Firm Profile > Macchi di Cellere Gangemi > Rome, Italy

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
00197 ROME

Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's energy and natural resources team has expanded from a focus on M&A and tax to also include regulatory and administrative capabilities. While advice on production plants, fossil fuels and renewables play a central role, Claudio Visco's team is increasingly involved in energy transportation and distribution deals, for example in concessions for gas distribution. Marco Sella is the key partner for power generation projects and the purchase or divestment of energy assets, while Francesco Piron is a  former consultant to the legislative and legal direction of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas. Antonio Colavecchio joined as of counsel in 2019; Emilio Sani left to found Sani Zangrando.

Practice head(s):

Claudio Visco


‘Competence and depth of analysis, attention to the clients and their needs and ability to work in a team.’

‘Marco Sella is an exceptional person before a great professional, capable of giving advantageous solutions without ever putting his interest before that of the client. Reliable and transparent. Another very valid collaborator is Maria Lucia Tizzani, agile and smarth, focused on the result and ready to face any kind of unexpected event.’

Key clients


HERA GROUP SPA (Frullo Energia Ambiente, Hestambiente) and some other energy players

Hera Group

Building Energy S.p.A.

Nelsa S.r.l.

Società Gasdotti Italia SpA

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's disputes department is particularly active in cross-border disputes and in relation to extraordinary operations. Practice head Silvia Lazzeretti helps a diverse client base to resolve controversies in sectors including finance and energy - including oil and gas - often litigating to the highest judicial level. Another core expertise of the team is corporate litigation, with post-M&A arbitration a key part of the firm's portfolio.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Lazzeretti

Key clients

Coop Centro Italia S.p.a. and Cofin S.p.a.

Anna-Lena Philipson

Ryanair Dac

Man Truck & Bus Italia S.p.a.

Man Truck & Bus AG

Tax Tier 4

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi assists with complex international tax issues, including transfer pricing. The practice also has specific expertise in the oil and gas, e-commerce, automotive and computer technology sectors. Real estate transactions-related tax advice, private client issues and tax litigation have been areas of particular growth. Bruno Gangemi is a domestic and international corporate taxation expert, and Francesco Capitta has considerable experience of providing tax assistance to multinationals, private equity and real estate funds. Arnaldo Salvatore is an indirect taxation specialist.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Gangemi


It delivers perfect co-operation and very fast responses.

It has the ability to give super-personalised assistance directly through a partner.

The team dedicates the right practices with great ability and a focus on priorities.

It is liked for its stability, transfer pricing expertise, prompt response times, availability and clear communication.

It gives the responses that are needed and is receptive to differing viewpoints. The team also has skilled communicators.

The advisers pay great attention to detail and find suitable solutions. All their responses are explained clearly and thoroughly, with a good awareness of what matters to the client, first drawing the big picture and then entering into the details. It is also always appreciated that they respond to phone calls.

Each individual who forms the team provides his/her unique experience and they are all valuable, each in a different way.

Bruno Gangemi is a partner, who, thanks to his vast experience and deep knowledge of fiscal matters, is always capable of providing very-high quality advice.

Key clients

Shell Italia


Corum Asset Management

Certa Insurance

Airbus Helicopters





ALD Automotive


European Space Agency

Agilent Technologies

Compagnia Valdostana Acque

Ford Credit Europe


Action Park

MND Drilling & Service


MSX International




Telis Insolvency Administration

San Marco Progetti

Ocean Bulk Group


Consulcesi Group


Administrative and public law Tier 5

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi has experience of a range of areas including energy, environmental law, public services and procurement, public transport, and aviation law. The firm frequently handles litigation concerning administrative and civil matters, with particular focus on incentive schemes for power plants. The practice is jointly led by Francesco Piron and Giannalberto Mazzei. Antonio Colavecchio joined in 2019 as of counsel.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Piron; Giannalberto Mazzei

Key clients

Hera Group S.P.A

Hera Group

Caviro Extra

Services Unindustria Multiutilities S.P.A

Ryanair DAC

Airport Marketing Services Limited

Autolinee Toscane (RATP Group)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's practice covers cross-border and domestic structuring of investment deals and acquisition programmes; due diligence, drafting and negotiation of investment, sale and purchase agreements; and assistance with corporate governance matters. Luigi Macchi di Cellere is a corporate governance, corporate restructuring and M&A specialist, and Claudio Visco focuses on oil and gas and energy-related M&A.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Macchi di Cellere; Claudio Visco


This practice is unique for competence, efficiency and capability.

The practice’s preparation, competence, experience, best practices and efficiency are all outstanding at this firm.

Key clients

Hong Kong Hanix United International Trading

Corum Origin SCPI

Solar Puglia II

Global Solar Fund

Airbus Helicopters

Veronagest Puglia


Bluenergy Group


Aptuit Italy

Renato Ciccarelli

Abg Systems

The firm: Macchi di Cellere Gangemi is an international professional association founded in 1986 with over 100 highly qualified professionals. The firm assists companies in relation to all matters under Italian, European Community and international law. In just over twenty years, Macchi di Cellere Gangemi has become a qualified partner of leading Italian companies and multinational groups. The firm has extensive experience in all areas of law, with global services incorporating different areas of expertise and a strong commitment in the corporate, tax and finance areas. In recent years, the firm has specialised in new areas of law, such as project finance, environmental and energy law.

Areas of practice: Energy and natural resources (administrative law): the activity of the firm includes both the administrative procedures for obtaining permits and authorisations and contracts on related activities.

Renewable sources: the firm has been active for years in the development of projects that use renewable sources, particularly photovoltaic plants and solar thermal plants, biomass and biogas plants and wind farms.

Regulatory: the firm’s lawyers provide consultancy services to regulated subjects that are active in different fields within the energy market (gas and electric power ), through advisory activities, drafting of compliance manuals and self-regulation protocols.

Energy-administrative litigation: the firm’s attorneys offer assistance in any field of administrative law thanks to their extensive knowledge of procedures for the release of authorisations by local authorities for the production of wind, photovoltaic, solar thermal, biomass, biogas and biofuel energy.

Tax litigation: the firm has been involved in many important and contentious procedures for domestic and foreign clients before tax courts of all types and levels, including the Court of Cassation and the European Court of Justice.

Taxation of financial instruments and funding: the firm provides advice in relation to the tax implications of innovative financial products.

Taxation of private equity and real estate funds: the firm provides highly qualified tax advice in relation to the tax aspects concerning the establishment of private equity and real estate investment funds and the tax treatment of foreign and Italian investors.

Transfer pricing: in relation to the matter of transfer pricing, the firm has developed specific expertise in preparing the documentation of the prices charged in intercompany relationships.

VAT and indirect taxes: the firm specialises in providing advice on VAT, the identification of the correct tax treatment of intra-community and international operations.

Litigation, dispute resolution: the litigation department has considerable experience in all areas of commercial law.

Strategic litigation analysis: the attorneys provide legal opinions in relation to potential liability, preliminary verification of the risk of litigation and preventive strategy.

Litigation: the attorneys represent foreign and Italian clients in financial, corporate, commercial, real estate, employment, environmental and administrative proceedings, national and international tax litigation and bankruptcy proceedings and directors liability.

Defence before the high courts: Macchi di Cellere Gangemi represents clients in every phase of litigation, including the high courts, such as the Court of Cassation, the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Justice.

Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments: department professionals have significant experience in Italy in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments under national law, European regulations and bilateral and multilateral conventions.

Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution: Macchi di Cellere Gangemi has considerable experience in domestic and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Department Name Email Telephone
Public Law and procurement Giannalberto Mazzei
Aviation Matteo Castioni
Banking, finance and debt restructuring Claudio Visco
Banking, finance and debt restructuring Silvia Dell'Atti
Capital markets Silvia Dell'Atti
Competition/EU/consumer Salvatore Lamarca
Competition/EU/consumer Stefano Macchi di Cellere
Corporate and commercial Luigi Macchi di Cellere
Corporate and commercial Ernesto Pucci
Energy and natural resources Claudio Visco
Energy and natural resources Francesco Piron
Environment Giannalberto Mazzei
Insolvency/corporate reorganisation Luigi Macchi di Cellere
Insurance Ernesto Pucci
Internationalisation of companies Matteo Castioni
Labour and social security Elisa Noto
Litigation and arbitration Claudio Visco
M&A, private equity Ernesto Pucci
Project finance and infrastructure Silvia Dell'Atti
Real estate Marco Sella
Real estate Francesco Capitta
Tax Bruno Gangemi
Tax Stefano Petrecca
Tax Arnaldo Salvatore
Tax Francesco Capitta
Public Law and procurement Antonio Colavecchio
Energy and natural resources Antonio Colavecchio
Environment Antonio Colavecchio
Number of lawyers : 94
at this office : 44
Other offices : Bologna
Other offices : London
Other offices : Modena
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Verona

We believe, as business lawyers, that it is our professional duty and ethical responsibility to act also for the most vulnerable and disregarded individuals in our society. Therefore we have developed a flourishing Pro Bono practice, whose focus is to provide free legal advice and assistance to those in need, in favour of non-profit organisations, social cooperatives and communities promoting the public good that are not always able to afford the direct costs for the required legal assistance.

To date, our Pro Bono work consisted of legal assistance and advice offered in specific cases to or through organisations such as, Save the Children, Tide Global Learning, Antigone, DO&MA, CILD.