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

Gattai, Minoli, Partners
Via Principe Amedeo 5
Milan 20121
Italy

Private equity Tier 1

Predominantly focused on PE transactions, Gattai, Minoli, Partners' practice ranges from venture capital (VC) to large, as well as mid-sized, deals. Clients additionally benefit from related capabilities in corporate law, finance and tax. Throughout his approximately 30-year career, Bruno Gattai has been involved in Italy’s most significant and complex PE deals; the 'reliableStefano Catenacci focuses on PE, M&A and venture capital matters; and Gerardo Gabrielli advises PE funds across the whole spectrum of deal size. Additional support is provided by Federico Bal and counsel Damiano Battaglia, who joined from Chiomenti.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Gattai

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Catenacci; Gerardo Gabrielli; Federico Bal; Damiano Battaglia; Lorenzo Fabbrini

Testimonials

Availability, competence and client care.

Stefano Catenacci is reliable and patient.

Key clients

CVC Capital Partners

Bain Capital

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Investcorp

Clessidra

Tikehau

Ambienta

Green Arrow Capital

FSI SGR S.p.A.

21 Investimenti SGR S.P.A.

Ardian

Aksia

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Gattai, Minoli, Partners' 'fast, practical team' advises financial sponsors and corporations on all types of financing transactions, both at domestic and cross-border level. Gaetano CarrelloLorenzo Vernetti and Andrea Taurozzi are also highly rated, while recent growth includes project finance specialist Nicola Gaglione joining as partner from Lombardi Molinari Segni and Daniele Migliarucci being promoted to counsel. Riccardo Agostinelli  left the firm in 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Gaetano Carrello; Lorenzo Vernetti; Andrea Taurozzi; Nicola Gaglione; Emanuela Campari Bernacchi; Valentina Lattanzi; Marco Leonardi; Daniele Migliarucci

Testimonials

Great for its ability to deal with sensitive issues, thanks to its in-depth knowledge of legal matters.

The finance team is very fast, practical and focused on objectives.

Gaetano Carrello achieves set goals with satisfaction and within a short time. He asks the right questions and has a very commercial attitude and strong, longstanding relationships in the industry.

Key clients

Bain Capital

CVC Capital Partners

Ardian

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Investcorp

Clessidra

Stirling Square

21 Investimenti

Arpinge S.p.A.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Gattai, Minoli, Partners frequently advises on Italy's largest deals. With a particular focus on private equity, Bruno Gattai is highly rated for his advice on corporate and M&A transactions; and Luca Minoli is noted for his assistance to industrial and trading sector clients with their commercial activities, as well as their M&A transactions. Also key to the group are M&A and private equity specialists Gerardo GabrielliFederico BalAlessandro Dolce and Sebastiano Cassani, while counsel Damiano Battaglia joined from Chiomenti.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Gattai

Other key lawyers:

Luca Minoli; Gerardo Gabrielli; Federico Bal; Alessandro Dolce; Sebastiano Cassani; Laura Ortali; Giovan Battista Santangelo; Damiano Battaglia; Lorenzo Fabbrini

Testimonials

Rated for Bruno Gattai’s leadership, great attention to detail and strong support from the whole team.

Bruno Gattai is a lawyer of the highest level – very technical, extremely commercial, and a great partner to have on your side during negotiations and complex deals.

Key clients

Bain Capital

GEDI

Alessi

Investcorp

CVC Capital Partners

FSI SGR S.p.A.

Iren

Giochi Preziosi

Illy Caffè SpA

Intrum

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 3

Regularly acting for major banks and financial institutions, Gattai, Minoli, Partners assists with a range of lending and financing transactions, both at domestic and cross-border level. Gaetano CarrelloLorenzo VernettiAndrea Taurozzi, and Emanuela Campari Bernacchi are key names. Riccardo Agostinelli left the firm in 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Gaetano Carrello; Lorenzo Vernetti; Andrea Taurozzi; Emanuela Campari Bernacchi; Valentina Lattanzi; Marco Leonardi; Nicola Gaglione; Daniele Migliarucci

Testimonials

Extreme availability and proactivity in solving various problems.

They are very punctual, accurate and prepared; they are also highly valued during negotiations.

They are, for us, one of the best firms around, with fees tending to be in line with the market.

Gaetano Carrello conducts very accurate legal analyses, knows the law well, and has a remarkable drafting ability.

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

BNP Paribas

Credit Suisse

UBS

Barclays

UniCredit

Intesa SanPaolo

Banco BPM

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

VGO Capital Partners LLP

Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Gattai, Minoli, Partners' capital markets practice ranges from the issuance of plain vanilla products to the structuring of complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions. Experienced in securitisation-related asset classes and NPL transactions, the 'efficient' structured finance head Emanuela Campari Bernacchi is 'excellent with international clients'; Gaetano Carrello has a substantial high-yield practice; and Valentina Lattanzi is a DCM expert.

Practice head(s):

Gaetano Carrello; Emanuela Bernacchi Campari

Other key lawyers:

Valentina Lattanzi; Salvatore Graziadei

Testimonials

Market knowledge, availability and deal execution capability are all standout features of this firm.

Emanuela Bernacchi Campari has the industry knowledge and experience to provide the best advice. She is also user friendly, efficient and excellent with international clients.

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

BNP Paribas

UniCredit

Credit Suisse

MBCredit Solutions S.p.A.

Prismi

Banco BPM S.p.A.

Credimi S.p.A

Axactor Group

Neuberger Berman

!30 Servicing

200 Crowd

EU and competition law Tier 3

Gattai, Minoli, Partners' active antitrust and consumer protection team is led by experienced partner Silvia D’Alberti. She advises clients on all aspects of EU and national competition and merger control law, regulatory matters, commercial transactions and consumer law, at both advisory and litigation stages. Counsel Fabiana Campopiano provides notable support.

Practice head(s):

Silvia D’Alberti

Other key lawyers:

Fabiana Campopiano

Key clients

Ambienta SGR S.p.A.

Assopetroli

Bain Capital

Barilla G. E R. Fratelli S.p.A.

BNP Paribas Securities Services SCA

ButanGas S.p.A.

Cedacri S.p.A.

Cellnex Italia S.r.l.

Cerved S.p.A.

Clessidra SGR S.p.A.

Costa Crociere S.p.A.

CVC Capital Partners

Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A.

Eni S.p.A.

FAAC S.p.A.

FSI SGR S.p.A.

GEDI Gruppo Editoriale S.p.A.

Giochi Preziosi S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

I.P.E.M. – Industria Petroli Meridionale S.p.A.

Iren Mercato S.p.A.

LeasePlan Italia S.p.A.

Metro Italia Cash & Carry S.p.A.

Nexi S.p.A.

Open Fiber S.p.A.

Reithera S.r.l.

Shell Italia S.p.A.

Snam S.p.A.

Total S.p.A.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Verisure Italia S.r.l.

Vulcangas – Società Italiana Gas Liquidi S.p.A.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Focused on both debtor and creditor matters, Gattai, Minoli, Partners' practice has a significant track record in financial pre-insolvency and insolvency restructurings. Gaetano Carrello's practice covers restructuring scenarios. Sergio Fulco is noted for his insolvency expertise. Lorenzo Vernetti also has debt restructuring experience. Riccardo Agostinelli  left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Gaetano Carrello; Sergio Fulco

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Taurozzi; Lorenzo Vernetti; Marco Leonardi; Matteo Mengoni; Riccardo Sgrò

Testimonials

High-level technical skills and trusted by credit institutions.

Key clients

Unicredit

Apollo

Intesa San Paolo

Goldman Sachs

King Street

Banca Illimity

Fintyre

Roberto Cavalli S.p.A

Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP

Banco BPM

Perini Navi S.p.A.

Gold Plast S.p.A.

CMI S.p.A.

ILVA

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 4

Gattai, Minoli, Partners launched its financial regulations department in 2018, when Andrea Calvi joined from Studio Legale Galbiati, Sacchi e Associati. The hire expanded the firm's transactional expertise, which covers regulated entities, financial instruments and investments, and asset management and payment services.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Calvi

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Giavari

Key clients

Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A.

TeamSystem Capital at Work SGR S.p.A.

TeamSystem Payments S.r.l.

Banca IMI

Klarna Bank AB

Siguler Guff & Partners LP

Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.

Intesa SanPaolo Private Banking S.p.A.

Kyma Investment Partners SGR S.p.A.

Visa

Saxo Bank A/S

Capital markets: Equity Tier 4

With 'deep market knowledge', Gattai, Minoli, Partners' 'very commercial' ECM department is led by Nicola Brunetti. Focusing on domestic and cross-border ECM work, Brunetti has extensive experience in high-profile IPOs, takeovers of public companies, rights issues, and SPAC listings.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Brunetti

Testimonials

They are very commercial and have deep market knowledge – a great one-stop-shop.

The firm is made up of professionals of the highest level in all legal disciplines,  and has an excellent level of internal co-ordination that allows the client effectively to benefit from the different skills present within the firm.

‘The approach is very practical and the responses are quick, aspects that are extremely appreciated by clients.

Nicola Brunetti has the ability to interact well with top management and corporate bodies. On several occasions he proposed brilliant solutions for complex problems and handled difficult situations with great balance.

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

BNP Paribas

UniCredit

Credit Suisse

MB Credit Solutions S.p.A.

Prismi

Banco BPM S.p.A.

Employment Tier 4

Gattai, Minoli, Partners is able to advise on the legal, HR and corporate aspects of employment law, including those relating to business risk analyses, restructurings, disciplinary procedures and transfer of undertakings. Department head Lorenzo Cairo is knowledgeable about data protection law, privacy compliance and relations with the privacy authority, as well as litigation before the Italian courts.

Practice head(s):

Lorenzo Cairo

Other key lawyers:

Francesco D’Avanzo; Federica Ferretti

Testimonials

Lorenzo Cairo’s team has the peculiar characteristic of providing its assistance with the attention typical of a (good) supplier but with such a deep knowledge of the customer that it makes the team almost seem like an in-house collaborator. Professionalism and reactivity are impeccable’

‘Lorenzo Cairo continues to guarantee the high standards his clients have come to expect. The team is made up of talented young people and highly experienced professionals.’

Key clients

CVC Capital Partners

Engie Italia S.p.A.

Olympus Italia S.r.l.

Birra Peroni S.r.l.

Engie Program S.r.l.

Omnisyst S.p.A.

Tax Tier 4

Gattai, Minoli, Partners' 'knowledgeable' department head Cristiano Garbarini and his five-lawyer team advise multinational corporates, international banks and private equity funds on both domestic and international direct and indirect tax matters. The team also assists high-net-worth individuals and families.

Practice head(s):

Cristiano Garbarini

Other key lawyers:

Alban Zaimaj; Valentina Buzzi

Testimonials

A firm of excellent professionals.

Superlative in every respect.

Very attentive and helpful, as well as being technically prepared and proactive.

Professionalism, experience and availability.

We appreciate their speedy responses and competence.’

A keen ability to listen, reflect and discuss before expressing an opinion, therefore allowing clients to contribute in relation to problems or projects.

The work team of Cristiano Garbarini is very close-knit and always available.

Cristiano Garbarini is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Key clients

Intermediate Capital Group

Merieux Equity Partners

BlueGem Capital Partners

Alpha Private Equity

Investcorp

NB Renaissance Partners

Antares Vision S.p.A.

BNP Paribas

Goldman Sachs

Citigroup

Crédit Agricole Cib

HSBC

KKR

Sintonia

HINES

HPS

Dispute resolution Tier 5

At Gattai, Minoli, PartnersLuca Minoli heads up the dispute resolution practice, which is one of the firm's main areas of focus, along with finance and corporate and M&A. The department most notably advises clients from the energy and technology sectors. Other key individuals are Filippo Rossi and Carla Mambretti, as well as litigator and arbitrator Sergio Fulco, who has expertise in corporate, banking and bankruptcy law.

Practice head(s):

Luca Minoli

Other key lawyers:

Sergio Fulco; Filippo Rossi; Carla Mambretti

Testimonials

‘Professionals of the highest level for technical skills and customer service skills, with an absolute understanding of the business and the needs of the client’

‘Teamwork, excellent skills and a solid network.’

Key clients

7Pixel S.r.l.

Ilva S.p.A. in Amministrazione Straordinaria

Roberto Cavalli S.p.A.

Falck S.p.A.

UniCredit Factoring SpA

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Fenix S.r.l.

Edison S.p.A.

Siemens Energy s.r.o.

DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR S.p.A.

ContourGlobal

TAGES Capital SGR S.p.A.

Siram S.p.A.

Siemens S.p.A.

Real estate and construction Tier 5

Gattai, Minoli, Partners has a growing real estate practice, which historically started with Federico Bal and Gaetano Carrello advising on the M&A and financial aspects of real estate transactions respectively. It has since expanded, with Gianluca Gariboldi adding administrative and environmental law expertise to the offering. In 2020, real estate transactions expert Andrea Francesco Castelli joined from Chiomenti. All four individuals jointly lead the practice.

The firm: Gattai, Minoli, 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, 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 more than 140 professionals, including 27 partners and five 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 Gaetano Carrello
Capital markets Nicola Brunetti (equity)
Capital markets Gaetano Carrello (debt)
Capital markets Emanuela Campari (structured finance)
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
Employment Lorenzo Cairo
Bankruptcy Sergio Fulco
Real Estate Andrea Francesco Castelli
Financial Regulations Andrea Calvi
Energy and Infrastructure Carla Mambretti
Real Estate Gianluca Gariboldi
Photo Name Position Profile
 Federico Bal photo Federico Bal Partner
 Nicola Brunetti  photo Nicola Brunetti Partner
 Lorenzo Cairo  photo Lorenzo Cairo Partner, Head of Employment department
 Andrea Calvi photo Andrea Calvi Partner
 Emanuela Campari Bernacchi  photo Emanuela Campari Bernacchi Partner, Head of the Structured Finance department, Co-Head of Fintech Department
 Sebastiano Cassani  photo Sebastiano Cassani Partner
 Andrea Francesco Castelli  photo Andrea Francesco Castelli Partner
 Nicola Gaglione  photo Nicola Gaglione Partner
 Cristiano Garbarini  photo Cristiano Garbarini Partner
 Gianluca Gariboldi  photo Gianluca Gariboldi Partner
 Licia Garotti  photo Licia Garotti Partner, Head of Intellectual Property & Information Technology department, Co-head of the…
 Valentina Lattanzi photo Valentina Lattanzi Partner
 Carla Mambretti  photo Carla Mambretti Partner
 Duccio Regoli  photo Duccio Regoli Partner
 Filippo Rossi  photo Filippo Rossi Partner
Number of lawyers : 140
at this office : 136
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