Pavia e Ansaldo > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Pavia e Ansaldo
MILANO 20121

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Pavia e Ansaldo assists major, domestic and international luxury labels and retailers. The firm’s luxury goods practice is broad, advising all along the industry’s supply chain, from manufacturing to advertising to consumer protection. It is also experienced in advising clients on regulatory, licencing, employment and real estate matters as well as on issues arising in the e-commerce space. Gian Paolo Di Santo, who has expertise in IP matters for major fashion labels including trademark enforcement, heads the luxury and fashion department with Mia Rinetti, whose focus is on corporate and commercial matters within the industry. Corporate specialist, Adriano Villa , who is admitted as a foreign lawyer in Japan, assists clients looking to do business/enter the market in Japan.

Practice head(s):

Gian Paolo Di Santo; Mia Rinetti

Other key lawyers:

Adriano Villa


‘The biggest advantage of P&A is that they are the specialist for Italian and Japanese law. For a company like mine that works a lot with Italian company as a distributor such a law office is really helpful.’

‘Strong skill in commercial contract reviews.’

Mia Rinetti is very competent and has a very open approach as a true service to the client. In addition, a brilliant mind, out of the box thinker and a great worker. Her availability is legendary.’

Key clients

Alice & Olivia Inc.

Calvin Klein Inc.

Calzedonia S.p.A.


E. Marinella S.r.l.

Fast Retailing USA, Inc.

GGR S.r.l.

Herno SpA

IKOI S.r.l.

Polo Ralph Lauren

The Sonnabend Collection Foundation

Cosmei srl

Omnicos Group srl

REGI Laboratories srl


Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo


Work highlights

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Pavia e Ansaldo has longstanding experience in the healthcare and life sciences sector, and it maintains active communication with globally significant regulatory bodies including the European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration. The firm is expert in advising major pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients on IP litigation, regulatory, M&A, competition and data protection matters with an international element. Gian Paolo Di Santo leads the firm’s life sciences practice alongside his IP litigation, corporate and regulatory work for leading multinationals in the life sciences industry.

Practice head(s):

Gian Paolo Di Santo

Work highlights

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 2

Pavia e Ansaldo advises clients in the industry on a wide array of matter types, from corporate and private equity to IP and tax. The firm is also familiar with representing clients in dispute resolution matters concerning manufacturing. Its expertise expands beyond Italy’s borders, with the ability to advise on multi-jurisdictional issues for its clients. Stefano Bianchi, in addition to leading the practice, advises manufacturers and private equity funds on matters spanning the spectrum of corporate and transactional issues.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Bianchi


‘Highest level of competence.’

‘The team is professional and experienced and is really the best to assist the client.’

‘Highly proactive thinking, great knowledge of subject matters and counterparties, pragmatic problem solving, timing. ’

Key clients

Basell Poliolefine

Brugg Cables

Berlin Packaging Italy S.p.A.

Cale Group

Coventya Group

Fomas Sp.A.


LB Officine Meccaniche S.r.l.

EXYTE Italy S.r.l.

Saica Flex Italia S.p.A.

Saica Pack Italia S.p.A.

Saica SA

SKF Industrie S.p.A.

Surfaces Technological Abrasives S.p.A.

Tecno Pool

Valvitalia S.p.A

Work highlights

  • Advised SAICA, a Spanish multinational operating in the manufacture of paper and recycled paper, on acquisition of a stake in Cartorobica S.p.a. and Adda Ondulati S.p.a., Italian companies dedicated to the manufacture of packaging.
  • Advised Xenon Private equity on the sale of 75% of MinervaHub, the industrial hub that brings together excellence in the made-in-Italy supply chain for the luxury market.
  • Advised Allied International group on its acquisition of Petrol Raccord, a company active in the production of fittings for the oil & gas and power sectors.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 3

Pavia e Ansaldo‘s public law department provides comprehensive advice to corporations and public entities in the public transport, pharma, hospitality and energy sectors on public procurement and tender award disputes. Practice head Marco Giustiniani is a key contact, representing clients in particular from the construction and infrastructure sectors on complex public procurement and public tender matters. Giampaolo Grechi notably focuses on town planning, construction and energy-related matters, while Alessandro Paccione and Antonello Frasca are active in public procurement, urban planning, construction and PPP matters.

Practice head(s):

Marco Giustiniani


‘Client focus, availability, deep knowledge of the sector. ’

‘The people are really what makes the difference in this team!’

‘The firm houses a team of committed, highly technical lawyers ready to go the extra mile for assisting their clients. It is a true pleasure to work with them!’

‘A very well integrated team, extremely available, always accurate and responsive. ’

Key clients

Rai – Radiotelevisione Italiana SpA

Bocconi University

Accord Healthcare Italia / Assogenerici

Cardiotech S.r.l.

Enpam RE

Skytanking S.r.l.

Trenitalia S.p.a.

Cap Holding S.p.a.

Artrò S.r.l.

DIKE Giuridica S.r.l.

Dike Formazione Giuridica s.r.l.

Omnia Hotels Group

Elettroliri S.r.l.

TAXIBLU – Consorzio RadioTaxi Satellitare

Società Cooperativa / APP TAXI soc. coop.

Aeroporti Roma S.p.a.

SONEPAR Italia S.r.l.

Colt Technology Services S.p.a.

Wolters Kluwer Italia S.r.l.

4L Collection Hotels

Futura Autotrasporto Service Soc. Coop.

Sprintcar & Service Soc. Coop.

UGL Trasporti

Copernico Scpa

Autoradiotassì Soc. Coop.

Consorzio progetto Italia

Com Metodi S.p.a.

Nuova Mondial S.a.s.

Open Fiber S.p.a.

Desa S.r.l. (Gruppo supermercati DEM)

Castello SGR

Bioteck S.p.A.

Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi


Cotabe Soc. Coop.

Saica S.p.a.

Mauro Benedetti S.p.a.

Elpendù Soc. Coop.

Comune di Grottaferrata

Associazione T.A.M.

Associazione S.A.T.A.M.

FederTaxi CISAL

Virtus Buonconvento s.d. (Gruppo Virtus


Infocamere Scpa

Autorità di sistema portuale del mare

Adriatico centro-settentrionale

Comune di Bracciano

Gruppo Caltagirone

Gruppo Amadori

Pronto Taxi 6645 Soc. Coop.

Soluzioni Prodotti Sistemi S.r.l.

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Dicò Gallery S.r.l.

Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato

Lime Technology S.r.l.

Delcon S.r.l.

Akron Regeneration S.r.l.

Bioteck S.p.A.

Provincia di Foggia

Unionbau S.p.A.

Lagardère Travel Retail Italia S.R.L.

Maglione S.r.l.

My Chef Ristorazione Commerciale S.p.A

Chef Express S.p.A.

Autogrill Italia S.p.A.

Gruppo SADA

ITG Tecnologie S.r.l.

Società Agricola Agribovenergy S.S. Yes

Gitoma S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised Lime Technology on several proceedings before Regional Administrative Courts and Council of State arising from the awarding of the mobility sharing service in many Italian cities.
  • Advised major Italian cleaning services player Copernico on several open matters and proceedings arising from the awarding of environmental hygiene services by multiple contracting authorities.
  • Advised leading operators in the medical devices sector on proceedings challenging the provisions on the repayment of the overrun of the medical device expenditure ceiling at national and regional level for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Italy > Compliance Tier 3

Pavia e Ansaldo's compliance team brings expertise in the firm’s core sectors – luxury retail, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. The group also has strong credentials in telecoms, energy, transport and aviation-related compliance work. An expert in the application of Italy’s 231/2001 legislation, department head Mario Di Giulio is regularly appointed as chair of companies’ compliance supervisory bodies. Providing key support, Caterina Luciani assists with reviewing organisational models.

Practice head(s):

Mario Di Giulio

Other key lawyers:

Caterina Luciani; Filippo Fioretti; Giulio Brunelli; Maria Rosaria Raspanti; Paola De Pascalis


Wide coverage of industries, strong international network.’

‘Mario Di Giuliois extremely knowledgeable, with a hands-on approach.’

‘Competence, humility and collaboration are the team’s strengths.’

Key clients

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating Europe Ltd

Arab Banking Corporation SA, Milan Branch

Starmatik S.r.l.

Libyan Financial Authority (LAFICO)


Saica Flex S.p.A. – Saica Pack Italia S.p.A.

Aquileia Capital Services S.r.l.

Standard & Poor’s Global Rating (EU – UK)

ETC Invest S.p.A.

Gruppo BCC Iccrea

Lendlease Italy SGR S.p.A.

NAM S.p.A.

Four Telecom Services GmbH & Co KG

Newtech Interactive

Telequest & Internet Solutions GmbH

Trumpf Italia (now Trumpf S.r.l.)

Lendlease S.p.A.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Pavia e Ansaldo's ‘team is very easy to work with and is experienced in international disputes'. It acts in disputes concerning industries ranging from automotive, pharmaceutical, construction, energy, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing and TMT, among others. The team is led by Marina Santarelli and Maurizio Vasciminni. Eugenia Croce is noted for her focus on disputes relating to banking and finance.

Practice head(s):

Marina Santarelli; Maurizio Vasciminni

Other key lawyers:

Eugenia Croce; Maria Elena Armandola


‘Strong commitment to the result, great attention to the clients and their needs, proactive.’

‘Competent, fast and willing to discuss matters.’

‘The firm is characterized by professionalism and proactivity.’

‘The team is very easy to work with and is experienced in international disputes. ’

‘Maria Elena Armandola is an excellent lawyer.’

Key clients

Actavis Italy S.p.A.

Lufthansa Technik AG

Siemens S.p.A.

Siemens Healthcare S.r.l.

Siemens Energy S.r.l.

Taxiblu 4040

Autoradiotassì 8585

Banca Generali Group

Generali Group

Work highlights

  • Defending the US parent company and two UK subsidiaries of one of the largest banks in the world in multiple actions brought by retail investors in Italian courts over several years.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

Pavia e Ansaldo’s team regularly acts for clients in renewable energy matters, with particular focus on the regulatory and commercial aspects of biofuels, project development, project financing and sustainable energy utility. Carlo Del Conte is noted for his extensive experience in energy and gas regulatory matters, automotive and e-mobility, while Claudio Cera’s broad practice spans wind, biomass, photovoltaic, geothermal, solar heat and hydroelectric, where he advises on energy project contracts and joint ventures. Another key contact is Carlo Emanuele Rossi, who specialises in the regulatory and commercial aspects of biofuel projects.

Practice head(s):

Carlo Del Conte; Claudio Cera

Other key lawyers:

Carlo Emanuele Rossi; Marco Jannon

Key clients

Camozzi Holding/Componenti Speciali

Elecnor S.A.

Innowatio/Youtrade S.p.A.

Exyte Italy S.r.l. (M+W Group)

Octopus Investments

Solar Access Sustainable Energy B.V.

Protos S.p.A.

Sorgente SGR


Enovos SA

Alpha Trading S.p.A.

Novaol S.r.l. (Bunge Group)


SUSI Partners AG

Isoclima S.p.A.

Refeel New Energy

Hi Marc Srl

Work highlights

Italy > Private equity Tier 3

Pavia e Ansaldo advises private equity firms during every stage of funds’ lifecycles. Representative mandates cover initial investments, buy-and-build strategies, and exit transactions. The team is also increasingly active in the secondary buyout market. The group is jointly led by Stefano Bianchi, who heads up the firm’s longstanding relationship with London-based private equity firm Stirling Square Capital Partners; and Meritxell Roca Ortega, who divides her time between Milan and Barcelona.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Bianchi; Meritxell Roca Ortega

Other key lawyers:

Mia Rinetti; Alberto Bianco; Giuseppe Besozzi; Paola Carlotti; Anna Saraceno; Martina Bosi; Erica Lepore

Key clients


HIG Capital

Xenon Private Equity

Mindful Capital Partners

Orienta Partners

Stirling Square Capital Partners

DeA Capital Funds SGR

Castik Capital Partners

Arcadia SGR

Astorg Partners

Ethica Global Investments


TSC Fund Eurocare Real Estate

Threestones Capital Management

Itago Partners

Italglobal Partners

Itelyum Regeneration

Customs Support Group B.V.



Mittel S.p.A.

Synergo Capital

Merloni Holding

Palladio Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Xenon Private Equity on the sale to San Quirico of 75% of MinervaHub.
  • Assisted H.I.G. Capital with the acquisition of a controlling stake in Pinalli, an omni-channel integrated distribution platform for cosmetic products in Italy.
  • Assisted Luxembourg fund manager Threestones Capital Management on two financings granted by Société Générale to several companies managed by Threestones in Spain.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo's banking and finance team is particularly active in mid-market work, including acquisition, real estate and healthcare-related financings. Mario Di Giulio advises on structured finance, along with infrastructure and sustainable project financings in East Africa, while banking and finance is also a core area for Roberto Zanchi.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Zanchi; Mario Di Giulio

Other key lawyers:

Caterina Luciani

Key clients

ICCREA Banca Impresa S.p.A.

Investire SGR

Xenon Private Equity


First Growth Real Estate



Planet Smart City

Regione Liguria

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Operating from its Milan and Rome offices, Pavia e Ansaldo advises financial institutions on acquisition and real estate financings. The practice is particularly experienced in healthcare sector-related finance transactions. Mario Di Giulio advises international banks on structured finance transactions, while Roberto Zanchi and Caterina Luciani also maintain active finance practices.

Practice head(s):

Mario Di Giulio; Roberto Zanchi

Key clients

Banche di Credito Cooperativo

BCC Roma

Unicredit S.p.A.

Banca Generali

Credit Agricole Cariparma

Banco BPM

Deutsche Bank AG

Unicredit Bank Moscow

ICCREA Banca Impresa S.p.A.

Investire SGR


First Growth Real Estate



Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Recent highlights for Pavia e Ansaldo include inbound work for a Japanese multinational, as well as M&A transactions for major Italian companies in the luxury, heavy industry, food, and automotive sectors. The names to note are managing partner Stefano Bianchi and Meritxell Roca Ortega, who works between Milan and Barcelona.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Bianchi; Meritxell Roca Ortega

Other key lawyers:

Vittorio Loi; Daniele Carminati; Giuseppe Besozzi; Paola Carlotti; Anna Saraceno; Alberto Bianco


‘They are precise, accurate, fast, and represent value for money.’

Key clients

H.I.G. Europe

Mandarin Capital Partners (now Mindful Capital Partners)

Fomas Group

Surfaces Technological Abrasives S.p.A.

Saica SA


MTS Globe

Cristallina Holding SpA

Asahi Intecc

Stirling Square Capital Partners

Elecnor SA


Planet Smart City

Canepa SpA

GPI S.p.A.

Threestones Capital Management

DeA Capital Alternative Funds

Xenon Private Equity

Customs Support Group B.V.

TuLotero App Sl

Work highlights

  • Advised Xenon Private Equity on the sale to San Quirico S.p.A. of 75% of MinervaHub.
  • Advised GPI S.p.A. on the signing of an investment agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Equity S.p.A.
  • Advised Saica S.A. on the acquisition of a 20% stake in Cartorobica S.p.A. and Adda Ondulati S.p.A.

Italy > Employment Tier 4

The employment team at Pavia e Ansaldo, which regularly assists in employment-related litigation and transaction matters, is led by Enrico Del Guerra, an expert in Italian health and safety regulations and the termination of agency relationships. The firm’s clients come from a range of industries, including construction, fashion, HR and education. Enrico Banchero is noted for his expertise in agency agreements whilst Valentina Simonelli is recognised for her work on M&A-related employment assistance.

Practice head(s):

Enrico Del Guerra

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

RTA S.p.A.

Alice + Olivia Italia S.r.l

Granarolo S.p.A.

Isoclima S.p.A.

Kofax S.p.A.

Lectra Italia S.p.A.

McKinsey Italia & Co. Inc.

SDA Bocconi School of Management

Standard & Poor’s CMSI S.r.l.

UPMC Italy S.r.l.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo’s team routinely assists clients in proceedings launched by the Italian Competition Authority into alleged unfair commercial practices, including those in breach of consumer protection law. Also active is the team in merger control and FDI notifications, abuse of dominant positions, investigations, and in providing assistance on several regulatory and antitrust matters. Here is practice head and telecommunications sector’s expert Filippo Fioretti the key contact, while Maria Rosaria Raspanti is noted for her expertise in consumer protection matters and golden power, where she has recently handled proceeding at both national and EU levels.

Practice head(s):

Filippo Fioretti

Other key lawyers:


‘Great litigation team and antitrust/administrative depth.’

‘Filippo Fioretti is a skilled lawyer, very professional, responsive and ready to support.’

Key clients

Saica Pack Italia

Mauro Benedetti

Skytanking S.r.l.

Wolters Kluwer Italia

Colt Technology S.p.A.

Dea Capital Alternative Funds SGR

F2i SGR spa

Work highlights

  • Advised Dea Capital Alternative funds in obtaining clearance of its acquisition of Costa Experience, a company of the Costa Group and one of the most important Italian operators in the national market of thematic and aquatic parks.
  • Advised F2i SGR S.p.A. in obtaining the antitrust and golden power clearance in the context of the acquisition HISI and its group of companies, including those acting as providers of all the non-health-related services related to the management of the Nuovo Ospedale di Legnano (Milan) (70k sqm, 550 beds and 19 operating rooms) and the Alba-Bra Hospital (Cuneo) (140k sqm, 11 operating rooms and 350 beds).

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo’s team is recognised for representing clients from the telecoms and technology sectors in a range matters, covering regulatory, litigation, contractual and compliance issues. Filippo Fioretti is regularly entrusted by clients for his expertise in competition and regulatory advice. The team also displays significant strength in transactional, often cross-border matters, where M&A transactions specialist Stefano Bianchi – who leads the team jointly with Marco Giustiniani – is highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Bianchi; Marco Giustiniani

Other key lawyers:


‘Top qualified legal experts.’

Key clients

Almaviva S.p.A.

GPI S.p.A.

Lectra Group

Odeon Cinemas Group

Project Informatica

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.

Wise Tech Global



Telequest & Internet Solutions GmbH

Newtech Interactive

Four Telecom Services GmbH & Co KG (Telecommunication)

Soluzioni Prodotto Sistemi srl

Open Fiber S.p.A.

Elite Mobile S.p.A.

Viking S.r.l.

Afinna One S.r.l.

Icona S.r.l.

Tecnotel Servizi Tecnologici S.r.l.

First Point S.r.l.

Ehinet S.r.l.

Teleforte Telekommunikations AG

Professional Link S.r.l.

Work highlights

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 4

Noted for its specialisation in the life sciences sector, where Gian Paolo Di Santo represents multinational companies in complex IP litigation cases, Pavia e Ansaldo’s IP team also advises major fashion brands on an array of both contentious and advisory matters including patent, copyright and design infringement. Gabriele Girardello also focuses on IP in the life sciences, while Arianna Paternicò represents some of the largest banking groups in Italy.

Practice head(s):

Gian Paolo Di Santo


‘The team is involved in patent litigation, is very proactive, and provides excellent advice in terms of strategy and availability.’

Key clients

Accord / Intas group

Polo Ralph Lauren

Synchronoss Technologies

Ethypharm group

Lectra Group

IKOI S.r.l.

GPI S.p.A.

Hörmann group

Micron Group

Techdow Pharma Italy s.r.l.

Trime S.p.A.

Owenscorp S.p.A.

Bonesupport AB

Work highlights

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo’s real estate practice covers the entire sector, allowing the team to advise on significant transactions and redevelopments. The real estate department is led by Fiorenza Resta, an experienced real estate lawyer with a strength in the establishment of real estate funds, and Claudio Cera, who is knowledgeable in acquisitions, sales, leases, town planning and construction matters. Daniele Carminati, an expert in construction contract drafting and negotiation, leads the construction and project finance department.

Practice head(s):

Fiorenza Resta; Claudio Cera; Daniele Carminati

Other key lawyers:

Kathleen Bucci


‘Extraordinary commitment and focus of the attorneys.’

‘Claudio Cera is absolutely passionate about his role, understanding perfect timing and action in order to have the best options and meet the goals set.’

‘Kathleen Bucci is very prepared, with great analytical ability and of great help in negotiations.’

‘Kathleen Bucci has great competence, reliability and availability in listening to client needs as well as the ability to find solutions.’

Key clients

Anas International Enterprise S.p.A.

Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.

Fabrica Immobiliare SGR

FS Sistemi Urbani S.r.l. – Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group

Focus Investments S.p.A.

Iniziativa Immobiliare Due S.r.l. – Iniziativa Immobiliare Tre S.r.l.

Gruppo Finim

Invimit SGR S.p.A.

InvestiRE SGR

LHM S.r.l.

EXYTE Italy S.r.l.

Omnia Hotel Group

Proger S.p.A.

Mayhoola Italy S.r.l.

Sator Immobiliare SGR S.p.A

Work highlights

  • Advised a major international investment bank on the valorisation of a multi-tenant office-use building in central Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, which is going to be sold.
  • Advised a leading European investment management group on acquisitions and concurrent long-term leases of healthcare facilities in northern and central Italy.
  • Advised a real estate company on the acquisition from a major Italian bank of two buildings in Bergamo for residential use.

Italy > Tax Tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo‘s practice is particularly active in the tax side of manufacturing and private equity deals. The team covers tax litigation, transfer pricing, HNWIs’ private wealth issues, and M&A-related tax mandates. Marco Jannon is an M&A tax and international taxation expert, while Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano is ‘an outstanding professional’ who is valued for handling tax aspects of complex transactions and structures.

Practice head(s):

Marco Jannon; Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano

Other key lawyers:

Roberto Iaia;Teodoro Malquori; Mario Nunziata; Francesca Marchiori; Niccolò Poggio


‘Great diversity within the team and a multidisciplinary approach.’

‘The team is experienced, trained, and very quick and efficient in responding to requests.’

‘A very professional team.’

‘Great attention is paid to the client and flexible.’

‘Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano is a real talent. He’s able to convey deep tax knowledge that is supported by legal acumen and knowledge.’

‘Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano is helpful in resolving intricate issues within complex transactions and structures.’

‘Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano is an outstanding professional who really adds value to clients’ business.’

‘Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano has a pragmatic and clear approach, and is not afraid to take a position or suggest the best solution.’

Key clients

Enovos S.A.


Stirling Square Capital Partners Italy Srl

Tüv Rheinland Italia s.r.l.



Asaro Matteo-Cosimo-Vincenzo s.r.l.

Christie’s International SA Filiale Italiana

ENPAM – Ente Nazionale di Previdenza ed

Assistenza dei Medici e degli Odontoiatri

Fondoposte – Fondo Nazionale di Pensione

Complementare per il Personale di Poste

Italiane S.p.A.

McKinsey & Company Inc. Italia

Ogury Italy S.r.l.

Asahi Intecc

Stena Line Limited

Montrasio Italia

Valvitalia S.p.A.

Berlin Packaging Italy S.p.A. (Formerly Bruni Glass S.p.A.)

Premi S.p.A. (controlled by Berlin Packaging Italy S.p.A.)

LB Officine Meccaniche S.r.l.

Clean City AG

Refeel New Energy

Drillmec S.p.A.

Exyte Italia S.r.l.

Ultivue EMEA S.r.l.

Spin Energy


The firm: Pavia e Ansaldo is an independent Italian law firm with a strong international orientation and practice.

The firm traces its origins back to 1961 when it was founded in Milan by Enrico L Pavia and Giuseppe Ansaldo.

Today, Pavia e Ansaldo has over 130 professionals and offices in Milan, Rome, Turin, Barcelona, Madrid, Moscow and Tokyo.

From its establishment, Pavia e Ansaldo chose independence but maintained steady relationships with the major law firms in the main foreign jurisdictions, selected according to their specific expertise in their respective practice areas in order to provide top-quality cross-border services, tailored to the needs of the clients.

Areas of practice: With over 130 lawyers in 22 specialised departments, Pavia e Ansaldo provides advice and assistance to its clients in all areas of business law.

Each department, under the guidance of one or more partners, is autonomous and independent, yet perfectly integrated with all the others to provide, where necessary, seamless multidisciplinary assistance tailor-made to individual requirements.

The firm has created a specific department for each area of practice, made up of lawyers with thorough, in-depth understanding and consolidated experience in their particular field. In particularly complex cases, involving several different areas of practice, it forms multidisciplinary teams where team spirit and tailor-made advice meet the specialist expertise of individual lawyers.

Departments: administrative, antitrust and competition, aviation, maritime and shipping, banking and finance, capital markets, compliance, construction and project finance, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, employment, energy, environmental, EU and international, food and beverage, healthcare and pharmaceutical, industrial and intellectual property, investment funds, M&A and private equity, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, tax, TMT.

Foreign desks: the firm’s international dimension, which has been one of its distinguishing features from the very outset, has been enhanced through the years by the creation of seven foreign desks (US – Spain – Russia and CIS Countries – Japan – Middle East and Turkey  – Africa – China), where specialised teams provide legal advice and support both to Italian clients with interests in foreign markets, and foreign clients from those countries with interests in Italy.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative Marco Giustiniani
Antitrust and competition Filippo Fioretti
Aviation, maritime and shipping Caterina Luciani
Banking and finance Mario Di Giulio
Banking and finance Roberto Zanchi
Capital markets Mia Rinetti
Compliance Mario Di Giulio
Construction and project finance Daniele Carminati
Construction and project finance Vittorio Loi
Corporate and commercial Daniele Carminati
Corporate and commercial Vittorio Loi
Corporate and commercial Meritxell Roca Ortega
Dispute resolution Stefano Bianchi
Dispute resolution Marina Santarelli
Dispute resolution Maurizio Vasciminni
Employment Enrico Del Guerra
Energy Claudio Cera
Energy Carlo Del Conte
Environmental Marco Giustiniani
EU and international Filippo Fioretti
Food and Beverage Gian Paolo Di Santo
Industrial and Intellectual Property Gian Paolo Di Santo
Investment Funds Mia Rinetti
M&A and private equity Stefano Bianchi
M&A and private equity Meritxell Roca Ortega
M&A and private equity Roberto Zanchi
Real estate Federico Cavazza Rossi
Real estate Claudio Cera
Real estate Fiorenza Resta
Real estate Meritxell Roca Ortega
Restructuring and insolvency Alberto Bianco
Restructuring and insolvency Roberto Zanchi
Tax Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano
Tax Marco Jannon
TMT Stefano Bianchi
TMT Marco Giustiniani
Photo Name Position Profile
Mario Joseph Abate photo Mario Joseph Abate Of Counsel Head of Desk US Focuses his activity on cross border…
Sveva Antonini photo Sveva Antonini Of Counsel Sveva has initially undertaken the study of international law working…
Maria Elena Armandola photo Maria Elena Armandola Partner Counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc…
Enrico Banchero photo Enrico Banchero Partner
Giuseppe Besozzi photo Giuseppe Besozzi Partner
Stefano Bianchi photo Stefano Bianchi Managing Partner
Alberto Bianco photo Alberto Bianco Partner
Paola Carlotti photo Paola Carlotti Partner
Federico Cavazza Rossi photo Federico Cavazza Rossi Partner
Claudio Cera photo Claudio Cera Partner
Eugenia Croce photo Eugenia Croce Partner Eugenia is an expert in financial litigations and in disputes regarding…
Carlo Del Conte photo Carlo Del Conte Partner
Enrico Del Guerra photo Enrico Del Guerra Partner
Gian Paolo Di Santo photo Gian Paolo Di Santo Partner
Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano photo Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano Partner
Gabriele Girardello photo Gabriele Girardello Partner  
Marco Giustiniani photo Marco Giustiniani Partner Head of the Administrative and Environmental Departments, Marco works mainly out…
Vitaly Gorkin photo Vitaly Gorkin Local Partner Moscow
Roberto Iaia photo Roberto Iaia Of Counsel Head of Tax Litigation He defends companies, entities and individuals…
Marco Jannon photo Marco Jannon Partner Marco Jannon has a consolidated experience in EU taxation and transfer…
Vittorio Loi photo Vittorio Loi Partner Head of Desk Russia and CIS Countries
Paolo Lupini photo Paolo Lupini Partner Paolo Lupini has extensive experience in listed companies regulation.
Roberto Oliva photo Roberto Oliva Partner
Arianna Paternicò photo Arianna Paternicò Counsel Arianna gained significant experience in all areas of industrial and intellectual…
Bruno R. Pavia photo Bruno R. Pavia Of Counsel Head of Desk US
Milena Prisco photo Milena Prisco Partner With a solid experience in the sectors of tech M&A and…
Mia Rinetti photo Mia Rinetti Partner
Meritxell Roca Ortega photo Meritxell Roca Ortega Partner Meritxell is member of the Board of Directors of the Firm.…
Carlo Emanuele Rossi photo Carlo Emanuele Rossi Partner Carlo Emanuele advises national and international corporations on corporate and M&A…
Marina Santarelli photo Marina Santarelli Partner Counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc…
Valentina Simonelli photo Valentina Simonelli Partner
Adriano Villa photo Adriano Villa Partner Adriano Villa is country partner for Japan and heads the firm’s…
Francesco Vitella photo Francesco Vitella Counsel Francesco is based in Milan and has notable expertise in a…
Roberto Zanchi photo Roberto Zanchi Partner
Number of lawyers : 130
at this office : 72
AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
ASLA - Associazione Studi Legali Associati
IBA (International Bar Association)
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US desk contact : Mario Abate
Spain desk contact : Meritxell Roca Ortega
Russia and CIS Countries desk contact : Vittorio Loi
Japan desk contact : Adriano Villa
Middle East and Turkey desk contact : Daniele Carminati
Africa desk contact : Mario Di Giulio
China desk contact : Ying Xie
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Turin