CBA Studio Legale e Tributario > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario
Corso Europa 15
20122 Milano

Italy > Padua: leading firms Tier 2

The Padua-based team at CBA Studio Legale e Tributario assists clients with corporate law matters, M&A transactions, and restructurings, as well as advising on IP, banking and energy sector issues. Contentious work is another key area of instruction for the group, which also has a solid track record in assisting with business expansions into new markets. The client base takes in Italian enterprises and multinational entities. Mattia Dalla Costa is a key practitioner, with expertise in advising on IP and technology matters.

Other key lawyers:


‘Perfect knowledge of the law and case law.’

‘Very good cooperation and communication.’

‘High level of expertise, directness and speed.’

‘Mattia Dalla Costa has outstanding professional qualifications and her knowledge of the internal procedures of the Italian judiciary represents a particular added value for us.’

Key clients










T2 S.R.L.





Italy > Shipping Tier 3

Acting for both borrowers and lenders, CBA Studio Legale e Tributario maintains an active shipping finance practice. The team is also active in shipping and cruising-related M&A deals. The firm has additionally developed a niche in the ro-ro sector, where it acts for Caronte & Tourist and Grandi Navi Veloci. Enjoying strong relationships with shipping companies, cruise companies and major financial institutions, Milan-based Francesco Dialti heads the banking and finance team.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dialti

Key clients

Caronte & Tourist S.p.A.

Grandi Navi Veloci S.p.A.

Global Ports Holding

JP Morgan

CaixaBank, S.A.

CLIA Europe

MSC Cruises

National Bank of Greece S.A.

Iccrea Banca S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising the initial purchasers in connection with the issuance by Carnival Corporation of first-priority senior secured notes.
  • Advising CaixaBank on a €50m facility agreement with Fincantieri.
  • Advising on the contributions made available by the Italian State in the context of Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan for the construction of new vessels and refitting of existing ones.

Italy > Tax Tier 3

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario is traditionally active on behalf of banking and finance clients. The team’s expertise ranges from corporate tax to VAT, income tax and indirect taxation. Founding partner Angelo Rocco Bonissoni leads the group, which includes Michele Citarella, an adviser on financial services taxation; and Stefano Petrecca, who assists with domestic and international corporate taxation, and tax litigation. Francesco Assegnati and Leonardo Reggio are also experienced practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Angelo Bonissoni

Other key lawyers:

Michele Citarella; Stefano Petrecca; Francesco Assegnati; Leonardo Reggio; Gianluca Ferri; Nino Bosco; Ernesto Caso; Valerio Cirimbilla; Andrea Motta; Arianna Valenza; Luca Vitale


‘The team has recognised and excellent experience in the tax sector.’

‘A fast and efficient assistance at all levels.’

‘CBA provides clients with high-value tax and legal services by offering tailored solutions to meet their requirements.’

‘Solid expertise from its professionals and continuous research.’

‘Particular attention to high-quality services at a local level.’

‘Francesco Assegnati and Andrea Motta have a proactive and collaborative approach. Their expertise and strong knowledge of their subjects make them reliable.’

‘Francesco Assegnati and Andrea Motta ensure a high-quality service, satisfying a broad range of client needs in the tax sector.’

Key clients


Alcedo SGR

Argos Wityu

Blue Sgr




H.I.G Capital


Ideal Standard


Patron – Freo – Bluestone (JV)


Primonial REIM





Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario has extensive experience in shipping, real estate, project and structured finance deals (including LBOs). Leading the banking, finance and insurance practice, Francesco Dialti is ‘the best Italian lawyer in the trade finance sector’, while Daniela Sorgato and Vincenzo Cimmino also both advise on major deals.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dialti

Other key lawyers:


‘A preferred Italian law firm for banking and finance.’

‘The team delivers high-quality work and is service-oriented.’

‘It has extensive experience in complex international financing transactions.’

‘CBA is very efficient and, at the same time, more cost-effective than the competition.’

‘Francesco Dialti is the best possible legal adviser at all times.’

‘Francesco Dialti is always available, finds his way into any problem in seconds, and discusses solutions creatively.’

‘In addition to having a lot of experience in other areas of finance, Francesco Dialti is the best Italian lawyer in the trade finance sector.’

‘Francesco Dialti provides excellent value for money and is very strong on cross-border transactions.’

Key clients

Banco BPM

CaixaBank, S.A.

Iccrea Banca

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Sparkasse – Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano



Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Roma

Abanca Corporación Bancaria, S.A.

Cassa Centrale Raiffeisen dell’Alto Adige SpA

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

National Bank of Greece, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Banco BPM on the €300m standby revolving facility granted to Gestore dei servizi energetici – GSE.
  • Advising the lenders on the Italian law aspects of a $1bn secured term loan.
  • Advising Iccrea and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti on a €30m financing granted to Latteria Soresina.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 5

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario advises both private and public operators on public works such as public tendering procedures, and real estate and infrastructure projects, while also handling contentious matters before the administrative courts. Practice head Fabrizio Magrì notably focuses on large-scale works, real estate developments and town planning, while Stefano Crisci provides extrajudicial and litigation assistance in the areas of tenders, supplies and services.

Practice head(s):

Fabrizio Magrì

Other key lawyers:


‘CBA always shows an outstanding capability of analysing questions from the client and delivering accurate and business-driven solutions. ’

‘CBA professionals are always available and are capable of delivering effective messages and legal opinions to any interlocutor (e.g.: public administrations, internal clients, company management) and have been strongly appreciated by our stakeholders, suppliers and counterparts.’

Work highlights

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario draws on the strength of experts in shipping, real estate, project and structured finance transactions, including LBOs. The banking, finance and insurance group is led by experienced partner Francesco DialtiDaniela Sorgato routinely acts for major banking and finance clients.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dialti

Other key lawyers:

Daniela Sorgato; Vincenzo Cimmino


The work team is made up of very competent specialised lawyers, who are able to provide specialist assistance almost in real time.

‘Francesco Dialti is a key person within CBA. He is a very solid lawyer with an excellent background.’

Francesco Dialti: in addition to being extremely knowledgeable from a technical point of view, he is extremely helpful and ultra-fast in providing legal assistance.

‘Attention to clients’ needs, responsiveness and technical capabilities.’

Key clients

Savills Investment Management SGR SpA

Renantis S.p.A. (formerly Falck Renewables)

Alcedo SGR

Steag Solar Energy Solutions


Midwich Group

GNV Grandi Navi Veloci

Metrika SGR S.p.A.

Infinium Logistics

Versilia SPV S.r.l.


Work highlights

  • Advising SENS Iqony Energy Solutions on two project finance loans.
  • Advising on the purchase of several portfolios of NPLs.
  • Advising on the Italian law aspects of a £250m financing.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Led by Antonio Martini and Stefano La Porta, the dispute resolution practice at CBA Studio Legale e Tributario acts for clients in disputes before Italian courts. The team has  strong track record handling company, banking, bankruptcy and inheritance law disputes. Ilaria Canepa is noted for her work in corporate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Martini; Stefano La Porta

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Bango Plc

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 5

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario’s multi-disciplinary energy, infrastructure and project finance practice advises clients on M&A and private equity transactions, contracts related to electric power and gas utilities as well as the development and financing of projects. Head of the banking, finance and insurance department Francesco Dialti assists major players in the renewables sector, while head of the administrative and public law department Fabrizio Magrì regularly co-operates with the energy department in transactions and advisory work.

Other key lawyers:

Fabrizio Magrì; Francesco Dialti; Francesco Assegnati; Barbara Orlando; Leonardo Casaleno

Key clients

Banco BPM S.p.A.

Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR S.p.A./Fund Canadian Solar Finint Solare – CSFS Fund I

Iccrea Banca

Blue SGR S.p.A.

Sparkasse Bank

Renantis Spa (formerly Falck Renewables)

CaixaBank, S.A.

Work highlights

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 5

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario’s IP department assists Italian and international clients, with a focus on Germany, in a wide range of IP infringement cases. It is also equipped to advise clients on drafting and negotiating agreements. Dual qualified in Italy and Germany, practice co-head Mattia Dalla Costa notably handles IP-driven M&A and litigation in cross-border judicial and arbitral proceedings related to IP and IT infringement and counterfeiting. Fellow co-head Barbara Sartori specialises in corporate law, trademarks and patents, areas in which Alessia Ferraro is also well versed.

Practice head(s):

Mattia Dalla Costa; Barbara Sartori

Other key lawyers:


‘Perfect knowledge of the law and of the case law. Very client-oriented, the team makes the client feel it is in the best hands.’

‘Mattia Dalla Costa is an excellent professional with a great team.’

‘Our reference attorney is Barbara Sartori, noted for the awareness, attention and expertise with which she handled a particularly delicate negotiation.’

‘I worked with the IP team, which is very knowledgeable, responsive, and service-oriented.’

‘Mattia Dalla Costa is very knowledgeable, and has good suggestions regarding strategy.’

‘We have found in CBA an extremely trustworthy partner who is able to comprehend the timing and needs of our business. The team is also available to have an open dialogue with non-legal experts when receiving engagements and instructions. The team provides advice which is always comprehensible, on point, flexible, but also sharp and straightforward.’

‘We have an excellent working relationship with Mattia Dalla Costa and Barbara Sartori. In addition to their outstanding professional qualifications, their knowledge of the internal procedures of the Italian judiciary represents a particular added value for us. As a result, we have often succeeded in considerably accelerating the processes.’

‘Mattia Dalla Costa and Alessia Ferraro are always available for discussing the case, as well as explaining the legal situation, alternatives and opportunities to the clients.’

Key clients













Work highlights

  • Assisted Audi AG and Audi GmbH in a merit proceeding pending before the Court of Torino concerning the use of Audi trademarks within a sponsorship relationship with a sport federation.
  • Assisted Jamendo in an interim proceeding started before the Court of Rome by the Italian association LEA – Liberi Editori e Autori.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

CBA Studio Legale e Tributario is experienced in private equity, corporate and M&A transactions. The ‘prepared and available’ practice, which also leverages strong tax capabilities, houses tender offer expert Luca Fabbrini. Riccardo Papetti and Laura Elena Cinquini recently joined from ADVANT Nctm, while former partner Paolo Esposito departed the firm.

Practice head(s):

Luca Fabbrini

Other key lawyers:

Ilaria Antonella Belluco; Riccardo Marini


Solid, prepared and available.

Excellent knowledge of the IT tools necessary to support operations successfully.

A remarkable empathy that allows clients to establish very open and frank relationships.

Great for her preparation and availability (present at all hours of the day) – Ilaria Antonella Belluco.

Key clients

Calligaris Group


F&PML e Partners S.p.A.

Genuino S.r.l.

Marcello Forti

Le Petit S.r.l.

Lifeanalytics Group

Sirti Group

SRI Group NVP Europe S.r.l.

T2 S.r.l.


Italy > Private equity

In late 2022, CBA Studio Legale e Tributario grew its private equity practice through the hiring of Riccardo Papetti, who advises Italian and international private equity funds on capital expansion operations, buy-outs and corporate restructuring-related investments, from ADVANT Nctm.

The firm: CBA is an independent Italian law firm founded in 1985 with offices in Milan, Rome, Padua, Venice and Munich. The firm’s professional services are aimed at satisfying the clients’ needs by supplying tailor-made solutions that combine both legal and tax assistance with a multidisciplinary approach. CBA advises international companies seeking to invest in Italy, and Italian companies operating in the local and international markets. The firm is committed to excellence in the legal profession.

Main areas of practice
Corporate, M&A:The firm provides legal advice to private and public companies, domestic and international financial institutions as well as private equity funds in relation to virtually all kinds of corporate and commercial matters. Furthermore, the firm boasts particular experience in merger, de-merger and acquisition transactions, restructuring and reorganisation of companies. The firm’s assistance includes full support in the analysis of any relevant legal, tax, financial and accounting aspects to constantly provide outstanding services to clients.

Tax: The firm provides general and specific tax advice to corporations, banks and investment funds in connection with typical M&A and PE deals, whether success or turnaround, restructuring plans, investment and disinvestments. Tax advice includes advice on the interpretation and application of national and international tax laws, tax restructuring of sophisticated M&A and PE transactions, tax planning regarding income taxes, VAT and other indirect taxes, tax due diligence; legal and tax advice on every issue regarding companies’ statutory financial statements in accordance with Italian company law requirements and tax regulations; assistance in connection with tax disputes and before the Italian Revenue Agency and the Treasury and Finance Ministry.

Private equity: The expertise gained throughout the years is such that the firm can offer top quality assistance in connection with the formation of funds as well as the whole start-up investment and divestment process, from due diligence, drafting of prospectuses, analysis of regulatory issues, to drafting and negotiation of all relevant agreements. The firm has been significantly involved in private equity since the beginning of this practice in Italy.

Banking and finance: The firm offers in-depth expertise in legal, regulatory and tax aspects surrounding banking and finance, by assisting clients throughout the whole process, from structuring to the negotiation of the relevant documentation, with a specific focus on derivatives and structured instruments; by providing assistance on the full spectrum of financial product and services, including the so-called ‘para-banking’ (leasing, factoring, …), the issue of credit cards and prepaid cards, handling regulatory issues, requests and authorisations (Consob, the Bank of Italy). The firm assists clients both in domestic and cross-border financing. Clients are helped in fulfilling requirements set forth by primary banking regulations and related regulatory provisions implementing the consolidated law on  banking.

Energy and environment: The firm provides assistance specifically dedicated to the energy and environmental sector offering regulatory, antitrust, tax and project finance services in every area of this field.

Capital markets and securities: The firm acts for banks as well as Italian and foreign corporations in connection with various equity and debt capital markets transactions (initial public offerings, secondary offerings, tender offers, increases, listings, issues of bonds/notes and private placements). The firm also represents Italian and foreign financial institutions in connection with the disclosure, tax and regulatory issues concerning the setup and the offer of investment funds in Italy.

Structured finance: The firm advises financial intermediaries, financial ad- advisers and investment banks in structured and acquisition finance transactions, and has particular expertise in financial transactions involving the securitization and/or the assignment of non-performing or distressed assets and in any regulatory aspects thereof.

Real estate and infrastructure: The firm provides a full range of services covering all aspects of multipurpose real estate properties, including residential, business, shopping centres, tourism/ hotels, ports and freight villages. The firm has a specific team dedicated to the practice of infrastructure and construction law that boasts long-standing experience and a very strong track record. Lawyers in this team interact continuously with colleagues in the real estate, project finance, public procurement and administrative law departments. They altogether offer high-quality services and, along with the firm’s tradition, partners’ direct and seamless assistance to their clients.

IP and IT: The firm provides assistance in respect to the acquisition, protection, development and exploitation of rights over intangible assets and data protection, including the drafting and negotiation of sales contracts, licenses, distribution agreements, franchising, merchandising, sponsorship, advertising and transfer technology contracts. The firm provides assistance with the acquisition, developments and exploitation of information technology (websites, multimedia products, etc.). The firm’s advisory services include B2B contracts, co-branding and hosting agreements and contracts for the development of websites, as well as B2C contracts, the offer to consumers of goods and services on the internet, payment security systems, online trading and online auctions.

Litigation: The firm gives full assistance in relation to civil, administrative and tax law matters and represents its clients before all competent courts. The firm has specific experience in the management and resolution of disputes in the context of domestic and international arbitration.

Corporate governance: The firm provides assistance to current and prospective shareholders, presidents, CEOs, BoDs, committees appointed within the BoDs, general counsels/chief governance officers and corporate secretaries on the matters of corporate governance strategies, organisation of corporate governance models and governance processes. The goal of our practice is to achieve a unique positioning in the current scenario of corporate governance advisory, blending the legal knowledge of CBA’s traditional core business with our expertise on strategy, organisation and management of human resources.

The firm’s clients include a large base of Italian companies as well as investment funds, international institutional companies, financial institutions and other institutional investors doing business in Italy.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate Assegnati Francesco
Tax Bonissoni Angelo
Real Estate Brustia Roberto
HNWI Canessa Nicola
Corporate M&A and private equity Citarella Michele
IP & IT Dalla Costa Mattia
Banking & Finance Dialti Francesco
Corporate M&A and private equity Fabbrini Luca
HNWI Iacobone Giorgio
Litigation La Porta Stefano
Litigation Martini Antonio
Tax Litigation Petrecca Stefano
Labour Riccio Gianvito
Energy/infrastructure/project finance Sannicandro Antonella Maria
IP and IT Sartori Barbara
Banking & Finance Sorgato Daniela
Public Law Magrì Fabrizio
Photo Name Position Profile
Angelo Rocco Bonissoni photo Dott Angelo Rocco Bonissoni Tax Advisor specialized in Corporate M&A and Private Equity, Banking & Finance,…
Roberto Brustia photo Dott Roberto Brustia Tax Advisor specialized in Real estate, Tax
Nicola Canessa photo Avv Nicola Canessa Partner
Paolo Carrière Della Giusta photo Avv Paolo Carrière Della Giusta Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets e Regulatory, Energy, Infrastructures and Project…
Michele Citarella photo Dott Michele Citarella Tax Advisor specialized in Corporate, M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Banking…
Mattia Dalla Costa photo Avv Mattia Dalla Costa Legal Advisor specialized in IP and IT, Corporate M&A and Private Equity,…
Francesco Dialti photo Avv Francesco Dialti Legal advisor specialized in Banking & Finance, Capital markets and Regulatory, Corporate…
Luca Fabbrini photo Avv Luca Fabbrini Legal Advisor specialized in Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A and Private Equity,…
Alessia Ferraro photo Avv Alessia Ferraro Senior Associate
Gianluca Ferri photo Avv Gianluca Ferri Corporate, M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, HNWI, Intellectual Property, Litigation and…
Giorgio Iacobone photo Avv Giorgio Iacobone Legal Advisor specialized in Corporate M&A and Private Equity, HNWI, Restructuring, Tax
Stefano La Porta photo Avv Stefano La Porta Litigation and Arbitration, HNWI, Real Estate
Fabrizio Magrì photo Avv Fabrizio Magrì Administrative law, Litigation and Arbitration, Real Estate
Antonio Martini photo Avv Antonio Martini Legal Advisor specialized in Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate M&A and Private Equity
Gerolamo Pellicanò photo Avv Gerolamo Pellicanò Banking & Finance, Data protection, Intellectual Property, E-commerce
Francesco Piron photo Avv Francesco Piron Partner
Leonardo Reggio photo Dr Leonardo Reggio Leonardo started working within CBA in 2007, at the Milan office, and…
Gianvito Riccio photo Avv Gianvito Riccio Partner
Antonella Sannicandro photo Avv Antonella Sannicandro Legal Advisor specialized in Corporate M&A and Private Equity, Energy, Infrastructure and…
Barbara Sartori photo Barbara Sartori Partner
Daniela Sorgato photo Daniela Sorgato Partner
Number of lawyers : 120
at this office : 80
ABA (American Bar Association)
IBA (International Bar Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
LES Int.
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
Invest Europe
AHK Deutsche Handelskammer
AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : Padua
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Venice

An inclusive culture is the only way to develop innovative strategies capable of attracting and retaining human capital, but it is essential that this commitment is backed up by concrete and measurable actions.
For this reason, the company is committed to
– Ensure Equal Gender Representation in the workplace (the percentage of the least represented gender is 46%);
– an appropriate balance of seniority; the average age of partners is 54;
– Recognising the crucial role of young talent, who participate in the firm’s decision-making process through the Millennials Committee.

During the client service, each team is defined with the utmost attention to Seniority and Diversity, and includes a mix of skills and seniority, depending on the specific problem to be addressed.
The selection process is carried out by identifying the best universities in Italy and abroad to ensure a nursery of excellence.
The Partners supervise the activity, which is mainly managed by one or more Senior Professionals (selected with the utmost attention to diversity and inclusion), with the appropriate involvement of Mid and Junior Professionals, depending on the specific topic.

Angelo Bonissoni, Founding Partner

What do you see as the main points that differentiate CBA from your competitors?

CBA is an independent law and tax firm that strives to be recognised as a true multi-practice firm, moving away from the sole tax footprint that is its origin and core business.

The firm embraces change and continuous evolution, with the aim of improving its structure. This is evidenced by its move to a shared leadership model, its focus on young people through the Millennials Committee and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

With four full offices in Italy, one in Germany and a network of international relationships, the firm guarantees quality and technical expertise, authority and creativity. The latter stems from the teams’ willingness to find solutions that are always in line with clients’ needs and ambitions.

The firm’s highly experienced, multi-disciplinary teams are able to offer integrated support and a highly client-focused approach.

This allows the firm to develop innovative projects and products in line with the client’s business, offering the client a true business partner and not just a legal advisor who is the sum of the activities of individual professionals.

The firm is a one-stop shop for clients.


Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

The Energy and Infrastructure practice is certainly set to grow over the next 12 months and beyond in line with new trends in the sector. As a matter of fact, Italy has taken significant steps in its green transition over the past years, but at the same time the current Government is also focused on making the country a “gas hub” in the Mediterranean Sea, demonstrating its ongoing deep ties to fossil fuels.

It is no coincidence in fact that the year 2024 has started with the Italy-Africa Summit and the country’s G7 presidency, both focusing on energy cooperation and addressing immigration issues through the so-called “Mattei Plan”.

Power generation is the world’s largest source of carbon dioxide emissions, as the International Energy Authority also points out in its new report Electricity 2024.

As a result, the utility sector can play a key role in reducing CO2 emissions globally by leading the energy transition through the increasing use of renewable energy and/or increasing energy efficiency projects. This means many new opportunities to advise and assist active companies in the sector that are already clients of the firm and potential new clients.

Moreover, there is a growing trend in Italy concerning Digitization and Artificial Intelligence. The energy transition is largely assisted by digitization, and in the recent months almost all sectors in Italy have tried to explore the potential of generative AI in multiple contexts. Having said that in the context of utilities, it will undoubtedly be able to contribute to the discovery of new ways of integrating and managing renewable energy.

The potential of AI is vast, especially when used for predictive purposes, to understand where and when energy will be needed and how to deliver it quickly and efficiently within a decentralized system.  Seizing new consulting opportunities and adapting to a rapidly changing regulatory framework will be increasingly crucial in 2024 and 2025.

In the area of intellectual property, the growing importance of generative artificial intelligence raises many issues to be resolved, particularly in relation to algorithm training activities using copyrighted material. The recent introduction of text and data mining exceptions in the context of training generative AI systems, the difficulty of identifying ownership of algorithms developed by one party but fed with different subject data, and the difficulty of delineating the liability profile of AI systems, provide IP and technology lawyers with an opportunity to be creative and truly tailor contracts with developers and vendors.

Another topic that will have a significant impact on our profession in the coming years is the recent Data Act, which aims to strengthen the EU’s data economy and foster a competitive data market by making data (particularly non-personal data collected by IoT devices) more accessible and usable, encouraging data-driven innovation and increasing data availability. To achieve this, the Data Act disciplines the distribution of the value of data among actors in the data economy and clarifies who can use what data and under what conditions.


What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

In order to keep up with the times and seize new opportunities, our firm is adopting an innovative approach focused on attracting millennials and strengthening our presence in Italy.

In particular, young professionals have an important role to play in defining internal training strategies and the development of specialised skills, thereby fostering their professional growth. Millennials attend industry conferences and seminars to keep up to date and make new contacts.

The firm’s further aim is to increase its coverage of the Italian market by expanding its network of collaborators and correspondents throughout the country, in order to provide capillary legal assistance; this will allow us to actively participate in trade fairs, conventions and sector events in order to increase the firm’s visibility, strengthen the network and interact with investors.

In terms of relations with the business community, the firm participates in initiatives dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, in order to get in touch with potential clients and develop relationships with Italian investors; it organises events and workshops for entrepreneurs, offering them specialised legal advice and assistance for various needs.


Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

CBA is actively exploring technological innovation and AI with experienced professionals to improve its operations and provide innovative services to clients. In addition, the firm has developed a digital infrastructure that facilitates the sharing of content and enables not only physical but also online interactions between professionals, employees, clients and prospects.

For example, the firm uses secure platforms to share documents and monitor progress for internal and external stakeholders.

This has helped to streamline time-consuming processes and increase efficiency, optimising business processes and ensuring better results for clients.


Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

In an ever-changing marketplace, businesses need a legal partner who can offer not only a high level of legal expertise, but also a strategic overview. This is what sets our firm apart, as our clients increasingly involve us in strategic decisions and discussions on new lines of business. In this way, we make available to our clients the experience we have gained in similar situations and contribute to the definition of their strategies.


Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Clients increasingly demand a constructive approach from lawyers: they expect not only a technician, but also a ‘manager’ who can go vertical and dig deep into issues of interest. Commodity activities are less and less in demand.