Firm Profile > LMS Studio Legale > Milan, Italy

LMS Studio Legale
20123 MILAN

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

LMS Studio Legale's experience includes LBOs and MBOs, as well as mergers, joint ventures, commercial partnerships and minority investments. The practice fields deal experts in manufacturing, retail, trade, food, fashion, finance, telecoms, IT and energy. Fabio LabrunaTommaso Amirante and Fabio Coppola are all corporate and commercial law, M&A and private equity specialists.

The firm: LMS is an independent Italian law firm recognised as a top quality boutique for prime domestic and international clients. It combines a multidisciplinary approach with great attention to quality and promptness of the legal service offered. LMS’ lawyers work in interdisciplinary teams offering the client a full-scale assistance in delicate matters. The firm’s practice focuses on M&A and corporate finance transactions, debt restructuring and litigation. Some professionals specialise in competition and EU law, banking and finance, real estate, construction and tax law. LMS offers its clients a high-level technical expertise and deep understanding of the business issues, along with strong motivation and client-oriented approach.

LMS relies on established relationships with leading international firms in Europe, North America, Asia and South America, which allow the firm to provide to its clients a global assistance on the most sophisticated cross-border transactions.

Areas of practice: M&A and corporate: M&A and corporate law are the main area of expertise of the majority of LMS’ lawyers. Since the foundation, LMS stood out for its client-oriented approach, the high quality and efficiency of its services. The team has successfully assisted both Italian and foreign clients, industrial and financial investors in M&A transactions in the automotive, manufacturing, retail trade, food, fashion, finance, telecommunications, information technology and energy sectors. It has long-term experience in leveraged buy-out and management buy-out transactions, as well as in industrial mergers, joint ventures, commercial partnerships and minority investments. LMS assists large corporations in relation to compliance and regulatory matters and has the required expertise for handling the most sophisticated corporate finance transactions as well as ordinary matters of corporate and commercial law.

Restructuring and insolvency: LMS has a significant experience in debt restructurings and insolvency proceedings, at a national, EU and international
level. The firm’s approach is to combine the understanding and knowledge of business of its M&A and corporate lawyers with the specialised skills of its bankruptcy experts and litigators. In restructuring, LMS has assisted from time to time distressed companies, shareholders, trustees and administrators (in particular, those from other jurisdictions), banks, bondholders and new investors. This broad range of experiences allows LMS to be able to handle such situations with a full-scale vision. LMS has developed an innovative
expertise in the application of the EC Regulation on the cross-border insolvency procedures.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm has significant experience in all areas of civil, commercial and corporate litigation, both in court and in administered and/or ad hoc arbitrations. LMS assists clients in litigations before the EC Court of Justice and Court of First Instance. LMS provides assistance in different kinds of disputes, including those concerning industrial accidents, extraordinary corporate transactions, liability actions against directors and statutory auditors, disputes concerning contracts or real estate, banking, insurance and finance matters. LMS assists clients both in court and in the management of pre-litigation phase, helping them to adopt effective solutions to reduce risks before a litigation starts.

Banking and finance: LMS’ banking and finance professionals have a significant expertise assisting clients (both borrowers and lenders) in financings related to M&A and leveraged buy-out transactions according to both domestic and international standards, as well as in analysing the issues related to any kind of financing transactions, including tender offers financings, acquisitions of non-performing loans, securitisations (including synthetic ones), complex debt restructurings.

Real estate: LMS’ lawyers have gained considerable experience in the area
of real estate transactions and construction law. LMS handles the entire property ‘life-cycle’, from the initial building and acquisition, to the development and management, leasing, joint-venturing and financing, to the final exit, through an interdisciplinary approach.

Antitrust, regulatory and EU law: LMS advises clients operating in different sectors in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and the Italian competition authority. Its area of expertise focuses on merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance and analysis of vertical and horizontal restrictions of competition and representation of clients before the competent competition authorities. With extensive experience, lawyers are able to provide assistance and advice in antitrust litigations both before ordinary courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.

Tax: LMS provides tax advice in relation to various domestic and international transactions. LMS team is able to offer specialised assistance in the different phases of investment transactions, from the tax planning, through the due diligence and drafting of contractual documents, to the closing. LMS’ professionals have developed a significant experience in transfer pricing and assist leading multinational corporations during the course of tax audits, in negotiating tax settlements, in litigations and complex Mutual Administrative and arbitration Procedures (MAP) as well as in the preparation and negotiation of bilateral Advanced Price Agreements.

Other areas: LMS has the expertise to assist clients in any of the main areas of corporate and business law. LMS’ lawyers and specialised consultants assist clients in labour law matters involved in M&A transactions, structuring and negotiation of contracts with the management, preparation of incentive schemes, layoff and company procedures. LMS has gained a significant
expertise in directors’ liability and the relevant insurance coverage (D&O policies) and assists companies and managers both in the coverage phase and in the pre-litigation or litigation phases.

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and corporate
Restructing and insolvency
Banking and finance
Real estate
Antitrust, regulatory and EU law
Litigation and arbitration
Photo Name Position Profile
Avv Bernadette Accili  photo Avv Bernadette Accili PartnerBernadette Accili has developed over her career an in-depth knowledge of the…
Avv Tommaso Amirante  photo Avv Tommaso Amirante Partner Tommaso’s practice focuses on corporate, public and private M&A, private equity…
 Virginie Colaiuta  photo Virginie Colaiuta Virginie Colaiuta is a partner of the London office of LMS Legal…
Avv Fabio Coppola  photo Avv Fabio Coppola Partner
Avv Cesare Degli Occhi  photo Avv Cesare Degli Occhi Senior Counsel In more than 30 years of his practice, he has…
Avv Felice D’Acquisto  photo Avv Felice D’Acquisto Partner Felice D’Acquisto focuses on taxation and advises clients in developing the…
Avv Annalisa Esposito  photo Avv Annalisa Esposito Partner Annalisa Esposito has a significant experience in the corporate area with…
Avv Giulio Gambini Pierleoni  photo Avv Giulio Gambini Pierleoni Partner Giulio Gambini Pierleoni has a significant expertise in corporate and commercial…
Avv Gaia Guizzetti  photo Avv Gaia Guizzetti Partner
Prof Barry E Hawk  photo Prof Barry E Hawk BARRY HAWK is a leading expert in antitrust law and a former…
Avv Fabio Labruna  photo Avv Fabio Labruna Partner Fabio Labruna is a founding partner of LMS. Fabio focuses its…
Avv Carlo Napolitano  photo Avv Carlo Napolitano Counsel
Prof Avv Renato Nazzini  photo Prof Avv Renato Nazzini Partner Renato Nazzini focuses on antitrust, regulated sectors, state aid, and European…
Avv Francesco P. Ruggeri Laderchi  photo Avv Francesco P. Ruggeri Laderchi Partner Francesco P. Ruggeri Laderchi specialises in litigation and restructuring, with a…
Avv Francesco Serrano Orlandini  photo Avv Francesco Serrano Orlandini Partner Francesco Serrano Orlandini is Partner in the Banking & Finance department…
Avv Angela Succi  photo Avv Angela Succi Counsel
Avv Roberto Tallarita  photo Avv Roberto Tallarita Partner Roberto Tallarita has been with LMS since its foundation and is…
Prof Avv Giovanni Verde  photo Prof Avv Giovanni Verde Senior Counsel Giovanni Verde is professor of civil procedure law from 1975;…
Number of lawyers : 50
at this office : 41
Other offices : London
Other offices : Rome