Legance - Avvocati Associati > Rome, Italy > Firm Profile

Legance - Avvocati Associati
VIA DI SAN NICOLA DA TOLENTINO 67
00187 ROMA
Italy

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

Legance – Avvocati Associati has a large and well-established public law team across Rome and Milan, comprising significant expertise in various fields. Public contracts and utilities are an area of particular strength, especially for key figure Alessandro Botto, who is also a much-appreciated litigator. In this capacity, he often collaborates with the civil litigation department to deal with disputes relating to the execution of public contracts before Ordinary Courts. Giuseppe Abbruzzese coordinates the real estate sub-group and focuses on real estate transactions. Cristina Martorana has a strong focus on the energy sector. Filippo Pacciani is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Abbruzzese; Alessandro Botto; Filippo Pacciani; Cristina Martorana

Other key lawyers:

Alessandra Palatini; Valeria Viti

Testimonials

‘They are responsive and available; they go in-depth in the issues with a broad and complete approach.

‘A firm of competent professionals, always available and with great preparation in the most diverse subjects and have a methodical approach.’

‘The strengths of the team are availability and empathy, as well as great technical competence. A prepared, reactive, quick team. The opinions provided are clear, complete, well written and exhaustive.’

‘Ability to work as a team. Professionalism. Constantly up-to-date. Monica Cristina Martorana deserves a special mention. Giuseppe Abruzzese and Alessandra Palatini are both prepared, available and very careful to grasp the underlying operational issues and to suggest viable solutions.’

‘Great experience and knowledge of the subject. Never pressing on payments and billing. Cristina Martorana is always available and leads an excellent team.’

‘Great professionalism, combined with constant attention to customer needs. Working with Cristina Martorana is always a pleasure. Timeliness in the intervention and constant presence of senior partners. Continuous presence of Giuseppe Abbruzzese during the management of matter.’

‘Always punctual and reliable. They are able to explain all the steps in simple terms, and to share decisions. And this in a context where our company is also made up of non-Italian members. Cristina Martorana has acquired such expertise in the sector also from a commercial point of view that manages to combine business needs with regulatory prerogatives.’

‘Filippo Pacciani is competent, present and  searches for the best solution for the customer that contemplates all business needs.’

Key clients

Aeroporti di Roma

Aeroporti di Puglia

CAV – Concessioni Autostradali Venete

Lotterie Nazionali – Lottomatica

Gruppo San Donato

Trenitalia

CINECA

York Capital

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato

Iren Group

Fincantieri

Hitachi Rail STS

BNP Paribas REIM SGR

Torre SGR

Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

Generali SGR

Invesco Real Estate

InvestiRE

Vestas Asset Management

Partners Group

JP Morgan

Savills

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Italgas

Snam

Energean

Whysol

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Salov

RAI – Radio Televisione Italiana

UniCamillus – Saint Camillus International University of Health Sciences

NTT DATA Italia

PLC S.p.A.

Taconic Capital

RWE

Leonardo

Mercitalia Rail

Siram

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Iren Ambiente S.p.A. in the appeal before the Regional Administrative Court of Lombardy– Milan, initiated by Iren Ambiente against the tender procedure called by the Municipality of Milan for the concession of the public service for the integrated management of urban and assimilated waste in Milan.
  • Assistance to Trenitalia S.p.A. in the legal proceedings promoted by an economic operator before the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio – Rome for the annulment of the award and all the acts of the open tender procedure for the award of the Framework Agreements with single economic operator for the assignment of cleaning services of rolling stock and industrial plants (Liguria Lot) called by Trenitalia for a value of approximately €30 million.
  • Assistance to NTT DATA Italia S.p.A. in the trial before the Regional Administrative Court of Rome against the award of the tender for the supply of the services related to the production and maintenance of software in Microsoft and PHP environment.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s department advises on leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financings, along with syndicated loans, debt restructuring and securities lending transactions. Monica Colombera is the energy, project and infrastructure practice’s lead partner, while Andrea Giannelli is banking and finance head. Also integral to the group are Emanuele EspositiLuca Autuori and Guido Iannoni Sebastianini, along with Filippo Ruffato, Giovanni Scirocco, Giandomenico Ciaramella, Antonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi. Other key names are senior counsels Francesca Brilli and Simone Ambrogi (who was recently promoted), and managing associate Marco Gagliardi.

Testimonials

Flexibility, competence and ease of dialogue with counterparties and banks.

Stays close to its clients and is competent in every aspect of a deal, even ancillary issues.

Fast in the analysis and feedback phases. Unlike other firms, their ability to analyse clients’ needs brings added value to the deal.

An available, multidisciplinary team that is able to understand clients’ priorities and deliver with above-average results.

We are very happy to use the Legance banking and financing team, alongside its private equity practice, as they deliver an excellent all-round service.

Commercial acumen, well-rounded approach, and the ability to be problem solvers.

Giovanni Scirocco has the excellent ability to accompany the client during every phase of the deal, bringing significant added value thanks to his excellent negotiating skills.

Tommaso Bernasconi understands our needs, and he is very commercial and to the point.

Key clients

ASTM

Bluefield Partners

Castello SGR

EF Solare

Enel

F2i – Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture

Green Arrow Capital

NextEnergy

Nexi

Oaktree

REAM SGR

Sonnedix

Sorgenia

Tages

Tonello Energie

Zouk Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nexi with the structuring and negotiation of an acquisition bridge financing, which related to the acquisition by way of merger of Nets into Nexi.
  • Assisting REAM SGR with the negotiation of the financial documents concerning the acquisition, through an alternative investment fund managed by REAM SGR, of two office buildings (Spark 1 and Spark 2) that are under construction.
  • Assisted EF Solare Italia with a €160m financing provided by Crédit Agricole CIB, ING and Intesa Sanpaolo.

Italy > Employment Tier 1

Legance – Avvocati Associati is among the main employment law advisors to many Italian and international companies, who mostly benefit from the firm’s multi-practice approach, encompassing corporate, regulatory, tax, health and safety and IP advice. Labour aspects of M&A transactions are central to the team and an area of great activity in the past year; it is among practice head Alberto Maggi‘s core specialisms. Silvia Tozzoli  especially stands out when acting on major reorganizations or implementation of innovative business models. Elena Ryolo is also highly recognised, in particular in connection to trade union consultations and the use of State welfare, redundancy and unemployment programs.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Maggi

Other key lawyers:

Silvia Tozzoli; Tommaso Li Bassi; Elena Ryolo

Testimonials

‘The answers are always complete and given on time. The firm has always shown great professionalism.’

‘Listening skills, immediate understanding of problems and identification of risks. Great punctuality and willingness to respect the timing of the projects assigned with professionalism and competence. In general, the product of the team’s work is always complete and accurate, hardly need a second interaction to refine or complete content, with great benefit for the timely resolution of the legal issues submitted to them.’

‘Elena Ryolo, Senior Counsel. A technically very prepared lawyer with great understanding of the psychological and motivational aspects of labour law issues, and a remarkable vision of the practical implications of legal decisions. Daniele Dellacasa, Managing Associate. A lover of labour law, always up-to-date and able to offer important contributions in decision-making processes.’

‘Tommaso Li Bassi is able to identify solid solutions for critical situations.’

‘Pragmatic legal advice – it’s not just a description about what the Italian law says, but spot on pragmatic advice to take into account the specific context/industry’

‘The overall work of the team is excellent, and each single component considered individually demonstrates a very high level of customer orientation in terms of understanding the needs, willingness to give maximum support in evaluating alternative solutions, timeliness and dedication.’

‘Excellence in service, maximum professionalism and absolute availability in understanding the customer’s needs.’

‘Elena Ryolo combines an extremely deep technical knowledge with a high degree of practicality.’

Key clients

3M

A2A

Algonquin

Ambarella

Amplifon

Avis Budget

Bain Capital

Banca Farmafactoring

Bang & Olufsen

Bayer

BeiGene (Ltd)

Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

Caleffi S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Cattolica Assicurazioni

CDP Immobiliare

Celli Group

Centric Software

Cisco Systems

Comdata Group

CommScope

Credito Lombardo Veneto

Cutler & Gross

Daikin Applied Europe

Dana Holding Corporation and Dana Italia

Darag

Diageo Italia S.p.A.

De’ Longhi

Eni S.p.A.

F2i

Feltrinelli

Henkel

ILVA

Kemet Group

Lesaffre Italia

Legal & General Investment Management

Leonardo S.p.A.

Lutech

Maire Tecnimont

Mars

MBDA Italia S.p.A.

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Microsoft

Miroglio Group

Nexi

Parmalat

Olon (Fidia pharma group)

Perrigo

Poste Italiane

Prometeon

Rheinmetall

Safilo

Schneider Electric

Semitec

Shire International GmbH

Snam

SOBI (Swedish Orphan Biovitrum)

Sogeaal

Sonatrach

STMicroelectronics

Sumo Logic

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Group

UniCredit

Tyvak

William Blain International

Wise SGR S.p.A.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s practice is consistently active in energy-related financings, M&A and administrative law matters; and clients benefit from the group’s regular co-operation with the firm’s tax, dispute resolution, regulatory, antitrust, and banking and finance departments. Lead partner of the energy, project and infrastructure practice, Monica Colombera, is routinely involved in major energy transactions; Filippo Ruffato advises on energy and infrastructure-related project financing, project development and M&A; Giovanni Scirocco is a project finance expert; and Cristina Martorana is an administrative and environmental law specialist. Antonio Palazzolo recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

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Testimonials

Highly competent professionals with a keen understanding of commercial issues.

Specific technical skills in the economic functioning of the Italian energy market.

Legance combines very high legal competences with the ability to understand business needs and support clients when setting up initiatives.

Legance is aligned with the quality standards of the best international firms that are active in Italy.

The team has good industry knowledge and is well connected in the market.

The team is very responsive and offers pragmatic advice where appropriate.

Monica Colombera and Cristina Martorana have great knowledge of this area and excellent interpersonal skills.

Giovanni Scirocco is very knowledgeable, calm and solutions oriented, and combines excellent knowledge of the legal system with pragmatic advice, taking ownership of the issues.

Key clients

2i Rete Gas

Acea

Alpiq

AMGAS

Aura Power Developments

Banco BPM

BKW Group

BNP Paribas

BPER Banca

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Crédit Agricole

Cubico Sustainable Investment

EF Solare

Enel

Energean

Equitix

European Investment Bank

F2i Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture

Green Arrow Capital SGR

Intesa SanPaolo Group

Italgas

Moncada Energy Group

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

NextEnergy Capital

RWE

Sonnedix

Snam Rete Gas

Tages Capital

UniCredit

Whysol Investment Group

Zouk Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisted F2i with the sale to Predica Energies Durables of a 30% stake in the share capital of EF Solare Italia (an F2i subsidiary that specialises in the photovoltaic sector).
  • Assisted a pool of lenders (Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco BPM, BayernLB, ING Bank Milan Branch and Unicredit) with a green loan financing in favour of Windrose Holding.
  • Assisted photovoltaic operator, EF Solare Italia, with a €160m financing, provided by Crédit Agricole Cib, ING and Intesa Sanpaolo.

Italy > Investment funds Tier 1

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s investment funds department acts for leading asset management firms, shareholders, investors and other domestic and non-domestic market players on the planning, structuring, formation and marketing of investment funds; the team has particular expertise in private equity, venture capital, private debt and real estate funds. Enzo Schiavello focuses on the structuring and establishment of alternative investment schemes; Barbara Sancisi advises private equity and other alternative asset fund managers, institutional investors and investment advisers; and managing associate Riccardo Daguati is experienced in collective asset management matters.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Historical knowledge of the company, which facilitates communication and speedy responses to urgent needs.

Deep knowledge of the reference sector and regulatory matters.

Enzo Schiavello is a very valid person professionally and a great connoisseur of the technicalities of investment funds.

Barbara Sancisi combines technical skills with communication and negotiation skills.

I have collaborated with Barbara Sancisi and Enzo Schiavello, both highly professional professionals. I appreciated their in-depth analysis of the documents, experience in dealing with complex and non-standard structures, and management of negotiations with the counterparty.

Key clients

21 Investimenti SGR

a2a

Aksìa Group SGR

Alcedo SGR

Alfieri

Alto Partners SGR

Aquileia

Arsenale SGR

BNP Paribas REIM SGR

CapVest

Castello SGR

CDP Immobiliare SGR

CDP Venture Capital SGR

Charme Capital Partners SGR

Chequers Capital

Credito Fondiario

DeA Capital Real Estate SGR

Entangled Capital SGR

Equiter

Ersel SGR

European Investment Bank

European Investment Fund

FIEE SGR – Fondo Italiano Per Efficienza Energetica

Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR

Gradiente SGR

HAT Orizzonte SGR

HAT SICAF

Hayfin

Invel

Invitalia

ITAGO SGR

Menarini

Neip III SICAF

P101 SGR

Partners Group

PM&Partners SGR

Pomona Capital

Prelios SGR

Progressio SGR

Quantix SIM

Quinta Capital SGR

Sagitta SGR

Sofinnova Partners

Tikehau Investment Management

Ver Capital SGR

Wise Equity SGR

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the structuring of an infrastructure fund, Equiter Infrastructure II, dedicated to investments in Italy in social and digital infrastructure, utilities, urban regeneration and tourism (under a joint venture agreement between Ersel Asset Management and Equiter).
  • Assisted with the restructuring of the FNT fund, Fondo Nazionale del Turismo, as a fund of funds that aims to support the tourism sector and the entrepreneurs managing Italy’s major hotels.
  • Assistance with the launch and fundraising of FIEE II – Fondo Italiano per l’Efficienza Energetica II, a private equity fund focused on energy efficiency projects (with European Investment Bank acting as anchor investor of the fund).

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Fielding a sizeable team of real estate-focused professionals, Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s multidisciplinary practice has expertise in sales, acquisitions, financing, developments, funds and lease contracts. It also advises on various types of buildings, including office, retail, shopping centres, logistics, hotels, residential and student housing. Co-heading the practice are Gabriele Capecchi, an adviser to primary investors on real estate acquisitions, sales, developments and management projects, and Giuseppe Abbruzzese, who predominantly focuses on the administrative law aspects of real estate transactions. Elena GeneriniMarco Mastrorosa and Alessandra Palatini are experienced senior counsels.

Testimonials

Superior quality, competence and speed are its superior traits, making Legance a firm that clearly stands out on the Italian scene.

Excellent knowledge of market standards.

Coverage of all the issues that can emerge during complex transactions.

Partners’ ability to summarise the issues that arise during various working tables.

Respect for deadlines, 24-hour availability and speed of responses.

The team boasts professionals who are accurate, competent and prompt in responding to requests for assistance, even when challenging in terms of timing and breadth or complexity of content.’

Alberto Giampieri is a true champion in terms of competence, problem-solving skills, authority and 360-degree vision. The skills of his younger collaborators are also impressive, among which managing associate Francesca Iannò stands out.

Gabriele Capecchi is a professional of absolute value and competence – extreme competence and attention with concrete and decisive solutions. To this professionalism are added interpersonal skills and management of processes and complex interlocutors, as well as an understanding of the relevant market and business dynamics.

Key clients

Azimut

Batipart

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Borletti Group

Cale Street Partners

Castello SGR

CBRE Global Investors

Crédit Agricole

DeA Capital Real Estate

Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

FFF Asset Management

Generali Italia

Hines

Invesco Real Estate

InvestiRE SGR

JP Morgan Asset Management

Keys REIM

Kryalos SGR

Mirastar

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Nuveen

Partners Group

Prelios SGR

Savills Investment Management

Starbucks

Vestas Investment Management

UniCredit

Unipol Gruppo

Work highlights

  • Assisted with the creation of a private rent sector fund.
  • Assisted Batipart with the acquisition and subsequent long-term lease of a pan-European real estate portfolio, including 7 Leroy Merlin and Brico stores.
  • Assisted Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena with the sale of a large real estate portfolio.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s financial intermediaries regulation department advises banking, financial and insurance firms, as well as private equity firms, on the regulatory issues surrounding litigation and M&A. Financial markets specialist Marco Penna leads the team, which includes experienced senior counsel and regulatory specialist Marco Romanelli, a 2020 hire from Studio Legale Carbonetti e Associati. Senior partner-level support is provided by banking and debt capital markets head Andrea Giannelli, and insurance and banking and finance sector expert Gian Paolo Tagariello. Counsel Giovanna Tassitano and managing associate Giuseppe Alessandro are also noted.

Testimonials

True understanding of the banking business and its regulatory implications.

Great for its 360-vision, interaction, depth of analysis and delivery.

Marco Penna is a strong role model in his areas of expertise.

Key clients

Advent International

Apax Partners

Argo Finanziaria

Aviva

Banca Finint

Banca Progetto

Banca Sistema

BPM

BPER Banca

CaCib

CBRE

Dell

Elliott

Finest

Fortress Investment Group

Mediobanca

Nexi

UniCredit

Work highlights

  • Advised Nexi (and its subsidiaries) on the regulatory issues surrounding a cross-border M&A transaction with Nets, a merger with SIA, and the issuance of of two senior unsecured high-yield notes.
  • Assisted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with the regulatory aspects surrounding the cross-border merger with French group PSA.
  • Assisted Credito Fondiario with the establishment of an asset management company.

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's team routinely advises banking and financial institutions on leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine and real estate financings, as well as syndicated loans. The group is co-led by Andrea Giannelli, who advises on complex transactions; and 'brilliant professionalMonica Colombera, an energy and infrastructure project finance specialist. Also integral to the department are highly rated banking and finance partners Emanuele EspositiLuca Autuori and Guido Iannoni Sebastianini; next generation partners Giovanni SciroccoAntonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi; and recently promoted senior counsel Simone AmbrogiAndrea Mazzola is an experienced senior associate.

Testimonials

Very trained and focused teams, with excellent problem-solving qualities – complete professionals, who are able to satisfy the client’s needs and constantly look for solutions to make work faster and more fluid.

The team has international experience, a strong track record in the management of complex structures, and a level of service that is tailored to the needs of the Italian market.

Proactivity, dedication, passion, professionalism and competence… a very results-oriented team.

Legance has the capacity to provide clients with innovative solutions to complex legal matters, and to create cross-office teams that are capable of bringing the right expertise across a wide spectrum of areas.

Andrea Giannelli has outstanding experience, problem-solving abilities and professionalism.

Monica Colombera is a brilliant professional, who is highly competent and client oriented.

Guido Iannoni has a strong commitment to operations, with high levels of availability and presence during the mandate. He has in-depth knowledge of the bank and its needs and policies, directing legal negotiations towards solutions that are in compliance with the bank’s policies.

Managing associate Marco Gagliardi shows a high level of competence and technical preparation, accompanied by significant commitment and availability. Marco is always available to evaluate open negotiation issues, assess the proposed solutions, and identify new alternatives; he also shows strong negotiating skills and strong counterpart management skills.

Key clients

ASTM

Banca IMI

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

Banco BPM

Banco di Sardegna

Banco Santander

BNP Paribas

Banca Popolare di Sondrio

BPER Banca

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Crédit Agricole CIB

European Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs International Bank

ING Bank

Generali Real Estate SGR

Intesa SanPaolo Group

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario

MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese

Natixis

Nexi

Société Générale

UniCredit

Work highlights

  • Assisted a pool of banks, including (among others) Mediobanca and Intesa Sanpaolo with the financing granted to a vehicle controlled by F2i SGR and Asterion, which aims to acquire Sorgenia, as well as a financing made available to F2i ER1 and F2i ER2.
  • Assisted a pool of lenders (J P Morgan, BNP Paribas, UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking, Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario and Morgan Stanley), with the Italian corporate law aspects surrounding the financing for the acquisition from BC Partners of up to approximately 45% in Sofima.
  • Assisted a pool of lenders (Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco BPM, BayernLB, ING Bank Milan Branch and Unicredit) with a green loan financing in favour of Windrose Holding.

Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's banking and finance group is coordinated by senior partner Andrea Giannelli, a structured finance and DCM transactions specialist. The team covers a wide range of areas, including issues of bonds and other debt securities, securitisation of  receivables, covered bonds, debt restructurings, derivatives, securities lending transactions and other structured products. Also highly regarded are structured finance expert Vittorio PozziAntonio Siciliano, who was promoted to partner in 2021; and Antonio Matino and Roberto Mazzarano, who were recently made senior counsels. Matteo Pierotti is the managing associate to note.

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Testimonials

Lean team and knowledge of clients’ needs.

The integration of groups, information exchange and multidisciplinary practice adds value.

Direct, practical and very prepared – nobody wastes time on formalities or banalities.

Knowledge of the industry allows them to understand potential problems and anticipate them.

High levels of expertise in the structured finance sector and ability to manage complex transactions.

Extremely available, maximum competence, innovative solutions, and the ability to facilitate operations and negotiations.

Antonio Siciliano has constant availability and knowledge of the market – extremely competent, solid and effective help in solving legal and commercial problems.

Key clients

2i Rete Gas

A2A

Aeroporti di Roma

Agos Ducato

Amundi SGR

ASTM

Banca Finint

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Compass Banca

Credito Fondiario

European Investment Bank

Fortress Investment Group

Banca Finint

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Credito Fondiario

CheBanca!

Compass Banca

Illimity Bank

ING Bank

Unicredit

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nexi with the issue of two senior unsecured high-yield notes aimed at (inter alia) refinancing the indebtedness of Nets Topco 2 and SIA.
  • Assisted Aeroporti di Roma with the annual update of its EMTN programme; the issue of a green bond under the EMTN programme; and the issue of a sustainability-linked bond under the EMTN programme.
  • Assisted UniCredit Bank, as sole arranger, with the securitisation of a portfolio of approximately €1.6bn of non-performing loans.

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

In April 2021, Legance - Avvocati Associati boosted its practice through the hire of ECM partner Alberta Figari from Clifford Chance. The team advises on IPOs, listings, accelerated bookbuildings and private placements; and fields experts in secondary market offerings, rights offerings, public tender offers, employee stock offerings and stock option plans. Giorgio Vanzanelli is well-regarded for IPO and other equity issue matters; and the second line of key advisers are senior counsel Marzio Ciani, who has longstanding experience in assisting underwriters and issuers, and Stefano Bandini, who was recently made counsel.

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Testimonials

I found the team to be very competent, with experts in various fields.

I very much appreciated the great flexibility, availability and competence shown by the firm’s partners, specifically senior counsel Marzio Ciani.

I really appreciated Marzio Ciani’s professionalism, as well as his listening and problem-solving skills.

Work highlights

  • Advised FCA on Italian law (including issues related to a listing on the MTA) in relation to the completion of its cross-border merger with French group Psa that created large automotive group Stellantis.
  • Assisted Nexi with certain ECM aspects surrounding its agreement with payment provider Nets to integrate the two groups through a cross-border merger of Nets into Nexi.
  • Assisted Mercury UK HoldCo, the main shareholder of Nexi, with the accelerated bookbuilding of Nexi’s ordinary shares.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati is an independent Italian firm with international offices in both New York and London; it covers the full array of deals including M&A, shareholder and voting agreements , takeovers, and joint ventures, operating in industries as varied as real estate, pharmaceuticals, energy, transport, banking, insurance and manufacturing. Senior partner Filippo Troisi has a track record handling many of the market’s most prominent transactions, including those with a cross-border element, and works alongside Alberto Giampieri, who has a wealth of experience in spin offs, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, both public and private. The team benefits from notable strength in-depth with junior partners Andrea Botti and Federica Pomero  both forging prominent reputations for purchase and shareholder agreements, among other forms of commercial contracts. Alberta Figari is a new arrival from Clifford Chance and has gained significant exposure to supporting overseas entities with their inward investments into Italy. Beyond partner-level, counsel Laura Li Donni is extremely adept in financial market regulations. Andrea Sacco Ginevri recently joined from Chiomenti.

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Troisi; Bruno Bartocci; Alberto Giampieri; Giovanni Nardulli; Gian Paolo Tagariello; Alberta Figari; Andrea Botti; Federica Pomero; Laura Li Donni

Testimonials

‘The firm has a great knowledge of the Italian market and context together with an innovative technical quality and an excellent knowledge of the international context.’

Key clients

Abertis Infraestructuras

Acteon

Advent International

Amplifon

Apax Partners

Apollo Global Management

Armònia SGR

Bain Capital

Banca Farmafactoring

Bayer

Blackstone

Bridgepoint

Brystol – Myers Squibb

Bunzl

Cabot Square Capital

Cale Street Partners

Canson Capital Partners

CapVest

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Centerbridge

Change Capital Partners

Charme Capital Partners

Costa Crociere (Carnival Group)

CVC

Deutsche Asset Management (formerly Deutsche Alternative Asset Management)

Emerson Electric

Energean Oil & Gas

F2i SGR

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

First Reserve

Flexitallic Investment Inc.

Fortress Investment Group

Generali Group

GIC Private Limited

Givaudan

Intel Corporation Italia

Invitalia

IPI Partners

IWG plc

JSW Steel

Lone Star

Mandarin Capital Partners

Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd.

MBDA Italia

Mediaset

Mondadori

Neuberger Berman

Nexi

Permira

PetrolValves

Green arrow Capital SGR

SITA

Sky

Sonatrach

Sonnedix

STMicroelectronics

Swisscom

Tower Research Capital

Unipol

VAM Investments

Varde

York Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Assistance to FCA in the completion of the cross-border merger with the French group Psa that has resulted in the establishment of Stellantis.
  • Assistance to Nexi and Mercury UK HoldCo (Advent International, Bain Capital, Clessidra) in the maxi cross-border merger of Nets, the leading PayTech in the Nordic countries.
  • Assistance to CDP on the agreement with Tim to create a single national fibre network.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati has a well-established dispute resolution team, which is particularly reputed for its activity representing clients in M&A, banking and finance litigation. Through tight collaboration with other departments of the firm as well as foreign law firms, the team is also highly knowledgable of other industries sectors, with the notable mentions of energy and aviation. Co-heads Stefano Parlatore and Daniele Geronzi are known as commercial and corporate litigators and arbitrators. Daria Pastore stands out for her insolvency, defamation and product liability practice. Cecilia Carrara concentrates on extraordinary corporate transactions, mainly representing foreign clients investing in Italy. Marialuisa Garavelli was promoted to senior counsel in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Parlatore; Daniele Geronzi

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Testimonials

‘Extreme professionalism and deep knowledge of the sector in which it operated. The professionalism and knowledge of the sector reduces the time required for the activities to be carried out, facilitating the possibility of appropriately expressing and sharing skills.’

‘Daria Pastore is responsive, commercially minded and has significant industry experience. Daniele Geronzi is one of the best lawyers one can worked with. Competent, available, brilliant, he always has a solution to the problem. Daniele Geronzi and his team are distinguished by their exceptional competence, and the ability to solve problems.’

‘The assistance provided by the firm was characterized by the rapidity of action and reaction to the sudden change in the situation between the parties involved in the dispute.’

‘Stefano Parlatore is appreciated for his acumen and commercial approach, as well as for his expertise in defining the case’s strategy. Giuseppe D’Amore: energetic and proactive approach.’

‘Legance professionals quickly understand the implications for the business and offer pragmatic advice, both in terms of results and times. In particular, Daria Pastore is a professional who combines extraordinary strategic intuition with a pleasant and calm approach.’

‘Stefano Parlatore: great competence and ability in coordinating the team, but also meticulous knowledge of the file and is proactive in dealing with the arbitral tribunal.’

‘Daria Pastore is an excellent lawyer, with an excellent capacity for intuition on the best strategy to follow before and during restraint. She is empathetic and communicative, and creates a relationship of extreme trust with the customer. The other team members are also highly technical and skilled professionals.’

‘The professionals of the Legance Dispute Settlement team are very well prepared not only with regard to Italian law but, thanks to their international scope, they are able to assist their clients also on international issues, an element that I really appreciate as it allows you to entrust them not only with proceedings with applicable Italian law. Cecilia Carrara is an excellent professional in the field of Italian disputes, and certainly among the best when it comes to international arbitration. Competent, very helpful and dedicated to customers.’

Key clients

2i Rete Gas

AerCap

Alibaba Group

Amplifon

Aveleos S.A. (RENOVA GROUP)

Awas

Banca Popolare di Milano S.p.A.

Banco Santander

Bank of China

Barclays Italia

Barclays PLC

BNL

BNP Paribas REIM Italy SGR

Bondholders Astaldi

Borealis

British American Tobacco

Carnival Cruise Line

CNH Industrial

Costa Crociere

Credit Suisse

Dedalus

Dexia

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

ENPAPI

Energreen Investment SARL

FCA

Free energia

GE Capital

Gruppo Poste Italiane

Gruppo Unipol

Gucci

Halliburton

Henkel Italia S.r.l.

Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A.

Intesa SanPaolo/Banca IMI

Leonardo

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

UniCredit

Vianini S.p.A.

Sogem srl

Iliad Italia S.p.A.

ASM Voghera SPA

CBL Insurance Europe DAC

St George British International School

Italy > Industry focus: Retail Tier 2

At Legance – Avvocati Associati, real estate and corporate finance head Giuseppe Abbruzzese coordinates the firm’s retail group, together with real estate and administrative law expert Gabriele Capecchi. The team advises on corporate finance, administrative law, banking and finance, tax and regulations as they relate to the retail sector. Alberto Giampieri is a key name for public and private M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Gabriele Capecchi; Giuseppe Abbruzzese

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A strong point is undoubtedly the ability to respond immediately to customer requests on all legal and commercial aspects. Formal client / consultant relationships are always supported by a cordiality that makes interactions faster.’

‘The essential difference is that response times are very short. At any time 24/7 even at Christmas you have an immediate answer. For those who work in contexts with different time zones or different calendars this is an added value of great importance.’

‘The Legance team stands out for exceptional competence, speed and problem-solving attitude. Qualities that are also found in younger employees. In the Italian market they certainly make a difference.’

‘Legance stands out for its quality, superior to its competitors, and for its in-depth knowledge of the subject. Alberto Giampieri is a champion and his collaborators stand out for their extreme preparation, availability and the ability to reach the goal.’

Key clients

Batipart

Borletti Group

Kryalos SGR

Starbucks

Unipol Gruppo S.p.A.

OVS S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Batipart in the acquisition and subsequent long-term lease of a pan-European real estate portfolio including 7 Leroy Merlin and Brico stores.
  • Assisting Fondo Polvanera, managed by Kryalos SGR, with the purchase of 5 Docks Cash & Carry.
  • Assisting a pool of banks in the financing granted to Irgen Re Pompei S.r.l. aimed at the development of a mixed-use real estate maxi-asset named “Maximall Pompeii”.

Italy > Private equity Tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati serves a client roster of private equity and sovereign wealth funds, corporates and financial services conglomerates. The group has considerable expertise in fund formation matters as well as the capacity to call upon the firm’s banking, corporate finance, regulatory and tax departments. Senior partner Filippo Troisi  is singled out by one client as ‘one of the most competent and experienced lawyers on the market’; he is especially active on the cross-border front, leveraging the firm’s presence in London and New York, and has handled a number of market standouts alongside Alberto Giampieri, a specialist in real estate-related investments, of late.

Other key lawyers:

Filippo Troisi; Bruno Bartocci; Alberto Giampieri; Giovanni Nardulli; Piero Venturini; Andrea Fedi; Andrea Botti; Giacomo Gitti; Federica Pomero

Testimonials

‘The team is absolutely top class and has become our trusted legal advisor for our private equity deals.’

‘They are extremely thorough and reliable in every aspect of the deal execution and you have always the confidence that they are able to effectively distil the necessary details which require the principal’s focus.’

‘They are very good at actually advising their client on the best course of action contrary to many lawyers who simply present alternatives without giving a real recommendation.’

‘Filippo Troisi is one of the most competent and experienced lawyers in the market and I have my total trust in him on any aspect of the deal execution.’

‘Filippo Troisi is able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to guide his client through the most delicate phases of deal negotiations.’

Key clients

Advent International

Apax Partners

Apollo Global Management

Ares Life Sciences

Armònia SGR

Bain Capital

Blackstone

Bridgepoint

Cabot Square Capital

Cale Street Partners

Canson Capital Partners

CapVest

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Centerbridge

Change Capital Partners

Charme Capital Partners SGR

Clessidra

CVC Capital Partners

DWS

Entangled Capital SGR

European Investment Bank

European Investment Fund

F2i SGR

First Reserve

Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR

Fortress Investment Group

GIC Private Limited

Green Arrow Capital SGR

Invitalia

IPI Partners

Lone Star

Made in Italy Fund (Quadrivio & Pambianco)

Mandarin Capital Partners

Neuberger Berman

Oaktree Capital

Partners Group

Permira

Progressio SGR

Tikehau Investment Management

Varde

York Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Advent International, Bain Capital, Clessidra (Mercury UK HoldCo) and Nexi in: the agreement with Nets, PayTech leader in the Nordic countries, for the integration of the two groups through a cross-border merger of Nets into Nexi; and the integration between Nexi and SIA through merger by way of incorporation of the latter into Nexi.
  • Assistance to Blackstone, one of the members of the consortium formed with CDP Equity S.p.A. and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, in the acquisition of Autostrade per l’Italia (ASPI) from Atlantia S.p.A..
  • Assistance to Charme Capital Partners in the signing of a binding agreement with the Caslini family, as majority shareholder, and with the Columna Capital fund, as minority shareholder, for the acquisition of a majority stake in Bianalisi, an Italian company active in laboratory analyses and personal diagnostics.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s restructuring and insolvency practice is ‘well known in the market’ and particularly sough out by banks. The ‘reliable, professional’ team draws in expertise from the banking and finance and dispute resolution departments in particular, and comprises professionals acting from Rome, Milan, London and New York. The team includes Alberto Giampieri who is an expert in M&A public and private transaction;  Daniele Geronzi and counsel Francesca Colantoni, both of whom are specialists in insolvency procedures and restructuring and are described as ‘reliable professionals and constantly available.’

Practice head(s):

Alberto Giampieri; Giandomenico Ciaramella; Luca Autuori; Iacopo Fontana; Stefano Parlatore; Daniele Geronzi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Legance team is now well known in the market and has already worked on many bank files. It is a reliable, professional team, widely available on request, and experienced in the field of expertise. Professionals have a friendly and smart approach that facilitates the relationship and contributes to the success of the objectives.’

‘Daniele Geronzi and Francesca Colantoni, who are specialized in insolvency procedures and restructuring, are reliable professionals, constantly available for support and discussions, and are on time with deadlines.’

Key clients

Banco BPM

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro

BNP Paribas

Bondholders Micoperi

CarVal

Castello Sgr

CNH INDUSTRIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES S.A. – Iveco

Credito Fondiario

Energia Italiana S.p.A. (Sorgenia S.p.A.)

Gabetti

Illimity

Intesa Sanpaolo

Koelliker S.p.A.

Moncada Energy Group S.r.l.

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

Prelios Sgr

Solution Bank

VEL Green

Work highlights

  • Assisting Koelliker group in relation to a complex transaction aimed at the definitive restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the group.
  • Assisting the debtors in relation to the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the Perseveranza Group,pursuant to an agreement under Article 182-bis of the Italian Bankruptcy Law.
  • Assisting a pool of banks in the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of Leolandia S.p.A.

Italy > Tax Tier 2

Legance – Avvocati Associati’s tax practice routinely handles the full gamut of tax matters, particularly in relation to real estate, project finance, fashion, luxury, financial institutions and investment funds. Luca Dal Cerro advises on the tax aspects of complex transactions; Marco Graziani assists with the tax structuring of sophisticated deals; and Claudia Gregori is an expert in the tax issues surrounding project finance, real estate and shipping matters. Also key to the group is senior counsel Francesco Di Bari, along with experienced counsels Gabriella Geatti, Davide Nespolino and Riccardo Petrelli.

Testimonials

Ability to solve any problem internally, thanks to teamwork between different professionals who collaborate with each other at the service of the client.

Legance is a joy to work with – they provide excellent advice and go beyond just answering questions.

Ability to provide assistance and opinions on complex and constantly evolving issues within required time frames.

In my experience, they are the best commercial tax practice in the Italian market.

They are always available and the quality of their work product is consistently high.

Reliability, creativity and availability at all times – strong will to invest in the relationship with clients and make its network of knowledge and contacts available.

Marco Graziani and counsel Riccardo Petrelli are exceptionally hardworking and technically strong tax lawyers, who work seamlessly with our team and are always available.

Claudia Gregori and counsel Gabriella Geatti combine in-depth knowledge of the subject with the ability to synthesise issues effectively.

Key clients

Altarea Cogedim

AXA Insurance Group

Aviva Investors

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BNP Paribas

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Chequers Capital Partenaires

CBRE Global Investors

EF Solare Group

ENEL Group

ENI Group

Eurazeo

F2i

Ferragamo Group

Fortress

Goldman Sachs

Hayfin Capital management

Incus Capital

ING Group

Intermediate Capital Group

Intesa Group

Neuberger Berman

Quadrivio

Savills Investment Management

Partners Group

Denso Group

Moncada Group

Rhea Vendors Group

Tikehau Capital

TPG – Sixth Street Partners

Schroder Adveq

Lombard Odier

Vestas Asset Management

Westfield Unibail Rodamco

GIC

IPI Partners

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati's compliance department is experienced in regulatory compliance, AML, anti-corruption and Decree 231 matters, as well as banking and insurance compliance; and its expertise extends to the management of internal audits, along with inspections and investigations by supervisory authorities. The principal figures are compliance, privacy and anti-bribery expert Andrea FediMarco Penna, who focuses on banking and financial services-related compliance issues; and white-collar crime specialist Niccolò Bertolini Clerici.

Testimonials

Expertise, experience and openness.

Strong approach and ability to provide full-service solutions.

Niccolò Bertolini Clerici has excellent knowledge of compliance and the models to be implemented to ensure compliance.

Niccolò Bertolini Clerici has an in-depth knowledge of company dynamics, and this allows him to map the risks related to compliance issues.

Key clients

Apax Partners

Banco di Sardegna

Bottega Veneta

Brioni

Cubico Sustainable Investment

Energean

EWT

Global Solar Fund

Nexy Payment

Nuovo Pignone

Rolex

Stasher

Straumann

Walt Disney

Work highlights

  • Advised Nexi (and its subsidiaries) on several legal matters.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

At Legance – Avvocati Associati, managing associate Lucio Scudiero is the key figure for assistance with matters concerning privacy, new technology law and compliance, with particular focus on the application of data protection and cybersecurity legislation, criminal liability and trust services for electronic transactions. Scudiero frequently works together with Andrea Fedi, who primarily handles M&A, extraordinary corporate transactions and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fedi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Lucio Scudiero is one of the few true data protection experts on the market.’

‘Italian studio with an international vocation. Network of contacts abroad. Multiple areas of activity for full service assistance.’

‘Availability and speed in replying. Kindness. Ability to understand customer dynamics.’

‘Lucio Scudiero is extremely competent, but also very attentive to dealing in a direct and polite way, showing extreme availability.’

Key clients

Aon

Apax Partners

Bottega Veneta

Bristol-Myers Squibb S.R.L.

Do It Now Group

Ferriera Valsider

Generali Business Solutions

Google

Grimaldi Group

Interactive Advertising Bureau Italia – Iab

Miroglio S.p.A.

Nuovo Pignone International

PetrolValves

Stasher

Just Eat Italy

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Work highlights

  • Assisting Bottega Veneta in relation to data protection and corporate compliance issues, with specific reference to the application of Legislative Decree 231/2001.
  • Advising Do IT Now Group on the drafting of commercial contracts regulating the performance of online advertising activities, review of the group’s privacy policy, advice on privacy issues related to direct marketing and telemarketing activities.
  • Assisting Stasher for the legal design (privacy, IP and compliance) of its app.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati has a strong track record in advising on mergers before the EC and ICA. The team is also experienced in investigations surrounding cartels, abuse of dominance, unfair commercial practices and advertising, along with civil litigation and proceedings before the Italian Advertising Self-Regulation Institute. Leading the team, Vito Auricchio is an antitrust and regulatory specialist, while competition law expert Guendalina Catti De Gasperi  was promoted to counsel in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Preparation and high-level skills in the general Italian and EU aspects of competition.

Attention and understanding of the needs and specific contexts of the businesses in which clients operate.

The organisation of the teams allows the client to receive a highly professional and timely service, and meetings with the reference team allow management to make informed decisions and address legal issues effectively.

The constant support of the team allows for investigation of the issues and the most appropriate solutions.

Professionals who are very competent and professional.

Attentive to business needs, and they respond to requests in a timely and precise manner.

Excellent work was done by the lawyers.

Vito Auricchio is outstanding.

Key clients

Iliad

2i Rete Gas

Nexi

Penny Market

Bayer

BPER Banca

Interactive Advertising Bureau Italia – IAB

Fiditalia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nexi with the merger filing in Italy, Germany, Austria and Poland of a prospective integration with SIA.
  • Assisted Grail before the Italian Competition Authority with the Italian merger control aspects surrounding its proposed sale to Illumina.
  • Assisted Interactive Advertising Bureau Italia – Iab (as complainant) with an abuse of dominance investigation against Google.

Italy > Industry focus: Food Tier 3

In food law, Legance – Avvocati Associati specialises in authorisation procedures before the health and food authorities, transactions, and food distribution. Italian and EU compliance advice, especially in connection to labelling, is also part of the offering. IP co-head Paolo Marzano manages the group.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Antonello Colonna

Birra Peroni

Ceresio 7

Danone

Granarolo

Mars

Niko Romito

Parmalat

Ruffino

Starbucks

Vantea SMART

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Legance – Avvocati Associati has developed notable expertise in life sciences and healthcare matters. It routinely assists Italian and foreign clients operating in all areas of this sector, including hospitals, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology entities. Senior partner Giovanni Nardulli advises healthcare operators on M&A transactions, including acquisitions of hospitals and other healthcare and life sciences companies, as well as investments and contracts involving the medical space and cosmetic use of cannabis.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

An available team with high-level skills in this sector.

Compared to other firms, I found a lot of professionalism and knowledge of this subject.

A lot of flexibility and availability in setting up meetings and strict compliance with deadlines.

Excellent, overall professionalism in various fields of law.

Timeliness, agile and shared and effective working methods, with a client management model that facilitates the overall coherence of the work.

The professionals have skills that are on average more transversal than their competitors.

Counsel Lorenzo Gentiloni is outstanding for competence, timeliness and dedication, as well as for flexibility in adapting the approach to the specific needs of the client by providing advice that is strategically valuable.

I work closely with counsel Lorenzo Gentiloni and am very satisfied with the work produced by him and his team.

Key clients

Agilent Technologies

Allergy Therapeutics

Amplifon

Charme Capital Partners SGR

C O T Cure Ortopediche Traumatologiche

CVC

DAI Optical

de Goetzen

DWS

Errant Gene Therapeutics

Eusphera

Farmavox

GB Pharma

Gemmo

Gruppo San Donato

Gruppo Villa Maria

Haemonetics

Hippocrates Holding

Hyris

Implant Protesis Dental 2004

Italsalute

IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi

IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele

IRCCS Policlinico San Donato

Kolinpharma

KOS Group

MPilo

MSD Italia

Natural Point

Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics

NPS Pharmaceuticals

Nutrilinea

RiverForce Partners

Sarepta Therapeutics

Teva Italia

U G A Nutraceuticals

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

Legance – Avvocati Associati‘s TMT department focuses on three core areas. Firstly, the team is highly specialized in regulatory inter-operator disputes and regulatory proceedings before the Italian Communication Authority. Secondly, it negotiates and drafts complex deals in the audiovisual sector and provides marketing and communication advice. Finally, it handles infringements of rules on unfair commercial practices. All these areas belong to practice head Valerio Mosca‘s key specialisms.

Practice head(s):

Valerio Mosca

Testimonials

‘The TMT team provides excellent advice, backed up by technical knowledge of the sector and ability to understand business needs.’

‘Valerio Mosca is an outstanding professional, providing excellent quality work, appropriate opinions and capability to obtain the best legal results. He identifies the most appropriate strategies to manage difficult situations and to solve the legal issues, also with a pragmatic approach and taking into account the business needs of the client’s company.’

Key clients

Alibaba Group

Apax Partners

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Charme Capital Partners SGR S.p.A.

DWS

Fastweb S.p.A.

GSO Capital Partners (The Blackstone Group)

Iliad Italia S.p.A.

Nexi S.p.A. and Mercury UK HoldCo Limited

Postepay S.p.A

Sumo Logic Inc.

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 4

Legance – Avvocati Associati provides advice in connection to both intellectual and industrial property rights, especially during M&A transactions. Trademark filings and prosecutions, brand and design protection and  patent matters combine into a broad service portfolio, which also includes copyright licensing. The fashion and luxury industry, healthcare and pharmaceutical, software and the entertainment sector are key focuses for the team, which is led by Paolo Marzano. Monica Riva was promoted to partner in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Marzano; Monica Riva

Testimonials

‘Great professionalism and availability. Paolo Marzano is able to understand and compose the different points of view and needs of the company departments concerned by synthesizing them, and to find intelligent solutions in line with the customer’s wishes. Maximum availability, efficiency and professionalism (the result of great experience in the sector) in providing support to the company structures in the preparation, in particular, of complex trademark licence agreements and in identifying and sharing the best strategy for the negotiation.’

‘Francesca Cordova is an extremely cordial and serious person. She is extremely dedicated.’

‘Ability to build and maintain the relationship with the customer and always know how to grasp the real needs.’

‘Competence, precision and ability to manage potential conflicts.’

Key clients

Alviero Martini

Apax Partners

Arvedi Group

Assicura Agenzia S.r.l.

Camst S.p.A.

Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) of the European Parliament

Dai Optical S.r.l

Elie Saab

Emerson Electric

Eusphera S.R.L.

italGB Pharma Spa

Gioelleria Luigi Verga

Hippocrates Holding Spa

Interactive Advertising Bureau Italia – Iab

Mariotti

Marino Bus

Mezzacorona S.c.a.

MyInvenio s.r.l.

Ne.me.s.ys

Nosio S.p.a.

Ostinelli Seta

OT Group S.r.l.

Quadrivio – Made in Italy Fund

Riva Del Garda Fierecongressi S.p.A.

Rock Jam Production

Uga Nutraceutical S.r.l.

The firm: Legance is an independent law firm with offices in Milan, Rome and  London .

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.

In 2007 there were 84 lawyers at Legance, currently there are over 300.

The value of the group is regarded as a pillar 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 contributed to establish Legance as a recognised leader in domestic and international markets.

Due to its outstanding international approach 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; ESG and Impact, EU, antitrust and regulation; financial intermediaries regulations; food law; insurance law; intellectual property; investment funds; life sciences & healthcare; non performing loans; real estate; restructuring and insolvency; shipping, aviation and transportation; tax law; telecommunications, media and technology; white-collar crimes.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate Finance Filippo Troisiftroisi@legance.it
Corporate Finance Bruno Bartoccibbartocci@legance.it
Banking & Finance Andrea Giannelliagiannelli@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Monica Colomberamcolombera@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Filippo Ruffatoruffato@legance.it
Debt Capital Markets Andrea Giannelliagiannelli@legance.it
Equity Capital Markets Giorgio Vanzanelligvanzanelli@legance.it
Equity Capital Markets Bruno Bartoccibbartocci@legance.it
Financial Intermediaries Regulation Andrea Giannelliagiannelli@legance.it
Financial Intermediaries Regulation Marco Pennampenna@legance.it
Investment Funds Enzo Schiavelloeschiavello@legance.it
Investment Funds Barbara Sancisibsancisi@legance.it
Dispute Resolution Stefano Parlatoresparlatore@legance.it
Dispute Resolution Daniele Geronzidgeronzi@legance.it
Restructuring & Insolvency Giandomenico Ciaramellagciaramella@legance.it
Restructuring & Insolvency Luca Autuorilautuori@legance.it
EU, Antitrust and Regulation Vito Auricchiovauricchio@legance.it
Labour and Employment Alberto Maggiamaggi@legance.it
Labour and Employment Tommaso Li Bassitlibassi@legance.it
Tax Law Marco Grazianimgraziani@legance.it
Tax Law Claudia Gregoricgregori@legance.it
Administrative Law Filippo Paccianifpacciani@legance.it
Administrative Law Alessandro Bottoabotto@legance.it
Real Estate Gabriele Capecchi (Corporate Finance)gcapecchi@legance.it
Real Estate Giuseppe Abbruzzese (Administrative Law)gabbruzzese@legance.it
Compliance Andrea Fediafedi@legance.it
Shipping, Aviation and Transportation Claudia Gregoricgregori@legance.it
Shipping, Aviation and Transportation Iacopo Fontanaifontana@legance.it
Intellectual Property Paolo Marzanopmarzano@legance.it
TMT - Technology, Media, Telecommunications Valerio Moscavmosca@legance.it
Insurance Law Gian Paolo Tagariellogtagariello@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Giovanni Sciroccogscirocco@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Antonio Palazzoloapalazzolo@legance.it
Administrative Law/Energy Cristina Martoranacmartorana@legance.it
Life Sciences & Healthcare Giovanni Nardulli (Corporate Finance)gnardulli@legance.it
Life Sciences & Healthcare Filippo Pacciani (Administrative Law)fpacciani@legance.it
Intellectual Property Monica Rivamriva@legance.it
ESG and Impact Roberto Randazzorrandazzo@legance.it
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