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Pavia e Ansaldo

VIA DEL LAURO 7, MILANO 20121, ITALY
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Italy

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo‚Äôs ‚Äėuniquely efficient‚Äô and ‚Äėperfectly coordinated‚Äô team has 'an¬†exceptional knowledge of the transport sector and its complex legislative regulation‚Äô, and is also known for its advice on environmental law, public contracts, procurement procedures, construction and regulatory matters. Notable clients include Open Fiber, Skytanking and Aeroporti di Roma. Head of team Nico Moravia¬†as well as environmental law experts Matteo Benozzo¬†and Francesco Bruno¬†are the key members of the practice, along with 'intuitive‚Äô and ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô lawyer Marco Giustiniani.

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Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 5

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's client base includes companies, investment management and private equity firms, and stands out for its advice to borrowers in the healthcare sector; the client list includes Aedes Real Estate and Investire. Mario Di Giulio and Roberto Zanchi are experienced practitioners; Marina Balzano left for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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Banking and finance: lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 5

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo provides 'an outstanding service'. The practice advised the senior lenders on the financing for the purchase of Step, an Italian group providing e-procurement and IT services for banks and insurance companies. Mario Di Giulio and Roberto Zanchi are highly regarded; Marina Balzano left for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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Capital markets: Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo 'has a very competent team that has an extraordinary work ethic and is always available'. It acts on complex structured finance transactions such as securitisations, covered bonds and derivative financial instruments; Bank of New York Mellon and Deutsche Trustee Company are clients. Mario Di Giulio is team head.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo frequently handles large mandates in the market for both major international and domestic clients and the practice has recently been active in transactions involving the oil and gas services, industrial technology, electronics, chemicals and logistics sectors. Stefano Bianchi is managing partner, Meritxell Roca Ortega heads the Spanish desk, and Sven von Mensenkampff is Germany desk head. Other key names are Roberto Zanchi, Francesco Manara and Mia Rinetti. The firm hired native Chinese of counsel Xie Ying to launch a China desk, while  Luca Cuomo left for DWF.

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's expertise in compliance stems partly from its longstanding assistance to healthcare and pharmaceutical ccompanies. Mario Di Giulio is a Decree 231 expert and Deborah Bolco is a specialist in the application of the EU’s recent GDPR.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo‚Äôs dispute resolution practice is especially strong in competition, commercial, insolvency and finance litigation. Clients include the Alken Fund and Lufthansa Technik. Jointly headed by Marina Santarelli¬†in Milan and Maurizio Vasciminni¬†in Rome, the ‚Äėpractical and efficient‚Äô team recently welcomed of counsel Paola De Pascalis¬†from Studio Legale Associato Alberto Alessandri in June 2018.

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EU and competition law
EU and competition law - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo¬†covers all aspects of EU and competition law, from cartel and abuse of dominant position cases to advice on merger control matters. The team, which is led by Filippo Fioretti,¬†stands out for its ‚Äėexceptional team spirit‚Äô and its ‚Äėextremely extensive knowledge of the field‚Äô. Marco Giustiniani¬†is also recommended. Clients include Barclays and Stirling Square Capital Partners.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Pavia e Ansaldo

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Industry focus: Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 3

Pavia e Ansaldo

Project financing specialist Carlo De Conte is the head of the team at Pavia e Ansaldo, which has 'detailed knowledge of the energy industry'. Key areas of focus include corporate and M&A and commercial contracts. The group acted for several special purpose vehicles controlled by Octopus Investments on the first-ever investment of 'grid parity' (which refers to a renewable energy source being made available at equal or less cost than purchasing directly from the electricity grid) in Italy. Elecnor and UBI Banca are among other major clients. Claudio Cera is also noted. Michele Cicchetti and  Luca Cuomo departed for DWF.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Pavia e Ansaldo

The healthcare and pharmaceutical team at Pavia e Ansaldo is jointly led by regulatory expert Agostino Migone de Amicis  and IP specialist Gian Paolo Di Santo. Recent work includes representing Genentech in the Italian aspects of complex, cross-border patent litigation. The team is also advising Fondazione MBBM on agreements related to its participation in clinical trials in the area of paediatric oncology. Elsewhere, the work includes administrative law proceedings, as well as corporate, commercial and EU and competition matters. Other notable clients include Aristo Pharma and Bio-Techne.

Leading individuals

Agostino Migone de Amicis - Pavia e Ansaldo

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Industry focus: Manufacturing
Industry focus: Manufacturing - ranked: tier 2

Pavia e Ansaldo

Notable clients at¬†Pavia e Ansaldo¬†include international insulation manufacturer Armacell and technology service provider¬†Robert Bosch. The team advised an Italian high-tech manufacturer on a¬†‚ā¨3m EPC contract. Other highlights include advising¬†Zoom Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of audio devices, on its¬†‚ā¨2m acquistion of a stake in¬†Mogar Music. Dual-qualified Sven von Mensenkampff¬†is a key contact.

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Industry focus: luxury goods
Industry focus: luxury goods - ranked: tier 1

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's professionals have 'an excellent knowledge of fashion business issues', and the firm has a strong flow of work thanks to its practice area strengths in corporate, IP, consumer protection and dispute resolution, among others. Recent highlights include successfully acting for Ralph Lauren in cross-border trade mark infringement litigation against Harvey Miller Polo Club. Calvin Klein and The Sonnabend Collection Foundation are among other notable clients. Gian Paolo Di Santo and Mia Rinetti jointly lead the team. Adriano Villa and Mario Abate head the Japan and US desks respectively.

Leading individuals

Gian Paolo Di Santo - Pavia e Ansaldo

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo¬†has ‚Äėgood expertise‚Äô in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors, handling patent-related and trade secrets protection matters. Often involved in contentious matters, the team led by Gian Paolo Di Santo¬†defended Genentech before the Italian courts in the cross-border action brought by Eli Lilly seeking a declaration of non-infringement in relation to a drug patent owned by the client, and is representing Synchronoss Technologies in an action brought against Open-Xchange¬†for trade secrets misappropriation, copyright infringement and unfair competition.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo is noted for its advice to Italian PE funds that invest in established Italian companies operating in sectors such as luxury goods, manufacturing and food; the team also acts for UK PE firm Stirling Square Capital Partners. Stefano Bianchi, Giuseppe Besozzi and Alberto Bianco are the principal advisers.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo¬†counts real estate investment funds, state-owned entities, pension funds and international investors among its clients. The practice advised Investire on the negotiation of a ‚ā¨91m facility agreement with Natixis for the development of a portfolio of nursing homes, and acted for Fabrica Immobiliare on the negotiation for the termination of a lease agreement with the Italian telecoms operator Wind. Claudio Cera, Daniele Carminati¬†and Fiorenza Resta¬†are the names to note.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 4

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo's restructuring and insolvency department is experienced in advising on corporate and financial restructuring as well as pre-insolvency and insolvency litigation; Banca Akros is a client. Roberto Zanchi and Alberto Bianco are the principal advisers.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Pavia e Ansaldo

Pavia e Ansaldo advises investment funds, particularly those in the real estate sector; the team also assists with the tax side of M&A, transfer pricing and litigation. Tax head Claudio Grisanti is 'available and effective'.

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