Firm Profile > Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners > Milan, Italy

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners
MILAN 20121

Private equity Tier 1

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is widely recognised for its strength in private equity deals. The team's scope of work covers venture capital and large and mid-sized deals. It also provides clients with corporate, finance and tax law assistance. Bruno Gattai is frequently involved in Italy’s most significant and complex private equity transactions, Stefano Catenacci has extensive experience in the small and mid-cap private equity industry, and Gerardo Gabrielli advises private equity funds across the whole deal size spectrum. Also recommended are Sebastiano Cassani, who is active in the food, energy and shipping sectors, and M&A, private equity and capital markets specialist Federico Bal.

Practice head(s):


The team is reliable and committed.

Stefano Catenacci is very fair, creative, helpful in negotiations, and able to co-ordinate non-M&A work.

Key clients

CVC Capital Partners

Bain Capital

Intermediate Capital Group



Clessidra SGR

21 Investimenti SGR


Green Arrow




Alto Partners

Amber Capital

Consilium SGR

PM & Partners


Apax Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners consistently advises on some of the largest domestic and cross-border deals involving Italy. The practice is also highly rated for mid-market deals. Bruno Gattai is regularly involved in Italy’s most significant and complex private equity transactions; Luca Minoli advises clients that are mostly active in the industrial and trading sectors; Gerardo Gabrielli acts for private equity funds across the whole spectrum of deal size; and Sebastiano Cassani is particularly noted for deals involving the food, energy and shipping sectors. Federico Bal is a corporate and private equity specialist.

Practice head(s):


It is great for technical preparation, experience and creativity.

Sebastiano Cassani is technically very prepared, always available and produces on-time delivery with a non-arrogant approach.

Key clients

CVC Capital Partners

Bain Capital

Intermediate Capital Group



Clessidra SGR

21 Investimenti SGR





Giochi Preziosi







Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners advises on lending and financing deals at domestic and cross-border levels. Riccardo Agostinelli focuses on acquisition, corporate, real estate, sport and infrastructure finance, as well as  restructuring and distressed lending; and Gaetano Carrello is recommended for complex finance and restructuring deals. Andrea Taurozzi is noted for acquisition, leveraged, corporate and real estate finance, as well as refinancing.

Practice head(s):


Highly effective negotiation skills and pragmatic thinking.

Gaetano Carrello knows very well the internal dynamics and decision processes of the bank counterparts, and he knows how to negotiate with them in a fair way.

Key clients


Goldman Sachs

Banca IMI


JP Morgan

Credit Suisse

Assicurazioni Generali

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners advises banks and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters; the finance team is particularly rated for LBO financings and complex corporate and sport finance transactions. Riccardo Agostinelli is a highly regarded banking and insolvency expert; Gaetano Carrello is well known for high-profile finance and restructuring deals; and Lorenzo Vernetti, who advises lenders on cross-border transactions, is 'very well prepared'. Andrea Taurozzi focuses on acquisition, leveraged, corporate and real estate finance and refinancing deals.

Practice head(s):


The team here is quick and precise in providing good advice and in handling transactions, even the most complex ones.

The practice has deep knowledge of the market and technical skills, and is efficient, available and professional.

Lorenzo Vernetti has a solid legal background, the ability to understand the needs of his client and an attitude to problem solving that satisfies all parties involved.

Lorenzo Vernetti is very well prepared.

Key clients


Goldman Sachs

Banca IMI


JP Morgan

Credit Suisse

Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners fields a multidisciplinary team that assists with both the issuance of plain vanilla products and structuring of complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. Emanuela Campari Bernacchi advises on structuring complex securitisation deals; she is particularly rated for trade receivables securitisation work at a domestic and pan-European level, while also considered a fintech market expert. Gaetano Carrello stands out for his experience in high-yield matters and bond transactions. Valentina Lattanzi, who was recently active in securitisation deals, was made partner in 2018.


Clients highly appreciate this securitisation and capital markets debt team.

Emanuela Campari Bernacchi is outstanding.

Key clients

BNP Paribas


JP Morgan



MB Credit Solutions

Quaestio Capital SGR

Banco BPM


EU and competition law Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners - regarded as a 'top address for competition law in Italy' - handles significant merger control and antitrust litigation as well as consumer protection and cartel cases before the Italian Antitrust Authority. The practice, led by Silvia D’Alberti, also encompasses regulatory and commercial advisory expertise. Fabiana Campopiano is described as 'deserving of recognition' and a 'rising star in Italy'.

Practice head(s):


‘Silvia D’Alberti and Fabiana Campopiano are exceptional lawyers and a trusted source of advice on Italian competition law. It is a great pleasure working with Silvia and Fabiana.’

‘Silvia is an outstanding competition lawyer and very pleasant to work with. Fabiana is one of the greatest colleagues I have met in the antitrust community. She is very professional, efficient and places the interest of her clients before her own. She is truly dedicated to serving the clients in the best way possible.’

‘All lawyers of the team are smart and talented lawyers and excellent to work with.’

‘Always 100% satisfaction. Smart and talented lawyers who go the extra mile with clients. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Silvia D’Alberti is highly experienced. She knows virtually all key stakeholders in the Italian competition policy space.’

Key clients

Airgreen S.r.l.

Intesa SanPaolo S.p.A.

Iccrea Banca S.p.A.

Société Generale

Securities Services S.p.A.

BNP Paribas Securities Services SCA


ATB Mobilità

Brescia Mobilità


Iren Mercato S.p.A.

Shell Holding

Shell Italia S.p.A.

Shell Aviazione S.r.l.


Diamond Love Bond S.p.A.



Open Fiber

METRO Italia Cash and Carry S.p.A.

Costa Crociere S.p.A.


Total S.p.A.

Unicoop Firenze

Intermediate Capital Group plc

Ambienta Sgr S.p.A.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners has a strong track record in financial pre-insolvency and insolvency restructurings that includes in-court and out-of-court restructurings at domestic and cross-border levels. Riccardo Agostinelli is a restructuring and distressed lending expert, and Gaetano Carrello assists with complex restructurings. Litigator Sergio Fulco acts for distressed companies and banks in bankruptcy proceedings, compositions with creditors and restructuring plans.

Key clients


Apollo Capital Partners

Intesa Sanpaolo


King Street


Roberto Cavalli


Mossi & Ghisolfi Creditors Committee

Illimity Bank

Employment Tier 4

At Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners, Lorenzo Cairo has built up a solid portfolio of longstanding clients in the energy, pharmaceuticals, fashion and food sectors, which the team advises on restructurings, disciplinary and redundancy procedures and other agreements. Riccardo Corbani joined as of counsel from Bird & Bird in January 2019.

Practice head(s):


‘Prompt and precise answers to all queries. The team is used to working with big multinational companies and are very familiar with international issues. They are extremely good at explaining the peculiarities of the Italian legal system to foreign investors. They understand business needs and their assistance is always well focused on the agreed objectives. Impressive service quality.’

‘Lorenzo Cairo is a very talented professional. He is passionate and treats every task, even the smallest, as if it was his top priority.  He is always very punctual, precise and clear in his strategies and explanations. Definitely among the best employment lawyers.’

‘The level of service is outstanding. Response times are impressive, accuracy is exceptional and advice is always provided with a full and clear explanation of all the related norms, laws, collective agreements and even company policies.’

Key clients

Olympus Italia S.r.l.

Engie Italia S.p.A.

Engie Program S.r.l.

State Street Bank GmbH – Italian branch

Twin Disc S.r.l.

Verisure Italy S.r.l.

UCB Pharma S.p.A.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Value Retail PLC

Banca Farma Factoring S.p.A.

Octo Telematics S.p.A.

Fresenius Medical Care Italia S.P.A.

Fintyre S.p.A.

AG Digital Media S.r.l.

Polartec PLC

Héra Holding Real Estate S.p.A.

Amec Foster Wheeler Italiana S.r.l. (Wood Group)

Honeywell S.r.l.

Birra Peroni S.r.l.

Corneliani S.p.A.


Bolis S.p.A.

GKN Wheels Italy S.r.l.

GKN Italia S.p.A.

Take S.r.l.

Barilla S.p.A.

Tax Tier 4

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners' tax department is experienced in advising global private equity funds and international banks on cross-border acquisitions. It also advises multinational enterprises and corporations on direct and indirect tax matters. High-net-worth individuals and high-profile families are also clients. Cristiano Garbarini regularly advises on M&A tax structuring and LBOs.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Intermediate Capital Group

Alpha Private Equity

Antares Vision

Bluegem Capital Partners

Goldman Sachs

RCS mediagroup

Intesa San Paolo



Bain Capital



The firm: Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners was founded in 2012 when a group of long-time partners at a leading international law firm decided to launch their own independent legal house after many years. Based in Milan since its foundation in 2012, Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners has been one of the most successful firms in the Italian market, fast establishing itself among the leading independent law firms operating in the nation.

The firm is composed of 92 professionals, including 20 partners and six of counsels, most of them coming from the Italian offices of leading international firms. Consolidated experience and a high level of professionalism allows the firm to provide clients with high level assistance both in general and transactional corporate, commercial and financial matters, as well as in litigation proceedings before courts and in arbitrations.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners assists its Italian and foreign clients with a service tailored to their needs, with the highest standards of quality and efficiency through a flexible and focused team. The firm shares its clients’ objectives and assists them in their achievement in a pragmatic, efficient and professional manner.

One of the firm’s strengths is the international experience of its professionals, who are well accustomed to working with foreign clients and law firms. Many of the professionals at Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners have received awards for their activity and are listed among the best Italian lawyers in their respective areas of expertise.

Areas of practice: A multidisciplinary firm, Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners is able to provide its clients with comprehensive assistance across a wide spectrum of various legal practices at both national and international level.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners has extensive experience in all transactional matters and assists major financial institutions and corporations primarily in M&A, private equity, restructuring, financing and capital markets operations. Over the years, the firm has further widened the range of practice areas, thus establishing the employment law, intellectual property and IT, antitrust and competition law, tax, and structured finance departments.

The firm’s multidisciplinary approach plays a key role in the positive definition of any single deals, due to the various interests of all stakeholders of a company. The partners’ experience and their solid relationship with major foreign players enables the firm to easily represent clients in crossborder transactions as well as through the collaboration with renowned foreign professionals.

The firm also assists in any aspect of corporate and commercial law and is able to advise on complex and innovative business structures, as well as on corporate governance matters and on clients’ day· to·day activities.

Gattai, Minoli & Partners provides litigation and pre·litigation assistance in both in and out of court disputes. The litigation department often collaborates with colleagues from other divisions, providing opinions on potential issues that may eventually arise- a value added for the clients and their businesses.

Recommended by the most important legal directories, the firm boasts a significant track record across all practices, assisting private and public companies, as well as investment funds in the most complex transactions and disputes across various industries: from information technology to fashion, from consumer goods to manufacturing, from logistics and transports to energy.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Bruno Gattai
Corporate and M&A Luca Minoli
Banking and finance Riccardo Agostinelli
Banking and finance Gaetano Carrello
Capital markets Nicola Brunetti (equity)
Capital markets Gaetano Carrello (debt)
Capital markets Emanuela Campari (structured finance)
Restructuring and insolvency Riccardo Agostinelli
Restructuring and insolvency Gaetano Carrello
Private equity Bruno Gattai
Private equity Stefano Catenacci
Intellectual property Licia Garotti
Antitrust and competition Silvia D'Alberti
Tax Cristiano Garbarini
Dispute resolution Luca Minoli
Dispute resolution Sergio Fulco
Real estate Luca Minoli
Employment Lorenzo Cairo
Energy Giovan Battista Santangelo
Energy Gerardo Gabrielli
Bankruptcy Riccardo Agostinelli
Bankruptcy Sergio Fulco
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 Andrea  Calvi  photo Andrea  Calvi Partner
 Andrea Francesco Castelli  photo Andrea Francesco Castelli Partner
 Nicola Gaglione  photo Nicola Gaglione Partner
 Gianluca Gariboldi  photo Gianluca Gariboldi Partner
 Valentina Lattanzi photo Valentina Lattanzi Partner
 Carla Mambretti  photo Carla Mambretti Partner
 Duccio Regoli  photo Duccio Regoli Partner
 Filippo Rossi  photo Filippo Rossi Partner
 Andrea Taurozzi photo Andrea Taurozzi Partner
Number of lawyers : 92
at this office : 82
Other offices : London
Other offices : Rome