Grimaldi Studio Legale > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Grimaldi Studio Legale
Corso Europa 12
20122 Milan
Italy

Italy > Employment Tier 2

Grimaldi Studio Legale has a well-known employment and industrial relations department, which mainly provides advice in the fields of restructuring, downsizing and union relationship management (especially in case of transactions) and representation in disputes at senior management level. The leading team comprises Barbara Grasselli, who is ‘always of great support, reliable and with a strategic vision’, Angelo Zambelli, whose ‘executive profile’ helps him when ‘managing relationships at top levels’, and unions and social security expert Alberto Testi.

Practice head(s):

Angelo Zambelli; Barbara Grasselli; Alberto Testi

Testimonials

‘Efficiency, competence, internationality and approach to social issues such as diversity.’

‘High customer orientation, flexibility, and a sense of urgency. Availability and response at any time, understanding of the business’.

‘They have shown particular excellence in the executive sector and in the ability to close disputes’.

‘Angelo Zambelli certainly has an executive profile, functional to managing relationships at top levels. Barbara Grasselli is a tireless professional, devoted to the client and capable of resolving difficult disputes in the short term’.

‘Timing and pro activity’.

‘Enthusiasm and passion’.

‘Angelo Zambelli is an excellent partner and knows how to find innovative solutions that meet the customer’s objectives and the company’s strategies. Barbara Grasselli always of great support, reliable and with a strategic vision.’

Key clients

Piaggio & C. S.p.A.

MHPS Italia S.r.l. (Konecranes Group)

Nokia Solutions and Networks Italia S.p.A.

L’Oréal Italia S.p.A.

The Royal Bank of Scotland

ENI S.p.A.

Alibaba

UBS Europe SE – Succursale Italia

Sirti S.p.A.

Brevi Milano S.p.A.

Gilead Sciences S.r.l.

Stiga S.p.A.

Recordati Industria Chimica e Farmaceutica S.p.A.

Wittur Holding Gmbh

Astrazeneca S.p.A.

Theramex HQ UK Limited / Theramex Italy S.r.l.

Curium Pharma Group

Cerved Group S.p.A.

Carestream Health Italia S.r.l.

Fincantieri S.p.A.

MNS Limited Liability Company

Boglioli S.p.A.

Havas Media S.r.l.

Prealpi S.p.A. – Industria Casearia

Galileo Global Education Italia

Work highlights

  • Providing legal assistance to Wittur Holding Gmbh in the planning and implementation of a reorganization plan within its Italian subsidiary, which entailed the recourse to social tools for more than 200 employees and it is planned to lead to the collective relocation of more than 100 employees.
  • Providing legal assistance to UBS Europe SE in the several litigations which have been triggered by such bank against those former client advisors who had breached their non-competition and non-solicitation obligations.
  • Providing legal assistance to Sirti S.p.A. in the litigations brought by overall 639 employees who are claiming for the payment of a collective performance bonus: so far, all their claims have been fully rejected by the labour courts.

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 3

Grimaldi Studio Legale is singled out for its public law expertise in connection with infrastructure, transport, public procurement, environment, urban planning, public services, energy law and project finance. Managing partner Francesco Sciaudone is internationally recognised for his experience in handling competition and corruption cases at the European level, which dovetails with the public law department, headed up by Sergio Massimiliano Sambri , by enabling it to represent clients before the Court of Justice of the European Union, alongside other Italian courts and authorities.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Sciaudone; Sergio Massimiliano Sambri

Other key lawyers:

Maurizio Mengassini

Key clients

CDP

EOS Investment

F2i SGR

HERA

SOGEI S.p.A.

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano

Partners Group

Enel

ACEA

CONSIP

Work highlights

  • Assisting Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, in the transaction related to the acquisition of a 75% equity stake in EOLO the largest fixed wireless access broadband provider in Italy.
  • Assistaning F2i in relation to the acquisition of 79.793% of the corporate capital of Geasar S.p.A., the managing company of the Olbia airport.
  • Assisting Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in the context of the constitution of a partnership in the pay-tv sector: the ITsART company.

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 4

Grimaldi Studio Legale provides transactional and regulatory advice on a broad spectrum of energy issues. Working across Brussels, Rome and Milan, managing partner Francesco Sciaudone is experienced in energy sector-related project finance, acquisitions and litigation; and Giovanni Bocciardo in Milan and Rome-based Daniela Fioretti provide additional support at partner level.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

ENEL

Cassa Depositi e Presiti

EOS Investment

Snam

Repower

Hera

Iren

European Commission

Asja Ambiente

ACEA

Work highlights

  • Assisted CDP Equity with the acquisition of 30% of the share capital of Snam4Efficiency (later re-branded as Renovit), one of Italy’s main operators in relation to the development of energy efficiency.
  • Assisted Eos Investment with the sale of a portfolio of photovoltaic plants in Italy.
  • Acting for Enel in several cases before the courts involving street lighting services.

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 5

Grimaldi Studio Legale's team routinely advises on merger notifications, cartels and anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant positions, and compliance programmes and leniency. The practice also assists with state aid, unfair practices and misleading advertising, passenger rights and EU funds. Francesco Sciaudone heads the EU, competition and public law department.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Great skills and experience in competition law, arbitration and the amicable settlement. of disputes.

The key name is Francesco Sciaudone, a lawyer of international standing.

Key clients

European Commission

European Agency for Small and Medium Size Enterprises

European Commission (DG REFORM)

European Commission (Directorate General)

European Parliament

Municipality of Milan

SIS – Società Italiana Sementi

ENEL

Work highlights

  • Asssiting the European Commission (Directorate General) with the development of EU air transport policy.
  • Assisting the European Commission (EC) with a study to distil principles and best practices, which concern the definition of relevant markets informing the review of the Market Definition Notice that the EC is currently undertaking.
  • Awarded a contract by the European Commission (Directorate General for Mobility and Transport) to assess the compliance, consistency and barriers of national measures in the drones sector.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Grimaldi Studio Legale supports on mergers, demergers, asset acquisitions, restructurings and reorganisations, leveraging a broad domestic network in addition to its offices in New York, London and Brussels. The team is led by Francesco Sciaudone, who principally focuses on the energy, transport and infrastructure fields; his team also thrives in respect of contractual documents including acquisition and shareholders’ agreements.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Sciaudone

Other key lawyers:

Marco Franzin; Paolo Daviddi; Annalisa Pescatori; Elena Sacco; Angelo Speranza

Testimonials

‘We recommend Marco Franzini for his professionalism, experience and personal commitment to the M&A sector.’

‘The professionalism of the firm makes it very competitive on the market together with the availability of individual professionals.’

‘The Franzini team, coordinated by partner Marco Franzini and Angelo Speranza, is the result of a 360 degree cohesion that I have hardly found in the last years of my profession. Always on the spot and ready to solve any critical issue. Really great!’

‘Very prepared.’

‘Competent professionals but also very friendly with clients.’

Key clients

Legacy Partners Search Fund S.r.l.

Health Holding Company S.r.l.

Search Fund Club

Private Equity Partners S.p.A.

Franchi Umberto Marmi S.p.A

Autoclima S.p.A.

NVP S.p.A.

EOS

Fine Foods & Pharmaceuticals NTM S.p.A.

Poste Italiane S.p.a.

Partners Group S.p.a.

Renergetica S.p.A.

Progress Tech Transfer

CDP Venture Capital SGR S.p.A. on behalf of the funds “Italia Venture II – Fondo Imprese Sud” and “Italia Venture I”

Primomiglio SGR S.p.A. on behalf of the funds “Barcamper Ventures” and “Barcamper Venture Lazio”

Work highlights

  • Advised Poste Italiane S.p.a on the acquisition from PostNL and Mutares of 100% of the quotas of Nexive Group S.r.l., holding of the Nexive Group which is the second most important mail and parcels provider in Italy.
  • Advised Partners Group on the due diligence activities relating to the acquisition of a 75% equity stake in EOLO S.p.A. from Searchlight Capital Partners and a vehicle controlled by Luca Spada, EOLO’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Advised F2i SGR on the acquisition of a stake equal to approximately 80% of Geasar S.p.A.

We have been, for over 20 years, one of the most important law firms on the Italian legal market.

With 300 professionals in our Milan, Rome, Bari, Parma, Verona, Naples, Turin, Treviso, Brussels, London, Lugano and New York offices and the possibility to operate in 50 jurisdictions across the globe, with around 1,000 professionals, Grimaldi assists Italian and international clients in the main areas of the law, and it is well-known for its expertise and professionality.

Grimaldi Alliance has changed the concept of internationalization like never before. In fact, we are present in an ever-increasing number of countries, with a direct presence, owing to national and highly qualified professionals. Grimaldi is a one-stop shop for clients who require their cross-border investments to be followed, with the ability to ensure best practice in the internationalization of companies.

We consider ourselves as partners to clients in their development and growth as well as in facing difficulties.

Grimaldi Alliance is already present in the following countries:

  • Albania,
  • Argentina,
  • Belgium,
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Brazil,
  • China,
  • Colombia,
  • Croatia,
  • Cyprus,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Dominican Republic,
  • Egypt,
  • El Salvador,
  • Greece,
  • Guatemala,
  • Hungary
  • Honduras,
  • India,
  • Iraq,
  • Italy,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Malaysia,
  • Montenegro,
  • North Macedonia,
  • Oman,
  • Panama,
  • Paraguay,
  • Poland,
  • Portugal,
  • Romania,
  • Russia,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Serbia,
  • Slovak Republic,
  • Slovenia,
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland,
  • Tunisia,
  • Turkey,
  • United Arab Emirates,
  • United Kingdom,
  • Uruguay
  • USA.

Other members are expected to join in the forthcoming week.

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