ADVANT Nctm > Rome, Italy > Firm Profile

ADVANT Nctm
VIA DELLE QUATTRO FONTANE, 161
00184 ROME
Italy

Italy > Compliance Tier 2

ADVANT Nctm's compliance department leverages sector expertise in energy (including oil and gas), banking and finance, shipping and logistics, transport, infrastructure and life sciences. The practice's scope of work covers anti-bribery; fraud prevention and detection; forensic services; whistleblowing; AML; data protection and cyber security; market abuse; health, safety and environment; and the design and governance of internal policies and procedures. Raffaele Caldarone's compliance practice is particularly focused on company law issues, while following a promotion to equity partner in May 2021, Luca Cavagnaro advises on a range of compliance matters.

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Testimonials

The NCTM firm has proved to be very attentive to clients’ needs, and has shown particular ability in developing winning solutions.

Pragmatism and solidity combined with a simple and direct approach.

The firm has fully embraced the need to have consolidated expertise and a team of professionals who interpret clients’ needs with noteworthy speed and efficiency.

Great professionalism and continuous and constructive assistance that aim to improve processes in order to ensure compliance that is always updated and complete.

The NCTM compliance team is competent, flexible, always on track and less costly with respect to international law firms – the billing method is fair and transparent.

Luca Cavagnaro is an outstanding and brilliant partner, who is focused on compliance matters.

Luca Cavagnaro is always available and has strong interpersonal skills.

Luca Cavagnaro is an important player, not only for the qualitative aspects of his output, but also for the proactivity and pragmatism in the solutions proposed.

Key clients

Snam Group

Italgas Group

Eni

Enav Group

AstraZeneca

Intercos Group

Cribis Credit Management

MSC Group

Fresenius Group

Nephrocare Group

Club del Sole Group

Itabus

Finix Technology Solutions

Work highlights

  • Assisted Italgas with supervising and monitoring an anti-corruption management system, in compliance with the International Standard UNI ISO 37001:2016.
  • Advised Enav Group on a wide spectrum of compliance matters.
  • Assisted AstraZeneca with innovative issues linked to telemedicine platforms and applications, Pharmaco-vigilance, and data processing activities.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 2

ADVANT Nctm‘s sizable litigation and arbitration department is positioned among the top players in the market. It is well recognised for its experience in handling national cases across all industry sectors and also for its cross-border litigation capability, especially disputes before the EU Courts. Alberto Toffoletto leads the team and is widely recognised for his activity in complex corporate, financial and commercial disputes and for sitting as an arbitrator. Angelo Anglani  ‘has an innate ability to focus on the most sensitive point even in the most intricate controversies’.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Toffoletto

Other key lawyers:

Angelo Anglani

Testimonials

‘The team led by Angelo Anglani impresses with its ability to understand complex situations that involve interactions with foreign legal systems, other than the Italian one. The team is also very reactive and able to respond quickly, succinctly and incisively to the questions asked.’

‘The firm has an excellent network of contacts also at international level, which complete the high professionalism and knowledge in the various sectors of Italian law.’

‘The availability and identification of a contact person who follows the customer and provides support on the various topics covered’.

‘Targeted and well illustrated insights that facilitate the decision-making process. Different skills within the studio smoothly integrated and directed by the team manager. Analysis of cases governed by foreign legislation developed in collaboration with foreign firms previously qualified by the firm to have high quality standards.’

‘Angelo Anglani has an innate ability to focus on the most sensitive point even in the most intricate disputes. This facilitates the work of the whole team that supports him from time to time.’

‘Extremely effective and professional in the management of disputes.’

Key clients

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A

Sanrio Company Ltd and Sanrio GmbH

Strabag AG

Falck S.p.A.

Markel

Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa

Bulgari S.p.A.

Thales Italia S.p.A.

CEVA Logistics Italia S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Telecom Italia S.p.A. in relation to a follow-on antitrust damages action brought by Vodafone.
  • Assisting Falck S.p.A. in relation to two civil actions raised by Milanosesto S.p.A. before the Court of Milan.
  • Assistaning Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa by examining seven international construction contracts (in Algeria, Kuwait, Nepal-two contracts, Zambia and Laos), all governed by local laws, and deal with the relevant issues and possible connected proceedings.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 2

ADVANT Nctm's Milan-based antitrust and competition practice routinely works alongside the firm's Rome and Brussels offices. The department also regularly collaborates with the firm's shipping, international trade, IP, administrative law, public procurement, M&A, corporate, and regulatory and compliance groups. Heading the team, Luca Toffoletti assists with investigative procedures, appeals, antitrust actions, precautionary proceedings and antitrust compliance. Further integral to the practice are Alberto Toffoletto, who frequently acts in private antitrust litigation; and Italian and EU competition law expert Francesco Mazzocchi, a recent hire from Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria.

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Testimonials

Great competence and listening skills.

High levels of professionalism, diligence and fairness.

Availability to listen and good responsiveness have particularly impressed me; moreover, they gave me the impression of really protecting the interests of clients, even at the expense (at times) of more important work for them.

Honest in the billing.

Great for its very high levels of professionalism in different branches of law.

Luca Toffoletti provides great value in the antitrust area. I have had quality responses and work from him.

Luca Toffoletti has the ability to establish empathic relationships with all interlocutors, and to bring the right calm and reflexivity (even during very tense situations).

Francesco Mazzocchi was able to interpret our needs and follow up in a timely and professional manner.

Key clients

Vodafone Italia

Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A

Telecom Italia

British Telecom

IBM

De Agostini Scuola

Deliveroo

Librerie Feltrinelli

Unieuro

MSC Group

Comer Industries

Work highlights

  • Assisted Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A with the definition and management of a recent competitive procedure for broadcasting rights, in order to ensure their compliance with competition and regulatory rules.
  • Assisted Vodafone Italia with the follow-up phase (after obtaining conditional clearance in March 2020) of the European Commission, in relation to a joint venture established with Telecom Italia concerning the physical infrastructure supporting 4G and 5G mobile networks.
  • Assisted De Agostini Scuola before the ICA, in connection with an alleged infringement of Article 101 TFEU that involved the implementation of vertical restraints by the four main Italian publishing groups operating in the adopted school textbooks market.

Italy > Intellectual property

ADVANT Nctm has both trademark and copyright as fields of excellence, whereby enforcement, clearance advice, prosecution and licensing are the main services. The team’s patent and design skills are also well known. Copyright expert Lorenzo Attolico leads the team and also assists clients on trademarks, patents and IP regulations. Paolo Lazzarino stands out for his litigation skills in connection to trademarks, patents, designs, copyright and unfair competition issues. Roberto Cesaro and Luca Guidobaldi were promoted to partners in May 2021.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Attolico

Testimonials

‘Dynamic and competent team. Perfect answers delivered in a short time.’

‘Paolo Lazzarino is always attentive, up-to-date and aware of the key subject in which the clients operate.’

‘NCTM guarantees high professional standards in different sectors and in relation to the different legal issues that may arise during a single operation. Among other things, the collaboration and constant intercommunication between the different teams allows the client to benefit from the various skills present in the studio. Great professionalism and experience, with a concrete vision and excellent knowledge of their reference sector.’

‘The IP team is characterized by a very pragmatic approach, great competence and availability. Paolo Lazzarino and his team are always quick in giving answers and providing solutions.’

‘Paolo Lazzarino – professionalism, precision, speed, flexibility.’

Key clients

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Sony Interactive Entertaiment Italia

Sky International AG

Mou Limited

Unieuro

Gucci

Sprayground

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Sanrio Limited

Acer Italy S.r.l.

Liu Jo

Vilebrequin

Futurebrand

Perfect Moment Limited

Under Armour Inc.

Nuovo IMIAE

Laps to Go Holding

Weetabix Limited

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Sony Interactive Entertaiment Italia

Sky International AG

Mou Limited

Unieuro

Gucci

Sprayground

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Sanrio Limited

Acer Italy S.r.l.

Liu Jo

Vilebrequin

Futurebrand

Perfect Moment Limited

Under Armour Inc.

Nuovo IMIAE

Laps to Go Holding

Weetabix Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisting Sony Interactive Entertaiment Italia in relation to the negotiation and the drafting of the relevant agreements, needed for the preparation, development and the execution of the commercial launch of Sony’s brand new “PlayStation 5” videogame console in Italy and for all the related brand promotion, licensing and sponsorship activities.
  • Assisting Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A. in relation to judicial proceedings started by Confezioni Peserico s.p.a., by which the latter aimed at ascertaining that its products did not infringe Cucinelli’s exclusive rights on certain unregistered designs covering items of clothing and accessories, nor the production, promotion and trade of the same amount to unfair competition.
  • Assisting Canon Inc. in relation to a preliminary injunction action brought before the IP Court of Turin against a parallel importer of cameras which sold products not destined to the EEA market through an e-commerce website.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 2

ADVANT Nctm‘s investment funds team assists managers and investors (including institutional investors) with the structuring, marketing and management of collective investment schemes (contractual and corporate vehicles) that are active in the real estate, private equity, venture capital, impact investing, infrastructure and energy asset classes. Giovanni Giuliani, who was hired as equity partner from Chiomenti in 2020, has notable experience in asset management, and real estate and private equity funds; Vito Bisceglie specialises in contribution and sale and purchase transactions, through real estate alternative investment funds or other investment vehicles.

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Testimonials

The deep interaction between the different practices involved and the harmony of the team allow NCTM to offer effective and timely assistance in all circumstances, even when deadlines are tight.

Great focus on clients and their needs.

Excellent problem-solving skills. I also especially appreciated their mediation expertise.

Great  for the expertise of its lawyers and commitment to clients.

The team led by Giovanni Giuliani is characterised by excellent knowledge of the subject and the ability to mould the law into the realities of investment funds.

Giovanni Giuliani excels for competence, professionalism and for knowing how to interpret clients’ needs.

I particularly appreciate Giovanni Giuliani and senior associate Jacopo Pisani. They show a lot of attention to clients’ requirements, providing assistance even with activities/situations that are not strictly related to the assignment.

The deep knowledge of the underlying legislation and the peculiarities of the sector in question represent real added value, both with regards to Vito Bisceglie and the team in general.

Key clients

Ardian France

Lendlease Group

Prelios SGR

Keys REIM

Savills SGR

Sorgente SGR

Ream SGR

CDP Venture SGR

FVS SGR

Dea Capital real estate SGR

Kervis SGR

Antirion SGR

Lio Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Ardian on the authorisation process for Areef 2 Palio SICAF, a real estate platform set up in the form of a SICAF (under an umbrella structure externally managed by Dea Capital Real Estate SGR).
  • Assisted Antirion SGR with the structuring and start-up of the Urban Living I Fund, a real estate fund focused on residential development initiatives.
  • Advised CDP Venture SGR on the structuring and setting up of an Italian venture capital fund called Boost Innovation.

Italy > Private equity Tier 2

ADVANT Nctm supports on high-end private equity deals, both domestically and internationally, leveraging its overseas offices in London, Shanghai and Brussels in the process. The team is geared to provide a full-service offering, supporting on merger, acquisition, investment, divestment and corporate finance mandates, and counts its proficiency in investment fund establishment as a key distinguisher. Founding partner Paolo Montironi is vastly experienced when it comes to leveraged buyouts on behalf of private equity firms and Pietro Zanoni  has considerable knowledge of the food, pharmaceutical, food and fashion sectors.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Trapani

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Vodafone Europe B.V.

IMA S.p.A.

International Game Technology

Krause Group

IDeA Taste Of Italy

Pavese family, owners and founders of Genetic S.p.A.

L Catterton

Snam S.p.A.

British Telecom

Acea Energia S.p.A.

Vodafone Europe B.V.

IMA S.p.A.

International Game Technology

Krause Group

IDeA Taste Of Italy

Pavese family, owners and founders of Genetic S.p.A.

L Catterton

Snam S.p.A.

British Telecom

Acea Energia S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised the indirect shareholders of IMA S.p.A. on the sale of 45% shares of Sofima, the holding company owning a control stake in IMA S.p.A., to BC Partners. The deal value was €2.93bn.
  • Advised IDeA Taste of Italy on the sale of the entire stake of the company to Clessidra Sgr, another Italian private equity firm with approximately €1bn under asset management. The deal value was €340m.
  • Advised Clessidra Sgr on the sale of the entire stake of Scrigno S.p.A., an Italian company active in the design, production and marketing of counterframes for sliding doors and windows, to PAI Partners, another Italian Private Equity firm, through the fund Pai Mid-Market. The deal value was €240m.  

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 2

ADVANT Nctm‘s team regularly works alongside its financing, investment, fund formation, acquisitions, sales and taxation colleagues. The practice also assists with land use, zoning, environmental issues, urban planning, and the construction, leasing, set-up and development of single properties or portfolios. Real estate head Luigi Croce advises real estate and commercial companies, funds, REITS, developers and individual owners; salary partner Alessandro Vespa is a real estate, and corporate and commercial law specialist. In 2020, the firm recruited partners Vito Bisceglie and Giovanni Giuliani from DLA Piper and Chiomenti respectively.

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Testimonials

Able to build a very efficient and responsive team of dedicated collaborators.

In addition to the expertise of each lawyer in the relevant field, each practitioner has a pro-business approach that allows clients to find (almost always) good solutions to make deals happen.

Transversal skills to cover all client needs, along with speed, competence and clarity.

NCTM’s partners possess profound experience in the field of real estate-related procedures and construction contracts, and have all the necessary know-how to deal with the public authorities in relation to the various permissions to build, draft conventions and other related agreements.

Availability, patience and determination, as well as effective management of situations through direct contact with all the players involved in the construction process, are the best qualities we have appreciated in the lawyers we’ve dealt with at NCTM.

Great experience and transversal knowledge of the entire real estate market.

Luigi Croce and Vito Bisceglie are extremely attentive to clients’ needs.

Luigi Croce has great expertise in the real estate sector and Christian Mocellin is appreciated for his in-depth expertise in contracts.

Key clients

Ardian France

Savills IM SGR

Hines

BNP Paribas REIM Italy SGR

AXA Reim Italia

REAM SGR

Lendlease

Blue SGR

Cab Log Group

Snam

GSE Group

Confluence

Belmond

Nokia

Castello SGR

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm‘s department focuses predominantly on acquisition, leveraged, project, real estate and shipping finance, along with debt restructuring. Stefano Padovani is an Islamic finance specialist; Alfredo Lizio is a shipping and aviation finance expert; Eugenio Siragusa advises on project finance; and Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate is ‘always up to date on every aspect of the deal‘.  Banking and financial law expert Matteo Gallanti leads the team from London.

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Testimonials

Teamwork, focus on the client, proactivity in managing the timing of the deal, pragmatism in the drafting of contracts, and the identification of solutions that are suitable for every situation.

Strengths: reliability, competence, prompt responses and effective interaction with counterparties.

Fair relationship between service quality and relative remuneration.

Key skills: understanding our needs and transferring them into contractual schemes.

The team is always available, and knows how to grasp the needs and requirements of clients with precision and accuracy.

Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate is always up to date on every aspect of the deal, even outside his specific competences – great ability to manage even the most complex and tense situations calmly.

Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate is appreciated for the effectiveness of his actions.

During discussion stages, Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate is a very active partner, who has the ability to find commercial solutions.

Key clients

IDeA Taste of Italy

Equinox AIFM

Danish Ship Finance A/S

Ream SGR

Demas

FLE Italia Sicaf

Arcadia SGR

Futurasun

Favini

Alcedo SGR

Ambienta SGR

Gradiente SGR

L Catterton

Chequers Capital

Metrika SGR

Fratelli D’Amico Armatori

Finbeta

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm’s team consistently advises on large banking and financing transactions. It is particularly focused on acquisition, leveraged and project finance, and real estate and shipping financing. Stefano Padovani advises on extraordinary transactions; Alfredo Lizio is a shipping and aviation finance specialist; Eugenio Siragusa is a project finance expert; and Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate advises private equity funds on acquisition finance. London-based Matteo Gallanti is the practice head.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

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Testimonials

Flexibility, availability, preparation, and problem-solving and negotiation skills.

Know-how, patience, diplomacy and transparency.

The team is very prepared and available, takes nothing for granted, and explains each step clearly and comprehensively.

Its goal is always to find a solution that suits everyone.

The team is available, competent, decisive and an important mediator between the parties, whether they are other lenders or legal parties.

Elasticity in finding ways to solve problems, which makes the firm decidedly different from other lawyers.

‘Eugenio Siragusa is a highly trained and competent professional, who tries to understand clients’ business needs and explains the requirements of the other stakeholders. In this way, the professional becomes an important sparring partner during any mandate, and this attitude is transmitted to the team.

Eugenio Siragusa is a person of great depth and preparation, with a noteworthy willingness to reach the goal within the established terms and within the set times.

Key clients

UniCredit

US Bank

Banco BPM

Intesa Sanpaolo

Bayview Asset Management

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Banca BPER

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

Mediobanca

Sudtiroler Volksbank-Banca Popolare dell’Alto Adige soc coop

AnaCap Financial Partners

Sparkasse – Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano

Bank of China

Credit Agricole

Amco – Asset Management Company

Blue Torch Finance

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm's ECM group routinely assists issuers, selling shareholders and intermediaries with IPOs, private placements and listing procedures on Italian stock exchanges. Lukas Plattner advises on IPOs, bond issuances, listings on the main market of Borsa Italiana and multilateral trading facilities, accelerated book building, warrant issuances and capital increases; while Alessandra Stabilini regularly assists with tender offers and rights issues. Andrea Iovieno is another ECM specialist to note.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

In addition to high-quality technical work, the team knows how to understand the internal dynamics of the client company and support the GC in light of these aspects.

People of great experience and competence, who build highly trusting relationships and are able to establish a pleasant and friendly working climate, which is very important in high pressure situations.

Key clients

Vodafone Europe

Monrif Group

Sudtiroler Volksbank-Banca Popolare dell’Alto Adige

Alantra Capital Markets

G Rent

Askoll Eva

Giglio.com

SEC Newgate

MIT SIM

Tenax International

4AIM SICAF

Casasold

Cellularline

Work highlights

  • Assisted Techedge with the voluntary public tender offer launched on all of Techedge’s shares by Titan BidCo, a company controlled by One Equity Partners.
  • Assisted Tenax International with the procedure of admission to trading of its shares and Tenax 2020-2023 warrants on the AIM Italia market.
  • Assisted MIT SIM with the admission to trading of its shares and MIT SIM 2020-2023 warrants on the AIM Italia PRO market.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Noted for its ‘extensive experience and deep and wide bench’, ADVANT Nctm has a presence in London, Shanghai and Brussels, in addition to its local offices in Rome and Milan. The practice is geared for M&A, private equity and corporate finance mandates, placing a high degree of emphasis on the TMT, energy, credit and financial services, biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors. Matteo Trapani  heads the team and is notably admitted to both the Italian and New York bars; he is supported by founding partners Paolo Montironi, particularly well-versed in leveraged buyouts, and Alberto Toffoletto who, in addition to commercial transactions, also handles litigation, arbitration and antitrust mandates.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Trapani

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This is simply one of the strongest practices in the Italian market. Extensive experience, and a deep and wide bench.’

‘Pietro Zanoni stands out. In addition to being an excellent lawyer, he also has considerable business acumen and is very commercial.’

Key clients

Vodafone Europe B.V.

IMA S.p.A.

International Game Technology Plc

Krause Group

IDeA Taste Of Italy

Pavese Family

L Catterton

Snam S.p.A.

British Telecom Plc

Acea Energia S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted in relation to the sale of the entire stake of Lottomatica Scommesse and Lottomatica Videolot Rete, Lottomatica’s businesses linked to sports betting (under the Better brand) and slot machines, to Gamenet Group, a subsidiary of the Apollo Global Management fund. Deal value: €950m.
  • Assisted Comer Industries with the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of 100% shares of WPG Holdco for €203m.
  • Assisted De Agostini Scuola with the sale of 100% of the shares of the company to Mondadori Group for an overall value of €157.5m.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm provides ordinary and extraordinary privacy law and IT compliance advice. M&A lawyer Paolo Gallarati, who focuses on TMT, among other areas, heads up the firm's data privacy department. Of counsel Elsa Gentile is a GDPR expert. The protection of personal data and information security, including the management of various compliance projects, are among senior associate Virginia Paparozzi‘s areas of focus. The department also has experience of data breach management in the field of insurance policies. Marco Cappa is praised for providing ‘valid support’ in privacy matters and beyond.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Gallarati

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of privacy and data protection issues, combined with that of the reference sector. This is a plus as many issues (eg for digital pharma) are closely connected to each other.’

‘Paolo Gallarati has the ability to fully understand the needs of the customer and to provide specific advice and to the point, taking a position and helping the customer to orient himself towards the most appropriate solution.’

‘The firm, and in particular Paolo Gallarati, have a very practical and pragmatic approach aimed at finding solutions. Communication is simple and the team is always ready to support requests in a simple way.’

‘Paolo Gallarati is an excellent professional. Direct in communication and endowed with great experience and analytical skills. Attentive to the problems down to the smallest detail and always ready to foresee the future effects of decisions.’

‘Synergy between the various departments of the firm that cover a spectrum so wide as to guarantee an almost complete analysis of the issue. Although it is a structured study, the interaction with professionals is never bureaucratic or tiring.’

‘NCTM professionals are certainly very prepared, flexible and attentive to customer needs.’

‘High competence and sensitivity to customer needs.’

‘Competence, availability and transparency.’

Key clients

Italo – Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A.

Vaillant Group Italia S.p.A.

Telethon

Greenpeace Italia

Wind Tre S.p.A.

Beazley

Nicole Fashion Group S.p.A.

ENAV S.p.A.

Gruppo IBL Banca S.p.A.

TEA S.p.A.

Gilead Sciences S.r.l.

Veneto Sviluppo S.p.A.

Nuovo IMAIER

Work highlights

  • Providing legal assistance to Gyrus Capital in relation to a complex personal data protection compliance project.
  • Providing legal assistance to Fresenius Group in relation to its legal needs, including corporate, commercial, M&A (in particular for Nephrocare company) requirements as well as in compliance, privacy, administrative and data protection issues.
  • Providing legal assistance to Subaru Italia in relation to a complex project of compliance with the legislation on the protection of personal data.

Italy > Employment Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm has an independent employment and industrial relations department with a notable reputation for handling terminations, negotiations and, in collaboration with the M&A department, also bankruptcies and restructurings. Disputes are also among the team's strengths, especially representing top managers. Michele Bignami the key figure in the team and handles incentives, employment issues connected to restructuring, trade union relations and collective contracts and dismissals. Managing associates Chiara Zecchetto and Daniele Fumagalli received praise.

Practice head(s):

Michele Bignami

Other key lawyers:

Chiara Zecchetto; Roberta Russo; Dario Clementi

Testimonials

‘Ability to understand and correctly interpret the needs of the clients. Ability to find solutions to complex problems’.

‘Competence, corporate mindset, professionalism, availability.’

‘Michele Bignami: excellent competence and availability. Chiara Zecchetto: professional, helpful, precise and reliable’.

‘Professionalism and competence are the strengths of Nctm combined with the ability to immerse themselves in the context and assist, advise and address the decision-making process of companies in the best possible way. All these characteristics make Nctm an excellence in the field of labour / trade union law.’

‘Michele Bignami and his team have the ability to provide timely and all-round professional support, involving the other departments of the Firm where necessary.’

‘Knowledge of the retail sector. Good coordination with other practices when needed’.

‘Extensive expertise in various areas of labour law, ability to seek and reach practical solutions in a short time’.

‘Michele Bignami and Daniele Fumagalli provide continuous support and show great competence and availability. Ability to understand customer needs and provide custom solutions. Trust and ability to relate to the legal Corporate function, facilitating the management of problems.’

Key clients

Maersk Group

Elior Group

AirItaly

Ceva Group

ZF

Mango

GFK Group

Air China

Unieuro

Warstila

Maersk Group

Elior Group

AirItaly

Ceva Group

ZF

Mango

GFK Group

Air China

Unieuro

Warstila

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Elior Group in relation to a significant number of complex employment litigations spread through the Italian Territory as well as to the managing of the activities through the Covid 19 pandemic and the crisis of business catering industry.
  • Assisting Unieuro S.p.A. in relation to the consequent need to rationalise, within its expansion program based on the several acquisitions of competitors, its presence in the Italian territory by closing units that were overlapping or located in non-profitable areas.
  • Assisting Amutec S.r.l. in relation to the add-on of SCAE Europe Scarl.

Italy > Industry focus: Food Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm focuses on EU and WTO law, including for food clients. Bernard O’Connor, who heads up the team from Brussels, is particularly appreciated for his expertise in the registration of the geographical indication for food products at European level. The Milan office houses Paolo Gallarati and Pietro Zanoni  who focus on M&A transactions for food companies.

Practice head(s):

Bernard O’Connor; Paolo Gallarati

Other key lawyers:

Pietro Zanoni

Key clients

Lindt & Sprüngli

Illycaffè S.p.A.

Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A.

ABInbev

Hellim Producers

San Pellegrino

Masi Agricola

Elior Ristorazione

Unigel

Jackson Family Wines

Lindt & Sprüngli

Illycaffè S.p.A.

Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A.

ABInbev

Hellim Producers

San Pellegrino

Masi Agricola

Elior Ristorazione

Unigel

Jackson Family Wines

Work highlights

  • Assisting Hellim Halloumi Cypriot producers in relation to the successful registration of its traditional cheese as a GI in the EU alongside a change which potentially allows the free movement of Hellim from the north of Cyprus, across the Green line into the EU.
  • Assisting IDeA Taste of Italy with the sale of the entire stake of the company to Clessidra Sgr for EUR 340 Million.
  • Assisting Anheuser-Busch InBev in relation to several IP matters connected to the Corona label.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm‘s life sciences practice acts for manufacturers, suppliers and regulators, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. It also assists investors, private equity and venture capital funds, and public-private partnerships. Paolo Gallarati focuses on corporate and commercial law, compliance, and M&A and international business transactions; Lorena Possagno regularly advises major pharmaceutical clients; and Vito Bisceglie is a healthcare and health and social services sector expert.

Testimonials

We particularly appreciated the communications from NCTM, which are always very clear (despite always being in English) and help us understand what our responsibilities are and the status of all outstanding items.

The NCTM team has perfect knowledge of M&A and commercial agreement practices in Italy. Their recommendations are very practical and it is very easy to work with them.

Great ability and effectiveness in all areas of legal advice, with expertise in all aspects related to the health/medical market.

Total availability and great focus on the client, with unparalleled effectiveness.

Ability to analyse complex problems and build reasonable solutions alongside the client.

NCTM was great, not only in providing legal advice and support, but also in helping us to find suppliers (for example for our bookkeeping and payroll activities).

Impeccable competence.

Lorena Possagno has strong experience in life sciences, and knows how to provide the best advice to clients. It is always a pleasure to work with her and her team.

Key clients

Aboca

Astrazeneca

Fresenius Group

Doc Generici

Gilead Sciences

Uriach Italy

Founders of Genetic

Hippocrates

Gyrus Capital

Opocrin

Allovir

Work highlights

  • Assisting Aboca with the drafting, negotiation and reviewing of licence, distribution and supply agreements, in relation to non-implantable medical devices.
  • Advising AstraZeneca on the compliance and data protection surrounding its core activities (pharmaceuticals) in Italy.
  • Assisting Fresenius Group with its legal needs, including corporate, commercial and M&A matters, as well as compliance, privacy, administrative and data protection issues, particularly taking into consideration the applicable pharmaceutical regulations.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm has a substantial track record in assisting companies operating in the luxury sector. The team assists with day-to-day legal matters, as well as M&A, listings, trade mark registrations, litigation, financings and cross-border taxation. Lorenzo Attolico acts on the IP aspects of fashion, new technologies, energy and virtual realities; Michele Bignami advises on the employment issues surrounding luxury goods; and Paolo Lazzarino assists with acquisitions of Italian brands.

Other key lawyers:

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The NCTM team is very competent regarding disputes involving Italian and community trade marks.

The collaboration with Paolo Lazzarino is fluid and timely.

Key clients

Automobili Lamborghini

Gucci

Brunello Cucinellli

Mou

Poltrona Frau

Abercrombie & Fitch

Perfect Moment

Vilebrequin

Bluclad

Laps To Go Holding

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gucci with confidential trade mark and design clearance matters, connected with the reproduction and elaboration of third party marks, logos and designs.
  • Assisted Brunello Cucinelli with judicial proceedings commenced by Confezioni Peserico, which looked to ascertain that its products did not infringe Cucinelli’s exclusive rights on certain unregistered designs.
  • Assisted Mou with a trade mark, copyright and design-based judicial action (before the Court of Naples) against two Italian manufacturers and distributors of look-alike boots.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

ADVANT Nctm‘s restructuring and turnaround team has notable strength in handling business crises, restructuring negotiations, insolvency procedures, distressed investment and special opportunities. Synergies between the bankruptcy law practice and the corporate affairs practice allows for cross-departmental assistance. The practice is led by Fabio Marelli, who stands out for his expertise in complex restructurings. Paolo Montironi is singled out for having acted for Investcorp and Equistone in the sale of N&W Global Vending to Lone Star.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Marelli

Other key lawyers:

Pietro Maria Tantalo; Paolo Montironi

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‘Fabio Marelli is fantastic for availability, competence, relational ability.’

‘Fabio Marelli is truly a professional of extraordinary quality; his collaborators, including the younger ones, are also very good.’

‘Rigorous approach to bankruptcy law (Fabio Marelli). High negotiation and strategic skills (Pietro Maria Tantalo).’

‘Strengths: multidisciplinary, excellent business understanding, proactivity, excellent preparation.’

Key clients

Club House Italia S.p.A.

Investcorp

Gpack S.p.A.

Autostrada Regionale Cispadana S.p.A.

Adveo Italia S.r.l.

Delivery Mates S.r.l.

Misco Italy S.r.l.

Granato – Ceetrus Group – Cardelis

Preca Brummel S.p.A.

Griggio S.r.l.

Alma s.a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised Poltrona Frau S.p.A. in the acquisition aimed at judicial restructuring of Cub House Italia S.p.A.
  • Advising Investcorp in the acquisition (along with the Italian Sovreign Fund for the safeguarding of the economy following the pandemic) of the business of Corneliani S.p.A.
  • Advised the family owners of Gpack S.p.A. in securing Court-approved debt restructuring agreements with creditors and with new investors (Oxy Capital S.p.A.)

Italy > Tax Tier 3

Fielding both lawyers and qualified accountants, ADVANT Nctm has a strong track record in assisting with cross-border issues, tax structuring and tax litigation. Department head Federico Trutalli’s expertise includes telecoms and real estate-related tax planning for M&A deals and group reorganisations; and Piermauro Carabellese specialises in international tax, M&A structuring and tax litigation. Other notable tax experts are Barbara Aloisi, Paolo Agnesi, Manfredi Luongo, Guido Martinelli and Paolo Rampulla.

Practice head(s):

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Remarkable professionalism, timing and client support.

Extremely prepared and complete.

Experience, professionalism and availability.

Federico Trutalli is a professional, who is much appreciated because he is always able to offer very careful and targeted advice to clients.

Key clients

Vodafone Europe

Italo

ERG Renew Group

Techedge

William Hill

Lindt & Spungli

L Catterton

Fenzi Group

Cromwell Property Group

Ceetrus

Work highlights

  • Assisted Vodafone Europe with an accelerated bookbuilding process, aimed at selling 8% of INWIT’s shares to Italian and international institutional investors.
  • Assisted Italo with reviewing a tax calculation, including preparing and submitting tax returns, as well as assisting with ordinary and extraordinary tax issues.
  • Assisted William Hill with the definition and implementation of an employee stock ownership plan in Italy.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 4

The administrative and European public law team of ADVANT Nctm mainly acts for private operators, assisting them in their  dealings with administrative authorities at the local, national and European level, as well as for public entities in connection to public contract awarding proceedings, concessions and for the granting of public financings. Giuliano Berruti and Marco Monaco head up the practice, which includes Francesca Bonino  - all of whom are environmental law experts.

Practice head(s):

Marco Monaco; Giuliano Berruti

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Bonino

Testimonials

‘Unique management of the client, who always has the same contact person for the management of the practices that fall within the same subject. Furthermore, great competence in the specific field that allows the client, if desired, to find in the firm the answer to all his specific legal needs. Unconditional availability.’

‘Giuliano Berruti combines great humanity with professionalism.’

‘Reliability, clarity, flexibility, high professionalism, competence, passion. NCTM Advant is able to fully understand its clients and to share the weight of the most important decisions with the legal department of the company.’

‘The competence and the ability to immediately enter the business context is what makes the support not only valid from a legal point of view but also absolutely suitable.’

‘Marco Monaco: absolute availability, professionalism and ability to grasp the context in which to provide support, always maintaining a complete view of the issue even in the case of the involvement of other collaborators.’

Key clients

APM Terminals

Administrative body of the province of Bolzano

Italo – Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A.

Thales Italia S.p.A.

Krause Group

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

Università degli Studi di Milano

Inpeco S.p.A.

Autovie Venete S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Italo – Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. in relation to a number of cases concerning the concession for carrying on the high-speed train service on the high-speed railway infrastructure.
  • Assisting the province of Bozen in relation to the evaluation of enhancing 27 public properties, identifying tools to be adopted, including public-private partnership procedures, on behalf of the European Energy Efficiency Fund SA., established by the European Commission in collaboration, inter alia, with the European Investment Bank.
  • Assisting Thales Italia S.p.A. in relation to public contracts and public tender procedures, both providing advice and assisting in judicial procedures before the Administrative Courts.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

Heading ADVANT Nctm‘s TMT department, Vittorio Noseda is considered ‘one of the top TMT lawyers in Europe.’ The team is highly engaged in TMT M&A transactions, which belong to its core activities, as well as projects, investments, outsourcing and regulatory issues. The telecom sector is its main focus, with a client portfolio which includes several high-calibre, national and international players.

Practice head(s):

Vittorio Noseda

Testimonials

‘Excellent team. Very fast. Great quality and great availability. Excellent jurists.’

‘Vittorio Noseda is one of the top TMT lawyers in Europe. He knows the industry very well and has truly exceptional analytical skills.’

‘Excellent combination of excellent technical skills and speed in response.’

‘Great competence of the team led by Vittorio Noseda in the M&A field and in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications sector, including the technical aspects of network operation. Ability to manage large corporate operations, from a multidisciplinary point of view. Flexible fees.’

‘Vittorio Noseda: great capacity for strategic vision and support in delicate risk assumption and mitigation decisions.’

Key clients

IBM

Vodafone

Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Sony Interactive Entertaiment Italia S.p.A.

Acer Italy

Wind 3 S.p.A.

British Telecom

Pioneer Corporation

Retelit Group

Techedge

Work highlights

  • Assisting British Telecom in relation to the sale of two different business units of BT Italia that offer services to the Public Administration and to Small Medium Business to TIM.
  • Assisting Sony Interactive Entertainment Italia in legal and contractual advice, including the negotiation and the drafting of the relevant agreements, needed for the preparation, development and the execution of the commercial launch of Sony’s brand new “PlayStation 5” videogame console in Italy and for all the related brand promotion and sponsorship activities.
  • Assisting Pioneer NV in relation to the sale of their Italian branch dedicated to audio products and multimedia systems for cars and present for 40 years in our market to MPA Tech S.r.l.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 5

ADVANT Nctm‘s corporate law and M&A specialist Federico Manili focuses on renewable energy matters. Manili is experienced in due diligence and commercial and corporate contracts, and the development, construction, financing and sale of wind and solar projects. Additional partner support is provided by Eugenio Siragusa and Raffaele Caldarone.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Snam

ERG Renew

Italgas

AEB (Ambiente Energia Brianza)

Acea Group

Futurasun

Work highlights

  • Advised Snam on the administrative aspects of the establishment of Arbolia, a startup that aims to create green spaces in Italian cities and territories.
  • Assisted AEB (Ambiente Energia Brianza) with a partnership agreement with A2A, which specialises in gas, electricity and heat distribution.
  • Assisted Provincia di Bolzano with evaluating the enhancement of 27 public properties, identifying the tools to be adopted (including public-private partnership procedures) on behalf of the European Energy Efficiency Fund.