Firm Profile > Pedersoli Studio Legale > Milan, Italy

Pedersoli Studio Legale
20121 MILAN

Turin: leading firms Tier 1

The 'fast and client-oriented' 40-strong team at PEDERSOLI STUDIO LEGALE attracts client praise for its 'outstanding problem-solving skills'. Carlo Re was the lead adviser to Mediaset on a €1bn co-investment agreement with the shareholders of F2i for the purpose of launching a takeover bid for EI Towers. The firm's other work includes capital markets transactions, insolvency and restructuring mandates, and labour law matters, among other areas. In addition to Re, Andrea Gandini, Eugenio Barcellona, Marcello Magro and Alessandra Giovetti are also recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale's 'outstanding practice has strong problem-solving skills'. It has been particularly active in bank-related transactions as well as general financial sector deals and media and publishing-related matters. The firm has also been growing its China practice; Antonio Pedersoli advised Chinese company Hefei SARI V-Capital Management on the acquisition, from Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica, of a majoritystake in NMS Group, which is active in preclinical and clinical research and the production of oncology-related drugs. Other highlights saw Carlo Pedersoli assist Fimei's shareholders with the sale of their Fimei shareholding to a consortium of investment funds. Additional names to note in Milan are Alessandro MarenaAscanio Cibrario and Luca Saraceni, while the key Turin advisers are Andrea Gandini, Carlo Re and Eugenio BarcellonaElio Marena  is now with Grimaldi Studio Legale.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

PrestigiousPedersoli Studio Legale handles a wide range of contentious matters, from banking, securities, corporate, commercial and criminal litigation to domestic arbitration. The team adopts 'a unique approach to problem solving linked to strong knowledge and competence’ and ‘researches every possible legal aspect’. Practice head Carlo Pedersoli, the ‘energetic and passionateAndrea Magliani and Filippo Casò are noted. White-collar and corporate criminal law expert Enrico Maria Mancuso joined from Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie in January 2018.

Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 2

PEDERSOLI STUDIO LEGALE serves as a one-stop shop for advice in the luxury sector, with clients turning to the firm for advice on corporate, banking and finance, restructurings, capital markets transactions and litigation. A highlight involved assisting the Buccellati family with the renegotiation of employment agreements as part of the sale of Buccellati Holding Italia to Gangtai Group. Antonio Pedersoli and Andrea de’ Mozzi are key contacts.

Private equity Tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale  fields 'lawyers with broad knowledge and Italian market experience'. The PE practice includes advice on funds, financial services regulation, tax structuring, and acquisition finance. Carlo Pedersoli is 'extremely professional and has deep knowledge of clients' needs' and Alessandro Marena acted for Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille, a Belgian holding company controlled by Groupe Frère, on the acquisition of a significant stake in Caffitaly from Alpha Private Equity. Antonio Pedersoli, Carlo Re and Ascanio Cibrario, along with Andrea Gandini and Luca Saraceni are also highly rated. Elio Marena  left for Grimaldi Studio Legale.

EU and competition law Tier 3

Competent, professional and reliable’, the team at Pedersoli Studio Legale ‘has experience in cartel investigations and can find very effective arguments to defend the client’s position’. The group represented Intesa Sanpaolo and UBI Banca in an appeal against the ICA’s decision regarding the alleged infringement of Article 101 TFEU concerning the provision of the SEDA service, and advised Gruppo Argenta on merger control issues arising from the acquisition of the company by KKR. Practice head Davide Cacchioli draws praise from clients for his ‘commitment and strategic smart thinking’, and the ‘very reliable and preciseAlessandro Bardanzellu is also noted.

Investment funds Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale regularly advises on debt, real estate, credit and venture capital funds; the team also assists with regulatory requirements, tax-efficient deal structuring and financing, and portfolio companies' acquisitions and exit strategies. Giovanni Bandera is the principal contact; Alessandro Zappasodi was hired from Chiomenti.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale 'achieves effective solutions'. The team is noted for debt restructuring and bankruptcy transactions, by way of both out-of-court agreements and judicial procedures. It assisted several banks with the restructuring agreement of Risanamento's indebtedness. Debt restructuring head Maura Magioncalda 'has great technical expertise', Alessandra De Cantellis 'has deep knowledge of legal matters', Consuelo Citterio  is 'always available', and Alessandra Giovetti is bankruptcy department head.

Tax Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale 'provides an excellent level of service'. The team experienced  an increase in tax litigation cases, tax-related restructuring, debt restructuring and M&A, voluntary disclosure matters and generational wealth transfer. Giovanni Bandera is tax head and the 'excellent' Daniela Caporicci is 'competent and supportive'. Andrea de’ Mozzi is also highly regarded.

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale's 'highly professional team adds value to matters'. The practice hired Alessandro Zappasodi from Chiomenti; Zappasodi focuses on banks’ lending and wealth management activities and extraordinary transactions involving banks, as well as banks’ funds, capital requirements and governance structures.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale's department, led by Maura Magioncalda, is best known for its expertise in acquisition finance and complex corporate finance transactions; the team is also increasingly involved in real estate finance deals. It advised NB Renaissance Partners on a financing granted for the acquisition of Comelz. Alessandra De Cantellis and Consuelo Citterio are other names to note.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale advises on acquisition and corporate finance transactions as well as real estate finance. Maura Magioncalda, who 'deals with extremely complex situations', advised MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese, UniCredit and Crédit Agricole Cariparma on a financing for TSH PropCo to acquire Palazzo del Sonno in Florence; Alessandra De Cantellis and Consuelo Citterio are other key contacts. Senior associate Michele Parlangeli joined from DLA Piper and former senior associate Morena Bontorin is now at Studio Legale RCC.

Capital markets: Debt Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale'sTurin-based Carlo Re recently advised on a senior, unsecured bond, which was admitted to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s Euro multilateral trading facility market. Marcello Magro is another key Turin contact.

Capital markets: Equity Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale 's recent experience includes advising Pirelli Group on the IPO and MTA listing of its ordinary shares. Turin-based Marcello Magro and Carlo Re are the key contacts.

Compliance Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale hired white-collar defence and investigations head  Enrico Maria Mancuso, who 'has very good technical skills and is very patient', from Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie; his experience includes compliance matters and the conduct of internal investigations, including across multiple jurisdictions.

The firm: Pedersoli is a leading Italian independent law firm with over 120 lawyers and tax advisers, based in Milan, Turin and Rome, delivering tailored and top-quality advice to domestic and international corporate organisations and sophisticated investors. Established in the late 1950s, Pedersoli has built steady relationships with a number of prestigious foreign law firms, thus ensuring its clients the highest flexibility in choosing advisors in different jurisdictions according to their need. The firm is especially renowned for operating in sectors such as: aviation, automotive, energy, fashion and luxury goods, financial services, food and beverage, insurance, media, real estate and telecommunications.

Areas of practice: Administrative: the department has significant experience in providing assistance in all areas of administrative law, both in-court and out-of-court. Professionals provide tailor-made advice in the field of public contracts, with particular focus on public tenders, concessions and public services, as well as in town planning and environmental law. Furthermore, the firm has developed relevant expertise in the context of transactions involving regulated sectors or with public relevance profiles.

Banking and finance: the team has a solid reputation in representing financial institutions, private equity funds and companies both at domestic and international level, on matters such as leveraged and real estate finance, corporate financing, structured finance, issuing of innovative financial instruments and acquisitions of distressed debt portfolios.

Capital markets: the firm has a prominent capital markets practice and expertise on equity and debt securities transactions. It represents issuers, banks and financial intermediaries in all types of corporate finance and capital raising transactions and advises on securities law and regulations as well as on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Competition: the experienced team handles the full spectrum of antitrust matters primarily focusing on merger control analysis arising from the envisaged execution of agreements and abuses of dominance (either before civil and administrative courts), antitrust compliance programmes, designing compliance manuals and organising internal audits.

Corporate and commercial: the practice advises on corporate structures and legal aspects in the framework of the setting up of businesses, the negotiation, drafting and execution of contracts of any type (such as agency, distribution, franchising, supply, licensing, etc).

Financial institutions: the firm covers the broad spectrum of financial regulations involving banks, collective investment schemes, insurance companies and other financial intermediaries assisting financial institutions and sophisticated investors in connection with any regulatory aspects related to their ordinary and extraordinary business (including M&A transactions), prudential matters, governance and compliance issues, as well as in the context of sanctioning and enforcement procedures vis-à-vis domestic and EU supervisory authorities.

Labour: the practice covers labour law aspects such as corporate and M&A transactions, supporting clients with respect to their employment issues including labour litigations on the side of employers or managers.

Litigation and arbitration: with its long tradition, well-earned reputation on the market and experience, the team assists domestic and international clients on civil and commercial litigations, including ADR and arbitration disputes, acting either as counsels to one of the parties or as arbitrators well trained to resolve disputes in an efficient manner.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm handles complex and sophisticated domestic and international corporate M&A transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs and corporate restructurings. The team also provides customised and tailored services to shareholders, including family-run businesses in the framework of handing over from one generation to the next or on their assignment to private equity funds.

Private equity: the team enjoys consolidated experience in advising private equity funds on their inbound and outbound investments.

Restructuring and insolvency: the team is involved in front-page debt restructuring and insolvency cases. It advises on debt restructuring, corporate reorganisation processes, pre-insolvency settlements and restructuring within the framework of sophisticated financing transactions both on creditor’s and debtor’s side. It also advises commissioners and trustees appointed by the courts in insolvency proceedings and distressed companies in litigation and contractual matters.

Tax: professionals of this department gained a significant reputation on the market in advising clients on: domestic and international innovative tax planning and restructuring, the implementation of the best efficient tax structure within the framework of ordinary and extraordinary corporate, commercial and M&A transactions, financial instruments, effects of tax law amendments on clients’ ordinary business and tax litigations.

White-collar defence and investigations: the team provides judicial and extra-judicial assistance to domestic and international companies, managers and senior executives in connection with the full range of white-collar crimes, as well as in handling all types of compliance issues and in conducting sophisticated corporate internal investigations, even across multiple jurisdictions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate and commercial
Financial institutions
Litigation and arbitration
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Restructuring and insolvency
White-collar defence and investigations
Photo Name Position Profile
Dott Giovanni Bandera  photo Dott Giovanni Bandera
Prof Avv Eugenio Barcellona  photo Prof Avv Eugenio Barcellona
Avv Davide Cacchioli  photo Avv Davide Cacchioli
Avv Filippo Casò  photo Avv Filippo Casò
Avv Ascanio Cibrario  photo Avv Ascanio Cibrario
Avv Andrea Gandini  photo Avv Andrea Gandini
Avv Alessandra Giovetti  photo Avv Alessandra Giovetti
Avv Maura Magioncalda  photo Avv Maura Magioncalda
Avv Andrea Magliani  photo Avv Andrea Magliani
Avv Alessandro Marena  photo Avv Alessandro Marena
Avv Antonio Pedersoli  photo Avv Antonio Pedersoli
Avv Carlo Pedersoli  photo Avv Carlo Pedersoli
Avv Carlo Re  photo Avv Carlo Re
Dott Andrea de’ Mozzi  photo Dott Andrea de’ Mozzi
Number of lawyers : 120+
Contacts : Carlo Pedersoli (
Contacts : Andrea Gandini (
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Turin