Firm Profile > De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani > Milan, Italy

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
20121 MILANO

Administrative and public law Tier 3

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani combines ‘very high standards in its legal advice and litigation with excellent relationship skills’, advising clients in a variety of sectors on urban planning, life sciences regulatory work, public procurement and public concessions. Practice head Antonella Terranova and Fabio Ferraro assisted Stanleybet with its participation in a public tender for the award of online gaming concessions.

EU and competition law Tier 3

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani is praised by clients for its ‘deep knowledge of competition law issues’. Practice head Roberto Jacchia, who is 'a fantastic personality to work with’, ‘very proactiveAntonella Terranova and Fabio Ferraro are recommended. The team is representing gaming and betting operator Stanley before the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding competition matters related to the client’s establishment and provision of services in Italy.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s ‘available and competent’ team, which counts commercial and IP litigation as well as arbitration as particular strengths, has ‘excellent dispute capabilities at an international level’ and ‘stands out for its professional and ethical approach with both clients and adversary parties’. Litigation expert Maria Cristina Franchini, mediator Giovanni de Berti and ‘excellent arbitratorMichelangelo Cicogna head the practice. David Maria Santoro successfully represented state electricity company Servizio Elettrico Nazionale in a claim against the Italian state related to the reimbursement of favourable energy tariffs to several radio and TV broadcasting companies. With respect to arbitration, the team is acting as co-counsel in an ICSID arbitration against the State of Kuwait.

Employment Tier 4

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani focuses on advising clients on individual and collective employment termination, labour litigation, industrial relations, business restructurings and due diligence. In recent highlights, practice head Guido Callegari advised Bob Martin on the closure of a factory and the collective dismissal of employees, and assisted Stanley International Betting with the negotiation of an employment contract with an Italian country manager.

Intellectual property Tier 4

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani assists clients with judicial and extrajudicial matters related to patents and life sciences, trade marks, designs and copyrights. Practice head Roberto Jacchia and the ‘accurateMatteo Biondetti are recommended. The group has been advising longstanding client Merck on the enforcement and protection of its patents and recently represented Ali, a design and manufacturing of dishwashing equipment and customised solutions company, in proceedings aiming at the invalidation of a European patent filed by a German competitor.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani is active in the negotiation of contractor agreements, town planning, real estate investments and financing, leasing, as well as sale and purchase of properties and property portfolios. The group recently advised STS Alpresor AB on the negotiation and drafting of a contract for the renovation and subsequent sale of a hotel in the Italian Alps. Gianni Forlani heads the practice.

Tax Tier 4

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani's Massimiliano Gazzo's expertise includes tax deal structuring, restructuring matters, transfer pricing and high-profile litigation; Gazzo and Tiziana Zona advised Commerzbank on the implementation of a new transfer pricing policy.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s ‘level of engagement and the empathy of its individuals are outstanding’. Marco Frazzica advised Outokumpu on the sale of an industrial complex in Italy and Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis is ‘exceptionally competent’. Other key contacts are founding partner Gianni ForlaniBarbara CalzaClaudio Corba Colombo  and Cristina Fussi, along with Giuseppe CristianoBridget Ellison and Andrew Paton.

Our clients can count on more than 80 professionals
We are:

We have forged over the years close relationship with first class law firms virtually all over the world to assure optimal standards, speed of response and quality.

We regularly enlist the support of leading professors and academics, as special counsels and expert witnesses. A number of our partners have teaching and academic assignments, are legal authors and serve in scientific and editorial committees.

Our operative seats are our own stand-alone offices
Our Italian offices are located in Milan and Rome and we have been having for decades fully operative offices in Brussels and Moscow.

We are now also offering a dedicated US desk in Los Angeles.

We all can speak and work fluently in Italian, English and French and frequently use German, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

We are an international, full service Italian law Firm
Our Firm traditionally engages in international and European commercial work in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Our expertise embraces almost all the areas of law
Over the years, we have developed a deep knowledge of more than 30 industrial sectors.

We advise a large number of domestic and foreign clients.

A significant part of them are multinational companies ranking among the 500 largest companies worldwide (Fortune Global 500) besides a large number of Italian SMEs.

Photo Name Position Profile
Avvocato Armando Ambrosio  photo Avvocato Armando Ambrosio
Avvocato Giovanna Bagnardi  photo Avvocato Giovanna Bagnardi
Avvocato Matteo Biondetti  photo Avvocato Matteo Biondetti
Avvocato Guido Callegari  photo Avvocato Guido Callegari
Avvocato Barbara Calza  photo Avvocato Barbara Calza
Avvocato Federica Castioni  photo Avvocato Federica Castioni
Avvocato Michelangelo Cicogna  photo Avvocato Michelangelo Cicogna
Avvocato Claudio Corba Colombo  photo Avvocato Claudio Corba Colombo
Avvocato Silvia Doria  photo Avvocato Silvia Doria
 Bridget Ellison  photo Bridget Ellison
Avvocato Gianni Forlani  photo Avvocato Gianni Forlani
Avvocato Maria Cristina Franchini  photo Avvocato Maria Cristina Franchini
Avvocato Marco Frazzica  photo Avvocato Marco Frazzica
Avvocato Cristina Fussi  photo Avvocato Cristina Fussi
Dott Massimiliano Gazzo  photo Dott Massimiliano Gazzo
Avvocato Elena M. Granatello  photo Avvocato Elena M. Granatello
Avvocato Roberto A. Jacchia  photo Avvocato Roberto A. Jacchia
Avvocato Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis  photo Avvocato Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis
Dott ssa Tiziana Zona  photo Dott ssa Tiziana Zona
Number of lawyers : 80
at this office : 47
Contact : Gianni Forlani (
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Rome