Chiomenti > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Chiomenti
VIA VERDI 2
20121 MILAN
Italy

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

Chiomenti has one of the strongest public law teams in the market. One of its assets is the full integration with the European and competition law department, which results in a specialised offering for competition law in regulated sectors, in particular in environmental and public contracts matters, where the interconnection between national and European laws is particularly strong. The cross-practice expertise goes further into sports law, which is Alfredo Vitale‘s specialist area. Giulio Napolitano is an expert in market regulation, energy law, corporate governance for public companies, public procurement and sports law. Filippo Brunetti leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Brunetti

Testimonials

‘The strengths of the firm are the professionalism and competence of the lawyers, the promptness of feedback, the extreme availability, the quality of the service.’

‘The professionals of the administrative and public department are highly trained and guarantee excellent assistance in various fields (tenders, financing to public bodies and investee companies…) In particular, Filippo Brunetti is always available, prompt, competent and very professional in providing legal assistance.’

‘Chiomenti is able to provide assistance on all areas of law, making use of extremely competent professionals. The in-depth knowledge of the business and customer needs are a strength.’

‘Alfredo Vitale is extremely well-prepared in administrative law and characterized by the availability and the relationship of trust established with the client.’

‘One feels in good hands and well advised. Even with very complicated and cross-cutting questions, a competent and appropriate answer was always given.’

‘Filippo Brunetti is a champion of administrative law, with great experience and excellent relational qualities for the management of the most complex conflict situations.’

Key clients

Trenitalia Spa

Flixibus

CONI Comitato Olimpico Nazionale

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Investire SGR S.p.A.

Abbott S.p.A.

Banco BPM

Zhengzhou Yutong Group Co., Ltd

GSE Gestore Servizi Energetici S.p.A.

SOBI – Swedish Orphan Biovitrum

Work highlights

  • Advising Trenitalia S.p.A. and RFI S.p.A in several administrative proceedings before the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio and the Council of State concerning the matter of the special sector of the public contract law and having a strategic impact on the business of the company.
  • Advising Yutong, a Chinese manufacturer of commercial vehicles, especially electric buses, in the procedure for the submission of the offer for the awarding of the public tender procedure published by GTT – Gruppo Torinese Trasporti S.p.A. for the supply of 100 electric buses.
  • Advising SOBI – Swedish Orphan Biovitrum in the contractual relationship with several Italian Public Hospitals in relation to the development of research and experimental activities for the therapies against COVID 19.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

Chiomenti‘s regulatory client base ranges from insurance intermediaries to credit institutions, pension funds, e-money institutions, fintech players and legacy banks. Representative work includes prudential matters, distribution arrangements, organisational structures, extraordinary transactions and corporate governance. Head of the regulation of financial institutions and activities practice, Alessandro Portolano (‘one of the best lawyers in this field‘) advises Italian and foreign financial institutions on all aspects of banking, financial, insurance, payment services and asset management regulations. Also integral to the practice are highly rated partner Vincenzo Troiano and managing counsel Felice Azzollini.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team in question is particularly proactive and problem-solving oriented.

The practice always presents the finished product with practical/concrete solutions.

Good solid team that is always willing to help.

Alessandro Portolano is very competent and with a wide knowledge of market regulations. He has a very pragmatic approach and manages to combine client protection with business needs – I believe that he is one of the best lawyers in this field, and this is also recognised by colleagues in other banks.

Alessandro Portolano is always available, gives practical advice, and is helpful and commercial.

Particularly worthy of note is partner Alessandro Portolano – very qualified, competent, always available and pragmatic.

Managing counsel Felice Azzollini is always quick to provide the assistance requested.

Felice Azzollini is very knowledgeable.

Key clients

Payden & Rygel

Elliot/Credito Fondiario

Credit Suisse

Tifosy

Intesa SanPaolo

Praesidium

Deutsche Bank

Banca Generali

State Street Bank

Unipol Group

BBVA

Credito Lombardo Veneto

Allfunds Bank (Milan Branch)

Unicredit Bank (Milan Branch)

Gruppo Mutuionline

Allianz Bank

Banca Findomestic

Banca Carige

Banco BPM

BPER Banca

Work highlights

  • Advising Italian bank Credito Fondiario (controlled by the Elliot Fund) on the separation of the banking business from the side that is dedicated to NPL servicing and investment.
  • Advising Credit Suisse on the implementation of an innovative project, comprising the reorganisation of its business model that is aimed at providing asset management services to institutional clients.
  • Advising BBVA, a Spanish bank, on the implementation of a business model aimed at providing banking and payment services to Italian consumers (both online and via an app).

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Chiomenti‘s sizeable banking and finance department fields market-leading specialists in project and real estate finance, restructuring and insolvency, and private wealth, trusts and estates. It is also one of the few Italian law firms that has English law capacity. Gregorio Consoli heads the finance and regulated entities department, which includes highly regarded partners Giulia BattagliaGiorgio Cappelli, Antonio TavellaLuca Bonetti, Carola Antonini and Marco Cerritelli. Gianrico Giannesi joined in 2020 from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was Italy banking and finance head.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Ansaldo Energia

BC Partners

Casavo

CDP RETI

Coima RES

Coima SGR

De Fonseca

Deutsche Bank

EI Towers

Enel

Eurocommercial Properties Italia

F2i

Fincantieri

Hines Italia

IGD SiiQ

Investindustrial

Lio Capital

Kervis SGR

KPS Capital Partners

Nexion

Pusterla 1880

Saipem

Savills Investment Management SGR

Sipcam Oxon

SIT

Unipol Sai Assicurazioni

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Work highlights

  • Advised F2i – Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture (in partnership with Asterion Industrial Partner) on structuring and implementing an acquisition financing and refinancing transaction.
  • Advised Cedacri Mergeco on the acquisition of Cedacri by ION Group, which included the execution of a super senior revolving credit facility agreement.
  • Advised KPS Capital Partners on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Metra.

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

Chiomenti‘s large department was recently active advising institutions involved in leveraged finance transactions, as well as financings covered by state guarantees. Gregorio Consoli heads the finance and regulated entities department, which includes Giulia Battaglia, who specialises in structuring complex deals, and financial transactions expert Giorgio Cappelli. Also integral to the practice are senior of counsel Francesco Ago, restructuring unit head Antonio Tavella, and finance and real estate specialist Luca Bonetti. Riccardo Rossi is an experienced managing counsel, while Gianrico Giannesi recently joined as partner from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

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Testimonials

Extreme availability and competence.

A very structured firm that manages to guarantee coverage on a variety of topics.

Competence and seniority are the hallmarks of Chiomenti’s professionals.

Specialised in SACE guarantee issues.

Willingness to invest time and resources so as to offer the client tailored support.

Antonio Tavella is constant point of reference with maximum availability and a proactive attitude.

Key clients

Banco BPM

BNP Paribas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Credit Agricole

Deutsche Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

J P Morgan

UniCredit

Ilimity Bank

Banca Popolare di Sondrio Soc Coop

Banca IFIS

Work highlights

  • Advising a pool of banks comprising Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco BPM and UniCredit on the loan granted to SARAS for an amount of €350m (secured by a SACE guarantee).
  • Advising a pool of banks, comprising UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, on a €70m loan granted to Isola dei Tesori for the acquisition of DMO Pet Care.
  • Advising a pool of 11 lending banks, led by Intesa Sanpaolo and SACE, in relation to a multi-borrower loan granted in favour of Arvedi Group.

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 1

Chiomenti fields specialists with longstanding experience in IPOs, rights issues, tender and exchange offers, capital increases and rights issues, public offerings of convertible and other equity-linked securities, and private placements. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei leads the listed companies, corporate governance and capital markets department, while Federico Amoroso is a financial markets specialist. Among the second line of advisers are managing counsel and transactions expert Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo, and senior associate Maria Carmela Falcone, who acts on capital markets deals. Former partner Enrico Giordano became of counsel in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Highly prepared, with specific expertise in the financial sector.

They always understand the timing of transactions in the best possible way, even when they become stringent, and adapt to them to facilitate the company’s decision-making process as much as possible.

Very attentive to all aspects of the transaction and can make the best use of the firm’s internal expertise.

Key clients

Eni

BPER Banca

Intesa San Paolo

Credit Suisse

Citigroup Global Markets

Terna

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

BofA Securities

Fininvest – Finanziaria d’Investimento

The Friedkin Group

Prysmian

CDP Equity

ASTM

Tesmec

Esprinet

Unipol

Aedes

Banca Akros

ECIP M SA

Golden tree Asset Management Lux

Panaria

Carel Industries

SIT

Cofide – Gruppo De Benedetti

Life Care Capital

IGD SiiQ

Camfin

Centrale Del Latte d’Italia

Sicit Group

Intesa Holding

Work highlights

  • Advising BPER Banca, as issuer, on its rights issue, with the proceeds to be used to fund the acquisition of a going concern (comprising approximately 400/500 banking branches) from Intesa Sanpaolo (following the completion of a voluntary exchange offer launched by Intesa Sanpaolo on UBI Banca’s entire share capital.
  • Advising The Friedkin Group, as purchaser, on the acquisition of certain stakes and liabilities in Roma Group, with a view to gaining the control (directly and indirectly) of AS Roma football club.
  • Advising Stevanato on its IPO process on the New York Stock Exchange.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Chiomenti, a domestic firm with international offices in London, New York, Brussels and China, is often involved in the market’s largest transactions, representing domestic and overseas clients alike. Practice head Massimiliano Nitti  directs his focus towards public and private M&A, strategic investments and joint ventures, operating across a broad array of industries such as real estate, hotels, energy and infrastructure; he is able to call upon the widely revered experience of Carlo Croff whose workload spans the full variety of transactions in addition to internal compliance and commercial contract mandates. The team also includes corporate restructuring, public purchase bid and corporate governance expert, Michele Carpinelli, as well as Antonio Sascaro who is particularly accomplished within the real estate field. Marco Maugeri specialises in representing banks, insurance companies and other regulated entities. Recently promoted partner Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo frequently handles leveraged buyouts and divestitures. Managing counsel Corrado Borghesan is also an integral member of the team and is well-versed in a number of sectors including media, food, financial services and fashion.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Nitti

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Croff; Michele Carpinelli; Antonio Sascaro; Andrea Sacco Ginevri; Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo; Corrado Borghesan; Francesco Tedeschini; Luigi Vaccaro; Luca Andrea Frignani

Testimonials

‘Ideal mix of M&A and corporate finance skills in the Italian market and support skills in the field of international transactions.’

‘Ability to act as leader / coordinator and client fronting in case of complex transactions where multiple law firms are involved for different verticals or different jurisdictions.’

‘Carlo Croff and Luigi Vaccaro are highly experienced professionals as well as available. They also have the ability to understand the needs and critical points of the various situations, translating them into practical advice and concrete solutions.’

‘Strong spirit of adaptation and rapid understanding of key legal issues in the negotiation field, with excellent ability to propose solutions.’

‘Edoardo Canetta and his team have demonstrated excellent knowledge and expertise in the field of M&A and financing transactions.’

‘Chiomenti demonstrates strong mastery of skills, attention to detail and at the same time a holistic view of the subjects dealt with.’

‘Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo for his dedication, availability and full control / competence of the subjects dealt with.’

‘The excellent and recognized reputation of the firm’s professionals is an important element that contributes to giving authority to the firm’s opinions.’

Key clients

The Friedkin Group

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Partners Llp

Apollo

Bper Group

Valagro S.P.A.

Investindustrial Group

Cassa Depositi E Prestiti

Mediaset

Allianz S.P.A.

Lcp Italy S.R.L.

Prelios Group

Life Care Capital S.P.A.

Allianz Group

Mediacom Communications Corporation

Capvis General Partner V Ltd.

Unipol Group

Warburg Pincus International Llc

Coima Sgr S.P.A.

Snam S.P.A.

Best In Parking & Real Estate Ag

I.C.F. S.R.L.

Coop Alleanza 3.0 Società Cooperativa

Julius Baer Group

Eni

Silver Fir Capital Sgr S.P.A.

Gavio Group

Carel

Fininvest

Enel

Cir S.P.A. – Compagnie Industriali Riunite

Zambon Group

Henderson Group

Bnp Paribas

Aedes (Group)

Astm S.P.A.

SIT S.P.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Investindustrial Investment Holding S.À R.L. on the sale to Black Diamond Capital Management LLC of the equity interest in Polynt-Reichhold.
  • Advising Nuova Argo Finanziaria S.p.A. as legal adviser on the voluntary tender offer for all the shares of ASTM S.p.A., in order to pursue the delisting of the issuer.
  • Advising Finanziaria d’investimento Fininvest S.p.A. and Mediaset S.p.A. on the settlement agreement between Mediaset S.p.A., R.T.I. – Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A., Finanziaria d’investimento Fininvest S.p.A., Vivendi S.E., Financière de l’Odet S.E., Dailymotion S.A., Simon Fiduciaria S.p.A., and Ersel SIM S.p.A., with the objective to conclude a global agreement to terminate all disputes among the parties.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 1

Chiomenti consistently acts on Italian and European competition law matters, including abuses of dominant positions and cartels, and merger notifications before the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) and the European Commission (EC). It also assists with state aid proceedings and complex litigation. The practice is co-led by EU and Italian competition expert Cristoforo Osti, and Gian Michele Roberti, who routinely acts for companies, state administrations and EU institutions in proceedings. The second line of key advisers include EU law specialist Guido Bellitti, the 'excellent' Marco Serpone and experienced counsel Alessandra Prastaro.

Testimonials

High levels of professionalism, availability and the ability to see opportunities.

The firm is able to provide assistance in all areas of law, making use of extremely competent professionals who are capable of working in a team.

High levels of competence, dedication, passion for the subject, timeliness and flexibility.

A multidisciplinary team that has great experience and prestige.

Cristoforo Osti and senior associate Patrick Actis Perinetto are highly trained in competition law, and have a great deal of experience, which proves invaluable – they are also characterised by their availability and professionalism.

Gian Michele Roberti’s experience is unique in this area.

The choice to work with Gian Michele Roberti is guided by his understanding of the dynamics that are inherent in litigation before the European Court of Justice.

Marco Serpone is excellent, as is the entire team.

Key clients

A Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite

Abiogen Pharma

Adolf Wuerth

Aeroporti di Roma

Airbnb Ireland UC

Aldi

Alfasigma

Allianz Direct

Allianz

Alten Europe

Amministrazione Straordinaria di Alitalia LAI

Angelini

Apollo Management International

Areti

Asterion Industrial Partners

Atlantia

Autostrade per l’Italia

Avio

Banca Generali

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Popolare di Bari

Best in Parking

BMW

BMW Bank (Italian branch)

BNP-Paribas Securities

BPER Banca

Buzzi Unicem

Camfin

Capvis

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

CCPL

CDP Equity

Cementi Moccia

Centrale Adriatica

Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings

CONAI Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi

Coop Alleanza 3.0

Coop Centro Italia

Coop Italia

Cooperativa Sociale Nuova Sair Onlus

Crédit Agricole Cariparma

Edison

EI Towers

Eni

Esso Italiana

Expedia

F2i ER 1

F2i-Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture

Feralpi Holding

Finaf (Angelini Group)

FlixBus Italia

Friedkin Group

Gilead Sciences

Gofundme Ireland

Goldcar Italy

Gruppo ASTM

Gruppo Cattolica

HomeAway

Industrie Riunite Odolesi

InPoste.it

Intesa Sanpaolo

Investindustrial VI

ION Investment Group

ITA – Italia Trasporto Aereo

Kinto Italia

KKR & Co.

La Veggia

Laziocrea

Leonardo

Lyconet Italia

Lyoness Italia

Mediaset

Molmed

myWorld Italia

Neuraxpharm Italy

Notorious Pictures

Opel Bank

Philip Morris Italia

Polynt

Portobello Capital Gestion

Premium

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana

Reti Televisive Italiane

Mediaset

Rhone Group

Robert Bosch

Saipem

Senior Italia Federanziani

SIAE – Società Italiana Autori e Editori

Sipcam Oxon

Snam

SOFAR

Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation

SUEZ Groupe SAS

Tannico

Telepass

Tivù

Toyota Financial Corporation

Toyota Financial Services

Toyota Motor Italia

Unicoop Firenze

Unicoop Tirreno

Unipol Rental

UnipolSai Assicurazioni

Vivendi

Volkswagen

Wind Tre

Zurich Insurance Company (Rappresentanza Generale per l’Italia)

Work highlights

  • Assisting KKR & Co in relation to proceedings opened by the ICA to assess the alleged anti-competitive features of a co-investment project, which concerned the possibility of third parties being granted access to a new ultra-broadband network being deployed by FiberCop (jointly controlled by TIM and KKR).
  • Assisting Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena with an appeal of an ICA decision, which found that Banca Monte dei Paschi (alongside other important banks in Italy) would have put in place an anticompetitive system for the provision of the SEDA-SEPA electronic database alignment service.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

A market leader for luxury sector-related extraordinary transactions, Chiomenti routinely advises on significant extraordinary deals involving companies in the luxury sector (both trade sales and private equity-related matters). The firm fields specialists who advise luxury operators (and their holding companies) on commercial, contractual, IP, tax and litigation issues (among others). Employment law head Emanuele Barberis specialises in the fashion and retail sectors, his experience including assessing the key issues surrounding the renewal of the fashion industry’s national collective bargaining agreement. Providing additional partner-level support are Filippo Modulo and Stefano Mazzotti.

Practice head(s):

Emanuele Barberis

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Modulo; Stefano Mazzotti; Paolo Bertoni; Luigi Mariani; Sara Molina

Testimonials

Reliability, punctuality and professionalism.

Key clients

Dolce & Gabbana

Trussardi

Missoni

Ermenegildo Zegna

Roberto Cavalli

Damac Group

Pomellato

Fueguia

Onward Italia

Olmo Invest Europe

Michael Kors

Gianni Versace

Hannabel Holding

Work highlights

  • Advising Michael Kors and Gianni Versace on a restructuring process at national level.
  • Advising Investindustrial Acquisition Corp on a business combination with the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, aimed at listing the latter on the New York Stock Exchange, such transaction marking the first major listing of an Italian luxury brand on Wall Street through a SPAC.
  • Advising Fueguia on an investment by Ilwaddi WLL (a Middle East-based investor), by means of the subscription of a reserved capital increase.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 1

Chiomenti‘s retail foods and consumer goods team stands out for its knowledge of the regulatory framework underpinning the acquisitions, product integration, product launches and distribution markets, among other areas. Massimiliano Nitti is responsible for the practice group, and also heads the M&A group. Other key M&A practitioners include Franco Agopyan, who demonstrates ‘a willingness to intervene quickly and with competence both in negotiations and in the preparation of contracts’ and Luigi Vaccaro. Emanuele Barberis specialises in employment matters and of counsel Paolo Bertoni is an IP expert.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Nitti

Testimonials

‘Chiomenti knows how to manage M&A operations, using the specific skills needed in the team.’

‘Willingness of the team led by Franco Agopyan to intervene quickly and with competence both in negotiations and in the preparation of contracts.’

Key clients

Adeo S.A.

BC Partners LLP S.p.A.

Bibis Group

Casa Vinicola Zonini S.p.A.

Casoni Fabbricazione Liquori S.p.A.

Centrale Adriatica s.c., Coop Alleanza 3.0, Coop Centro Italia s.c., Coop Italia s.c.a.r.l., Unicoop Firenze s.c. and Unicoop Tirreno Società Coperativa s.c.

Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP

E.On group

Equilibra S.r.l.

Florette Holding S.A.S.

Fueguia S.r.l.

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

Work highlights

  • Advising Investindustrial Acquisition Corp on the business combination with the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, aimed at listing the latter on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Adeo S.A. on the sale-and-leaseback of certain real estate assets of Leroy Merlin and Bricoman located in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.
  • Advising The World Wide Investment Company Limited in its partnership with Exor to invest in medium-sized companies representing Italian excellence in retail, consumer goods sector, supporting their development on international markets.

Italy > Private equity Tier 1

Chiomenti, an Italian firm with a presence in New York, London, Brussels and China, is especially acclaimed for its work on leveraged buyout strategies and thrives in all forms of structured investments, into both listed and private companies. Franco Agopyan , co-head of the private equity business unit, is a specialist in cross-border private equity and corporate finance deals; his team includes market veterans Carlo Croff  and Luigi Vaccaro , noted for their 'ability to understand the needs and critical points of the various situations, translating them into practical advice and concrete solutions'. Elsewhere, Antonio Sascaro provides the group with considerable digital economy, TMT, sports and entertainment industry knowhow and Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo, who recently made partner, is praised for his ‘proactive attitude to problem solving’. The team's recent workload includes advising on leveraged finance, growth capital, exit, fund formation, SPAC deals and co-investments, among other mandates.

Practice head(s):

Franco Agopyan; Salvo Arena

Testimonials

‘Ideal mix of M&A and corporate finance skills in the Italian market and support skills in the field of international transactions. Ability to act as leader / coordinator and client fronting in case of complex transactions where multiple law firms are involved for different verticals or different jurisdictions.’

‘Carlo Croff and Luigi Vaccaro combine high levels of experience with very good availability. They also have the ability to understand the needs and critical points of the various situations, translating them into practical advice and concrete solutions.’

‘Speed of execution and ability to adapt to the requests of the customer they represent.’

‘Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo stands out due to his competence, proactive attitude to problem solving, accuracy and availability.’

‘Luca Liistro is highly recommended.’

‘Competence and negotiation skills.’

Key clients

SK Capital Partners

GIC

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 SGR S.p.A.

FSI Sgr

Searchlight

OpCapita

QuattroR

Investindustrial Group Holdings S.A.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

IGI SGR S.p.A.

Apollo

Aliante Partners

KPS

Hourglass

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Partners Llp

Blackrock

Ion Investment Group

Castor S.p.A.

rfXcel Corporation

Portobello Capital

Stirling Square Capital Partners

CDP Venture Capital SGR S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) on the acquisition, through Teemo Bidco S.à r.l., a special purpose vehicle indirectly owned by KKR Global Infrastructure Investors III L.P. and the parallel vehicles that invest alongside KKR Global Infrastructure Investors III L.P, investment funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., of a shareholding representing 37.5% of the share capital of FiberCop S.p.A.
  • Advising Investindustrial Acquisition Corp (IIAC) on the business combination with the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, aimed at listing the latter on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Advising KPS Capital Partners, LP on signing the definitive agreement to acquire from Crown Holdings, Inc. activities in food, aerosol and promotional packaging in Europe, Middle East and Africa for €2.25bn. Following the transaction, Crown Holdings, Inc. will retain 20% interest in the business.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Routinely advising on complex real estate transactions Chiomenti‘s 40-strong department is able to leverage specialisms in civil, corporate, tax, finance, regulatory, administrative and bankruptcy law. Real estate business unit head Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio advises on real estate-related tax law and tax planning; Umberto Borzi‘s corporate law practice includes real estate transactions; and Patrizia Liguti specialises in real estate M&A and development projects involving retail, office, logistics and hotels. At of counsel level, Paolo Fedele‘s practice includes acquisitions and sales of real estate, real estate companies and portfolios.

Testimonials

Consolidated sector experience and deep expertise in the management of complex operations.

Great professionalism in the approach to individual issues and negotiations.

Ability to establish consolidated and highly trusted relationships with clients that are both professional and human.

All-round collaboration and considerable availability.

Very high levels of competence and ability to manage substantial transactions.

Competence, precision and punctuality.

Key clients

Aedes SIIQ

AEW

Allianz

Ardian

Aroundtown

Banca IMI

Bayview

Blackstone

BNP Paribas Group

CDP Immobiliare

Cerberus Capital Management

Coima

Covivio

Dea Capital

Eurocommercial Properties

Generali Real Estate SGR

Hines

Intesa Sanpaolo

KKR

Kryalos SGR

Lendlease

Logistics Capital Partners

Lov Hotel Collection

Morgan Stanley

Precise Hotels

Prelios

Savills

Segro

Vittoria Assicurazioni

Work highlights

  • Advised Coima, Covivio and Prada on the joint venture agreements for the acquisition and re-qualification of the ex-railway station of Milan’s Porta Romana, on which the Olympic Village will be built to host the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympic Games.
  • Advising Hines, Cale Street and Prelios on the implementation of a project which aims to redevelop the area known as Milano Sesto, marking one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe.
  • Advising Blackstone Group LP and Kryalos SGR on a competitive bid that aimed to sell iconic building Palazzo Poste, in Milan’s Piazza Cordusio.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Chiomenti has a consolidated track record in restructuring and turn-around transactions, as well as in restructuring processes involving extraordinary corporate transactions. Additionally, through the integration with the firm’s litigation team, the department is able to act in criminal insolvency matters, including white collar litigation. The team is managed by Antonio Tavella and includes Giulia Battaglia, who are described as ‘two excellent professionals with complementary skills, forming an excellent duo.’ Battaglia has significant experience in the shipbuilding and healthcare industries. Senior associate Giada Caravello is ‘always available and effective.’

Practice head(s):

Antonio Tavella

Testimonials

‘360-degrees customer service. Immediate response time on all essential issues for the initiation and execution of restructuring plans.’

‘Antonio Tavella: always available and effective. Giulia Battaglia: reference point on all financial issues. Senior associate Giada Chiaravello: always available and effective.’

‘Technical skills, rapid response and availability towards the customer (partners are always present in all calls).’

‘Antonio Tavella and Giulia Battaglia have very strong technical skills and are able to manage the customer in an excellent way. Always available, always present in the calls, very fast in giving answers or producing documents requested by the customer.’

‘Antonio Tavella: precise and punctual in exposing the legal problem and proactive in presenting possible solutions.’

‘Antonio Tavella and Giulia Battaglia are two excellent professionals with complementary skills. Moreover, they work well together, forming an excellent duo.’

‘Giulia Battaglia is creative, commercial and excellent in negotiations. Antonio Tavella has a great soft touch – both with clients and counterparties – and is very good technically.’

‘Giulia Battaglia is fantastic. She has very good sector knowledge and a very practical approach.’

Key clients

Brooks Brothers Europe S.r.l. in liquidazione

Springwater Capital LLC

Huawei Technologies Italia S.r.l.

Pasta Zara 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.

RB Italy Holding S.r.l.

Sansedoni Siena S.p.A.

Cheyne European Strategic Value Credit Fund SCS SICAV – SIF

F2i SGR S.p.A.

Aspiag Service S.r.l.

Leroy Merlin Italia S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advising Brooks Brothers Europe S.r.l. in liquidazione as legal advisors in relation to its overall debt-restructuring transaction and in all related matters, including drafting and filing the relevant simplified concordato preventivo petition before the Court of Milan.
  • Advising F2i in partnership with Asterion in acquiring from Nuova Sorgenia Holding and MPS of 99.99 % of the share capital of Sorgenia S.p.A.
  • Advising Cheyne Capital in relation to a complex transaction providing for the purchase of the majority stake in the corporate capital of Irplast S.p.A. and the subscription of a super-senior bond in the context and upon homologation of a debt-restructuring agreement under article 182-bis of the Italian Bankruptcy Law.

Italy > Tax Tier 1

In addition to Chiomenti's M&A and finance-related tax expertise, the practice has strong corporate tax, transfer pricing and tax litigation credentials. It also has an enviable private client practice. Cross-border specialist Raul-Angelo Papotti heads up the department, which showcases cross-border M&A expert Massimo Antonini; Marco Di Siena, a former Italian Fiscal Police representative; Paolo Giacometti, an expert in transaction-related tax structuring and financial product taxation; and real estate-related tax specialist Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio. Also highly regarded are of counsels Giovanni Carpenzano and Antonino Guida, along with counsel Irene Pellecchia.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Ability to provide the client with a multidisciplinary team that can deal with complex issues without neglecting any facet, especially in relation to new matters further to the most recent legal reforms.

The team is made up of excellent professionals with high levels of professionalism in the tax field.

The strengths and key skills of the team are its very solid preparation, in-depth tax knowledge, proactivity in the search for innovative solutions, passion for the law, vision and a multidisciplinary approach.

Raul-Angelo Papotti is an excellent team leader, who is able to support the client when choosing the best negotiation approach.

Massimo Antonini provides fantastic support. He stands out for his technical skills, friendliness and practical mindset – working with him is a great pleasure.

Paolo Giacometti and of counsel Antonino Guida are both very experienced in highly complex international tax planning – constructive approaches and the ability to break down complex issues into the most important points.

Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio is an exceptional professional.

Counsel Gabriele Paladini has extraordinary expertise in the real estate sector and the tax aspects related to real estate finance.

Key clients

AC Fiorentina

Accor

Allegra Versace

Alpha Private Equity Fund

Alphasigma

Angelo Gordon

Apollo Management

Ardian Real Estate

AS Roma

ASTM

Banca Carige

Banca Generali

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bental Greenoak Capital

BNL

Casavo

CBRE Global Investors

CDP Group

Cerberus Capital Management

Cinven

Coudert Brothers Group

C-Quadrat Asset Management

Credit Suisse

Credito Fondiario

Dea Capital

Enel

Esprinet

Eurocommercial Properties

F2i SGR

Finleonardo

Forma Funds

Generali Real Estate

GoFundMe

Goldman Sachs

Hayfin Capital Group

Heidelberg Cement

Holmen Paper

HSBC

Huawei Technologies

Intesa Sanpaolo

Investindustrial Group

Italcementi

Italmobiliare

JP Morgan Chase

Kering Group

KKR

LifeBrain AG

Marquard Capital Group

Mediacom Group

Mediaset Group

Monte Paschi di Siena

Morgan Stanley

Naval Group

Nomura

Olympus Group

OpCapita

Panakes

Paref Group

Pic Dare

Prelios Sgr

Quinta Capital

Sace

Saipem Group

Savills Investment Management

SEB Life

Simest

The Friedkin Group

Unicredit

Work highlights

  • Assisted FCA Bank with pending tax litigation before the Italian Supreme Court.
  • Advised Amissima Holdings on the tax aspects of the sale of the corporate capital of insurance company Amissima Assicurazioni.
  • Advised KKR on the tax side to the acquisition, through Teemo Bidco, of a shareholding representing 37.5% of the share capital of FiberCop.

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Chiomenti's finance and regulated entities department routinely acts on complex and cutting-edge structured finance deals; its recent experience includes large-value securitisation transactions. Team leader Gregorio Consoli assists Italian and international clients with extraordinary transactions, and is particularly focused on those involving financial entities and regulated sectors; Giulia Battaglia specialises in structuring complex deals; and former partner Francesco Ago has been senior of counsel since 2019. Securitisation and bond loan expert Gianrico Giannesi recently joined as partner from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, while DCM specialist Benedetto La Russa became partner in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

High-level skills in relation to the most complex structured finance transactions.

Great team organisation.

Highly renowned team.

Extremely expert and business-oriented.

Extremely versatile team that is always available to work beyond the usual hours to complete operations within the established times.

They always provide adequate answers, even when the timing is very tight; and within the firm they have all the necessary expertise to bring into play.

Gregorio Consoli is appreciated for his preparation, availability and problem-solving skills.

Gregorio Consoli and Gianrico Giannesi combine exceptional client management skills with equally exceptional knowledge of the subject.

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo

JP Morgan

Mediobanca

Banco BPM

UniCredit

BNP Paribas

Credito Fondiario

Deutsche Bank

Enel

European Investment Bank

Alba Leasing

Banca Carige

Banca Popolare di Sondrio

Saipem

Unione di Banche Italiane

IGD SIIQ

Alerion Clean Power

AS Roma

Aedes SIIQ

Banco Desio

Creval

Terna

Goldman Sachs

Credemvita

ION Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Intesa Sanpaolo on a UTP partnership in Italy with Prelios that includes the assignment of a portfolio of receivables (classified as unlikely to pay) originated by ISP (and other banks belonging to the ISP Group), which relate to a securitisation transaction.
  • Advised Prelios Group in relation to the Back to Bonis project, which consisted of AMCO (master and special servicer of the securitisation) and Prelios Group’s joint management of a portfolio of small/medium UTP loans.
  • Advised Enel Finance International on a sustainability-linked bond issue guaranteed by Enel under an EMTN programme.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Chiomenti‘s TMT and IP practice also includes data privacy and data protection professionals, who assist corporate clients from multiple industry sectors in relation to data transfers, profiling, internal investigations and machine learning-based services, among other matters. The practice also includes a multidisciplinary sub-group dedicated to the data protection aspects of digital transformation and the implementation of blockchain and machine learning solutions. Gilberto Nava heads the IP, TMT and data protection department. The team includes counsel Paolo Bertoni, and associate Ersilia Lazzara. Since publication, Giulio Vecchi left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Gilberto Nava

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Pleasant to talk and work with.’

‘Dynamism, ability to identify business needs, knowledge of the subject and its applicability to corporate cases at 360 degrees.’

Key clients

Terna S.p.A.

Eni S.p.a.

Toyota Financial Services – International Corporation

Toyota Insurance Management SE

Kaleyra

Yoox Net-À-Porter Group S.P.A. (YNAP)

Enel X

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a.

Venchi S.r.l.

Hic Mobile S.r.l.

Agile Telecom

InfoCert S.p.a.

Visura S.r.l.

Tinexta S.pa.

Work highlights

  • Advising Venchi on a digital transformation project, which will affect the organisational and productive procedures and the marketing activities.
  • Assisting Prometeia with reference to data protection issues related to human resources
  • Advising Terna on an ongoing basis in relation to a significant number of data protection matters, also related to the organisation of the group and relationships with companies based outside of the European Union, day-to-day GDPR compliance, and support in relation to the digitalisation of a number of services.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Chiomenti covers all areas of litigation and represents leading companies in complex disputes and arbitrations. As a key differentiator, the department is highly recognised for its product liability and product recall expertise, while other key specialisms include post-M&A, private enforcement and sports litigation. The team is led by Silvio Martuccelli, who acts both as litigator and arbitrator and is particularly skilled in managing class action cases. Andrea Bernava recognised for his years-long experience in acquisition transactions and commercial contracts, ADR and insolvency and restructuring procedures. Luca Ferrari stands out for his product safety and product liability expertise. In the sports area Massimo Proto  is highlighted, who joined the firm as of counsel in January 2020. Andrea Costa stands out ‘in terms of competence and ability to manage conflict situations.’

Practice head(s):

Silvio Martuccelli

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Donato; Massimo Proto

Testimonials

‘Cohesive and transversal team, very well organized and flexible’

‘High technical skills and availability of partners at every stage of dispute management’

‘Its professionals and collaborators of the Chiomenti Law Firm are characterized by professionalism and dedication, also manifested through meticulous attention to the needs expressed by the client. These, among other things, are the main qualities that characterize the team led by Massimo Proto. In particular, the team always shows excellent and punctual ability to analyse the legal problems posed by clients, combining it with promptness and speed in every answer given.’

‘Punctuality, precision and effectiveness in solving clients’ needs are the elements that have always characterized the firm.’

‘Filippo Brunetti and Andrea Costa are the strengths of the firm, in terms of competence and ability to manage conflict situations.’

‘Andrea Costa is an excellent professional, very competent and gifted with the qualities to manage complex conflict situations.’

‘Outstanding negotiating skills, adequate rates, full availability and understanding of internal processes.’

‘Massimo Proto, excellent professional with great experience in the negotiation, judicial and ADR fields.’

Key clients

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

Amazon Italian transport

Mc Donald’s Italy

Manifattura Riese

Officine Riva S.p.A.

Mediobanca S.p.A.

Banca Esperia

Cattolica Assicurazioni

Cinecittà Studios S.p.A.

Apple Inc.

Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A.

RAI Radio Televisione Italiana

Gruppo Aliante Partners

UnipolSai Assicurazioni

Vivendi S.A.

Firriato S.r.l.

Certosa Salumi S.p.A.

Federative Republic of Brazil

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.

Italian Tennis Federation

Lyoness

Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advising SIAE in an ordinary proceeding brought by some of its members to challenge the Supervisory Board resolution which appointed the new Management Board. Simultaneously, SIAE has been advised also in a precautionary proceeding brought by the same counterparties to obtain the immediate suspension of the effectiveness of the said Supervisory Board resolution.
  • Advising Aviva Life S.p.A. in many conciliation procedures and civil proceedings regarding the issuance of life insurance policies linked to capitalization contracts and loan contracts and purported violation of a number of rules of the Italian Civil Code and of the legislative framework governing financial products.
  • Advising RAI Radio Televisione Italiana S.p.A. in several proceedings brought against it, including by Municipalities and banks and public personalities, for alleged defamation committed by means of a wide range of conducts in the context of the different activities carried out by RAI in the public broadcasting service.

Italy > Employment Tier 2

At Chiomenti, the employment team is well-known for working in strict collaboration with the M&A department in highly complex operations, including restructurings and reorganisations. Moreover, the department focuses on all aspects of employment law, industrial relations and social security, both national and international matters. Emanuele Barberis leads the team and is highly reputed in the market. He is particularly recognised for acting for the Milan Fashion Chamber. Annalisa Reale  is 'an exceptional lawyer' who concentrates on restructuring transaction for retail and fashion brands.

Practice head(s):

Emanuele Barberis

Other key lawyers:

Annalisa Reale

Testimonials

‘The composition of the team is based on the principle of skills first and foremost. The team has excellent respect for gender diversity. T The answers to every question are very fast. The availability of the various team members is high. Invoicing is the last step in a transparent process: from the framework agreement that sets the proposed activities and the relative hourly fee, up to the final count based on the involvement actually had by individual professionals. Billing times and related payments are very flexible to meet the needs of the customer.’

‘High competence, agility and availability. They are able to quickly form an adequate team by involving other competent professionals in the field (eg: taxation, corporate, etc.)’

‘Annalisa Reale is an exceptional lawyer, with in-depth knowledge, practical approach and tending to quick solutions. Immediate availability and great mediation and negotiation skills.’

‘Annalisa Reale: excellence, seriousness, availability, strong negotiating skills’

‘A team of truly exceptional, competent, fast and flexible professionals. A studio that stands out by far for professionalism and courtesy.’

‘Great professional and human level, always very balanced and focus on supporting the company with a complete and excellent level service. Fast, very competent it is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Flexibility, availability and problem solving.’

‘Assertiveness, charisma and customer focus’

Key clients

Gianni Versace

Michael Kors

Missoni

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

Zurich

TXT

Schlumberger Group

SICIS

Intrum

Porsche Italia

Work highlights

  • Advising Michael Kors and Gianni Versace in relation to a restructuring process at national level for the improvement of efficiency and innovation of its internal structure and in particular of the different divisions of the Company, as well as its personnel.
  • Advising Alphabet Fleet Management in relation to the decision to leave the office in Rome and aggregate all the functions at the Milan office moving the entire personnel to such office during the more difficult period of the Covid pandemic situation in Italy.
  • Advising Trussardi following the acquisition of the company by a restructuring/private equity fund.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

Chiomenti‘s practice advises energy sector clients on various areas, including oil and gas, renewable energy sources, biomass, bio-fuel, energy efficiency and regasification; and the team has notable expertise in energy M&A and financing work. The firm recently created an ESG task force, headed by energy business unit leader Carola Antonini, in response to the increasing role of sustainable finance. Also integral to the group are Giulia Battaglia, whose complex transactions practice includes an energy sector focus; and administrative law department head Filippo Brunetti. Manuela Cerulli is an experienced counsel.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team demonstrates deep technical knowledge of the energy industry.

Supports the client in its risk assessments, and the search for effective and efficient solutions.

Beyond the well-known legal expertise, they are particularly appreciated for the professionalism shown on every occasion and the ability to accommodate challenging timings.

Key clients

Reden Solar Sas

OX2 AB

Ardian

A2A

Enel Green Power Italia

ENI

Bayerische Landesbank

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

Terna

Snam

Banca Europea per gli Investimenti

Solar NRG

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

FRI-EL Green Power

E2i

Unione di Banche Italiane

F2i – Fondi Italiani Per Le Infrastrutture

Enel X

CDP RETI

Société Générale

Ansaldo Energia

Banca IMI

BNP Paribas

ING Bank

Petrolvalves

Fred Olsen

Alerion Clean Power

Ladurner Ambiente

Greenvest ESCO

Oxem – Oxon Energia Mezzana

Secundum Naturam Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising Ardian on a non-binding term sheet for a partnership in power generation and supply, through the establishment of a company controlled by A2A.
  • Advising F2i (in partnership with Asterion) on the acquisition from Nuova Sorgenia Holding and MPS of 99.99% of the share capital of Sorgenia, through a joint venture company that aims to combine the renewable assets of the biomass and wind companies owned by F2i with Sorgenia’s gas-fired capacity.
  • Advising Eni on an agreement to acquire a portfolio of 13 onshore wind farms in Italy.

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 2

In the manufacturing sector, Chiomenti stands out for its engagement in ordinary and extraordinary transactions. Among recent work highlights are M&A deals with complex financial structures and the involvement of prominent financial institutions. Luca Andrea Frignani leads the team and also acts as head of the firm’s London office.

Practice head(s):

Luca Andrea Frignani

Testimonials

‘Great competence, negotiation skills and expertise.’

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

Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Esco Technologies Holding Llc

Taiwan Cement Corporation

EyePro System S.r.l.

Onward Italia S.p.A.

Ceme S.p.A.

Longsa (Shanghai) Technology Development Co. Ltd.

Pusterla 1880 S.p.A.

Capvis General Partner V Limited LP

Alten Europe Sarl Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Investindustrial Investment Holding S.À R.L. on the sale to Black Diamond Capital Management LLC of the equity interest in Polynt-Reichhold.
  • Advising Stevanato Group S.p.A. in relation to the IPO of its ordinary shares on the NYSE.
  • Advising Investindustrial Group Holdings S.A. on the purchase from the Hexion Group, in a 50:50 co-investment with Black Diamond, of various subsidiaries and other business assets active in the production and marketing of phenolic specialty resin, hexamine and European-based forest products resins.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Chiomenti derives its capabilities to assist in TMT matters from drawing expertise from other departments, especially from the knowledge of regulation experts. In the media and publishing sectors, the team is particularly apt in handling regulatory matters and providing day-to-day commercial advice, while also being strongly positioned in the context of telecom transactions. In the latter field, practice head Gilberto Nava is particularly sought out. Since publication, Giulio Vecchi left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Gilberto Nava

Testimonials

‘Great competence in various TMT areas and good balance of service quality and rates.’

‘Professionalism and clarity.’

‘Professionalism, competence and availability, with a business-oriented approach.’

‘The team is made up of highly trained and experienced professionals in their field of reference and supported by other departments to address even the most complex and multidisciplinary issues at 360 degrees. Collaboration, even in the most complex cases, is simple and with extreme attention to detail.’

Key clients

Amazon

KKR

Fininvest group

Vivendi S.A.

Mediaset

Viacom

InfoCert

Venchi

Discovery

ItaliaOnLine

The Friedkin Group (A.S. Roma)

Persidera

Lastminute.com Group

Inwit

Italgas

Acea

Fastweb

Airbnb

Hic Mobile

Ei Towers

Feltrinelli Group

Kaleyra

De Agostini Editore

Unidata

Terna

Agile Telecom

The Aimes

Prometeia

Icomera A.B.

Work highlights

  • Providing full range assistance to Kohlberg Kravis Robert in relation to its investments in the acquisition of certain assets related to the secondary fixed access network of Telecom Italia S.p.A. across the whole Italian territory and some related assets, including the stake of Telecom in Flash Fiber.
  • Advising Discovery Group in relation to the participation in the tender procedures launched by the Italian Football League (Serie A) for the acquisition of the audio-visual rights for the next 3 seasons of the Italian Serie A Championship and a call for expression of interest for the deployment of a Lega Serie A thematic channel.
  • Advising several companies within the Feltrinelli Group with respect to regulatory and copyright issues.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 2

Chiomenti‘s investment funds team has longstanding experience in advising on the establishment of investment funds, as well as complex transactions involving investment funds. Clients also benefit from the group’s collaboration with professionals from the firm’s practices in banking and finance, insurance and other regulated entities, real estate, corporate law and tax. The principal advisers are Alessandro Portolano and Vincenzo Troiano, whose careers include working at the Bank of Italy; Franco Agopyan, the firm’s private equity business unit co-head; and Luigi Vaccaro, who has significant experience in advising Asian investors.

Testimonials

Ability to team up with different departments in order to provide the client with 360-degree legal advice for all practices.

The whole team combines a deep knowledge of regulatory issues with the ability to translate them into commercially viable solutions, even for complex transactions.

Great market knowledge and very responsive.

Alessandro Portolano and his team are very impressive.

Alessandro Portolano has deep knowledge of the regulatory framework in Italy and is very responsive. He provides very clear and practical advice, and is always willing to accommodate clients’ needs.

‘The excellent team led by Vincenzo Troiano is dedicated to investment funds, and knows how to combine great legal competence with dedication to clients.

Vincenzo Troiano is a point of reference for all those who want to approach the law surrounding investment funds.

Vincenzo Troiano has unique knowledge of the sector and of the evolution of regulation.

Key clients

Prelios SGR

QuattroR SGR

F2i SGR

Lendlease Group

Lendlease Italy SGR

Silver Fir SGR

AEW

Ardian France

Forma Fund GP

Torre SGR

Savills Investment Management SGR

Investire SGR

Avanzi SICAF

Coima SGR

Blackrock

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Partners

Investindustrial VI

Work highlights

  • Advising Lendlease Group on a project entailing the development of a large area in Milan.
  • Advising Coima SGR on the launch of a project, together with Prada Holding and a European real estate player (Covivio), involving the set-up of a real estate investment fund for the participation in a tender offer for the sale of a plot of land (on which a train station currently exists).
  • Advising Prelios Group within the context of the Back to Bonis project, involving the management (alongside AMCO) of a portfolio of UTP loans.

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Providing 'quality support at the highest level', Chiomenti's white-collar crime and business integrity unit consistently advises multinational companies (operating in the production, commercial and financial sectors) on the full spectrum of compliance matters. In addition to assisting with Decree 231-related corporate liability, practice leader Francesco D’Alessandro focuses on bribery and corruption, financial crime, bankruptcy, and tax and environmental crime. Of counsel Stefano Manacorda coordinates the team in Rome.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Technical competence in the administrative liability of entities and availability for the required investigations.

The firm assures us of quality support at the highest level; and during the lockdown, they never stopped assisting us and have never failed to meet our expectations.

Great knowledge of the relevant jurisprudential trends in relation to the administrative liability of entities.

Full coverage of the different types of legal risk surrounding business carried out by the banking sector.

Solid work prepared in very short time and of extremely high quality.

Very strong commercial support and advice.

Francesco D’Alessandro leads the advice and provides commercial solutions to challenging situations.

‘Francesco D’Alessandro has a market vision that allows comparison with the best practices available.

Key clients

Allianz

Eni

State Street Bank International – Succursale Italia

Leonardo

Snam

Canon Italia

CONAI – Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi

Federazione Italiana Tennis

Work highlights

  • Appointed to provide ongoing assistance (for a three-year mandate) to the supervisory boards (appointed under Italian Legislative Decree No. 231/2001) of Allianz and its 15 subsidiaries in Italy.
  • Advising ENI on several Italian Decree 231 issues surrounding both Italian and foreign subsidiaries of ENI’s group.
  • Advised State Street Bank International – Succursale Italia on the review, implementation and update of its compliance model.

Italy > Industry focus: Food Tier 3

With a focus on managing acquisitions, transactions, compliance audits and product launches, as well as devising distribution strategies and internationalisation efforts, Chiomenti assists clients from the food industry by utilising lawyers from across different practice areas. These include M&A, which is led by Massimiliano Nitti, who is also responsible for the food law group, restructuring, tax, and IP practices, among others.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Nitti

Key clients

Milano Investment Partners

Cortilia

Rhone Capital

Cedral Tassoni

Sperlari S.r.l.

EP Global Commerce GmbH

Musetti S.p.A.

Morato Pane

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.

Work highlights

  • Advising Tannico on the sale by Campari Group of its stake, held in Tannico, to the joint venture set up by Campari Group with Moët Hennessy on a 50/50 basis with the aim to invest in e-commerce companies in the beverage sector.
  • Advising Morato Pane S.P.A. as legal counsel jointly with Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira & Associados R.L. in relation to the acquisition of the entire share capital of Cerealto Briviesca.
  • Advising Rhone Capital LLC on the acquisition of a 20% stake in illycaffe S.p.A.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The recent work of Chiomenti‘s pharmaceutical, healthcare and life sciences practice involved the review of authorisations and licences to sell medicinal products, clinical trials of products and vaccines, and several pharmaceutical market-related procedures. Heading up the firm’s pharma business unit, Luca Liistro advises on the particular requirements of the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors; administrative law head Filippo Brunetti routinely acts for both pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical devices companies.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The firm’s strong point lies in being equipped with different professionals, even at an international level, who are specialised in various fields of law (including the pharmaceutical sector).

The professionals we interacted with are distinguished by their availability, speed and professionalism.

Key clients

Abbott

Air Liquide Sanità Service

Albis International

Alfasigma

Amplifon

Artsana

BioVelocITA

Carestream Dental Italy

Coloplast

Columbus Education Association

Fidia Farmaceutici

Forest Laboratories

Genoma Group

Gilead Sciences

Khiron

Laboratoires Expanscience

Lifebrain Group

LifeNet Health

Menarini Group

Merck Sharp & Dohme (Italia)

M I T Italia

Neuraxpharm

Recordati

Roche

SoBi Pharma

Surmodics

Techwald Holding

Zambon Group

Zobele

Work highlights

  • Advised Fidia Farmaceutici on the acquisition of industrial assets, which were connected to a group of anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Advised Molecular Medicine on a Fininvest undertaking, which related to a voluntary tender offer launched by AGC for the shares of Molmed.
  • Advising Investindustrial VI LP, Lifebrain Group and Laboratorio Analisi Guidonia on a complex operation in the pharmaceutical sector, which included corporate, administrative law, employment, tax and compliance matters.

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 5

Chiomenti‘s IP lawyers act from within the IP, TMT and data protection departments of the firm. IP specialist and of counsel Paolo Bertoni is the key figure in this area. He acts as co-head and has a focus on cross-border patent disputes. Counsel Anna Gardini and senior associate Sara Molina complete the team.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Bertoni

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent professional preparation, with knowledge both of the theoretical legal and practical aspects involved.’

‘Highly specialized and competent lawyers. Approach to problems with alternative solutions both at a strategic and legal level. Availability, speed of responses.’

‘Paolo Bertoni is extremely competent, reliable, dominates the matter and also helps from a commercial point of view.’

‘The team is characterized by excellent knowledge of the subject and the ability to meet the deadlines communicated on the customer side.’

‘Paolo Bertoni has a great ability to understand the reference market and consequently adapt the consultancy required to the specificities of the sector in which the client operates.’

‘The specialization in luxury makes this studio unique in the sector.’

‘Sara Molina stands out as a particular excellence within the team.’

‘The continuous assistance and availability of the team and of partner Paolo Bertoni, accompanied by constant and precise updating (in the various jurisdictions), make Chiomenti unique. “

Key clients

Artemide S.p.A.

Automobili Lamborghini

Azienda Agricola Villa Sparina

Casoni Fabbricazione Liquori S.p.A.

Compagnie de Phalsbourg

Design Holding

Eagle Pictures S.p.A.

Ed. Mus. Acqua Azzurra s.r.l. in liquidazione

Firriato S.r.l.

Henkel Italia S.r.l.

Mediobanca Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A.

Nanotech

Nock Nock S.r.l.

Nove25

Pomellato S.p.A.

Re-Company SA

Toyota Motor Italia

Work highlights

  • Advising Henkel Italia S.r.l. in the legal proceedings commenced by Dhaze Materiaux Service S.r.l. before the Court of Milan, claiming copyright infringement, unfair competition and damages compensation.
  • Advising Design Holding S.p.A. in the framework of a complex extraordinary operation aimed at establishing a joint venture company with Fendi S.r.l., the internationally renowned fashion house. The assistance is also involving a complex license agreement regarding Fendi’s IP rights in order to allow the JVCo to manufacture and market furniture to be branded “Fendi Casa”.
  • Advising Ed. Mus. Acqua Azzurra s.r.l. in liquidazione in numerous proceedings originating as a result of a pending litigation between the company and Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.

Strategic Committee: Francesco Tedeschini (Chairman), Filippo Modulo (Managing Partner), Gregorio Consoli (Managing Partner), Giulia Battaglia (Member of the Strategic Committee), Massimo Antonini (Member of the Strategic Committee)

 Firm Overview:

Chiomenti was established in 1948 and became a key player on the market advising the largest Italian and international industrial groups and financial institutions. Chiomenti immediately emerged as a market leader through its discretion, independence, passion for the law and international vision and background of its professionals.

The Firm has always advised both leading international companies seeking to invest in Italy, and Italian companies operating in the Italian and international markets.

Chiomenti comprises around 350 professionals working in integrated teams. Our objective is to provide our clients with comprehensive and tailor-made advice that benefits from our multidisciplinary approach, always ensuring the highest quality standards.

Chiomenti is offering its high-profile legal services through three main departments, transactional, advisory and litigation and relevant practice area groups organized according to relevant legal, industry and product expertise, with the aim to always guarantee to clients the best team depending on the specific matter of assistance required.

TRANSACTIONS DEPARTMENT

  • Public M&A
  • Industrial & Private M&A
  • Capital Markets
  • Finance
  • Restructuring, Insolvency & Special Situations
  • Private Equity
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Venture and Growth Capital
  • China

LITIGATION DEPARTMENT

  • Antitrust and EU Law Litigation
  • Corporate and Post-M&A Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Finance and Financial Services Litigation
  • Insolvency Litigation
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • TMT Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • White Collar Crime Litigation
  • Consumer (Class action, Private Enforcement and Product Liability)
  • Tech and Digital Litigation

ADVISORY DEPARTMENT

  • Antitrust and EU Law
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Private Client, Trusts
  • Financial Regulation
  • Foreign Investment
  • Public Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Labour and Executive compensation
  • Tax
  • IP
  • TMT
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • White Collar Crime & Investigation

 

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Franco Agopyan photo Franco AgopyanFranco regularly advises Italian and international clients in national and cross-border private…
Carola Antonini photo Carola AntoniniCarola, advises Italian and international clients in project development and acquisition in…
Felice Azzollini photo Felice AzzolliniFelice advises clients on banking, insurance, and financial markets matters, under the…
Emanuele Barberis photo Emanuele BarberisEmanuele advises Italian and international clients (in particular, in the luxury, fashion,…
Giulia Battaglia photo Giulia BattagliaGiulia has over twenty-five years’ experience in this industry and specialises in…
Andrea Bernava photo Andrea BernavaAndrea advises Italian and international clients in litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy law, corporate…
Luca Bonetti photo Luca BonettiLuca advises Italian and international clients on finance and real estate transactions…
Filippo Brunetti photo Filippo BrunettiFilippo provides in-court and out-of-court advice to Italian and international clients on…
Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo photo Edoardo Canetta Rossi PalermoEdoardo focuses on complex Italian and cross-border M&A transactions, advising clients on…
Giada Caravello photo Giada CaravelloGiada advises Italian and international clients (including corporate groups, banks, and investment…
Giovanni Carpenzano photo Giovanni CarpenzanoGiovanni advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax planning…
Gregorio Consoli photo Gregorio ConsoliGregorio assists Italian and international clients in extraordinary transactions with a particular…
Carlo Croff photo Carlo CroffCarlo advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A, banking, insurance,…
Francesco D'Alessandro photo Francesco D'AlessandroFrancesco offers Italian and international clients out-of-court advice and in-court assistance in…
Italo De Santis photo Italo De SantisItalo advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A, capital markets,…
Paolo Fedele photo Paolo FedelePaolo advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A and real…
Luca Ferrari photo Luca FerrariLuca regularly advises Italian and international clients on complex disputes both in…
Luca Fossati photo Luca FossatiLuca advised Italian and international clients in the most significant Corporate –…
Luca Andrea Frignani photo Luca Andrea FrignaniLuca assists Italian and foreign clients with corporate-M&A matters, and in particular…
Paolo Giacometti photo Paolo GiacomettiPaolo advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax planning…
Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio photo Giuseppe Andrea GiannantonioGiuseppe Andrea advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax…
Antonino Guida photo Antonino GuidaAntonino regularly advises national and international clients on tax law matters with…
Benedetto La Russa photo Benedetto La RussaBenedetto La Russa advises clients on banking, finance, structured finance, and debt…
Ersilia Lazzara photo Ersilia LazzaraErsilia regularly advises Italian and international clients on matters concerning the processing…
Patrizia Liguti photo Patrizia LigutiPatrizia advises Italian and international clients on the analysis, structuring and execution…
Luca Liistro photo Luca LiistroLuca advises Italian and international clients on extraordinary transactions on commercial law…
Silvio Martuccelli photo Silvio MartuccelliProfessor Martuccelli advises Italian and international clients on class actions and other…
Stefano Mazzotti photo Stefano MazzottiStefano advises listed and non-listed industrial and financial groups, as well as…
Gilberto Nava photo Gilberto NavaGilberto’s practice mainly focuses on regulated markets, with a focus on electronic…
Massimiliano Nitti photo Massimiliano NittiMassimiliano represents domestic and international clients in matters of private and public…
Raul-Angelo Papotti photo Raul-Angelo PapottiRaul-Angelo advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax planning,…
Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo photo Giovanni Filippo PezzuloGiovanni Filippo regularly advises Italian and international clients (issuers, financial institutions, financial…
Alessandro Portolano photo Alessandro PortolanoAlessandro advises Italian and foreign financial institutions in relation to all areas…
Annalisa Reale photo Annalisa RealeAnnalisa advices Italian and foreign clients in matters concerning Employment Law, social…
Riccardo Rossi photo Riccardo RossiRiccardo regularly assists banks, corporates and financial sponsors in any kind of…
Antonio Tavella photo Antonio TavellaAntonio advises Italian and international clients on corporate finance transactions, purchase of…
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Fraser Wood photo Fraser WoodFraser advises Italian and international clients predominately on finance and capital markets…
Katia Zulberti photo Katia ZulbertiKatia advises clients on administrative and public economic law. On matters relating…
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