Firm Profile > Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale > Milan, Italy

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale
VIA DEI BOSSI, 4
20121 MILANO
Italy

Private equity Tier 3

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale advises private equity funds, investment companies, multinational groups and entrepreneurs on complex corporate transactions. The team assists with all stages of deals, from early structuring to closing. Alessandro Giovannelli and Fabrizio Scaparro  acted for French private equity fund Ardian on the acquisition of a majority stake in Neopharmerd Gentili group, a pharmaceutical company, from Mediolanum Farmaceutici. Matteo Delucchi also has significant private equity experience.

Key clients

Ardian

Argos

Azelis

Cargotec Corporation

Dedalus

GKN Wheels & Structures Group

Gruppo Illy

Investindustrial

Italmatch Chemicals Group

Melrose Industries

MS Growth Ventures

Nutrilinea

Objectway

Orphée SA

Trafigura Beheer BV

White Bridge Investments

Capital markets: Equity Tier 4

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale acts for corporate issuers and underwriters on a range of international and domestic ECM transactions. Clients particularly appreciate the team's advice on related regulatory considerations. Andrea Bartolucci assists with first-time listings and IPOs, rights issues, block trades and convertible securities offerings. Fabrizio Scaparro recently led advice to Aquafil, which produces polyamide 6, on its Milan Stock Exchange listing.

Key clients

Space Holding

Equita SIM

Finint Investment SGR

Mittel

B&C Speakers

Mediobanca

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale fields lawyers who have accrued experience at both Italian and international law firms. The practice covers acquisition finance, security packages and financial covenant resets. It is also sought after for debt restructuring advice. Michele Mocarelli advises both industrial groups and private equity funds at national and international level.

Key clients

AKNO Business Parks

Car World Italia

Campus Srl

White Bridge Investments

IDeA CCR II

I Giardini Delle Pleiadi

Gruppo Fenix

Ardian

Immobiliareuropea

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale was established in 2013, following a spin-off from Ashurst. The practice advises on complex, corporate transactions, its advice ranging from early structuring to closing. The firm stands out for its strong relationships with leading independent firms across Europe and the US. Alessandro GiovannelliFabrizio Scaparro  and Matteo Delucchi are all corporate law specialists.

Key clients

Ardian

Argos

Azelis

Cargotec Corporation

Dedalus

GKN Wheels & Structures Group

Gruppo Illy

Investindustrial

Italmatch Chemicals Group

Melrose Industries

MS Growth Ventures

Nutrilinea

Objectway

Orphée SA

Trafigura Beheer BV

White Bridge Investments

Tax Tier 6

Giovannelli e Associati Studio Legale's recent highlights include advising on the tax aspects of a number of M&A transactions. Eugenio Romita heads the tax team, and focuses on corporate and finance tax as well as private client tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Eugenio Romita

Key clients

Amber Capital

Banca Galileo

BMG Pharma

CMT Utensili Group

Cristina Group

Genextra

Green Stone

Investindustrial

Mediobanca Group

Mezzanove Capital

Permasteelisa

Pharmanutra

Profilmec Group

Riello Investimenti Partners

Vorwerk Italia

The firm: The firm was founded in 2013 by Alessandro Giovannelli, Matteo Delucchi, Fabrizio Scaparro and Matteo Colombari, a team of lawyers with more than ten years of experience in some of the leading Italian and international law firms.

Since then the firm has added capital markets, finance and tax practices with the hirings of Andrea Bartolucci, Michele Mocarelli, Stefano Traniello, Ferrante Paveri Fontana, Gianvittorio Giroletti Angeli, Eugenio Romita and Michele Delfini.

What differentiates Giovannelli e Associati? It is a cohesive team of lawyers with more than ten years of experience in some of the leading Italian and international law firms. Partners have been involved in some of the most important transactions in the Italian market over recent years; they have spent many years in leading Italian and international firms, in Milan, New York, London and Hong Kong. The firm focuses first on satisfying clients’ needs and on solving their problems. The team maintains a high ratio of partners to associates – it knows that clients value the experience, attention and expertise of partners and expect their involvement and dedication at all stages. The firm works with flexible teams, selected according to the specific needs of each project, combining the appropriate mix of seniority and expertise. Giovannelli e Associati’s goal is to build long-term relationships with  its clients, actively contributing to their success across all aspects of their business.

Areas of practice: Mergers and acquisitions and private equity: the firm provides high-profile advice to private equity funds, investment companies, multinational groups and entrepreneurs on complex corporate transactions, advising on all stages of the deal from early structuring to closing.

Finance and restructuring: the firm represents clients in every kind of corporate financing, acquisition finance, set-up of securities and guarantees, and debt restructuring, providing multidisciplinary expertise to ensure the best possible assistance either in build-up and growth phases or during the critical and turnaround phases of their business.

Capital markets: the firm offers thorough capability on security offerings of all kinds, advising corporate issuers and underwriters on international and domestic equity and debt capital markets transactions and providing clear insight into regulatory considerations.

Corporate and commercial matters: the team represents financial and industrial clients, both Italian and international, in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm provides assistance in civil, commercial and corporate law litigation and arbitration.

Tax: the firm advises domestic and international private equity firms and multinational companies in connection with direct and indirect taxes, focusing on extraordinary corporate transactions and also ordinary activity.

White-collar crimes: the firm provides qualified assistance in the white-collar crimes field, in connection with both in-court and out-of-court matters, with particular focus on corporate and capital markets criminal matters, representing private equity funds, national and foreign public and private companies, as well as individuals prominent in business.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions and private equity
Finance and restructuring
Capital markets
Corporate and commercial matters
Litigation and arbitration
Tax
White-collar crime
Number of lawyers : 32
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Portuguese
Spanish
Contact : Fabrizio Scaparro

FIRM OVERVIEW:

Giovannelli e Associati is an independent law firm, which combines an international approach with solid local roots.  The firm provides high profile corporate and finance legal advice, with a distinctive and innovative approach.
Our practice includes M&A, private equity, restructuring, corporate finance, capital markets, labour and tax.  The firm also assists its clients in general corporate and commercial matters, and on litigation and arbitration, with a focus on corporate and commercial disputes.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Merger and Acquisitions – Private Equity

The firm provides thorough advice to private equity funds, investment companies, multinational groups and entrepreneurs in complex M&A and corporate transactions, advising on all stages of the deal, from early structuring to closing.
Activity covers a wide range of matters, including:
• acquisitions and divestitures
• leveraged buy-outs and management buy-outs
• venture capital and minority investments
•  joint ventures and strategic alliances
•  capital increases, issuance of notes, including convertible notes, and other extraordinary transactions
• mergers and de-mergers.

The firm has been particularly active in handling transactions involving different jurisdictions, also through an effective network of preeminent foreign independent firms, which allows us to benefit of an international reach with flexibility in the selection of the best partners for each transaction.

The practice encompasses a wide range of business sectors, including retail, fashion, luxury, pharmaceutical, real estate, energy, information technology, entertainment, medical, food and beverage.

Finance and Restructuring

The firm represents clients in every kind of corporate finance and restructuring, providing multi-disciplinary expertise to ensure the best possible assistance in this critical phase of their business.

The firm is notably active for sponsors (private equity funds, investment companies) in handling their portfolio companies’ debt and in advising entrepreneurs and debtors, both in connection with in-court and out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings.

The firm’s activity in this sector includes:

• acquisition finance
• project finance
• security package
• financial covenants reset
• debt restructuring and turnaround
• renegotiation of financial debt and management of default, with or without out-of-court restructuring agreements
• acquisitions and divestitures of distressed assets, including distressed debts
• bankruptcy and bankruptcy-like transactions and proceedings, both in and out-of-court.

Capital markets

The firm offers market-leading capability on securities offerings of all kinds, advising corporate issuers and underwriters on international and domestic equity and debt capital markets transactions and providing clear insight into regulatory considerations.

The firm has also deep experience in public company M&A transactions, spanning a number of industries and representing bidders and target board of directors as well as shareholders in takeover situations.

The team has considerable experience acting as international lead counsel and handling complex cross-border transactions. The emphasis on teamwork makes it easier to draw on our specialists in other disciplines of law for the benefit of the firm’s clients.

The firm provides comprehensive service for all phases of corporate finance and capital market transactions, including:

• first-time listings and IPOs
• rights issues
• block trades
• debt and convertible securities offerings
• eurobonds and MTN programmes
• private placements and other exempt offerings
• regulatory and corporate law
• prospectus preparation
• publicity and research on new offerings
• liability management transactions and debt exchange.

Corporate and commercial matters

The team represents financial and industrial clients, both Italian and international, in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters.

As to our activity in commercial law, our firm provides assistance in connection with any aspects of our clients’ business cycle, with a specific focus on structuring of national and international commercial networks (distribution, agency and franchising agreements) and, more in general, in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts (procurement, supply and services agreements).

The firm’s corporate activity includes:

• ongoing assistance to public and private companies, including investment companies, portfolio companies of private equity funds, companies belonging to multinational groups or financial conglomerates
• extraordinary transactions including mergers, de-mergers, capital increases, issuance of financial instruments
• corporate governance matters, including advice to Directors in relation to extraordinary transactions, managements’ agreements and incentive plans
• shareholder rights
• structuring and organization of groups of companies
• structuring and implementation of corporate vehicles dedicated to special purposes, including investment companies based on private equity funds models.

Labour

The Firm provides assistance in matters concerning labour law and industrial relations, both in the judicial and out of court.

In particular, the firm deals with:

• employment litigation;
• directorship agreements;
• employment agreements;
• independent contractor agreements;
• agency agreements;
• collective dismissal and redundancy procedures;
• reorganization plans, also with assistance in industrial relations;
• transfer/lease of business or of a going concern;
• labour matters in the context of insolvency procedures;
• stock option plans and employee share-participation;
• workplace safety matters.

The Firm has a consolidated experience in the judicial sector in the field of litigation concerning executives/employees and termination of agency relationships.

Litigation and Arbitration

The Firm provides its clients with assistance in litigation in all areas of civil, commercial and corporate law, bankruptcy and labour law.

Partners in particular have considerable expertise in litigations arising in the negotiation or execution of acquisition, investment and joint venture agreements, as well as commercial agreements.

The activity of the Firm includes all phases of the both pre-judicial activity – including the possible mediation phase – and judicial, before the ordinary judicial authorities of each level and in national or international arbitrations, as defenders, sole arbitrators or members of arbitration panels, even in the context of institutional arbitrations, i.e. subject to regulations adopted by institutions such as the Arbitration Chambers attached to the Chambers of Commerce, in particular the Chamber of Commerce of Milan.

Tax

The firm is specialized in assisting investment funds and large and medium-sized financial and industrial enterprises on both domestic and international direct and indirect tax matters.  We also advise on the tax related matters concerning high net worth individuals and families.  There is special focus on tax litigation and pre-litigation.

The firm has developed an in-depth knowledge and experience of the tax matters pertaining to extraordinary corporate transactions (M&A, equity/debt capital market, restructuring, group reorganization) and to the entire lifecycle of Italian and foreign private equity, private debt and real estate investment funds.

The firm is mainly involved in:

• mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations;
• tax audit and litigation;
• tax opinions and voluntary or mandatory appraisals;
• tax rulings;
• planning of high net worth individuals.

The firm is also steadily member of the board of statutory auditors in industrial and financial companies.

GIOVANNELLI E ASSOCIATI
Via dei Bossi, 4
I – 20121 Milano
T.: +39 02 9769 7800
F.: +39 02 8718 1445
Website: http://www.galaw.it
email: info@galaw.it

Department Name Email Telephone
Fabrizio Scaparro fabrizio.scaparro@galaw.it +39 02 97697800