Firm Profile > Pedersoli Studio Legale > Milan, Italy

Pedersoli Studio Legale
20121 MILAN

Turin: leading firms Tier 1

Pedersoli Studio Legale's sizeable team is praised for its 'high-quality service', 'efficient approach' and 'tailor-made solutions'. The practice acts primarily on corporate M&A, private equity and capital markets matters, with high-profile clients in the automotive, telecoms and banking sectors. Recent highlights include assisting Italian TV broadcaster Mediaset with the negotiation and drafting of a co-investment agreement and a shareholders' agreement worth €1bn. Marcello Magro and Carlo Re are especially active. Andrea Gandini is noted for his 'exceptional negotiating skills', while Alessandra Giovetti is praised for her 'deep knowledge' of insolvency and 'outstanding problem-solving ability'. Juventus Football Club is another client.


The insolvency department is excellent, offering practical advice backed up by huge experience, ensuring all matters are handled promptly and appropriately. The law firm can offer comprehensive assistance in other sectors as well, such as corporate, tax, commercial and civil law, with the leading partners providing a high quality service. Its experience and capability to work together with all the teams of the law firm ensure a very comprehensive and satisfactory assistance.

The Pedersoli team has a great expertise and professional skills in different areas of law. Compared to other firms, the team is efficient and directly involved in all stages of the activity.

Excellent team with great knowledge and capabilities. Very diverse environment able to cater to all needs.

I recommend the team composed of Alessandra Giovetti and Jacopo Macchia to anyone having to deal with complex restructuring issues, for their practical approach to a variety of issues.’

Alessandra Giovetti provides highly clear advice on technically and legally challenging issues. Moreover, she is always available and highly responsive. She also assembled a team of very capable, accurate, practical and focused lawyers, able to assist the client in every step and at every level. The high standard of work, as well as the commitment to serve clients’ needs, resulted in an insolvency team which was always available and capable of finding the best solution.’

Key clients


Banca di Asti

Juventus Football Club

Rimorchiatori Riuniti


EnVent Capital Markets

Alpha Private Equity Fund 7

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Assisting both mid-cap and large clients, Pedersoli Studio Legale was recently active in deals involving banking sector consolidation; pharmaceutical, life sciences and telecoms companies' investments; energy, industrial, food, technology and luxury goods-related transactions; and family businesses and wealth management. Antonio Pedersoli has grown the firm’s China practice by developing relationships with Chinese state-owned financial institutions and corporations; Carlo Pedersoli and Turin-based Carlo Re and Andrea Gandini are noted for complex transactions; Alessandro Marena is a mid-cap market specialist; Ascanio Cibrario's practice includes aerospace and defence matters; and Luca Saraceni acts for private equity funds and industrial and financial groups. Corporate partner Giovanni Pedersoli rejoined the firm, bringing M&A partner Marta Sassella with him, from Linklaters.


The team is perfectly composed, with respect to expertise and professional skills. It also has qualified experience in M&A operations involving listed companies and the telecoms sector. Compared to other firms, the Pedersoli team is efficient and directly involved in all stages of clients’ activities.

Thanks to a 60 year-plus history, Pedersoli is able to deliver excellence in every aspect of its unique legal advice. In particular, with regard to financial institutions, it offers 360° help in organising and finalising the most relevant aspects of deals. Moreover, its deep knowledge of the Italian corporate environment means it is a firm of choice for foreign investors interested in the Italian market.

Andrea Gandini has great M&A experience.

Carlo Pedersoli is the heart of the practice and someone clients want in their team during difficult times.

Antonio Pedersoli represents the international arm. He is sophisticated and his approach includes a good sense of humour.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale counts on the extensive litigation expertise of Carlo Pedersoli and the 'very available and smart' Andrea Magliani. Corporate, commercial and banking litigation are all strong areas; cases involving family-owned business cases are also a notable area of expertise, and white-collar crime matters are increasingly a focus. In this area, Enrico Maria Mancuso's work is particularly appreciated.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Pedersoli; Andrea Magliani


‘Our working relationship with Studio Pedersoli is extremely positive and is manifested through an efficient, punctual and innovative service from the point of view of the solutions proposed to the various cases.’

‘The team offers an activity based on maximum collaboration, precision and timeliness. Each proposed solution is relevant and highly innovative.’

‘The team is very professional and often outshines those of other firms; they have smooth interactions with other departments ‘

‘Enrico Mancuso and Federico Bracalente are both very professional and flexible.’

Private equity Tier 2

Pedersoli Studio Legale has specialist lawyers in areas that are key to private equity, including funds, financial services regulation, tax structuring, and acquisition finance. The team also handles the divestment of portfolio companies and fund formations, and has expertise in the retail, fashion, media, manufacturing, luxury goods and food sectors. Alessandro Marena advises significant Italian and international funds; Antonio Pedersoli assists with buy-outs and buy-ins; Carlo Pedersoli is particularly focused on banking-sector deals; and Ascanio Cibrario is 'reliable and a hard worker'. Turin-based Carlo Re is active in deals involving the financial services, automotive and publishing sectors, and M&A specialist Luca Saraceni is another key name.


The entire team gains the trust of clients’ top management. Its lawyers are responsive, accurate, and good negotiators and capable lawyers with excellent commercial skills. Clients always work as a well-integrated team when advised by them, they always do excellent work and the quality of services is exceptional.

The team is formed of a different professional for each area of competence requested. Besides its high professional capabilities, the team is capable of understanding clients’ needs and boundaries.

This is a great and knowledgeable firm with plenty of experience in complex matters and always at ease in international environments.

A perfect mix of a professional and personal approach is certainly a quality clients cannot find in competitors.

The team always provides valuable and insightful support. Clients particularly appreciate the constant and direct involvement of senior team members in all phases of negotiations and in all the discussions regarding relationships with counterparts.

The firm assists clients very well at all levels from associates to partners.

Antonio Pedersoli, besides his absolute expertise, is always extremely objective and capable of suggesting the best and easiest solutions. He has an eye on the future, not only on the present matter.

Ascanio Cibrario has in-depth understanding of clients’ needs and – without missing the legal issues – a very good commercial and practical approach.

Ascanio Cibrario is reliable and a hard worker.

Luca Saraceni always demonstrates high levels of attention to clients’ needs and provides alternative solutions to problems.

Key clients

Quadrivio Group

Made in Italy Fund

Alpha Private Equity Fund 7

IDeA Taste of Italy

Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR

Star Capital SGR

Ambienta SGR

Alto Partners SGR

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale advises on ongoing regulatory issues, ordinary and extraordinary transactions, and relations with the Italian and EU supervisory authorities. Alessandro Zappasodi, a former Chiomenti partner, advises banks, asset managers, insurance companies and other regulated entities on their day-to-day activities and financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Zappasodi

Compliance Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale advises executives and supervisory boards on the assessment and management of potential criminal risks surrounding corporate initiatives, as well as on compliance with the specific corporate liability provisions of Decree 231. The team also assists with internal corporate investigations. Enrico Maria Mancuso heads the white-collar defence and investigations department. He has longstanding experience in conducting internal investigations, including across multiple jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Enrico Maria Mancuso

Key clients

Discovery Italia


EU and competition law Tier 3

The competition team at Pedersoli Studio Legale comprises practice head Davide Cacchioli and Alessandro Bardanzellu. The duo handle competition litigation including matters relating to commercial practices, cartels, abuse of dominance and state aid - especially those that have strong banking, finance and insurance components; all particular specialisms of the firm. In the last year, the department has also acted on merger control matters in the packaging, food and beverage, energy and pharma sectors.

Practice head(s):

Davide Cacchioli


‘Pedersoli Studio Legale is an excellent law firm. The antitrust department has a deep knowledge of the competitive dynamics of the banking and financial markets and perfectly know the practice of the Italian Competition Authority and EU Commission. The quality and skills of the antitrust lawyers at Pedersoli and their excellent interplay with the M&A team of the firm provide a significant added value to the client.’

‘Alessandro Bardanzellu is a very reliable and skilled lawyer. He showed to be capable to assist the client also in connection with complex transactions, proposing practical and effective solutions. Alessandro is also quick in understanding the antitrust issues and capable to prepare sophisticated legal strategies.’

‘The Pedersoli team has great expertise and professional skills in the specific areas of EU and competition law. Compared to other firms, the team is efficient and directly involved in all stages of the activity.’

‘Davide Cacchioli and Alessandro Bardanzellu have great and qualified experience in antitrust and regulatory matters’

‘Very good team. They combine competition law expertise with regulatory knowledge, both on transactional matters and litigation. They provide quick  and effective advice.’

‘Alessandro Bardanzellu is easy to work with and has strong technical skills.’

Key clients

The shareholders of FIMEI

Rimorchiatori Riuniti


Camera di Commercio di Brescia

Ondulati Nordest and Scatolificio Idealkart

Alpha Private Equity Fund 7

Gruppo Argenta

Intesa Sanpaolo

UBI Banca


Fondo Italiano d’Investimento


Investment funds Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale's 'totally committed practice' regularly advises AIF managers and investors on establishing and structuring AIFs, with particular expertise in debt, real estate, credit and venture capital funds. Other areas of strength are regulatory matters, tax-efficient deal structuring and financing, and acquisitions and exit strategies. Giovanni Bandera advises on the tax issues surrounding funds and Alessandro Zappasodi assists foreign and domestic investors with setting up regulated Italian entities.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Bandera


A totally committed practice.

Key clients

Anthilia SGR

Clessidra SGR

VER Capital



QuattroR SGR

Alcedo SGR

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale's debt restructuring and bankruptcy practice is active in out-of-court agreements and judicial procedures. The group works closely with financial and industrial advisers on debt restructuring agreements to overcome business crises, as well as dealing with banks’ bad debt portfolios. Maura Magioncalda advises on large and complex restructuring mandates, and Alessandra Giovetti is experienced in insolvency proceedings, corporate crises and reorganisations, compositions and claw-back actions.

Practice head(s):

Maura Magioncalda; Alessandra Giovetti


Pedersoli Studio Legale has an outstanding quality of service among many different practices. The restructuring team is top level for its ability to provide tailored services, even to small-medium businesses. Each client counts as the best client and gets top-quality attention.

The insolvency department is excellent, offering practical advice backed up by huge experience, ensuring all matters are handled promptly and appropriately. The high standard of work, as well as the commitment to serve clients’ needs, result in the insolvency team being always available and capable of finding the best solution. The experience and ability of working with other teams of the same firm ensure very comprehensive assistance.

It has strong experience and knowledge of financial and legal aspects.

It is particularly appreciated for the availability and professionalism of Maura Magioncalda.

Maura Magioncalda is generally recognised as one of the most remarkable lawyers within this practice. Clients strongly benefit from her expertise in complex restructuring operations with both banks and companies. Her availability and engagement, as well as her efforts always to find solutions that match different stakeholders, are the qualities that are valued most.

Alessandra Giovetti is recommended for her deep knowledge of the area and her outstanding problem-solving ability, which allows her to provide highly clear advice on technically and legally challenging issues. Moreover, she is always available and highly responsive and assembles a team of very capable, accurate, practical and focused lawyers, who are able to assist the client in every step and at every level.’

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo


Banco BPM

Crédit Agricole-Cariparma


Tax Tier 3

Pedersoli Studio Legale recently experienced an increase in instructions to handle complex tax litigation cases. The team has also been advising on the tax aspects of restructuring and debt restructuring matters, M&A and financial taxation. In addition, it has developed a strong generational wealth transfer practice. Giovanni BanderaDaniela Caporicci and Andrea de’ Mozzi are experienced in the tax issues surrounding transactions. Caporicci and de' Mozzi also act in tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Giovanni Bandera


A knowledgeable team that is competent in the latest rules and informs clients of the latest changes. It is easily accessible and quickly responds.

It provides an executive presence with considerations always backed up by references to tax rules.

The firm has international experience and the ability to solve problems.

Its people are very prepared and up to date on all issues.

The team is very competent and scrupulous.

It is always available and able to support advice with factual elements.’

It is rated for its knowhow of clients’ business.

Key clients

Green Arrow Capital SGR

Stefano Ricci Group


Clessidra SGR

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Ardian Private Equity




Juventus F.C.


Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale's department is led by Maura Magioncalda, who acts for private equity houses and industrial groups. It is best known for acquisition and corporate finance transactions. The practice also acts on real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Maura Magioncalda

Key clients

Shareholders of FIMEI (Recordati)

Europe Hotel Private Collection Group

Rimorchiatori Mediterranei

FCA Italy


Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale‘s department is led by Maura Magioncalda, whose clients include banks and other financial institutions. The team is best known for its expertise in acquisition and corporate finance transactions; it also acts on real estate finance deals. Alessandra De Cantellis‘ work includes leveraged, corporate and real estate finance, as well as regulatory and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Maura Magioncalda


The team has considerable skills in the negotiation phase, never losing sight of the interests of its clients.

Maura Magioncalda and Alessandra De Cantellis provide speedy and effective answers, with a strong orientation towards meeting clients’ needs. They are proactive in suggesting solutions to different issues.’

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

BNP Paribas

Banco BPM

UBI Banca


BPER Banca

Credito Valtellinese

Mediocredito Italiano

Crédit Agricole

Capital markets: Equity Tier 4

Pedersoli Studio Legale's Turin-based ECM practice advises listed clients, institutional investors, shareholders and banks on structuring, executing and launching capital raising transactions. It also stands out for its regulatory and banking and financial sector expertise. Marcello Magro has broad experience in IPOs and other capital markets offerings, and Carlo Re is particularly focused on the automotive, publishing and financial services sectors. Alessandro Marena  is also noted.

Key clients


EnVent Capital Markets


Administrative and public law Tier 5

The team at Pedersoli Studio Legale advises private and public clients on a range of matters relating to energy, pharmaceutical, electronic communications, and environmental law. Practice head Sergio Fienga has experience of leading disputes before administrative and civil courts, and has expertise in public procurement, concessions, town planning regulations and administrative procedures.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Fienga

Key clients

EG Italia

Gruppo SAVE Aeroporti



EF Solare Italia

Gestore dei Servizi Energetici G.S.E.

Viridis Energia

Lagardere Travel Retail Italia


Inwit – Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane S.p.A.

Sistemia SpA

Talesun Energy Solutions

IDeA Taste of Italy

AEER – Arpinge S.p.a.

The firm: Pedersoli is a leading Italian independent law firm with over 150 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: financial services, automotive, energy, food and beverage, luxury goods, 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.

Art Law: The firm advises clients in relation to matters connected to the art sector, including disputes among owners, artists, galleries, auction houses and agencies.

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.

Real Estate: The team represents Italian and foreign funds, private equity investors, banks and financial institutions on real estate transactions (acquisitions, disposals, property development, leasing and property management).

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
Art Law
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate and commercial
Financial institutions
Litigation and arbitration
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Real Estate
Restructuring and insolvency
White-collar defence and investigations
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Number of lawyers : 150+
Contacts : Carlo Pedersoli (
Contacts : Andrea Gandini (
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Turin