Firm Profile > Chiomenti > Milan, Italy
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Chiomenti advises banks, insurance companies, financial intermediaries, investment firms and asset management companies on the regulatory aspects of M&A and finance transactions. It recently assisted Intesa Sanpaolo with the set-up of a strategic partnership with Intrum Justitia, which included regulatory assistance. Alessandro Portolano's experience includes assistance with both ordinary and extraordinary transactions, proceedings before Italian and European Regulators, structuring of business models, and entry into new markets. Vincenzo Troiano advises a range of regulated entities, and counsel Gabriele Buratti specialises in banking, finance, investment, insurance, and collective asset management regulation. Senior associate Felice Azzollini is experienced in banking, insurance, and financial markets.
‘Chiomenti’s banking practice is extremely well versed in all banking regulatory topics, and gives clients peace of mind thanks to its deep analysis, using the latest cases and laws as applicable.‘
‘It has great availability and exceptional knowledge of the market and best practices.‘
‘Alessandro Portolano is a pleasure to work with thanks to his deep expertise, matched with a hands-on mentality that is essential for an international fintech company.‘
‘Vincenzo Troiano and counsel Gabriele Buratti have exceptional knowledge of the regulatory landscape.‘
Unione di Banche Italiane
Banca Popolare di Bari
ING Bank (Milan Branch)
Bank of China (Milan Branch)
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
Chiomenti has longstanding experience of deals involving structured finance, restructuring and distressed assets, and real estate and acquisition financing. It is also one of the few Italian law firms that has English Law capacity. Gregorio Consoli focuses on corporate, structured and asset finance; Giulia Battaglia is experienced in debt restructuring in the shipbuilding and healthcare industries, as well as energy matters; and Luca Bonetti advises on finance and real estate deals. Counsel Alfredo Lizio is a shipping, aviation and structured finance expert, and banking and structured finance specialist Marco Paruzzolo was made partner. Marco Cerritelli, who has infrastructure sector experience, and finance counsel Riccardo Rossi were hired from McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato and Simmons & Simmons, respectively.
‘It is an incredible finance team with unique capabilities and experience; the size of the team is also crucial when dealing with different transactions at the same time.‘
‘The team knows its sectors very well and has very good contacts with banks.‘
‘They are always available and trying to find a solution.‘
‘Gregorio Consoli is a real star of the market – he is smart, organised and a great negotiator.‘
‘Counsel Riccardo Rossi has all the ingredients to do very well.‘
Unipol Sai Assicurazioni
Fonderie San Giorgio
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Savills InvestmentManagement SGR
Eurocommercial Properties Italia
Chiomenti is highly esteemed for its assistance with structured finance, restructuring and distressed assets, and real estate and acquisition financing. The practice also has English law capacity. Gregorio Consoli is noted for corporate, structured and asset finance; and Giulia Battaglia is experienced in debt restructuring in the shipbuilding and healthcare sectors, and her practice also includes energy matters. Luca Bonetti handles finance and real estate deals, while the counsels to note are shipping, aviation and structured finance expert Alfredo Lizio and finance specialist Fraser Wood. Project and infrastructure finance expert Marco Cerritelli, and finance counsel Riccardo Rossi were new arrivals from McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato and Simmons & Simmons, respectively. In January 2020 the practice also gained Gianrico Giannesi and his seven-strong team from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
‘Chiomenti is an excellent firm in the finance space. It has a complete finance offering and incredible capability.‘
‘The team has great experience in structured finance deals.‘
‘Gregorio Consoli’s leadership makes this team stand out from its principal competitors.‘
‘Gregorio Consoli is a true star in the finance sector. He is an incredible lawyer who is smart, thinks out of the box, always finds solutions to complex issues, and is an incredible negotiator. Clients should always want him on their side of the table.‘
‘Counsel Riccardo Rossi is a young lawyer who already has excellent experience and a great network.‘
J P Morgan
Banca Europea per gli Investimenti
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Banca Popolare di Milano
Unione di Banche Italiane
Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Capital markets: Equity Tier 1
Chiomenti is well known for playing leading roles during the privatisation of state-owned companies. The practice also stands out for its involvement in highly significant tender and exchange offers and takeover bids. Clients particularly appreciate the firm's innovative corporate, contractual and fiscal structures in relation to ECM matters. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei and Enrico Giordano's practices include public offerings and stock listings. Federico Amoroso acts on IPOs, share capital increases, institutional placements and treasury share buy-back programmes; and counsel Gianfilippo Pezzulo is an expert in IPOs, public purchase and exchange offers, capital increases and private placements.
‘The lawyers are devoted to their work and combine individual knowledge with practical support from the rest of the firm.‘
‘The team is influential during negotiations and in possession of a highly important information network.‘
Pirelli & C
Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario
Lazard & Co
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe)
Gabelli Value for Italy
Longino & Cardenal
Chiomenti is widely respected for its advice on bo ordinary and extraordinary Italian transactions. The practice has significant fashion market experience; other sectors in which it is currently active are pharmaceutical, infrastructure, banking and private equity. Massimiliano Nitti is a private and public M&A expert, and Carlo Croff, Francesco Tedeschini, Antonio Sascaro and Andrea Sacco Ginevri all advise on corporate and M&A transactions. Also noted is international contracts expert Franco Agopyan, while Simone Bernard De La Gatinais is 'constantly focused on understanding clients' business needs'. At senior associate level, Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo advises on deals in the media, technology, fashion and construction sectors, and Corrado Borghesan is regularly involved in significant M&A deals.
ABA Chemicals Corporation
Accor Hospitality Italia
Air Products and Chemicals
Aksìa Group SGR
Arle Capital Partners
AVIS Budget Italia
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Banca Sella Holding
BNP Paribas Securities Services
Carestream Dental Italy
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
CBRE Global Investors Italy
Celanese Europe BV
Charterhouse Capital Partners
Combustibili Nuova Prenestina
Compagnia Italiana Energia
Compagnia Sviluppi Industriali ed Immobiliari
De Rigo Vision
EF Solare Italia
Efort Intelligent Equipment Co
EPS Equita PEP SPAC
Eternal Materials Co
Eurial Holding SAS
Eurizon Capital SGR
Eurocommercial Properties Italia
F2i – Fondi Italiani Per Le Infrastrutture
Fininvest Finanziaria d’investimento
FRI-EL Green Power
GL Europe Luxembourg
Goldentree Asset Management
GreenOak Real Estate Advisors
Infore Environment Technology Group Stock
Iniziativa Gestione Investimenti SGR
Italian International Film
Jinko Solar Import and Export Co
Julius Baer Group
L. Catterton PE Fund
La Finanziaria Trentina
LSF LX Investments
Macquaire European Infrastructure Fund 4
Marco Tronchetti Provera & C
Mayhoola For Investments
Metalmark Capital Holdings
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Morgan Stanley SGR
N&W Global Vending
Nordic Solar Energy
Northwood International Acquisition
One Equity Partners
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board Pension Fund
Opcapita Consumer Opportunities Fund II
Opengate Capital Fund
Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli
RB British Marine UK
Reti Telematiche Italiane
Reti Televisive Italiane
River Associates Investments
Savills Investment Management SGR
Sella Open Fintech Platform
Societé Cooperative Agricole Agrial
Treetop Zobele Bidco
Virtual Equity Partners
Water Gen Power
Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 1
Chiomenti's luxury team numbers among its clients globally recognised Italian fashion brands Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Sergio Rossi. Headed by Emanuele Barberis, who specialises in employment law (contentious and non-contentious), the practice focuses on corporate and employment law, M&A and IP. Highlights included advising Allegra Versace on the headline sale of her entire shareholding of Gianni Versace to Michael Kors Holding.
Dolce & Gabbana
Investindustrial Group Holdings
Milano Investment Partners
Sitoy AT Holdings Company
Yoox Net-À-Porter Group
Industry focus: Retail Tier 1
Headed by Massimiliano Nitti, the retail foods and consumer goods team at Chiomenti often advises high-profile clients in the food and fashion industries. Antonio Tavella is head of the business restructuring unit, Giulia Battaglia is active in finance, Luigi Vaccaro advises on M&A, restructuring and insurance, while Paolo Bertoni, who was made of counsel in January 2019, is a specialist in IP and cross-border IT matters. Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo is noted for his 'passion, dedication, real interest in solving problems and delivering value'.
‘Edoardo Canetta has passion, dedication, real interest in solving problems and delivering value.’
Private equity Tier 1
Chiomenti advises on Italy's most significant private equity transactions. The broad practice covers large transactions, but also mid-cap and venture capital deals and distressed situations. The team is recognised for pioneering the development of LBO techniques and stands out for its finance credentials. It was recently particularly active in pharmaceutical sector deals. Franco Agopyan is an international contracts specialist, Massimiliano Nitti is a private and public M&A expert, and Luca Liistro is noted for pharmaceutical, and healthcare and life sciences matters. Carlo Croff and Antonio Sascaro advise Italian and international clients on major deals, and senior associate Edoardo Canetta Rossi Palermo's sector experience includes media, technology, fashion and construction.
SK Capital Partners
One Equity Partners
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Investindustrial Group Holdings
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Chiomenti's activity in the real estate space includes complex transactions for investment and management companies and real estate funds - with a focus on finance, regulation (Vincenzo Troiano) and insurance. In addition, the team also handles development projects involving complex tax structures (one of Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio's key areas of activity), while town planning and environment advice are other key areas of strength. The team is a multidisciplinary group of highly esteemed lawyers such as Umberto Borzi and Patrizia Liguti , and was developed further still by the promotion of Katia Zulberti to counsel in January 2019.
‘The team has a broad set of skills, is flexible and takes an effective approach to deals’
‘Umberto Borzi is one of the best lawyers in the real estate industry – his knowledge of the market and dynamics is amazing and extremely valuable.’
‘Chiomenti’s team is most probably the best in Italy for the real estate industry. They are extremely professional and knowledgeable.’
‘Carlo Croff is probably the best lawyer in Real Estate in Italy, very professional and extremely well connected – he finds solutions to every problem.
‘Patrizia Liguti is very experienced and very professional.’
‘Giuseppe Andrea Gianantonio is a very prepared and connected lawyer’
‘Chiomenti’s real estate teams are very well focused – their approach results in high-level agreements’
‘Always available even for small issues – each one of the people involved in the dedicated teams maintains high standards on all occasions’
‘Paolo Fedele and his team are smart and professional’
Aedes SIIQ S.p.A.
BNP Paribas Group
Castello Sgr S.p.A.
Cerberus Capital Management
Generali Real Estate SGR
Government of Singapore Investment Authority (GIC)
Kervis Asset Management S.p.A.
Kryalos SGR S.p.A.
Logistics Capital Partners
Tax Tier 1
Chiomenti is widely respected for international tax matters, planning and corporate reorganisations. The firm also has substantial transfer pricing and tax litigation departments. Raul-Angelo Papotti is a transfer pricing and international tax planning expert; Massimo Antonini is well-known for cross-border M&A tax issues; Marco Di Siena is a transactions and litigation expert; and Paolo Giacometti is a specialist in cross-border transactions and the taxation of financial products. Also key to the group are Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio, a key name for real estate tax structuring; of counsel Giovanni Carpenzano, a former Intesa Sanpaolo group tax head; and counsel Antonino Guida, who acts for national and international clients.
‘Chiomenti is immensely knowledgeable and professional, and provides clients with early indications of the ultimate cost which prove to be 100% accurate.‘
‘The tax department has strong expertise and a cutting-edge knowledge of the most advanced tax issues, both in tax structuring and real estate taxation, which makes it the ideal partner of a listed real estate investment trust.‘
‘It obtains the achievement of clients’ wishes through integrated skills, cohesion and teamwork. The team also has excellent communication skills.‘
‘It has competence, availability and timeliness.‘
‘Massimo Antonini is always available and applies his in-depth knowledge to help clients get to a satisfactory result.‘
‘Raul-Angelo Papotti stands out from other professionals because he is always up to speed with legislative updates. He has both high technical tax skills as well as the ability to understand a company’s needs, risks and opportunities.‘
‘Giusseppe Andrea Giannantonio is an outstanding professional who has great technical knowledge coupled with a positive business-oriented approach. He has an exceptional ability to understand the actual needs of his client.‘
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
CBRE Global Investors
Cerberus Capital Management
JP Morgan Chase
Chiomenti's administrative and public law department is particularly strong in banking, regulatory and contract law, and regularly works in the healthcare, energy and real estate sectors. In recent work, practice head Filippo Brunetti, who is noted for his 'effective and concrete' advice, acted for Banco BPM in an administrative dispute with local authorities regarding waste disposal at one of the company's properties; counsel Alfredo Vitale was also part of the team. Loredana Giani Maguire and Giulio Napolitano, both also professors of administrative law, are names to note at counsel level.
‘It assists with high professionalism, timeliness, dedication and commitment, the bank itself, providing timely and exhaustive opinions and the best legal support even in disputes.‘
‘Great professionalism and synergy between the various skills of the firm.’
‘Chiomenti guarantees top-level legal advice that is worth the higher fees that it applies to its clients.’
‘Filippo Brunetti stands out for his high professionalism and preparation in his field of competence (administrative and public law), is always up to date, timely in dealing with requests, endowed with a high practical sense, oriented to the solution of problems, very attentive to the best protection of the interests of the company I work for.‘
Air Liquide Sanità Service
Api Anonima Petroli Italiana
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Unipol Gruppo Finanziario
Capital markets: Debt Tier 2
Chiomenti advises on funding transactions for banks and corporations, securities transactions, and financial regulatory matters (with a particular focus on debt). Key areas include covered bond programmes and advising on the issuance of corporate bonds in Italy. The team is also particularly active in the securitisation market. Manfredi Vianini Tolomei heads the listed companies, corporate governance and capital markets department, and banking and finance head Gregorio Consoli also advises on capital markets deals. Giulia Battaglia's practice includes the securitisation of receivables, and recently promoted of counsel Benedetto La Russa advises on hybrid, high yield, equity-linked and exchangeable notes.
‘The competent and efficient team is highly attentive to its clients and respectful of deadlines.‘
‘The lawyers have excellent skills and are available and collaborative.‘
‘Gregorio Consoli’s team comprises great professionals at all levels of seniority.‘
‘Gregorio Consoli is absolutely outstanding – he is unmatched by competitors and has an understanding of commercial issues that transcend the typical role of a business lawyer.‘
Banca Popolare di Sondrio
Banco di Desio e della Brianza
Enel European Investment Bank
Unione di Banche Italiane
Chiomenti's department, headed by regulated markets specialist Gilberto Nava, recently managed data protection issues involving the IT, telecoms, banking, insurance, energy and automotive sectors. Typical work includes day-to-day and strategic data protection issues, including transfer of data, profiling, internal investigations, online and offline policies, and the development of machine learning-based services. Recently promoted counsel Giulio Vecchi expertise in the media, technology, and entertainment sectors, and associate Adriano D’Ottavio, who is experienced in privacy, data protection and security, was a new hire from Portolano Cavallo.
‘All the lawyers give positive solutions and help clients find different ways to approach the legal options.‘
‘The team is highly professional and focused on solving problems.‘
‘Gilberto Nava and Giulio Vecchi are outstanding. Gilberto has great knowledge of clients’ business, helping them focus attention on the key issues rather than ancillary problems. Vecchi heads straight for the problems fast, and helps negotiate and win difficult legal problems.‘
Toyota Financial Services – International Corporation
Toyota Insurance Management
Yoox Net-À-Porter Group
ANIA – Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratrici
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Chiomenti's dispute resolution practice is characterised by its expertise in commercial matters, insolvency, international arbitration and competition. The firm's clients include international banks, insurers, media companies, fashion houses and investment funds, all of which receive sector-specific and cross-border assistance, thanks to the firm's membership in the Lex Mundi international network. Ennio Maria Cicconi's departure in December 2018 triggered a series of changes within Silvio Martuccelli's team; Mikaela Valan and Gerolamo Vinci were made counsel, Antonio Donato was elevated to managing counsel and Massimo Proto joined as of Counsel in January 2020, contributing to the expansion of the litigation practice into sports law.
‘Constant and reliable presence both in the pure litigation and in the amicable settlement of disputes.’
‘Stefano Passeri deserves a particular mention for his dedication, availability and attention to the customer.’
SG Leasing S.p.A.
Mc Donald’s Italy
BNP Paribas – BNL S.p.A.
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. and RCS Sport S.p.A.
Cinecittà Studios S.p.A.
Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A.
Gruppo Aliante Partners
Impresa Grassetto S.p.A.
Federative Republic of Brazil
Paolo Benedetti and Rosa Pannucci
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.
Vincenzo Zucchi S.p.A.
Employment Tier 2
The labour law group at Chiomenti is appreciated for its 'quick, clear and flexible advice' on the full range of specialist issues, including contracts, termination of agreements, litigation, restructuring and welfare plans - the latter being a significant focus for the department. Under the well-regarded leadership of practice head Emanuele Barberis and social security expert, litigator and arbitrator Annalisa Reale, the team grew with a series of mid-level promotions in January 2019. Associate Paolo Carbone is emerging in the field of restructuring, remuneration policies and collective bargaining.
‘A very structured team on which one can rely on for several different issues. They always prove to be very reliable and capable to meet any deadlines even with very short notice. Emanuele Barberis is able to identify possible solutions in a very short time thanks to his enviable experience.’
‘They are very professional and partners are reliable.’
‘Chiomenti provides timely and pragmatic advice on various topics related to Labour Law with special focus on litigation management and drafting contract with executives.’
‘Annalisa Reale and her team are deeply competent in the labour field. They provide clear and brief multilingual opinions.’
‘Chiomenti is able to provide a constant, solid, pragmatic, realistic, on-time support in all areas of labour law.’
Dolce & Gabbana
De Agostini Group/ Dea Capital Group
Bain & Co
Fondo Strategico Italiano/Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Volkswagen Group Italia
U.S. Department of Justice
EU and competition law Tier 2
The EU and competition team at Chiomenti represents an impressive set of high-end clients. Cristoforo Osti leads the team, advising in cases involving anti-competitive exchange of information, abuse of dominant position, cartel proceedings and, among others, unfair commercial practices. The automotive, energy, retail and finance sectors are among the most represented in the client portfolio. The practice developed further at mid-level with Alessandra Prastaro's promotion to counsel in January 2019.
Amazon Europe Sarl
Finaf S.p.A. (Angelini Group)
Toyota Motor Italia S.p.A.
Toyota Financial Services PLC
Toyota Financial Corporation
Opel Finance S.p.A.
BMW Bank Gmbh (Italian branch)
La Veggia S.p.A.
Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.
Cementi Moccia S.p.A.
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.
Coop Centro Italia SC
F2i-Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
Investindustrial VI LP.
Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A. e Mediaset S.p.A.
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.
Banca Generali S.p.A.
Crédit Agricole Cariparma S.p.A.
FlixBus Italia S.r.l.
Philip Morris Italia S.p.A.
Goldcar Italy S.r.l.
Industrie Riunite Odolesi S.p.A.
Lyoness Italia S.r.l.
Coop Alleanza 3.0 s.c.
Centrale Adriatica s.c.
Unicoop Firenze s.c.
Unicoop Tirreno s.c.
Coop Italia s.c.
myWorld Italia S.r.l.
Industry focus: Energy Tier 2
Carola Antonini heads the energy department at Chiomenti. Acquisitions, issuance of green bonds and energy efficiency insurance policies were all key areas of activity for the team in the past year, covering a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, renewables and biomass. A series of counsel promotions in January 2019 strengthened the team at mid-level.
‘Excellent knowledge of the market, very pragmatic approach, excellent experience and skillset’
‘It is a real pleasure to work with Carola Antonini and her team.’
‘Well versed and extremely knowledgeable, high number of professionals capable of supporting a client in various circumstances. Extremely capable in drafting and negotiating project finance contracts, strong experience and expertise’
‘Special mention to Carola Antonini, always available and dedicated, knowledgeable and supportive’
Jinko Solar Import and Export Co. Ltd.
Enterra Holding Ltd.
FIRE (Federazione Italiana per l’uso Razionale dell’Energia)
Banca Europea per gli Investimenti (BEI)
Solar NRG S.r.l.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.
FRI-EL Green Power S.p.A.
Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A.
F2i – Fondi Italiani Per Le Infrastrutture S.p.A.
CDP RETI S.p.A.
Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.
Banca IMI S.p.A.
Commended for its 'deep knowledge' and 'business-oriented' attitude, the industrial manufacturing team at Chiomenti is known primarily for its advice on production and distribution processes, and tax matters. Team head Luca Andrea Frignani, who also heads the firm's London office, assists Italian and international clients primarily with corporate M&A and financing matters. Luigi Vaccaro is noted for his 'competence and experience', and Mario Pelli Cattaneo is another key name.
‘Business-oriented, experienced and able to match the company’s needs in terms of deadlines.’
‘It has a deep knowledge of the background of our business alongside a strong attitude to assist the client with a 360° approach.’
‘Luigi Vaccaro has experience and the ability to grasp the essential points to work on.’
‘Luca Frignani has a great capacity to maintain leadership and accountability vis-à-vis the client, and he is able to give fruitful support.’
Industry focus: TMT Tier 2
Gilberto Nava heads the IP, TMT and data protection department at Chiomenti, which acts for a number of major clients in the TMT sector. The team has been active recently in M&A matters for media clients, and has also been kept busy handling administrative matters for telecoms companies. Giulio Vecchi was promoted to counsel in January 2019; he has expertise in regulatory and IT contracts, among other areas. Recent highlights include advising Discovery Italia on obtaining an exemption, from the Italian competition authority, from the broadcasting and investment obligations concerning digital terrestrial channels.
Investment funds Tier 2
Chiomenti's 'well-rounded practice' is regularly involved in transactions involving asset management agreements, incorporation of asset management companies and corporate vehicles, establishing investment funds, acquisitions and sales of investment funds' assets, and assistance with the regulatory authorities. Alessandro Portolano heads the financial regulation department and Franco Agopyan jointly heads the private equity business unit. Vincenzo Troiano is also a key adviser.
‘The investment fund team is one of the few Italian teams capable of following complex and cross-border transactions, with unique experience in alternative investment funds.‘
‘The team is really well prepared, focused and involved; it is also fast in giving advice and feedback.‘
‘Full service in terms of legal assistance with top-level quality across practices.‘
Savills Investment Management SGR
Forma Fund GP
Dea Capital Real Estate SGR
Bancoposta Fondi SGR
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2
Chiomenti has substantial experience of restructuring and turnaround transactions, as well as of insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings. Leveraging the firm’s skill range, the team works across various departments, including finance, corporate law, tax, labour law and litigation. It also stands out for its insolvency crime expertise. Clients include distressed companies and financial creditors, as well as third-party investors. Antonio Tavella and Giulia Battaglia specialise in debt restructuring, bankruptcy law and insolvency proceedings. Recently promoted senior associate Giada Caravello advises companies in financial distress and debt restructuring.
‘The team is competent and commercially minded. It is also adaptable to different situations as well as the client’s mentality.‘
‘The practice is available and has specific competences and flexibility when addressing clients’ needs.‘
Consorzio Latterie Sociali Mantovane Virgilio Società Agricola Cooperativa
Compliance Tier 3
Chiomenti regularly works with Italian and international clients to create and revise compliance models; the team also advises on the operation and composition of supervisory boards. In addition, it assists with illicit conduct and whistleblowing reports that flag up irregularities. Francesco D’Alessandro was made partner in 2019 and heads the white-collar crime unit. Of counsel Stefano Manacorda is a specialist in corporate criminal law and European and international criminal law.
Banca Popolare di Milano
The pharmaceutical, healthcare and life sciences business unit at Chiomenti is headed by Luca Liistro, who advises on commercial law and contractual matters. The team, which has been praised for its '"hands-on" approach', focuses primarily on M&A, and regulatory and contractual issues in the sector. It benefits from the 'very sharp business acumen' of administrative law specialist Filippo Brunetti, as well as the administrative expertise of Elio Leonetti and Alfredo Vitale, who were both promoted to counsel in January 2019. The team also has experience handling compliance, patent infringement and litigation.
‘Extensive experience in negotiating complex transactions in the industry, both sell and buy-side. “Hands-on” approach by senior partners, who personally attend all meetings/steps of a transaction. Very good knowledge of legal/technical issues typical of the industry.’
‘The team has extensive experience in negotiating complex transactions in the industry, on both the sale and buy-side. They have also a very good knowledge of all issues related to capital markets. Luca personally attends all meetings and reviews all the documentation, supporting his clients in all steps of a transaction; this is not always the case when dealing with large law firms. Luca is also a very good negotiator, tough where appropriate, but always fair and respectful of his counterparts. Thanks to this, he has excellent relationships within the industry and in the Italian financial community.‘
‘I work with Filippo Brunetti, a firm’s partner; he is really competent, well oriented towards the client needs, and he can also understand very quickly what the client really needs in order to solve her/his issues. I would also outline his capacity to identify links with other practices (e.g. medical practice) and also his speed in non-standard issues.’
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The firm: Chiomenti’s success is based on the combination of its international outlook, recognised quality and reputation of its professionals. The firm has accompanied the growth of the major Italian businesses and the continuing increase in incoming and outgoing foreign investments from the post–Second World War economic recovery to the recent market integration reforms. The firm today has more than 340 attorneys and tax advisers and has offices in Rome, Milan, London, Brussels, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Chiomenti is the exclusive member firm in Italy for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in over 100 countries worldwide. The Firm is among the founders and continues to be a member of the “European Network”, which includes three independent market-leading law firms: Cuatrecasas in Spain and Portugal, Gide Loyrette Nouel in France and Gleiss Lutz in Germany.
Areas of practice:
Corporate and M&A: experience in the field of extraordinary transactions and corporate law; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; joint venture; commercial contracts; corporate governance; financial statements and accounting.
Listed companies, corporate governance and Capital Markets: knowledge of the capital markets sector; IPOs and other equity offerings; debt offerings, including convertibles and equity-linked instruments; private placements (including to management and employees); takeovers (cash and share for share); listed company continuing obligations.
Finance and Regulated Entities: legal adviser to leading companies in the banking, finance, and industrial sector in high profile financial transactions in both Italian and international markets; structured finance; securitisations; covered bonds; export finance, leasing and asset finance; acquisition and leveraged finance; ship and aircraft financing; project finance; local government finance; real estate financing; private banking, trusts and fiduciary activities; derivatives; regulatory structure – compliance and internal control; prudential regulation; codes of conduct; investment services; commercial contracts of regulated entities; M&A and other extraordinary transactions of regulated entities.
Real Estate: advice to major national and international investors and operators in the Italian real estate market; real estate acquisitions; real estate asset management; real estate funds; public sector real estate transactions; real estate securitisations; administrative, urban planning and environmental law; social housing.
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration: skills in civil and commercial litigation; domestic and international civil litigation (court or arbitration); domestic and international corporate and commercial litigation, in particular relating to acquisitions and commercial contracts (court or arbitration); alternative dispute resolution, mediation and other extra-judicial disputes; international commercial arbitration; international investment arbitration; European Union disputes; consumer/class actions.
Insolvency and Restructuring: experience in restructuring and turn-around transactions, as well as in insolvency procedures assisting now and in the past banks, financial intermediaries and companies on such matters; insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings; litigation; financial restructuring.
Tax and Tax Planning: expertise in tax advice and tax disputes; corporate transactions, M&A, private equity; international taxation and transfer pricing; taxation of investment funds and financial products; taxation of real estate investments; tax disputes; private wealth management, trusts and estate planning; employees, executives and other incentive schemes.
European Law: assistance to companies in their commercial activity, notifying the Commission and competent national authorities of mergers, and assistance in proceedings related to abuse of a dominant position and agreements restricting competition before the Commission and the Italian Competition Authority; EU law; domestic and EU competition law; international law.
Antitrust: civil litigation experience in damages and emergency measures related to violation of competition laws and in the appeal of decisions of the Commission and national authorities before the EU courts and internal administrative judges.
Administrative Law: consolidated experience in Administrative and Economic Public Law; state-owned business and public agencies; utilities (gas, energy, waste, water, transport); health care and pharmaceutical law; administrative law disputes.
Employment: supporting both Italian and foreign clients both in transactions and in the provision of general employment advice employment law (employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, stock options and other incentive schemes); social security law; employment litigation.
IP, TMT and Data Protection: tailored assistance in the Intellectual Property and the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors, working alongside the foremost Italian and international operators in the Italian media and electronic communications market as well as those that require protection of their business activities; telecommunications; media, IP, IT, Data Protection.
Energy: legal advice covering all areas of the energy industry (production, transport, distribution, import, export, storage, regasification and trading), managing each stage of the project, from development and management to exit; renewable energy: wind; biomass (including WtE), biofuel; photovoltaic; geothermal; solar heat; hydroelectric; oil and gas. Public tenders and infrastructure; energy infrastructure projects; infrastructure concessions and contracts.
White-Collar Crimes and Business Integrity: litigation and out–of court assistance; Company distress and bankruptcy offences; Workplace health & safety offences; Tax offences; Anti-corruption and money laundering compliance; Crisis management.
Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences: legal advice and assistance to entities operating in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; share sales; structuring and defending pricing models; joint ventures for manufacturing and marketing medicines; protecting and licensing industrial property rights; medical malpractice and product liability; structuring governance models.
Private Wealth: legal and tax advice to private clients and family offices on the management of private wealth and family businesses; estate planning; successions; trusts and fiduciaries; inheritance law litigation; foundations, associations, third sector organisations; art.
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : over 340 at this office : 194
LanguagesCantonese English French German Greek Italian Mandarin Portuguese Russian Spanish Arabic
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- Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
- Banking and finance: Borrower side
- Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
- Capital markets: Equity
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Industry focus: luxury goods
- Industry focus: Retail
- Private equity
- Real estate and construction
- Administrative and public law
- Capital markets: Debt
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution
- EU and competition law
- Industry focus: Energy
- Industry focus: Manufacturing
- Industry focus: TMT
- Investment funds
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences