Chiomenti > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

20121 MILAN

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

The thriving administrative law practice at Chiomenti remains a go-to choice for both public and private national and international clients, which turn to the team for assistance in public procurement related to works, services and supplies, as well as in the context of public-private partnerships (PPP), infrastructure and energy projects, and transport-related issues, often dealt with in litigation before administrative courts and the European Court of Justice. Notably experienced in litigation work, especially in the infrastructure sector, practice co-head Filippo Brunetti has also been instructed in challenging TMT and public transport matters, while fellow co-head Giulio Napolitano‘s broad practice covers foreign direct investment screening, state-owned corporations’ organisation and action, renewable energy incentives, and financial market supervision. Sports law expert Alfredo Vitale specialises in public concessions and the real estate sector, most notably in building and town planning regulation. Federico Vanetti was a new arrival in 2023.

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‘The lawyers we have worked with at Chiomenti are a client’s dream. They were highly available and intuitive in learning the essential of our somewhat novel business, spotting issues to address while also explaining risk mitigation.’

‘Chiomenti’s public law team is made up of professionals of exceptional professional quality, capable of approaching any complex regulatory issue from a multidisciplinary perspective.’

‘The exceptional professional quality, the multidisciplinary approach, and the ability to always find innovative and business oriented solutions to the most disparate public law problems makes Chiomenti’s team unique in the professional panorama, and turning to them is a success factor.’

‘Filippo Brunetti is a superstar lawyer, with significant experience, incomparable professional competence, and great availability towards the clients he agrees to assist. Particularly impressive is his cogency and the ability to manage and resolve complex, multidisciplinary issues while keeping the needs of the business in mind.’

‘The collaboration with Chiomenti concerned extremely technical and complex legal and financial issues. The team understood our needs and assisted us step by step with punctuality and great competence.’

‘Filippo Brunetti has built a complete team with all the skills necessary to provide perfect assistance.’

‘When it became apparent that our needs would require more than one lawyer, the lead partner very quickly identified a competent and careful associate to assist. We were never without good legal support.’

Key clients

Trenitalia S.p.A.

ITA Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A.

CONI Comitato Olimpico Nazionale

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Investire SGR S.p.A.

Abbott S.p.A.

Banco BPM

Infratel S.p.A.

GSE Gestore Servizi Energetici S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A.

Infranet S.p.A.

Invimit SGR S.p.A.

Coloplast S.p.A.

Dea Capital S.p.A.

Green IT S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

Bulgari S.p.A.

Pedemontana Lombarda S.p.A.


Axiom Space Inc.




Work highlights

  • Advised Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda (APL) in administrative litigation before the Regional Administrative Court and the Council of State brought by Consorzio for the annulment of an award.
  • Assisted Sogin in the adjustment of its entire contractual activity and related procedures to the new public procurement code (dlgs m. 36/2023), which came into force as of 1 July 2023.
  • Assisted PSN (and its shareholders) in a lawsuit brought before the Lazio Regional Administrative Court by Fastweb and Aruba against the award of the tender for a concession.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

Chiomenti leverages the bench strength of specialists in the regulatory frameworks of banks, investment firms, asset managers, insurance companies and payment institutions. The experience of practice head Alessandro Portolano covers ordinary and extraordinary transactions, proceedings before Italian and European Regulators and structuring business models and new market entries. The group also features Vincenzo Troiano, who advises banks, payment institutions, institutional and international investors, and insurance and asset management companies; Felice Azzollini, whose career includes working at CONSOB; and Flavia Pagnanelli, an adviser on the regulation of banking, insurance, finance, investment and asset management schemes.

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‘Huge and broad knowledge and experience – the team represents a guarantee, covering all areas.’

‘Chiomenti’s team is always ready to support and collaborate – they are excellent professionals and very competent, and their approach is very concrete and pragmatic.’

‘Quick answers with solid advice.’

‘The biggest strength of Alessandro Portolano and his team is that they are well-connected, both with other market players and regulatory authorities.’

‘They make it easy for clients to find adequate business solutions.’

‘Alessandro Portolano and his team are always available and ensure an excellent turnaround time.’

‘Vincenzo Troiano is able to get straight to the problem, and find the right and robust solution.’

Key clients

BPER Banca S.p.A.

Banca Finnat Euramerica S.p.A.

Gestione Carte CONAD S.r.l.

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

Poste Vita S.p.A.

BlackRock France SAS

Fideuram Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking Asset Management SGR S.p.A.

Blackstone Europe Fund Management S.à r. l.

Credit Suisse (Italy) S.p.A.; Credit Suisse International

Credito Emiliano

Banca Euromobiliare

Euromobiliare Asset Management SGR

Euromobiliare Advisory SIM

Credemvita S.p.A.

Banca PSA Italia S.p.A. – Santander Consumer Finance S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Credito Emiliano Group with the assessment of the impact of the new set of ESG rules implementing the SFDR, and the implementation of the initiatives necessary for compliance.
  • Assisted BPER Banca with the acquisition from the FITD of a direct controlling interest in Banca Carige (and, indirectly, in its subsidiaries Banca Monte di Lucca and Banca Cesare Ponti), and all related regulatory aspects of the transaction.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Chiomenti‘s team acts for major corporations on acquisition, corporate and real estate finance, as well as refinancing. Gregorio Consoli is the firm’s finance and regulated entities head; Gianrico Giannesi advises both asset managers and investment funds; Giorgio Cappelli routinely assists with high-end financial transactions; Marco Cerritelli predominantly focuses on transport, healthcare and sport-related assets; Antonio Tavella brings expertise in corporate finance; and Giulia Battaglia specialises in structuring complex transactions. Other key figures are Riccardo Rossi, who maintains a broad finance practice, and counsel Andrea Martino.

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Key clients

Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.


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

De Fonseca S.p.A.

EI Towers S.p.A.

Enel S.p.A.

Eurocommercial Properties Italia S.r.l.


Fincantieri S.p.A.

Hines Italia


Nexion S.p.A.

Pusterla 1880 S.p.A.

Saipem S.p.A.

Savills Investment Management SGR

Sipcam Oxon S.p.A.

SIT S.p.A.

Unicoop Tirreno S.C.a.r.l.

Unipol Sai Assicurazioni

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Work highlights

  • Advising Ansaldo Energia on the execution of a financial manoeuvre, which relates to the launch of the 2023-2027 Industrial Plan.
  • Advising the Moretti family on the acquisition financing of a minority stake in Lumson through a mezzanine notes issuance and senior bank financing.

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

The banking and financing team at Chiomenti is consistently sought out by major banks to advise on acquisition, corporate and real estate financings. The group also assists with refinancing deals and cross-border issues. The team is led by Gianrico Giannesi, who draws on an extensive background in banking, finance and related regulatory matters. Other key figures include Giulia Battaglia, who specialises in structuring complex transactions; Giorgio Cappelli, who focuses on acquisition finance; Marco Cerritelli, who brings project finance expertise; Antonio Tavella, who heads the group’s restructuring business unit; and Riccardo Rossi. Key support is provided by senior associate Girolamo D’Anna, who advises on national and cross-border acquisition and project financings.

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Key clients

Banco BPM S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

Cassa depositi e prestiti S.p.A.

Credit Agricole

Deutsche Bank

European Investment Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

J.P. Morgan Plc.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Ilimity Bank S.p.A.

Banca Popolare di Sondrio Soc.Coop.p.A.

Banca IFIS S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising BPER Banca S.p.A., Banca Sella S.p.A., Banca Popolare di Sondrio S.p.A., and Banco di Desio e della Brianza on the review, negotiation and finalisation of the finance documentation for the acquisition by Dalma Mangimi S.p.A. of the corporate capital of Stella Mangimi S.r.l. and Sperina S.r.l.
  • Advised a syndicate of Italian and French financiers, comprising Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A., BNP Paribas, MPS, and Société Générale on a €188m project financing.

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 1

Chiomenti‘s team acts for issuers, guarantors, placement and underwriting syndicates and financial advisors, on major domestic and cross-border deals. The group is jointly led by Italo De Santis, whose broad practice encompasses public takeover bids, public exchange offerings, IPOs and capital increases; and Marco Maugeri, an adviser on capital increases. The practice further includes Manfredi Vianini Tolomei, whose practice covers public offerings and stock listings, and active practitioners Federico Amoroso and of counsel Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo. Other key figures include managing associate Maria Carmela Falcone and senior associate Matteo Costantino.

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‘The team excels for its professional skills, 24/7 availability, commitment and empathy.’

‘Very competent team and always available.’

‘Federico Amoroso leads with authority, leveraging on his high-standing professional skills and successful track record in transactions.’

‘Maria Carmela Falcone is a very solid professional, who is always available.’

Key clients

ENI S.p.A.

BPER Banca S.p.A.

Sicit Group


Cofide. – Gruppo De Benedetti S.p.A.

Life Care Capital S.p.A.

IGD SiiQ S.p.A.

Giglio Group S.p.A.

Camfin S.p.A.

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

Saipem S.p.A.

Enel S.p.A.

Esprinet S.p.A.

Conafi S.p.A.

Terna S.p.A.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Credit Suisse Bank (Europe) SA

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

BofA Securities Europe SA


Work highlights

  • Advised BPER Banca on the acquisition of Banca Carige and the subsequent merger of the latter into BPER Banca, which included the acquisition of 79.981% of the share capital of Banca Carige from FITD and SVI.
  • Advised Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena on the corporate, regulatory and contractual side to a €2.5bn share capital increase.
  • Advised the board of directors of Atlantia on the voluntary tender offer launched by Schema Alfa on the ordinary shares of Atlantia.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Chiomenti routinely acts in the Italian market’s most significant transactions. The practice is co-led by Massimiliano Nitti, who advises domestic and international clients on private and public M&A, and Marco Maugeri, whose sector expertise covers banks, insurance and other regulated entities. Other highly-regarded advisers are extraordinary transaction specialist Filippo Modulo, as well as Luca Fossati, Carlo Croff, Michele Carpinelli, Francesco Tedeschini, Antonio Sascaro, Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo, and Luigi Arnaldo Cremona. In a major boost to the team, Mario RoliElena Busson and Livia Cocca joined from BonelliErede in early 2023.

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Great business and strategic vision. What makes this practice truly unique is their unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.’

‘Tailored solutions – this practice doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all legal advice. They take the time to understand clients’ specific needs and craft personalised legal strategies that align with clients’ goals.’

‘A collaborative culture – unlike some firms where individual egos can take centre stage, this practice thrives on teamwork. Their collaborative culture ensures that clients benefit from the collective wisdom and expertise of the entire team.’

‘The team reflects a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This commitment to inclusivity enhances their problem-solving abilities and brings fresh ideas to the table.’

The strengths and capabilities of the team at this practice are truly impressive. Every member of the team, from partners to associates, possesses deep legal knowledge.

‘Their expertise covers a wide range of practice areas, ensuring they can handle even the most complex matters with confidence.

‘Elena Busson stands out for her speed in following up on various requests, availability, and strong ability to listen to the other party.’

‘Mario Roli is an exceptional lawyer with deep knowledge of the Italian M&A nuances. Always available for clients, he has an unrivalled attention to detail, and often helps bridge positions during negotiations with great calm and a constructive approach.’

Key clients

Aedes (Group)

Allianz Group

Allianz S.p.A.


Aquila Capital Management Gmbh

Astm S.p.A.

Best In Parking & Real Estate Ag

Bnp Paribas

Bper Group

Capvis General Partner V Ltd.


Cassa Depositi E Prestiti

Cir S.P.A. – Compagnie Industriali Riunite

Coima Sgr S.p.A.

Coop Alleanza 3.0 Società Cooperativa

Dufry International AG

Enel S.p.A.

Eni S.p.A.


Flutter Entertainment Plc

Gavio Group

Henderson Group

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

Investindustrial Group

Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A.

Julius Baer Group

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Partners Llp

Life Care Capital S.p.A.

Mediacom Communications Corporation


Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC)

Prelios Group

Silver Fir Capital Sgr S.p.A.

SIT S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

The Friedkin Group

Unipol Group


Warburg Pincus International Llc

Zambon Group

Work highlights

  • Advised BPER Banca S.p.A. on the completion of the acquisition of 79.98% of the share capital of Banca Carige, as well as in relation to the subsequent launch of a mandatory tender offer on all the remaining outstanding shares of Banca Carige.
  • Advising Investindustrial Investment Holding on an investment in the share capital of Eataly.
  • Advised Mediterranean Shipping Company on the acquisition of the entire corporate capital of Rimorchiatori Mediterranei and, indirectly, of its Italian and foreign subsidiaries.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Chiomenti‘s dispute resolution team assists in matters relating to corporate disputes, domestic and international arbitration and sports litigation, as well as fielding ‘strong expertise in the luxury retail field’. The firm is also experienced in mediation and conciliation. Silvio Martuccelli, in addition to heading the litigation practice, advises domestic and international clients on a wide number of disputes, including class actions. Francesco D'Alessandro heads the firm’s strong white-collar crime team with a focus on finance, bankruptcy, tax and environmental offences. In 2023, Alain Maria Dell’Osso and Massimo Proto were promoted to partner, Stefano Passeri was promoted to counsel and Ennio Alagia to managing associate.


‘Very organised team working autonomously, which is important, especially when the client is based in another jurisdiction.’

‘Alain Maria Dell Osso has a pragmatic approach to matters as well as a strong knowledge of Italian law and litigation practice.’

‘Professional advice, prompt problem solving, strong expertise in the luxury retail field strong and good collaboration with the brand.’

‘Emanuele Barberis is a key legal professional in the firm for solving legal cases, advising and understanding the business of the client.’

‘Competent and attentive to customers’ needs.’

‘A varied team with prepared and close professionals. Without a doubt we received complete and excellent treatment.’

‘Excellent brand and leadership team and very innovative practice. Good customer relationship.’

‘I found the team, and Francesco D’Alessandro, competent, attentive to customers’ needs, available and prompt in responding.’

Key clients

Amissima Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Amissima Vita S.p.A.

Lux Vide Finanziaria


Opel Bank

Toyota Financial services

BMW Bank GmbH

Wind Tre

Amazon Italian transport

Mc Donald’s Italy

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.

Federative Republic of Brazil

Permasteelisa S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Kaleyra S.p.A.

Italian Tennis Federation

Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.r.l.

Mr. Ednan Tofik-Ogly Agaev

Fnac Darty Participations et Services S.A.

Geodis CL Italia S.p.A.

Esprinet S.p.A.

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

Hungary Meat Kft.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Wind S.p.A. in the appeal against a judgment by the Court of Milan.
  • Advised a member of the board of directors of Fnac Darty Participations et Services S.A., as well as of FNAC Italia S.p.A., in the context of a criminal trial that was pending before the Court of Appeal of Milan for charges of bankruptcy regarding FNAC Italia’s winding up.
  • Representing Opel Bank, Toyota Financial services and BMW Bank GmbH in the class action commenced by Altroconsumo before the Court of Milan to seek compensation for the class members.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 1

Chiomenti’s team of experienced practitioners provides comprehensive assistance in both national and EU competition law matters, spanning abuses of dominant position, cartels, and merger notification cases before the Italian Competition Authority and the EU Commission. Here is litigation specialist Marco Serpone the key contact. State aid proceedings, public procurement and concessions also belong to the team’s expertise, and represent Guido Bellitti’s practice focus. Further core workflows include assisting clients in disputes before civil and administrative courts on issues related to unfair business practices and abuse of economic dependence; an area in which EU and Italian competition law specialist Cristoforo Osti and Alessandra Prastaro are particularly active. Gian Michele Roberti is noted for his expertise in advising multinational groups and industrial and professional associations spanning the manufacture, banking, maritime, rail, and air transport sectors on both national and EU-level proceedings, while Patrick Actis Perinetto focuses on the pharmaceutical sector.


‘Chiomenti provides a unique assistance thanks to the team’s wide knowledge of EU and competition law combined with the highest level of knowledge of the sector’s specific regulation, namely media and TLC.’

‘Thanks to their skills and capability to be up-to-date with the most recent developments, Chiomenti’s team is always capable to provide opinions based on a wide range of supporting evidence, and to allow the company’s department to focus on very specific relevant topics.’

‘I appreciate Chiomenti’s team for its consistent standard of service, depth of expertise and responsiveness. The team has an in-depth knowledge of EU and competition law, and I really appreciate the client service and innovative solutions they are always capable to provide when dealing with complex issues.’

‘Thanks to their involvement in major and complex EU law and competition cases, the level of service and of sophistication is always very strong, as also proven by the results.’

‘Marco Serpone has a great expertise in this sector, and especially before the Competition and Communications Authorities and the highest EU and national Courts. He is an attentive and outstanding professional who is apt at handling complex issues with innovative solutions.’

‘Marco Serpone and Gian Michele Roberti are among the very few reputable lawyers in the Antitrust and Media/TLC Authority who are competent.’

‘Marco Serpone is an indispensable resource, an exceptional lawyer. His in-depth knowledge of the sector’s regulations and his ability to listen and find innovative solutions allow him to provide tailor-made legal services to the highest possible standard.’

‘Gian Michele Roberti is an undisputed authority on EU and competition law and is certainly a leading figure in these areas. We have been fortunate to have them on board in the most relevant cases for the sector in question.’

Key clients

A. Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite s.r.l.

Abiogen Pharma S.p.A.,

Adolf Wuerth

Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A.

Alba Leasing S.p.A.

Aldi S.r.l.

Alfasigma S.p.A.

Allianz Direct S.p.A.

Allianz S.p.A.

Alten Europe s.à r.l.

Amministrazione Straordinaria di Alitalia LAI

Angelini S.p.A.

Apollo Management International LLP

Areti S.p.A.

Artemide Group S.p.A.

Asterion Industrial Partners

Avio S.p.A.

Banca Generali S.p.A.

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

Banca Popolare di Bari S.p.A.

Best in Parking AG


BMW Bank Gmbh (Italian branch)

BNP-Paribas Securities

BPER Banca S.p.A.

Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.

Camfin S.p.A.

Capvis AG


CDP Venture Capital SGR

Cementi Moccia S.p.A.

Centrale Adriatica s.c.

Confcommercio Mantova

Compañía de Distribución Integral Logista Holdings, S.A.

CONAI Consorzio Nazionale Imballaggi

Coop Alleanza 3.0 s.c.

Coop Centro Italia SC

Coop Italia s.c.

Cooperativa Sociale Nuova Sair Onlus

Crédit Agricole Cariparma S.p.A.

Edison S.p.A.

Eni S.p.A.

Esso Italiana S.p.A.

Esprinet S.p.A.

Expedia Inc.

F2i ER 1 S.p.A.

F2i-Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture

Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Finaf S.p.A. (Angelini Group)

FlixBus Italia S.r.l.

Flutter Entertainment


Friedkin Group Inc.

FSI Investimenti S.p.A.

Garmin (Europe) Ltd

Gilead Sciences S.r.l.

Gofundme Ireland plc

Gruppo ASTM

Gruppo Cattolica S.p.A.

Gruppo Unicomm S.p.A.

Harley Davidson Europe Ltd.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

HomeAway (gruppo Expedia/VRBO)

Industrie Riunite Odolesi S.p.A. S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Investindustrial VI LP.

ION Investment Group Ltd

ITA – Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (ITA Airways)

Kinto Italia S.p.A.

KKR & Co. Inc.

La Veggia S.p.A.

Laziocrea S.p.A.

Leonardo S.p.A.

Lyconet Italia S.r.l.

Lyoness Italia S.r.l.

Mediaset S.p.A.

Mimete S.r.l.

myWorld Italia S.r.l.

Neuraxpharm Italy S.p.A.

Notorious Pictures S.p.A.

Opel Bank S.A.

Philip Morris Italia S.r.l.

Portobello Capital Gestion S.G.E.I.C. S.A.

Prenatal Retail Group S.p.A.

Premium S.p.A.

PUNCH Torino S.p.A.

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A.

Rhone Group

Robert Bosch GmbH

Saipem S.p.A.

Senior Italia Federanziani

SIAE – Società Italiana Autori e Editori

Sipcam Oxon S.p.A.


Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation



Telepass S.p.A.

Tivù S.r.l.

Toyota Financial Corporation

Toyota Financial Services PLC

Toyota Motor Italia S.p.A.

Treccani Reti S.p.A.

Unicoop Firenze s.c.

Unicoop Tirreno s.c.

Unipol Rental S.p.a.

UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Unem – Unione Energie per la Mobilità

Vivendi S.A.

Volkswagen A.G.

Walsin Lihwa Corporation

Wind Tre S.p.A.

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd – Rappresentanza Generale per l’Italia

Work highlights

  • Assisted two companies belonging to the Expedia Group with respect to the EU Court of Justice proceedings (case C-663/22 – Expedia v. AGCom; case C-666/22 – EGVR v. AGCom) stemming, as preliminary ruling proceedings, from two different appeals proceedings brought before the Italian administrative courts (T.A.R. Latium) against various Italian law provisions and all the administrative measures issued by the Italian Communications Authority in alleged implementation of the EU Regulation No. 1150/2019 (so-called P2B Regulation).
  • Advised Airbnb Ireland in the litigation pending before Consiglio di Stato and the Court of Justice of the EU concerning the compatibility with EU law of the obligations imposed in Italy on on-line platforms with respect to the collection and remittance of the flat tax due on short-term rentals.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Chiomenti houses a team of experienced practitioners whose focus ranges from oil and gas and renewable energy to biomass, bio-fuel, energy efficiency and regasification matters. They can regularly be found advising clients on a range of energy-related matters including project development, project financing, PPAs, acquisitions and regulations. Practice head Carola Antonini maintains a broad practice, encompassing renewable energy projects, infrastructure deals, public tenders and gas transport and distribution, while Mario Roli advises industrial operators and funds on acquisition transactions. The team also includes Elena Busson, noted for handling complex transactions in the gas, airport, telecom towers and transport sectors in Italy; transactions expert Giulia Battaglia; and regulatory matters specialist Filippo Brunetti. Manuela Cerulli is well versed in both conventional and renewable energy sources.

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‘Manuela Cerulli is an outstanding professional, always calm, reliable and competent also in very difficult situations.’

‘Mario Roli is a great lawyer and has unparalleled capacity to support clients in an effective way through long and complex deals with valuable ideas and high quality output delivered.’

‘Special expertise and sector knowledge in energy and infrastructure.,’

‘Carola Antonini: Very good commercial advice, good project management, very responsive, excellent finance and M&A adviser.’

Key clients

Enel Green Power Italia S.r.l.

Enel X

Eni Plenitude

Greenvolt – Energias Renovaveis S.A.

Aer Solar




Snam S.p.A.

Reden Solar Sas


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

Solar NRG S.r.l.



Fred Olsen Renewables AS

Alerion Clean Power S.p.A.

Ladurner Ambiente S.p.A.

Oxem – Oxon Energia Mezzana S.p.A.

Secundum Naturam Capital S.r.l.

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

Aquila Capital Real Assets Investment Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH


FRI-EL Green Power S.p.A.

Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.



Terna S.p.A.

Greenvest (ESCO)

European Investment Bank (EIB)

BNP Paribas

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.

Societe Generale

Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A.

Bank IMI S.p.A.

ING Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised Archernar Asset in relation to the acquisition of the entire share capital of ERG Power, owner of the natural gas-fuelled Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) co-generation plant in Priolo Gargallo.
  • Advised Greenvolt – Energias Renovaveis in relation to the execution by subsidiary Greenvolt Next Holding of an investment agreement aimed at entering into the share capital of Solarelit.
  • Advised Marguerite Infrastructure Fund in relation to the acquisition, through a new partnership with Pioneer fund and Fondo Italiano per l’Efficienza Energetica, of Comat Servizi Energetici and Metrotermica.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Chiomenti spreads its luxury goods practice across the sector, advising on matters concerning transactions, private equity and employment. In addition, it retains expertise on IP, tax, contractual and litigation issues relating to the luxury goods industry. Its clients include luxury companies in the beauty, automotive, hospitality and gourmet sectors. Emanuele Barberis, a specialist in employment law as it affects the fashion and retail sectors, is the co-head of the luxury practice alongside Simone Bernard de la Gatinais, who focuses her advice on commercial contracts, private equity joint ventures, stock listing and capital increases.


‘Strong knowledge and practices of the luxury goods industry.’

‘Prompt reactions and fast advice on everyday issues and legal cases.’

‘The team is very professional and effective.’

‘Individuals have skills and expertise in the Luxury industry.’

‘They are very skilled at helping businesses find effective legal solutions.’

‘Emanuele Barberis is very supportive and is able to find legal solutions that are always business-oriented.’

‘Emanuele Barberis is without any doubt a legal point of reference in the fashion industry.’

Key clients

Gianni Versace

Michael Kors


Ralph Lauren


Dolce & Gabbana

Roberto Cavalli

Ermenegildo Zegna



Loro Piana

Sergio Rossi


Breitling Italia


Salvatore Ferragamo


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Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 1

Chiomenti is tuned to the specific needs of the retail industry, in particular the regulatory landscape that affects the sector. The firm has expertise in a wide range of practice areas that relate to retail, including IP, administrative law, employment and antitrust. It also has extensive experience in major corporate and M&A matters. Massimiliano Nitti, who is experienced in M&A including private equity funds, strategic investments and joint ventures, leads the retail practice at the firm along with Patrizia Liguti, who focuses on real estate matters.

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‘Chiomenti provides a holistic approach to the retail business covering all related aspects.’

Key clients



LCP Logistics Capital and Partners


Pini Group

Delizia S.r.l.

Aquila Capital Group

Unicoop Tirreno

Interporto Sud Europa S.p.A.

Esprinet S.p.A.

Geodis CL Italia S.p.A.

Fnac Darty Participation et Services S.A.

Morato Pane S.p.A.

NUO Capital S.A.

Gestione Carte CONAD S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advising LCP in a joint venture transaction with a leading European online platform for fashion and lifestyle concerning a brownfield regeneration project on an industrial site of around 300.000 sqm purchased in the context of a bankruptcy auction.
  • Advising Aquila Capital Group on all phases of the development of a logistic park located in the municipality of Tortona having an overall covered surface of approximately 70,000 sqm and on the subsequent sale of the entire corporate capital of the development company to Cube Green Logistics Holdings, an alternative asset management company.
  • Advising a fast fashion retail company (Capri S.r.l.) in a claim filed with the Court of Naples against its supply chain provider (XPO S.p.A.) for breach of contract and wrongful withdrawal from the negotiations of a new agreement.

Italy > Private equity Tier 1

Chiomenti‘s team has a strong reputation for LBO strategies, along with an enviable track record in structured investments in private and listed companies. The group is co-led by international contract expert Franco Agopyan and Mario Roli, an adviser to industrial operators and funds on acquisitions. The team further features senior partner Carlo Croff; managing partner Filippo Modulo; Elena Busson, who advises private equity funds on M&A; and Luigi Vaccaro, an adviser to Asian investors. Additional key figures are Antonio Sascaro, Massimiliano Nitti, Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo, and Giovanni Colantuono.

Practice head(s):


‘Strong Italian law firm with tested international presence.’

‘Good diversification of expertise.’

‘Franco Agopyan is a go-to lawyer in terms of M&A for PE funds.’

‘Franco Agopyan is a very sophisticated and experienced professional, who is able to coordinate complex situations – very much available and fully dedicated to his clients.’

Key clients

SK Capital Partners

One Equity Partners

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan


BC Partners






Lion Capital



NB Renaissance


F2i SGR S.p.A.





Pitney Bowes Inc.



Aliante Partners



Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Partners Llp


Ion Investment Group

Portobello Capital

Stirling Square Capital Partners

CDP Venture Capital SGR S.p.A.


Alpha Private Equity

Nextalia SGR




Work highlights

  • Advising Ion Investment Group on the agreement for the acquisition of Cedacri, the Italy-based banking software group.
  • Advising private equity funds on the sale to Nordson Corporation of Arag Group.
  • Advising Silver Lake on the acquisition of a minority stake in TeamSystem from Hellman & Friedman for €600m.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Chiomenti assists large multinational corporates and financial services companies with their real estate and construction investments in Italy. The firm specialises in all essential aspects of real estate and construction, covering civil, tax, finance, regulatory and administrative law. Patrizia Liguti heads the real estate practice and brings significant experience assisting major institutional investors in real estate matters. Umberto Borzi, who is well versed in real estate transactions, is a key member of the practice. Promoted to partner in January 2023, Paolo Fedele is an expert in insurance matters within real estate. Alessandro Giacosa is another key member of the department, which grew further in September 2023 with the arrival of Federico Vanetti from Dentons.

Practice head(s):


‘Chiomenti’s strength has always been the capacity to act as a single multi-disciplinary team. Talking to single lawyers always means talking to the team.’

‘Very good knowledge of the topic. A commercially oriented approach.’

‘Competent with good negotiations skills.’

‘Paolo Fedele is really skilled and able to assist in very complex negotiations.’

‘Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio has very strong knowledge of the whole real estate investment world and is always able to provide useful hints that allow for unlocking complex situations.’

‘Innovative, reliable with a great sense of business. Unbeatable on structuring transactions not only real estate.

Key clients




BNP Paribas Group

CDP Immobiliare



Dea Capital


Generali Real Estate SGR


Intesa Sanpaolo


Kryalos SGR


Logistics Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley



Work highlights

  • Advising Hines, Cale Street and Prelios on the redevelopment of the area known as Milano Sesto.
  • Advising Logistic Capital Partners on a joint venture transaction with a leading European online platform for fashion and lifestyle concerning a brownfield regeneration project.
  • Advising Kryalos, as management company of the Pacific 1 fund, on the sale of the historic headquarters of the national newspaper La Nazione.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Chiomenti maintains a strong insolvency and restructuring practice and is a popular choice among major national and international banks. Its department is responsive to the ever-changing field of restructuring and insolvency, advising on the central aspects of insolvency law, including arranged agreements, distressed M&A, lending transactions and non-performing loans (NPLs). Antonio Tavella heads the practice and routinely advises major domestic and foreign clients on the purchase of receivables, debt restructurings, litigation and distressed acquisitions. Giulia Battaglia is a notable member of the team, specialising in assisting debtors, banks and investors in complex transactions. Giada Caravello is a managing associate with a focus on debt restructurings and assistance to companies in financial distress.

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‘An outstanding and holistic approach providing guidance on the various options a company in distress has while choosing its way out of a crisis.’

‘Antonio Tavella is an outstanding professional, with exceptional dedication.’

‘Giada Caravella is an exceptional partner, able to cover all restructuring issues.’

‘Chiomenti is a leading firm in Italy’.

‘Chiomenti’s professionals are an incredible team, very flexible and well-coordinated. Furthermore, Chiomenti offers 360° legal assistance to the client, providing legal assistance also in the context of the various connected areas of the market.’

‘Antonio Tavella is an incredible professional and is a super skilled expert in the restructuring and insolvency sector. He always does a great job in the context of transactions and he can read the room before the other parties involved and intervene to facilitate the process.’

Key clients

Montini S.p.A.

Interporto Sud Europa S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Mediterranea di Navigazione S.p.A.

Aptior Capital Master Fund Ltd

BlueBay Asset Management LLP

Cheyne European Strategic Value Credit Fund SCS SICAV-SIF

System 2 Master Fund Limited

Fintyre S.p.A.

De Angelis S.p.A.

Sperlari S.r.l.

Solution Bank S.p.A.

Trussardi S.p.A.

Springwater Capital LLC

RB Italy Holding S.r.l.

Morgan Stanley Bank International

illimity Bank S.p.A.

Njord Partners LLP

Sansedoni Siena S.p.A.

Consorzio Latterie Sociali Mantovane Virgilio Società Agricola Cooperativa

Brooks Brothers Europe S.r.l.

Bricoman S.p.A.

Siac S.p.A.

Taconic Capital

SC Lowy

Work highlights

  • Advising Aptior Capital Master Fund, BlueBay Asset Management, Cheyne European Strategic Value Credit Fund SCS SICAV-SIF and System 2 Master Fund, in their capacity as bondholders of Moby, on their intervention in the composition with creditors proceedings (concordato preventivo).
  • Advising Trussardi and its fully-owned subsidiary T.R.S. Evolution in relation to their respective restructuring processes under the negotiated crisis composition tool.
  • Advising Pini Group in relation to the acquisition of the Italian company Ferrarini in the context of the composition with creditors proceedings (concordato preventivo) of Ferrarini.

Italy > Tax Tier 1

Traditionally strong in the M&A and financial sectors, Chiomenti‘s tax expertise extends to corporate matters, real estate, international tax, transfer pricing, private clients, and tax litigation. Raul-Angelo Papotti is ‘a leader in the Italian tax sector’; Massimo Antonini is a renowned tax litigator; and Marco Di Siena focuses on extraordinary corporate deals M&A and tax litigation. Also key to the practice are Paolo Giacometti and Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio along with Antonino GuidaGabriele PaladiniGiuseppe Zorzi and Gian Gualberto Morgigni. Raffaele Russo was made partner in January 2023. Irene Pellecchia left the firm at the end of 2023.

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‘Combination of business understanding and sophistication in structuring.’

Unbeatable on structuring transactions. Knowledge that is not limited to Italian structures, they also have very good knowledge of international taxation as well as other jurisdictions’ structures.

Leading tax professionals.

‘Chiomenti is the top legal firm in Italy.’

‘The perfect balance between strong capabilities and the right size is the main advantage. Partners are always on the deal.’

Raul-Angelo Papotti is a highly specialised and unique professional – a leader in the Italian tax sector.

‘Massimo Antonini -very broad experience.’

‘Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio – innovative, reliable and with a great sense of business. Tax lawyers like him get the deal done.

Key clients

AC Fiorentina S.p.A.

Accor SA

Allegra Versace

Alpha Private Equity Fund


Angelo Gordon

Apollo Management

Ardian Real Estate

AS Roma S.p.A.


Bain Capital

Banca Generali S.p.A.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bental Greenoak Capital

BNL S.p.A.

Bridgepoint Capital

Capstone Management



Certares Management

CBRE Global Investors

CDP Group

Cerberus Capital Management

Certares Management

Cinven Limited

Coca Cola

Coudert Brothers Group

C-Quadrat Asset Management

Credit Suisse

Credito Fondiario

Dea Capital


Enel S.p.A.

Esprinet S.p.A.

Eurocommercial Properties


Finleonardo S.p.A.

Flutter Entertainment Group

Forma Funds

Full Fortune Wealth Limited

Generali Real Estate


Goldman Sachs

Hayfin Capital Group

Heidelberg Cement AG

Holmen Paper AB


Huawei Technologies

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Investcorp Capital

Investindustrial Group

ITA Airways

Italcementi S.p.A.

Italmobiliare S.p.A.

Iliad Group

JP Morgan Chase

Kering Group


LifeBrain AG

Marquard Capital Group

Mediacom Group

Mediaset Group

Millennium Capital

Monte Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Morgan Stanley

Naval Group


Olympus Group


Panakes Sgr

Paref Group

Pic Dare

Prelios Sgr

Quinta Capital Sgr, Sace S.p.A.

Saipem Group

Savills Investment management SGR

SEB Life

Simest S.p.A.

The Friedkin Group

Unicredit S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising DUFRY INTERNATIONAL AG on the strategic combination of Dufry’s and Autogrill’s businesses.
  • Advised on the tax aspects of a common cross-border merger, by absorption of Mediaset España Comunicación into MFE-MEDIAFOREUROPE NV.
  • Provided tax assistance to Enel Group on the subscription of a €12bn revolving credit facility dedicated to collateral hedging needs for trading activities in the energy markets.

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Harnessing the bench strength of ‘a very strong team with outstanding professionals‘, Chiomenti remains a go-to for structured finance work, including securitisation transactions. The practice also handles EMTN notes, standalone issuances, minibonds, hybrid instruments, high-yield bonds, and covered, ESG, project and catastrophe bonds. The team is headed by Gianrico Giannesi, who brings experience in securitisation deals and bond loans; and Benedetto La Russa, a specialist in securitisation work, and hybrid, high-yield, equity-linked and exchangeable notes. Managing partner Gregorio Consoli brings expertise to matters involving financial entities and the regulated sector. Counsels Anna Maria Perillo and Ludovica Cipolla are other names to note.

Other key lawyers:

Gregorio Consoli; Gianrico Giannesi; Benedetto La Russa; Anna Maria Perillo; Ludovica Cipolla; Federica Scialpi; Irene Scalzo; Salvatore Maria Sardo


A very strong team with outstanding professionals. Always available, fast and accurate.’

Available to find innovative solutions and offer outstanding advice.

‘Gregorio Consoli is a very skilled lawyer who always makes a difference, thanks to his huge expertise in the finance space.’

‘The team has solid problem-solving skills.’

‘Benedetto La Russa has the unique ability to understand and address client needs with smart solutions.’

‘Longstanding presence in the market, superb knowledge of best practices, with the ability to manage difficult process.’

‘Professional, friendly and available at any time.’

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

JP Morgan

UniCredit S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

Deutsche Bank AG

Enel S.p.A.

Banca Mediolanum

European Investment Bank

Alerion Clean Power S.p.A.

AS Roma S.p.A.

Aedes SIIQ S.p.A.

Banco Desio S.p.A.

Creval S.p.A.

Terna S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs

Credit Agricole Investment Bank Milan Branch


ION Group

Polynt Group

Banca Cesare Ponti S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Eni S.p.A. in relation to the first systemic issuance of sustainability-linked bonds for the Italian retail market.
  • Advising Citigroup Global Markets Limited, as arranger and lead manager, in relation to a securitisation transaction of receivables arising from loans granted by Toyota Financial Services Italia to its customers for the purchase of new cars.
  • Advising UniCredit Bank AG and other dealers in relation to the issuance of two series of covered bonds.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Chiomenti‘s privacy and cybersecurity practice advises on GDPR, the Italian Data Privacy Code, and data-related breaches, transfers and privacy issues. The team is also experienced in tech, communications, compliance, investigations and litigation. The group additionally advises companies that are undergoing digital transformation, and assists with the data protection aspects of the Metaverse, blockchain and machine learning systems. Pierluigi Perri, a specialist in the structuring of data governance plans, heads up the department, which includes experienced data protection practitioners Marilena Hyeraci and Ersilia Lazzara. Former practice leader Gilberto Nava left the firm in October 2023.

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Extreme availability and ability to really get into the merits of situations so as to choose the best solution for clients. This is not something to be taken for granted.’

‘Pierluigi Perri is a person of undoubted competence, but who is also very humble, human and available. These qualities make for a wonderful working relationship.’

Key clients

Ita Airways




Aviation & Tourism International

Carel Industries S.p.A.

Duferco Holding

Fondazione Milano Cortina

Global Federal Credit Union

Investindustrial Investment Holding

JT International Italia

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited


Royal Trust

SPV Linea M4

Vertiv Group Corp.

Whistleblowing Solutions

ION Investment/Cerved

Castello SGR

Enel X

Work highlights

  • Advising a new company of Alfonsino on the implementation of all relevant privacy documentation for the development of a project for Italy involving the launch of a food delivery platform.
  • Advising Investindustrial Investment Holding in relation to the acquisition of the entire share capital of Viasat Group, which has involved data protection and cybersecurity issues.
  • Advising Vertiv Group Corp on the verification of compliance with EU data protection laws and regulations.

Italy > Employment Tier 2

Chiomenti supports Italian and foreign entities with a wide variety of employment law service on standalone matters and in connection with the firm’s transactional work. The firm is experienced in assisting clients with industrial relations and social security. It focuses on employment matters related to restructurings and reorganisations, internal policy advice, collective agreement negotiations and drafting employment contracts. Emanuele Barberis heads the practice and specialises in employment matters relating to the fashion and retail industries. Within the practice, Annalisa Reale is recognised for her employment advice connected to complex restructurings. In late 2023, Valeria De Lucia was made partner.

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‘Emanuele Barberis is certainly the go-to-person when it comes to employment. He and his team have provided our firm best-in class support.’

‘High professional advice; prepared and always up-to-date with knowledge of employment legislation.’

‘The team provides great support but above all a pragmatic and hands-on approach. Propose innovations even beyond the purely legal sphere.’

‘Emanuele Barberis is key professional in the organisation.’

‘Chiomenti’s team of labor law specialists are able to best interpret needs and transpose them into legal documents as best as possible.’

‘The team is competent, reliable and effective. They really meet client’s expectation reducing redundancies and unexpected costs.’

‘They are very skilled at helping businesses find effective legal solutions.’

Key clients

Gianni Versace

Michael Kors


Ralph Lauren


Dolce & Gabbana

BMW Bank

Roberto Cavalli

Ermenegildo Zegna


De Agostini Group

Dea Capital Group


Bain & Co


BNP Paribas


Quattroerre SGR


Fondo Strategico Italiano

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti


Volkswagen Group Italia



Fondo HIG




Credit Agricole



Unipol Sai


Loro Piana


Sergio Rossi

Alten Group



Air France

Anacap Investment Fund

Faro Technologies


Melia Hotels




Schlumberger Group

Merriot Hotels



Breitling Italia


Salvatore Ferragamo


D-Link Corporation

Vialto Partners

Italy > Industry focus: Food Tier 2

Chiomenti advises leading companies, including well-known food and hospitality brands on acquisitions, compliance audits, product integration and new product launches. It also supports clients in formulating new distribution strategies and utilises its multidisciplinary approach to best accommodate the needs of each client. Massimiliano Nitti is the head of the food practice group and advises clients on corporate and M&A matters, particularly those concerning private equity, strategic investments and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Morato Pane


Aliante Partners

Pini Group

Alfonsino S.p.A.

Dufry International AG

Delizia S.r.l.

Hungary Meat Kft

RfXcel Corporation

Consorzio Latterie Sociali Mantovane Virgilio Società Agricola Cooperativa

Bolton Food S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Investindustrial Investment Holding S.à r.l. as legal advisor in relation to the investment in the share capital of Eataly as a result of which Investindustrial will be the owner of stake representing 52% of the relevant share capital.
  • Advising a Newco of Alfonsino S.p.A., a listed company operating in the food delivery service, in relation to the implementation of all relevant privacy documentation related to the development of a pivotal project for Italy related to launching a food delivery platform which connects experienced freelancers lending its service to restaurants.
  • Advising Regione del Veneto in the proceedings commenced before the EU Commission against the application for the recognition of the traditional term “Prošek” filed by Croatia.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Chiomenti maintains a dedicated multidisciplinary team for the healthcare and life sciences industry. It regularly advises on acquisitions and broader corporate matters in addition to areas such as tax planning, compliance and anti-trust. Its clients range from pharma manufacturers, research companies and producers of medical devices to companies that offer healthcare and hospital services. Luca Liistro leads the practice group whilst assisting clients on corporate and commercial matters. Filippo Brunetti advises on a range of corporate matters, pricing and market access together with compliance issues (he liaises with various authorities such as the Italian Pharmaceutical Agency. Corporate/M&A specialist Francesca Villa includes a number of pharma and medtech companies among her clients.

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‘Very sound knowledge of the HC and life science sector. Pro-active approach. Very reliable. Super competent.’

‘Strong expertise in the health sector which is highly regulated; proactive approach anticipating potential issues/concerns.

‘Luca Liistro has a strong commitment and is business oriented.’

Key clients

Abbott S.p.A.

Air Liquide Sanità Service

Albis International






Carestream Dental Italy


Columbus Education Association

Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Forest Laboratories

Gilead Sciences

Groupe Simago SAS


Laboratoires Expanscience

Lifebrain Group

LifeNet Health

Menarini Group

Merck Sharp & Dohme (Italia)

M.I.T. Italia S.r.l.



Roche S.p.A.

SoBi Pharma

Sophia Genetics


Techwald Holding

Xvivo Perfusion

Zambon Group


Work highlights

  • Advising Alfasigma S.p.A. in relation to the acquisition of the entire corporate capital of Sofar S.p.A., an Italian pharmaceutical company active in the research, production and marketing of drugs, medical devices and dietary supplements and specialized in the gastrointestinal area.
  • Advising Groupe Simago SAS, a leader group in the imaging diagnostic in France, in its first investment in Italy through the acquisition of the entire corporate capital of Gemini2 S.r.l., a local Italian imaging diagnostic company.
  • Advising Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. in relation to the acquisition from Sanofi Aventis of pharmaceutical assets.

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 2

Chiomenti is well placed to advise investors on transactions within the manufacturing sectors, including the relevant regulations. It is also home to specialists in IP, tax and restructuring.  The firm is accustomed to working at the domestic and international level. The multidisciplinary nature of the firm also allows it to draw on professional with the requisite expertise for each of its clients’ matters. Luca Andrea Frignani, whose speciality is extraordinary transactions and contractual matters, leads the practice alongside Massimiliano Nitti, who assists clients from across the globe in private and public M&A matters.

Key clients

Stevanato Group S.p.A.

Investindustrial Group Holdings S.à r.l.

Feralpi Holding S.p.A.

Full Fortune Wealth Limited

Castor S.p.A.

ASM International NV


JT International




CBG Acciai S.p.A.

PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH & Co KG

SIT S.p.A.

Coronet S.p.A. and Veroverde S.r.l.

Sperlari S.r.l.

U-Earth Biotech Ltd

Finpanaria S.p.A.


Zobele family

Montini S.p.A.

Italpannelli Germany

Siac S.p.A.

Ciments Francais – Italcementi S.p.A.


Artsana S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising ASM International NV as purchaser, in relation to the M&A cross border transaction concerning the acquisition by the client of, among other things, the entire share capital of LPE S.p.A.
  • Advising JT lnternational Italia S.r.l., the Italian subsidiary of the leading global tobacco manufacturer, in the assessment on the opportunity for the latter to adopt an Organization, Management and Control model under Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 governing corporate criminal liability.
  • Advising ItalPannelli, in the framework of a complex extraordinary operation, assistance in all the IP matters and, in particular the assistance has also involved the drafting and negotiation of (i) a transfer of trademarks and domain names; (ii) a license agreement.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Chiomenti is a go-to choice for an array of operators in the electronics, media and IT industries seeking advice on regulatory and contractual issues and other commercial matters involving the use of innovative technologies such as cryptocurrencies, IoT and AI. The team is also active in advising on consumer protection matters and adopting ICT outsourcing solutions. Gian Michele Roberti notably focuses on the electronic communications, broadcasting and audiovisual sectors. Former practice head Gilberto Nava left the firm in October 2023.

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‘A perfectly coordinated team in all its components that facilitates the client and anticipates their needs.’

‘Great empathy, ability to grasp industry objectives and expertise of the highest level.’

Key clients



Vivendi S.A.



ItaliaOnLine Group




Ei Towers



Agile Telecom/Growens

Massima Energia (Supermoney)


Work highlights

  • Advised Unidata in relation to the acquisition of the entire TWT group for the creation a fixed-line telecoms operator.
  • Advised Rainbow in relation to transactions recently completed to fully acquire Colorado Film, with a subsequent complex group company reorganisation.
  • Advised Kaleyra in relation to the administrative proceeding before the Italian Council of State (Consiglio di Stato) concerning the sanctioning decision of the ICA against Vodafone for abuse of dominant position.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 2

Chiomenti‘s team routinely advises on the establishment of investment funds, along with transactions involving funds. The practice additionally leverages the expertise of the firm’s banking, insurance, real estate, corporate, tax, and finance departments. The team is jointly led by Vincenzo Troiano, whose wide-ranging practice includes the structuring of investment platforms and products, as well as private equity funds; and Alessandro Portolano, who is a highly-regarded specialist in banking, financial, insurance, payment services, and asset management regulations. Also key to the team are experienced practitioners Felice Azzollini and Flavia Pagnanelli.


Great competence and knowledge of the market, business and authorities.

Vincenzo Troiano’s team is an outstanding performer in the investment funds legal market.

Flavia Pagnanelli stands out for her legal expertise and commercial sensitivity.

Flavia Pagnanelli is always available, and has deep knowledge of private equity best practices.

Key clients

Prelios SGR

QuattroR SGR


Lendlease Group

Lendlease Italy SGR

Silver Fir SGR


Ardian France S.A.

CDP Real Asset SGR

Torre SGR

Savills Investment Management SGR

Investire SGR

Coima SGR


Kervis SGR

Castello SGR


CDP Venture Capital SGR

Allianz Real Estate S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Lendlease Group in relation to the setting up of a reserved real estate alternative investment fund.
  • Assisted F2i SGR in relation to the subscription of units (by multiple institutional investors) of a private equity fund focused on investment in Italian infrastructure.
  • Advised CDP Real Asset SGR  on the extension of its authorisation.

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Acting for production, commercial and finance companies, Chiomenti’s white-collar crime and investigation team advises on the full spectrum of compliance matters. Francesco D'Alessandro focuses on bribery and corruption, financial crime, bankruptcy, Decree 231-related corporate liability, and tax and environmental crime; Stefano Manacorda advises on corporate compliance and business criminal law; and Pierluigi Perri is data protection and cybersecurity head. Alain Maria Dell’Osso and Marilena Hyeraci are also experienced practitioners.


‘The compliance practice at Chiomenti has in-depth knowledge of the market’s common practices. This allows clients to assess the risks faced by companies better.’

‘Very responsive and willing to go beyond in order to support the client.’

‘Alain Maria Dell’Osso is fully dedicated to supporting clients on very short notice, providing all the necessary information in a very timely fashion.’

‘The team excels both in corporate and criminal matters, providing expertise in a seamless manner.’

‘Provides pragmatic and practical opinions based upon abundant experience in the field.’

Key clients

Allianz S.p.A.

Acea S.p.A.

J.P. Morgan SE – Milan Branch

Caronte & Tourist S.p.A.

Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A.

JT International

Duferco Holding

Global Federal Credit Union

Work highlights

  • Advising the supervisory boards, appointed under Decree 231 of Allianz, and its 19 subsidiaries in Italy, on the update of their relevant internal procedures and the review of the companies’ organisation, management and control models.
  • Advised Snam on potential issues concerning the corporate criminal liability of the holding company pursuant to Decree 231.
  • Advising the compliance department and internal audit committee of Caronte & Tourist.

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 3

Chiomenti houses a team of experienced practitioners equipped to advise on a broad range of IP matters, ranging from licensing, franchising and IP-protected content production and distribution to litigation related to patents, trademarks, designs, trade secrets and copyright. The team is jointly led by Paolo Bertoni, who is particularly skilled in cross-border patent disputes, while also handling trademark registrations and licence agreements, and Anna Gardini, who is highly praised for her expertise in complex cross-border proceedings and the negotiation of agreements. Strong in the fashion and pharma sectors, senior associate Sara Molina is also noted.

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‘Chiomenti has a very well-structured IP department. Their strength is to work closely with colleagues from other departments and to address any significant issue. Very appreciated is their availability in every step of the operation.’

‘Anna Gardini is a very experienced lawyer, she has the ability to identify potential critical issues before they show themselves.’

‘We have been working with the IP team and specifically with Anna Gardini, whom we have known for many years. Despite being an important law firm, the collaboration is easy because we can create very personal relationships.’

‘Very professional and effective team.’

‘Paolo Bertoni is one of the most skilled IP professionals in Italy. His international experience and knowledge of case law make him stand out from competitors. Moreover, his willingness to collaborate and disseminate IP culture makes him a valuable advisor.’

Key clients


Artemide S.p.A.

Casoni Fabbricazione Liquori S.p.A.

Coronet S.p.A and Veroverde S.r.l..

Design Holding / Fendi Casa

Eagle Pictures S.p.A.

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

Henkel Italia S.r.l.


Cassa Rurale delle Dolomiti


Nock Nock S.r.l.

Pomellato S.p.A.

Re-Company SA

Unipol S.p.A.

Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (ITA AIRWAYS)

Prometeia S.p.A.

Eataly S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Regione del Veneto on the proceedings commenced before the EU Commission against the application for the recognition of the traditional term “Prošek” filed by Croatia.
  • Advised Mediterranean Shipping Company in relation to the IP aspects of the acquisition of Rimorchiatori Mediterranei and, indirectly, its Italian and foreign subsidiaries.
  • Advised Design Holding on the framework of a complex operation aimed at establishing a joint venture company with Fendi, an internationally renowned fashion house.

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 over 400 professionals working in integrated teams. The firm’s objective is to provide their clients with comprehensive and tailor-made advice that benefits from the firm’s 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 and private M&A
  • Capital markets
  • Finance
  • Restructuring, insolvency and special situations
  • Private equity
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Financial institutions
  • Real estate
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Venture and growth capital
  • China
  • Sport

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
  • IP and media litigation
  • Public law litigation
  • White-collar crime

Advisory department

  • Antitrust and EU law
  • Data protection and cybersecurity
  • ESG and corporate advisory
  • Private client, trusts
  • Financial regulation
  • Public law, regulatory and authorities
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Labour and executive compensation
  • Tax
  • IP
  • White-collar crime and investigation
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Gian Gualberto  Morgigni photo Gian Gualberto Morgigni Gian Gualberto advises Italian and international clients on tax law profiles of…
Franco Agopyan photo Franco Agopyan Franco regularly advises Italian and international clients in national and cross-border private…
Ennio Alagia photo Ennio Alagia Ennio represents in-court and advises out-of-court key Italian and non-Italian clients, both…
Massimo Antonini photo Massimo Antonini Massimo advises Italian and international clients on tax law, with a particular…
Carola Antonini photo Carola Antonini Carola, advises Italian and international clients in project development and acquisition in…
Salvo Arena photo Salvo Arena Salvo Arena is head of the New York office. His practice primarily…
Felice Azzollini photo Felice Azzollini Felice advises clients on banking, insurance, and financial markets matters, under the…
Emanuele Barberis photo Emanuele Barberis Emanuele advises Italian and international clients (in particular, in the luxury, fashion,…
Giulia Battaglia photo Giulia Battaglia Giulia has over thirty years’ experience in this industry and specialises in…
Andrea Bernava photo Andrea Bernava Andrea advises Italian and international clients in litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy law, corporate…
Paolo Bertoni photo Paolo Bertoni Paolo advises Italian and international clients on intellectual property and information technology…
Luca Bonetti photo Luca Bonetti Luca advises Italian and international clients on finance and real estate transactions…
Umberto Borzi photo Umberto Borzi Umberto advises Italian and international clients (banks, funds, listed companies and other…
Filippo Brunetti photo Filippo Brunetti Filippo provides in-court and out-of-court advice to Italian and international clients on…
Elena Busson photo Elena Busson Elena provides legal assistance to industrial operators and private equity funds in…
Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo photo Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo Edoardo focuses on complex Italian and cross-border M&A transactions, advising clients on…
Giada Caravello photo Giada Caravello Specialising in the banking and finance sector, legal advice to companies in…
Luca Cerciello photo Luca Cerciello Luca regularly advises Italian and international clients (including funds and other regulated…
Livia Cocca photo Livia Cocca Livia advises major listed and private companies, as well as investment funds…
Giovanni Colantuono photo Mr Giovanni Colantuono Giovanni regularly advises Italian and international clients on capital markets, M&A, and…
Gregorio Consoli photo Gregorio Consoli Gregorio assists Italian and international clients in extraordinary transactions with a particular…
Luigi Arnaldo Cremona photo Avv Luigi Arnaldo Cremona Arnaldo regularly advises Italian and international clients on national and cross-border industrial…
Carlo Croff photo Carlo Croff Carlo advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A, banking, insurance,…
Francesco D'Alessandro photo Mr Francesco D'Alessandro Francesco offers Italian and international clients out-of-court advice and in-court assistance in…
Simone Bernard De La Gatinais photo Simone Bernard De La Gatinais Simone advises Italian and international clients on corporate law, M&A, and capital…
Valeria De Lucia photo Ms Valeria De Lucia Valeria advises Italian and International corporate clients in different business sectors on…
Italo De Santis photo Italo De Santis Italo advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A, capital markets,…
Alain Maria  Dell'Osso photo Alain Maria Dell'Osso Alain provides out-of-court advice to leading Italian and international clients on matters…
Girolamo D’Anna photo Mr Girolamo D’Anna Specialising in the banking and finance sector, and specifically, in project finance,…
Maria Carmela Falcone photo Maria Carmela Falcone Maria Carmela advises Italian and international clients on extraordinary transactions related to…
Paolo Fedele photo Paolo Fedele Paolo advises Italian and international clients on Corporate – M&A and real…
Luca Ferrari photo Luca Ferrari Luca regularly advises Italian and international clients on complex disputes both in…
Luca Fossati photo Luca Fossati Luca advised Italian and international clients in the most significant Corporate –…
Luca Andrea Frignani photo Luca Andrea Frignani Luca assists Italian and foreign clients with corporate-M&A matters, and in particular…
Anna Gardini photo Ms Anna Gardini Anna assists and advises Italian and international clients on industrial and intellectual…
Paolo Giacometti photo Paolo Giacometti Paolo advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax planning…
Alessandro Giacosa photo Mr Alessandro Giacosa Alessandro advises Italian and international clients, mainly on Corporate – M&A and…
Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio photo Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio Giuseppe Andrea advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax…
Antonino Guida photo Antonino Guida Antonino regularly advises national and international clients on tax law matters with…
Marilena Hyeraci photo Marilena Hyeraci Marilena has consolidated experience in compliance, personal data protection, corporate criminal law,…
Benedetto La Russa photo Benedetto La Russa Benedetto La Russa advises clients on banking, finance, structured finance, and debt…
Ersilia Lazzara photo Ersilia Lazzara Ersilia regularly advises Italian and international clients on matters concerning the processing…
Patrizia Liguti photo Patrizia Liguti Patrizia advises Italian and international clients on the analysis, structuring and execution…
Luca Liistro photo Luca Liistro Luca advises Italian and international clients on extraordinary transactions on commercial law…
Silvio Martuccelli photo Silvio Martuccelli Professor Martuccelli advises Italian and international clients on class actions and other…
Stefano Mazzotti photo Stefano Mazzotti Stefano advises listed and non-listed industrial and financial groups, as well as…
Elisabetta Mentasti photo Ms Elisabetta Mentasti Elisabetta provides out-of-court assistance to Italian and foreign clients in extraordinary corporate…
Filippo Modulo photo Filippo Modulo He advises Italian and international clients in complex extraordinary transactions with a…
Christopher Mullen photo Christopher Mullen Christopher is an English Solicitor and advises Italian and international clients on…
Marco Nicolini photo Mr Marco Nicolini Marco advises Italian and international clients on corporate – M&A, real estate,…
Massimiliano Nitti photo Massimiliano Nitti Massimiliano represents domestic and international clients in matters of private and public…
Cristoforo  Osti photo Cristoforo Osti Cristoforo focuses on EU and Italian Competition (Antitrust) Law. He advises many…
Flavia Pagnanelli photo Ms Flavia Pagnanelli Flavia specialises in the regulation of banking services, insurance, finance, investment, and…
Gabriele Paladini photo Mr Gabriele Paladini Gabriele practices Italian and international tax law with a focus on consulting…
Raul-Angelo Papotti photo Raul-Angelo Papotti Raul-Angelo advises Italian and international clients on tax law and tax planning,…
Marco Paruzzolo photo Marco Paruzzolo Marco regularly advises Italian and international clients on banking law and structured…
Stefano Passeri photo Stefano Passeri Stefano advises and represents Italian and international clients in complex national and…
Pierluigi Perri photo Pierluigi Perri Pierluigi supports clients in structuring data governance plans, which take the form…
Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo photo Giovanni Filippo Pezzulo Giovanni Filippo regularly advises Italian and international clients (issuers, financial institutions, financial…
Alessandro Portolano photo Alessandro Portolano Alessandro advises Italian and foreign financial institutions in relation to all areas…
Annalisa Reale photo Annalisa Reale Annalisa advices Italian and foreign clients in matters concerning Employment Law, social…
Mario Roli photo Mario Roli Mario Roli advises industrial operators and funds in acquisition transactions and, more…
Riccardo Rossi photo Riccardo Rossi Riccardo regularly assists banks, corporates and financial sponsors in any kind of…
Antonio Tavella photo Antonio Tavella Antonio advises Italian and international clients on corporate finance transactions, purchase of…
Luigi Vaccaro photo Luigi Vaccaro Luigi advises Italian and international clients on corporate – M&A, corporate restructuring,…
Federico Vanetti photo Mr Federico Vanetti Federico specialises in environmental, urban planning and construction law, also handling administrative…
Manfredi Vianini Tolomei photo Manfredi Vianini Tolomei Manfredi advises Italian and international clients on matters concerning market regulation, public…
Fraser Wood photo Fraser Wood Fraser advises Italian and international clients predominately on finance and capital markets…
Giuseppe Zorzi photo Mr Giuseppe Zorzi Giuseppe advises national and international clients with a focus on company and…
Katia Zulberti photo Katia Zulberti Katia assists clients in administrative law and public economic law. She works,…
Number of lawyers : over 400
at this office : 270
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Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : London
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Beijing

‘WeCare’ – Chiomenti commitment for a sustainable future, and for the achievement of a responsible and sustainable development.

For more details about Chiomenti’s CSR programme, please look at our Sustainability Report