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Ughi E Nunziante
00187 ROMA

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The team at Ughi E Nunziante has strong credentials in privacy and data protection, including advising domestic and international companies on GDPR. The department is often engaged to act as external DPOs and legal counsel to large regional companies, in particular in the design and fashion industries. Massimiliano Pappalardo and Agostino Clemente are the key names.

Practice head(s):

Agostino Clemente; Massimiliano Pappalardo


‘Massimiliano Pappalardo is my go to lawyer. He has great knowledge of local laws, and has good contacts with local authorities and has the right business savviness to take a risk based approach.’

‘The team is very professional, reliable and responsive. They are perfectly on time and on budget. They are really easy to work with and are extremely professional.’

‘Massimiliano Pappalardo is a great professional in data privacy. He is extremely reliable and responsive. It’s always a pleasure to work with him.’

‘The team has significant bench strength on data protection matters. The standard of advice is consistently high.’

‘Massimiliano Pappalardo is exceptional on data protection matters. He is responsive, pragmatic and very user friendly.’

Key clients

Calzedonia Group

Open Fiber S.p.A.

Renè Caovilla S.p.A.

Ospedali Fatebenefratelli

Jakala S.p.A.

Morrow Sodali S.p.A.

Fondazione Ente Nazionale di Previdenza ed Assistenza per gli Psicologi

Consap S.p.A.

Retail Hub S.r.l.


Locker InPost Italia S.r.l.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Ughi E Nunziante‘s public law department is fully integrated in the firm’s full-service offering assisting national and international clients across a range of administrative and regulatory matters. Key industries include public utilities, energy, environment, transport as well as the TMT sector. Andrea Marega heads the team with Tiziana Fiorella who joined in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Marega; Tiziana Fiorella


‘The practice has a high proficiency in administrative and public law in Italy. They can use their vast experience in devising the best course of action.’

‘Highly available, approachable and pro-active.’

‘Tiziana Fiorella highly qualified professional prepared and available to the client; able to find solutions for any problem both theoretically and practically; she puts passion into her work and always has a positive and decisive approach.’

Key clients

Rockhopper Italia S.p.A.

J.A.S. Jet Air Service S.p.A.

Stampa Quotidiana S.r.l.

Corporación H10 Hotels S.L.

The Cut Production S.r.l.

Ingad Trust S.r.l.

ENGIM Ente Nazionale Giuseppini del Murialdo

Muehlbaur iD Service GMBH

Serveco S.r.l.

Nethex S.p.A.

One Divisione Traslochi S.r.l.

Pepa Trasporti S.r.l.

Green City Energy Italia

Chiron Energy Real Estate S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Represented Rockhopper Italia S.p.A in a case brought by the Environmental Ministry before the TAR and the State Council in relation to the “Ombrina Mare” project and assisted the Rockhopper Group in the international arbitration held under the ICSID regulations against the Italian government for violating the agreement on investments (“ECT”).
  • Assisted J.A.S. Jet Air Service S.p.A. in public tenders called by the Ministry of Defense for the provision of freight forwarding and land/sea transportation services, nationally and internationally, of materials and vehicles of the Armed Forces, as well as in relevant litigation.
  • Assessing Green City Energy Italy in the proceeding of obtaining the authorisation for the construction and operation of a photovoltaic system.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Ughi E Nunziante is routinely involved in the Italian aspects of mid-market, multi-jurisdictional deals; its team is especially well-versed within the energy, technology and financial crisis industries. Roberto Leccese, Filippo Mazza, Giuseppe Coco and Amon Airoldi are key names.


‘Partner led, lean teams, efficient, capable and business minded. High quality and attractive pricing.’

‘Giuseppe Coco: Experienced in cross border work, precise, good negotiator, a deal maker’

Key clients

Munich RE


ENI S.p.A.

Neuberger Berman AIFM Limited

Perrigo Company

Texas Instruments

Akka International SA

Pharmagest Italia S.p.A.

d’Amico Società di Navigazione

Freund Corporation


Rockhopper Exploration plc

Morrow Sodali

Consilium SGR p.A.

Remira Group GmbH

Celli S.p.A.



Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Ughi E Nunziante‘s dispute resolution team is experienced in both domestic and cross-border corporate, M&A, financial and commercial disputes. The group, headed by Luigi Cascone and Agostino Clemente, has an established international arbitration practice appearing in commercial and investment arbitrations. Roberto Leccese is also among the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Cascone; Agostino Clemente

Other key lawyers:


‘Extreme care in dealing with a sensitive litigation matter. Professionalism to the greatest possible extent.’

‘Ughi e Nunziante faw firm is very strong in dispute resolution. Its strenghts are great experience and accuracy. The deep analysis of any particular makes the difference from other firms and allows to have a positive result of the disputes.’

‘Competence; Good value for money.’

‘High reliability.’

Key clients

Honda Italia Industriale S.p.A.

SesVanderhave NV


Giochi Preziosi

Rockhopper Exploration PLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Rockhopper Italia S.p.A. and its direct and indirect controlling shareholders (the oil and gas exploration and production company) as a local expert in the international arbitration against the Italian Government for violating the agreement on investments (“ECT”) before the international arbitration court ICSID.
  • Represented Honda Italia Industriale S.p.A., the Italian manufacturer entity of the Honda group, in an action brought in Italian court by Honda against a former Vice President of the Company and a number of other individuals and legal entities in connection with allegations of director’s misconduct.
  • Assisting the Brancaccio Estate receiver in a dispute regarding the estate of Princess Brancaccio.

Ughi e Nunziante is a full-service law firm with over 70 lawyers based on Milan and Rome. Our size and footprint enable us to provide highly specialized and cost-effective legal advice, while maintaining the personal relationship that our clients value.

Ughi e Nunziante was founded in 1969 to bring together professionals with significant international experience, creating one of Italy’s first multi-practice and multi-office law firms. Since then, Ughi e Nunziante has left its mark on the history of business law in Italy by working for leading national and multinational organizations and companies on their most important matters.

In addition to our own strong international capabilities, we have nurtured relationships with law firms around the world. We have meticulously built these relationships over time, including only firms that share our dedication to client service and providing the highest-quality legal advice.

Our strength lies in our cross-disciplinary structure, ensuring that we bring a 365-degree point of view to every matter. In transactions, disputes, and everyday advice, our clients count on Ughi e Nunziante as a trusted partner in reaching their business goals.

IBA (International Bar Association)
AIA (Association for International Arbitration)

Our team has professionals admitted to practice in jurisdictions throughout Europe and the Americas.

To better serve our clients, we have four dedicated foreign desks:

French Desk

Our French desk relies on a team of attorneys and legal experts fluent in French, with in-depth knowledge of the legal and cultural context, and who foster close professional as well as personal ties with France. Our team brings significant experience in France and Italy with lawyers admitted to practice in both countries. The team is led by Laurence Bulan, who is admitted to practice in France with both a full legal education and work experience, and Luigi Cascone, who has both Italian and French degrees as well as experience working with both countries.

For over 10 years now, French companies and top managers investing in Italy, or with interests in Italy, have relied on our French desk for assistance and advice.

German Desk

Our German desk serves business clients from Italy and from German speaking countries. In either case, we speak their language and know their way of thinking – and are likewise perfectly at home in both countries’ ways. We handle cross border operations with the same speed and efficiency as any domestic operation, with a focus on M&A, corporate, commercial law and business contracts, and employer-side top-tier labour law issues.

Our German Desk has been headed since 2004 by Martin Hartl, formerly a partner in a top German law firm who, at the start of his career, completed a full legal education both in Rome (laurea and esame di avvocato) and in Munich (two State Exams and doctorate).

Latin American Desk

Ughi e Nunziante’s Latin American Desk offers consultancy and assistance for cross-border transactions between Italy, Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, across all practice areas.

Our team of Spanish and Portuguese speaking professionals is led by Eduardo Lorenzetti Marques. Italo-Brazilian, Eduardo holds an LLM from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the University of Sao Paulo. He is licensed in Brazil, Portugal and Italy, and for over 25 years has been assisting Latin American companies in their investments in Europe and international clients operating in Latin America, especially in Brazil.

US Desk

Our US desk consists of US and Italian natives, with members qualified to practice in both countries. Deep experience in the United States enables our team to provide a coordinated approach to a wide range of legal matters for both American and European clients who are operating in both jurisdictions.

The desk is headed by Emily Maxwell, whose American education and experience brings a unique value to our team. Throughout her career, she has represented some of the most recognized companies in the world and is admitted to practice in both California and the United Kingdom. Members of our US desk work closely with our lawyers qualified in Italy and in other European countries enabling us to provide a high level of service when our clients’ needs involve the United States and Italy.