Firm Profile > RP Legal & Tax > Milan, Italy
RP Legal & Tax Offices
PIAZZALE LUIGI CADORNA, 4
RP Legal & Tax > The Legal 500 Rankings
Bologna: leading firms Tier 1
R&P Legal established a presence in the Emilia Romagna region in January 2020 by acquiring the team from LexJus Sinacta's Bologna office. The opening of the office has provided a gateway into the region and access to a number of major Bologna-based clients. Claudio Perrella and Alessio Totaro remain the two key partners in the team, together with Anna Masutti, who is also practice head. Totaro is well known in the field of logistics and international trade for his corporate and M&A advice and representation in court proceedings and arbitrations; Perrella is an expert of insurance, shipping and transport; Masutti additionally focuses on aeronautics law.
Anna Masutti; Claudio Perrella; Alessio Totaro
Other key lawyers:
“Alessio Totaro is highly skilled in the sector and sector-related legal affairs. His insights are always widely appreciated and derive from a client-focused point of view.’
‘Exceptional knowledge of the transport industry. Claudio Perella and Alessio Totaro are easy to reach and have an outstanding knowledge about transport law (contractual work and litigation). Totaro is very much aware of developments in public transport law organizations too.’
‘Alessio Totaro, in addition to possessing legal skills of great depth and refinement, is a profound connoisseur of the activities carried out by the client and by the counterparties.’
‘Claudio Perrella is possibly the most knowledgeable maritime lawyer in Italy, with an outstanding network. Erudite, calm, professional, respectful.’
‘Alessio Totaro is another go-to beacon of the firm. Smart, practical, very respectful and very responsive. My first port of call in Italy in any case.’
‘Pietro Nisi and Anna Masutti show great knowledge of international law, great management skills with the help of technological platforms.’
COBO Group S.p.A.
UNIPOL SAI Assicurazioni
Aeroporto Friuli Venezia Giulia
Aviabel Axis Capital Company
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc
Walter Tosto S.p.A.
Industry focus: TMT Tier 5
R&P Legal is known for assisting start-ups and foreign companies launching TV channels in the Italian market on Italian and EU regulations and tax matters. Other clients include theatre companies, music publishers and film production companies, which the group advises on data protection and e-commerce matters. Francesca Lodigiani, Pier Luigi De Palma, Luca Egitto, Chiara Agostini and Paolo De Carlo are the key figures.
Francesca Lodigiani; Pier Luigi De Palma; Luca Egitto; Chiara Agostini; Paolo De Carlo
‘Complete assistance for several business areas. Willingness to work in urgent conditions. Ability to dialogue and willingness to collaborate with other law firms’
‘Very good knowledge of the subject matter.’
‘Francesca Lodigiani and her team are always timely, reliable, and effective’
NBC Universal Global Networks
Universal Pictures International
BIM Distribuzione Srl ( Wild Bunch S.A. Group)
Giuseppe Carnevali – Majority Shareholder of former Navionics SpA
RP Legal & Tax > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in 1949, R&P Legal is an independent law and tax firm with seven offices throughout Italy, major international links, and over 150 skilled professionals providing full-service assistance.
Areas of Practice
Administrative Law & Public Law: the firm advises domestic and international companies, entities and the public sector on agreements with the Public Administration: procurements and public-private partnerships (project financing, joint enterprises, foundations, sponsorships etc.); assistance to central and local government and Municipal Councils, in the field of public procurements, construction and urban planning, services, organization of the Public Administration and the public sector.
Art Law: the firm advises individuals, collectors, investment funds, public and private museums, art galleries on property of historical or artistic interest, shows, exhibitions, temporary or permanent loans, tax, contracts, insurance issues, heritage classification.
Aviation, Shipping and Transport: the firm advises on commercial aviation (disputes, commercial and regulatory matters), aviation contracts, airports, carriage by ship, aircraft, rail and road, harbours’ administrative issues, construction and purchase/sale of ships/aircrafts, ship/aircrafts finance transactions, including in the pleasure craft sector.
Banking and Finance: the firm advises on bank lending, leveraged, acquisition, asset and project finance, issuances/offers of debt and equity instruments, listing of debt and capital instruments on national/ international regulated markets, initial public offerings, de- listings, securitizations, bonds, derivatives contracts.
Charities and Social Enterprises: the firm assists non-profit organisations, active in culture, broadcasting, performance, health services, scientific and medical research, alternative energy, international co-operation, venture philanthropy, social finance and impact investing.
Civil Law: the firm advises on civil liability (contractual and non-contractual) and on the compensation for damages in the areas of civil law, company law, commercial law, intellectual property, banking and insurance, professional and medical liability and compensation for damages for defamation.
Corporate, M&A and Commercial Law: the firm advises on M&A and other extraordinary corporate transactions, including cross-border operations, IPOs, public offers, share and bonds sales; corporate governance, regulatory matters; distribution, agency, franchising agreements, letting, consultancy, sponsorship, maintenance, transport and logistics, R&D, insurance, general sales and purchase conditions, outsourcing, e-contracts, e-procurement, IT/IP, software licensing, joint venture and in general commercial agreements in a wide range of industry sectors.
Compliance: the firm advises on all areas connected to company administrative liability under Legislative Decree 231/2001 and in relation to the implementation of anti-corruption plans in the Public Sector, under Law 190/2012, including the defense in criminal proceedings for the determination of the administrative liability of public sector entities.
Criminal Law: the firm advises on white-collar, environmental and health and safety crimes, cybercrime, corporate forensics, internal investigations.
Customs: the firm advises on the management of business relations with non-EU markets, customs procedures and special regimes, court proceedings and customs administrative disputes, the application of the rules governing copyright for imports from non-EU countries, the protection of cultural heritage items leaving / entering to the country and the consumer protection in connection with customs declarations of origin.
Employment: the firm advises on all employment aspects, in court and out of court, on workplace safety, pensions, social security and on labour issues with respect to M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy procedures.
Environmental & Energy: the firm advises on administrative proceedings, civil litigation, regulatory aspects relating to environmental matters, including waste management, decontamination procedures, air/water pollution, sound, integrated environmental permits, and impact assessment, among others.
Family: the firm advises on separations and divorce and amendments of the relative conditions; protection order against domestic abuse, management of property regimes between spouses and life partners; division of assets, setting up of estates, protection of minors, with assistance also on criminal hearings; recovery of credit and maintenance costs, disqualifications, incapacitation, support facilities, inheritance issues.
Insurance & Reinsurance: the firm advises on agencies and brokerage matters, disputes with consumers, IVASS claims, civil litigation and credit recovery, air accident claims, road accident claims and ESR (domestic transport and CMR), damage to maritime cargo, pleasure-boat damages and theft, third-party liability, medical and professional liability, car insurance; on going assistance to Italian insurance companies, Italian branches of insurance and reinsurance companies located in EU countries and non-EU countries.
Intellectual Property, Patents and Advertising: the firm advises on industrial and intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, design/models, copyright and anti-counterfeiting and advertising campaigns.
Life Sciences: the firm advises pharmaceutical and biotech companies, manufacturers of medical devices, public and private companies in the healthcare sector on all issues.
Litigation, Arbitration and Special proceedings: the firm advises on civil, commercial, financial and regulatory litigation, domestic and international arbitration, proceedings before competition, privacy, communications and advertising authorities.
Privacy and Data Protection: the firm advises on the Data Protection Code application; security, privacy, cookies policies; proceedings before courts and Data Protection Authority; personal data flows.
Public funds and Financing: the firm advises on EU funding and structural funds; tailor-made monitoring of business and funding opportunities; bids, project validation, compliance with national and EU provisions, audits and accounting.
Real Estate: the firm advises Italian and foreign real estate funds and private equity investors on property-related transactions, and generally on the acquisition, disposal, leasing, management and the development of industrial, commercial and residential property complexes; assistance on issues of an environmental, administrative and urban nature.
Restructuring and Insolvency: the firm advises on litigation and insolvency procedures under bankruptcy law; management of financial crises; restructuring agreements, negotiations with banks and creditors; restructuring of industrial or financial businesses, also considering labour law, social security and tax issues; the acquisition of assets, companies and receivables from insolvency procedures; claw-back and compensatory actions promoted by the bankruptcy bodies.
Start-up: the firms advises start-ups and incubators, in the strategic and tax planning and incorporation stage, in the definition of relations between partners and investors, in the registration with the innovative start-up and certified incubator; ordinary and specialized assistance on IP, privacy, e-commerce, tax, labour (work for equity), new technology law, administrative aspects; crowdfunding equity-based operations.
Tax: the firm advises on domestic/international, cross-border tax planning; tax analysis of financial transactions (mergers, de-mergers and acquisitions, company reorganisations, leveraged buyouts, securitizations, structured finance); ongoing assistance to multinationals/ private equity funds on international tax issues.
TMT, cybersecurity technology: the firm advises on the issues relating to cyber security; drafting procedures and policies on the use of IT resources; training and updating on legal compliance regarding cyber security; providing legal assistance in the event of digital forensic activities; analysis of contracts with cloud providers with particular reference to clauses on the subject of IT security.
TMT, media and entertainment: the firm advises musical talents on recording, publishing, touring, endorsement, merchandising; music publishers in connection with sale/licence of catalogues.
Wealth Management and Private Client: the firm advises on asset protection planning, also at international level, by the use of legal instruments and tools such as trusts, designed to safeguard the estate and maximize tax and organizational efficiency, also in the presence of assets and beneficiaries under multiple jurisdictions and the need to coordinate differing legal systems.
Chinese and Japanese desks
The firm assists both Chinese and Japanese companies investing in Italy and cooperates with a selected network of Chinese and Japanese law firms and advisors to support the business of Italian clients in the Republic of China, Hong Kong and Japan.
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