgberg

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

Chiomenti's cross-practice energy and infrastructure department has a wealth of expertise in matters concerning oil and gas, biomass, biofuel, wind and LNG, among various other areas. It is particularly noted for its advice on the implementation of new structures in extraordinary operations, project finance transactions and contractual arrangements. The group is led by Carola Antonini, who represents 'a guarantee of solid preparation, experience and accuracy'. She is particularly sought-after for her knowledge of renewable and conventional energy sources, infrastructure and public tenders on energy and gas transport and distribution.

Practice head(s):

Carola Antonini

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Battaglia; Filippo Brunetti; Manuela Cerulli

Testimonials

‘Very efficient, hands-on team with very good sector knowledge. While a local Italian firm, it is able to act for its clients like a transaction counsel, which you cannot find in all local firms.’

‘Carola Antonini is able to guide the client through complex business decisions. She has extensive experience and knowledge of the market.’

‘Very large law firm, but organized in such a way as to ensure continuity of relations with the senior partner who deals with the sector. Very prepared, efficient and above all effective. ‘

‘Professional approach, solid preparation, experience and accuracy are always guaranteed ‘

‘A firm that employs serious and reliable professionals. The client is reassured that the firm is able to cover all areas of legal expertise, therefore, during a transaction, if a critical issue should emerge, the team following the operation can involve other colleagues of the firm if necessary to investigate the question that emerged. ‘

‘Carola Antonini’s reliability, availability and promptness in feedback are particularly appreciable.’

‘Specific experience in the sector, proactive support and solid approach’

‘Manuela Cerulli is a certainty in terms of reliability and punctuality, as well as, of course, for the quality of the work’

Key clients

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.

E2i

Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A.

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

Enel X

CDP RETI S.p.A.

Société Générale

Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.

Banca IMI S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

ING Bank

Petrolvalves

Fred Olsen

Alerion Clean Power S.p.A.

Ladurner Ambiente S.p.A.

Greenvest (ESCO)

Oxem – Oxon Energia Mezzana S.p.A.

Secundum Naturam Capital S.r.l.

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 2

Led by Luca Andrea Frignani, the team at Chiomenti assists with M&A, financing, and corporate restructuring transactions. Clients range from leather goods and personal care manufacturers to investment groups. The practice has recently assisted with the sale and transfer of the Trentino Group, a manufacturer of insecticide, perfume and personal care products sold in 130 countries,  to Knowlton Development Corporation.

Practice head(s):

Luca Andrea Frignani

Testimonials

‘Professionalism and speed.’

Key clients

CDP Equity S.p.A.

Life Care Capital S.p.A.

Zobele Holding

Versalis S.p.A.

Mastrotto Family

Lion Capital

Gavio Group

Investindustrial LP

Sergio Rossi

Naval Group

Toyota

Nexion

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

In the media and publishing sector, Chiomenti is a strong player for matters involving regulation, the transfer of digital channels and day-to-day commercial matters. Transactions are also a focus for the team, especially those in the telecoms sector. In the technology sphere, the firm is particularly recognised for assisting with academic and cross-industry projects. Gilberto Nava, who heads the practice, is one of the 'leading experts in the telecoms sector' and is supported by counsel Giulio Vecchi, who covers commercial agreements, e-commerce, regulatory matters, data protection and entertainment law.

Practice head(s):

Gilberto Nava

Other key lawyers:

Giulio Vecchi

Testimonials

‘Clarity and particular attention to the clients’ business; knowledge of the sector in which the company operates so that the latter can be informed about best practices.’

‘Focus on business, analytics and in-depth analysis’

Competence and knowledge of the field – willingness and flexibility to tackle different and not always complementary themes. Customer predisposition and strategic thinking in resolving disputes.’

‘Gilberto Nava and Giulio Vecchi have very high competence in the sector and a shared approach in solving the issues addressed. They are prepared for collaboration, open to discussion and always available to help clients in strategic steps. They are a point of reference for relevant choices, well beyond the purely legal sphere.’

‘The Chiomenti TMT team is made up of highly trained and experienced professionals in the field of telecommunications. Collaboration is very simple thanks to the ease with which they manage to enter into problems and the readiness to provide answers, sometimes with very tight deadlines. Furthermore, in cases where it is necessary to resort to the advice of a professional from another department, extensive work teams are created in a very short time to provide 360-degree solutions. This wealth of skills coupled with a great experience in the sector is certainly a great strength compared to other law firms.’

‘Gilberto Nava is one of the leading experts in the telecoms sector in Italy and, thanks to his considerable experience, is able to support company decisions also at a strategic level and allow effective dialogue with both the sector authorities and with the other operators. His collaborators (eg Giulio Vecchi) are dedicated to the assistance of telecoms operators which, overall, makes work easier and it easier to share technical and regulatory issues.’

Key clients

Amazon

KKR

Fininvest group

Vivendi S.A.

Mediaset

Viacom

InfoCert

Venchi

ItaliaOnLine

Assotelecomunicazioni (ASSTEL)

Yoox Net à Porter

Persidera

Fastweb

Nexi

Hic Mobile

Ei Towers

Feltrinelli Group

Enel X

Postemobile (now PostePay)

Kaleyra

De Agostini Editore

OpenFiber

Unidata

Terna

Go Daddy

Agile Telecom

The Aimes

NSPRD S.r.l.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 2

With 'the ability to provide solutions that are tailored to non-standard requirements', Chiomenti's team has longstanding experience in the establishment of significant investment funds, as well as complex transactions involving investment funds. The 'exceptionalAlessandro Portolano, who 'really knows his stuff', advises financial institutions on banking, financial, insurance, payment services and asset management regulations; Franco Agopyan co-heads the firm's private equity business unit; and Vincenzo Troiano's broad practice includes investment platforms and private equity funds.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Portolano; Franco Agopyan

Other key lawyers:

Vincenzo Troiano; Luigi Vaccaro; Umberto Borzi; Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio; Gabriele Buratti; Felice Azzollini

Testimonials

The ability to provide solutions that are tailored to non-standard requirements.

Outstanding preparation and the ability to provide clear and simple answers.

A quality that is difficult to find on the market.

Alessandro Portolano is exceptional, much more user friendly than lawyers at other firms, and he really knows his stuff.’

Vincenzo Troiano stands out for authority and competence in the regulatory space, with an innovative and rigorous approach at the same time.

Key clients

Prelios SGR

QuattroR SGR

F2i SGR

Lendlease Group

Lendlease Italy SGR

Silver Fir SGR

AEW

Ardian France S.A.

Forma Fund GP

Torre SGR

Savills Investment Management SGR

Investire SGR

Avanzi SICAF

Coima SGR

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Chiomenti's 'available and professional' restructuring and insolvency unit has substantial experience of restructuring and turnaround transactions, including cross-border and multijurisdictional matters. The practice also fields specialists in insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings. Its expertise spans multiple sectors, such as food and beverage, fashion, real estate, manufacturing, transportation and retail. The team is jointly led by 'extraordinarily helpful' partner Antonio TavellaGiulia Battaglia has significant experience of debt restructurings in the shipbuilding and healthcare sectors. Giada Caravello is an 'effective' senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Tavella

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Battaglia; Giada Caravello

Testimonials

Great for the speed of its reactions.

Available and professional, and provides innovative solutions.

Professional and competent, with exhaustive analysis of potential scenarios. The client’s interest always comes first.

I found the team to be very knowledgeable in bankruptcy law and business crisis procedures. The firm is always able to produce documents quickly.

‘Antonio Tavella is rated for his professionalism, flexibility, availability and smart solutions.

‘Antonio Tavella is extraordinarily helpful and effective.

‘Giulia Battaglia is always one step ahead of counterparts, while Antonio Tavella has the ability to propose practical solutions that are always weighted with risks.

Senior associate Giada Caravello is exceptionally effective, punctual and communicative.

Key clients

Pasta Zara S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Chateau D’Ax S.p.A.

Njord Partners LLP

QuattroR SGR S.p.A

Consorzio Latterie Sociali Mantovane Virgilio Società Agricola Cooperativa

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.A.

Tekfor Global Holdings Limited

RB Italy Holding S.r.l.

Enzo degli Angiuoni S.p.A

Oxem – Oxon Energia Mezzana S.p.A.

Sansedoni Siena S.p.A.

KKR Credit Advisors (EMEA) LLP

Ferrarini S.p.A.

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Led by Milan-based partner Francesco D’AlessandroChiomenti's white-collar crime and business integrity business unit assists multinational production, commercial and financial companies with compliance matters. D'Alessandro focuses on bribery and corruption, financial crime, bankruptcy, tax and environmental crime, as well as Decree 231-related corporate liability issues. Of counsel Stefano Manacorda is the principal contact in Rome.

Practice head(s):

Francesco D’Alessandro

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Manacorda; Alain Maria Dell’Osso

Testimonials

Great for its professionalism and ability to analyse problems.

I really appreciated the availability and professionalism.

Excellent level of professionals with the ability to understand and respond to the needs of clients with multinational and global dynamics.

The team’s ability to intercept cross-border needs is striking.

Highly flexible in its co-ordinating of teams that are located in different locations and jurisdictions.

Chiomenti is characterised by multi-disciplinary features and highly specialised professionals who resolve complex issues.

The strengths of the team are professionalism, precision, punctuality, spirit of collaboration, and involvement of the client in the various executive phases that produce numerous and fruitful discussion opportunities.

Of counsel Stefano Manacorda resolves issues effectively and quickly.

Key clients

Eni S.p.A.

Allianz S.p.A.

Leonardo S.p.A.

Lifebrain S.r.l.

Sperlari S.r.l.

ANIA – Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratrici

CONAI – Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi

Bain & Company Italy, Inc.

Canon Italia S.p.A.

Secofind SIM S.p.A.

State Street Bank International GmbH Succursale Italia

SaluteMia – Società di Mutuo Soccorso dei Medici e degli Odontoiatri

Nishimura & Asahi Osaka

Beaver-Visitec International Inc

Italy > Industry focus: Food Tier 3

Chiomenti advises Italian and foreign companies operating in the retail, food and consumer goods markets, which have been growing areas of interest for the firm in recent years. The group assists with M&As, food production issues and compliance. Massimiliano Nitti, head of the M&A department, is the key contact, but professionals from other departments, including IP, administrative, labour and competition law, are also active for clients from the food industry.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Nitti

Key clients

Morato Pane

P 101 SGR

Pasta Zara

Centrale del Latte Italiana

Investindustrial

Poke House

Aliante Partners

Azienda Agricola Villa Sparina

Casoni Fabbricazioni Liquori

Firriato

Ferrarini S.p.A.

Florette Holding

Terme di San Vittore

SK Dionysus Holdings S.à.r.l.

Casa Vinicola Zonin

BC Partners LLP

Centrale Adriatica, Copp Alleanza 3.0, Coop Centro Italia, Coop Italia, Unicoop Firenze and Unicoop Tirreno Società Cooperativa

MiScusi S.r.l.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The healthcare and life sciences practice at Chiomenti covers a variety of complex transactions. The firm has continued with its work advising on long-term research and development projects as well as providing regulatory advice on how to increase testing capacity for Covid-19 in Italy. Led by Luca Liistro, the practice has also worked on large, industry-specific M&A deals. The group also benefits from the administrative expertise of Filippo Brunetti.

Practice head(s):

Luca Liistro

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Brunetti

Testimonials

‘Great attention to the issue by the firm’

‘Strong sector expertise, both from a strictly legal / regulatory point of view, and from an operational and commercial point of view. Important relationships with industry players and knowledge of the dynamics in place. Visibility on the M&A activity of the reference sector.’

‘Senior partner always personally involved. Great customer support, in all phases of the projects, with the ability to staff additional staff with very little notice. In general, the ability to work with the client as a single team.’

‘Partner Luca Liistro – Negotiating skills combined with an understanding of issues, even purely financial / numerical. Ability to manage difficult counter-parties, including through  “intelligent mediation”. Direct involvement in all phases of a project. Courtesy and competence much appreciated also by the counterpart.’

Key clients

Abbott S.p.A.

Air Liquide Sanità Service

Albis International

Alfa Sigma

Artsana

Carestream Dental Italy

Becton Dickinson

Forest Laboratories

Genoma Group S.r.l.

Gilead Sciences

Khiron

Laboratoires Expanscience

Lifebrain Group

Life Care Capital

Menarini Group

Merck Sharp & Dohme (Italia)

Molmed Molecular Medicine

Neuraxpharm

Roche S.p.A.

SoBi Pharma

Zambon Group

The firm took root and blossomed, advising the largest Italian and international industrial groups and financial institutions. Chiomenti immediately made a name for itself through the discretion, independence, passion for the law and international vision and background of its professionals. From its earliest days, the firm has advised both leading international companies seeking to invest in Italy, and Italian companies oper­ating in the Italian and international markets. Chiomenti comprises more than 330 professionals working in integrated teams. The firm’s objective is to provide clients with comprehensive and tailor-made advice that benefits from our multidisciplinary approach. Chiomenti has two Italian offices located in Rome and Milan, and five international offices located in New York, London, Brussels, Beijing and Shanghai. The firm further extends its international presence through both its international partnerships. Chiomenti has been a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, comprising firms in more than 100 countries.

Areas of practice
Corporate and M&A: Corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; private eq­uity; joint venture; commercial contracts; corporate governance; financial statements and accounting.

Listed companies, corporate governance and capital markets: 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.

Banking and finance: 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.

Financial regulation: 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: 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: Domestic and international corporate and commercial litigation, relating to acquisitions and commercial contracts; alternative dispute resolution, mediation and other extra-judicial disputes; international commercial arbitration; International investment arbitration; European Union disputes.

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: 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.

EU law and antitrust: Assistance to companies in commercial activity, notifying the Commission and competent national authorities of mergers, and proceedings related to abuse of a dominant position and agreements restricting competition before the Commission and the Italian Competition Authority; 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: State-owned business and public agencies; utilities (gas, energy, waste, water, transport); health care and pharmaceutical law; administrative law disputes.

Employment: 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 infrastructure and public works contracts: 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 and 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: Estate planning; traditional and specialist fiduciary and trustee services; management, planning and deployment of family wealth, including artworks; intra-generational transfers of family businesses or community benefit activities; use of natural and international wills, mandates, policies and trusts.

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’s practice focuses on financial markets. He advises leading corporate clients and…
 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…
 Michele Carpinelli photo 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…
 Enrico Giordano  photo Enrico Giordano Enrico advises Italian and international clients on matters concerning capital markets, Corporate…
 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 advises Italian and international clients in complex extraordinary transactions with a…
 Cristoforo Osti  photo Cristoforo Osti Cristoforo Osti mainly provides assistance to Italian and multinational corporations in EU…
 Massimo Proto  photo Massimo Proto Massimo advises Italian and international clients on civil and commercial litigation issues…
 Gian Michele Roberti  photo Gian Michele Roberti Gian Michele assists private and public companies, State administration and EU institutions,…
 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 – Private M&A, Public…
 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 330
at this office : 117
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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.

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