Macchi di Cellere Gangemi > Rome, Italy > Firm Profile

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
00197 ROME

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 4

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi‘s practice is particularly experienced in renewable energy-related M&A. Assisting both sponsors and banks, energy and oil and gas law specialist Claudio Visco advises on acquisitions, project financing, and asset-backed and structured finance. Former partner Francesco Piron recently joined Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams.

Practice head(s):


Client focus, flexibility and understanding of business.

Maximum availability and high-level human qualities.

Key clients


GR Value

DGM Energy


Renfin Hydro Italia 2

Work highlights

  • Advised GR Value on a joint venture agreement with Fontavis Forte Fund for the development of approximately 300MW of plants in the renewable energy sector.
  • Assisted Nelsa with litigation proceedings before the Regional Administrative Court.
  • Advised Renfin Hydro Italia 2 on an acquisition in the energy sector.

Italy > Tax Tier 4

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi‘s department is best known for international taxation; tax audits and tax litigation; energy tax and environmental taxation; VAT and excise duties; automotive and car rental tax issues; real estate transactions; and private client work. Domestic and international corporate taxation expert Bruno Gangemi leads the team.

Practice head(s):


The availability and constructive approach are features that I have been able to appreciate a lot.

I had the pleasure of collaborating with partner Federico Di Cesare, whose quality and commitment were appreciated.

Key clients



PayPal SE Italia

European Space Agency

EMC Computer Systems Italia/Dell


Work highlights

  • Advised Interflora on several complex VAT issues connected to its business structure.
  • Advised PayPal SE Italia on the procedure for obtaining an advance pricing agreement with the Italian tax authorities.
  • Advised the European Space Agency on the application of registration tax to selected agreements entered into in Italy with private counterparties.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi‘s administrative law team focuses on public contracts and regulatory proceeding in the energy sector. Commercial and regulatory matters expert Marco Sella  heads the team and is known for his focus on the electric energy and oil and gas sectors. Francesco Piron and Giannalberto Mazzei are now with Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams.

Practice head(s):

Marco Sella

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Angelini


‘Excellent mastery of procurement laws. They know how to deal with technical issues with the right attention and translate them into something usable for the layman.’

‘Staff is prepared and assists also in relation to problems of international law. Francesco Angelini’s professional preparation specifically in the field of public procurement codes in addition to general legal advice is greatly appreciated.’

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

At Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, the litigation team is led by Silvia Lazzeretti and Claudio Visco. Lazzeretti focuses on commercial and financial litigation, especially in relation to energy projects and directors’ liability claims. Visco is a finance and regulation litigator with expertise of insolvency and derivative litigation and claims for damages.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Lazzeretti; Claudio Visco

Key clients

Anna-lena Philipson

Coop centro Italia s.p.a. and Cofin s.p.a.

Man truck & bus se

Man truck & bus Italia s.p.a.

Airbus helicopters s.a

Work highlights

  • Assisted Coop Centro Italia in connection with proceedings concerning false statements.
  • Assisted Man Truck & Bus Italia in the management of the litigation relating to disputes for abuse of economic dependence and breach of competition law.
  • Advised Ms. Anna Philipson regarding a claim made against her by Retelit S.p.A.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 5

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's broad practice scope ranges from merger control, compliance or antitrust investigations and litigation, to consumer law investigations and disputes, public procurement and state aid. Of counsel Salvatore Lamarca regularly assists clients before the ICA, in addition to advising on EU law – particularly public procurement issues.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Airbus Helicopters Italia

IBM Italia

Kentucky Fried Chicken

RATP (Régie Autonome Transports Parisiens)

Ticketmaster- Live Nation



Work highlights

  • Assisted Ticketmaster with antitrust litigation, which related to an appeal by Ticketone against an AGCM decision on abuse of dominance.
  • Assisted Airbus Helicopters with antitrust litigation before the Council of State, which involved complex EU law issues.
  • Represented RATP (public transport operator) in complex litigation before the national courts and the European Court of Justice, in relation to the award of a public transportation licence and alleged violation of the EU regulatory framework and competition law.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi counts its dedicated China desk and track record in Franco-Italian cross-border deals, as well as its intimate knowledge of the renewable energy field, among its key distinguishers. Jointly led by Luigi Macchi di Cellere and Claudio Visco, the team is also reputed for its work on private M&A, legal due diligence, restructuring, inbound investments and corporate governance.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Macchi di Cellere; Claudio Visco

Other key lawyers:

Ernesto Pucci


‘The firm offers first-rate administrative, documentary and professional quality; the offices and meeting rooms are excellent.’

Key clients

APTUIT ITALY S.R.L. (Evotec Group)







Ikav investments fund, qis s.p.a. And william west s.r.l.



S.G.C.D. S.P.A.


Work highlights

  • Represented Aptuit Italy in the purchase of a business facility (R&D Center) from GlaxoSmithKline, and in daily corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advised ICO on a commercial partnership agreement.
  • Advised GR Value S.p.A. on a joint venture agreement with Fontavis Forte Fund for the development of about 300 MW of plants in the renewable energy sector and purchase and sale of shares and ancillary agreements

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi is a leading independent law firm established in 1986 which provides first class legal services and assistance to multinational groups, major companies and public institutions. With over 80 professionals involved in 23 team-oriented, fully-integrated practice areas, it offers a client-based approach that focuses on efficiency and flexibility. Apart from a solid academic background, the firm’s professionals have the necessary skills to address the clients’ complex legal issues by adopting a practical interdisciplinary approach. Thanks to its European presence – through offices in London and Paris and its China Desk team for cross border investments – and an established contact network with other first-tier foreign law firms, it is able to advise on multi-jurisdictional matters in connection with clients’ business activities in Italy and abroad.



Automotive and e-mobility

Banking and Finance

EU Competition Law

Corporate and commercial transactions

Energy and natural resources


Dispute resolutions (Litigation, Arbitration, White Collar crimes)

Insolvency and Corporate reorganizations

Intellectual and Industrial Property

Labour and Social Security

M&A and Private Equity

Project Finance

Public Law / Administrative




Biotech and Pharmaceuticals

Capital Markets

Consumer and retails

Data Protection and IT


Internationalisation of enterprises

Media and Communications

Real Estate


Dispute resolutions Claudio
Energy Claudio
Banking and Finance Claudio
Corporate and M&A Claudio
Tax Bruno
Corporate and M&A Luigi Macchi di
Public Law / Administrative Francesco
Energy Dell'Atti
Data Protection De Marco
Tax Federico Di
Banking and Finance Marialuigia Di
Dispute resolutions Andrea
Competition EU Law Salvatore
Project finance and infrastructure Matteo
Energy Matteo
Corporate and M&A Ernesto
Real Estate Ernesto
Tax Arnaldo
Dispute Resolutions Valentina
Number of lawyers : 70
at this office : 30
IBA (International Bar Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
ASLA - Associazione Studi Legali Associati
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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.