Firm Profile > Macchi di Cellere Gangemi > Milan, Italy

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi
20122 MILAN

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 4

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's wide-ranging practice covers renewables, natural gas, electricity, water and waste, as well as energy efficiency. It demonstrates strong capabilities handling corporate and finance transactions, commercial contracts, contentious matters and regulatory issues. Practice head Claudio Visco acts for a mix of clients, including oil and gas companies, sponsors and banks. Francesco Piron joined Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Claudio Visco


‘Excellent knowledge in the reference regulatory sector, availability, diligence, practical approach.’

Italy > Tax Tier 4

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's Bruno Gangemi is widely esteemed for domestic and international corporate taxation matters, while Arnaldo Salvatore is experienced in VAT, excise duties, and environmental and energy taxation. Former partners Stefano Petrecca and Francesco Capitta joined CBA Studio Legale e Tributario and Facchini Rossi Michelutti Studio Legale Tributario respectively.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Gangemi 

Other key lawyers:

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's public law and procurement department is particularly active in the energy and transportation sectors; the aviation, maritime and public transport industries are key areas of activity. Marco Sella in Milan, Francesco Piron in Verona and Giannalberto Mazzei in Rome jointly lead the practice and specialise in environmental, energy and public procurement issues respectively.

Practice head(s):

Marco Sella; Francesco Piron; Giannalberto Mazzei


‘Availability and diligence in carrying out the assignments.’

‘Francesco Piron demonstrates uncommon availability, excellent preparation in the reference sector, and up-to-date knowledge of the legislative and jurisprudential background. Excellent knowledge of the energy sector and cross-expertise on administrative and civil law issues.’

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's litigation and arbitration department notably represents clients in corporate, commercial and banking disputes. It particularly stands out in matters related to the aviation, automotive and telecoms sectors. Silvia Lazzeretti focuses on litigation arising from energy projects, as well as contentious corporate matters, such as directors’ liability cases. She jointly leads the practice with Claudio Visco, who has longstanding expertise in insolvency and derivatives litigation.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Lazzeretti; Claudio Visco

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 5

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's team focuses on merger control, competition law compliance, behavioural and consumer law investigations (and litigation), public procurement and state aid. Of counsel Salvatore Lamarca regularly acts before the ICA and also advises on public procurement issues.

Practice head(s):

Salvatore Lamarca

Other key lawyers:

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi's practice includes investment deals and acquisition programmes that involve complex, cross-border and domestic M&A in the private sector. Luigi Macchi di Cellere is a corporate and commercial transactions specialist, while Claudio Visco advises on oil and gas and energy-related M&A.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Macchi di Cellere; Claudio Visco

Other key lawyers:

Ernesto Pucci; Roberto Luzi Crivellini; Simone Rossi

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
Aviation Matteo Castioni
Competition/EU/consumer Salvatore Lamarca
Competition/EU/consumer Stefano Macchi di Cellere
Energy and natural resources Francesco Piron
Energy and natural resources Marco Sella
Insolvency/corporate reorganisation Silvia Lazzeretti
Insolvency/corporate reorganisation Francesca Bogoni
Insurance Ernesto Pucci
Internationalisation of companies Matteo Castioni
Litigation and arbitration Claudio Visco
Litigation and arbitration Silvia Lazzeretti
Real estate Marco Sella
Tax Bruno Gangemi
Tax Francesco Capitta
Banking, finance and debt restructuring Monique Sasson
Corporate and commercial transactions Monique Sasson
Energy and natural resources Monique Sasson
Litigation and arbitration Monique Sasson
Media and communications Monique Sasson
Litigation and arbitration Giuseppe Scotti
Corporate and commercial transactions Giuseppe Scotti
Insolvency and corporate reorganisations Giuseppe Scotti
Number of lawyers : 94
at this office : 34
Other offices : Bologna
Other offices : London
Other offices : Modena
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Rome
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.