Firm Profile > Legance - Avvocati Associati > Rome, Italy

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

Administrative and public law Tier 1

Legance - Avvocati Associati's administrative practice continued its expansion in 2020, with Maria Cristina Breida joining from R&P Legal to lead the environmental department. The wider administrative law team is comprised of several sub-groups. The real estate team is headed up by Giuseppe Abbruzzese, who also coordinates the town planning practice; and Cristina Martorana is the key name for the energy sector group. Alessandro Botto and Filippo Pacciani also lead the administrative law practice and have extensive knowledge of contracts, public utilities and tender procedures, both in and out of court. Food law is another area of expertise for the group, led by senior counsel Alessandra Palatini.

Practice head(s):

Giuseppe Abbruzzese; Alessandro Botto; Filippo Pacciani; Cristina Martorana; Maria Cristina Breida

Other key lawyers:

Elena Generini; Ivano Saltarelli; Alessandra Palatini

Testimonials

‘In addition to the undisputed high-level technical skills, the team stands out for its empathy and helpfulness.’

‘Giuseppe Abbruzzese and the team stand out for their ability to combine a high-level service with a humble and interpersonal approach.’

‘Cristina Martorana is a point of reference. She’s always available and proactive in finding solutions.’

‘Filippo Pacciani is a reassuring presence for his competence and the great clarity of presentation on specialised issues.’

‘Strong administrative expertise. In particular through the lawyer Alessandro Botto.’

‘Alessandro Botto shows competence, experience and strong customer focus.’

‘Availability and constant assistance at every stage of the operation. Noteworthy are Giuseppe Abbruzzese and Elena Generini.’

‘Maria Cristina Breida: extremely punctual, always present for every need and clarification, high ability to identify intervention strategies and develop documents that are concise and effective.’

Key clients

Aeroporti di Roma

Aeroporti di Puglia

Lotterie Nazionali – Lottomatica

Gruppo San Donato

Trenitalia

Istituto per il Credito Sportivo

York Capital

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato

Iren Group

Pernigotti S.p.A.

Hitachi Rail STS

BNP Paribas REIM SGR

Torre SGR

Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

Generali SGR

Invesco Real Estate

Vestas Asset Management

Partners Group

JP Morgan

Savills

Italgas

Snam

Energean

Whysol

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Salov S.p.A.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Acting for public sector entities, corporations, private equity funds and real estate fund firms, Legance - Avvocati Associati covers leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine, project and real estate financing, and syndicated loans. Monica Colombera is the lead partner for the energy, project and infrastructure practice, and Andrea Giannelli heads the banking and finance and debt capital market departments. Other notable practitioners are Emanuele Espositi, Luca Autuori, Guido Iannoni Sebastianini and Filippo Ruffato, along with Giandomenico Ciaramella and Giovanni Scirocco. In 2020, Antonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi were made partners, while Francesca Brilli was promoted to senior counsel.

Practice head(s):

Monica Colombera; Andrea Giannelli

Other key lawyers:

Emanuele Espositi; Luca Autuori; Guido Iannoni Sebastianini; Filippo Ruffato; Giandomenico Ciaramella; Giovanni Scirocco; Antonio Palazzolo; Tommaso Bernasconi; Vittorio Pozzi; Francesca Brilli; Simone Ambrogi; Marco Gagliardi

Testimonials

Fantastic for proactiveness and technical preparation.

Available even on short notice, with continuity even after the deal.

Key clients

EF SOLARE

Enel s.p.a.

Energie Valsabbia

EI Towers

EssilorLuxottica

F2i s.p.a

Generali Real Estate Sgr

Green Arrow Capital

Greentech Energy Systems

The Koelliker Group

Neuberger Berman

Nexi S.p.A.

NextEnergy

Sonnedix

Sorgenia

Tages

Tonello Energie

Zouk Capital

Investment funds Tier 1

Legance - Avvocati Associati's investment funds department advises asset management firms and their shareholders and investors, as well as other domestic and non-domestic market players, on the planning, structuring, formation and marketing of investment funds. The team is particularly noted for private equity and venture capital funds, and private debt, real estate and other funds investing in illiquid assets. With approximately 20 years' fund sector experience, Enzo Schiavello heads the department, which includes asset management specialist Barbara Sancisi and recently promoted managing associate Riccardo Daguati.

Practice head(s):

Enzo Schiavello; Barbara Sancisi

Other key lawyers:

Riccardo Daguati

Testimonials

The investment funds team of Legance is very impressive – it provides a complete service (from theory to practical implementation) when exploring the market.

The individuals are very experienced and trusted professionals, who are always keen to help in the most efficient and practical way possible.

The firm is at the top of this sector in Italy, particularly because of the longstanding expertise of Enzo Schiavello and his team.

Enzo Schiavello has over 20 years’ fund formation experience, which certainly distinguishes Legance in this area.

Enzo Schiavello has the technical skills to assist managers in all stages of setting up and placing alternative funds. His skills also extend to in-depth knowledge of the Italian and foreign institutional investment landscape, negotiation techniques, management regulations and side letters.

Managing associate Riccardo Daguati has been of great support.

Key clients

21 Investimenti SGR

a2a

Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A.

Alcedo SGR

Alfieri

Alto Partners SGR

Aquileia

Arsenale SGR

BNP Paribas REIM SGR

Castello SGR

CDP Investimenti SGR

CDP Venture Capital SGR

Charme Capital Partners SGR

Chequers Capital

DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A.

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

ITAGO SGR

Neip III SICAF

Partners Group

PM&Partners SGR

Prelios SGR

Progressio SGR

Quantix SIM

Sagitta SGR

Sofinnova Partners

Tikehau Investment Management

Ver Capital SGR

Wise Equity SGR

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Legance - Avvocati Associati's multidisciplinary real estate group includes Gabriele Capecchi and Giuseppe Abbruzzese, who are known respectively for their corporate finance and administrative law expertise. Elena Generini  is a specialist in portfolio transactions, real estate developments and management projects. Banking and finance expert Marco Mastrorosa is another key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Gabriele Capecchi; Giuseppe Abbruzzese

Other key lawyers:

Alberto Giampieri; Elena Generini; Marco Mastrorosa; Flavia Carmina

Testimonials

Excellent relational network, coverage of all the main sectors of real estate, managing complex operations and interdisciplinary matters.’

‘Alberto Giampieri and Flavia Carmina are able to work in situations of tension between the parties, managing the resolution phase of problems that arise during the deal.’

‘Elena Generini is part of a highly trained team in terms of technical knowledge and supports the customer in his processes from the preliminary phase of an operation to post closing activities, always maintaining a constructive and positive approach even with the counterparties involved. Total availability towards the customer and punctuality in completing the assigned tasks, with no repercussions in terms of the quality of the work produced.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Borletti

Cale Street Partners

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

JP Morgan Asset Management

Keys REIM

Kryalos SGR

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Partners Group

Prelios SGR

Savills

Starbucks

Torre SGR

Vestas Asset Management

UniCredit

Unipol

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's sizeable practice covers leveraged, acquisition, mezzanine, project and real estate financing, along with debt restructuring. The banking and finance group is co-ordinated by Andrea Giannelli, while Monica Colombera is the energy, project and infrastructure practice's lead partner. Also highly regarded are experienced partners Emanuele Espositi, Luca Autuori and Guido Iannoni Sebastianini, along with Filippo RuffatoGiandomenico Ciaramella and Giovanni SciroccoAntonio Palazzolo and Tommaso Bernasconi were recently made partners, while Francesca Brilli was promoted to senior counsel. Simone Ambrogi is an experienced counsel.

Practice head(s):

Monica Colombera; Andrea Giannelli

Other key lawyers:

Emanuele Espositi; Luca Autuori; Guido Iannoni Sebastianini; Filippo Ruffato; Giandomenico Ciaramella; Giovanni Scirocco; Antonio Palazzolo; Tommaso Bernasconi; Francesca Brilli; Simone Ambrogi

Testimonials

The strengths of this firm are determined by its vast areas of expertise, operational flexibility, availability of teams and value for money.

The firm stands out for its ability to find solutions, even when the legislation is constantly evolving, especially in the projects sector.

Legance is one of the best law firms around, with a strong commitment to quality and professionalism.

I appreciate Legance’s innovative solutions to complex legal matters, and the creation of cross-office teams that bring in the right expertise to address clients’ needs across a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas.

I rate the competence and professionalism of the team, which is speedy in replying and finding solutions.

‘Andrea Giannelli’s main strengths are competence, availability and a problem-solving ability.’

Key clients

Banca IMI

Banco BPM

Banco Santander

BNP Paribas

Banca Popolare di Sondrio

BPER Banca

CDP

Crédit Agricole

European Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs International Bank

illimity bank

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Mediobanca

Mediocredito italiano

Natixis

Société Générale

UBI Banca

UniCredit

Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's work covers issues of bonds and other debt securities, securitisation of performing and non-performing receivables, and securities lending transactions and other structured products. Senior partner and structured finance and DCM specialist Andrea Giannelli co-ordinates the banking and finance and DCM departments, which also showcases Vittorio Pozzi, who is experienced in securitisations of performing and non-performing receivables. Antonio SicilianoAntonio Matino and Roberto Mazzarano are the senior counsels to note, while Matteo Pierotti is an experienced senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Giannelli

Other key lawyers:

Vittorio Pozzi; Antonio Siciliano; Roberto Mazzarano; Matteo Pierotti

Testimonials

Legance is made up of highly trained and experienced professionals, whose certain availability is their strong point.

A team of very competent and well-organised professionals at both senior and junior resource levels – high-quality of work is perceived at all levels.

Preparation, competence, availability and the ability to find innovative solutions.

Senior counsel Roberto Mazzarano is a very prepared and serious professional; he works with tireless commitment, and places the client and its needs at the centre of his work.

Key clients

Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A.

AEW Europe SA

Agos Ducato S.p.A.

Aim Vicenza S.p.A.

A2A S.p.A.

Banca IMI S.p.A.

2i Rete Gas S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

CheBanca! S.p.A.

Compass Banca S.p.A.

Credito Fondiario S.p.A.

Fortress Investment Group LLC

illimity Bank S.p.A.

Hera S.p.A.

ING Bank N.V.

J.P. Morgan

Leonardo S.p.A.

Mediobanca – Banca di credito finanziario S.p.A.

Mediobanca SGR S.p.A.

Natixis SA

Nexi S.p.A.

Unipol Gruppo S.p.A.

Tper S.p.A.

Tpg Sixth Street Partners

Trophaeum Asset Management ltd.

Quaestio Capital Management SGR S.p.A.

Quarantacinque S.p.A.

Cad It S.p.A.

Sace S.p.A.

Amundi SGR S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A.

BPER Banca S.p.A.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati is known for high-profile domestic and international transactions. Filippo Troisi leads the corporate finance department, which showcases Bruno Bartocci, who advises private equity funds; Alberto Giampieri, who is known for public and private M&A; and Giovanni Nardulli, who has a broad corporate and M&A practice. Also key to the group are experienced partners Gian Paolo Tagariello, Andrea Fedi, and Federica Pomero, along with counsels Simona Bianca and Laura Li DonniAndrea Botti was made partner in 2020. Alberta Figari was a new arrival in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Troisi; Bruno Bartocci; Alberto Giampieri; Giovanni Nardulli; Andrea Fedi; Andrea Botti; Federica Pomero

Other key lawyers:

Gabriele Capecchi; Giorgio Vanzanelli; Laura Li Donni; Stefano Bandini; Alberta Figari

Testimonials

The ability to take charge of the client’s problem and follow it with adequate professionalism and timely responses.

The team is made up of highly qualified people, who are very available, have the ability to understand clients’ needs, and find suitable solutions.

The partners are very present, and co-ordinate activities with precision and punctuality.

Compared to the competition, I especially appreciate the availability of a partner, which is not always the case with other firms.

Federica Pomero is a great professional.

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

CapVest

Centerbridge

Change Capital Partners

Charme Capital Partners

Costa Crociere (Carnival Group)

CVC Capital Partners

Deutsche Asset Management (formerly Deutsche Alternative Asset Management)

Emerson Electric

Energean Oil & Gas

F2i SGR

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

First Reserve

Flexitallic Investment Inc.

Fortresss Investment Group

Generali Group

GIC Private Limited

Givaudan

Intel Corporation Italia

Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena

BNP Paribas

BNL

BPM,

Intesa Sanpaolo

Banca IMI

Mediobanca

UniCredit

HSBC

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

ING Bank N.V.

J.P. Morgan

Invitalia

JSW Steel

Lone Star

Mandarin Capital Partners

Mediaset

Mondadori

Neuberger Berman

Nexi

Permira

Green Arrow Capital SGR

SITA

Sky

Sonatrach

Sonnedix

Swisscom

Unipol

Varde

Dispute resolution Tier 2

At Legance - Avvocati Associati, the sizeable team has expertise in disputes involving banking and finance, commercial law, energy law, insolvency and white-collar crime. In addition to handling court litigation, the group represents clients in arbitration proceedings. Practice heads Stefano Parlatore and Daniele Geronzi are involved in high-profile procedural and civil law financial disputes. Cecilia Carrara focuses on representing inbound investors in Italy and is notably active in post-M&A and commercial contracts cases. Daria Pastore excels in contentious matters concerning distribution, unfair competition, product liability, trade mark and patent infringement litigation.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Parlatore; Daniele Geronzi

Other key lawyers:

Marialuisa Garavelli; Francesca Valeriani; Cecilia Carrara; Daria Pastore

Testimonials

‘Daniele Geronzi is a serious, competent, reliable professional with great negotiation and relationship skills. One of the best professionals in the industry.’

‘The team has outstanding legal skills and an innovative commercial approach with deep understanding of the client.’

‘Effectiveness in managing complex disputes. Stefano Parlatore shows first-hand and in-depth knowledge of each file, as well as an uncommon ability to coordinate his team.’

‘Available and very prepared professionals. Daniele Geronzi stands out for the speed with which he is able to provide solutions to even complex issues and for the quality of the assistance provided. He is always present on individual cases and is able to provide the client with real support, with a concrete and business-oriented approach aimed at solving problems.’

‘Proven experience and a high level of specialization which enables the team to provide excellent quality assistance. The response rate to the requested consultancy, including pre-litigation, is very fast and always precise and advice is in-depth even in relation to legal issues of high complexity.’

‘Stefano Parlatore stands out for his ability to synthesize and analyse highly complex issues and problems as well as for his proactive approach and ease of communication. Marialuisa Garavelli has marked preparation and ability to select the legal issues to be addressed as well as for the ability to consider all the potential aspects of a dispute. Francesca Valeriani shows efficiency and timeliness in response to customer needs and the ability to navigate extremely complex legal issues.’

‘Daria Pastore is competent and pragmatic, able to immerse herself in the reality of the company she assists, strenuously and effectively defending the interests of her client.’

‘Daniele Geronzi is a unique professional, even if compared to colleagues of equal seniority from other leading law firms. His presence on the projects is constant and concrete, not occasional, not delegated mostly to junior staff, but in constant accompaniment both to his collaborators and to his customers. Human sensitivity combined with empathy and excellent technical skills.’

Key clients

Aon S.p.A.

2i Rete Gas

2i rete Gas Impianti

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

Bondholders Astaldi

Borealis

British American Tobacco

Carnival Cruise Line

CNH Industrial

Costa Crociere

Credit Suisse

Dedalus

Dexia

ENPAPI

Energreen Investment SARL

Facebook Inc.

Facebook Ireland Limited

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.

Sogem srl

Iliad Italia S.p.A.

Employment Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati distinguishes itself in matters involving novel employment law issues, such as those connected with social networking, digital payments and software development. In the food delivery space, the team has had a role in the negotiations at the Ministry of Labour over new regulations concerning the relationship between riders and food delivery companies. Alberto Maggi, who is an expert in employment issues arising from M&A and private equity transactions, leads the team. The 'commercially astute’ Elena Ryolo focuses on restructuring and downsizing processes, trade union consultations and state welfare programmes.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Maggi

Other key lawyers:

Tommaso Li Bassi; Silvia Tozzoli; Elena Ryolo; Daniele Della Casa

Testimonials

‘Completely available to clients’ requests, with a sense of urgency beyond expectations both in court cases, in consulting for strategic plans, and in consulting on delicate situations relating to labour law. The team demonstrates excellent professionalism in all situations and provides brilliant results which are absolutely up to expectations.’

‘Tommaso Li Bassi shows absolute involvement in the cases brought to him and works closely with clients until he becomes an integral part of their teams’

Tommaso Li Bassi is an excellent person with unique human and professional qualities. Daniele Della Casa is available, competent, fast and endowed with distinct human and professional qualities.’

‘The team avoids an overloading of technical-theoretical components and provides practical solutions.’

‘Multidisciplinary advice, ability to quickly activate diversified high-level skills and professionalism to face complex tasks’

‘International skills and the ability to customize services and consultancy effectively (timing etc), always with business-focus and foresight’

‘Elena Ryolo is thoughtful, responsive and very commercially astute.’

Key clients

3M

A2A

Algonquin

Ambarella

Amplifon

Avis Budget

Bain Capital

Banca Farmafactoring

Bayer

Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

Caleffi S.p.A.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

CDP Immobiliare

Celli Group

Cisco Systems

Comdata Group

Crane Worldwide Logistics

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.

Lesaffre Italia

Legal & General Investment Management

Leonardo S.p.A.

Lutech

Maire Tecnimont

Mars

MBDA Italia S.p.A.

McDonald’s

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Microsoft

Miroglio Group

Nexi

Parmalat

Olon (Fidia pharma group)

Perrigo

Poste Italiane

Prometeon

Safilo

Sarepta

Schneider Electric

Semitec

Shire International GmbH

Snam

Sogeaal

Sonatrach

STMicroelectronics

UniCredit

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Group

Wise SGR S.p.A.

Industry focus: Energy Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's team excels in undertaking finance transactions for lenders and sponsors, as well as advising on M&A, public law and regulatory issues, and also tax and white-collar crime cases. Its excellent reputation sees it generate a strong flow of work from companies operating in the oil and gas, renewables (particularly photovoltaic) and banking sectors. Monica Colombera, who heads up the practice, manages energy and infrastructure projects. Giovanni Scirocco has expertise in administrative and commercial law issues. In June 2020, the practice underwent significant expansion at associate level and banking and finance expert Antonio Palazzolo made partner. Environmental law expert Cristina Martorana is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Monica Colombera

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Palazzolo; Cristina Martorana; Giovanni Scirocco; Lucio Di Cicco

Testimonials

‘The team stands out for its extreme competence in administrative matters.’

‘Cristina Martorana is a serious and prepared professional. The ten years of experience she has gained in the sector makes her an excellent consultant and the availability and courtesy that distinguish her allow the establishment of an extremely profitable professional relationship. Lucio Di Cicco, despite his young age, shows great human and professional skills and, both independently and guided by the lawyer. Martorana is able to provide very valuable support in many of the issues brought to her attention. ‘

‘Reliability, experience and ability to act as a true business partner of its partners. Associates are on average very high-level professionals. Attention to the customer: the team is involved in the project and follows it from start to finish, facilitating the creation of a personalized collaboration. ’

‘A special mention goes to Cristina Martorana and Monica Colombera. Martorana is a capable, competent, up-to-date professional, with great sensitivity to energy and infrastructure issues, an excellent network, business oriented, with a solid approach, based on the concrete needs of the customer. To these qualities she combines an empathy rarely encountered in professionals of the same seniority that allows her to create trust relationships over time.’

‘Monica Colombera is a very solid professional, always available, reactive and flexible and above all always available for the client and the counterpart.’

‘Excellent professional quality mixed with the ability to interpret people by contextualizing everything in the operation’

Key clients

2i Rete Gas

Acea S.p.A.

Alpiq

AMGAS

Aura Power

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 (EIB)

F2i

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

Gruppo Intesa SanPaolo

Italgas

Moncada

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

NextEnergy

Sonnedix

Snam Rete Gas S.p.A.

Tages Capital

UBI Banca

UniCredit

Wealth Venture Fund Sicar S.A.

Whysol Investment Group

Zouk Capital LLP

Industry focus: Retail Tier 2

The retail practice at Legance - Avvocati Associati is led by real estate specialists Gabriele Capecchi and Giuseppe Abbruzzese. The practice is highly experienced in all aspects of real estate for the retail sector and has recently assisted with the acquisition and financing of several shopping centres and outlets throughout Italy. The firm recently assisted Hines Italy with the acquisition and related financing of a flagship building in via della Spiga 26, Milan.

Practice head(s):

Gabriele Capecchi; Giuseppe Abbruzzese

Testimonials

‘Competence, empathy, emotional intelligence, flexibility.’

‘I had the pleasure of working with Giuseppe Abbruzzese’s team in which Elena Generini was also there. High-level and profound professionals, strong negotiating skills, competence in the subject and empathy.’

‘Legance is a firm that maintains a high focus on the customer and which follows in all aspects related to a real estate transaction, from the due diligence process and the drafting of the sales contract, to the relationship and coordination between legal, technical and tax, also allowing the client to be able to delegate tasks that remain with the latter with other firms.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Borletti

Cale Street Partners

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

JP Morgan Asset Management

Keys REIM

Kryalos SGR

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Partners Group

Prelios SGR

Savills

Starbucks

Torre SGR

Vestas Asset Management

UniCredit

Unipol

Private equity Tier 2

Part of its corporate finance practice, Legance - Avvocati Associati's PE department regularly assists leading national and international investors and PE funds with M&A and equity capital markets transactions. Experienced corporate finance head Filippo Troisi is a regular adviser to primary domestic and international private equity funds; Bruno Bartocci is a cross-border transactions specialist; and Alberto Giampieri acts on major M&A public and private transactions. Other key partners are Giovanni Nardulli, Andrea Fedi, Federica Pomero and recently promoted partner Andrea Botti.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Troisi; Bruno Bartocci; Alberto Giampieri; Giovanni Nardulli; Andrea Fedi; Andrea Botti; Federica Pomero

Other key lawyers:

Piero Venturini; Marco Gubitosi; Laura Li Donni; Riccardo Paganin

Testimonials

‘Great industry experience and excellent business sense.

A very reasonable, user-friendly approach to negotiating legal documents, with the possibility of drawing on excellent sectoral experiences.

Commercial flexibility, ability to involve senior partners when necessary and full willingness to understand clients’ needs.

Key clients

Advent International

Alpha Group

Apax Partners

Apollo Global Management

Ares Life Sciences

Armònia SGR S.p.A.

Bain Capital

Blackstone

Bridgepoint

Cabot Square Capital

CapVest

Centerbridge

Change Capital Partners

Charme Capital Partners SGR

Charterhouse

Clessidra

CVC Capital Partners

DWS – Deutsche Bank infrastructure fund

European Investment Fund

F2i SGR

Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR

Fortress Investment Group

GIC – Sovereign Wealth Fund Of Government of Singapore

Green Arrow Capital SGR

Goldman Sachs

H.I.G.

York Capital

GTCR

Lone Star Funds

Mandarin Capital Partners

Neuberger Berman

Oaktree Capital

Permira

Progressio SGR

Quadrivio

VAM Investments

Waypoint Capital

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati's banking and finance and dispute resolution lawyers are the cornerstones of the firm's restructuring and insolvency practice. Alberto Giampieri has a highly active restructuring practice, as does Giandomenico Ciaramella, who advises corporates, investment banks and global financial institutions. Stefano Parlatore has longstanding experience in insolvency disputes. Also highly regarded is litigator Daniele Geronzi, who was recently active in bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters. Luca Autuori is another key name.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Iacopo Fontana

Key clients

Banco BPM

Bondholders Astaldi

BNL

BNP Paribas

CNH Industrial Financial Services S.A. – Iveco

Cementir Group

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

Intesa Sanpaolo

Koelliker S.p.A.

Maschio Gaspardo S.p.A.

Moncada Energy Group S.r.l.

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

Total

Tax Tier 2

Legance - Avvocati Associati regularly assists with the tax aspects of major transactions. In addition, the team also has transfer pricing and litigation experience. 'Exceptional tax partnerMarco Graziani assists with structuring M&A, private equity, financing, restructuring and real estate deals, as well as European and Italian funds. Claudia Gregori is experienced in project finance, real estate and shipping-related tax matters. Luca Dal Cerro is an investments-related tax specialist. Also highly regarded are senior counsel Francesco Di Bari and counsel Gabriella Geatti.

Practice head(s):

Luca Dal Cerro; Marco Graziani; Claudia Gregori

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Di Bari; Gabriella Geatti

Testimonials

Provides understandable and effective structuring solutions for any type of investor.

The tax team is unique because of its experience, knowledge and proactivity, and they always provide us with the help we need.

They have a broad view of the tax environment (and not just their own fields) and they make you feel that they are part of your team when advising you. They are proactive and proved to be strong partners when dealing with Italian tax law, especially when you are not an expert.

Practical help and support (not just theoretical), a hands-on approach and responsiveness are the key qualities I expect from a tax practitioner; and this is what I found in the tax team.

Marco Graziani is an exceptional tax partner who understands all aspects of a transaction, but is also very familiar with tax issues in other jurisdictions.

Marco Graziani is an excellent, trusted tax practitioner, who will never hesitate to jump into the most complex (or basic) issues to help you.

Claudia Gregori has great knowledge of tax law, including deep knowledge of the renewable energy sector and the related tax legislation that has formed over time.

Luca Dal Cerro has been our main Italian tax contact for years, and we absolutely rely on his advice – he is always available and pragmatic.

Key clients

Altarea Cogedim

AXA Insurance Group

Aviva Investors

BNP Paribas

Borletti Group

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Chequers Capital Partenaires

CBRE Global Investors

EF Solare Group

ENEL Group

Eurazeo

F2i

Ferragamo Group

Fortress

Goldman Sachs

Hayfin Capital Managment

ING Group

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Intesa Group

Savills Investment Management

Partners Group

Denso Group

Moncada Group

Rhea Vendors Group

TPG – Sixth Street Partners

Schroder Adveq

Lombard Odier

Vestas Asset Management

Wisequity

GIC

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati's financial intermediaries regulation department, headed by Marco Penna, is highly specialised in the regulatory aspects of the banking, financial and insurance sectors. Senior partner-level support is provided by Andrea Giannelli and Gian Paolo Tagariello, while managing associate Giovanna Tassitano and senior associate Giuseppe Alessandro are also key to the group.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Giannelli; Marco Penna; Gian Paolo Tagariello

Other key lawyers:

Giovanna Tassitano; Giuseppe Alessandro

Testimonials

Primary track record in structured finance transactions in the NPL sector.

Great for professionalism, expertise and responsiveness.

Andrea Giannelli has high levels of technical competence and an impeccable approach to this subject.

Marco Penna has been of outstanding support through his professionalism.

Key clients

Advent International

Associated Foreign Exchange Ltd.

AFEX Markets PLC

Agos Ducato

Apax Partners

Argo Finanziaria

Aviva

Banca Farmafactoring

Banca Finint

Banca Popolare di Milano

BPER Banca

CaCib

CBRE

Credito Fondiario

Dell

Elliott

Fiditalia

Finest

Fortress Investment Group

Illimity

Mediobanca

Nexi

Solution Bank

UniCredit

Venice Shipping Logistics

Capital markets: Equity Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati's ECM team has substantial experience in both MTA Market and AIM Market listings. It has also developed a specific focus on the automotive, oil, energy and real estate sectors. Giorgio Vanzanelli's experience includes IPOs, share capital increases, equity secondary offerings, convertible bond issues and public tender offers. Alberta Figari was a new arrival in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Giorgio Vanzanelli

Other key lawyers:

Marzio Ciani; Stefano Bandini; Alberta Figari

Key clients

Amplifon

Banca Farmafactoring

BPER

BPM

Caleffi

CNHI

doValue S.p.A.

CTI BioPharma Corp.

FCA

Ferrari

Fortress Investment Group

Nexi S.p.A.

J.P. Morgan

Leonardo S.p.A.

Mediobanca – Banca di credito finanziario S.p.A.

Mediobanca SGR S.p.A.

Natixis

Unipol Gruppo S.p.A.

Quarantacinque S.p.A.

Cad It S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A.

Compliance Tier 3

'Comprising great professionals', Legance - Avvocati Associati's multidisciplinary compliance department has expertise in regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering issues, anti-corruption legislation and Decree 231 issues. Andrea Fedi is experienced in compliance, privacy and anti-bribery, while Marco Penna's practice includes banking and financial services-related anti-money laundering and drafting procedures. White-collar crime expert Niccolò Bertolini Clerici joined from Bertolini Clerici Studio Legale.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fedi; Marco Penna; Niccolò Bertolini Clerici

Testimonials

A firm comprising great professionals with varied skills.

Ability to interpret clients’ expectations.

The team has deep knowledge of compliance issues that it is able skilfully to reconcile with company operations. It operates as a business partner, and not as a mere external consultant.

The team offers maximum availability, and has in-depth knowledge not only of legal issues but also corporate ones. Each time an issue is raised, it provides a range of possible solutions.

The team, led by Andrea Fedi, understands the needs of companies.

Andrea Fedi is an excellent professional with great experience; he shows great responsiveness and professionalism in managing clients’ requests, ensuring the correct balance between the work of the associates and the presence of the partner when necessary.

‘Niccolò Bertolini Clerici is a highly experienced professional with  extraordinary empathy; he is always available and responds promptly to questions – clients feel safe with him.

Key clients

Aon Italia

British American Tobacco

Brioni

Cubico Sustainable Investment

Grimaldi Group

Owens-Illinois

Walt Disney

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati's 'extremely available and professional' data protection department has expertise in GDPR and data protection laws, companies’ data protection models, data protection litigation, compliance, transfer of databases and use of data for scientific research. Andrea Fedi is a data privacy and protection specialist, who works with senior associate Lucio Scudiero.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fedi

Other key lawyers:

Lucio Scudiero

Testimonials

Extremely available and professional.

The main quality of the team is that it guarantees a cross-practice service with precision and specialised knowledge in each area.’

The team comprises young members with excellent experience, which has been gained on both a national and European basis.’

It has the ability to recognise and quickly solve legal problems that intersect different domains.

Among the qualities that I most appreciate is the team’s ability to understand and fit into corporate culture, thereby supporting us in making quick and informed decisions through a very pragmatic consultancy style.

Key clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb S.R.L.

British American Tobacco

Do It Now Group

Ferriera Valsider

Generali Business Solutions

Grimaldi Group

Hausmann & Co.

Miroglio

Nuovo Pignone International

Selle Royal

Kolbrain

Just Eat Italy

UniCredit

EU and competition law Tier 3

Legance - Avvocati Associati's EU and competition law department assists clients with merger filings and distribution matters, and it also has notable expertise in behavioural investigations. It also handles antitrust litigation and advises on compliance issues. Vito Auricchio assists with mergers, abuse of dominance cases and matters involving alleged cartels before the EC and the IAA, as well as civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Vito Auricchio

Other key lawyers:

Valerio Mosca; Guendalina Catti De Gasperi

Key clients

Iliad

2i Rete Gas

Nexi

Penny Market (Rewe Group)

Bayer

Total

BPER Banca

Auchan

Fratelli Arena S.r.l.

Snam

Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

Legance - Avvocati Associati focuses on supporting clients in the electronic communications, media and entertainment, consumer protection and the internet, e-commerce and IT services sectors. The team, and especially its head, Valerio Mosca, are praised for their regulation and antitrust expertise particularly in the telecoms field.

Practice head(s):

Valerio Mosca

Testimonials

Great expertise in regulation and antitrust in telecoms, ability to see issues and design the right legal strategies.’

‘Valerio Mosca has a very deep knowledge of TMT regulation and legal antitrust issues in these sectors. He is able to propose appropriate strategies and solutions with respect to different legal issues.’

Key clients

Asacha Media Group and Oaktree Capital Management

Cloud9 Technologies LLC

Commify Italy S.p.A.

Fastweb S.p.A.

F2i SGR

Iliad Italia S.p.A.

Postepay S.p.A

Raffles Infra Holdings Ltd

Intellectual property Tier 4

Legance - Avvocati Associati's IP department, which is led by Paolo Marzano and includes senior counsel Monica Riva, focuses on intellectual and industrial property rights protection for Italian and foreign clients. The team's key areas of expertise include trade mark prosecution processes, brand and design protection, as well as copyright collection.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Marzano

Other key lawyers:

Monica Riva

Key clients

Arvedi Group

Elie Saab

Niko Romito

Mezzacorona Group

De’ Longhi S.p.A

Baxter S.r.l.

Allitude S.p.A. former Phoenix Informatica Bancaria S.p.A.

OCS Spa

E-On Reality Italia Srl

Cellularline S.p.A

Careermap4me S.r.l.

E-price S.p.A.

GEWISS S.p.A.

Hearst Magazines S.p.A

UGA Nutraceuticals S.r.l.

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.

In 2007 there were 84 lawyers at Legance, currently there are about 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; 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Finance Filippo Troisi ftroisi@legance.it
Corporate Finance Bruno Bartocci bbartocci@legance.it
Banking & Finance Andrea Giannelli agiannelli@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Monica Colombera mcolombera@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Filippo Ruffato ruffato@legance.it
Debt Capital Markets Andrea Giannelli agiannelli@legance.it
Equity Capital Markets Giorgio Vanzanelli gvanzanelli@legance.it
Equity Capital Markets Bruno Bartocci bbartocci@legance.it
Financial Intermediaries Regulation Andrea Giannelli agiannelli@legance.it
Financial Intermediaries Regulation Marco Penna mpenna@legance.it
Investment Funds Enzo Schiavello eschiavello@legance.it
Investment Funds Barbara Sancisi bsancisi@legance.it
Dispute Resolution Stefano Parlatore sparlatore@legance.it
Dispute Resolution Daniele Geronzi dgeronzi@legance.it
Restructuring & Insolvency Giandomenico Ciaramella gciaramella@legance.it
Restructuring & Insolvency Luca Autuori lautuori@legance.it
EU, Antitrust and Regulation Vito Auricchio vauricchio@legance.it
Labour and Employment Alberto Maggi amaggi@legance.it
Labour and Employment Tommaso Li Bassi tlibassi@legance.it
Tax Law Marco Graziani mgraziani@legance.it
Tax Law Claudia Gregori cgregori@legance.it
Administrative Law Filippo Pacciani fpacciani@legance.it
Administrative Law Alessandro Botto abotto@legance.it
Real Estate Gabriele Capecchi (Corporate Finance) gcapecchi@legance.it
Real Estate Giuseppe Abbruzzese (Administrative Law) gabbruzzese@legance.it
Compliance Andrea Fedi afedi@legance.it
Shipping, Aviation and Transportation Claudia Gregori cgregori@legance.it
Shipping, Aviation and Transportation Iacopo Fontana ifontana@legance.it
Intellectual Property Paolo Marzano pmarzano@legance.it
TMT - Technology, Media, Telecommunications Valerio Mosca vmosca@legance.it
Insurance Law Gian Paolo Tagariello gtagariello@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Giovanni Scirocco gscirocco@legance.it
Energy, Project and Infrastructure Antonio Palazzolo apalazzolo@legance.it
Environmental Law Maria Cristina Breida mcbreida@legance.it
Administrative Law/Energy Cristina Martorana cmartorana@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 Riva mriva@legance.it
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