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Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners
MILAN 20121

Private equity Tier 1

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners fields lawyers with extensive knowledge of Italian entrepreneurial families and the team's PE assistance during deals includes M&A, structuring, tax and finance advice. In large deal highlights, managing partner Bruno Gattai led advice to British PE firm, CVC, on its acquisition of a majority stake in drugmaker Recordati; Gattai also assisted, alongside Gerardo Gabrielli, Investcorp with the sale of Ceme, a global manufacturer of highly engineered and precision fluid control solutions, to pan-European PE firm Investindustrial. Other key members are Stefano Catenacci, who has extensive experience in the small and mid-cap PE sector and Sebastiano Cassani. Federico Bal was made partner.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners is active in M&A deals of all sizes. Managing partner Bruno Gattai led advice to British private equity firm, CVC, on the acquisition of Recordati’s majority stake from members of the Recordati family; and Luca Minoli assisted Italmobiliare with the €184m sale of its approximately 83 per cent equity stake in BravoSolutions to Jaggaer. In other matters Gerardo Gabrielli advised the over-the-top media distribution service Chili on investments into Chili by the Lavazza family, owner of the namesake coffee company, and Twentieth Century Fox; and Alessandro Dolce advised Gruppo MutuiOnline on the acquisition of 50 per cent of the corporate capital of Agenzia Italia, a company that provides outsourced services for leasing and long-term rent operators. Also highly rated are Sebastiano Cassani, Laura Ortali and Stefano Catenacci Federico Bal was made partner.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners advises on all types of lending and financing transactions, including domestic and cross-border matters. Lorenzo Vernetti advised HIG White-Horse and Tikehau Capital on the bond refinancing of Savio holding companies. Riccardo Agostinelli and Gaetano Carrello, along with Marco Leonardi and structured finance specialist Emanuela Campari Bernacchi, are also highly rated. Andrea Taurozzi and Valentina Lattanzi were promoted to the partnership.

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

Advising major banks and financial institutions, Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners' practice covers all kinds of lending and financing deals, including both domestic and cross-border financings. Gaetano Carrello advised a pool of banks on a €210m financing to Arexpo. Also highly rated are Riccardo AgostinelliLorenzo VernettiMarco Leonardi and structured finance specialist Emanuela Campari Bernacchi. Andrea Taurozzi and Valentina Lattanzi were promoted to the partnership.

Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners' practice includes the placement of debt instruments, including high-yield bonds, both in Italy and other European markets. The team assisted the global coordinators with the placement by a company, controlled by Bain Capital-managed funds, of a €410m high-yield bond. Structured finance and securitisation specialist Emanuela Campari Bernacchi and Gaetano Carrello are highly rated.

EU and competition law Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners’ competition team handles investigations, prosecutions and provides regulatory advice to clients in a wide range of sectors. Highly regarded Silvia D’Alberti acted for five financial institutions as claimants in the investigation initiated by the ICA against MonteTitoli for an abuse of dominant position in the market of post-trading services, with specific regard to financial settlement and custody services. In another highlight, the team represented Airgreen in an antitrust investigation initiated by the ICA regarding the alleged coordination of helicopter operators in bidding for public procurement contracts for fire rescue services and air ambulance services. Senior associate Fabiana Campopiano is another key member of the practice.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners assists debtors and creditors with both domestic and cross-border in-court and out-of-court restructuring procedures. Riccardo Agostinelli and Sergio Fulco advised the lenders, which included Banco BPM and Intesa Sanpaolo, on the restructuring of Boccadarno Porto di Pisa under Italian bankruptcy law. Gaetano Carrello is also highly rated.

Employment Tier 4

At Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners, the team is ‘able to combine the need to explore and analyse the law with the need to consider the real environment and constraints’. Lorenzo Cairo, who is ‘very attentive to business and able to find solutions in complex contexts’, advises clients such as CVC and Argenta on M&A-related matters and is also active in individual and collective dismissals procedures, restructurings, union relationships and employment litigation.

Tax Tier 4

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners' department head Cristiano Garbarini and his five-lawyer strong team advise global private equity and financial services firms and corporations on both domestic and international direct and indirect tax matters; the practice also assists HNWI and their families.

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
Photo Name Position Profile
 Riccardo Agostinelli  photo Riccardo Agostinelli
 Piero Albertario  photo Piero Albertario
 Nicola Brunetti  photo Nicola Brunetti
 Lorenzo Cairo  photo Lorenzo Cairo
 Emanuela Campari Bernacchi  photo Emanuela Campari Bernacchi
 Gaetano Carrello  photo Gaetano Carrello
 Sebastiano Cassani  photo Sebastiano Cassani
 Stefano Catenacci  photo Stefano Catenacci
 Alessandro Dolce  photo Alessandro Dolce
 Silvia D’Alberti  photo Silvia D’Alberti
 Sergio Fulco  photo Sergio Fulco
 Gerardo Gabrielli  photo Gerardo Gabrielli
 Cristiano Garbarini  photo Cristiano Garbarini
 Licia Garotti  photo Licia Garotti
 Bruno Gattai  photo Bruno Gattai
 Marco Leonardi  photo Marco Leonardi
 Luca Minoli  photo Luca Minoli
 Laura Ortali  photo Laura Ortali
 Fabio Saccone  photo Fabio Saccone
 Marco Sandoli  photo Marco Sandoli
 Giovan Battista Santangelo  photo Giovan Battista Santangelo
 Luca Sommariva  photo Luca Sommariva
 Lorenzo Vernetti  photo Lorenzo Vernetti
Number of lawyers : 92
at this office : 82
Other offices : London
Other offices : Rome