Firm Profile > Legance - Avvocati Associati > Milan, Italy

Legance - Avvocati Associati
VIA BROLETTO 20
20121 MILAN
Italy

Administrative and public law Tier 1

The 'responsive and highly professional' administrative and public law department at Legance - Avvocati Associati has expertise in public sector contracts, town planning and local development, public financing, energy, environmental and real estate matters. The group is jointly headed by Giuseppe AbbruzzeseAlessandro BottoFilippo Pacciani and new arrival Cristina Martorana. Martorana, an environmental law specialist who joined from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, has considerable experience in the energy sector. Her expert advice was invaluable in a number of energy matters, including assistance to Energean Oil and Gas with its €1bn acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production, which required particular knowledge of the environmental impact of decommissioning on-shore and off-shore oil platforms. Alessandra Palatini, who was promoted to senior counsel in June 2020, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Abbruzzese; Alessandro Botto; Filippo Pacciani; Cristina Martorana

Testimonials

Great availability and knowledge not only of legal issues but also of those most closely linked to the clients’ business.

Professor Alessandro Botto is able to understand and solve legal problems at all levels. His experience makes him a point of reference in the market, thanks also to his ability to make himself always available and simplify complex legal issues for clients. Giacomo Testa is an expert in the field of public contracts and administrative procedures, both in judicial and out-of-court matters. His enthusiasm and ability to analyse and solve various legal problems place him among the most appreciated lawyers by clients.’

Alessandro Botto and Filippo Pacciani are able to identify the core elements of cases and to advise on an efficient strategy from the beginning. They come highly recommended.’

Legance practice stands out for its competence and wide availability in the activities it carries out both for assistance and for protection in court.’

Key clients

Vestas

BNP Paribas

Iren Ambiente

Leonardo

Trenitalia

Lottomatica

Sonatrach

Starbucks

Iliad Italia

San Donato Group

Energean

Investment funds Tier 1

Legance - Avvocati Associati advises on fund structuring, establishment and marketing, with a particular focus on private equity, venture capital, debt, real estate and infrastructure funds. Enzo Schiavello's experience ranges from the formation and restructuring of licensed investment managers to the establishment of corporate and contractual structures, including funds of funds, co-investment funds, infrastructure funds, non-performing loan (NPL) funds and SICAFs (regulated investment vehicles). Barbara Sancisi  advises private equity and other alternative asset fund managers, institutional investors and investment advisers on fund formations, secondary transactions, investments, governance, compliance, re-organisations and restructurings.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

In the real estate space, Legance - Avvocati Associati boasts a wide-ranging offering, which handles not only corporate and administrative matters, but also banking and finance, funds and regulatory expertise. Institutional investors, lenders and asset managers alike appreciate the team's 'skills, negotiation capability and institutional approach'. The practice was boosted by the addition of partner Luca Dal Cerro, who joined from Linklaters in February 2019 and has expanded the team's tax expertise. With him, a considerable number of associates from different backgrounds joined too. Gabriele Capecchi and Giuseppe Abbruzzese lead the practice, while Marco Mastrorosa is another much-appreciated member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Gabriele Capecchi; Giuseppe Abbruzzese

Testimonials

‘High level legal advice for a reasonable fee’

‘Marco Mastrorosa is an excellent lawyer with a strong knowledge of the law and a wide experience of real estate transactions’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Castello SGR

CBRE Global Investors

Crédit Agricole

DeA Capital Real Estate

Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

FFF Asset management s.a.r.l.

Generali Italia

Hines

Invesco Real Estate

Keys REIM

Kryalos SGR

Partners Group

Prelios SGR

Savills

Starbucks

Torre SGR

Vestas Asset Management

UniCredit

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's work covers leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financing, forward start agreements, and syndicated loans. Co-ordinated by Monica Colombera, Filippo Ruffato and recently promoted partner Giovanni Scirocco, the project financing group advises on complex transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector, particularly in relation to the renewables sector. The banking law group is co-ordinated by structured finance expert Andrea Giannelli, and senior counsel Tommaso Bernasconi's practice includes banking, finance and structured finance.

Practice head(s):

Monica Colombera; Andrea Giannelli; Emanuele Espositi; Luca Autuori; Guido Iannoni Sebastianini; Filippo Ruffato; Giandomenico Ciaramella; Vittorio Pozzi; Giovanni Scirocco

Testimonials

The team is highly professional, quick and available.

Filippo Ruffato displays the highest level of professionalism.

Key clients

2i Rete Gas

Castello SGR

E2i

Enel

F2i SGR

NextEnergy Capital

Tangenziale Esterna

Zouk Capital

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's banking law group is co-ordinated by structured finance expert Andrea Giannelli. The project finance group, which is highly regarded for complex energy and infrastructure sector deals, is run by Monica ColomberaFilippo Ruffato and recently promoted partner Giovanni Scirocco. Other areas of strength are syndicated loans, and leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financing. Other key names include Antonio Palazzolo, who was promoted to the partnership in June 2020 and mainly focuses on project financing transactions, and senior counsel Tommaso Bernasconi, whose practice includes banking, finance and structured finance.

Practice head(s):

Monica Colombera; Andrea Giannelli; Emanuele Espositi; Luca Autuori; Guido Iannoni Sebastianini; Filippo Ruffato; Giandomenico Ciaramella; Vittorio Pozzi; Giovanni Scirocco

Testimonials

Maximum professionalism of individuals as well as a partner who is always present and manages to organise the whole team perfectly.

It has a consolidated presence on the market and is highly respected for its timely execution of mandates.

Key clients

Banca IMI

Banco BPM

Banco Santander

BNP Paribas

BPER Banca

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Crédit Agricole

European Investment Bank

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Mediobanca

MPS Capital Services

Natixis

UBI Banca

UniCredit

Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati fields specialists in investment grade, sub-investment grade, high-yield, project, covered and convertible bonds, as well as mini-bonds, securitisations, liability management transactions, and derivatives. The practice also advises on the regulatory aspects of CMD deals. Routinely involved in complex DCM transactions, Andrea Giannelli heads the banking and debt capital markets department. Promoted to partner in 2019, Vittorio Pozzi is well known for the securitisation of performing and non-performing receivables across asset classes including personal loans, trade receivables and healthcare. Senior counsel Antonio Siciliano is also a DCM expert.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Giannelli

Key clients

Aeroporti di Roma

AEW Europe

Agos Ducato

AIM Vicenza

A2A

Banca IMI

2i Rete Gas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Che Banca!

Compass Banca

Credito Fondiario

Fortress Investment Group

Illimity Bank

Hera

ING Bank

J P Morgan

Leonardo

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

Mediobanca SGR

Natixis

Unipol Gruppo

Tper

TPG Sixth Street Partners

Trophaeum Asset Management

Quaestio Capital Management SGR

SACE

Amundi SGR

UniCredit

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati is regularly involved in significant national and cross-border transactions for public and private investors and investment funds. The team excels in identifying suitable corporate and tax structures, and also assists with antitrust obligations. In addition, it fields specialists in banking, insurance, real estate, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy infrastructure and transport. Filippo Troisi is frequently involved in important transactions; Bruno Bartocci acts for private equity funds; Alberto Giampieri focuses on mergers, spin offs, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; and Giovanni Nardulli stands out for international deals. Recently promoted partner, Federica Pomero advises on commercial and company agreements, and counsel Simona Bianca specialises in M&A, corporate and commercial law.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Troisi; Bruno Bartocci; Alberto Giampieri; Giovanni Nardulli; Gian Paolo Tagariello; Andrea Fedi; Gabriele Capecchi; Cecilia Carrara; Piero Venturini; Marco Gubitosi; Marco Penna ; Federica Pomero; Giorgio Vanzanelli

Testimonials

The team has deep knowledge, accuracy, responsiveness and timeliness, as well as an ability to understand the client’s approach.

It has unparalleled knowledge of the insurance industry and the impact of related technicalities on transfer agreements.

Clients appreciate the attention the practice pays to their needs and the professionalism of the partners and team.

A competent, fast, flexible and always-available team that provides high-quality work.

Filippo Troisi is the smartest lawyer around.

Alberto Giampieri is an outstanding lawyer, who is very effective, prompt, effective and creative.

Key clients

Abertis Infraestructuras

Apax Partners

Apollo Global Management

AXA

Banco BPM

Bayer

Blackstone

Bridgepoint

Bunzl

Cabot Square Capital

Centerbridge

Change Capital Partners

Charme Capital Partners

Costa Crociere

Deutsche Asset Management

Emerson Electric

F2i SGR

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

First Reserve

Flexitallic Investment

Fortresss Investment Group

Generali Group

Intel Corporation Italia

JSW Steel

Lone Star

Mandarin Capital Partners

Mediaset

Neuberger Berman

Permira

Green Arrow Capital SGR

Sky

Sonatrach

Swisscom

UniCredit

Unipol

Värde Partners

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati, which has a combined department, active in both litigation and arbitration, offers a 'unique legal service'. It is split across Milan and Rome and comprises civil litigation as well as national and international arbitration on topics of finance, banking, corporate (especially post-M&A disputes) and commercial relevance. Key clients include funds and banks, as well as companies in the energy, automotive, aviation and shipping sectors; the team has particular expertise in insolvency work, while it also has capacity relating to social media and internet matters. A series of promotions to counsel and the advancement of Daria Pastore to partnership have bolstered the team, while practice heads Daniele Geronzi and Stefano Parlatore remain very appreciated lawyers. Cecilia Carrara is another strong member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Parlatore; Daniele Geronzi

Testimonials

‘Professionalism and easy to communicate with.’

‘Their response is always very swift and comprehensive. All the legal strategies have been always based on a business approach that would bring the most efficient result for the issue at hand.’

‘The lawyers are able to manage legal issues of clients with cross-border activities.’

‘Stefano Parlatore translates local laws into a wider strategy and applies it efficiently in the negotiations with the opponent.’

‘Giuseppe D’Amore is very knowledgeable and able to synthesize the relevant information provided in relation to various legal issues and recognize those on which one needs to focus at a certain moment in time.’

‘They are able to handle a broad range of disputes and the quality of work has always been excellent. They are fast and proactive as well as business oriented, understanding the clients’ needs. The overall level of service is at the top among the potential competitors. Thanks to the practice’s capability to evaluate all the profiles and alternative approaches of a dispute, as well as to their longstanding expertise, Legance’s lawyers are able to put in place the most efficient procedural strategy. The different practices of Legance are very well integrated and linked. This makes it much easier for the dispute resolution team to deeply understand and consider all the potential aspects of a litigation case.’

‘Daniele Geronzi has extensive experience in litigation. He is proactive, responsive and commercially oriented, as well as extremely bright, fast thinking and knowledgeable on all technicalities of dispute resolution.’

‘An excellent independent law firm with expert lawyers. Stefano Parlatore is an excellent lawyer in banking and finance litigation and in insolvency and restructuring matters, responsive and with experience in multi-jurisdictional cases.

‘Daniele Geronzi and Francesca Colantoni are always available for the client, personally involved in all the files and greatly capable of understanding business fundamentals and technical aspects of a case. Available and flexible in supporting negotiation and tactics.’

Key clients

2i Rete Gas

2i rete Gas Impianti

AerCap

Alibaba Group

Amplifon

Aveleos S.A.

Awas

Banca Popolare di Milano S.p.A.

Banco Santander

Bank of China

Barclays Italia

Barclays PLC

BNL

BNP Paribas

Bondholders Astaldi

Borealis

British American Tobacco

Carnival Cruise Line

CNH Industrial

Costa Crociere

Credit Suisse

Dedalus

Dexia

ENPAPI

Eurostazioni S.p.A.

FCA

Free energia

GE Capital

Gruppo Poste Italiane

Gruppo Unipol

Gucci

Henkel Italia S.r.l.

Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A.

Intesa SanPaolo/Banca IMI

Leonardo

Mercedes Benz Italia

Mercitalia

MPS – Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Parma Calcio 1913 S.r.l.

Philips

Republic of Kazakhstan

Riello

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Sigma-Tau

Tecnimont

Total

Twenty Century Fox

UBS

Ukrainian Republic

UniCredit

Vianini S.p.A.

Employment Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati provides labour law advice to both Italian and multinational companies across a wide variety of sectors, with a focus on post-M&A support, reorganisations and corporate governance, as well as advice on sensitive issues such the employment status of 'gig economy' workers. Practice head and managing partner Alberto Maggi is supported by skilled lawyers of the calibre of Elena Ryolo; the team has also recently been boosted by a raft of newcomers at junior level.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Maggi; Silvia Tozzoli;Tommaso Li Bassi

Testimonials

‘Legance is a really strong legal partner. They are generally very reactive, speak perfectly English and able to support in a timely manner. ‘

‘Daniele Dellacasa provides excellent support. He takes into account the way the client’s business works and provides relevant advice. He also reacts very quickly when there is an urgent query.’

‘Reactivity, knowledge of customer needs and context, business acumen. Proactive proposition and supportive approach’

‘Alberto Maggi always provides outstanding support both in term of specific cases management and, moreover, in term of special operations. Elena Ryolo is concrete, proactive and supportive, with deep knowledge in managing both individual litigations and industrial relations needs.’

‘Silvia Tozzoli is really competent, oriented towards the client needs and she can also understand very quickly what the client needs in order to solve their issues. Strong capacity to manage negotiation with the employee’s lawyers in order to reach the best solution for the client’

‘Elena Ryolo and associate Daniele Dellacasa are very cohesive, well-coordinated and highly skilled. ‘

‘Elena Ryolo is an excellent lawyer and counsel with a unique capacity to understand people, matters, backgrounds and expectations.  In labour law matters, her approach can really make the difference.’

‘Super team at any level. High focus on customer focus, which is a competitive advantage with respect to other firms. Very strong in business acumen.’

Key clients

3M

A2A

Algonquin

Ambarella

Amplifon

Bain Capital

Banca Farmafactoring

Bayer

Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

CDP Immobiliare

Celli Group

Cisco Systems

Comdata Group

Credito Lombardo Veneto

Daikin Applied Europe

Dana Holding Corporation and Dana Italia

Darag

Diageo Italia S.p.A.

F2i

Henkel

ILVA

Just Eat

Kemet Group

Kruk Italia S.p.A.

Legal & General Investment Management

Leonardo S.p.A.

Maire Tecnimont

Mars

MBDA Italia S.p.A.

McDonald’s

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Microsoft

Miroglio Group

Nexi

Parmalat

Perrigo

Poste Italiane

Prometeon

Safilo

Sarepta

Schneider Electric

Semitec

Shire International GmbH

Snam

Sogeaal

Sonatrach

STMicroelectronics

UniCredit

Wise SGR S.p.A.

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

With a wide focus, covering M&A, finance and project finance, the team at Legance - Avvocati Associati led by Monica Colombera is dedicated to energy, projects and infrastructure, and made up by experts in a variety of fields - including administrative law, tax, public law and regulatory. In 2019 the team was substantially strengthened at associate level and also welcomed new more senior figures, including Cristina Martorana from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, who is now head of the energy administrative group. Giovanni Scirocco was promoted to partner; he is particularly well-versed in wind, photovoltaic, biomass and waste-to-energy cases.

Practice head(s):

Monica Colombera

Testimonials

‘Filippo Ruffato is absolutely outstanding as a lawyer in renewable and energy in general. He is available any time, a great negotiator and deal maker.’

‘Strong knowledge of the market, the players, the regulatory context and best practises. Strong commercial attitude: from the risk assessment to the risk allocation and the problem solving ‘

‘The firm provides high-level assistance, with technical skills, a commercial approach and rare capacity to deliver under great pressure and with tightest deadlines. We also appreciate their commercial sensitivity and problem-solving approach, as well as their very fair approach with counterparties and the capacity to create a co-operative work environment which is a key factor for the success of complex transactions in energy and project finance sector.  The relevant partners are widely acknowledged as market leaders, with high technical skills and wide experience in the sector. Another point of strength of the firm is its wide knowledge of regulatory issues and its involvement in major international conferences and technical tables with Italian authorities in the energy and infrastructure sector. Finally, strong internal coordination among different departments, thanks to which the client benefits from full-service assistance in many different profiles of complex deals’

‘Extraordinary commitment and result orientation.’

‘A great competence and knowledge of the consultants that make up the team of environmental experts’

‘Cristina Martorana: high professionalism combined with a charismatic personality’

‘Always approachable and provide quick answers. You feel you are taken care of with a very professional and efficient manner’

‘The team is very strong top to bottom. The partners are hands-on on the deals and they bring all the experience and expertise in all the deals they work on’

‘They are insightful, result-oriented and not afraid of taking a stance in the complex Italian legal environment’

Key clients

2i Rete Gas

Acea S.p.A.

Alpiq

AMGAS

Arapower

Avelos

Banco BPM

BKW Group

Blue Energy Group

BNP Paribas

BPER Banca

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Castello SGR

Crédit Agricole

Cubico

E2i Rete Gas

Ecosuntek

EF Solare

Enel

Energean

Equitix

European Investment Bank (EIB)

EWT Italia Development

F2i

Greentech

Green Arrow Capital SGR S.p.A.

(formerly Quadrivio Capital SGR S.p.A.)

Gruppo Intesa SanPaolo

ING Bank

Innogy Italia S.p.A.

Italgas

Maccaferri Industrial Group

Moncada

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

NextEnergy

Plenium Partners

Quercus

Sonatrach Raffineria Italiana

Sonnedix

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

Tages Capital

Toto Holding

UBI Banca

UniCredit

Zouk Capital LLP

Industry focus: Retail Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati, which is praised for its 'excellent business initiative' and 'flexibility', provides multidisciplinary advice to clients in the retail sector. Co-heads of the retail team Gabriele Capecchi and Giuseppe Abbruzzese have expertise in corporate and M&A, finance, tax and administrative law. The practice is highly experienced in all aspects of real estate for the retail sector, and the team has recently been involved in a number of high-profile matters, including Invesco Real Estate's acquisition of Garage Traversi in Milan. The team also provides cross-border assistance; for example, Capecchi was instrumental in assisting P+P Studio with the opening of the Flannels concept store in London in 2018.

Practice head(s):

Gabriele Capecchi; Giuseppe Abbruzzese

Key clients

Hines

Borletti Group

Fondo UIU

Crédit Agricole

BNP Paribas

Invesco Real Estate

UniCredit

UBI Banca

Kering

Corum Asset Management

P+P Studio

Generali Real Estate

Uniqlo

Torre

Starbucks

Savills

Private equity Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati has extensive experience of assisting private equity and sovereign wealth funds, corporations and financial conglomerates on private equity transactions. The team stands out for the strength of its fund formation team, led by Enzo Schiavello, but clients also benefit from the firm's specialist advice on regulatory matters, banking and finance, and tax. Filippo Troisi advises domestic and international private equity funds on complex deals and cross-border transactions; and Bruno Bartocci acts for private equity funds on acquisitions, mergers, divestitures and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Troisi; Bruno Bartocci; Alberto Giampieri; Giovanni Nardulli; Andrea Fedi; Piero Venturini; Marco Gubitosi; Federica Pomero

Testimonials

The practice is able to execute very complex financing structures (even across different jurisdictions) and this highly dedicated team is available on short notice.

It has a very pragmatic and professional approach.

Key clients

Advent International

Alpha Group

Apax Partners

Apollo Global Management

Ares Life Sciences

Bain Capital

Blackstone

Cabot Square Capital

Centerbridge

Change Capital Partners

Charme Capital Partners SGR

Charterhouse

Clessidra

CVC Capital Partners

DWS – Deutsche Bank infrastructure fund

F2i SGR

Fortress Investment Group

Green Arrow Capital SGR

Goldman Sachs

GreenOak

GTCR

JP Morgan Real Estate

Lone Star Funds

Mandarin Capital Partners

Neuberger Berman

Oaktree Capital

Permira

Waypoint Capital

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's interdisciplinary group comprises lawyers from the firm's banking and finance, litigation, corporate finance, tax, labour, and shipping and aviation teams. The firm's highly rated banking practice makes it a strong choice for lender-led restructuring work, while the corporate finance practice assists borrowers with distressed M&A transactions. The firm is also active in restructuring and insolvency-related disputes. Alberto GiampieriGiandomenico Ciaramella and Luca Autuori advise on sophisticated restructurings. Stefano Parlatore is active on the litigation side, and aviation sector specialist Daniele Geronzi acts in extraordinary administration and bankruptcy procedures.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Giampieri; Stefano Parlatore; Luca Autuori; Marco Graziani; Daniele Geronzi; Giandomenico Ciaramella; Daria Pastore

Testimonials

The Legance restructuring and insolvency department is unique for the extent of its competence range, the engagement and effort, and the deep involvement it puts into the files reviewed and followed. In short, it gives clients constant and daily support on legal matters and even on technical and financial issues linked to them, in order to provide 360° management and support on particularly complex files.’

Daniele Geronzi is one of the best partners around in the context of restructuring files. His big effort and continual availability for the client’s needs are much appreciated. It makes the client feel supported all the time on every single aspect of the file.

Key clients

Aurora Recovery Capital

Banco BPM

BNL

BNP Paribas

Cementir Group

Energia Italiana

Intesa Sanpaolo

Koelliker

Maschio Gaspardo

Moncada Energy Group

Provincia Lombardo Veneta dell’Ordine Ospedaliero San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli

Tax Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati acts on tax matters involving the real estate, project finance, fashion and luxury, and financial institutions and investment funds sectors. The firm also fields experts in transfer pricing issues and has a robust litigation practice. Claudia Gregori advises on project finance, real estate and shipping matters, and Marco Graziani acts on the tax side to M&A, private equity, financing, restructuring and real estate deals. Luca Dal Cerro, who is noted for the tax structuring of investments, joined from Linklaters. Recently appointed senior counsel, Francesco Di Bari assists with banking, structured finance and capital market transactions; and counsel Gabriella Geatti frequently acts before the tax courts.

Practice head(s):

Claudia Gregori; Marco Graziani; Luca Dal Cerro

Testimonials

It is always able to find solutions in an articulate manner, including Italian taxation that needs interpretation.

The team is available, open to dialogue and able to provide clear operational advice.

Legance is different from other law firms. The approach it has is very good and really suits clients.

The Legance tax team amazes with its level of competence. It quickly understands clients’ needs and is able to answer them in the best way possible.

Claudia Gregori is on top of it all and know hows to act. She ensures that everything is being taken care of – she is top of the bill when it comes to Italian tax law.

Marco Graziani is really valued for his technical knowledge, and his ability to analyse and find out exactly how best to answer his client’s needs. Marco pays lots of attention to details and clients like that. They are quite amazed by his competence and ability to find a solution to complex issues. His advice gives clients lots of comfort in this moving environment.

Luca Dal Cerro is great and technically excellent.

Key clients

AXA Insurance Group

Aviva Investors

BNP Paribas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Chequers Capital Partenaires

CBRE Global Investors

ING Group

Fortress

Ferragamo Group

F2i

Eurazeo

ENEL Group

Partners Group

Savills Investment Management

Intesa Group

Intermediate Capital Group

Denso Group

Moncada Group

Rhea Vendors Group

Schroder Adveq

Lombard Odier

Wisequity

Vestas Asset Management

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati focuses on the provision of investment services, the solicitation of investments, and the offering of financial instruments off-site. It also specialises in the capital requirements applicable to banks and other financial institutions, authorisation procedures, and AML issues. Marco Penna's banking law expertise includes regulatory capital and financial intermediaries incorporated under the Italian Banking Act. Senior associate Giovanna Tassitano assists banks, insurance companies and financial institutions with regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Giannelli; Marco Penna; Gian Paolo Tagariello

Testimonials

This is a really very competent practice.

Key clients

Advent International

Afex

Agos Ducato

Apax Partners

Argo Finanziaria

Aviva

Banca Farmafactoring

Banca Finint

Banca Popolare di Milano

BPER Banca

CaCib

CBRE

Credito di Romagna

Credito Fondiario

Dell

Elliott

Fiditalia

Finest

Fortress Investment Group

Illimity

King Street

Mediobanca

Capital markets: Equity Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati advises on IPOs, and listings and offerings in regulated markets and multilateral trading facilities. The practice also assists with secondary market and rights offerings, public tender offers, employee stock offerings, and corporate finance transactions involving equities and securities. It is particularly active in the MTA and AIM market listing process. Giorgio Vanzanelli regularly advises on IPO and other equity matters; and senior counsel Marzio Ciani handles the international and Italian side of ECM deals.

Practice head(s):

Giorgio Vanzanelli

Key clients

Aeroporti di Roma

AEW Europe

Agos Ducato

AIM Vicenza

Amplifon

A2A

Banca IMI

2i Rete Gas

Alperia

Caleffi

CNHI

Compass Banca

doBank

Enel

Energy Lab

FCA

Ferrari

Fortress Investment Group

ING Bank

J.P. Morgan

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

Natixis

Unipol Gruppo

Tper

SACE

Société Générale

Amundi SGR

UniCredit

Compliance Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati 's practice covers Decree 231 issues, privacy, data protection and anti-corruption. Marco Penna assists with the compliance aspects surrounding AML and the provision of banking and financial services. Andrea Fedi is noted for compliance, privacy and anti-bribery matters.

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati advises on the application of data protection laws and their interaction with corporate, banking, antitrust and labour law. Representative work includes the establishment of privacy organisational charts; data protection by design and default in relation to the development of new technologies; and the processing of data involving criminal offences as well as the healthcare sector. The department also assists with DPA proceedings. Andrea Fedi is a compliance specialist, and senior associate Lucio Scudiero advises on data protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fedi

Key clients

Ales

Essity

Ferriera Valsider

Hausmann & Co.

Mediobanca

Miroglio

Nuovo Pignone International

Polinelli

Selle Royal

Kolbrain

Just Eat Italy

EU and competition law Tier 4

With Vito Auricchio at the helm, the Milan and Rome-based EU, antitrust and regulation practice at Legance - Avvocati Associati focuses on merger filings, cartel investigations and abuse cases. Civil litigation matters are gaining importance for the department; this ongoing development has propelled promotions and acquisitions of new talent in the early months of 2019, especially at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Vito Auricchio

Key clients

Iliad

Cementir

Bayer

Total

BPER Banca

Auchan

Costa Crociere/Carnival

Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

With strong experience in the telecoms sector, the TMT team at Legance - Avvocati Associati stands out for its specialism in administrative and regulatory law. Team head Valerio Mosca, who was promoted to counsel in 2019, maintains a focus on judicial proceedings and M&A transactions for telecoms and media companies. His 'deep knowledge' of the sector was also called upon when he assisted major client Iliad with its public tender for the assignment of 5G frequencies, a complex matter worth €1.3bn. Elsewhere, the practice's expertise spans e-commerce, internet services and day-to-day assistance for media and entertainment companies.

Practice head(s):

Valerio Mosca

Testimonials

The most important quality of the Legance Team in the TMT sector is the ability to reach the expected goal. The team is extremely helpful planning legal solutions and strategies that also take into account our business needs. They are reliable and possess a high level of quality. In addition, Legance combines a deep knowledge of the TLC sector with a strong comprehension of the technical aspects of the company’s activity.’

Valerio Mosca, the team head, has a deep knowledge of the TLC sector (also from a technical standpoint), and his work is characterized by the quality of advice, and by his understanding of the business needs of the company.’

Key clients

Assotelecomunicazioni – Asstel

Commify Italy

Digital Galaxy

Fastweb

F2i SGR

Gruppo San Donato

Iliad Italia

Italiaonline

Postepay

ZAL Telecomunicazioni

Intellectual property Tier 5

Legance - Avvocati Associati's IP department is now co-led by Paolo Marzano and former Clifford Chance Italy IP head Monica Riva, who was one of a number of new additions to the team during 2019. The recent hires have significantly strengthened the firm's offering, which now covers patents, trademarks, copyright, design, know-how and trade secrets, unfair competition and misleading advertising as well as IT, e-commerce and franchise matters.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Marzano

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Amplifon S.p.A.

3d Produzioni

Feudi di San Gregorio

Zelig Media

The Firm
Legance is an independent law firm with offices in Milan, Rome, London and New York.
Founded in 2007 by a group of acclaimed partners, Legance distinguishes itself in the legal market as a point of reference for both clients and institutions.
It is no coincidence that the name Legance recalls unity and excellence, principles that were at the forefront in the foundation of the firm.
Independent, dynamic, international and institutional are the qualities that most characterise the strength of the firm and have contributed to it becoming a leader in the legal market.
The value of the group is regarded as a characteristic that amplifies each individual’s qualities and skills, the constant attention to clients, the careful evaluation of business objectives and an unconventional approach capable of anticipating legal requirements, 24 hour availability have helped to establish Legance as a recognised leader in domestic and international markets.
Due to its strong international practice Legance can support clients over several geographical areas, and can organise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional teams whenever required.

Areas of practice
Legance has a diverse and extensive practice covering the following areas: administrative law; banking and finance; compliance; corporate finance; data protection; debt capital markets; dispute resolution; employment and industrial relations; energy, project and infrastructure; environmental law; equity capital markets; EU, antitrust and regulation; financial intermediaries regulations; food law; insurance law; intellectual property; investment funds; non performing loans; real estate; restructuring and insolvency; shipping, aviation and transportation; tax law; telecommunications, media and technology; white collar crimes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate finance Filippo Troisi
Corporate finance Bruno Bartocci
Banking and finance Andrea Giannelli
Project finance Monica Colombera
Project finance Filippo Ruffato
Debt capital markets Andrea Giannelli
Equity capital markets Giorgio Vanzanelli
Equity capital markets Marzio Ciani
Financial intermediaries regulation Andrea Giannelli
Financial intermediaries regulation Marco Penna
Investment funds Enzo Schiavello
Investment funds Barbara Sancisi
Dispute resolution Stefano Parlatore
Dispute resolution Daniele Geronzi
Restructuring and insolvency Giandomenico Ciaramella
Restructuring and insolvency Luca Autuori
EU, antitrust and regulation Vito Auricchio
Labour and employment Alberto Maggi
Labour and employment Tommaso Li Bassi
Tax Marco Graziani
Tax Claudia Gregori
Administrative law Filippo Pacciani
Administrative law Alessandro Botto
Real estate Gabriele Capecchi
Real estate Giuseppe Abbruzzese
Energy, gas and natural resources Monica Colombera
Energy, gas and natural resources Filippo Ruffato
Compliance Andrea Fedi
Shipping, aviation and transportation Claudia Gregori
Shipping, aviation and transportation Iacopo Fontana
Intellectual property Paolo Marzano
Intellectual property Gabriella Rubino
Technology, media, telecommunications Valerio Mosca
Environmental law Giuseppe Abbruzzese
Insurance Gian Paolo Tagariello
Law and technology Gabriele Capecchi
Energy, gas and natural resources Giovanni Scirocco
Administrative law Cristina Martorana
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Giuseppe Abbruzzese  photo Mr Giuseppe Abbruzzese Partner
Mr Luca Autuori  photo Mr Luca Autuori Partner
Mr Bruno Bartocci  photo Mr Bruno Bartocci Senior Partner
Mr Niccolò Bertolini Clerici  photo Mr Niccolò Bertolini Clerici Partner
 Andrea Botti photo Andrea Botti Partner
Mr Gabriele Capecchi  photo Mr Gabriele Capecchi Partner
Mr Marzio Ciani  photo Mr Marzio Ciani Senior Counsel
Mr Giandomenico Ciaramella  photo Mr Giandomenico Ciaramella Partner
Mrs Monica Colombera  photo Mrs Monica Colombera Senior Partner
Mr Luca Dal Cerro  photo Mr Luca Dal Cerro Partner
Mr Andrea Giannelli  photo Mr Andrea Giannelli Senior Partner
Mr Giacomo Gitti  photo Mr Giacomo Gitti Senior Counsel
Ms Claudia Gregori  photo Ms Claudia Gregori Partner
Mr Marco Gubitosi  photo Mr Marco Gubitosi Partner
Mr Guido Iannoni Sebastiani  photo Mr Guido Iannoni Sebastiani Partner
Mr Tommaso Li Bassi  photo Mr Tommaso Li Bassi Partner
Mr Alberto Maggi  photo Mr Alberto Maggi Managing Partner
Mrs Cristina Martorana  photo Mrs Cristina Martorana Partner
 Alessandra Palatini photo Alessandra Palatini Senior Counsel
Mr Antonio Palazzolo  photo Mr Antonio Palazzolo Partner
Mr Marco Penna  photo Mr Marco Penna Partner
Mr Vittorio Pozzi  photo Mr Vittorio Pozzi Partner
Mr Filippo Ruffato  photo Mr Filippo Ruffato Partner
Mrs Barbara Sancisi  photo Mrs Barbara Sancisi Partner
Mr Enzo Schiavello  photo Mr Enzo Schiavello Senior Partner
Mrs Silvia Tozzoli  photo Mrs Silvia Tozzoli Partner
Mr Giorgio Vanzanelli  photo Mr Giorgio Vanzanelli Partner
Mr Piero Venturini  photo Mr Piero Venturini Partner
Number of lawyers : 273
in this country : 265
at this office : 161
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Legance is an independent Italian law firm with international spirit and scope

We are an independent Italian law firm with the capabilities and global coverage necessary to assist clients on cross-border transactions and across multiple jurisdictions, delivering effective, innovative and integrated solutions that combine local expertise and global experience to meet any legal challenge.

The decision to operate independently from an international network originated from our desire to maintain a strong national identity and organisational and operational flexibility.

Our reputation of offering the highest level of international competence, scope and insight is guaranteed through our close collaboration with leading foreign law firms rigorously selected for each practice area.

Through a so-called “Country Partners” system over the years we have built a solid and proven network of non-exclusive relationships that enable us to assist clients on international transactions with responsiveness and flexibility. We select the most appropriate partners in each jurisdiction through a competitive procedure based on specific criteria defined with our clients.

We provide market-leading international assistance across multiple countries and jurisdictions, working with leading foreign law firms in all European and US jurisdictions as well as in the main economic areas of interest, including the LATAM region, North and South Africa, the Balkan States, Turkey, the Middle East and Far East.

Our London and New York offices are testament to our Firm’s international vocation and continuous commitment to strengthening our global presence while guaranteeing proximity to international clients and partners.

Recognising the increasing importance of relations between Italy and China, we have set up a dedicated China Desk at our Milan office, led by Gabriele Capecchi and coordinated by Luca Chiang.


Legance is strongly committed to a social responsibility programme. This programme, managed by a CSR Committee, involves on the one hand several pro bono activities, aimed at offering free legal assistance to people and communities who are in need of support; on the other hand, it includes assistance in legal and non-legal matters (with the support of the firm’s staff) in favour of organisations which promote and support human rights and the rule of law.

Since its foundation, Legance’s partners have also created and supported a nonprofit organisation called Ri-Diamo, which – with the voluntary support of each partner, professional and staff – selects and financially supports specific projects for needy people and communities.

Over the years, we have carried out a long list of projects, this just gives us more incentive to keep supporting and cooperating with Ri-Diamo.