Firm Profile > LCA Studio Legale > Milan, Italy

LCA Studio Legale
20121 MILANO

Genoa: leading firms Tier 2

The 'very professional' and 'highly reliable' team at LCA Studio Legale has grown considerably in recent years; the Genoa office is now headed by Benedetto LonatoRiccardo Massimilla and new arrival Davide Magnolia, who joined from Toriello LSN Studio Legale in January 2019, Magnolia's arrival brings shipping and logistics expertise to the firm's established strengths in corporate, banking and finance, capital markets, digital marketing, and litigation and dispute resolution. The practice acts for a number of major Italian port authorities along the Ligurian coast, including Savona Terminal Auto, La Spezia Container Terminal, Terminal del Golfo and Terminal Darsena Toscana.


Their strengths are competence, availability, speed in responses, and partnerships beyond consulting.

Prompt responses and detailed claim reports.’

A good team which does professional and exhaustive work; their competence is really impressive.’

Super responsive, very professional, highly reliable.’

LCA combines technical skills with high speed and flexibility in reacting to requests and is focused on solving problems.’

Expertise far above market average.’

Key clients



Banca IMI


SDA Group

Quiris Sapa

Cigisped Group

La Spezia Container Terminal


Savona Terminal Auto

Fondazione Caritro

Jobson Italia

Terminal Darsena Toscana

Terminal del Golfo

Industry focus: Food Tier 2

LCA Studio Legale's food law team in Milan is headed by Nicola Lucifero, who specialises in food law matters, where he handles both advisory work and litigation. He acts for Italian and international companies, as well as public and private agencies, involved in the agri-food supply chain on food law, competition law, intellectual property law and customer protection matters. The group has considerable knowledge of European and international regulations and is able to provide advice from a global perspective. Highlights included advising Spanish food delivery company Foodinho on Italian rules and regulations concerning food and IT-related law.

Practice head(s):


Deep knowledge of the subject, great business partner, solution oriented.’

Very available to find solutions within legal boundaries.

Key clients


Castello di Roncade

Del Monte Italy

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The disputes department at LCA Studio Legale, which now boasts a team of almost 40 professionals, many who previously worked together at Sanzo e Associati, with which the firm merged in 2018. The team handles both national and international litigation and arbitration, offering a 'highly valued and very successful' service focused on a mixture of insolvency and corporate matters. Gian Paolo Coppola is among the key lawyers, acting for clients across a number of sectors, covering both traditional clients and more modern tech-focused businesses. Salvatore Sanzo assists companies in crisis situations.


‘LCA has a team of specialised lawyers providing timely, accurate and business-oriented legal advice. The lawyers are valued for their responsiveness, clarity of legal advice provided and efficiency.

‘Great diversity, flexibility, quick responses.’

‘Gian Paolo Coppola has a good practical approach and is very cooperative and available.’

We have a very long history of working together, and we won a lot of cases.

Key clients

State Treasury of the Republic of Poland – General Director for National Roads and Motorways

SsangYong Motors

eBay UK Ltd., Marktplaats

Dileco s.r.l.

Immobiliare RCCS s.r.l.

Roelmi HPC s.r.l.

Caius Capital LLP

Marcegaglia Group

Il Sole 24 Ore

Audemars Piguet Italia spa

Expo S.p.A.

Employment Tier 4

LCA Studio Legale's labour team has been on an expansion trajectory of late, including the hire of former Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo senior associate Ranieri Romani, who joined as a partner in mid-2019. The growing team assists clients that require both judicial and consultative advice, with a particular interest in the tech and sports industries. On top of that, trade union matters and extraordinary operations are also of central importance and are dealt with with the support of the firm's other deparments. Giuseppe Bologna focuses on personnel management, benefits and labour litigation; Stefano Becich di San Servolo has particular expertise in industrial and trade union relations.


‘The partners at LCA Studio Legale are always available and give immediate attention to the client’s requests. The team is highly qualified with solid law employment expertise.’

‘Main strengths are technical and legal skills, deep knowledge of specific industries (such as insurance) and quality of service. Ranieri Romani has great expertise, industry knowledge, accuracy and business acumen.’

‘Service level is excellent for appropriateness of advice and better than competitors for response and delivery time. The quality and commitment of the lawyers are truly what makes the difference.’

‘Building a relationship with the lawyers, having them deeply understand internal policies and procedures as well as the culture, helps save time when faced with legal support. Ranieri Romani has reliable experience on restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and day to day employment relations.’

Key clients

Indaco Venture Partners SGR S.p.A.

Microsoft S.r.l.

Eurovita S.p.A.

Marcegaglia Group

Synlab Italia S.r.l.

Editrice Quadratum S.p.A.

Instrumentation Laboratories – Werfen

AMRI Group

EdiliziAcrobatica S.p.A.

Mylan S.p.A.

Intellectual property Tier 4

LCA Studio Legale's team, which is led by Gianluca De Cristofaro, handles a range of IP matters encompassing design infringement and unfair competition, the drafting and negotiation of IP-related and licence agreements as well as marketing and promotional campaigns. The firm, which has a focus on innovation and technology, offers a blockchain-based service for the management and protection of trademarks.

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Key clients

Andrea Bocelli Foundation


Save the Duck S.p.A.

Parma Calcio Football Club

Editoriale Domus S.p.A. (“Quattroruote”, “Domus”, “The Silver Spoon”)

Ars Rei (“Unode50”)

Marcegaglia Group

Mandarina Duck S.p.A.

Coccinelle S.p.A.

Dude Srl

Esprinet S.p.A.

Ermenegildo Zegna S.p.A.

Pirelli Group

Froneri Italy S.r.l.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Significantly strengthening its restructuring departments, LCA Studio Legale merged with SeAS Sanzo e Associati Studio Legale in 2018, which brought in bankruptcy law litigator Salvatore Sanzo, corporate crises expert Diana Burroni, and Angela Petrosillo, who mostly works with debtors or investors. The practice's scope of work covers turnaround plans, insolvency procedures, debt renegotiation, and insolvency-related business and asset acquisitions.


The firm has a team of highly qualified people who are able to intervene quickly on extremely complex issues.

The team’s skills, and the people that make up the team, guarantee the resolution of very complex issues quickly, with extremely positive results.

The professional preparation demonstrated has no equal, when compared to other firms dealing with the same subject. The mix of high competence present in the firm allows clients to have a complete and professional offering. The promptness of concrete answers enables companies to save themselves from failure.

From the the first interview with the firm’s professionals, clients appreciate the great professionalism and competence in bankruptcy matters. The speed of legal analysis of the problems allows the adoption of important measures that can really make the difference between the survival of the company in crisis or its closure. Other firms, with high-sounding names and political connections at national level, do not show the same preparation and readiness of LCA to resolve legal problems that are so delicate as to involve hundreds of employees at risk in the workplace.

Salvatore Sanzo is an outstanding professional with extensive knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency issues. He consistently demonstrates his professional competence, providing accurate and pragmatic advice even on the most complex matters. His passion and approach make his assistance even more valuable.

Key clients



Casinò de la Vallèe




Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor




Industry focus: TMT Tier 5

LCA Studio Legale handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients across the TMT sector. The group's recent caseload also includes data protection and cyber security matters. Andrea Messuti focuses on M&A, financing and investment transactions as well as corporate governance and regulatory matters. Edoardo Calcaterra assisted Triboo S.p.A. with establishing a joint venture with International Luxury Group, through its subsidiary Swiss Watch Group DWC LLC for the development of digital services. Gianluca De Cristofaro specialises in data protection and advertising matters.

Key clients


Marktplaats B.V.

Eutelsat Group


Ormesani S.r.l.

TeamSystem S.p.A.

GK Software GE

Triboo S.p.A.

Foorban S.r.l.

DUDE S.r.l.

Informatica Corporation

Private equity Tier 5

Active in the venture capital market, the team at LCA Studio Legale advises on every stage of setting up investment and financing structures, as well as assisting with LBOs and MLBOs. The team is jointly headed by Andrea Messuti, Vittorio Turinetti di Priero and recent addition Roberto de Bonis, who joined from DB & Partners in 2019. The trio have extensive experience of advising on cross-border M&A transactions in the private equity space.

Key clients

Ethica Global Investments S.p.A.

Equilybra S.p.A.

Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR S.p.A.

Indaco Venture Partners Società di Gestione del Risparmio S.p.A.

Mansutti S.p.A.

H-Farm S.p.A.

Agrifarma S.p.A.,

AVM Gestioni SGR S.p.A.

Marcegaglia Grou

Tax Tier 5

LCA Studio Legale advises on income tax, VAT, excise fees, customs duties and international taxation. It also acts in all stages of proceedings before the national Tax Authority and the Customs Authority.  Giulio Azzaretto and Matteo Moretti are corporate and international taxation specialists.


This solid and competent team adapts to clients’ needs with a non-formal approach.

It has the capacity to find tailor-made solutions.

Key clients

Casino di Saint Vincent

Banca Profilo

Veolia Water Technologies Italia

Arriva Italia

Nord Energia

Libera Energia


.Consorzio Agrario Terrepadane Scarl

Orion Capital Managers

Emcure Pharmaceuticals

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 7

This corporate and M&A team at LCA Studio Legale is jointly led by Giovanni LegaVittorio Turinetti di Priero and Andrea Carreri. The team has particular expertise in the manufacturing and technology sectors and advises domestic and international companies.


Attention to the customer; professionalism and extreme expertise; easy to work in a group.

Continuous availability; competent counsel and always brilliant solution of every important matter.

LCA has very reliable partners and very capable associates. Answers are always on time, and they are capable of covering all my legal needs.

They are fully engaged and try to understand the business and its characteristics and needs. In this way, having a correct understanding of the aims that we want to achieve during the negotiation, I am also able to suggest different solutions that contribute proactively to achieving the best result for the company.

Key clients

Marcegaglia Group

E.On Connecting Energies

Autogas Nord

Polynt Reichhold

AVK Holding

eBay Classifieds Group

Sews-Cabind Italia


Albany Molecular Research (AMRI)

La Centrale Finanziaria Generale

Sumitomo Group

Ethica Global Investments

LCA Studio Legale is an independent full practice law firm with renowned international experience and specializes in corporate legal and tax assistance. Its main offices are in Italy, in Milan, Genoa and Treviso (inside the venture incubator H-FARM). In the United Arab Emirates, it operates in Dubai in an International Partnership with IAA Middle East Legal Consultants LLP. The Firm has recently experienced a steady dimensional growth, adding new practices and strengthening core ones, and now counts over 120 professionals.

LCA offers a complete judicial and non-contentious legal advisory service, in the fields of commercial, corporate, banking, finance, capital markets, tax, criminal and real estate law, corporate crises, labour and immigration law, transportation, intellectual property and new technologies, food and art law, and in the protection of family rights and assets.

The Law Firm mainly delivers its services to Italian and foreign companies and financial institutions, advising industrial, finance and insurance groups, institutional investors, investment banks, as well as SMEs, family businesses, professionals and individual entrepreneurs that represent a large part of the Italian business landscape.

The real challenge of the Law Firm is not simply to offer a legal assistance service to face specific concerns, but to deeply understand the clients’ needs and aims in order to identify and solve possible issues before they even arise. LCA’s real value lies in the ability to understand and foresee the requests of clients who are guided, step by step, in the launch, growth, development and evolution of the business activity.

From the conception of business projects to the structuring of financial operations, as well as the formulation of the best litigation strategy in national and foreign disputes, LCA fulfills the current, potential and future needs of professionals, entrepreneurs, small, medium and large companies in a prompt and professional manner.

LCA has always adopted an international approach, advising Italian companies in their internationalization processes, foreign firms interested in investing or expanding in Italy, and multinational corporations involved in multi-jurisdictions and cross-border transactions. The international law practice has been refined over the years to the point that LCA has decided to internally set up dedicated geographical desks. Each desk puts together the interdisciplinary competences gained with reference to a specific geographical area and cooperates in synergy with a network of local first-class law firms. This produces a constant exchange of know-how and guarantees to the client a complete assistance in all relevant jurisdictions, not only with respect to the law, but also with reference to local culture and business dynamics.

The Law Firm supports innovation, creativity and new projects of young entrepreneurs active in all science, technology and art fields, and gives great importance to Corporate Social Responsibility, environmental sustainability and internal welfare.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Giovanni Lega 0039 02778875205
President Salvatore Sanzo 0039 02778875401
Photo Name Position Profile
 Giulio Azzaretto photo Giulio Azzaretto Partner and Co-Head of the Tax Department
Avv Stefano Becich di San Servolo  photo Avv Stefano Becich di San Servolo Partner
Avv Giuseppe Bologna  photo Avv Giuseppe Bologna Partner and Co-head of the Employment department
Avv Diana Burroni  photo Avv Diana Burroni Partner and Co-head of the Restructuring & Insolvency Department
Avv Edoardo Calcaterra  photo Avv Edoardo Calcaterra Partner and Co-Head of the TMT department
Avv Andrea Carreri  photo Avv Andrea Carreri Partner and Co-Head of the Corporate, Commercial and M&A Department
 Gian Paolo Coppola photo Gian Paolo Coppola Partner and Co-head of the Dispute Resolution Department
 Gianluca De Cristofaro photo Gianluca De Cristofaro Partner and Head of the IP & Privacy Department
Avv Giovanni Lega  photo Avv Giovanni Lega Managing Partner and Co-head of the Corporate M&A Department
 Nicola Lucifero photo Nicola Lucifero Partner and Head of the Food Law Department
Avv Andrea Messuti  photo Avv Andrea Messuti Partner and Co-Head of the Capital Markets and TMT departments
 Matteo Moretti photo Matteo Moretti Partner and Co-Head of the Tax Department
Avv Angela Petrosillo  photo Avv Angela Petrosillo Partner and Co-head of the Restructuring & Insolvency Department
Avv Ranieri Romani  photo Avv Ranieri Romani Partner and Co-Head of the Employment Department
 Salvatore Sanzo photo Salvatore Sanzo President of LCA Law Firm, Co-Head of the Restructuring&Insolvency and Dispute Resolution…
Avv Vittorio Turinetti di Priero  photo Avv Vittorio Turinetti di Priero Partner and Co-Head of the Corporate, Commercial and M&A Department
Avv Roberto de Bonis  photo Avv Roberto de Bonis Partner and Head of the Private Equity Department
Partners : 40
Other professionals : 80
International Trademark Association (INTA)
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
American Immigration Lawyers Association
AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)