Firm Profile > Nctm Studio Legale > Milan, Italy

Nctm Studio Legale
20121 MILAN

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Nctm Studio Legale acts for clients in a variety of sectors, including energy, real estate, TMT, insurance, banking and finance. The ‘excellent’ and sizeable team, led by Alberto Toffoletto, has ‘very strong technical and strategic skills’ and ‘always tries to find alternative solutions by adopting a pragmatic approach’. It successfully represented Erg Power in an arbitration against Cogest Consorzio Gestioni regarding the maintenance and renovation works to be performed on a plant in Sicily and is defending Telecom Italia in a follow-on antitrust damages action brought by Vodafone. The group also represents the EU Council before the EU courts regarding the tariffs imposed at EU borders on imports from various third countries. ‘Excellent strategic-thinkerAngelo Anglani is also recommended. Michele Zucca and Martino Andreoni were promoted to equity partner in June 2018.

Industry focus: Food Tier 2

The 'highly skilled and professional' team at Nctm Studio Legale is 'always available and accountable'. Core areas of focus include corporate (including M&A), commercial and regulatory matters. A group led by Bernard O’Connor advises Jackson Family Wines on licences for its Italian winery, and related property and employment issues. The team also advises Associated British Foods on regulatory and contractual issues concerning the Twinings business. Paolo Gallarati and Paolo Lazzarino are additional names to note.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Appreciated for its ‘out-of-the-box, innovative approaches and solutions’, Nctm Studio Legale’s team is prominent in trade mark and copyright enforcement, protection and exploitation. ‘Very experienced copyright lawyer’ Lorenzo Attolico is representing fashion company Charlotte Olympia in an infringement action for damages brought against an Italian competitor found selling shoes and accessories infringing the client’s registered and unregistered design rights, trade mark rights and copyrights. Belmond UK engaged Paolo Lazzarino to advise on the protection of the trade mark Cipriani Hotel in Venice.

Private equity Tier 2

Nctm Studio Legale 'understands the key dynamics of negotiations'. The practice has expertise across sectors including retail, automotive, food, fashion and luxury as well as design, financial services, TMT, pharmaceuticals and energy. Pietro Zanoni advised the Tadolini family, and other Megadyne minority shareholders, on the sale of Italy-based Megadyne Group and Netherlands-based Ammeraal Beltech to alternative asset management company and PE firm, Partners Group. M&A head Simone De CarliPaolo MontironiMatteo Trapani and Mario Giambò are also experienced practitioners.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Nctm Studio Legale is experienced in the small and medium-sized enterprises market; the practice also advises large and international clients on cross-border matters. Vittorio Noseda advised Electrolux Italia on the acquisition of Best, an Italian manufacturer of innovative kitchen hoods, from the US group Broan-Nutone. The practice also advised Snam on the acquisition of  Infrastructure Trasporto Gas as well as the purchase of 7.3 per cent of Terminale GNL Adriatico (Italy’s largest offshore platform for storage and regasification of natural gas) from Edison. Simone De Carli is M&A and private equity head and Sante Ricci is corporate and commercial head. The other key advisers are Paolo MontironiAlberto Toffoletto, Matteo Trapani and Pietro Zanoni.

Employment Tier 3

Nctm Studio Legale’s ‘competent and skilled’ department includes practice head Michele Bignami and newly promoted partner Francesca Pittau. Recent highlights include assisting the Maersk Group with a collective dismissal procedure and with the dismissal of two country managers, defending CAI - Alitalia against 700 claims brought by transferred employees following a company restructuring, and acting for the Auchan Group on setting up a corporate welfare plan and in negotiations with trade unions.

EU and competition law Tier 3

The strength of Nctm Studio Legale’s team ‘lies in its deep knowledge of the regulations and ability to apply it to practical cases, even those that are not explicitly taken into consideration by the rules’. Alberto Toffoletto and Luca Toffoletti, who is ‘used to approaching competition issues carefully and to avoiding unnecessary risks for his client’, are the key contacts in the practice. The group is particularly experienced in the telecoms sector, as shown by the various antitrust-related matters handled for longstanding client Telecom Italia. Other work includes advising Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori on the granting of state aid to Trenitalia for the provision of public interest services and the determination as to whether the sums paid are appropriate, and acting for Linde Medicale in an investigation initiated by the ICA concerning alleged concerted practice in the context of calls for tenders for medical services.

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Nctm Studio Legale offers clients 'tailor-made support' with healthcare-related research and development contracts, public-private partnerships, corporate work (including M&A) and EU and competition matters.The group regularly advises the Italian subsidiary of a multinational pharmaceutical company on compliance and data protection issues. Paolo Gallarati, Lorena Possagno and  Francesca Bonino are names to note.

Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 3

The cross-practice group at Nctm Studio Legale handles both contentious and non-contentious work for its luxury goods clients, which include names such as LVMH and Gucci. Recent highlights include assisting American street-wear brand Supreme with a number of anti-counterfeiting judicial actions. Paolo Montironi is the head of the team. Pietro Zanoni and Michele Motta are also recommended.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Nctm Studio Legale handles financing, acquisitions and disposals, fund formation and taxation matters as well as land use, planning and development, construction and leasing issues. In recent highlights, the ‘competent and experienced’ team assisted the European Investment Bank with the lease of its new headquarters in Rome, advised San Pellegrino on the development of its flagship factory in Milan and acted for a property trust on the purchase of a 45,000sqm logistics asset. Practice head Luigi Croce and Christian Mocellin are key names. Rosemarie Serrato joined from DLA Piper in February 2018 and Alessandro Vespa was made partner in April 2018.

Tax Tier 3

Nctm Studio Legale works across a variety of practices, including tax litigation, tax advisory matters and the tax structuring of M&A and private equity deals. The practice acted for a German corporate group, which specialises in household appliances, in a complex transfer pricing case. Federico Trutalli heads the tax department, Piermauro Carabellese specialies in international tax, M&A tax structuring and tax litigation, and Guido Martinelli focuses on domestic tax predominantly involving corporate and commercial deals. Paolo Agnesi, Paolo Rampulla and Barbara Aloisi are also key practitioners.

Administrative and public law Tier 4

With expertise in public procurement, competition, public subsidies and concessions matters, Nctm Studio Legale advises public and private clients in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. Practice head Giuliano Berruti is advising the project company APM Terminals Vado Ligure on the environmental, public contracts and zoning law aspects of the construction of a new terminal container in the Savona Port, and is assisting public financial institution Lazio Innova with various matters concerning the granting of EU funds and public tender procedures. Counsel Rosemarie Serrato joined from DLA Piper in February 2018 and Carmine Morrone was made partner in 2018. Senior attorney Katia Zulberti and of counsel Ada Lucia De Cesaris left in 2017 to join Chiomenti and Studio Legale Amministrativisti Associati respectively.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

'Providing a commercial and strategic view', Nctm Studio Legale handles large banking and financing transactions for private equity firms and global borrowers, and regularly advises on cross-border transactions that involve the UK and the US. The practice handles Islamic financing matters in Italy as well as project finance. Highlights included advising WEX and WEX Europe Services Holdings on the amendment of an existing facility agreement. The 'highly competent and professionalEugenio Siragusa heads the banking and finance department; Stefano Padovani and Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate are also highly regarded.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Nctm Studio Legale frequently advises on cross-border deals that involve the UK and the US, and the practice includes both Islamic financing matters in Italy and project finance. Banking and finance head Eugenio Siragusa advised Banca Popolare di Milano on the corporate financing for the takeover of Alerion Clean Power. Stefano Padovani and Giovanni de’ Capitani di Vimercate  are also key partners.

Capital markets: Equity Tier 4

Nctm Studio Legale frequently acts on AIM Italia equity offerings. The team advised Italo-Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori on its highly publicised proposed IPO, which was later suspended. Lukas Plattner is 'available and competent' and Andrea Iovieno is an experienced managing associate.

Compliance Tier 4

Nctm Studio Legale's 'team is professional, up-to-date and takes care of all details'. It is focused on anti-corruption, data protection, Decree 231 liability of corporate entities, AML matters, market abuse, health, safety and environment issues, and organisational compliance procedures. Raffaele Caldarone is the name to note.

Industry focus: Energy Tier 4

Nctm Studio Legale is active in both energy transactions and regulatory matters. Its team's expertise includes negotiating and drafting energy performance contracts, operation and maintenance contracts and developing joint venture agreements. In addition, it handles project permitting.  Eugenio Siragusa and Giuliano Berruti are the names to note.

Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

The 'thorough and punctual' team at Nctm Studio Legale assisted Fujitsu Technology Solutions with outsourcing a strategic line of business for the on-site installation and maintenance of the company's products. Other clients include Experian Group, Acer Group and Soundreef. The group, which is led by Vittorio Noseda, includes Lorenzo Attolico, who 'takes a fresh approach to complex problems', and Carlo Grignani.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Nctm Studio Legale assists with both in-court and out-of-court restructurings; the practice stands out for its expertise in real estate fund-related restructuring. Fabio Marelli, senior partner Paolo Montironi and Guido Fauda are experienced advisers.

The firm: Nctm is a leading independent law firm in Italy providing the full array of legal services to business and corporate clients on a national and international basis. Nctm is headquartered in Milan, with well-established offices in Rome, Brussels, London and Shanghai. Nctm has been recognised by The Financial Times (FT) for five consecutive years as one of the ‘Most Innovative Law Firms’. This included being recognised for innovation in the practice of law, with Nctm being the only independent Italian law firm recognised across Europe for its innovativeness. Nctm is known for its innovative approach, tailored expertise and prevailing quality in assisting its clients to fully meet their needs.

Areas of practice: Administrative and European public law: the administrative and European public law department works in synergy with Nctm’s Brussels office, handling such issues as: public procurement, infrastructure, subsidies, public utilities, public concessions and environmental matters. The firm also advises businesses and public authorities and represents clients before the Italian and EU courts.

Antitrust and competition: Nctm is one of the most authoritative law firms in Italy on competition matters. It is known for its expertise in private enforcement, and its long-standing EU expertise. The firm provides clients with assistance across a wide spectrum of cases including: cartel investigations, merger control, private enforcement, advisory and compliance across many different industries and sectors, including such regulated sectors as telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

Banking and finance: Nctm’s B&F department is among the largest and most experienced in Italy. Among the firm’s clients are international and domestic banking groups, borrowers and financial institutions. Nctm advises on some of the largest NPL portfolios transactions, project finance, corporate and acquisition finance. Nctm is a leading firm for advising on Islamic financing. The firm advises banks and non-banking intermediaries on prudential regulation and the full-range of regulatory matters. Its expertise includes insolvency and resolution of banks and financial intermediaries.

Capital markets: Nctm is a leader in Italy for closing the most deals for AIM equity offerings. Clients include issuers, bidders and advisors for public offers and listings on regulated and MTF, public M&A, capital increases and bond issues. Nctm advises on corporate governance and regulatory issues and assists clients in proceedings before market authorities.

Corporate and commercial: : the firm advises and assists clients on complex domestic and international business issues. Nctm’s lawyers understand the business culture and advise clients across all major industries and sectors, including: energy, environmental, health and safety. For Nctm’s anti-corruption work, on one procedure it completed for one of its clients, the client’s anti-corruption procedure received award recognition from Transparency Italy and the UN as having ‘absolute excellence,’ and ‘best practice.’

Employment and industrial relations: Nctm has an internationally recognised reputation in employment and industrial relations. Nctm advises its listed and unlisted clients in individual and collective complaints, and in high stakes negotiations with the Trade Unions.

Insurance and reinsurance: Nctm is recognised as a leader in this sector offering services to both Italian and foreign insurers, re-insurers and other players doing business in Italy. Its team of lawyers provides assistance from its offices in Italy and London with claims (coverage and liability), coverage advice, subrogation, regulatory, wording preparation and development, portfolio transfers and intermediation.

Intellectual property: Nctm is known for its IP work involving significant and iconic multinational companies and brands. The firm’s lawyers provide strategic and commercial advice for the enforcement, protection and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, geographical indications, industrial designs, domain names.

International trade and customs: Nctm’s practice is known as a leader throughout the EU. It provides advice on the range of international trade and WTO issues: market access, unfair trade, compliance and customs. Clients include the EU Council, governments, trade associations and multi-national businesses.

Litigation and arbitration: The dispute resolution department is central to the firm’s culture. Nctm has the expertise and manages complex domestic and cross-border litigation in all the major industries and sectors (including corporate, finance, IP, energy, pharma), as well as domestic and international arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Marine transport and logistics: Nctm’s reputation is as one of the top European full-service shipping and logistics law firms. Its lawyers handle navigation and port issues and matters before the EU Courts, transport, land, rail, aviation, insurance, financing, energy, trading of commodities and custom issues.

Mergers and acquisitions/private equity: Nctm is one of the leading firms for M&A and private equity (PE) in Italy. The firm advises on cross-border and domestic transactions, and has a broad depth of expertise across all sectors and industries, including in heavily regulated industries, and for luxury goods, food and beverage, and energy. Nctm’s lawyers have extensive experience advising PE investment firms, investment banks and investors through all stages of a transaction. They work with leading private equity firms and companies in Italy and Europe to global private equity firms on transatlantic transactions.

Privacy and IT compliance: Nctm is the premier Italian law firm on compliance, and first to launch this practice in Italy. This includes a broad range of hard-core IT, telecoms compliance, data privacy, cyber-security, web compliance, e-commerce, investigations and regulatory issues.

Real estate: Nctm’s lawyers advise domestic and international clients with respect to all asset classes, both in the private and public sectors. Practice group members deal with a broad spectrum of investments and transactions, such as asset ownership, development and management; town-planning, land use and environmental matters; distressed assets and workouts, and leasing. Nctm also provides a range of services to SGRs, real estate funds, REITS, and SICAVs.

Restructuring and turnaround: Nctm has a solid track record for handling all types of restructurings, including complex restructurings of public and private companies both in-Court and out-of-Court. The firm is known for its expertise for handling Debtor-side restructurings and for Credit-side restructurings, distressed assets, turnaround operations, pre-insolvency and insolvency related matters.

Tax: Nctm’s tax department is known for its innovative and pioneering reputation handling complex and impactful tax matters. The team provides seamless full-service assistance for domestic and international clients in Italy and cross-border, including transfer pricing advisory, transactional assistance, tax litigation and tax planning, including advance rulings negotiation with tax authorities.

TMT: Nctm is one of the leading Italian firms in the ICT sector. Nctm’s expertise broadly includes telecoms and ICT agreements, regulations and ICT disputes and media and entertainment. The firm’s clients include such key players as national and multinational companies and groups in the TMT sector.

Department Name Email Telephone
Automotive, rail, aviation Sante Ricci
Automotive, rail, aviation Giammarco Navarra
Banking and finance Stefano Padovani
Banking and finance Eugenio Siragusa
Banking and finance Andrea De Tomas
Banking and finance Matteo Gallanti
Capital markets Lukas Plattner
Capital markets Alessandra Stabilini
Capital markets Alberto Toffoletto
Corporate and commercial Vittorio Noseda
Corporate and commercial Sante Ricci
Dispute resolution and arbitration Alberto Toffoletto
Dispute resolution and arbitration Angelo Anglani
Dispute resolution and arbitration Anthony Perotto
Employment Michele Bignami
Employment Dario Clementi
Energy Raffaele Caldarone
Energy Carlo Grignani
Energy Federico Manili
Energy Matteo Gallanti
Environmental, health and safety (EHS) Francesca Bonino
Food and drink Bernard O'Connor
Industrial and intellectual property Lorenzo Attolico
Industrial and intellectual property Paolo Lazzarino
Insurance and reinsurance Anthony Perotto
Insurance and reinsurance Guido Foglia
International desk Paolo Gallarati
International desk Vittorio Noseda
International desk Paolo Quattrocchi
International trade and customs Bernard O'Connor
Luxury and fashion Michele Bignami
Luxury and fashion Paolo Montironi
Luxury and fashion Pietro Zanoni
Luxury and fashion Piero Corigliano
Luxury and fashion Sante Ricci
Marine, transport and logistics Alberto Torrazza
Marine, transport and logistics Giammarco Navarra
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Simone De Carli
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Paolo Montironi
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Pietro Zanoni
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Piero Corigliano
Pharmaceutical and medical Lorena Possagno
Privacy and IT compliance Raffaele Caldarone
Privacy and IT compliance Paolo Gallarati
Carlo Grignani
Real estate Luigi Croce
Real estate Christian Mocellin
Real estate Marco Monaco
Real estate Andrea De Tomas
Restructuring and turnaround Fabio Marelli
Restructuring and turnaround Guido Fauda
Restructuring and turnaround Paolo Montironi
Restructuring and turnaround Pietro Maria Tantalo
Tax Federico Trutalli
Tax Piermauro Carabellese
Tax Paolo Agnesi
TMT Carlo Grignani
TMT Vittorio Noseda
TMT Lorenzo Attolico
Administrative and European public law Marco Monaco
Administrative and European public law Giuliano Berruti
Administrative and European public law Bernard O'Connor
Antitrust and competition Luca Toffoletti
Antitrust and competition Bernard O'Connor
Banking and finance Giovanni de' Capitani
Mergers and acquisitions/private equity Michele Motta
Dispute resolution and arbitration Christian Romeo
Dispute resolution and arbitration Martino Andreoni
Corporate and commercial Raffaele Caldarone
Corporate and commercial Paolo Gallarati
Marine, transport and logistics Alberto Massimo Rossi
Photo Name Position Profile
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 Guido Martinelli  photo Guido Martinelli
 Christian Mocellin  photo Christian Mocellin
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 Michele Motta  photo Michele Motta
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 Vittorio Noseda  photo Vittorio Noseda
 Bernard O’Connor  photo Bernard O’Connor
 Stefano Padovani  photo Stefano Padovani
 Riccardo Papetti  photo Riccardo Papetti
 Anthony Perotto  photo Anthony Perotto
 Lukas Plattner  photo Lukas Plattner
 Lorena Possagno  photo Lorena Possagno
 Paolo Quattrocchi  photo Paolo Quattrocchi
 Paolo Rampulla  photo Paolo Rampulla
 Sante Ricci  photo Sante Ricci
 Christian Romeo  photo Christian Romeo
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 Roberta Russo  photo Roberta Russo
 Rosemarie Serrato  photo Rosemarie Serrato
 Gian Carlo Sessa  photo Gian Carlo Sessa
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 Alessandra Stabilini  photo Alessandra Stabilini
 Daniele Tani  photo Daniele Tani
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 Luca Toffoletti  photo Luca Toffoletti
 Alberto Toffoletto  photo Alberto Toffoletto
 Antonio Tola  photo Antonio Tola
 Matteo Trapani  photo Matteo Trapani
 Federico Trutalli  photo Federico Trutalli
 Pietro Zanoni  photo Pietro Zanoni
 Giovanni de’ Capitani  photo Giovanni de’ Capitani
Number of lawyers : 250
at this office : 140
Contact : Paolo Montironi (senior partner)
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