Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato > Bologna, Italy > Firm Profile

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato
VIA SANTO STEFANO 43
40125 BOLOGNA
Italy

Italy > Bologna: leading firms Tier 1

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato has a well established presence in Bologna. The team provides high-profile advice in four key focus areas: shipping, dispute resolution, corporate and M&A law, and public law. In particular, practice head Stefano Zunarelli is an expert in aviation and maritime law, and managing partner Massimo Campailla (who splits his time between Bologna and Trieste) is noted for representing port authorities and enterprises, terminal operators and airport management companies as well as major insurance companies.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Massimo Campailla

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Giardini; Anna Razzaboni

Testimonials

‘The firm pays very high attention to all national and international conferences that open new perspectives in the evaluation of current legal issues, and this always places it at the forefront in grasping new trends and interpretations in a perspective of modernization of law and of the regulatory fabric. The firm always shows great flexibility in the alternation of its professionals in the management of the issues and disputes proposed, always managing to cover the areas requested by the client. During the pandemic period, it proved to be very efficient in managing remote meetings.’

‘All the members of the firm, in addition to an in-depth knowledge of maritime and transport law, demonstrate an excellent interdisciplinary legal knowledge. They also demonstrate a rare availability and flexibility towards the customer, with excellent flexibility of schedules and logistic possibilities to carry out in-depth meetings in different locations, even during the weekend or during holidays when necessary.’

‘This firm is characterized by the high competence and knowledge of the sectors in which it operates. Great ability to deepen the issues entrusted and great ability to manage them. Excellent vision of the overall picture and ability to propose appropriate solutions.’

‘Always punctual and precise in respecting the various deadlines. In general, the customer feels taken care of and supported.’

‘High quality, timeliness and competitiveness in terms of fees.’

‘The Zunarelli Law Firm of Bologna excels in its uncommon expertise in the field of state property law, navigation and transport. It constitutes a constant point of reference for operators in the world of ports, and in particular for the Port System Authorities, who need constant and updated support on often unpublished issues and administrative problems.’

‘The Zunarelli team in Bologna is characterized by its ready availability with respect to the needs and emergencies represented from time to time. Over the years, the proven experience in administrative matters constitutes an essential point of reference for guaranteeing the efficiency of administrative action even in the face of the most difficult situations.’

Key clients

AALEA s.p.a.

Adriatic Services Enterprise S.r.l.

Italian Port Authorities Association

Venice Port Authority

Rome Port Authority

Leghorn Port Authority

Ravenna Port Authority

Autorità Portuale di Gioia Tauro

Parma Municipality

Confetra Confederazione Generale Italiana dei Trasporti e della Logistica

Italian Ship Owners Association

Consap S.p.A.

Costa Crociere S.p.a.

Emilia Romagna Region

F2i Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture SGR SpA

Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Gesap – Airport of Palermo

Grimaldi Euromed

Interporto Bologna S.p.A.

Morandi Logistic Group

RAM S.p.A.

S.A.B. S.p.A. – Airport of Bologna

SRB s.p.a.

Technogym s.p.a.

Morandi Logistic Group

Work highlights

  • Advised F2i on the acquisition of MarterNeri S.p.A. and C.P.M. s.r.l.
  • Advised Confitarma on the new Statute of the association.
  • Advised ANAV SICILIA on the establishment of a consortium between member companies.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 4

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato derives its public law expertise from its specialisation in infrastructure and transport law, where it covers the whole spectrum of matters, including project financing, tenders, public procurement, grants and authorisations. The group is led by Stefano Zunarelli and advises both public and private clients, among which building, railway and insurance companies as well as port and airport operators.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Andrea Giardini

Testimonials

‘High quality, timeliness and competitiveness in terms of fees.’

‘Zunarelli is one of the points of reference for all operators in the maritime sector, transport law, state property law.’

‘The qualities of the team reside in the immediate availability and prompt knowledge of the subjects dealt with.’

‘The firm has an immediate reactivity to the questions posed and deals with matters relating to the sector of my interest with specific competence and with the required speed.’

‘Availability, maximum attention and immediate answers to the questions raised.’

‘The possibility of having an immediate human contact to express one’s needs and the speed with which a first feedback is provided make this studio an organization on which one can rely.’

‘The ability of the members of this study to immediately grasp the problems underlying any transaction makes it a point of reference for the resolution of legal issues.’

Key clients

Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility

Assoporti – Italian Port Authorities Association

Gioia Tauro Port Authority

Ravenna Port Authority

Venice Port Authority

Rome Port Authority

Campobasso Municipality

Confetra Confederazione Generale Italiana dei Trasporti e della Logistica

Confitarma (Italian Ship Owners Association)

Consap S.p.A.

F2i Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture SGR SpA

Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Gesap – Airport of Palermo

Interporto Bologna S.p.A.

RAM S.p.A.

S.A.B. S.p.A. – Airport of Bologna

Unionlog S.p.A.

Assomarinas

Costa Crociere S.p.a.

Grimaldi Euromed

Emilia Romagna Region

Morandi Logistic Group

MarterNeri S.p.A.

SAIS Autolinee

Provincia di Padova

Marina Uno S.p.A.

Federbalneari Italia

Assobalneari Italia

Work highlights

  • Advised F2i – Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture Sgr on the revision of the terms of the port concessions of the controlled companies MarterNeri s.p.a. and of Compagnia Portuale di Monfalcone s.r.l.
  • Assisted Italian port authorities in bringing a case before the First Instance Court of the European Union against a decision of the European Commission qualifying the taxation of Italian port authorities as state aid.
  • Assisting the Regional Government of Friuli Venezia Giulia in a proceeding brought before the Court of First Instance of Trieste by two companies providing local transport services.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato handles a range of corporate deals and is well-placed to support on matters in the Far East, owing to a dedicated office in Shanghai.

The firm: The firm was founded nearly three decades ago by Stefano Zunarelli, who is widely recognised as one the most renowned experts in the field of transportation, air and maritime law. The firm is committed to offering clients a full range of legal services. Thanks to a rapid growth in the number of professionals with expertise in different practice areas, the firm has quickly become one of the leading firms not only in maritime and transportation law, but also in litigation and arbitration, administrative, commercial, corporate and international law. Moreover, in order to ensure geographical proximity and direct presence in the regional areas of clients, over the years the firm has opened several branches throughout Italy, two overseas offices in China and Mozambique and has formed numerous friendships with major foreign law firms in other countries.

The wide network of offices developed in Italy allows foreign clients to benefit from highly qualified assistance by professionals who are deeply rooted in the related socio-economic background, also in places where international firms do not have a directly managed office.

Clients include domestic, EU and international companies, ranging from major corporations to SMEs, which operate in various sectors including: transportation; real estate; renewable energy; and international trade.

Areas of practice: Besides being one of the leading law firms in Europe in the field of maritime and transportation law, the firm has been operating for decades in all sectors connected with the activity of enterprises.

Over the years the firm has been providing clients with legal advice and representation in Italian, EU and international courts and arbitration proceedings. The firm’s legal services in the field of litigation range from advice on pre-litigation strategies to litigation handling in all its areas of practice.

With regard to the transportation sector, the firm advises: shipping companies; airlines; land and multimodal carriers; logistics operators; freight forwarders; terminal operators; port companies; airport management companies; port authorities; handling operators; public transport operators; shipyards; marinas and tour operators on both commercial and administrative issues. The firm assists clients in the drafting of contracts and advises on all legal issues concerning transportation by land, sea and air, providing them with out-of-court and in-court representation, both in Italy and abroad.

With reference to corporate and commercial law, the firm deals with all aspects connected with the planning of corporate operations, including: M&A; due diligence; negotiation with financial corporations; support in order to comply with the requirements following the closing and advice during the complex phase of company succession. The firm assists clients in the negotiation and drawing up of commercial contracts and advises them with regard to their relationship with customers and suppliers. It also advises on bankruptcy matters.

The administrative law team has extensive expertise both in advising companies, public bodies and institutions on administrative issues and fulfilments, and in safeguarding their interests in court, before the regional administrative courts and the Italian Council of State. The firm mainly deals with all aspects related to infrastructures and transportation and with all issues regarding project financing, drafting of or appealing against calls for tender, award of public procurements, as well as all matters connected with the performance of contracts signed with public bodies, grants, licenses, authorisations, appeals against orders of seizure and forfeiture of vehicles.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Shipping and transportation Stefano Zunarelli
Shipping and transportation Massimo Campailla
Litigation and arbitration Stefano Zunarelli
Litigation and arbitration Alberto Pasino
Corporate and M&A Stefano Zunarelli
Commercial Alberto Pasino
Commercial Massimo Campailla
Administrative Stefano Zunarelli
Administrative Andrea Giardini
Aviation Stefano Zunarelli
Aviation Elena Illica Magrini
Antitrust, competition and state aid Stefano Zunarelli
Antitrust, competition and state aid Alberto Pullini
Employment Stefano Campogrande
Banking and finance Massimo Campailla
Banking and finance Elisabetta Sgattoni
Bankruptcy Massimo Campailla
China and Far East Luigi Zunarelli
China and Far East Sabrina Gao
Real estate Andrea Giardini
Insurance Michele Borlasca
Recreational boating Alberto Pasino
Industrial/intellectual property protection Vincenzo Cellamare
Industrial/intellectual property protection Elisabetta Sgattoni
Customs Massimo Campailla
Customs Federica Fantuzzi
Africa and Middle East Leonel Carlos
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Prof Avv Massimo Campailla  photo Prof Avv Massimo Campailla He has been a partner of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato since…
Avv Stefano Campogrande  photo Avv Stefano Campogrande Stefano Campogrande is an Associate of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato and…
Avv Andrea Giardini  photo Avv Andrea Giardini Andrea Giardini is a Senior Partner of the Firm and works at…
Prof Avv Stefano Zunarelli photo Prof Avv Stefano ZunarelliFounding Partner of Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato. He advises major companies…
Number of lawyers : 35
at this office : 19
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