Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile
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Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici > The Legal 500 Rankings
Fielding a team with ‘outstanding capital markets abilities‘, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici routinely advises on some of the market’s most important Italian takeover bids, IPOs, listings and securities placement deals. Anton Carlo Frau is ‘a valuable adviser‘; Rossella Pappagallo is a securities transactions and regulatory specialist, and Stefano Valerio is well known for SPAC sector work. During 2022, Vanessa Sobrero was elevated to partner from junior partner, while securities law expert Barbara Napolitano joined as equity partner from BonelliErede. The key ECM associates are senior Maximiliano Papini and Carlotta Corba Colombo.
Stefano Valerio; Anton Carlo Frau; Rossella Pappagallo
Other key lawyers:
‘Very deep knowledge of multiple matters and experience of large companies that have faced important transactions.‘
‘Large numbers of professionals with diverse profiles and backgrounds, including professors from top universities and members of the most important Italian boards of directors.‘
‘A practice that develops strong talents by helping its lawyers during their learning phases, then exposing them to clients and governmental institutions, so as to enable their full growth – always looking for excellence in everything it does.‘
‘Very flexible and keen to adjust to clients’ needs – excellent partners to work with.‘
‘Outstanding capital markets abilities and strong client portfolio and networking, resulting in deep knowledge of the market’s best practices.‘
‘Anton Carlo Frau is a valuable adviser with an effective approach to legal issues.‘
‘Vanessa Sobrero is a senior professional with deep knowledge and experience of top Italian clients – analytical, solutions oriented and very balanced in her approach.‘
‘Vanessa Sobrero’s dedication and attention to the structure of transactions, as well as her care for details, add value for clients looking for external legal advisers.‘
Banco Desio e della Brianza
Intermonte Partners SIM
- Advised Edizione on the mega-value public offer for Italian infrastructure group Atlantia.
- Assisted Intermonte Partner SIM with the IPO and listing of its shares on the Euronext Growth Milan (managed by Borsa Italiana).
Italy > Investment funds Tier 1Fielding an ‘expert team handling investment funds work‘, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici‘s investment management and funds department is consistently instructed by major domestic and international clients. The practice focuses on key alternative asset classes, such as private debt, private equity, real estate and venture capital. Clients additionally benefit from its expertise in cross-border deals, in addition to full-service advice on the life cycle of investment funds. ‘One of the best investment fund lawyers in Italy‘, team head Eriprando Guerritore‘s practice includes advising international funds on alternative investments.
‘The team has an approach that is attentive to clients’ needs, and very focused on finding innovative solutions that are in line with best practices.‘
‘Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici has a strong presence on the market and an expert team handling investment funds work.‘
‘Capable of guaranteeing full-time availability with great commitment to closing transactions.‘
‘The team is highly skilled, has great knowledge of this sector, and is very responsive.‘
‘Eriprando Guerritore is constantly up to date on the legal market’s trends involving investment funds, and is always available and fast when responding to clients.‘
‘Eriprando Guerritore is one of the best investment fund lawyers in Italy, and has very broad expertise (gained from almost 20 years in the industry).‘
‘Eriprando Guerritore is very pragmatic, and capable of finding the most efficient and safe solution for clients.‘
‘Eriprando Guerritore handles highly complex and first-of-a-kind fund projects in a fast and business-oriented manner.‘
- Assisted Euryale with the launch of an Italian closed-end real estate alternative investment fund called Euryale Healthcare Italia 1.
- Assisting SNAM with its investment into a new umbrella venture capital fund called Corporate Partners I.
Italy > Tax Tier 1The result of a 2021 merger between Gatti Pavesi Bianchi and Ludovici Piccone & Partners, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici is a go-to firm for domestic and international clients, including Italian entrepreneurs with international interests and foreign individuals with business interests in Italy. The widely respected Paolo Ludovici leads the group, which also features experienced tax partners Pietro Piccone Ferrarotti, Michele Aprile and Loredana Conidi, along with Andrea Iannaccone, Andrea Prampolini, Andrea Gallizioli and Pietro Bricchetto. Of counsel Massimo Giaconia is ‘highly competent‘, while Michele Bissoli, Daniel Canola and Roger Demoro are key senior associates.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is able to build a very strong and trusting relationship with clients.‘
‘Extremely competent and knowledgeable in VAT and corporate income tax matters, and provide very credible support during M&A transactions.‘
‘This practice is really focused on financial markets and replies to clients’ requests in a very smart, fast and smooth way.‘
‘Paolo Ludovici, Andrea Gallizioli and Pietro Bricchetto are appreciated for their ability to understand business, as well as specific issues, through a 360-degree approach.‘
‘Pietro Brichetto is very knowledgeable and has a great understanding of business.‘
‘Andrea Gallizioli leaves clients feeling really satisfied.‘
‘Luca Formica in London is a standout individual, who provides the maximum level of dedication to his clients – excellent client service and value for money, and clients have no hesitation in referring him to any client requiring support in Italy.‘
‘Massimo Giaconia is highly competent, knowledgeable and well connected both nationally and internationally. He is easy to work with and available.‘
Coca Cola HBC Group
De Agostini Group
The Walt Disney Company
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group
Francesco Gatti; Carlo Pavesi
Other key lawyers:
‘The firm has relevant and excellent experience in complex and multifaceted m&a transactions. The distinctive feature is to be able to combine its high expertise in corporate matters with judicial profiles and ensure comprehensive and sophisticated assistance to its client.’
‘The members of the firm with whom we have worked provide expertise and excellence in their areas, always giving added value in dealing with complex transactions. Carlo Pavesi is a standout partner.’
‘We rely on Barbara Napolitano and her team; they are modern, supportive, business oriented, flexible, very well skilled.’
‘Barbara is passionate, reliable, able to simplify complex issues, flexible and very business oriented. She is able to anticipate our needs.’
‘Great understanding of client’s needs.’
‘The firm has its point of strength in the deep knowledge of the juridical issues involved in the M&A transactions that are managed with extreme care and innovative methods. The technical skills of the professionals of the firm allow a very profitable and enriching experience when working together. The teams are always well-structured, involving professionals experienced in all relevant matters with the specific required competencies.’
‘Francesco Gatti and Stefano Valerio are outstanding professionals with excellent skills. They give crucial support to the clients from the structuring of the transactions in the most efficient way and facilitate negotiations and success of the transactions with their very deep knowledge of the practice.’
‘It is a first-level firm that offers 360-degree services (corporate, tax, antitrust, etc.).’
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.
Banco BPM S.p.A.
Edizione SpA (Benetton Family)
Nextalia Sgr S.p.A.
Yoox Net-à-Porter Group
Italy > Private equity Tier 2Active in both the large- and middle-market, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici handles a number of LBO, MBO and buy-in deals, among other transactions, directing particular emphasis towards the healthcare, technology, financial, business services, manufacturing and consumer fields. Gianni Martoglia, who leads the practice, serves a broad range of players including corporates, financial institutions and funds, operating alongside Carlo Pavesi, who is an M&A, demerger and debt restructuring expert. Gianpaolo Scandone has knowledge of investments within the real estate sector.
‘The firm is one of the most trustable in this sector in light of the competence of people hired.’
‘I had the opportunity to work with Gianpaolo Scandone and the team and they completely satisfied my expectations in terms of timeliness of feedbacks, technical competence and negotiation skills. They concretely made the deal possible.’
‘The long-lasting relationship with our investment team strategies enables Studio Gatti to understand immediately our needs and principles in terms of governance, exit, guarantees, banking solutions. Thus, they negotiate the best and most suitable legal solution on our behalf with the counterparts also without our preliminary inputs. Moreover, the pricing policy or hourly rates are reasonable. The best money for value option currently in place’
‘Mr. Gianni Martoglia stands out for his terrific knowledge of the private equity players and deals in Italy, his relationship network (also outside Italy) and his constant presence and supervision on key meeting and materials. His availability and presence is exceptional’
Azimut Libera Impresa
B Group S.p.A.
Charme Capital Partners
Europe Capital Partners VI SCA
Fondo Italiano d’investimento
NB Renaissance Partners
The Equity Club
- Advised NB Renaissance Partners which co-invests along with the US-based private equity firm Bain Capital, on the management buyout of Inetum SA, the French software services provider, from Mannai Corp QPSC.
- Acted for NB Renaissance Partners Holdings S.à r.l. and Chequers Partenaires S.A., together with the management team of the group headed by Biolchim S.p.A., on the binding agreements for the sale, to U.S. industrial operator J.M. Huber, of the entire share capital of Galileo Quattro S.à r.l., a company that controls Biolchim S.p.A. and the related group.
- Acted for Nextalia alongside Bain Capital LP on the acquisition of Deltatre SpA, the Italy-based sports related digital services provider from Bruin Sports Capital LLC.
Rocco Ferrari; Guido Sagliaschi
‘Very responsive and proactive. The team tends to anticipate client’s requests.’
‘Very efficient, reactive and competent.’
‘The team is always available, and the advice goes beyond simple client-lawyer relationships.’
‘Rocco Ferrari has been active in the real estate sector for many years – he is an excellent lawyer, who is always available, very reactive, efficient and competent.’
‘Rocco Ferrari represents very good value for money.’
‘Rocco Ferrari and Sofia Gaborin are both very skilled and supportive.’
CBRE Global Investors
Dea Capital Real Estate
Savills Investment Management
Trophaeum Asset Management
Value One Immobilien
- Assisted Kryalos with the sale to RCS of the latter’s headquarters in Milan.
Marc-Alexandre Courtejoie; Andrea Limongelli
‘A team that is extremely present throughout negotiation phases with banks.’
‘Able to give great technical and tactical support.’
‘Extremely good from a technical point of view, and careful and punctual with the documentation produced.’
‘Ability to cooperate with clients on any aspects of the deal (including practical and operational aspects) – constant availability and experience.’
‘Strong collaboration and 24/7 availability.’
‘Marc-Alexandre Courtjoie is appreciated for how he guides his team through all stages of negotiations, and he is always available at any time of the week. Associate Carolina Caslini also deserves a mention – she handled the closing of the deal with great efficiency, precision, and punctuality.’
‘Competencies, cooperation and knowledge of the needs of all parties – particularly Andrea Limongelli and senior associate Stefano Motta, who were outstanding.’
‘Stefano Motta has excellent knowledge of the real estate sector, great accuracy, and client focus.’
Stilo Immobiliare Finanziaria
Zoppas Industries – IRCA
Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 3Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici fields a corporate and commercial litigation practice handling shareholder disputes, especially director liability claims, and litigation arising from insolvency proceedings, as well as banking and contractual cases. The team, led by Carlo Pavesi , also frequently handles domestic and international arbitrations. Luigi Arturo Bianchi assists domestic and international clients in complex corporate, corporate governance and M&A matters. Rita Clemente is another key contact, specialised in corporate law, banking and finance litigation.
Other key lawyers:
Francesco Gatti; Luigi Arturo Bianchi; Rita Clemente; Lorenzo Pintus
‘They are a firm with high attention to the client. They are growing and mixing a good level of direct interaction with the partners (not often in the main International Law firm) with a very good quality’
‘I have dealt with Mr Carlo Pavesi, in a very complex litigation and settlement. They have assisted us for 2 years of continuous negotiation, often frustrating negotiation without losing the attention and focus on the deal. I recommend them.’
‘I have dealt with Mr Luigi Arturo Bianchi, for some opinion and the result was very good, with a high level of deep analysis.’
‘Partners’ level of involvement is pretty unique.’
‘The two partners I worked with (Mr. Gatti and Mr. Pavesi) combine their law expertise with a deep understanding of the business, which proved to be extremely important within the case.’
- Assisted a real estate vehicle in the arbitration proceedings initiated by RCS, a major multimedia publishing group active in all publishing sectors, relating to the sale and lease of certain real estate assets including the historical headquarter building located in Milan.
- Assisted a leading Italian bank in a high value complex dispute before the Court of Milan.
- Assisting Italy’s main telecommunications company in a number of complex antitrust legal actions.
Italy > Employment Tier 3The employment team at Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici offers advice in all employment law and industrial relations matters. From day-to-day advisory work to assistance to companies in complex litigation, from employment contracts, restructuring businesses to industrial relations and other types of negotiations. Paola Tradati and Nicola Bonante jointly head the group which boasts recognised market expertise in the fashion, financial services as well as in the food and beverage sectors.
Paola Tradati; Nicola Bonante
‘I think that what makes this practice unique is the incredible synergy that the senior partners (Tradati and Bonante) have with each other, after many years of working together in GPBL, Toffoletto and GOP. I have known both Paola and Nicola for many years. In particular, I have known Nicola for almost twenty years. Over this time, I have seen Nicola grow from a junior associate at GOP to, what I have heard many say both in the industry and outside of the same, one of the best minds in this practice area in Italy. I have worked for, and with, Nicola. I have referred a number of C- level executives to him and, more recently, Nicola assisted the Company I now work for in its set-up phase with exceptional insight and understanding in a difficult environment.’
‘Nicola Bonante stands out because he doesn’t just give you an answer off the top of his head. He is never superficial. He doesn’t make guesses or estimates. He gets to the core of the matter, looks at every aspect, both in and out of the box, and then he gets back to you. All in a timely manner. You feel that your trust is well placed and I have seen sceptical and worried clients literally take a sigh of relief. We certainly did when he came on board to assist us in a very complicated start-up in partnership with a well-known Italian bank. Nicola is a business partner, not just a lawyer and, with an eye on costs in a fast evolving environment, I don’t think one could ask for more.’
‘The team has really strong technical skills. They are fast in the cooperation with the company and able to understand relevant business topic in order to advice the proper solution in case of legal issues.’
‘The team is very close-knit and aligned to the needs of the client.’
‘Proactivity, goal oriented, realism.’
‘Competence, availability, precision, speed in the fulfillment of requests.’
- Assistance provided to leading international company producing eyeglasses, in a complex litigation case.
- Advice rendered to a leading Italian fashion brand on the management of the reorganisation of the company, during and after the Covid-19 emergency, including the drafting of ad hoc agreements and protocols, and assisting in the context of CIGD agreements as well as assisting in sensitive termination of employment agreements and dismissals and subsequent negotiations with the relevant employees/executives.
- Assisting a US-based online travel company in analysing new legislation in the area of the gender pay gap in the workplace and drawing up updates as well as timelines for action on the obligations required.
‘Antonio Campitiello is greatly supportive in assisting on matters and providing clarity on queries raised.’
SEA – Società per Azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali
Sogaer – Società di Gestione Aeroporto di Cagliari
Banco Popolare BPM
Grandi Navi Veloci
Marc-Alexandre Courtejoie; Andrea Limongelli
Other key lawyers:
Stefano Motta; Carolina Caslini
‘The team proved to be professional, helpful and, above all, able to work to very tight deadlines.’
‘A very skilled team that is able to cope with complex transactions, thanks to professionals who specialise in different issues, such that they can give clients wide perspectives without losing sight of the detail.’
‘Very prepared and always available professionals.’
‘The real difference is its people, who are very cooperative and competent.’
‘The partners and associates involved were always available to find innovative solutions – cooperative with both clients and counterparts, which made the process very smooth.’
‘Totally reliable firm, very efficient, professional, and absolutely up to date with new regulations.’
‘Marc-Alexandre Courtejoie is a key adviser and very pleasant to deal with.’
‘Marc-Alexandre Courtejoie accompanies clients closely at all stages, and his expertise in innovative instruments is certainly important.’
AnaCap Financial Partners
Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici > Firm Profile
The firm: Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici (GPBL) is a full-service, independent law firm, representing the benchmark for complex corporate and structured finance transactions in Italy. With offices in Milan, Rome, London, the firm acts as advisors for national and international clients on the structuring of their mergers, acquisitions, listings, restructurings and financial transactions, also providing legal and tax assistance to banks, corporations, public companies and other entities offering a cutting-edge innovative and sophisticated solutions both in corporate and structured finance transactions and in complex litigation matters.
GPBL supports clients through 16 specialised focus teams offering tailor made innovative and sophisticated solutions. The firm’s clients are prominent corporations and financial institutions — including several listed companies — and high-net-worth individuals in Italy and abroad.
As of 1 January 2021, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi merged with Ludovici Piccone & Partners, moving towards an important path of growth and internationalization by combining the practices of Gatti Pavesi Bianchi with tax and wealth planning, in which Ludovici Piccone & Partners enjoys a recognized expertise.
Main areas of practice:
- Administrative law
- Banking and finance
- Bankruptcy and restructuring
- Competition and antitrust
- Corporate law
- Economic public law
- Energy, utilities and infrastructure
- Financial markets and securities investments
- Intellectual property and data protection
- Investment management and financial institutions regulation
- Labour law and industrial relations
- Litigation and arbitration
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private clients / HNWI
- Private equity
- Real estate
- Transfer pricing
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|Michele Aprile||Michele Aprile specialized in corporate and group taxation, taxation of individuals, taxation…||View Profile|
|Franco Barucci||Franco advises both Italian and foreign companies in M&A transactions, capital markets…||View Profile|
|Luigi Arturo Bianchi||Luigi Arturo Bianchi is a full professor of corporate law at the…||View Profile|
|Michele Bissoli||Michele Bissoli deals mainly with corporate taxation, management incentive plans and international…||View Profile|
|Nicola Bonante||Nicola Bonante specializes in all Labour Law and Industrial Relations-related matters, including…||View Profile|
|Alessandro Cipriani||Alessandro focuses his activity on M&A transactions with particular focus in the…||View Profile|
|Loredana Conidi||She is specialized in corporate and group taxation as well as in…||View Profile|
|Luca Faustini||Luca mainly deals with the assistance in connection with financing and debt-restructuring…||View Profile|
|Rocco Ferrari||Rocco specializes in real estate, focusing particularly on extraordinary sale and purchases…||View Profile|
|Anton Carlo Frau||Anton Carlo advises on M&A transactions for both listed and unlisted companies.…||View Profile|
|Paolo Garbolino||Paolo has gained extensive experience in financings (syndicated loans, leasing, factoring and…||View Profile|
|Francesco Gatti||Francesco is first and foremost one of the ltalian top experts in…||View Profile|
|Alessandra Ghezzi||Alessandra specialises in M&A, private equity, capital markets, corporate and commercial law.…||View Profile|
|Andrea Giardino||Andrea has been involved in many of Gatti Pavesi Bianchi’s most significant…||View Profile|
|Stefano Grassani||Stefano has in-depth experience in national and international antitust law. He is…||View Profile|
|Eriprando Guerritore||Eriprando’s practice focuses on financial services, fund formation and investment management, across…||View Profile|
|Andrea Iannaccone||His areas of expertise are corporate and group taxation, M&A and business…||View Profile|
|Andrea Limongelli||Andrea Limongelli specializes in banking and finance and debt restructuring, particularly with…||View Profile|
|Gianni Martoglia||Gianni Martoglia is a skilled practitioner in the fields of financial markets…||View Profile|
|Paola Menicati||Paola Menicati specialises in corporate law and M&A, with particular focus on…||View Profile|
|Rossella Pappagallo||Rossella Pappagallo specializes in rendering corporate advice, particularly with regard to the regulation…||View Profile|
|Carlo Pavesi||Carlo Pavesi’s practice focuses on corporate law, domestic and cross-border merger and…||View Profile|
|Andrea Prampolini||His main areas of expertise include corporate and group taxation, national and…||View Profile|
|Guido Sagliaschi||Guido Sagliaschi advises on various types of extraordinary real estate transactions and…||View Profile|
|Gianpaolo Scandone||Gianpaolo Scandone is a junior partner based in the Milan office. Gianpaolo’s…||View Profile|
|Vanessa Sobrero||anessa Sobrero is specialised in capital markets, M&A and Corporate Law. She…||View Profile|
|Paola Tradati||Paola Tradati is a renowned labour lawyer who focuses in particular on…||View Profile|
|Stefano Valerio||Stefano Valerio specializes in M&A transactions, advising on the drafting of share…||View Profile|
|Stefano Verzoni||Stefano Verzoni is mainly involved in litigation and arbitration matters, in particular…||View Profile|